Week of April 5th, 2019

Important Dates

Mon April 8: School Council meeting, World Language Building, Rm 505D (5:45-7:15 pm)
Tue April 9: CHO Concerto Concert, LHS (7pm)
Wed April 10: Like, LHS Auditorium (7pm)
Fri April 12: School Council application deadline
April 15-19: No School - April Vacation
Tue April 23: PTO Board meeting, Community Center (9-11am)

PTO News & Events

Film Series

The LHS, Clarke, and Diamond PTOs invite you to view the following documentary, followed by a discussion.  Open to all (note ages of children for which these are appropriate).

LIKE: A documentary about the effect of social media on our lives - followed up with a discussion led by LPS Enforcement Officer Kristina Hankins and LPS Prevention Specialist and LICSW, Kristie Demiriv

  • Wednesday April 10, 7-9pm

  • LHS Auditorium

  • Details on LIKE: https://www.thelikemovie.com/

  • Free and Appropriate for all parents and children 12 and over

Graphing Calculators Wanted

The LHS PTO are looking for used Ti-83/TI-84 graphing calculators to help support the resource room at LHS.  If you’ve got one collecting dust at home (but still in working condition), we will gladly take it off your hands.  You can drop it off at the LHS Main Office in an envelope labeled for LHS PTO.  You can drop it off at the LHS Main Office in an envelope or labeled for LHS PTO.

LHS and LPS Announcements

LHS School Council - Candidates for parent representative

The LHS School Council is seeking two (2) LHS parent candidates to each serve a three-year term starting in 2019/2020 school year. For more information you can check out the LHS’s school council webpage school. Candidate Eligibility: Parents and guardians who will have a child/children enrolled at LHS continuously from 2019-2022 are eligible to apply.

Deadline to apply is end of day Friday, April 12, 2019.
For more information, or to apply: president@lhspto.org.

Mandatory AP Pre-Admin Meeting for all AP students

  • When: Monday, April 22, Tuesday April 23, Wednesday April 24, Friday April 26 at 2:30pm

  • When: April 24 and April 30, during I block

  • AP Testing: May 6–10 and May 13–17

There will be a mandatory AP Pre-Administrative meeting for all students taking an AP exam every day after school at 2:30pm in the ILDC (Formerly SLH) on Monday, April 22, Tuesday April 23, Wednesday April 24 and Friday April 26. It is required for all students taking AP exam(s) to attend one of these sessions in order to fill out the administrative paperwork needed to take their exams. Students, please arrive promptly at 2:30pm and plan to stay for approximately 30 minutes. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and attendance.  There will also be two Pre-Administrative sessions during I block on April 24 and April 30, space will be limited.  

To sign up for a Pre-Administrative session for either the after school session or I block session, fill out the following form. Please plan to stay for the duration of the session. 

Guadalupe Puim, AP Coordinator
781-861-2320 x 69099, 
gpuim@lexingtonma.org

Class Of 2022 - Calling All Freshmen: Spring Semi Formal

  • When: Friday April 26, 7:30-10pm

  • Where: LHS Commons 2

  • Tickets: $15, sold at lunch from Monday April 8

This is typically a fun, well attended event, chaperoned by faculty; all freshmen are encouraged to attend.  Tickets covers the DJ, decorations and snacks.  A portion of the ticket sales will go to our class fund to help defray the costs of proms and sophomore cruise.

Some parents have asked how they can help make this event a success.  We could use a few parents to help us decorate on Friday. Or, donatea few of our "wish list" menu items:

  • Cupcakes...cupcake tower

  • Homemade cookie platters

  • Fruit kabobs

  • Pastel bouquet of balloons

  • Pizza

Please encourage your 9th grader to purchase their ticket to make this a wonderful event.

Martha Queenin, Freshmen Class Advisor
781 861 2320 x 69130; 
Mqueenin@lexingtonma.org

College Board - SAT at LHS

  • May 4, 2019

  • June 1, 2019

College Board has two SAT testing dates remaining this school year.  These dates are huge testing dates at LHS.  If you plan to test in May or June 2019 you must sign up quickly.  Remember, students from other high school’s can test at LHS and it is first come, first serve.

If your child has College Board testing accommodations, it is extremely important to sign up today for a testing seat. LHS has a limited amount of accommodation testing seats and students prefer to test at their school’s testing site. Please don’t wait to sign up.  If your child has an IEP or 504 and you want to apply for accommodations with College Board or ACT please email Ebony McCoy at LHS: emccoy@lexingtonma.org or call 781-861-2320 x 69545.

SAT dates for 2019-2020

  • August 24, 2019–Popular testing date. Sign up early to get a testing seat.

  • October 5, 2019

  • November 2, 2019

  • December 7, 2019

  • March 14, 2020

  • May 2, 2020–Popular testing date. Sign up early to get a testing seat.

  • June 6, 2020– Popular testing date. Sign up early to get a testing seat.

Karen Hurley, SAT Coordinator
781-861-2320 x 69126; khurley@lexingtonma.org

Scholarship Information for LHS Seniors and Parents

Scholarship offerings are located in Naviance. Current students can sign into their accounts and click the “Scholarships” tab.  Parents and/or guests can log in and click “I’m a Guest”. The password is lhscounseling - click on the “Colleges” tab, go to “Scholarship List”.  Please note that we update and add scholarships to the Naviance database on a continual basis. 
Joanne Tringale, LHS Counseling Department
781-861-2320 x 69722

Senior Families

For more information about senior counselor seminars, yearbook/senior portraits, transcript request deadlines, etc, please click here or visit our website www.lhspto.org.

 LHS Performing Arts

Selection of LHS Events from Performing Arts Calendar of Events (2018-2019)

Date: Tue Apr 9
Time: 7pm
Event:LHS Chorale - Concerto Competition
Location: LHS Auditorium

FOLMADS would like to invite parents to help out with selling tickets and handing out the program. You can help out and get done on time to enjoy the full concert. All volunteers receive two free tickets for that day's concert.  If you are at all willing and able to help us out, please sign up using the Sign Up Genius!  Thank you for all your help and support in making these events a success for our talented kids and their educators.

The Friends of Lexington Music, Art & Drama Students (FOLMADS) is a non-profit organization created to foster and promote excellence in the Fine and Performing Arts programs in the Lexington Public Schools.

LHS Community News & Events

Student Volunteer Opportunity: Lex Eat Together

  • When: Every Wednesday, 2:45-4:30pm or 6:15-7:30pm

  • Where: Church of Our Redeemer, Lexington Center

  • Sign Up

  • Information

Are you or someone you know in need of Community Service hours?  Lex Eat Together serves a free plated meal in Lexington Center every Wednesday evening. Volunteering for Lex Eat Together qualifies for Community Service credits at LHS and other schools. It’s a fun way to volunteer together with your friends and schoolmates. Students can volunteer for Set Up from 2:45 to 4:30pm or Clean Up which takes place from 6:15 to 7:30pm (and often we finish up early).  We especially need more student volunteers in the Spring and Summer months.

Student Volunteer Opportunity: LexFUN Consignment Sale

  • When: Friday April 26, Saturday April 27

LexFUN! Is looking for LHS Volunteers to help with their annual Consignment Sale Friday. For more information use this link. Thank you!

Student Volunteer Opportunity: Lexplorations Aide Applications

  • When: July 1 - August 2, 8:50am - 3pm (weekly)

  • Where: The majority of classes will be held at the Estabrook Elementary School. Opportunities at Lexington High School are extremely limited.

  • Applicationsonline

Current LHS Students may earn community service credit this summer as aides in the summer Lexplorations program. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one full week. Interested students can download and complete the application from the LCE website. Please note that the application is two pages. 

Parent/Student Volunteer Opportunity - Green Team

We would like to thank the staff, parents and students who have worked hard to run Lexington High School Compost Friday program.  We are adding one more station to manage the composting needs of the large student body.  Please help us by signing up to manage the Zero Waste Stations during lunch at LHS.  Easy explanations and visual guides provided.

Questions: Email us at lpsgreenteams@gmail.com
Thank You!
LHS Green Team

Parent Volunteer Opportunity: FOLMADS

The Friends of Lexington Music, Art and Drama Students, Inc. (FOLMADS) is looking for parents to coordinate and organize volunteers for LHS drama productions and concerts during the 2019-2020 school year! We also need volunteers to help with publicity and fundraising. Board positions will be available! Volunteering with FOLMADS is a fun way to get involved at the high school, meet other parents, and support the arts. If you are interested or you would like more information, please contact me at folmads@gmail.com.

Lexington Community Education

Online Registration is now available for all programs at www.lexingtoncommunityed.org.  Please note pre-registration is required for all LCE Classes. To register, using a MasterCard or VISA, please call Lexington Community Education at 781-862-8043.

Summer Intensive SAT Test Prep

Writing and Language/ Essay SAT Prep, PSWR

  • When: begins July 1, 2, 3, 5 from 9am–12pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 177

  • Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide published by the College Board

  • Fee: $200

Reading SAT Prep, PRTH

  • When: July 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 from 9am–11:30am

  • Where: LHS, Rm 177

  • Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide published by the College Board

  • Fee: $200

Math SAT Prep, PRTH

  • When: July 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 from 9am–11:30am

  • Where: LHS, Rm 177

  • Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide published by the College Board

  • Fee: $200

Summer Intensive College Essay Writing

Instructor: Mindy Pollack Fusi

Calling all rising seniors! Don’t wait until fall college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay. Be prepared by spending only one week (half days) this summer learning the do’s and don’ts of the essay and creating yours! You will receive help on all essay aspects, from developing a strong topic to completing the essay. Join fellow rising seniors as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof techniques.  This workshop will help you break through fear and frustration, guide you to the finish, and help you relax in fall when your essay is done! Class size limited to six students-Rising Seniors Only!

 June Intensive College Essay Workshop PINT

  • When: June 25, 26, 27, 28,10am–1:30pm

  • Where: The Place for Words, 200 Great Road, Suite 254A, Bedford

  • Fee: $500

 July Intensive College Essay Workshop P2INT

  • When: July 29, 30, 31, August 1, 2, 10am–1pm

  • Where: LHS, Room 177

  • Fee: $500

 August Intensive College Essay Workshop P2INT

  • When: August 6, 7, 8, 9, 10am–1:30pm

  • Where: LHS, Room 177

  • Fee: $500

Summer Intensive Driver Education

  • When: July 29–August 2, August 12–August 26

  • Information

LCE is offering two sessions of complete driver’s education (classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons).  Instruction is provided through CS Driving School. The cost for the courses is: $740.  For complete class and registration information please visit:

  • Select Lexington High School

  • Click “enroll”

  • Complete the registration process

  • Submit your payment of $740

Andrea Paquette, Manager of Programming
781 862 8043, www.lexingtoncommunityed.org 

Community News & Events

Domestic Violence Service Network

Domestic Violence Service Network (DVSN) is hosting a fundraising gala event : join us for an evening of camaraderie, music and delightful cuisine while contributing to services to reduce domestic violence. In addition to partnering with Lexington Police, DVSN works with over ten other local police departments and communities to educate and support efforts that help to eliminate domestic violence.
Over the past year, DVSN responded to over 1,100 requests to support victims of domestic violence and their families. Our programs give survivors the opportunity to tell their story, assess their risk, plan for safety and access information, resources, and the support they need to promote their dignity and empower their decisions.  Please join us for an entertaining evening in Celebration of Hope.

Intelligent Lives: documentary with panel discussion

  • When: Thursday April 11, 7-9pm

  • Where: Lexington Venue, 1794 Mass Ave, Lexington

  • Sponsored by: LexSEPAC/SEPTA, Lexington Commission on Disability, Lexington Human Rights Commission, Cary Library, Temple Isaiah, TASH New England, and Lexington Venue

  • RSVPhttps://tinyurl.com/LexingtonIntelligentLives

From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes Intelligent Lives, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America.  Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.  Panelists include Melanie Perkins McLaughlin, M.Ed., Emma Fialka-Feldman, Dina Traniello, Ed.D., and Janet Sauer, Ed.D.  Please see registration link for bios and more information on the film. 

Lexington Fife and Drum Muster

The William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps will host a Fife & Drum Muster, featuring a parade, colonial vendors, re-enactors and performances by 30 fife and drum corps from around the country.  These uniformed musicians, representing different time periods in American History, will present our nation’s historical music in an outdoor concert.  This free event is open to the public and is appropriate for all ages.

Library After Dark - LHS's Got Talent!

  • When: Saturday, May 11, 7-9pm

  • Where: Cary Memorial Library

  • Tickets: $10 starting April 1 online at carylibrary.org/foundation or at the door.

The Cary Memorial Library Foundation presents “Library After Dark—LHS’s Got Talent!” …showcasing the outstanding young musicians of Lexington High School. Come enjoy jazz, a Capella, chamber—and even ukulele—ensembles, as well as select soloists. Did you know that Lexington High School has been nationally recognized for its commitment to music education? Take advantage of this fun and unique opportunity to hear our homegrown, hometown talent!  Cash bar. Light refreshments.

LEXPRESS: After School Transportation

With school bus registration already underway for next school year, you may be thinking about your after school transportation needs. With stops throughout Lexington, Lexpress can help your family get to and from after school activities.

Never used Lexpress? It’s a locally-funded bus service that has been serving the community since 1979. Service is provided Monday-Friday from early morning until early evening.  You can learn more about Lexpress by visiting our website, or by coming to our info session next Saturday, April 6 from 11:30am-12:30pm in room 242 of the Community Center, 39 Marrett Road. The session will include an overview of Lexpress, how to signal a bus to stop, how to read our schedule/map, where the bus stops on the Middlesex Turnpike, and answers to questions you may have about transit in Lexington.

Summer Transportation
Additionally, families may be seeking summer transportation, and Lexpress goes by many popular summer spots for recreation (pool, Old Res, hiking/conservation trails), camps (Hayden, Empow, Community Center, Keys for Kids, Einstein’s Workshop, Munroe Center for Arts, etc.), summer jobs, and more.  Summer Fun Passes will be on sale soon! For $60, youth riders can receive unlimited transportation on Lexpress for all of June-August.

Stay Connected!

  • Stay up to date with the LHS calendar:  LHS Calendar Link and select the green iCal button

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

  • LHS Performing Arts calendar: http://www.folmads.org/

  • Athletics games/meetshttp://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

  • LHS PTO website: Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Find it here