Two Week Look Ahead - March 27, 2017

Good afternoon.  It hardly feels like the spring season, but the calendar is saying so and our sports teams are already a week into practices with games scheduled for next week.  Last week, the 10th grade took the ELA MCAS.  The next MCAS testing for 10th grade will be in May.  Due to all of the snow days during 3rd term, we have extended the term from April 7th to April 14th (which is an early release day for professional development).  Grades will close before April break and grades will be finalized in PowerSchool on April 28th. 

In conjunction with the Lunenburg Police Department, we will be having our mandatory Senior/Parent meetings.  To participate in Senior activities, all Seniors and at least one parent must attend one of the two meetings.  For your convenience, one meeting is in the evening and one is scheduled before school.  We will outline all of the Senior events, the calendar, expectations of students, and some other important topics.  The first meeting is Mon…

Two Week Look Ahead - February 21, 2017

I hope everybody is enjoying their February vacation. Temperatures could hit 60 degrees later in the week, so spring is on the way! The Competitive Class Plays were last week. While the Junior class won the competition, all three of the grades had outstanding performances. Being a judge is not easy! If you were not able to attend this year, make a point of coming out to see our talented students hit the big stage next year. Additionally, there will be a musical put on later in May. More details on that to come.
There are a few things I wanted to bring your attention to, over the next couple of weeks.  Tomorrow, we will be hosting a MASSCUE technology event.  Over 150 educators from across the state will be here for various technology workshops centered on Google.  It is amazing how far we have come over the last few years with our technology enhancements, that we are now able to host such an event.

We have started the course registration process for next year.  We will kick thing…

Two Week Look Ahead - January 18, 2017

This is my first two week look ahead of the New Year.  First semester is coming to a close at the end of the week.  It’s hard to believe we are already at the midpoint of the school year.  We often make resolutions pertaining toimproving our physical health and bringing up grades, in the New Year.  It might be a good idea to look at our overall health (physical and mental) when looking at goals.  At LHS, we have recognized that there is increased pressure and stress on our students in recent years.  This stress can manifest itself in many different ways.  Most times, the stress that we all deal with is normal and manageable.  However, there are also many individuals who are dealing with more than just typical stress and pressure.  Often times, those students are dealing with anxiety, depression, or another form of mental illness.  We want to help to bring awareness to mental health concerns, let students know that there is help available if they need it, and work to debunk the stigma …

Two Week Look Ahead - December 12, 2016

I apologize for not sending this out a couple of weeks ago. I’m trying to get caught up on things today. Winter sports are underway and there are lots of activities going on at LMHS. Last week, we opened the gymnasium for our first basketball games. Over the next two weeks, we will have our first music and drama performances in the new auditorium. 
The Music department will be putting on two concerts this week. On Tuesday, December 13, students in grades 6-12 will put on their Vocal Concert at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. On Thursday, December 15, the Instrumental Concert will take place for students in grades 6-12. That concert is also at 7:00 pm. Hopefully, you will come out to support our talented musicians.

The LHS Theater Club will perform John Cariani's play "Almost, Maine" on December 21st and 23rd at 7pm in the LMHS Auditorium. This will be the first dramatic performance in our new auditorium. "Almost, Maine" is a series of dramatic and comedic c…

Two Week Look Ahead - October 27, 2016

It's hard to believe how quickly summer has turned to fall.  Hopefully, this weekend will bring nice weather for Homecoming.  Temperatures look to be around 60 degrees.  It will be a nice relief fromthe 30 degree temperatures of today.  
The end of the term is nearing and some of our Seniors are already getting ready to submit college applications for the November 1 deadline.  Our fall sports season is winding down.  Many of our teams have already had their Senior Night.  Believe it or not, winter sports sign-ups are only a few weeks away.
Below is a calendar of upcoming events:
Friday, October 28  Homecoming Rally last period of the day (Wear your class shirts or Blue and White)Girls Soccer AT St. Bernard's at 3:30 pm Saturday, October 29  11:00 am - Boys and Girls Cross Country League Meet in Shirley12:30 pm - Homecoming Parade beginning at Turkey Hill ES1:40 pm - Senior Recognition on turf field2:00 pm - Homecoming Football Game vs. Murdock on the new turf7:00-10:00…

Two Week Look Ahead - September 30, 2016

Good morning.  As we officially say goodbye to summer and welcome autumn, activities at LHS are really heating up.  Float meetings have started and our athletic teams are at about the halfway point of their seasons (having played most of their games on the road.)  The new fields will be sodded next week and the bleachers should be finished soon.  The turf field was stripped of the old turf and hauled off site.  Construction should begin on the new turf field in the near future.  We will have to see (depending on the weather) if the track will be resurfaced this fall or in the spring. 
Here are some updates from the guidance office: PSAT Registration ends at 5pm on Thursday, October 6th It is strongly recommended that all students in grades 10 and 11 take the PSAT exam if they are considering attending a 4-year college after graduation. 
Week 2 of Senior Seminars! We are entering week 2 of senior seminars.  All seniors are required to attend senior se…

Two Week Look Ahead - September 22, 2016

Good morning.   Things are getting settled at LMHS.  We are in the middle of our second full week of school and our first official day of autumn.  Now that academics have started to ramp up in the classrooms, we encourage students and parents to periodically log into PowerSchool to check on student progress.  I do caution that having access to PowerSchool can be a blessing and a curse.  We are always searching for that healthy balance of monitoring progress, while not becoming obsessive over every point gained or lost.  My recommendation is for a parent/guardian to look at PowerSchool once or twice a week with the student and talk about the assignments, things that have room for improvement, and areas where praise can be given to the student.  As students move through the high school, we once again need to find that balance of giving them their independence while continuing to help mold them into the citizens we hope them to be in the future.  These academic (and social)…