End-of-Year Message

Good morning.  The last days of school are upon us and it is definitely a sprint to the finish line.  Students have their last full day of classes today and begin taking final exams tomorrow.  Please see the LHS website for the complete Underclassman Exam Schedule.

We are putting the finishing touches on the master schedule for the 2017-2018 school year.  My hope is that we will be able to distribute next year’s schedules to students on the last day of school.  This will allow students to meet their teachers for next year and get whatever summer work is needed. 

On June 3rd, we held graduation outside on the new grass field.  I thought it was a beautiful ceremony.  Our student speakers were outstanding and the setting was very nice.  In all, 98 students received their diplomas.  I am very proud of the members of the Class of 2017.  They are an impressive class and will definitely make a positive impact in the future.

About twenty minutes after the ceremony, it started to sprinkle, so we certainly lucked out with the weather.  I know this message is going out to Senior students and parents, so I certainly welcome feedback on graduation.  This year, we did a few things differently for graduation.  We haven’t held graduation outside in a number of years, do you think we should hold it outside in the future and have the gym as a fallback plan in case of inclement weather?  We shifted the time of the graduation ceremony from the afternoon to the morning to hopefully avoid afternoon thunderstorms and to give families the opportunity to have the rest of the day to celebrate.  Did the 10:00 am start work out well for you?  Any feedback you can give will be helpful in planning next year’s graduation.

Fall Sports Sign-Up Night is on Monday, June 19 from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm in the Middle School Project room.  Please plan on attending if you or your student will be playing a sport in the fall. 

Kids and Teens 18 and under are invited to enjoy a free lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-1 pm in the Community Room at the Lunenburg Public Library.  This service will begin on Monday, June 26 and run through August 9.  This program runs in conjunction with the Summer Reading Program, but attendance is not required for the free lunch.

Students in Grades 10 and 11 will be able to keep their Chromebooks over the summer.  It is highly recommended that students keep the protective cover on the Chromebooks at all times.  Additionally, it is also recommended that students purchase the insurance for the Chromebooks.  The paperwork in on the main page of the website, as well as, under Parent Resources.  The cost of the insurance is roughly $30 per year.  The cost to replace a damaged Chromebook is approximately $250. 

The last day of school is Wednesday, June 21st.  We will dismiss for a half day at 11:30 am.  Report cards will not be able to go home with students on the last day.  Once finals are corrected, grades are inputted and verified, I will send an email and make a call to alert you to the fact that final grades are posted.  We will have hard copies of the report cards in the main office, if you would like to come by for a hard copy.

I hope that you enjoy your summer vacation and come back in the fall refreshed for a new school year!

Brian Spadafino


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