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

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