Week of May 11th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Spring Staff Appreciation Luncheon – Volunteers Needed
   Volunteers Needed for Student Prom/Cruise Receptions
   LHS School Council Election 2018 - LAST CHANCE TO VOTE IS MAY 13!
   Annual LHS PTO meeting- To Vote in the Executive Board and Budget for 2018-2019   
   2018  All Night Graduation Party – Parents: PLEASE VOLUNTEER NOW!
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   ATTENTION Seniors: Graduation Requirements from the Registrar’s Office
   Attention Seniors - 2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Tickets Now on Sale!
   For All Parents: The Yearbook Has Arrived!
   The Jessica Bussgang Rosenbloom Skating Prize
   Junior Parent/Guardian Coffee for International Families
   2018 LexMedia GRADUATION Recording
   LHS Sports
   LHS Performing Arts
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   Screening of National Geographic's Gender Revolution
   Community Service Opportunity for LHS Students
   Lexington Pops Chorus - “Glorious Spring”
   Lexington Symphony Presents: Community Music Festival & Music from the Movies
   LexHack4Good
   LexHack4Good Workshop
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   Lexplorations Aide Applications
   SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep
   INTENSIVE COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING
   Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors
   Pilgrimage to Grandfather's War: A Recognition of the World War I Centennial
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IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
 
Monday, May 14: Gradebooks Public on Portal/ Attendance Verification Distributed
Wednesday, May 16: 7:00-9:30pm World Language Awards Night
Thursday, May 17: Professional Day- ½ Day Students
Thursday, May 17: 7:00pm-8:30pm Senior Recital & Awards Night
Saturday, May 19: Junior Prom
Monday, May 21: Senior Attendance Appeals Due
Monday, May 21: 6:30-8:30pm LHS Film Festival
 
 
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
 
LHS Spring Staff Appreciation Luncheon – Volunteers Needed to Bring Food and Help at the event
Date:          Thursday, May 17th
Time:         11:00 AM
Location:   LHS, Commons II
 
Please sign up for the Spring Staff Appreciation Luncheon to thank the hard-working staff of LHS for all they do for our children.   The staff loves and looks forward to this lunch and they enjoy sampling the wonderful array of dishes we present to them.   Bring your favorite dish to share!   Food can be homemade or store/restaurant purchased.   We also need volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up.
 
Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp
http://signup.com/go/ZHsftBm
 
Thank you for helping with this great event for the staff!
Jen Vogelzang and Kara Brandes
hospitality@LHSPTO.org
 
Volunteers Needed for Student Prom/Cruise Receptions
 
We need you! Help send off the kids to their events. It really is so much fun!
 
The PTO is looking for volunteers to help with the following events, no prior experience needed! This is a busy time of year at LHS and we really need your help. If you are interested or have any questions, please email Jen Vogelzang and Kara Brandes at hospitality@LHSPTO.org

Junior Prom Reception - May 19th
Senior Prom Reception - May 31st
Sophomore Cruise Reception - June 9th
 
Volunteers will set up tables at LHS with snacks and water for the students to enjoy as they gather before boarding the buses for their events.  It’s a short and easy job!
 
LHS School Council Election 2018 - LAST CHANCE TO VOTE IS MAY 13!
 
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 

Annual LHS PTO meeting- To Vote in the Executive Board and Budget for 2018-2019   
When: May 15th, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Library Media Room at LHS
www.lhspto.org 

Open to all PTO members and incoming 8th grade parents. 

Our Principal Andrew Stephens and Associate Principal John Murray will be speaking.

The Lexington High School PTO Nominating Committee and the PTO board has closed on the complete slate of PTO Board officers for the 2018-19 school year.  We want to thank all the parents who have volunteered for the committees, the committee chairs will contact you with more information.

LHS PTO Board 2018-19

Co-presidents – Christina Lin and Shubhra Chandra

1.    Secretary – Joan Zhong
2.    Treasurer - Betsy Wilkinson
3.    VP Communications - Patricia Luzio Valda
4.    VPs Forums – Jennifer Roney and  Lisa Hebert
5.    VP Grants - Manya Chait
6.    VPs Hospitality – Kara Brandes and  Jen Vogelzang
7.    VP Membership – Rina Kodendera 

2018  All Night Graduation Party – Non-Senior & Senior Parents:
WE NEED YOU TO CARRY ON THIS LHS 32 YEAR TRADITION – PLEASE VOLUNTEER NOW!

Senior & Non-Senior Parents:
*Set-up / Decorate:       Thursday May 31st            5:00 – 7:00pm
                                      Friday, June 1st                 3:00 – 6:00pm or 6:00 -9:00pm
                                      Saturday, June 2nd            9:00 – noon or noon- 3:00pm

Non-Senior Parents ONLY: 200 Volunteers Needed!!!!!!!!!!
*Party Chaperones:        Sunday June 3rd 10:00 pm to Monday June 4th 5:00am – LHS Field House
Night Owls we need you!  Sign up with a friend!  And 1st Shift Volunteers, please consider working 2nd Shift too when the party is in full swing!

Senior Parents ONLY:      ALL Senior Parents
*Clean-Up:  Monday, June 4th:            5:30am

To sign up for a volunteer shift go to LexingtonANGP.weebly.com.  Questions about volunteering; contact Betsy Wilkinson at betsy@myemline.com

Donations!  The ANGP Ticket price does not cover party costs.   Please consider making a $ donation or sign up to bring food or drink (Sunday drop off at 3:00 – 4:00pm or 8:00-9:00pm) at LexingtonANGP.weebly.com.


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. 

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 

Attention Seniors - 2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Tickets Now on Sale! 

Tickets are now available for Beach Party 2018!  LHS’s 32nd All Night Graduation Party will be held at the LHS Field House on the night of graduation.  The ANGP runs from 10pm on Sunday, June 3rd through 5am on Monday, June 4th.  Don’t miss this one last opportunity to celebrate with your senior classmates.  Beach Party 2018 will be a night to remember and offers something for everyone from an All-Night DJ, an inflatable obstacle course, games, yearbook signing, arts and crafts and so much more.  And don’t forget your favorite Lexington eateries generously provide an endless supply of your favorite treats throughout the night!   

Purchase your ticket by Wednesday, May 23rd to receive the discounted price of $35 and reserve your ANGP T-Shirt.  Two order options are available - online (preferred) at LexingtonANGP.weebly.com or download the paper form from link (or complete the paper form on your invitation) and drop it in the box in the Main Office - checks payable to Lexington Schools Celebration Committee.  Tickets will not be sold at the door.  Scholarships are available – please speak with your Dean.  Every year 85% – 90% of each graduation class attends this wonderful LHS tradition.  See you there!

Donations!  The ANGP Ticket price does not cover party costs. Please consider making a $ donation or sign up to bring food or drink at LexingtonANGP.weebly.com.

For All Parents: The Yearbook Has Arrived!

The yearbook has arrived at school and will be distributed on May 22nd. We were officially sold out, but the publisher surprised us with a few extra copies. Don't miss your chance if you would like to purchase a yearbook! The remaining books will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. To reserve your book, please send or drop off a check to the LHS library for $100 made out to Town of Lexington as soon as possible. If you have questions, please call Harriet Wallen at 781-861-2320, extension 69151.

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 

Junior Parent/Guardian Coffee for International Families
When: Tuesday, May 22 at 9:30am 

Are you the parent or guardian of a current 11th grader?
Are you new to the country or unfamiliar with the US education system?
Do you wonder about the role of school counselors and social workers?
You are invited to attend the Junior Parent/Guardian Coffee for International Families on Tuesday, May 22 at 9:30-10:30am in the Lexington High School Library Media Center. There will be a short presentation on the role of counselors and social workers, a brief overview of the college process, and time to meet the Counseling Department and ask questions. Please RSVP HERE if you’d like to attend. Questions? Please email June Im at jim@lexingtonma.org. We look forward to seeing you! 

Thank you!
June Im
School Counselor
Arts & Humanities Building | Room 156L
Lexington High School
(781) 861-2320 ext. 69533

2018 LexMedia GRADUATION Recording (download, DVDs and blu-rays available)

Sit back and enjoy your child's graduation ceremony--let LexMedia do the recording for you. A recording of the ceremony will be produced by LexMedia and may be purchased by downloading the video, purchasing a DVD or a blu-ray disc. The recording will show all seniors receiving their diplomas and will also include all of the commencement speakers. Purchases may be made online with payment options for check (DVD and blu-ray versions only) or credit card.

To purchase this year’s graduation on DVD or as a blu-ray disc, go to: http://www.lexmedia.org/graduation-dvds.html. 

To purchase a download of the recording, go to https://vimeo.com/ondemand/lhsgraduation2018 

Use promo code LHS2018 to get $3 off the download version. The promo code is good for the first 25 people using it. 

If you have any questions, please email Irene Dondley at irene@lexmedia.org or call LexMedia at 781-862-5388.

LHS Sports  

Home Games/Meets (May 11 - May 18)  

Friday, May 11
3:45pm BOYS Junior Varsity Baseball vs Belmont High School
3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Softball vs Belmont High School
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Tennis vs Watertown High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Lacrosse vs Arlington High School
4:00pm GIRLS Freshman Lacrosse vs Weston High School
5:30pm BOYS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Arlington High School
6:30pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Belmont High School
7:00pm GIRLS Varsity Softball vs Belmont High School

Monday, May 14
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Tennis vs Arlington High School
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Softball vs Arlington High School
3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Softball vs Arlington High School
3:45pm BOYS Freshman Baseball vs Arlington High School
3:45pm GIRLS Freshman Lacrosse vs Needham High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Acton- Boxborough Regional High School
5:15pm BOYS Varsity Volleyball vs Acton-Boxborough Regional High School

Tuesday, May 15
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Woburn High School
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Track vs Winchester High School
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Track vs Winchester High School
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Tennis vs Reading Memorial High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Bedford High School
5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Woburn High School
6:00pm GIRLS Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Concord Carlisle High School
7:00pm BOYS Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Concord Carlisle High School

Wednesday, May 16
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Tennis vs Woburn High School
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Woburn High School
3:45pm BOYS Junior Varsity Baseball vs Woburn High School
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Softball vs Woburn High School
3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Softball vs Woburn High School
4:00pm GIRLS Varsity Ultimate Frisbee vs Arlington High School

Friday, May 18
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Tennis vs Reading Memorial High School
4:00pm GIRLS Freshman Lacrosse vs Reading Memorial High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Reading Memorial High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Lacrosse vs Reading Memorial 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: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School Auditorium
Suggested Donation: $15 (any amount is welcome) 
 
On Saturday May 12 at 1pm, the Lexington High School Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will perform a special concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.  The concert will feature some outstanding music from the band’s repertoire this year, as well as music by Puerto Rican jazz composers Juan Tizol and Miguel Zenon. There is a $15 suggested donation, but any and all contributions are welcome, and no one will be turned away.  

All proceeds from this performance will be split between two highly respected organizations providing aid to Puerto Ricans affected by the hurricane.  They are: Esperanza para la Vejez- a non-profit based in Puerto Rico committed to elder services, and Cradles to Crayons- a Boston based nonprofit working on resettlement efforts for Puerto Ricans who have chosen to make a new home in Massachusetts.  

Lexington High School’s jazz program has been recognized for thirty years as a leader in jazz education nationally.  Under the leadership first of Jeff Leonard, and now under director Pat Donaher, LHS bands have won local and national awards, including top prizes at the Berklee High School Jazz Festival, the Charles Mingus High School Jazz Festival, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington Festival.  Some alumni of the program have gone on to attend top conservatories, and others have careers as award winning composers, performers and educators, as well as leaders in law, technology and other key industries.

Contact Information: LHS Jazz Director Pat Donaher, pdonaher@lexingtonma.org 

Music Awards and Recital
Date and Time: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School Auditorium
Suggested Donation Price: Free to the public

The public is invited to Lexington High School’s annual presentation of student awards and music recital on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the LHS auditorium.  Junior and senior awards will be presented.
The evening will include a concert presented by Adam Gurley-Green Memorial Composition award winners. This innovative program pairs student composers with professional musician mentors to develop original compositions for performance.  Each of these students will be awarded a cash prize in addition to private mentoring. To learn more about the composition award program, please visit www.adamgurleygreenmemorial.fund.

Contact Information: Performing Arts Coordinator Ida Pappas, 781-861-2320, ext. 69252; ipappas@lexingtonma.org 

Lexington High School Pops Concerts
Dates: Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Ralph Lord Gymnasium, Lexington High School, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02421
Tickets: $10

Celebrate spring at the Lexington High School Pops Concerts! This end-of-the-year music celebration will feature performances by the school’s award-winning ensembles.  Wednesday’s program will include the Combined Chorus, Concert Choir, LHS Chorale, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Repertoire Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra.  On Thursday, the Combined Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Madrigal Singers, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra will perform.  

Wind Ensemble will perform "Shine" by Julie Giroux, a piece that they performed at The President's Cup Festival in Washington, D.C. earlier this year.  The program will include "Jurassic Park: Soundtrack Highlights" by John Williams, arranged by Paul Lavendar, and "Blue Shades", a jazz-inspired piece by Frank Ticheli. On Thursday night they will close with "Stars and Stripes Forever". 

Concert Band will perform a medley of famous classical melodies in a piece called “What’s up at the Symphony”. They will also be performing “St. Louis Blues” with improvised jazz solos as well as music from the movie “The Incredibles.”

Symphonic Band will premiere excerpts from co-director Pat Donaher’s new piece Milonga Mayoridad, a tango for young bands.  

Chamber orchestra will be premiering a new work by Michael Tu (LHS, '18) and an excerpt from Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story.” On Wednesday they will close the evening with Stars and Stripes forever and on Thursday they are joined by 2017-18 LHS Concerto Competition winners Richard Zhou and Benjamin Choi who will perform a movement from the Krommer Double Clarinet Concerto.

Repertoire orchestra will open with the theme from “Game of Thrones”, followed by a rousing fiddle tune - “Red Haired Boy.” They will finish with Michael Jackson's “Thriller.”

Contact Information: Performing Arts Coordinator Ida Pappas, 781-861-2320, ext. 69252; ipappas@lexingtonma.org

Swing Night
Dates: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m. (dance lesson from 7:00 p.m. until 7:45 p.m.)
Place: Fiske Elementary School Gymnasium, 55 Adams Street, Lexington, MA 02420
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students and senior citizens

Swing Night 2018, once again, will be an evening celebrating the classic American sounds of big band and swing, featuring three hours of live music and dancing.  The LHS Big Band, Jazz Ensemble, and special guest, The Beantown Swing Orchestra, take to the stage on June 1st in the Fiske Gym at 7:00pm. Don’t know how to dance? The evening kicks off with a lesson from the Lindy Jive Bombers from 7:00-7:45.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Pura Vida Project, a student-run nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and young families throughout Central America.

Contact Information: Jazz Director Pat Donaher, pdonaher@lexingtonma.org


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  

Screening of National Geographic's Gender Revolution  

May 15, 7-9pm (Doors open at 6:45pm) 
Clarke Middle School
https://www.facebook.com/events/177497212907234/

Please join us for a screening of National Geographic's Gender Revolution, including a panel discussion moderated by Safe Schools, featuring LHS students and a family featured in the film. 

Parents of children of all ages, middle & high school students, business/community leaders and anyone who wants to better understand gender identity are encouraged to attend.

12%    Millennials identify as transgender or nonbinary
2.9%   Massachusetts high school students identify as transgender
3 yrs    Age at which gender awareness begins 

* How has our understanding of gender evolved? 
* How is gender different from romantic attraction?
* What is gender dysphoria and how is it treated?
* What do people of varying gender identities say? What do parents say? What do scientists say?
* How do I talk to my kids about all of this?
* How do our families, schools, and communities work together to be more welcoming and respectful of all people, including people of varying gender identities?

Critically acclaimed, Gender Revolution follows Katie Couric as she travels coast to coast to meet with the leading scientists and experts to answer questions about gender identity. She also speaks with ordinary people who find their bodies and lives on the front line of a rapidly changing world. This film examines roles of science, politics, and culture on gender, shedding light on the countless untold stories of struggle, understanding, ignorance, and love. Panel discussion following the film.

Sponsored by: School Health Advisory Council “SHAC”, LexPride, LHS GSA, PTA/O Presidents Council (PPC), Diamond PTA, Community Coalition-Mental Health Subcommittee and Greater Boston PFLAG      Contact Information: LexPrideMA@gmail.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.

Lexington Pops Chorus - “Glorious Spring”

Lexington Pops Chorus presents “Glorious Spring” on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 PM. This concert includes Vivaldi’s Gloria with orchestral accompaniment, Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, This Day, The World of Our Dreams, We Rise Again, selections from Once on This Island, and much more. Performances will be held at Hancock United Church of Christ, 1912 Mass. Ave., Lexington. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children under 13. For more information and to order tickets go to www.lexingtonpopschorus.org. Come and support local music!

Lexington Symphony Presents: Community Music Festival & Music from the Movies

A fun, family-friendly celebration of cultural diversity and exceptional music!
Saturday, May 19th, 2018, Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington

Community Music Festival
2:00 - 5:00pm

FREE family event featuring a diverse lineup of local performers throughout the afternoon & instrument petting zoo for kids!

Scheduled performances include: Boston Guzheng Ensemble (Chinese zithers), Eastern Rhythm Indian Dance Troupe, Real School of Music, Peter & the Wolf Lexington Symphony Quintet, Great Meadows Orchestra, Yamaha Music School Student Composers & Players and more!!

Music from the Movies: Broadway Goes to the Movies!
7:30pm

From the stage to the big screen, enjoy selections from legendary Tony award winners Richard Rodgers and Leonard Bernstein, as well as highlights from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and many more! Featuring a special guest appearance by New World Chorale. 

Featuring Highlights from:
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Jesus Christ Superstar
Richard Rogers - The King and I
Frederick Loewe - My Fair Lady
Richard Rogers - Oklahoma
Mitch Leigh - Man of La Mancha
Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story
Howard Shore - Lord of the Rings
Claude-Michel Schönberg - Les Miserables
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Phantom of the Opera 

LexHack4Good
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Lexington Discovery Day

Free, fun, coding event on Discovery Day for kids. Help the community, town, country, or globally. Sponsored by Penguin Code and LHS volunteers. Info and registration links on website lexhack4good.org 

Design and code a website that helps the community, town, country or world. (e.g website about recycling, cancer research, animal adoption, endangered species ) Use your tech skills to make the world a better place!

Form a team with 2-4 people and complete the web project during the 6 hour period.

Prize: $200 donated to non-profit; website registration fees paid; LHS students eligible for community service credit 

Earn community service hours!
REGISTER HERE 

LexHack4Good Workshop
Don’t know how to code? No Problem!
Come learn the basics of HTML/Javascript that will allow you to create a basic website and service by the end of the session.
Friday, May 25th
Hancock United Church, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue
5pm-9pm (pizza dinner)
Sign Up Here (space limited)


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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.

SUMMER INTENSIVE SAT Prep 

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

INTENSIVE SAT PREP

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. 

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

SAT 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  

SAT 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  

SAT 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 

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

Calling 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: 
July 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 

Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors 

Instructor:  Michael Horesh, LHS Chemistry and Earth Science Teacher  
Pre-registration using a Lexplorations registration form is required.  The form can be downloaded on our website:  www.lexingtoncommunityed.org 

This 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. 

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

FOR PARENTS: 

Pilgrimage to Grandfather's War: A Recgonition of the World War I Centennial

With Carolyn Kingston and Toni Tasker

Carolyn Kingston and Toni Tasker will guide you as they take two compelling and very different paths of discovery about each of their grandfathers’ lives in the First World War.

For Carolyn the journey began with a book that her mother, Polly Cole, wrote about the life of Marine Major Edward B. Cole.  Major Cole was a hero, mortally wounded at Belleau Wood, a key engagement of World War I. He was the first individual from WWI to have a Navy war ship named after him.

Toni’s journey began with family lore of a “French farm family” who nursed Army Private Calvin Southwick back to health when he fell ill with the Spanish flu during the war. Who was that young child in the photograph her grandfather had on his dresser?  Where was that family today?

Join Carolyn and Toni to learn how the Internet opened doors for them to help them discover the to the people, records and documents that answered many questions.

This event will be held on Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00pm at the Lexington Depot.  The cost of the event is $10.00.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.


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