Week of December 7th, 2018

Important Dates

Important Dates:

Wednesday December 12Seasonal Concert 2 - Large Ensembles (7 pm)

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

Wednesday December 12Seasonal Concert 3 - Chorus (7pm)

Monday December 24 -Tuesday January 1Schools/Office closed - Vacation PTO News & Events

Join us at the next PTO Board meeting

  • When: Tuesday December 18, 9-11 am

  • Where: Community Center

At our next PTO Board meeting, LexPride will be sharing their work with us at 10 am.

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Please remember the LHS PTO in your year-end giving

The LHS PTO is a public charity with 501(c)(3) status.  If you have not already done so, please consider making a year-end donation. Your employer may offer a matching donation, too! Please visit lhspto.org to make your donation today!

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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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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 - new announcement!

The 2019 Senior cap and gown fee is $15 until December 31 then increases to $20 on January 1.  Parents/Guardians should log in to LHS' online payment service, MCC, and pay the fee.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. LaLumiere (jlalumiere@lexingtonma.org) in the Main Office.
Please make sure your Senior has filled out the Cap and Gown request Google form that was emailed to them on October 19 and November 8.
LHS office 

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 DescriptionTimeLocationSat 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

LHS Chamber Orchestra at Seasons Four

  • When: December 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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LHS Madrigal Singers at Seasons Four

  • When: December 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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An Overview of Special Education Law 

  • When: December 12, 2018, 7-8:45 pm

  • Where: Lexington Community Center, Room 242

  • Presenter: Dan Heffernan, Attorney, Kotin, Crabtree & Strong

This evening will provide an overview of special education law and process, as well as tips on how to effectively advocate for special education services. A partner with Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, Dan Heffernan concentrates his practice on representing families of children with special needs in education and civil rights matters. Please register so we have enough handouts.  Visit lexsepta.org for more information about special education programming and resources, and please like us on Facebook.

 

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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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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.

No new events this week

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Community News & Events

Dance Around the World

  • When: Saturday, December 8, 6-9:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Gymnasium

The Lexington Town Celebrations Committee invites you to an evening of International Classical and Folk Dances.  Thirteen performing groups will share dances from China, England, France, India, Ireland, Israel, Korea, and Mongolia.  Food will be available for purchase from Lexington Restaurants: Royal India Bistro, Sanyo, and Sweet Time Bakery. Food purchases will be CASH ONLY.  The event is free and open to all ages.

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Teen Science Café: AI&U

  • When: Thursday, December 15, 6-8:30 pm

  • Where: MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

Teen Science Café is an exciting event connecting local teens with scientists and each other. Join us for our next café and get a sneak peek into the future of AI and its impact from researchers.  This is a free event for interested high school students only. Dinner included. Register to attend.

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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