PTO Newsletter 2017-06-16


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



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

Have a great summer, everyone! 


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

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

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

$10/ hour

Students, please directly contact Helen Swann at 

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


Parent volunteers needed to oversee students as well! Please email with any inquiries. 


SENIORS: 2017 LexMedia GRADUATION Recording (download, DVDs and blu-rays available) 

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

To purchase this year’s graduation on DVD or as a blu-ray disc, go to:

To purchase a download of the recording, go to: 

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

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


Saturday, June 17 

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

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

Information and sign-up is available online at Please contact Ms. Faith Parker for more information. 

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

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

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

You can view the campaign here:

ConVerge Road Race / Art Fest

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

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

Community Service Opportunity - Food Pantry

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


Lexplorations Aide Applications

Lexplorations Aide Applications are now available online at

Current Lexington High School Students may earn COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT this summer as aides in the summer Lexplorations program.   The program runs for five weeks from July 3rd - August 4th.  The hours are 9am to 3pm. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one full week.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors
Instructor:  Michael Horesh, LHS Chemistry and Earth Science Teacher

Pre-registration using a Lexplorations registration form is required.  The form can be downloaded here: 

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

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