Week of April 27th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
   LHS School Council Election 2018
   LHS PTO Board Finalized (almost) -  Still time to volunteer for PTO Committees
   Annual (End of Year) LHS PTO Meeting/Forum
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   LHS Annual Workshop for Parents of Graduating Seniors
   ATTENTION Seniors: Graduation Requirements from the Registrar’s Office
   Non-Senior Parents – All-Night Graduation Party Needs You to Chaperone!!!  Senior Parents – Needed for Set-Up and Clean Up
   Scholarship Added to the Family Connection (by Naviance) Database @ LHS
   LHS Sports
   LHS Performing Arts
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS PTO's Discount for LEF Celebration for Education Tickets
   Paw Power Pet Jamboree: 5K Walk/Run with Your Pet
   Community Service Opportunity for LHS Students
   League of Women Voters Lexington First Friday: Compost - The Miracle Cure for Trash
   A Positive Approach to Disciple: A Community Book Talk
   ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY
   HOLI Festival of Colors
   Lexplorations Aide Applications
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep
   IINTENSIVE SAT PREP
   Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors
   How to Find the College That Fits Your Child
  Estate Planning 101
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!
 
IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
Wednesday, May 2: Special Olympics
Thursday, May 3: 8:00am-9:15am Workshop for Parents of Graduating Seniors
Friday, May 4: 7:30pm-10:30pm Spring Musical
Saturday, May 5: 7:30am SAT Exams

 
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
 
Thanks -
LHS PTO
 
LHS School Council Election 2018
 
The LHS School Council is seeking two (2) LHS parent candidates to each serve a three-year term starting in 2018-2019. 
 
Please cast your vote for two (2) parent representatives to the LHS School Council.
 
** On-line ballots due no later than May 13, 2018
 
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 five LHS parents, five faculty, two community representatives, three students and the Principal.
 
Voter Eligibility:  Parents and guardians of current 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade students are eligible to vote. Each parent/guardian in a household can cast a vote.  
•    Each voter must complete a separate ballot.
•    Vote for NOT more than TWO candidates.
•    The two (2) candidates receiving the highest number of votes will serve for a term of three (3) years.

Candidates for School Council are (in alphabetical order):
•    Neerja Bajaj
•    Curt Barrentine
•    Amy Boutwell
•    Angela Chang
•    Fran Lacombe
•    Ann Ostrowski
•    Deb Sabin
•    Cathy Swan
•    Joe Zhu

For the candidate’s bios, please visit the LHS PTO or Click Here

Please CLICK HERE to vote

Thank you,
 LHS PTO 

LHS PTO Board Finalized (almost) -  Still time to volunteer for PTO Committees

We encourage you to volunteer for the LHS PTO! If you are interested in volunteering please email  Nominatingcommitteechair@lhspto.org

It’s a great way to feel connected to your child’s high school experience and support the entire LHS community of students, teachers and families.  The LHS PTO has two primary purposes: To enhance the education and welfare of LHS students and to foster communication throughout the LHS community.

The Lexington High School PTO Nominating Committee is almost done deciding on the complete slate of PTO Board officers for the 2018-19 school year. We will complete the list next week and here are the names that have been finalized.   
PTO Board

    Co-president – Shubhra Chandra
    Co-President - Christina Lin
    VP Communications - Patricia Valda
    VP Grants - Manya Chait
    VP Forums – TBD
    VP Hospitality – TBD
    VP Membership – TBD
    Treasurer - Betsy Wilkinson
    Secretary – Joan Zhong

PTO Committees
We encourage you to volunteer for the LHS PTO Committees!  The people who have already volunteered have been assigned to the committee of their choice. Any parent or guardian with a rising freshman and any PTO member with a rising sophomore, junior or senior is eligible.  

On-Line Directory/Membership Committee:  

The LHS-PTO online directory is managed using the My School Anywhere (MSA) web service and is a critical tool in helping us keep our community informed and connected. The role of the MSA administrator is to manage the database to facilitate new family registration, annual membership drive, and ensure the purchase records in MSA align with the treasurer’s records.  
Works with Communications and Treasurer to make sure that parents can get a membership easily with the website and online links
Coordinates with the Printed Directory committee members to get the directory physically mailed to paid members.
It can easily be done from home during your free time and does NOT require special computer skills.  Peak time commitments occur at the beginning of the school year when new families register and during the membership drive (~2-3hrs/week from beginning of the school year to November).  After December, the work load drops significantly.  
Don’t forget - you don’t need to be a computer wizard to manage MSA, the PTO board can show you the ropes, and MSA comes with good personal tech support if issues/problems arise.       

Hospitality Committee:

Coordinates 2 Teacher Appreciation Luncheons.  One in September and one in May.  
Recruits volunteer coordinators to provide refreshments for smaller events such as Science/Engineering Fair, Junior Book Awards & Prom, Senior Scholarship Awards & Prom, Sophomore events.
Volunteers are recruited through the PT0 weekly listserv announcements.

Newcomers Potluck Evening:

The 2 chairpersons will handle all the planning and organizing that is done during the month of August. Room must be booked in June before school closes.
3 volunteers to start 2 weeks prior to the event, leave an announcement at the Central office in August with the date and time.  PTO Website and newsletter to be used to announce this initial event of the school year to get new families to come.
The event is usually early to mid-September, so volunteering begins in August via email. 

Teacher Treats:

The day before school starts, the PT0 provides a treat bag for every staff member (just under 300) with a highlighter, marker, pen, pencil, life saver, etc.   
They are placed in a cellophane bag with ribbon along with a thank you message from PT0 and placed in the staff school mailboxes.  
On Valentine's day, the committee does a similar package with candy and a valentine thank you message from PT0. 

Welcoming Committee:  

Organizes two events during the year to welcome new families.  Perhaps Coffees?
Coordinates with Newcomers Potluck Evening and LHS Student Club Nexus who also work with families new to LHS.

Thank you,

2018 PTO Nominating Committee
Rina Kodendera, Shubhra Chandra , Kara Brandes , Jill Demirjian , Jennifer  Vogelzang

Annual (End of Year) LHS PTO Meeting/Forum 

When: May 15th, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Library Media Room at LHS
www.lhspto.org 

Come and hear our Principal Andrew Stephens and Associate Principal John Murray talk about the school year at the Annual PTO meeting. Open to all PTO members. 

The PTO will also be voting in the Executive Board members, Committee members (Parent volunteers) and the Budget for 2018-19 school year.  


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. 

LHS Annual Workshop for Parents of Graduating Seniors 

Attention all parents of graduating seniors:
You are cordially invited to attend the LHS annual workshop "Letting Go While Still Holding On - Supporting Your Student (and Yourself) Through the Challenging Transition To College." The workshop will take place on Thursday, May 3rd from 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM in the high school Library Media Center and is led by Joanne Loomer, LHS Counseling Department Social Worker.

Some of the topics covered will include understanding the developmental changes for students and parents during this important rite of passage, what to expect over the next roller coaster months, important conversations to have with your student before they leave home and ways to encourage independence and self care.

If you have any questions about this upcoming event, please contact Joanne Loomer at jloomer@lexingtonma.org. Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
LHS Counseling Department 

ATTENTION Seniors: Graduation Requirements from the Registrar’s Office 

Paying for Transcripts:  Parents/guardians received email about paying online for senior transcripts.  Please do this now! 

Graduation Survey in Naviance (seniors must complete):  
Naviance  > “About Me” tab  > “Graduation Survey” link on left.
Enter all results of your applications.  
Take and finish the survey.  It only takes a minute.

These obligations must be met in order for seniors get their Cap and Gown on 5/30.
See Mrs. Aronson, Room 152, if you have questions.

Jane Waldman Aronson
Lexington High School, Registrar's Office
251 Waltham Street, Room 152
Lexington, MA  02421
(781) 861-2320  x69127 

Non-Senior Parents – All-Night Graduation Party Needs You to Chaperone!!!  
Senior Parents – Needed for Set-Up and Clean Up

What is the All-Night Graduation Party?  In its 32nd year, a gift from the Lexington community to each graduating class – an all-night party held in the LHS Field House the night of graduation attended by over 85% of graduating seniors.  More than a dance, the party offers something for every student from a DJ, an inflatable obstacle course, games, yearbook signing, arts and crafts to so much more.    

Non-Senior Parent Volunteer Chaperones?  The All-Night Graduation Party is a parent run event.  Senior parents can help with Set-up - Thursday, May 31st, Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd (50 volunteers) and 5:30am Clean-up (ALL Senior parents) but 100% of Party Chaperones are Non-Senior Parents (200 volunteers needed!!!).  

Date:  10pm Sunday June 3rd through 5am Monday June 4th

Like to decorate, come for Set-Up and get a sneak peek at Beach Party 2018.  

A Night Owl – sign up for a late-night shift or two!   To sign up for a volunteer shift or to donate food go to LexingtonANGP.weebly.com.

Scholarship Added to the Family Connection (by Naviance) Database @ LHS
The Jessica Bussgang Rosenbloom Skating Prize

The Jessica Bussgang Rosenbloom Skating Prize will be awarded for the first time on May 30, 2018 at the LHS awards night to a LHS sophomore, junior or senior who has excelled both academically and in figure skating.  The application is due on Thursday, May 17th by 3pm to Joanne Tringale in the LHS Counseling office.  Applicants must reside in Lexington and skate competitively either as a singles skater, pairs skater, ice dancer, or synchronized skater, or participate in ice theatre.

Applicants are required to submit the following:

•     His/her most recent Lexington High School transcript;
•     Ice skating resume
•    Proof of membership in good standing in the U.S. Figure Skating Association
•    Two References: one from  a skating coach or skating peer and another from a school classmate or teacher (guideline: 500 – 1000 words); and
Applicants have the option, at their discretion, to submit any of the following to enhance their application:
•     Additional resume noting activities outside of skating;
•    Essay statement – what is your most significant accomplishment in skating, 300 - 500 words max; and
•      Standardized test scores
Jessica Bussgang Rosenbloom, a graduate of Lexington High School, skated for many years at Hayden Recreation Center. She received her gold medal in both school figures (8th test) and freestyle (senior level) in 1982 during her senior year at Lexington High School. Jessica attended Tufts University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and French, and then she attended Harvard Business School, where she received an MBA.  Since 1991, Jessica has been a U.S. Figure Skating judge. Over the years, she has judged many National Championships and local, regional, and sectional competitions, as well as test sessions. Jessica’s love of skating and her strong belief in the personal benefits and lifelong skills skating offers, as well as her fond memories of growing up in Lexington and attending Lexington public schools, motivated her to create this fund.

Submissions can be sent electronically, by mail or dropped off by Thursday, May 17th to
Joanne Tringale
jtringale@lexingtonma.org
Lexington High School

LHS Sports  

Home Games/Meets (April 30 - May 4)  

Monday, April 30
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Tennis vs Watertown High School
3:45pm BOYS Junior Varsity Baseball vs Reading Memorial High School
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Softball vs Reading Memorial High School
3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Softball vs Reading Memorial High School
3:45pm BOYS Freshman Baseball vs Reading Memorial High School

Tuesday, May 1
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Barnstable High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Tennis vs Brookline High School
4:00pm GIRLS Varsity Tennis vs Brookline High School
5:00pm BOYS Varsity Lacrosse vs Watertown High School
5:15pm BOYS Varsity Volleyball vs Barnstable High School

Wednesday, May 2
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Tennis vs Burlington High School
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Watertown High School
3:45pm BOYS Freshman Baseball vs Watertown High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Boston Latin High School
4:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Somerville High School
5:15pm BOYS Varsity Volleyball vs Boston Latin High School

Thursday, May 3
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Lynnfield High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Lincoln Sudbury High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Sharon High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Sharon High School
5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Lynnfield High School

Friday, May 4
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Burlington High School
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Tennis vs Wilmington High School
3:45pm BOYS Freshman Baseball vs Burlington High School
5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Burlington High School

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

LHS Performing Arts 

Jazz Festival Concert
Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School Auditorium

Suggested Donation Price: $10 adults/$5 students and senior citizens  

The Jazz Festival Concert is the culmination of a week of collaboration between jazz students and high level performing artists.  This year, the LHS jazz department, under the direction of Mr. Patrick Donaher, welcomes celebrated drummer/composer/teacher Allison Miller.  

The following events are open to the public:
Wednesday, 4/25, I-Block: Conversation with Allison, sponsored by GSA, room TBA
3pm: Improvisation workshop, Room 133
Thursday, 4/26, 3pm: Drum workshop, Room 133
Friday, 4/27, 7pm: Allison Miller and LHS Jazz Groups in Concert ($10/$5 students/seniors), Gillespie Auditorium
Contact Information: LHS Jazz Director Pat Donaher, pdonaher@lexingtonma.org

Lexington High School Musical, Pippin
Date:  Thursday-Saturday, May 3-5, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School Auditorium, 251 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421
Tickets: $15 adults/ $10 students and senior citizens 

Lexington High School is proud to present Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin as this year’s spring musical! 

There's magic to do when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in Stephen Schwartz's iconic and unforgettable musical masterpiece. With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.                       --MTIshows.com 

The production will take place on Thursday, May 3, 2018, through Saturday, May 5, 2018.  Each evening performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. All performances will be in the Donald J. Gillespie, Jr. Auditorium. 

Tickets may be purchased at the LHS Main Office, at Wales Copy shop, at the door prior to a performance, or in advance from any member of the cast, crew or orchestra.  Tickets may also be purchased online at https://www.brownpapertickets. com/event/3409646. 

Contact Information:  Drama Teacher Kate Bromley, Lexington Public Schools, kbromley@lexingtonma.org;  Director of Choruses Jason Iannuzzi, jiannuzzi@lexingtonma.org


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  

LHS PTO's Discount for LEF Celebration for Education Tickets 

A special opportunity from our friends at the Lexington Education Foundation (LEF): $25 OFF tickets for the June 16th Celebration for Education at Hayden Lower Field featuring 80s music from Scattershot, hors d'oeuvres, red carpet photos and an exciting online auction!

This "Early Bird" deal ($25 savings) will soon be over! Get your tickets today at www.LexEdFoundation.org

Party with Friends!
Dance to live 80s Music!
Win through the Online Auction! 

Paw Power Pet Jamboree: 5K Walk/Run with Your Pet

When: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lower Hayden Field on Worthen Road, Lexington
Cost: Student: $15
         Adult: $20
Paw Power t-shirt included with pre-registration! 

Walk or run this awesome 5K to raise money for All Dog Rescue, an amazing organization that saves Massachusetts dogs in need. Pets are invited and encouraged to attend! Talk to animal experts, eat good food, socialize your dogs, enter in raffles, and get your t-shirt airbrushed!

Visit our website to register or donate: https://pawpowerpetjamboree.weebly.com  

Community Service Opportunity for LHS Students 

Community Nursery School is looking for High School Students interested in earning COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT this summer.  It is a fun and joyful way to earn your Community Service hours!

The Summer CNS Program is for preschool-age children and runs for seven weeks from June 25 - August 9. Volunteer intern hours are 8:30am-1:15pm, Monday through Thursday. Interns must commit to a minimum of one full week.  If you are interested, please contact our Community Coordinator, Stacy Chandler at schandler@cnslex.org or call 781-862-0741.

League of Women Voters Lexington First Friday: Compost - The Miracle Cure for Trash

It's so easy to put the trash out on collection day and forget about it, right?  Have you ever wondered what happens to the trash?  Typically, it ends up at an incinerator, which is costly and problematic for the environment and human health.  Now a large portion of our trash can be converted to compost.  Where is this happening locally and how is it accomplished?

Please join us on Friday, May 4, 2018 when our panelists, Diane Pursley, of the Lexington Public Schools Green Team, a representative from Black Earth Composting, a private compost pick-up service, and Robert Beaudoin, Director of Environmental Services for Lexington will present information about diverting food and other waste materials to compost, avoiding incineration fees, and saving valuable tax dollars.   Learn about what’s already happening in our schools, learn about Lexington’s new trash and recycling vendor and get more information on what you can do to help at this informative and interactive discussion.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters' Lexington, Friday, May 4th, 2018, at 9:30AM, the forum will take place in the Cary Memorial Library Large Meeting Room.  

The Cary Memorial Library is at 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420.  Coffee will be available at 9:15AM, and the presentation will begin at 9:30AM.  For more information, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com.

A Positive Approach to Disciple: A Community Book Talk
Wednesday May 2, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Living Room Main Level 

Anxiety, depression, substance abuse and suicide among America’s children are rising to epidemic levels.  One in two six-year olds today will be diagnosed with a mood or behavioral disorder by age eighteen.  Lewis first addressed this issue in Mother Jones Magazine in 2015.  Her article went viral - viewed nearly six million times.  She has spent the years since then criss-crossing the county, interviewing scientists, practitioners, teachers and families.  In The Good News About Bad Behavior, she explains what is is happening, and lays out science-based and road-tested tools that schools and families are already using to help our kids.    

Author Katherine Reynolds Lewis will talk about her book, The Good News About Bad Behavior. As an alternative to traditional rewards and punishment, Ms. Lewis presents a new theory of discipline that centers on developing the art of self-control and self-reliance in children so that they are better equipped to handle the challenges they'll face in life. 

Community members and parents with children of all ages are encouraged to attend. 

Sponsored by the Lexington Community Coalition, Lexington Public Schools, and Cary Memorial Library. 

ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY
When: Thursday, May 17, 7-8:30 PM
Where: Newton South High School
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   

A new film created to open up the conversation about anxiety, and provide tools, resources & hope. (Appropriate for ages 11 and up.)

Q&A to follow with Jon Mattleman and an MYM Young Adult Speaker https://www.jonmattleman.com/

The Secret Lives of Teens · QPR Suicide Prevention · 50 Shades of...Parenting a Teen · Emotional Consequences of the Internet · Services · Private Parent Consultations ·

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge in the U.S., impacting 54% of females and 46% of males, with age 7 being the median age of onset, according to the World Health Organization. In other words, about half of us are currently struggling with anxiety.

The beauty of this film is that the children and young adults featured are openly talking about their experiences with anxiety and other mental health challenges. For some of them, it’s the first time they are publicly sharing their stories. Our hope is that their candidness and bravery will inspire our community to do the same.

Find out more here
Register here

HOLI Festival of Colors

Sunday, May 20 (Rain date June 3)  1pm to 5pm
Hastings Park, Lexington, MA 

Color Throwing every half hour.  No Outside Colors Allowed.
Multicultural.  Live Music.  Dance.  Henna.  Vegetarian Food and more!!
Entry $5 online / $8 at gate.  Kids under 5 free.  Includes a packet of color. 

More info and online registration: http://www.festivalofcolorsma.comOrganized by Bhakti Center of Lexington, 781-215-3566

Lexplorations Aide Applications

Lexplorations Aide Applications are now available online at www.lexingtoncommunityed.org 

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 2nd - August 3rd.  The hours are 9am to 3pm. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one full week.   

The majority of classes will be held at the Estabrook Elementary School.   We especially need aides at the Estabrook 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 at Lexington High School or download the application from our website:  www.lexingtoncommunityed.org.  Please note that the application is two pages. 


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION 

SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep

IPre-registration required for all classes, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.

IINTENSIVE SAT PREP

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

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

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

ISAT Writing and Language + Essay - Instructor, Karen Mechem
        - meets 4 times
        - beginning July 2 and meeting July 2, 3, 5, 6
        - from 9:00am-12:00pm
        - $200
         - Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board  

ISAT Reading - Instructor, Karen Mechem
        - meets 5 times
        - beginning July 9 and meeting July 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
        - from 9:00-11:30am
        - $200
        - Required text:  The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board  

ISAT Math - Instructor, Chris Doucette
        - meets 5 times
        - beginning July 23  and meeting July 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
        - from 9:00-11:30am
        - $200
        - Required text:  Barron's New SAT, 29th Edition 

IINTENSIVE COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING - Pre-registration required for all classes, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 

ICalling all rising seniors! Don’t wait until fall college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay!  Be prepared by spending only one week (half days) this summer learning the do's and dont’s of the essay.  You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay. Join fellow rising seniors as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof technique on how to choose your essay topic. From there, you will draft your essay and receive feedback. You will work on polishing your essay and by the close of the week, you will have a completed essay that is concise yet creative and lively. This class will help you breakthrough your fear and frustration, guide you to the finish, and help you relax this fall when your essay is done! 

Course sections are identical: 

IJuly 23 - July 27 from 10:00am - 1:00pm at Lexington High School
Class Meets 5 times
Class size limited to six
$500

OR

August 6 - 10      from 10:00am - 1:00pm at Lexington High School
Class Meets 5 times
Class size limited to six
$500 

IFoundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors 

IInstructor:  Michael Horesh, LHS Chemistry and Earth Science Teacher 

IPre-registration using a Lexplorations registration form is required.  The form can be downloaded on our website:  www.lexingtoncommunityed.org 

IThis 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. 

IJuly 16-July 20 from 9:00am - 3:00pm at Lexington High School $295 

IFOR PARENTS: 

IHow to Find the College That Fits Your Child
Tuesday, May 1 from 6:30-8:30pm
at Lexington High School 

ICost:  $25.00 for two adults in the household     

IWe 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. Learn why starting the process early can offer significant advantages. Larry Dannenberg of College Solutions is a professional college placement consultant.  

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

state Planning 101
onday, May 7
 from 7:00 -9:00pm
at Lexington High School 

ICost:  $30/Seniors $25 

ICome learn the basics about wills and estate planning. We will discuss wills, durable powers of attorney, health care proxies, living wills, setting up trusts, how to appoint a guardian or conservator for minor children if needed in the future, and basic strategies for saving on estate taxes. The instructor, Rebecca O'Brien, Esq., is a  partner and co-founder of O'Brien Cavanagh Ivanova LLP.  

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

LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/
* The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @ https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS