Week of May 25th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
  PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW for Beach Party 2018 All Night Graduation Party
  VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED for June 3rd Beach Party 2018 All Night Graduation Party!
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
  LHS Calendar Dates
  Mandatory 2018 Fall Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting
  SENIOR PARENTS -- Required Payment for Transcripts
  It’s Awards Season!
  FOLMADS Seeks Parent Volunteers to Support LHS Music, Art, and Drama
  LHS Sports
  LHS Performing Arts
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  
  Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) Online Auction is OPEN!
  Community Service Opportunity for LHS Students  
  LexHack4Good
  LexHack4Good Workshop
  Retirement Celebration in Honor of Dr. Mary Czajkowski
  Discounted Black Earth Compost Pick-Up
  Ceramic Classes at “ArtSpan” at the Munroe Center for the Arts
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   Lexplorations Aide Applications
   SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep
   INTENSIVE COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING
   Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors
   Pilgrimage to Grandfather's War: A Recognition of the World War I Centennial
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!

 
IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
 
Friday, May 25: 7:00-8:00pm National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Saturday, May 26: 6:00-8:00pm *Tentative* Senior METCO Dinner
Monday, May 28: Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
Monday, May 28: 7:30-9:00pm Regatta Bar Jazz Combo
Tuesday, May 29: 6:00-8:30pm Senior Athlete Banquet
Wednesday, May 30: 6:00-8:30pm Senior Scholarship Awards Night
Thursday, May 31: 5:00-11:00pm Senior Prom
Saturday, June 2: 7:30am SAT Exams
Saturday, June 2: 7:00-9:30pm Spring A Cappella Jamboree
 
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW for Beach Party 2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP)!

ONLINE Ticket Sales END Midnight on Monday May 28th!  Buy NOW and Just Pick-up Ticket & T-Shirt at Senior Barbecue!
Go to LexingtonANGP.weebly.com to buy your Senior’s Ticket, Donate or Volunteer. 

Tickets will also be on sale for $40 cash/check at Senior Barbecue, Wednesday May 30th. Please check with your Senior and confirm that they have ordered their ticket. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door! Don’t MISS OUT!!

DONATIONS! Please keep in mind that the ANGP tradition relies on monetary donations to supplement event costs (the ticket price doesn't cover all the party expenses).  Donations can be made online or by sending a check made out to: Lexington Schools Celebration Committee, and mail to Kris Maeda, 54 Munroe Rd., Lexington, MA 02421.

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED for June 3rd Beach Party 2018 All Night Graduation Party!

Non-Senior Parents Only
Sunday June 3rd - Monday June 4th 10:00 pm to 5:00am – LHS Field House
STILL URGENTLY NEEDED:  Shift 2:  12:00 – 3:00am OR Shift 3:  2:30-5:00am           

ALL Parents:  COME DECORATE!!  
Saturday, June 2nd 9:00am to Noon OR Noon-3:00pm

ALL Senior Parents:
Be at LHS Field House at 5:30am Monday June 4th for CLEAN UP!

How Can I Help?  Sign up for a Volunteer Shift, Donate Food / Drink or a Monetary Donation at LexingtonANGP.weebly.com.  Questions about volunteering; contact Betsy Wilkinson at betsy@myemline.com.


LHS NEWS & EVENTS 

LHS Calendar Dates
For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar, http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis. 

Mandatory 2018 Fall Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting
Where: LHS Auditorium
When: Tuesday, June 5th
Time: 6pm 

The 2018 Fall Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting will be held TUESDAY, June 5th, 2018 at 6:00pm in the Auditorium at LHS. This meeting is required for all LHS student-athletes, and incoming freshman who are interested in participating in an interscholastic fall sport at Lexington High School.  All student-athletes interested in playing a fall sport should attend the meeting with a parent or guardian.  At the large group session in the auditorium, the requirements for fall high school athletic participation (on-line forms, user fees, physicals, eligibility), will be discussed.  

Immediately following the large group session, we will break down into sport specific meetings so that student-athletes and parents can meet with the coaching staff of their respective fall sports.  In the sport specific meetings, our coaches will introduce their staff, talk about practice and game schedules for the fall season, expectations for tryouts, as well as other key elements of the season.  This is a fantastic opportunity for student-athletes and parents to hear from our head coaches about their expectations for the upcoming season.Should you have any questions, regarding this meeting, please contact the athletic office at (781) 861-2320 ext. 69902  We look forward to seeing you on June 5th!

Fall Sports Start August 23, 2018
Football Starts August 17, 2018 

LHS Fall Sports:
Cheerleading
Cross Country - Boys and Girls
Field Hockey - Girls
Football
Golf
Soccer - Boys and Girls
Swimming - Girls
Volleyball - Girls

GO Minutemen!

Naomi

Naomi Martin
Director of Athletics
Lexington Public Schools

SENIOR PARENTS -- Required Payment for Transcripts 

Transcript fees must be paid before May 30.  
Pay online through May 23 OR
Bring a check ("Town of Lexington") to Room 152.

Cap & Gown distribution will be delayed for seniors who owe this fee.
Contact Jane Aronson with questions (jaronson@lexingtonma.org).

Jane Waldman Aronson
Lexington High School, Registrar's Office
251 Waltham Street, Room 152
Lexington, MA  02421
(781) 861-2320  x69127 

It’s Awards Season! 

Have you sent your LEF STAR Awards yet? These are the Oscars/Pulitzers/Nobels for Lexington teachers! Give that special teacher, coach, counselor and other school staff the red carpet treatment. For a contribution of $30 or more, (or $60+ for a teaching team), a personalized STAR certificate will be delivered to any current or former teacher/staff member at any Lexington public school.  This is a cherished gift, and proceeds go right back to your child’s education through LEF grants.  

Order today at www.LexEdFoundation.org/STAR. 
If you have a graduating senior, they can send a Senior STAR themselves for a discounted price of $20. 

FOLMADS Seeks Parent Volunteers to Support LHS Music, Art, and Drama 

FOLMADS (Friends of Lexington Music Art, and Drama Students) is looking for volunteers to help with our publicity and community engagement efforts.  Volunteering is a great way to be involved at the high school, support the arts, meet other parents of arts students, and have fun in the process. Board positions are available for the following roles:

Co-coordinator of publicity of performing arts events at LHS and the middle schools

Spring Pops concerts at LHS, co-coordinator of volunteers and concessions

MICCA (Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductor’s Association) Festival at LHS, co-coordinator of volunteers and concessions

Coordinator of fall fundraising letter mailing 

If you would like more information about these positions or about other volunteer opportunities with FOLMADS, please contact me by email at jilliantung123@gmail.com.

Best regards,
Jillian Tung

LHS Sports 

Home Games/Meets (May 25 - June 1)   

Tuesday, May 29
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Chelmsford High School
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Chelmsford High School

Wednesday, May 30
3:45pm GIRLS Freshman Lacrosse vs Woburn High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Framingham High School
4:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Woburn High School

Friday, June 1
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Woburn High School

**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

LHS Performing Arts  

Lexington High School Jazz Combo at the Regattabar

Dates: Monday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Regattabar Jazz Club at the Charles Hotel, Harvard Square, 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge
Tickets: Free to the public 

Enjoy an evening of live music with the Lexington High School Jazz Combo at the Regattabar Jazz Club at the Charles Hotel on May 28th at 7:30 p.m.  This performance marks the final concert of the year for this award-winning ensemble led by Pat Donaher. The group will perform student original compositions, along with music from the leading lights of jazz today.  

Contact Information: LHS Jazz Director Pat Donaher, pdonaher@lexingtonma.org 

Swing Night
Dates: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m. (dance lesson from 7:00 p.m. until 7:45 p.m.)
Place: Fiske Elementary School Gymnasium, 55 Adams Street, Lexington, MA 02420
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students and senior citizens

Swing Night 2018, once again, will be an evening celebrating the classic American sounds of big band and swing, featuring three hours of live music and dancing.  The LHS Big Band, Jazz Ensemble, and special guest, The Beantown Swing Orchestra, take to the stage on June 1st in the Fiske Gym at 7:00pm. Don’t know how to dance? The evening kicks off with a lesson from the Lindy Jive Bombers from 7:00-7:45.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Pura Vida Project, a student-run nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and young families throughout Central America.

Contact Information: Jazz Director Pat Donaher, pdonaher@lexingtonma.org


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  

Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) Online Auction is OPEN!

Dear LHS PTO families, LEF opened their online auction May 20 - register for free now to see the items you could score! 

Tickets are still available for the June 16th Celebration Party and going fast. See you there!

Score goods including (click here to see the items & shop):
• Chef tasting & wine pairing from Strega
• Tickets to sporting events, concerts & back-stage tours!
• Win vacation home stays, kids camps, and gifts or services from local businesses!

Friday FREE Family Fun (click here to sign up): 
• Multi-cultural activities
• Ice cream
• Balloon creations
• Pizza food truck
• Karen K and the Jitterbugs
• & more!

Saturday Celebration Party for Adults (click here to get tickets):
• Party with friends!
• Dress up and dance to live 80s dance pop and new wave music by Scattershot!
• Enjoy the company of our community!
• Treat yourself to specialty hors d'oeuvres!
• Smile for red carpet photos!
• Refresh with beer, wine and Tito's Homemade Vodka!
LEF's Celebration for Education Weekend provides an opportunity for the community to help shape our children's public education. You can encourage lifelong learning: attend the party, shop the auction, donate auction items!

Community Service Opportunity for LHS Students  

Community Nursery School is looking for High School Students interested in earning COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT this summer.  It is a fun and joyful way to earn your Community Service hours!

The Summer CNS Program is for preschool-age children and runs for seven weeks from June 25 - August 9. Volunteer intern hours are 8:30am-1:15pm, Monday through Thursday. Interns must commit to a minimum of one full week.  If you are interested, please contact our Community Coordinator, Stacy Chandler at schandler@cnslex.org or call 781-862-0741.

LexHack4Good
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Lexington Discovery Day

Free, fun, coding event on Discovery Day for kids. Help the community, town, country, or globally. Sponsored by Penguin Code and LHS volunteers. Info and registration links on website lexhack4good.org 

Design and code a website that helps the community, town, country or world. (e.g website about recycling, cancer research, animal adoption, endangered species ) Use your tech skills to make the world a better place!

Form a team with 2-4 people and complete the web project during the 6 hour period.

Prize: $200 donated to non-profit; website registration fees paid; LHS students eligible for community service credit 

Earn community service hours!
REGISTER HERE 

LexHack4Good Workshop
Don’t know how to code? No Problem!
Come learn the basics of HTML/Javascript that will allow you to create a basic website and service by the end of the session.
Friday, May 25th
Hancock United Church, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue
5pm-9pm (pizza dinner)
Sign Up Here (space limited)  

Retirement Celebration in Honor of Dr. Mary Czajkowski 

The Lexington School Committee cordially invites you to attend a Retirement Celebration in Honor of Dr. Mary Czajkowski.   

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cary Memorial Building
1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 

Refreshments will be served.  

Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 6, 2018to
The Superintendent’s Office
scalvino@lexingtonma.org
or 781-861-2580 

Multiple Pathways to Success: Tools for Self-Empowerment
Saturday, June 9th from 2 pm to 5 pm @ Diamond Middle School  

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Getting ready for the path beyond high school does not have to be an intimidating process.  If you are a 7th/8th grader, a high school student, or a parent of students in this age range, then this workshop is for you!  

In this 3rd Annual workshop, you will listen to a dynamic panel of speakers, followed by a brief Q/A.  You will then participate in small group discussions facilitated by a diverse and experienced group of individuals that are either educators or have successfully chosen a college and career that they are passionate about.  Walk away with a feeling of empowerment as you begin to chart YOUR roadmap to success!  

This event is organized in partnership with Lexington High School, LYFS: Sponsor of Sources of Strength, CAAL, JPLex, and Temple Isaiah Mental Health Committee.  

Discounted Black Earth Compost Pick-Up Service That Supports LHS PTO Too!   

Mention referral code “LHS PTO” when you sign up for home pick-up from Black Earth Compost (www.blackearthcompost.com/lexington) – you will receive $10 off of your first bill and LHS PTO will receive a $10 donation. Currently the program costs $99 for 6 months but once 300 households enroll (which is expected by mid-year), the price will drop in half to $49. The price also includes a bag (1 cubic foot) of finished compost for your yard/garden delivered in the spring.   

Trash in Lexington is incinerated -- yuck. Composting recycles nutrients back to the soil for use by local farmers and gardeners. Black Earth takes many things that aren’t appropriate for a backyard bin (bones, large pizza boxes, certain types of compostable "plastics,” to name a few). In the coming weeks, DPW of Lexington is giving out 300 free13-gallon compost toter for the households who hire compost pickup services.

As residents show strong support for composting, we are sending an important message to the Town to begin offering curbside compost pick-up as part of the overall waste management plan. To further help the environment, Black Earth also plans to switch to using electric trucks powered by solar energy within the next 2-3 years.
Please share this post with your friends and neighbors throughout the Boston Metro area so that they can participate in this deal/fundraiser as well!   

Material Conservation in LHS Cafeteria!

Ever feel wrong that the waste in the cafeteria goes to the incinerator in North Andover? Do you know that Massachusetts is running out of landfills (where the ashes from incinerator will end up)? LHS kitchen staff has been composting food scraps for the past two years, Are LHS students up to the challenge of being a "good sort" who sorts out compostable materials?    

LPS Green Teams needs you! We are recruiting student clubs and volunteers to help establish material conservation effort in the cafeteria. It will include making a fun video of the whys and hows, brainstorm the logistics of the setup and signage, scheduling volunteers. Hours will be counted for Community Service. 
It takes a village to make the change, but once the change happens, it'll only take seconds to do the right thing. Let's make it happen!    

Contact us: lpsgreenteams@gmail.com  

Ceramic Classes at “ArtSpan” at the Munroe Center for the Arts   

“ArtSpan” at the Munroe Center for the Arts continues its afternoon ceramics classes for children and evening classes for adults. This summer ArtSpan will also be introducing OPEN STUDIO TIME for adults.
This option allows folks to have a more leisurely summer schedule rather than needing to attend a class at a regular time each week. Open studio time is a great opportunity for those who are familiar with the ceramic process, and feel confident working independently in a clay studio. The open studio fee also covers 2 weeks of classes :)

Open studio time will be from 5:30 - 7:30, M-F from July 9 - Aug 17. 

More information about summer ceramics at www.munroecenter.org/summer-ceramics.html or calling the office at 781.862.6040

If yo=u would like to speak with someone, you can stop by our booth at Discovery Day this Saturday!


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Lexplorations Aide Applications 

Lexplorations Aide Applications are now available online at www.lexingtoncommunityed.org 

Current Lexington High School Students may earn COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT this summer as  aides in the summer Lexplorations program.   The program runs for five weeks from July 2nd - August 3rd.  The hours are 9am to 3pm. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one full week.  

The majority of classes will be held at the Estabrook Elementary School.   We especially need aides at the Estabrook School location.  Opportunities at Lexington High School are extremely limited. 

Interested students can pick up an application outside the Lexington Community Education office,  Room 142 at Lexington High School or download the application from our website:  www.lexingtoncommunityed.org.  Please note that the application is two pages.

SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep 

Pre-registration required for all classes, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.

INTENSIVE SAT PREP

Prepare for the SAT Exams by reviewing the critical components of the test.  Classes will meet at Lexington High School. 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board in 2016. 

SAT Writing and Language + Essay - Instructor, Karen Mechem

        - meets 4 times
        - beginning July 2 and meeting July 2, 3, 5, 6
        - from 9:00am-12:00pm
        - $200
         - Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board  

SAT Reading - Instructor, Karen Mechem
        - meets 5 times
        - beginning July 9 and meeting July 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
        - from 9:00-11:30am
        - $200
        - Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board  

SAT Math - Instructor, Chris Doucette
        - meets 5 times
        - beginning July 23  and meeting July 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
        - from 9:00-11:30am
        - $200
        - Required text:  Barron's New SAT, 29th Edition 

INTENSIVE COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING - Pre-registration required for all classes, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Calling all rising seniors! Don’t wait until fall college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay!  Be prepared by spending only one week (half days) this summer learning the do's and dont’s of the essay.  You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay. Join fellow rising seniors as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof technique on how to choose your essay topic. From there, you will draft your essay and receive feedback. You will work on polishing your essay and by the close of the week, you will have a completed essay that is concise yet creative and lively. This class will help you breakthrough your fear and frustration, guide you to the finish, and help you relax this fall when your essay is done! 

Course sections are identical: 
July 23 - July 27 from 10:00am - 1:00pm at Lexington High School
Class Meets 5 times
Class size limited to six
$500

OR 

August 6 - 10      from 10:00am - 1:00pm at Lexington High School
Class Meets 5 times
Class size limited to six
$500 

Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors 

Instructor:  Michael Horesh, LHS Chemistry and Earth Science Teacher  
Pre-registration using a Lexplorations registration form is required.  The form can be downloaded on our website:  www.lexingtoncommunityed.org 

This course is designed to assist high school Juniors entering all levels of chemistry with applying mathematical principles in the context of chemistry, and to equip them with skills and strategies to avoid common pitfalls. We will foster a strong foundation in applied algebra and principles of chemistry, as well as strong inquiry and problem-solving skills within the context of scientific understanding. Topics will include dimensional analysis, atomic structure, periodic trends, chemical bonding, formula writing and chemical naming, chemical equilibria, and stoichiometry. Classes include daily laboratory activities to complement instruction, techniques for data collection and analysis, and problem-solving activities based on experimental data. 

July 16-July 20 from 9:00am - 3:00pm at Lexington High School $295 

FOR PARENTS: 

Pilgrimage to Grandfather's War: A Recgonition of the World War I Centennial

With Carolyn Kingston and Toni Tasker

Carolyn Kingston and Toni Tasker will guide you as they take two compelling and very different paths of discovery about each of their grandfathers’ lives in the First World War.

For Carolyn the journey began with a book that her mother, Polly Cole, wrote about the life of Marine Major Edward B. Cole.  Major Cole was a hero, mortally wounded at Belleau Wood, a key engagement of World War I. He was the first individual from WWI to have a Navy war ship named after him.

Toni’s journey began with family lore of a “French farm family” who nursed Army Private Calvin Southwick back to health when he fell ill with the Spanish flu during the war. Who was that young child in the photograph her grandfather had on his dresser?  Where was that family today?

Join Carolyn and Toni to learn how the Internet opened doors for them to help them discover the to the people, records and documents that answered many questions.

This event will be held on Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00pm at the Lexington Depot.  The cost of the event is $10.00.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
 

Week of May 18th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
  LHS SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTIONS- 2018-19   
  2018 All Night Graduation Party – Non-Senior & Senior Parents: WE NEED YOU
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
LHS Calendar Dates
  SENIOR PARENTS - Required Payment for Transcripts
  Seniors – Purchase Your 2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Tickets by May 23rd  
  Junior Parent/Guardian Coffee for International Families
  LHS Sports
  LHS Performing Arts
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
  LEF Spring Star
  Rubbish to Runway
  Community Service Opportunity for LHS Students
  Lexington Pops Chorus
  Lexington Symphony Presents: Community Music Festival & Music from the Movies
  LexHack4Good
  Multiple Pathways to Success: Tools for Self-Empowerment
  Discounted Black Earth Compost Pick-Up Service That Supports LHS PTO Too!
  Material Conservation in LHS Cafeteria!
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   Lexplorations Aide Applications
   SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep
   INTENSIVE COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING
   Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors
   Pilgrimage to Grandfather's War: A Recognition of the World War I Centennial
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!

 
IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
 
Saturday, May 19: Junior Prom
Monday, May 21: Senior Attendance Appeals Due
Monday, May 21: 6:30-8:30pm LHS Film FestivalWednesday, May 23: 7:00-10:00pm LHS Pops
Thursday, May 23: 7:00-10:00pm LHS Pops
Friday, May 24: 7:00-8:00pm National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Saturday, May 25: 6:00-8:00pm *Tentative* Senior METCO Dinner
Sunday, May 26: 7:30-9:00pm Regatta Bar Jazz Combo
Monday, May 28: Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
 
 
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

LHS SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTIONS- 2018-19

Thank you for voting for the 2 open seats on School Council and also to all 9 candidates for their participation. 
We are tabulating the votes and hope to announce the names of the 2 winning candidates next week. 
Contact - President@lhspto.org with any questions.

2018  All Night Graduation Party – Non-Senior & Senior Parents:
WE NEED YOU TO CARRY ON THIS LHS 32 YEAR TRADITION – PLEASE VOLUNTEER NOW!

8th – 11th Grade Parents ONLY: 
Party Chaperones:  LHS Field House
Signed up already? Call a friend or 3 and come as a Group or 1st Shift Volunteers, please consider working 2nd Shift too when party in full swing!

Sunday, June 3rd         9:30 – 12:30am:          8 Open Spots
Monday, June 4th       12:00 – 3:00am:          36 Open Spots URGENT NEED
                                   2:30 – 5:30am:            8 Open Spots

8th – 12th Grade Parents:  Urgent need for Decorators!
Set-up / Decorate:            
Friday, June 1st           6:00 -9:00pm:              8 Open Spots
Saturday, June 2nd        9:00am – Noon:         19 Open Spots
                                      Noon- 3:00pm:           14 Open Spots

To sign up for a volunteer shift or to bring food or drink (drop off at 3-4pm or 8-9pm Sunday, June 3rd) go to LexingtonANGP.weebly.com.  Questions about volunteering; contact Betsy Wilkinson at betsy@myemline.com

CLEAN UP - 12th Grade Parents ONLY:      ALL Senior Parents

 Monday, June 4th:            5:30am

LHS NEWS & EVENTS 

LHS Calendar Dates  
For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar, http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis. 

SENIOR PARENTS -- Required Payment for Transcripts 

Transcript fees must be paid before May 30.  
Pay online through May 23 OR
Bring a check ("Town of Lexington") to Room 152. 

Cap & Gown distribution will be delayed for seniors who owe this fee. 
Contact Jane Aronson with questions (jaronson@lexingtonma.org). 

Jane Waldman Aronson
Lexington High School, Registrar's Office
251 Waltham Street, Room 152
Lexington, MA  02421
(781) 861-2320  x69127 

Seniors – Purchase Your 2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Tickets by May 23rd  

Purchase your ticket by Wednesday, May 23rd to receive the discounted price of $35 and pick your ANGP T-Shirt Size.  
NOTE:  Ticket price jumps to $40 after Wednesday.  LHS’s 32nd All Night Graduation Party will be held at the LHS Field House on the night of graduation (10pm Sunday, June 3rd - 5am Monday, June 4th).  Don’t miss this one last opportunity to celebrate with your senior classmates!  Order now and pick up your Ticket and Tee Shirt next week at the Senior Barbecue (Wednesday, May 30th).

Two order options are available - online (preferred) at LexingtonANGP.weebly.com or download the paper form from link (or complete the paper form on your invitation) and drop it in the box in the Main Office - checks payable to Lexington Schools Celebration Committee.  Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.  Scholarships are available – please speak with your Dean.  Every year 85% – 90% of each graduation class attends this wonderful LHS tradition.  See you there! 

Donations!  The ANGP Ticket price does not cover party costs.  We are currently only at 40% of our Fundraising Goal.   Please consider making a $ donation or sign up to bring food or drink at LexingtonANGP.weebly.com.
 
Junior Parent/Guardian Coffee for International Families
When: Tuesday, May 22 at 9:30am 

Are you the parent or guardian of a current 11th grader?
Are you new to the country or unfamiliar with the US education system?
Do you wonder about the role of school counselors and social workers?
You are invited to attend the Junior Parent/Guardian Coffee for International Families on Tuesday, May 22 at 9:30-10:30am in the Lexington High School Library Media Center. There will be a short presentation on the role of counselors and social workers, a brief overview of the college process, and time to meet the Counseling Department and ask questions. Please RSVP HERE if you’d like to attend. Questions? Please email June Im at jim@lexingtonma.org. We look forward to seeing you! 

Thank you!
June Im
School Counselor
Arts & Humanities Building | Room 156L
Lexington High School
(781) 861-2320 ext. 69533

LHS Sports

Home Games/Meets (May 18 - May 26)  

Friday, May 18
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Tennis vs Reading Memorial High School
4:00pm GIRLS Freshman Lacrosse vs Reading Memorial High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Reading Memorial High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Lacrosse vs Reading Memorial High School 

Saturday, May 19
9:00am GIRLS Junior Varsity Softball vs Somerville High School
9:00am GIRLS Varsity Softball vs Somerville High School 

Monday, May 21
4:00pm GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Danvers High School
4:00pm GIRLS Varsity Tennis vs Andover High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Lacrosse vs Concord Carlisle High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Concord Carlisle High School 

Tuesday, May 22
4:00pm GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School
5:15pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School 

Wednesday, May 23
4:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Softball vs Andover High School
6:45pm GIRLS Varsity Softball vs Andover High School 

Thursday, May 24
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Arlington High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
5:30pm BOYS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Waltham High School
7:00pm BOYS Varsity Lacrosse vs Waltham High School 

**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

LHS Performing Arts 

Lexington High School Pops Concerts
Dates: Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Ralph Lord Gymnasium, Lexington High School, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02421
Tickets: $10

Celebrate spring at the Lexington High School Pops Concerts! This end-of-the-year music celebration will feature performances by the school’s award-winning ensembles.  Wednesday’s program will include the Combined Chorus, Concert Choir, LHS Chorale, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Repertoire Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra.  On Thursday, the Combined Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Madrigal Singers, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra will perform.  

Wind Ensemble will perform "Shine" by Julie Giroux, a piece that they performed at The President's Cup Festival in Washington, D.C. earlier this year.  The program will include "Jurassic Park: Soundtrack Highlights" by John Williams, arranged by Paul Lavendar, and "Blue Shades", a jazz-inspired piece by Frank Ticheli. On Thursday night they will close with "Stars and Stripes Forever". 

Concert Band will perform a medley of famous classical melodies in a piece called “What’s up at the Symphony”. They will also be performing “St. Louis Blues” with improvised jazz solos as well as music from the movie “The Incredibles.”

Symphonic Band will premiere excerpts from co-director Pat Donaher’s new piece Milonga Mayoridad, a tango for young bands.  

Chamber orchestra will be premiering a new work by Michael Tu (LHS, '18) and an excerpt from Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story.” On Wednesday they will close the evening with Stars and Stripes forever and on Thursday they are joined by 2017-18 LHS Concerto Competition winners Richard Zhou and Benjamin Choi who will perform a movement from the Krommer Double Clarinet Concerto.

Repertoire orchestra will open with the theme from “Game of Thrones”, followed by a rousing fiddle tune - “Red Haired Boy.” They will finish with Michael Jackson's “Thriller.”

Contact Information: Performing Arts Coordinator Ida Pappas, 781-861-2320, ext. 69252; ipappas@lexingtonma.org 

Lexington High School Jazz Combo at the Regattabar

Dates: Monday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Regattabar Jazz Club at the Charles Hotel, Harvard Square, 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge
Tickets: Free to the public 

Enjoy an evening of live music with the Lexington High School Jazz Combo at the Regattabar Jazz Club at the Charles Hotel on May 28th at 7:30 p.m.  This performance marks the final concert of the year for this award-winning ensemble led by Pat Donaher. The group will perform student original compositions, along with music from the leading lights of jazz today.  

Contact Information: LHS Jazz Director Pat Donaher, pdonaher@lexingtonma.org 

Swing Night
Dates: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m. (dance lesson from 7:00 p.m. until 7:45 p.m.)
Place: Fiske Elementary School Gymnasium, 55 Adams Street, Lexington, MA 02420
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students and senior citizens

Swing Night 2018, once again, will be an evening celebrating the classic American sounds of big band and swing, featuring three hours of live music and dancing.  The LHS Big Band, Jazz Ensemble, and special guest, The Beantown Swing Orchestra, take to the stage on June 1st in the Fiske Gym at 7:00pm. Don’t know how to dance? The evening kicks off with a lesson from the Lindy Jive Bombers from 7:00-7:45.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Pura Vida Project, a student-run nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and young families throughout Central America.

Contact Information: Jazz Director Pat Donaher, pdonaher@lexingtonma.org


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  

LEF Spring Star

Just a few more weeks of school left! Don’t forget to thank those special people at school who have done so much to make your child’s year a success. A STAR Award from LEF (Lexington Education Foundation) is a perfect way to show your appreciation. For a contribution of $30 or more, (or $60+ for a teaching team), a personalized STAR certificate will be delivered to any current or former teacher/staff member at any Lexington public school. Not only is this a truly meaningful gift, but proceeds go right back to your child’s education through LEF grants.

If you have a graduating senior, they can send a Senior STAR themselves for a discounted price of $20.

Don’t delay—order today at www.LexEdFoundation.org/STAR!

Rubbish to Runway

Date and Time: Friday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.
Place: Clarke Middle School Auditorium, 17 Stedman Road, Lexington, MA
Tickets: $10 at the door

Clarke Middle school student designers have been working to create wearable art using what people would normally consider trash. These gorgeous designs will be walking the runway to raise money for the charity Long Way Home, an organization that builds schools in poor communities around the world - currently in Guatemala. 

“I love that Clarke students are helping children in other communities go to school AND they are recycling materials in an effort to gain more awareness of being green. This is a project where everybody wins!” 
                                                                                                                     - Alyson Brown, Director

For more information, please visit  www.ClarkeDrama.com.
Contact Information:  Alyson Brown, drama teacher, Lexington Public Schools, abrown@lexingtonma.org

Community Service Opportunity for LHS Students  

Community Nursery School is looking for High School Students interested in earning COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT this summer.  It is a fun and joyful way to earn your Community Service hours!

The Summer CNS Program is for preschool-age children and runs for seven weeks from June 25 - August 9. Volunteer intern hours are 8:30am-1:15pm, Monday through Thursday. Interns must commit to a minimum of one full week.  If you are interested, please contact our Community Coordinator, Stacy Chandler at schandler@cnslex.org or call 781-862-0741.

Lexington Pops Chorus - “Glorious Spring”

Lexington Pops Chorus presents “Glorious Spring” on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 PM. This concert includes Vivaldi’s Gloria with orchestral accompaniment, Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, This Day, The World of Our Dreams, We Rise Again, selections from Once on This Island, and much more. Performances will be held at Hancock United Church of Christ, 1912 Mass. Ave., Lexington. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children under 13. For more information and to order tickets go to www.lexingtonpopschorus.org. Come and support local music!

Lexington Symphony Presents: Community Music Festival & Music from the Movies

A fun, family-friendly celebration of cultural diversity and exceptional music!
Saturday, May 19th, 2018, Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington

Community Music Festival
2:00 - 5:00pm

FREE family event featuring a diverse lineup of local performers throughout the afternoon & instrument petting zoo for kids!

Scheduled performances include: Boston Guzheng Ensemble (Chinese zithers), Eastern Rhythm Indian Dance Troupe, Real School of Music, Peter & the Wolf Lexington Symphony Quintet, Great Meadows Orchestra, Yamaha Music School Student Composers & Players and more!!

Music from the Movies: Broadway Goes to the Movies!
7:30pm

From the stage to the big screen, enjoy selections from legendary Tony award winners Richard Rodgers and Leonard Bernstein, as well as highlights from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and many more! Featuring a special guest appearance by New World Chorale. 

Featuring Highlights from:
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Jesus Christ Superstar
Richard Rogers - The King and I
Frederick Loewe - My Fair Lady
Richard Rogers - Oklahoma
Mitch Leigh - Man of La Mancha
Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story
Howard Shore - Lord of the Rings
Claude-Michel Schönberg - Les Miserables
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Phantom of the Opera 

LexHack4Good
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Lexington Discovery Day

Free, fun, coding event on Discovery Day for kids. Help the community, town, country, or globally. Sponsored by Penguin Code and LHS volunteers. Info and registration links on website lexhack4good.org 

Design and code a website that helps the community, town, country or world. (e.g website about recycling, cancer research, animal adoption, endangered species ) Use your tech skills to make the world a better place!

Form a team with 2-4 people and complete the web project during the 6 hour period.

Prize: $200 donated to non-profit; website registration fees paid; LHS students eligible for community service credit 

Earn community service hours!
REGISTER HERE 

LexHack4Good Workshop
Don’t know how to code? No Problem!
Come learn the basics of HTML/Javascript that will allow you to create a basic website and service by the end of the session.
Friday, May 25th
Hancock United Church, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue
5pm-9pm (pizza dinner)
Sign Up Here (space limited)  

Multiple Pathways to Success: Tools for Self-Empowerment
Saturday, June 9th from 2 pm to 5 pm @ Diamond Middle School  

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Getting ready for the path beyond high school does not have to be an intimidating process.  If you are a 7th/8th grader, a high school student, or a parent of students in this age range, then this workshop is for you!  

In this 3rd Annual workshop, you will listen to a dynamic panel of speakers, followed by a brief Q/A.  You will then participate in small group discussions facilitated by a diverse and experienced group of individuals that are either educators or have successfully chosen a college and career that they are passionate about.  Walk away with a feeling of empowerment as you begin to chart YOUR roadmap to success!  

This event is organized in partnership with Lexington High School, LYFS: Sponsor of Sources of Strength, CAAL, JPLex, and Temple Isaiah Mental Health Committee.  

Discounted Black Earth Compost Pick-Up Service That Supports LHS PTO Too!   

Mention referral code “LHS PTO” when you sign up for home pick-up from Black Earth Compost (www.blackearthcompost.com/lexington) – you will receive $10 off of your first bill and LHS PTO will receive a $10 donation. Currently the program costs $99 for 6 months but once 300 households enroll (which is expected by mid-year), the price will drop in half to $49. The price also includes a bag (1 cubic foot) of finished compost for your yard/garden delivered in the spring.   

Trash in Lexington is incinerated -- yuck. Composting recycles nutrients back to the soil for use by local farmers and gardeners. Black Earth takes many things that aren’t appropriate for a backyard bin (bones, large pizza boxes, certain types of compostable "plastics,” to name a few). In the coming weeks, DPW of Lexington is giving out 300 free13-gallon compost toter for the households who hire compost pickup services.

As residents show strong support for composting, we are sending an important message to the Town to begin offering curbside compost pick-up as part of the overall waste management plan. To further help the environment, Black Earth also plans to switch to using electric trucks powered by solar energy within the next 2-3 years.
Please share this post with your friends and neighbors throughout the Boston Metro area so that they can participate in this deal/fundraiser as well!   

Material Conservation in LHS Cafeteria!

Ever feel wrong that the waste in the cafeteria goes to the incinerator in North Andover? Do you know that Massachusetts is running out of landfills (where the ashes from incinerator will end up)? LHS kitchen staff has been composting food scraps for the past two years, Are LHS students up to the challenge of being a "good sort" who sorts out compostable materials?    

LPS Green Teams needs you! We are recruiting student clubs and volunteers to help establish material conservation effort in the cafeteria. It will include making a fun video of the whys and hows, brainstorm the logistics of the setup and signage, scheduling volunteers. Hours will be counted for Community Service. 
It takes a village to make the change, but once the change happens, it'll only take seconds to do the right thing. Let's make it happen!    

Contact us: lpsgreenteams@gmail.com  


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Lexplorations Aide Applications 

Lexplorations Aide Applications are now available online at www.lexingtoncommunityed.org 

Current Lexington High School Students may earn COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT this summer as  aides in the summer Lexplorations program.   The program runs for five weeks from July 2nd - August 3rd.  The hours are 9am to 3pm. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one full week.  

The majority of classes will be held at the Estabrook Elementary School.   We especially need aides at the Estabrook School location.  Opportunities at Lexington High School are extremely limited. 

Interested students can pick up an application outside the Lexington Community Education office,  Room 142 at Lexington High School or download the application from our website:  www.lexingtoncommunityed.org.  Please note that the application is two pages.

SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep 

Pre-registration required for all classes, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.

INTENSIVE SAT PREP

Prepare for the SAT Exams by reviewing the critical components of the test.  Classes will meet at Lexington High School. 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board in 2016. 

SAT Writing and Language + Essay - Instructor, Karen Mechem

        - meets 4 times
        - beginning July 2 and meeting July 2, 3, 5, 6
        - from 9:00am-12:00pm
        - $200
         - Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board  

SAT Reading - Instructor, Karen Mechem
        - meets 5 times
        - beginning July 9 and meeting July 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
        - from 9:00-11:30am
        - $200
        - Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board  

SAT Math - Instructor, Chris Doucette
        - meets 5 times
        - beginning July 23  and meeting July 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
        - from 9:00-11:30am
        - $200
        - Required text:  Barron's New SAT, 29th Edition 

INTENSIVE COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING - Pre-registration required for all classes, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Calling all rising seniors! Don’t wait until fall college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay!  Be prepared by spending only one week (half days) this summer learning the do's and dont’s of the essay.  You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay. Join fellow rising seniors as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof technique on how to choose your essay topic. From there, you will draft your essay and receive feedback. You will work on polishing your essay and by the close of the week, you will have a completed essay that is concise yet creative and lively. This class will help you breakthrough your fear and frustration, guide you to the finish, and help you relax this fall when your essay is done! 

Course sections are identical: 
July 23 - July 27 from 10:00am - 1:00pm at Lexington High School
Class Meets 5 times
Class size limited to six
$500

OR 

August 6 - 10      from 10:00am - 1:00pm at Lexington High School
Class Meets 5 times
Class size limited to six
$500 

Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors 

Instructor:  Michael Horesh, LHS Chemistry and Earth Science Teacher  
Pre-registration using a Lexplorations registration form is required.  The form can be downloaded on our website:  www.lexingtoncommunityed.org 

This course is designed to assist high school Juniors entering all levels of chemistry with applying mathematical principles in the context of chemistry, and to equip them with skills and strategies to avoid common pitfalls. We will foster a strong foundation in applied algebra and principles of chemistry, as well as strong inquiry and problem-solving skills within the context of scientific understanding. Topics will include dimensional analysis, atomic structure, periodic trends, chemical bonding, formula writing and chemical naming, chemical equilibria, and stoichiometry. Classes include daily laboratory activities to complement instruction, techniques for data collection and analysis, and problem-solving activities based on experimental data. 

July 16-July 20 from 9:00am - 3:00pm at Lexington High School $295 

FOR PARENTS: 

Pilgrimage to Grandfather's War: A Recgonition of the World War I Centennial

With Carolyn Kingston and Toni Tasker

Carolyn Kingston and Toni Tasker will guide you as they take two compelling and very different paths of discovery about each of their grandfathers’ lives in the First World War.

For Carolyn the journey began with a book that her mother, Polly Cole, wrote about the life of Marine Major Edward B. Cole.  Major Cole was a hero, mortally wounded at Belleau Wood, a key engagement of World War I. He was the first individual from WWI to have a Navy war ship named after him.

Toni’s journey began with family lore of a “French farm family” who nursed Army Private Calvin Southwick back to health when he fell ill with the Spanish flu during the war. Who was that young child in the photograph her grandfather had on his dresser?  Where was that family today?

Join Carolyn and Toni to learn how the Internet opened doors for them to help them discover the to the people, records and documents that answered many questions.

This event will be held on Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00pm at the Lexington Depot.  The cost of the event is $10.00.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 
 
* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/
* The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @ https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

Week of May 11th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Spring Staff Appreciation Luncheon – Volunteers Needed
   Volunteers Needed for Student Prom/Cruise Receptions
   LHS School Council Election 2018 - LAST CHANCE TO VOTE IS MAY 13!
   Annual LHS PTO meeting- To Vote in the Executive Board and Budget for 2018-2019   
   2018  All Night Graduation Party – Parents: PLEASE VOLUNTEER NOW!
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   ATTENTION Seniors: Graduation Requirements from the Registrar’s Office
   Attention Seniors - 2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Tickets Now on Sale!
   For All Parents: The Yearbook Has Arrived!
   The Jessica Bussgang Rosenbloom Skating Prize
   Junior Parent/Guardian Coffee for International Families
   2018 LexMedia GRADUATION Recording
   LHS Sports
   LHS Performing Arts
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   Screening of National Geographic's Gender Revolution
   Community Service Opportunity for LHS Students
   Lexington Pops Chorus - “Glorious Spring”
   Lexington Symphony Presents: Community Music Festival & Music from the Movies
   LexHack4Good
   LexHack4Good Workshop
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   Lexplorations Aide Applications
   SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep
   INTENSIVE COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING
   Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors
   Pilgrimage to Grandfather's War: A Recognition of the World War I Centennial
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!
 
 
IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
 
Monday, May 14: Gradebooks Public on Portal/ Attendance Verification Distributed
Wednesday, May 16: 7:00-9:30pm World Language Awards Night
Thursday, May 17: Professional Day- ½ Day Students
Thursday, May 17: 7:00pm-8:30pm Senior Recital & Awards Night
Saturday, May 19: Junior Prom
Monday, May 21: Senior Attendance Appeals Due
Monday, May 21: 6:30-8:30pm LHS Film Festival
 
 
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
 
LHS Spring Staff Appreciation Luncheon – Volunteers Needed to Bring Food and Help at the event
Date:          Thursday, May 17th
Time:         11:00 AM
Location:   LHS, Commons II
 
Please sign up for the Spring Staff Appreciation Luncheon to thank the hard-working staff of LHS for all they do for our children.   The staff loves and looks forward to this lunch and they enjoy sampling the wonderful array of dishes we present to them.   Bring your favorite dish to share!   Food can be homemade or store/restaurant purchased.   We also need volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up.
 
Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp
http://signup.com/go/ZHsftBm
 
Thank you for helping with this great event for the staff!
Jen Vogelzang and Kara Brandes
hospitality@LHSPTO.org
 
Volunteers Needed for Student Prom/Cruise Receptions
 
We need you! Help send off the kids to their events. It really is so much fun!
 
The PTO is looking for volunteers to help with the following events, no prior experience needed! This is a busy time of year at LHS and we really need your help. If you are interested or have any questions, please email Jen Vogelzang and Kara Brandes at hospitality@LHSPTO.org

Junior Prom Reception - May 19th
Senior Prom Reception - May 31st
Sophomore Cruise Reception - June 9th
 
Volunteers will set up tables at LHS with snacks and water for the students to enjoy as they gather before boarding the buses for their events.  It’s a short and easy job!
 
LHS School Council Election 2018 - LAST CHANCE TO VOTE IS MAY 13!
 
The LHS School Council is seeking two (2) LHS parent candidates to each serve a three-year term starting in 2018-2019. 
 
Please cast your vote for two (2) parent representatives to the LHS School Council.
 
** On-line ballots due no later than May 13, 2018
 
The purpose of the School Council is to work collaboratively with the Principal to develop school improvement plans consistent with system wide goals and student performance standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Education.  Council members plan ways to meet the diverse learning needs of students; establish a school climate of tolerance and respect for every individual; involve parents in the life of the school; impact safety and discipline; enhance extracurricular activities and more. The Council is composed of five LHS parents, five faculty, two community representatives, three students and the Principal.
 
Voter Eligibility:  Parents and guardians of current 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade students are eligible to vote. Each parent/guardian in a household can cast a vote.  
•    Each voter must complete a separate ballot.
•    Vote for NOT more than TWO candidates.
•    The two (2) candidates receiving the highest number of votes will serve for a term of three (3) years.

Candidates for School Council are (in alphabetical order):
•    Neerja Bajaj
•    Curt Barrentine
•    Amy Boutwell
•    Angela Chang
•    Fran Lacombe
•    Ann Ostrowski
•    Deb Sabin
•    Cathy Swan
•    Joe Zhu

For the candidate’s bios, please visit the LHS PTO or Click Here

Please CLICK HERE to vote

Thank you,
LHS PTO 

Annual LHS PTO meeting- To Vote in the Executive Board and Budget for 2018-2019   
When: May 15th, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Library Media Room at LHS
www.lhspto.org 

Open to all PTO members and incoming 8th grade parents. 

Our Principal Andrew Stephens and Associate Principal John Murray will be speaking.

The Lexington High School PTO Nominating Committee and the PTO board has closed on the complete slate of PTO Board officers for the 2018-19 school year.  We want to thank all the parents who have volunteered for the committees, the committee chairs will contact you with more information.

LHS PTO Board 2018-19

Co-presidents – Christina Lin and Shubhra Chandra

1.    Secretary – Joan Zhong
2.    Treasurer - Betsy Wilkinson
3.    VP Communications - Patricia Luzio Valda
4.    VPs Forums – Jennifer Roney and  Lisa Hebert
5.    VP Grants - Manya Chait
6.    VPs Hospitality – Kara Brandes and  Jen Vogelzang
7.    VP Membership – Rina Kodendera 

2018  All Night Graduation Party – Non-Senior & Senior Parents:
WE NEED YOU TO CARRY ON THIS LHS 32 YEAR TRADITION – PLEASE VOLUNTEER NOW!

Senior & Non-Senior Parents:
*Set-up / Decorate:       Thursday May 31st            5:00 – 7:00pm
                                      Friday, June 1st                 3:00 – 6:00pm or 6:00 -9:00pm
                                      Saturday, June 2nd            9:00 – noon or noon- 3:00pm

Non-Senior Parents ONLY: 200 Volunteers Needed!!!!!!!!!!
*Party Chaperones:        Sunday June 3rd 10:00 pm to Monday June 4th 5:00am – LHS Field House
Night Owls we need you!  Sign up with a friend!  And 1st Shift Volunteers, please consider working 2nd Shift too when the party is in full swing!

Senior Parents ONLY:      ALL Senior Parents
*Clean-Up:  Monday, June 4th:            5:30am

To sign up for a volunteer shift go to LexingtonANGP.weebly.com.  Questions about volunteering; contact Betsy Wilkinson at betsy@myemline.com

Donations!  The ANGP Ticket price does not cover party costs.   Please consider making a $ donation or sign up to bring food or drink (Sunday drop off at 3:00 – 4:00pm or 8:00-9:00pm) at LexingtonANGP.weebly.com.


LHS NEWS & EVENTS 

LHS Calendar Dates  
For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar, http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis. 

ATTENTION Seniors: Graduation Requirements from the Registrar’s Office 

Paying for Transcripts:  Parents/guardians received email about paying online for senior transcripts.  Please do this now! 

Graduation Survey in Naviance (seniors must complete):  
Naviance  > “About Me” tab  > “Graduation Survey” link on left.
Enter all results of your applications.  
Take and finish the survey.  It only takes a minute.

These obligations must be met in order for seniors get their Cap and Gown on 5/30.
See Mrs. Aronson, Room 152, if you have questions.

Jane Waldman Aronson
Lexington High School, Registrar's Office
251 Waltham Street, Room 152
Lexington, MA  02421
(781) 861-2320  x69127 

Attention Seniors - 2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Tickets Now on Sale! 

Tickets are now available for Beach Party 2018!  LHS’s 32nd All Night Graduation Party will be held at the LHS Field House on the night of graduation.  The ANGP runs from 10pm on Sunday, June 3rd through 5am on Monday, June 4th.  Don’t miss this one last opportunity to celebrate with your senior classmates.  Beach Party 2018 will be a night to remember and offers something for everyone from an All-Night DJ, an inflatable obstacle course, games, yearbook signing, arts and crafts and so much more.  And don’t forget your favorite Lexington eateries generously provide an endless supply of your favorite treats throughout the night!   

Purchase your ticket by Wednesday, May 23rd to receive the discounted price of $35 and reserve your ANGP T-Shirt.  Two order options are available - online (preferred) at LexingtonANGP.weebly.com or download the paper form from link (or complete the paper form on your invitation) and drop it in the box in the Main Office - checks payable to Lexington Schools Celebration Committee.  Tickets will not be sold at the door.  Scholarships are available – please speak with your Dean.  Every year 85% – 90% of each graduation class attends this wonderful LHS tradition.  See you there!

Donations!  The ANGP Ticket price does not cover party costs. Please consider making a $ donation or sign up to bring food or drink at LexingtonANGP.weebly.com.

For All Parents: The Yearbook Has Arrived!

The yearbook has arrived at school and will be distributed on May 22nd. We were officially sold out, but the publisher surprised us with a few extra copies. Don't miss your chance if you would like to purchase a yearbook! The remaining books will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. To reserve your book, please send or drop off a check to the LHS library for $100 made out to Town of Lexington as soon as possible. If you have questions, please call Harriet Wallen at 781-861-2320, extension 69151.

The Jessica Bussgang Rosenbloom Skating Prize 

The Jessica Bussgang Rosenbloom Skating Prize will be awarded for the first time on May 30, 2018 at the LHS awards night to a LHS sophomore, junior or senior who has excelled both academically and in figure skating.  The application is due on Thursday, May 17th by 3pm to Joanne Tringale in the LHS Counseling office.  Applicants must reside in Lexington and skate competitively either as a singles skater, pairs skater, ice dancer, or synchronized skater, or participate in ice theatre. 

Applicants are required to submit the following:

•     His/her most recent Lexington High School transcript
•   Ice skating resume
•   Proof of membership in good standing in the U.S. Figure Skating Association
•    Two References: one from  a skating coach or skating peer and another from a school classmate or teacher (guideline: 500 – 1000 words); and

Applicants have the option, at their discretion, to submit any of the following to enhance their application:
•     Additional resume noting activities outside of skating;
•    Essay statement – what is your most significant accomplishment in skating, 300 - 500 words max; and
•      Standardized test scores

Jessica Bussgang Rosenbloom, a graduate of Lexington High School, skated for many years at Hayden Recreation Center. She received her gold medal in both school figures (8th test) and freestyle (senior level) in 1982 during her senior year at Lexington High School. Jessica attended Tufts University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and French, and then she attended Harvard Business School, where she received an MBA.  Since 1991, Jessica has been a U.S. Figure Skating judge. Over the years, she has judged many National Championships and local, regional, and sectional competitions, as well as test sessions. Jessica’s love of skating and her strong belief in the personal benefits and lifelong skills skating offers, as well as her fond memories of growing up in Lexington and attending Lexington public schools, motivated her to create this fund.

Submissions can be sent electronically, by mail or dropped off by Thursday, May 17th to
Joanne Tringale
jtringale@lexingtonma.org
Lexington High School 

Junior Parent/Guardian Coffee for International Families
When: Tuesday, May 22 at 9:30am 

Are you the parent or guardian of a current 11th grader?
Are you new to the country or unfamiliar with the US education system?
Do you wonder about the role of school counselors and social workers?
You are invited to attend the Junior Parent/Guardian Coffee for International Families on Tuesday, May 22 at 9:30-10:30am in the Lexington High School Library Media Center. There will be a short presentation on the role of counselors and social workers, a brief overview of the college process, and time to meet the Counseling Department and ask questions. Please RSVP HERE if you’d like to attend. Questions? Please email June Im at jim@lexingtonma.org. We look forward to seeing you! 

Thank you!
June Im
School Counselor
Arts & Humanities Building | Room 156L
Lexington High School
(781) 861-2320 ext. 69533

2018 LexMedia GRADUATION Recording (download, DVDs and blu-rays available)

Sit back and enjoy your child's graduation ceremony--let LexMedia do the recording for you. A recording of the ceremony will be produced by LexMedia and may be purchased by downloading the video, purchasing a DVD or a blu-ray disc. The recording will show all seniors receiving their diplomas and will also include all of the commencement speakers. Purchases may be made online with payment options for check (DVD and blu-ray versions only) or credit card.

To purchase this year’s graduation on DVD or as a blu-ray disc, go to: http://www.lexmedia.org/graduation-dvds.html. 

To purchase a download of the recording, go to https://vimeo.com/ondemand/lhsgraduation2018 

Use promo code LHS2018 to get $3 off the download version. The promo code is good for the first 25 people using it. 

If you have any questions, please email Irene Dondley at irene@lexmedia.org or call LexMedia at 781-862-5388.

LHS Sports  

Home Games/Meets (May 11 - May 18)  

Friday, May 11
3:45pm BOYS Junior Varsity Baseball vs Belmont High School
3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Softball vs Belmont High School
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Tennis vs Watertown High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Lacrosse vs Arlington High School
4:00pm GIRLS Freshman Lacrosse vs Weston High School
5:30pm BOYS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Arlington High School
6:30pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Belmont High School
7:00pm GIRLS Varsity Softball vs Belmont High School

Monday, May 14
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Tennis vs Arlington High School
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Softball vs Arlington High School
3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Softball vs Arlington High School
3:45pm BOYS Freshman Baseball vs Arlington High School
3:45pm GIRLS Freshman Lacrosse vs Needham High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Acton- Boxborough Regional High School
5:15pm BOYS Varsity Volleyball vs Acton-Boxborough Regional High School

Tuesday, May 15
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Woburn High School
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Track vs Winchester High School
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Track vs Winchester High School
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Tennis vs Reading Memorial High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Bedford High School
5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Woburn High School
6:00pm GIRLS Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Concord Carlisle High School
7:00pm BOYS Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Concord Carlisle High School

Wednesday, May 16
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Tennis vs Woburn High School
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Woburn High School
3:45pm BOYS Junior Varsity Baseball vs Woburn High School
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Softball vs Woburn High School
3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Softball vs Woburn High School
4:00pm GIRLS Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Arlington High School

Friday, May 18
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Tennis vs Reading Memorial High School
4:00pm GIRLS Freshman Lacrosse vs Reading Memorial High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Reading Memorial High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Lacrosse vs Reading Memorial High School 

**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

LHS Performing Arts 

Jazz Festival Concert
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School Auditorium
Suggested Donation: $15 (any amount is welcome) 
 
On Saturday May 12 at 1pm, the Lexington High School Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will perform a special concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.  The concert will feature some outstanding music from the band’s repertoire this year, as well as music by Puerto Rican jazz composers Juan Tizol and Miguel Zenon. There is a $15 suggested donation, but any and all contributions are welcome, and no one will be turned away.  

All proceeds from this performance will be split between two highly respected organizations providing aid to Puerto Ricans affected by the hurricane.  They are: Esperanza para la Vejez- a non-profit based in Puerto Rico committed to elder services, and Cradles to Crayons- a Boston based nonprofit working on resettlement efforts for Puerto Ricans who have chosen to make a new home in Massachusetts.  

Lexington High School’s jazz program has been recognized for thirty years as a leader in jazz education nationally.  Under the leadership first of Jeff Leonard, and now under director Pat Donaher, LHS bands have won local and national awards, including top prizes at the Berklee High School Jazz Festival, the Charles Mingus High School Jazz Festival, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington Festival.  Some alumni of the program have gone on to attend top conservatories, and others have careers as award winning composers, performers and educators, as well as leaders in law, technology and other key industries.

Contact Information: LHS Jazz Director Pat Donaher, pdonaher@lexingtonma.org 

Music Awards and Recital
Date and Time: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School Auditorium
Suggested Donation Price: Free to the public

The public is invited to Lexington High School’s annual presentation of student awards and music recital on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the LHS auditorium.  Junior and senior awards will be presented.
The evening will include a concert presented by Adam Gurley-Green Memorial Composition award winners. This innovative program pairs student composers with professional musician mentors to develop original compositions for performance.  Each of these students will be awarded a cash prize in addition to private mentoring. To learn more about the composition award program, please visit www.adamgurleygreenmemorial.fund.

Contact Information: Performing Arts Coordinator Ida Pappas, 781-861-2320, ext. 69252; ipappas@lexingtonma.org 

Lexington High School Pops Concerts
Dates: Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Ralph Lord Gymnasium, Lexington High School, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02421
Tickets: $10

Celebrate spring at the Lexington High School Pops Concerts! This end-of-the-year music celebration will feature performances by the school’s award-winning ensembles.  Wednesday’s program will include the Combined Chorus, Concert Choir, LHS Chorale, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Repertoire Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra.  On Thursday, the Combined Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Madrigal Singers, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra will perform.  

Wind Ensemble will perform "Shine" by Julie Giroux, a piece that they performed at The President's Cup Festival in Washington, D.C. earlier this year.  The program will include "Jurassic Park: Soundtrack Highlights" by John Williams, arranged by Paul Lavendar, and "Blue Shades", a jazz-inspired piece by Frank Ticheli. On Thursday night they will close with "Stars and Stripes Forever". 

Concert Band will perform a medley of famous classical melodies in a piece called “What’s up at the Symphony”. They will also be performing “St. Louis Blues” with improvised jazz solos as well as music from the movie “The Incredibles.”

Symphonic Band will premiere excerpts from co-director Pat Donaher’s new piece Milonga Mayoridad, a tango for young bands.  

Chamber orchestra will be premiering a new work by Michael Tu (LHS, '18) and an excerpt from Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story.” On Wednesday they will close the evening with Stars and Stripes forever and on Thursday they are joined by 2017-18 LHS Concerto Competition winners Richard Zhou and Benjamin Choi who will perform a movement from the Krommer Double Clarinet Concerto.

Repertoire orchestra will open with the theme from “Game of Thrones”, followed by a rousing fiddle tune - “Red Haired Boy.” They will finish with Michael Jackson's “Thriller.”

Contact Information: Performing Arts Coordinator Ida Pappas, 781-861-2320, ext. 69252; ipappas@lexingtonma.org

Swing Night
Dates: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m. (dance lesson from 7:00 p.m. until 7:45 p.m.)
Place: Fiske Elementary School Gymnasium, 55 Adams Street, Lexington, MA 02420
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students and senior citizens

Swing Night 2018, once again, will be an evening celebrating the classic American sounds of big band and swing, featuring three hours of live music and dancing.  The LHS Big Band, Jazz Ensemble, and special guest, The Beantown Swing Orchestra, take to the stage on June 1st in the Fiske Gym at 7:00pm. Don’t know how to dance? The evening kicks off with a lesson from the Lindy Jive Bombers from 7:00-7:45.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Pura Vida Project, a student-run nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and young families throughout Central America.

Contact Information: Jazz Director Pat Donaher, pdonaher@lexingtonma.org


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  

Screening of National Geographic's Gender Revolution  

May 15, 7-9pm (Doors open at 6:45pm) 
Clarke Middle School
https://www.facebook.com/events/177497212907234/

Please join us for a screening of National Geographic's Gender Revolution, including a panel discussion moderated by Safe Schools, featuring LHS students and a family featured in the film. 

Parents of children of all ages, middle & high school students, business/community leaders and anyone who wants to better understand gender identity are encouraged to attend.

12%    Millennials identify as transgender or nonbinary
2.9%   Massachusetts high school students identify as transgender
3 yrs    Age at which gender awareness begins 

* How has our understanding of gender evolved? 
* How is gender different from romantic attraction?
* What is gender dysphoria and how is it treated?
* What do people of varying gender identities say? What do parents say? What do scientists say?
* How do I talk to my kids about all of this?
* How do our families, schools, and communities work together to be more welcoming and respectful of all people, including people of varying gender identities?

Critically acclaimed, Gender Revolution follows Katie Couric as she travels coast to coast to meet with the leading scientists and experts to answer questions about gender identity. She also speaks with ordinary people who find their bodies and lives on the front line of a rapidly changing world. This film examines roles of science, politics, and culture on gender, shedding light on the countless untold stories of struggle, understanding, ignorance, and love. Panel discussion following the film.

Sponsored by: School Health Advisory Council “SHAC”, LexPride, LHS GSA, PTA/O Presidents Council (PPC), Diamond PTA, Community Coalition-Mental Health Subcommittee and Greater Boston PFLAG      Contact Information: LexPrideMA@gmail.com

Community Service Opportunity for LHS Students  

Community Nursery School is looking for High School Students interested in earning COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT this summer.  It is a fun and joyful way to earn your Community Service hours!

The Summer CNS Program is for preschool-age children and runs for seven weeks from June 25 - August 9. Volunteer intern hours are 8:30am-1:15pm, Monday through Thursday. Interns must commit to a minimum of one full week.  If you are interested, please contact our Community Coordinator, Stacy Chandler at schandler@cnslex.org or call 781-862-0741.

Lexington Pops Chorus - “Glorious Spring”

Lexington Pops Chorus presents “Glorious Spring” on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 PM. This concert includes Vivaldi’s Gloria with orchestral accompaniment, Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, This Day, The World of Our Dreams, We Rise Again, selections from Once on This Island, and much more. Performances will be held at Hancock United Church of Christ, 1912 Mass. Ave., Lexington. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children under 13. For more information and to order tickets go to www.lexingtonpopschorus.org. Come and support local music!

Lexington Symphony Presents: Community Music Festival & Music from the Movies

A fun, family-friendly celebration of cultural diversity and exceptional music!
Saturday, May 19th, 2018, Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington

Community Music Festival
2:00 - 5:00pm

FREE family event featuring a diverse lineup of local performers throughout the afternoon & instrument petting zoo for kids!

Scheduled performances include: Boston Guzheng Ensemble (Chinese zithers), Eastern Rhythm Indian Dance Troupe, Real School of Music, Peter & the Wolf Lexington Symphony Quintet, Great Meadows Orchestra, Yamaha Music School Student Composers & Players and more!!

Music from the Movies: Broadway Goes to the Movies!
7:30pm

From the stage to the big screen, enjoy selections from legendary Tony award winners Richard Rodgers and Leonard Bernstein, as well as highlights from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and many more! Featuring a special guest appearance by New World Chorale. 

Featuring Highlights from:
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Jesus Christ Superstar
Richard Rogers - The King and I
Frederick Loewe - My Fair Lady
Richard Rogers - Oklahoma
Mitch Leigh - Man of La Mancha
Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story
Howard Shore - Lord of the Rings
Claude-Michel Schönberg - Les Miserables
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Phantom of the Opera 

LexHack4Good
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Lexington Discovery Day

Free, fun, coding event on Discovery Day for kids. Help the community, town, country, or globally. Sponsored by Penguin Code and LHS volunteers. Info and registration links on website lexhack4good.org 

Design and code a website that helps the community, town, country or world. (e.g website about recycling, cancer research, animal adoption, endangered species ) Use your tech skills to make the world a better place!

Form a team with 2-4 people and complete the web project during the 6 hour period.

Prize: $200 donated to non-profit; website registration fees paid; LHS students eligible for community service credit 

Earn community service hours!
REGISTER HERE 

LexHack4Good Workshop
Don’t know how to code? No Problem!
Come learn the basics of HTML/Javascript that will allow you to create a basic website and service by the end of the session.
Friday, May 25th
Hancock United Church, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue
5pm-9pm (pizza dinner)
Sign Up Here (space limited)


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Lexplorations Aide Applications 

Lexplorations Aide Applications are now available online at www.lexingtoncommunityed.org 

Current Lexington High School Students may earn COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT this summer as  aides in the summer Lexplorations program.   The program runs for five weeks from July 2nd - August 3rd.  The hours are 9am to 3pm. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one full week.  

The majority of classes will be held at the Estabrook Elementary School.   We especially need aides at the Estabrook School location.  Opportunities at Lexington High School are extremely limited. 

Interested students can pick up an application outside the Lexington Community Education office,  Room 142 at Lexington High School or download the application from our website:  www.lexingtoncommunityed.org.  Please note that the application is two pages.

SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep 

Pre-registration required for all classes, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.

INTENSIVE SAT PREP

Prepare for the SAT Exams by reviewing the critical components of the test.  Classes will meet at Lexington High School. 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board in 2016. 

SAT Writing and Language + Essay - Instructor, Karen Mechem

        - meets 4 times
        - beginning July 2 and meeting July 2, 3, 5, 6
        - from 9:00am-12:00pm
        - $200
         - Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board  

SAT Reading - Instructor, Karen Mechem
        - meets 5 times
        - beginning July 9 and meeting July 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
        - from 9:00-11:30am
        - $200
        - Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board  

SAT Math - Instructor, Chris Doucette
        - meets 5 times
        - beginning July 23  and meeting July 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
        - from 9:00-11:30am
        - $200
        - Required text:  Barron's New SAT, 29th Edition 

INTENSIVE COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING - Pre-registration required for all classes, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Calling all rising seniors! Don’t wait until fall college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay!  Be prepared by spending only one week (half days) this summer learning the do's and dont’s of the essay.  You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay. Join fellow rising seniors as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof technique on how to choose your essay topic. From there, you will draft your essay and receive feedback. You will work on polishing your essay and by the close of the week, you will have a completed essay that is concise yet creative and lively. This class will help you breakthrough your fear and frustration, guide you to the finish, and help you relax this fall when your essay is done! 

Course sections are identical: 
July 23 - July 27 from 10:00am - 1:00pm at Lexington High School
Class Meets 5 times
Class size limited to six
$500

OR 

August 6 - 10      from 10:00am - 1:00pm at Lexington High School
Class Meets 5 times
Class size limited to six
$500 

Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors 

Instructor:  Michael Horesh, LHS Chemistry and Earth Science Teacher  
Pre-registration using a Lexplorations registration form is required.  The form can be downloaded on our website:  www.lexingtoncommunityed.org 

This course is designed to assist high school Juniors entering all levels of chemistry with applying mathematical principles in the context of chemistry, and to equip them with skills and strategies to avoid common pitfalls. We will foster a strong foundation in applied algebra and principles of chemistry, as well as strong inquiry and problem-solving skills within the context of scientific understanding. Topics will include dimensional analysis, atomic structure, periodic trends, chemical bonding, formula writing and chemical naming, chemical equilibria, and stoichiometry. Classes include daily laboratory activities to complement instruction, techniques for data collection and analysis, and problem-solving activities based on experimental data. 

July 16-July 20 from 9:00am - 3:00pm at Lexington High School $295 

FOR PARENTS: 

Pilgrimage to Grandfather's War: A Recgonition of the World War I Centennial

With Carolyn Kingston and Toni Tasker

Carolyn Kingston and Toni Tasker will guide you as they take two compelling and very different paths of discovery about each of their grandfathers’ lives in the First World War.

For Carolyn the journey began with a book that her mother, Polly Cole, wrote about the life of Marine Major Edward B. Cole.  Major Cole was a hero, mortally wounded at Belleau Wood, a key engagement of World War I. He was the first individual from WWI to have a Navy war ship named after him.

Toni’s journey began with family lore of a “French farm family” who nursed Army Private Calvin Southwick back to health when he fell ill with the Spanish flu during the war. Who was that young child in the photograph her grandfather had on his dresser?  Where was that family today?

Join Carolyn and Toni to learn how the Internet opened doors for them to help them discover the to the people, records and documents that answered many questions.

This event will be held on Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00pm at the Lexington Depot.  The cost of the event is $10.00.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 
 
* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/
* The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @ https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

Week of May 4th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS

LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

   LHS Spring Staff Appreciation Luncheon – Volunteers Needed to Bring Food and Help at the event

   Volunteers needed for Student Prom/Cruise Receptions:
   LHS School Council Election 2018
   LHS PTO Board Finalized (almost) -  Still time to volunteer for PTO Committees
   Annual (End of Year) LHS PTO Meeting/Forum
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   ATTENTION Seniors: Graduation Requirements from the Registrar’s Office
   Non-Senior Parents – All-Night Graduation Party Needs You to Chaperone!!!  Senior Parents – Needed for Set-Up and Clean Up
   Scholarship Added to the Family Connection (by Naviance) Database @ LHS
   LHS Sports
   LHS Performing Arts
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   
League of Women Voters Lexington First Friday: Compost - The Miracle Cure for Trash

   Cary Library After Dark: Bollywood Beats

   “Coming to America” - An evening of stories- Cary Lecture series

   Support Group for Parents, Caregivers, Family & Friends of LGBTQ Children

   Teen Science Cafe: Mindful Matters

   Screening of National Geographic's Gender Revolution
   Community Service Opportunity for LHS Students

   Lexington Symphony Presents: Community Music Festival & Music from the Movies
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep
   INTENSIVE SAT PREP
   Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors
   Estate Planning 101
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS

Friday, May 4: 7:30pm-10:30pm Spring Musical
Saturday, May 5: 7:30am SAT Exams

                             7:30pm-10:30pm Spring Musical

Monday, May 7:  6;15pm-7:45pm School Council Meeting

Thursday, May 10: 7:45am-8:45am Parent Group Meeting

Monday, May 14: Gradebooks Public on Portal/ Attendance Verification Distributed

 

LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

 

LHS Spring Staff Appreciation Luncheon – Volunteers Needed to Bring Food and Help at the event
Date:          Thursday, May 17th

Time:         11:00 AM

Location:   LHS, Commons II

 

Please sign up for the Spring Staff Appreciation Luncheon to thank the hard-working staff of LHS for all they do for our children.   The staff loves and looks forward to this lunch and they enjoy sampling the wonderful array of dishes we present to them.   Bring your favorite dish to share!   Food can be homemade or store/restaurant purchased.   We also need volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up.

 

Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp

http://signup.com/go/ZHsftBm

 

Thank you for helping with this great event for the staff!

Jen Vogelzang and Kara Brandes

hospitality@LHSPTO.org

 

Volunteers needed for Student Prom/Cruise Receptions:

We need you! Help send off the kids to their events. It really is so much fun!

The PTO is looking for volunteers to help with the following events, no prior experience needed! This is a busy time of year at LHS and we really need your help. If you are interested or have any questions, please email Jen Vogelzang and Kara Brandes at hospitality@LHSPTO.org

 

Junior Prom Reception - May 19th 

Senior Prom Reception - May 31st

Sophomore Cruise Reception - June 9th

 

Volunteers will set up tables at LHS with snacks and water for the students to enjoy as they gather before boarding the buses for their events.  It’s a short and easy job!

 

LHS School Council Election 2018 - REMEMBER TO VOTE!

 

The LHS School Council is seeking two (2) LHS parent candidates to each serve a three-year term starting in 2018-2019. 

 

Please cast your vote for two (2) parent representatives to the LHS School Council.

 

** On-line ballots due no later than May 13, 2018

 

The purpose of the School Council is to work collaboratively with the Principal to develop school improvement plans consistent with system wide goals and student performance standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Education.  Council members plan ways to meet the diverse learning needs of students; establish a school climate of tolerance and respect for every individual; involve parents in the life of the school; impact safety and discipline; enhance extracurricular activities and more. The Council is composed of five LHS parents, five faculty, two community representatives, three students and the Principal.

 

Voter Eligibility:  Parents and guardians of current 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade students are eligible to vote. Each parent/guardian in a household can cast a vote.  

•    Each voter must complete a separate ballot.
•    Vote for NOT more than TWO candidates.
•    The two (2) candidates receiving the highest number of votes will serve for a term of three (3) years.

Candidates for School Council are (in alphabetical order):
•    Neerja Bajaj
•    Curt Barrentine
•    Amy Boutwell
•    Angela Chang
•    Fran Lacombe
•    Ann Ostrowski
•    Deb Sabin
•    Cathy Swan
•    Joe Zhu

For the candidate’s bios, please visit the LHS PTO or Click Here

Please CLICK HERE to vote

Thank you,
 LHS PTO

LHS PTO Board Finalized (almost) -  Still time to volunteer for PTO Committees

We encourage you to volunteer for the LHS PTO! If you are interested in volunteering please email  Nominatingcommitteechair@lhspto.org

It’s a great way to feel connected to your child’s high school experience and support the entire LHS community of students, teachers and families.  The LHS PTO has two primary purposes: To enhance the education and welfare of LHS students and to foster communication throughout the LHS community.

The Lexington High School PTO Nominating Committee is almost done deciding on the complete slate of PTO Board officers for the 2018-19 school year. We will complete the list next week and here are the names that have been finalized.   
PTO Board

    Co-president – Shubhra Chandra
    Co-President - Christina Lin
    VP Communications - Patricia Valda
    VP Grants - Manya Chait
    VP Forums – TBD
    VP Hospitality – TBD
    VP Membership – TBD
    Treasurer - Betsy Wilkinson
    Secretary – Joan Zhong

PTO Committees
We encourage you to volunteer for the LHS PTO Committees!  The people who have already volunteered have been assigned to the committee of their choice. Any parent or guardian with a rising freshman and any PTO member with a rising sophomore, junior or senior is eligible.  

On-Line Directory/Membership Committee:  

The LHS-PTO online directory is managed using the My School Anywhere (MSA) web service and is a critical tool in helping us keep our community informed and connected. The role of the MSA administrator is to manage the database to facilitate new family registration, annual membership drive, and ensure the purchase records in MSA align with the treasurer’s records.  
Works with Communications and Treasurer to make sure that parents can get a membership easily with the website and online links
Coordinates with the Printed Directory committee members to get the directory physically mailed to paid members.
It can easily be done from home during your free time and does NOT require special computer skills.  Peak time commitments occur at the beginning of the school year when new families register and during the membership drive (~2-3hrs/week from beginning of the school year to November).  After December, the work load drops significantly.  
Don’t forget - you don’t need to be a computer wizard to manage MSA, the PTO board can show you the ropes, and MSA comes with good personal tech support if issues/problems arise.       

Hospitality Committee:

Coordinates 2 Teacher Appreciation Luncheons.  One in September and one in May.  
Recruits volunteer coordinators to provide refreshments for smaller events such as Science/Engineering Fair, Junior Book Awards & Prom, Senior Scholarship Awards & Prom, Sophomore events.
Volunteers are recruited through the PT0 weekly listserv announcements.

Newcomers Potluck Evening:

The 2 chairpersons will handle all the planning and organizing that is done during the month of August. Room must be booked in June before school closes.
3 volunteers to start 2 weeks prior to the event, leave an announcement at the Central office in August with the date and time.  PTO Website and newsletter to be used to announce this initial event of the school year to get new families to come.
The event is usually early to mid-September, so volunteering begins in August via email. 

Teacher Treats:

The day before school starts, the PT0 provides a treat bag for every staff member (just under 300) with a highlighter, marker, pen, pencil, life saver, etc.   
They are placed in a cellophane bag with ribbon along with a thank you message from PT0 and placed in the staff school mailboxes.  
On Valentine's day, the committee does a similar package with candy and a valentine thank you message from PT0. 

Welcoming Committee:  

Organizes two events during the year to welcome new families.  Perhaps Coffees?
Coordinates with Newcomers Potluck Evening and LHS Student Club Nexus who also work with families new to LHS.

Thank you,

2018 PTO Nominating Committee
Rina Kodendera, Shubhra Chandra , Kara Brandes , Jill Demirjian , Jennifer  Vogelzang

Annual (End of Year) LHS PTO Meeting/Forum 
When: May 15th, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm 
Where: Library Media Room at LHS
www.lhspto.org 

Come and hear our Principal Andrew Stephens and Associate Principal John Murray talk about the school year at the Annual PTO meeting. Open to all PTO members. 

The PTO will also be voting in the Executive Board members, Committee members (Parent volunteers) and the Budget for 2018-19 school year.  


LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates  
For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar, http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis. 

ATTENTION Seniors: Graduation Requirements from the Registrar’s Office 
Paying for Transcripts:  Parents/guardians received email about paying online for senior transcripts.  Please do this now! 

Graduation Survey in Naviance (seniors must complete):  
Naviance  > “About Me” tab  > “Graduation Survey” link on left.
Enter all results of your applications.  
Take and finish the survey.  It only takes a minute.

These obligations must be met in order for seniors get their Cap and Gown on 5/30.
See Mrs. Aronson, Room 152, if you have questions.

Jane Waldman Aronson
Lexington High School, Registrar's Office
251 Waltham Street, Room 152
Lexington, MA  02421
(781) 861-2320  x69127

Non-Senior Parents – All-Night Graduation Party Needs You to Chaperone!!!  
Senior Parents – Needed for Set-Up and Clean Up

What is the All-Night Graduation Party?  In its 32nd year, a gift from the Lexington community to each graduating class – an all-night party held in the LHS Field House the night of graduation attended by over 85% of graduating seniors.  More than a dance, the party offers something for every student from a DJ, an inflatable obstacle course, games, yearbook signing, arts and crafts to so much more.    

Non-Senior Parent Volunteer Chaperones?  The All-Night Graduation Party is a parent run event.  Senior parents can help with Set-up - Thursday, May 31st, Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd (50 volunteers) and 5:30am Clean-up (ALL Senior parents) but 100% of Party Chaperones are Non-Senior Parents(200 volunteers needed!!!).  

 

Needed:  Set-up Decorators & Night Owls to work a later shift.  1st Shift volunteers, please consider staying on for a 2nd Shift and see the party at its peak! Sign up with a friend!

 

Date:  10pm Sunday June 3rd through 5am Monday June 4th

 

To sign up for a volunteer shift go to LexingtonANGP.weebly.com.  

 

Donations!  The ANGP Ticket price does not cover party costs.   Please consider making a $ donation or sign up to bring food or drink at LexingtonANGP.weebly.com.

Scholarship Added to the Family Connection (by Naviance) Database @ LHS

The Jessica Bussgang Rosenbloom Skating Prize

The Jessica Bussgang Rosenbloom Skating Prize will be awarded for the first time on May 30, 2018 at the LHS awards night to a LHS sophomore, junior or senior who has excelled both academically and in figure skating.  The application is due on Thursday, May 17th by 3pm to Joanne Tringale in the LHS Counseling office.  Applicants must reside in Lexington and skate competitively either as a singles skater, pairs skater, ice dancer, or synchronized skater, or participate in ice theatre.

Applicants are required to submit the following:

•     His/her most recent Lexington High School transcript;
•     Ice skating resume
•    Proof of membership in good standing in the U.S. Figure Skating Association
•    Two References: one from  a skating coach or skating peer and another from a school classmate or teacher (guideline: 500 – 1000 words); and
Applicants have the option, at their discretion, to submit any of the following to enhance their application:
•     Additional resume noting activities outside of skating;
•    Essay statement – what is your most significant accomplishment in skating, 300 - 500 words max; and
•      Standardized test scores
Jessica Bussgang Rosenbloom, a graduate of Lexington High School, skated for many years at Hayden Recreation Center. She received her gold medal in both school figures (8th test) and freestyle (senior level) in 1982 during her senior year at Lexington High School. Jessica attended Tufts University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and French, and then she attended Harvard Business School, where she received an MBA.  Since 1991, Jessica has been a U.S. Figure Skating judge. Over the years, she has judged many National Championships and local, regional, and sectional competitions, as well as test sessions. Jessica’s love of skating and her strong belief in the personal benefits and lifelong skills skating offers, as well as her fond memories of growing up in Lexington and attending Lexington public schools, motivated her to create this fund.

Submissions can be sent electronically, by mail or dropped off by Thursday, May 17th to
Joanne Tringale
jtringale@lexingtonma.org
Lexington High School

LHS Sports  
Home Games/Meets (May 4 - May 11) 

Friday, May 4
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Burlington High School
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Tennis vs Wilmington High School
3:45pm BOYS Freshman Baseball vs Burlington High School
5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Burlington High School

 

Monday, May 7

3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Tennis vs Winchester High School
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Wilmington High School

3:45pm BOYS Junior Varsity Baseball vs Wilmington High School

3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Softball vs Wilmington High School

3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Softball vs Wilmington High School

 

Tuesday, May 8

3:45pm BOYS Varsity Track vs Reading Memorial High School

3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Track vs Reading Memorial High School

4:00pm BOYS Varsity Lacrosse vs Wilmington High School

4:00pm GIRLS Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Lincoln Sudbury  RHS

4:00pm BOYS Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Newton North High School

4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Newton North High School

4:00pm GIRLS Freshman Lacrosse vs Wellesley HS

4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Baseball vs Boston College High School

4:00pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Boston College High School

5:30pm BOYS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Wilmington High School

 

Wednesday, May 9

3:45pm BOYS Varsity Tennis vs Belmont High School

3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Softball vs Winchester High School

3:45pm BOYS Freshman Baseball vs Winchester High School

 

Thursday, May 10

4:00pm BOYS Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Needham High School

4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Needham High School

 

Friday, May 11

3:45pm BOYS Junior Varsity Baseball vs Belmont High School

3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Softball vs Belmont High School

**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

LHS Performing Arts 
Lexington High School Musical, Pippin
Date:  Friday-Saturday, May 4-5, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School Auditorium, 251 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421
Tickets: $15 adults/ $10 students and senior citizens

Lexington High School is proud to present Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin as this year’s spring musical! 

There's magic to do when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in Stephen Schwartz's iconic and unforgettable musical masterpiece. With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.         
Each evening performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. All performances will be in the Donald J. Gillespie, Jr. Auditorium. 

Tickets may be purchased at the LHS Main Office, at Wales Copy shop, at the door prior to a performance, or in advance from any member of the cast, crew or orchestra.  Tickets may also be purchased online at https://www.brownpapertickets. com/event/3409646

Contact Information:  Drama Teacher Kate Bromley, Lexington Public Schools, kbromley@lexingtonma.org;  Director of Choruses Jason Iannuzzi,jiannuzzi@lexingtonma.org

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  
 

League of Women Voters Lexington First Friday: Compost - The Miracle Cure for Trash
It's so easy to put the trash out on collection day and forget about it, right?  Have you ever wondered what happens to the trash?  Typically, it ends up at an incinerator, which is costly and problematic for the environment and human health.  Now a large portion of our trash can be converted to compost.  Where is this happening locally and how is it accomplished?

Please join us on Friday, May 4, 2018 when our panelists, Diane Pursley, of the Lexington Public Schools Green Team, a representative from Black Earth Composting, a private compost pick-up service, and Robert Beaudoin, Director of Environmental Services for Lexington will present information about diverting food and other waste materials to compost, avoiding incineration fees, and saving valuable tax dollars.   Learn about what’s already happening in our schools, learn about Lexington’s new trash and recycling vendor and get more information on what you can do to help at this informative and interactive discussion.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters' Lexington, Friday, May 4th, 2018, at 9:30AM, the forum will take place in the Cary Memorial Library Large Meeting Room.  

The Cary Memorial Library is at 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420.  Coffee will be available at 9:15AM, and the presentation will begin at 9:30AM.  For more information, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com.

Cary Library After Dark: Bollywood Beats

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 7:00pm

 

Event Information: Cary Memorial Library Foundation and Indian Americans of Lexington (IAL) invite you to unwind and sway to the beats of Bollywood music on May 5th, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. You'll be treated to a lineup of dance performances from different regions of India, from folk dance to hip hop to fusion. Bring your dancing feet, learn a move or two from professionals, and be part of the Bollywood mania. Other attractions include henna station and saree draping. Cash bar and Indian snacks will be served. This event is suitable for individuals, couples, and families with children over 5 years for a $10.00 per person ticket price. 

 

Tickets can be purchased at Cary Memorial Library Foundation, Inc. - Cary Library After Dark: Bollywood Beats on May 5, 2018

 

**Library and IAL is looking for High School volunteers for this event. Volunteers are not exempt from registration fee but will get community service. Please sign up at:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4dada72ea5fa7-volunteers. 

 

“Coming to America” - An evening of stories- Cary Lecture series

Wednesday, May 9th 2018, 8 pm 

Cary Memorial Hall

 

America has always been a nation of immigrants, but how has the immigrant experience changed over the past fifty years? How can we as a community engage in honest and effective dialogue about the enrichment and estrangement inherent in living in a town with such a breadth of cultural backgrounds? Our panelists of Chinese, German, Indian, Iranian, Japanese, Korean, and Russian heritage will speak to their experience of assimilation, with the goal of showing the many commonalities across all cultures, and how we can learn from one another’s challenges and successes. Author Marjan Kamali will moderate the panel featuring area residents Sunny(Shailesh) Chandra, Tatyana Finkelstein, Larry Ho, Susie Lee-Snell, Heidi Singh, and Margie Yamamoto. Marjan Kamali- Moderator. 

 

Support Group for Parents, Caregivers, Family & Friends of LGBTQ Children

May 10, 2018, 7:00pm

Ongoing Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month, First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Rd. Lexington 

Contact Bob: lexingtonsupport@gbpflag.org

 

Support groups are safe and welcoming spaces to meet with other parents and caregivers who are also supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or nonbinary, and questioning (“LGBTQ”) children. The group is run by trained volunteers, most of whom are parents themselves, and is filled with people who can offer support, answer questions, and link you to resources. Whatever information you share will be confidential.  This group is for parents, friends, and family members of the LGBTQ community including parents of lesbian, gay & bisexual youth, as well as transgender, nonbinary & questioning youth. It's open to anyone who would like to attend and would like to give or offer support to people in their community. The majority of people who attend are parents of LGBTQ people.  No matter where you are with supporting your child, our support group is ready to welcome you.

 

HELPLINE (866) 427-3524 Greater Boston PFLAG also offers a helpline, staffed by trained volunteers, and our One to One Parent Program can arrange for you to meet with a volunteer if you prefer that, don’t want to wait until the next meeting or getting to meetings is difficult.

Sponsored by: Greater Boston PFLAG, Lexington Chapter.  For more information, contact lexingtonsupport@gbpflag.org

 

Teen Science Cafe: Mindful Matters

Saturday, May 12 6pm-8:30pm

MIT Museum Event:  An exciting event connecting local teens with MIT scientists and each other. MIT reserchers studying the brain share their mind-blowing findings. This is a free event for interested high school students only. Dinner included. 

The program is only for high school students (organized by high school students), includes dinner and open access to the galleries, including the new exhibitions "The Beautiful Brain". All high school students are welcome!

To register: http://mitmuseum.mit.edu/program/mindful-matters-teen-science-caf%C3%A9

 

Screening of National Geographic's Gender Revolution

May 15, 7-9pm (Doors open at 6:45pm)

Clarke Middle School

https://www.facebook.com/events/177497212907234/

 

Please join us for a screening of National Geographic's Gender Revolution, including a panel discussion moderated by Safe Schools, featuring LHS students and a family featured in the film.

Parents of children of all ages, middle & high school students, business/community leaders and anyone who wants to better understand gender identity are encouraged to attend.

 

12%    Millennials identify as transgender or nonbinary 

2.9%   Massachusetts high school students identify as transgender

3 yrs    Age at which gender awareness begins 

 

* How has our understanding of gender evolved? 

* How is gender different from romantic attraction?

* What is gender dysphoria and how is it treated?

* What do people of varying gender identities say? What do parents say? What do scientists say?

* How do I talk to my kids about all of this?

* How do our families, schools, and communities work together to be more welcoming and respectful of all people, including people of varying gender identities?

 

Critically acclaimed, Gender Revolution follows Katie Couric as she travels coast to coast to meet with the leading scientists and experts to answer questions about gender identity. She also speaks with ordinary people who find their bodies and lives on the front line of a rapidly changing world. This film examines roles of science, politics, and culture on gender, shedding light on the countless untold stories of struggle, understanding, ignorance, and love. Panel discussion following the film.

 

Sponsored by: School Health Advisory Council “SHAC”, LexPride, LHS GSA, PTA/O Presidents Council (PPC), Diamond PTA, Community Coalition-Mental Health Subcommittee and Greater Boston PFLAG      Contact Information: LexPrideMA@gmail.com

 

Community Service Opportunity for LHS Students
Community Nursery School is looking for High School Students interested in earning COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT this summer.  It is a fun and joyful way to earn your Community Service hours!

The Summer CNS Program is for preschool-age children and runs for seven weeks from June 25 - August 9. Volunteer intern hours are 8:30am-1:15pm, Monday through Thursday. Interns must commit to a minimum of one full week.  If you are interested, please contact our Community Coordinator, Stacy Chandler at schandler@cnslex.org or call 781-862-0741.
 

Lexington Symphony Presents: Community Music Festival & Music from the Movies
A fun, family-friendly celebration of cultural diversity and exceptional music!

Saturday, May 19th, 2018, Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington

 

Community Music Festival

2:00 - 5:00pm

FREE family event featuring a diverse lineup of local performers throughout the afternoon & instrument petting zoo for kids!

Scheduled performances include: Boston Guzheng Ensemble (Chinese zithers), Eastern Rhythm Indian Dance Troupe, Real School of Music, Peter & the Wolf Lexington Symphony Quintet, Great Meadows Orchestra, Yamaha Music School Student Composers & Players and more!!

 

Music from the Movies: Broadway Goes to the Movies!

7:30pm

From the stage to the big screen, enjoy selections from legendary Tony award winners Richard Rodgers and Leonard Bernstein, as well as highlights from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and many more! Featuring a special guest appearance by New World Chorale. 

 

Featuring Highlights from:

Andrew Lloyd Webber - Jesus Christ Superstar

Richard Rogers - The King and I

Frederick Loewe - My Fair Lady

Richard Rogers - Oklahoma

Mitch Leigh - Man of La Mancha

Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story

Howard Shore - Lord of the Rings

Claude-Michel Schönberg - Les Miserables

Andrew Lloyd Webber - Phantom of the Opera



LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION 

SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep
Pre-registration required for all classes, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.

INTENSIVE SAT PREP
Prepare for the SAT Exams by reviewing the critical components of the test.  Classes will meet at Lexington High School.
Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 
Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board in 2016. 
SAT Writing and Language + Essay - Instructor, Karen Mechem
        - meets 4 times
        - beginning July 2 and meeting July 2, 3, 5, 6
        - from 9:00am-12:00pm
        - $200
         - Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board  

SAT Reading - Instructor, Karen Mechem
        - meets 5 times
        - beginning July 9 and meeting July 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
        - from 9:00-11:30am
        - $200
        - Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board  

SAT Math - Instructor, Chris Doucette
        - meets 5 times
        - beginning July 23  and meeting July 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
        - from 9:00-11:30am
        - $200
        - Required text:  Barron's New SAT, 29th Edition

INTENSIVE COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING - Pre-registration required for all classes, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Calling all rising seniors! Don’t wait until fall college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay!  Be prepared by spending only one week (half days) this summer learning the do's and dont’s of the essay.  You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay. Join fellow rising seniors as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof technique on how to choose your essay topic. From there, you will draft your essay and receive feedback. You will work on polishing your essay and by the close of the week, you will have a completed essay that is concise yet creative and lively. This class will help you breakthrough your fear and frustration, guide you to the finish, and help you relax this fall when your essay is done! 

Course sections are identical: 
July 23 - July 27 from 10:00am - 1:00pm at Lexington High School
Class Meets 5 times
Class size limited to six
$500

OR

August 6 - 10      from 10:00am - 1:00pm at Lexington High School
Class Meets 5 times
Class size limited to six
$500

Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors
Instructor:  Michael Horesh, LHS Chemistry and Earth Science Teacher
Pre-registration using a Lexplorations registration form is required.  The form can be downloaded on our website:  www.lexingtoncommunityed.org

This course is designed to assist high school Juniors entering all levels of chemistry with applying mathematical principles in the context of chemistry, and to equip them with skills and strategies to avoid common pitfalls. We will foster a strong foundation in applied algebra and principles of chemistry, as well as strong inquiry and problem-solving skills within the context of scientific understanding. Topics will include dimensional analysis, atomic structure, periodic trends, chemical bonding, formula writing and chemical naming, chemical equilibria, and stoichiometry. Classes include daily laboratory activities to complement instruction, techniques for data collection and analysis, and problem-solving activities based on experimental data. 
July 16-July 20 from 9:00am - 3:00pm at Lexington High School $295

FOR PARENTS: 
state Planning 101
onday, May 7
 from 7:00 -9:00pm
at Lexington High School

Cost:  $30/Seniors $25
Come learn the basics about wills and estate planning. We will discuss wills, durable powers of attorney, health care proxies, living wills, setting up trusts, how to appoint a guardian or conservator for minor children if needed in the future, and basic strategies for saving on estate taxes. The instructor, Rebecca O'Brien, Esq., is a  partner and co-founder of O'Brien Cavanagh Ivanova LLP.  
Pre-registration, using a MasterCard or VISA, required by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
 

LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/

* The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @ https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/

* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

Week of April 27th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
   LHS School Council Election 2018
   LHS PTO Board Finalized (almost) -  Still time to volunteer for PTO Committees
   Annual (End of Year) LHS PTO Meeting/Forum
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   LHS Annual Workshop for Parents of Graduating Seniors
   ATTENTION Seniors: Graduation Requirements from the Registrar’s Office
   Non-Senior Parents – All-Night Graduation Party Needs You to Chaperone!!!  Senior Parents – Needed for Set-Up and Clean Up
   Scholarship Added to the Family Connection (by Naviance) Database @ LHS
   LHS Sports
   LHS Performing Arts
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS PTO's Discount for LEF Celebration for Education Tickets
   Paw Power Pet Jamboree: 5K Walk/Run with Your Pet
   Community Service Opportunity for LHS Students
   League of Women Voters Lexington First Friday: Compost - The Miracle Cure for Trash
   A Positive Approach to Disciple: A Community Book Talk
   ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY
   HOLI Festival of Colors
   Lexplorations Aide Applications
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep
   IINTENSIVE SAT PREP
   Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors
   How to Find the College That Fits Your Child
  Estate Planning 101
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!
 
IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
Wednesday, May 2: Special Olympics
Thursday, May 3: 8:00am-9:15am Workshop for Parents of Graduating Seniors
Friday, May 4: 7:30pm-10:30pm Spring Musical
Saturday, May 5: 7:30am SAT Exams

 
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
 
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Thanks -
LHS PTO
 
LHS School Council Election 2018
 
The LHS School Council is seeking two (2) LHS parent candidates to each serve a three-year term starting in 2018-2019. 
 
Please cast your vote for two (2) parent representatives to the LHS School Council.
 
** On-line ballots due no later than May 13, 2018
 
The purpose of the School Council is to work collaboratively with the Principal to develop school improvement plans consistent with system wide goals and student performance standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Education.  Council members plan ways to meet the diverse learning needs of students; establish a school climate of tolerance and respect for every individual; involve parents in the life of the school; impact safety and discipline; enhance extracurricular activities and more. The Council is composed of five LHS parents, five faculty, two community representatives, three students and the Principal.
 
Voter Eligibility:  Parents and guardians of current 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade students are eligible to vote. Each parent/guardian in a household can cast a vote.  
•    Each voter must complete a separate ballot.
•    Vote for NOT more than TWO candidates.
•    The two (2) candidates receiving the highest number of votes will serve for a term of three (3) years.

Candidates for School Council are (in alphabetical order):
•    Neerja Bajaj
•    Curt Barrentine
•    Amy Boutwell
•    Angela Chang
•    Fran Lacombe
•    Ann Ostrowski
•    Deb Sabin
•    Cathy Swan
•    Joe Zhu

For the candidate’s bios, please visit the LHS PTO or Click Here

Please CLICK HERE to vote

Thank you,
 LHS PTO 

LHS PTO Board Finalized (almost) -  Still time to volunteer for PTO Committees

We encourage you to volunteer for the LHS PTO! If you are interested in volunteering please email  Nominatingcommitteechair@lhspto.org

It’s a great way to feel connected to your child’s high school experience and support the entire LHS community of students, teachers and families.  The LHS PTO has two primary purposes: To enhance the education and welfare of LHS students and to foster communication throughout the LHS community.

The Lexington High School PTO Nominating Committee is almost done deciding on the complete slate of PTO Board officers for the 2018-19 school year. We will complete the list next week and here are the names that have been finalized.   
PTO Board

    Co-president – Shubhra Chandra
    Co-President - Christina Lin
    VP Communications - Patricia Valda
    VP Grants - Manya Chait
    VP Forums – TBD
    VP Hospitality – TBD
    VP Membership – TBD
    Treasurer - Betsy Wilkinson
    Secretary – Joan Zhong

PTO Committees
We encourage you to volunteer for the LHS PTO Committees!  The people who have already volunteered have been assigned to the committee of their choice. Any parent or guardian with a rising freshman and any PTO member with a rising sophomore, junior or senior is eligible.  

On-Line Directory/Membership Committee:  

The LHS-PTO online directory is managed using the My School Anywhere (MSA) web service and is a critical tool in helping us keep our community informed and connected. The role of the MSA administrator is to manage the database to facilitate new family registration, annual membership drive, and ensure the purchase records in MSA align with the treasurer’s records.  
Works with Communications and Treasurer to make sure that parents can get a membership easily with the website and online links
Coordinates with the Printed Directory committee members to get the directory physically mailed to paid members.
It can easily be done from home during your free time and does NOT require special computer skills.  Peak time commitments occur at the beginning of the school year when new families register and during the membership drive (~2-3hrs/week from beginning of the school year to November).  After December, the work load drops significantly.  
Don’t forget - you don’t need to be a computer wizard to manage MSA, the PTO board can show you the ropes, and MSA comes with good personal tech support if issues/problems arise.       

Hospitality Committee:

Coordinates 2 Teacher Appreciation Luncheons.  One in September and one in May.  
Recruits volunteer coordinators to provide refreshments for smaller events such as Science/Engineering Fair, Junior Book Awards & Prom, Senior Scholarship Awards & Prom, Sophomore events.
Volunteers are recruited through the PT0 weekly listserv announcements.

Newcomers Potluck Evening:

The 2 chairpersons will handle all the planning and organizing that is done during the month of August. Room must be booked in June before school closes.
3 volunteers to start 2 weeks prior to the event, leave an announcement at the Central office in August with the date and time.  PTO Website and newsletter to be used to announce this initial event of the school year to get new families to come.
The event is usually early to mid-September, so volunteering begins in August via email. 

Teacher Treats:

The day before school starts, the PT0 provides a treat bag for every staff member (just under 300) with a highlighter, marker, pen, pencil, life saver, etc.   
They are placed in a cellophane bag with ribbon along with a thank you message from PT0 and placed in the staff school mailboxes.  
On Valentine's day, the committee does a similar package with candy and a valentine thank you message from PT0. 

Welcoming Committee:  

Organizes two events during the year to welcome new families.  Perhaps Coffees?
Coordinates with Newcomers Potluck Evening and LHS Student Club Nexus who also work with families new to LHS.

Thank you,

2018 PTO Nominating Committee
Rina Kodendera, Shubhra Chandra , Kara Brandes , Jill Demirjian , Jennifer  Vogelzang

Annual (End of Year) LHS PTO Meeting/Forum 

When: May 15th, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Library Media Room at LHS
www.lhspto.org 

Come and hear our Principal Andrew Stephens and Associate Principal John Murray talk about the school year at the Annual PTO meeting. Open to all PTO members. 

The PTO will also be voting in the Executive Board members, Committee members (Parent volunteers) and the Budget for 2018-19 school year.  


LHS NEWS & EVENTS 

LHS Calendar Dates  

For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar, http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis. 

LHS Annual Workshop for Parents of Graduating Seniors 

Attention all parents of graduating seniors:
You are cordially invited to attend the LHS annual workshop "Letting Go While Still Holding On - Supporting Your Student (and Yourself) Through the Challenging Transition To College." The workshop will take place on Thursday, May 3rd from 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM in the high school Library Media Center and is led by Joanne Loomer, LHS Counseling Department Social Worker.

Some of the topics covered will include understanding the developmental changes for students and parents during this important rite of passage, what to expect over the next roller coaster months, important conversations to have with your student before they leave home and ways to encourage independence and self care.

If you have any questions about this upcoming event, please contact Joanne Loomer at jloomer@lexingtonma.org. Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
LHS Counseling Department 

ATTENTION Seniors: Graduation Requirements from the Registrar’s Office 

Paying for Transcripts:  Parents/guardians received email about paying online for senior transcripts.  Please do this now! 

Graduation Survey in Naviance (seniors must complete):  
Naviance  > “About Me” tab  > “Graduation Survey” link on left.
Enter all results of your applications.  
Take and finish the survey.  It only takes a minute.

These obligations must be met in order for seniors get their Cap and Gown on 5/30.
See Mrs. Aronson, Room 152, if you have questions.

Jane Waldman Aronson
Lexington High School, Registrar's Office
251 Waltham Street, Room 152
Lexington, MA  02421
(781) 861-2320  x69127 

Non-Senior Parents – All-Night Graduation Party Needs You to Chaperone!!!  
Senior Parents – Needed for Set-Up and Clean Up

What is the All-Night Graduation Party?  In its 32nd year, a gift from the Lexington community to each graduating class – an all-night party held in the LHS Field House the night of graduation attended by over 85% of graduating seniors.  More than a dance, the party offers something for every student from a DJ, an inflatable obstacle course, games, yearbook signing, arts and crafts to so much more.    

Non-Senior Parent Volunteer Chaperones?  The All-Night Graduation Party is a parent run event.  Senior parents can help with Set-up - Thursday, May 31st, Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd (50 volunteers) and 5:30am Clean-up (ALL Senior parents) but 100% of Party Chaperones are Non-Senior Parents (200 volunteers needed!!!).  

Date:  10pm Sunday June 3rd through 5am Monday June 4th

Like to decorate, come for Set-Up and get a sneak peek at Beach Party 2018.  

A Night Owl – sign up for a late-night shift or two!   To sign up for a volunteer shift or to donate food go to LexingtonANGP.weebly.com.

Scholarship Added to the Family Connection (by Naviance) Database @ LHS
The Jessica Bussgang Rosenbloom Skating Prize

The Jessica Bussgang Rosenbloom Skating Prize will be awarded for the first time on May 30, 2018 at the LHS awards night to a LHS sophomore, junior or senior who has excelled both academically and in figure skating.  The application is due on Thursday, May 17th by 3pm to Joanne Tringale in the LHS Counseling office.  Applicants must reside in Lexington and skate competitively either as a singles skater, pairs skater, ice dancer, or synchronized skater, or participate in ice theatre.

Applicants are required to submit the following:

•     His/her most recent Lexington High School transcript;
•     Ice skating resume
•    Proof of membership in good standing in the U.S. Figure Skating Association
•    Two References: one from  a skating coach or skating peer and another from a school classmate or teacher (guideline: 500 – 1000 words); and
Applicants have the option, at their discretion, to submit any of the following to enhance their application:
•     Additional resume noting activities outside of skating;
•    Essay statement – what is your most significant accomplishment in skating, 300 - 500 words max; and
•      Standardized test scores
Jessica Bussgang Rosenbloom, a graduate of Lexington High School, skated for many years at Hayden Recreation Center. She received her gold medal in both school figures (8th test) and freestyle (senior level) in 1982 during her senior year at Lexington High School. Jessica attended Tufts University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and French, and then she attended Harvard Business School, where she received an MBA.  Since 1991, Jessica has been a U.S. Figure Skating judge. Over the years, she has judged many National Championships and local, regional, and sectional competitions, as well as test sessions. Jessica’s love of skating and her strong belief in the personal benefits and lifelong skills skating offers, as well as her fond memories of growing up in Lexington and attending Lexington public schools, motivated her to create this fund.

Submissions can be sent electronically, by mail or dropped off by Thursday, May 17th to
Joanne Tringale
jtringale@lexingtonma.org
Lexington High School

LHS Sports  

Home Games/Meets (April 30 - May 4)  

Monday, April 30
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Tennis vs Watertown High School
3:45pm BOYS Junior Varsity Baseball vs Reading Memorial High School
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Softball vs Reading Memorial High School
3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Softball vs Reading Memorial High School
3:45pm BOYS Freshman Baseball vs Reading Memorial High School

Tuesday, May 1
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Barnstable High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Tennis vs Brookline High School
4:00pm GIRLS Varsity Tennis vs Brookline High School
5:00pm BOYS Varsity Lacrosse vs Watertown High School
5:15pm BOYS Varsity Volleyball vs Barnstable High School

Wednesday, May 2
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Tennis vs Burlington High School
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Watertown High School
3:45pm BOYS Freshman Baseball vs Watertown High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Boston Latin High School
4:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Somerville High School
5:15pm BOYS Varsity Volleyball vs Boston Latin High School

Thursday, May 3
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Lynnfield High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Lincoln Sudbury High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Sharon High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Sharon High School
5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Lynnfield High School

Friday, May 4
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Burlington High School
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Tennis vs Wilmington High School
3:45pm BOYS Freshman Baseball vs Burlington High School
5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Burlington High School

**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

LHS Performing Arts 

Jazz Festival Concert
Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School Auditorium

Suggested Donation Price: $10 adults/$5 students and senior citizens  

The Jazz Festival Concert is the culmination of a week of collaboration between jazz students and high level performing artists.  This year, the LHS jazz department, under the direction of Mr. Patrick Donaher, welcomes celebrated drummer/composer/teacher Allison Miller.  

The following events are open to the public:
Wednesday, 4/25, I-Block: Conversation with Allison, sponsored by GSA, room TBA
3pm: Improvisation workshop, Room 133
Thursday, 4/26, 3pm: Drum workshop, Room 133
Friday, 4/27, 7pm: Allison Miller and LHS Jazz Groups in Concert ($10/$5 students/seniors), Gillespie Auditorium
Contact Information: LHS Jazz Director Pat Donaher, pdonaher@lexingtonma.org

Lexington High School Musical, Pippin
Date:  Thursday-Saturday, May 3-5, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School Auditorium, 251 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421
Tickets: $15 adults/ $10 students and senior citizens 

Lexington High School is proud to present Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin as this year’s spring musical! 

There's magic to do when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in Stephen Schwartz's iconic and unforgettable musical masterpiece. With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.                       --MTIshows.com 

The production will take place on Thursday, May 3, 2018, through Saturday, May 5, 2018.  Each evening performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. All performances will be in the Donald J. Gillespie, Jr. Auditorium. 

Tickets may be purchased at the LHS Main Office, at Wales Copy shop, at the door prior to a performance, or in advance from any member of the cast, crew or orchestra.  Tickets may also be purchased online at https://www.brownpapertickets. com/event/3409646. 

Contact Information:  Drama Teacher Kate Bromley, Lexington Public Schools, kbromley@lexingtonma.org;  Director of Choruses Jason Iannuzzi, jiannuzzi@lexingtonma.org


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  

LHS PTO's Discount for LEF Celebration for Education Tickets 

A special opportunity from our friends at the Lexington Education Foundation (LEF): $25 OFF tickets for the June 16th Celebration for Education at Hayden Lower Field featuring 80s music from Scattershot, hors d'oeuvres, red carpet photos and an exciting online auction!

This "Early Bird" deal ($25 savings) will soon be over! Get your tickets today at www.LexEdFoundation.org

Party with Friends!
Dance to live 80s Music!
Win through the Online Auction! 

Paw Power Pet Jamboree: 5K Walk/Run with Your Pet

When: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lower Hayden Field on Worthen Road, Lexington
Cost: Student: $15
         Adult: $20
Paw Power t-shirt included with pre-registration! 

Walk or run this awesome 5K to raise money for All Dog Rescue, an amazing organization that saves Massachusetts dogs in need. Pets are invited and encouraged to attend! Talk to animal experts, eat good food, socialize your dogs, enter in raffles, and get your t-shirt airbrushed!

Visit our website to register or donate: https://pawpowerpetjamboree.weebly.com  

Community Service Opportunity for LHS Students 

Community Nursery School is looking for High School Students interested in earning COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT this summer.  It is a fun and joyful way to earn your Community Service hours!

The Summer CNS Program is for preschool-age children and runs for seven weeks from June 25 - August 9. Volunteer intern hours are 8:30am-1:15pm, Monday through Thursday. Interns must commit to a minimum of one full week.  If you are interested, please contact our Community Coordinator, Stacy Chandler at schandler@cnslex.org or call 781-862-0741.

League of Women Voters Lexington First Friday: Compost - The Miracle Cure for Trash

It's so easy to put the trash out on collection day and forget about it, right?  Have you ever wondered what happens to the trash?  Typically, it ends up at an incinerator, which is costly and problematic for the environment and human health.  Now a large portion of our trash can be converted to compost.  Where is this happening locally and how is it accomplished?

Please join us on Friday, May 4, 2018 when our panelists, Diane Pursley, of the Lexington Public Schools Green Team, a representative from Black Earth Composting, a private compost pick-up service, and Robert Beaudoin, Director of Environmental Services for Lexington will present information about diverting food and other waste materials to compost, avoiding incineration fees, and saving valuable tax dollars.   Learn about what’s already happening in our schools, learn about Lexington’s new trash and recycling vendor and get more information on what you can do to help at this informative and interactive discussion.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters' Lexington, Friday, May 4th, 2018, at 9:30AM, the forum will take place in the Cary Memorial Library Large Meeting Room.  

The Cary Memorial Library is at 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420.  Coffee will be available at 9:15AM, and the presentation will begin at 9:30AM.  For more information, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com.

A Positive Approach to Disciple: A Community Book Talk
Wednesday May 2, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Living Room Main Level 

Anxiety, depression, substance abuse and suicide among America’s children are rising to epidemic levels.  One in two six-year olds today will be diagnosed with a mood or behavioral disorder by age eighteen.  Lewis first addressed this issue in Mother Jones Magazine in 2015.  Her article went viral - viewed nearly six million times.  She has spent the years since then criss-crossing the county, interviewing scientists, practitioners, teachers and families.  In The Good News About Bad Behavior, she explains what is is happening, and lays out science-based and road-tested tools that schools and families are already using to help our kids.    

Author Katherine Reynolds Lewis will talk about her book, The Good News About Bad Behavior. As an alternative to traditional rewards and punishment, Ms. Lewis presents a new theory of discipline that centers on developing the art of self-control and self-reliance in children so that they are better equipped to handle the challenges they'll face in life. 

Community members and parents with children of all ages are encouraged to attend. 

Sponsored by the Lexington Community Coalition, Lexington Public Schools, and Cary Memorial Library. 

ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY
When: Thursday, May 17, 7-8:30 PM
Where: Newton South High School
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   

A new film created to open up the conversation about anxiety, and provide tools, resources & hope. (Appropriate for ages 11 and up.)

Q&A to follow with Jon Mattleman and an MYM Young Adult Speaker https://www.jonmattleman.com/

The Secret Lives of Teens · QPR Suicide Prevention · 50 Shades of...Parenting a Teen · Emotional Consequences of the Internet · Services · Private Parent Consultations ·

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge in the U.S., impacting 54% of females and 46% of males, with age 7 being the median age of onset, according to the World Health Organization. In other words, about half of us are currently struggling with anxiety.

The beauty of this film is that the children and young adults featured are openly talking about their experiences with anxiety and other mental health challenges. For some of them, it’s the first time they are publicly sharing their stories. Our hope is that their candidness and bravery will inspire our community to do the same.

Find out more here
Register here

HOLI Festival of Colors

Sunday, May 20 (Rain date June 3)  1pm to 5pm
Hastings Park, Lexington, MA 

Color Throwing every half hour.  No Outside Colors Allowed.
Multicultural.  Live Music.  Dance.  Henna.  Vegetarian Food and more!!
Entry $5 online / $8 at gate.  Kids under 5 free.  Includes a packet of color. 

More info and online registration: http://www.festivalofcolorsma.comOrganized by Bhakti Center of Lexington, 781-215-3566

Lexplorations Aide Applications

Lexplorations Aide Applications are now available online at www.lexingtoncommunityed.org 

Current Lexington High School Students may earn COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT this summer as  aides in the summer Lexplorations program.   The program runs for five weeks from July 2nd - August 3rd.  The hours are 9am to 3pm. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one full week.   

The majority of classes will be held at the Estabrook Elementary School.   We especially need aides at the Estabrook School location.  Opportunities at Lexington High School are extremely limited. 

Interested students can pick up an application outside the Lexington Community Education office,  Room 142 at Lexington High School or download the application from our website:  www.lexingtoncommunityed.org.  Please note that the application is two pages. 


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION 

SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep

IPre-registration required for all classes, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.

IINTENSIVE SAT PREP

IPrepare for the SAT Exams by reviewing the critical components of the test.  Classes will meet at Lexington High School.

IPre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

IRequired text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board in 2016. 

ISAT Writing and Language + Essay - Instructor, Karen Mechem
        - meets 4 times
        - beginning July 2 and meeting July 2, 3, 5, 6
        - from 9:00am-12:00pm
        - $200
         - Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board  

ISAT Reading - Instructor, Karen Mechem
        - meets 5 times
        - beginning July 9 and meeting July 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
        - from 9:00-11:30am
        - $200
        - Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board  

ISAT Math - Instructor, Chris Doucette
        - meets 5 times
        - beginning July 23  and meeting July 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
        - from 9:00-11:30am
        - $200
        - Required text:  Barron's New SAT, 29th Edition 

IINTENSIVE COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING - Pre-registration required for all classes, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

ICalling all rising seniors! Don’t wait until fall college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay!  Be prepared by spending only one week (half days) this summer learning the do's and dont’s of the essay.  You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay. Join fellow rising seniors as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof technique on how to choose your essay topic. From there, you will draft your essay and receive feedback. You will work on polishing your essay and by the close of the week, you will have a completed essay that is concise yet creative and lively. This class will help you breakthrough your fear and frustration, guide you to the finish, and help you relax this fall when your essay is done! 

Course sections are identical: 

IJuly 23 - July 27 from 10:00am - 1:00pm at Lexington High School
Class Meets 5 times
Class size limited to six
$500

OR

August 6 - 10      from 10:00am - 1:00pm at Lexington High School
Class Meets 5 times
Class size limited to six
$500 

IFoundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors 

IInstructor:  Michael Horesh, LHS Chemistry and Earth Science Teacher 

IPre-registration using a Lexplorations registration form is required.  The form can be downloaded on our website:  www.lexingtoncommunityed.org 

IThis course is designed to assist high school Juniors entering all levels of chemistry with applying mathematical principles in the context of chemistry, and to equip them with skills and strategies to avoid common pitfalls. We will foster a strong foundation in applied algebra and principles of chemistry, as well as strong inquiry and problem-solving skills within the context of scientific understanding. Topics will include dimensional analysis, atomic structure, periodic trends, chemical bonding, formula writing and chemical naming, chemical equilibria, and stoichiometry. Classes include daily laboratory activities to complement instruction, techniques for data collection and analysis, and problem-solving activities based on experimental data. 

IJuly 16-July 20 from 9:00am - 3:00pm at Lexington High School $295 

IFOR PARENTS: 

IHow to Find the College That Fits Your Child
Tuesday, May 1 from 6:30-8:30pm
at Lexington High School 

ICost:  $25.00 for two adults in the household     

IWe will show you how to choose the school that is the right fit for your child as we walk you through the admissions process.  Learn about how merit money works and what you can do to better your position even if you are not a top student. Learn why starting the process early can offer significant advantages. Larry Dannenberg of College Solutions is a professional college placement consultant.  

IPre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

state Planning 101
onday, May 7
 from 7:00 -9:00pm
at Lexington High School 

ICost:  $30/Seniors $25 

ICome learn the basics about wills and estate planning. We will discuss wills, durable powers of attorney, health care proxies, living wills, setting up trusts, how to appoint a guardian or conservator for minor children if needed in the future, and basic strategies for saving on estate taxes. The instructor, Rebecca O'Brien, Esq., is a  partner and co-founder of O'Brien Cavanagh Ivanova LLP.  

IPre-registration, using a MasterCard or VISA, required by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
 

LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/
* The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @ https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

Week of April 13th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
   LHS School Council Election 2018
   PTO Nominating Committee Seeks Volunteers for Executive Committee Positions
   Annual (End of Year) LHS PTO Meeting/Forum
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   LHS Annual Workshop for Parents of Graduating Senior
   Scholarship Added to the Family Connection (by Naviance) Database @ LHS
   Join the 2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Committee –We Need You, 2 Open Positions!
   FOLMADS Seeking Parent Volunteers
   LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   METCO Documentary Film, “On the Line: Where Sacrifice Begins”
   Paw Power Pet Jamboree: 5K Walk/Run with Your Pet
   ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY
   HOLI Festival of Colors
   Cary Memorial Library - Strategic Planning / Children’s Room
   YMCA of Greater Boston / Waltham YMCA: Summer Camp 2018 - Now Enrolling
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   April Break Intensive College Essay Workshop
   Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture & Community on the Outer Cape
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!
 
IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
Friday, April 6: End of 3rd Quarter
                          7pm-10pm School Dance
Monday, April 9: Student Attendance Appeals Deadline
                             6:15pm-7:45pm School Council Meeting
Friday, April 13: 3rd Quarter Grades Due
Monday, April 16: Patriot’s Day/No School
Tuesday, April 17 -20: School Closed/Offices Open/ Spring Break
 
 
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
 
Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
 
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS to get the latest news and up to date school information
 
Thanks -
LHS PTO
 
LHS School Council Election 2018
 
The LHS School Council is seeking two (2) LHS parent candidates to each serve a three-year term starting in 2018-2019. 
 
Please cast your vote for two (2) parent representatives to the LHS School Council.
 
** On-line ballots due no later than May 13, 2018
 
The purpose of the School Council is to work collaboratively with the Principal to develop school improvement plans consistent with system wide goals and student performance standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Education.  Council members plan ways to meet the diverse learning needs of students; establish a school climate of tolerance and respect for every individual; involve parents in the life of the school; impact safety and discipline; enhance extracurricular activities and more. The Council is composed of five LHS parents, five faculty, two community representatives, three students and the Principal.
 
Voter Eligibility:  Parents and guardians of current 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade students are eligible to vote. Each parent/guardian in a household can cast a vote.  
•    Each voter must complete a separate ballot.
•    Vote for NOT more than TWO candidates.
•    The two (2) candidates receiving the highest number of votes will serve for a term of three (3) years.

Candidates for School Council are (in alphabetical order):
•    Neerja Bajaj
•    Curt Barrentine
•    Amy Boutwell
•    Angela Chang
•    Fran Lacombe
•    Ann Ostrowski
•    Deb Sabin
•    Cathy Swan
•    Joe Zhu

For the candidate’s bios, please visit the LHS PTO or Click Here

Please CLICK HERE to vote

Thank you,
 LHS PTO 

PTO Nominating Committee Seeks Volunteers for Executive Committee Positions 

The LHS PTO which has been very busy this year with multiple events they have organized. Here are  just a few of the PTOs contributions: The proms, graduation night, multiple forums such as Screenagers and Panel for 8th grade parents, welcoming the new parents and students to LHS and teacher appreciation events.
The Lexington High School PTO Nominating Committee is currently working to assemble a slate of PTO officers for the 2018-19 school year. The list of open positions and a short description are listed below.  Please consider joining the team to make all of those events possible!

OPEN LHS PTO Positions - school year 2018-19 

PTO BOARD

1.- VP of Hospitality
- Organizes multiple events during the school year
- 2 Staff Appreciation Luncheon (purchasing supplies, organizing food, volunteers, set up  etc.)
- Sophomore Cruise Reception
- Junior and Senior Prom Receptions
- Junior Book Award and Senior Award Receptions
- Other miscellaneous events throughout the school year
- Works with volunteers for teacher treats
- Recruits parent volunteers for each event

PTO Committees 

1.- Newcomers Potluck Evening
- The 2 chairpersons will handle all the planning and organizing that is done during the month of August. Room must be booked in June before school closes.
- 3 volunteers to start 2 weeks prior to the event, leave an announcement at the Central office in August with the date and time.  PTO Website and newsletter to be used to announce this initial event of the school year to get new families to come.
- The event is usually early to mid-September

2.- Teacher Treats
- The day before school starts, the PT0 provides a treat bag for every staff member (just under 300) with a highlighter, marker, pen, pencil, life saver, etc.  
- They are placed in a cellophane bag with ribbon along with a thank you message from PT0 and placed in the staff school mailboxes.
- On Valentine's day, the committee does a similar package with candy and a valentine thank you message from PT0.

3.- Welcoming Committee
- Organizes two events during the year to welcome new families.  Perhaps Coffees?
- Coordinates with Newcomers Potluck Evening and LHS Student Club Nexus who also work with families new to LHS.

4.- Forums
- Works with the PT0 Executive Board and LHS Administrative Staff to organize 4-5 forums during the school year.
- Forum Ideas come from the EB, SHAC, Principal & LHS Staff, Survey of Parents, etc.

Any parent or guardian with a rising freshman and any PTO member with a rising sophomore, junior or senior is eligible to stand.  If you are interested in standing for any of these positions - board or committee (you could express your interest in multiple positions) please email  Nominatingcommitteechair@lhspto.org and include:

1)  Your name
2)  The grade your high school student(s) will be in for 2018-19
3)  The position or committee you are interested in
4)  A short description   about yourself of why you are the right person for the role (This detail is required only for board positions not for committees)

Send emails to Nominatingcommitteechair@lhspto.org  about your desire to stand for the board or committees by April 24th
We encourage you to volunteer for an LHS PTO Executive Committee position! It’s a great way to feel connected to your child’s high school experience and support the entire LHS community of students, teachers and families.  The LHS PTO has two primary purposes: To enhance the education and welfare of LHS students AND to foster communication throughout the LHS community.

Thank you,
2018 PTO Nominating Committee
Rina Kodendera, Shubhra Chandra , Kara Brandes , Jill Demirjian , Jennifer  Vogelzang

Annual (End of Year) LHS PTO Meeting/Forum 

When: May 15th, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Library Media Room at LHS
www.lhspto.org 

Come and hear our Principal Andrew Stephens and Associate Principal John Murray talk about the school year at the Annual PTO meeting. Open to all PTO members. 

The PTO will also be voting in the Executive Board members, Committee members (Parent volunteers) and the Budget for 2018-19 school year.  


LHS NEWS & EVENTS 

LHS Calendar Dates  

For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar, http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis. 

LHS Annual Workshop for Parents of Graduating Seniors 

Attention all parents of graduating seniors:
You are cordially invited to attend the LHS annual workshop "Letting Go While Still Holding On - Supporting Your Student (and Yourself) Through the Challenging Transition To College." The workshop will take place on Thursday, May 3rd from 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM in the high school Library Media Center and is led by Joanne Loomer, LHS Counseling Department Social Worker.

Some of the topics covered will include understanding the developmental changes for students and parents during this important rite of passage, what to expect over the next roller coaster months, important conversations to have with your student before they leave home and ways to encourage independence and self care.

If you have any questions about this upcoming event, please contact Joanne Loomer at jloomer@lexingtonma.org. Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
LHS Counseling Department 

Scholarship Added to the Family Connection (by Naviance) Database @ LHS
The Jessica Bussgang Rosenbloom Skating Prize 

The Jessica Bussgang Rosenbloom Skating Prize will be awarded for the first time on May 30, 2018 at the LHS awards night to a LHS sophomore, junior or senior who has excelled both academically and in figure skating.  The application is due on Thursday, May 17th by 3pm to Joanne Tringale in the LHS Counseling office.  Applicants must reside in Lexington and skate competitively either as a singles skater, pairs skater, ice dancer, or synchronized skater, or participate in ice theatre.

Applicants are required to submit the following:

- His/her most recent Lexington High School transcript;
- Ice skating resume
- Proof of membership in good standing in the U.S. Figure Skating Association
- Two References: one from  a skating coach or skating peer and another from a school classmate or teacher (guideline: 500 – 1000 words); and

Applicants have the option, at their discretion, to submit any of the following to enhance their application:

- Additional resume noting activities outside of skating;
- Essay statement – what is your most significant accomplishment in skating, 300 - 500 words max; and
- Standardized test scores

Jessica Bussgang Rosenbloom, a graduate of Lexington High School, skated for many years at Hayden Recreation Center. She received her gold medal in both school figures (8th test) and freestyle (senior level) in 1982 during her senior year at Lexington High School. Jessica attended Tufts University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and French, and then she attended Harvard Business School, where she received an MBA.  Since 1991, Jessica has been a U.S. Figure Skating judge. Over the years, she has judged many National Championships and local, regional, and sectional competitions, as well as test sessions. Jessica’s love of skating and her strong belief in the personal benefits and lifelong skills skating offers, as well as her fond memories of growing up in Lexington and attending Lexington public schools, motivated her to create this fund.

Submissions can be sent electronically, by mail or dropped off by Thursday, May 17th to
Joanne Tringale
jtringale@lexingtonma.org
Lexington High School
Counseling Department
251 Waltham Street
Lexington, MA  02421
781-861-2320x69722

Join the 2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Committee –We Need You, 2 Open Positions!

Come join the 2018 All Night Graduation Party Committee and be a part of LHS’s long-standing tradition - year 32!   9th to 11th grade parents, we are currently looking for a Food Committee Chair!  Please consider joining our fun and dedicated committee.

Junior parents, we are looking for a flexible and reliable individual interested in learning the ropes this year as the Junior Chair and then overseeing planning activities for their senior’s 2019 ANGP.

If you are interested in helping or just want to learn more about the ANGP Committee, please contact Tanya Gisolfi, the 2018 ANGP Committee Senior Chair at tgismcc@icloud.com for more information. 

FOLMADS Seeking Parent Volunteers

FOLMADS (Friends of Lexington Music, Art and Drama Students) is recruiting volunteers to help with our expanding publicity and community engagement efforts.  Volunteering is a perfect way to be involved at the high school and middle schools, meet other parents, support the performing and visual arts, and have fun in the process.  FOLMADS is a nonprofit organization that was created to support the arts in the Lexington Public Schools. We are looking for volunteers to help with the following:
- Write press releases for upcoming performing arts events and submit them for publication to local and LPS media
- Create flyers and brochures for special events
- Design programs for concerts
- Manage the FOLMADS website
- Write articles for the local newspapers highlighting accomplishments of arts teachers, and ensembles, and students
- Coordinate a fall social to welcome arts families to the high school 

Middle school parents are especially encouraged to get involved!  The time commitment varies, but can be as little as a few hours per month.  There is still time to get involved this year! Board positions are possible for those interested in a greater level of involvement and commitment. If you would like more information about these opportunities, please contact me by email at jilliantung123@gmail.com or by phone at (617) 851-7902. 

Iillian Tung
Publicity Volunteer 

LHS Sports  

Home Games/Meets (April 13 - April 20)  

Wednesday, April 18
11:30am BOYS Varsity Volleyball vs Boston College High School
11:30am BOYS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Boston College High School 

Thursday, April 19
10:00am BOYS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Greater Lowell Tech High School
11:00am BOYS Varsity Lacrosse vs Saint’s John’s Prep School
11:15am BOYS Varsity Volleyball vs Greater Lowell Tech High School 

Friday, April 20
10:00am GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
10:00am BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Winchester High School
10:00am BOYS Junior Varsity Baseball vs Winchester High School
10:00am GIRLS Varsity Softball vs Winchester High School
10:00am GIRLS Junior Varsity Softball vs Winchester High School

**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com 


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  

METCO Documentary Film, “On the Line: Where Sacrifice Begins” 

Sat, April 28 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Rd, Lexington.

Created by Mike Mascoll, a Lexington METCO graduate, this film documents the birth in 1966 of METCO, which is the oldest voluntary desegregation program.  It highlights the METCO program through the experience of both METCO and Lexington families  and discusses why METCO is still such an important and beneficial program in Lexington today. Barbara Hamilton, METCO Director at Lexington High School said, “Now more than ever our country is at risk of being divided again. This story stands as an example of how we can still come together.” Following the film, there will be a panel of METCO parents, alumni, current students and educators.  Light refreshments will served. 

Paw Power Pet Jamboree: 5K Walk/Run with Your Pet

When: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lower Hayden Field on Worthen Road, Lexington
Cost: Student: $15
         Adult: $20
Paw Power t-shirt included with pre-registration! 

Walk or run this awesome 5K to raise money for All Dog Rescue, an amazing organization that saves Massachusetts dogs in need. Pets are invited and encouraged to attend! Talk to animal experts, eat good food, socialize your dogs, enter in raffles, and get your t-shirt airbrushed!

Visit our website to register or donate: https://pawpowerpetjamboree.weebly.com 

ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY
When: Thursday, May 17, 7-8:30 PM
Where: Newton South High School
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   

A new film created to open up the conversation about anxiety, and provide tools, resources & hope. (Appropriate for ages 11 and up.)

Q&A to follow with Jon Mattleman and an MYM Young Adult Speaker https://www.jonmattleman.com/

The Secret Lives of Teens · QPR Suicide Prevention · 50 Shades of...Parenting a Teen · Emotional Consequences of the Internet · Services · Private Parent Consultations ·

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge in the U.S., impacting 54% of females and 46% of males, with age 7 being the median age of onset, according to the World Health Organization. In other words, about half of us are currently struggling with anxiety.

The beauty of this film is that the children and young adults featured are openly talking about their experiences with anxiety and other mental health challenges. For some of them, it’s the first time they are publicly sharing their stories. Our hope is that their candidness and bravery will inspire our community to do the same.

Find out more here
Register here

HOLI Festival of Colors

Sunday, May 20 (Rain date June 3)  1pm to 5pm
Hastings Park, Lexington, MA 

Color Throwing every half hour.  No Outside Colors Allowed.
Multicultural.  Live Music.  Dance.  Henna.  Vegetarian Food and more!!
Entry $5 online / $8 at gate.  Kids under 5 free.  Includes a packet of color. 

More info and online registration: http://www.festivalofcolorsma.comOrganized by Bhakti Center of Lexington, 781-215-3566

Cary Memorial Library - Strategic Planning / Children’s Room

The Cary Library is in the process of updating its Strategic Plan, and so is currently soliciting input from community members. Coming to the library for a planning session is difficult, so we've created a couple of surveys for busy families to encourage you to give us your feedback!

 
Youth Services Survey (programs, collections, technology, and Children's Room space)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SXWRD7Q
 
For families with children with special needs, we've created a special survey to better understand how the Library can serve your families.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M2CYZ22
 
In addition, you can send ANY comments about the library to CMLplanning2018@minlib.net - we'd love to hear from you. 
 
Finally, if there's anything we can do for you, or if you want to share anything directly with myself or with the library director, you can reach us at:
Alissa Lauzon - Head of Youth Services - alauzon@minlib.net
Koren Stembridge - Library Director - kstembridge@minlib.net
 
YMCA of Greater Boston / Waltham YMCA: Summer Camp 2018 - Now Enrolling
 
June 18th - August 24th
 
Waltham YMCA Day Camp, 725 Lexington St, Waltham, MA
 
Camp Hours: 9am to 4pm.  Extended day hours available.  
http://www.ymcaboston.org/camps

Y Day Camp keeps kids engaged, safe, healthy and learning.  Above all, we focus on making summer fun!  Join us for the best summer ever.  To enroll or for more information please contact: WalthamCamps@ymcaboston.org.  


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION 

April Break Intensive College Essay Workshop
Monday - Thursday, April 16, 17, 18, 19
From 10:00am - 1:30pm
The Place for Words, Bedford
Cost:  $500
 
Don’t wait until college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay!  Be prepared by spending only one weekend (four-half days) learning the do's and dont’s of the essay.  You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay in the span of four days. Join fellow students as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof technique on how to choose your essay topic. From there, you will draft your essay and receive feedback.  You will work on polishing your essay and by the close of day four, you will have a completed essay that is concise yet creative and lively. Please bring a paper and pen to class as well as your laptop. This class will be held at The Place for Words, 200 Great Road, Suite 254A, Bedford.  There will be a short lunch break. Please bring your own lunch or plan to purchase from nearby restaurants. 
 
Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
 
Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture & Community on the Outer Cape
 
Monday, April 23rd from 7:00-8:30pm
Lexington Depot
Cost:  $10.00
 
Peter McMahon, Founding Director of the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, and author of Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape, will discuss his preservation work on the Cape’s mid century homes and his appreciation of modern architecture. Relating the history of the Bauhaus movement, and other architectural inspirations of the mid-century, Peter will share the common roots of the modern home movement here in Lexington. In Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape, co-authored with Christine Cipriani, we meet, among others, the Boston Brahmins Jack Phillips and and Nathaniel Saltonstall; the self-taught architect, carpenter and painter Jack Hall;  who brought the lessons of both Frank Lloyd Wright and Brutalism to the Cape. Their homes were laboratories, places to work through ideas without spending much money. The result of this ferment is a body of work unlike any other, a regional modernism fusing the building traditions of Cape Cod fishing towns with Bauhaus concepts and postwar experimentation.
 
Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/
* The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @ https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

Week of April 6th,2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
   Annual (End of Year) LHS PTO Meeting/Forum
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   MANDATORY AP Pre-Admin Meeting for all AP students
   Find the College that is Right for You: Boston National College Fair
   REMINDER: MOST LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE DUE THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018
   Join the 2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Committee –We Need You, 2 Open Positions!
   Announcing 2018 All Night Graduation Party ART Contest Winners
   LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   Lexington's First Annual Special Education Resource Fair
   Forum on Gun Violence Prevention. Action, Truth and Reconciliation
   Come enjoy a night of Greek/Bulgarian culture!
   Youth Ultimate Frisbee
   METCO Documentary Film, “On the Line: Where Sacrifice Begins”
   LUSC High School Travel Soccer
   Seeking Soccer Mentors
   Paw Power Pet Jamboree: 5K Walk/Run with Your Pet
   COMMUNITY SERVICE with the Lexington Garden Club
   HOLI Festival of Colors
   Cary Memorial Library - Strategic Planning / Children’s Room
   YMCA of Greater Boston / Waltham YMCA: Summer Camp 2018 - Now Enrolling
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   College Essay Writing
   April Break Intensive College Essay Workshop
   You Can Afford College if......
   Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture & Community on the Outer Cape
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!
 
IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
Friday, April 6: End of 3rd Quarter
                          7pm-10pm School Dance
Monday, April 9: Student Attendance Appeals Deadline
                             6:15pm-7:45pm School Council Meeting
Friday, April 13: 3rd Quarter Grades Due
Monday, April 16: Patriot’s Day/No School
Tuesday, April 17 -20: School Closed/Offices Open/ Spring Break
 
 
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
 
Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
 
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS to get the latest news and up to date school information
 
Thanks -
LHS PTO
 
Annual (End of Year) LHS PTO Meeting/Forum
When: May 15th, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Library Media Room at LHS
www.lhspto.org
 
Come and hear our Principal Andrew Stephens and Associate Principal John Murray talk about the school year at the Annual PTO meeting. Open to all PTO members.
The PTO will also be voting in the Executive Board members, Committee members (Parent volunteers) and the Budget for 2018-19 school year. 
 
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
 
LHS Calendar Dates
 
For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar, http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10
 
You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 
 
Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis. 
 
MANDATORY AP Pre-Admin Meeting for all AP students
 
There will be a MANDATORY AP Pre-Administrative meeting for all students taking an AP exam every day after school at 2:30pm in the ILDC (Formerly SLH) from Monday, April 9th to Thursday, April 12th.  
It is REQUIRED for all students taking AP exam(s) to attend one of these sessions in order to fill out the administrative paperwork needed to take their exams. 
 
Students, please arrive promptly at 2:30pm and plan to stay for approximately 45 minutes.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and attendance.  Please also plan to stay for the duration of the session.  For any questions, please email Karen Hurley at khurley@lexingtonma.org or reach her by phone at 781-861-2320 x69126.
 
Find the College that is Right for You: Boston National College Fair   
 
When: Thursday, April 12 – 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
            Friday, April 13 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Where: Boston Convention Center 

The National Association for College Admission Counseling is pleased to invite you to the 2018  Boston National College Fair, which will be held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center - http://massconvention.com/.  

Free and open to the public, the college fair allows students to interact with admission representatives from more than 375 diverse postsecondary institutions. 

There will also be:
• Financial Aid Presentations
• Test Prep Workshops
•  A Presentation for Students Applying to College with Learning Disabilities
•  College Advising Center that offers students and parents a variety of counseling services relating to college admission and financial aid

Visit the LHS PTO website for more information and/or register at www.nacacfairs.org. 

REMINDER:  MOST LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE DUE THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018.

Scholarship information for national, regional, local, and some specific colleges are posted in Naviance – http://connection.naviance.com/lexington

Current students can sign into their accounts and click the “Scholarships” tab.  Parents and/or guests can log onto www.connection.naviance.com/lexington and click “I’m a Guest”. The password is lhscounseling - click on the “Colleges” tab, go to “Scholarship List”.  If you are searching for the local scholarships – browse by category and select local scholarship.

Lexington is fortunate to have a local scholarship program.  Every year, organizations or individuals provide scholarships to Lexington's senior students.  These include awards that are based on financial need as well as ones that are based on specific qualifications such as leadership, merit, or service to the community. 

Join the 2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Committee –We Need You, 2 Open Positions!

Come join the 2018 All Night Graduation Party Committee and be a part of LHS’s long-standing tradition - year 32!   9th to 11th grade parents, we are currently looking for a Food Committee Chair!  Please consider joining our fun and dedicated committee.

Junior parents, we are looking for a flexible and reliable individual interested in learning the ropes this year as the Junior Chair and then overseeing planning activities for their senior’s 2019 ANGP.

If you are interested in helping or just want to learn more about the ANGP Committee, please contact Tanya Gisolfi, the 2018 ANGP Committee Senior Chair at tgismcc@icloud.com for more information.

Announcing 2018 All Night Graduation Party ART Contest Winners 

Congratulations to Emily Berman and Stephanie Park, this year’s winners of Lexington High’s All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) ART Contest!  

The senior class council decided that these designs best represented this year’s BEACH PARTY Theme.  Each LHS Senior attending the All Night Graduation Party will receive this year’s specially designed tee shirt as a lasting memory of their farewell to high school.  The winning Art designs will be featured on the ANGP tee shirts, invitations, and tickets.  Each winner receives $50, plus the excitement of knowing the senior class will be wearing their design the night of Beach Party 2018. 

Beach Party 2018, will be the 32nd Anniversary of Lexington High School’s (LHS’s) All Night Graduation Party tradition; a special gift from the community to the graduating senior class.  The ANGP has the support of our local police and fire departments, garners generous donations from local businesses, and gathers over 250 parent volunteers, a wonderful Lexington tradition and true Community event.  Please join us in congratulating our Art Contest Winners and the 2018 graduating class. 

LHS Sports 

Home Games/Meets (April 6 - April 13) 
 
Friday, March 30
10:00am GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Needham High School
 
Monday, April 2
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Baseball vs Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Volleyball vs Norton High School
 
Tuesday, April 3
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Chelmsford High School
5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Chelmsford High School
 
Wednesday, April 4
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Tennis vs Melrose High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Baseball vs St. John’s High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs St. John’s High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Andover High School
5:15pm BOYS Varsity Volleyball vs Andover High School
 
Thursday, April 5
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Melrose High School
3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Melrose High School
4:00pm GIRLS Freshman Lacrosse vs Reading Memorial High School
 
Friday, April 6
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Tennis vs Stoneham High School
 
**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com
 
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  

Lexington's First Annual Special Education Resource Fair
When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: The FUSE School & Program, 110 Hartwell Avenue, Suite 100, Lexington
 
Come join us to learn about resources for the special education community, including sports providers, camps, services, advocates, and many other resources. Visit the Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA website to learn more: https://lexsepta.org/events/resource-fair/
 
If you have any questions, please contact communications@lexsepta.org.
 
Forum on Gun Violence Prevention. Action, Truth and Reconciliation
 
A Conversation with Attorney General Maura Healey, Chaplain lamenting Cheryl of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and young activists Emily Weinberg and My’Kel McMille
Sunday, April 8  3:00-4:30pm
Temple Emunah, 9 Piper Road, Lexington 

Sponsored by the Follen Church Gun Violence Prevention Group.  Cosponsored by Association of Black Citizens of Lexington, Church of Our Redeemer, First Parish in Lexington, Indian Americans of Lexington, Korean American Organization of Lexington, Lexington Pride Coalition, #LexingtonSaysEnough, MA Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, Temple Emunah, Temple Isaiah.  

Free and open to the public. 

Come enjoy a night of Greek/Bulgarian culture! 

Monday, April 9th at LHS, 6:00-8:00 pm 

Hor d’oeuvres and Silent Auction (Commons 1)
Raffle tickets sold for a Sonos wireless speaker
Performances of Greek and Bulgarian music (Auditorium) 
Featuring seven-time gold medalist folk singer, Elitsa Stoyneva Zdravets, a Boston-based Bulgarian band, Greek musicians 

LHS Honors Chorus ensembles 

Proceeds to benefit the Greece-Bulgaria Choral trip during April school vacation! 

Youth Ultimate Frisbee

Sunday afternoons, 4/15 - 5/27 (rain make up date 6/3)
1:00 - 2:00p for U8
2:00 - 3:30p for U10 and U12
3:30 - 5:00p for U14 boys
3:30 - 5:00p for 10-14 year old girls
5:00 - 7:00p for U17 boys and girls
Diamond Middle School
 
Coed program teaches skills and good sportsmanship so that players can learn and enjoy the sport of Ultimate. Small games to maximize playing time and touches. Ultimate is a fast paced non-contact field sport played around the state, country, and across the world. Our own LHS has a great varsity program with boys and girls teams which compete every spring across the state and even regionally.
In our program, we have competitive/travel boys and girls programs available for U14 and U17 players who have mastered the basics and are ready for a higher level of competition, including those who want to prepare for high school teams. For U14, it will be two half or full day events in MA.
We are very excited to have a girls team! Girls ages 10-14 will play together in a girls-only setting with great women coaches. The girls who are ready for competition will go to two one-day events, one in Amherst and one in Devens. This is a super opportunity for the girls to learn and love the sport, and to form great connections with their teammates.
 
For more information, please see BUDA website. Registration for all programs except U17 are through Lex Rec. If any questions, please contact program director Raphael Savir @781.862.4335 or raphael.savir@buda.org.
 
METCO Documentary Film, “On the Line: Where Sacrifice Begins”
 
Sat, April 28 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Rd, Lexington.
 
Created by Mike Mascoll, a Lexington METCO graduate, this film documents the birth in 1966 of METCO, which is the oldest voluntary desegregation program.  It highlights the METCO program through the experience of both METCO and Lexington families  and discusses why METCO is still such an important and beneficial program in Lexington today. Barbara Hamilton, METCO Director at Lexington High School said, “Now more than ever our country is at risk of being divided again. This story stands as an example of how we can still come together.” Following the film, there will be a panel of METCO parents, alumni, current students and educators.  Light refreshments will served.
 
LUSC High School Travel Soccer
LUSC is excited to continue offering high-schoolers a chance to enjoy the beautiful game.  Travel teams are forming for both boys and girls for the spring season.  Starting this year the game format is 7v7.  Players at all levels are welcomed.  One practice a week and games on Sundays, starting April 22.  For more information and to register please visit http://lexingtonunited.org
 
Seeking Soccer Mentors
Lexington United Soccer Club is seeking high school-age soccer players to assist the coaching staffs of established LUSC teams and to serve as mentors to young and developing soccer players in Lexington.   Community service hours are available.  Visit http://lexingtonunited.org/soccer-for-high-school-age-players/#mentors for more information.  Please contact luscplayermentorprogram@gmail.com if you're interested.
 
Paw Power Pet Jamboree: 5K Walk/Run with Your Pet
 
When: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lower Hayden Field on Worthen Road, Lexington
Cost: Student: $15
         Adult: $20
Paw Power t-shirt included with pre-registration!
 
Walk or run this awesome 5K to raise money for All Dog Rescue, an amazing organization that saves Massachusetts dogs in need. Pets are invited and encouraged to attend! Talk to animal experts, eat good food, socialize your dogs, enter in raffles, and get your t-shirt airbrushed!
 
Visit our website to register or donate: https://pawpowerpetjamboree.weebly.com
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE with the Lexington Garden Club
 
Saturday May 19th, 5 AM- 2 PM: Lexington Field & Garden Club hosts its 86th Plant Sale at the DPW building, 201 Bedford St. We need students to help set up tables starting at 5 AM; help customers carry purchases and run errands during the sale (7 AM - noon);  and break down table and transport leftover plants after the sale ends. Volunteer for all or part of the day (minimum of 2 hours preferred). No plant experience necessary - just strong arms!!
 
Please contact Anne Lee, AnJamLee@aol.com with your availability.
 
HOLI Festival of Colors
Sunday, May 20 (Rain date June 3)  1pm to 5pm
Hastings Park, Lexington, MA
 
Color Throwing every half hour.  No Outside Colors Allowed.
Multicultural.  Live Music.  Dance.  Henna.  Vegetarian Food and more!!
Entry $5 online / $8 at gate.  Kids under 5 free.  Includes a packet of color.
 
More info and online registration: http://www.festivalofcolorsma.com

Organized by Bhakti Center of Lexington, 781-215-3566

Cary Memorial Library - Strategic Planning / Children’s Room
 
The Cary Library is in the process of updating its Strategic Plan, and so is currently soliciting input from community members. Coming to the library for a planning session is difficult, so we've created a couple of surveys for busy families to encourage you to give us your feedback!
 
Youth Services Survey (programs, collections, technology, and Children's Room space)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SXWRD7Q
 
For families with children with special needs, we've created a special survey to better understand how the Library can serve your families.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M2CYZ22
 
In addition, you can send ANY comments about the library to CMLplanning2018@minlib.net - we'd love to hear from you. 
 
Finally, if there's anything we can do for you, or if you want to share anything directly with myself or with the library director, you can reach us at:
Alissa Lauzon - Head of Youth Services - alauzon@minlib.net
Koren Stembridge - Library Director - kstembridge@minlib.net
 
YMCA of Greater Boston / Waltham YMCA: Summer Camp 2018 - Now Enrolling
 
June 18th - August 24th
 
Waltham YMCA Day Camp, 725 Lexington St, Waltham, MA
 
Camp Hours: 9am to 4pm.  Extended day hours available.  
http://www.ymcaboston.org/camps

Y Day Camp keeps kids engaged, safe, healthy and learning.  Above all, we focus on making summer fun!  Join us for the best summer ever.  To enroll or for more information please contact: WalthamCamps@ymcaboston.org.  


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION  

College Essay Writing

Tuesday, April 10 from 6:30-8:30pm
at Lexington High School
Cost:  $33.0
 
Most people, parents and students, think of writing the College Application Essay as a major, intimidating event.  But it can be a non-stressful, even enjoyable process and this evening session will show you how that happens.   The essay is not about impressing admissions officers with grand accomplishments; it’s a story that tells them about you. This low-key workshop will send you off with some solid topic ideas, writing skills to use going forward and the start of an essay draft. Class size is limited, so there will be time for brief one-on-one meetings.  Catherine Johnson is a teacher, writing coach and editor with 40 years experience.  She has helped dozens of students draft college application essays that carried them into the college or university of their choice.   
 
Pre-registration, using a MasterCard or VISA, required by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
 
April Break Intensive College Essay Workshop
Monday - Thursday, April 16, 17, 18, 19
From 10:00am - 1:30pm
The Place for Words, Bedford
Cost:  $500
 
Don’t wait until college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay!  Be prepared by spending only one weekend (four-half days) learning the do's and dont’s of the essay.  You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay in the span of four days. Join fellow students as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof technique on how to choose your essay topic. From there, you will draft your essay and receive feedback.  You will work on polishing your essay and by the close of day four, you will have a completed essay that is concise yet creative and lively. Please bring a paper and pen to class as well as your laptop. This class will be held at The Place for Words, 200 Great Road, Suite 254A, Bedford.  There will be a short lunch break. Please bring your own lunch or plan to purchase from nearby restaurants. 
 
Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
 
FOR PARENTS:
 
You Can Afford College if......
Thursday, April 12 from 6:30-8:30pm
at Lexington High School
Cost:  $25.00 for two adults in the household   
 
If… you plan in advance; you understand the financial aid process; and you act early enough to be successful. This course will teach you the concepts and strategies that will help you maximize your financial aid by understanding the process, and how implementing strategies may increase a family’s eligibility.  All schools are not alike, so it is important to know your options and opportunities. A free financial aid analysis will be available to all attendees.
Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043 

Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture & Community on the Outer Cape

Monday, April 23rd from 7:00-8:30pm
Lexington Depot  
Cost:  $10.00 

Peter McMahon, Founding Director of the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, and author of Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape, will discuss his preservation work on the Cape’s mid century homes and his appreciation of modern architecture. Relating the history of the Bauhaus movement, and other architectural inspirations of the mid-century, Peter will share the common roots of the modern home movement here in Lexington. In Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape, co-authored with Christine Cipriani, we meet, among others, the Boston Brahmins Jack Phillips and and Nathaniel Saltonstall; the self-taught architect, carpenter and painter Jack Hall;  who brought the lessons of both Frank Lloyd Wright and Brutalism to the Cape. Their homes were laboratories, places to work through ideas without spending much money. The result of this ferment is a body of work unlike any other, a regional modernism fusing the building traditions of Cape Cod fishing towns with Bauhaus concepts and postwar experimentation.
Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/
* The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @ https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS
_________________________________________________________________________
You can contact the LHS PTO Weekly Announcements manager at announcements@lhspto.org. 
Complete information about what kinds of posts we accept is available at the LHS PTO website. 
 

Week of March 29th, 2018

MPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
   2018 LHS School Council Announcement for Parent Candidates
   “SCREENAGERS”
   Annual (End of Year) LHS PTO Meeting/Forum
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   MANDATORY AP Pre-Admin Meeting for all AP students
   LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   Lexington's First Annual Special Education Resource Fair
   Dyslexia Parents Group Coffee
   Come enjoy a night of Greek/Bulgarian culture!
   Youth Ultimate Frisbee
   LUSC High School Travel Soccer
   Seeking Soccer Mentors
   Cary Memorial Library - Strategic Planning / Children’s Room
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   College Essay Writing
   You Can Afford College if.....
 
IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
Friday, March 30: Good Friday holiday / NO SCHOOL
Monday, April 2: Attendance Verification Distributed
Thursday, April 5: 7:45am-8:45am Parent Group Meeting
Friday, April 6: End of 3rd Quarter
                          7pm-10pm School Dance
Monday, April 9: Student Attendance Appeals Deadline
                             6:15pm-7:45pm School Council Meeting
 
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
 
Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
 
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS to get the latest news and up to date school information
 
Thanks -
LHS PTO
 
2018 LHS School Council Parent Candidates: LAST CHANCE!
 
LHS School Council Parent Volunteer Opportunity:
The LHS School Council is seeking two (2) LHS parent candidates to each serve a three-year term starting in 2018-2019.   The candidates must have a child at LHS during the full three-year term. Overlapping siblings are also acceptable. 
 
The purpose of the School Council is to work collaboratively with the Principal to develop school improvement plans consistent with system wide goals and student performance standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Education.  Council members plan ways to meet the diverse learning needs of students; establish a school climate of tolerance and respect for every individual; involve parents in the life of the school; impact safety and discipline; enhance extracurricular activities and more. 
 
The Council is composed of LHS parents, faculty, community representatives, LHS students and the Principal. Meetings are held on a Monday evening once a month, at LHS. 
 
If you are interested in serving on the LHS School Council, please email a brief summary (limit is 250 words) of your qualifications and interest. Please note that this summary will be published, for LHS parents to vote on electronically. Send to: Shubhra Chandra, President@lhspto.org by midnight today, Thursday March 29th, 2018.  The two parent candidates will be selected, through a ballot election, by the parents at LHS. We will be setting up online voting. Deadline for voting will be published later.
Please email- president@lhspto.org if you have any questions.
 
“SCREENAGERS”
Date: Tuesday, April 3
Time: 7-9 pm, in the Lexington High School auditorium, 251 Waltham St.
 
Parents and students are invited to a free screening of the movie “Screenagers,” co-sponsored by the Clarke PTO, Diamond PTA, and LHS PTO. Following the movie, there will be an opportunity for questions and answers with a panel of experts in technology, law enforcement, and adolescent mental health.  Please join us to learn more about how technology and the teenage brain. All are welcome.
 
About the movie:
The average child spends 6 ½ hours a day looking at screens. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, physician and award-winning filmmaker Delaney Ruston explores the impact of all that screen time. “Screenagers” examines the friction in homes and schools around technology use; reveals how screen time impacts children’s development; and offers solutions on how adults can best empower children to navigate the digital world and find balance.
 
About the panelists:
•  Sandra DeJong, MD, MSc, is a practicing child psychiatrist, a director of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry training at Cambridge Health Alliance for 14 years, and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She has published and presented widely about digital media and youth.
•  Dr. Abigail Judge is a clinical and child forensic psychologist in private practice and on staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is on the part-time faculty at Harvard Medical School. She has published extensively about sexting and adolescent sexual behavior in the digital age.
•  Detective Kristina Hankins is a member of the Lexington Police Department and the School Resource Officer for Lexington Public Schools.
•  Jennifer Judkins is the Director of Digital Learning for Lexington Public Schools and is passionate about promoting responsible and meaningful use of technology in today's classrooms
 
Annual (End of Year) LHS PTO Meeting/Forum
When: May 15th, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Library Media Room at LHS
www.lhspto.org
 
Come and hear our Principal Andrew Stephens and Associate Principal John Murray talk about the school year at the Annual PTO meeting. Open to all PTO members.
The PTO will also be voting in the Executive Board members, Committee members (Parent volunteers) and the Budget for 2018-19 school year. 
 
 
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
 
LHS Calendar Dates
For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar, http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10
 
You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 
 
Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis. 
 
 
MANDATORY AP Pre-Admin Meeting for all AP students
 
There will be a MANDATORY AP Pre-Administrative meeting for all students taking an AP exam every day after school at 2:30pm in the ILDC (Formerly SLH) from Monday, April 9th to Thursday, April 12th.  
It is REQUIRED for all students taking AP exam(s) to attend one of these sessions in order to fill out the administrative paperwork needed to take their exams. 
Students, please arrive promptly at 2:30pm and plan to stay for approximately 45 minutes.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and attendance.  Please also plan to stay for the duration of the session.  For any questions, please email Karen Hurley at khurley@lexingtonma.org or reach her by phone at 781-861-2320 x69126.
 
LHS Sports
Home Games/Meets (March 30- April 6) 
 
Friday, March 30
10:00am GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Needham High School
 
Monday, April 2
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Baseball vs Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Volleyball vs Norton High School
 
Tuesday, April 3
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Chelmsford High School
5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Chelmsford High School
 
Wednesday, April 4
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Tennis vs Melrose High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Baseball vs St. John’s High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs St. John’s High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Andover High School
5:15pm BOYS Varsity Volleyball vs Andover High School
 
Thursday, April 5
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Melrose High School
3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Melrose High School
4:00pm GIRLS Freshman Lacrosse vs Reading Memorial High School
 
Friday, April 6
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Tennis vs Stoneham High School
 
**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com
 
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
Lexington's First Annual Special Education Resource Fair
When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: The FUSE School & Program, 110 Hartwell Avenue, Suite 100, Lexington
 
Come join us to learn about resources for the special education community, including sports providers, camps, services, advocates, and many other resources. Visit the Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA website to learn more: https://lexsepta.org/events/resource-fair/
 
If you have any questions, please contact communications@lexsepta.org.
 
Dyslexia Parents Group Coffee
When: Thursday, April 5
Time: 9 AM - 11 AM
Where: Home of Bettina McGimsey
We will hold a coffee at the home of Bettina McGimsey on Thursday April 5. Please join us for good discussion and connection. Feel free to bring any questions and concerns you might have. We will send out directions to the location closer to the date to those who RSVP at lexdyslexia@gmail.com.
 
Come enjoy a night of Greek/Bulgarian culture!
Monday, April 9th at LHS, 6:00-8:00 pm
 
Hor d’oeuvres and Silent Auction (Commons 1)
Raffle tickets sold for a Sonos wireless speaker
Performances of Greek and Bulgarian music (Auditorium)
Featuring seven-time gold medalist folk singer, Elitsa Stoyneva Zdravets, a Boston-based Bulgarian band, Greek musicians
LHS Honors Chorus ensembles
Proceeds to benefit the Greece-Bulgaria Choral trip during April school vacation!
 
Youth Ultimate Frisbee
Sunday afternoons, 4/15 - 5/27 (rain make up date 6/3)
1:00 - 2:00p for U8
2:00 - 3:30p for U10 and U12
3:30 - 5:00p for U14 boys
3:30 - 5:00p for 10-14 year old girls
5:00 - 7:00p for U17 boys and girls
Diamond Middle School
 
Coed program teaches skills and good sportsmanship so that players can learn and enjoy the sport of Ultimate. Small games to maximize playing time and touches. Ultimate is a fast paced non-contact field sport played around the state, country, and across the world. Our own LHS has a great varsity program with boys and girls teams which compete every spring across the state and even regionally.
In our program, we have competitive/travel boys and girls programs available for U14 and U17 players who have mastered the basics and are ready for a higher level of competition, including those who want to prepare for high school teams. For U14, it will be two half or full day events in MA.
We are very excited to have a girls team! Girls ages 10-14 will play together in a girls-only setting with great women coaches. The girls who are ready for competition will go to two one-day events, one in Amherst and one in Devens. This is a super opportunity for the girls to learn and love the sport, and to form great connections with their teammates.
 
For more information, please see BUDA website. Registration for all programs except U17 are through Lex Rec. If any questions, please contact program director Raphael Savir @781.862.4335 or raphael.savir@buda.org.
 
LUSC High School Travel Soccer
LUSC is excited to continue offering high-schoolers a chance to enjoy the beautiful game.  Travel teams are forming for both boys and girls for the spring season.  Starting this year the game format is 7v7.  Players at all levels are welcomed.  One practice a week and games on Sundays, starting April 22.  For more information and to register please visit http://lexingtonunited.org
 
Seeking Soccer Mentors
Lexington United Soccer Club is seeking high school-age soccer players to assist the coaching staffs of established LUSC teams and to serve as mentors to young and developing soccer players in Lexington.   Community service hours are available.  Visit http://lexingtonunited.org/soccer-for-high-school-age-players/#mentors for more information.  Please contact luscplayermentorprogram@gmail.com if you're interested.
 
 
Cary Memorial Library - Strategic Planning / Children’s Room
The Cary Library is in the process of updating its Strategic Plan, and so is currently soliciting input from community members. Coming to the library for a planning session is difficult, so we've created a couple of surveys for busy families to encourage you to give us your feedback!
Youth Services Survey (programs, collections, technology, and Children's Room space)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SXWRD7Q
For families with children with special needs, we've created a special survey to better understand how the Library can serve your families.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M2CYZ22
 
In addition, you can send ANY comments about the library to CMLplanning2018@minlib.net - we'd love to hear from you. 
 
Finally, if there's anything we can do for you, or if you want to share anything directly with myself or with the library director, you can reach us at:
Alissa Lauzon - Head of Youth Services - alauzon@minlib.net
Koren Stembridge - Library Director - kstembridge@minlib.net
 
Lexington Community Education

College Essay Writing
Tuesday, April 10 from 6:30-8:30pm
at Lexington High School
Cost:  $33.0
 
Most people, parents and students, think of writing the College Application Essay as a major, intimidating event.  But it can be a non-stressful, even enjoyable process and this evening session will show you how that happens.   The essay is not about impressing admissions officers with grand accomplishments; it’s a story that tells them about you. This low-key workshop will send you off with some solid topic ideas, writing skills to use going forward and the start of an essay draft. Class size is limited, so there will be time for brief one-on-one meetings.  Catherine Johnson is a teacher, writing coach and editor with 40 years experience.  She has helped dozens of students draft college application essays that carried them into the college or university of their choice.   
 
Pre-registration, using a MasterCard or VISA, required by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
 
FOR PARENTS:
 
You Can Afford College if......
Thursday, April 12 from 6:30-8:30pm
at Lexington High School
Cost:  $25.00 for two adults in the household   
 
If… you plan in advance; you understand the financial aid process; and you act early enough to be successful. This course will teach you the concepts and strategies that will help you maximize your financial aid by understanding the process, and how implementing strategies may increase a family’s eligibility.  All schools are not alike, so it is important to know your options and opportunities. A free financial aid analysis will be available to all attendees.
Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043
 
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 
* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/
* The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @ https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS
_________________________________________________________________________
You can contact the LHS PTO Weekly Announcements manager at announcements@lhspto.org. 
Complete information about what kinds of posts we accept is available at the LHS PTO website. 
 

 

Week of March 23rd, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
   2018 LHS School Council Announcement for Parent Candidates
   “SCREENAGERS”
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   Important AP Test Information
   Academic Advising Appointments: March 12- March 29
   LHS Performing Arts
   LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   Sights Sets On Science
   The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students
   Lexington Parent Academy 4.0
   Lexington's First Annual Special Education Resource Fair
   Dyslexia Parents Group Coffee
   LUSC High School Travel Soccer
   Seeking Soccer Mentors
   Cary Memorial Library - Strategic Planning / Children’s Room
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   Raising Boys in the Digital Age with Dr. Anthony Rao



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

Tuesday, March 27: MCAS ELA Comp Session A & B - All Sophomores/New Students
Wednesday, March 28: MCAS ELA Reading Comp Session 1 & 2
Thursday, March 29: MCAS ELA Reading Comp Session 3
Friday, March 30: Good Friday holiday / NO SCHOOL


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter 

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS to get the latest news and up to date school information

Thanks -
LHS PTO

2018 LHS School Council Announcement for Parent Candidates

LHS School Council Parent Volunteer Opportunity:
The LHS School Council is seeking two (2) LHS parent candidates to each serve a three-year term starting in 2018-2019.   The candidates must have a child at LHS during the full three-year term. Overlapping siblings are also acceptable. 

The purpose of the School Council is to work collaboratively with the Principal to develop school improvement plans consistent with system wide goals and student performance standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Education.  Council members plan ways to meet the diverse learning needs of students; establish a school climate of tolerance and respect for every individual; involve parents in the life of the school; impact safety and discipline; enhance extracurricular activities and more. 

The Council is composed of LHS parents, faculty, community representatives, LHS students and the Principal. Meetings are held on a Monday evening once a month, at LHS. 

If you are interested in serving on the LHS School Council, please email a brief summary (limit is 250 words) of your qualifications and interest. Please note that this summary will be published, for LHS parents to vote on electronically. Send to: Shubhra Chandra,President@lhspto.org no later than March 29th, 2018.  The two parent candidates will be selected, through a ballot election, by the parents at LHS. We will be setting up online voting. Deadline for voting will be published later.
Please email- president@lhspto.org if you have any questions.

“SCREENAGERS”
Date: Tuesday, April 3
Time: 7-9 pm, in the Lexington High School auditorium, 251 Waltham St.

Parents and students are invited to a free screening of the movie “Screenagers,” co-sponsored by the Clarke PTO, Diamond PTA, and LHS PTO. Following the movie, there will be an opportunity for questions and answers with a panel of experts in technology, law enforcement, and adolescent mental health.  Please join us to learn more about how technology and the teenage brain. All are welcome.

About the movie:
The average child spends 6 ½ hours a day looking at screens. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, physician and award-winning filmmaker Delaney Ruston explores the impact of all that screen time. “Screenagers” examines the friction in homes and schools around technology use; reveals how screen time impacts children’s development; and offers solutions on how adults can best empower children to navigate the digital world and find balance.

About the panelists:
•  Sandra DeJong, MD, MSc, is a practicing child psychiatrist, a director of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry training at Cambridge Health Alliance for 14 years, and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She has published and presented widely about digital media and youth.
•  Dr. Abigail Judge is a clinical and child forensic psychologist in private practice and on staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is on the part-time faculty at Harvard Medical School. She has published extensively about sexting and adolescent sexual behavior in the digital age.
•  Detective Kristina Hankins is a member of the Lexington Police Department and the School Resource Officer for Lexington Public Schools.
•  Jennifer Judkins is the Director of Digital Learning for Lexington Public Schools and is passionate about promoting responsible and meaningful use of technology in today's classrooms 


LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates 

For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar,http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis

Important AP Test Information 

Students – It is important to check the AP roster posted outside room 152. Be sure your name is listed with your AP test you plan to take in May. Any questions please Mrs. Hurley in room 152. 

Karen Hurley
Registrar

Academic Advising Appointments: March 12- March 29

As part of our Comprehensive School Counseling Curriculum, every 9th, 10th, and 11th grader will again have the opportunity to meet with their school counselor for a 10-15 minute Academic Advising appointment. 

The Goals of Academic Advising:
• Review graduation requirements
• Discuss student’s course recommendations/requests
• Consider course recommendations/requests and their connection to future planning
• Reflect on the student’s academic placements in relation to balance and wellness

Academic Advising runs March 12 - March 29
Week 1 - March 12-16: Juniors and Sophomores
Week 2 - March 19-23: Sophomores and Freshmen
Week 3 - March 26-29: Freshmen and Clean-up

Students will be signing-up for appointments usingSignUpGenuis.com.  

Counselors will be using iBlock during Academic Advising for missed appointments, absences, and follow-up appointments.  

Linda Prisco
Administrative Assistant
Counseling Office
Lexington High School
781-861-2320 x69128 

LHS Performing Arts

MICCA Concert Festival

Dates: March 23 - 25, 2018
Place: Lexington High School, Donald J. Gillespie, Jr. Auditorium
TIckets: $10 adults/$5 students and senior citizens (One admission price is charged for the entire festival!)

The MICCA (Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductor’s Association) Concert Festival is being held this weekend, March 23rd - 25th!  During the festival, Lexington High School will host instrumental ensembles from across the region as they come to perform before a panel of esteemed judges.  Each group will receive valuable feedback regarding their performances. The concerts are open to the public. Tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.  Only one ticket per person is needed to see all of the weekend’s concerts!
Lexington ensembles will perform as follows:
Friday 5:00 p.m. Repertoire Orchestra
Friday 6:30 p.m. Symphonic Band
Friday 8:00 p.m. Symphony Orchestra
Friday 8:30 p.m. Wind Ensemble
Saturday 8:00 a.m. Chamber Orchestra
Saturday 9:30 a.m. Middle School Select Band
Saturday 11:00 a.m. Concert Band

More information about the MICCA Festival and a complete schedule of events at each site is available at http://www.miccamusic.org.
Contact Information: LHS Band Director Megan Riccio, mriccio@lexingtonma.org 

LHS Sports 

Home Games/Meets (March 23 – March 30 

Friday, March 23
3:00pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Plymouth North High School

Wednesday, March 28
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Xaverian Brothers High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Baseball vs Xaverian Brothers High School 

Thursday, March 29
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Needham High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Lacrosse vs Bedford Public Schools 

Friday, March 30
10:00am BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Lowell High School

**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

Sights Sets On Science
Presenter: Alex Peruta
Expert educational consultant and previous scientific researcher at Yale University


When: March 25th, 2pm-3:30pm
Where: Hyatt house Waltham | 54 4th Ave, Waltham, MA
Note: This is a FREE event, FREE parking available at the location. 

Click Here to register

Are you interested in becoming a science researcher, engineer, vet, doctor, dentist, computer programmer, or one of the many other careers that has a strong foundation in science? Learn what it takes to develop your interests in these fields outside the classroom and stand out when applying to college. This seminar will discuss how to determine what areas of science interest you, deepen those interests while in high school by seeking out extracurricular and academic opportunities, and tell your science story through your college application so that admissions boards can see your passion. This talk is for science enthusiasts, novices, and potential future scientists of all kinds. 

This Seminar Includes:
● How-to guide for determining what areas of science interest you
● Suggestions for deepening those interests through extracurriculars
● Strategies for gaining STEM internships

The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students

We are pleased to announce a new date AND location for the Childhood Face of ADHD presentation with Dr. Ned Hallowell.

Date: Monday, March 26 @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Lexington High School Auditorium

TO REGISTER for this event, please see the SEPTA event page.

In this presentation, Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, practicing child and adult psychiatrist, founder of the Hallowell Center, and former instructor at Harvard Medical School, offers insight into the childhood face of ADHD, and how ADHD and learning disabilities impact the student emotionally and socially. Because he and two of his children have ADHD themselves, he recognizes the importance not just of proper diagnosis and treatment but also the importance of developing the positive attributes most people with ADHD possess. He will provide an introduction to the world of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and explain what it feels like to have ADHD from a child’s perspective. Thank you to Indian Americans of Lexington for their generous donation to make this presentation possible.

For more information about the Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA, please seelexsepta.org 

Lexington Parent Academy 4.0

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:30am -2:30pm
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road, Lexington

The 4th Annual LPA is designed to educate and empower parents to meet the changing demands of parenting in today’s world. Participants can choose 1, 2, or 3 workshops based on your interests. This event is free! You can view the workshop  schedule & descriptions online. While you do not need to pre-register, but pre-registration is recommended to guarantee a seat in a specific workshop. Pre-registering only guarantees your seat until the workshop starts.  Registration will open starting on 3/4/18 and will close on 3/22/18.

To pre-register, go to https://www.activityreg.com/ss_t2.wcs.  At this site, select a state, “MA”, then select a program, “Lexington Recreation Department”.   For more information contact Julie Fenn, LPS Assistant Coordinator of PE &  Wellness at jfenn@lexingtonma.org   

Lexington's First Annual Special Education Resource Fair
When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: The FUSE School & Program, 110 Hartwell Avenue, Suite 100, Lexington

Come join us to learn about resources for the special education community, including sports providers, camps, services, advocates, and many other resources. Visit the Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA website to learn more: https://lexsepta.org/events/resource-fair/

If you have any questions, please contact communications@lexsepta.org.

Dyslexia Parents Group Coffee
When: Thursday, April 5
Time: 9 AM - 11 AM
Where: Home of Bettina McGimsey

We will hold a coffee at the home of Bettina McGimsey on Thursday April 5. Please join us for good discussion and connection. Feel free to bring any questions and concerns you might have. We will send out directions to the location closer to the date to those who RSVP at lexdyslexia@gmail.com.

LUSC High School Travel Soccer

LUSC is excited to continue offering high-schoolers a chance to enjoy the beautiful game.  Travel teams are forming for both boys and girls for the spring season.  Starting this year the game format is 7v7.  Players at all levels are welcomed.  One practice a week and games on Sundays, starting April 22.  For more information and to register please visit lexingtonunited.org.   

Seeking Soccer Mentors

Lexington United Soccer Club is seeking high school-age soccer players to assist the coaching staffs of established LUSC teams and to serve as mentors to young and developing soccer players in Lexington.   Community service hours are available.  Visit http://lexingtonunited.org/soccer-for-high-school-age-players/#mentors for more information.  Please contact luscplayermentorprogram@gmail.com if you're interested. 

Cary Memorial Library - Strategic Planning / Children’s Room 

The Cary Library is in the process of updating its Strategic Plan, and so is currently soliciting input from community members. Coming to the library for a planning session is difficult, so we've created a couple of surveys for busy families to encourage you to give us your feedback!
Youth Services Survey (programs, collections, technology, and Children's Room space)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SXWRD7Q
For families with children with special needs, we've created a special survey to better understand how the Library can serve your families. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M2CYZ22 

In addition, you can send ANY comments about the library toCMLplanning2018@minlib.net - we'd love to hear from you. 

Finally, if there's anything we can do for you, or if you want to share anything directly with myself or with the library director, you can reach us at:
Alissa Lauzon - Head of Youth Services - alauzon@minlib.net
Koren Stembridge - Library Director - kstembridge@minlib.net



LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website:https://www.lhspto.org/
The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS -https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

Week of March 16th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
   2018 LHS School Council Announcement for Parent Candidates
   LHS Shop at Wilson Farm Day - THis Thursday March 22 - It's Finally Here!
   “SCREENAGERS”
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Tee Shirt Contest – CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 21ST!
   Academic Advising Appointments: March 12- March 29
   LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   Clarke Night Out
   Free Parent Presentation on Anxiety
   Cricket Winter 2 Registration
   Sights Sets On Science
   The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students
   Time to Register for the Estabrook Run of the Mill
   Lexington Parent Academy 4.0
   LUSC High School Travel Soccer
   Seeking Soccer Mentors
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   The Natural World of Winnie-The-Pooh with Kathryn Aalto



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

Saturday, March 17: 7:00pm-9:00pm Winter A Cappella Jamboree
Monday, March 19: LHS Spring Sports season begins
Tuesday, March 20: LHS Winter Choral Concert
Thursday, March 22: Shop At Wilson Farm Day
Tuesday, March 27: MCAS ELA Comp Session A & B - All Sophomores/New Students
Wednesday, March 28: MCAS ELA Reading Comp Session 1 & 2
Thursday, March 29: MCAS ELA Reading Comp Session 3
Friday, March 30: Good Friday holiday / NO SCHOOL


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter 

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS to get the latest news and up to date school information

Thanks -
LHS PTO

2018 LHS School Council Announcement for Parent Candidates

LHS School Council Parent Volunteer Opportunity:
The LHS School Council is seeking two (2) LHS parent candidates to each serve a three-year term starting in 2018-2019.   The candidates must have a child at LHS during the full three-year term. Overlapping siblings are also acceptable. 

The purpose of the School Council is to work collaboratively with the Principal to develop school improvement plans consistent with system wide goals and student performance standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Education.  Council members plan ways to meet the diverse learning needs of students; establish a school climate of tolerance and respect for every individual; involve parents in the life of the school; impact safety and discipline; enhance extracurricular activities and more. 

The Council is composed of LHS parents, faculty, community representatives, LHS students and the Principal. Meetings are held on a Monday evening once a month, at LHS. 

If you are interested in serving on the LHS School Council, please email a brief summary (limit is 250 words) of your qualifications and interest. Please note that this summary will be published, for LHS parents to vote on electronically. Send to: Shubhra Chandra,President@lhspto.org no later than March 29th, 2018.  The two parent candidates will be selected, through a ballot election, by the parents at LHS. We will be setting up online voting. Deadline for voting will be published later.
Please email- president@lhspto.org if you have any questions.

LHS Shop at Wilson Farm Day - THis Thursday March 22 - It's Finally Here! 

Shop at Wilson Farm during opening hours on THursday, March 22and 20% of your pre-tax spending will be set aside for donation to Lexington High School. Be sure to mark your calendar!

Lexington High's principal will decide how the funds will be used. In past years, schools have used their Shop at Wilson Farm Day earnings to purchase projectors, books, scholarship programs, and even lecture series. 

In order for your Wilson Farm purchase to be counted in your school’s fundraising totals, you must present this flyer (stored at the LHS PTO website) at the registers, either on paper or an electronic version on your smart phone. 

“SCREENAGERS”
Date: Tuesday, April 3
Time: 7-9 pm, in the Lexington High School auditorium, 251 Waltham St.

Parents and students are invited to a free screening of the movie “Screenagers,” co-sponsored by the Clarke PTO, Diamond PTA, and LHS PTO. Following the movie, there will be an opportunity for questions and answers with a panel of experts in technology, law enforcement, and adolescent mental health.  Please join us to learn more about how technology and the teenage brain. All are welcome.

About the movie:
The average child spends 6 ½ hours a day looking at screens. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, physician and award-winning filmmaker Delaney Ruston explores the impact of all that screen time. “Screenagers” examines the friction in homes and schools around technology use; reveals how screen time impacts children’s development; and offers solutions on how adults can best empower children to navigate the digital world and find balance.

About the panelists:
•  Sandra DeJong, MD, MSc, is a practicing child psychiatrist, a director of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry training at Cambridge Health Alliance for 14 years, and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She has published and presented widely about digital media and youth.
•  Dr. Abigail Judge is a clinical and child forensic psychologist in private practice and on staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is on the part-time faculty at Harvard Medical School. She has published extensively about sexting and adolescent sexual behavior in the digital age.
•  Detective Kristina Hankins is a member of the Lexington Police Department and the School Resource Officer for Lexington Public Schools.
•  Jennifer Judkins is the Director of Digital Learning for Lexington Public Schools and is passionate about promoting responsible and meaningful use of technology in today's classrooms 


LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates 

For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar,http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis

2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Tee Shirt Contest –CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 21ST!

Due to snow days, the 2018 ANGP Tee Shirt Contest deadline is being extended to March 21st!
Be creative with this year’s BEACH PARTY Theme!

This contest is open to all LHS students.  One design will be selected for the front and one for the back.  The 2 Tee Shirt Contest Winners will each receive a $50 prize.  Check with the Art Department Room 202 for design contest rules and permission slip.

Academic Advising Appointments: March 12- March 29

As part of our Comprehensive School Counseling Curriculum, every 9th, 10th, and 11th grader will again have the opportunity to meet with their school counselor for a 10-15 minute Academic Advising appointment. 

The Goals of Academic Advising:
• Review graduation requirements
• Discuss student’s course recommendations/requests
• Consider course recommendations/requests and their connection to future planning
• Reflect on the student’s academic placements in relation to balance and wellness

Academic Advising runs March 12 - March 29
Week 1 - March 12-16: Juniors and Sophomores
Week 2 - March 19-23: Sophomores and Freshmen
Week 3 - March 26-29: Freshmen and Clean-up

Students will be signing-up for appointments usingSignUpGenuis.com.  

Counselors will be using iBlock during Academic Advising for missed appointments, absences, and follow-up appointments.  

Linda Prisco
Administrative Assistant
Counseling Office
Lexington High School
781-861-2320 x69128  

LHS Sports 

Home Games/Meets (March 16 – March 23) 

Friday, March 23
3:00pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Plymouth North High School

**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

Clarke Night Out
The adult evening is March 16, 7-11pm at Waxy O'Connor's. $45 each available at clarkepto.org
Join us this Friday, March 16th and check out the online auction open to anyone between now and March 16th!
Clarke Middle School PTO invites the community to our biennial fundraiser and parent celebration! When you attend the event and bid online, you are supporting the middle school experience for students and families at Clarke. Thank you, and good luck!

The online auction is open to anyone now-March 16 at32auctions.com/ClarkeNightOut2018 and features:
o    Baking Class for 6 with Farhana Stevenson
o    Hydrafacial at Aspire
o    Massage at Body Work Masters
o    Family Portrait session with Erin Mysak
o    Professional organizing consultation
o    Race car ride at Ariel
o    Kids camps
o    and much more!

Free Parent Presentation on Anxiety
Presenter: Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA
Date: 03/15/2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Lexington High School, Science Lecture Hall

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that one in four thirteen-eighteen year olds has had an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Without intervention, these children are at risk for poor performance, diminished learning, and social/behavior problems in school. Understanding the role anxiety plays in a student’s behavior is crucial and using preventive strategies are key to successful intervention. Effective behavior plans for these students must avoid the reward and punishment-based consequences from traditional behavior methods and focus instead on the use of preventive strategies and on explicitly teaching coping skills, self-monitoring, and alternative responses. Easy to implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, executive functioning, and self-monitoring will be discussed.

Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a board certified behavior analyst and special educator and a consultant to schools nationwide (www.jessicaminahan.com). Jessica has over 17 years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public school systems.

To register for this event, please go to:https://lexsepta.org/events/strategies-for-kids-with-anxiety/. If you have trouble with the link, please copy and paste it into your browser.
 
For more information about the Lexington SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) and SEPTA (Special Education PTA), please see our website at www.lexsepta.org

Cary Library Needs Your Input for its Strategic Plan
The Cary Library is in the process of updating its Strategic Plan, and so is currently soliciting input from community members. Coming to the library for a planning session is difficult, so we've created a couple of surveys for busy families to encourage you to give us your feedback!
Youth Services Survey (programs, collections, technology, and Children's Room space)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SXWRD7Q 

For families with children with special needs, we've created a special survey to better understand how the Library can serve your families. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M2CYZ22

In addition, you can send ANY comments about the library toCMLplanning2018@minlib.net - we'd love to hear from you. 

IFinally, if there's anything we can do for you, or if you want to share anything directly with myself or with the library director, you can reach us at: 

IAlissa Lauzon - Head of Youth Services - alauzon@minlib.net
Koren Stembridge - Library Director - kstembridge@minlib.net

Cricket Winter 2 Registration
Dates: March 4th to March 25th, 
Time: Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm - 
Location: Grace Chapel 59 Worthen Rd, Lexington, MA 02421
Fees: $100.00     
Registration link:  https://unitedcricketleague.zenplanner.com 

The CricOne Winter 2 Registrations are on now. You will find 'all' the upcoming Veedo & Spring programs.  Please 'sign up' for "CricOne Winter 2". If you have any difficulties signing up, then email:contact@unitedcl.org or leave vm at 617.615.6504

Sights Sets On Science
Presenter: Alex Peruta
Expert educational consultant and previous scientific researcher at Yale University


When: March 25th, 2pm-3:30pm
Where: Hyatt house Waltham | 54 4th Ave, Waltham, MA
Note: This is a FREE event, FREE parking available at the location. 

Click Here to register

Are you interested in becoming a science researcher, engineer, vet, doctor, dentist, computer programmer, or one of the many other careers that has a strong foundation in science? Learn what it takes to develop your interests in these fields outside the classroom and stand out when applying to college. This seminar will discuss how to determine what areas of science interest you, deepen those interests while in high school by seeking out extracurricular and academic opportunities, and tell your science story through your college application so that admissions boards can see your passion. This talk is for science enthusiasts, novices, and potential future scientists of all kinds. 

This Seminar Includes:
● How-to guide for determining what areas of science interest you
● Suggestions for deepening those interests through extracurriculars
● Strategies for gaining STEM internships

The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students

We are pleased to announce a new date AND location for the Childhood Face of ADHD presentation with Dr. Ned Hallowell.

Date: Monday, March 26 @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Lexington High School Auditorium

TO REGISTER for this event, please see the SEPTA event page.

In this presentation, Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, practicing child and adult psychiatrist, founder of the Hallowell Center, and former instructor at Harvard Medical School, offers insight into the childhood face of ADHD, and how ADHD and learning disabilities impact the student emotionally and socially. Because he and two of his children have ADHD themselves, he recognizes the importance not just of proper diagnosis and treatment but also the importance of developing the positive attributes most people with ADHD possess. He will provide an introduction to the world of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and explain what it feels like to have ADHD from a child’s perspective. Thank you to Indian Americans of Lexington for their generous donation to make this presentation possible.

For more information about the Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA, please seelexsepta.org 

Time to Register for the Estabrook Run of the Mill

The Estabrook PTO is proud to sponsor its 10th annual Run of the Mill! On Sunday, May 20, 2018 all families and friends of Estabrook School are invited to join in this healthy, fun, and exciting community event. To kick off the day, we will begin with the Jim Banks Kids Fun Run in Estabrook School Field at 9:30AM, followed by the main event the 5K Run/Walk, starting at 10AM. The Kids Fun Run does not require registration.

Go to http://estabrookpto.org/run-of-the-mill/ for more information and the link to register with Racewire.
First 200 registrants get a race T-shirt. Don't delay! They are going fast!
Order by April 1 to guarantee your T-shirt size.
Hope to see everyone on race day!  

Lexington Parent Academy 4.0

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:30am -2:30pm
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road, Lexington

The 4th Annual LPA is designed to educate and empower parents to meet the changing demands of parenting in today’s world. Participants can choose 1, 2, or 3 workshops based on your interests. This event is free! You can view the workshop  schedule & descriptions online. While you do not need to pre-register, but pre-registration is recommended to guarantee a seat in a specific workshop. Pre-registering only guarantees your seat until the workshop starts.  Registration will open starting on 3/4/18 and will close on 3/22/18.

To pre-register, go to https://www.activityreg.com/ss_t2.wcs.  At this site, select a state, “MA”, then select a program, “Lexington Recreation Department”.   For more information contact Julie Fenn, LPS Assistant Coordinator of PE &  Wellness at jfenn@lexingtonma.org  

LUSC High School Travel Soccer

LUSC is excited to continue offering high-schoolers a chance to enjoy the beautiful game.  Travel teams are forming for both boys and girls for the spring season.  Starting this year the game format is 7v7.  Players at all levels are welcomed.  One practice a week and games on Sundays, starting April 22.  For more information and to register please visit lexingtonunited.org.   

Seeking Soccer Mentors

Lexington United Soccer Club is seeking high school-age soccer players to assist the coaching staffs of established LUSC teams and to serve as mentors to young and developing soccer players in Lexington.   Community service hours are available.  Visit http://lexingtonunited.org/soccer-for-high-school-age-players/#mentors for more information.  Please contact luscplayermentorprogram@gmail.com if you're interested.


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

The Natural World of Winnie-The-Pooh with Kathryn Aalto
Sunday, March 18th, 3:00-4:30pm at the Lexington Depot, Cost:  $10.00

When you read passages from Winnie-the-Pooh, it’s hard not to feel nostalgic.  In one way or another, we have all been touched by A. A. Milne’s beloved bear. 

But did you know that the Hundred Acre Wood—the place where Pooh, Tigger, and Piglet lived and played—is based on a real place? Did you know that you could actually visit Poohsticks Bridge? That The Floody Place is real? The setting for Winnie-the-Pooh’s adventures was inspired by the Ashdown Forest, a wildlife haven that spans more than 6,000 acres in southeast England.

In The Natural World of Winne-the-Pooh, garden historian Kathryn Aalto explores how this magical place moved both A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepherd to create the cherished tales. Aalto takes readers through an exploration of the real landscapes, shares iconic moments from the books and situates them in the places that exist today, and celebrates the interplay of landscape and literature.

Pre-registration highly recommended, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Raising Boys in the Digital Age with Dr. Anthony Rao
Tuesday, March 20th from 7:00-8:30pm at the Waldorf School of Lexington, 739 Massachusetts Ave. 

Dr. Anthony Rao holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Vanderbilt University and trained as a pediatric psychologist at Boston Children's Hospital. His book, The Way of Boys: Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Boys, is about the crisis in American boyhood. For more than 20 years, Dr. Rao worked in the Department of Psychiatry at Children's Hospital and served as instructor at Harvard Medical School. He has been interviewed for articles in the New Yorker ("The Doubting Disease," by Jerome Groopman, April 10, 2000) and Parents Magazine, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Times. His editorial letters and opinions have appeared in the Newsweek, Scientific American, The New York Times, and New York Magazine.

This evening is co-sponsored by Lexington Community Education and The Waldorf School of Lexington.

The cost is $10.00. Pre-registration, using a VISA or Mastercard, is highly recommended by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website:https://www.lhspto.org/
The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS -https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

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You can contact the LHS PTO Weekly Announcements manager atannouncements@lhspto.org
Complete information about what kinds of posts we accept is available at the LHS PTO website.

 



 

Week of March 9th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
   2018 LHS School Council Announcement for Parent Candidates
   LHS Shop at Wilson Farm Day - March 22 - Save the Date!
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Tee Shirt Contest
   Academic Advising Appointments: March 12- March 29
   LHS Scholarship Information 2018

   LHS Performing Arts
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   MIT Museum Girls Day - March 10
   Hurry – Get Tickets to the LEX FUN Cheers to 75 Years’ Anniversary Party Now!
   Cricket Winter 2 Registration
   EmerSong A Cappella Festival – Cheer on the LHS performers!
   Sights Sets On Science
   The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students
   Time to Register for the Estabrook Run of the Mill
   Lexington Parent Academy 4.0
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   SAT Prep for the May/June Exam
   The Natural World of Winnie-The-Pooh with Kathryn Aalto
   Raising Boys in the Digital Age with Dr. Anthony Rao



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

Saturday, March 10: 7:30am SAT Exams
Monday, March 12: 6:15pm-7:45pm School Council Meeting
Tuesday, March 13: 7:00pm Spring String Celebration
Thursday, March 15: Professional Day - ½ Day Students
Thursday, March 15:7:45am-9:00am Parent Group
Saturday, March 17: 7:00pm-9:00pm Winter A Cappella Jamboree
Monday, March 19: LHS Spring Sports season begins


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter 

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS to get the latest news and up to date school information

Thanks -
LHS PTO

2018 LHS School Council Announcement for Parent Candidates

LHS School Council Parent Volunteer Opportunity:
The LHS School Council is seeking two (2) LHS parent candidates to each serve a three-year term starting in 2018-2019.   The candidates must have a child at LHS during the full three-year term. Overlapping siblings are also acceptable. 

The purpose of the School Council is to work collaboratively with the Principal to develop school improvement plans consistent with system wide goals and student performance standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Education.  Council members plan ways to meet the diverse learning needs of students; establish a school climate of tolerance and respect for every individual; involve parents in the life of the school; impact safety and discipline; enhance extracurricular activities and more. 

The Council is composed of LHS parents, faculty, community representatives, LHS students and the Principal. Meetings are held on a Monday evening once a month, at LHS. 

If you are interested in serving on the LHS School Council, please email a brief summary (limit is 250 words) of your qualifications and interest. Please note that this summary will be published, for LHS parents to vote on electronically. Send to: Shubhra Chandra,President@lhspto.org no later than March 29th, 2018.  The two parent candidates will be selected, through a ballot election, by the parents at LHS. We will be setting up online voting. Deadline for voting will be published later.
Please email- president@lhspto.org if you have any questions.

LHS Shop at Wilson Farm Day - March 22 - Save the Date! 

Shop at Wilson Farm during opening hours on March 22 and 20% of your pre-tax spending will be set aside for donation to Lexington High School. Be sure to mark your calendar!

Lexington High's principal will decide how the funds will be used. In past years, schools have used their Shop at Wilson Farm Day earnings to purchase projectors, books, scholarship programs, and even lecture series. 

In order for your Wilson Farm purchase to be counted in your school’s fundraising totals, you must present this flyer (stored at the LHS PTO website) at the registers, either on paper or an electronic version on your smart phone. 


LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates 

For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar,http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis

2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Tee Shirt Contest

The Class of 2018 ANGP will be a BEACH PARTY! 

Calling all artists!  Don’t miss the opportunity to submit your design for the 2018 All Night Graduation Party Tee Shirt design.  It’s a LHS tradition for seniors to wear their tee shirts the night of the party.  This contest is open to all LHS students.  One design will be selected for the front and one for the back.  The 2 Tee Shirt Contest Winners will each receive a $50 prize.  Check with the Art Department Room 202 for design contest rules and permission slip.  Deadline for design entries is March 16th

Academic Advising Appointments: March 12- March 29

As part of our Comprehensive School Counseling Curriculum, every 9th, 10th, and 11th grader will again have the opportunity to meet with their school counselor for a 10-15 minute Academic Advising appointment. 

The Goals of Academic Advising:
• Review graduation requirements
• Discuss student’s course recommendations/requests
• Consider course recommendations/requests and their connection to future planning
• Reflect on the student’s academic placements in relation to balance and wellness

Academic Advising runs March 12 - March 29
Week 1 - March 12-16: Juniors and Sophomores
Week 2 - March 19-23: Sophomores and Freshmen
Week 3 - March 26-29: Freshmen and Clean-up

Students will be signing-up for appointments usingSignUpGenuis.com.  

Counselors will be using iBlock during Academic Advising for missed appointments, absences, and follow-up appointments.  

Linda Prisco
Administrative Assistant
Counseling Office
Lexington High School
781-861-2320 x69128

LHS Scholarship Information 2018

It is not too early for LHS seniors and their parents to start looking and applying for scholarships!   Scholarship information for national, regional, local, and some specific colleges are posted in Naviance –http://connection.naviance.com/lexington

Current students can sign into their accounts and click the “Scholarships” tab.  Parents and/or guests can log onto [.connection.naviance.com/lexington]http://.connection.naviance.com/lexington and click “I’m a Guest”. The password is lhscounseling - click on the “Colleges” tab, go to “Scholarship List”.  If you are searching for the local scholarships – browse by category and select local scholarship. 

Lexington is fortunate to have a local scholarship program.  Every year, organizations or individuals provide scholarships to Lexington's senior students.  These include awards that are based on financial need as well as ones that are based on specific qualifications such as leadership, merit, or service to the community.   The local scholarship application deadline is in early April and the awards are made in June at SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS NIGHT.  Reminder:  the IRS 1040 is required for financial need scholarships.  Families should plan tax work to meet this deadline.

Please note that the Naviance database is updated on a continual basis – please be sure to check periodically. 

LHS Performing Arts 

Orchestra Festival Concert
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School, Donald J. Gillespie, Jr. Auditorium
Suggested Donation Price: Free to the public

The Orchestra Festival Concert will feature all three of Lexington High School’s orchestras. The Chamber Orchestra's program will include a world premier of a new three movement work, Trinity. It was written by local composer, Michael Veloso, and commissioned for the ensemble. The work was funded through a FOLMADS grant. 

This concert is a pre - MICCA (Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association) performance. After the concert, students listen to their performances, critique their work and develop a plan to improve and grow before the MICCA Festival, which will be held on 3/23-3/25 at Lexington High School. More information about the MICCA Festival is available at http://www.miccamusic.org.

Contact Information: LHS Orchestra Directors Rachel Jayson,rjayson@lexingtonma.org; Janet Haas, haas@lexingtonma.org 

Aladdin, Jr. 

Date and Time: Saturday, March 8-10 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. and 7:30pm

Due to the cancellation of the Thursday evening show (unsafe weather conditions), a SUNDAY EVENING SHOW HAS BEEN ADDED at 7:30! If you purchased tickets for Thursday, you may use them on Sunday evening, or trade it for a Sunday matinee ticket (if available).

Tickets: $10 general admission; tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 28th at Diamond Middle School and online athttp://www.brownpapertickets.com.  

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. This new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for audience members! -MTIshows.com

Directed by Kate Bromley
Music Direction and Choreography by Jessica Delgado
Technical Direction by John DiPerna Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Chad Beguelin Book by Chad Beguelin
Aladdin Jr. is based on the Disney film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and directed & produced by Ron Clements & John Musker

Contact Information: Kate Bromley, Drama Teacher,kbromley@lexingtonma.org


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

MIT Museum Girls Day - March 10 

The MIT Museum has a Girls Day program this Saturday from 11am-4pm that may be of interest to the LHS community.

The focus of this March 10 Girls Day program is on environmental science, and women scientists and engineers will offer hands-on activities and short, snappy career talks during the day. All are welcome to attend! 

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Hurry – Get Tickets to the LEX FUN Cheers to 75 Years’ Anniversary Party Now!
Join Us for an evening of dancing, socializing and cocktails!
WHEN: Saturday March 10th 7:30pm-10pm
WHERE: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library 33 Marrett Road, Lexington
Tickets $25 per person, includes one drink.
Purchase Tickets Here: https://lexfun.wildapricot.org/event-2804995

LexFUN! is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary this year, and we’re celebrating with an evening of socializing, cocktails and dancing! LexFUN! members (and their dates), past and present, are invited to join us to celebrate the wonderful memories and friendships built through this organization.

Light appetizers and dessert will be served, DJ and dancing.

Cocktail attire

Cricket Winter 2 Registration
Dates: March 4th to March 25th, 
Time: Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm - 
Location: Grace Chapel 59 Worthen Rd, Lexington, MA 02421
Fees: $100.00     
Registration link:  https://unitedcricketleague.zenplanner.com 

The CricOne Winter 2 Registrations are on now. You will find 'all' the upcoming Veedo & Spring programs.  Please 'sign up' for "CricOne Winter 2". If you have any difficulties signing up, then email:contact@unitedcl.org or leave vm at 617.615.6504

EmerSong A Cappella Festival – Cheer on the LHS performers!
Saturday, March 10
7:00 pm
Kerem Shalom, 659 Elm Street Concord
$25/ticket, incl. light refreshments

Back by popular demand! On March 10, The Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital will present EmerSong: a cabaret of  select high school and college a cappella groups.  This special evening of talent and fun will be enhanced by refreshments, cash bar and an engaging emcee. Proceeds from EmerSong will benefit a pharmacy-based program to reduce opioid misuse.  All are welcome to attend!  Visit www.emersonhospital.org/Emersong for more information or to reserve seats. 

Sights Sets On Science
Presenter: Alex Peruta
Expert educational consultant and previous scientific researcher at Yale University


When: March 25th, 2pm-3:30pm
Where: Hyatt house Waltham | 54 4th Ave, Waltham, MA
Note: This is a FREE event, FREE parking available at the location. 

Click Here to register

Are you interested in becoming a science researcher, engineer, vet, doctor, dentist, computer programmer, or one of the many other careers that has a strong foundation in science? Learn what it takes to develop your interests in these fields outside the classroom and stand out when applying to college. This seminar will discuss how to determine what areas of science interest you, deepen those interests while in high school by seeking out extracurricular and academic opportunities, and tell your science story through your college application so that admissions boards can see your passion. This talk is for science enthusiasts, novices, and potential future scientists of all kinds. 

This Seminar Includes:
● How-to guide for determining what areas of science interest you
● Suggestions for deepening those interests through extracurriculars
● Strategies for gaining STEM internships

The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students

We are pleased to announce a new date AND location for the Childhood Face of ADHD presentation with Dr. Ned Hallowell.

Date: Monday, March 26 @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Lexington High School Auditorium

TO REGISTER for this event, please see the SEPTA event page.

In this presentation, Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, practicing child and adult psychiatrist, founder of the Hallowell Center, and former instructor at Harvard Medical School, offers insight into the childhood face of ADHD, and how ADHD and learning disabilities impact the student emotionally and socially. Because he and two of his children have ADHD themselves, he recognizes the importance not just of proper diagnosis and treatment but also the importance of developing the positive attributes most people with ADHD possess. He will provide an introduction to the world of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and explain what it feels like to have ADHD from a child’s perspective. Thank you to Indian Americans of Lexington for their generous donation to make this presentation possible.

For more information about the Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA, please seelexsepta.org 

Time to Register for the Estabrook Run of the Mill

The Estabrook PTO is proud to sponsor its 10th annual Run of the Mill! On Sunday, May 20, 2018 all families and friends of Estabrook School are invited to join in this healthy, fun, and exciting community event. To kick off the day, we will begin with the Jim Banks Kids Fun Run in Estabrook School Field at 9:30AM, followed by the main event the 5K Run/Walk, starting at 10AM. The Kids Fun Run does not require registration.

Go to http://estabrookpto.org/run-of-the-mill/ for more information and the link to register with Racewire.
First 200 registrants get a race T-shirt. Don't delay! They are going fast!
Order by April 1 to guarantee your T-shirt size.
Hope to see everyone on race day!  

Lexington Parent Academy 4.0

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:30am -2:30pm
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road, Lexington

The 4th Annual LPA is designed to educate and empower parents to meet the changing demands of parenting in today’s world. Participants can choose 1, 2, or 3 workshops based on your interests. This event is free! You can view the workshop  schedule & descriptions online. While you do not need to pre-register, but pre-registration is recommended to guarantee a seat in a specific workshop. Pre-registering only guarantees your seat until the workshop starts.  Registration will open starting on 3/4/18 and will close on 3/22/18. 

To pre-register, go to https://www.activityreg.com/ss_t2.wcs.  At this site, select a state, “MA”, then select a program, “Lexington Recreation Department”.   For more information contact Julie Fenn, LPS Assistant Coordinator of PE & Wellness at jfenn@lexingtonma.org  

LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

SAT Prep for the May/June Exam 

Prepare for the SAT Exams by reviewing the critical components of the test.  Classes will meet at Lexington High School.

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

SAT Math - Mondays - Required Text:  Barron's New SAT, 29th Edition (Barron's SAT)
        - meets 6 Mondays
        - beginning March 12
        - from 6:30-8:30pm
        - $200

SAT Writing and Language + Essay- Tuesdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board, 2018 Edition
        - meets 6 Tuedays
        - beginning March 13
        - from 3:30-5:30pm
        - $200

SAT Math - Thursdays - Required Text:  Barron's New SAT, 29th Edition (Barron's SAT)
        - meets 6 Thursdays
        - beginning March 15
        - from 3:30-5:30pm
        - $200

SAT Reading - Thursdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board, 2018 Edition
        - meets 6 Thursdays
        - beginning March 15
        - from 6:30-8:30pm
        - $200

The Natural World of Winnie-The-Pooh with Kathryn Aalto
Sunday, March 18th, 3:00-4:30pm at the Lexington Depot, Cost:  $10.00

When you read passages from Winnie-the-Pooh, it’s hard not to feel nostalgic.  In one way or another, we have all been touched by A. A. Milne’s beloved bear. 

But did you know that the Hundred Acre Wood—the place where Pooh, Tigger, and Piglet lived and played—is based on a real place? Did you know that you could actually visit Poohsticks Bridge? That The Floody Place is real? The setting for Winnie-the-Pooh’s adventures was inspired by the Ashdown Forest, a wildlife haven that spans more than 6,000 acres in southeast England.

In The Natural World of Winne-the-Pooh, garden historian Kathryn Aalto explores how this magical place moved both A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepherd to create the cherished tales. Aalto takes readers through an exploration of the real landscapes, shares iconic moments from the books and situates them in the places that exist today, and celebrates the interplay of landscape and literature.

Pre-registration highly recommended, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Raising Boys in the Digital Age with Dr. Anthony Rao
Tuesday, March 20th from 7:00-8:30pm at the Waldorf School of Lexington, 739 Massachusetts Ave. 

Dr. Anthony Rao holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Vanderbilt University and trained as a pediatric psychologist at Boston Children's Hospital. His book, The Way of Boys: Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Boys, is about the crisis in American boyhood. For more than 20 years, Dr. Rao worked in the Department of Psychiatry at Children's Hospital and served as instructor at Harvard Medical School. He has been interviewed for articles in the New Yorker ("The Doubting Disease," by Jerome Groopman, April 10, 2000) and Parents Magazine, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Times. His editorial letters and opinions have appeared in the Newsweek, Scientific American, The New York Times, and New York Magazine.

This evening is co-sponsored by Lexington Community Education and The Waldorf School of Lexington.

The cost is $10.00. Pre-registration, using a VISA or Mastercard, is highly recommended by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website:https://www.lhspto.org/
The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS -https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

Week of March 2nd,2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
   2018 LHS School Council Announcement for Parent Candidates
   Drug and Alcohol Addiction – Dangers Hidden in Plain Sight with Prevention Specialist Kristie Demirev
   LHS Shop at Wilson Farm Day - March 22 - Save the Date!
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Tee Shirt Contest
   Academic Advising Appointments: March 12- March 29
   LHS Scholarship Information 2018
   The 2018 Spring Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting
   LHS Performing Arts
   Introducing Dr. Ida Pappas - Our New LPS Performing Arts Coordinator and the Parents' Panel
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   Cricket Winter 2 Registration
   In Search of King’s Solomon’s Magic Ring: The Amazing Abilities of Grey Parrots, with Irene Pepperberg
   EmerSong A Cappella Festival – Cheer on the LHS performers!
   Sights Sets On Science
   The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students
   Time to Register for the Estabrook Run of the Mill
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 


Monday, March 5: Attendance Verification Distributed / Gradebooks Public on Portal
Wednesday, March 7: 7:00pm-9:000pm Band Festival Concert
Thursday, March 8: 7:45am-8:45am Parent Group
Saturday, March 10: 7:30am SAT Exams
Monday, March 19: LHS Spring Sports season begins


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter 

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS to get the latest news and up to date school information

Thanks -
LHS PTO

2018 LHS School Council Announcement for Parent Candidates

LHS School Council Parent Volunteer Opportunity:
The LHS School Council is seeking two (2) LHS parent candidates to each serve a three-year term starting in 2018-2019.   The candidates must have a child at LHS during the full three-year term. Overlapping siblings are also acceptable. 

The purpose of the School Council is to work collaboratively with the Principal to develop school improvement plans consistent with system wide goals and student performance standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Education.  Council members plan ways to meet the diverse learning needs of students; establish a school climate of tolerance and respect for every individual; involve parents in the life of the school; impact safety and discipline; enhance extracurricular activities and more. 

The Council is composed of LHS parents, faculty, community representatives, LHS students and the Principal. Meetings are held on a Monday evening once a month, at LHS. 

If you are interested in serving on the LHS School Council, please email a brief summary (limit is 250 words) of your qualifications and interest. Please note that this summary will be published, for LHS parents to vote on electronically. Send to: Shubhra Chandra,President@lhspto.org no later than March 29th, 2018.  The two parent candidates will be selected, through a ballot election, by the parents at LHS. We will be setting up online voting. Deadline for voting will be published later.
Please email- president@lhspto.org if you have any questions.

Drug and Alcohol Addiction – Dangers Hidden in Plain Sight with Prevention Specialist Kristie Demirev
Date: March 6, 2018
Time: 7:00-8:30PM
Location:  Commons II

What do you do when your teen calls you at 1AM with a challenging situation?  How do parents and guardians help their teens expand their freedom, have fun with friends and yet stay safe?  What are social hosting laws and how are parents at risk if something happens on your watch?  Come to this important session led by Lexington Public Schools Prevention Specialist, Kristie Demirev.  The “Hidden in Plain Sight” room will be on display to help parents learn to look for clues to determine if your child is experimenting with alcohol or drugs.  This will be an interactive session. All are welcome.

LHS Shop at Wilson Farm Day - March 22 - Save the Date! 

Shop at Wilson Farm during opening hours on March 22 and 20% of your pre-tax spending will be set aside for donation to Lexington High School. Be sure to mark your calendar!

Lexington High's principal will decide how the funds will be used. In past years, schools have used their Shop at Wilson Farm Day earnings to purchase projectors, books, scholarship programs, and even lecture series. 

In order for your Wilson Farm purchase to be counted in your school’s fundraising totals, you must present this flyer (stored at the LHS PTO website) at the registers, either on paper or an electronic version on your smart phone. 


LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates 

For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar,http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis

2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Tee Shirt Contest

The Class of 2018 ANGP will be a BEACH PARTY! 

Calling all artists!  Don’t miss the opportunity to submit your design for the 2018 All Night Graduation Party Tee Shirt design.  It’s a LHS tradition for seniors to wear their tee shirts the night of the party.  This contest is open to all LHS students.  One design will be selected for the front and one for the back.  The 2 Tee Shirt Contest Winners will each receive a $50 prize.  Check with the Art Department Room 202 for design contest rules and permission slip.  Deadline for design entries is March 16th

Academic Advising Appointments: March 12- March 29

As part of our Comprehensive School Counseling Curriculum, every 9th, 10th, and 11th grader will again have the opportunity to meet with their school counselor for a 10-15 minute Academic Advising appointment. 

The Goals of Academic Advising:
• Review graduation requirements
• Discuss student’s course recommendations/requests
• Consider course recommendations/requests and their connection to future planning
• Reflect on the student’s academic placements in relation to balance and wellness

Academic Advising runs March 12 - March 29
Week 1 - March 12-16: Juniors and Sophomores
Week 2 - March 19-23: Sophomores and Freshmen
Week 3 - March 26-29: Freshmen and Clean-up

Students will be signing-up for appointments usingSignUpGenuis.com.  

Counselors will be using iBlock during Academic Advising for missed appointments, absences, and follow-up appointments.  

Linda Prisco
Administrative Assistant
Counseling Office
Lexington High School
781-861-2320 x69128

LHS Scholarship Information 2018

It is not too early for LHS seniors and their parents to start looking and applying for scholarships!   Scholarship information for national, regional, local, and some specific colleges are posted in Naviance –http://connection.naviance.com/lexington

Current students can sign into their accounts and click the “Scholarships” tab.  Parents and/or guests can log onto [.connection.naviance.com/lexington]http://.connection.naviance.com/lexington and click “I’m a Guest”. The password is lhscounseling - click on the “Colleges” tab, go to “Scholarship List”.  If you are searching for the local scholarships – browse by category and select local scholarship. 

Lexington is fortunate to have a local scholarship program.  Every year, organizations or individuals provide scholarships to Lexington's senior students.  These include awards that are based on financial need as well as ones that are based on specific qualifications such as leadership, merit, or service to the community.   The local scholarship application deadline is in early April and the awards are made in June at SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS NIGHT.  Reminder:  the IRS 1040 is required for financial need scholarships.  Families should plan tax work to meet this deadline.

Please note that the Naviance database is updated on a continual basis – please be sure to check periodically.

LHS Performing Arts

Introducing Dr. Ida Pappas - Our New LPS Performing Arts Coordinator and the Parents' Panel
Date: Monday, March 5th, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Commons II, Lexington High School  

The Lexington High School PTO and FOLMADS (Friends of Lexington Music, Art and Drama Students) are pleased to present a special forum featuring a discussion of opportunities in performing and visual arts at Lexington High School.  The program will begin with a performance by the LHS Jazz Combo, followed by a presentation by Dr. Ida Pappas, LPS K-12 Performing Arts Coordinator.  Dr. Pappas will introduce new classes being offered at LHS for the 2018-2019 school year and will cover topics related to the performing arts curriculum.  Following the presentation, FOLMADS parent volunteers familiar with programs in music, drama, and visual arts will be on hand to share their perspectives during a question and answer session.  The program is open to all LPS families.  Parents of 8th grade and transfer students are especially encouraged to attend. 

For more information, please contact us at folmadspr@gmail.com


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

Cricket Winter 2 Registration
Dates: March 4th to March 25th, 
Time: Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm - 
Location: Grace Chapel 59 Worthen Rd, Lexington, MA 02421
Fees: $100.00     
Registration link:  https://unitedcricketleague.zenplanner.com 

The CricOne Winter 2 Registrations are on now. You will find 'all' the upcoming Veedo & Spring programs.  Please 'sign up' for "CricOne Winter 2". If you have any difficulties signing up, then email:contact@unitedcl.org or leave vm at 617.615.6504

In Search of King’s Solomon’s Magic Ring: The Amazing Abilities of Grey Parrots, with Irene Pepperberg
Cary Memorial Lecture Series
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 8:00pm
Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington

Dr. Irene Pepperberg, a Research Associate and Lecturer at Harvard, has been studying the cognitive and communicative abilities of Grey parrots for over 40 years.  Her most famous subject was Alex, the grey parrot with whom she worked for decades. He displayed astonishing abilities in learning, communication and feeling. After a brief description of the history of research on avian abilities and of her work with Alex, Dr. Pepperberg will present her most recent findings with her current subjects, Griffin and Athena, showing how their intelligence compares with human children. The lecture is free and no tickets are required. 

For more information: www.carylectureseries.org  

EmerSong A Cappella Festival – Cheer on the LHS performers!
Saturday, March 10
7:00 pm
Kerem Shalom, 659 Elm Street Concord
$25/ticket, incl. light refreshments

Back by popular demand! On March 10, The Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital will present EmerSong: a cabaret of  select high school and college a cappella groups.  This special evening of talent and fun will be enhanced by refreshments, cash bar and an engaging emcee. Proceeds from EmerSong will benefit a pharmacy-based program to reduce opioid misuse.  All are welcome to attend!  Visit www.emersonhospital.org/Emersong for more information or to reserve seats. 

Sights Sets On Science
Presenter: Alex Peruta
Expert educational consultant and previous scientific researcher at Yale University


When: March 25th, 2pm-3:30pm
Where: Hyatt house Waltham | 54 4th Ave, Waltham, MA
Note: This is a FREE event, FREE parking available at the location. 

Click Here to register

Are you interested in becoming a science researcher, engineer, vet, doctor, dentist, computer programmer, or one of the many other careers that has a strong foundation in science? Learn what it takes to develop your interests in these fields outside the classroom and stand out when applying to college. This seminar will discuss how to determine what areas of science interest you, deepen those interests while in high school by seeking out extracurricular and academic opportunities, and tell your science story through your college application so that admissions boards can see your passion. This talk is for science enthusiasts, novices, and potential future scientists of all kinds. 

This Seminar Includes:
● How-to guide for determining what areas of science interest you
● Suggestions for deepening those interests through extracurriculars
● Strategies for gaining STEM internships

The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students

We are pleased to announce a new date AND location for the Childhood Face of ADHD presentation with Dr. Ned Hallowell.

Date: Monday, March 26 @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Lexington High School Auditorium

TO REGISTER for this event, please see the SEPTA event page.

In this presentation, Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, practicing child and adult psychiatrist, founder of the Hallowell Center, and former instructor at Harvard Medical School, offers insight into the childhood face of ADHD, and how ADHD and learning disabilities impact the student emotionally and socially. Because he and two of his children have ADHD themselves, he recognizes the importance not just of proper diagnosis and treatment but also the importance of developing the positive attributes most people with ADHD possess. He will provide an introduction to the world of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and explain what it feels like to have ADHD from a child’s perspective. Thank you to Indian Americans of Lexington for their generous donation to make this presentation possible.

For more information about the Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA, please seelexsepta.org 

Time to Register for the Estabrook Run of the Mill

The Estabrook PTO is proud to sponsor its 10th annual Run of the Mill! On Sunday, May 20, 2018 all families and friends of Estabrook School are invited to join in this healthy, fun, and exciting community event. To kick off the day, we will begin with the Jim Banks Kids Fun Run in Estabrook School Field at 9:30AM, followed by the main event the 5K Run/Walk, starting at 10AM. The Kids Fun Run does not require registration.

Go to http://estabrookpto.org/run-of-the-mill/ for more information and the link to register with Racewire.
First 200 registrants get a race T-shirt. Don't delay! They are going fast!
Order by April 1 to guarantee your T-shirt size.
Hope to see everyone on race day!


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website:https://www.lhspto.org/
The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS -https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

Week of February 16, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
   Enjoy Your February Break - See You in Two Weeks!
   2018 LHS School Council Announcement for Parent Candidates
   Introducing Dr. Ida Pappas - Our New LPS Performing Arts Coordinator and the Parents' Panel
   Drug and Alcohol Addiction – Dangers Hidden in Plain Sight with Prevention Specialist Kristie Demirev
   LHS Shop at Wilson Farm Day - March 22 - Save the Date!
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   AP Test Payment Window Opens
   2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Tee Shirt Contest is Coming!
   8th Grade Parent Forum: Going to LHS
   Cultural Inheritance: A Night with Yaa Gyasi
   LHS Scholarship Information 2018
   The 2018 Spring Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting
   LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   I’m Not a Racist…Am I? (Documentary Screening and Discussion)
   In Search of King’s Solomon’s Magic Ring: The Amazing Abilities of Grey Parrots, with Irene Pepperberg

   The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   You Can Afford College if…
   Pressured Parents, Stressed Out Kids
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

Monday, February 19: President’s Day Schools Closed/Offices Closed Holiday
Tuesday, February 20 - 23: Schools Closed/Offices Open/ February Break
Tuesday, February 27: 6:00pm Homegoing Author Yaa Gyasi speaking at LHS
Wednesday, February 28: 6:00pm Spring Sports Meeting
Friday, February 29: 7:00pm-10:00pm Freshmen School Dance


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter 

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS to get the latest news and up to date school information

Thanks -
LHS PTO

Enjoy Your February Break - See You in Two Weeks! 

The LHS PTO Weekly Announcements will be taking a week off, as well. We'll be back with information of interest to the LHS community two weeks from today.

2018 LHS School Council Announcement for Parent Candidates

LHS School Council Parent Volunteer Opportunity:
The LHS School Council is seeking two (2) LHS parent candidates to each serve a three-year term starting in 2018-2019.   The candidates must have a child at LHS during the full three-year term. Overlapping siblings are also acceptable. 

The purpose of the School Council is to work collaboratively with the Principal to develop school improvement plans consistent with system wide goals and student performance standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Education.  Council members plan ways to meet the diverse learning needs of students; establish a school climate of tolerance and respect for every individual; involve parents in the life of the school; impact safety and discipline; enhance extracurricular activities and more. 

The Council is composed of LHS parents, faculty, community representatives, LHS students and the Principal. Meetings are held on a Monday evening once a month, at LHS. 

If you are interested in serving on the LHS School Council, please email a brief summary (limit is 250 words) of your qualifications and interest. Please note that this summary will be published, for LHS parents to vote on electronically. Send to: Shubhra Chandra, President@lhspto.org no later than March 29th, 2018.  The two parent candidates will be selected, through a ballot election, by the parents at LHS. We will be setting up online voting. Deadline for voting will be published later.
Please email- president@lhspto.org if you have any questions.

Introducing Dr. Ida Pappas - Our New LPS Performing Arts Coordinator and the Parents' Panel
Date: Monday, March 5th, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Commons II, Lexington High School

The Lexington High School PTO and FOLMADS (Friends of Lexington Music, Art and Drama Students) are pleased to present a special forum featuring a discussion of opportunities in performing and visual arts at Lexington High School.  The program will begin with a short performance by the LHS Jazz Combo, followed by a presentation by Dr. Ida Pappas, LPS K-12 Performing Arts Coordinator.  Dr. Pappas will introduce new classes being offered at LHS for the 2018-2019 school year and will cover topics related to the performing arts curriculum.  Following the presentation, FOLMADS parent volunteers familiar with programs in music, drama, and visual arts will be on hand to share their perspectives during a question and answer session.  The program is open to all LPS families.  Parents of 8th grade and transfer students are especially encouraged to attend. 

Drug and Alcohol Addiction – Dangers Hidden in Plain Sight with Prevention Specialist Kristie Demirev
Date: March 6, 2018
Time: 7:00-8:30PM
Location:  Commons II

What do you do when your teen calls you at 1AM with a challenging situation?  How do parents and guardians help their teens expand their freedom, have fun with friends and yet stay safe?  What are social hosting laws and how are parents at risk if something happens on your watch?  Come to this important session led by Lexington Public Schools Prevention Specialist, Kristie Demirev.  The “Hidden in Plain Sight” room will be on display to help parents learn to look for clues to determine if your child is experimenting with alcohol or drugs.  This will be an interactive session. All are welcome.

LHS Shop at Wilson Farm Day - March 22 - Save the Date! 

Shop at Wilson Farm during opening hours on March 22 and 20% of your pre-tax spending will be set aside for donation to Lexington High School. Be sure to mark your calendar!

Lexington High's principal will decide how the funds will be used. In past years, schools have used their Shop at Wilson Farm Day earnings to purchase projectors, books, scholarship programs, and even lecture series. 

In order for your Wilson Farm purchase to be counted in your school’s fundraising totals, you must present this flyer (stored at the LHS PTO website) at the registers, either on paper or an electronic version on your smart phone. 


LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates 

For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar, http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis.

AP Test Payment Window Opens 

Monday, February 12th @ 7:00 a.m. through Friday, February 26th @ Midnight

Please do not miss payment window – your payment secures an exam for your student.
Questions – please email Mary Johansson mjohansson@lexingtonma.org 

2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Tee Shirt Contest is Coming! 

Calling all artists! Don’t miss the opportunity to submit your design for the 2018 All Night Graduation Party Tee Shirt design. It’s a LHS tradition for seniors to wear their tee shirts the night of the party. This contest is open to all LHS students. One design will be selected for the front and one for the back. The 2 Tee Shirt Contest Winners will each receive a $50 prize. Check with the Art Department Room 202 after February break for the Class of 2018’s All Night Graduation Party theme, design contest rules and permission slip.

8th Grade Parent Forum: Going to LHS

Monday, 2/26, 7-8:30 pm in the Lexington High School Science Auditorium (enter the school via the main entrance off Worthen Road, then follow signs)
- OR -
Wednesday, 2/28, 9:40-11 am at the Lexington Community Center (39 Marrett Road, Room 139)   

This Q&A forum is an opportunity for 8th grade parents to learn about the transition to high school from a panel of experienced LHS parents. Bring your questions about classes, schedules, sports, music groups, clubs, community service, lockers, homework, and whatever else you are wondering about high school! The morning and evening sessions will have the same format: attend whichever one is most convenient for you.     

Cultural Inheritance: A Night with Yaa Gyasi
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:00pm.  Doors open at 5pm.  
Lexington High School Auditorium
Book signing to follow the event.
Advanced Ticket Sales Details: Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.lexedfoundation.org/gyasi.
For more information, go to www.lexingtoncommunityed.org or www.lexedfoundation.org/events/   

Award winning Ghanaian-American author Yaa Gyasi discusses her New York Times best-selling novel Homegoing and how the legacy of slavery affects relationships between Africans, African-Americans and the rest of the African diaspora. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of two half sisters born in different villages in eighteenth century Ghana. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort while the other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned and sold into slavery. Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary novel illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed - and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the souls of our nations.

Event Sponsored by Lexington Community Education (LCE) and Lexington Education Foundation (LEF)   

LHS Scholarship Information 2018

It is not too early for LHS seniors and their parents to start looking and applying for scholarships!   Scholarship information for national, regional, local, and some specific colleges are posted in Naviance – http://connection.naviance.com/lexington

Current students can sign into their accounts and click the “Scholarships” tab.  Parents and/or guests can log onto [.connection.naviance.com/lexington]http://.connection.naviance.com/lexington and click “I’m a Guest”. The password is lhscounseling - click on the “Colleges” tab, go to “Scholarship List”.  If you are searching for the local scholarships – browse by category and select local scholarship. 

Lexington is fortunate to have a local scholarship program.  Every year, organizations or individuals provide scholarships to Lexington's senior students.  These include awards that are based on financial need as well as ones that are based on specific qualifications such as leadership, merit, or service to the community.   The local scholarship application deadline is in early April and the awards are made in June at SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS NIGHT.  Reminder:  the IRS 1040 is required for financial need scholarships.  Families should plan tax work to meet this deadline.

Please note that the Naviance database is updated on a continual basis – please be sure to check periodically. 

The 2018 Spring Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting
DATE:  Wednesday, Feb 28th
TIME:   6:00PM
LOCATION:  LHS Auditorium

This meeting is required for all LHS student-athletes interested in participating in an interscholastic spring sport at Lexington High School.  All student-athletes interested in playing a spring sport should attend the pre-season meeting with a parent or guardian.  At the large group session in the auditorium, the requirements for high school athletic participation (on-line forms, user fees, physicals, eligibility), will be discussed.   

Immediately following the large group session, we will break down into sport specific meetings so that student-athletes and parents can meet with the coaching staff of their respective sports.  In the sport specific meetings, our coaches will introduce their staff, talk about practice and game schedules for the winter season, expectations for tryouts, as well as other key elements of the season.  This is a fantastic opportunity for student-athletes and parents to hear from our head coaches about their expectations for the upcoming season. 

LHS Spring Sports:  
• Baseball
• Softball
• Boys & Girls Lacrosse
• Boys & Girls Outdoor Track
• Boys & Girls Tennis
• Boys Volleyball
• Boys & Girls Ultimate Frisbee   

LHS Spring Sports season begins - Monday, March 19, 2018 

Should you have any questions, regarding this meeting, please contact the athletic office at (781) 861-2320 ext. 69902  We look forward to seeing you on February 28th! 

GO Minutemen! 

Naomi

Naomi Martin
Director of Athletics
Lexington Public Schools

LHS Sports

Home Games/Meets (Feb 16 - Feb 23) 

Wednesday, February 21
4:15 pm BOYS Varsity Ice Hockey vs Newton South High School

**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com 


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

I’m Not a Racist…Am I? (Documentary Screening and Discussion)
February 24, 5:00-7:30pm
Lexington Montessori School
Multipurpose Room (behind parking lot)
130 Pleasant Street
Lexington, MA 02421
FREE

Join the Lexington Montessori School Parent Education for a movie and discussion about race in America. This documentary follows a diverse group of teenagers through a year-long exploration to get at the heart of racism. 

In Search of King’s Solomon’s Magic Ring: The Amazing Abilities of Grey Parrots, with Irene Pepperberg
Cary Memorial Lecture Series
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 8:00pm
Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington

Dr. Irene Pepperberg, a Research Associate and Lecturer at Harvard, has been studying the cognitive and communicative abilities of Grey parrots for over 40 years.  Her most famous subject was Alex, the grey parrot with whom she worked for decades. He displayed astonishing abilities in learning, communication and feeling. After a brief description of the history of research on avian abilities and of her work with Alex, Dr. Pepperberg will present her most recent findings with her current subjects, Griffin and Athena, showing how their intelligence compares with human children. The lecture is free and no tickets are required. 

For more information: www.carylectureseries.org

The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students
We are pleased to announce a new date AND location for the Childhood Face of ADHD presentation with Dr. Ned Hallowell.

Date: Monday, March 26 @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Lexington High School Auditorium

TO REGISTER for this event, please see the SEPTA event page.

In this presentation, Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, practicing child and adult psychiatrist, founder of the Hallowell Center, and former instructor at Harvard Medical School, offers insight into the childhood face of ADHD, and how ADHD and learning disabilities impact the student emotionally and socially. Because he and two of his children have ADHD themselves, he recognizes the importance not just of proper diagnosis and treatment but also the importance of developing the positive attributes most people with ADHD possess. He will provide an introduction to the world of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and explain what it feels like to have ADHD from a child’s perspective. Thank you to Indian Americans of Lexington for their generous donation to make this presentation possible.

For more information about the Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA, please see lexsepta.org


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

You Can Afford College if…
Wednesday, February 28th, from 6:30-8:30pm at LHS
Cost:  $25.00 for two adults in the household

If… you plan in advance; you understand the financial aid process; and you act early enough to be successful. This course will teach you the concepts and strategies that will help you maximize your financial aid by understanding the process, and how implementing strategies may increase a family’s eligibility.  All schools are not alike, so it is important to know your options and opportunities. A free financial aid analysis will be available to all attendees.  

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Pressured Parents, Stressed Out Kids 
Wednesday, February 28th, from 7:00-8:30pm at The Lexington Depot
Cost:  $10.00

It begins harmlessly. Parents chatting on the playground compare their babies' first milestones: Later, as report cards, standardized tests, tryouts, playoffs, auditions and social cliques fill their child's world, parents' anxiety intensifies. The older kids get, the more competition they face. Hovering in the background is the race for admission to a top-tier college. 

In their book, Pressured Parents, Stressed-Out Kids: Dealing with Competition While Raising a Successful Child, Dr. Grolnick and Kathy Seal illuminate and provide an accessible guide to channeling competitive anxiety into positive parenting. This evening, Dr. Grolnick will offer practical ways to avoid the burn-out (in both parents and children) that afflicts so many in our highly competitive society, while raising children who thrive and excel.

Wendy S. Grolnick, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Clark University. 

Pre-registration strongly recommended. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/
The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @ https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

______________________________________________________________________________

You can contact the LHS PTO Weekly Announcements manager at announcements@lhspto.org
Complete information about what kinds of posts we accept is available at the LHS PTO website.

 

Week of February 9, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
   2018 LHS School Council Announcement for Parent Candidates
   Introducing Dr. Ida Pappas - Our New LPS Performing Arts Coordinator and the Parents' Panel
   Drug and Alcohol Addiction – Dangers Hidden in Plain Sight with Prevention Specialist Kristie Demirev
   LHS Shop at Wilson Farm Day - March 22 - Save the Date!
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   Yearbook News
   AP Test Payment Window Opens
   8th Grade Parent Forum: Going to LHS   
   Navigating Selective College Admissions
   LHS Scholarship Information 2018
   The 2018 Spring Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting
   LHS Performing Arts

   LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   Calling All String Players! Student Tickets Discounts Available for Lexington Symphony Concert
   Saturday, Feb 10th-- Growing Up in Lexington, a Candid Conversation
   I’m Not a Racist…Am I? (Documentary Screening and Discussion)\
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   Juniors: Plan Your College Application Process

   Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

Friday, February 9: 7:00pm- 10:00pm School Dance (Juniors & Seniors)
Saturday, February 10: 7:00pm-9:00pm LHS Follies
Monday, February 12: 5:30pm-6:30pm Incoming Freshmen Parent Night
Monday, February 12: 6:15pm-7:45pm School Council Meeting
Tuesday, February 13: 4:00pm-7:30pm LHS Science Fair (Open to Public 7:30pm-8:30pm)
Thursday, February 15: 7:45am-8:45am Parent Group


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter 

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS to get the latest news and up to date school information

Thanks -
LHS PTO

2018 LHS School Council Announcement for Parent Candidates

LHS School Council Parent Volunteer Opportunity:
The LHS School Council is seeking two (2) LHS parent candidates to each serve a three-year term starting in 2018-2019.   The candidates must have a child at LHS during the full three-year term. Overlapping siblings are also acceptable. 

The purpose of the School Council is to work collaboratively with the Principal to develop school improvement plans consistent with system wide goals and student performance standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Education.  Council members plan ways to meet the diverse learning needs of students; establish a school climate of tolerance and respect for every individual; involve parents in the life of the school; impact safety and discipline; enhance extracurricular activities and more. 

The Council is composed of LHS parents, faculty, community representatives, LHS students and the Principal. Meetings are held on a Monday evening once a month, at LHS. 

If you are interested in serving on the LHS School Council, please email a brief summary (limit is 250 words) of your qualifications and interest. Please note that this summary will be published, for LHS parents to vote on electronically. Send to: Shubhra Chandra, President@lhspto.org no later than March 29th, 2018.  The two parent candidates will be selected, through a ballot election, by the parents at LHS. We will be setting up online voting. Deadline for voting will be published later.
Please email- president@lhspto.org if you have any questions.

Introducing Dr. Ida Pappas - Our New LPS Performing Arts Coordinator and the Parents' Panel
Date: Monday, March 5th, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Commons II, Lexington High School

The Lexington High School PTO and FOLMADS (Friends of Lexington Music, Art and Drama Students) are pleased to present a special forum featuring a discussion of opportunities in performing and visual arts at Lexington High School.  The program will begin with a short performance by the LHS Jazz Combo, followed by a presentation by Dr. Ida Pappas, LPS K-12 Performing Arts Coordinator.  Dr. Pappas will introduce new classes being offered at LHS for the 2018-2019 school year and will cover topics related to the performing arts curriculum.  Following the presentation, FOLMADS parent volunteers familiar with programs in music, drama, and visual arts will be on hand to share their perspectives during a question and answer session.  The program is open to all LPS families.  Parents of 8th grade and transfer students are especially encouraged to attend. 

Drug and Alcohol Addiction – Dangers Hidden in Plain Sight with Prevention Specialist Kristie Demirev
Date: March 6, 2018
Time: 7:00-8:30PM
Location:  Commons II

What do you do when your teen calls you at 1AM with a challenging situation?  How do parents and guardians help their teens expand their freedom, have fun with friends and yet stay safe?  What are social hosting laws and how are parents at risk if something happens on your watch?  Come to this important session led by Lexington Public Schools Prevention Specialist, Kristie Demirev.  The “Hidden in Plain Sight” room will be on display to help parents learn to look for clues to determine if your child is experimenting with alcohol or drugs.  This will be an interactive session. All are welcome.

LHS Shop at Wilson Farm Day - March 22 - Save the Date! 

Shop at Wilson Farm during opening hours on March 22 and 20% of your pre-tax spending will be set aside for donation to Lexington High School. 

There are only a few items that are not included in the fundraising drive; among them are:
• CSA shares
• Gift cards
• Custom gift baskets
• Custom party platters
• Case orders and/or other bulk or custom orders

Lexington High's principal will decide how the funds will be used. In past years, schools have used their Shop at Wilson Farm Day earnings to purchase projectors, books, scholarship programs, and even lecture series. 

In order for your Wilson Farm purchase to be counted in your school’s fundraising totals, you must present this flyer (stored at the LHS PTO website) at the registers, either on paper or an electronic version on your smart phone. 


LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates 

For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar,http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis.

Yearbook News

The Yearbook is just about sold out!! We have about 50 copies left and we cannot order any more. Because we are nearly sold out, online ordering is no longer available. If you would like to order a yearbook, please do so as soon as possible by sending a check made out to Town of Lexington for $90 to Harriet Wallen in the LHS Library. If you have any questions, please email Harriet at hwallen@lexingtonma.org or call her at 781-861-2320, ext. 69151. 

AP Test Payment Window Opens 

Monday, February 12th @ 7:00 a.m. through Friday, February 26th @ Midnight

Please do not miss payment window – your payment secures an exam for your student.
Questions – please email Mary Johansson mjohansson@lexingtonma.org

8th Grade Parent Forum: Going to LHS   

Monday, 2/26, 7-8:30 pm in the Lexington High School Science Auditorium (enter the school via the main entrance off Worthen Road, then follow signs)
- OR -
Wednesday, 2/28, 9:40-11 am at the Lexington Community Center (39 Marrett Road, Room 139)   

This Q&A forum is an opportunity for 8th grade parents to learn about the transition to high school from a panel of experienced LHS parents. Bring your questions about classes, schedules, sports, music groups, clubs, community service, lockers, homework, and whatever else you are wondering about high school! The morning and evening sessions will have the same format: attend whichever one is most convenient for you.   

Navigating Selective College Admissions
February 15, 2018    6:30-8:00
Snow date: TBD


Formerly Junior Parent/Guardian Night

Of the approximately 3,500 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S., only about 50 of them are considered highly selective. These are schools that typically admit fewer than 25% of all their applicants. With competition is as keen as it is at these highly selective colleges, it is important to understand the factors that play a role in the admissions process. This presentation will review the nuances of the selective college admissions process including relevant statistics, current trends in college admissions, and recommendations for students who will navigate the terrain of selective college admissions.  

Presenter: John Mahoney, Director of Admission, Boston College
Location: Auditorium    

LHS Scholarship Information 2018

It is not too early for LHS seniors and their parents to start looking and applying for scholarships!   Scholarship information for national, regional, local, and some specific colleges are posted in Naviance – http://connection.naviance.com/lexington

Current students can sign into their accounts and click the “Scholarships” tab.  Parents and/or guests can log onto [.connection.naviance.com/lexington]http://.connection.naviance.com/lexington and click “I’m a Guest”. The password is lhscounseling - click on the “Colleges” tab, go to “Scholarship List”.  If you are searching for the local scholarships – browse by category and select local scholarship. 

Lexington is fortunate to have a local scholarship program.  Every year, organizations or individuals provide scholarships to Lexington's senior students.  These include awards that are based on financial need as well as ones that are based on specific qualifications such as leadership, merit, or service to the community.   The local scholarship application deadline is in early April and the awards are made in June at SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS NIGHT.  Reminder:  the IRS 1040 is required for financial need scholarships.  Families should plan tax work to meet this deadline.

Please note that the Naviance database is updated on a continual basis – please be sure to check periodically. 

The 2018 Spring Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting
DATE:  Wednesday, Feb 28th
TIME:   6:00PM
LOCATION:  LHS Auditorium

This meeting is required for all LHS student-athletes interested in participating in an interscholastic spring sport at Lexington High School.  All student-athletes interested in playing a spring sport should attend the pre-season meeting with a parent or guardian.  At the large group session in the auditorium, the requirements for high school athletic participation (on-line forms, user fees, physicals, eligibility), will be discussed.   

Immediately following the large group session, we will break down into sport specific meetings so that student-athletes and parents can meet with the coaching staff of their respective sports.  In the sport specific meetings, our coaches will introduce their staff, talk about practice and game schedules for the winter season, expectations for tryouts, as well as other key elements of the season.  This is a fantastic opportunity for student-athletes and parents to hear from our head coaches about their expectations for the upcoming season. 

LHS Spring Sports:  
• Baseball
• Softball
• Boys & Girls Lacrosse
• Boys & Girls Outdoor Track
• Boys & Girls Tennis
• Boys Volleyball
• Boys & Girls Ultimate Frisbee   

LHS Spring Sports season begins - Monday, March 19, 2018 

Should you have any questions, regarding this meeting, please contact the athletic office at (781) 861-2320 ext. 69902  We look forward to seeing you on February 28th! 

GO Minutemen! 

Naomi

Naomi Martin
Director of Athletics
Lexington Public Schools

LHS Performing Arts

Lexington High School Follies
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School Auditorium
Ticket Price: $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens
All proceeds benefit LHS vocal music student activities.

Lexington High School Vocal Music presents the 4th Annual LHS Follies, a musical theater revue featuring LHS choruses, with special guest appearances by Lexington Public School faculty members. Don’t miss this fun evening!
Contact Information: Director of Choruses Jason Iannuzzi, jiannuzzi@lexingtonma.org

LHS Sports

Home Games/Meets (Feb 9 - Feb 16) 

Friday, February 9
5:15pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Arlington High School
7:00pm GIRLS Varsity Basketball vs Arlington High School  

Saturday, February 10
10:30am GIRLS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Belmont High School

Sunday, February 11
8:00pm BOYS Varsity Ice Hockey vs Belmont High School

Tuesday, February 13
4:15pm BOYS Freshman Basketball vs Woburn High School
4:15pm BOYS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Woburn High School
6:00pm BOYS Varsity Basketball vs Woburn High School
6:00ppm CoEd Junior Varsity Ski team Slalom Race @ Ward

Wednesday, February 14
5:10pm BOYS Varsity Ice Hockey vs Woburn High School
7:10pm GIRLS Varsity Ice Hockey vs Woburn High School

Thursday, February 15
4:15pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Reading Memorial High School
6:00pm GIRLS Varsity Basketball vs Reading Memorial High School

**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to:http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com 


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

Calling All String Players! Student Tickets Discounts Available for Lexington Symphony Concert
Tomorrow, Saturday Feb. 10th!
Student Ticket Discounts Available!
 

The Lexington Symphony is pleased to offer discounted (or free!) student tickets to our upcomingHeartStrings concert tomorrow Saturday, February 10th, 8pm at Cary Hall. This all-strings concert is led by notable guest conductor Frederico Cortese of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and features exceptional violin soloist Irina Muresanu.
Purchase tickets herehttps://www.lexingtonsymphony.org
Free student ticket with purchase of any full price adult ticket: use coupon code family
Single student tickets available for $5 each: use coupon code stu 

Program: Cowell  Pulse for 5 Players (percussion ensemble); Vaughan Williams  Charterhouse Suite for Strings; Bartok  Divertimento for Strings; Bernstein  Serenade for Solo Violin, Percussion and Strings

Saturday, Feb 10th-- Growing Up in Lexington, a Candid Conversation

Please join LYFS' 2nd in a six-part series of discussions about "Living on the Hyphen"-- a multicultural exploration of youth well-being. This series is the collaborative effort of a Multicultural Sponsoring Board representing Lexington in all of its diversity. 

Growing Up In Lexington is an opportunity for Lexington youth and the community of adults who support them to come together and understand the joys and challenges of coming of age in today's Lexington.  This moderated panel discussion will take place at the Community Center, from 10:00am-12:00pm on Saturday, February 10th.  We look forward to seeing you there!  And... save March 18th for part 3 in the series, Spirituality in Mental Health, in partnership with Temple Isaiah's Mental Health Initiative. 

About LYFS:  LYFS is an independent Lexington nonprofit that seeks to address concerns related to youth mental health and well-being through a combination of clinical services, suicide prevention programming and community education and outreach. Living on the Hyphen was made possible through the generosity of the Community Endowment of Lexington. 

I’m Not a Racist…Am I? (Documentary Screening and Discussion)
February 24, 5:00-7:30pm
Lexington Montessori School
Multipurpose Room (behind parking lot)
130 Pleasant Street
Lexington, MA 02421
FREE

Join the Lexington Montessori School Parent Education for a movie and discussion about race in America. This documentary follows a diverse group of teenagers through a year-long exploration to get at the heart of racism.


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Classes for Students: 

Juniors: Plan Your College Application Process
Monday, February 12th from 6:30-8:30pm at LHS
Cost:  $25.00

The spring semester of junior year has taken on new significance as more and more students are applying to college via an early application. Spring semester is when juniors kick their college search into high gear and refine college lists, take standardized tests, write college essays, and ask for recommendations. This evening we will offer insight on each part of the college application, and more importantly, how juniors in spring semester can proactively prepare for submitting strong college applications in the coming fall. Taught by an instructor from Signet Education. 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Classes for Parents:  

Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives
Tuesday, February 13, 7:00-8:30pm at the Lexington Depot, Cost:  $10.00

The scale and impact of the #MeToo movement caught many by surprise. Leigh Gilmore offers context and perspective on this phenomenon based on her recent book, Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives. She will explore the pervasive and persistent culture of doubt women encounter in offering accounts of sexual harassment and sexual assault. 

Leigh Gilmore is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Wellesley.


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/
The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

Week of February 2, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
   Introducing Dr. Ida Pappas - Our New LPS Performing Arts Coordinator and the Parents' Panel
   Drug and Alcohol Addiction – Dangers Hidden in Plain Sight with Prevention Specialist Kristie Demirev
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   2018 LHS School Council Announcement for Parent Candidates
   Introducing Dr. Ida Pappas - Our New LPS Performing Arts Coordinator and the Parents' Panel
   Drug and Alcohol Addiction – Dangers Hidden in Plain Sight with Prevention Specialist Kristie Demirev
   LHS Shop at Wilson Farm Day 2018 - Save the Date!
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates

   Yearbook News
   HELP MAKE #MAKE HAPPY HAPPEN AT LHS
   AP Testing Information - NEW
   8th Grade Parent Forum: Going to LHS   
   Navigating Selective College Admissions
   LHS Scholarship Information 2018
   The 2018 Spring Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting
   LHS Performing Arts
   LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   The Girls Who Build Music Tech Workshop
   The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students
   Saturday, Feb 10th-- Growing Up in Lexington, a Candid Conversation
   Lexington Youth Lacrosse Invites You to Join Us for Our Spring Lacrosse Season
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   Mindfulness to Reduce Student Stress
   Navigating the Student-Athletes College Search and Recruiting Process
   Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

Friday, February 2: 7:00pm-10:00pm School Dance
Monday, February 5: 7:30pm- 8:30pm All-Town Orchestra Concert III
Tuesday, February 6: Report Cards Open on Portal
Wednesday, February 7: 5:30pm- 6:30pm Incoming Freshmen Parent Night
Wednesday, February 7: 6:30pm-8:00pm LHS Curriculum Night
Friday, February 9: 7:00pm- 10:00pm School Dance (Juniors & Seniors)
Saturday, February 10: 7:00pm-9:00pm LHS Follies


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter 

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS to get the latest news and up to date school information

Thanks -
LHS PTO

2018 LHS School Council Announcement for Parent Candidates

LHS School Council Parent Volunteer Opportunity:
The LHS School Council is seeking two (2) LHS parent candidates to each serve a three-year term starting in 2018-2019.   The candidates must have a child at LHS during the full three-year term. Overlapping siblings are also acceptable. 

The purpose of the School Council is to work collaboratively with the Principal to develop school improvement plans consistent with system wide goals and student performance standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Education.  Council members plan ways to meet the diverse learning needs of students; establish a school climate of tolerance and respect for every individual; involve parents in the life of the school; impact safety and discipline; enhance extracurricular activities and more. 

The Council is composed of LHS parents, faculty, community representatives, LHS students and the Principal. Meetings are held on a Monday evening once a month, at LHS. 

If you are interested in serving on the LHS School Council, please email a brief summary (limit is 250 words) of your qualifications and interest. Please note that this summary will be published, for LHS parents to vote on electronically. Send to: Shubhra Chandra, President@lhspto.org no later than March 29th, 2018.  The two parent candidates will be selected, through a ballot election, by the parents at LHS. We will be setting up online voting. Deadline for voting will be published later.
Please email- president@lhspto.org if you have any questions.

Introducing Dr. Ida Pappas - Our New LPS Performing Arts Coordinator and the Parents' Panel
Date: Monday, March 5th, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Commons II, Lexington High School

The Lexington High School PTO and FOLMADS (Friends of Lexington Music, Art and Drama Students) are pleased to present a special forum featuring a discussion of opportunities in performing and visual arts at Lexington High School.  The program will begin with a short performance by the LHS Jazz Combo, followed by a presentation by Dr. Ida Pappas, LPS K-12 Performing Arts Coordinator.  Dr. Pappas will introduce new classes being offered at LHS for the 2018-2019 school year and will cover topics related to the performing arts curriculum.  Following the presentation, FOLMADS parent volunteers familiar with programs in music, drama, and visual arts will be on hand to share their perspectives during a question and answer session.  The program is open to all LPS families.  Parents of 8th grade and transfer students are especially encouraged to attend. 

Drug and Alcohol Addiction – Dangers Hidden in Plain Sight with Prevention Specialist Kristie Demirev
Date: March 6, 2018
Time: 7:00-8:30PM
Location:  Commons II

What do you do when your teen calls you at 1AM with a challenging situation?  How do parents and guardians help their teens expand their freedom, have fun with friends and yet stay safe?  What are social hosting laws and how are parents at risk if something happens on your watch?  Come to this important session led by Lexington Public Schools Prevention Specialist, Kristie Demirev.  The “Hidden in Plain Sight” room will be on display to help parents learn to look for clues to determine if your child is experimenting with alcohol or drugs.  This will be an interactive session. All are welcome.

LHS Shop at Wilson Farm Day - March 22 - Save the Date! 

Shop at Wilson Farm during opening hours on March 22 and 20% of your pre-tax spending will be set aside for donation to Lexington High School. 

There are only a few items that are not included in the fundraising drive; among them are:
• CSA shares
• Gift cards
• Custom gift baskets
• Custom party platters
• Case orders and/or other bulk or custom orders

Lexington High's principal will decide how the funds will be used. In past years, schools have used their Shop at Wilson Farm Day earnings to purchase projectors, books, scholarship programs, and even lecture series. 

In order for your Wilson Farm purchase to be counted in your school’s fundraising totals, you must present this flyer (stored at the LHS PTO website) at the registers, either on paper or an electronic version on your smart phone. 


LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates 

For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar, http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis.

Yearbook News

The Yearbook is just about sold out!! We have about 50 copies left and we cannot order any more. Because we are nearly sold out, online ordering is no longer available. If you would like to order a yearbook, please do so as soon as possible by sending a check made out to Town of Lexington for $90 to Harriet Wallen in the LHS Library. If you have any questions, please email Harriet at hwallen@lexingtonma.org or call her at 781-861-2320, ext. 69151. 

HELP MAKE #MAKE HAPPY HAPPEN AT LHS 

The beloved Rock Room at LHS is officially out of both tea, cocoa and to go cups so please consider making a donation to help keep that space as welcoming and soothing at it usually is! 

Just click on this link and it will take you to our updated Amazon “Wish List”: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/19EQOYXABLSKZ/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v? 

What is the Rock Room? 

Last year, Martha Queenin, LHS Social Worker, helped create a soothing student space located off the main hall near the library in Room 151. For the second year, The LHS Rock Room is up and running providing LHS students with a quiet room to come before school, during free blocks, I blocks or lunch or after school. In the spirit of trying to help our students manage their stress level, the space continues to provide students with a safe place to connect with others, unwind or de-stress.  Craft supplies, games, music, tea and cocoa all serve to provide students with what they need to self soothe.The hope is to continue to make the space user friendly and a space where kids can come and unwind and simply be. 

#makehappyhappen #LHSROCKS

AP Testing Information - NEW 

• Our AP Coordinator is: Mary Johansson
World Language Bldg., Room 505
Phone:  781-861-2320 X-69505
Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
mjohansson@lexingtonma.org 

• AP Testing Sign Up Begins:
Monday, January 29 Through Friday, February 9, 2018
Where:  The Sign Up Will Take Place in Your AP Classrooms ( **This is an optional test**

• Accommodations:
Any student needing accommodations are due by February 13th. Please email Mrs. Dooley at cdooley@lexingtonma.org. Please note LHS accommodations DO NOT apply for College Board. We would still need approval from College Board for your accommodations. 

• AP Test Fee: $96.00 per test
Please note you will receive an email from MCC regarding payment to be made once the pre registration form is filled out in class. The payment window will begin on February 12th and close on February 26th. Tests must be paid for by February 26, 2018 by 12:00 am.  If payment is not received by that date an EXAM WILL NOT be ordered for you and you will be unable to take the Exam. Please note that Payment of this Fee WILL Register you for the Exam.

8th Grade Parent Forum: Going to LHS   

Monday, 2/26, 7-8:30 pm in the Lexington High School Science Auditorium (enter the school via the main entrance off Worthen Road, then follow signs)
- OR -
Wednesday, 2/28, 9:40-11 am at the Lexington Community Center (39 Marrett Road, Room 139)   

This Q&A forum is an opportunity for 8th grade parents to learn about the transition to high school from a panel of experienced LHS parents. Bring your questions about classes, schedules, sports, music groups, clubs, community service, lockers, homework, and whatever else you are wondering about high school! The morning and evening sessions will have the same format: attend whichever one is most convenient for you.   

Navigating Selective College Admissions
February 15, 2018    6:30-8:00
Snow date: TBD


Formerly Junior Parent/Guardian Night

Of the approximately 3,500 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S., only about 50 of them are considered highly selective. These are schools that typically admit fewer than 25% of all their applicants. With competition is as keen as it is at these highly selective colleges, it is important to understand the factors that play a role in the admissions process. This presentation will review the nuances of the selective college admissions process including relevant statistics, current trends in college admissions, and recommendations for students who will navigate the terrain of selective college admissions.  

Presenter: John Mahoney, Director of Admission, Boston College
Location: Auditorium    

LHS Scholarship Information 2018

It is not too early for LHS seniors and their parents to start looking and applying for scholarships!   Scholarship information for national, regional, local, and some specific colleges are posted in Naviance – http://connection.naviance.com/lexington

Current students can sign into their accounts and click the “Scholarships” tab.  Parents and/or guests can log onto [.connection.naviance.com/lexington]http://.connection.naviance.com/lexington and click “I’m a Guest”. The password is lhscounseling - click on the “Colleges” tab, go to “Scholarship List”.  If you are searching for the local scholarships – browse by category and select local scholarship. 

Lexington is fortunate to have a local scholarship program.  Every year, organizations or individuals provide scholarships to Lexington's senior students.  These include awards that are based on financial need as well as ones that are based on specific qualifications such as leadership, merit, or service to the community.   The local scholarship application deadline is in early April and the awards are made in June at SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS NIGHT.  Reminder:  the IRS 1040 is required for financial need scholarships.  Families should plan tax work to meet this deadline.

Please note that the Naviance database is updated on a continual basis – please be sure to check periodically. 

The 2018 Spring Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting
DATE:  Wednesday, Feb 28th
TIME:   6:00PM
LOCATION:  LHS Auditorium

This meeting is required for all LHS student-athletes interested in participating in an interscholastic spring sport at Lexington High School.  All student-athletes interested in playing a spring sport should attend the pre-season meeting with a parent or guardian.  At the large group session in the auditorium, the requirements for high school athletic participation (on-line forms, user fees, physicals, eligibility), will be discussed.   

Immediately following the large group session, we will break down into sport specific meetings so that student-athletes and parents can meet with the coaching staff of their respective sports.  In the sport specific meetings, our coaches will introduce their staff, talk about practice and game schedules for the winter season, expectations for tryouts, as well as other key elements of the season.  This is a fantastic opportunity for student-athletes and parents to hear from our head coaches about their expectations for the upcoming season. 

LHS Spring Sports:  
• Baseball
• Softball
• Boys & Girls Lacrosse
• Boys & Girls Outdoor Track
• Boys & Girls Tennis
• Boys Volleyball
• Boys & Girls Ultimate Frisbee   

LHS Spring Sports season begins - Monday, March 19, 2018 

Should you have any questions, regarding this meeting, please contact the athletic office at (781) 861-2320 ext. 69902  We look forward to seeing you on February 28th! 

GO Minutemen! 

Naomi

Naomi Martin
Director of Athletics
Lexington Public Schools  

LHS Performing Arts

Winter Orchestra Concert
Date: 1/31/2018, 2/1/2018, 2/5/2018 (snow date 2/8/2018)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School, Ralph Lord Gymnasium
Suggested donation price: $5 adults; free for children and senior citizens

The Winter Orchestra Concerts are an annual event, presented over three evenings, to showcase the Lexington Public Schools’ string  and orchestra program.  Each evening’s program progresses from the earliest learners at the elementary school level to the highest level performers at Lexington High School.

Winter Orchestra Concert III: All Grade 5 Strings, All Town Elementary Orchestra, Clarke-Diamond Grade 7 Orchestra; LHS Symphony Orchestra

LHS Sports

Home Games/Meets (Feb 2 - Feb 9) 

Friday, February 2
5:15pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Winchester High School
7:00pm GIRLS Varsity Basketball vs Winchester High School
8:25pm BOYS Junior Varsity  Ice Hockey vs Wakefield Memorial High School  

Saturday, February 3
2:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Indoor Track (Open Date)
2:00pm GIRLS    Junior Varsity Indoor Track (Open Date) 

Sunday, February 4
12:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Medford High School
2:00pm GIRLS Varsity Basketball vs Medford High School

Monday, February 5
6:30pm BOYS Varsity Wrestling vs Bedford Public Schools
6:00pm: CoEd Varsity Giant Slalom Race @Blue Hills

Tuesday, February 6
4:15pm BOYS Freshman Basketball vs Belmont High School
4:15pm BOYS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Belmont High School

Wednesday, February 7
4:15pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Belmont High School
7:30pm BOYS Varsity Ice Hockey vs Belmont High School

Thursday, February 8
6:00pm: CoEd Varsity Giant Slalom Race @ Ski Ward

Friday, February 9
5:15pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Arlington High School
7:00pm GIRLS Varsity Basketball vs Arlington High School

**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com 


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

The Girls Who Build Music Tech Workshop

The Girls Who Build Music Tech workshop for high school girls is a one-day, hands-on introduction to music technology (ie. How pop stars use autotuning to be on pitch!) at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaverworks Center on February 3rd. The workshop includes tearing down old headphones and speakers, designing your own speaker, and programming a synthesizer guitar (make mixes!). Participants also get to listen to keynote speakers from the music technology industry, including female engineers from Bose and MIT. 

Register here. Fee is $50, which covers lunch and the cost of hardware. If you have any questions, leave a message on the Girls Who Build contact page

More information: http://www.girlswhobuild.org/music-tech/
MIT Beaverworks: https://beaverworks.ll.mit.edu/CMS/bw/facility
Contact us: http://www.girlswhobuild.org/contact/ 

The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students
Presented by Ned Hallowell MD, EdD
Date:  February 7, 2018 / Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM / Location: Cary Library, Large Meeting Room

In this presentation, Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, practicing child and adult psychiatrist, founder of the Hallowell Center, and former instructor at Harvard Medical School, offers insight into the Childhood Face of ADHD and how ADHD and learning disabilities impact the student emotionally and socially. Because he and two of his children have ADHD themselves, he recognizes the importance not just of proper diagnosis and treatment but also the importance of developing the positive attributes most people with ADHD possess. He will provide an introduction to the world of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and explain what it feels like to have ADHD from a child’s perspective. Thank you to Indian Americans of Lexington for their generous donation to make this presentation possible. 

Please RSVP for this event so that we can ensure we have enough space and materials.  We expect that this event will be well-attended, and can accommodate approximately 80 attendees, so please RSVP by February 1, 2018 at https://lexsepta.org/events/the-childhood-face-of-adhd-recognizing-and-coping-with-attention-deficit-disorder-in-students/ 

For more information about the Lexington SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) and SEPTA (Special Education PTA), please see our website atwww.lexsepta.org

Saturday, Feb 10th-- Growing Up in Lexington, a Candid Conversation

Please join LYFS' 2nd in a six-part series of discussions about "Living on the Hyphen"-- a multicultural exploration of youth well-being. This series is the collaborative effort of a Multicultural Sponsoring Board representing Lexington in all of its diversity. 

Growing Up In Lexington is an opportunity for Lexington youth and the community of adults who support them to come together and understand the joys and challenges of coming of age in today's Lexington.  This moderated panel discussion will take place at the Community Center, from 10:00am-12:00pm on Saturday, February 10th.  We look forward to seeing you there!  And... save March 18th for part 3 in the series, Spirituality in Mental Health, in partnership with Temple Isaiah's Mental Health Initiative. 

About LYFS:  LYFS is an independent Lexington nonprofit that seeks to address concerns related to youth mental health and well-being through a combination of clinical services, suicide prevention programming and community education and outreach. Living on the Hyphen was made possible through the generosity of the Community Endowment of Lexington. 

Lexington Youth Lacrosse Invites You to Join Us for Our Spring Lacrosse Season

Parents of Lexington Grades 3rd, 4th & 5th graders, Lexington Youth Lacrosse (LYL) is excited to invite all of you to join us for our Spring Lacrosse Season.

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH LACROSSE IS NECESSARY! 

Our Boys and Girls programs are dedicated to introducing, teaching, and expanding youth lacrosse in Lexington, through a fun and instructional environment that teaches individual athleticism as well as teamwork. Lacrosse is complementary to soccer, hockey, and basketball, as it is a continuous-play team sport that reinforces and advances common offensive and defensive concepts. 

The season starts with one indoor practice per week on Sunday afternoons from late February to late March, and then transitions into two practices in Lexington during the week (usually 5:30-7pm on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday pending field availability) and one game per week on Sunday in Lexington or nearby towns from April till early June. 

Come out and join many of your classmates from Bowman, Bridge, Estabrook, Fiske, Harrington, and Hastings! 

To register for the spring session, please click here

Too often we hear parents say they don’t know the sport so they never introduced it to their children. You don’t have to know the sport, that’s what Lexington Youth Lacrosse is here for! If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We hope to see you in the spring! 

Rob Lyng
Coordinator of Player and Coach Development
Lexington Youth Lacrosse


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Mindfulness to Reduce Student Stress
Monday, February 5th from 6:30-8:30pm.  Cost: $20

High school offers us a lot. But one thing we don't usually learn is how to take care of our minds and deal with daily stressors. So take some time to breathe, rest, and learn how to work with stress in this mindfulness presentation. Mindfulness is a way of paying attention and a way of relating to the present moment. You can practice mindfulness anywhere, anytime, and in any situation. In this presentation you will learn easy ways to integrate mindfulness into your day to bring more ease and wellbeing into your life, both in and outside of school. 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Classes for Parents & Students: 

Navigating the Student-Athletes College Search and Recruiting Process
Two sessions meeting Tuesday,  February 6 and Thursday, February 8
from 7:00-9:00pm at Lexington High School
Cost:  $40.00 per adult/student pair

This two-part course is designed to educate student-athletes and their parents about navigating the often confusing and generally stressful college search and recruiting process.    

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Classes for Parents:  

Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives
Tuesday, February 13, 7:00-8:30pm at the Lexington Depot, Cost:  $10.00

The scale and impact of the #MeToo movement caught many by surprise. Leigh Gilmore offers context and perspective on this phenomenon based on her recent book, Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives. She will explore the pervasive and persistent culture of doubt women encounter in offering accounts of sexual harassment and sexual assault. 

Leigh Gilmore is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Wellesley.


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/
The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @ https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

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You can contact the LHS PTO Weekly Announcements manager at announcements@lhspto.org
Complete information about what kinds of posts we accept is available at the LHS PTO website.

 

Week of January 26th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
   Introducing Dr. Ida Pappas - Our New LPS Performing Arts Coordinator and the Parents' Panel
   Drug and Alcohol Addiction – Dangers Hidden in Plain Sight with Prevention Specialist Kristie Demirev
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   Help Make #MAKE HAPPY HAPPEN at LHS

   Teen Summer Programs and GAP Year Expo (NEW!)
   Navigating Selective College Admissions
   2018 Spring Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting
   LHS Shop at Wilson Farm Day 2018 - Save the Date!
   LHS Performing Arts
   LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   Shrek The Musical Jr.
   The Girls Who Build Music Tech Workshop
   The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students
   Saturday, Feb 10th-- Growing Up in Lexington, a Candid Conversation
   Lexington Youth Lacrosse Invites You to Join Us for Our Spring Lacrosse Season
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   Mindfulness to Reduce Student Stress
   Navigating the Student-Athletes College Search and Recruiting Process
   How to Find the College that Fits Your Child
   Steering Our Teens in the Right Direction
   Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

Friday, January 26: 2nd Quarter Closes/ Grade Entry  
Friday, January 26: 7:00pm- 9:00pm Jazz Nite 2
Monday, January 29: Student Attendance Appeal Deadline
Tuesday, January 30: 5:30pm-8:00pm Teen Summer Expo
Wednesday, January 31: All-Town Orchestra Concert I
Thursday, February 1: All-Town Orchestra Concert II
Friday, February 2: 7:00pm-10:00pm School Dance


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter 

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS to get the latest news and up to date school information

Thanks -
LHS PTO

Introducing Dr. Ida Pappas - Our New LPS Performing Arts Coordinator and the Parents' Panel
Date: Monday, March 5th, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Commons II, Lexington High School

The Lexington High School PTO and FOLMADS (Friends of Lexington Music, Art and Drama Students) are pleased to present a special forum featuring a discussion of opportunities in performing and visual arts at Lexington High School.  The program will begin with a short performance by the LHS Jazz Combo, followed by a presentation by Dr. Ida Pappas, LPS K-12 Performing Arts Coordinator.  Dr. Pappas will introduce new classes being offered at LHS for the 2018-2019 school year and will cover topics related to the performing arts curriculum.  Following the presentation, FOLMADS parent volunteers familiar with programs in music, drama, and visual arts will be on hand to share their perspectives during a question and answer session.  The program is open to all LPS families.  Parents of 8th grade and transfer students are especially encouraged to attend. 

Drug and Alcohol Addiction – Dangers Hidden in Plain Sight with Prevention Specialist Kristie Demirev
Date: March 6, 2018
Time: 7:00-8:30PM
Location:  Commons II

What do you do when your teen calls you at 1AM with a challenging situation?  How do parents and guardians help their teens expand their freedom, have fun with friends and yet stay safe?  What are social hosting laws and how are parents at risk if something happens on your watch?  Come to this important session led by Lexington Public Schools Prevention Specialist, Kristie Demirev.  The “Hidden in Plain Sight” room will be on display to help parents learn to look for clues to determine if your child is experimenting with alcohol or drugs.  This will be an interactive session. All are welcome.


LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates 

For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar, http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis. 

HELP MAKE #MAKE HAPPY HAPPEN AT LHS 

The beloved Rock Room at LHS is officially out of both tea, cocoa and to go cups so please consider making a donation to help keep that space as welcoming and soothing at it usually is! 

Just click on this link and it will take you to our updated Amazon “Wish List”: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/19EQOYXABLSKZ/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v? 

What is the Rock Room? 

Last year, Martha Queenin, LHS Social Worker, helped create a soothing student space located off the main hall near the library in Room 151. For the second year, The LHS Rock Room is up and running providing LHS students with a quiet room to come before school, during free blocks, I blocks or lunch or after school. In the spirit of trying to help our students manage their stress level, the space continues to provide students with a safe place to connect with others, unwind or de-stress.  Craft supplies, games, music, tea and cocoa all serve to provide students with what they need to self soothe.The hope is to continue to make the space user friendly and a space where kids can come and unwind and simply be. 

#makehappyhappen #LHSROCKS 

Teen Summer Programs and GAP Year Expo (NEW!)
January 30, 2018    5:30-8:00
Snow date: January 31st 

Recommended for Students and Parents/Guardians grades 7-12

Meet personally with the directors of a wide variety of enriching summer programs for high school and middle school students. Programs for every budget and every interest including academic enrichment, adventure travel, teen tours, teen camps, community service, internships, intensive sport instruction, language immersion, arts, theatre, music, college prep, STEM and gap year programs.  The Expo lets you efficiently cut through the overwhelming amount of information online and make informed decisions about programming, costs, safety, camp and supervision.  For more information visit: www.TeenSummerExpos.com 

Location: Commons II

Navigating Selective College Admissions
February 15, 2018    6:30-8:00
Snow date: TBD


Formerly Junior Parent/Guardian Night

Of the approximately 3,500 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S., only about 50 of them are considered highly selective. These are schools that typically admit fewer than 25% of all their applicants. With competition is as keen as it is at these highly selective colleges, it is important to understand the factors that play a role in the admissions process. This presentation will review the nuances of the selective college admissions process including relevant statistics, current trends in college admissions, and recommendations for students who will navigate the terrain of selective college admissions.  

Presenter: John Mahoney, Director of Admission, Boston College
Location: Auditorium  

The 2018 Spring Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting
DATE:  Wednesday, Feb 28th
TIME:   6:00PM
LOCATION:  LHS Auditorium

This meeting is required for all LHS student-athletes interested in participating in an interscholastic spring sport at Lexington High School.  All student-athletes interested in playing a spring sport should attend the pre-season meeting with a parent or guardian.  At the large group session in the auditorium, the requirements for high school athletic participation (on-line forms, user fees, physicals, eligibility), will be discussed.   

Immediately following the large group session, we will break down into sport specific meetings so that student-athletes and parents can meet with the coaching staff of their respective sports.  In the sport specific meetings, our coaches will introduce their staff, talk about practice and game schedules for the winter season, expectations for tryouts, as well as other key elements of the season.  This is a fantastic opportunity for student-athletes and parents to hear from our head coaches about their expectations for the upcoming season. 

LHS Spring Sports:  
• Baseball
• Softball
• Boys & Girls Lacrosse
• Boys & Girls Outdoor Track
• Boys & Girls Tennis
• Boys Volleyball
• Boys & Girls Ultimate Frisbee   

LHS Spring Sports season begins - Monday, March 19, 2018 

Should you have any questions, regarding this meeting, please contact the athletic office at (781) 861-2320 ext. 69902  We look forward to seeing you on February 28th! 

GO Minutemen! 

Naomi

Naomi Martin
Director of Athletics
Lexington Public Schools  

LHS Shop at Wilson Farm Day 2018 - Save the Date! 

Shop at Wilson Farm during opening hours on March 22 and 20% of your pre-tax spending will be set aside for donation to Lexington High School. 

There are only a few items that are not included in the fundraising drive; among them are:
• CSA shares
• Gift cards
• Custom gift baskets
• Custom party platters
• Case orders and/or other bulk or custom orders

Lexington High's principal will decide how the funds will be used. In past years, schools have used their Shop at Wilson Farm Day earnings to purchase projectors, books, scholarship programs, and even lecture series. 

In order for your Wilson Farm purchase to be counted in your school’s fundraising totals, you must present this flyer (stored at the LHS PTO website) at the registers, either on paper or an electronic version on your smart phone. 

LHS Performing Arts

Jazz Nite 2
Date: 1/26/2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Commons II, Lexington High School
Tickets: Free to the public

The audience will be treated to a program featuring original compositions by students along with a combination of jazz standards and modern selections. This is always a great evening dedicated to the all-American art form under the direction of Pat Donaher and Justin Aramati. 

Winter Orchestra Concerts
Dates: 1/31/2018, 2/1/2018, 2/5/2018 (snow date 2/8/2018)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School, Ralph Lord Gymnasium
Suggested donation price: $5 adults; free for children and senior citizens

The Winter Orchestra Concerts are an annual event, presented over three evenings, to showcase the Lexington Public Schools’ string  and orchestra program.  Each evening’s program progresses from the earliest learners at the elementary school level to the highest level performers at Lexington High School.

Ensembles will perform as follows:

Wednesday, 1/31, Winter Orchestra Concert I: Grade 4 Strings from Estabrook, Fiske and Hastings; Diamond Grades 6 and 8 Orchestras; LHS Chamber Orchestra

Thursday, 2/1, Winter Orchestra Concert II: Grade 4 Strings from Bowman, Bridge, and Harrington; Clarke Grades 6 and 8 Orchestras; LHS Repertoire Orchestra

Monday, 2/5, Winter Orchestra Concert III: All Grade 5 Strings, All Town Elementary Orchestra, Clarke-Diamond Grade 7 Orchestra; LHS Symphony Orchestra

LHS Sports

Home Games/Meets (Jan 26 - Feb 2) 

Friday, January 26
5:15pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Burlington High School
7:00pm GIRLS Varsity Basketball vs Burlington High School
8:25pm BOYS Junior Varsity Ice Hockey vs Stoneham High School

Sunday, January 28
12:30pm BOYS Varsity Basketball vs Belmont High School
2:15pm GIRLS Varsity Basketball vs Belmont High School

Tuesday, January 30
4:15pm BOYS Freshman Basketball vs Wilmington High School
4:15pm BOYS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Wilmington High School
6:00pm BOYS Varsity Basketball vs Wilmington High School

Wednesday, January 31
5:20pm GIRLS Varsity Ice Hockey vs Wilmington High School
6:00pm BOYS Varsity Wrestling vs Reading Memorial High School
7:20pm BOYS Varsity Ice Hockey vs Wilmington High School

Thursday, February 1
6:00pm: CoEd Varsity Giant Slalom Race

Friday, February 2
5:15pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Winchester High School
7:00pm GIRLS Varsity Basketball vs Winchester High School
8:25pm BOYS Junior Varsity  Ice Hockey vs Wakefield Memorial High School

**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com 


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

Shrek The Musical Jr.
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 7:30pm
Friday, January 26, 2018 at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1:00pm and 5:30pm
Clarke Middle School, 17 Stedman Road, Lexington, MA, 02421

Advanced Ticket Sales Details: Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Clarke main office during school hours or at www.showtix4u.com.
For more information, contact ClarkeDrama@aol.com. 

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

The Girls Who Build Music Tech Workshop

The Girls Who Build Music Tech workshop for high school girls is a one-day, hands-on introduction to music technology (ie. How pop stars use autotuning to be on pitch!) at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaverworks Center on February 3rd. The workshop includes tearing down old headphones and speakers, designing your own speaker, and programming a synthesizer guitar (make mixes!). Participants also get to listen to keynote speakers from the music technology industry, including female engineers from Bose and MIT. 

Register here. Fee is $50, which covers lunch and the cost of hardware. If you have any questions, leave a message on the Girls Who Build contact page

More information: http://www.girlswhobuild.org/music-tech/
MIT Beaverworks: https://beaverworks.ll.mit.edu/CMS/bw/facility
Contact us: http://www.girlswhobuild.org/contact/ 

The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students
Presented by Ned Hallowell MD, EdD
Date:  February 7, 2018 / Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM / Location: Cary Library, Large Meeting Room

In this presentation, Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, practicing child and adult psychiatrist, founder of the Hallowell Center, and former instructor at Harvard Medical School, offers insight into the Childhood Face of ADHD and how ADHD and learning disabilities impact the student emotionally and socially. Because he and two of his children have ADHD themselves, he recognizes the importance not just of proper diagnosis and treatment but also the importance of developing the positive attributes most people with ADHD possess. He will provide an introduction to the world of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and explain what it feels like to have ADHD from a child’s perspective. Thank you to Indian Americans of Lexington for their generous donation to make this presentation possible. 

Please RSVP for this event so that we can ensure we have enough space and materials.  We expect that this event will be well-attended, and can accommodate approximately 80 attendees, so please RSVP by February 1, 2018 at https://lexsepta.org/events/the-childhood-face-of-adhd-recognizing-and-coping-with-attention-deficit-disorder-in-students/ 

For more information about the Lexington SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) and SEPTA (Special Education PTA), please see our website atwww.lexsepta.org

Saturday, Feb 10th-- Growing Up in Lexington, a Candid Conversation

Please join LYFS' 2nd in a six-part series of discussions about "Living on the Hyphen"-- a multicultural exploration of youth well-being. This series is the collaborative effort of a Multicultural Sponsoring Board representing Lexington in all of its diversity. 

Growing Up In Lexington is an opportunity for Lexington youth and the community of adults who support them to come together and understand the joys and challenges of coming of age in today's Lexington.  This moderated panel discussion will take place at the Community Center, from 10:00am-12:00pm on Saturday, February 10th.  We look forward to seeing you there!  And... save March 18th for part 3 in the series, Spirituality in Mental Health, in partnership with Temple Isaiah's Mental Health Initiative. 

About LYFS:  LYFS is an independent Lexington nonprofit that seeks to address concerns related to youth mental health and well-being through a combination of clinical services, suicide prevention programming and community education and outreach. Living on the Hyphen was made possible through the generosity of the Community Endowment of Lexington. 

Lexington Youth Lacrosse Invites You to Join Us for Our Spring Lacrosse Season

Parents of Lexington Grades 3rd, 4th & 5th graders, Lexington Youth Lacrosse (LYL) is excited to invite all of you to join us for our Spring Lacrosse Season.

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH LACROSSE IS NECESSARY! 

Our Boys and Girls programs are dedicated to introducing, teaching, and expanding youth lacrosse in Lexington, through a fun and instructional environment that teaches individual athleticism as well as teamwork. Lacrosse is complementary to soccer, hockey, and basketball, as it is a continuous-play team sport that reinforces and advances common offensive and defensive concepts. 

The season starts with one indoor practice per week on Sunday afternoons from late February to late March, and then transitions into two practices in Lexington during the week (usually 5:30-7pm on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday pending field availability) and one game per week on Sunday in Lexington or nearby towns from April till early June. 

Come out and join many of your classmates from Bowman, Bridge, Estabrook, Fiske, Harrington, and Hastings! 

To register for the spring session, please click here

Too often we hear parents say they don’t know the sport so they never introduced it to their children. You don’t have to know the sport, that’s what Lexington Youth Lacrosse is here for! If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We hope to see you in the spring! 

Rob Lyng
Coordinator of Player and Coach Development
Lexington Youth Lacrosse


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Mindfulness to Reduce Student Stress
Monday, February 5th from 6:30-8:30pm.  Cost: $20

High school offers us a lot. But one thing we don't usually learn is how to take care of our minds and deal with daily stressors. So take some time to breathe, rest, and learn how to work with stress in this mindfulness presentation. Mindfulness is a way of paying attention and a way of relating to the present moment. You can practice mindfulness anywhere, anytime, and in any situation. In this presentation you will learn easy ways to integrate mindfulness into your day to bring more ease and wellbeing into your life, both in and outside of school. 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Classes for Parents & Students: 

Navigating the Student-Athletes College Search and Recruiting Process
Two sessions meeting Tuesday,  February 6 and Thursday, February 8
from 7:00-9:00pm at Lexington High School
Cost:  $40.00 per adult/student pair

This two-part course is designed to educate student-athletes and their parents about navigating the often confusing and generally stressful college search and recruiting process.    

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Classes for Parents:  

How to Find the College that Fits Your Child
Meets Tuesday, January 30, 6:30-8:30pm at LHS, Cost:  $25

We will show you how to choose the school that is the right fit for your child as we walk you through the admissions process.  Learn about how merit money works and why starting the process early can offer significant advantages. College Solutions has over 30 years of experience in college placement and financial aid. For adults only. The $25 tuition is for two adults in the household. Larry Dannenberg is a professional college placement consultant. 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Steering Our Teens in the Right Direction
Thursday, February 1, 7:00-8:30 at LHS, Cost:  $10.00

As parents we all know that the journey of raising teens can seem like a long and bumpy road. Experts say that teenagers need as much care, attention, and guidance as toddlers do. Through her years of experience as a life-coach, driver education instructor, and parent, Anna Sabatino has successfully coached countless teenagers through the twists and turns of life. This evening, Anna will share some of her practical insights, provide encouragement, and yes, even issue a few warnings to parents based on her experience working and teaching teens both how to drive, and how to make critical and healthy decisions for over 12 years. 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives
Tuesday, February 13, 7:00-8:30pm at the Lexington Depot, Cost:  $10.00

The scale and impact of the #MeToo movement caught many by surprise. Leigh Gilmore offers context and perspective on this phenomenon based on her recent book, Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives. She will explore the pervasive and persistent culture of doubt women encounter in offering accounts of sexual harassment and sexual assault. 

Leigh Gilmore is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Wellesley.


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/
The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @ https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

______________________________________________________________________________

You can contact the LHS PTO Weekly Announcements manager at announcements@lhspto.org
Complete information about what kinds of posts we accept is available at the LHS PTO website.

 

Week of January 19th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   A Big Thank You to ALL 2017-2018 LHS PTO Members and Donors
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   College Admissions Seminar
   Teen Summer Programs and GAP Year Expo
   Navigating Selective College Admissions
   LHS Performing Arts
   LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Girls Hockey - Pink the Rink Hockey Game
   Feedback Survey for Superintendent Candidates
   The Girls Who Build Music Tech Workshop
   The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students
   Saturday, Feb 10th-- Growing Up in Lexington, a Candid Conversation
   Lexington Youth Lacrosse Invites You to Join Us for Our Spring Lacrosse Season
   Introducing Dr. Ida Pappas - our new LPS Performing Arts coordinator and the Parents' panel
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   SAT Prep for the March Exam
   CT Prep
   Health Coaching for Midlife Women: Creating Positive Change
   Social Salsa
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

Friday, January 19: 7:00pm-10:00pm School Dance (Sophomores)
Monday, January 22: 6:15pm-7:45pm School Council Meeting
Wednesday, January 24: 6:30pm College Admission Seminar (JuniorWorkshop)
Friday, January 26: 2nd Quarter Closes/ Grade Entry  
Friday, January 26: 7:00pm- 9:00pm Jazz Nite 2

LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

A Big Thank You to ALL 2017-2018 LHS PTO Members and Donors 

Thank you to everyone who supported the PTO as a member or contributor.  A special thank you to members who made additional donations.  We appreciate your very generous support. Because of YOU the PTO was able to meet our budget goal of funding enrichment activities, programs, materials and equipment at the same level as last year.

If you haven’t joined the PTO, you can still do it here: https://www.lhspto.org/donate/

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS

Thanks -
LHS PTO


LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates 

For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar, http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis. 

College Admissions Seminar
January 24, 2018   6:30-8:00 pm
Snow date: TBD


Formerly Junior Parent/Guardian Night

This session will provide an overview of college admissions, including:
1. trends in college admissions
2. building the college list
3. the college application process

Before the seminar, be sure to visit MEFA’s website —mefa.org — to download a copy of the seminar presentation in English or Spanish and explore other tools and resources to assist you in the college planning process. *This link also provides a webinar if you are unable to join us for the presentation. 

Presenter: MEFA Presenter, John Marcus, Former VP of Enrollment
Location: Auditorium

Teen Summer Programs and GAP Year Expo (NEW!)
January 30, 2018    5:30-8:00
Snow date: January 31st 

Recommended for Students and Parents/Guardians grades 7-12

Meet personally with the directors of a wide variety of enriching summer programs for high school and middle school students. Programs for every budget and every interest including academic enrichment, adventure travel, teen tours, teen camps, community service, internships, intensive sport instruction, language immersion, arts, theatre, music, college prep, STEM and gap year programs.  The Expo lets you efficiently cut through the overwhelming amount of information online and make informed decisions about programming, costs, safety, camp and supervision.  For more information visit: www.TeenSummerExpos.com 

Location: Commons II

Navigating Selective College Admissions
February 15, 2018    6:30-8:00
Snow date: TBD


Formerly Junior Parent/Guardian Night

Of the approximately 3,500 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S., only about 50 of them are considered highly selective. These are schools that typically admit fewer than 25% of all their applicants. With competition is as keen as it is at these highly selective colleges, it is important to understand the factors that play a role in the admissions process. This presentation will review the nuances of the selective college admissions process including relevant statistics, current trends in college admissions, and recommendations for students who will navigate the terrain of selective college admissions.  

Presenter: John Mahoney, Director of Admission, Boston College
Location: Auditorium 

LHS Performing Arts

Winter Orchestra Concerts
Dates: 1/31/2018, 2/1/2018, 2/5/2018 (snow date 2/8/2018)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School, Ralph Lord Gymnasium
Suggested donation price: $5 adults; free for children and senior citizens

The Winter Orchestra Concerts are an annual event, presented over three evenings, to showcase the Lexington Public Schools’ string  and orchestra program.  Each evening’s program progresses from the earliest learners at the elementary school level to the highest level performers at Lexington High School.

Ensembles will perform as follows:

Wednesday, 1/31, Winter Orchestra Concert I: Grade 4 Strings from Estabrook, Fiske and Hastings; Diamond Grades 6 and 8 Orchestras; LHS Chamber Orchestra

Thursday, 2/1, Winter Orchestra Concert II: Grade 4 Strings from Bowman, Bridge, and Harrington; Clarke Grades 6 and 8 Orchestras; LHS Repertoire Orchestra

Monday, 2/5, Winter Orchestra Concert III: All Grade 5 Strings, All Town Elementary Orchestra, Clarke-Diamond Grade 7 Orchestra; LHS Symphony Orchestra

Jazz Nite 2
Date: 1/26/2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Commons II, Lexington High School
Tickets: Free to the public

The audience will be treated to a program featuring original compositions by students along with a combination of jazz standards and modern selections. This is always a great evening dedicated to the all-American art form under the direction of Pat Donaher and Justin Aramati.

LHS Sports

Home Games/Meets (Jan 19 - Jan 26) 

Friday, January 19
5:15pm BOYS Freshman Basketball vs Reading Memorial High School
5:15pm BOYS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Reading Memorial High School
7:00pm BOYS Varsity Basketball vs Reading Memorial High School

Saturday, January 20
1:00pm BOYS Varsity Ice Hockey vs Reading Memorial High School
7:00pm GIRLS Varsity Ice Hockey vs Reading Memorial High School

Tuesday, January 23
4:15pm BOYS Freshman Basketball vs Watertown High School
4:15pm BOYS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Watertown High School

Wednesday, January 24
4:05pm GIRLS Varsity Ice Hockey vs Watertown High School

Thursday, January 26
6:00pm: Varsity Giant Slalom Race

Friday, January 26
5:15pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Burlington High School
7:00pm GIRLS Varsity Basketball vs Burlington High School
8:25pm BOYS Junior Varsity Ice Hockey vs Stoneham High School

**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com 


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Girls Hockey - Pink the Rink Hockey Game 

Saturday, 1/20-7pm, Hayden Lexington v Reading
All proceeds from the game will go towards Women’s Cancer Research
Please wear your pink to show your support and help Pink the Rink

Feedback Survey for Superintendent Candidates

We are pleased to have such strong candidates and are turning to the community for your impressions. Please attend each candidate's Community Meet and Greet and/or attend/watch each candidate's public interview (aired live on LexMedia) then respond to the School Committee's feedback survey. 

The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LexSuptFinalists and will remain open until noon on Sunday, January 21. 

This decision is one that impacts everyone, so your input is important. As always, if you would rather share feedback directly, feel free to contact Kate Colburn, Eileen Jay , or any other member of the School Committee. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Sincerely,
Eileen Jay & Kate Colburn
On behalf of the Lexington School Committee

The Girls Who Build Music Tech Workshop

The Girls Who Build Music Tech workshop for high school girls is a one-day, hands-on introduction to music technology (ie. How pop stars use autotuning to be on pitch!) at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaverworks Center on February 3rd. The workshop includes tearing down old headphones and speakers, designing your own speaker, and programming a synthesizer guitar (make mixes!). Participants also get to listen to keynote speakers from the music technology industry, including female engineers from Bose and MIT. 

Register here. Fee is $50, which covers lunch and the cost of hardware. If you have any questions, leave a message on the Girls Who Build contact page

More information: http://www.girlswhobuild.org/music-tech/
MIT Beaverworks: https://beaverworks.ll.mit.edu/CMS/bw/facility
Contact us: http://www.girlswhobuild.org/contact/ 

The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students
Presented by Ned Hallowell MD, EdD
Date:  February 7, 2018 / Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM / Location: Cary Library, Large Meeting Room

In this presentation, Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, practicing child and adult psychiatrist, founder of the Hallowell Center, and former instructor at Harvard Medical School, offers insight into the Childhood Face of ADHD and how ADHD and learning disabilities impact the student emotionally and socially. Because he and two of his children have ADHD themselves, he recognizes the importance not just of proper diagnosis and treatment but also the importance of developing the positive attributes most people with ADHD possess. He will provide an introduction to the world of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and explain what it feels like to have ADHD from a child’s perspective. Thank you to Indian Americans of Lexington for their generous donation to make this presentation possible. 

Please RSVP for this event so that we can ensure we have enough space and materials.  We expect that this event will be well-attended, and can accommodate approximately 80 attendees, so please RSVP by February 1, 2018 at https://lexsepta.org/events/the-childhood-face-of-adhd-recognizing-and-coping-with-attention-deficit-disorder-in-students/ 

For more information about the Lexington SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) and SEPTA (Special Education PTA), please see our website atwww.lexsepta.org

Saturday, Feb 10th-- Growing Up in Lexington, a Candid Conversation

Please join LYFS' 2nd in a six-part series of discussions about "Living on the Hyphen"-- a multicultural exploration of youth well-being. This series is the collaborative effort of a Multicultural Sponsoring Board representing Lexington in all of its diversity. 

Growing Up In Lexington is an opportunity for Lexington youth and the community of adults who support them to come together and understand the joys and challenges of coming of age in today's Lexington.  This moderated panel discussion will take place at the Community Center, from 10:00am-12:00pm onSaturday, February 10th.  We look forward to seeing you there!  And... save March 18th for part 3 in the series, Spirituality in Mental Health, in partnership with Temple Isaiah's Mental Health Initiative. 

About LYFS:  LYFS is an independent Lexington nonprofit that seeks to address concerns related to youth mental health and well-being through a combination of clinical services, suicide prevention programming and community education and outreach. Living on the Hyphen was made possible through the generosity of the Community Endowment of Lexington. 

Lexington Youth Lacrosse Invites You to Join Us for Our Spring Lacrosse Season

Parents of Lexington Grades 3rd, 4th & 5th graders, Lexington Youth Lacrosse (LYL) is excited to invite all of you to join us for our Spring Lacrosse Season.

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH LACROSSE IS NECESSARY! 

Our Boys and Girls programs are dedicated to introducing, teaching, and expanding youth lacrosse in Lexington, through a fun and instructional environment that teaches individual athleticism as well as teamwork. Lacrosse is complementary to soccer, hockey, and basketball, as it is a continuous-play team sport that reinforces and advances common offensive and defensive concepts. 

The season starts with one indoor practice per week on Sunday afternoons from late February to late March, and then transitions into two practices in Lexington during the week (usually 5:30-7pm on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday pending field availability) and one game per week on Sunday in Lexington or nearby towns from April till early June. 

Come out and join many of your classmates from Bowman, Bridge, Estabrook, Fiske, Harrington, and Hastings! 

To register for the spring session, please click here

Too often we hear parents say they don’t know the sport so they never introduced it to their children. You don’t have to know the sport, that’s what Lexington Youth Lacrosse is here for! If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We hope to see you in the spring! 

Rob Lyng
Coordinator of Player and Coach Development
Lexington Youth Lacrosse

Introducing Dr. Ida Pappas - our new LPS Performing Arts coordinator and the Parents' panel
Date: Monday, March 5th, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Commons II, Lexington High School

The Lexington High School PTO and FOLMADS (Friends of Lexington Music, Art and Drama Students) are pleased to present a special forum featuring a discussion of opportunities in performing and visual arts at Lexington High School.  The program will begin with a short performance by the LHS Jazz Combo, followed by a presentation by Dr. Ida Pappas, LPS K-12 Performing Arts Coordinator.  Dr. Pappas will introduce new classes being offered at LHS for the 2018-2019 school year and will cover topics related to the performing arts curriculum.  Following the presentation, FOLMADS parent volunteers familiar with programs in music, drama, and visual arts will be on hand to share their perspectives during a question and answer session.  The program is open to all LPS families.  Parents of 8th grade and transfer students are especially encouraged to attend.


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

SAT Prep for the March Exam 

Prepare for the SAT Exams by reviewing the critical components of the test.  Classes will meet at Lexington High School. 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043

SAT Reading - Thursdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board, 2018 Edition
- meets 6 Thursdays
- beginning January 18
- from 6:30-8:30pm
- $200

SAT Writing and Language + Essay- Tuesdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board, 2018 Edition
- meets 6 Tuedays
- beginning January 16
- from 3:30-5:30pm
- $200

CT Prep

In this class we will review all components of the ACT exam. A materials fee of $25 is payable to the instructor at the first class. Required Text: The Real ACT Prep Guide, BN-13: 978-111923641.
- meets 0 Wednesdays t Lexington High Schoo
- beginning January 7
- from :30-:30pm
- $35

FOR PARENTS: 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043

Health Coaching for Midlife Women: Creating Positive Change
Class begins Wednesday, January 17 and meets four times

7:00-8:30pm at Lexington High School.  Cost:  $60/Seniors $45.
Women in mid-life often want to reduce stress, become fit, and lose weight. Coaching helps women break larger goals into "do-able" steps that add up to success.  A health coach guides the group by asking questions, listening carefully and leading brainstorming exercises. In this group coaching experience, participants (45 to 60 years of age) will have a great opportunity to support and learn from each other. Please bring a notebook and pen to class.

Social Salsa
Class begins Friday, January 19
7:30-8:15pm   Cost:  $120 per person. Location shared with registration. 

Social salsa is a six week course that will get you out on the dance floor in no time! The class will focus on learning salsa patterns, and understanding the basics of leading & following. This is a great course for those who have always wanted to learn how to salsa, but don't have much/any experience dancing. No partner needed!


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/
The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @ https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

______________________________________________________________________________

You can contact the LHS PTO Weekly Announcements manager at announcements@lhspto.org
Complete information about what kinds of posts we accept is available at the LHS PTO website.

Week of January 12th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   A Big Thank You to ALL 2017-2018 LHS PTO Members and Donors
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   College Admissions Seminar
   Teen Summer Programs and GAP Year Expo (NEW!)
   Navigating Selective College Admissions

   Junior Seminars Will Begin the Weel of January 29th through the Week of February 26th
   LHS Performing Arts
   LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   The Alexander Children’s Theater School Presents: Seussical the Musical
   5th Annual Lexington MLK Day of Service
   2018 MLK Day Community Conversation on Race
   Superintendent Candidates: Meet & Greets and Public Interviews
   Mom’s Night Out at Pinot’s Palette to benefit Lexington Education Foundation
   LHS Girls Hockey - Pink the Rink Hockey Game
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION   
   Lexington Community Education's Winter 2018 Catalog - Registration is Open
   Winter Driver Ed Programs
   SAT Prep for the March Exam
   ACT Prep for the April Exam
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS

Monday, January 15: Martin Luther King Day – NO SCHOOL
Friday, January 19: 7:00pm-10:00pm School Dance (Sophomores)
Monday, January 22: 6:15pm-7:45pm School Council Meeting
Wednesday, January 24: 6:30pm College Admission Seminar (JuniorWorkshop)


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

A Big Thank You to ALL 2017-2018 LHS PTO Members and Donors 

Thank you to everyone who supported the PTO as a member or contributor.  A special thank you to members who made additional donations.  We appreciate your very generous support. 

If you haven’t joined the PTO, you can still do it here: https://www.lhspto.org/donate/

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS

Thanks -
LHS PTO


LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates 

For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar, http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis. 

College Admissions Seminar
January 24, 2018   6:30-8:00 pm
Snow date: TBD


Formerly Junior Parent/Guardian Night

This session will provide an overview of college admissions, including:
1. trends in college admissions
2. building the college list
3. the college application process

Before the seminar, be sure to visit MEFA’s website —mefa.org — to download a copy of the seminar presentation in English or Spanish and explore other tools and resources to assist you in the college planning process. *This link also provides a webinar if you are unable to join us for the presentation. 

Presenter: MEFA Presenter, John Marcus, Former VP of Enrollment
Location: Auditorium

Teen Summer Programs and GAP Year Expo (NEW!)
January 30, 2018    5:30-8:00
Snow date: January 31st 

Recommended for Students and Parents/Guardians grades 7-12

Meet personally with the directors of a wide variety of enriching summer programs for high school and middle school students. Programs for every budget and every interest including academic enrichment, adventure travel, teen tours, teen camps, community service, internships, intensive sport instruction, language immersion, arts, theatre, music, college prep, STEM and gap year programs.  The Expo lets you efficiently cut through the overwhelming amount of information online and make informed decisions about programming, costs, safety, camp and supervision.  For more information visit: www.TeenSummerExpos.com 

Location: Commons II

Navigating Selective College Admissions
February 15, 2018    6:30-8:00
Snow date: TBD


Formerly Junior Parent/Guardian Night

Of the approximately 3,500 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S., only about 50 of them are considered highly selective. These are schools that typically admit fewer than 25% of all their applicants. With competition is as keen as it is at these highly selective colleges, it is important to understand the factors that play a role in the admissions process. This presentation will review the nuances of the selective college admissions process including relevant statistics, current trends in college admissions, and recommendations for students who will navigate the terrain of selective college admissions.  

Presenter: John Mahoney, Director of Admission, Boston College
Location: Auditorium 

JUNIOR SEMINARS WILL BEGIN THE WEEK OF JANUARY 29th THROUGH THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26th

Please check your 3rd quarter schedule in Aspen for your seminar block.  Please note the time seminar starts as your lunch times may change as well as your room location.  Please see your counselor if you are not scheduled for a junior seminar.  Please remember attendance is expected at all four seminar sessions.

Thank you,
LHS Counseling Department 

LHS Performing Arts

Winter Band Concerts
Date: 1/16/2018, 1/17/2018, 1/18/2018 (snow date 1/29/2018)
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School Auditorium

Suggested donation price: $5 adults; free for children and senior citizens

The Winter Band Concerts are an annual event, presented over three evenings, to showcase the Lexington Public Schools’ band program.  The evening’s programs progress from the earliest learners at the elementary school level to the highest-level performers at Lexington High School.  Ensembles will perform as follows:

Tuesday, 1/16, Winter Band Concert I: Harrington and Bowman 5th grade band; Clarke 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands; LHS Wind Ensemble

Wednesday, 1/17, Winter Band Concert II: Estabrook and Fiske 5th grade band; Diamond 6th and 8th grade bands; LHS Concert Band

Thursday, 1/18, Winter Band Concert III: Hastings and Bridge 5th grade band; Diamond 7th grade band; Select Band; LHS Symphonic Band; LHS Wind Ensemble

Winter Orchestra Concerts
Dates: 1/31/2018, 2/1/2018, 2/5/2018 (snow date 2/8/2018)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School, Ralph Lord Gymnasium
Suggested donation price: $5 adults; free for children and senior citizens

The Winter Orchestra Concerts are an annual event, presented over three evenings, to showcase the Lexington Public Schools’ string  and orchestra program.  Each evening’s program progresses from the earliest learners at the elementary school level to the highest level performers at Lexington High School.

Ensembles will perform as follows:

Wednesday, 1/31, Winter Orchestra Concert I: Grade 4 Strings from Estabrook, Fiske and Hastings; Diamond Grades 6 and 8 Orchestras; LHS Chamber Orchestra

Thursday, 2/1, Winter Orchestra Concert II: Grade 4 Strings from Bowman, Bridge, and Harrington; Clarke Grades 6 and 8 Orchestras; LHS Repertoire Orchestra

Monday, 2/5, Winter Orchestra Concert III: All Grade 5 Strings, All Town Elementary Orchestra, Clarke-Diamond Grade 7 Orchestra; LHS Symphony Orchestra

Jazz Nite 2
Date: 1/26/2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Commons II, Lexington High School
Tickets: Free to the public

The audience will be treated to a program featuring original compositions by students along with a combination of jazz standards and modern selections. This is always a great evening dedicated to the all-American art form under the direction of Pat Donaher and Justin Aramati.

LHS Sports

Home Games/Meets (Jan 12-Jan 19) 

Friday, January 12
5:15pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Woburn High School
7:00pm GIRLS Varsity Basketball vs Woburn High School
8:25pm BOYS Junior Varsity Ice Hockey vs Arlington Catholic High School

Monday, January 15
3:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Ice Hockey (Camb. Rindge) 

Tuesday, January 16
6:00pm BOYS Varsity Swimming vs North Andover High School

Wednesday, January 17
3:30pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Belmont High School
4:15pm BOYS Freshman Basketball vs Belmont High School
4:15pm BOYS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Belmont High School
6:00pm BOYS Varsity Swimming vs Winchester High School
6:00pm BOYS Varsity Basketball vs Belmont High School

Thursday, January 18
6:00pm BOYS and GIRLS Junior Varsity Slalom Race @ Blue Hills

Friday, January 19
5:15pm BOYS Freshman Basketball vs Reading Memorial High School
5:15pm BOYS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Reading Memorial High School
7:00pm BOYS Varsity Basketball vs Reading Memorial High School

**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com 


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

The Alexander Children’s Theater School Presents: Seussical the Musical

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss, this show will be performed at Cary Hall January 12 - 14th, 2018. Shows Friday @ 7:30, Saturday 2 and 7:30 and Sunday @ 2.  Featured in the production are Lexington students Ashley Williams, Arian Hargrove and Keegan Monteiro. 

For tickets go to www.ACTS1.org or call 781-899-4467.  For questions, email Stephanie at idpactsmail@aol.com.  

5th Annual Lexington MLK Day of Service 
Monday, January 15, 2018  

The Town of Lexington will hold its 25th commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with its 5th Annual MLK Day of Service by shepherding our community to take part in assisting those in need. Our objective is to engage and mobilize people of all ages to participate in events and activities to serve others. United in philanthropy under the auspices of the Town Celebrations Committee, our target this year is to serve 2,000+ people through 400+ volunteers. 

To sign up and volunteer, visit www.lexingtonmlk.org
Got questions? Email us at lexingtoncommunity@gmail.com  

2018 MLK Day Community Conversation on Race - Creating a Safe and Just School Environment in Lexington and Beyond
Monday, January 15, 2018
Key Note Speaker: Daniel J. Loses, co-author of Suspended Education in Massachusetts 
Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road, Lexington.  Doors open at 8:30am.  Free coffee and pastries.  Program starts at 9am and ends at 10:30am.  Make Friends of Strangers and Build Coalitions for Change.  All ages welcome. 

Missing out on instruction time can have a devastating impact on educational outcomes for students, particularly time lost due to suspensions. Research has demonstrated that  losing instruction time can affect reading achievement and that suspensions are an important predictor of graduation rates and involvement with the juvenile justice system. Disparity in suspension rates, as found in a review of historical school discipline data, is just one example of how in Lexington, black students and students with disabilities bear the brunt of this loss of opportunity to learn. 

The Lexington Human Rights Committee invites everyone in the Greater Lexington community to bring your hearts and minds to this conversation on racial justice and discipline disparity. This is an opportunity to talk to your neighbors about what each of us can do to ensure that all of our students have equal opportunities to learn and their civil rights are protected.

Superintendent Candidates: Meet & Greets and Public Interviews 

The Superintendent Search Committee has recommended three finalists for the position of Superintendent of Lexington Public Schools. Each of the three finalists will be visiting Lexington as follows: 

January 16: Glenn Brand, former Superintendent of Acton-Boxborough Regional School District

January 17: Julie Hackett, Superintendent of Taunton Public Schools

January 18: Bella Wong, Superintendent of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District

The purpose of the visits is to allow the finalists to get to know our community better, and to give community members, teachers, administrators, staff, and students a chance to meet the finalists and share feedback with the School Committee. 

Parents and community members will have an opportunity to meet each of the finalists in person at Community Meet & Greets on January 16, 17, and 18 from 8:30 to 10:00 amat Battin Hall in the Cary Memorial Building, 1605 Massachusetts Ave

In addition, we invite you to attend the School Committee’s public interview of each candidate on January 16, 17, and 18, at 7:00 pm in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room, 2nd floor in the Town Office Building, 1625 Massachusetts Ave.

The School Committee will provide an online survey to receive community feedback on the candidates. We expect to meet on January 22, 2018 to select a new Superintendent.

Mom’s Night Out at Pinot’s Palette to benefit Lexington Education Foundation
Jan 18 @ 7pm - 9pm 

Space is limited and seats are filling up! Gather your friends and join us for a night out!  $35 per person.  Thank you for supporting a women owned local business AND 20% from every ticket purchase will be donated to the Lexington Education Foundation!   

BUY Tickets Here: Believe - Thu, Jan 18 7PM at Pinot's Palette - Lexington Center

LHS Girls Hockey - Pink the Rink Hockey Game
Saturday, 1/20-7pm, Hayden

Lexington v Reading
All proceeds from the game will go towards Women’s Cancer Research
Please wear your pink to show your support and help Pink the Rink


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION   

Lexington Community Education's Winter 2018 Catalog - Registration is Open 

A PDF of Lexington Community Education's Winter 2018 Catalog is now available online and will soon be delivered to all Lexington residents. New classes, perennial favorites and LCE's speaker series continue presenting many new, exciting and engaging topics.  

Please visit LCE's website: www.lexingtoncommunityed.org and click where noted for a PDF of the catalog. 

Questions, or to register by phone using a VISA or MasterCard, please call Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. Pre-registration is required. 

Winter Driver Ed Programs 

Lexington Community Education is pleased to offer Driver Education Training through CS Driving School. Classes are scheduled to begin in January and March as well as week-long Intensive Driver Ed class during the February and April vacation weeks.  Tuition for CS Driving School's Complete Driver Education Program is $680.00. 

Please visit the LCE website www.lexingtoncommunityed.org for a PDF of the upcoming class dates. 

The enrollment forms are also available at:  http://lexingtoncommunityed.org/drivers_ed.php  

SAT Prep for the March Exam

Prepare for the SAT Exams by reviewing the critical components of the test.  Classes will meet at Lexington High School. Math is taught by LHS Math teacher, Chris Doucette and Reading/Writing/Essay is taught by retired LHS Englih teacher, Karen Mechem. Each SAT prep class costs $200 for six sessions. 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043

SAT Math - Mondays - Required text: Barron's New SAT, 29th Edition (Barron's SAT)

        - 6:30-8:30pm, beginning January 8

SAT Math - Thursdays - Required text: Barron's New SAT, 29th Edition (Barron's SAT)
        - 3:30-5:30pm, beginning January 11

SAT Reading - Tuesdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board, 2018 Edition
        - 6:30-8:30pm, beginning January 11

SAT Writing and Language + Essay- Wednesdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board, 2018 Edition
        - 3:30-5:30pm, beginning January 16

ACT Prep for the April Exam 

Required text: The Real ACT Prep Guide
ISBN-13: 978-1119236412
ISBN-10: 111923641X
     - meets 10 Wednesdays
    - 6:30-8:30pm, beginning January 17
    - $335
    - $25 materials fee payable to instructor at the first class. 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
SAT Prep for the March Exam 

Prepare for the SAT Exams by reviewing the critical components of the test.  Classes will meet at Lexington High School. 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043

SAT Reading - Thursdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board, 2018 Edition
- meets 6 Thursdays
- beginning January 18
- from 6:30-8:30pm
- $200

SAT Writing and Language + Essay- Tuesdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board, 2018 Edition
- meets 6 Tuedays
- beginning January 16
- from 3:30-5:30pm
- $200

CT Prep 

In this class we will review all components of the ACT exam. A materials fee of $25 is payable to the instructor at the first class. Required Text: The Real ACT Prep Guide, BN-13: 978-111923641.
- meets 0 Wednesdays t Lexington High Schoo
- beginning January 7
- from :30-:30pm
- $35

To see listings of LCE classes for adults, visit: http://www.lexingtoncommunityed.org/

 


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/
The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @ https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

______________________________________________________________________________

You can contact the LHS PTO Weekly Announcements manager at announcements@lhspto.org
Complete information about what kinds of posts we accept is available at the LHS PTO website.

 

Week of January 5th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

    A Big Thank You to ALL 2017-2018 LHS PTO Members and Donors
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
    LHS Calendar Dates
    College Admissions Seminar
    Teen Summer Programs and GAP Year Expo (NEW!)
    Navigating Selective College Admissions
    SAT and ACT Test Dates and Checklist
    Senior Class of 2018 T-shirts Sale -- LAST CHANCE! 
    Be A Fine Arts Volunteer! 
    LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  
   
January’s League of Women Voters First Friday: Serving our Community - Come Meet CEL & LEF
    The Alexander Children’s Theater School Presents: Seussical the Musical
    5th Annual Lexington MLK Day of Service Monday, January 15, 2018  

    Lexington Recreation Department Classes

LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION   
    Lexington Community Education's Winter 2018 Catalog - Registration is Open
    Winter Driver Ed Programs
    SAT Prep for the March Exam
    ACT Prep for the April Exam
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 


IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 
 

Monday, January 8: Attendance Verification Distributed

Thursday, January 11: 7:45 am Parent Group Meeting
Thursday, January 11: Professional Day, ½ Day for Students

Monday, January 15: Martin Luther King Day – NO SCHOOL

LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
 

A Big Thank You to ALL 2017-2018 LHS PTO Members and Donors

Thank you to everyone who supported the PTO as a member or contributor.  A special thank you to members who made additional donations.  We appreciate your very generous support. 
If you haven’t joined the PTO, you can still do it here: https://www.lhspto.org/donate/
 

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS
Thanks -
LHS PTO  

LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates
For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar, http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis. 

College Admissions Seminar
January 24, 2018   6:30-8:00 pm
Snow date: TBD

Formerly Junior Parent/Guardian Night

This session will provide an overview of college admissions, including:
1. trends in college admissions
2. building the college list
3. the college application process

Before the seminar, be sure to visit MEFA’s website —mefa.org — to download a copy of the seminar presentation in English or Spanish and explore other tools and resources to assist you in the college planning process. *This link also provides a webinar if you are unable to join us for the presentation. 

Presenter: MEFA Presenter, John Marcus, Former VP of Enrollment
Location: Auditorium

Teen Summer Programs and GAP Year Expo (NEW!)
January 30, 2018    5:30-8:00
Snow date: January 31st

Recommended for Students and Parents/Guardians grades 7-12

Meet personally with the directors of a wide variety of enriching summer programs for high school and middle school students. Programs for every budget and every interest including academic enrichment, adventure travel, teen tours, teen camps, community service, internships, intensive sport instruction, language immersion, arts, theatre, music, college prep, STEM and gap year programs.  The Expo lets you efficiently cut through the overwhelming amount of information online and make informed decisions about programming, costs, safety, camp and supervision.  For more information visit: www.TeenSummerExpos.com 

Location: Commons II

Navigating Selective College Admissions
February 15, 2018    6:30-8:00
Snow date: TBD

Formerly Junior Parent/Guardian Night

Of the approximately 3,500 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S., only about 50 of them are considered highly selective. These are schools that typically admit fewer than 25% of all their applicants. With competition is as keen as it is at these highly selective colleges, it is important to understand the factors that play a role in the admissions process. This presentation will review the nuances of the selective college admissions process including relevant statistics, current trends in college admissions, and recommendations for students who will navigate the terrain of selective college admissions.  

Presenter: John Mahoney, Director of Admission, Boston College
Location: Auditorium

SAT and ACT Test Dates and Checklist

For information regarding the tests and test day checklist, simply click on the links:
• SAT Test
• ACT Test
or visit our LHS PTO website  

SENIOR CLASS OF 2018 SHIRTS ORDER FORM - LAST CHANCE!

The SENIOR CLASS is selling long sleeve tee shirts. This will be the only class shirt that we will sell this year. Many seniors thought it made sense to have this posted in case parents or guardians wanted to place an order for their senior. We will receive orders until the end of the week.
Feel free to print out order form (https://goo.gl/PL46k5) and return to me and I will place the order: mqueenin@lexingtonma.org

Best, 
Martha Queenin (Class Advisor)  and the Senior Class Council

Be A Fine Arts Volunteer! 

The LHS Performing Arts Department is looking for parent volunteers in the following roles: 

Program Design and Layout - LHS puts on a large number of concerts each year, and many of them have programs. Information to be included in the program would be provided by the ensemble directors prior to the concerts. Task would involve creating a design for each program and then inputting all of the information for the musical selections as well as the performers.

Website Design/Maintenance - We have a new Performing Arts website, but we are looking for a parent willing to help add additional content and also to assist with keeping it updated.  

Both of these roles can be done from home and at times when it is convenient for you. We know that there is a great deal of talent in the parent community, and we are hoping to find people willing to use theirs to help us out.  If you are interested please contact Dr. Ida Pappas, Performing Arts Coordinator at IPappas@lexingtonma.org 

LHS Sports
 

Home Games/Meets (Jan 5 – Jan 12) 
Friday, January 5
3:30pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Belmont High School 

5:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Belmont High School
5:15pm GIRLS Varsity Basketball vs Belmont High School 

7:00pm BOYS Varsity Basketball vs Belmont High School 

8:25pm BOYS Junior Varsity Ice Hockey vs Reading Memorial School

 

Saturday, January 6
7:20pm GIRLS Varsity Ice Hockey vs Belmont High School

 

Sunday, January 7
12:30pm BOYS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Andover High School

2:00pm BOYS Varsity Basketball vs Andover High School

 

Tuesday, January 9

4:15pm BOYS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Arlington High School

4:15pm BOYS Freshman Basketball vs Arlington High School

6:00pm BOYS Varsity Basketball vs Arlington High School

 

Wednesday, January 10

6:00pm BOYS Varsity Swimming vs Burlington High School

6:00pm BOYS Varsity Wrestling vs Arlington High School

7:20pm GIRLS Varsity Ice Hockey vs Arlington High School

7:30pm BOYS Varsity Ice Hockey vs Arlington High School

 

Friday, January 12

5:15pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Woburn High School

7:00pm GIRLS Varsity Basketball vs Woburn High School

8:25pm BOYS Junior Varsity Ice Hockey vs Arlington Catholic High School


**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  

January’s League of Women Voters First Friday: Serving our Community - Come Meet CEL & LEF

Friday, January 5, 2018, at 9:30AM

 

You’ve seen the acronyms CEL and LEF in emails, in the local papers and on lawn signs, but do you know what they stand for?  Come meet representatives from CEL (Community Endowment of Lexington) and LEF (Lexington Education Foundation) to learn more about their organizations and how they support those in need in our community.  Please join the League of Women Voters Lexington on Friday, January 5, 2018, at 9:30AM when we will present a panel discussion on these organizations and the resources they provide to our community. Participants include Nancy White, co-chair of CEL, and Karen Orf, co-president of LEF.  The meeting will take place in the Cary Memorial Library Large Meeting Room.

 This is the fourth in the series of 2017-2018 First Friday Forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lexington to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15AM, and the presentation will begin at 9:30AM. All League forums are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com.  The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the principles of self-government established in the Constitution of the United States.  The League works to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.

 

The Alexander Children’s Theater School Presents: Seussical the Musical
 

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss, this show will be performed at Cary Hall January 12 - 14th, 2018.  Shows Friday @ 7:30, Saturday 2 and 7:30 and Sunday @ 2.  Featured in the production are Lexington students Ashley Williams, Arian Hargrove and Keegan Monteiro.  

 

For tickets go to www.ACTS1.org or call 781-899-4467.  For questions, email Stephanie at  idpactsmail@aol.com.  

 

SAVE THE DATE! 5th Annual Lexington MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 15, 2018  

The Town of Lexington will hold its 25th commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with its 5th Annual MLK Day of Service by shepherding our community to take part in assisting those in need. Our objective is to engage and mobilize people of all ages to participate in events and activities to serve others. United in philanthropy under the auspices of the Town Celebrations Committee, our target this year is to serve 2,000+ people through 400+ volunteers. 

To sign up and volunteer, visit www.lexingtonmlk.org
Got questions? Email us at lexingtoncommunity@gmail.com 

The Lexington Recreation Department is Offering the Following Classes in the New Year

To register go to http://www.lexingtonma.gov/recreation.  

 

TINY TOTS MANNERS FOR BOYS & GIRLS AGES 4-6

This fun, nurturing, hands-on program is taught through the use of creative play utilizing art, games, role-playing and storytelling. A selection of topics include: Making magic with my “magical words”, listening skills, table manners, kindness & sharing, introductions & greetings, arts & crafts, telephone emergency/911 and so much more! This (6) week program includes: All materials, a sit down snack and beverage during each class and the Kensington Grand Finale with a parental invite. 

Fee: Ages: Dates: Time: Location: 

$130 4—6 Thursdays, Jan 11th – Feb 15th 1:00—2:00pm CC Room 232

 

TINY TOTS ’FARM TO TABLE’ FOR BOYS & GIRLS AGES 4-6

Home economics for toddlers and preschoolers has many benefits! Young children who have responsibilities are better at facing the consequences of their actions. This fun, nurturing, hands-on program is taught through the use of engaging activities and creative play utilizing art, games and projects. This program will help teach preschoolers about basic, yet essential life skills. Topics include: Keeping tidy, taking care of themselves and others, gardening & healthy foods, table setting and the making of the fresh Kensington “Farm to Table” salad! This (6) week program includes: All materials, a sit down snack and beverage during each class and the Kensington Grand Finale with a parental invite. 

Fee: Ages: Dates: Time: Location: 

$150 4—6 Thursdays, Mar 8th—Apr 12th 1:00– 2:00pm CC Room 232

 

PLANET EARTH FOR BOYS & GIRLS AGES 4-6

Environmental education based on life experience plays a major role in shaping lifelong attitudes, values and patterns of behavior towards natural environments. Children who are close to nature relate to it as a source of beauty, wonder & awe! This fun and creative hands-on program is taught through the use of engaging activities, storytelling and learning about our planet through art. Projects include: Confetti planet earth, ocean art with contact paper and butterfly wall art. This (6) week program includes: All materials, a sit down snack and beverage during each class and the Kensington Grand Finale with a parental invite. 

Fee: Ages: Dates: Time: Location: 

$160 4—6 Saturdays, Jan 27th—Mar 10th 9:30—10:30am CC Room 237

(No class 2/24

 

ETIQUETTE 101 FOR BOYS & GIRLS AGES 8-11

This fun hands-on program is taught through the use of structured, engaging activities; creative art, humorous, skits role-playing and our popular Kensington “Etiquette Trivia” and “Survivor” games. Topics include: Civility, respecting yourself & others, dining etiquette/table setting, proper introductions & greetings, being a gracious host/hostess, and so much more! This (6) week program includes: All materials, a sit down snack and beverage during each class and the Kensington Grand Finale with a parental invite. All students will participate in the Kensington Anti Bullying Pledge. 

Fee: Ages: Dates: Time: Location: 

$150 8—11 Thursdays, Jan 11th—Feb 15th 4:30—6:00pm CC Room 232

 

HOME ECONOMICS “FARM TO TABLE” FOR BOYS & GIRLS AGES 8-11

This fun, hands-on program addresses the relationship between the student, families, communities and the environment in which they live. Activities will not only teach our children how to best care for themselves, but how to care for others as well. Topics include: Civility, organizational skills, orderly behavior, task responsibility, gardening, food & nutrition, table setting and the making of the fresh Kensington “Farm to Table” salad. This (6) week program includes: All materials, a sit down snack & beverage during each class and the Kensington Grand Finale with parental invite. All students will participate in the Kensington Anti Bullying Pledge. 

Fee: Ages: Dates: Time: Location: 

$150 8—11 Thursdays, Mar 8th—Apr 12th 4:30—6:00pm CC Room 232

(No class 2/24




LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION   

Lexington Community Education's Winter 2018 Catalog - Registration is Open 

A PDF of Lexington Community Education's Winter 2018 Catalog is now available online and will soon be delivered to all Lexington residents. New classes, perennial favorites and LCE's speaker series continue presenting many new, exciting and engaging topics.  

Please visit LCE's website: www.lexingtoncommunityed.org and click where noted for a PDF of the catalog. 

Questions, or to register by phone using a VISA or MasterCard, please call Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. Pre-registration is required. 

Winter Driver Ed Programs 

Lexington Community Education is pleased to offer Driver Education Training through CS Driving School. Classes are scheduled to begin in January and March as well as week-long Intensive Driver Ed class during the February and April vacation weeks.  Tuition for CS Driving School's Complete Driver Education Program is $680.00. 

Please visit the LCE website www.lexingtoncommunityed.org for a PDF of the upcoming class dates. 

The enrollment forms are also available at:  http://lexingtoncommunityed.org/drivers_ed.php  

SAT Prep for the March Exam

Prepare for the SAT Exams by reviewing the critical components of the test.  Classes will meet at Lexington High School. Math is taught by LHS Math teacher, Chris Doucette and Reading/Writing/Essay is taught by retired LHS Englih teacher, Karen Mechem. Each SAT prep class costs $200 for six sessions. 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043

SAT Math - Mondays - Required text: Barron's New SAT, 29th Edition (Barron's SAT)
        - 6:30-8:30pm, beginning January 8

SAT Math - Thursdays - Required text: Barron's New SAT, 29th Edition (Barron's SAT)
        - 3:30-5:30pm, beginning January 11

SAT Reading - Tuesdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board, 2018 Edition
        - 6:30-8:30pm, beginning January 11

SAT Writing and Language + Essay- Wednesdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board, 2018 Edition
        - 3:30-5:30pm, beginning January 16

ACT Prep for the April Exam 

Required text: The Real ACT Prep Guide
ISBN-13: 978-1119236412
ISBN-10: 111923641X
     - meets 10 Wednesdays
    - 6:30-8:30pm, beginning January 17
    - $335
    - $25 materials fee payable to instructor at the first class. 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/
The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @ https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

WEEK of December 22nd, 2017

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

    You Can Still Join the LHS PTO!
    Life After LHS – Forum on Returning College Students
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
    LHS Calendar Dates

    Time to Buy a Yearbook!
    College Admissions Testing: A Roadmap for the SAT, ACT, and Other Tests
    College Admissions Seminar
    Teen Summer Programs and GAP Year Expo (NEW!)
    Navigating Selective College Admissions
    SAT and ACT Test Dates and Checklist
    SENIOR CLASS OF 2018 SHIRTS
    Be A Fine Arts Volunteer! 
    LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  
    Q&A with Lexington Superintendent and Director of Special Education
    SAVE THE DATE! 5th Annual Lexington MLK Day of Service Monday, January 15, 2018  
    Don't Miss Out - Register for Boys & Girls Spring Lacrosse Now! 
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION   
    Lexington Community Education's Winter 2018 Catalog - Registration is Open
    Winter Driver Ed Programs
    SAT Prep for the March Exam
    ACT Prep for the April Exam
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

Friday, December 22: Spirit Week – Ugly Sweater
Monday, December 25 - Monday January 1: Winter Break/ No School
Tuesday, January 2: School Resumes


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

You Can Still Join the LHS PTO!

What does the LHS PTO do? 

We work closely with the LHS Administration to make sure the money donated to the PTO is used where needed at LHS. 

Just click on the link to become a member, donate and/or volunteer: https://www.lhspto.org/donate/

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS

Thanks -
LHS PTO  

Life After LHS – Forum on Returning College Students, Their Experiences and Advice to Current LHS Parents and Students
Location: IDLC/ Science Lecture Hall
Date: Wednesday, January 3rd 2018
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm

High school is considered a gateway to the future. Come and hear how these college or gap year students have seized new opportunities and learn how LHS prepared them for different paths. Our panel will consist of former LHS students attending different types of colleges, playing sports, joining music groups and taking gap years. This forum is perfect for juniors and seniors, though all are welcome.  We would like to encourage parents and guardians to bring their students to this event.  

Email Forums@lhspto.org for any questions about the event and please bring your questions along for the panelists.


LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates
For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar, http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis. 

Time to Buy a Yearbook! 

Don't be left out. The Yearbook is selling out even faster this year than last year! Indeed, we did have some disappointed people last year. If you have not yet purchased a yearbook and would like to do so, the cost until December 31st is $85.00. On January 1st, the price goes up to $90. So, avoid the price increase and ensure that your student has a yearbook that captures a year in the life of LHS. You can order online at https://lexingtonyearbook.jimdo.com/buy-a-yearbook/ or send a check to Harriet Wallen in the LHS Library made out to Town of Lexington. Any questions, please contact Harriet at hwallen@lexingtonma.org or 781-861-2320, ext. 69151

College Admissions Testing: A Roadmap for the SAT, ACT, and Other Tests
January 4, 2018   6:30-8:00pm
Snow date: January 10th

Recommended for Sophomore Parents/Guardians

In this seminar, we will: 

1. explain the role of standardized tests in the college admissions process
2. discuss the differences between the SAT and ACT to help students and families better understand these tests’ design
3. examine sample problems from the two tests to highlight the differences between them so that students can make a more informed decision when deciding between the SAT and ACT  

With the redesigned SAT and an increasing number of students taking the ACT, families have many questions about the current state of standardized testing.  The goals of this presentation are to take away some of the anxiety that surrounds these tests and to give families information to help guide them through their own unique testing plans:  Which test.  When to take them.  How and when to prepare for them. 

Presenter: Drew Heilpern, PhD, Summit Educational Group, Inc.
Location: Science Lecture Hall/IDLC

College Admissions Seminar
January 24, 2018   6:30-8:00 pm
Snow date: TBD

Formerly Junior Parent/Guardian Night

This session will provide an overview of college admissions, including:
1. trends in college admissions
2. building the college list
3. the college application process

Before the seminar, be sure to visit MEFA’s website —mefa.org — to download a copy of the seminar presentation in English or Spanish and explore other tools and resources to assist you in the college planning process. *This link also provides a webinar if you are unable to join us for the presentation. 

Presenter: MEFA Presenter, John Marcus, Former VP of Enrollment
Location: Auditorium

Teen Summer Programs and GAP Year Expo (NEW!)
January 30, 2018    5:30-8:00
Snow date: January 31st

Recommended for Students and Parents/Guardians grades 7-12

Meet personally with the directors of a wide variety of enriching summer programs for high school and middle school students. Programs for every budget and every interest including academic enrichment, adventure travel, teen tours, teen camps, community service, internships, intensive sport instruction, language immersion, arts, theatre, music, college prep, STEM and gap year programs.  The Expo lets you efficiently cut through the overwhelming amount of information online and make informed decisions about programming, costs, safety, camp and supervision.  For more information visit: www.TeenSummerExpos.com 

Location: Commons II

Navigating Selective College Admissions
February 15, 2018    6:30-8:00
Snow date: TBD

Formerly Junior Parent/Guardian Night

Of the approximately 3,500 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S., only about 50 of them are considered highly selective. These are schools that typically admit fewer than 25% of all their applicants. With competition is as keen as it is at these highly selective colleges, it is important to understand the factors that play a role in the admissions process. This presentation will review the nuances of the selective college admissions process including relevant statistics, current trends in college admissions, and recommendations for students who will navigate the terrain of selective college admissions.  

Presenter: John Mahoney, Director of Admission, Boston College
Location: Auditorium

SAT and ACT Test Dates and Checklist

For information regarding the tests and test day checklist, simply click on the links:
• SAT Test
• ACT Test
or visit our LHS PTO website  

SENIOR CLASS OF 2018 SHIRTS ORDER FORM

The SENIOR CLASS is selling long sleeve tee shirts. This will be the only class shirt that we will sell this year. Many seniors thought it made sense to have this posted in case parents or guardians wanted to place an order for their senior. 
Feel free to print out order form (https://goo.gl/PL46k5) and return to me and I will place the order. 

Best, 
Martha Queenin (Class Advisor)  and the Senior Class Council

Be A Fine Arts Volunteer! 

The LHS Performing Arts Department is looking for parent volunteers in the following roles: 

Program Design and Layout - LHS puts on a large number of concerts each year, and many of them have programs. Information to be included in the program would be provided by the ensemble directors prior to the concerts. Task would involve creating a design for each program and then inputting all of the information for the musical selections as well as the performers.

Website Design/Maintenance - We have a new Performing Arts website, but we are looking for a parent willing to help add additional content and also to assist with keeping it updated.  

Both of these roles can be done from home and at times when it is convenient for you. We know that there is a great deal of talent in the parent community, and we are hoping to find people willing to use theirs to help us out.  If you are interested please contact Dr. Ida Pappas, Performing Arts Coordinator at IPappas@lexingtonma.org 

LHS Sports

Home Games/Meets (Dec 22 - Dec 29) 

Friday, Dec 22
8:25pm BOYS Junior Varsity Ice Hockey vs Winchester High School  

Tuesday, Dec 26
7:00pm BOYS Varsity Ice Hockey vs Bedford Public Schools (Battle Road Classic) 

Wednesday, Dec 27
11:00am BOYS Junior Varsity Indoor Track (Open Date)
1:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Indoor Track (Open Date) 

Thursday, Dec 28
TBA BOYS Varsity Ice Hockey Battle Road Classic (Open Date) 

**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  

Q&A with Lexington Superintendent, Dr. Czajkowski, and Director of Special Education, Ms. Ellen Sugita

When: Thursday, January 4, 2018
Time: 7:00pm - 8.30pm
Where: Lexington Community Center, Room 139, 39 Marrett Road 

Please mark your calendars for this opportunity for you to bring your questions and concerns regarding special education in the Lexington public schools. Recommended for families who have children who are receiving special ed services, as well as families who believe their children may have need of services. Meeting sponsored by Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA. Please register for this session and submit your questions (anonymously)  by December 22nd at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18cd9Jmxddc1tv0rDv6H0wV6walpzeAzZtJea-qYgdN8/viewform?ts=5a29d691&edit_requested=true 

For more information about LexSEPAC/SEPTA, please visit us at https://lexsepta.org/

SAVE THE DATE! 5th Annual Lexington MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 15, 2018  

The Town of Lexington will hold its 25th commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with its 5th Annual MLK Day of Service by shepherding our community to take part in assisting those in need. Our objective is to engage and mobilize people of all ages to participate in events and activities to serve others. United in philanthropy under the auspices of the Town Celebrations Committee, our target this year is to serve 2,000+ people through 400+ volunteers. 

To sign up and volunteer, visit www.lexingtonmlk.org
Got questions? Email us at lexingtoncommunity@gmail.com 

Don't Miss Out - Register for Boys & Girls Spring Lacrosse Now!

There are 3 things you should know about the sport of LACROSSE: 

1. LACROSSE is known as the “Fastest Sport on Two Feet”
2. LACROSSE is the fastest growing sport in the US
3. Registration for spring LACROSSE is only open for a few more weeks at www.lexingtonlax.org 

Lexington Youth Lacrosse is open to all skill levels, has both a boy’s and girl’s program, and is organized into divisions by age: Grade 1, Grade 2, Under 11 (3rd & 4th) , Under 13 (5th & 6th), and Under 15 (7th & 8th).  

Our program is dedicated to introducing, teaching, and expanding youth lacrosse through our integrated and age based programs, which provide a fun, competitive, and instructional environment. 

Lacrosse is complementary to soccer, hockey, and basketball, as it is a continuous-play team sport that reinforces and advances common offensive and defensive concepts.  

Too often we hear parents say they don’t know the sport so they never introduced it to their children. You don’t have to know the sport – that’s what Lexington Youth Lacrosse is here for! 

DON’T MISS OUT - REGISTER FOR SPRING LACROSSE NOW!


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION   

Lexington Community Education's Winter 2018 Catalog - Registration is Open 

A PDF of Lexington Community Education's Winter 2018 Catalog is now available online and will soon be delivered to all Lexington residents. New classes, perennial favorites and LCE's speaker series continue presenting many new, exciting and engaging topics.  

Please visit LCE's website: www.lexingtoncommunityed.org and click where noted for a PDF of the catalog. 

Questions, or to register by phone using a VISA or MasterCard, please call Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. Pre-registration is required. 

Winter Driver Ed Programs 

Lexington Community Education is pleased to offer Driver Education Training through CS Driving School. Classes are scheduled to begin in January and March as well as week-long Intensive Driver Ed class during the February and April vacation weeks.  Tuition for CS Driving School's Complete Driver Education Program is $680.00. 

Please visit the LCE website www.lexingtoncommunityed.org for a PDF of the upcoming class dates. 

The enrollment forms are also available at:  http://lexingtoncommunityed.org/drivers_ed.php  

SAT Prep for the March Exam

Prepare for the SAT Exams by reviewing the critical components of the test.  Classes will meet at Lexington High School. Math is taught by LHS Math teacher, Chris Doucette and Reading/Writing/Essay is taught by retired LHS Englih teacher, Karen Mechem. Each SAT prep class costs $200 for six sessions. 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043

SAT Math - Mondays - Required text: Barron's New SAT, 29th Edition (Barron's SAT)
        - 6:30-8:30pm, beginning January 8

SAT Math - Thursdays - Required text: Barron's New SAT, 29th Edition (Barron's SAT)
        - 3:30-5:30pm, beginning January 11

SAT Reading - Tuesdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board, 2018 Edition
        - 6:30-8:30pm, beginning January 11

SAT Writing and Language + Essay- Wednesdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board, 2018 Edition
        - 3:30-5:30pm, beginning January 16

ACT Prep for the April Exam 

Required text: The Real ACT Prep Guide
ISBN-13: 978-1119236412
ISBN-10: 111923641X
     - meets 10 Wednesdays
    - 6:30-8:30pm, beginning January 17
    - $335
    - $25 materials fee payable to instructor at the first class. 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/
The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @ https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

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You can contact the LHS PTO Weekly Announcements manager at announcements@lhspto.org
Complete information about what kinds of posts we accept is available at the LHS PTO website.