Week of June 21st,2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS

LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

Thank You and See You in the Fall!

LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates
Student Lost & Found Reminder
Adam Gurley-Green Memorial Fund Composition Concert, June 23

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS 

Don't Forget the LEF STAR Awards!
Lexington Lions Club: Olde Fashioned Youth Games, July 4
Lexington Historical Society to Host Hamiltunes! September 14
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

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

Thank You and See You in the Fall!
The LHS PTO wants to thank all of our parent volunteers for giving of their time, interest and support to our many events this past year. We are really grateful for your generous contributions. As a result of your support, the LHS PTO was able to fund 23 grants totaling over $9,500. THANK YOU!
The LHS PTO Weekly Announcements are shutting down for the summer. We'll be back in August to start the 2018-2019 academic year, when we will start our membership drive. There will be occasional summer announcements, so stay tuned!
Have a great summer, everyone!

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.

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!

Adam Gurley-Green Memorial Fund Composition Concert, June 23

Saturday, June 23, 5:00 pm
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.fund. Contact 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

COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS

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.

Lexington Lions Club: Olde Fashioned Youth Games, July 4
On Wednesday, July 4th at 10:00 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

Lexington Historical Society to Host Hamiltunes! September 14

September 14, 2018, 6:30 pm
Cary Hall
$4 per person, children under 7 are free

Lexington Historical Society is proud to host an officially licensed Hamilton singalong! Can't get tickets to the Opera House in September? Join us on Friday September 14 in the Room Where It Happens - Cary Hall! Sit with several hundred of your friends as we sing your favorite songs on the Hamilton Instrumentals album. Costumes are encouraged! At intermission, join in the costume parade, enjoy popcorn, and cider, and enter a raffle to win a life-size cutout of Lin-Manuel Miranda! $4 per person. Children under 7 are free (please be advised that Hamilton contains mild explicit language.) Tickets go on sale at www.lexingtonhistory.org/hamiltunes on Friday, June 15. e a part of our revolutionary crowd by buying a general admission ticket. Our Hamilton karaoke also needs song leaders - if you'd like to sign up to take the stage and lead us in song, purchase a singing role ticket.
Lexington Historical Society is an independent nonprofit passionate about preserving Lexington’s history and sharing it with the public. We give tours of our fascinating historic sites, where the events of the early days of the American Revolution unfolded. Visitors walk in the steps of John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and George Washington! We pride ourselves on celebrating Lexington’s growing diversity through collaborative community programs. The Society has extensive collections from throughout three hundred years of Lexington history, which we display in engaging exhibits in many venues throughout our community.

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, 7:00-8:30 pm, 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 9:00 am-12:00 pm, $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 9:00-11:30 am, $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 9:00-11:30 am, $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 don't’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 10:00 am-1:00 pm at Lexington High School
Class meets 5 times, Class size limited to six, $500
or
August 6-10 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm 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 9:00 am-3:00 pm 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.

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/
LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS