Week of December 8th, 2017

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

    You Can Still Join the LHS PTO!
    Life After LHS – Forum on Returning College Students
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
    LHS Calendar Dates
    SAT and ACT Test Dates and Checklist
    LHS Performing Arts
    LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
    Cary Lecture Series: “Coming to America, Then and Now”
    Active Bystander Training
    Save the Date! 5th Annual Lexington MLK Day of Service
    Don't Miss Out - Register for Boys & Girls Spring Lacrosse Now
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
    Winter Driver Ed Programs
    SAT Prep for the March Exam
    ACT Prep for the April Exam
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

Saturday, December 9: ACT Test
Monday, December 11: Attendance Verification Distributed
Monday, December 11: Gradebooks Public on Portal
Wednesday, December 13: Seasonal Concert II
Friday, December 15: Nat'l. Honor Soc. Talent Show
Monday, December 18: School Council Meeting, 6:15pm


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

You Can Still Join the LHS PTO!

What does the LHS PTO do? 

We work closely with the LHS Administration to make sure the money donated to the PTO is used where needed at LHS. 

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

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS

Thanks -
LHS PTO  

Life After LHS – Forum on Returning College Students, Their Experiences and Advice to Current LHS Parents and Students
Location: IDLC/ Science Lecture Hall
Date: Wednesday, January 3rd 2018
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm

High school is considered a gateway to the future. Come and hear how these college or gap year students have seized new opportunities and learn how LHS prepared them for different paths. Our panel will consist of former LHS students attending different types of colleges, playing sports, joining music groups and taking gap years. This forum is perfect for juniors and seniors, though all are welcome.  We would like to encourage parents and guardians to bring their students to this event.  

Email Forums@lhspto.org for any questions about the event and please bring your questions along for the panelists.


LHS NEWS & EVENTS

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

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

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

SAT and ACT Test Dates and Checklist

For information regarding the tests and test day checklist, simply click on the links:
• SAT Test
• ACT Test
or visit our LHS PTO website

LHS Performing Arts  

Seasonal Band and Orchestra Concert
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Lexington High School Auditorium
Free to the public

The Lexington High School Symphonic Band, Repertoire Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra will present an evening of great music to celebrate the holiday season.  A few highlights will be a New Orleans spin on “Jolly Ole St. Nick”, and Jennifer Higdon’s “Rhythm Stand”, a unique work that pays tribute to the rhythmic sounds in the world around us.  

Chamber Orchestra Holiday Concert
Friday, December 15, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Lexington High School Auditorium
Tickets: $5 per family and one nonperishable food item

This family-friendly concert is intended for audiences of all ages and will feature many holiday favorites as well as a special visit from the LHS Madrigal singers and more! We'll be raising money for the Chamber Orchestra and collecting food for the Lexington Food Pantry as well as spreading holiday cheer and general merriment. 

Seasonal Chorus Concert
Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Lexington High School Auditorium
Free to the public

LHS Sports

Home Games/Meets (Dec 8 - Dec 15) 

Saturday, Dec 9
7:20pm BOYS Varsity Ice Hockey vs Wayland High School

Wednesday, Dec 13
6:00pm BOYS Varsity Swimming vs Melrose High School
6:00pm BOYS Varsity Wrestling vs Winchester High School

Friday, Dec 15
5:15pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Melrose High School
7:00pm GIRLS Varsity Basketball vs Melrose High School

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


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

CARY LECTURE SERIES: “Coming to America, Then and Now”
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017    8:00 – 9:30pm
Free and open to the public. A great opportunity for high school students to learn more about immigrant stories!


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

Active Bystander Training on December 17
1:30-3:30pm
Cary Memorial Library

Active Bystander Training helps us learn when and how to intervene when we witness harm-doing. This training is appropriate for adults, high schoolers, and motivated middle schoolers.

Training is FREE, but please register at https://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=gxp&lmx=%CFbg%27%A9%AAv&v=3.

Cosponsored by Lexington Pride Coalition and Cary Memorial Library

SAVE THE DATE! 5th Annual Lexington MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 15, 2018  

The Town of Lexington will hold its 25th commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with its 5th Annual MLK Day of Service by shepherding our community to take part in assisting those in need. Our objective is to engage and mobilize people of all ages to participate in events and activities to serve others. United in philanthropy under the auspices of the Town Celebrations Committee, our target this year is to serve 2,000+ people through 400+ volunteers. 

To sign up and volunteer, visit www.lexingtonmlk.org
Got questions? Email us at lexingtoncommunity@gmail.com 

Don't Miss Out - Register for Boys & Girls Spring Lacrosse Now! 

There are 3 things you should know about the sport of LACROSSE: 

1. LACROSSE is known as the “Fastest Sport on Two Feet”
2. LACROSSE is the fastest growing sport in the US
3. Registration for spring LACROSSE is only open for a few more weeks at www.lexingtonlax.org 

Lexington Youth Lacrosse is open to all skill levels, has both a boy’s and girl’s program, and is organized into divisions by age: Grade 1, Grade 2, Under 11 (3rd & 4th) , Under 13 (5th & 6th), and Under 15 (7th & 8th).  

Our program is dedicated to introducing, teaching, and expanding youth lacrosse through our integrated and age based programs, which provide a fun, competitive, and instructional environment. 

Lacrosse is complementary to soccer, hockey, and basketball, as it is a continuous-play team sport that reinforces and advances common offensive and defensive concepts.  

Too often we hear parents say they don’t know the sport so they never introduced it to their children. You don’t have to know the sport – that’s what Lexington Youth Lacrosse is here for! 

DON’T MISS OUT - REGISTER FOR SPRING LACROSSE NOW!


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION  

Winter Driver Ed Programs 

Lexington Community Education is pleased to offer Driver Education Training through CS Driving School. Classes are scheduled to begin in January and March as well as week-long Intensive Driver Ed class during the February and April vacation weeks.  Tuition for CS Driving School's Complete Driver Education Program is $680.00. 

Please visit the LCE website www.lexingtoncommunityed.org for a PDF of the upcoming class dates. 

The enrollment forms are also available at:  http://lexingtoncommunityed.org/drivers_ed.php  

SAT Prep for the March Exam

Prepare for the SAT Exams by reviewing the critical components of the test.  Classes will meet at Lexington High School. Math is taught by LHS Math teacher, Chris Doucette and Reading/Writing/Essay is taught by retired LHS English teacher, Karen Mechem. Each SAT prep class costs $200 for six sessions. 

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

SAT Math - Mondays - Required text: Barron's New SAT, 29th Edition (Barron's SAT)
        - 6:30-8:30pm, beginning January 8

SAT Math - Thursdays - Required text: Barron's New SAT, 29th Edition (Barron's SAT)
        - 3:30-5:30pm, beginning January 11

SAT Reading - Tuesdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board, 2018 Edition
        - 6:30-8:30pm, beginning January 11

SAT Writing and Language + Essay- Wednesdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board, 2018 Edition
        - 3:30-5:30pm, beginning January 16

ACT Prep for the April Exam 

Required text: The Real ACT Prep Guide
ISBN-13: 978-1119236412
ISBN-10: 111923641X
     - meets 10 Wednesdays
    - 6:30-8:30pm, beginning January 17
    - $335
    - $25 materials fee payable to instructor at the first class. 

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


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

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