Week of March 9th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
   2018 LHS School Council Announcement for Parent Candidates
   LHS Shop at Wilson Farm Day - March 22 - Save the Date!
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Tee Shirt Contest
   Academic Advising Appointments: March 12- March 29
   LHS Scholarship Information 2018

   LHS Performing Arts
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   MIT Museum Girls Day - March 10
   Hurry – Get Tickets to the LEX FUN Cheers to 75 Years’ Anniversary Party Now!
   Cricket Winter 2 Registration
   EmerSong A Cappella Festival – Cheer on the LHS performers!
   Sights Sets On Science
   The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students
   Time to Register for the Estabrook Run of the Mill
   Lexington Parent Academy 4.0
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   SAT Prep for the May/June Exam
   The Natural World of Winnie-The-Pooh with Kathryn Aalto
   Raising Boys in the Digital Age with Dr. Anthony Rao



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

Saturday, March 10: 7:30am SAT Exams
Monday, March 12: 6:15pm-7:45pm School Council Meeting
Tuesday, March 13: 7:00pm Spring String Celebration
Thursday, March 15: Professional Day - ½ Day Students
Thursday, March 15:7:45am-9:00am Parent Group
Saturday, March 17: 7:00pm-9:00pm Winter A Cappella Jamboree
Monday, March 19: LHS Spring Sports season begins


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter 

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS to get the latest news and up to date school information

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LHS PTO

2018 LHS School Council Announcement for Parent Candidates

LHS School Council Parent Volunteer Opportunity:
The LHS School Council is seeking two (2) LHS parent candidates to each serve a three-year term starting in 2018-2019.   The candidates must have a child at LHS during the full three-year term. Overlapping siblings are also acceptable. 

The purpose of the School Council is to work collaboratively with the Principal to develop school improvement plans consistent with system wide goals and student performance standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Education.  Council members plan ways to meet the diverse learning needs of students; establish a school climate of tolerance and respect for every individual; involve parents in the life of the school; impact safety and discipline; enhance extracurricular activities and more. 

The Council is composed of LHS parents, faculty, community representatives, LHS students and the Principal. Meetings are held on a Monday evening once a month, at LHS. 

If you are interested in serving on the LHS School Council, please email a brief summary (limit is 250 words) of your qualifications and interest. Please note that this summary will be published, for LHS parents to vote on electronically. Send to: Shubhra Chandra,President@lhspto.org no later than March 29th, 2018.  The two parent candidates will be selected, through a ballot election, by the parents at LHS. We will be setting up online voting. Deadline for voting will be published later.
Please email- president@lhspto.org if you have any questions.

LHS Shop at Wilson Farm Day - March 22 - Save the Date! 

Shop at Wilson Farm during opening hours on March 22 and 20% of your pre-tax spending will be set aside for donation to Lexington High School. Be sure to mark your calendar!

Lexington High's principal will decide how the funds will be used. In past years, schools have used their Shop at Wilson Farm Day earnings to purchase projectors, books, scholarship programs, and even lecture series. 

In order for your Wilson Farm purchase to be counted in your school’s fundraising totals, you must present this flyer (stored at the LHS PTO website) at the registers, either on paper or an electronic version on your smart phone. 


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

2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Tee Shirt Contest

The Class of 2018 ANGP will be a BEACH PARTY! 

Calling all artists!  Don’t miss the opportunity to submit your design for the 2018 All Night Graduation Party Tee Shirt design.  It’s a LHS tradition for seniors to wear their tee shirts the night of the party.  This contest is open to all LHS students.  One design will be selected for the front and one for the back.  The 2 Tee Shirt Contest Winners will each receive a $50 prize.  Check with the Art Department Room 202 for design contest rules and permission slip.  Deadline for design entries is March 16th

Academic Advising Appointments: March 12- March 29

As part of our Comprehensive School Counseling Curriculum, every 9th, 10th, and 11th grader will again have the opportunity to meet with their school counselor for a 10-15 minute Academic Advising appointment. 

The Goals of Academic Advising:
• Review graduation requirements
• Discuss student’s course recommendations/requests
• Consider course recommendations/requests and their connection to future planning
• Reflect on the student’s academic placements in relation to balance and wellness

Academic Advising runs March 12 - March 29
Week 1 - March 12-16: Juniors and Sophomores
Week 2 - March 19-23: Sophomores and Freshmen
Week 3 - March 26-29: Freshmen and Clean-up

Students will be signing-up for appointments usingSignUpGenuis.com.  

Counselors will be using iBlock during Academic Advising for missed appointments, absences, and follow-up appointments.  

Linda Prisco
Administrative Assistant
Counseling Office
Lexington High School
781-861-2320 x69128

LHS Scholarship Information 2018

It is not too early for LHS seniors and their parents to start looking and applying for scholarships!   Scholarship information for national, regional, local, and some specific colleges are posted in Naviance –http://connection.naviance.com/lexington

Current students can sign into their accounts and click the “Scholarships” tab.  Parents and/or guests can log onto [.connection.naviance.com/lexington]http://.connection.naviance.com/lexington and click “I’m a Guest”. The password is lhscounseling - click on the “Colleges” tab, go to “Scholarship List”.  If you are searching for the local scholarships – browse by category and select local scholarship. 

Lexington is fortunate to have a local scholarship program.  Every year, organizations or individuals provide scholarships to Lexington's senior students.  These include awards that are based on financial need as well as ones that are based on specific qualifications such as leadership, merit, or service to the community.   The local scholarship application deadline is in early April and the awards are made in June at SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS NIGHT.  Reminder:  the IRS 1040 is required for financial need scholarships.  Families should plan tax work to meet this deadline.

Please note that the Naviance database is updated on a continual basis – please be sure to check periodically. 

LHS Performing Arts 

Orchestra Festival Concert
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School, Donald J. Gillespie, Jr. Auditorium
Suggested Donation Price: Free to the public

The Orchestra Festival Concert will feature all three of Lexington High School’s orchestras. The Chamber Orchestra's program will include a world premier of a new three movement work, Trinity. It was written by local composer, Michael Veloso, and commissioned for the ensemble. The work was funded through a FOLMADS grant. 

This concert is a pre - MICCA (Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association) performance. After the concert, students listen to their performances, critique their work and develop a plan to improve and grow before the MICCA Festival, which will be held on 3/23-3/25 at Lexington High School. More information about the MICCA Festival is available at http://www.miccamusic.org.

Contact Information: LHS Orchestra Directors Rachel Jayson,rjayson@lexingtonma.org; Janet Haas, haas@lexingtonma.org 

Aladdin, Jr. 

Date and Time: Saturday, March 8-10 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. and 7:30pm

Due to the cancellation of the Thursday evening show (unsafe weather conditions), a SUNDAY EVENING SHOW HAS BEEN ADDED at 7:30! If you purchased tickets for Thursday, you may use them on Sunday evening, or trade it for a Sunday matinee ticket (if available).

Tickets: $10 general admission; tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 28th at Diamond Middle School and online athttp://www.brownpapertickets.com.  

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. This new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for audience members! -MTIshows.com

Directed by Kate Bromley
Music Direction and Choreography by Jessica Delgado
Technical Direction by John DiPerna Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Chad Beguelin Book by Chad Beguelin
Aladdin Jr. is based on the Disney film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and directed & produced by Ron Clements & John Musker

Contact Information: Kate Bromley, Drama Teacher,kbromley@lexingtonma.org


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

MIT Museum Girls Day - March 10 

The MIT Museum has a Girls Day program this Saturday from 11am-4pm that may be of interest to the LHS community.

The focus of this March 10 Girls Day program is on environmental science, and women scientists and engineers will offer hands-on activities and short, snappy career talks during the day. All are welcome to attend! 

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Hurry – Get Tickets to the LEX FUN Cheers to 75 Years’ Anniversary Party Now!
Join Us for an evening of dancing, socializing and cocktails!
WHEN: Saturday March 10th 7:30pm-10pm
WHERE: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library 33 Marrett Road, Lexington
Tickets $25 per person, includes one drink.
Purchase Tickets Here: https://lexfun.wildapricot.org/event-2804995

LexFUN! is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary this year, and we’re celebrating with an evening of socializing, cocktails and dancing! LexFUN! members (and their dates), past and present, are invited to join us to celebrate the wonderful memories and friendships built through this organization.

Light appetizers and dessert will be served, DJ and dancing.

Cocktail attire

Cricket Winter 2 Registration
Dates: March 4th to March 25th, 
Time: Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm - 
Location: Grace Chapel 59 Worthen Rd, Lexington, MA 02421
Fees: $100.00     
Registration link:  https://unitedcricketleague.zenplanner.com 

The CricOne Winter 2 Registrations are on now. You will find 'all' the upcoming Veedo & Spring programs.  Please 'sign up' for "CricOne Winter 2". If you have any difficulties signing up, then email:contact@unitedcl.org or leave vm at 617.615.6504

EmerSong A Cappella Festival – Cheer on the LHS performers!
Saturday, March 10
7:00 pm
Kerem Shalom, 659 Elm Street Concord
$25/ticket, incl. light refreshments

Back by popular demand! On March 10, The Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital will present EmerSong: a cabaret of  select high school and college a cappella groups.  This special evening of talent and fun will be enhanced by refreshments, cash bar and an engaging emcee. Proceeds from EmerSong will benefit a pharmacy-based program to reduce opioid misuse.  All are welcome to attend!  Visit www.emersonhospital.org/Emersong for more information or to reserve seats. 

Sights Sets On Science
Presenter: Alex Peruta
Expert educational consultant and previous scientific researcher at Yale University


When: March 25th, 2pm-3:30pm
Where: Hyatt house Waltham | 54 4th Ave, Waltham, MA
Note: This is a FREE event, FREE parking available at the location. 

Click Here to register

Are you interested in becoming a science researcher, engineer, vet, doctor, dentist, computer programmer, or one of the many other careers that has a strong foundation in science? Learn what it takes to develop your interests in these fields outside the classroom and stand out when applying to college. This seminar will discuss how to determine what areas of science interest you, deepen those interests while in high school by seeking out extracurricular and academic opportunities, and tell your science story through your college application so that admissions boards can see your passion. This talk is for science enthusiasts, novices, and potential future scientists of all kinds. 

This Seminar Includes:
● How-to guide for determining what areas of science interest you
● Suggestions for deepening those interests through extracurriculars
● Strategies for gaining STEM internships

The Childhood Face of ADHD: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students

We are pleased to announce a new date AND location for the Childhood Face of ADHD presentation with Dr. Ned Hallowell.

Date: Monday, March 26 @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Lexington High School Auditorium

TO REGISTER for this event, please see the SEPTA event page.

In this presentation, Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, practicing child and adult psychiatrist, founder of the Hallowell Center, and former instructor at Harvard Medical School, offers insight into the childhood face of ADHD, and how ADHD and learning disabilities impact the student emotionally and socially. Because he and two of his children have ADHD themselves, he recognizes the importance not just of proper diagnosis and treatment but also the importance of developing the positive attributes most people with ADHD possess. He will provide an introduction to the world of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and explain what it feels like to have ADHD from a child’s perspective. Thank you to Indian Americans of Lexington for their generous donation to make this presentation possible.

For more information about the Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA, please seelexsepta.org 

Time to Register for the Estabrook Run of the Mill

The Estabrook PTO is proud to sponsor its 10th annual Run of the Mill! On Sunday, May 20, 2018 all families and friends of Estabrook School are invited to join in this healthy, fun, and exciting community event. To kick off the day, we will begin with the Jim Banks Kids Fun Run in Estabrook School Field at 9:30AM, followed by the main event the 5K Run/Walk, starting at 10AM. The Kids Fun Run does not require registration.

Go to http://estabrookpto.org/run-of-the-mill/ for more information and the link to register with Racewire.
First 200 registrants get a race T-shirt. Don't delay! They are going fast!
Order by April 1 to guarantee your T-shirt size.
Hope to see everyone on race day!  

Lexington Parent Academy 4.0

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:30am -2:30pm
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road, Lexington

The 4th Annual LPA is designed to educate and empower parents to meet the changing demands of parenting in today’s world. Participants can choose 1, 2, or 3 workshops based on your interests. This event is free! You can view the workshop  schedule & descriptions online. While you do not need to pre-register, but pre-registration is recommended to guarantee a seat in a specific workshop. Pre-registering only guarantees your seat until the workshop starts.  Registration will open starting on 3/4/18 and will close on 3/22/18. 

To pre-register, go to https://www.activityreg.com/ss_t2.wcs.  At this site, select a state, “MA”, then select a program, “Lexington Recreation Department”.   For more information contact Julie Fenn, LPS Assistant Coordinator of PE & Wellness at jfenn@lexingtonma.org  

LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

SAT Prep for the May/June Exam 

Prepare for the SAT Exams by reviewing the critical components of the test.  Classes will meet at Lexington High School.

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)
        - meets 6 Mondays
        - beginning March 12
        - from 6:30-8:30pm
        - $200

SAT Writing and Language + Essay- Tuesdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board, 2018 Edition
        - meets 6 Tuedays
        - beginning March 13
        - from 3:30-5:30pm
        - $200

SAT Math - Thursdays - Required Text:  Barron's New SAT, 29th Edition (Barron's SAT)
        - meets 6 Thursdays
        - beginning March 15
        - from 3:30-5:30pm
        - $200

SAT Reading - Thursdays - Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board, 2018 Edition
        - meets 6 Thursdays
        - beginning March 15
        - from 6:30-8:30pm
        - $200

The Natural World of Winnie-The-Pooh with Kathryn Aalto
Sunday, March 18th, 3:00-4:30pm at the Lexington Depot, Cost:  $10.00

When you read passages from Winnie-the-Pooh, it’s hard not to feel nostalgic.  In one way or another, we have all been touched by A. A. Milne’s beloved bear. 

But did you know that the Hundred Acre Wood—the place where Pooh, Tigger, and Piglet lived and played—is based on a real place? Did you know that you could actually visit Poohsticks Bridge? That The Floody Place is real? The setting for Winnie-the-Pooh’s adventures was inspired by the Ashdown Forest, a wildlife haven that spans more than 6,000 acres in southeast England.

In The Natural World of Winne-the-Pooh, garden historian Kathryn Aalto explores how this magical place moved both A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepherd to create the cherished tales. Aalto takes readers through an exploration of the real landscapes, shares iconic moments from the books and situates them in the places that exist today, and celebrates the interplay of landscape and literature.

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

Raising Boys in the Digital Age with Dr. Anthony Rao
Tuesday, March 20th from 7:00-8:30pm at the Waldorf School of Lexington, 739 Massachusetts Ave. 

Dr. Anthony Rao holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Vanderbilt University and trained as a pediatric psychologist at Boston Children's Hospital. His book, The Way of Boys: Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Boys, is about the crisis in American boyhood. For more than 20 years, Dr. Rao worked in the Department of Psychiatry at Children's Hospital and served as instructor at Harvard Medical School. He has been interviewed for articles in the New Yorker ("The Doubting Disease," by Jerome Groopman, April 10, 2000) and Parents Magazine, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Times. His editorial letters and opinions have appeared in the Newsweek, Scientific American, The New York Times, and New York Magazine.

This evening is co-sponsored by Lexington Community Education and The Waldorf School of Lexington.

The cost is $10.00. Pre-registration, using a VISA or Mastercard, is highly recommended by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

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