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Upcoming Events
 
High School Announcements
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEEK OF October 20, 2014
There will be Basketball Open Gym this Sunday night 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  All are welcome to come and play.

Visit the School Activities page or click HERE to read The Arrow, the school newspaper.

Are you in need of a tutor?  Do you need help occasionally  with some homework?  The NHS Academic Support Center (or Tutoring Center) will be open for business in the VHS room across from the library every tutorial except for STOMP days.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Duprey in Room 110.

Sign ups and Maroon Cards being on November 6th.  See Mr. Zawada if you have any questions.

Chemistry Club is hosting a field trip to UMass Amherst Science Quest.  This trip is on Saturday, October 25th from 9:30 am to 3:40 pm.  Any 10th, 11th or 12th graders interested in going, please sign up outside of Mrs. Nadeau's room and listen for further announcements.

If you are looking for community service opportunities, please check Mr. Smith's door.  New opportunities are posted there.

In order to keep up to date with deadlines and college information - follow the Leicester High Guidance Dept on Twitter at LHS Guid.
 
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED
Leicester High School is welcoming international students from China  for the spring semester as part of the school district’s efforts to expand its global education program. Gphomestay has partnered with Leicester High School and if offering an incredible opportunity to families in Leicester. If you are interested in making a positive impact on the life of an international student, consider becoming a host family! Hosting is simple, and the commitment comes with an extensive support system. If you are interested or would like to learn more, please contact Victoria Clerkin at [ mailto:vclerkin@gphomestay.com ]vclerkin@gphomestay.com (781-996-0443).

Check out the flyer for more information! 
INFORMATION FROM THE CDC REGARDING THE ENTEROVIRUS
There has been concerning news about enterovirus D68 associated with severe respiratory illness that has been especially harmful to children.  Below are CDC resources about EV-D68 developed for parents:

·         Web Feature, “What Parents Need to Know About Enterovirus D68”
·         Drop-in newsletter article (matte article), “Parents: Learn the Facts about
          Enterovirus D68” 
·         Fact sheet for parents, “What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68” 
·         General questions and answers for the public 
·         Infographic: Keep Your Child from Getting and Spreading Enterovirus D68
 
IPOD TOUCH DONATIONS
Over the past year, teachers and administration have worked hard to transform Leicester High School from a traditional american High School to a high tech hub of learning.  We have made significant investments in Wifi, Chromebooks for students and training for teachers.  While Chromebooks and laptops are important tools in our transformation, teachers can do many great things with simpler devices like iPod Touches.  We would like to ask families that have older apple devices to consider donating them to the High School to be used by students.  Our plan is to use them in classrooms not as mp3 players, but as graphing calculators, video recorders, and data collection stations for science experiments.  In exchange for donating a device, your son/daughter will be entered into a drawing for a $25.00 Dunkin Donuts gift card.  We appreciate your continued support of our school and its students. 
Splash! at Amherst College
My name is Lauren Tuiskula and I'm a sophomore at Amherst College. I graduated from Leicester High in 2013. I'm writing to invite students from LHS to attend Splash!, a day long learning event being held at Amherst College on Saturday, November 15th from 9:00 AM- 3:30 PM. At Splash, Amherst College students teach classes to local middle and high school students. The classes are all designed by our student-teachers on topics of their interest, ranging from Russian Language to The Skyscraper Challenge to Music Theory (see the full list of classes here:  [https://amherstsplash.learningu.org/learn/Splash/2014_Fall/catalog ]https://amherstsplash.learningu.org/learn/Splash/2014_Fall/catalog). There is a $10 registration fee that covers all five courses, materials, and lunch, but we provide a fee waiver for all who apply.
 
Student registration is now open and classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis (Registration link:[ https://amherstsplash.learningu.org/learn/register.html ]https://amherstsplash.learningu.org/learn/register.html). This is our biggest course catalog yet, and I am hoping that LHS can make an appearance!
 
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me by email at ltuiskula17@amherst.edu or by phone at 508-340-0362.
 
Thank you!
Lauren Tuiskula and the Amherst Splash Team
CONGRATULATIONS MRS. KNIGHT!!!
Leicester High School along with the Massachusetts Athletic Director’s Association and the MIAA would like to announce the Central Massachusetts recipient of the:
RODRIGUES DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD to Mrs. Deborah Knight.  She is being recognized and honored for her volunteerism and dedicated services to our schools and communities.
Thank you Mrs. Knight for all that you do!!!
"WHY CHOOSE LHS?" PRESENTATION
Please click ​HERE to view guidance department page and the "Why Choose LHS?" presentation which the guidance department presented at the Middle School's Parents' Night. 
AP KICK-OFF
AP Rally kicks off the 2014-2015 academic year with highlights of the previous year successes and a glimpse into the future.  Click HERE to view the PowerPoint information of the AP data.
 High expectations + rigor =success at many levels.   

Congratulations to the following AP Scholars: 
Timothy Peltier     AP Scholar with Distinction
Kayla Dipilato       AP Scholar with Honor
Jessica Coyle     AP Scholar
Stephanie La      AP Scholar
CONGRATULATIONS!!
Congratulations to Samuel Berman and Timothy Peltier, who  have been selected for the Gifted High School Program at the College of the Holy Cross. 
MY SCHOOL BUCKS
Click HERE to view the My School Bucks flyer.
2014-2015 LHS HANDBOOK
Please click HERE to read the LHS Handbook.  Public comments are welcome and can be sent to Mr. Sheeran at msheeran@lpsma.net.  Please click HERE to view the amendments to the handbook.
Leicester High School 2014 State Report Card
 To review the Leicester High School's Accountability and Assistance Level "report cards" please click HERE and HERE.
BUS Transportation Survey

We are collecting information from families that do not utilize our transportation services this year.  We are considering eliminating the bus pass system for next year but need to have a measure of how many families who do not currently purchase bus passes would have their children ride the bus if it were free.  Once we know this information we can figure out how many buses we would need to transport all students who want bus transportation.  Because this information does depend on where you live, the survey asks for an address.  Please fill in the address whether or not you would want free bus transportation.  We need to track all surveys.

If you currently DO NOT get a bus pass, please fill out this simple survey within the next week (by October 10th).  We will be following up this electronic survey with a telephone call for any families that do not fill out the electronic survey.  Hopefully, that won't be many!  Thanks, in advance, for your help.

For the Survey Link, Click HERE
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