Week of September 22nd, 2017

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
     Join the LHS PTO
     PTO Hosts LHS Staff Appreciation & Welcome Luncheon - Thank you LHS Families
     LHS PTO FORUMS SURVEY: WE NEED YOUR INPUT
     LHS Parent Discussion Group
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
     LHS Calendar Dates
     SENIORS & JUNIORS: TESTING AND COLLEGE APPLICATIONS
     Sophomores and Juniors: PSAT Information
     2018 LHS Yearbook – Important Info!!
     LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
     Voter Registration Drive
     LEXINGTON GIRL SCOUTS INFO SESSION
     LUSC High School Co-ed Pickup Soccer
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
     SAT Reading Prep
     Math PSAT Prep
     College Essay Writing Workshop
     FOR PARENTS: How to Find the College That Fits Your Child
     Thoreau and the Language of Trees: An Illustrated Talk
     The Immortal Path:  Wisdom of the Tao With Zhou Xuan Yun



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

Monday, October 2: Parent Portal Open for Gradebooks
Tuesday, October 3: Financial Aid Night (6:00pm – 8:00pm)
Saturday, October 7: SAT Exams (7:30am – 3:00pm) LHS
Monday, October 9: Columbus Day – NO SCHOOL
Thursday, October 12: 
Back to School Night (7pm-9:25pm)


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Join the LHS PTO

The LHS PTO depends on membership dues and additional donations to fund the budget, which supports the students, staff and parents at LHS.  This is our one and only fundraiser, so please join us!

We aim for 100% PTO membership amongst our parent community. As a benefit of your membership you will receive access to the online LHS Directory. Thank you for your generous support.

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

PTO Hosts LHS Staff Appreciation & Welcome Luncheon - Thank you LHS Families

The 300+ faculty and staff were treated to a wonderful welcome back lunch on Thursday, September 14th.   A huge thanks to all the parents who donated, cooked, set up, cleaned up, and made the afternoon such a great and tasty way to start off the school year. It’s a big crowd to feed, but trust us no one ever goes hungry!   Thank you to Rice Cube, Lexington, for being so generous and donating many delicious dishes. 

LHS PTO FORUMS SURVEY: WE NEED YOUR INPUT
Do you worry about social media/electronics addiction? Would you like to get more information about helping your student choose the right college for him/her? 

Fill out this quick survey to let us know the topics you are most interested in.

As part of the LHS PTO's mission, we sponsor several Parent Forums every year to bring you important information related to the school, staff and students.

We are currently putting together this year's forums and we would like to ask your opinion on topics that interest you the most. Your input would be appreciated. Click here to start the survey. Thank you for your participation! 

Questions?  Email us Forums@LHSPTO.org

LHS Parent Discussion Group
When: Thursday, September 28, 8:00 am
Where: Lexington Community Center

The Parent Discussion Group is a support group for parents of Lexington High School students. The purpose of the group is to enable parents to support each other as they help their children learn, grow, and experience success at LHS. During the school year, meetings are held weekly on Thursday mornings. Once a month, the group meets at 7:45am at LHS, hosted by Associate Principal John Murray. On all other Thursdays the group meets at 8:00am at the Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road (parent-run). Meetings typically include a main topic followed by open discussion on themes related to LHS. All parents of LHS students are welcome to attend as their schedules permit.

Contact Suzanne Lau (Suzanne_lau_65@yahoo.com) or Elise Rowley (elise@rowleyhome.com) for information or to join the email list.  


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” 

SENIORS & JUNIORS: TESTING AND COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

For information regarding:
- Naviance Records Release and Payment Authorization
- LHS Request Deadlines for official transcripts 2017-2018
- SAT Test Dates for 2017–2018
- ACT Test Dates 2016-2017
- Transcript Financial Assistance
Simply click here or visit our LHS PTO website
 

Sophomores and Juniors: PSAT Information
When: Saturday, October 14, 7:45AM
Where: Lexington High School

Sophomores and Juniors at Lexington High School are invited to take the PSAT. This is an optional test. 

Deadline to pay the $30.00 fee is Tuesday, October 3rd. PSAT tests will be ordered at that time. 

Contact Karen Hurley, Registrar, khurley@lexingtonma.org or 781-861-2320 x 69126 

Click for The PSAT/NMSQT: What Do You Need to Know?

2018 LHS Yearbook – Important Info!! 

All Parents –
It's time to purchase your yearbook! Last year’s book sold out and some seniors were upset when we had no books left for them. Buy now to avoid disappointment.
If you purchase by September 30th, you get the book at our lowest rate!  

Senior Parents -
 The deadline to have your portrait taken is October 15th so please plan accordingly.

Click here for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Harriet Wallenat ext. 69151 or via email at hwallen@lexingtonma.org

LHS Sports

Home Games/Meets (Sept 22-29)  

Friday, Sept 22
   3:45pm GIRLS Freshman Volleyball vs Lincoln Sudbury RHS
   3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Lincoln Sudbury RHS
   5:00pm GIRLS Varsity Volleyball vs Lincoln Sudbury RHS
   7:00pm GIRLS Varsity Cheerleading vs Reading Memorial High School
   7:00pm BOYS Varsity Football vs Reading Memorial High School

Saturday, Sept 23
   10:00am GIRLS Varsity Soccer vs Algonquin Regional High School
   10:00am GIRLS Junior Varsity Soccer vs Algonquin Regional High School

Monday, Sept 25
   3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Field Hockey vs Arlington High School
   3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Arlington High School
   3:45pm GIRLS Freshman Volleyball vs Arlington High School
   3:45pm BOYS Freshman Soccer vs Arlington High School
   5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Field Hockey vs Arlington High School
   5:00pm GIRLS Varsity Volleyball vs Arlignton High School

Tuesday, Sept 26
   3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Cross Country vs Winchester High School
   3:45pm BOYS Varsity Cross Country vs Winchester High School
   3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Soccer vs Woburn High School
   3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Soccer vs Woburn High School

Wednesday, Sept 27
   3:45pm GIRLS Freshman Soccer vs Woburn High School
   4:00pm GIRLS Freshman Field Hockey vs Woburn High School

Thursday, Sept 28
   3:45pm BOYS Varsity Soccer vs Reading Memorial High School
   3:45pm BOYS Junior Varsity Soccer vs Reading Memorial High School
   5:30pm GIRLS Varsity Swimming vs Wakefield Memorial High School
   7:00pm BOYS Varsity Football vs Winchester High School
   7:00pm GIRLS Varsity Cheerleading vs Winchester High School

Friday, Sept 29
   3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Field Hockey vs Reading Memorial High School
   3:45pm BOYS Freshman Soccer vs Reading Memorial High School
   5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Field Hockey vs Reading Memorial High School

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


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

Voter Registration Drive
Cary Library, ‪Sept 26, 2:30pm to 6pm‬ 

The League of Women Voters is holding a voter registration drive at Cary Library ‪on Sept 26, from 2:30 to 6PM‬, to commemorate National Voter Registration Day. The library is located at ‪1874 Mass Ave‬, Lexington.  People will be able to register immediately with the help of trained volunteers. There will also be information about online registration and an online portal where folks can check their voting status.

Everyone is welcome, especially new residents, new citizens, and 16-year-olds, who are allowed under Massachusetts law to pre-register and then vote when they are 18. For more information, please contact me or Eileen Zalisk (zalisk@aol.com, or ‪617-285-0383‬)

LEXINGTON GIRL SCOUTS INFO SESSION
TUESDAY 9/26, 6:00-7:30PM
Hancock Church, Pearson Room, 1912 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington 

Girl Scouts is for girls in grades K-12. With the guidance of adult volunteers, Girl Scouts earn badges, explore the outdoors, attend fun events and field trips, and participate in the Girl Scout cookie program. Questions? Contact Molly at MKazin@gsema.org or register on our website at www.gsema.org/join.

LUSC High School Co-ed Pickup Soccer
Ages: Boys and girls, 9th-12th grades
Dates: September 17th to November 5th
Time: Sundays, 5-6pm, Lincoln Field
Registration link: http://lexingtonunited.org/soccer-for-high-school-age-players 
Fees for registration: $50

LUSC is excited to continue offering high-schoolers a chance to enjoy the beautiful game in a casual environment. Teams will be formed each week, and games will be played with a referee.


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION 

SAT Reading Prep
Instructor: David Bell

      - meets 5 Tuesdays
        - beginning September 26
        - from 6:30-8:30pm
        - $200  
        - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board 

Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.  
 
Math PSAT Prep
Instructor: Chris Doucette

In PSAT Math, students will review mathematical operations and learn test strategies necessary for success on the PSAT.  Class content has been  updated for the new test.
Required Text for class: Barron's Strategies and Practice for the NEW PSAT/NMSQT IsBN:  978-1438007687. 

Meets Wednesday, September 27 from 3:30-5:30pm at Lexington High School.  Cost:  $35.00. 

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

College Essay Writing Workshop
Instructor, Mindy Pollack Fusi

Are you a high school student who will need to write your essay(s) for college applications? Have an idea for a topic...or no idea at all? When you write, do you tend to stare at a blank page, or at the few lines you’ve managed to crank out, and have no clue what to put down next? Relax! Writing the essay(s) can actually be fun, and simple--and we will discuss Do’s and Don’ts. You will learn tips to finally get started and complete your essay. Each student will get a few minutes one-on-one at the end of class. Class size limited to eight.

This cost of the workshop is $33.00. The workshop will be held at Lexington High School. Two workshops are available and content is the same in both.

Either:
Thursday, September 28th from 6:30-8:30pm

Or:
Wednesday, October 18th from 7:00-9:00pm

Pre-registration required. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043

FOR PARENTS: How to Find the College That Fits Your Child
Instructor :   Larry Dannenberg, Professional College Placement Consultant
 
Looking to find the right school for your child or obtain merit money?   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 what you can do to better your position even if you are not a top student.  This class is particularly important if your student is at the top of the class, has learning disabilities, is an athlete, or is average.  2015 was a year of significant change, Standardized testing has shifted, timing for Financial Aid has accelerated, a new application from the Consortium, & admissions have become more competitive. Learn 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 workshop will be held on Tuesday, eptember 26 th at 6:30pm at  Lexington High School.  The cost is $25.00 for two adults in the household.

Pre-registration required. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043

Thoreau and the Language of Trees: An Illustrated Talk
With Richard Higgins

Richard Higgins explores Henry David Thoreau’s deep connections to trees through Thoreau’s words, photos of historic Concord trees and his own striking photographs of trees today. His talk shows how trees inspired Thoreau’s creativity as a writer, work as a naturalist, philosophical thought, and his spiritual life.

Richard Higgins is the author of Thoreau and the Language of Trees (University of California Press, 2017). A writer, lecturer and photographer, he is a former longtime Boston Globe staff writer and co-author or editor of several books. His work has appeared in the New York TimesAtlantic MonthlyChristian Century, Smithsonian, and NPR’s On Point

The event will be held on Thursday, October 5th at 7:00pm at the Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington. The cost is $10.00. 

Pre-registration strongly recommended. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at781 862 8043

The Immortal Path:  Wisdom of the Tao With Zhou Xuan Yun 

Considered one of the most revered and sacred philosophical texts of the East, the Tao Te Ching teaches unity of body and mind, as well as the interconnectedness of self and the natural world. LCE welcomes life-long student of the Tao (or Way), Zhou Xuan Yun to expound on the the Tao Te Ching, and to explore ways of practical incorporation of living in accordance to nature, leading to a healthier life from both within and without. 

Daoist monk Zhou Xuan Yun (pronounced Joh Sh-wen Yoon) was born in the year of the Monkey in a small village in entral China’s Henan Province. At age 13, his parents sent him o live on Wudang Mountain, China, where he was a student nd later an instructor of Taiji and Kung Fu. Living at the Daoist ssociation Martial Arts Academy, in the Purple Cloud Temple, Master Zhou was accepted into the 15th generation on the Wudang San Feng lineage.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 7th at 3:00pm at the Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington. The cost is $10.00.  

Pre-registration strongly recommended. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at781 862 8043.

Week of September 17th, 2017

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
     Join the LHS PTO
     Want to Submit a Post to the LHS PTO Weekly Announcements?
     LHS Parent Discussion Group
 LHS NEWS & EVENTS
     LHS Calendar Dates
     Senior Parent/Guardian Workshop
     SENIORS: TESTING AND COLLEGE APPLICATIONS
     JUNIORS & SOPHOMORES: PSATs
     2018 LHS Yearbook – Important Info!!
     LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
     Destination Imagination
     LEXINGTON GIRL SCOUTS INFO SESSION
     LUSC High School Co-ed Pickup Soccer
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
     SAT Prep
     Math PSAT Prep
     College Essay Writing Workshop
     FOR PARENTS: How to Find the College That Fits Your Child
     FOR PARENTS: ou Can Afford College If.....



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

September 15: Freshmen Dance 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
September 19: Add/Drop Classes Deadline
September 19: Senior Parent Workshop 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
September 21: Rosh Hashanah – No School


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Join the LHS PTO

The LHS PTO depends on membership dues and additional donations to fund the budget, which supports the students, staff and parents at LHS.  This is our one and only fundraiser, so please join us!

We aim for 100% PTO membership amongst our parent community. As a benefit of your membership you will receive access to the online LHS Directory. Thank you for your generous support.

Just click on the link to become a member, donate and/or volunteer: www.lhspto.org

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS

Thanks -
LHS PTO

Want to Submit a Post to the LHS PTO Weekly Announcements?

If you have information to share with the LHS community, you may submit it to the Listserv Manager: announcements@lhspto.org or LHS PTO Communications VP: communicationvp@lhspto.org

The Weekly Announcements are usually published on Friday morning. To allow time for review and formatting, we request that we receive submissions by Wednesday evening.

* Note: The email address associated with the Listserv Manager in former years, lhslistserv @ gmail.com, is being phased out in Fall 2017. Please use announcements @ lhspto.org instead. 

LHS Parent Discussion Group
When: Thursday, September 21, 9:00 am No regular meeting due to school holiday
Where: Panera Lexington.

The Parent Discussion Group is a support group for parents of Lexington High School students. The purpose of the group is to enable parents to support each other as they help their children learn, grow, and experience success at LHS. During the school year, meetings are held weekly on Thursday mornings. Once a month, the group meets at 7:45am at LHS, hosted by Associate Principal John Murray. On all other Thursdays the group meets at 8:00am at the Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road (parent-run). Meetings typically include a main topic followed by open discussion on themes related to LHS. All parents of LHS students are welcome to attend as their schedules permit.
September 28--First regular meeting 8am at the Community Center.

Contact Suzanne Lau (Suzanne_lau_65@yahoo.com) or Elise Rowley (elise@rowleyhome.com) for information or to join the email list.  


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 Parent/Guardian Workshop
When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
             6:30OM-8:00PM
Where: Lexington High School AUDITORIUM

Attention Parents of Seniors - You are cordially invited to attend the following upcoming event:
SENIOR PARENT/GUARDIAN WORKSHOP
PRESENTED BY THE COUNSELING DEPARTMENT
Topics Included: Naviance, Creating a Balanced College List, LHS Specific Processes

SENIORS: TESTING AND COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

1) Naviance Records Release and Payment Authorization 
If you have not already, it is mandatory for families of LHS rising seniors to read, sign and return the Naviance Records Release and Payment Authorization Form. You can send it back via email, mail or in person. If you have any questions please call or email. Thank you if you have returned this form.

Find this form:
A. Copy and paste in your browser:
http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/1384 ; click to open Naviance Records Release and Payment Authorization Form.
B. You can also find this form on the Lexington High School website, Counseling Department, Senior Forms, Naviance Records Release and Payment Authorization Form. 

2) LHS Request Deadlines for Official Transcripts 2017-2018
Lexington High School Transcript Request Deadline 
 

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Rolling Admissions transcript requests are due 3 weeks prior to preferred college due date. 

3) Transcript Financial Assistance please apply early
LPS Business Office
Ms. Adrian Leone
781-861-2580 x 68061 aleone@lexingtonma.org

4) SAT Test Dates for 2017–2018 
Parents are reminded to sign up their child early for SAT testing at LHS (www.collegeboard.org).  Lexington test center fills quickly, especially for August, May and June. Accommodations that are used in school do not apply to College Board. Students need to apply and College Board makes the decision within 7 weeks of receiving an application. Please email Mrs. Dooley, cdooley@lexingtonma.org, SSD Coordinator for an application or stop by room 152 at LHS and pick one up. 

2017–2018 SAT Test Dates and Registration

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5) ACT Test Dates 2016-2017
LHS is NOT a test center for ACT (www.act.org). 

2017-2018 ACT Test Dates 
 

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6) TESTING FEE WAIVERS FOR ACT & SAT:
Testing fee waivers can be picked up in room 152 for qualifying students. 

JUNIORS & SOPHOMORES: PSATs Saturday, October 14th
The PSAT/NMSQT: What Do You Need to Know?
Sophomores and Juniors at Lexington High School are invited to take the PSAT.

When/Where?
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Students arrive at the LHS auditorium by 7:45 am - Test will end at approximately 11:30 am

Who?
This is an OPTIONAL TEST . Most students take the PSAT/NMSQT in 10 th or 11 th grade. If you are
homeschooled, or if your school is not offering the test, you can sign up to take it another school nearby.

Why?
The PSAT/NMSQT is great practice for taking the SAT. It can qualify you for scholarship programs.
Also it can give you insight into which AP courses you may be ready to take.

Bonuses: After you take the PSAT/NMSQT, you can get a free, tailored practice program for the SATbased
on your personal test results- through Khan Academy. You can also get free access to the
“Roadmap to Careers” online tool from Roadtrip Nation to explore majors and careers that reflect your
interests.

How much?
Parents have been sent an email to pay a fee of $30.00 in M.C.C., the on-line payment system. Once
parents pay that fee, their child will be registered for the PSAT. The deadline to pay the fee is Tuesday,
October 3rd. You will NOT receive a reminder or a confirmation that you are registered. To pay this fee
online, go to the LHS home page, quick links, online payments, sign in or create a new account.

Questions?
Your counselor will have the answers to most of your questions. For further help, see contact information
on page ii of the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide. Online information is available at the PSAT/NMSQT or
National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) websites.

What Else?
PSAT Study Guides: Juniors will receive one in homeroom and Sophomores can find this in a
Counseling Office. Please refer to your PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide for everything you need to know
about taking the test, scholarship opportunities, accommodations for students with disabilities, score
reports, and more.

Checklist: What to Bring on Test Day
Room assignments will be posted outside the auditorium. Go directly to the auditorium for instructions.
- No. 2 pencils with erasers (mechanical pencils are not allowed)
- Acceptable calculator (see page 26 in the PSAT/NMSQT study guide)
- Social Security Number
- Email address (optional)
- Current and valid school - or government- issued photo ID, if you are not testing at the school you
normally attend (more information about IDs is available at sat.org/id-requirements

2018 LHS Yearbook – Important Info!! 

All Parents –
It's time to purchase your yearbook! Last year’s book sold out and some seniors were upset when we had no books left for them. Buy now to avoid disappointment.
If you purchase by September 30th, you get the book at our lowest rate! 

• To purchase your 2018 book by credit card, simply click this link: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/4219
• To purchase your 2018 book by mail or at school, download this form: https://lexingtonyearbook.jimdo.com/buy-a-yearbook/
• Share Your Photos - We would love to consider your photos for the yearbook! Click this link to share any photos with us that feature your LHS student in action: http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/Index.jsp?code=lexington 

Senior Parents -
• Senior Portraits - The policy of our student-run editorial board regarding senior portraiture remains the same as it has been in the past. Only portraits taken by our designated photography company, Portrait Experience (Smile-Pro), will be included in our yearbook. 
If you do not wish to purchase a senior portrait from them, you are under no obligation to do so. Additionally, no-cost sittings for yearbook-only poses and backgrounds will be available right here at school on underclass student picture makeup day (in October). The date will be announced shortly. Our goal is to have every senior in the yearbook.
 The deadline to have your portrait taken is October 15th so please plan accordingly.
•  It's also time to purchase your senior tribute ad in the yearbook! You may create your own ad online or download a form for instructions on submitting your senior congrats ad: http://lexingtonyearbook.jimdo.com/parent-ads/
If you have any questions, please contact Harriet Wallenat ext. 69151 or via email at hwallen@lexingtonma.org

LHS Sports

Home Games/Meets (Sept 8-15)  

Friday, Sept 15
   3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Field Hockey vs Winchester High School (Lincoln Field)
   3:45pm GIRLS Freshman Volleyball vs Winchester High School (LHS)
   3:45pm GIRLSJunior Varsity Volleyball vs Winchester High School (LHS)
   3:45pm BOYS Freshman Soccer vs Winchester High School (Center Field)
   5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Field Hockey vs Winchester High School (Lincoln Field)
   5:00pm GIRLSVarsity Volleyball vs Winchester High School (LHS)
   5:30pm GIRLS Varsity Swimming vs Reading Memorial High School (Minuteman Regional High School)  

Saturday, Sept 16
   10:00am GIRLS Varsity Soccer vs Rockport High School CANCELLED
   10:00am GIRLS Junior Varsity Soccer vs Rockport High School CANCELLED
   10:00am BOYS Junior Varsity Football vs Concord Carlisle High School CANCELLED

Monday, Sept 18
   3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Soccer vs Belmont High School
   3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Soccer vs Belmont High School
   3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Bedford Public Schools
   3:45pm GIRLS Freshman Volleyball vs Bedford Public Schools
   5:00pm GIRLS Varsity Volleyball vs Bedford Public Schools

Tuesday, Sept 19
   3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Cross Country vs Melrose High School
   3:45pm BOYS Varsity Cross Country vs Melrose High School
   3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Belmont High School
   3:45pm GIRLS Freshman Volleyball vs Belmont High School
   3:45pm GIRLS Freshman Soccer vs Belmont High School
   4:00pm GIRLS Freshman Field Hockey vs Belmont High School

Wednesday, Sept 20
   3:45pm BOYS Varsity Soccer vs Arlington High School
   3:45pm BOYS Junior Varsity Soccer vs Arlington High School

Friday, Sept 22
   3:45pm GIRLS Freshman Volleyball vs Lincoln Sudbury RHS
   3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Lincoln Sudbury RHS
   5:00pm GIRLS Varsity Volleyball vs Lincoln Sudbury RHS
   7:00pm GIRLS Varsity Cheerleading vs Reading Memorial High School
   7:00pm BOYS Varsity Football vs Reading Memorial High School

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


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

Destination Imagination
This Thursday you can find out more about this program for children you know. 

Destination Imagination (DI) is a volunteer-led, educational non-profit organization that teaches STEM principles as well as performing arts to kindergarten through university level students through creative and collaborative problem solving challenges. Team members work together to develop a solution to one of 7 open-ended challenges and present their solutions at tournaments. Through the Challenge program, students learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation and learn skills needed to succeed in school, career and life, including teamwork, communication, project management, perseverance, creative and critical thinking, and self-confidence. 

Find out more at an all-town meeting this Thursday, SEPTEMBER 14, 7pm at the Munroe Center for the Arts, Rm. 222 (middle floor, end of hall).  Parking is along Mass. Ave., or in the parking lot behind the building. 

This is a good opportunity to find out more about what children experience, and to talk with organizers and participants. For more information, email  lexingtonmadi@gmail.com  

More information is also available online: 

http://lexdi.org/index.html 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destination_Imagination 

LEXINGTON GIRL SCOUTS INFO SESSION
TUESDAY 9/26, 6:00-7:30PM
Hancock Church, Pearson Room, 1912 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington

Girl Scouts is for girls in grades K-12. With the guidance of adult volunteers, Girl Scouts earn badges, explore the outdoors, attend fun events and field trips, and participate in the Girl Scout cookie program. Questions? Contact Molly at MKazin@gsema.org or register on our website at www.gsema.org/join.

LUSC High School Co-ed Pickup Soccer
Ages: Boys and girls, 9th-12th grades
Dates: September 17th to November 5th
Time: Sundays, 5-6pm, Lincoln Field
Registration link: http://lexingtonunited.org/soccer-for-high-school-age-players 
Fees for registration: $50

LUSC is excited to continue offering high-schoolers a chance to enjoy the beautiful game in a casual environment. Teams will be formed each week, and games will be played with a referee.


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION 

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. 

SAT Reading - Tuesdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board
        - meets 5 Tuesdays
        - beginning September 26
        - from 6:30-8:30pm
        - $200  

Math PSAT Prep
Instructor: Chris Doucette

In PSAT Math, students will review mathematical operations and learn test strategies necessary for success on the PSAT.  Class content has been  updated for the new test.
Required Text for class: Barron's Strategies and Practice for the NEW PSAT/NMSQT IsBN:  978-1438007687. 

Meets Wednesday, September 27 from 3:30-5:30pm at Lexington High School.  Cost:  $35.00. 

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

College Essay Writing Workshop
Instructor, Mindy Pollack Fusi

Are you a high school student who will need to write your essay(s) for college applications? Have an idea for a topic...or no idea at all? When you write, do you tend to stare at a blank page, or at the few lines you’ve managed to crank out, and have no clue what to put down next? Relax! Writing the essay(s) can actually be fun, and simple--and we will discuss Do’s and Don’ts. You will learn tips to finally get started and complete your essay. Each student will get a few minutes one-on-one at the end of class. Class size limited to eight.

This cost of the workshop is $33.00. The workshop will be held at Lexington High School. Two workshops are available and content is the same in both.

Either:
Thursday, September 28th from 6:30-8:30pm

Or:
Wednesday, October 18th from 7:00-9:00pm

Pre-registration required. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

FOR PARENTS: How to Find the College That Fits Your Child
Instructor :   Larry Dannenberg, Professional College Placement Consultant
 
Looking to find the right school for your child or obtain merit money?   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 what you can do to better your position even if you are not a top student.  This class is particularly important if your student is at the top of the class, has learning disabilities, is an athlete, or is average.  2015 was a year of significant change, Standardized testing has shifted, timing for Financial Aid has accelerated, a new application from the Consortium, & admissions have become more competitive. Learn 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 workshop will be held on Tuesday, eptember 26 th at 6:30pm at  Lexington High School.  The cost is $25.00 for two adults in the household.    

Pre-registration required. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.  

FOR PARENTS: ou Can Afford College If.....
Instructor :  onald Anderson, College Funding Advisors

If… you plan in advance; you understand the financial aid process; and you act early enough to be successful. Financial aid goes to the families who plan in advance—ideally before December 31 of the child’s sophomore year of high school. 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 even if you have a “high income” or own a business. The greatest amount of financial aid goes to the families who act in the years before college. Remember: procrastination equals less financial aid. 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. Tuition is $25 for two adults in the household. For more information please visit our website at www.collegefundingadvisors.com

This workshop will be held on Monday, September 18th at :30pm at Lexington High School.  Tuition is $25 for two adults in the household . 
Pre-registration required. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 
 

Week of September 11th, 2017

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
     Welcome to the LHS PTO Weekly Announcements
     Join the LHS PTO

     LHS Principal Coffee
     LHS Parent Discussion Group
     LHS Fall Staff Welcome Luncheon
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
     LHS Calendar Dates
     Freshmen Parent Information Night
     SENIORS: TESTING AND COLLEGE APPLICATIONS
     JUNIORS & SOPHOMORES: PSATs Saturday, October 14th
     2018 LHS Yearbook – Important Info!!
     LHS Sports

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
     LUSC High School Co-ed Pickup Soccer
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
     SAT Prep
     College Essay Writing Workshop
     Health Care in the Trump Administration with Deborah Stone


IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

September 9: ACT Test Date
September 11: Picture Day (Grades 9, 10, 11)
September 13: Freshman Parent Night
September 14: PTO Welcome Coffee with New Principal 7:45 AM
September 14: LHS All Students ½ Day
September 14: Staff Appreciation Lunch 11 AM
September 19: Add/Drop Classes Deadline
September 19: Senior Parent Workshop 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
September 21: Rosh Hashanah – No School


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Welcome to the LHS PTO Weekly Announcements

All families of LHS students who have registered to be included in the LHS family directory hosted by the My School Anywhere platform are subscribed to the LHS PTO listserv. 

What is the Listserv?
The listserv is the email distribution list the PTO uses to communicate important information to LHS families. It is managed and sent out weekly by a PARENT VOLUNTEER. 

What information appears via the Listserv?
Over the last few years, the PTO Board members and parent volunteers have worked hard to try to come up with an organized way to present the information contained in the announcements.  The announcements are now divided into the following sections:

• IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
• LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
• LHS NEWS & EVENTS
• COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
• LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

How does the Listserv Manager collect information for the listserv?
Anyone can submit information to be posted on the listserv. However, if a request to post comes from someone outside the PTO, LHS or LPS, the decision to include the information is based on two factors:
• The information needs to be pertinent and connected to LHS (such as community service for students)
• The Information needs to be pertinent and connected to the Town of Lexington

The LHS PTO Weekly Announcements do not accept posts that promote businesses or classes that cost money not organized by local not-for-profits or the Town.

The only information on the listserv that is supplied by the PTO is presented in the PTO News & Event section. All other information has been submitted to the Listserv Manager for posting. That includes any information from LHS. 

The listserv is only a small "picture" of what is going on at LHS.  We encourage everyone to go to the LHS website for complete information: https://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/9

Do YOU want to submit a post to the LHS PTO Weekly Announcements?
If you have information to share with the LHS community, you may submit it to the Listserv Manager: announcements@lhspto.org or LHS PTO Communications VP: communicationvp@lhspto.org 

The Weekly Announcements are usually published on Friday morning. To allow time for review and formatting, we request that we receive submissions by Wednesday evening

* Note: The email address associated with the Listserv Manager in former years, lhslistserv @ gmail.com, is being phased out in Fall 2017. Please use announcements @ lhspto.org instead.

Join the LHS PTO

The LHS PTO depends on membership dues and additional donations to fund the budget, which supports the students, staff and parents at LHS.  This is our one and only fundraiser, so please join us!

We aim for 100% PTO membership amongst our parent community. As a benefit of your membership you will receive access to the online LHS Directory. Thank you for your generous support.

Just click on the link to become a member, donate and/or volunteer: www.lhspto.org

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS

Thanks -
LHS PTO

LHS Principal Coffee 
When:  Thursday, September 14, 7:45 am
Where Library Media Room

Come and meet our new Principal Andrew Stephens and share his vision of LHS.

LHS Parent Discussion Group
When: Thursday, September 14, 9:00 am
Where: Panera Lexington.

The Parent Discussion Group is a support group for parents of Lexington High School students. The purpose of the group is to enable parents to support each other as they help their children learn, grow, and experience success at LHS. During the school year, meetings are held weekly on Thursday mornings. Once a month, the group meets at 7:45am at LHS, hosted by Associate Principal John Murray. On all other Thursdays the group meets at 8:00am at the Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road (parent-run). Meetings typically include a main topic followed by open discussion on themes related to LHS. All parents of LHS students are welcome to attend as their schedules permit.
September 21--No regular meeting due to school holiday. Meet at Panera 9am.
September 28--First regular meeting 8am at the Community Center.

Contact Suzanne Lau (Suzanne_lau_65@yahoo.com) or Elise Rowley (elise@rowleyhome.com) for information or to join the email list.  

LHS Fall Staff Welcome Luncheon: 
The lunch is NEXT WEEK and we still need lots of volunteers to help feed the 300+ staff members!!! 

Dishes can be homemade or store bought and should serve a minimum of 8 people. Please click on the link below to sign up.

When: Thursday, September 14, 11:15 AM
Where: LHS, Commons II

Please sign up for the Fall Staff Welcome Luncheon to welcome back the hard-working staff of LHS.  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!  We also need volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up. 

Click this link to go to our invitation page on http://signup.com/login/entry/597014560436582086 

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

Kara Brandes and Jen Vogelzang
Co-Vice Presidents of Hospitality
hospitality@lhspto.org


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” 

Freshmen Parent Information Night
When: Wednesday, September 13, 6:30-7:30pm.
Where: LHS

During this time, your child’s Dean and counselor will provide information to introduce you to high school life and important routines/procedures. Helpful advice to navigate new systems will be presented along with answers to general questions you may have. Please check your child’s schedule on the Aspen Portal to find out who your son/daughter’s Dean is. 

SENIORS: TESTING AND COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

1) Naviance Records Release and Payment Authorization 
If you have not already, it is mandatory for families of LHS rising seniors to read, sign and return the Naviance Records Release and Payment Authorization Form. You can send it back via email, mail or in person. If you have any questions please call or email. Thank you if you have returned this form.

Find this form:
A. Copy and paste in your browser:
http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/1384 ; click to open Naviance Records Release and Payment Authorization Form.
B. You can also find this form on the Lexington High School website, Counseling Department, Senior Forms, Naviance Records Release and Payment Authorization Form. 

2) LHS Request Deadlines for Official Transcripts 2017-2018
Lexington High School Transcript Request Deadline 

Rolling Admissions transcript requests are due 3 weeks prior to preferred college due date. 

3) Transcript Financial Assistance please apply early
LPS Business Office
Ms. Adrian Leone
781-861-2580 x 68061 aleone@lexingtonma.org

4) SAT Test Dates for 2017–2018 
Parents are reminded to sign up their child early for SAT testing at LHS (www.collegeboard.org).  Lexington test center fills quickly, especially for August, May and June. Accommodations that are used in school do not apply to College Board. Students need to apply and College Board makes the decision within 7 weeks of receiving an application. Please email Mrs. Dooley, cdooley@lexingtonma.org, SSD Coordinator for an application or stop by room 152 at LHS and pick one up. 

2017–2018 SAT Test Dates and Registration


5) ACT Test Dates 2016-2017
LHS is NOT a test center for ACT (www.act.org). 

2017-2018 ACT Test Dates 


6) TESTING FEE WAIVERS FOR ACT & SAT:
Testing fee waivers can be picked up in room 152 for qualifying students. 

JUNIORS & SOPHOMORES: PSATs Saturday, October 14th
Lexington High School
$30.00
 

This is an optional test. All Juniors and Sophomores have been invited to take the PSATs. Parents have been sent an email to pay a fee of $30.00 in M.C.C., the on-line payment system. Once parents pay that fee, their child will be registered for the PSATs. The deadline to pay the fee is Tuesday, October 3rd. Please pay the fee promptly so we have your child registered. You will NOT receive a reminder or a confirmation you are registered. 

Students should plan to arrive at LHS auditorium on Saturday, October 14th no later than 7:45 am. Students will check the room assignments list and have a seat in the auditorium. 

-Students will need to bring on test day:
-Current ID (school ID, learner permit, driver’s license, passport)
-Two #2 pencils – No mechanical pencils allowed by College Board
-Calculator
-Optional: Water and snack

This is how you can pay the fee online if you did not receive the email: 

Go to Lexington High School home page. http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Domain/8 
Quick links
Online Payments
Sign in or create a new account

Parents can pay by check or by some credit cards online. Alternatively, a check can be sent to the Registrar’s Office, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02421. Check payable to the TOWN OF LEXINGTON, $30.00. Be sure to include the student’s name in the memo section. 

Here is some basic information about the PSAT examination:
*  PSAT = Preliminary SAT
*  The PSAT is an annual exam offered nationally every year in October

Accommodations
Accommodations that are used in school do not apply to College Board. Students need to apply and College Board makes the decision within 7 weeks of receiving an application. Applications for accommodations for the PSAT are due to College Board. 

If you are applying please fill out this form:  (https://www.collegeboard.org/pdf/ssd/ssd-consent-form-accommodations.pdf) and submit to Mrs. Dooley, cdooley@lexingtonma.org , SSD Coordinator for College Board or Contact Mrs. Hurley, khurley@lexingtonma.org, PSAT Administrator & Registrar. 

Karen Hurley
781-861-2320 x69126
khurley@lexingtonma.org 

2018 LHS Yearbook – Important Info!! 

All Parents –
It's time to purchase your yearbook! Last year’s book sold out and some seniors were upset when we had no books left for them. Buy now to avoid disappointment.
If you purchase by September 30th, you get the book at our lowest rate! 

• To purchase your 2018 book by credit card, simply click this link: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/4219
• To purchase your 2018 book by mail or at school, download this form: https://lexingtonyearbook.jimdo.com/buy-a-yearbook/
• Share Your Photos - We would love to consider your photos for the yearbook! Click this link to share any photos with us that feature your LHS student in action: http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/Index.jsp?code=lexington 

Senior Parents -
• Senior Portraits - The policy of our student-run editorial board regarding senior portraiture remains the same as it has been in the past. Only portraits taken by our designated photography company, Portrait Experience (Smile-Pro), will be included in our yearbook. 
If you do not wish to purchase a senior portrait from them, you are under no obligation to do so. Additionally, no-cost sittings for yearbook-only poses and backgrounds will be available right here at school on underclass student picture makeup day (in October). The date will be announced shortly. Our goal is to have every senior in the yearbook.
 The deadline to have your portrait taken is October 15th so please plan accordingly.
•  It's also time to purchase your senior tribute ad in the yearbook! You may create your own ad online or download a form for instructions on submitting your senior congrats ad: http://lexingtonyearbook.jimdo.com/parent-ads/
If you have any questions, please contact Harriet Wallenat ext. 69151 or via email at hwallen@lexingtonma.org

LHS Sports

Home Games/Meets (Sept 8-15)  

Friday, Sept 8
   3:45pm BOYS Varsity Soccer vs Stoneham High School (Lincoln Field)
   3:45pm BOYS Junior Varsity Soccer vs Stoneham High School (Lincoln Field)
   4:00pm GIRLS Freshman Volleyball vs Stoneham High School – (LHS)
   4:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Stoneham High School (LHS)
   5:00pm GIRLS Varsity Volleyball vs Stoneham High School (LHS)
 
Saturday, Sept 9
   2:00pm GIRLS Varsity Cheerleading vs Brockton High School (Worthen Rd Fields)
   2:00pm BOYS Varsity Football vs Brockton High School (Worthen Rd Fields)  

Monday, Sept 11
   3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Field Hockey vs Stoneham High School (LHS)
   3:45pm BOYS Freshman Soccer vs Stoneham High School (LHS)
   5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Field Hockey vs Stoneham High School (LHS)

Tuesday, Sept 12
   3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Soccer vs Walpole High School (Lincoln Field)
   3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Soccer vs Wakefield Memorial High School (Lincoln Field)

Wednesday, Sept 13
   3:45pm GIRLS Freshman Soccer vs Wakefield Memorial High School (Center field)
   4:00pm GIRLS Freshman Field Hockey vs Arlington High School (Lincoln Field)
   5:30pm GIRLS Varsity Swimming vs Melrose High School (Minuteman Regional High School)

Thursday, Sept 14
   3:30pm BOYS Freshman Football vs Concord Carlisle High School (Worthen Road Fields)
   3:45pm BOYS Varsity Soccer vs Winchester High School (Lincoln Field)
   3:45pm BOYS Junior Varsity Soccer vs Winchester High School (Lincoln Field)

Friday, Sept 15
   3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Field Hockey vs Winchester High School (Lincoln Field)
   3:45pm GIRLS Freshman Volleyball vs Winchester High School (LHS)
   3:45pm GIRLSJunior Varsity Volleyball vs Winchester High School (LHS)
   3:45pm BOYS Freshman Soccer vs Winchester High School (Center Field)
   5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Field Hockey vs Winchester High School (Lincoln Field)
   5:00pm GIRLSVarsity Volleyball vs Winchester High School (LHS)
   5:30pm GIRLS Varsity Swimming vs Reading Memorial High School (Minuteman Regional High School)

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


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

LUSC High School Co-ed Pickup Soccer
Ages: Boys and girls, 9th-12th grades
Dates: September 17th to November 5th
Time: Sundays, 5-6pm, Lincoln Field
Registration link: http://lexingtonunited.org/soccer-for-high-school-age-players 
Fees for registration: $50

LUSC is excited to continue offering high-schoolers a chance to enjoy the beautiful game in a casual environment. Teams will be formed each week, and games will be played with a referee.


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION 

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. 

SAT Math - Mondays - Required text:   Barron's New SAT, 28th Edition (Barron's SAT)
        - meets 6 Mondays
        - beginning September 11
        - from 6:30-8:30pm
        - $200

SAT Math - Thursdays - Required text:   Barron's New SAT, 28th Edition (Barron's SAT)
        - meets 6 Thursdays
        - beginning September 14
        - from 3:30-5:30pm
        - $200

SAT Reading - Tuesdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board
        - meets 5 Tuesdays
        - beginning September 26
        - from 6:30-8:30pm
        - $200

SAT Writing and Language + Essay- Wednesdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board
        - meets 6 Wednesdays
        - beginning September 13
        - from 7:00-9:00pm
        - $200

College Essay Writing Workshop
Instructor, Mindy Pollack Fusi

Are you a high school student who will need to write your essay(s) for college applications? Have an idea for a topic...or no idea at all? When you write, do you tend to stare at a blank page, or at the few lines you’ve managed to crank out, and have no clue what to put down next? Relax! Writing the essay(s) can actually be fun, and simple--and we will discuss Do’s and Don’ts. You will learn tips to finally get started and complete your essay. Each student will get a few minutes one-on-one at the end of class. Class size limited to eight.

This cost of the workshop is $33.00. The workshop will be held at Lexington High School. Two workshops are available and content is the same in both.

Either:
Thursday, September 28th from 6:30-8:30pm

Or:
Wednesday, October 18th from 7:00-9:00pm

Pre-registration required. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

Health Care in the Trump Administration with Deborah Stone
Tuesday, September 12, 7:00-8:30pm
Lexington Depot
Cost:  $10.00

“Will repeal, replace & save healthcare for ALL Americans,” Trump vowed in his many Tweets and speeches. He promised "great health care at a fraction of the cost". Now that the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has failed, what can we expect in the way of reforms?  In order to understand how that political process is likely to play out, we need to look at the evolution of health insurance in the U.S.  After explaining this evolution, the lecture will explore how the Trump Administration might still be able to use incremental reforms to undo the great expansion of health insurance brought about by the ACA.  The talk will conclude with audience discussion of the future of America's health care system. 

Deborah Stone is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and a specialist in health and social policy. 

The Samaritan’s Dilemma: Should Government Help Your Neighbor? by Deborah Stone, Nation Books, 2008 will be available for purchase at this evening’s event.

Pre-registration strongly recommended. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.



 

Week of September 4th, 2017

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

September 9: ACT Test Date
September 11: Picture Day (Grades 9, 10, 11)
September 13: Freshman Parent Night
September 14: PTO Welcome Coffee with New Principal 7:45 AM
September 14: LHS All Students ½ Day
September 14: Staff Appreciation Lunch 11 AM
September 19: Add/Drop Classes Deadline
September 19: Senior Parent Workshop 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
September 21: Rosh Hashanah – No School


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Welcome to the LHS PTO Weekly Announcements

All families of LHS students who have registered to be included in the LHS family directory hosted by the My School Anywhere platform are subscribed to the LHS PTO listserv. 

What is the Listserv?
The listserv is the email distribution list the PTO uses to communicate important information to LHS families. It is managed and sent out weekly by a PARENT VOLUNTEER. 

What information appears via the Listserv?
Over the last few years, the PTO Board members and parent volunteers have worked hard to try to come up with an organized way to present the information contained in the announcements.  The announcements are now divided into the following sections:

• IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
• LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
• LHS NEWS & EVENTS
• COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
• LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

How does the Listserv Manager collect information for the listserv?
Anyone can submit information to be posted on the listserv. However, if a request to post comes from someone outside the PTO, LHS or LPS, the decision to include the information is based on two factors:
• The information needs to be pertinent and connected to LHS (such as community service for students)
• The Information needs to be pertinent and connected to the Town of Lexington

The LHS PTO Weekly Announcements do not accept posts that promote businesses or classes that cost money not organized by local not-for-profits or the Town.

The only information on the listserv that is supplied by the PTO is presented in the PTO News & Event section. All other information has been submitted to the Listserv Manager for posting. That includes any information from LHS. 

The listserv is only a small "picture" of what is going on at LHS.  We encourage everyone to go to the LHS website for complete information:https://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/9

Do YOU want to submit a post to the LHS PTO Weekly Announcements?
If you have information to share with the LHS community, you may submit it to the Listserv Manager: announcements@lhspto.org or LHS PTO Communications VP:communicationvp@lhspto.org 

The Weekly Announcements are usually published on Friday morning. To allow time for review and formatting, we request that we receive submissions byWednesday evening

* Note: The email address associated with the Listserv Manager in former years, lhslistserv @ gmail.com, is being phased out in Fall 2017. Please use announcements @ lhspto.org instead.

Join the LHS PTO

The LHS PTO depends on membership dues and additional donations to fund the budget, which supports the students, staff and parents at LHS.  This is our one and only fundraiser, so please join us!

We aim for 100% PTO membership amongst our parent community. As a benefit of your membership you will receive access to the online LHS Directory. Thank you for your generous support.

Just click on the link to become a member, donate and/or volunteer:www.lhspto.org

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS

Thanks -
LHS PTO

LHS Principal Coffee 
When:  Thursday, September 14, 7:45 am
Where Library Media Room

Come and meet our new Principal Andrew Stephens and share his vision of LHS.

LHS Parent Discussion Group
When: Thursday, September 14, 9:00 am
Where: Panera Lexington.

The Parent Discussion Group is a support group for parents of Lexington High School students. The purpose of the group is to enable parents to support each other as they help their children learn, grow, and experience success at LHS. During the school year, meetings are held weekly on Thursday mornings. Once a month, the group meets at 7:45am at LHS, hosted by Associate Principal John Murray. On all other Thursdays the group meets at 8:00am at the Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road (parent-run). Meetings typically include a main topic followed by open discussion on themes related to LHS. All parents of LHS students are welcome to attend as their schedules permit.
September 21--No regular meeting due to school holiday. Meet at Panera 9am.
September 28--First regular meeting 8am at the Community Center.

Contact Suzanne Lau (Suzanne_lau_65@yahoo.com) or Elise Rowley (elise@rowleyhome.com) for information or to join the email list.  

LHS Fall Staff Welcome Luncheon: 
The lunch is NEXT WEEK and we still need lots of volunteers to help feed the 300+ staff members!!! 

Dishes can be homemade or store bought and should serve a minimum of 8 people. Please click on the link below to sign up.

When: Thursday, September 14, 11:15 AM
Where: LHS, Commons II

Please sign up for the Fall Staff Welcome Luncheon to welcome back the hard-working staff of LHS.  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!  We also need volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up. 

Click this link to go to our invitation page on http://signup.com/login/entry/597014560436582086 

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

Kara Brandes and Jen Vogelzang
Co-Vice Presidents of Hospitality
hospitality@lhspto.org


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” 

Freshmen Parent Information Night
When: Wednesday, September 13, 6:30-7:30pm.
Where: LHS

During this time, your child’s Dean and counselor will provide information to introduce you to high school life and important routines/procedures. Helpful advice to navigate new systems will be presented along with answers to general questions you may have. Please check your child’s schedule on the Aspen Portal to find out who your son/daughter’s Dean is. 

SENIORS: TESTING AND COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

1) Naviance Records Release and Payment Authorization 
If you have not already, it is mandatory for families of LHS rising seniors to read, sign and return the Naviance Records Release and Payment Authorization Form. You can send it back via email, mail or in person. If you have any questions please call or email. Thank you if you have returned this form.

Find this form:
A. Copy and paste in your browser:
http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/1384 ; click to open Naviance Records Release and Payment Authorization Form.
B. You can also find this form on the Lexington High School website, Counseling Department, Senior Forms, Naviance Records Release and Payment Authorization Form. 

2) LHS Request Deadlines for Official Transcripts 2017-2018
Lexington High School Transcript Request Deadline 

Rolling Admissions transcript requests are due 3 weeks prior to preferred college due date. 

3) Transcript Financial Assistance please apply early
LPS Business Office
Ms. Adrian Leone
781-861-2580 x 68061 aleone@lexingtonma.org

4) SAT Test Dates for 2017–2018 
Parents are reminded to sign up their child early for SAT testing at LHS (www.collegeboard.org).  Lexington test center fills quickly, especially for August, May and June. Accommodations that are used in school do not apply to College Board. Students need to apply and College Board makes the decision within 7 weeks of receiving an application. Please email Mrs. Dooley,cdooley@lexingtonma.org, SSD Coordinator for an application or stop by room 152 at LHS and pick one up. 

2017–2018 SAT Test Dates and Registration


5) ACT Test Dates 2016-2017
LHS is NOT a test center for ACT (www.act.org). 

2017-2018 ACT Test Dates 


6) TESTING FEE WAIVERS FOR ACT & SAT:
Testing fee waivers can be picked up in room 152 for qualifying students. 

JUNIORS & SOPHOMORES: PSATs Saturday, October 14th
Lexington High School
$30.00
 

This is an optional test. All Juniors and Sophomores have been invited to take the PSATs. Parents have been sent an email to pay a fee of $30.00 in M.C.C., the on-line payment system. Once parents pay that fee, their child will be registered for the PSATs. The deadline to pay the fee is Tuesday, October 3rd. Please pay the fee promptly so we have your child registered. You will NOT receive a reminder or a confirmation you are registered. 

Students should plan to arrive at LHS auditorium on Saturday, October 14th no later than 7:45 am. Students will check the room assignments list and have a seat in the auditorium. 

-Students will need to bring on test day:
-Current ID (school ID, learner permit, driver’s license, passport)
-Two #2 pencils – No mechanical pencils allowed by College Board
-Calculator
-Optional: Water and snack

This is how you can pay the fee online if you did not receive the email: 

Go to Lexington High School home page. http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Domain/8 
Quick links
Online Payments
Sign in or create a new account

Parents can pay by check or by some credit cards online. Alternatively, a check can be sent to the Registrar’s Office, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02421. Check payable to the TOWN OF LEXINGTON, $30.00. Be sure to include the student’s name in the memo section. 

Here is some basic information about the PSAT examination:
*  PSAT = Preliminary SAT
*  The PSAT is an annual exam offered nationally every year in October

Accommodations
Accommodations that are used in school do not apply to College Board. Students need to apply and College Board makes the decision within 7 weeks of receiving an application. Applications for accommodations for the PSAT are due to College Board. 

If you are applying please fill out this form:  (https://www.collegeboard.org/pdf/ssd/ssd-consent-form-accommodations.pdf) and submit to Mrs. Dooley,cdooley@lexingtonma.org , SSD Coordinator for College Board or Contact Mrs. Hurley, khurley@lexingtonma.org, PSAT Administrator & Registrar. 

Karen Hurley
781-861-2320 x69126
khurley@lexingtonma.org 

2018 LHS Yearbook – Important Info!! 

All Parents –
It's time to purchase your yearbook! Last year’s book sold out and some seniors were upset when we had no books left for them. Buy now to avoid disappointment.
If you purchase by September 30th, you get the book at our lowest rate! 

• To purchase your 2018 book by credit card, simply click this link: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/4219
• To purchase your 2018 book by mail or at school, download this form:https://lexingtonyearbook.jimdo.com/buy-a-yearbook/
• Share Your Photos - We would love to consider your photos for the yearbook! Click this link to share any photos with us that feature your LHS student in action:http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/Index.jsp?code=lexington 

Senior Parents -
• Senior Portraits - The policy of our student-run editorial board regarding senior portraiture remains the same as it has been in the past. Only portraits taken by our designated photography company, Portrait Experience (Smile-Pro), will be included in our yearbook. 
If you do not wish to purchase a senior portrait from them, you are under no obligation to do so. Additionally, no-cost sittings for yearbook-only poses and backgrounds will be available right here at school on underclass student picture makeup day (in October). The date will be announced shortly. Our goal is to have every senior in the yearbook.
 The deadline to have your portrait taken is October 15th so please plan accordingly.
•  It's also time to purchase your senior tribute ad in the yearbook! You may create your own ad online or download a form for instructions on submitting your senior congrats ad: http://lexingtonyearbook.jimdo.com/parent-ads/
If you have any questions, please contact Harriet Wallenat ext. 69151 or via email at hwallen@lexingtonma.org

LHS Sports

Home Games/Meets (Sept 8-15)  

Friday, Sept 8
   3:45pm BOYS Varsity Soccer vs Stoneham High School (Lincoln Field)
   3:45pm BOYS Junior Varsity Soccer vs Stoneham High School (Lincoln Field)
   4:00pm GIRLS Freshman Volleyball vs Stoneham High School – (LHS)
   4:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Stoneham High School (LHS)
   5:00pm GIRLS Varsity Volleyball vs Stoneham High School (LHS)
 
Saturday, Sept 9
   2:00pm GIRLS Varsity Cheerleading vs Brockton High School (Worthen Rd Fields)
   2:00pm BOYS Varsity Football vs Brockton High School (Worthen Rd Fields)  

Monday, Sept 11
   3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Field Hockey vs Stoneham High School (LHS)
   3:45pm BOYS Freshman Soccer vs Stoneham High School (LHS)
   5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Field Hockey vs Stoneham High School (LHS)

Tuesday, Sept 12
   3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Soccer vs Walpole High School (Lincoln Field)
   3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Soccer vs Wakefield Memorial High School (Lincoln Field)

Wednesday, Sept 13
   3:45pm GIRLS Freshman Soccer vs Wakefield Memorial High School (Center field)
   4:00pm GIRLS Freshman Field Hockey vs Arlington High School (Lincoln Field)
   5:30pm GIRLS Varsity Swimming vs Melrose High School (Minuteman Regional High School)

Thursday, Sept 14
   3:30pm BOYS Freshman Football vs Concord Carlisle High School (Worthen Road Fields)
   3:45pm BOYS Varsity Soccer vs Winchester High School (Lincoln Field)
   3:45pm BOYS Junior Varsity Soccer vs Winchester High School (Lincoln Field)

Friday, Sept 15
   3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Field Hockey vs Winchester High School (Lincoln Field)
   3:45pm GIRLS Freshman Volleyball vs Winchester High School (LHS)
   3:45pm GIRLSJunior Varsity Volleyball vs Winchester High School (LHS)
   3:45pm BOYS Freshman Soccer vs Winchester High School (Center Field)
   5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Field Hockey vs Winchester High School (Lincoln Field)
   5:00pm GIRLSVarsity Volleyball vs Winchester High School (LHS)
   5:30pm GIRLS Varsity Swimming vs Reading Memorial High School (Minuteman Regional High School)

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


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

LUSC High School Co-ed Pickup Soccer
Ages: Boys and girls, 9th-12th grades
Dates: September 17th to November 5th
Time: Sundays, 5-6pm, Lincoln Field
Registration link: http://lexingtonunited.org/soccer-for-high-school-age-players 
Fees for registration: $50

LUSC is excited to continue offering high-schoolers a chance to enjoy the beautiful game in a casual environment. Teams will be formed each week, and games will be played with a referee.


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION 

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

SAT Math - Mondays - Required text:   Barron's New SAT, 28th Edition (Barron's SAT)
        - meets 6 Mondays
        - beginning September 11
        - from 6:30-8:30pm
        - $200

SAT Math - Thursdays - Required text:   Barron's New SAT, 28th Edition (Barron's SAT)
        - meets 6 Thursdays
        - beginning September 14
        - from 3:30-5:30pm
        - $200

SAT Reading - Tuesdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board
        - meets 5 Tuesdays
        - beginning September 26
        - from 6:30-8:30pm
        - $200

SAT Writing and Language + Essay- Wednesdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board
        - meets 6 Wednesdays
        - beginning September 13
        - from 7:00-9:00pm
        - $200

College Essay Writing Workshop
Instructor, Mindy Pollack Fusi

Are you a high school student who will need to write your essay(s) for college applications? Have an idea for a topic...or no idea at all? When you write, do you tend to stare at a blank page, or at the few lines you’ve managed to crank out, and have no clue what to put down next? Relax! Writing the essay(s) can actually be fun, and simple--and we will discuss Do’s and Don’ts. You will learn tips to finally get started and complete your essay. Each student will get a few minutes one-on-one at the end of class. Class size limited to eight.

This cost of the workshop is $33.00. The workshop will be held at Lexington High School. Two workshops are available and content is the same in both.

Either:
Thursday, September 28th from 6:30-8:30pm

Or:
Wednesday, October 18th from 7:00-9:00pm

Pre-registration required. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043

Health Care in the Trump Administration with Deborah Stone
Tuesday, September 12, 7:00-8:30pm
Lexington Depot
Cost:  $10.00

“Will repeal, replace & save healthcare for ALL Americans,” Trump vowed in his many Tweets and speeches. He promised "great health care at a fraction of the cost". Now that the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has failed, what can we expect in the way of reforms?  In order to understand how that political process is likely to play out, we need to look at the evolution of health insurance in the U.S.  After explaining this evolution, the lecture will explore how the Trump Administration might still be able to use incremental reforms to undo the great expansion of health insurance brought about by the ACA.  The talk will conclude with audience discussion of the future of America's health care system. 

Deborah Stone is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and a specialist in health and social policy. 

The Samaritan’s Dilemma: Should Government Help Your Neighbor? by Deborah Stone, Nation Books, 2008 will be available for purchase at this evening’s event.

Pre-registration strongly recommended. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.

Week of August 28th, 2017

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS
     NEWCOMERS POTLUCK DINNER
     LHS PARENT DISCUSSION GROUP

     LHS FALL STAFF WELCOME LUNCHEON-VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO BRING FOOD AND HELP AT THE EVENT
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
     CALENDAR DATES

     FRESHMEN PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT - SAVE THE DATE


IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

September 1st: School Closed
September 4th: Labor Day- School Closed
September 6th: Newcomers Potluck Dinner 6-8pm Commons 2
September 11th: Picture Day (Grades 9, 10, 11)
September 13th: Freshman Parent Night
September 14: PTO Welcome Coffe with New Principal 7:45 AM
September 14: LHS All Students ½ Day
September 14: Staff Appreciation Lunch 11 AM
September 19: Add/Drop Classes Deadline
September 19: Senior Parent Workshop 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


LHS PTO NEWS 

Join the LHS PTO

The LHS PTO depends on membership dues and additional donations to fund the budget, which supports the students, staff and parents at LHS.  This is our one and only fundraiser, so please join us!

We aim for 100% PTO membership amongst our parent community. As a benefit of your membership you will receive access to the online LHS Directory. Thank you for your generous support.

Just click on the link to become a member, donate and/or volunteer: www.lhspto.org

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS

Thanks -
LHS PTO

Newcomers' Potluck dinner at LHS- Sept 6th 2017
When: September 6th, 6PM-8PM
Where: LHS, Commons 2

The Lexington High School PTO invites new students and their families to a gathering at the high school to meet other new families. If you are new to Lexington or new to the Lexington Public Schools (coming from a private school), please join us for a Newcomers’ Potluck from 6:00 to 8:00 on September 6 in Commons 2 at the high school. There will be several parents there to greet you and answer your questions, and you will hear briefly from our new principal, our associate principal; director of guidance, students from NEXXUS (the newcomers’ club at the high school), the Lexington Newcomers’ Club, and the PTO president. 

Main dishes and drinks will be provided, but please bring a dish to share: if your student’s last name begins with the letter A-L, please bring a salad; if your student’s last name begins with the letter M-Z, please bring a dessert. 

LHS Parent Discussion Group
When: Thursday, September 7, 7:45 am
Where: Library Media Center, hosted by Associate Principal John Murray.

All LHS parents are invited to attend the first meeting of the LHS Parent Discussion Group on Thursday, September 7, 7:45 – 8:40 am in the Library Media Center (Room 149) at LHS.  Associate Principal John Murray will host the meeting, so come join us with your back to school questions and hear about what's new at LHS this year! 

September 14--No regular meeting. Meet at Panera at about 9am (after the LHS Principal Coffee).
September 21--No regular meeting due to school holiday. Meet at Panera 9am.
September 28--First regular meeting 8am at the Community Center.

The Parent Discussion Group is a support group for parents of Lexington High School students. The purpose of the group is to enable parents to support each other as they help their children learn, grow, and experience success at LHS. During the school year, meetings are held weekly on Thursday mornings. Once a month, the group meets at 7:45am at LHS, hosted by Associate Principal John Murray. On all other Thursdays the group meets at 8:00am at the Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road (parent-run). Meetings typically include a main topic followed by open discussion on themes related to LHS. All parents of LHS students are welcome to attend as their schedules permit.

Contact Suzanne Lau (Suzanne_lau_65@yahoo.com) or Elise Rowley (elise@rowleyhome.com) for information or to join the email list.  

LHS Fall Staff Welcome Luncheon: 
Volunteers Needed to Bring Food and Help at the Event
When: Thursday, September 14th, 11:15 AM
Where: LHS, Commons II

Please sign up for the Fall Staff Welcome Luncheon to welcome back the hard-working staff of LHS.  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!  We also need volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up. 

Click this link to go to our invitation page on http://signup.com/login/entry/597014560436582086 

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

Kara Brandes and Jen Vogelzang
Co-Vice Presidents of Hospitality
hospitality@lhspto.org


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” 

Freshmen Parent Information Night – SAVE THE DATE
When: Wednesday, September 13th from 6:30-7:30pm.
Where: TBD

During this time, your child’s Dean and counselor will provide information to introduce you to high school life and important routines/procedures. Helpful advice to navigate new systems will be presented along with answers to general questions you may have.  Please check your child’s schedule on the Aspen Portal to find out who your son/daughter’s Dean is.






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Week of August 28th, 2017

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

September 1st: School Closed
September 4th: Labor Day- School Closed
September 6th: Newcomers Potluck Dinner 6-8pm Commons 2
September 11th: Picture Day (Grades 9, 10, 11)
September 13th: Freshman Parent Night
September 14: PTO Welcome Coffe with New Principal 7:45 AM
September 14: LHS All Students ½ Day
September 14: Staff Appreciation Lunch 11 AM
September 19: Add/Drop Classes Deadline
September 19: Senior Parent Workshop 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


LHS PTO NEWS 

Join the LHS PTO

The LHS PTO depends on membership dues and additional donations to fund the budget, which supports the students, staff and parents at LHS.  This is our one and only fundraiser, so please join us!

We aim for 100% PTO membership amongst our parent community. As a benefit of your membership you will receive access to the online LHS Directory. Thank you for your generous support.

Just click on the link to become a member, donate and/or volunteer: www.lhspto.org

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS

Thanks -
LHS PTO

Newcomers' Potluck dinner at LHS- Sept 6th 2017
When: September 6th, 6PM-8PM
Where: LHS, Commons 2

The Lexington High School PTO invites new students and their families to a gathering at the high school to meet other new families. If you are new to Lexington or new to the Lexington Public Schools (coming from a private school), please join us for a Newcomers’ Potluck from6:00 to 8:00 on September 6 in Commons 2 at the high school. There will be several parents there to greet you and answer your questions, and you will hear briefly from our new principal, our associate principal; director of guidance, students from NEXXUS (the newcomers’ club at the high school), the Lexington Newcomers’ Club, and the PTO president. 

Main dishes and drinks will be provided, but please bring a dish to share: if your student’s last name begins with the letter A-L, please bring a salad; if your student’s last name begins with the letter M-Z, please bring a dessert. 

LHS Parent Discussion Group
When: Thursday, September 7, 7:45 am
Where: Library Media Center, hosted by Associate Principal John Murray.

All LHS parents are invited to attend the first meeting of the LHS Parent Discussion Group on Thursday, September 7, 7:45 – 8:40 am in the Library Media Center (Room 149) at LHS.  Associate Principal John Murray will host the meeting, so come join us with your back to school questions and hear about what's new at LHS this year! 

September 14--No regular meeting. Meet at Panera at about 9am (after the LHS Principal Coffee).
September 21--No regular meeting due to school holiday. Meet at Panera 9am.
September 28--First regular meeting 8am at the Community Center.

The Parent Discussion Group is a support group for parents of Lexington High School students. The purpose of the group is to enable parents to support each other as they help their children learn, grow, and experience success at LHS. During the school year, meetings are held weekly on Thursday mornings. Once a month, the group meets at 7:45am at LHS, hosted by Associate Principal John Murray. On all other Thursdays the group meets at 8:00am at the Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road (parent-run). Meetings typically include a main topic followed by open discussion on themes related to LHS. All parents of LHS students are welcome to attend as their schedules permit.

Contact Suzanne Lau (Suzanne_lau_65@yahoo.com) or Elise Rowley (elise@rowleyhome.com) for information or to join the email list.  

LHS Fall Staff Welcome Luncheon: 
Volunteers Needed to Bring Food and Help at the Event
When: Thursday, September 14th, 11:15 AM
Where: LHS, Commons II

Please sign up for the Fall Staff Welcome Luncheon to welcome back the hard-working staff of LHS.  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!  We also need volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up. 

Click this link to go to our invitation page on http://signup.com/login/entry/597014560436582086 

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

Kara Brandes and Jen Vogelzang
Co-Vice Presidents of Hospitality
hospitality@lhspto.org


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” 

Freshmen Parent Information Night – SAVE THE DATE
When: Wednesday, September 13th from 6:30-7:30pm.
Where: TBD

During this time, your child’s Dean and counselor will provide information to introduce you to high school life and important routines/procedures. Helpful advice to navigate new systems will be presented along with answers to general questions you may have.  Please check your child’s schedule on the Aspen Portal to find out who your son/daughter’s Dean is.

Week of August 24th, 2017

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

August 29th: Only 9th Grade students – All Day
August 30th: All Students Grade 9-12 – All Day
September 1st: School Closed
September 4th: Labor Day- School Closed
September 6th: Newcomers Potluck Dinner 6-8pm Commons 2
September 13th: Freshman Parent Night
September 14: New Principal Coffee 7:45 AM
September 14: LHS ½ Day
September 14: Staff Appreciation Lunch 11 AM


LHS PTO NEWS 

Looking forward to welcoming everyone to the new school year in a few weeks. Please look out for PTO announcements for membership and the directory in the next few weeks. 

Feel free to browse our new website at www.lhspto.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS

Thanks -

LHS PTO

Newcomers' Potluck dinner at LHS- Sept 6th 2017
When: September 6th, 6PM-8PM
Where: LHS, Commons 2

The Lexington High School PTO invites new students and their families to a gathering at the high school to meet other new families. If you are new to Lexington or new to the Lexington Public Schools (coming from a private school), please join us for a Newcomers’ Potluck from 6:00 to 8:00 on September 6 in Commons 2 at the high school. There will be several parents there to greet you and answer your questions, and you will hear briefly from our new principal, our associate principal; director of guidance, students from NEXXUS (the newcomers’ club at the high school), the Lexington Newcomers’ Club, and the PTO president. 

Main dishes and drinks will be provided, but please bring a dish to share: if your student’s last name begins with the letter A-L, please bring a salad; if your student’s last name begins with the letter M-Z, please bring a dessert. 

LHS Parent Discussion Group
When: Thursday, September 7, 7:45 am
Where: Library Media Center, hosted by Associate Principal John Murray.

All LHS parents are invited to attend the first meeting of the LHS Parent Discussion Group on Thursday, September 7, 7:45 – 8:40 am in the Library Media Center (Room 149) at LHS.  Associate Principal John Murray will host the meeting, so come join us with your back to school questions and hear about what's new at LHS this year! 

Parent-run meetings at the Community Center will resume at 8:00 am on September 14.

The Parent Discussion Group is a support group for parents of Lexington High School students. The purpose of the group is to enable parents to support each other as they help their children learn, grow, and experience success at LHS. During the school year, meetings are held weekly on Thursday mornings. Once a month, the group meets at 7:45am at LHS, hosted by Associate Principal John Murray. On all other Thursdays the group meets at 8:00am at the Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road (parent-run). Meetings typically include a main topic followed by open discussion on themes related to LHS. All parents of LHS students are welcome to attend as their schedules permit.

Contact Suzanne Lau (Suzanne_lau_65@yahoo.com) or Elise Rowley (elise@rowleyhome.com) for information or to join the email list.


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.

 

Week of August 7th, 2017

LHS PTO NEWS

Looking forward to welcoming everyone to the new school year in a few weeks. Please look out for PTO announcements for membership and the directory in the next few weeks. 

Feel free to browse our new website at www.lhspto.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. 

 

LHS PTO

Newcomers' Potluck dinner at LHS- Sept 6th 2017

 

When: September 6th, 6PM-8PM

Where: LHS, Commons 2

The Lexington High School PTO invites new students and their families to a gathering at the high school to meet other new families. If you are new to Lexington or new to the Lexington Public Schools (coming from a private school), please join us for a Newcomers’ Potluck from 6:00 to 8:00 on September 6 in Commons 2 at the high school. There will be several parents there to greet you and answer your questions, and you will hear briefly from our new principal, our associate principal; director of guidance, students from NEXXUS (the newcomers’ club at the high school), the Lexington Newcomers’ Club, and the PTO president.

Main dishes and drinks will be provided, but please bring a dish to share: if your student’s last name begins with the letter A-L, please bring a salad; if your student’s last name begins with the letter M-Z, please bring a dessert.

Looking forward to welcoming everyone to the new school year in a few weeks. Please look out for PTO announcements for membership and the directory in the next few weeks. 

Feel free to browse our new website at www.lhspto.org, where you will find our links to Facebook and Twitter.

 

LHS PTO

PTO Newsletter 2017-06-16

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

June 16th: 8-9:30 AM Social Studies Final Exam
                   10:25 AM-2:25 PM E4/F4/C4/D4
June 19th: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM Science Final Exam
                   9:20-2:25 PM HR/C1/E1/F1/D1/G1
June 20th: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM English Makeup Exam
                   10:25 AM -2:25 PM G2/H1/D2/B2
June 21st: 7:45 AM -9:15 AM Makeup Exams
June 22nd: 7:45-11:25 AM - Last day of School – ½ day students


LHS PTO NEWS 

SEE YOU IN THE FALL! 

The LHS PT0 Weekly Announcements is shutting down for the summer. We'll be back in August to start the 2017-2018 academic year. There will be occasional summer listserv announcements, so stay tuned!

Have a great summer, everyone! 

FOLLOW THE LHS PTO ON TWITTER 

The LHS PTO is now on Twitter.  Follow us for up to date news and information at the following handle@PTOLHS 

LHS Landscaping looking for summer workers (grades 9 -12)

Flexible Scheduling: two hours shifts on a weekly basis all summer

$10/ hour

Students, please directly contact Helen Swann at Helen.V.Swann@gmail.com 

Please keep in mind you will need a teacher, coach, or counselor to fill out a reference form before you can work

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Parent volunteers needed to oversee students as well! Please email libbypat@verizon.net with any inquiries. 


LHS NEWS 

SENIORS: 2017 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 version 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/lhsgraduation2017 

Use promo code LHS2017 to get $3 off the download version. The promo code is good through graduation day, June 4th. 

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


COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS

LEXINGTON GOES PURPLE - ALZHEIMER’S EVENT
Saturday, June 17 

Lexington parking meters in the Town Center will be decorated with purple bows, pointing to the Depot on Mass. Avenue. The Depot will be the focus of “The Longest Day,” a free event from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. to support all those affected by Alzheimer's disease – patients, families, and caregivers. The event is open to the public. 

Activities include trail walks of the Across Lexington trails (either on your own or with a guide), folding origami cranes with Lexington High School's Origami club, live music by the Lexington Chamber Music Society, lemonade stands (proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association), and portraits with the help of the Monroe Center for the Arts. Participants can listen to a story, join a sing-along, or do a gentle exercise with a fitness instructor. They can also learn about services for patients and families at information booths hosted by Minuteman Senior Services and Lexington at Home, and can participate in activities suited to people at all levels of Alzheimer's. At 4:00p.m., attendees can eat free purple ice cream from Rancatore’s. 

Information and sign-up is available online at http://act.alz.org/goto/LexingtonGoesPurple. Please contact Ms. Faith Parker for more information. 

Cary Memorial Library Foundation Crowdfunding Campaign to Promote Tech Literacy for All

The Cary Memorial Library Foundation is sponsoring a crowdfunding campaign to raise $5,000 in 5 weeks so the library can purchase:

• Six LEGO® We-Do’s kits (for elementary school kids)
• Six LEGO® Mindstorm Robots kits (for tweens and teens)
• Six LEGO® power-generation kits
• Three Renewable Energy kits
• Three Pneumatics kits

You can view the campaign here: https://www.razoo.com/story/Caryrobots

ConVerge Road Race / Art Fest

Sign-up for a fun day of running, kickball, food, and art! June 24 at Alcott Elementary School, Concord, MA. 9am-3pm. Runs for all ages & abilities - run/walk/roll, including a timed 5K & 1.3 mile (including relay) for kids + adults, a 1/4 mile and 200m kids race. Other activities include Kickball, Art Exhibit, Art Workshops, Pizza/Munchies, Awesome Raffle Prizes! (Raffle tickets to 5K & 1.3 Mile registrants). Signup here:https://racewire.com/register.php?id=7832

Proceeds benefit Verge Inclusive Athletics Verge is an inclusive running program for kids and adults, with and without special needs, in the Greater Boston, Greater Worcester, and North Shore areas. Proceeds help fund our program, including facilities, earned team shirts, and awards at team events!

Community Service Opportunity - Food Pantry

For students who might be interested in getting community service hours over the summer, the Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry needs volunteers on Saturday mornings from 8:30 - 11 am.  For more information or to sign up, please contact Usha Thakrar at ushathakrar@gmail.com.


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Lexplorations Aide Applications

Lexplorations Aide Applications are now available online athttp://www.lexingtoncommunityed.org/forms/2017/lexplorations_aide_application.pdf

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 3rd - August 4th.  The hours are 9am to 3pm. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one full week.

Currently there are opportunities for the weeks of July 10 - 14, July 17 - July 21, July 24 - July 28 and July 31 - August 4.  

The majority of classes will be held at Harrington Elementary School.   We especially need aides at the Harrington 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 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.

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

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

SAT Math - Instructor, Laura Sheppard Brick
        - meets 5 times
        - beginning July 17 and meeting July 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
        - from 9:00am - 11:30am
        - $200

SAT Reading - Instructor, Karen Mechem
        - meets 5 times
        - beginning July 10 and meeting July 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
        - from 9:00-11:30am
        - $200

SAT Writing and Language + Essay - Instructor, Karen Mechem
        - meets 4 times
        - beginning July 3 and meeting July 3, 5, 6, 7
        - from 9:00am-12:00pm
        - $200  

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 here: http://www.lexingtoncommunityed.org/forms/2017/lexplorations_registration_form.pdf 

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. 

Course sections are identical:
July 17-July 21         from 9:00am - 3:00pm at Lexington High School           $290
OR
July 31 - August 4      from 9:00am - 3:00pm at Lexington High School           $290