Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Two Week Look Ahead (September 21)

Good morning.  We are starting to put some full weeks together and we are getting into a routine.  Last week, we held a Club Fair during lunch period and all students got to walk through the fair to see what clubs and activities are offered at LHS.  Many students signed up, so hopefully there will be strong participation in extra-curricular activities. 

The fall sports season is in full swing.  Come check out a game or two in the near future.  Our student-athletes play hard and do a great job of representing the community.

For our Senior class, the college process has begun.  Our guidance staff will hold college planning meetings on Tuesday, September 22.  The meetings will occur in the LHS library at 7:45 am and 6:00 pm.  Parents and guardians of Seniors are strongly encouraged to attend.  Senior students will be meeting with guidance counselors to start the application process.  Here are the dates and times of Senior Seminar with the LHS guidance staff:

Senior Seminar LAB Schedule

ATTENTION All Seniors,

Please attend the Senior Seminar LABS (library) during your assigned study block. After school times are reserved for those students who DO NOT have a study in their schedule.

Thank You, Mrs. Tousignant, Mr. Babine & Mrs. Cav

A block - Wednesdays   Sept 30th  & Oct7th
B block - Mondays   Sept 28th & Oct 15th
C block - Fridays   Oct 2nd &  Oct 9th
D block - Tuesdays   Sept 29th & Oct 6th
E block - Mondays   Sept 28th & Oct 5th
F block - Wednesdays   Sept 30th & Oct 7th
G block - Tuesdays   Sept 29th & Oct 6th 
After-school  2:00pm Thursdays Oct 1st & Oct 8th

College Rep Visits

Champlain       9/24/15      9:00 AM
Simmons College 9/24/15      1:00 PM
U Lowell 9/28/15      10:00 AM
Bryant University 9/28/15      12:30 PM
Dean College 9/29/15      10:45 AM
Mass College of Liberal Arts 9/30/15      8:00 AM
Lesley University 10/1/15      10:30 AM
MWCC 10/1/15      1:00 PM
Assumption 10/2/15      10:30 AM
Fitchburg State 10/2/15      1:00 PM

Calendar of Events

Monday, September 21:
  • Golf vs. Narragansett at 3:30 pm at Settler’s Crossing
  • Field Hockey vs. Maynard at 7:00 pm on the turf
Tuesday, September 22: 
  • Senior – Parent meeting for the college application process 7:45 am and 6:00 pm in the LHS library
  • PSAT assembly during Advisory for all students in grades 10 & 11.  Students will come home with a PSAT booklet and registration instructions.  Cost of the PSAT exam is $15 and is due by Friday, October 3rd.   Fee waivers are available for students that receive free or reduced lunch. 
Wednesday, September 23:
  • Boys Soccer vs. Ayer-Shirley at 7:00 pm on turf
Thursday, September 24
  • College Fair Field trip
  • Cross Country meet vs. Murdock at 3:30 pm at the track
  • Golf vs. Clinton at 3:30 pm at Settler’s Crossing
  • Field hockey vs. Narragansett at 7:00 pm on the turf
Friday, September 25
  • Football vs. West Boylston at 7:00 pm on the turf
Wednesday, September 30
  • Field hockey vs. Bromfield at 3:30 pm on the turf
  • Girls Soccer vs. Oakmont at 7:00 pm on the turf
Thursday, October 1
  • Golf vs. Nashoba Valley Tech at 3:30 pm at Settler’s Crossing
Saturday, October 3: Football at Maynard at 7:00 pm in Maynard

NOTE: PSAT’s for 10th and 11th grade students will be on Wednesday, October 14th.  Seniors are encouraged to either set up a college visit for that day (see Mrs. Borneman for a college visit form) or to work on college applications in the computer lab with our guidance staff.

Have a great week.
Brian Spadafino

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Two Week Look Ahead - September 7, 2015

Good morning.  I will try to put a “two week look ahead” out to students and parents on a regular basis.  It’s a good way to let everybody know what is going on at LHS.  So, here it goes for the first one of the 2015-2016 school year.

Before I get to the calendar, I want to give you some information about a few things:
  • I want to thank Mr. Short and the 37 student leaders that gave up part of their summer to plan the 8th grade orientation and came in early on the first day of school to orient the 8th graders to LHS.  We certainly have a great group of kids and I am amazed every year by their level of commitment to their school community
  •  As you know, LHS has replaced what was known as "homeroom" by students with a more formal advisory. One of the purposes of implementing advisory is to strengthen relationships between students and teachers.  We know from both experience and research that kids learn best and are most successful when they have strong relationships with adults. At the start of the school year, all teachers love the challenge and opportunity to get to know your student, however, as the parent/guardian, we recognize that you are the "expert".  We would encourage all parents/guardians to email the teachers and school counselor of your student to provide any information about them that will be helpful to building a strong relationship. This information can be anything, for example, hobbies or activities inside of school or out, things that have contributed to or taken away from academic success in the past, concerns that you or your student have about the upcoming year...you get the idea.  The more we know, the better we can help. 
  • Each year we require our students to pay a $40 activity fee.  This money largely goes toward paying the stipends of our club advisors.  We try to offer a diverse array of clubs and activities that appeal to our students.  In addition to paying for stipends, the activity fees are used to offset the cost of buses to some events that clubs participate. 
  • Mr. Short will be offering an SAT prep class this fall and another one in the spring.  This class will be in the evening and is FREE!  Any students interested in signing up should see Mr.Short for more information. 
  • We will once again have open parking this week in the back parking lot.  Seniors have been issued parking permits already.  By the end of the week, Junior parking permits will be issued and we will announce that students must park in their assigned spots. 
Unfortunately, I’ve probably missed something.  And now the calendar of activities at LHS (Only varsity games are listed.  For a more detailed list of all games, please see the LHS website):

Tuesday, 9/8 – Girls Soccer vs. Tyngsborough at 7 PM on the turf
Wednesday, 9/9 – Golf vs. Oakmont at 3:30 at Settler’s Crossing
Thursday, 9/10 
  • LHS Open House – 6-8 pm Begins in auditorium
  • Boys Soccer vs. Gardner at 7 pm on the turf
Friday, 9/11 – Football AT Oakmont at 7 PM in Oakmont

Saturday, 9/12 – Girls Soccer vs. St. Bernard’s at 11 AM on the turf

Monday, 9/14 
  • Golf vs. Gardner at 3:30 pm at Settler’s Crossing 
  • Boys Soccer vs. Clinton at 3:30 pm on the turf 
Tuesday, 9/15 – Club Fair in the gym during lunch (a schedule will be coming soon)

Wednesday, 9/16
  • Golf vs. Tyngsborough at 3:30 pm at Settler’s Crossing
  • Boys Soccer vs. Littleton at 3:30 pm on the turf
  • Field Hockey vs. Oakmont at 7:00 pm on the turf
Thursday, 9/17 – Golf vs. Littleton at 3:30 pm at Settler’s Crossing

Friday, 9/18
  • Girls Soccer vs. Bromfield at 3:30 pm on the turf
  • Football AT Clinton at 7:00 pm in Clinton