Week of June 1st, 2018



  LHS Calendar Dates
  2018 Lex. Media GRADUATION Recording (download, DVDs and blu-rays available)
  Mandatory 2018 Fall Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting
  LHS Sports
  LHS Performing Arts
  Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) Online Auction is OPEN!
  Retirement Celebration in Honor of Dr. Mary Czajkowski
  Multiple Pathways to Success: Tools for Self-Empowerment
  MUNROE SATURDAY NIGHTS/June: Sublime Odissi: A confluence of poetry, painting, music and mime
  Ceramic Classes at “ArtSpan” at the Munroe Center for the Arts
   Lexplorations Aide Applications
   Foundational Chemistry - For Rising Juniors
   Pilgrimage to Grandfather's War: A Recognition of the World War I Centennial




Saturday, June 2: 7:30am SAT Exams
Saturday, June 2: 7:00-9:30pm Spring A Cappella Jamboree 

Sunday, June 3: 2:00-5:00pm LHS Graduation (Tsongas Arena)

Sunday, June 3: 10:00pm-5:00am All Night Graduation Party
Tuesday, June 5: 6:00-8:00pm Fall Sports MeetingThursday, June 7: 6:00pm-8:00pm Junior Books Awards
Saturday, June 9: Sophomore Cruise
Saturday, June 9: ACT Test






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 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 byLexMedia 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.. 

Mandatory 2018 Fall Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting
Where: LHS Auditorium
When: Tuesday, June 5th
Time: 6pm

The 2018 Fall Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting will be held TUESDAY, June 5th, 2018 at 6:00pm in the Auditorium at LHS. This meeting is required for all LHS student-athletes, and incoming freshman who are interested in participating in an interscholastic fall sport at Lexington High School.  All student-athletes interested in playing a fall sport should attend the meeting with a parent or guardian.  At the large group session in the auditorium, the requirements for fall high school athletic participation (on-line forms, user fees, physicals, eligibility), will be discussed.  

Immediately following the large group session, we will break down into sport specific meetings so that student-athletes and parents can meet with the coaching staff of their respective fall sports.  In the sport specific meetings, our coaches will introduce their staff, talk about practice and game schedules for the fall season, expectations for tryouts, as well as other key elements of the season.  This is a fantastic opportunity for student-athletes and parents to hear from our head coaches about their expectations for the upcoming season.Should you have any questions, regarding this meeting, please contact the athletic office at (781) 861-2320 ext. 69902  We look forward to seeing you on June 5th!

Fall Sports Start August 23, 2018
Football Starts August 17, 2018

LHS Fall Sports:

Cross Country - Boys and Girls
Field Hockey - Girls
Soccer - Boys and Girls
Swimming - Girls
Volleyball - Girls

GO Minutemen!


Naomi Martin
Director of Athletics
Lexington Public Schools

LHS Sports

Home Games/Meets (June 1 - June 8)   

Friday, June 1
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Woburn High School

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

LHS Performing Arts  

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


Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) Online Auction is OPEN!

Dear LHS PTO families, LEF opened their online auction May 20 - register for free now to see the items you could score! 

Tickets are still available for the June 16th Celebration Party and going fast. See you there!

Score goods including (click here to see the items & shop):
• Chef tasting & wine pairing from Strega
• Tickets to sporting events, concerts & back-stage tours!
• Win vacation home stays, kids camps, and gifts or services from local businesses!

Friday FREE Family Fun (click here to sign up): 
• Multi-cultural activities
• Ice cream
• Balloon creations
• Pizza food truck
• Karen K and the Jitterbugs
• & more!

Saturday Celebration Party for Adults (click here to get tickets):
• Party with friends!
• Dress up and dance to live 80s dance pop and new wave music by Scattershot!
• Enjoy the company of our community!
• Treat yourself to specialty hors d'oeuvres!
• Smile for red carpet photos!
• Refresh with beer, wine and Tito's Homemade Vodka!
LEF's Celebration for Education Weekend provides an opportunity for the community to help shape our children's public education. You can encourage lifelong learning: attend the party, shop the auction, donate auction items!

Retirement Celebration in Honor of Dr. Mary Czajkowski

The Lexington School Committee cordially invites you to attend a Retirement Celebration in Honor of Dr. Mary Czajkowski.   

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cary Memorial Building
1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA

Refreshments will be served.  

Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 6, 2018to
The Superintendent’s Office
or 781-861-2580

Multiple Pathways to Success: Tools for Self-Empowerment
Saturday, June 9th from 2 pm to 5 pm @ Diamond Middle School  

Getting ready for the path beyond high school does not have to be an intimidating process.  If you are a 7th/8th grader, a high school student, or a parent of students in this age range, then this workshop is for you!  

In this 3rd Annual workshop, you will listen to a dynamic panel of speakers, followed by a brief Q/A.  You will then participate in small group discussions facilitated by a diverse and experienced group of individuals that are either educators or have successfully chosen a college and career that they are passionate about.  Walk away with a feeling of empowerment as you begin to chart YOUR roadmap to success!  

This event is organized in partnership with Lexington High School, LYFS: Sponsor of Sources of Strength, CAAL, JPLex, and Temple Isaiah Mental Health Committee.  

MUNROE SATURDAY NIGHTS/June: Sublime Odissi: A confluence of poetry, painting, music and mime  
Saturday, June 9, 2018
First Parish in Lexington, MA
SEAT RESERVATIONS:  www.munroecenter.org/reserve-your-seat.html 
More information available at https://www.munroecenter.org/next-performance.html

— This month’s Munroe Saturday Nights’ performance will explore the connection of Indian Classical dance with paintings, sculptures, music, literature and theater, presented by acclaimed Odissi dancer Mouli Pal. Also featuring eminent visual artist Sunanda Sahay who will be presenting on the Madhubani style of painting. The artists will engage in a collaborative storytelling through their respective art forms. 

Ceramic Classes at “ArtSpan” at the Munroe Center for the Arts   

“ArtSpan” at the Munroe Center for the Arts continues its afternoon ceramics classes for children and evening classes for adults. This summer ArtSpan will also be introducing OPEN STUDIO TIME for adults.
This option allows folks to have a more leisurely summer schedule rather than needing to attend a class at a regular time each week. Open studio time is a great opportunity for those who are familiar with the ceramic process, and feel confident working independently in a clay studio. The open studio fee also covers 2 weeks of classes :)

Open studio time will be from 5:30 - 7:30, M-F from July 9 - Aug 17. 

More information about summer ceramics at www.munroecenter.org/summer-ceramics.html or calling the office at 781.862.6040


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.


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


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


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


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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