Week of April 26th, 2019

April 26, 2019 Issue 

Important DatesFri April 26Freshmen Semi Formal, Commons 2 (7:30pm)April 29Senior Prom tickets go on sale!Tue April 30Senior Assembly
Social Communication Strategies, Community Center (7pm)Thu May 2 - Sat May 4Legally Blonde The Musical, Auditorium (7:30pm)Mon May 27No School - Memorial Day PTO News & Events

Your chance to be a co-treasurer on the LHS PTO

Don’t miss out! The LHS PTO is looking to fill one more open position - a co-treasurer. It’s a great way to get connected to your child’s high school experience and support the entire LHS community of students, teachers, and families. Any parent or guardian with a rising freshman and any PTO member with a rising sophomore, junior or senior can be on the LHS PTO.

Email Nominatingcommitteechair@lhspto.org by April 29 and include

  1. Your name

  2. The grade your high school student(s) will be in for 2019–20

  3. Why you are interested & any relevant experience you have

For a more detailed description of the role.  Here is a link to the list of people tentatively on the 2019-20 LHS PTO board. The slate and budget will be voted on during the Annual PTO meeting—May 14, 6:30pm, LHS. The meeting is open to all LHS PTO members.

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Graphing Calculators Wanted

The LHS PTO are looking for used Ti-83/TI-84 graphing calculators to help support the resource room at LHS.  If you’ve got one collecting dust at home (but still in working condition), we will gladly take it off your hands.  You can drop it off at the LHS Main Office in an envelope labeled for LHS PTO.  You can drop it off at the LHS Main Office in an envelope or labeled for LHS PTO.

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LHS Spring Staff Appreciation Luncheon

  • When: Thursday, May 16, 11am

  • Where: LHS, Commons II

  • SignUp

We need volunteers to bring food and help at the event! 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.

Thank you for helping with this great event for the staff!
Jen Vogelzang and Kara Brandes, hospitality@LHSPTO.org

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LHS School Council Election for Parent Representative

Electronic Ballot for Parent Representative for School Council

Voting is open until end of day on Friday, May 17.
Questions??  - contact president@lhspto.org

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LHS and LPS Announcements

Class of 2022 - Calling All Freshmen: Spring Semi Formal

  • When: Friday April 26, 7:30-10pm

  • Where: LHS Commons 2

  • Tickets: $15

This is typically a fun, well attended event, chaperoned by faculty; all freshmen are encouraged to attend.  Tickets covers the DJ, decorations and snacks.  A portion of the ticket sales will go to our class fund to help defray the costs of proms and sophomore cruise.

Martha Queenin, Freshmen Class Advisor
781 861 2320 x 69130; 
Mqueenin@lexingtonma.org

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College Board - SAT at LHS

  • May 4, 2019

  • June 1, 2019

College Board has two SAT testing dates remaining this school year.  These dates are huge testing dates at LHS.  If you plan to test in May or June 2019 you must sign up quickly.  Remember, students from other high school’s can test at LHS and it is first come, first serve.

If your child has College Board testing accommodations, it is extremely important to sign up today for a testing seat. LHS has a limited amount of accommodation testing seats and students prefer to test at their school’s testing site. Please don’t wait to sign up.  If your child has an IEP or 504 and you want to apply for accommodations with College Board or ACT please email Ebony McCoy at LHS: emccoy@lexingtonma.org or call 781-861-2320 x 69545.

SAT dates for 2019-2020

  • August 24, 2019–Popular testing date. Sign up early to get a testing seat.

  • October 5, 2019

  • November 2, 2019

  • December 7, 2019

  • March 14, 2020

  • May 2, 2020–Popular testing date. Sign up early to get a testing seat.

  • June 6, 2020– Popular testing date. Sign up early to get a testing seat.

Karen Hurley, SAT Coordinator
781-861-2320 x 69126; khurley@lexingtonma.org

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Upcoming SEPAC Events

Social Communication Strategies with Beverly Montgomery

  • When: April 30, 7–8:45pm

  • Where: Lexington Community Center, Dining Room

Do you know a child or teen who struggles with knowing what to say, who to say it to, and when to say it?  Are their reactions too big or emotions out of control?  Is getting out the door a constant struggle?  If so, join us for this seminar where you will learn practical strategies for building these skills and more.  Participants will gain a better understanding of the role of executive functioning in social-emotional learning.

Executive Function Workshop with Sarah Ward

  • When: May 16, 7–8pm

  • Where: LHS, Auditorium

In this workshop you will learn many practical strategies to teach children how to identify the big picture, to integrate information, to make inferences, to improve their speed of processing, and to problem solve.  In addition you will learn concrete strategies to help children manage their time and materials to successfully record and complete nightly homework assignments, long term projects, and to prepare for tests.  Sarah Ward has over 20-years experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment, and case management of children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of developmental and acquired brain based learning difficulties and behavioral problems.  http://efpractice.com/

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Senior Families

Senior Final Tasks, Registrar's Office

  1. Seniors should let us know the results of all their applications (JAronson@lexingtonma.org, or come to Room 152).

  2. If seniors applied to schools that were self-reporting, we need to know which ones and those results.

  3. Graduation Survey in Naviance: Once they know specifically what their plans are for next year, complete the survey before they pick up the cap and gown on May 29.  It’s very quick.  Here's how:  Naviance > About Me tab on right > My Surveys > Surveys not started > Graduation Survey

  4. Paying for transcripts: emails went to parents/guardians before break.  Payments can be made online or bring a check to Room 152.  Deadline for payment: May 27.

You're almost there!
Jane Waldman Aronson (she/her), Registrar's Office
Room 152, (781) 861-2320 x 69127, 
JAronson@lexingtonma.org

Senior Calendar 2019

  • April 29–May 15: Ticket Sales for the Prom: 

    • Cost is $60 per ticket; sold at 2nd and 3rd lunch in Commons I.  Checks should be made payable to Town of Lexington.

  • Tue April 30: Senior Assembly: Auditorium, during Homeroom.

  • May 1–27: Pay for transcript (see above for more details).

  • Mon May 20: Senior Attendance Appeals:

    • Committee Appeals due to Main Office by 3pm

    • Dean Appeals to Deans’ Offices by 3pm

  • Mon May 20: National Honor Society Induction Ceremony: Auditorium, 7–8pm

  • Tue May 21: Last day of regularly scheduled classes for Seniors

    • Senior Yearbook Distribution: Library Media Center, 1:15pm

    • Senior Yearbook signing party with refreshments: Commons I, 1:45pm

  • Wed May 22: Last day to pre-order tickets for the All Night Graduation Party (ANGP)

  • May 22–24: Senior Final Exams take place: Seniors attend class for finals only.

  • Mon May 27: No School: Memorial Day

  • Tue May 28: Senior Student-Athlete Dinner: buffet dinner, Commons II, 6-8pm

    • All Class of 2019 students who participated in athletics over the past 4 years

  • May 29–Jun 1: Cap & Gown Distribution: Deans’ Offices: 9–10:15am and 1–3pm

    • $20 for cap/gown/tassel: check payable to “Town of Lexington” or MCC Online

  • Wed May 29:

    • Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal: 10:30am in Field House

    • All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) tickets: pick up pre-ordered or purchase tickets for $40, 9–10:15am (LHS Main Lobby, nr Main Office) or at the Senior Barbecue

    • Senior Barbecue: 12–1:30pm on the Quad outside Commons II

    • Senior Scholarship Night: Auditorium6pm, ceremony and refreshments

  • May 30–June 1: All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) SET UP: Field House

  • Thu May 30: Senior Prom:  Lombardo’s, 7–10:30pm

    • Check-in time in the Gymnasium is 4:30pm

    • Reception in Commons I between 4:30 and 5:45pm 

    • Buses load at 5:45pm and depart at 6pm 

    • Buses depart Lombardo’s at 10:45pm

  • Sun June 2: Graduation-Tsongas Center (tickets are not required): 

    • University of Massachusetts, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell, MA

    • 12:30pm Band Concert

    • 1–1:15pm ALL SENIORS must report to Tsongas Center

    • 2pm Graduation Ceremony

  • Sun June 2: All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Field House, 10pm–5am  

    • Students must arrive between 10 and 11pm. No entry after 11pm.  

    • Tickets (esssential for entry) are sold prior to event.

  • Mon June 3: Senior Parents: All Night Graduation Party CLEAN UP 5:30am

For more information about senior counselor seminars, yearbook/senior portraits, transcript request deadlines, etc, please click here or visit our website www.lhspto.org.

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 LHS Performing Arts

Selection of LHS Events from Performing Arts Calendar of Events (2018-2019)DateEvent DescriptionTimeLocationMay 2- 4LHS Spring Musical Production LHS AuditoriumThu May 9All Town Band and Orchestra Concert1pmLHS AuditoriumMay 9-11Essentially Ellington - LHS Jazz Ensemble  Fri May 10LHS Improv Troupe Show7:30pmLHS AuditoriumSat May 11LHS Jazz Benefit Concert12pmLHS AuditoriumWed May 15LHS Music Awards Night and
Composition Contest Celebration7pmLHS AuditoriumFri May 17LHS DSI - Drama Performances9:30amLHS AuditoriumMay 23-24LHS Pops Concert 7pmLHS GymnasiumSat May 25LHS Jazz Nite 4 @ Discovery Day Discovery DaySun May 26LHS Jazz Combo @ Regattabar Regattabar

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 Community News & Events

Student Volunteer Opportunity: Lex Eat Together

  • When: Every Wednesday, 2:45-4:30pm or 6:15-7:30pm

  • Where: Church of Our Redeemer, Lexington Center

  • Sign Up

  • Information

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Student Volunteer Opportunity: LexFUN Consignment Sale

LexFUN! Is looking for LHS Volunteers to help with their annual Consignment Sale Friday. Thank you!

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Student Volunteer Opportunity: CNS Yellow Balloon Fair

  • When: Saturday May 18, 9:45am–12pm and 11:45am–2pm

  • Where: Community Nursery School, 2325 Mass Ave

  • Sign Up

Calling all Student & Parent Volunteers: High School Students, Middle School Students & CNS Alumni!  We have 50 short and fun volunteer slots to fill up for the Yellow Balloon Fair, May 18. You get a delicious lunch on us plus community hour credits!

  • Children's games

  • Petting zoo

  • Arts & crafts

  • Face painting & beading

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Student Volunteer Opportunity: LexFUN! Spring Fair

  • When: Saturday May 18, 10am-1pm for setup, 1-3pm to run the event, 3-4pm for clean up.

  • Where: Saint Brigid, Keilty Hall.

  • Sign Up

Support Local! Our Sponsors and local businesses will be displaying their wares, giving away swag and donating raffle prizes to win on the day. We will be raffling a $250 CycleLoft Giftcard, there will be a selfie station, a Spring craft and live DJ dance party (Thank You to Luke Ryan!).  Let's show our love to our local vendors by supporting them on the day.

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Student Volunteer Opportunity: Lexplorations Aide Applications

  • When: July 1 - August 2, 8:50am-3pm (weekly)

  • Where: The majority of classes will be held at the Estabrook Elementary School. Opportunities at Lexington High School are extremely limited.

  • Applicationsonline

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Parent/Student Volunteer Opportunity - Green Team

Please help us by signing up to manage the Zero Waste Stations during lunch at LHS.  Easy explanations and visual guides provided.

Questions: Email us at lpsgreenteams@gmail.com

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Parent Volunteer Opportunity: All Night Graduation Party

Class Liaisons - parent/guardian representatives from grades 8-11

  • 1 -3 representatives from each grade

  • Help solicit volunteers

  • Possibly solicit donations for prizes, etc.

  • Attend kickoff meeting late April/early May

  • 1-month commitment – the party is June 2, 2019

ANGP Food Committee - parent/guardian representatives from grades 9-12

  • 2-4 committee members

  • Solicit food donations from local stores and vendors, via phone and/or in person

  • Attend kick off meeting late April

  • Follow simple successful plan from previous years

  • 1-month commitment – the party is June 2, 2019

Note: Parents/Guardians of seniors are not permitted to volunteer during the party.

Interested in helping decorate, work at the event and clean-up?  Stay tuned for a specific sign-up genius link coming soon.  Contact Betsy Wilkinson at betsy@myemline.com if you are interested or have any questions.

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Legally Blonde The Musical

  • When:  Thursday–Saturday, May 2–4, 7:30pm

  • Where: LHS, Auditorium

  • Tickets: $15 adults/ $10 students and senior citizens

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.  Tickets may be purchased at the LHS Main Office, at Wales Copy shop, at the door prior to a performance, in advance from any member of the cast, crew or orchestra, or online.

Drama Teacher Kate Bromley, Lexington Public Schools, kbromley@lexingtonma.org
Director of Choruses Jason Iannuzzi, 
jiannuzzi@lexingtonma.org

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All Night Graduation Party 

Seniors: Tickets on sale NOW for the 2019 All Night Graduation Party! Early bird price $35 until May 23, $40 regular price May 24-27.

Art Contest: Winners announced!

The 2019 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Art Contest wrapped up on March 22.  The ANGP board was impressed with all the beautiful artwork that was entered and sends a big thank you to all artists for taking the time to share their talent!  Thanks also to Alethea Roy and all the art department educators for helping to inspire students to enter a design.
Two designs were chosen and will appear on event graphics and be featured on the event tshirts. ......And the winners are........the designs by Iris Gu and Rebecca Kielar! Congratulations! Stay tuned for ticket sale details for seniors and volunteer opportunities for all non-senior student guardians/parents.

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Senior Edition STAR Award!

As you look back on your time at LHS, who were the people who made a difference for you?  Maybe it was the teacher who inspired you or encouraged you, the coach who challenged you, or the counselor who supported you.  Whoever it was, let them know!

Send them a Senior Edition STAR Award from LEF.  This special certificate, personalized with your message, will be delivered to any faculty or staff for a donation of $20.  A Senior STAR Award from you will mean a lot, and will be remembered for years.  Proceeds support Lexington Education Foundation (LEF), a nonprofit which funds grants that support innovation and inspiration at Lexington Public Schools for every student, every day.

Order your Senior STAR today at LexEdFoundation.org/seniorstar

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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.

Summer Intensive SAT Test Prep

Writing and Language/ Essay SAT Prep, PSWR

  • When: begins July 1, 2, 3, 5 from 9am–12pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 177

  • Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide published by the College Board

  • Fee: $200

Reading SAT Prep, PRTH

  • When: July 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 from 9am–11:30am

  • Where: LHS, Rm 177

  • Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide published by the College Board

  • Fee: $200

Math SAT Prep, PRTH

  • When: July 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 from 9am–11:30am

  • Where: LHS, Rm 177

  • Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide published by the College Board

  • Fee: $200

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Summer Intensive College Essay Writing

Instructor: Mindy Pollack Fusi

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’ts of the essay and creating yours! You will receive help on all essay aspects, from developing a strong topic to completing the essay. Join fellow rising seniors as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof techniques.  This workshop will help you break through fear and frustration, guide you to the finish, and help you relax in fall when your essay is done! Class size limited to six students-Rising Seniors Only!

 August Intensive College Essay Workshop P2INT

  • When: August 6, 7, 8, 9, 10am–1:30pm

  • Where: LHS, Room 177

  • Fee: $500

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Summer Intensive Driver Education

  • When: July 29–August 2, August 12–August 26

  • Information

LCE is offering two sessions of complete driver’s education (classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons).  Instruction is provided through CS Driving School. The cost for the courses is: $740.  For complete class and registration information please visit:

  • Select Lexington High School

  • Click “enroll”

  • Complete the registration process

  • Submit your payment of $740

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You Can Afford College if....

PMFA

  • When: Monday, August 29 from 6:30-8:30pm

  • Where: LHS, Room 229

  • Fee: $25 for two adults in the household

  • Instructor: Donald Anderson

Learn the concepts and strategies that will help you maximize your financial aid by understanding the financial aid process. 

Andrea Paquette, Manager of Programming
781 862 8043, www.lexingtoncommunityed.org

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Community News & Events

Library After Dark - LHS's Got Talent!

  • When: Saturday, May 11, 7-9pm

  • Where: Cary Memorial Library

  • Tickets: $10 starting April 1 online at carylibrary.org/foundation or at the door.

The Cary Memorial Library Foundation presents “Library After Dark—LHS’s Got Talent!” …showcasing the outstanding young musicians of Lexington High School. Come enjoy jazz, a Capella, chamber—and even ukulele—ensembles, as well as select soloists. Did you know that Lexington High School has been nationally recognized for its commitment to music education? Take advantage of this fun and unique opportunity to hear our homegrown, hometown talent!  Cash bar. Light refreshments.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Program

  • When: Saturday May 18, 2019, 9 am-5 pm

  • Where: Church of Our Redeemer, 6 Meriam St

  • Tickets: For more info and to purchase tickets ($85), visit http://tinyurl.com/y2naszxw

Do you parent, teach, or work with teens?  This program teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.  This 8-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. 

What it covers:

  1. Common signs and symptoms of mental illnesses in this age group, including: anxiety, depression, eating disorders.

  2. Common signs and symptoms of substance use.

  3. How to interact with an adolescent in crisis. 

  4. How to connect the adolescent with help.

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Stay Connected!

  • Stay up to date with the LHS calendar:  LHS Calendar Link and select the green iCal button

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

  • LHS Performing Arts calendar: http://www.folmads.org/

  • Athletics games/meetshttp://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

  • LHS PTO website: Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Find it here