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LHJH BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT!

We have an exciting campus beautiļ¬cation project, approved by the RISD Board of Trustees and backed by campus administration, that entails planting trees, installing cut limestone seating areas and addressing the retaining walls near the auditorium. 

 

We need your help to realize this project!  For more details on the project, including the landscaping plan and how to donate, visit our campus beautification page today!!!

 

Lake Highlands Estate Neighborhood Association is the first large donor to the beautification project with a very generous donation of $7,000!

 

HOORAY FOR NEW TREES!!!

The tree planting on January 13th was a big success!  Thanks to everyone who participated! Here are some pics...

         


PTA BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED FOR 2018-2019!

The LHJH PTA is looking for new Officers and Committee Chairs for the next school year. By serving on the Executive Board of the PTA, you will have a way to be informed about all the exciting happenings at LHJH and the Richardson school district, serve as a liaison between teachers and parents, plus advocate for our children and school community. Whether you want to help run the business of the Board, communicate district news to the Board members, help organize school social events, provide teacher appreciation treats, or manage communications to the wider school body, the right volunteer position is available for you!   Please see this sign-up for details.


PARENT MEETING ON WED., JAN. 31ST - PROPOSED CHANGES TO GPA/CLASS RANK

As you may have heard, RISD has been studying potential changes to GPA and Class Rank procedures, which would begin to be implemented as early as the 2018-2019 school year, if approved by the RISD Board of Trustees. A committee of students, parents, staff and researchers has been meeting for more than a year to look at other school districts' procedures and examine the pros and cons of potentially changing.

Given the communications challenges around the public meetings during the holiday season, RISD leaders have scheduled additional meetings to gather public input. 

Our LH-area meeting will be at the Lake Highlands Junior High Library (2nd floor) on Wednesday, January 31 at 6 p.m. Please make an effort to be part of the conversation...this is especially important for the families of junior high and elementary students, who would be most affected by any changes. 

Please visit the RISD website for more information about the GPA/Rank Committee.


LIGHTS ON LAKE HIGHLANDS FEB. 6

On Tues., Feb. 6th at 6 pm, prospective families will be coming to LHJH to hear from our principal, see current students show their talents, and tour the school.

 

Click here for the event flyer for more information.


LHJH CHILI COOK-OFF JAN. 27 3-7 PM

The LHJH PTA Chili Cook-Off is SOLD OUT!!!

 
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets. The Chili Cook-Off Committee will be communicating with you via email with event details (parking, tshirts etc).

TENNIS INFO

LHJH Girls’ Tennis
 
7th Grade Girls practice on Monday & Wednesday, 3:45-5:00 p.m.
8th Grade Girls practice on Tuesday & Thursday, 3:45-5:00
Friday - open practice
 
Parent information meeting is January 18 at 5:30 in the cafeteria.
 
7th and 8th grade boys' tennis began on Wednesday, January 10. Your son must have a current physical and all Rank One sports paperwork filled out in order to participate. There are no tryouts for tennis, and you do not have to be in athletics to participate. Practice will be held before school from 7:00 to 8:00 AM. Please contact Coach Frost with any questions. 
 

WILDCAT CHAT EMAIL

To receive the Wildcat Chat emails from our principal, Carrie Breedlove, send her an email at carrie.breedlove@risd.org

 

To view the latest newsletter (1-15-18), click here.


AFTER-HOURS HOMEWORK HELP

Students, if you need homework help after LHJH tutoring hours, the Dallas Public Library can help! Find BrainFuse in the Homework Help Now database. A library card is required; see details on the flyers here.

They also have a database called LearningExpress; more information is available here on page 4.

Muchos de los servicios están disponibles en español.


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