Week of May 5th, 2019

Important Dates

Fri May 3 - Sat May 4 Legally Blonde The Musical, Auditorium (7:30pm)
Mon May 6 School Council, World Language Building, Rm 505D (6:15-7:45pm)
Fri May 10 Improv Troupe Show, Black Box (7:30pm)
Sat May 11 Battle of the Bands, Auditorium (2pm)
Tue May 14 PTO Board Meeting
Thu May 16 Early Release: Professional Learning Executive Function Workshop, Auditorium (7pm)
Sat May 18 Junior Prom, Burlington Marriott
Mon May 27 No School - Memorial Day

 PTO News & Events

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

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

LHS and LPS Announcements

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/

Junior Prom

  • When: Saturday May 18

  • Where: Burlington Marriott

  • Tickets: On sale through Friday May 10 during lunch in the Commons, $70 per person

Please arrive at Lexington High School for check in begins at 5pm. We will arrive back at Lexington High School at 10:45pm.

Stacy McFadden, School Counselor, Art & Humanities Building, Rm 156F
781-861-2320, x 69190, 
smcfadden@lexingtonma.org

Senior Families

Senior Calendar 2019

For more information about senior counselor seminars, yearbook/senior portraits, transcript request deadlines, etc, please click here.

 LHS Performing Arts

Selection of LHS Events from Performing Arts Calendar of Events (2018-2019)DateEvent DescriptionTimeLocationMay 3, 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 Concert2pmLHS 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

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.

LHS Community News & Events

Student Volunteer Opportunities

  • Lex Eat Together: Wednesdays, 2:45–4:30pm or 6:15–7:30pm, Sign Up

  • CNS Yellow Balloon Fair: Saturday May 18, 9:45am–12pm and 11:45am–2pm, Sign Up

  • LexFUN! Spring Fair: Saturday May 18, 10am–1pm, 1–3pm and 3–4pm, Sign Up

  • Lexplorations Aide Applications: July 1–August 2, 8:50am–3pm (weekly), Online Application

Parent/Student Volunteer Opportunities

  • Green Team: Mondays-Fridays, 10:30–11:50am or 12:10–1pm, Sign Up

  • All Night Graduation Party: Class Liaisons, Food Committee, contact betsy@myemline.com

Legally Blonde The Musical

  • When:  Friday May 3 and Saturday May 4, 7:30pm

  • Where: LHS, Auditorium

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

Seats are still available for the remaining performances tonight and tomorrow of Legally Blonde The Musical, the award-winning musical based on the beloved movie. Each evening performance will begin at 7: 30pm in the Donald J. Gillespie, Jr. Auditorium. Please note that the material may not be suitable for younger children (13 and under) without parental guidance.
Drama Teacher Kate Bromley, Lexington Public Schools, kbromley@lexingtonma.org
Director of Choruses Jason Iannuzzi, 
jiannuzzi@lexingtonma.org

LHS Improv Troupe Show

  • When: Friday, May 10, 7:30pm

  • Where: LHS Black Box Theatre (Room 200)

  • Tickets: $3 at the door (or 3 suggestions for during the troupe's games)

  • Submitted by: FOLMADS

Your friends on the LHS Improv Troupe invite you to come back to see their next show on Friday, May 10. See you there!

"Battle of the Bands" LHS Jazz Benefit Concert

  • When: Saturday, May 11, 2:00pm

  • Where: LHS Auditorium

  • Tickets: $10 Suggested Donation

  • Submitted by: FOLMADS

There was Chick Webb vs. Fletcher Henderson. There was Duke Ellington vs. Count Basie. Now there's Lexington High School vs. Newton South High in the latest version of the "Battle of the Bands." Come listen to these jazz powerhouses "duke" it out through the classic and contemporary big band jazz music of Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Maria Schneider, and others.  Proceeds will benefit the Lexington and Newton jazz programs and JazzHers, a non-profit dedicated to promoting gender equity in jazz education.
Contact Information: pdonaher@lexingtonma.org

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.

New FOLMADS Publicity Internship Program for 2019-2020 School Year

  • Are you a Lexington High School student who will be a sophomore, junior, or senior during the 2019-2020 school year?

  • Are you looking for ways to develop leadership and communication skills while earning community service credits?

  • Would you like to learn first-hand how a nonprofit organization works and support the arts at Lexington High School?

If so, FOLMADS (Friends of Lexington Music, Art and Drama Students, Inc.) is looking for you! FOLMADS is the parent volunteer group that supports the arts in the Lexington Public Schools, and we are excited to introduce our new Publicity Internship Program for the 2019-2020 school year! We are now accepting applications for 1 Visual Arts and 2 Performing Arts positions.  Go now to the homepage of the FOLMADS website (www.folmads.org) to read further details and to download an application (deadline Friday May 17).

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.

LEF's Celebration for Education—Adult Beach Party

There are only 200 tickets available before regular pricing of $125 begins. Your ticket includes one drink voucher and access to the event featuring: live band Scattershot, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, mechanical surfing, red-carpet photos, limbo, volleyball, online auction, friends, dancing and more! Add a Golden Ticket and enter the draw for one of six prize packages. We look forward to seeing you at the party, and thank you!

Proceeds from this event fund innovation and inspiration through educator-initiated grants that impact students in all 10 Lexington Public Schools. LEF is a nonprofit organization that believes our community is stronger when we come together to support lifelong learning. Learn more at LexEdFoundation.org.

Teacher Appreciation—LEF STAR Award

Every spring, we take time to honor our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. This year, let your teachers know how much you value them, by giving them an LEF STAR Award. You can include a personal message to make it even more meaningful. For only $30 ($60 for team awards), Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) will deliver a beautiful STAR Award certificate to any teacher, staff or volunteer. And this is a gift that keeps giving, with all proceeds going to LEF to help fund teacher-initiated grants. Order your STAR Awards today!

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

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.

Andrea Paquette, Manager of Programming

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

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

The College Admissions Game, PCOL

  • When: Thursday, May 9 from 6: 30-8pm

  • Where: LHS, Room 221

  • Fee: $25 per adult/student pair

  • Instructor: Larry Dannenberg, Professional College Placement Consultant

Learn how parents and students can plan to succeed at the college admissions game. 

Community News & Events

LexFarm Spring Celebration

  • When: Sunday, May 5 10am-1:30pm

  • Members - $7 per household, Non-members - $10 per household

Take a tour of our greenhouses, shop for seedlings, and talk shop with our farmers. Kids can enjoy starting their own seeds, do farm themed crafts, and more! Learn about pollinators and seeds. Visit Silk Fields’ animals and meet the chickens, goats, and alpacas! Tour Brite Harvest hydroponic shipping container farm, sample produce grown on the farm, and grab a bite from Parfait Ice Cream or Del Sur empanadas. Performance by storyteller and comedian Jackson Gillman at 11am!

Youth Mental Health First Aid Program

  • When: Saturday May 18, 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. 

TiE Young Entrepreneurs

  • When: alternating Saturdays, October 2019 - April 2020

  • Where: 101 Main Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142

  • Informationwww.tye-boston.org

Do you know a high school student who has what it takes to create a real startup and compete for $5k in seed funding?  The TiE Young Entrepreneurs is an extra-curricular program dedicated to fostering the next generation of leaders through the transformative experience of building a startup. While learning the skills to build and lead a company, the program also coaches young people to identify and leverage successful pathways to reach personal and professional goals.  Participants spend alternating Saturdays, October through April, learning directly from startup founders and industry experts in the heart of Kendall Square. Student teams compete for up to $5K in seed funding while participating in a rigorous curriculum that has been proven over the past 10+ years.   Applications are now open!