Week of September 22nd, 2017

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



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

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


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Join the LHS PTO

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

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

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

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS

Thanks -
LHS PTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions?  Email us Forums@LHSPTO.org

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

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

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


LHS NEWS & EVENTS

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

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

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

SENIORS & JUNIORS: TESTING AND COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018 LHS Yearbook – Important Info!! 

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

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

Click here for more information.

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

LHS Sports

Home Games/Meets (Sept 22-29)  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION 

SAT Reading Prep
Instructor: David Bell

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

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

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

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

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

College Essay Writing Workshop
Instructor, Mindy Pollack Fusi

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

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

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

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

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

FOR PARENTS: How to Find the College That Fits Your Child
Instructor :   Larry Dannenberg, Professional College Placement Consultant
 
Looking to find the right school for your child or obtain merit money?   We will show you how to choose the school that is the right fit for your child as we walk you through the admissions process.  Learn about how merit money works and what you can do to better your position even if you are not a top student.  This class is particularly important if your student is at the top of the class, has learning disabilities, is an athlete, or is average.  2015 was a year of significant change, Standardized testing has shifted, timing for Financial Aid has accelerated, a new application from the Consortium, & admissions have become more competitive. Learn why starting the process early can offer significant advantages. College Solutions has over 30 years of experience in college placement and financial aid. For adults only. 

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, eptember 26 th at 6:30pm at  Lexington High School.  The cost is $25.00 for two adults in the household.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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