Friday, September 30, 2016

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
  • www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/221255. 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 seminars with school counselors during one study, STEP or VHS period.  In addition to the regularly scheduled sessions during study hall, we have added options beyond the school day for students that do not have a study hall or find an alternate time more convenient. 
Required seminars:
  • 10/3 B and C period
  • 10/4 G period
  • 10/5 E period
  • 10/6 D period
  • 10/7 F and A period
Extended options:
  • Monday, 10/3 2:30-3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 10/4 7:15 am
  • Wednesday, 10/5 6:30-8:00 pm

Mandatory PSAT pre-administration session, October 11th in cafeteria at 9:10 am through advisory

Colleges and Universities visiting LHS in the next two weeks:
10/3       9:30 am                Worcester State University
10/4       10:30 am               Saint Anselm
10/6       9:00 am                Dean College
10/11     9:45 am                University of Massachusetts Lowell
              10:45 am              Becker College
10/12     8:00 am                University of Scranton
              11:30 am              MA College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
              1:00 pm                Curry College
10/13     10:00 am              Assumption College
               1:00 pm               Fitchburg State University
10/14     1:00 pm                University of Maine Machias

College Financing Seminar, October 12th 6:30pm auditorium
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The 15th Annual Miles for Myles event will be held on Sunday, October 16th at the new Lunenburg Middle-High School. What a great way to get fit and show your support for our schools! 10% of the proceeds go to the No Need for Speed Campaign, and another $1000 goes to the school with the most family participation! Make sure when you register to choose the building you wish to support! The first 400 registrants get a Miles for Myles Dri-Fit tee-shirt. We look forward to seeing you there! Flyers went home with the students last week for more information.
To register go to: http://www.milesformyles.com and click on Register.
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Just a reminder that Homecoming is on Saturday, October 22.  The Homecoming parade will begin at noon from Turkey Hill Elementary and end at Lunenburg Middle-High School.  A Dedication Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting will take place at 12:45 pm in front of the main entrance at LMHS.  All are invited to attend.  At 2:00 pm, the Blue Knights football team will play Maynard in the Homecoming Football Game.

Upcoming Games:
  • Saturday, October 1 – Field Hockey vs. St. Bernard’s at 3:30 pm at Marshall Park
  • Monday, October 3 – Field Hockey vs. Gardner at 3:30 pm at Marshall Park
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Golf vs. Tyngsboro at 3:30 pm at Settler’s Crossing
  • Thursday, October 6
  •      Golf vs. Clinton at 3:30 pm at Settler’s Crossing
  •      Cross Country vs. Bromfield at 3:30 pm at LHS
  • Friday, October 7
  •      Girl’s Soccer vs. Bromfield at Citizen Bank Field in Lancaster 
  •      Boy’s Soccer vs, Bromfield at Citizen Bank Field in Lancaster

Have a great weekend.
Brian Spadafino

Thursday, September 29, 2016

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) check-ins ensure that the lines of communication remain clear between parent/guardian and student.


We have entered "Homecoming Season."  Our classes are starting to meet to plan their floats.  This year's theme for Homecoming is Steven Spielberg directed movies.  I encourage students to participate in float meetings and use the time to interact with classmates they may not get to talk to on a daily basis.  Our alumni always point to float meetings as a great way to connect with classmates and something they will miss most about LHS.  I hope students choose to get involved!


Our calendar for the next two weeks is:

  • Thursday, September 22 - Cross Country vs. Tahanto at 3:30 pm at LHS

  • Friday, September 23 - Football vs. Clinton at 7:00 pm at Doyle Field in Leominster

  • Monday, September 26 - Field Hockey vs. Bromfield at 3:30 pm at Marshall Park

  • Wednesday, September 28 - Field Hockey vs. North Middlesex at 3:30 pm at Marshall Park

  • Saturday, October 1 - Field Hockey vs. St. Bernard's at 3:30 pm at Marshall Park

  • Monday, October 3 - Field Hockey vs. Gardner at 3:30 pm at Marshall Park

  • Tuesday, October 4 - Girls Soccer vs. Gardner - Time and Place TBD



Have a great day.



Mr. Spadafino

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Two Week Look Ahead - September 6, 2016

Good morning.  I hope you had a nice Labor Day weekend.  We are nearly a week into the school year and our after-school activities are going to start over the next week or so.  I will be putting out an email every two or three weeks with upcoming events.  My hope is that you are able to put some of those dates on your calendar to see our athletes play in games, our actors and actresses perform on stage, and our musicians bring us the joy of music.
Just a quick note about drop-off in the morning before I get to the schedule:  Please pull as far forward as you possibly can when dropping off your student.  The more cars we can get into the loop, the better, as we are often flirting with being backed up to Mass. Ave.  Additionally, it helps when cars enter and exit from Mass. Ave. 
Open House for LHS is on Monday, September 12 from 6-8pm.  Please give yourself a few extra minutes that evening, as we need to start at 6:00pm sharp to ensure that we are able to cycle through an entire 7 period schedule.  Parking spaces will be limited, so parents may need to park at TCP, along the main entrance driveway, and at Brooks House. 
School pictures are Wednesday, September 14. 
As you probably know, our field space is limited until the turf is replaced.  Many of our games are away during September.  For the purpose of this calendar, I will include only JV and Varsity home games.
Our calendar for the next two weeks is:
Wednesday, September 7 – Golf vs. Littleton at 3:30 pm at Settler’s Crossing
Thursday, September 8 – Golf vs. Fitchburg at 3:30 pm at Settler’s Crossing
Friday, September 9 – Golf vs. Oakmont at 3:30 pm at Settler’s Crossing
      –   Field Hockey vs. Tyngsboro at 3:30 pm at Marshall Park
      –   Football vs. Oakmont at 7:00 pm at Doyle Field in Leominster
Monday, September 12 – Open House 6-8 pm
Wednesday, September 14 – School Pictures during school day
      –   Field Hockey vs. Littleton at 3:30 pm at Marshall Park
Friday, September 16 – Field Hockey vs. Maynard at 3:30 pm at Marshall Park
      –   Football vs. Narragansett at 7:00 pm at Doyle Field in Leominster

Have a great day!
Brian Spadafino, LHS Principal