Wednesday, December 17, 2014

An Update from LHS

While December is a short month, based on the number of days that our students are in school this year, it has been a very busy month.  The break seems to be coming at a very good time.  There have been a lot of illnesses going around (as I’m sure you have probably noticed) and the break will give us time to rest and get the building cleaned.  
 
As we prepare for winter break, I wanted to update everyone on some of the activities going on at LHS.    

  •  The winter sports season has begun.  Our boys and girls indoor track teams were victorious last week in their meet with Bromfield.  Their next meet is scheduled for Wednesday against Narragansett.  The Lunenburg/Ayer-Shirley hockey team dropped their first game of the year to North Middlesex.  Their next game is on Saturday at Hopedale.  The girls basketball team opened the season with a loss against Gardner in the Groton-Dunstable basketball tournament.  The Lady Knights take on North Middlesex on Wednesday night.  The boys basketball opens the season on Wednesday at home against West Boylston.  Good luck to our athletic teams this season!
  • Lunenburg High School proudly presents "Parfumerie," the romantic comedy play which inspired the films "The Shoppe Around the Corner" and "You've Got Mail." Performances are December 19 and 20 at 7 pm.  In "Parfumerie," George is fired from his job as shop clerk only days before Christmas, jeopardizing his plan to propose to the woman he has been corresponding with through letters. Meanwhile, personal troubles plague the shop's owner, Mr. Hammerschmidt, who lashes out at a cast of lovable employees, including young sales clerk Amalia Balash.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and may be purchased at the door.  I hope you come out to support our talented performers.

  • Construction on the new middle-high school is in full swing.  The progress that has occurred is amazing.   Steel is being erected.  By the time we return to school in January, the steelworkers will have completed Area A (the high school wing) and will be working on Area B (the auditorium and art and music rooms.)  The steel erection aspect of the project is due to be complete by late-March/early April.  It is exciting to see the building go up, right before our eyes!
  • College acceptances have been coming in fast and furious.  The members of our senior class have been extremely successful in getting into the schools of their choice.  We will keep people updated through twitter (on a weekly basis) about where our students have been accepted.
  • Last Thursday afternoon, about fifteen students participated in an “Hour of Code.”  Mr. Brent Benson met with interested students for an hour and exposed them to the world of computer programming and code.  Students and faculty members in attendance were thrilled to learn about computer science and how it relates to our daily lives.  Mr. Benson has offered to do other workshops for students in the future.  We are thankful that we can begin making this connection with students and exposing them to the world of computer science.
  • On Thursday, January 15, we will be hosting an Early College Planning night for parents of 8th and 9th grade parents.  Mrs. Tousignant and Mr. Spadafino will share information that parents need to know in order to maximize the options available to students after high school.  These critical conversations need to happen now.  More information will be sent out via email and posted at the website.  If you do not receive email communication through Naviance Family Connection, please contact the LHS School Counseling Office for assistance so that you are able to keep up with important news and announcements.

I know everyone is busy, but I hope you are able to take time to reflect on 2014, rest and spend time with family and friends, and prepare yourself for a wonderful 2015. 

Happy holidays!

Brian Spadafino