CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:
• May 7-18: AP Testing
• May 14: Grade books open on portal
• May 15: PTO End-of-Year meeting (6:30pm in LHS Library Media Center)
• May 16: World Language Awards Night (7:00pm in LHS Auditorium)
• May 17: Senior Recital & Awards Night (7:00pm in LHS Auditorium)
• May 18: Improv (7:30pm in Black Box Theater)
• May 19: Junior Prom
• May 23 & 24: *MCAS Math (all sophomores)
* LHS Pops (7:00pm in LHS Gym)
• May 25: NHS Induction (7:00pm LHS Auditorium)
• May 29: Senior Athlete Banquet (6:00pm in LHS Commons II)
• May 30: Senior Scholarship Night (6:00pm in LHS Auditorium)
• May 31: Senior Prom (5:00-11:00pm)
• June 3: LHS Graduation (2:00pm Tsongas Arena, Lowell)
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK: While last week was Teacher Appreciation Week across the
country, our Lexington Teacher Appreciation is capped this coming week by a PTO luncheon held for LHS
faculty and staff this Thursday to recognize all of the work our teachers do on behalf of the Lexington students
and families. If you have a teacher and/or staff member who made a difference with your son or daughter,
please consider this week reaching out to let him/her know. That is the type of communication that validates
hard work and dedication and makes a person’s day/week/year.
LHS MUSICAL: The LHS production of Pippen was an enjoyable event for the school and Lexington
community. The actors, production crew, directors, and orchestra did a very good job to produce an
entertaining show. Bravo!
SPECIAL OLYMPICS: The 14th annual all-day Special Olympics were held on May 3 at the track. Overall,
nearly 200 athletes and 180 LHS student and adult volunteers worked together to put on a great day! I was so
impressed with the planning and care that our student and adult volunteers took to make the day go so well. I
was especially proud of the athletes from 5 different towns who participated and who competed with such joy.
MOCK CRASH: The biennial Mock Crash was held recently for the entire junior class. Following the
simulation, the class engaged in a debrief of the experience and had a guest speaker address them. All of these
activities were geared to hammering home the dangers of driving under the influence and of texting and
driving. I feel that this message was very effectively conveyed.
SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR AT M.I.T.: Last weekend a team of LHS students presented original
science or engineering projects at the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair held at MIT on Friday
and Saturday. Thirteen LHS students brought home a number of awards, including first, second, third place
and honorable mentions. Congratulations to these young scientists and engineers who represented the LHS
community so well!
2017-2018 PTO GRANTS: I am providing a link to the LHS PTO site here (2017-2018 PTO Grants) so you
can peruse the numerous PTO grants that were awarded this year to teachers at LHS. The PTO summary of
the grant process is below and I am most appreciative to the PTO for its generosity:
This school year, the LHS PTO was delighted to receive 28 grant applications – the most ever received in one
grant cycle! We are truly fortunate to have so many creative, innovative and committed teachers and staff at
LHS! The PTO was able to fund 23 grants totaling over $9,500 because of the generous support of our
community of families!
A MESSAGE FROM THE 2018 ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY (ANGP) ORGANIZERS:
Request for Non-Senior & Senior Parent Volunteers: “Please join our active LHS parent community in
volunteering for LHS’s 32nd All Night Graduation Party. Held in the Field House the night of graduation, this
parent run event represents a true farewell gift to each graduating class. Historically between 85% to 90% of
seniors attend. The All Night Graduation Party offers something for every student from an All-Night DJ, an
inflatable obstacle course, games, yearbook signing, arts and crafts and so much more.”
Please consider volunteering:
Senior & Non-Senior Parents:
*Set-up / Decorate: Thursday May 31st 5:00 – 7:00pm
Friday, June 1st 3:00 – 6:00pm or 6:00 -9:00pm
Saturday, June 2nd 9:00 – noon or noon- 3:00pm
Non-Senior Parents ONLY: 200 Volunteers Needed!!!!!!!!!!
*Party Chaperones: Sunday June 3rd 10:00 pm to Monday June 4th 5:00am – LHS Field House
Night Owls / Early Risers we need you! Sign up with a friend! And 1st Shift Volunteers, please
consider working 2nd Shift too when the party is in full swing!
Senior Parents ONLY: ALL Senior Parents
*Clean-Up: Monday, June 4th: 5:30am
To sign up for a volunteer shift and for donation signups go to https://lexingtonangp.weebly.com/