Week of January 25th,2019


Important Dates

Friday January 25 Quarter 2 closes
Junior/Senior Dance (7 pm)

Wednesday January 30 Winter Orchestra Concert 1

Thursday January 31 Parent Discussion Group, Community Center (8 am)

Wednesday February 6 Winter Orchestra Concert 2 

PTO News & Events

Save the Date: Shop at Wilson Farm on March 14

Starting in Mid-January, Wilson Farm will be kicking off its 14th annual Shop at Wilson Farm Days. These days are designated to give back to the local schools in our community. When a friend or family of the school shops at Wilson Farm on the designated day, 20% of their sale will be donated right back to the school!  As an added bonus, the top earning school will end up receiving 25% instead of the allotted 20%!  When shopping they must present either the flyer or e-mail in order for the 20% to be accepted.  Flyers are on our website.

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LHS and LPS Announcements

LHS Calendar Dates - LHS Calendar Link » 

You may subscribe to the iCal feed which will automatically send updates to your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Click here and select the green iCal button. iCal works with most calendar programs, not only Apple products.

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS day-to-day.

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Video link for college exam testing seminar

10th grade families, if you missed the seminar last week, no worries - check out this video link to watch a recording of the presentation.  The presentation was made by Drew Heilpern from the Summit Group and gives an overview of the SAT and ACT testing process.

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Teen Summer Expo

  • When: Tuesday, January 29, 5:30 - 8:00pm

  • Where: LHS, Commons II

Learn about local and worldwide summer experiences in adventure travel, community service, internships, academics, sports, arts, college prep, STEM, language immersion and gap year programs with options for every interest and budget.
Get answers to specific questions about safety, supervision, costs and programming directly from the people running the programs. Register for a PDF of programs attending and a reminder athttps://www.teensummerexpos.com/family-registration/
Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1947816485304527/

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College Admissions - MEFA College Admissions Seminar

  • When: January 31, 6:30-8 pm (snow date: tbd)

  • Where: LHS Auditorium

  • Presenter: MEFA Presenter, John Marcus, Former VP of Enrollment

  • Target Audience: Junior Parents/Guardians

This session will provide an overview of college admissions, including:

  • trends in college admissions

  • building the college list

  • the college application process

Before the seminar, be sure to visit MEFA’s website to download a copy of the seminar presentation in English or Spanish and explore other tools and resources to assist you in the college planning process.  If you cannot attend the seminar there is a scheduled MEFA Admissions webinar on February 13, 2019 at 12 pm. If interested, please view and register here.
There is also a recorded webinar that you can watch (which will most likely be updated after the 2/13 webinar, though the information should be valid now as well).

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Parents/Guardians of Grade 8 Students: Class of 2023 Events

  • February 4: Incoming 9th Grade Parent/ Guardian Information Night - Students Welcome (6:30 -7:30 pm)

  • February 7: Curriculum Night (6:30 -8:00 pm)

  • February 27, 28, and March 1: LHS Presentation to Clarke MS Students (in school)

  • February 26 and February 28: LHS Presentation to Diamond MS Students (in school)

For more information:

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Fund our Future

  • When: Monday, February 4, 7-8:30 pm

  • Where: LHS IDLC, formerly The Science Lecture Hall, LHS

  • Sponsored by: Lexington Education Association and Burlington Educators’ Association

Panel discussion with:

  • Colin Jones - Senior Policy Analyst, MassBudget

  • Rep. Ken Gordon - 21st Middlesex District

  • Dr. Julie Hackett - Superintendent, Lexington

  • Max Page - Vice-President, MTA

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AP Exam Payment Deadline

  • When: Monday, February 4, midnight

Just a friendly reminder that AP exam sign-ups/payment deadline is February 4 by midnight. If you haven’t received an email through our billing system MCC, please reach out to AP Coordinator, Guadalupe Puim. If you would like to sign-up for an AP exam but are NOT currently enrolled in the AP course, please fill out thisform or contact Guadalupe Puim for assistance or for any questions or concerns regarding AP exams.
Guadalupe Puim, AP Testing Coordinator, LHS
Tel: 781-861-2320, ext. 69099; email: gpuim@lexingtonma.org.
Availability: Monday 7 am-2:15 pm; Tuesday 8 am-3:15 pm; Wednesday 8:45 am-2:15 pm:

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2019 Spring Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting

  • When: Tuesday February 29, 6 pm

  • Where: LHS Auditorium

  • Sponsored by: Lexington Education Association and Burlington Educators’ Association

LHS Spring Sports season begins - Monday, March 18, 2019.  This meeting is required for all LHS student-athletes interested in participating in an interscholastic spring sport at Lexington High School.  All interested student-athletes should attend the pre-season meeting with a parent or guardian.  At the large group session in the auditorium, the requirements for 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 sports.  In the sport specific meetings, our coaches will introduce their staff, talk about practice and game schedules for the 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.
LHS Spring Sports:

  • Baseball

  • Softball

  • Boys & Girls Lacrosse

  • Boys & Girls Outdoor Track

  • Boys & Girls Tennis

  • Boys Volleyball

  • Boys & Girls Ultimate Frisbee

Should you have any questions, regarding this meeting, please contact the athletic office.  We look forward to seeing you on February 26!  GO Minutemen!
Naomi Martin, Director of Athletics, LPS
Tel: (781) 861-2320 ext. 69902.

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 Yearbooks - new update!

We are down to the last few yearbooks! Order ASAP if you would like one. When they are gone, they are gone! Don't be disappointed! You can order online at or you can bring a check to Harriet Wallen in the LHS Library made out to Town of Lexington for $90. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Harriet Wallen.
Harriet Wallen, Librarian, LHS
Tel: 781-861-2320, ext. 69151; email: hwallen@lexingtonma.org.

Additional information about Yearbooks is also on the PTO website.

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Senior Families

For more information about:

  • Senior Counselor Seminars

  • Yearbook/senior portraits

  • Transcript request deadlines

Please click here or visit our website www.lhspto.org

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 LHS Performing Arts

Shown below are the LHS Performing Arts Events for the next month.  The full calendar can be found at:http://www.folmads.org/

Selection of LHS Events from Performing Arts Calendar of Events (2018-2019)DateEvent DescriptionTimeLocationWed Jan 30Winter Orchestra Concert
Estabrook 4, Hastings 4, Fiske 4, Diamond 6 and 8 Grade,
LHS Symphony Orchestra7:30 pmLHS GymnasiumWed Feb 6Winter Orchestra Concert
Bowman 4, Harrington 4, Bridge 4, Clarke 6 and 8 Grade,
LHS Chamber Orchestra7:30 pmLHS GymnasiumSat Feb 9LHS Follies Show7 pmLHS AuditoriumFri Feb 15LHS Improv Troupe Show7:30 pmLHS Black Box TheatreWed Feb 27Winter Orchestra Concert
All 5th Grade Strings, All Town Orchestra,
Clarke and Diamond 7th Grade Combined Orchestra,
LHS Repertoire Orchestra7:30 pmLHS Gymnasium

FOLMADS would like to invite parents to help out with selling tickets and handing out the program. You can help out and get done on time to enjoy the full concert. All volunteers receive two free tickets for that day's concert.  If you are at all willing and able to help us out, please sign up using the Sign Up Genius!  Thank you for all your help and support in making these events a success for our talented kids and their educators.

The Friends of Lexington Music, Art & Drama Students (FOLMADS) is a non-profit organization created to foster and promote excellence in the Fine and Performing Arts programs in the Lexington Public Schools.

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 LHS Sports

Click here for dates and times of athletics games/meets»  http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

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LHS Community News & Events

Student Volunteer Opportunity: Fund our Future

  • When: Monday, February 4, 6-9 pm

  • Where: LHS IDLC, formerly The Science Lecture Hall

LHS students can earn up to 3 hours of community service hours by assisting the Fund Our Future Forum event.  Please email salewis@lexingtonma.org today to reserve your community service spot or to ask questions about the event.

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Save the Date: 5th Annual Lexington Parent Academy

  • When: Saturday, March 23, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

  • Where: Lexington’s Community Center

Designed to educate and empower parents and caregivers to manage the changing demands of parenting in today’s world, this is a free event for all interested parents and community members.  A list of presenters will available soon.  Please contact Julie Fenn, Assistant Coordinator of PE, Health and Wellness with any questions: jfenn@lexingtonma.org.

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Lexington Scholarship Fund

The Lexington Scholarship Fund distributes financial awards to deserving Lexington students to be applied to the cost of their post-secondary education. The majority of the scholarships are need-based. 2019 Applications and information is available: www.lexscholarship.org.

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Lexington Community Education

Online Registration is now available for all programs at www.lexingtoncommunityed.org.  Please note pre-registration is required for all LCE Classes. To register, using a MasterCard or VISA, please call Lexington Community Education at 781-862-8043.

SAT Prep for the MARCH Exam

PSAM

  • When: begins January 7, 6 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 232

  • Fee: $200

PMST

  • When: begins January 17, 6 Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 230

  • Fee:  $200

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Community News & Events

Lexington Recreation Department Summer Camps and Clinics Free Open House

  • When: Saturday, January 26, 10 am - 2 pm

  • Where: Lexington Community Center

Featuring Lexington organizations such as: Munroe Center for the Arts, Hayden, SNAP, Lextended Day, and many more! High School Job & Volunteer Opportunities! Raffles and Giveaways! For more info e-mailrecdept@lexingtonma.gov.

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Come Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Cary Memorial Library!

  • When: March 23, 7-11 pm (hosted by the Library's Foundation)

  • Where: Cary Memorial Library

Tickets are now on sale for the Cary Memorial Library Foundation’s Gala for the Library’s 150th anniversary! Early bird prices are $75/ticket until February 1, $100 thereafter. The gala will feature a live band, dancing, drinks & light fare, plus special performances, including by Regie Gibson, Cary Library’s Poet-in-Residence. Tickets can be purchased here.

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LHS PTO keeps you connected!

  • Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Check out the LHS PTO website

  • LHS PTO posts on Twitter - handle @ptoLHS






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