Week of November 30th, 2018

Important Dates

Important Dates

Friday November 30 Improv Troupe Show, 7:30 pm

Saturday December 1 Fall A Cappella Jamboree (7-9:30 pm)

Thursday December 6 Parent Discussion Group (7:45- 8:45 am)
Parent Forum on New Schedule Options (5:30 - 6:30 pm)
Seasonal Jazz Concert (7-9 pm)

Wednesday December 12Seasonal Concert (7 pm)

Friday December 14 Family Holiday Fundraiser Concert (4-5 pm) 

PTO News & Events

Something to share with LHS Parents and Students?

If you have information to share with the LHS community, you may submit it to the Weekly Announcements. 

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  • 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

  • We do not accept posts that promote businesses or classes that cost money, and are not organized by local not-for-profits or the Town

The only information in the Weekly Announcements that is supplied by the PTO is presented in the PTONews & Event section.  All other information has been submitted to the Weekly Announcements Manager for posting, including any information from LHS.

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LHS and LPS Announcements

LHS Calendar Dates - LHS Calendar Link » 

You may subscribe to the iCal feed which will automatically send updates to your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Click here and select the green iCal button. iCal works with most calendar programs, not only Apple products.

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

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LHS Block Schedule 2019-2020

Informational events for parents/guardians specifically around the block schedule models on December 6, 2018:

  • Thursday, December 6, 7:45 am, LMC (Library Media Center, LHS Parent Group meeting with Andy Baker)

  • Thursday, December 6, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, IDLC (Science Building)

There are three new options for the LHS block schedule. Over the next two months, there will be opportunities to discuss and offer feedback from key stakeholders (students, parents, and LHS staff) before a decision will be made on the block schedule for 2019-2020.  Check out these links for more information and to give online feedback: LHS Schedule Website , LHS Block Schedule Process/Options SlideshowGoogle Form for Questions and/or Comments.

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Seeking volunteers for the LHS Career Speaker Series

We are currently seeking willing speakers for the following dates:

  • February 7 (Thursday) 12:40-1:35 pm

  • March 14 (Thursday)  12:40-1:35 pm

  • April 11 (Thursday)  12:40-1:35 pm

  • May 9 (Thursday)  12:40-1:35 pm

The purpose of the Career Speaker Series is to expose students at Lexington High School to the various factors involved in career exploration. The goal is to have students understand that career exploration is a multi-faceted approach that is lifelong and ever-changing.
Our speaker series will expose students to jobs and careers that are available to them as they navigate the path toward their future. It will also help students to steer their course request process at the high school and college levels, as well as support their postsecondary pursuits. The emphasis will be on the path taken toward obtaining a career, as well as the experiences along the way.
Our Career Speaker Series runs during I-block, a time of day in students' schedules when they can choose where they wish to spend their time. Students across grades 9-12 can opt to come hear from our speakers. We typically have 1-3 speakers during any given presentation. Last year we saw a turnout of about 10-25 students on average. The setting will be in our Library Media Classroom.
Thank you!
Career Speaker Series Team (Steph, Matt, Tim, Lauren and Chrissy)
Any interested presenter should email Steph at smichael@lexingtonma.org
LHS Counselors- csills@lexingtonma.org

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 Yearbooks

Information about Yearbooks is now on the PTO website.

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Senior Families

For more information about:

  • Senior Counselor Seminars

  • Yearbook/senior portraits

  • Transcript request deadlines

Please click here or visit our website www.lhspto.org

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 LHS Performing Arts

Shown below are the LHS Performing Arts Events for the next month.  The full calendar can be found at:http://www.folmads.org/

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

DateEvent DescriptionTimeLocation

Fri Nov 30LHS Improv Troupe Show7:30 pmLHS Black BoxSat Dec 1LHS Chamber Orchestra Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourSat Dec 1LHS Fall A Cappella Jamboree7 pmLHS AuditoriumSun Dec 2LHS Madrigals Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourThu Dec 6Seasonal Concert 1 -
LHS Jazz, Diamond and Clark After School Jazz7 pmLHS AuditoriumSat Dec 8
 LHS Chamber Orchestra Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourSun Dec 9LHS Madrigals Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourWed Dec 12LHS Seasonal Concert 2 -
Large Ensembles: Symphonic Band, Repertoire
Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra7 pmLHS AuditoriumFri Dec 14Family Holiday Fundraiser Concert -
LHS Chamber Orchestra and Madrigal Singers4 pmLHS AuditoriumSat Dec 15LHS Chamber Orchestra and Madrigals Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourSun Dec 16LHS Chamber Orchestra and Madrigals Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourWed Dec 19LHS Seasonal Concert 3 -
All Choral Ensembles7 pmLHS AuditoriumThu Dec 20LPS Choral Extravaganza -
Elementary, Middle School, and LHS Choruses9:30 amLHS AuditoriumFri Dec 21LHS A Cappella "Getaway Concert"12 pmLHS Auditorium

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.

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 LHS Sports

Click here for dates and times of athletics games/meets»  http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

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LHS Community News & Events

Improv Troupe "Thankful Snow Day" Show

  • When: November 30, 7:30-9 pm

  • Where: LHS Black Box Theatre (Room 200)

  • Tickets: $3 at the door (or 3 suggestions for during their games)

  • Submitted by: FOLMADS, a non-profit organization created to foster and promote excellence in the Fine and Performing Arts programs in the Lexington Public Schools

Your friends on the Improv Troupe invite you to come back to see their second show on Frid 11/30, at 7:30 at the LHS Black Box Theatre in Room 200.  This year, the Troupe is thankful for how witty and clever they are...and also for your attendance to their shows.  Come to the show and you will have more fun than any Snow Day you could ever imagine.  So...Bring a friend or lots of friends!  See you there.
Contact Information: alease@lexingtonma.org

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LHS Fall A Cappella Jamboree

  • When: December 1, 7:30-9 pm

  • Where: LHS Auditorium

  • Tickets: Free

  • Submitted by: FOLMADS, a non-profit organization created to foster and promote excellence in the Fine and Performing Arts programs in the Lexington Public Schools

Lexington High School's eight student-led a cappella ensembles showcase their work in their first concert of the school year.
Contact Information: jiannuzzi@lexingtonma.org

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LHS Chamber Orchestra at Seasons Four

  • When: December 1 and 8, 2-4 pm

  • Where: Seasons Four, 1265 Mass Ave, Lexington, MA

  • Tickets: Free

  • Submitted by: FOLMADS, a non-profit organization created to foster and promote excellence in the Fine and Performing Arts programs in the Lexington Public Schools

Listen to the LHS Chamber Orchestra perform at Seasons Four in Lexington for Seasons Four's Christmas City 2018 this Satay (12/1) and the next (12/8) at 2 PM. Things for children to do while there: visit the petting zoo, have their faces painted, see a "balloon expressionist" in action, have a photo taken with Santa, see Elmo. All proceeds from photos with Santa will be donated to Communities United (giving every child a head start) or Vest-A-Dog (supporting police dogs).
Contact Information: rjayson@lexingtonma.org

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LEF STAR Sunday

This holiday season show your child's teachers, coaches, counselors and school staff how much you appreciate their sparkle. Gift an LEF STAR Award. To encourage a galaxy of STARs around Lexington, we're offering a discount for ONE DAY ONLY - Sunday December 2 - LEF STAR Awards are 1 Individual Award for $20, or 1 Group Award for $50 - a $10 savings for each award!
Click here to learn more, and mark your calendar for LEF STAR Sunday!

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LHS Madrigal Singers at Seasons Four

  • When: December 2 and 9, 2-4 pm

  • Where: Seasons Four, 1265 Mass Ave, Lexington, MA

  • Tickets: Free

  • Submitted by: FOLMADS, a non-profit organization created to foster and promote excellence in the Fine and Performing Arts programs in the Lexington Public Schools

Come hear the LHS Madrigal Singers ("Mads") perform at Seasons Four in Lexington for Seasons Four's Christmas City 2018 this Sunday (12/2) and the next (12/9) at 2 PM. Things for children to do while there: visit the petting zoo, have their faces painted, see a "balloon expressionist" in action, have a photo taken with Santa, see Elmo. All proceeds from photos with Santa will be donated to Communities United (giving every child a head start) or Vest-A-Dog (supporting police dogs).
Contact Information: jiannuzzi@lexingtonma.org

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Seasonal Jazz Concert

  • When: December 6, 7-9 pm

  • Where: LHS Auditorium

  • Tickets: Free

  • Submitted by: FOLMADS, a non-profit organization created to foster and promote excellence in the Fine and Performing Arts programs in the Lexington Public Schools

Bring the whole family and get ready to tap your feet! The LHS Jazz Ensemble and Big Band and the Diamond and Clark After School Jazz Ensemble will be performing on December 6 at 7 pm at the LHSAuditorium.
Contact Information: pdonaher@lexingtonma.org

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LEF STAR Awards

As 2018 comes to a close, take this time to honor the outstanding educators and staff who give their all to your child - purchase a LEF STAR Award. The LEF STAR Award is a beautiful personalized certificate presented to your child's teacher, coach, counselor, or other staff member to thank them for their efforts. What a wonderful gift to give - recognition for making a difference in someone's life.

All proceeds from your $30 tax-deductible purchase of an individual STAR Award help fund LEF grants across all LPS schools. Thanks to LEF grants, educators can innovate in the classroom, inspire our children, and strengthen our school communities. 
Learn more and order your LEF STAR Awards today

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Student Volunteer Opportunity: My Weekday School's Annual Magic Show and Fair

  • When: Saturday December 1, 8:30 am - 1 pm

  • Where: 2600 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA

Duties will include helping set up for stations within the classroom, monitoring stations with adult support (bounce house, concessions, face painting, crafts, bean bag/ring toss games, obstacle course), cleaning up after the event, and other tasks as needed. If you are registering for this event to fulfill community service hours, please bring any necessary paperwork with you on the day of the event for a coordinator. Thank you all for your interest in helping with the success of the event.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054AACAB28A0F49-mwsmagic

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Parent Volunteer Opportunity: Lexington Schools Celebration Committee

Inviting 9–12 grade parents to come be a part of the 2019 All Night Graduation Party planning committee. In its 33rd year, the LHS All Night Graduation Party, a send-off to each graduating class, represents the most well attended class event with >90% class attendance. Not a senior parent? Most committee members are not, and we especially need you to carry forward this long-standing tradition.

2019 Committee Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Tee Shirt Artwork Contest Chairs – Oversee LHS student contest and class of 2019 ANGP tee shirt creation

  • Decorations: Assistant to Co-Chairs – Love to decorate? We need your creativity!

  • 2 Venue Facility Co-Chairs – Organize party set-up / make the LHS Field House “party ready” working with LHS Facilities personnel – fathers, this is a great volunteer opportunity!

  • Food Donation Solicitations – Coordinate donations from our generous Lexington businesses who donate year in and year out

We look forward to hearing from you! The 2019 ANGP will be here before we know it! (June 2, 2019). To find out more, please contact Betsy Wilkinson at betsy@myemline.com.

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Parent Volunteer Opportunity: LHS Green Team

Tired of Global Warming talks and ready for some action?  Look no further - you can make a real difference right at the LHS cafeteria! Starting from November 16, we will recycle and compost at lunchtime on Fridays.  When students sort their trash, 80%+ of the waste will be diverted from the incinerator and landfill. It would be a huge impact, because:

  • Trash incineration pollutes air and the incinerator is only 30 miles from us in North Andover,

  • Food wastes should go back to the farm to nourish the soil, and they do not burn well,

  • The bottom ash after the incineration will soon have no place to go as Massachusetts is running out of space for landfills.

LHS Green Team is recruiting parent volunteers to support and guide students to recycle and compost at lunchtime. Please visit our website and sign up to help! It will take a village for the program to succeed, and we know we can count on your support!
Lin Jensen, Tina McBride, Chitra Sundar, LHS Green Team

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Lexington Community Education

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.

Holiday Appetizer

  • When: Tuesday, December 4, 6-8:30 pm

  • Where: LexMedia Studios

  • Fee: $65

  • Instructor: Katie Walter, Two Aprons Cookery

The best part of the holiday season is sharing it with friends and family. Be able to relax and enjoy yourself and still whip up some amazing appetizers. In this class we will cover a variety of recipes and have lots of tips for make-ahead and time-saving. Recipes include Gougeres, Pomegranate Mint Crostini, Dates Stuffed with Walnuts and Blue Cheese, Spinach Bars, and Pork & Apple Endive Bites. A $12 food fee payable to instructor.

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Community News & Events

Simplify the Season

  • When: Thursday, December 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Where: Cary Library

  • Co-sponsored by: Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition (GWAC), Lexington Public Schools Green Teams, Cary Memorial Library

Are you looking for less stress, less stuff, more fun and more meaning this holiday season? This evening of conviviality will be filled with ways to rejuvenate yourself and your loved ones, while opting out of the commercial hype. We’ll kick off with The Story of Stuff, a video that offers a vision for change and explains how our obsession with goods is impacting our planet, communities and health. Enjoy treats while exploring ideas for greening your gatherings, including alternative and homemade gifts, and tips for reducing food waste.

In addition we will be collecting gently used kitchen items to donate to Household Goods in Acton. Household Goods (https://householdgoods.org/about/) provides items, free of charge, to help people in need make a home. They are in urgent need of basic kitchens essentials: pot holders, can openers, measuring cups and spoons, cooking spoons, spatulas, peelers, etc.
Bring your friends and neighbors to this fun event and please feel free your ideas on how to green the holiday season.

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ArtSpan: Register for Winter Classes

ArtSpan, the visual arts education classes at the Munroe Center for the Arts, opened up its winter registration on Tuesday November 13 for online registrations, and Thursday November 15 for walk-in registrations (the office is open 9-5).  There are 10-week classes for adults, children and teens in ceramics, painting, and drawing, as well as one-time workshops.  There are morning, afternoon, and evening classes available.
Details on these, and the traditional favorites can be found under the ArtSpan menu at:www.munroecenter.org.  Don’t miss the listing for FEBRUARY VACATION CAMP as well - making electronic music, grades 6-12.

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Calling all Swimmers!

LexSwim is working towards finding a new facility to replace the Minuteman Tech pool. Minuteman served the high school swim teams, among other well-known swimming programs, and is being torn down this winter. If you would like to see our progress and how you can help, visit us at www.lexswim.wordpress.com, email us at lexswimgroup@gmail.com or simply join our LexSwim Facebook group.

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LHS PTO keeps you connected!

  • Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Check out the LHS PTO website

  • LHS PTO posts on Twitter - handle @ptoLHS

Week of November 16th, 2018

Important Dates

Important DatesFriday November 16Fall Play, 7:30 pmSaturday November 17Fall Play, 7:30 pmWednesday November 21Half Day - ThanksgivingThursday November 22No School - Thanksgiving
Lexington Minutemen vs. Burlington Red Devils
Annual Thanksgiving Day Game, 10:15 amFriday November 23No School - ThanksgivingMonday November 26No School - Parent Teacher ConferencesFriday November 30Improv Troupe Show, 7:30 pm PTO News & Events

Happy Thanksgiving!   Best wishes to you and your families.  The weekly announcements will also be enjoying a little R&R.  Weekly announcements will resume November 30.

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WANTED:  Community feedback on changing LHS school start time

  • When: Tuesday, November 20, 5:30-7 pm

  • Where: Cary Memorial Building, Battin Hall

Your feedback is important to help inform the school committee on a decision to possibly implement a later high school start time. All members of the school community are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts about a 45-minute later start at Lexington High School (8:30 am) and a modest (possibly 5-15 minute) later start at the elementary schools. Here are ways you can learn more and share your thoughts before a decision is made at the December 4 school committee meeting.

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LHS and LPS Announcements

LHS Calendar Dates - LHS Calendar Link » 

You may subscribe to the iCal feed which will automatically send updates to your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Click here and select the green iCal button. iCal works with most calendar programs, not only Apple products.

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

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

The high school is scheduled for one Parent/Teacher conference on Monday, November 26, 2018. Parent conferences are held from 1-7 pm. Each conference is scheduled for fifteen (15) minutes. Please know that you always have the option to bring your son or daughter to the conference on November 26, 2018 and we encourage you to do so. Online sign-ups will begin on Thursday, November 15, 2018 through Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

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Lexington comes to Boston

  • When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 6 pm

  • Where: Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, 75 Malcolm X Boulevard, Boston, MA  02120

Please join the Lexington School Committee & METCO Parents to participate in small group dialogue with Principals, METCO parents and others from our school community. Dinner will be served. Bus departs Central Office at 4:45pm.  RSVP by Friday, November 16 for dinner and/or to reserve a seat on the bus by emailing Fgrullon@lexingtonma.org.

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Can you grant a Winter Wish and donate to the LHS Holiday Gift Drive?

Lexington High School is partnering with Housing Families to run a Holiday Gift Drive.  All donations go to the 1,000 homeless or at-risk families that Housing Families serves in their program.  Donations will be collected starting now through November 29.  If you would like to donate to the drive please sign up through sign-up genius at the following link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B044CA4AE29A2FE3-gift.
Please email Elizabeth Nichols at enichols@lexingtonma.org with any questions.
Thank you for your support.
Elizabeth Nichols, Community Service Coordinator, LHS
Tel: 781 861 2320, ext. 69998

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LHS Block Schedule 2019-2020

Informational events for parents/guardians specifically around the block schedule models on December 6, 2018:

  • Thursday, December 6, 7:45 am, LMC (Library Media Center, LHS Parent Group meeting with Andy Baker)

  • Thursday, December 6, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, IDLC (Science Building)

There are three new options for the LHS block schedule. Over the next two months, there will be opportunities to discuss and offer feedback from key stakeholders (students, parents, and LHS staff) before a decision will be made on the block schedule for 2019-2020.  Check out these links for more information and to give online feedback: LHS Schedule Website , LHS Block Schedule Process/Options SlideshowGoogle Form for Questions and/or Comments.

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Seeking volunteers for the LHS Career Speaker Series

We are currently seeking willing speakers for the following dates:

  • February 7 (Thursday) 12:40-1:35 pm

  • March 14 (Thursday)  12:40-1:35 pm

  • April 11 (Thursday)  12:40-1:35 pm

  • May 9 (Thursday)  12:40-1:35 pm

The purpose of the Career Speaker Series is to expose students at Lexington High School to the various factors involved in career exploration. The goal is to have students understand that career exploration is a multi-faceted approach that is lifelong and ever-changing.
Our speaker series will expose students to jobs and careers that are available to them as they navigate the path toward their future. It will also help students to steer their course request process at the high school and college levels, as well as support their postsecondary pursuits. The emphasis will be on the path taken toward obtaining a career, as well as the experiences along the way.
Our Career Speaker Series runs during I-block, a time of day in students' schedules when they can choose where they wish to spend their time. Students across grades 9-12 can opt to come hear from our speakers. We typically have 1-3 speakers during any given presentation. Last year we saw a turnout of about 10-25 students on average. The setting will be in our Library Media Classroom.
Thank you!
Career Speaker Series Team (Steph, Matt, Tim, Lauren and Chrissy)
Any interested presenter should email Steph at smichael@lexingtonma.org
LHS Counselors- csills@lexingtonma.org

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 Yearbooks

Information about Yearbooks is now on the PTO website.

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Senior Families

For more information about:

  • Senior Counselor Seminars

  • Yearbook/senior portraits

  • Transcript request deadlines

Please click here or visit our website www.lhspto.org

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 LHS Performing Arts

Shown below are the LHS Performing Arts Events for the next month.  The full calendar can be found at:http://www.folmads.org/

Selection of LHS Events from the K-12 Performing Arts Calendar of Events (2018-2019)DateEvent DescriptionTimeLocationThur Nov 15
Fri Nov 16
Sat Nov 17LHS Fall Play7:30 pmLHS AuditoriumSat Nov 17
Sun Nov 18 (snow date)Senior Northeastern District AuditionsAll DayN. Andover High SchoolSat Nov 24LHS Honors Choruses: Boston Baltic CelebrationAll DayBoston, MASat Nov 24LHS Chorale Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourSun Nov 25LHS Madrigals Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourSun Nov 25 -
Wed Nov 28Select LHS Students - NAfME All National Honors Ensemble FestivalAll DayOrlando, FLFri Nov 30LHS Improv Troupe Show7:30 pmLHS Black Box

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.

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 LHS Sports

Click here for dates and times of athletics games/meets»  http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

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LHS Community News & Events

LHS Fall Play (She Kills Monsters)

  • When: November 15-17, 2018, 7:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Auditorium

  • Tickets: $5 students/seniors, $10 adults

  • Advanced Ticket Sales Details: Available starting on Friday, November 9, at the LHS Main Office, LHSPerforming Arts Office, from cast/crew members, and at the door

Dungeons and Dragons live on stage? Complete with monsters, battles, and a gelatinous cube? The answer is yes. But wait, how on earth can you do all of this in a high school play? Well, to find out exactly how, come see the Lexington High School 2018 fall play, She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition. This play by Qui Nguyen is not only action-packed and funny, but is also powerfully emotional. It tells the story of Agnes, a high school student dealing with the death of her sister- through playing Dungeons and Dragons. Heartfelt yet filled with comedy, She Kills Monsters will make you remember why we go to the theater. Recommended for ages 13 and up due to mature content and strong language.  Contact Information:jsingerwong@lexingtonma.org

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

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Annual Thanksgiving Day LHS Football Game vs. Burlington

  • When: Thursday, November 22, 10:15 am game start, 9:45 am celebration of senior students

  • Where: LHS Football Field, Worthen Road

  • Advance Ticket Sales: $5 students, $7 adults – tickets can be purchased in advance until 11 am on November 21 in the LHS Athletic Office – cash or check

  • Day of Game Ticket Sales: ALL tickets $10 – cash or check

  • Food Available: hot coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea, cold drinks, bagels and donuts

  • 50/50 raffle: Will be sold the day of game through half-time – your chance to win some extra money for Black Friday shopping

You don’t want to miss this long-standing annual tradition of the Lexington High School Thanksgiving Day Football Game vs. Burlington High School!   This year we have home field advantage, and we hope everyone will come together as a community to show our pride and support of our Lexington High School and the 2018 LHS Minutemen Football team.
Questions: Contact LHS Athletic Department, (781) 861-2320 ext. 69902 or email Debbie Psilopoulosdpsilopoulos@lexingtonma.org
Checks payable to: Town of Lexington.  All game ticket proceeds support Lexington High School Athletic Department.

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Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid! The Movement of Imperfection, Nov 29

  • When: Thursday November 29, 7-9 pm

  • Where: LHS, Auditorium

  • Sponsored by: Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA and the Lexington Community Coalition Partners

Patty and Gina, imperfect sisters, and authors of Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid, A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children, present a humorous and heartwarming workshop for parents. Using hilarious anecdotes and fun exercises (no Spandex required), the sisters will show attendees how to let go of the expectations they have for their children and embrace the reality.
To register, go to: https://lexsepta.org/events/shut-up-about-your-perfect-kid/
Visit lexsepta.org for more information about special education programming and resources, and please like us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/lexsepac/.

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Parent Volunteer Opportunity: Lexington Schools Celebration Committee

Inviting 9–12 grade parents to come be a part of the 2019 All Night Graduation Party planning committee. In its 33rd year, the LHS All Night Graduation Party, a send-off to each graduating class, represents the most well attended class event with >90% class attendance. Not a senior parent? Most committee members are not, and we especially need you to carry forward this long-standing tradition.

2019 Committee Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Tee Shirt Artwork Contest Chairs – Oversee LHS student contest and class of 2019 ANGP tee shirt creation

  • Decorations: Assistant to Co-Chairs – Love to decorate? We need your creativity!

  • 2 Venue Facility Co-Chairs – Organize party set-up / make the LHS Field House “party ready” working with LHS Facilities personnel – fathers, this is a great volunteer opportunity!

  • Food Donation Solicitations – Coordinate donations from our generous Lexington businesses who donate year in and year out

We look forward to hearing from you! The 2019 ANGP will be here before we know it! (June 2, 2019). To find out more, please contact Betsy Wilkinson at betsy@myemline.com.

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Parent Volunteer Opportunity: LHS Green Team

Tired of Global Warming talks and ready for some action?  Look no further - you can make a real difference right at the LHS cafeteria! Starting from November 16, we will recycle and compost at lunchtime on Fridays.  When students sort their trash, 80%+ of the waste will be diverted from the incinerator and landfill. It would be a huge impact, because:

  • Trash incineration pollutes air and the incinerator is only 30 miles from us in North Andover,

  • Food wastes should go back to the farm to nourish the soil, and they do not burn well,

  • The bottom ash after the incineration will soon have no place to go as Massachusetts is running out of space for landfills.

LHS Green Team is recruiting parent volunteers to support and guide students to recycle and compost at lunchtime. Please visit our website and sign up to help! It will take a village for the program to succeed, and we know we can count on your support!
Lin Jensen, Tina McBride, Chitra Sundar, LHS Green Team

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Lexington Community Education

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.

Holiday Appetizer

  • When: Tuesday, December 4, 6-8:30 pm

  • Where: LexMedia Studios

  • Fee: $65

  • Instructor: Katie Walter, Two Aprons Cookery

The best part of the holiday season is sharing it with friends and family. Be able to relax and enjoy yourself and still whip up some amazing appetizers. In this class we will cover a variety of recipes and have lots of tips for make-ahead and time-saving. Recipes include Gougeres, Pomegranate Mint Crostini, Dates Stuffed with Walnuts and Blue Cheese, Spinach Bars, and Pork & Apple Endive Bites. A $12 food fee payable to instructor.

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Community News & Events

Public Hearing on Lexington's Growing Gas Leak Problem

  • When: Tuesday, November 27, 7 pm

  • Where: Battin Hall, Cary Memorial Building, 1605 Mass Ave

Lexington has more natural gas leaks than ever, despite a multi-year effort to find and fix the largest gas leaks. Lexington gas customers are currently paying over $550,000 a year for this lost gas.  Please join the Lexington Board of Selectmen, our legislative delegation, Mothers Out Front, and HEET for a public hearing on our gas leaks crisis. Find out what the increasing number of gas leaks means for the safety and health of our town, and learn what we can do about it. Let your elected leaders know about your concerns for safety, health, climate, and the rising cost of this ongoing problem.

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ArtSpan: Register for Winter Classes

ArtSpan, the visual arts education classes at the Munroe Center for the Arts, opened up its winter registration on Tuesday November 13 for online registrations, and Thursday November 15 for walk-in registrations (the office is open 9-5).  There are 10-week classes for adults, children and teens in ceramics, painting, and drawing, as well as one-time workshops.  There are morning, afternoon, and evening classes available.
Details on these, and the traditional favorites can be found under the ArtSpan menu at:www.munroecenter.org.  Don’t miss the listing for FEBRUARY VACATION CAMP as well - making electronic music, grades 6-12.

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Calling all Swimmers!

LexSwim is working towards finding a new facility to replace the Minuteman Tech pool. Minuteman served the high school swim teams, among other well-known swimming programs, and is being torn down this winter. If you would like to see our progress and how you can help, visit us at www.lexswim.wordpress.com, email us at lexswimgroup@gmail.com or simply join our LexSwim Facebook group.

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LHS PTO keeps you connected!

  • Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Check out the LHS PTO website

  • LHS PTO posts on Twitter - handle @ptoLHS



Week of November 9th, 2018

Important Dates

Important DatesFriday November 9Quarter CloseMonday November 12No School - Veterans DayTuesday November 13PTO Board Meeting, 9-11 amThursday November 15Parent Discussion Group, Community Center (8-9 am)
Fall Play, 7:30 pmFriday November 16Fall Play, 7:30 pmSaturday November 17Fall Play, 7:30 pmWednesday November 21Half Day - ThanksgivingThursday November 22No School - ThanksgivingFriday November 23No School - Thanksgiving PTO News & EventsPTO Board Meeting

  • When: Tuesday November 13, 9-11 am

  • Where: Community Center

At our next PTO Board meeting, Julie Fenn from SHAC (Student Health Advisory Council) will be talking at 10 am about their ongoing programs.

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WANTED:  Community feedback on changing LHS school start time

  • When: Tuesday, November 20, 5:30-7 pm

  • Where: Cary Hall

Your feedback is important to help inform the school committee on a decision to possibly implement a later high school start time. All members of the school community are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts about a 45-minute later start at Lexington High School (8:30 am) and a modest (possibly 5-15 minute) later start at the elementary schools. Here are ways you can learn more and share your thoughts before a decision is made at the December 4 school committee meeting.

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Save the Date: School Committee Meeting

  • When: Tuesday November 27

  • Where: Boston

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LHS and LPS Announcements

LHS Calendar Dates - LHS Calendar Link » 

You may subscribe to the iCal feed which will automatically send updates to your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Click here and select the green iCal button. iCal works with most calendar programs, not only Apple products.

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

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

The high school is scheduled for one Parent/Teacher conference on Monday, November 26, 2018. Parent conferences are held from 1-7 pm. Each conference is scheduled for fifteen (15) minutes. Please know that you always have the option to bring your son or daughter to the conference on November 26, 2018 and we encourage you to do so. Online sign-ups will begin on Thursday, November 15, 2018 through Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Instructions for sign-ups for Parent/Teacher conferences will be sent next week.

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Can you grant a Winter Wish and donate to the LHS Holiday Gift Drive?

Lexington High School is partnering with Housing Families to run a Holiday Gift Drive.  All donations go to the 1,000 homeless or at-risk families that Housing Families serves in their program.  Donations will be collected starting now through November 29.  If you would like to donate to the drive please sign up through sign-up genius at the following link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B044CA4AE29A2FE3-gift.
Please email Elizabeth Nichols at enichols@lexingtonma.org with any questions.
Thank you for your support.
Elizabeth Nichols, Community Service Coordinator, LHS
Tel: 781 861 2320, ext. 69998

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Seeking volunteers for the LHS Career Speaker Series

We are currently seeking willing speakers for the following dates:

  • February 7 (Thursday) 12:40-1:35 pm

  • March 14 (Thursday)  12:40-1:35 pm

  • April 11 (Thursday)  12:40-1:35 pm

  • May 9 (Thursday)  12:40-1:35 pm

The purpose of the Career Speaker Series is to expose students at Lexington High School to the various factors involved in career exploration. The goal is to have students understand that career exploration is a multi-faceted approach that is lifelong and ever-changing.
Our speaker series will expose students to jobs and careers that are available to them as they navigate the path toward their future. It will also help students to steer their course request process at the high school and college levels, as well as support their postsecondary pursuits. The emphasis will be on the path taken toward obtaining a career, as well as the experiences along the way.
Our Career Speaker Series runs during I-block, a time of day in students' schedules when they can choose where they wish to spend their time. Students across grades 9-12 can opt to come hear from our speakers. We typically have 1-3 speakers during any given presentation. Last year we saw a turnout of about 10-25 students on average. The setting will be in our Library Media Classroom.
Thank you!
Career Speaker Series Team (Steph, Matt, Tim, Lauren and Chrissy)
Any interested presenter should email Steph at smichael@lexingtonma.org
LHS Counselors- csills@lexingtonma.org

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 Yearbooks

Information about Yearbooks is now on the PTO website.

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Senior Families

For more information about:

  • Senior Counselor Seminars

  • Yearbook/senior portraits

  • Transcript request deadlines

Please click here or visit our website www.lhspto.org

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 LHS Performing Arts

Shown below are the LHS Performing Arts Events for the next month.  The full calendar can be found at:http://www.folmads.org/

Selection of LHS Events from the K-12 Performing Arts Calendar of Events (2018-2019)DateEvent DescriptionTimeLocationThur Nov 15
Fri Nov 16
Sat Nov 17LHS Fall Play7:30 pmLHS AuditoriumSat Nov 17
Sun Nov 18 (snow date)Senior Northeastern District AuditionsAll DayN. Andover High SchoolSat Nov 24LHS Honors Choruses: Boston Baltic CelebrationAll DayBoston, MASat Nov 24LHS Chorale Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourSun Nov 25LHS Madrigals Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourSun Nov 25 -
Wed Nov 28Select LHS Students - NAfME All National Honors Ensemble FestivalAll DayOrlando, FLFri Nov 30LHS Improv Troupe Show7:30 pmLHS Black Box

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.

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 LHS Sports

Click here for dates and times of athletics games/meets»  http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

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LHS Community News & Events

LHS Football Boosters Annual Yard Work Rent-a-Player Fundraiser

  • When: Saturday, November 10

  • Shifts available: 8-10 am, 10:15 am-12:15 pm, 1:30-3:30 pm

  • Cost: 2 players for 2 hours is $80.

If interested, please email Tina Murray at cmurray@burnslev.com by 3pm on Friday 11/9.  Thank you for your support!

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Girls Soccer: Division 1 North Final

  • When: Saturday November 10, 2:15 pm

  • Where: Manning Field in Lynn

The LHS girls soccer team won their 3rd round playoff game against Acton Boxboro in Lowell and are moving on to the Division 1 North Final for the first time since 2000. They will play Brookline in the Final this weekend.  Go Lex! http://miaa.statebrackets.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=5011

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LHS Fall Play (She Kills Monsters)

  • When: November 15-17, 2018, 7:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Auditorium

  • Tickets: $5 students/seniors, $10 adults

  • Advanced Ticket Sales Details: Available starting on Friday, November 9, at the LHS Main Office, LHS Performing Arts Office, from cast/crew members, and at the door

Dungeons and Dragons live on stage? Complete with monsters, battles, and a gelatinous cube? The answer is yes. But wait, how on earth can you do all of this in a high school play? Well, to find out exactly how, come see the Lexington High School 2018 fall play, She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition. This play by Qui Nguyen is not only action-packed and funny, but is also powerfully emotional. It tells the story of Agnes, a high school student dealing with the death of her sister- through playing Dungeons and Dragons. Heartfelt yet filled with comedy, She Kills Monsters will make you remember why we go to the theater. Recommended for ages 13 and up due to mature content and strong language.  Contact Information:jsingerwong@lexingtonma.org

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

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Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid! The Movement of Imperfection, Nov 29

  • When: Thursday November 29, 7-9 pm

  • Where: LHS, Auditorium

  • Sponsored by: Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA and the Lexington Community Coalition Partners

Patty and Gina, imperfect sisters, and authors of Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid, A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children, present a humorous and heartwarming workshop for parents. Using hilarious anecdotes and fun exercises (no Spandex required), the sisters will show attendees how to let go of the expectations they have for their children and embrace the reality.
To register, go to: https://lexsepta.org/events/shut-up-about-your-perfect-kid/
Visit lexsepta.org for more information about special education programming and resources, and please like us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/lexsepac/.

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Student Volunteer Opportunity: Multicultural Potluck

  • When: Tuesday November 13, 6-9 pm

  • Where: Hasting Elementary School, 7 Crosby Road

The Hastings’ PTO is looking for 5 to 6 LHS students to help out with the Multicultural Potluck. The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 and volunteers will help with setting up, directing flow and cleaning up. We will sign community service hour forms and provide pizzas for the volunteers. Anyone interested, please contactpotluck@hastings-pto.org.

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Parent Volunteer Opportunity: Lexington Schools Celebration Committee

Inviting 9–12 grade parents to come be a part of the 2019 All Night Graduation Party planning committee. In its 33rd year, the LHS All Night Graduation Party, a send-off to each graduating class, represents the most well attended class event with >90% class attendance. Not a senior parent? Most committee members are not, and we especially need you to carry forward this long-standing tradition.

2019 Committee Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Tee Shirt Artwork Contest Chairs – Oversee LHS student contest and class of 2019 ANGP tee shirt creation

  • Decorations: Assistant to Co-Chairs – Love to decorate? We need your creativity!

  • 2 Venue Facility Co-Chairs – Organize party set-up / make the LHS Field House “party ready” working with LHS Facilities personnel – fathers, this is a great volunteer opportunity!

  • Food Donation Solicitations – Coordinate donations from our generous Lexington businesses who donate year in and year out

We look forward to hearing from you! The 2019 ANGP will be here before we know it! (June 2, 2019). To find out more, please contact Betsy Wilkinson at betsy@myemline.com.

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Parent Volunteer Opportunity: LHS Green Team

Tired of Global Warming talks and ready for some action?  Look no further - you can make a real difference right at the LHS cafeteria! Starting from November 16, we will recycle and compost at lunchtime on Fridays.  When students sort their trash, 80%+ of the waste will be diverted from the incinerator and landfill. It would be a huge impact, because:

  • Trash incineration pollutes air and the incinerator is only 30 miles from us in North Andover,

  • Food wastes should go back to the farm to nourish the soil, and they do not burn well,

  • The bottom ash after the incineration will soon have no place to go as Massachusetts is running out of space for landfills.

LHS Green Team is recruiting parent volunteers to support and guide students to recycle and compost at lunchtime. Please visit our website and sign up to help! It will take a village for the program to succeed, and we know we can count on your support!
Lin Jensen, Tina McBride, Chitra Sundar, LHS Green Team

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Lexington Community Education

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.

How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

  • When: Saturday, November 10, 7-8:30 pm

  • Where: Lexington Depot

  • Fee: $10

An Evening with neuroscientist, Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose theory of emotion is driving a deeper understanding of the mind and brain, and shedding new light on what it means to be human. Her research overturns the widely held belief that emotions live in distinct parts of the brain and are universally expressed and recognized. Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett’s research focuses on the nature of emotion from the perspectives of both psychology and neuroscience, and takes inspiration from anthropology, philosophy, and linguistics.
Please pay at the door. Pre-registration is also available.

Holiday Appetizer

  • When: Tuesday, December 4, 6-8:30 pm

  • Where: LexMedia Studios

  • Fee: $65

  • Instructor: Katie Walter, Two Aprons Cookery

The best part of the holiday season is sharing it with friends and family. Be able to relax and enjoy yourself and still whip up some amazing appetizers. In this class we will cover a variety of recipes and have lots of tips for make-ahead and time-saving. Recipes include Gougeres, Pomegranate Mint Crostini, Dates Stuffed with Walnuts and Blue Cheese, Spinach Bars, and Pork & Apple Endive Bites. A $12 food fee payable to instructor.

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Community News & Events

Lexington Symphony: Preserving Heritage

  • When: Saturday, November 10, 7:30 pm - please note earlier start time!! (6:30 Pre-Concert Talk with conductor Jonathan McPhee)

  • Where: Cary Hall

  • Tickets: $33 - $55, Youth/Student tickets $10/$15.  Discounts available for groups of 8 or more.

Lexington Symphony's upcoming Preserving Heritage program brings us music of hope and resiliency. All three pieces tell an inspiring story of perseverance and hope emerging from times of turmoil. Verdi's Nabucco overture packs the opera's dramatic majesty into one crowd-pleasing piece; guest soloist Kendra Colton's bright soprano breathes color and clarity into Canteloube's evocative collection of French folk songs, while Hindemith's symphony journeys through conflict and loss to an ultimately triumphant, life-affirming conclusion. I hope you'll consider joining us!

Verdi | Nabucco: Overture
Canteloube | Songs of the Auvergne
Kendra Colton, Soprano
Hindemith | Mathis der Maler (Symphony)
For more information & to buy tickets, please call: 781-523-9009 or click here:https://www.lexingtonsymphony.org/

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Public Hearing on Lexington's Growing Gas Leak Problem

  • When: Tuesday, November 27, 7 pm

  • Where: Battin Hall, Cary Memorial Building, 1605 Mass Ave

Lexington has more natural gas leaks than ever, despite a multi-year effort to find and fix the largest gas leaks. Lexington gas customers are currently paying over $550,000 a year for this lost gas.  Please join the Lexington Board of Selectmen, our legislative delegation, Mothers Out Front, and HEET for a public hearing on our gas leaks crisis. Find out what the increasing number of gas leaks means for the safety and health of our town, and learn what we can do about it. Let your elected leaders know about your concerns for safety, health, climate, and the rising cost of this ongoing problem.

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Town Service and Housing Costs Survey

Hello Lexington residents! The town is requesting your input on issues that affect us all: town services and affordability of living in Lexington. By completing the linked survey, you responses will be used, in aggregate with all other respondents, to inform town policy decision makers. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Thank you for your time & participation!
https://www.lexingtonma.gov/home/news/residents-please-take-our-short-lexington-town-services-and-housing-costs-survey

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Community Endowment of Lexington

Looking to get involved in our community? Want to give back to Lexington? The Community Endowment of Lexington (CEL) is currently looking to expand its roster of wonderful volunteers, and we welcome you to join our efforts.
CEL enhances the quality of life for all Lexington citizens now and in the future. We are a permanent grant-making source that supports community needs, and provides ways for donors to give back and leave a legacy to our community. CEL funds programs and services that help make life healthier and more enjoyable for all members of our community in the areas of health and human services, arts and culture, the environment, and community building. CEL encourages grant applications from nonprofit organizations and town agencies that bring innovative thinking to issues facing Lexington, MA. Learn more atwww.lexingtonendowment.org.
CEL is seeking volunteers to aid in all aspects of our work, including social media (helping to promote CEL, manage our social media platforms, etc.) and fundraising (helping to organize our Corporate Giving program). Volunteering with CEL is a great way to get involved in our community and to meet like-minded residents who are working to help improve our town.
For more information, please email Mary Ann Sorel (macampojr@yahoo.com) or Kimberly Hensle Lowrance (khensle@gmail.com).

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LHS PTO keeps you connected!

  • Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Check out the LHS PTO website

  • LHS PTO posts on Twitter - handle @ptoLHS






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Week of November 2nd, 2018

Important Dates

Important DatesFriday November 2Jazz Nite 1 (7-10 pm)
Fall Honors Choral Concert (7-9 pm)Saturday November 3SATsMonday November 5LEF Trivia Bee (7 pm)Tuesday November 6No School - Professional DevelopmentThursday November 8Parent Discussion Group, Community Center (8-9 am)Monday November 12No School - Veterans Day PTO News & Events

LHS - Is the 8:30 am high school start time possible?

There is a possibility that LHS start times could be changed by the 2019/2020 school year.  Find out more at this upcoming meeting:

  • Monday, November 5, 5-6 pm (LHS): Public comments session. 

For more information, please Dr Hackett's recent Later School Start Time Communication.  Questions?  Email the School Committee at school-com@lexingtonma.org

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LHS and LPS Announcements

LHS Calendar Dates - LHS Calendar Link » 

You may subscribe to the iCal feed which will automatically send updates to your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Click here and select the green iCal button. iCal works with most calendar programs, not only Apple products.

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

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School Start Time: Feedback

Please see the letter from Superintendent Julie Hackett outlining the process for considering potential changes in school start and end times, via the link Supt Letter - School Start Times.  The start time proposal was presented at the October 30 School Committee meeting. There will be public hearings for all community members on November 5 and 20, and a feedback survey is open for the public http://bit.ly/2RleXMn.  Since changes in school start and end times have an impact on the community at large, we encourage you to review the proposal and provide your input.
Thank you,
Eileen Jay, Chair, Lexington School Committee
ejay@lexingtonma.org

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Can you grant a Winter Wish and donate to the LHS Holiday Gift Drive?

Lexington High School is partnering with Housing Families to run a Holiday Gift Drive.  All donations go to the 1,000 homeless or at-risk families that Housing Families serves in their program.  Donations will be collected starting now through November 29.  If you would like to donate to the drive please sign up through sign-up genius at the following link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B044CA4AE29A2FE3-gift.
Please email Elizabeth Nichols at enichols@lexingtonma.org with any questions.
Thank you for your support.
Elizabeth Nichols, Community Service Coordinator, LHS
Tel: 781 861 2320, ext. 69998

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Parent volunteer opportunities in the LHS Library

For those who enjoy being in a library, being close to your student (but not too close!), hearing or seeing the inside scoop at LHS, please volunteer to work with us! No set schedule is required! Come in for 15 minutes or an hour; whatever works for you! Come the same day each week, or not. Up to you. Our projects involve: shelving, processing books for donation, moving sections of books, help with setting up displays, selecting books for inter library loans.
Email us at lhs-library@lexingtonma.org.
Thank you!
The LHS Library staff
(Harriet Wallen, Sarah Anderson, Carin Casey, Kathy Pike, Michelle Sullivan-Dupont)

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Seeking volunteers for the LHS Career Speaker Series

We are currently seeking willing speakers for the following dates:

  • February 7 (Thursday) 12:40-1:35 pm

  • March 14 (Thursday)  12:40-1:35 pm

  • April 11 (Thursday)  12:40-1:35 pm

  • May 9 (Thursday)  12:40-1:35 pm

The purpose of the Career Speaker Series is to expose students at Lexington High School to the various factors involved in career exploration. The goal is to have students understand that career exploration is a multi-faceted approach that is lifelong and ever-changing.
Our speaker series will expose students to jobs and careers that are available to them as they navigate the path toward their future. It will also help students to steer their course request process at the high school and college levels, as well as support their postsecondary pursuits. The emphasis will be on the path taken toward obtaining a career, as well as the experiences along the way.
Our Career Speaker Series runs during I-block, a time of day in students' schedules when they can choose where they wish to spend their time. Students across grades 9-12 can opt to come hear from our speakers. We typically have 1-3 speakers during any given presentation. Last year we saw a turnout of about 10-25 students on average. The setting will be in our Library Media Classroom.
Thank you!
Career Speaker Series Team (Steph, Matt, Tim, Lauren and Chrissy)
Any interested presenter should email Steph at smichael@lexingtonma.org
LHS Counselors- csills@lexingtonma.org

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 Yearbooks

Information about Yearbooks is now on the PTO website.

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Senior Families

For more information about:

  • Senior Counselor Seminars

  • Yearbook/senior portraits

  • Transcript request deadlines

Please click here or visit our website www.lhspto.org

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 LHS Performing Arts

Shown below are the LHS Performing Arts Events for the next month.  The full calendar can be found at:http://www.folmads.org/

Selection of LHS Events from the K-12 Performing Arts Calendar of Events (2018-2019)DateEvent DescriptionTimeLocationFri Nov 2LHS Jazz Nite 17 pmLHS CommonsFri Nov 2LHS Fall Honors Chorus Concert7 pmHancock UCC Church, LexingtonSat Nov 3LHS Jazz Combo @Aeronaut2-4 pmAeronaut BreweryThur Nov 15
Fri Nov 16
Sat Nov 17LHS Fall Play7:30 pmLHS AuditoriumSat Nov 17
Sun Nov 18 (snow date)Senior Northeastern District AuditionsAll DayN. Andover High SchoolSat Nov 24LHS Honors Choruses: Boston Baltic CelebrationAll DayBoston, MASat Nov 24LHS Chorale Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourSun Nov 25LHS Madrigals Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourSun Nov 25 -
Wed Nov 28Select LHS Students - NAfME All National Honors Ensemble FestivalAll DayOrlando, FLFri Nov 30LHS Improv Troupe Show7:30 pmLHS Black Box

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.

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 LHS Sports

Click here for dates and times of athletics games/meets»  http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

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LHS Community News & Events

Volunteer Opportunity: Multicultural Potluck

  • When: Tuesday November 13, 6-9 pm

  • Where: Hasting Elementary School, 7 Crosby Road

The Hastings’ PTO is looking for 5 to 6 LHS students to help out with the Multicultural Potluck. The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 and volunteers will help with setting up, directing flow and cleaning up. We will sign community service hour forms and provide pizzas for the volunteers. Anyone interested, please contactpotluck@hastings-pto.org.

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LHS Jazz Nite 1

  • When: Friday November 2, 7-9 pm

  • Where: LHS, Commons II

  • Tickets: Free

The evening will feature all of Lexington High School's upper level jazz classes: the two upper level improvisation classes, the LHS Jazz Septet, and the LHS Jazz Combo. Jazz 2 will be premiering new pieces by class members. The Septet will make its debut performance of the year, and Combo will play jazz classics and preview some of the material they will be submitting to the Charles Mingus High School competition, where it has taken first place two of the last three years.
Contact Information: alease@lexingtonma.org and folmadspr@gmail.com

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LHS Fall Honors Chorus Concert

  • When: Friday November 2, 7 pm

  • Where: Hancock UCC Congregational Church, Lexington, MA

  • Tickets: Free

The 100+ members of Lexington High School honors choruses join forces to present a concert entitled "How Can I Keep From Singing?", with musical offerings spanning five hundred years and texts traversing twelve centuries. The melancholy strains of John Wilbye's 16th century Draw On, Sweet Night are presented alongside the celebratory exuberance of Gwyneth Walker's Every Life Shall Be A Song. The playful patter of Carol Barnett's King Of Yellow Butterflies gives way to the sumptuous beauty of Jennifer Higdon's Invitation To Love. Two Estonian choral works are featured on the program; the first is a sacred work written at the early part of the 20th century that reveals the influence of the Russian Orthodox church; the second is an anti-occupation chamber cantata written in the 1960s which employs images of nature to paint a picture of a beautiful countryside ravaged by war. These two pieces will be repeated by invitation in a special performance for the Boston Baltic celebration at the Marriott Copley Place on November 24. This diverse program is certain to have something for everyone, and the beautiful aesthetic and acoustic of Lexington's Hancock UCC Church will enhance both the contemplative and celebratory aspects of this concert.
Contact Information: alease@lexingtonma.org and folmadspr@gmail.com

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LHS Jazz Combo with Pat Donaher Quartet at Aeronaut Brewery

  • When: Saturday, November 3, 2 pm

  • Where: Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143

  • Tickets: $15 suggested donation

Join the LHS Jazz Combo for an afternoon of fantastic music!
The combo will be joined by director Pat Donaher's quartet, featuring music from his upcoming CD. The event is free, but a $15 donation is suggested, with proceeds providing scholarships for the LHS jazz department's trip to New Orleans this April.
For thirty years the LHS Jazz Combo has set a new standard for high school groups all over the country. It has won numerous awards and festivals and performed at the Montreaux and Monterey Jazz Festivals and the Jazz Educators Network Conference. They will be performing their own arrangements of jazz classics and the music of Charles Mingus.
Pat Donaher is a renowned performer and educator. He has played with artists as different as BobBrookmeyer, Bernard Haitink, and Steve Vai and has released three albums under his own name.
Contact Information: alease@lexingtonma.org and folmadspr@gmail.com

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LEF Trivia Bee

  • When: Monday November 5, 7 pm

  • Where: LHS, Auditorium

Attend the LEF Trivia Bee (it's FREE and there's no school November 6) to see all 43 teams compete for the Masters of Trivia title and cheer for our LHS Teams:

  • LHS Bee Winning in Three Minutes, Men: Nicholas Orf, Andrew Egan, Ben Aquilina-Piscitello (sponsored by the Orf Family)

  • Merits Apiaster: Nick Gould, Larry David, Brenda Bishop (sponsored by the LHS PTO)

RSVP to attend, it's FREE! »
LEF is looking for volunteers to help make this evening a sweet success »
Lexington Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization bringing the community together to support innovation and inspiration in teaching and learning at all Lexington Public Schools.

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Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid! The Movement of Imperfection, Nov 29

  • When: Thursday November 29, 7-9 pm

  • Where: LHS, Auditorium

  • Sponsored by: Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA and the Lexington Community Coalition Partners

Patty and Gina, imperfect sisters, and authors of Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid, A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children, present a humorous and heartwarming workshop for parents. Using hilarious anecdotes and fun exercises (no Spandex required), the sisters will show attendees how to let go of the expectations they have for their children and embrace the reality.
To register, go to: https://lexsepta.org/events/shut-up-about-your-perfect-kid/
Visit lexsepta.org for more information about special education programming and resources, and please like us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/lexsepac/.

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Lexington Schools Celebration Committee Seeking New Members

Inviting 9–12 grade parents to come be a part of the 2019 All Night Graduation Party planning committee. In its 33rd year, the LHS All Night Graduation Party, a send-off to each graduating class, represents the most well attended class event with >90% class attendance. Not a senior parent? Most committee members are not, and we especially need you to carry forward this long-standing tradition.

2019 Committee Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Tee Shirt Artwork Contest Chairs – Oversee LHS student contest and class of 2019 ANGP tee shirt creation

  • Decorations: Assistant to Co-Chairs – Love to decorate? We need your creativity!

  • 2 Venue Facility Co-Chairs – Organize party set-up / make the LHS Field House “party ready” working with LHS Facilities personnel – fathers, this is a great volunteer opportunity!

  • Food Donation Solicitations – Coordinate donations from our generous Lexington businesses who donate year in and year out

We look forward to hearing from you! The 2019 ANGP will be here before we know it! (June 2, 2019). To find out more, please contact Betsy Wilkinson at betsy@myemline.com.

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Lexington Community Education

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.

Your Kids and Social Media, CKIDS

  • When: Wednesday November 7, 6-9 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 226

  • Fee: $39

There are positive aspects of social media, but also potential risks. It is important for parents to guide their teens to use these sites responsibly. Come learn more about different social media platforms and some concerns to address with your child.

Veterans' Day Weekend College Essay Writing Workshop, P2INT

  • When: Friday November 9, 6:30-9 pm; Saturday November 10, Sunday November 11, and Monday November 12, 11 am-3:30 pm

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

  • Fee: $500

Don’t wait until college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay!  Be prepared by spending only one weekend (four-half days) learning the do's and don'ts of the essay.  You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay in the span of four days. Join fellow students as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof techniques. Please bring a paper and pen to class as well as your laptop. There will be a short lunch break. Please bring your own lunch or plan to purchase from nearby restaurants.

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Community News & Events

23rd Annual Battlegreen Run

  • When: Sunday, November 4

Please join the Lexington Special Education PTA (SEPTA) as a runner or walker at the 23rd Annual GenesisBattlegreen Run! To register for one of the many races, please go to: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/39184 (Please choose "SEPTA" for team registration.)
Aren't able to make it the day of the race? This event is one of the ways we raise funds for our organization throughout the year so please consider making a donation to help support our work! https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/lexington-septa2.
Visit lexsepta.org for more information about special education programming and resources. Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lexsepac/.

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Gen Silent: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

  • When: Sunday, November 4, 1-3 pm

  • Where: Cary Hall

  • Sponsored by: LexPride, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington At Home, and Lexington Human Services

Gen Silent is a critically acclaimed documentary about LGBTQ+ older people going back into the closet to survive. LGBTQ+ pioneers who fought the first modern battles for equality now face so much fear of religious objection, bullying, and abuse that many are hiding their identities to keep themselves safe in long-term healthcare settings. Distinguished experts will share their insights after the film.  For more information, contact LexPrideMA@gmail.com.

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Jams for Justice: A Concert of Gospel and Broadway Music

  • When: Sunday, November 4, 3:30 pm

  • Where: First Parish in Lexington, 7 Harrington Rd

  • Tickets: Free Will offering for Lex RAP (The Lexington Refugee Assistance Program)

First Parish in Lexington will present a concert of Gospel and Broadway music on Sunday, November 4, at 3:30 pm. The concert will feature the First Parish sanctuary and children's choirs and soloists, guest singers, and a 10-piece Jazz band (piano, drums, electric guitar, electric bass, saxophones, woodwinds and brass) performing solo and choral Gospel music and selections from Broadway including GodspellLes Misérables, and Oliver. The concert, titled Jams for Justice, will take a free Will offering with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Lex RAP (The Lexington Refugee Assistance Program). Lex RAP is a Lexington-based non-profit organization helping refugees to settle in the United States and to become productive and well-adjusted members of the community. For more information call the church at 781-862-8200 or visit www.fplex.org.

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Social Justice Book Group

  • When: Wednesday, November 7, 7-8:30 pm

  • Where: Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room

All are welcome to join a new book group meeting the first Wednesday of each month. We will read both nonfiction and fiction books related to issues of justice. Selections will be made by the group and discussion leaders may rotate, depending on the composition and size of the group. Please come to the first meeting with ideas. Interested, but can’t attend on 11/7? E-mail katmacdonald.02420@gmail.com.

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Lexington Symphony: Preserving Heritage

  • When: Saturday, November 10, 7:30 pm - please note earlier start time!! (6:30 Pre-Concert Talk with conductor Jonathan McPhee)

  • Tickets: $33 - $55, Youth/Student tickets $10/$15.  Discounts available for groups of 8 or more.

Verdi | Nabucco: Overture
Canteloube | Songs of the Auvergne
Kendra Colton, Soprano
Hindemith | Mathis der Maler (Symphony)
For more information & to buy tickets, please call: 781-523-9009 or click here:https://www.lexingtonsymphony.org/

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150th Birthday Celebrations for Cary Memorial Library!

  • When: March 23, 2019, 7-11 pm

  • Where: Cary Memorial Library

Save the Date! Lexington’s Cary Memorial Library is turning 150 years old in 2019.  To commemorate this milestone year, the Cary Memorial Library Foundation is hosting a 150th Anniversary Gala Celebration.  This lively event will take place Saturday March 23rd from 7-11 pm at the library. Tickets, with a special early bird pricing of $75 each, will go on sale in early 2019. The evening will include dancing to the music of the band Acoustic Roadshow, feature special performances, showcase spaces within the library, and offer a variety of food and drink. More information: carylibrary.org/foundation/150.

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Town Service and Housing Costs Survey

Hello Lexington residents! The town is requesting your input on issues that affect us all: town services and affordability of living in Lexington. By completing the linked survey, you responses will be used, in aggregate with all other respondents, to inform town policy decision makers. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Thank you for your time & participation!
https://www.lexingtonma.gov/home/news/residents-please-take-our-short-lexington-town-services-and-housing-costs-survey

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Community Endowment of Lexington

Looking to get involved in our community? Want to give back to Lexington? The Community Endowment of Lexington (CEL) is currently looking to expand its roster of wonderful volunteers, and we welcome you to join our efforts.
CEL enhances the quality of life for all Lexington citizens now and in the future. We are a permanent grant-making source that supports community needs, and provides ways for donors to give back and leave a legacy to our community. CEL funds programs and services that help make life healthier and more enjoyable for all members of our community in the areas of health and human services, arts and culture, the environment, and community building. CEL encourages grant applications from nonprofit organizations and town agencies that bring innovative thinking to issues facing Lexington, MA. Learn more atwww.lexingtonendowment.org.
CEL is seeking volunteers to aid in all aspects of our work, including social media (helping to promote CEL, manage our social media platforms, etc.) and fundraising (helping to organize our Corporate Giving program). Volunteering with CEL is a great way to get involved in our community and to meet like-minded residents who are working to help improve our town.
For more information, please email Mary Ann Sorel (macampojr@yahoo.com) or Kimberly Hensle Lowrance (khensle@gmail.com).

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Week of October 26th, 2018

Important Dates

Important DatesFriday October 26Improv Troupe Show (7:30-10 pm)Monday October 29Fall Honors Concert (7-9 pm)Tuesday October 30NEASC Parent Group (8:38-9:26 am)
Winter Sports Meeting (6-7 pm)Thursday November 1Parent Discussion Group, Community Center (8-9 am)Friday November 2Jazz Nite 1 (7-10 pm)
Fall Honors Choral Concert (7-9 pm)Saturday November 3SATsMonday November 5LEF Trivia Bee (7 pm)Tuesday November 6No School - Professional Development PTO News & Events

LHS - Is the 8:30 am high school start time possible?

There is a possibility that LHS start times could be changed by the 2019/2020 school year.  Find out more at these upcoming meetings:

  • Tuesday, October 30, 7 pm (Selectman’s Meeting Room): Presentation to School Committee about new approach to allow LHS start time to be delayed by 45 minutes

  • Monday, November 5, 5-6 pm (LHS): Public comments session. 

For more information, please Dr Hackett's recent Later School Start Time Communication.  Questions?  Email the School Committee at school-com@lexingtonma.org

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LHS News & Events

LHS Calendar Dates - LHS Calendar Link » 

You may subscribe to the iCal feed which will automatically send updates to your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Click here and select the green iCal button. iCal works with most calendar programs, not only Apple products.

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

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Parent volunteer opportunities in the LHS Library

For those who enjoy being in a library, being close to your student (but not too close!), hearing or seeing the inside scoop at LHS, please volunteer to work with us! No set schedule is required! Come in for 15 minutes or an hour; whatever works for you! Come the same day each week, or not. Up to you. Our projects involve: shelving, processing books for donation, moving sections of books, help with setting up displays, selecting books for inter library loans.
Email us at lhs-library@lexingtonma.org.
Thank you!
The LHS Library staff
(Harriet Wallen, Sarah Anderson, Carin Casey, Kathy Pike, Michelle Sullivan-Dupont)

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LHS Improv Troupe Show

  • When: Friday October 26, 7:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Black Box Theatre

  • Tickets: $3 at the door or 3 suggestions for the improv troupe to perform that evening

Come see the LHS Improv Troupe perform improvisational comedy at the LHS Black Box Theatre this Friday (10/26). Be a part of the show by providing suggestions for the actors to improvise on.
Contact Information: alease@lexingtonma.org and folmadspr@gmail.com

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LHS Fall Honors Orchestra and Band Concert

  • When: Monday October 29, 7-9 pm

  • Where: LHS, Auditorium

  • Tickets: Free

The LHS Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble will be performing. The Chamber Orchestra will be playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto featuring senior violinist, Arun Asthagiri.
This concert celebrates exceptionally high quality music performed by our talented band and orchestra students here at LHS. From expressive pieces that showcase the students' musicality to energetic and technically advanced pieces, this concert will be a wonderful evening filled with outstanding music-making experiences!
The order of the concert is Chamber Orchestra (Rachel Jayson Director), Concert Band (Justin Aramati and Jared Cassedy Directors), and Wind Ensemble (Jared Cassedy and Justin Aramati Directors).
Contact Information: alease@lexingtonma.org and folmadspr@gmail.com

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NEASC Parent Group Discussion

  • When: Tuesday October 30, 8:38-9:26 am (B Block)

  • Where: LHS

NEASC is the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  Every 10 years, NEASC accredits the schools within its membership.  Part of the accreditation process includes a two-day visit to the school.  During this visit, a four-member team meets with stakeholder groups, visits classrooms, and reviews the school's Self-Reflection report.  One of the stakeholder groups is a parent group.  The four member team will meet with a group of around 20 parents and ask them about their child's experience at the school.  It's a nice opportunity for parents to share their perspectives so that the school can learn: what it's doing well and what it needs to improve upon.  Comments during this meeting will be kept anonymous.
If you are interested in attending, please email me: csullivan@lexingtonma.org.  And feel free to email me if you have any questions!
Christine Sullivan, on behalf of the NEASC Steering Committee

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2018-2019 Winter Sports Meeting

  • When: Tuesday October 30, 6pm

  • Where: LHS, Auditorium

This Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting is required for all LHS student-athletes interested in participating in an interscholastic winter sport at Lexington High School. All student-athletes interested in playing a winter sport should attend the pre-season meeting with a parent or guardian. At the large group session in the auditorium, the requirements for winter high school athletic participation (on-line forms, user fees, physicals, eligibility) will be discussed.
Immediately following the large group session, we will break down into sport specific meetings so that student-athletes and parents can meet with the coaching staff of their respective winter sports. In the sport specific meetings, our coaches will introduce their staff, talk about practice and game schedules for the winter season, expectations for tryouts, as well as other key elements of the season. This is a fantastic opportunity for student-athletes and parents to hear from our head coaches about their expectations for the upcoming season.
LHS Winter Sports:

  • Alpine Skiing - Boys & Girls

  • Basketball - Boys & Girls

  • Ice Hockey - Boys & Girls

  • Indoor Track - Boys & Girls

  • Swimming - Boys

  • Wrestling - Boys

  • Cheerleading

LHS Winter Sports begins - Monday November 26.  Should you have any questions, regarding this meeting, please contact the athletic office at (781) 861-2320 ext. 69902. We look forward to seeing you on October 30th.  GO Minutemen!
Naomi Martin, Director of Athletics, Lexington Public Schools

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LHS Jazz Nite 1

  • When: Friday November 2, 7-9 pm

  • Where: LHS, Commons II

  • Tickets: Free

The evening will feature all of Lexington High School's upper level jazz classes: the two upper level improvisation classes, the LHS Jazz Septet, and the LHS Jazz Combo. Jazz 2 will be premiering new pieces by class members. The Septet will make its debut performance of the year, and Combo will play jazz classics and preview some of the material they will be submitting to the Charles Mingus High School competition, where it has taken first place two of the last three years.
Contact Information: alease@lexingtonma.org and folmadspr@gmail.com

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LHS Fall Honors Chorus Concert

  • When: Friday November 2, 7 pm

  • Where: Hancock UCC Congregational Church, Lexington, MA

  • Tickets: Free

The 100+ members of Lexington High School honors choruses join forces to present a concert entitled "How Can I Keep From Singing?", with musical offerings spanning five hundred years and texts traversing twelve centuries. The melancholy strains of John Wilbye's 16th century Draw On, Sweet Night are presented alongside the celebratory exuberance of Gwyneth Walker's Every Life Shall Be A Song. The playful patter of Carol Barnett's King Of Yellow Butterflies gives way to the sumptuous beauty of Jennifer Higdon's Invitation To Love. Two Estonian choral works are featured on the program; the first is a sacred work written at the early part of the 20th century that reveals the influence of the Russian Orthodox church; the second is an anti-occupation chamber cantata written in the 1960s which employs images of nature to paint a picture of a beautiful countryside ravaged by war. These two pieces will be repeated by invitation in a special performance for the Boston Baltic celebration at the Marriott Copley Place on November 24. This diverse program is certain to have something for everyone, and the beautiful aesthetic and acoustic of Lexington's Hancock UCC Church will enhance both the contemplative and celebratory aspects of this concert.
Contact Information: alease@lexingtonma.org and folmadspr@gmail.com

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LHS Jazz Combo with Pat Donaher Quartet at Aeronaut Brewery

  • When: Saturday, November 3, 2 pm

  • Where: Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143

  • Tickets: $15 suggested donation

Join the LHS Jazz Combo for an afternoon of fantastic music!
The combo will be joined by director Pat Donaher's quartet, featuring music from his upcoming CD. The event is free, but a $15 donation is suggested, with proceeds providing scholarships for the LHS jazz department's trip to New Orleans this April.
For thirty years the LHS Jazz Combo has set a new standard for high school groups all over the country. It has won numerous awards and festivals and performed at the Montreaux and Monterey Jazz Festivals and the Jazz Educators Network Conference. They will be performing their own arrangements of jazz classics and the music of Charles Mingus.
Pat Donaher is a renowned performer and educator. He has played with artists as different as Bob Brookmeyer, Bernard Haitink, and Steve Vai and has released three albums under his own name.
Contact Information: alease@lexingtonma.org and folmadspr@gmail.com

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 Yearbooks

Information about Yearbooks is now on the PTO website.

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Senior Families

For more information about:

  • Senior Counselor Seminars

  • Yearbook/senior portraits

  • Transcript request deadlines

Please click here or visit our website www.lhspto.org

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 LHS Performing Arts

Shown below are the LHS Performing Arts Events for the next two months.  The full calendar can be found at: http://www.folmads.org/

Selection of LHS Events from the K-12 Performing Arts Calendar of Events (2018-2019)DateEvent DescriptionTimeLocationFri Oct 26LHS Improv Troupe Show7:30 pmLHS Black BoxMon Oct 29LHS Fall Honors Orchestra and Band Concert7 pmLHS AuditoriumFri Nov 2LHS Jazz Nite 17 pmLHS CommonsFri Nov 2LHS Fall Honors Chorus Concert7 pmFirst Church, Cambridge, MASat Nov 3LHS Jazz Combo @Aeronaut2-4 pmAeronaut BreweryThur Nov 15
Fri Nov 16
Sat Nov 17LHS Fall Play7:30 pmLHS AuditoriumSat Nov 17
Sun Nov 18 (snow date)Senior Northeastern District AuditionsAll DayN. Andover High SchoolSat Nov 24LHS Honors Choruses: Boston Baltic CelebrationAll DayBoston, MASat Nov 24LHS Chorale Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourSun Nov 25LHS Madrigals Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourSun Nov 25 -
Wed Nov 28Select LHS Students - NAfME All National Honors Ensemble FestivalAll DayOrlando, FLFri Nov 30LHS Improv Troupe Show7:30 pmLHS Black Box

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.

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 LHS Sports

Click here for dates and times of athletics games/meets»  http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

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Community News & Events

Volunteer Opportunity: Multicultural Potluck

  • When: Tuesday November 13, 6-9 pm

  • Where: Hasting Elementary School, 7 Crosby Road

The Hastings’ PTO is looking for 5 to 6 LHS students to help out with the Multicultural Potluck. The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 and volunteers will help with setting up, directing flow and cleaning up. We will sign community service hour forms and provide pizzas for the volunteers. Anyone interested, please contactpotluck@hastings-pto.org.

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LEF Trivia Bee

  • When: Monday November 5, 7 pm

  • Where: LHS, Auditorium

Featuring 2 teams from LHS, sponsored in part by the LHS PTO. Show your support and cheer on our teams! Go Minutemen!

  • Merits Apiaster: Nick Gould, Larry David, Brenda Bishop 

  • LHS Bee Winning in Three Minutes: Nicholas Orf, Andrew Egan, Ben Aquilina-Piscitello

RSVP to attend, it's FREE! »
LEF is looking for volunteers to help make this evening a sweet success »
The BEE is an entertaining evening where teams answer trivia questions in pursuit of the "Masters of Trivia" title. Best for ages 8+ and featuring Dr. Julie Hackett, Superintendent of Schools as the guest judge, and Alissa Lauzon, Head of Youth Services at Cary Memorial Library, as the Timekeeper.
More details »
Lexington Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization bringing the community together to support innovation and inspiration in teaching and learning at all Lexington Public Schools.

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Superintendent’s Blog post on “Call to Action”

Superintendent Hackett and the Lexington Administrative Council are looking for school community input on their position paper entitled “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Our Call to Action.” The document proposes embarking on a comprehensive and transparent process to identify, address, and monitor progress toward creating an equitable environment for all in LPS.  Click here to access the paper and provide feedback.

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Lexington Schools Celebration Committee Seeking New Members

Inviting 9–12 grade parents to come be a part of the 2019 All Night Graduation Party planning committee. In its 33rd year, the LHS All Night Graduation Party, a send-off to each graduating class, represents the most well attended class event with >90% class attendance. Not a senior parent? Most committee members are not, and we especially need you to carry forward this long-standing tradition.
2019 Committee Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Tee Shirt Artwork Contest Chairs – Oversee LHS student contest and class of 2019 ANGP tee shirt creation

  • Decorations: Assistant to Co-Chairs – Love to decorate? We need your creativity!

  • 2 Venue Facility Co-Chairs – Organize party set-up / make the LHS Field House “party ready” working with LHS Facilities personnel – fathers, this is a great volunteer opportunity!

  • Food Donation Solicitations – Coordinate donations from our generous Lexington businesses who donate year in and year out

We look forward to hearing from you! The 2019 ANGP will be here before we know it! (June 2, 2019). To find out more, please contact Betsy Wilkinson at betsy@myemline.com.

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23rd Annual Battlegreen Run

  • When: Sunday, November 4

Please join the Lexington Special Education PTA (SEPTA) as a runner or walker at the 23rd Annual Genesis Battlegreen Run! To register for one of the many races, please go to: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/39184 (Please choose "SEPTA" for team registration.)
Aren't able to make it the day of the race? This event is one of the ways we raise funds for our organization throughout the year so please consider making a donation to help support our work! https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/lexington-septa2.
Visit lexsepta.org for more information about special education programming and resources. Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lexsepac/.

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Gen Silent: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

  • When: Sunday, November 4, 1-3 pm

  • Where: Cary Hall

  • Sponsored by: LexPride, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington At Home, and Lexington Human Services

Gen Silent is a critically acclaimed documentary about LGBTQ+ older people going back into the closet to survive. LGBTQ+ pioneers who fought the first modern battles for equality now face so much fear of religious objection, bullying, and abuse that many are hiding their identities to keep themselves safe in long-term healthcare settings. Distinguished experts will share their insights after the film.  For more information, contact LexPrideMA@gmail.com.

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Jams for Justice: A Concert of Gospel and Broadway Music

  • When: Sunday, November 4, 3:30 pm

  • Where: First Parish in Lexington, 7 Harrington Rd

  • Tickets: Free Will offering for Lex RAP (The Lexington Refugee Assistance Program)

First Parish in Lexington will present a concert of Gospel and Broadway music on Sunday, November 4, at 3:30 pm. The concert will feature the First Parish sanctuary and children's choirs and soloists, guest singers, and a 10-piece Jazz band (piano, drums, electric guitar, electric bass, saxophones, woodwinds and brass) performing solo and choral Gospel music and selections from Broadway including GodspellLes Misérables, and Oliver. The concert, titled Jams for Justice, will take a free Will offering with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Lex RAP (The Lexington Refugee Assistance Program). Lex RAP is a Lexington-based non-profit organization helping refugees to settle in the United States and to become productive and well-adjusted members of the community. For more information call the church at 781-862-8200 or visit www.fplex.org.

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Social Justice Book Group

  • When: Wednesday, November 7, 7-8:30 pm

  • Where: Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room

All are welcome to join a new book group meeting the first Wednesday of each month. We will read both nonfiction and fiction books related to issues of justice. Selections will be made by the group and discussion leaders may rotate, depending on the composition and size of the group. Please come to the first meeting with ideas. Interested, but can’t attend on 11/7? E-mail katmacdonald.02420@gmail.com.

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150th Birthday Celebrations for Cary Memorial Library!

  • When: March 23, 2019, 7-11 pm

  • Where: Cary Memorial Library

Save the Date! Lexington’s Cary Memorial Library is turning 150 years old in 2019.  To commemorate this milestone year, the Cary Memorial Library Foundation is hosting a 150th Anniversary Gala Celebration.  This lively event will take place Saturday March 23rd from 7-11 pm at the library. Tickets, with a special early bird pricing of $75 each, will go on sale in early 2019. The evening will include dancing to the music of the band Acoustic Roadshow, feature special performances, showcase spaces within the library, and offer a variety of food and drink. More information: carylibrary.org/foundation/150.

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Lexington Community Education

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.

SAT Bootcamp for the November Test, P2BOOT

  • When: Friday October 26, 4-8 pm; Saturday October 27, 9-1 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 222

  • Fee: $195

Catalyst’s SAT Bootcamp arms students with a go-to strategy for every question they’ll face on the day of the test, including the essay, so they can march into the room with confidence, momentum, and every key strategy fresh in mind. Please provide parent/guardian email address to Lexington Community Education at point of registration. Catalyst uses this information to send class confirmations and results of diagnostic tests.

You Can Afford College if......, P2MFA

  • When: Thursday November 1, 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 229

  • Fee: $25

...you plan in advance, understand the financial aid process and act early enough to be successful. Course will teach concepts and strategies that will help you maximize your financial aid by understanding the process. Tuition is for two adults in the household.

Your Kids and Social Media, CKIDS

  • When: Wednesday November 7, 6-9 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 226

  • Fee: $39

There are positive aspects of social media, but also potential risks. It is important for parents to guide their teens to use these sites responsibly. Come learn more about different social media platforms and some concerns to address with your child.

Veterans' Day Weekend College Essay Writing Workshop, P2INT

  • When: Friday November 9, 6:30-9 pm; Saturday November 10, Sunday November 11, and Monday November 12, 11 am-3:30 pm

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

  • Fee: $500

Don’t wait until college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay!  Be prepared by spending only one weekend (four-half days) learning the do's and don'ts of the essay.  You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay in the span of four days. Join fellow students as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof techniques. Please bring a paper and pen to class as well as your laptop. There will be a short lunch break. Please bring your own lunch or plan to purchase from nearby restaurants.

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Week of October 19th,20118

Important Dates

Important DatesFriday, October 19Sophomore Dance (7-10 pm)Tuesday, October 23Picture Make-Up Day (10:40 am - 1 pm)Thursday October 25Parent Discussion Groups, Community Center (8-9 am)Friday, October 26Improv Troupe Show (7:30-10 pm)Tuesday, October 30NEASC Parent Group (8:38-9:26 am)Saturday November 3SATsTuesday November 6No School - Professional Development PTO News & Events

Meet the Principals Q&A

On Thursday October 11, 2018 the Lexington High School Parent Teacher Organization (LHS PTO) hosted the first annual Meet the Principals Q&A event on Back to School Night. A standing room only crowd of parents had the opportunity to hear from Principal Stephens and Assistant Principal Baker on a wide range of topics including school safety, start times, NEASC accreditation, and much more. The event was a huge success and the PTO hopes to host similar events in the future. Thank you to everyone who attended, our volunteers and Principal Stephens and Assistant Principal Baker.

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LHS News & Events

LHS Calendar Dates - LHS Calendar Link » 

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

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Sophomore Dance

  • When: Friday October 19, 7:40-11:45 am

Sophomore Parents - The 10th grade Class Council is currently selling tickets for their October 19 Sophomore dance, which will be a big fundraiser for the class of 2021. Tickets are $10.

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NEASC Parent Group Discussion

  • When: Tuesday October 30, 8:38-9:26 am (B Block)

  • Where: LHS

NEASC is the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  Every 10 years, NEASC accredits the schools within its membership.  Part of the accreditation process includes a two-day visit to the school.  During this visit, a four-member team meets with stakeholder groups, visits classrooms, and reviews the school's Self-Reflection report.  One of the stakeholder groups is a parent group.  The four member team will meet with a group of around 20 parents and ask them about their child's experience at the school.  It's a nice opportunity for parents to share their perspectives so that the school can learn: what it's doing well and what it needs to improve upon.  Comments during this meeting will be kept anonymous.
If you are interested in attending, please email me: csullivan@lexingtonma.org.  And feel free to email me if you have any questions!
Christine Sullivan, on behalf of the NEASC Steering Committee

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 Yearbooks

Information about Yearbooks is now on the PTO website.

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Senior Families

For more information about:

  • Senior Counselor Seminars

  • Yearbook/senior portraits

  • Transcript request deadlines

Please click here or visit our website www.lhspto.org

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 LHS Performing Arts

Shown below are the LHS Performing Arts Events for the next two months.  The full calendar can be found at: http://www.folmads.org/

Selection of LHS Events from the K-12 Performing Arts Calendar of Events (2018-2019)DateEvent DescriptionTimeLocationFri Oct 26LHS Improv Troupe Show7:30 pmLHS Black BoxMon Oct 29LHS Fall Honors Orchestra and Band Concert7 pmLHS AuditoriumFri Nov 2LHS Jazz Nite 17 pmLHS CommonsFri Nov 2LHS Fall Honors Chorus Concert7 pmFirst Church, Cambridge, MASat Nov 3LHS Jazz Combo @Aeronaut2-4 pmAeronaut BreweryThur Nov 15
Fri Nov 16
Sat Nov 17LHS Fall Play7:30 pmLHS AuditoriumSat Nov 17
Sun Nov 18 (snow date)Senior Northeastern District AuditionsAll DayN. Andover High SchoolSat Nov 24LHS Honors Choruses: Boston Baltic CelebrationAll DayBoston, MASat Nov 24LHS Chorale Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourSun Nov 25LHS Madrigals Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourSun Nov 25 -
Wed Nov 28Select LHS Students - NAfME All National Honors Ensemble FestivalAll DayOrlando, FLFri Nov 30LHS Improv Troupe Show7:30 pmLHS Black Box

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 LHS Sports

Click here for dates and times of athletics games/meets»  http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

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Community News & Events

Volunteer Opportunity: Bowman Adventure Run

  • When: Sunday October 21, 1:30-4:30 pm

  • Where: Bowman Elementary School, 9 Philip Road

We need many volunteers to make our race RUN smoothly.....  visit our sign up genius below and sign up to help.  We greatly appreciate it!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fadae2ba3f49-bowman

 

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Volunteer Opportunity: Hastings Elementary Halloween Party

  • When: Friday October 26, 6:15-8:30 pm

  • Where: Hasting Elementary School, 7 Crosby Road

The Hastings School Halloween party is coming up in 2 weeks. This is a wonderful tradition at Hastings, an opportunity for us all to come together as a community. We are looking for high school volunteers to help us run the event and make it a success. Interested volunteers please sign up using this link Halloween Party - High School Volunteers or email meenie@gmail.com.

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Volunteer Opportunity: LexFUN! Annual Halloween Parade

  • When: Saturday October 27, 10 am 

  • Where: Lexington Visitor’s Center (across from the Battle Green and near Buckman’s Tavern)

Please volunteer to help with this really fun, kid-centric event! If you enjoy Halloween and little kids, this is the volunteer opportunity you've been waiting for! Hurry up and sign up because this is a popular event and volunteer spots go quickly. We need LHS students to help with set-up, clean-up and to run fun Halloween craft tables and games. Please contact nehashah.78@gmail.com to volunteer. Don't forget to bring your paperwork so you get credit!

The parade will be on Saturday morning October 27 (rain date Sunday October 28) beginning at 10 am. Join us on the lawn in front of the Lexington Visitor’s Center (across from the Battle Green and near Buckman’s Tavern) along with a surprise guest who will lead the parade! Our annual march around the Battle Green will start at 10:15 am. After the parade, children are invited to continue the fun with Halloween crafts, games, and refreshments. Please bring canned good donations (specifically canned tuna) and/or monetary donation to benefit the Lexington Food Pantry. For more information, visit our website at www.lexfun.org. Hope to see you there!

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LHS Field Hockey Best Buddies Fundraiser

  • When: Saturday, October 20, 10 am 

  • Where: Lexington, Lincoln Field #3

The LHS Field Hockey Team will be sponsoring a bake sale and 50/50 raffle fundraiser to benefit Best Buddies. The Varsity team will be playing Concord-Carlisle High School. Please come out to watch some exciting field hockey and support Best Buddies!

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Raising Anti-Racist Children: Strategies for Success

  • When: Sunday October 21, 2-4 pm

  • Where: William Diamond Middle School, 99 Hancock St, Lexington

A panel discussion moderated by the Rev. Liz Walker—free and open to all. Reception to follow. Four panelists with personal and professional expertise will offer insights and concrete suggestions about how children of all ages and skin colors—and the adults in their lives—can move toward self-awareness and competence navigating difficult situations that might arise in regard to racial identity and the effects of racial injustice.

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LEF Trivia Bee - Make a Team, BEE a Fan!

  • When: November 5, 7 pm 

  • Where: LHS, Auditorium

It’s that time of the year again…when Lexington is abuzz with excitement about the Trivia Bee coming to town.  Each year over 40 three-member teams of teachers, administrators and staff from each of Lexington’s public schools as well as teams from local organizations and businesses gather for a casual, entertaining evening as they answer questions in pursuit of the coveted Master of Trivia title & trophy!
Team registration is open. Make a team of 3 (at least 1 adult), pick a fun name, and register online today!  Plan to cheer on your favorite teams, the event is FREE and there is no school for students on Nov. 6. Stay tuned for the list of educator teams from LHS.

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Superintendent’s Blog post on “Call to Action”

Superintendent Hackett and the Lexington Administrative Council are looking for school community input on their position paper entitled “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Our Call to Action.” The document proposes embarking on a comprehensive and transparent process to identify, address, and monitor progress toward creating an equitable environment for all in LPS.  Click here to access the paper and provide feedback.

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Lexington Arts and Crafts Society Sale

  • When: October 19-21

  • Where: Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham St

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society is having a sale of artisanal, handmade goods. Proceeds from this sale benefit the Society, its scholarship funds and other functions. Lexington High School art students participate in a regional art exhibit every year through the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society. For more information please call LexArt at 781-862-9696.

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Tri-Town Transit Study and Forums

Our public forums for the Transit Study are on:

  • Monday, October 22, 7pm, Cary Hall

  • November 29, 7pm, Estabrook Elementary

  • November 29, 7pm, Community Center

The Town of Lexington is engaged in a Transit Study with the towns of Bedford and Burlington. We would love for people living and/or working in any of the towns (all residents, employees, and people of all ages, including students who travel independently) to take the survey.
If you have any questions, please contact: Susan Barrett, Transportation Manager, Town of Lexington, 39Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421; tel: 781-698-4821.

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Town of Lexington Comprehensive Plan Forums

  • Either: October 23, 7pm at Estabrook Elementary

  • Or: November 27, 7pm at the Community Center

What do you want Lexington to be?  The Town of Lexington is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan. A critical part of the update involves hearing from you! Join neighbors and friends to share, listen, and learn at a facilitated small group conversation.
To learn more, RSVP and take a survey, visit: lexingtonma.gov/compPlan.

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Gen Silent: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

  • When: Sunday, November 4, 1-3 pm

  • Where: Cary Hall

  • Sponsored by: LexPride, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington At Home, and Lexington Human Services

Gen Silent is a critically acclaimed documentary about LGBTQ+ older people going back into the closet to survive. LGBTQ+ pioneers who fought the first modern battles for equality now face so much fear of religious objection, bullying, and abuse that many are hiding their identities to keep themselves safe in long-term healthcare settings. Distinguished experts will share their insights after the film.  For more information, contact LexPrideMA@gmail.com.

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Social Justice Book Group

  • When: Wednesday, November 7, 7-8:30 pm

  • Where: Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room

All are welcome to join a new book group meeting the first Wednesday of each month. We will read both nonfiction and fiction books related to issues of justice. Selections will be made by the group and discussion leaders may rotate, depending on the composition and size of the group. Please come to the first meeting with ideas. Interested, but can’t attend on 11/7? E-mail katmacdonald.02420@gmail.com.

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Lexington Town Services and Housing Costs Survey

Hello Lexington residents! The town is requesting your input on issues that affect us all: town services and affordability of living in Lexington. By completing the linked survey, your responses will be used, in aggregate with all other respondents, to inform town policy decision makers. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Thank you for your time & participation!
 

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Lexington Community Education

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.

Navigating the Student-Athletes College Search and Recruiting Process, PNSA

  • When: October 23 and October 25

  • Time: 7-9 pm

  • Where: LHS

  • Fee: $40.00 per adult/student pair

This two-part course is designed to educate student-athletes and their parents about navigating the college search and recruiting process. The first session will cover the factors that influence a student’s college preference criteria, determine timelines, and outline specific academic athletic action items for each year. We will demystify the relationship between college coaches and admissions offices, identify what coaches are looking for, how to speak with a coach and an admissions official, and much more. The second session is designed to show parents and student-athletes how to develop and implement a proto-typical plan for their particular year of high school and sport.

SAT Bootcamp for the November Test, P2BOOT

  • When: Friday October 26, 4-8 pm; Saturday October 27, 9-1 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 222

  • Fee: $195

Catalyst’s SAT Bootcamp arms students with a go-to strategy for every question they’ll face on the day of the test, including the essay, so they can march into the room with confidence, momentum, and every key strategy fresh in mind. Please provide parent/guardian email address to Lexington Community Education at point of registration. Catalyst uses this information to send class confirmations and results of diagnostic tests.

 

Your Kids and Social Media, CKIDS

  • When: Wednesday November 7, 6-9 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 226

  • Fee: $39

There are positive aspects of social media, but also potential risks. It is important for parents to guide their teens to use these sites responsibly. Come learn more about different social media platforms and some concerns to address with your child.

Veterans' Day Weekend College Essay Writing Workshop, P2INT

  • When: Friday November 9, 6:30-9 pm; Saturday November 10, Sunday November 11, and Monday November 12, 11 am-3:30 pm

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

  • Fee: $500

Don’t wait until college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay!  Be prepared by spending only one weekend (four-half days) learning the do's and don'ts of the essay.  You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay in the span of four days. Join fellow students as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof techniques. Please bring a paper and pen to class as well as your laptop. There will be a short lunch break. Please bring your own lunch or plan to purchase from nearby restaurants.

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Week of October 12th, 2018

Important Dates

Important DatesSaturday, October 13PSAT Test (7:30 am - 12 pm)Monday, October 15LHS School Council Meeting, World Language Rm 505D (6:15-7:45 pm)Tuesday, October 16PTO Board Meeting, Community Center (9-11 am)
Fall String Celebration, LHS Auditorium (7pm)Wednesday, October 17Junior Parent Group, Community Center (8:15-9:15 am)Thursday, October 18Parent Discussion Group, Community Center (8-9 am)Friday, October 19Sophomore Dance (7-10 pm)Tuesday, October 23Picture Make-Up Day (10:40 am - 1 pm)Friday, October 26Improv Troupe Show (7:30-10 pm) PTO News & Events

LHS PTO Student Directory

  • Deadline: Monday October 15

Don’t Forget to Order a Copy of the Printed Directory ($10/copy**)

The printed directory is a great resource for connecting with other LHS families. Orders received after the deadline cannot be guaranteed as our stock will be limited.

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Please note that this product is only available for LHS PTO members.  Not sure you’re a member? Check your purchase history after logging into your account or email membership@lhspto.org.

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LHS PTO Meeting

  • When: Tuesday October 16, 9-11 am 

  • Where: Community Center

It’s an open meeting.  Come check out the LHS PTO board meeting.  Guest speaker for the October meeting will be a School Committee member providing an overview of their work for this coming year.

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Junior Parent Group

  • When: Wednesday October 17, 8:15-9:15 am 

  • Where: Community Center, Rm 221

As the students enter junior year, there are generally many questions, suggestions, concerns etc.  This is a very busy year and the parents of juniors have found it useful in past years to get together in a smaller group to discuss their specific concerns. Jen Vogelzang and Rina Kodendera will be organizing an informal gathering for junior parents to get together and support each other as our children go through junior year. This is not meant to be a substitute for the weekly LHS Parent Discussion Group. 
If you are interested in being added to the email list for the Junior parent group, please contact Rina at rkodendera@gmail.com. Parents of current juniors are welcome to join, and this will be an open email list to allow members to share information.
We currently plan on having the meeting on every other Wednesday. We can discuss more details at the first meeting.  We look forward to seeing you on October 17.
Jen Vogelzang and Rina Kodendera

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LHS News & Events

LHS Calendar Dates - LHS Calendar Link » 

You may subscribe to the iCal feed which will automatically send updates to your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Click here and select the green iCal button. iCal works with most calendar programs, not only Apple products.

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

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PSAT

  • When: Saturday October 13, 7:40-11:45 am

LHS is hosting the PSATs for any Lexington junior or sophomore students.  This test is optional, but some students find it useful for preparing for the SATs, and juniors can use it to qualify for some scholarships.  The cost of the test is $32 and registration is online (deadline has now passed).  Students will report by 7:40 am, and should be done at approximately 11:45 am.  Additional information can be found at this link.

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Sophomore Dance

  • When: Friday October 19, 7:40-11:45 am

Sophomore Parents - The 10th grade Class Council is currently selling tickets for their October 19 Sophomore dance, which will be a big fundraiser for the class of 2021. Tickets are $10 and will also be available to purchase at Back to School Night.

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 Yearbooks

Information about Yearbooks is now on the PTO website.

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Senior Families

For more information about:

  • Senior Counselor Seminars

  • Yearbook/senior portraits

  • Transcript request deadlines

Please click here or visit our website www.lhspto.org

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 LHS Performing Arts

Shown below are the LHS Performing Arts Events for the next two months.  The full calendar can be found at: http://www.folmads.org/

Selection of LHS Events from the K-12 Performing Arts Calendar of Events (2018-2019)DateEvent DescriptionTimeLocationTue Oct 16LHS Fall String Celebration7 pmLHS AuditoriumFri Oct 26LHS Improv Troupe Show7:30 pmLHS Black BoxMon Oct 29LHS Fall Honors Orchestra and Band Concert7 pmLHS AuditoriumFri Nov 2LHS Jazz Nite 17 pmLHS CommonsSat Nov 3LHS Jazz Combo @Aeronaut2-4 pmAeronaut BreweryWed Nov 14LHS Fall Honors Chorus Concert7 pmFirst Church, Cambridge, MAThur Nov 15
Fri Nov 16
Sat Nov 17LHS Fall Play7:30 pmLHS AuditoriumSat Nov 17
Sun Nov 18 (snow date)Senior Northeastern District AuditionsAll DayN. Andover High SchoolSat Nov 24LHS Honors Choruses: Boston Baltic CelebrationAll DayBoston, MASat Nov 24LHS Chorale Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourSun Nov 25LHS Madrigals Fundraiser2 pmSeasons FourSun Nov 25 -
Wed Nov 28Select LHS Students - NAfME All National Honors Ensemble FestivalAll DayOrlando, FLFri Nov 30LHS Improv Troupe Show7:30 pmLHS Black Box

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 LHS Sports

Click here for dates and times of athletics games/meets»  http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

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Community News & Events

Volunteer Opportunity: Hastings Elementary Halloween Party

  • When: Friday October 26, 6:15-8:30 pm

  • Where: Hasting Elementary School, 7 Crosby Road

The Hastings School Halloween party is coming up in 2 weeks. This is a wonderful tradition at Hastings, an opportunity for us all to come together as a community. We are looking for high school volunteers to help us run the event and make it a success. Interested volunteers please sign up using this link Halloween Party - High School Volunteers or email meenie@gmail.com.

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Volunteer Opportunity: LexFUN! Annual Halloween Parade

  • When: Saturday October 27, 10 am 

  • Where: Lexington Visitor’s Center (across from the Battle Green and near Buckman’s Tavern)

Please volunteer to help with this really fun, kid-centric event! If you enjoy Halloween and little kids, this is the volunteer opportunity you've been waiting for! Hurry up and sign up because this is a popular event and volunteer spots go quickly. We need LHS students to help with set-up, clean-up and to run fun Halloween craft tables and games. Please contact nehashah.78@gmail.com to volunteer. Don't forget to bring your paperwork so you get credit!

The parade will be on Saturday morning October 27 (rain date Sunday October 28) beginning at 10 am. Join us on the lawn in front of the Lexington Visitor’s Center (across from the Battle Green and near Buckman’s Tavern) along with a surprise guest who will lead the parade! Our annual march around the Battle Green will start at 10:15 am. After the parade, children are invited to continue the fun with Halloween crafts, games, and refreshments. Please bring canned good donations (specifically canned tuna) and/or monetary donation to benefit the Lexington Food Pantry. For more information, visit our website at www.lexfun.org. Hope to see you there!

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Exploring College Options Abroad

  • When: Saturday October 13, 10 am - 12 pm 

  • Where: Lexington Community Center, Rm 237

I'm an LHS parent (grades 9 and 11) and a college consultant, and will be giving a free presentation on overseas college options. Topics include pros and cons, the right type of student for college overseas, tips on choosing a college, a cost comparison of various countries, and information on the admissions process as well as select universities in Canada and Europe. There is no need to pre-register for the event.
Sharon Olofsson, Sharon@GatewayEdConsulting.com
www.GatewayEdConsulting.com

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LHS Girls Soccer Varsity Charity Game

  • When: Saturday October 13, 6:30 pm 

  • Where: Lexington, Lincoln Field

Please come cheer on the LHS girls varsity soccer team vs Bedford High School.  We will hold a 50/50 raffle and pizza/bake sale, plus raffle off a fantastic Thirty One item.  There will be a LUSC 9v9 game at halftime.  All proceeds will go to the players’ chosen charity: the Breast Cancer Research Fund.  Please wear pink to help bring awareness to our cause!

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Thriving with Dyslexia: Adult Panel Discussion

  • When: Wednesday, October 17, 7-8:45 pm 

  • Where: LHS, Science Lecture Hall

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month! Join us to learn about the experience of growing up with dyslexia from a panel of adults with dyslexia. They will speak about their experience in school and in the workplace, how they managed their challenges and leveraged their gifts, and which resources they would recommend. Open to both parents and children alike. Bring your questions to this informative panel.
Any questions, contact: lexdyslexia@gmail.comhttps://lexdyslexia.weebly.com; FB: LexDyslexia

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Informational Event on Vaping

  • When: Wednesday October 17, 7-9 pm 

  • Where: Cary Hall

  • Format: Q & A discussion on vaping and e-cigarettes with Nicholas Chadi, M.D.

Dr. Chadi is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine and a researcher with the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program (ASAP) at Boston Children's Hospital.  This event is free and open to the public.  This forum is sponsored by the Lexington Human Services Department, Department of Health, and the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC).

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LHS Girls Volleyball Charity Event

  • When: Thursday October 18, 4pm

  • Where: LHS, Gym

The LHS Girls' Volleyball Team will host a Charity Event to raise funds for the Volleyball Team as well as Minute Man Arc, a local organization that serves Lexington and a dozen other local towns through "improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities by increasing independence, personal choice and self-advocacy". Come and watch the volleyball games while having baked goods and a variety of other products. The team is organizing a raffle with amazing gift baskets, so don't miss the opportunity to participate and win!!

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LHS Field Hockey Best Buddies Fundraiser

  • When: Saturday, October 20, 10 am 

  • Where: Lexington, Lincoln Field #3

The LHS Field Hockey Team will be sponsoring a bake sale and 50/50 raffle fundraiser to benefit Best Buddies. The Varsity team will be playing Concord-Carlisle High School. Please come out to watch some exciting field hockey and support Best Buddies!

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Raising Anti-Racist Children: Strategies for Success

  • When: Sunday October 21, 2-4 pm

  • Where: William Diamond Middle School, 99 Hancock St, Lexington

A panel discussion moderated by the Rev. Liz Walker—free and open to all. Reception to follow. Four panelists with personal and professional expertise will offer insights and concrete suggestions about how children of all ages and skin colors—and the adults in their lives—can move toward self-awareness and competence navigating difficult situations that might arise in regard to racial identity and the effects of racial injustice.

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LEF Trivia Bee - Make a Team, BEE a Fan!

  • When: November 5, 7 pm 

  • Where: LHS, Auditorium

It’s that time of the year again…when Lexington is abuzz with excitement about the Trivia Bee coming to town.  Each year over 40 three-member teams of teachers, administrators and staff from each of Lexington’s public schools as well as teams from local organizations and businesses gather for a casual, entertaining evening as they answer questions in pursuit of the coveted Master of Trivia title & trophy!
Team registration is open. Make a team of 3 (at least 1 adult), pick a fun name, and register online today!  Plan to cheer on your favorite teams, the event is FREE and there is no school for students on Nov. 6. Stay tuned for the list of educator teams from LHS.

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Superintendent’s Blog post on “Call to Action”

Superintendent Hackett and the Lexington Administrative Council are looking for school community input on their position paper entitled “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Our Call to Action.” The document proposes embarking on a comprehensive and transparent process to identify, address, and monitor progress toward creating an equitable environment for all in LPS.  Click here to access the paper and provide feedback.

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Lexington Refugee Assistance Program (LexRAP) - Gala Dinner Fundraiser

  • When: Sunday October 14, 5–7 pm

  • Where: Temple Isaiah, 55 Lincoln St, Lexington

The refugee families involved with LexRAP, along with LexRAP volunteers and led by Bruce Lynn, who is the chef for Lex Eat Together, will be cooking and serving delicious authentic Middle Eastern dishes.  This Dinner Fundraiser is open to the public. We hope that folks from Lexington will come and meet their recently arrived refugee neighbors as we celebrate our diversity as a welcoming community. This dinner was the families’ idea to celebrate and say thank you to the communities that have embraced them.

To purchase tickets to the Dinner Fundraiser, visit www.lexrap.org. Adults = $25, children under 12 = $10, children under 6: free, Family maximum = $75.

Lexington Refugee Assistance Program (LexRAP) is a 100% volunteer community based organization of people from Lexington and surrounding towns dedicated to making our communities welcoming places for refugees. LexRAP is a 501c-3 non-profit with a mission to support and assist refugees and asylum seekers. This assistance includes a support network for education (especially English), housing, food, clothing, transportation, health care, summer camp, employment, legal aid, and socialization. Currently, LexRAP is involved with 44 people.

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Lexington Arts and Crafts Society Sale

  • When: October 19-21

  • Where: Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham St

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society is having a sale of artisanal, handmade goods. Proceeds from this sale benefit the Society, its scholarship funds and other functions. Lexington High School art students participate in a regional art exhibit every year through the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society. For more information please call LexArt at 781-862-9696.

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Tri-Town Transit Study and Forums

Our public forums for the Transit Study are on:

  • Monday, October 22, 7pm, Cary Hall

  • November 29, 7pm, Estabrook Elementary

  • November 29, 7pm, Community Center

The Town of Lexington is engaged in a Transit Study with the towns of Bedford and Burlington. We would love for people living and/or working in any of the towns (all residents, employees, and people of all ages, including students who travel independently) to take the survey.
If you have any questions, please contact: Susan Barrett, Transportation Manager, Town of Lexington, 39Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421; tel: 781-698-4821.

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Town of Lexington Comprehensive Plan Forums

  • Either: October 23, 7pm at Estabrook Elementary

  • Or: November 27, 7pm at the Community Center

What do you want Lexington to be?  The Town of Lexington is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan. A critical part of the update involves hearing from you! Join neighbors and friends to share, listen, and learn at a facilitated small group conversation.
To learn more, RSVP and take a survey, visit: lexingtonma.gov/compPlan.

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Gen Silent: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

  • When: Sunday, November 4, 1-3 pm

  • Where: Cary Hall

  • Sponsored by: LexPride, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington At Home, and Lexington Human Services

Gen Silent is a critically acclaimed documentary about LGBTQ+ older people going back into the closet to survive. LGBTQ+ pioneers who fought the first modern battles for equality now face so much fear of religious objection, bullying, and abuse that many are hiding their identities to keep themselves safe in long-term healthcare settings. Distinguished experts will share their insights after the film.  For more information, contact LexPrideMA@gmail.com.

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Social Justice Book Group

  • When: Wednesday, November 7, 7-8:30 pm

  • Where: Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room

All are welcome to join a new book group meeting the first Wednesday of each month. We will read both nonfiction and fiction books related to issues of justice. Selections will be made by the group and discussion leaders may rotate, depending on the composition and size of the group. Please come to the first meeting with ideas. Interested, but can’t attend on 11/7? E-mail katmacdonald.02420@gmail.com.

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Lexington Town Services and Housing Costs Survey

Hello Lexington residents! The town is requesting your input on issues that affect us all: town services and affordability of living in Lexington. By completing the linked survey, your responses will be used, in aggregate with all other respondents, to inform town policy decision makers. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Thank you for your time & participation!
 

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Lexington Community Education

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.

How to Find the College that Fits Your Child, PFIT

  • When: Tuesday October 16

  • Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Where: LHS

  • Fee: $25 for two adults in the household

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. 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.

Navigating the Student-Athletes College Search and Recruiting Process, PNSA

  • When: October 23 and October 25

  • Time: 7-9 pm

  • Where: LHS

  • Fee: $40.00 per adult/student pair

This two-part course is designed to educate student-athletes and their parents about navigating the college search and recruiting process. The first session will cover the factors that influence a student’s college preference criteria, determine timelines, and outline specific academic athletic action items for each year. We will demystify the relationship between college coaches and admissions offices, identify what coaches are looking for, how to speak with a coach and an admissions official, and much more. The second session is designed to show parents and student-athletes how to develop and implement a proto-typical plan for their particular year of high school and sport.

SAT Bootcamp for the November Test, P2BOOT

  • When: Friday October 26, 4-8 pm; Saturday October 27, 9-1 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 222

  • Fee: $195

Catalyst’s SAT Bootcamp arms students with a go-to strategy for every question they’ll face on the day of the test, including the essay, so they can march into the room with confidence, momentum, and every key strategy fresh in mind. Please provide parent/guardian email address to Lexington Community Education at point of registration. Catalyst uses this information to send class confirmations and results of diagnostic tests.

Veterans' Day Weekend College Essay Writing Workshop, P2INT

  • When: Friday November 9, 6:30-9 pm; Saturday November 10, Sunday November 11, and Monday November 12, 11 am-3:30 pm

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

  • Fee: $500

Don’t wait until college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay!  Be prepared by spending only one weekend (four-half days) learning the do's and don'ts of the essay.  You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay in the span of four days. Join fellow students as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof techniques. Please bring a paper and pen to class as well as your laptop. There will be a short lunch break. Please bring your own lunch or plan to purchase from nearby restaurants.

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Week of October 5th, 2018

Important Dates

Important DatesSaturday, October 6SATsMonday, October 8Columbus Day – School ClosedThursday, October 11Parent Discussion Group, LHS Rm 149 (7:45-8:35 am)
Meet and Greet Principals (6-7 pm)
Back to School Night (7-8:55 pm)Saturday, October 13PSAT Test (7:30 am - 12 pm)Monday, October 15LHS School Council Meeting, World Language Rm 505D (6:15-7:45 pm)Tuesday, October 16PTO Board Meeting, Community Center (9-11 am)
Fall String Celebration, LHS Auditorium (7pm)Wednesday, October 17Junior Parent Group, Community Center (8:15-9:15 am)Thursday, October 18Parent Discussion Group, Community Center (8-9 am)Friday, October 19Sophomore DanceTuesday, October 23Picture Make-Up Day PTO News & Events

LHS PTO Student Directory

  • Deadline: Monday October 15

Don’t Forget to Order a Copy of the Printed Directory ($10/copy**)

The printed directory is a great resource for connecting with other LHS families. Orders received after the deadline cannot be guaranteed as our stock will be limited.

Shop in Our Store
Matalka family

Please note that this product is only available for LHS PTO members.  Not sure you’re a member? Check your purchase history after logging into your account or email membership@lhspto.org.

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LHS PTO Meeting

  • When: Tuesday October 16, 9-11 am 

  • Where: Community Center

It’s an open meeting.  Come check out the LHS PTO board meeting.  Guest speaker for the October meeting will be a School Committee member providing an overview of their work for this coming year.

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Junior Parent Group

  • When: Wednesday October 17, 8:15-9:15 am 

  • Where: Community Center, Rm 221

As the students enter junior year, there are generally many questions, suggestions, concerns etc.  This is a very busy year and the parents of juniors have found it useful in past years to get together in a smaller group to discuss their specific concerns. Jen Vogelzang and Rina Kodendera will be organizing an informal gathering for junior parents to get together and support each other as our children go through junior year. This is not meant to be a substitute for the weekly LHS Parent Discussion Group. 
If you are interested in being added to the email list for the Junior parent group, please contact Rina at rkodendera@gmail.com. Parents of current juniors are welcome to join, and this will be an open email list to allow members to share information.
We currently plan on having the meeting on every other Wednesday. We can discuss more details at the first meeting.  We look forward to seeing you on October 17.
Jen Vogelzang and Rina Kodendera

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Something to share with LHS Parents and Students?

If you have information to share with the LHS community, you may submit it to the Weekly Announcements. 

Please follow these guidelines for submissions.  Anyone can submit information to be posted in the Weekly Announcements.  However, if a request to post comes from someone outside the PTO, LHS or LPS, the decision to include the information is based on the following 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

  • We do not accept posts that promote businesses or classes that cost money, and are not organized by local not-for-profits or the Town

The only information in the Weekly Announcements that is supplied by the PTO is presented in the PTO News & Event section.  All other information has been submitted to the Weekly Announcements Manager for posting, including any information from LHS.

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LHS News & Events

LHS Calendar Dates - LHS Calendar Link » 

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

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Meet and Greet - LHS Principals before Back to School Night

  • When: Thursday October 11, 6-6:45 pm 

  • Where: LHS, Science Lecture Hall

  • Hosted by: LHS PTO

Please come and hear about the important issues and events of 2018-19 from Principal Andrew Stephens and Associate Principal Andrew Baker. Open to all LHS parents.

Shubhra Chandra and Christina Lin, Co-Presidents
Email - President@lhspto.org

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PSAT

  • When: Saturday October 13, 7:40-11:45 am

LHS is hosting the PSATs for any Lexington junior or sophomore students.  This test is optional, but some students find it useful for preparing for the SATs, and juniors can use it to qualify for some scholarships.  The cost of the test is $32 and registration is online (deadline has now passed).  Students will report by 7:40 am, and should be done at approximately 11:45 am.  Additional information can be found at this link.

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 Yearbooks

Information about Yearbooks is now on the PTO website.

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Senior Families

For more information about:

  • Senior Counselor Seminars

  • Yearbook/senior portraits

  • Transcript request deadlines

Please click here or visit our website www.lhspto.org

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 LHS Performing Arts

Shown below are the LHS Performing Arts Events for the next two months.  The full calendar can be found at: http://www.folmads.org/

Selection of LHS Events from the K-12 Performing Arts Calendar of Events (2018-2019)DateEvent DescriptionTimeLocationTue Oct 16LHS Fall String Celebration7 pmLHS AuditoriumFri Oct 26LHS Improv Troupe Show7:30 pmLHS Black BoxMon Oct 29LHS Fall Honors Orchestra and Band Concert7 pmLHS Auditorium

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 LHS Sports

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Community News & Events

Basic Rights in Special Education: A Workshop for Parents and Professionals

  • When: Thursday October 11, 7-8:45 pm 

  • Where: Lexington Community Center, Dining Room

Offered by the Federation for Children with Special Needs, this workshop provides a basic understanding of the complex special education laws and procedures.  Visit lexsepta.org for more information about special education programming and resources. Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lexsepac/. Please contact presidents@lexsepta.org with any questions.

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Exploring College Options Abroad

  • When: Saturday October 13, 10 am - 12 pm 

  • Where: Lexington Community Center, Rm 237

I'm an LHS parent (grades 9 and 11) and a college consultant, and will be giving a free presentation on overseas college options. Topics include pros and cons, the right type of student for college overseas, tips on choosing a college, a cost comparison of various countries, and information on the admissions process as well as select universities in Canada and Europe. There is no need to pre-register for the event.
Sharon Olofsson, Sharon@GatewayEdConsulting.com
www.GatewayEdConsulting.com

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Informational Event on Vaping

  • When: Wednesday, October 17, 7-9 pm 

  • Where: Cary Hall

  • Format: Q & A discussion on vaping and e-cigarettes with Nicholas Chadi, M.D.

Dr. Chadi is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine and a researcher with the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program (ASAP) at Boston Children's Hospital.  This event is free and open to the public.  This forum is sponsored by the Lexington Human Services Department, Department of Health, and the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC).

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Thriving with Dyslexia: Adult Panel Discussion

  • When: Wednesday, October 17, 7-8:45 pm 

  • Where: LHS, Science Lecture Hall

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month! Join us to learn about the experience of growing up with dyslexia from a panel of adults with dyslexia. They will speak about their experience in school and in the workplace, how they managed their challenges and leveraged their gifts, and which resources they would recommend. Open to both parents and children alike. Bring your questions to this informative panel.
Any questions, contact: lexdyslexia@gmail.comhttps://lexdyslexia.weebly.com; FB: LexDyslexia

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From Newbie to Now: My Journey of Tracing my Family History

  • When: Saturday, October 6, 10 am 

  • Where: Cary Library, Large meeting room

Every family has stories of their history. The question is how to do the research to separate fact from fiction. Come hear the story of my journey and bring questions and resources that you have about your family. This event is appropriate for all ages and everyone interested in genealogy and is cosponsored by ABCL and Cary Library.
Kelly Suber

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Lexington Refugee Assistance Program (LexRAP) - Gala Dinner Fundraiser

  • When: Sunday October 14, 5–7 pm

  • Where: Temple Isaiah, 55 Lincoln St, Lexington

The refugee families involved with LexRAP, along with LexRAP volunteers and led by Bruce Lynn, who is the chef for Lex Eat Together, will be cooking and serving delicious authentic Middle Eastern dishes.  This Dinner Fundraiser is open to the public. We hope that folks from Lexington will come and meet their recently arrived refugee neighbors as we celebrate our diversity as a welcoming community. This dinner was the families’ idea to celebrate and say thank you to the communities that have embraced them.

To purchase tickets to the Dinner Fundraiser, visit www.lexrap.org. Adults = $25, children under 12 = $10, children under 6: free, Family maximum = $75.

Lexington Refugee Assistance Program (LexRAP) is a 100% volunteer community based organization of people from Lexington and surrounding towns dedicated to making our communities welcoming places for refugees. LexRAP is a 501c-3 non-profit with a mission to support and assist refugees and asylum seekers. This assistance includes a support network for education (especially English), housing, food, clothing, transportation, health care, summer camp, employment, legal aid, and socialization. Currently, LexRAP is involved with 44 people.

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IAL Diwali Mela 2018

  • When: Saturday October 20, 3:30-9 pm

  • Where: LHS

Come celebrate Diwali, festival of lights, with the Indian Americans of Lexington (IAL). Festivities include cultural performances, quick-to-grab mouth watering Indian street food (cash only purchase), and free henna tattoo, face painting, and other activities. Jewelry, clothes, and other items will be sold at the event. 

Tickets for IAL’s Diwali Mela 2018 is now OPEN. Tickets can be purchased at the following link: https://www.indianamericansoflexington.org/diwalimela2018.  Early Bird price is $15/person till September 28, 2018.  Regular price is $18/person.  Free for children under 6 years. 

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Raising Anti-Racist Children: Strategies for Success

  • When: Sunday October 21, 2-4 pm

  • Where: William Diamond Middle School, 99 Hancock St, Lexington

A panel discussion moderated by the Rev. Liz Walker—free and open to all. Reception to follow. Four panelists with personal and professional expertise will offer insights and concrete suggestions about how children of all ages and skin colors—and the adults in their lives—can move toward self-awareness and competence navigating difficult situations that might arise in regard to racial identity and the effects of racial injustice.

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Lexington Facilitated Small Group Conversations

Where do you see Lexington in 10 years?  Please join us for one of our small group conversations taking place this fall. Leading into the development of the new Comprehensive Plan, the Town of Lexington would like to invite you to a World Cafe conversation.  The intent of this event is for Planning staff, elected and appointed officials, and selected consultants to hear feedback on your vision for Lexington.  Please save a date and RSVP by using the links above. Please note that capacity is limited at these events so if you've already attended one, give someone else a chance to attend and look for more information regarding future events in the spring by checking this website or signing up for our email updates.  For more information please visit www.lexingtonma.gov/compplan.

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23rd Annual Genesis Battlegreen Run

  • When: Sunday November 4

  • Where: LHS

A Local Pre-Schooler Needs Our Help!  Lexington’s Spencer Smith, has been diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome, a progressive disease - likened to childhood Alzheimer’s, with devastating effects on the brain - that doesn't have a cure…YET.
100% of the proceeds of the funds raised on our Crowdrise site will go toward finding a cure for Sanfilippo Syndrome.  For the second time, LexFUN! and the Lexington Newcomers and Neighbors Club have joined forces to become a team:  Spencer’s Sprinters!  Please join our team!

  • To Register to Run or Walk in the 23rd Annual Genesis Batttlegreen Run, visit:https://battlegreenrunfoundation.org

  • Click “Online Registration”

  • Select a Registration Choice (5K Run, 10K Run, 5K Walk)

  • When you arrive at the "Team Selection" page, select “Join Existing Team” and begin to type “Spencer”, at which point “Spencer’s Sprinters” should pop up as an existing team for you to join.

After you have completed your Registration for the Run, you can begin to Fundraise for our team!
Please join our fundraising team for CureSFF: https://www.crowdrise.com/spencers-sprinters-battlegreen-run .  Create your profile by clicking “Join The Team” mid-page on the Right.
Registered Runners and Walkers who create a Crowdrise profile and raise $100 or more by October 12 will receive a FREE long sleeve Spencer’s Sprinters Official Race Tee!

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Lexington Community Education

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.

Never Forget: An Evening of Conversation With Dr. Anna Ornstein and Leora Tec

  • When: Tuesday October 9, 7 pm

  • Where: First Parish in Lexington, 7 Harrington Road

  • Fee: $10.  Admission is free for Lexington High School students.  Please bring your ID to the event. Pre-registration, using a VISA or MasterCard, is strongly recommended by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.

Dr. Anna Ornstein and her mother were deported from their native Nazi occupied Hungary to Auschwitz when Anna was 17 years old. Anna survived, and eventually went on to become professor of child psychiatry, author, Lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard, and professor emerita of child psychology at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Ornstein is an active speaker and educator, and has recently been working with local towns and universities discussing parallels between the 1930s and now. Her book, My Mother's Eyes: Holocaust Memories of a Young Girl recounts her experiences with the intention of adding to the testimony of survivors' stories and of preventing the atrocities of the past from happening again.

Leora Tec is the Director of Bridge To Poland, an organization that she founded to engage people in topics related to Jewish Poland through small group travel, talks and workshops. Her mother, Nechama Tec is a Holocaust survivor and Holocaust scholar whose focus is on rescue and resistance. Leora sees her work as the second generation of her mother's work. She is currently working on a book about her experiences finding identity and unexpected connections in Poland, and has recently received a Fellowship from Wellesley College to spend 6 months in Poland exploring Jewish memory.

SAT Prep, PCOMBO

  • When: October 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 235

  • Fee: $200

Catalyst Prep is offering an SAT Prep course that reviews both the Reading section and the Writing/Language/Essay section of the test  Please provide parent/guardian email address to Lexington Community Education at point of registration. Catalyst uses this information to send class confirmations and results of diagnostic tests.

Fall Holiday Weekend College Essay Writing Workshop

Columbus Day Weekend, PINT

  • When: Friday, October 5, 6:30-9 pm; Saturday, October 6, Sunday, October 7 and Monday, October 8 from 11 am-3:30 pm

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

  • Fee: $500

Veterans Day Weekend, P2INT

  • When: Friday, November 9, 6:30-9 pm; Saturday, November 10, Sunday, November 11, and Monday, November 12  from 11 am-3:30 pm

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

  • Fee: $500

Don’t wait until college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay!  Be prepared by spending only one weekend (four-half days) learning the do's and dont’s of the essay.  You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay in the span of four days. Join fellow students as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof techniques. Please bring a paper and pen to class as well as your laptop. There will be a short lunch break. Please bring your own lunch or plan to purchase from nearby restaurants.

Everything Parents Need to Know About Vaping

  • When: Tuesday, October 9, 6:30-8 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 220

  • Instructor: Kristina Hankins, Community Resource Officer, Lexington Police Department

  • Fee: Free, but pre-registration is required by contacting LCE at 781 862 8043

Teens are likely to use electronic cigarettes rather than smoke cigarettes thinking that vaping is a safer alternative. Vaping continues to grow in popularity, even as more information about potential health risks comes to light. Many parents don't know what to look for or what risks vaping poses to their kids. This evening Detective Hankins will display samples of popular electronic cigarettes, discuss why the habit is so appealing to kids and provide important information for parents.

Introduction to LinkedIn

  • When: Wednesday, October 10, 6-9 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 215

  • Fee: $39

The key to your success on LinkedIn begins with a powerful and professional presence. You must strategically write your profile with your ideal client in mind before you start connecting to maximize the impact of your first impression online.

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Week of September 28th, 2018

Important Dates

Important DatesTuesday, October 2MEFA Financial Aid Night (6-7:30 pm)Saturday, October 6SATsMonday, October 8Columbus Day – School ClosedThursday, October 11Parent Group, LHS (7:45-8:35 am)
Meet and Greet Principals (6-7 pm)
Back to School Night (7-8:55 pm)Saturday, October 13PSAT Test (7:30 am - 12 pm) PTO News & Events

LHS PTO Meeting

  • When: Tuesday October 16, 9-11 am 

  • Where: Community Center

It’s an open meeting.  Come check out the LHS PTO board meeting.  Guest speaker for the October meeting will be a School Committee member providing an overview of their work for this coming year.

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Something to share with LHS Parents and Students?

If you have information to share with the LHS community, you may submit it to the Weekly Announcements. 

Please follow these guidelines for submissions.  Anyone can submit information to be posted in the Weekly Announcements.  However, if a request to post comes from someone outside the PTO, LHS or LPS, the decision to include the information is based on the following 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

  • We do not accept posts that promote businesses or classes that cost money, and are not organized by local not-for-profits or the Town

The only information in the Weekly Announcements that is supplied by the PTO is presented in the PTO News & Event section.  All other information has been submitted to the Weekly Announcement Manager for posting, including any information from LHS.

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LHS News & Events

LHS Calendar Dates - LHS Calendar Link » 

You may subscribe to the iCal feed which will automatically send updates to your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Click here and select the green iCal button. iCal works with most calendar programs, not only Apple products.

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

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MEFA Financial Aid Night

  • When: Tuesday October 2, 6-7:30 pm 

  • Where: LHS, Science Lecture Hall / IDLC

Attention LHS Seniors and their Parents/Guardians - you are invited to attend the MEFA Financial Aid Night at LHS.  A representative from MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority) will be presenting.

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Meet and Greet - LHS Principals before Back to School Night

  • When: Thursday October 11, 6-6:45 pm 

  • Where: LHS, Science Lecture Hall

  • Hosted by: LHS PTO

Please come and hear about the important issues and events of 2018-19 from Principal Andrew Stephens and Associate Principal Andrew Baker. Open to all LHS parents.

Shubhra Chandra and Christina Lin, Co-Presidents
Email - President@lhspto.org

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PSAT

  • When: Saturday October 13, 7:40-11:45 am

Deadline to register is today, September 28.  LHS is hosting the PSATs for any Lexington junior or sophomore students.  This test is optional, but some students find it useful for preparing for the SATs, and juniors can use it to qualify for some scholarships.  The cost of the test is $32 and registration is online.  Payments are accepted through MCC (the online payment portal). Once you pay through the portal, your student will be registered.  No additional steps are necessary to register.  Students will report by 7:40 am, and should be done at approximately 11:45 am.  Additional information can be found at this link.

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 Yearbooks

Information about Yearbooks is now on the PTO website.

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Senior Families

For more information about:

  • Senior Counselor Seminars

  • Yearbook/senior portraits

  • Transcript request deadlines

Please click here or visit our website www.lhspto.org

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 LHS Performing Arts

Shown below are the LHS Performing Arts Events for the next two months.  The full calendar can be found at:http://www.folmads.org/

Selection of LHS Events from the K-12 Performing Arts Calendar of Events (2018-2019)DateEvent DescriptionTimeLocationTue Oct 16LHS Fall String Celebration7 pmLHS AuditoriumFri Oct 26LHS Improv Troupe Show7:30 pmLHS Black BoxMon Oct 29LHS Fall Honors Orchestra and Band Concert7 pmLHS Auditorium

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 LHS Sports

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Community News & Events

LHS Girls Volleyball Car Wash

  • When: Sunday, September 30, 10-2 pm 

  • Where: LHS

On Sunday, September 30, the LHS Girls’ Volleyball Team will be offering a car wash to raise funds for the volleyball team, as well as Minute Man Arc, a local organization that serves Lexington and a dozen other local towns through “improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities by increasing independence, personal choice, and self-advocacy.” Tickets are $10 ahead of time from any LHS girls volleyball player, or you can just show up!

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Informational Event on Vaping

  • When: Wednesday, October 17, 7-9 pm 

  • Where: Cary Hall

  • Format: Q & A discussion on vaping and e-cigarettes with Nicholas Chadi, M.D.

Dr. Chadi is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine and a researcher with the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program (ASAP) at Boston Children's Hospital.  This event is free and open to the public.  This forum is sponsored by the Lexington Human Services Department, Department of Health, and the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC).

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Lexplore Sustainability 2.0: Tools for Thriving in a Changing Climate

  • When: Saturday September 29, 10 am - 3 pm

  • Where: LHS Cafeteria

Learn about the many ways we can limit climate change and leave a healthier world for our kids. Lexplore Sustainability is free and will have hands-on exhibits, workshops, and speakers on a broad list of topics such as energy conservation, political action, clean energy, gardening and composting. Children will enjoy the storyteller, cooking and farm-oriented activities and all will want to check out the electric car demonstrations! For more information and schedule: http://lexgwac.org.
Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/696697720706951/.

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Lexington Comprehensive Plan/Planning for the Future

The Comprehensive Plan for Lexington is now 15 years old.  It is time to craft (or design) a new “visionary plan for the future physical development of Lexington”.    Town Meeting approved the request to update the plan, but what exactly is involved in the process?
Please join us to hear our panel address this question.  Planning Director David Kucharsky, and Assistant Town Manager for Development Carol Kowalski will discuss the mechanics on the process of updating the present Comprehensive Plan; Transportation Manager Susan Barrett will explain the Tri-Town Efficiency and Regionalization Transit Study.
Both departments are working together on community outreach through public meetings and surveys, to ask each resident and Lexington business employee for their input in the plan. 

This program is the first in the series of 2018-2019 First Friday Forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lexington to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues.  The Forums take place at Cary Memorial Library, with coffee available at 9:15 am and the presentation beginning at 9:30 am.  All League forums are free and open to the public.

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IAL Diwali Mela 2018

  • When: Saturday October 20, 3:30-9: pm

  • Where: LHS

Come celebrate Diwali, festival of lights, with the Indian Americans of Lexington (IAL). Festivities include cultural performances, quick-to-grab mouth watering Indian street food (cash only purchase), and free henna tattoo, face painting, and other activities. Jewelry, clothes, and other items will be sold at the event. 

Tickets for IAL’s Diwali Mela 2018 is now OPEN. Tickets can be purchased at the following link: https://www.indianamericansoflexington.org/diwalimela2018.  Early Bird price is $15/person till September 28th, 2018.  Regular price is $18/person.  Free for children under 6 years. 

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About Racism: What’s Your Story?

  • When: Sunday October 21, 2-4 pm

  • Where: William Diamond Middle School, 99 Hancock St., Lexington

Your encounters with racism can help shape the content of an upcoming panel discussion, “Raising Anti-racist Children: Strategies for Success”.  The Rev. Liz Walker will moderate the conversation, which will use real stories—perhaps yours!—to lead to a greater understanding, both theoretical and practical, of racism and how to help children of all ages understand and work against it.

Please take a moment to reflect on your own experiences.  Do you recall a racially charged moment or situation?  What happened?  Was something said that led to greater understanding?  Did it escalate but never really get resolved?  Did discomfort about possibly saying the wrong thing mean nothing was said at all?  If it went well, what helped that to happen? What did you learn?  What do you want to learn? The children in your life might also have a story or question to share.  Those are welcomed, too.

Please send your story by Monday, September 17, to event organizers at AntiracismPanel@gmail.com.  Multiple stories, if you like, are fine.  All submissions will be considered, with an eye to finding a balance of situations and issues to which Walker and the panelists—an elementary school counselor, a kindergarten teacher, and a community activist—can bring their experience and expertise.  Authors won’t be identified in public.  http://colonialtimesmagazine.com/rev-liz-walker-to-moderate-panel-on-raising-anti-racist-children/

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Lexington Facilitated Small Group Conversations

Where do you see Lexington in 10 years?  Please join us for one of our small group conversations taking place this fall. Leading into the development of the new Comprehensive Plan, the Town of Lexington would like to invite you to a World Cafe conversation.  The intent of this event is for Planning staff, elected and appointed officials, and selected consultants to hear feedback on your vision for Lexington.  Please save a date and RSVP by using the links above. Please note that capacity is limited at these events so if you've already attended one, give someone else a chance to attend and look for more information regarding future events in the spring by checking this website or signing up for our email updates.  For more information please visit www.lexingtonma.gov/compplan.

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23rd Annual Genesis Battlegreen Run

  • When: Sunday November 4

  • Where: LHS

A Local Pre-Schooler Needs Our Help!  Lexington’s Spencer Smith, has been diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome, a progressive disease - likened to childhood Alzheimer’s, with devastating effects on the brain - that doesn’t have a cure…YET.
100% of the proceeds of the funds raised on our Crowdrise site will go toward finding a cure for Sanfilippo Syndrome.  For the second time, LexFUN! and the Lexington Newcomers and Neighbors Club have joined forces to become a team:  Spencer’s Sprinters!  Please join our team!

  • To Register to Run or Walk in the 23rd Annual Genesis Batttlegreen Run, visit:https://battlegreenrunfoundation.org

  • Click “Online Registration”

  • Select a Registration Choice (5K Run, 10K Run, 5K Walk)

  • When you arrive at the "Team Selection" page, select “Join Existing Team” and begin to type “Spencer”, at which point “Spencer’s Sprinters” should pop up as an existing team for you to join.

After you have completed your Registration for the Run, you can begin to Fundraise for our team!
Please join our fundraising team for CureSFF: https://www.crowdrise.com/spencers-sprinters-battlegreen-run .  Create your profile by clicking “Join The Team” mid-page on the Right.
Registered Runners and Walkers who create a Crowdrise profile and raise $100 or more by October 12th will receive a FREE long sleeve Spencer’s Sprinters Official Race Tee!

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Lexington Community Education

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.

PSAT Prep, PPSR

  • When: October 1 and October 5, 6-9 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 220

  • Fee: $195

Catalyst Prep is offering a comprehensive PSAT course this fall. Students will benefit from: two, three- hour lessons with one of Catalyst’s expert instructors; Catalyst’s SAT/PSAT prep book and 6+ hours of homework and practice drills.  Please provide parent/guardian email address to Lexington Community Education at point of registration.  Catalyst uses this information to send class confirmations and results of diagnostic test

Fall Holiday Weekend College Essay Writing Workshop

Columbus Day Weekend, PINT

  • When: Friday, October 5, 6:30-9 pm; Saturday, October 6, Sunday, October 7 and Monday, October 8 from 11 am - 3:30 pm

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

  • Fee: $500

Veterans Day Weekend, P2INT

  • When: Friday, November 9, 6:30-9 pm; Saturday, November 10, Sunday, November 11, and Monday, November 12  from 11 am - 3:30 pm

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

  • Fee: $500

Don’t wait until college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay!  Be prepared by spending only one weekend (four-half days) learning the do's and dont’s of the essay.  You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay in the span of four days. Join fellow students as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof techniques. Please bring a paper and pen to class as well as your laptop. There will be a short lunch break. Please bring your own lunch or plan to purchase from nearby restaurants.

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Week of September 21st, 2018

Important Dates

Important DatesFriday, September 21Freshmen Welcome Dance (7-10 pm)Tuesday, September 25Senior Parent Night (6-7:30 pm)Wednesday, September 26LHS ETS Coffee (9:30-10:15 am)
Senior Parent Night (6-7:30 pm)Thursday, September 27Parent Discussion Group, Community Center (8-9 am)Tuesday, October 2MEFA Financial Aid Night (6-8 pm)Saturday, October 6SATsMonday, October 8Columbus Day – School Closed PTO News & Events

Join the LHS PTO

The LHS PTO runs a weekly announcement with important dates and information to keep you connected. We also organize information forums for parents and provide grant funding opportunities for our teachers and staff that help enhance the school experience. We can’t do this without our amazing volunteers and PTO memberships from engaged families like yours. Please help us make LHS the best it can be and join our PTO today. 

Join the PTO Today - Click "Shop In Our Store" for your family membership
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Thank you for your support.
Shubhra Chandra and Christina Lin
LHS PTO Co-Presidents
president@LHSPTO.org

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LHS News & Events

LHS Calendar Dates - LHS Calendar Link » 

You may subscribe to the iCal feed which will automatically send updates to your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Click here and select the green iCal button. iCal works with most calendar programs, not only Apple products.

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

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Freshmen Welcome Dance

  • When: Friday September 21, 7-10 pm 

  • Where: LHS, Commons 2

The annual Welcome to LHS Dance will be held this Friday evening.  This is typically one of the highlights of Freshmen Year and one of the best attended dances of the year.  The dance is well chaperoned by 2 deans and faculty and several of the LHS Peer Mentors will be there to make sure everyone is included and has fun.
Tickets are $10 at the door.  Great music, dancing, yummy treats and cold drinks will be available.  This is a wonderful way to get the freshman class together for a fun evening of connection.  As is the case with all high school dances, students need to arrive by 7:30 - a half hour after the doors open unless arrangements have been made with the dean or Martha Queenin.
Any questions, please feel free to call or email Martha Queenin at 781-861-2320 x69130 or MQueenin@lexingtonma.org

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Senior Parent/Guardian Workshop

  • EitherTuesday September 25, 6-7:30 pm
    Ebony McCoy , Melissa Buttaro (IDLC)
    Scot Schaming, Jeremie Bateman, Carrie Hamblin (Auditorium)

  • Or: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 6-7:30 pm
    Emily O’Neil & Stacy McFadden (IDLC)
    Stephanie Michael & Tim McClelland (Commons II)
    Chrissy Sills & Matt Medugno (Auditorium)

You are cordially invited to the LHS Counseling Department's Senior Parent/Guardian Workshop.  Two evening sessions will be offered.  Both sessions will cover the same material regarding post-secondary planning and the college admission process, with an emphasis on processes specific to Lexington High School. You only need to attend one session.

We hope to see you there!
The LHS Counseling Department

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LHS ETS Coffee

  • When: Wednesday September 26, 9:30-10:15 am 

  • Where: LHS, Library Media Center

Just a quick reminder there is a coffee morning for parents of SPED students at Lexington High School. This is a chance for you to informally meet some of your child’s special education providers (e.g. SPED teacher, SLP, OT, Support teachers) as well as your child’s ETS (Education Team Supervisor).
See you there!
Carol Milard, Barbara White, and Mona Roy, LHS SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) Liaisons

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Meet and Greet - LHS Principals before Back to School Night

  • When: Friday October 11, 6-6:45 pm 

  • Where: LHS, Science Lecture Hall

  • Hosted by: LHS PTO

Please come and hear about the important issues and events of 2018-19 from Principal Andrew Stephens and Associate Principal Andrew Baker. Open to all LHS parents.

Shubhra Chandra and Christina Lin, Co-Presidents
Email - Presidents@lhspto.org

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PSAT

  • When: Saturday October 13, 7:40-11:45 am

LHS is hosting the PSATs for any Lexington junior or sophomore students.  This test is optional, but some students find it useful for preparing for the SATs, and juniors can use it to qualify for some scholarships.  The cost of the test is $32 and online registration is open until September 28.  Payments are accepted through MCC (the online payment portal). Once you pay through the portal, your student will be registered.  No additional steps are necessary to register.  Students will report by 7:40 am, and should be done at approximately 11:45 am.  Additional information can be found at this link.

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 Yearbooks on Sale Now! Price rise Oct 1

Yearbooks are now on sale for $80, our lowest price of the year! On October 1, the price will go up to $85. Last year was a sell-out, so order your yearbook now!

Questions, email Harriet at hwallen@lexingtonma.org or call 781-861-2320, x. 69151
Harriet Wallen, Librarian, Lexington High School
K-12 Facilitator, Library Dept., Lexington Public Schools

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Attention Senior Families

For more information about:

  • Senior Counselor Seminars

  • Yearbook/senior portraits

  • Transcript request deadlines

Please click here or visit our website www.lhspto.org

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 LHS Performing Arts

Shown below are the LHS Performing Arts Events for the next two months.  The full calendar can be found at:http://www.folmads.org/

Selection of LHS Events from the K-12 Performing Arts Calendar of Events (2018-2019)DateEvent DescriptionTimeLocationTue Oct 16LHS Fall String Celebration7 pmLHS AuditoriumFri Oct 26LHS Improv Troupe Show7:30 pmLHS Black BoxMon Oct 29LHS Fall Honors Orchestra and Band Concert7 pmLHS Auditorium

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 LHS Sports

Click here for dates and times of athletics games/meets»  http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

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Community News & Events

FOLMADS Ice Cream Social

  • When: September 23, 7-8:30 pm 

  • Where: Commons II, Lexington High School

  • Hosted by: FOLMADS

Calling all parents of performing arts students at LHS, Diamond, and Clarke! FOLMADS invites you to a freesocial event featuring delicious Rancatore'sice cream.

  • Meet Lexington's new Performing Arts Coordinator, Jared Cassedy, and other parents of performing arts students.

  • Find out about fun ways to volunteer at LHS events.

  • Pick up a copy of FOLMADS' Guidebook for Parents. 

The evening will include a special performance by our own Lexington High School Jazz Combo.
Contact Information: folmads@gmail.com.  If you have any questions, please get in touch with Jillian Tung at folmads@gmail.com.  A special thank you to Rancatore's Ice Cream for supporting the arts in the Lexington Public Schools!

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Suicide Prevention Workshop

  • When: Monday, September 24, 7-8:30 pm 

  • Where: Lexington Community Center

  • Sponsored by: Town of Lexington Mental Health & Wellness Task Force and funded by a grant from CHNA 15

Question Persuade Refer (QPR)
QPR is an evidenced-based suicide prevention program based upon the following concepts:

  • The person most in need of help in a suicidal crisis is the least likely to ask for it

  • The person most likely to prevent a person dying by suicide is someone they know

  • Prior to making a suicide attempt, a person typically sends warning signs of distress and suicidal intent to those near them

Jon Mattleman is a certified QPR trainer. Highlights include investigating myths surrounding suicide, exploring the signs of suicide, and learning how to help a person in distress.
Adults only, limited seating, RSVP required to Tony Serio, 781-698-4843 aserio@lexingtonma.gov

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Executive Function: Tools for Learning, Skills for Life

  • When: Tuesday, September 25, 7 pm 

  • Where: Waldorf School, Lexington, Auditorium

  • Sponsored by: Waldorf PCA and Lexington Community Education

What is executive function and why is it so important?  According to Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child, “When children have opportunities to develop executive function and self-regulation skills, individuals and society experience lifelong benefits.  These skills are crucial for learning and development.”  In this talk, Dan Levine demystifies executive function and offers strategies that parents can use at home. Lecture sponsored by the PCA; free and open to the public.  http://thewaldorfschool.org/events/

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Meet and Greet with Superintendent Hackett

  • When: Wednesday, September 26, 6-8 pm,

  • Where: Gymnasium, Central Office, 146 Maple Street

The Lexington School Committee cordially invites all members of the Lexington community to attend a meet and greet event with our new Superintendent Dr. Julie Hackett.  We hope you can drop in during one of two informal meet and greet events.
Thank you!
Eileen Jay, Chair, Lexington School Committee
Questions: contact Sara Calvino at 781-861-2580 x68040.

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Challenges to Parenting Faced by Foreign-born Parents

  • When: September 26, 6:30-8:30 pm 

  • Where: LHS, Rm 235

  • Instructor: Gouri Bannerjee and Saheli Staff

Saheli (saheliboston.org) invites parents to attend this free interactive workshop on the challenges faced by foreign-born parents in parenting children in the US. Share challenges, ideas and innovative ways to deal with everyday issues that come up when there are two or more cultural perspectives on everything. Using humor, stories and research evidence, workshop leaders will share knowledge about this common problem. Share, discuss, and learn from other parents who also seek answers. All parents are welcome. Workshop moderators include a research and clinical pediatrician at Boston University Medical Center and a psychologist at Lesley University and Boston University’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center.

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LexSEPAC/SEPTA Meet and Greet

  • When: September 26, 7-8:45 pm 

  • Where: Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room (Note change in location)

Please join us to learn about the Lexington Special Education Parent Advisory Council and PTA in a low-key social environment. Learn about upcoming meetings, programs, and special education resources and meet other parents in the LPS community (preschool through high school). If you have a child in special education on an IEP, if your child is on a 504 plan, or if you suspect that your child may have some type of special need that impacts their learning, please come. Light refreshments will be served. To learn more about LexSEPAC/SEPTA, please visit us at lexsepta.org.

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LHS Girls Volleyball Car Wash

  • When: Sunday, September 30, 10-2 pm 

  • Where: LHS

On Sunday, September 30, the LHS Girls’ Volleyball Team will be offering a car wash to raise funds for the volleyball team, as well as Minute Man Arc, a local organization that serves Lexington and a dozen other local towns through “improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities by increasing independence, personal choice, and self-advocacy.” Tickets are $10 ahead of time from any LHS girls volleyball player, or you can just show up!

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Informational Event on Vaping

  • When: Wednesday, October 17, 7-9 pm 

  • Where: Cary Hall

  • Format: Q & A discussion on vaping and e-cigarettes with Nicholas Chadi, M.D.

Dr. Chadi is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine and a researcher with the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program (ASAP) at Boston Children's Hospital.  This event is free and open to the public.  This forum is sponsored by the Lexington Human Services Department, Department of Health, and the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC).

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LEF Student Ambassador Program, deadline October 30

Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) is seeking LHS freshmen and sophomores to serve as Student Ambassadors for a two-year term. LEF is a nonprofit organization that raises funds from individuals and businesses in Lexington and awards grants to teachers to bring innovative instructional approaches, enriched curricula, and new technology into LPS classrooms. Student Ambassadors should have an interest in how nonprofit organizations operate, in grant writing and evaluation, and in being part of an LEF team of volunteers. For more information visit the following site: https://www.lexedfoundation.org/student-ambassadors/

Student Ambassadors have the following responsibilities:

  • Commit to a two-year term

  • Promote LEF to parents, students and the community

  • Attend the LEF Volunteer Orientation and Grantee Reception in the fall

  • Attend two Board meetings a year

  • Write one article for Minuteman/Musket to increase awareness of LEF

  • Assist in LEF’s fundraising campaigns (through letter writing and/or a phonathon)

  • Assist at all LEF community events, including the Trivia Bee (November) and the Celebration for Education (June).

  • Participate in LEF’s grant review process by providing feedback on grant proposals from LHS at the March 2018 meeting of the Grant Review Committee.

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Great Meadows Chamber Orchestra

Based in Lexington, Great Meadows Chamber Orchestra is a group of dedicated students making music in a fun, challenging, and collaborative orchestral environment. Players develop greater confidence in sight-reading, ensemble skills, musical expression, and performance, while making friends from Lexington, Arlington, Cambridge, Winchester, and surrounding communities. We offer a Preparatory Orchestra for students in grades 3-6 who are working in Suzuki books 1-3 or at a comparable level, where we learn the basics of orchestral playing. Our Chamber Orchestra is for students in grades 6 and up who are working at the level of Suzuki book 4 and up. In this orchestra, we apply chamber music skills to the orchestral environment. Both orchestras each rehearse once a week on Wednesday evenings. For more information, contact greatmeadowschamberorchestra@gmail.com.

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Lexington Neighbors and Newcomers Club

Whether you're new to Lexington or looking for a fun way to connect with other Lexingtonians, don't forget to check out and join the Lexington Neighbors and Newcomers Club. Please visit our website at http://www.lexington-newcomers.org/ to learn more about the club and the many activities, outings and fun events we offer throughout the year. For information about membership sign-up, please visit http://www.lexington-newcomers.org/?page_id=12. We welcome any questions you may have about the club and can send you a copy of our current newsletter detailing our monthly activities.
Lexington Neighbors and Newcomers Club

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Discover your Home’s History

Ever wonder whether your home is on the Lexington Cultural Resource list?
Or wonder WHY your home is on the Lexington Cultural Resource list?

Cary Memorial Library's 150th Anniversary is underway...and Friends of Cary is hosting this commemorative program.  Lexington has a long, rich history, in its residents and its buildings.  Come hear local experts plus representatives from Town Hall, Lexington Historical Society and Cary Library describe the collections and information they hold and how they can be accessed.  Audience members will learn more about how to research the history of their homes, streets or neighborhoods.  All are encouraged to bring specific questions and panelists will see what answers they can provide on the spot. Light refreshments will be served.  No registration is required.

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Transportation Open House

  • When: Saturday September 22, 10 am-12 pm

  • Where: Lexington Community Center

Learn about and meet with:

  • MBTA Better Bus Project

  • Lexpress Bus, Flexpass

  • REV Alewife Shuttle

  • Biking & Walking Groups

  • Services for those with special mobility needs

(especially good for people new to the community and/or trying to learn a new way to get around)

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Transit Study Public Forum

  • When: Saturday September 22, 1:30-3 pm

  • Where: Cary Library

This is good for everyone! We encourage people of all ages and mobility levels to attend.
Mobility is vital to our future. Share your experiences and ideas.
Take and share the survey: www.lexingtonma.gov/transit-survey.  Need a paper survey? Call 781-698-4820 or stop in at the Community Center or Cary Library.

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Lexpress Bus Special Saturday Service FREE (for all)

  • When: Saturday September 22, 9:30 am-5:25 pm

Buses will follow their usual schedule & routes during these hours.  Last route will leave Depot Square at 4:55 pm. www.lexpress.us.   FREE RIDES in honor of World Car Free Day and to allow people a means of getting to the day’s many events!
Questions? Call 781-698-4820 or transportation@lexingtonma.gov

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Lexington Symphony Opening Night: Classic Beauty

  • When: Saturday September 22, 7:30 pm (please note new start time)

  • Where: LHS Auditorium

Lexington Symphony's 2018-2019 season opens next Saturday, September 22 with three innovative perspectives on Classic Beauty. This program sparkles with the brilliance of composers at the height of their creative powers: from Prokofiev's bright and mischievous Classical Symphony, to Schubert's romantic and haunting Unfinished Symphony, and Mozart's endlessly inventive Symphony No. 38, it's going to be a fantastic evening of uplifting music - and a terrific opportunity for music students to hear world class music right here in Lexington center!

6:30pm Pre-Concert Talk with conductor Jonathan McPhee
Prokofiev | Classical Symphony, Op. 25 (Symphony No. 1)
Schubert | Symphony No. 8 D.759, B minor (Unfinished)
Mozart |  Symphony No. 38, K.504  “Prague”

For more information and to buy tickets: https://www.lexingtonsymphony.org/.  Discounts available for groups of 8 or more. Student & Youth tickets, $15 & $10.

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Lexington Facilitated Small Group Conversations

Where do you see Lexington in 10 years?  Please join us for one of our small group conversations taking place this fall. Leading into the development of the new Comprehensive Plan, the Town of Lexington would like to invite you to a World Cafe conversation.  The intent of this event is for Planning staff, elected and appointed officials, and selected consultants to hear feedback on your vision for Lexington.  Please save a date and RSVP by using the links above. Please note that capacity is limited at these events so if you've already attended one, give someone else a chance to attend and look for more information regarding future events in the spring by checking this website or signing up for our email updates.  For more information please visit www.lexingtonma.gov/compplan.

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Lexington Comprehensive Plan/Planning for the Future

The Comprehensive Plan for Lexington is now 15 years old.  It is time to craft (or design) a new “visionary plan for the future physical development of Lexington”.    Town Meeting approved the request to update the plan, but what exactly is involved in the process?
Please join us to hear our panel address this question.  Planning Director David Kucharsky, and Assistant Town Manager for Development Carol Kowalski will discuss the mechanics on the process of updating the present Comprehensive Plan; Transportation Manager Susan Barrett will explain the Tri-Town Efficiency and Regionalization Transit Study.
Both departments are working together on community outreach through public meetings and surveys, to ask each resident and Lexington business employee for their input in the plan. 

This program is the first in the series of 2018-2019 First Friday Forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lexington to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues.  The Forums take place at Cary Memorial Library, with coffee available at 9:15 am and the presentation beginning at 9:30 am.  All League forums are free and open to the public.

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About Racism: What’s Your Story?

  • When: Sunday October 21, 2-4 pm

  • Where: William Diamond Middle School, 99 Hancock St., Lexington

Your encounters with racism can help shape the content of an upcoming panel discussion, “Raising Anti-racist Children: Strategies for Success”.  The Rev. Liz Walker will moderate the conversation, which will use real stories—perhaps yours!—to lead to a greater understanding, both theoretical and practical, of racism and how to help children of all ages understand and work against it.

Please take a moment to reflect on your own experiences.  Do you recall a racially charged moment or situation?  What happened?  Was something said that led to greater understanding?  Did it escalate but never really get resolved?  Did discomfort about possibly saying the wrong thing mean nothing was said at all?  If it went well, what helped that to happen? What did you learn?  What do you want to learn? The children in your life might also have a story or question to share.  Those are welcomed, too.

Please send your story by Monday, September 17, to event organizers at AntiracismPanel@gmail.com.  Multiple stories, if you like, are fine.  All submissions will be considered, with an eye to finding a balance of situations and issues to which Walker and the panelists—an elementary school counselor, a kindergarten teacher, and a community activist—can bring their experience and expertise.  Authors won’t be identified in public.  http://colonialtimesmagazine.com/rev-liz-walker-to-moderate-panel-on-raising-anti-racist-children/

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Lexington Community Education

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.

ACT Prep for the December Exam, PCOL

  • When: begins September 26, 8 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 234

  • Fee: $270

  • Materials fee: $40, payable to the instructor at the first class

The ACT is one of the two major college admissions test used by colleges and universities in the US. There are four required components of the ACT – English, Math, Reading, and Science. There is also an optional Writing test. In this class we will review all components of the ACT exam.
Required Text: The Real ACT Prep Guide. ISBN-13: 978-1119236412

Reading SAT Prep & Writing and Language/ Essay SAT Prep

PWTU (Writing and Language/Essay SAT Prep)

  • When: begins September 25, 6 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 234,

  • Fee: $200.

PRTH (Reading SAT Prep)

  • When: begins September 26, 6 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 225

  • Fee: $200.

Lexington has partnered with Catalyst Prep for a comprehensive SAT course prep this fall. In each subject, students will benefit from: six, two hour lessons with one of Catalyst’s expert instructors; Catalyst’s SAT prep book and 30+ hours of homework and practice drills. Our unique approach to standardized test preparation has been featured in or on TIME, CNBC, Business Insider, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, and The Huffington Post. Please provide parent/guardian email address to Lexington Community Education at point of registration. Catalyst uses this information to send class confirmations and results of diagnostic tests.

Math SAT Prep

PSAM

  • When: begins September 17, 6 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 232

  • Fee: $200.

PMST

  • When: begins September 20, 6 Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 235

  • Fee: $200.

Instructor: Chris Doucette
In SAT Math, students will review mathematical operations and learn test strategies necessary for success on the SAT.
Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide. Classes are identical.

PEST, One Evening College Essay Writing Workshop

  • When: Wednesday September 26, 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Room 224

  • Fee: $42

Brimming with stories from his long study of students’ writing efforts Allan Reeder, founder of Hillside Writing, opens fresh and profitable ways of seeing and thinking about “the essay.” Case studies provide entry into the sentences and evolving sensibilities of past college applicants who have progressed beyond the worry about having to say something significant and into the confidence of having something specific and personally meaningful to say. Allan teaches about common pitfalls. Attendees get working on the page and in conversation toward discovery of topics about which they can write with ownership, effectiveness, and even enjoyment!

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Week of September 14th, 2018

September 14, 2018 Issue 

Important Dates

Monday, September 17Instrumental Rental Night (5-7 pm)
School Council Meeting (6:15-7:45 pm)

Tuesday, September 18Picture Day

Wednesday, September 19Yom Kippur – School Closed

Tuesday, September 25Senior Parent Night (6-7:30 pm)

Wednesday, September 26LHS ETS Coffee (9:30-10:15 am)
Senior Parent Night (6-7:30 pm) PTO News & Events

Join the LHS PTO

The LHS PTO runs a weekly announcement with important dates and information to keep you connected. We also organize information forums for parents and provide grant funding opportunities for our teachers and staff that help enhance the school experience. We can’t do this without our amazing volunteers and PTO memberships from engaged families like yours. Please help us make LHS the best it can be and join our PTO today. 

Join the PTO Today - Click "Shop In Our Store" for your family membership
Shop in Our Store

Thank you for your support.
Shubhra Chandra and Christina Lin
LHS PTO Co-Presidents
president@LHSPTO.org

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LHS News & Events

LHS Calendar Dates - LHS Calendar Link » 

You may subscribe to the iCal feed which will automatically send updates to your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Click here and select the green iCal button. iCal works with most calendar programs, not only Apple products.

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

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 Senior Counselor Seminars

Attention Seniors: Counselor Seminars will begin the week of September 17 and continue for three consecutive weeks. It is important that students check the block, start time and location of their Senior Seminar to ensure that they make it to all three sessions. Please contact your school counselor if you do not have Senior Seminar included on your Q1 schedule.

Joanne Tringale, Counseling Department
781-861-2320, x69722

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LHS School Council Meeting

  • When: Monday September 17, 6:15-7:45 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 505D (World Language Building)

The purpose of the LHS School Council is to work collaboratively with the Principal to develop the school improvement plan consistent with system wide goals and student performance standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Education. Council members plan ways to meet the diverse learning needs of all students; establish a school climate of tolerance and respect for every individual; involve parents in the life of the school; impact safety and discipline; enhance extracurricular activities and more. The School Council is also responsible for reviewing the student handbook and the annual school budget. These meetings are open to the public, but please remember this is a working meeting for the school council meeting members.  More information can be found on the school website:  https://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/3960.

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LHS ETS Coffee

  • When: Wednesday September 26, 9:30-10:15 am 

  • Where: LHS

Just a quick reminder there is a coffee morning for parents of SPED students at Lexington High School. This is a chance for you to informally meet some of your child’s special education providers (e.g. SPED teacher, SLP, OT, Support teachers) as well as your child’s ETS (Education Team Supervisor).
See you there!
Carol Milard, Barbara White, and Mona Roy, LHS SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) Liaisons

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 Yearbooks on Sale Now! Price rise Oct 1

Yearbooks are now on sale for $80, our lowest price of the year! On October 1, the price will go up to $85. Last year was a sell-out, so order your yearbook now!

Questions, email Harriet at hwallen@lexingtonma.org or call 781-861-2320, x. 69151
Harriet Wallen, Librarian, Lexington High School
K-12 Facilitator, Library Dept., Lexington Public Schools

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 Senior Yearbook Portraits, deadline Oct 15

Senior year is finally here and it is time to schedule your senior portrait! Please note our yearbook senior portrait policy. Only portraits taken by our designated photography company, Smile-Pro/ Portrait Experience, will be included in our yearbook. There will be no exceptions to this policy. You can book an appointment for yearbook only if you do not wish to purchase a senior portrait from them. You are under no obligation to do so. There will be opportunities provided at school in the fall at no charge if you would like to be included in the book and do not want a formal sitting. On underclass picture make-up day, seniors who want a quick picture taken for inclusion in the yearbook will be able to do that. The goal is to have every senior pictured. 

Additionally, if traveling to SmilePro’s Bedford location is not convenient, a mobile studio will be set up at LHS for a formal portrait experience (by appointment only). Please note that the deadline for having your portrait taken is October 15; keep this in mind when scheduling your appointment. Please book now to ensure that you can have your portrait taken in time.

Questions, email Harriet Wallen at hwallen@lexingtonma.org or call 781-861-2320, x. 69151
Harriet Wallen, Librarian, Lexington High School
K-12 Facilitator, Library Dept., Lexington Public Schools

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LHS Seniors: Transcript Request Deadlines 

  1. Seniors must request official transcripts in Naviance via their Naviance accounts here »

  2. To ensure your transcript and Counselor Statement reach the admissions office at the time of your application, please do the following:

    1. Request your official transcript in Naviance

    2. Print the Transcript Status Page and bring to the Registrar’s Office, room 

    3. 152, before the posted deadlines below

    4. Turn in your completed Counselor Statement packet to your counselor before the posted deadlines below 

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

The Registrar’s Office is unable to remove or cancel requests once you have officially requested transcripts. You will be billed $6.00 for each official transcript requested in your Naviance account. Parents will be billed in the Spring by the electronic MCC e-School payment center.

Transcript Financial Assistance may be applied for through the LPS Business Office - Ms. Adrian Leone, 781-861-2563 x 68061 aleone@lexingtonma.org. Please apply for Financial Assistance by February to avoid being billed in the Spring.

SCORES: You must have SAT & ACT scores officially sent from the College Board or the ACT to your college(s).

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 LHS Performing Arts

Shown below are the LHS Performing Arts Events for the next two months.  The full calendar can be found at:http://www.folmads.org/

Selection of LHS Events from the K-12 Performing Arts Calendar of Events (2018-2019)DateEvent DescriptionTimeLocationMon, Sep 17Instrumental Rental Night5 pmLHS CommonsTue Oct 16LHS Fall String Celebration7 pmLHS AuditoriumFri Oct 26LHS Improv Troupe Show7:30 pmLHS Black BoxMon Oct 29LHS Fall Honors Orchestra and Band Concert7 pmLHS Auditorium

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 LHS Sports

Click here for dates and times of athletics games/meets»  http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

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Community News & Events

Lexington Historical Society to Host Hamiltunes!

  • When: September 14, 6:30 pm 

  • Where: Cary Hall

Lexington Historical Society is proud to host an officially licensed Hamilton singalong! Can't get tickets to the Opera House in September? Join us in the Room Where It Happens - Cary Hall! Sit with several hundred of your friends as we sing your favorite songs on the Hamilton Instrumentals album. Costumes are encouraged! At intermission, join in the costume parade, popcorn, and cider, and enter a raffle to win a life-size cutout of Lin-Manuel Miranda! $4 per person. Children under 7 are free (please be advised that Hamilton contains mild explicit language.)

Be a part of our revolutionary crowd by buying a general admission ticket. Our Hamilton karaoke also needs song leaders - if you'd like to sign up to take the stage and lead us in song, purchase a singing role ticket.

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LHS Field Hockey Car Wash

  • When: Sunday, September 16, 10–2 pm

  • Where: Lexington High School

On Sunday, the LHS Field Hockey Team and the Lexington Youth Field Hockey Association will be offering a car wash to raise funds for the field hockey team. Please come by and have your car washed for only $10. For an additional fee, you can get that beach sand vacuumed out of your rugs!

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Meet and Greet with Superintendent Hackett (Date Change)

  • Either: Monday, September 17, 8-10 am, Dining Hall, Community Center, 39 Marrett Road

  • Or: Wednesday, September 26, 6-8 pm, Gymnasium, Central Office, 146 Maple Street

The Lexington School Committee cordially invites all members of the Lexington community to attend a meet and greet event with our new Superintendent Dr. Julie Hackett.  We hope you can drop in during one of two informal meet and greet events.
Thank you!
Eileen Jay, Chair, Lexington School Committee
Questions: contact Sara Calvino at 781-861-2580 x68040.

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Dyslexia Parents Group of Lexington:  Back to School Kickoff Meeting

  • When: September 17, 7-8:45 pm 

  • Where: Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room

Join us for an evening of discussion to learn more about dyslexia. No matter the age of your child (preschool through high school) or where you are in terms of getting services for your child's language learning challenges (still exploring what is going on to receiving services), this meeting and group will serve as a useful resource for you. We particularly encourage parents of young children who have been identified via the pre-kindergarten screening to come. We'll offer tips for beginning the school year, working with your child's teaching team, etc., as well as a chance to discuss your particular issues.

For more information and to check out some resources, visit us at lexdyslexia.weebly.com. Questions, contact lexdyslexia@gmail.com

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FOLMADS Ice Cream Social

  • When: Sunday, September 23, 7-8:30 pm 

  • Where: Commons II, Lexington High School

Calling all families of performing arts students at LHS, Diamond, and Clarke! FOLMADS invites you to a free social event featuring delicious Rancatore's ice cream. Meet Lexington's new Performing Arts Coordinator, Jared Cassedy, and other parents of performing arts students. Find out about fun ways to volunteer at LHS events. Pick up a copy of FOLMADS' Guidebook for Parents.  The evening will include a special performance by our own Lexington High School Jazz Combo.
Contact Information: folmads@gmail.com.

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Challenges to Parenting Faced by Foreign-born Parents

  • When: September 26, 6:30-8:30 pm 

  • Where: LHS, Rm 235

  • Instructor: Gouri Bannerjee and Saheli Staff

Saheli (saheliboston.org) invites parents to attend this free interactive workshop on the challenges faced by foreign-born parents in parenting children in the US. Share challenges, ideas and innovative ways to deal with everyday issues that come up when there are two or more cultural perspectives on everything. Using humor, stories and research evidence, workshop leaders will share knowledge about this common problem. Share, discuss, and learn from other parents who also seek answers. All parents are welcome. Workshop moderators include a research and clinical pediatrician at Boston University Medical Center and a psychologist at Lesley University and Boston University’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center.

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LexSEPAC/SEPTA Meet and Greet

  • When: September 26, 7-8:45 pm 

  • Where: Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room (Note change in location)

Please join us to learn about the Lexington Special Education Parent Advisory Council and PTA in a low-key social environment. Learn about upcoming meetings, programs, and special education resources and meet other parents in the LPS community (preschool through high school). If you have a child in special education on an IEP, if your child is on a 504 plan, or if you suspect that your child may have some type of special need that impacts their learning, please come. Light refreshments will be served. To learn more about LexSEPAC/SEPTA, please visit us at lexsepta.org.

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LEF Student Ambassador Program, deadline October 30

Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) is seeking LHS freshmen and sophomores to serve as Student Ambassadors for a two-year term. LEF is a nonprofit organization that raises funds from individuals and businesses in Lexington and awards grants to teachers to bring innovative instructional approaches, enriched curricula, and new technology into LPS classrooms. Student Ambassadors should have an interest in how nonprofit organizations operate, in grant writing and evaluation, and in being part of an LEF team of volunteers. For more information visit the following site:https://www.lexedfoundation.org/student-ambassadors/

Student Ambassadors have the following responsibilities:

  • Commit to a two-year term

  • Promote LEF to parents, students and the community

  • Attend the LEF Volunteer Orientation and Grantee Reception in the fall

  • Attend two Board meetings a year

  • Write one article for Minuteman/Musket to increase awareness of LEF

  • Assist in LEF’s fundraising campaigns (through letter writing and/or a phonathon)

  • Assist at all LEF community events, including the Trivia Bee (November) and the Celebration for Education (June).

  • Participate in LEF’s grant review process by providing feedback on grant proposals from LHS at the March 2018 meeting of the Grant Review Committee.

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ARTSPAN Teen Classes

Fall registration is open for ArtSpan classes at the Munroe Center for the Arts.  There are many traditional classes on offer as well as new ones, such as photojournalism, making electronic music, and silkscreening.  Weekend and evening workshops are also open to teens.  Check out the options at www.munroecenter.org/artspan

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LexMedia: Open to the Kids and Free

All classes at LexMedia are free and available to people who live, work or attend school in Lexington.  All classes start at 7pm unless noted. For more information or to sign up for classes contact:  mark@lexmedia.org.  Please look at the directions page before coming to LexMedia: http://www.lexmedia.org/directions.html

  • LexMedia Orientation: This is the prerequisite to all other classes. New members are introduced to everything they need to know to get started: 7pm, Sept 11, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4.

  • Field Production 1: This class gives members a solid understanding of how to set up and operate our tripods and Sony PXW-X70 camcorders. With an emphasis on esthetics and framing and capturing the best video signal possible. This is a hands on class: 7:20 pm, Sept 11, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4.

  • Field Production 2: Participants continue to learn the basic technical skills of field production with the focus now on lighting and audio. At the completion of this class members can sign out our portable gear and start producing programming immediately: 7pm, Sept 18, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11.

  • Intro to Podcasting:  Podcasting is a rising form of entertainment and communications.  It can be fun and light or deep and heavy and everything in-between. This one hour class will give you an understanding of the possibilities of Podcasting at LexMedia. We have a fully equipped studio that can accommodate up to four people. Come prepared to talk about your ideas: 7pm, Sept 19 & 25, Oct 16 & 23, Nov 20 & 27, Dec 18 & 19.

  • Intro to Editing with Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro: Ever wanted to edit a movie, a documentary, a road race or soccer game? It’s not as hard as you think. This intro class cover's how to get started, with tips on avoiding the common problems that derail the newcomer: 7 pm, Sept 20 & 26, Oct 11 &18, Nov 15 & 29, Dec 13 & 20. 

  • The Short Doc Class Series: This class will teach you all the skills of Doc making using a short 5 minute format. Participants should come to the class with a short doc idea.  We will help you organize the idea and make a plan. When the class is over you will have shot some video and gone thru a technical and esthetic critique enabling you to shoot and organize better content. This is a four part series: 7 pm, Sept 27, Oct 25, Dec 6, Jan 10.

All Classes are FREE. For more information or to sign up contact:  mark@lexmedia.org.

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Great Meadows Chamber Orchestra

Based in Lexington, Great Meadows Chamber Orchestra is a group of dedicated students making music in a fun, challenging, and collaborative orchestral environment. Players develop greater confidence in sight-reading, ensemble skills, musical expression, and performance, while making friends from Lexington, Arlington, Cambridge, Winchester, and surrounding communities. We offer a Preparatory Orchestra for students in grades 3-6 who are working in Suzuki books 1-3 or at a comparable level, where we learn the basics of orchestral playing. Our Chamber Orchestra is for students in grades 6 and up who are working at the level of Suzuki book 4 and up. In this orchestra, we apply chamber music skills to the orchestral environment. Both orchestras each rehearse once a week on Wednesday evenings. For more information, contact greatmeadowschamberorchestra@gmail.com.

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Lexington Neighbors and Newcomers Club

Whether you're new to Lexington or looking for a fun way to connect with other Lexingtonians, don't forget to check out and join the Lexington Neighbors and Newcomers Club. Please visit our website at http://www.lexington-newcomers.org/ to learn more about the club and the many activities, outings and fun events we offer throughout the year. For information about membership sign-up, please visit http://www.lexington-newcomers.org/?page_id=12. We welcome any questions you may have about the club and can send you a copy of our current newsletter detailing our monthly activities.
Lexington Neighbors and Newcomers Club

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Lexington Community Education

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.

ACT Prep for the December Exam, PCOL

  • When: begins September 26, 8 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 234

  • Fee: $270

  • Materials fee: $40, payable to the instructor at the first class

The ACT is one of the two major college admissions test used by colleges and universities in the US. There are four required components of the ACT – English, Math, Reading, and Science. There is also an optional Writing test. In this class we will review all components of the ACT exam.
Required Text: The Real ACT Prep Guide. ISBN-13: 978-1119236412

Reading SAT Prep & Writing and Language/ Essay SAT Prep

PWTU (Writing and Language/Essay SAT Prep)

  • When: begins September 25, 6 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 234,

  • Fee: $200.

PRTH (Reading SAT Prep)

  • When: begins September 26, 6 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 225

  • Fee: $200.

Lexington has partnered with Catalyst Prep for a comprehensive SAT course prep this fall. In each subject, students will benefit from: six, two hour lessons with one of Catalyst’s expert instructors; Catalyst’s SAT prep book and 30+ hours of homework and practice drills. Our unique approach to standardized test preparation has been featured in or on TIME, CNBC, Business Insider, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, and The Huffington Post. Please provide parent/guardian email address to Lexington Community Education at point of registration. Catalyst uses this information to send class confirmations and results of diagnostic tests.

Math SAT Prep

PSAM

  • When: begins September 17, 6 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 232

  • Fee: $200.

PMST

  • When: begins September 20, 6 Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 235

  • Fee: $200.

Instructor: Chris Doucette
In SAT Math, students will review mathematical operations and learn test strategies necessary for success on the SAT.
Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide. Classes are identical.

PEST, One Evening College Essay Writing Workshop

  • When: Wednesday September 26, 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Room 224

  • Fee: $42

Brimming with stories from his long study of students’ writing efforts Allan Reeder, founder of Hillside Writing, opens fresh and profitable ways of seeing and thinking about “the essay.” Case studies provide entry into the sentences and evolving sensibilities of past college applicants who have progressed beyond the worry about having to say something significant and into the confidence of having something specific and personally meaningful to say. Allan teaches about common pitfalls. Attendees get working on the page and in conversation toward discovery of topics about which they can write with ownership, effectiveness, and even enjoyment!

LHS PTO keeps you connected!

  • Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Check out the LHS PTO website

  • LHS PTO posts on Twitter - handle @ptoLHS


Week of September 7th, 2018

 

Important Dates for Parents of LHS Students
LHS PTO News & Events
Join the LHS PTO
LHS Fall Staff Welcome Lunch, Sept. 13 (11:15 am)
LHS News & Events
LHS Calendar Dates
Freshmen + New LHS Families Orientation, Sept. 13 (6:30-7:30 pm)
Senior Counselor Seminars, Sept. 17
Yearbooks on Sale Now! Price rise Oct. 1
Senior Yearbook Portraits, deadline Oct. 15
Seniors: Transcript Request Deadlines
LHS Performing Arts
LHS Sports
Community News & Events
Lexington Historical Society to Host Hamiltunes!, Sept. 14
Meet and Greet with Superintendent Hackett, Sept. 17 or 26
Dyslexia Parents Group of Lexington, Sept. 17 (7-8:45 pm)
LexSEPAC/SEPTA Meet and Greet, Sept. 26 (7-8:45 pm)
Youth Ultimate Frisbee, Sept. 9
Lexington Recreation Fall Brochure
ARTSPAN Teen Classes
Penguin Coding School: Free Trial Coding Classes
LexMedia: Open to the Kids and Free
LEF Trivia Bee, Nov. 5
A Message from the Lexington Board of Selectmen
Important Dates
Monday, September 10    Rosh Hashanah – School Closed
Thursday, September 13    Professional Day – LHS Students ½ Day (7:45-11:15 am)
Staff Fall Welcome Lunch - donate a dish!
Activities Fair
Freshmen + New LHS Families Orientation (6:30-7:30 pm)
Monday, September 17    Instrumental Rental Night (5-7 pm)
Wednesday, September 19    Yom Kippur – School Closed
Tuesday, September 25    Senior Parent Night (6-8:30 pm)
Wednesday, September 26    Senior Parent Night (6-8:30 pm)
 PTO News & Events
Join the LHS PTO

The LHS PTO runs a weekly announcement with important dates and information to keep you connected. We also organize information forums for parents and provide grant funding opportunities for our teachers and staff that help enhance the school experience. We can’t do this without our amazing volunteers and PTO memberships from engaged families like yours. Please help us make LHS the best it can be and join our PTO today. 

Join the PTO Today - Click "Shop In Our Store" for your family membership
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Matalka family

Thank you for your support.
Shubhra Chandra and Christina Lin
LHS PTO Co-Presidents
president@LHSPTO.org

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LHS Fall Staff Welcome Lunch
Please volunteer to bring food and help at the event - click here to sign up »

When: Thursday, September 13, 11:15 am
Where: LHS Commons II
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. Thank you for helping to welcome back the hard-working staff of LHS.

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

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LHS News & Events
LHS Calendar Dates - LHS Calendar Link » 

You may subscribe to the iCal feed which will automatically send updates to your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Click here and select the green iCal button. iCal works with most calendar programs, not only Apple products.

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

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Freshmen and New LHS Families Orientation

When: Thursday, September 13, 6:30-7:30 pm
Where: LHS Auditorium
During this time, your child’s dean and counselor provide information to introduce you to high school life and important routines/procedures. Helpful advice to navigate new systems will be presented as well as an opportunity to ask general questions.

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 Senior Counselor Seminars

Attention Seniors: Counselor Seminars will begin the week of September 17 and continue for three consecutive weeks. It is important that students check the block, start time and location of their Senior Seminar to ensure that they make it to all three sessions. Please contact your school counselor if you do not have Senior Seminar included on your Q1 schedule.

Joanne Tringale, Counseling Department
781-861-2320, x69722

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 Yearbooks on Sale Now! Price rise Oct 1

Yearbooks are now on sale for $80, our lowest price of the year! On October 1, the price will go up to $85. Last year was a sell-out, so order your yearbook now!

Purchase online at https://lexingtonyearbook.jimdo.com/ or send a check to Harriet Wallen in the LHS Library. Checks should be made out to Town of Lexington.
Questions, email Harriet at hwallen@lexingtonma.org or call 781-861-2320, x. 69151
Harriet Wallen, Librarian, Lexington High School
K-12 Facilitator, Library Dept., Lexington Public Schools

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 Senior Yearbook Portraits, deadline Oct 15

Senior year is finally here and it is time to schedule your senior portrait! Please note our yearbook senior portrait policy. Only portraits taken by our designated photography company, Smile-Pro/ Portrait Experience, will be included in our yearbook. There will be no exceptions to this policy. You can book an appointment for yearbook only if you do not wish to purchase a senior portrait from them. You are under no obligation to do so. There will be opportunities provided at school in the fall at no charge if you would like to be included in the book and do not want a formal sitting. On underclass picture make-up day, seniors who want a quick picture taken for inclusion in the yearbook will be able to do that. The goal is to have every senior pictured. 

Additionally, if traveling to SmilePro’s Bedford location is not convenient, a mobile studio will be set up at LHS for a formal portrait experience (by appointment only). Please note that the deadline for having your portrait taken is October 15; keep this in mind when scheduling your appointment. Please book now to ensure that you can have your portrait taken in time.

Details at http://www.portraitexperience.com
Questions, email Harriet Wallen at hwallen@lexingtonma.org or call 781-861-2320, x. 69151
Harriet Wallen, Librarian, Lexington High School
K-12 Facilitator, Library Dept., Lexington Public Schools

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LHS Seniors: Transcript Request Deadlines 

Seniors must request official transcripts in Naviance via their Naviance accounts here »
To ensure your transcript and Counselor Statement reach the admissions office at the time of your application, please do the following:
Request your official transcript in Naviance
Print the Transcript Status Page and bring to the Registrar’s Office, room
152, before the posted deadlines below
Turn in your completed Counselor Statement packet to your counselor before the posted deadlines below 

Rolling Admissions transcript requests: due 3 weeks prior to preferred college due date.
The Registrar’s Office is unable to remove or cancel requests once you have officially requested transcripts. You will be billed $6.00 for each official transcript requested in your Naviance account. Parents will be billed in the Spring by the electronic MCC e-School payment center.
Transcript Financial Assistance may be applied for through the LPS Business Office - Ms. Adrian Leone, 781-861-2563 x 68061 aleone@lexingtonma.org. Please apply for Financial Assistance by February to avoid being billed in the Spring.
 
SCORES: You must have SAT & ACT scores officially sent from the College Board or the ACT to your college(s).
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 LHS Performing Arts

FOLMADS is proud to present the listing of fall performing arts events so parents can start marking the events in their calendars!  Shown below are the LHS Performing Arts Events for the next couple of months.  The full calendar can be found at: http://www.folmads.org/

Selection of LHS Events from the K-12 Performing Arts Calendar of Events (2018-2019)
Date    Event Description    Time    Location
Mon, Sep 17    Instrumental Rental Night    5 pm    LHS Commons
Tue Oct 16    LHS Fall String Celebration    7 pm    LHS Auditorium
Fri Oct 26    LHS Improv Troupe Show    7:30 pm    LHS Black Box
Mon Oct 29    LHS Fall Honors Orchestra and Band Concert    7 pm    LHS Auditorium
Fri Nov 2    LHS Jazz Nite 1    7 pm    LHS Commons
Sat Nov 3    LHS Jazz Combo @Aeronaut    2-4 pm    Aeronaut Brewery
Wed Nov 14    LHS Fall Honors Chorus Concert    7 pm    First Church, Cambridge, MA
Thur Nov 15
Fri Nov 16
Sat Nov 17    LHS Fall Play    7:30 pm    LHS Auditorium
Sat Nov 17
Sun Nov 18 (snow date)    Senior Northeastern District Auditions    All Day    N. Andover High School
Sat Nov 24    LHS Honors Choruses: Boston Baltic Celebration    All Day    Boston, MA
Sat Nov 24    LHS Chorale Fundraiser    2 pm    Seasons Four
Sun Nov 25    LHS Madrigals Fundraiser    2 pm    Seasons Four
Sun Nov 25 -
Wed Nov 28    Select LHS Students - NAfME All National Honors Ensemble Festival    All Day    Orlando, FL
Fri Nov 30    LHS Improv Troupe Show    7:30 pm    LHS Black Box
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 LHS Sports

 Click here for dates and times of athletics games/meets» http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

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Community News & Events
Lexington Historical Society to Host Hamiltunes!

When: September 14, 6:30 pm
Where: Cary Hall
Tickets at » 
Lexington Historical Society is proud to host an officially licensed Hamilton singalong! Can't get tickets to the Opera House in September? Join us in the Room Where It Happens - Cary Hall! Sit with several hundred of your friends as we sing your favorite songs on the Hamilton Instrumentals album. Costumes are encouraged! At intermission, join in the costume parade, popcorn, and cider, and enter a raffle to win a life-size cutout of Lin-Manuel Miranda! $4 per person. Children under 7 are free (please be advised that Hamilton contains mild explicit language.)

Be a part of our revolutionary crowd by buying a general admission ticket. Our Hamilton karaoke also needs song leaders - if you'd like to sign up to take the stage and lead us in song, purchase a singing role ticket.

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Meet and Greet with Superintendent Hackett (Date Change)

Either: Monday, September 17, 8-10 am, Dining Hall, Community Center, 39 Marrett Road
Or: Wednesday, September 26, 6-8 pm, Gymnasium, Central Office, 146 Maple Street
The Lexington School Committee cordially invites all members of the Lexington community to attend a meet and greet event with our new Superintendent Dr. Julie Hackett.  We hope you can drop in during one of two informal meet and greet events.
Thank you!
Eileen Jay, Chair, Lexington School Committee
Questions: contact Sara Calvino at 781-861-2580 x68040.

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Dyslexia Parents Group of Lexington:  Back to School Kickoff Meeting

When: September 17, 7-8:45 pm
Where: Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room
Join us for an evening of discussion to learn more about dyslexia. No matter the age of your child (preschool through high school) or where you are in terms of getting services for your child's language learning challenges (still exploring what is going on to receiving services), this meeting and group will serve as a useful resource for you. We particularly encourage parents of young children who have been identified via the pre-kindergarten screening to come. We'll offer tips for beginning the school year, working with your child's teaching team, etc., as well as a chance to discuss your particular issues.

For more information and to check out some resources, visit us at lexdyslexia.weebly.com. Questions, contact lexdyslexia@gmail.com

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LexSEPAC/SEPTA Meet and Greet

When: September 26, 7-8:45 pm
Where: Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room (Note change in location)
Please join us to learn about the Lexington Special Education Parent Advisory Council and PTA in a low-key social environment. Learn about upcoming meetings, programs, and special education resources and meet other parents in the LPS community (preschool through high school). If you have a child in special education on an IEP, if your child is on a 504 plan, or if you suspect that your child may have some type of special need that impacts their learning, please come. Light refreshments will be served. To learn more about LexSEPAC/SEPTA, please visit us at lexsepta.org.

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Youth Ultimate Frisbee

When: Sunday afternoons, September 9 - October 21
Where: Diamond Middles School
AKA U8, U10, and U12, clinic based instruction with increased scrimmage time
Boys & Girls, grades 1-2, 2-3 pm
Boys & Girls, grades 3-5, 2-3:30 pm
AKA U14, even more scrimmage-based and will include matches against outside competition.
Girls, grades 4-8, 2:30-5:30 pm
Boys, grades 5-8, 3:30-5:30 pm
Co-ed and single gender programs teach skills and good sportsmanship so that players can learn and enjoy the sport of Ultimate. Small games to maximize playing time and touches. We will have some outside competition for our upper age groups. Players of all abilities are welcome. We have numerous excellent coaches who will bring even a total novice up to speed by the end of the season, and you'll have a great time scrimmaging during practice and matches.
Note that for children nearing the end of elementary school, you can choose to enroll them in the elementary or middle school programs, above. If you'd like guidance, contact the program director, Raphael Savir, at raphael.savir@buda.org or 781.862.4335 (home).

See https://www.buda.org/youth-program for more information and registration.

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Lexington Recreation Fall Brochure

Fall 2018 Program Brochure: https://www.lexingtonma.gov/sites/lexingtonma/files/uploads/fall2018brochure_4.pdf
Register:  https://www.activityreg.com/clientpage_t2.wcs?clientid=LXNGTNMA&siteid=1
Fall 2018 is almost here, are you and or your children looking for something engaging, physically active, social, and fun to do during the week or on the weekends? Browse through Lexington Recreation & Community Programs Fall 2018 Program Brochure where you will find a program for all ages from pre-school to 60+.

If you have any questions about the program call us at 781-698-4800 or email recdept@lexingtonma.gov and someone will be happy to help you choose the best program for yourself or your little one.

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ARTSPAN Teen Classes

Fall registration is open for ArtSpan classes at the Munroe Center for the Arts.  There are many traditional classes on offer as well as new ones, such as photojournalism, making electronic music, and silkscreening.  Weekend and evening workshops are also open to teens.  Check out the options at www.munroecenter.org/artspan

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Penguin Coding School: Free Trial Coding Classes

When: September 8-16, weekend and weekday free trial classes (90 min)
Where: Hancock Church, Lexington Green
Voted Top 5 Best of Boston Science & Technology program 2018**
Learn to Scratch, HTML, Javascript, Python, Java
Classes for 2-4th, 4-8th, 8-12th graders
Contact: 781-277-2755 or info@penguincodingschool.com
Visit: penguincodingschool.com/freetrialsignup

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LexMedia: Open to the Kids and Free

All classes at LexMedia are free and available to people who live, work or attend school in Lexington.  All classes start at 7pm unless noted. For more information or to sign up for classes contact:  mark@lexmedia.org.  Please look at the directions page before coming to LexMedia: http://www.lexmedia.org/directions.html

LexMedia Orientation: This is the prerequisite to all other classes. New members are introduced to everything they need to know to get started: 7pm, Sept 11, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4.
Field Production 1: This class gives members a solid understanding of how to set up and operate our tripods and Sony PXW-X70 camcorders. With an emphasis on esthetics and framing and capturing the best video signal possible. This is a hands on class: 7:20 pm, Sept 11, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4.
Field Production 2: Participants continue to learn the basic technical skills of field production with the focus now on lighting and audio. At the completion of this class members can sign out our portable gear and start producing programming immediately: 7pm, Sept 18, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11.
Intro to Podcasting:  Podcasting is a rising form of entertainment and communications.  It can be fun and light or deep and heavy and everything in-between. This one hour class will give you an understanding of the possibilities of Podcasting at LexMedia. We have a fully equipped studio that can accommodate up to four people. Come prepared to talk about your ideas: 7pm, Sept 19 & 25, Oct 16 & 23, Nov 20 & 27, Dec 18 & 19.
Intro to Editing with Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro: Ever wanted to edit a movie, a documentary, a road race or soccer game? It’s not as hard as you think. This intro class cover's how to get started, with tips on avoiding the common problems that derail the newcomer: 7 pm, Sept 20 & 26, Oct 11 &18, Nov 15 & 29, Dec 13 & 20. 
The Short Doc Class Series: This class will teach you all the skills of Doc making using a short 5 minute format. Participants should come to the class with a short doc idea.  We will help you organize the idea and make a plan. When the class is over you will have shot some video and gone thru a technical and esthetic critique enabling you to shoot and organize better content. This is a four part series: 7 pm, Sept 27, Oct 25, Dec 6, Jan 10.
All Classes are FREE. For more information or to sign up contact:  mark@lexmedia.org.

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LEF Trivia Bee

When: November 5
Where: LHS Auditorium
Save the Date & Start Securing Your Team!  November 5, 2018 is this year's LEF Trivia Bee! Three-member teams of teachers, students, town employees, and citizens come decked out and ready to compete in this trivia contest, while hundreds of Lexingtonians cheer them on. Learn more »

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A Message from the Lexington Board of Selectmen

The Lexington Board of Selectmen is delighted to announce they have concluded successful negotiations with James (“Jim”) J. Malloy to serve as Lexington’s Town Manager. Jim will attend the September 5, 2018 Board of Selectmen’s Meeting at 7 pm in the Selectmen's Meeting Room in the Town Office Building and following the official vote by the Board will sign his contract. He will officially begin his role as Lexington Town Manager on Monday, October 1, 2018.

“I’m truly excited and honored to have been selected as Lexington’s fifth Town Manager. I’m looking forward to working with the staff and getting involved in any outstanding issues and working with the Selectmen and others in the community on the Selectmen’s goals and priorities. I’m hoping the month of September passes quickly because I am excited for October 1.”

Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. He has 30 years of successful local government management experience in four communities in Colorado, New York and Massachusetts with the past 24 years in two Massachusetts communities. Since 2009, he has served as the Town Manager for Westborough and from 1994 to 2009 he served as the Town Administrator for Sturbridge. Jim holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration is an ICMA Credentialed Manager and served as the Northeast Vice President of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Jim has been married for 33 years to his high school prom date Kay and has two adult sons Pete and Brian who are both engineers in the Boston area. Additional information about welcoming Jim as our new Town Manager will be forthcoming.

Suzie Barry, Chairman, Lexington Board of Selectmen

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LHS PTO keeps you connected!
Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Check out the LHS PTO website
LHS PTO posts on Twitter - handle @ptoLHS

Week of August 30, 2018

August 30, 2018 Issue

 

  • Important Dates
  • Important Dates for Parents of LHS Students
  • LHS PTO News & Events
     Join the LHS PTO
     LHS PTO Newcomer's Potluck Dinner, Sept. 5 (6-8 pm)
    Parent Discussion Group, Sept. 6 (7:45-8:40 am)
    LHS Fall Staff Welcome Lunch, Sept. 13 (11:15 am)
  • LHS News & Events
    LHS Calendar Dates
    Freshmen + New LHS Families Orientation, Sept. 13 (6:30-7:30 pm)
    Senior Counselor Seminars, Sept. 17
    Yearbooks on Sale Now! Price rise Oct. 1
    Senior Yearbook Portraits, deadline Oct. 15
    Seniors: Transcript Request Deadlines
    Sports
  • Community News & Events
    Lexington Historical Society to Host Hamiltunes!, Sept. 14
    Dyslexia Parents Group of Lexington, Sept. 17 (7-8:45 pm)
    Youth Ultimate Frisbee, Sept. 9
    Lexington Recreation Fall Brochure
    LEF Trivia Bee, Nov. 5
    A Message from the Lexington Board of Selectmen

Important Dates

Friday, August 31                School Closed
Monday, September 3         Labor Day – School Closed
Wednesday, September 5   LHS PTO Newcomer's Potluck Dinner (6-8 pm)   
Thursday, September 6       Parent Discussion Group (7:45-8:40 am)  
Monday, September 10        Rosh Hashanah – School Closed
Thursday, September 13      Professional Day – LHS Students ½ Day (7:45-11:15 am)
                                             Staff Fall Welcome Lunch - donate a dish!
                                             Activities Fair
                                             Freshmen + New LHS Families Orientation (6:30-7:30 pm) 
Wednesday, September 19 Yom Kippur – School Closed

 PTO News & Events

Join the LHS PTO

The LHS PTO runs a weekly announcement with important dates and information to keep you connected. We also organize information forums for parents and provide grant funding opportunities for our teachers and staff that help enhance the school experience. We can’t do this without our amazing volunteers and PTO memberships from engaged families like yours. Please help us make LHS the best it can be and join our PTO today. 

Join the PTO Today - Click "Shop In Our Store" for your family membership
Shop in Our Store
Luzio family

Thank you for your support.
Shubhra Chandra and Christina Lin
LHS PTO Co-Presidents
president@LHSPTO.org

 

LHS PTO Newcomer's Potluck Dinner

  • When: Wednesday, September 5, 6-8 pm

  • Where: LHS Commons II

  • RSVP to president@lhspto.org if you plan to attend

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. You will be greeted by several parents who will answer your questions and hear brief remarks from our principal, our new associate principal, the 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, please bring a side dish to share:

  • Students with last names beginning with the letters A-O, bring a salad or other vegetable dish
  • Students with last names beginning with the letters P-Z, bring a dessert 

If your family is from somewhere other than the United States, please feel free to bring a dish that reflects your traditional culture.

Ann Redmon, Ann Boese and Reiko Miyagawa
Co-Chairs

 

Parent Discussion Group

  • When: Thursday, September 6, 7:45-8:40 am
  • Where: LHS Library Media Center (Room 149)
  • Hosted by: Associate Principal Andrew Baker 

All LHS parents are invited to attend the first meeting of the LHS Parent Discussion Group. Associate Principal Andrew Baker will host the meeting, so come with your back to school questions and hear about what's new at LHS this year! Check the LHS calendar for future monthly meetings at LHS.

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 typcially held weekly on Thursday mornings. Once a month, the group meets at 7:45 am at LHS, hosted by Associate Principal Andrew Baker. On all other Thursdays, the group meets at 8 am 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. Parent-run weekly Thursday meetings will resume on September 13, 8-9 am at the Community Center.

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

 

LHS Fall Staff Welcome Lunch
Please volunteer to bring food and help at the event - click here to sign up »

  • When: Thursday, September 13, 11:15 am
  • Where: LHS Commons II

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. Thank you for helping to welcome back the hard-working staff of LHS.

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

 

LHS News & Events

LHS Calendar Dates - LHS Calendar Link » 

You may subscribe to the iCal feed which will automatically send updates to your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Click here and select the green iCal button. iCal works with most calendar programs, not only Apple products.

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

 

Freshmen and New LHS Families Orientation

  • When: Thursday, September 13, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Where: LHS Auditorium

During this time, your child’s dean and counselor provide information to introduce you to high school life and important routines/procedures. Helpful advice to navigate new systems will be presented as well as an opportunity to ask general questions.

 

 Senior Counselor Seminars

Attention Seniors: Counselor Seminars will begin the week of September 17 and continue for three consecutive weeks. It is important that students check the block, start time and location of their Senior Seminar to ensure that they make it to all three sessions. Please contact your school counselor if you do not have Senior Seminar included on your Q1 schedule.

Joanne Tringale, Counseling Department
781-861-2320, x69722

 Yearbooks on Sale Now! Price rise Oct 1

Yearbooks are now on sale for $80, our lowest price of the year! On October 1, the price will go up to $85. Last year was a sell-out, so order your yearbook now! 

Questions, email Harriet at hwallen@lexingtonma.org or call 781-861-2320, ext. 69151

Harriet Wallen
Librarian, Lexington High School
K-12 Facilitator, Library Dept., Lexington Public Schools

 Senior Yearbook Portraits, deadline Oct 15

Senior year is finally here and it is time to schedule your senior portrait! Please note our yearbook senior portrait policy. Only portraits taken by our designated photography company, Smile-Pro/ Portrait Experience, will be included in our yearbook. There will be no exceptions to this policy. You can book an appointment for yearbook only if you do not wish to purchase a senior portrait from them. You are under no obligation to do so. There will be opportunities provided at school in the fall at no charge if you would like to be included in the book and do not want a formal sitting. On underclass picture make-up day, seniors who want a quick picture taken for inclusion in the yearbook will be able to do that. The goal is to have every senior pictured. 

Additionally, if traveling to SmilePro’s Bedford location is not convenient, a mobile studio will be set up at LHS for a formal portrait experience (by appointment only). Please note that the deadline for having your portrait taken is October 15; keep this in mind when scheduling your appointment. Please book now to ensure that you can have your portrait taken in time.

Questions, email Harriet Wallen at hwallen@lexingtonma.org or call 781-861-2320, ext. 69151

Harriet Wallen
Librarian, Lexington High School
K-12 Facilitator, Library Dept., Lexington Public Schools

LHS Seniors: Transcript Request Deadlines

  1. Seniors must request official transcripts in Naviance via their Naviance accounts here »
  2. To ensure your transcript and Counselor Statement reach the admissions office at the time of your application, please do the following:
    1. Request your official transcript in Naviance
    2. Print the Transcript Status Page and bring to the Registrar’s Office, room  
    3. 152, before the posted deadlines below
    4. Turn in your completed Counselor Statement packet to your counselor before the posted deadlines below 

 

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

The Registrar’s Office is unable to remove or cancel requests once you have officially requested transcripts. You will be billed $6.00 for each official transcript requested in your Naviance account. Parents will be billed in the Spring by the electronic MCC e-School payment center.

Transcript Financial Assistance may be applied for through the LPS Business Office - Ms. Adrian Leone, 781-861-2563 x 68061 aleone@lexingtonma.org. Please apply for Financial Assistance by February to avoid being billed in the Spring.

 

SCORES: You must have SAT & ACT scores officially sent from the College Board or the ACT to your college(s).

 Sports

 Click here for dates and times of athletics games/meets» http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

 

Community News & Events

Lexington Historical Society to Host Hamiltunes!

Lexington Historical Society is proud to host an officially licensed Hamilton singalong! Can't get tickets to the Opera House in September? Join us in the Room Where It Happens - Cary Hall! Sit with several hundred of your friends as we sing your favorite songs on the Hamilton Instrumentals album. Costumes are encouraged! At intermission, join in the costume parade, popcorn, and cider, and enter a raffle to win a life-size cutout of Lin-Manuel Miranda! $4 per person. Children under 7 are free (please be advised that Hamilton contains mild explicit language.)

Be a part of our revolutionary crowd by buying a general admission ticket. Our Hamilton karaoke also needs song leaders - if you'd like to sign up to take the stage and lead us in song, purchase a singing role ticket.

Dyslexia Parents Group of Lexington:  Back to School Kickoff Meeting

  • When: September 17, 7-8:45 pm 
  • Where: Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room

Join us for an evening of discussion to learn more about dyslexia. No matter the age of your child (preschool through high school) or where you are in terms of getting services for your child's language learning challenges (still exploring what is going on to receiving services), this meeting and group will serve as a useful resource for you. We particularly encourage parents of young children who have been identified via the pre-kindergarten screening to come. We'll offer tips for beginning the school year, working with your child's teaching team, etc., as well as a chance to discuss your particular issues.

For more information and to check out some resources, visit us at lexdyslexia.weebly.com. Questions, contact lexdyslexia@gmail.com

Youth Ultimate Frisbee

  • When: Sunday afternoons, September 9 - October 21
  • Where: Diamond Middles School
  • AKA U8, U10, and U12, clinic based instruction with increased scrimmage time
    • Boys & Girls, grades 1-2, 2-3 pm
    • Boys & Girls, grades 3-5, 2-3:30 pm
  • AKA U14, even more scrimmage-based and will include matches against outside competition.
    • Girls, grades 4-8, 2:30-5:30 pm
    • Boys, grades 5-8, 3:30-5:30 pm
  • See the documents attached at the end of this full email for more details

Co-ed and single gender programs teach skills and good sportsmanship so that players can learn and enjoy the sport of Ultimate. Small games to maximize playing time and touches. We will have some outside competition for our upper age groups. Players of all abilities are welcome. We have numerous excellent coaches who will bring even a total novice up to speed by the end of the season, and you'll have a great time scrimmaging during practice and matches.
Note that for children nearing the end of elementary school, you can choose to enroll them in the elementary or middle school programs, above. If you'd like guidance, contact the program director, Raphael Savir, at raphael.savir@buda.org or 781.862.4335 (home). 

See https://www.buda.org/youth-program for more information and registration
Some fun notes:

  • LHS girls are currently the state champs! LHS boys were oh-so-close to bringing home the gold, as well.
  • Our neighbors in Arlington have a middle school team and just started their AHS girls team.
  • Check out this interesting opinion piece in the NY Times about a peace movement which uses Ultimate to teach kids how to resolve conflict on and off the field. Two of our coaches this fall participated in that program this summer.
  • If you haven't watched high level youth Ultimate, here and here are videos of some of our local U20 boys playing at a national championship event in Blaine, MN in early August. Every year, BUDA sponsors youth teams from the Boston area at that event.

Lexington Recreation Fall Brochure

Fall 2018 is almost here, are you and or your children looking for something engaging, physically active, social, and fun to do during the week or on the weekends? Browse through Lexington Recreation & Community Programs Fall 2018 Program Brochure where you will find a program for all ages from pre-school to 60+. 

If you have any questions about the program call us at 781-698-4800 or email recdept@lexingtonma.gov and someone will be happy to help you choose the best program for yourself or your little one.

LEF Trivia Bee

  • When: November 5
  • Where: LHS Auditorium

Save the Date & Start Securing Your Team!  November 5, 2018 is this year's LEF Trivia Bee! Three-member teams of teachers, students, town employees, and citizens come decked out and ready to compete in this trivia contest, while hundreds of Lexingtonians cheer them on. Learn more »

A Message from the Lexington Board of Selectmen

Following the Town Manager interviews on Monday night (8/20/18) and a period of deliberation, the Board voted 4-0 (Ms. Ciccolo was recused) to enter negotiations with James J. Malloy (current Town Manager in Westborough, MA) to be the next Town Manager in Lexington.
Thank you for your emails, questions and support as we moved thru the search process. We will keep you posted as we move forward.

Suzie Barry, Chairman, Lexington Board of Selectmen

LHS PTO keeps you connected!

  • Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Check out the LHS PTO website
  • LHS PTO posts on Twitter - handle @ptoLHS

Week of August 24, 2018

August 24, 2018 Issue

Important Dates for Parents of LHS Students

  • LHS PTO News & Events

  • LHS PTO Welcome Message   

                     LHS PTO Newcomer's Potluck Dinner, Sept 5 (6 - 8 pm)

                    Parent Discussion Group, Sept 6 (7:45 - 8:40 am)

                    LHS Fall Staff Welcome Lunch, Sept 13 (11:15 am)

  • LHS News & Events

                    LHS Calendar Dates

                    Freshmen and New LHS Families Orientation, Sept 13 (6:30 - 7:30 pm)

                     LHS Seniors: LHS Transcript Request Deadlines 2018-2019

  • Community News & Events

                     Lexington Historical Society to Host Hamiltunes!, Sep 14

                     LEF Trivia Bee, Nov 5

Important Dates for Parents of LHS Students

Tuesday, August 28              Only 9th Grade students – All Day (7:45 am - 2:25 pm)

Wednesday, August 29         All Students Grades 9-12 – All Day (7:45 am - 2:25 pm)

Friday, August 31                   School Closed

Monday, September 3           Labor Day– School Closed

Wednesday, September 5     LHS PTO Newcomer's Potluck Dinner (6 - 8 pm)

Thursday, September 6         Parent Discussion Group (7:45 - 8:40 am)

Monday, September 10         Rosh Hashanah – School Closed

Thursday, September 13         Professional Day - LHS Students ½ Day (7:45 - 11:15 am)
                                                 Staff Fall Staff Welcome Lunch (11:15 am)
                                                 Activities Fair
                                                 Freshmen and New LHS Families Orientation (6:30 - 7:30 pm)

LHS PTO News & Events

LHS PTO Welcome Message

Dear LHS Families,
On behalf of the LHS PTO, we wish you a warm welcome to the 2018-19 school year.  We hope you are rested and reset for the new school year.

High school is a busy time in all our lives which is why the LHS PTO runs a weekly announcement with important dates and information to keep you connected.  We also organize information forums for parents and provide grant funding opportunities for our teachers and staff that help enhance the school experience. We can’t do this without our amazing volunteers and PTO memberships from engaged families like yours. Please help us make LHS the best it can be and join our PTO today. 

Join PTO Today - Click "Shop In Our Store" for your family membership
Shop in Our Store
Luzio family

Thank you for your support.
Shubhra Chandra and Christina Lin
LHS PTO Co-Presidents
president@LHSPTO.org

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LHS PTO Newcomer's Potluck Dinner

  • When: Wednesday, September 5, 6 - 8 pm
  • Where: LHS Commons II

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.
You will be greeted by several parents who will answer your questions and you will hear a brief remark from our principal, our new associate principal, the 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, please bring a side dish to share:

  • Students with last names beginning with the letters A-O, bring a salad or other vegetable dish
  • Students with last names beginning with the letters P-Z, bring a dessert 

If your family is from somewhere other than the United States, please feel free to bring a dish that reflects your traditional culture.
Co-Chairs: Ann Redmon, Ann Boese and Reiko Miyagawa

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Parent Discussion Group

  • When: Thursday, September 6, 7:45 - 8:40 am
  • Where: Library Media Center
  • Hosted by: Associate Principal Andrew Baker 

All LHS parents are invited to attend the first meeting of the LHS Parent Discussion Group on Thursday, September 6, 7:45 – 8:40 am in the Library Media Center (Room 149) at LHS.  Associate Principal Andrew Baker will host the meeting, so come join us with your back to school questions and hear about what's new at LHS this year! Check the LHS calendar for future monthly meetings at LHS.

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 7:45 am at LHS, hosted by Associate Principal Andrew Baker. On all other Thursdays, the group meets at 8 am 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. Parent-run weekly Thursday meetings will resume on September 13, 8 - 9 am at the Community Center.

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

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LHS Fall Staff Welcome Lunch


Please volunteer to bring food and help at the event - click here to sign up »

  • When: Thursday, September 13, 11:15 AM
  • Where: LHS, Commons II

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. Thank you for helping to welcome back the hard-working staff of LHS.

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

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LHS News & Events

LHS Calendar Dates - LHS Calendar Link » 

You may subscribe to the iCal feed which will automatically send updates to your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Click here and select the green iCal button. iCal works with most calendar programs, not only Apple products.
Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS day-to-day.

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Freshmen and New LHS Families Orientation

  • When: Thursday, September 13, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Where: LHS Auditorium

During this time, your child’s Dean and counselor provide information to introduce you to high school life and important routines/procedures. Helpful advice to navigate new systems will be presented as well as an opportunity to ask general questions.

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LHS Seniors: LHS Transcript Request Deadlines 2018-2019

  1. Seniors must request official transcripts in Naviance via their Naviance accounts here »
  2. To ensure your transcript and Counselor Statement reach the admissions office at the time of your application, please do the following:
    1. Request your official transcript in Naviance
    2. Print the Transcript Status Page and bring to the Registrar’s Office, room  152, before the posted deadlines below
    3. Turn in your completed Counselor Statement packet to your counselor before the posted deadlines below 

 

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

The Registrar’s Office is unable to remove or cancel requests once you have officially requested transcripts. You will be billed $6.00 for each official transcript requested in your Naviance account. Parents will be billed in the Spring by the electronic MCC e-School payment center.

 

Transcript Financial Assistance may be applied for through the LPS Business Office - Ms. Adrian Leone, 781-861-2563 x 68061 aleone@lexingtonma.org. Please apply for Financial Assistance by February to avoid being billed in the Spring.

 

SCORES: You must have SAT & ACT scores officially sent from the College Board or the ACT to your college(s).

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Community News & Events

Lexington Historical Society to Host Hamiltunes!

  • When: September 14, 6:30 pm 
  • Where: Cary Hall

Lexington Historical Society is proud to host an officially licensed Hamilton singalong! Can't get tickets to the Opera House in September? Join us in the Room Where It Happens - Cary Hall! Sit with several hundred of your friends as we sing your favorite songs on the Hamilton Instrumentals album. Costumes are encouraged! At intermission, join in the costume parade, enjoy popcorn, and cider, and enter a raffle to win a life-size cutout of Lin-Manuel Miranda! $4 per person. Children under 7 are free (please be advised that Hamilton contains mild explicit language.) Tickets at » 

Be a part of our revolutionary crowd by buying a general admission ticket. Our Hamilton karaoke also needs song leaders - if you'd like to sign up to take the stage and lead us in song, purchase a singing role ticket.

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LEF Trivia Bee

  • When: November 5
  • Where: LHS Auditorium

Save the Date & Start Securing Your Team!  November 5, 2018 is this year's LEF Trivia Bee! Three-member teams of teachers, students, town employees, and citizens come decked out and ready to compete in this trivia contest, while hundreds of Lexingtonians cheer them on. Learn more »

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LHS PTO keeps you connected!

  • Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Check out the LHS PTO website
  • LHS PTO posts on Twitter - handle @ptoLHS

Week of June 21st,2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS

LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Thank You and See You in the Fall!

LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates
Student Lost & Found Reminder
Adam Gurley-Green Memorial Fund Composition Concert, June 23

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS 

Don't Forget the LEF STAR Awards!
Lexington Lions Club: Olde Fashioned Youth Games, July 4
Lexington Historical Society to Host Hamiltunes! September 14
Service Opportunity for Lexington Students at the Foundation for MetroWest

 LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Lexplorations Aide Applications
Summer Intensive SAT Prep
Intensive College Essay Writing
Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors

LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS

Thursday, June 21:
7:45-2:25 A3/B3/C3/D3/E3/F3/G3/H3
Friday, June 22: 
7:45-11:25 Last day of School – ½ day for students

LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Thank You and See You in the Fall!
The LHS PTO wants to thank all of our parent volunteers for giving of their time, interest and support to our many events this past year. We are really grateful for your generous contributions. As a result of your support, the LHS PTO was able to fund 23 grants totaling over $9,500. THANK YOU!
The LHS PTO Weekly Announcements are shutting down for the summer. We'll be back in August to start the 2018-2019 academic year, when we will start our membership drive. There will be occasional summer announcements, so stay tuned!
Have a great summer, everyone!

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.

Lost & Found Items Reminder
Lost & Found items from the Library are on display in our hall display case. Recognize anything? Please ask your student to stop by and claim what belongs to them. (See also bins near main office for general lost and found.) Thank you!

Adam Gurley-Green Memorial Fund Composition Concert, June 23

Saturday, June 23, 5:00 pm
First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Rd, Lexington, MA 02421
Free to the public; donations to the Adam Gurley-Green Memorial Fund are welcome

This concert will feature Adam Gurley-Green Memorial Composition award winners performing their original compositions with professional musicians. In this innovative program, student musicians receive private mentoring in addition to being awarded cash prizes. This year’s winners are: Jeffrey Gordon (’18), Nicholas DesRoches (’19), Samuel Pak (’19), Kathy Xue (’21) and Nico Daglio Fine (’19). Their compositions span across several different genres including jazz and classical string ensembles. A highlight of the evening will be the performance of a new three-movement jazz composition by Jeffrey Leonard, former LPS Performing Arts Coordinator.  To learn more about the composition award program or to donate to the fund, please visit www.adamgurleygreenmemorial.fund. Contact Information: FOLMADS publicity volunteer Jillian Tung, folmadspr@gmail.com.
The Friends of Lexington Music, Art & Drama Students (FOLMADS) is a nonprofit organization created to foster and promote excellence in the visual and performing arts programs in the Lexington Public Schools

COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS

Don't Forget the LEF STAR Awards! 
Before school ends, take a moment to thank your child’s teacher for all they have done. You can also thank other important faculty and staff: school aides, librarians, administrators, nurses, counselors, coaches. So many people do so much for our kids—let’s show them our appreciation. For a contribution of $30 or more, (or $60+ for a teaching team), a personalized STAR certificate will be delivered to any current or former teacher/staff member at any Lexington public school. Sponsored by Lexington Education Foundation (LEF), the STAR award is a meaningful gift, and proceeds go to our children and schools through LEF grants. Order today at www.LexEdFoundation.org/STAR.

Lexington Lions Club: Olde Fashioned Youth Games, July 4
On Wednesday, July 4th at 10:00 am, the Lexington Lions Club is once again sponsoring free activities for elementary age youth in the town of Lexington. There will be recognition awards for best historical costumes, original costumes, and races for the various age groups (running, 3 legged race, sack race). All participants will be recognized with ribbons. We will wrap up the activities with a bubble gum blowing contest for all elementary ages, and then free watermelon for participants and spectators. These events this year will be held at the Center Field Track. A signup sheet / information detail sheet for this event is attached and may also be found at the following Web address: http://www.lexingtonlions.org/OldeFashionYouthGames.cfm

Lexington Historical Society to Host Hamiltunes! September 14

September 14, 2018, 6:30 pm
Cary Hall
$4 per person, children under 7 are free

Lexington Historical Society is proud to host an officially licensed Hamilton singalong! Can't get tickets to the Opera House in September? Join us on Friday September 14 in the Room Where It Happens - Cary Hall! Sit with several hundred of your friends as we sing your favorite songs on the Hamilton Instrumentals album. Costumes are encouraged! At intermission, join in the costume parade, enjoy popcorn, and cider, and enter a raffle to win a life-size cutout of Lin-Manuel Miranda! $4 per person. Children under 7 are free (please be advised that Hamilton contains mild explicit language.) Tickets go on sale at www.lexingtonhistory.org/hamiltunes on Friday, June 15. e a part of our revolutionary crowd by buying a general admission ticket. Our Hamilton karaoke also needs song leaders - if you'd like to sign up to take the stage and lead us in song, purchase a singing role ticket.
Lexington Historical Society is an independent nonprofit passionate about preserving Lexington’s history and sharing it with the public. We give tours of our fascinating historic sites, where the events of the early days of the American Revolution unfolded. Visitors walk in the steps of John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and George Washington! We pride ourselves on celebrating Lexington’s growing diversity through collaborative community programs. The Society has extensive collections from throughout three hundred years of Lexington history, which we display in engaging exhibits in many venues throughout our community.

Service Opportunity for Lexington Students at the Foundation for MetroWest
The Foundation for MetroWest will once again be offering its Youth in Philanthropy program in Sudbury this fall. This program empowers students to become the next generation of philanthropists – those who give their time, talent, and treasure for the common good. Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) MetroWest at Sudbury is an opportunity for students to become leaders in their communities. Participants learn the importance of philanthropy and the needs that exist in their own backyards. YIP students evaluate nonprofit grant applications and award up to $10,000 to the nonprofit of their choice.

Who: High school students who live or learn in MetroWest
Where: The Grange Hall, Sudbury
When: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm, beginning September 12 (full schedule)
Cost: Free!
Apply: Fill out an application online by 8/31 (http://bit.ly/YIPFall2018)

For more information, please contact: Julie Williams, Program Officer, Foundation for MetroWest, 3 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760, 508.647.2260 x23 | www.foundationformetrowest.org

LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Lexplorations Aide Applications
Lexplorations Aide Applications are now available online at www.lexingtoncommunityed.org. Current Lexington High School Students may earn COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT this summer as  aides in the summer Lexplorations program.   The program runs for five weeks from July 2nd - August 3rd.  The hours are 9am to 3pm. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one full week. The majority of classes will be held at the Estabrook Elementary School.   We especially need aides at the Estabrook School location.  Opportunities at Lexington High School are extremely limited. Interested students can pick up an application outside the Lexington Community Education office,  Room 142 at Lexington High School or download the application from our website:  www.lexingtoncommunityed.org.  Please note that the application is two pages.

Summer Intensive SAT Prep
Pre-registration required for all classes, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
Prepare for the SAT Exams by reviewing the critical components of the test.  Classes will meet at Lexington High School. Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board in 2016.

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

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

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

Intensive College Essay Writing
Pre-registration required for all classes, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
Calling all rising seniors! Don’t wait until fall college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay!  Be prepared by spending only one week (half days) this summer learning the do's and don't’s of the essay.  You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay. Join fellow rising seniors as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof technique on how to choose your essay topic. From there, you will draft your essay and receive feedback. You will work on polishing your essay and by the close of the week, you will have a completed essay that is concise yet creative and lively. This class will help you breakthrough your fear and frustration, guide you to the finish, and help you relax this fall when your essay is done! Course sections are identical:

Instructor:  Mindy Pollack-Fusi
July 23-July 27 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at Lexington High School
Class meets 5 times, Class size limited to six, $500
or
August 6-10 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at Lexington High School
Class meets 5 times, Class size limited to six, $500

Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors
Pre-registration using a Lexplorations registration form is required.  The form can be downloaded on our website:  www.lexingtoncommunityed.org.

Instructor:  Michael Horesh, LHS Chemistry and Earth Science Teacher
July 16-July 20 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm at Lexington High School $295

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.

LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/
LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

Week of June 15th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS

LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates
Final Exams Schedule
Student Lost & Found Reminder

2018 Lex. Media Graduation Recording
Adam Gurley-Green Memorial Fund Composition Concert, June 23
Don't Forget the LEF STAR Awards!

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

You're invited to the LEF party - and a chance to win Hamilton tickets, June 15 and 16
Lexpress Workshop, June 16

Community Input for Town Manager Search, June 19
Lexington Lions Club: Olde Fashioned Youth Games, July 4
Service Opportunity for Lexington Students at the Foundation for MetroWest

 LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Lexplorations Aide Applications
Summer Intensive SAT Prep
Intensive College Essay Writing

Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors

LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS

Monday, June 18:
8:00-9:30 Final Exam – Social Studies
11:30-1:00 Final Exam – Science
Tuesday, June 19:
8:00-9:30 Final Exam – English
11:30-1:00 Final Exam – Mathematics
Wednesday, June 20:
8:00-9:30 Final Exam – World Language
11:30-1:00 Final Exam Make-ups
Thursday, June 21:
7:45-2:25 A3/B3/C3/D3/E3/F3/G3/H3
Friday, June 22: 
7:45-11:25 Last day of School – ½ day for students

LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

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.

Final Exams Schedule
The LHS Final Exam schedule has been developed and adjusted for the changes in the calendar that has the last day of school set for June 22, 2018.

Friday 6/15:   
Regular Day/In-class review (Homework Holiday – Eid a Fatr)
Monday 6/18:
8:00-9:30 – Social Studies Exams
11:30-1:00 – Science Exams
Tuesday 6/19:
8:00-9:30 – English Exams
11:30-1:00 – Mathematics Exams
Wednesday 6/20:
8:00-9:30 – World Language Exams
11:30-1:00 – Make-up Exams
Thursday 6/21:
All periods meet A-H
Friday 6/22:
Last Half-Day for Students

Lost & Found Items Reminder
Lost & Found items from the Library are on display in our hall display case. Recognize anything? Please ask your student to stop by and claim what belongs to them. (See also bins near main office for general lost and found.) Thank you!

 

2018 Lex. Media GRADUATION Recording (download, DVDs and blu-rays available) 
Sit back and enjoy your child's graduation ceremony--let LexMedia do the recording for you. A recording of the ceremony will be produced by LexMedia and may be purchased by downloading the video, purchasing a DVD or a blu-ray disc. The recording will show all seniors receiving their diplomas and will also include all of the commencement speakers. Purchases may be made online with payment options for check (DVD and blu-ray versions only) or credit card.  
To purchase this year’s graduation on DVD or as a blu-ray disc, go to: http://www.lexmedia.org/graduation-dvds.html. To purchase a download of the recording, go to https://vimeo.com/ondemand/lhsgraduation2018 . Use promo code LHS2018 to get $3 off the download version. The promo code is good for the first 25 people using it. If you have any questions, please email Irene Dondley at irene@lexmedia.org or call LexMedia at 781-862-5388.

Adam Gurley-Green Memorial Fund Composition Concert, June 23

Saturday, June 23, 5:00 p.m.
First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Rd, Lexington, MA 02421
Free to the public; donations to the Adam Gurley-Green Memorial Fund are welcome

This concert will feature Adam Gurley-Green Memorial Composition award winners performing their original compositions with professional musicians. In this innovative program, student musicians receive private mentoring in addition to being awarded cash prizes. This year’s winners are: Jeffrey Gordon (’18), Nicholas DesRoches (’19), Samuel Pak (’19), Kathy Xue (’21) and Nico Daglio Fine (’19). Their compositions span across several different genres including jazz and classical string ensembles. A highlight of the evening will be the performance of a new three-movement jazz composition by Jeffrey Leonard, former LPS Performing Arts Coordinator.  To learn more about the composition award program or to donate to the fund, please visit www.adamgurleygreenmemorial.fundContact Information: FOLMADS publicity volunteer Jillian Tung, folmadspr@gmail.com.
The Friends of Lexington Music, Art & Drama Students (FOLMADS) is a nonprofit organization created to foster and promote excellence in the visual and performing arts programs in the Lexington Public Schools

Don't Forget the LEF STAR Awards! 
Before school ends, take a moment to thank your child’s teacher for all they have done. You can also thank other important faculty and staff: school aides, librarians, administrators, nurses, counselors, coaches. So many people do so much for our kids—let’s show them our appreciation. For a contribution of $30 or more, (or $60+ for a teaching team), a personalized STAR certificate will be delivered to any current or former teacher/staff member at any Lexington public school. Sponsored by Lexington Education Foundation (LEF), the STAR award is a meaningful gift, and proceeds go to our children and schools through LEF grants. Order today at www.LexEdFoundation.org/STAR.

COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS

You're invited to the LEF party and enter for a chance to win Hamilton tickets!
Hi friends, our local school foundation, LEF, wanted us know about this fabulous opportunity to win Hamilton tickets, dance to 80s music and entertain the kids this weekend. Let's start off summer by showing our support for our schools!
Friday, June 15, 4-7pm, Hayden Lower Field-FREE Family Fun!

  • Live music + performances by Clarke and Diamond theater programs
  • Obstacle course, field games, face painting, crafts & more!
  • Balloon animals
  • Frozen treats, water and pizza available for purchase

Saturday, June 16, 7-11pm, Hayden Lower Field-A party for adults!

  • 80s music by the band ScatterShot
  • Atari & Super Nintendo games
  • Red carpet photos
  • Hors d'oeuvres, Tito's Handmade Vodka, beer and wine

Now-June 16-Get a GOLDEN TICKET!
A $100 donation for a chance to win 1 of 5 prizes:

  • Kentucky Derby, 6 tickets ($4,000 value)
  • Strega dinner for 10 + wine pairing ($1,500 value)
  • Hamilton at the Boston Opera House, 2 tickets ($1,000+ value)
  • Red Sox roof box, 2 tickets for June 23 ($250 value)
  • Maine overnight rafting, trip for 2 ($200 value)

Drawing at 9:40pm, June 16. Purchase as many tickets as you would like until all 200 are sold. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.
Now-June 20-Shop the online auction!

  • Score tickets to sporting events, concerts, back-stage tours!
  • Win vacation home stays, kids camps and local business discounts!
  • Shopping is free

Questions? info@LexEdFoundation.org. Thank you, for supporting innovative education and inspirational teaching and learning at Lexington Public Schools!

Lexpress Workshop, June 16

  • Does your student have questions about how to get to/from after-school activities on Lexpress or how to take it to popular destinations over summer?
  • Do you have a parent who needs to take Lexpress, but is uncertain about how?
  • Do you wish you could better explain how Lexpress works to your visitors?
  • Are you curious how the on-demand “flag” system works?
  • Or, are you just interested in learning about this local bus service that was established in 1979 to help people get Around Town on Lexpress?

Then come to our brief-but-lively workshop on:

Saturday, June 16th from 10am-11am at
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road, Room 237
Light refreshments provided.
FREE, but please register by calling 781-861-1210 or email: lexpress@lexingtonma.gov, so we can plan accordingly.

Please note there is NO Saturday Lexpress Service. You may mark your calendars, however, for a Special Saturday Lexpress service on Saturday, September 22 and a similar workshop to occur on same day.
Lexpress info: https://www.lexingtonma.gov/lexpress; GPS Bus Tracker: http://tracker.lexpress.us/

Community Input for Town Manager Search, June 19
Town Manager Carl Valente has announced his plans to retire in August 2018. The Board of Selectmen have appointed a Town Manager Search Screening Committee and have retained the services of Municipal Resources, Inc. (MRI) to assist them in the search for Lexington’s new Town Manager. MRI specializes in recruitment of municipal executives and will be guiding the Committee through this process.
One of the early steps is the development of an ideal candidate profile. The Lexington Community is invited to come to a meeting to learn more about the Town Manager Search process and provide your input on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 7:00–9:00 pm in the Main Floor Living Room of the Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington. (please note: this meeting IS at the Cary Memorial Library near the Battle Green NOT at the Cary Memorial Building next to the Town Office Building). At the meeting, the Recruitment Team from MRI will explain the search process and timeline and will also be seeking public input from the Community regarding the qualifications and attributes to be possessed by the ideal candidate for appointment as Lexington’s next Town Manager.
Should you be unable to attend this meeting you can submit confidential input to the MRI recruitment team at the following e-mail address which has been created for this recruitment: lexingtontownmanagerrecruitment@mrigov.com

Lexington Lions Club: Olde Fashioned Youth Games, July 4
On Wednesday, July 4th at 10 AM, the Lexington Lions Club is once again sponsoring free activities for elementary age youth in the town of Lexington. There will be recognition awards for best historical costumes, original costumes, and races for the various age groups (running, 3 legged race, sack race). All participants will be recognized with ribbons. We will wrap up the activities with a bubble gum blowing contest for all elementary ages, and then free watermelon for participants and spectators. These events this year will be held at the Center Field Track. A signup sheet / information detail sheet for this event is attached and may also be found at the following Web address:http://www.lexingtonlions.org/OldeFashionYouthGames.cfm
Please note that The Lions Club organization is not affiliated with the Town of Lexington or the Lexington Public Schools.

Service Opportunity for Lexington Students at the Foundation for MetroWest
The Foundation for MetroWest will once again be offering its Youth in Philanthropy program in Sudbury this fall. This program empowers students to become the next generation of philanthropists – those who give their time, talent, and treasure for the common good.
Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) MetroWest at Sudbury is an opportunity for students to become leaders in their communities. Participants learn the importance of philanthropy and the needs that exist in their own backyards. YIP students evaluate nonprofit grant applications and award up to $10,000 to the nonprofit of their choice.

Who: High school students who live or learn in MetroWest
Where: The Grange Hall, Sudbury
When: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm, beginning September 12 (full schedule)
Cost: Free!
Apply: Fill out an application online by 8/31 (http://bit.ly/YIPFall2018)

For more information, please contact: Julie Williams, Program Officer, Foundation for MetroWest, 3 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760, 508.647.2260 x23 | www.foundationformetrowest.org

LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Lexplorations Aide Applications
Lexplorations Aide Applications are now available online at www.lexingtoncommunityed.org. Current Lexington High School Students may earn COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT this summer as  aides in the summer Lexplorations program.   The program runs for five weeks from July 2nd - August 3rd.  The hours are 9am to 3pm. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one full week. The majority of classes will be held at the Estabrook Elementary School.   We especially need aides at the Estabrook School location.  Opportunities at Lexington High School are extremely limited. Interested students can pick up an application outside the Lexington Community Education office,  Room 142 at Lexington High School or download the application from our website:  www.lexingtoncommunityed.org.  Please note that the application is two pages.

Summer Intensive SAT Prep
Pre-registration required for all classes, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
Prepare for the SAT Exams by reviewing the critical components of the test.  Classes will meet at Lexington High School. Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board in 2016.

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

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

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

Intensive College Essay Writing
Pre-registration required for all classes, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
Calling all rising seniors! Don’t wait until fall college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay!  Be prepared by spending only one week (half days) this summer learning the do's and dont’s of the essay.  You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay. Join fellow rising seniors as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof technique on how to choose your essay topic. From there, you will draft your essay and receive feedback. You will work on polishing your essay and by the close of the week, you will have a completed essay that is concise yet creative and lively. This class will help you breakthrough your fear and frustration, guide you to the finish, and help you relax this fall when your essay is done! Course sections are identical:

Instructor:  Mindy Pollack-Fusi
July 23-July 27 from 10:00am-1:00pm at Lexington High School
Class meets 5 times, Class size limited to six, $500
or
August 6-10 from 10:00am-1:00pm at Lexington High School
Class meets 5 times, Class size limited to six, $500

Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors
Pre-registration using a Lexplorations registration form is required.  The form can be downloaded on our website:  www.lexingtoncommunityed.org.

Instructor:  Michael Horesh, LHS Chemistry and Earth Science Teacher 
July 16-July 20 from 9:00am-3:00pm at Lexington High School $295

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.

LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

Week of June 8th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS

LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

  Beach Party 2018 LHS All Night Graduation Party – A Night to Remember
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
  LHS Calendar Dates
  The Sophomore Cruise is ON!!!!
  Final Exams Schedule
  2018 Lex. Media GRADUATION Recording
  Student Lost & Found at the LHS Library
  Don't Forget the LEF STAR Awards!
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
  TONIGHT AND SATURDAY! PATIENCE AT FOLLEN COMMUNITY CHURCH!
  Multiple Pathways to Success: Tools for Self-Empowerment
  MUNROE SATURDAY NIGHTS/June: Sublime Odissi: A confluence of poetry, painting, music and mime  

  Retirement Celebration in Honor of Dr. Mary Czajkowski
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
  Lexplorations Aide Applications
  SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep
  INTENSIVE COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING
  Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS

 

Saturday, June 9: Sophomore Cruise
Saturday, June 9: ACT Test  
Monday, June 11: 6:15pm-7:45pm School Council Meeting
Thursday, June 14: Attendance Appeals Due (3pm)
Friday, June 22: 7:45-11:25 AM - Last day of School – ½ day students

 

 

LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Beach Party 2018 LHS All Night Graduation Party – A Night to Remember

Lexington High School's Class of 2018 capped off their June 3rd Graduation Day with the 32nd annual All Night Graduation Party in the magically transformed LHS Field House offering this year’s graduates the Summer Beach Party of a lifetime!  

From the beach cabana entryway, to swaying palm trees, a life-size lifeguard station to towering beach ball columns, seashell and sand themed crafts and an all-night Snack Shack overflowing with our community’s culinary contributions, the LHS Class of 2018 started their summer vacation in true Beach style.    

The night passed quickly for everyone with 5 a.m. arriving far too soon. The Lexington Schools Celebration Committee would like to thank our generous extended community for its continued support.  The party is wonderful gift we offer each graduating Lexington High class thanks to the many volunteers.  

Over 300 8th – 12th grade parent volunteers came together to create this memorable and safe send-off for our seniors.  We also want to acknowledge the following school and town personnel for their incredible efforts:  Andrew Stephens, LHS Principal; Julie LaLumiere, Office Manager/ Assistant to Principal; John Murray, Associate Principal, Martha Queenin, Senior Class Advisor, Chris Bouchard, LHS Facility Manager; the LHS Custodial Staff, Main Office and Nursing Staffs, PTO Board and the Lexington Fire and Police Departments.

Donations still being accepted through end of school year at   LexingtonANGP.weebly.com.    

Your efforts and donations are greatly appreciated and gratefully acknowledged by the graduating class of 2018.  Congratulations Class of 2018!


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. 

The Sophomore Cruise is ON!!!!

Saturday June 9th
Check-in starts at 4:45 in the gym.

So we can keep all students safe:
All pockets emptied and bags checked by administrators.
No food, medications or liquids allowed. 
All school rules must be followed: Students found to be in possession of tobacco, vaping materials, or alcohol will not be allowed to attend and will face school suspension.
Random breathalyzing in effect. 

Buses load by 5:30. 
Buses Return at 10:30/10:45pm. Please arrive at that time to pick up your student.  It is a long night for chaperones so please don't wait for a text from your child. 

Final Exams Schedule

The LHS Final Exam schedule has been developed and adjusted for the changes in the calendar that has the last day of school set for June 22, 2018.

Here is the schedule: 

Tues. 6/12:      Last day of regular classes
Wed. 6/13:       Review Day (block schedule for review week below) 
Thurs. 6/14:     Review Day
Fri. 6/15:          Regular Day/In-class review (Homework Holiday – Eid a Fatr)

Monday: 6/18:
8:00-9:30 – Social Studies Exams
11:30-1:00 – Science Exams

Tuesday 6/19: 
8:00-9:30 – English Exams
11:30-1:00 – Mathematics Exams

Wednesday 6/20:
8:00-9:30 – World Language Exams
11:30-1:00 – Make-up Exams

Thursday 6/21:
All periods meet A-H

Friday 6/22 – Last Half-Day for Students

2018 Lex. Media 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 byLexMedia and may be purchased by downloading the video, purchasing a DVD or a blu-ray disc. The recording will show all seniors receiving their diplomas and will also include all of the commencement speakers. Purchases may be made online with payment options for check (DVD and blu-ray versions only) or credit card.  

To purchase this year’s graduation on DVD or as a blu-ray disc, go to: http://www.lexmedia.org/graduation-dvds.html. To purchase a download of the recording, go to https://vimeo.com/ondemand/lhsgraduation2018 . 

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

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

Student Lost & Found at the LHS Library  

Lost & Found items from the Library are on display in our hall display case. Recognize anything? Please ask your student to stop by and claim what belongs to them. (See also bins near main office for general lost and found.) Thank you!



Don't Forget the LEF STAR Awards! 

Before school ends, take a moment to thank your child’s teacher for all they have done. You can also thank other important faculty and staff: school aides, librarians, administrators, nurses, counselors, coaches. So many people do so much for our kids—let’s show them our appreciation. For a contribution of $30 or more, (or $60+ for a teaching team), a personalized STAR certificate will be delivered to any current or former teacher/staff member at any Lexington public school. Sponsored by Lexington Education Foundation (LEF), the STAR award is a meaningful gift, and proceeds go to our children and schools through LEF grants. 

Order today at www.LexEdFoundation.org/STAR.


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  

TONIGHT AND SATURDAY!  PATIENCE AT FOLLEN COMMUNITY CHURCH!
Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, at 8:00 p.m.
Follen Church, 755 Mass. Ave., Lexington
Tickets $15 from brownpapertickets.com or at door. 

Come be enchanted by the forty youth, ages 8-18, of Follen Church as they sing and act their way through Gilbert & Sullivan’s satirical and funny operetta, Patience.

Patience is a playful comedy that pokes fun at the societal fads we all fall sway to at one point or another. If you’ve ever gone for that perm whole hog, or caved to buy your first pair of jeggings, you’ll be able to identify with the maidens of Patience’s world. Set in the late 1800’s, the townspeople and guards swirl around in a tizzy over a ridiculous poet and his fervently unrequited love interest, all the while making well-deserved fun of the so-called “aesthetic” movement of the time.

For more information, contact PatienceTix@follen.org

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

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

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

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

MUNROE SATURDAY NIGHTS/June: Sublime Odissi: A confluence of poetry, painting, music and mime  
Saturday, June 9, 2018
7:30pm
First Parish in Lexington, MA
SEAT RESERVATIONS:  www.munroecenter.org/reserve-your-seat.html 
More information available at https://www.munroecenter.org/next-performance.html

— This month’s Munroe Saturday Nights’ performance will explore the connection of Indian Classical dance with paintings, sculptures, music, literature and theater, presented by acclaimed Odissi dancer Mouli Pal. Also featuring eminent visual artist Sunanda Sahay who will be presenting on the Madhubani style of painting. The artists will engage in a collaborative storytelling through their respective art forms.  

Retirement Celebration in Honor of Dr. Mary Czajkowski   

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

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

Refreshments will be served.    

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


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Lexplorations Aide Applications

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

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

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

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

SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep 

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

INTENSIVE SAT PREP

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

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

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

SAT Writing and Language + Essay - Instructor, Karen Mechem

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

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

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

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

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

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

OR

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

$500

Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors

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

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

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


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 
 

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

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

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

Week of June 1st, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS

LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

  LHS NEWS & EVENTS
  LHS Calendar Dates
  2018 Lex. Media GRADUATION Recording (download, DVDs and blu-rays available)
  Mandatory 2018 Fall Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting
  LHS Sports
  LHS Performing Arts
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  
  Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) Online Auction is OPEN!
  Retirement Celebration in Honor of Dr. Mary Czajkowski
  Multiple Pathways to Success: Tools for Self-Empowerment
  MUNROE SATURDAY NIGHTS/June: Sublime Odissi: A confluence of poetry, painting, music and mime
  Ceramic Classes at “ArtSpan” at the Munroe Center for the Arts
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   Lexplorations Aide Applications
   SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep
   INTENSIVE COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING
   Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors
   Pilgrimage to Grandfather's War: A Recognition of the World War I Centennial
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS

 

Saturday, June 2: 7:30am SAT Exams
Saturday, June 2: 7:00-9:30pm Spring A Cappella Jamboree 

Sunday, June 3: 2:00-5:00pm LHS Graduation (Tsongas Arena)

Sunday, June 3: 10:00pm-5:00am All Night Graduation Party
Tuesday, June 5: 6:00-8:00pm Fall Sports MeetingThursday, June 7: 6:00pm-8:00pm Junior Books Awards
Saturday, June 9: Sophomore Cruise
Saturday, June 9: ACT Test

 

 

LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

 

LHS NEWS & EVENTS

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

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

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

2018 Lex. Media 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 byLexMedia and may be purchased by downloading the video, purchasing a DVD or a blu-ray disc. The recording will show all seniors receiving their diplomas and will also include all of the commencement speakers. Purchases may be made online with payment options for check (DVD and blu-ray versions only) or credit card.  . 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LHS Fall Sports:

Cheerleading
Cross Country - Boys and Girls
Field Hockey - Girls
Football
Golf
Soccer - Boys and Girls
Swimming - Girls
Volleyball - Girls

GO Minutemen!

Naomi

Naomi Martin
Director of Athletics
Lexington Public Schools

LHS Sports

Home Games/Meets (June 1 - June 8)   

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

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

LHS Performing Arts  

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

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

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


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  

Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) Online Auction is OPEN!

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

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

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

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

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

Retirement Celebration in Honor of Dr. Mary Czajkowski

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

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

Refreshments will be served.  

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

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

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

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

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

MUNROE SATURDAY NIGHTS/June: Sublime Odissi: A confluence of poetry, painting, music and mime  
Saturday, June 9, 2018
7:30pm
First Parish in Lexington, MA
SEAT RESERVATIONS:  www.munroecenter.org/reserve-your-seat.html 
More information available at https://www.munroecenter.org/next-performance.html

— This month’s Munroe Saturday Nights’ performance will explore the connection of Indian Classical dance with paintings, sculptures, music, literature and theater, presented by acclaimed Odissi dancer Mouli Pal. Also featuring eminent visual artist Sunanda Sahay who will be presenting on the Madhubani style of painting. The artists will engage in a collaborative storytelling through their respective art forms. 

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

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

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

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


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Lexplorations Aide Applications

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

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

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

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

SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep 

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

INTENSIVE SAT PREP

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

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

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

SAT Writing and Language + Essay - Instructor, Karen Mechem

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

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

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

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

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

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

OR

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

$500

Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors

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

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

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

FOR PARENTS: 

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

With Carolyn Kingston and Toni Tasker

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

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

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

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

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


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 
 

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

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

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

Week of May 25th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


LHS NEWS & EVENTS 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GO Minutemen!

Naomi

Naomi Martin
Director of Athletics
Lexington Public Schools

SENIOR PARENTS -- Required Payment for Transcripts 

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

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

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

It’s Awards Season! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coordinator of fall fundraising letter mailing 

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

Best regards,
Jillian Tung

LHS Sports 

Home Games/Meets (May 25 - June 1)   

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

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

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

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

LHS Performing Arts  

Lexington High School Jazz Combo at the Regattabar

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

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

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

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

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

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


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  

Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) Online Auction is OPEN!

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

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

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

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

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

Community Service Opportunity for LHS Students  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Earn community service hours!
REGISTER HERE 

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

Retirement Celebration in Honor of Dr. Mary Czajkowski 

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

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

Refreshments will be served.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Material Conservation in LHS Cafeteria!

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

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

Contact us: lpsgreenteams@gmail.com  

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

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

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

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

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


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Lexplorations Aide Applications 

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

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

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

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

SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep 

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

INTENSIVE SAT PREP

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

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

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

SAT Writing and Language + Essay - Instructor, Karen Mechem

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

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

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

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

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

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

OR 

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

Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors 

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

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

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

FOR PARENTS: 

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

With Carolyn Kingston and Toni Tasker

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

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

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

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

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

Week of May 18th, 2018

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

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

LHS SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTIONS- 2018-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Monday, June 4th:            5:30am

LHS NEWS & EVENTS 

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

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

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

SENIOR PARENTS -- Required Payment for Transcripts 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LHS Sports

Home Games/Meets (May 18 - May 26)  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LHS Performing Arts 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lexington High School Jazz Combo at the Regattabar

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

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

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

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

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

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


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  

LEF Spring Star

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

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

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

Rubbish to Runway

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

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

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

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

Community Service Opportunity for LHS Students  

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

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

Lexington Pops Chorus - “Glorious Spring”

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

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

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

Community Music Festival
2:00 - 5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Earn community service hours!
REGISTER HERE 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Material Conservation in LHS Cafeteria!

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

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

Contact us: lpsgreenteams@gmail.com  


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Lexplorations Aide Applications 

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

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

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

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

SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep 

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

INTENSIVE SAT PREP

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

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

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

SAT Writing and Language + Essay - Instructor, Karen Mechem

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

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

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

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

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

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

OR 

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

Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors 

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

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

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

FOR PARENTS: 

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

With Carolyn Kingston and Toni Tasker

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

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

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

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

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


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