Week of June 15th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS

LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates
Final Exams Schedule
Student Lost & Found Reminder

2018 Lex. Media Graduation Recording
Adam Gurley-Green Memorial Fund Composition Concert, June 23
Don't Forget the LEF STAR Awards!

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

You're invited to the LEF party - and a chance to win Hamilton tickets, June 15 and 16
Lexpress Workshop, June 16

Community Input for Town Manager Search, June 19
Lexington Lions Club: Olde Fashioned Youth Games, July 4
Service Opportunity for Lexington Students at the Foundation for MetroWest

 LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Lexplorations Aide Applications
Summer Intensive SAT Prep
Intensive College Essay Writing

Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors

LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS

Monday, June 18:
8:00-9:30 Final Exam – Social Studies
11:30-1:00 Final Exam – Science
Tuesday, June 19:
8:00-9:30 Final Exam – English
11:30-1:00 Final Exam – Mathematics
Wednesday, June 20:
8:00-9:30 Final Exam – World Language
11:30-1:00 Final Exam Make-ups
Thursday, June 21:
7:45-2:25 A3/B3/C3/D3/E3/F3/G3/H3
Friday, June 22: 
7:45-11:25 Last day of School – ½ day for students

LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

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.

Final Exams Schedule
The LHS Final Exam schedule has been developed and adjusted for the changes in the calendar that has the last day of school set for June 22, 2018.

Friday 6/15:   
Regular Day/In-class review (Homework Holiday – Eid a Fatr)
Monday 6/18:
8:00-9:30 – Social Studies Exams
11:30-1:00 – Science Exams
Tuesday 6/19:
8:00-9:30 – English Exams
11:30-1:00 – Mathematics Exams
Wednesday 6/20:
8:00-9:30 – World Language Exams
11:30-1:00 – Make-up Exams
Thursday 6/21:
All periods meet A-H
Friday 6/22:
Last Half-Day for Students

Lost & Found Items Reminder
Lost & Found items from the Library are on display in our hall display case. Recognize anything? Please ask your student to stop by and claim what belongs to them. (See also bins near main office for general lost and found.) Thank you!

 

2018 Lex. Media 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.

Adam Gurley-Green Memorial Fund Composition Concert, June 23

Saturday, June 23, 5:00 p.m.
First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Rd, Lexington, MA 02421
Free to the public; donations to the Adam Gurley-Green Memorial Fund are welcome

This concert will feature Adam Gurley-Green Memorial Composition award winners performing their original compositions with professional musicians. In this innovative program, student musicians receive private mentoring in addition to being awarded cash prizes. This year’s winners are: Jeffrey Gordon (’18), Nicholas DesRoches (’19), Samuel Pak (’19), Kathy Xue (’21) and Nico Daglio Fine (’19). Their compositions span across several different genres including jazz and classical string ensembles. A highlight of the evening will be the performance of a new three-movement jazz composition by Jeffrey Leonard, former LPS Performing Arts Coordinator.  To learn more about the composition award program or to donate to the fund, please visit www.adamgurleygreenmemorial.fundContact Information: FOLMADS publicity volunteer Jillian Tung, folmadspr@gmail.com.
The Friends of Lexington Music, Art & Drama Students (FOLMADS) is a nonprofit organization created to foster and promote excellence in the visual and performing arts programs in the Lexington Public Schools

Don't Forget the LEF STAR Awards! 
Before school ends, take a moment to thank your child’s teacher for all they have done. You can also thank other important faculty and staff: school aides, librarians, administrators, nurses, counselors, coaches. So many people do so much for our kids—let’s show them our appreciation. For a contribution of $30 or more, (or $60+ for a teaching team), a personalized STAR certificate will be delivered to any current or former teacher/staff member at any Lexington public school. Sponsored by Lexington Education Foundation (LEF), the STAR award is a meaningful gift, and proceeds go to our children and schools through LEF grants. Order today at www.LexEdFoundation.org/STAR.

COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS

You're invited to the LEF party and enter for a chance to win Hamilton tickets!
Hi friends, our local school foundation, LEF, wanted us know about this fabulous opportunity to win Hamilton tickets, dance to 80s music and entertain the kids this weekend. Let's start off summer by showing our support for our schools!
Friday, June 15, 4-7pm, Hayden Lower Field-FREE Family Fun!

  • Live music + performances by Clarke and Diamond theater programs
  • Obstacle course, field games, face painting, crafts & more!
  • Balloon animals
  • Frozen treats, water and pizza available for purchase

Saturday, June 16, 7-11pm, Hayden Lower Field-A party for adults!

  • 80s music by the band ScatterShot
  • Atari & Super Nintendo games
  • Red carpet photos
  • Hors d'oeuvres, Tito's Handmade Vodka, beer and wine

Now-June 16-Get a GOLDEN TICKET!
A $100 donation for a chance to win 1 of 5 prizes:

  • Kentucky Derby, 6 tickets ($4,000 value)
  • Strega dinner for 10 + wine pairing ($1,500 value)
  • Hamilton at the Boston Opera House, 2 tickets ($1,000+ value)
  • Red Sox roof box, 2 tickets for June 23 ($250 value)
  • Maine overnight rafting, trip for 2 ($200 value)

Drawing at 9:40pm, June 16. Purchase as many tickets as you would like until all 200 are sold. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.
Now-June 20-Shop the online auction!

  • Score tickets to sporting events, concerts, back-stage tours!
  • Win vacation home stays, kids camps and local business discounts!
  • Shopping is free

Questions? info@LexEdFoundation.org. Thank you, for supporting innovative education and inspirational teaching and learning at Lexington Public Schools!

Lexpress Workshop, June 16

  • Does your student have questions about how to get to/from after-school activities on Lexpress or how to take it to popular destinations over summer?
  • Do you have a parent who needs to take Lexpress, but is uncertain about how?
  • Do you wish you could better explain how Lexpress works to your visitors?
  • Are you curious how the on-demand “flag” system works?
  • Or, are you just interested in learning about this local bus service that was established in 1979 to help people get Around Town on Lexpress?

Then come to our brief-but-lively workshop on:

Saturday, June 16th from 10am-11am at
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road, Room 237
Light refreshments provided.
FREE, but please register by calling 781-861-1210 or email: lexpress@lexingtonma.gov, so we can plan accordingly.

Please note there is NO Saturday Lexpress Service. You may mark your calendars, however, for a Special Saturday Lexpress service on Saturday, September 22 and a similar workshop to occur on same day.
Lexpress info: https://www.lexingtonma.gov/lexpress; GPS Bus Tracker: http://tracker.lexpress.us/

Community Input for Town Manager Search, June 19
Town Manager Carl Valente has announced his plans to retire in August 2018. The Board of Selectmen have appointed a Town Manager Search Screening Committee and have retained the services of Municipal Resources, Inc. (MRI) to assist them in the search for Lexington’s new Town Manager. MRI specializes in recruitment of municipal executives and will be guiding the Committee through this process.
One of the early steps is the development of an ideal candidate profile. The Lexington Community is invited to come to a meeting to learn more about the Town Manager Search process and provide your input on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 7:00–9:00 pm in the Main Floor Living Room of the Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington. (please note: this meeting IS at the Cary Memorial Library near the Battle Green NOT at the Cary Memorial Building next to the Town Office Building). At the meeting, the Recruitment Team from MRI will explain the search process and timeline and will also be seeking public input from the Community regarding the qualifications and attributes to be possessed by the ideal candidate for appointment as Lexington’s next Town Manager.
Should you be unable to attend this meeting you can submit confidential input to the MRI recruitment team at the following e-mail address which has been created for this recruitment: lexingtontownmanagerrecruitment@mrigov.com

Lexington Lions Club: Olde Fashioned Youth Games, July 4
On Wednesday, July 4th at 10 AM, the Lexington Lions Club is once again sponsoring free activities for elementary age youth in the town of Lexington. There will be recognition awards for best historical costumes, original costumes, and races for the various age groups (running, 3 legged race, sack race). All participants will be recognized with ribbons. We will wrap up the activities with a bubble gum blowing contest for all elementary ages, and then free watermelon for participants and spectators. These events this year will be held at the Center Field Track. A signup sheet / information detail sheet for this event is attached and may also be found at the following Web address:http://www.lexingtonlions.org/OldeFashionYouthGames.cfm
Please note that The Lions Club organization is not affiliated with the Town of Lexington or the Lexington Public Schools.

Service Opportunity for Lexington Students at the Foundation for MetroWest
The Foundation for MetroWest will once again be offering its Youth in Philanthropy program in Sudbury this fall. This program empowers students to become the next generation of philanthropists – those who give their time, talent, and treasure for the common good.
Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) MetroWest at Sudbury is an opportunity for students to become leaders in their communities. Participants learn the importance of philanthropy and the needs that exist in their own backyards. YIP students evaluate nonprofit grant applications and award up to $10,000 to the nonprofit of their choice.

Who: High school students who live or learn in MetroWest
Where: The Grange Hall, Sudbury
When: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm, beginning September 12 (full schedule)
Cost: Free!
Apply: Fill out an application online by 8/31 (http://bit.ly/YIPFall2018)

For more information, please contact: Julie Williams, Program Officer, Foundation for MetroWest, 3 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760, 508.647.2260 x23 | www.foundationformetrowest.org

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.
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:

Instructor:  Mindy Pollack-Fusi
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
Pre-registration using a Lexplorations registration form is required.  The form can be downloaded on our website:  www.lexingtoncommunityed.org.

Instructor:  Michael Horesh, LHS Chemistry and Earth Science Teacher 
July 16-July 20 from 9:00am-3:00pm at Lexington High School $295

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.

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