LHJH PTA NEWS
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8TH GRADE ATHLETIC BANQUET
The 8th Grade Athletic Banquet will be held May 22nd in the LHJH cafeteria. Please look for the invitation/meal order form, which was given to your student the week of April 23.
BASEBALL MEETING MAY 23
Please make plans to attend a brief information meeting regarding incoming freshman baseball players - now moved to Wed., May 23. This meeting will give you some information regarding summer growth opportunities for your baseball player and help you transition into high school athletics. We will be gathering information about your players so that we will have an idea about what to expect in terms of number of players and their positions so we can prepare for our fall off-season program. Click here to help us gauge attendance and also collect email information so that our meeting notes can be forwarded if you are unable to attend.
BLOOD DRIVE MAY 24
Please give blood at LHJH near the auditorium between 9 am and 2 pm on Thurs., May 24th. Flyer here.
TENNIS TRYOUTS AT LHHS
Attention, current 8th graders! Lake Highlands High School will hold Tennis Tryouts on May 21-24 from 4:00-5:00 for 2018-2019 (includes incoming 9th graders) @ Lake Highlands Courts.
SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE
Exams are Friday, May 25th and Tuesday through Thursday, May 29th - 31st.
Schedule is here.
Awards ceremony recognizing students for their accomplishments is 8:30 - 9:30 am on Friday the 25th. Field Day is later that same day, 12:30 - 3:10 (see below).
END OF YEAR CELEBRATION MAY 25
8th graders will eat lunch at noon and then their celebration will be from 12:30 - 3:10.
7th graders will eat lunch at 12:30 and their celebration will begin at 1:00 - 3:10.
Students will choose between outside games, movies, computer time, karoke, music and dancing, art, and other fun activities. All activities will have adult supervision.
In order to attend, students MUST wear their ID badges. Students will be outside and inside depending on the activities. The cost is $2 and can be purchased in the library. Students will be reminded of this each day this week.
Sign up to volunteer here.
SHADY'S SPIRIT NIGHT AND MOCK TRIAL RAFFLE MAY 31
On Thurs., May 31st, please join Mock Trial students at Shady’s Burgers for a Spirit Night fundraiser, raffle drawings, and an end-of-school celebration!
If you dine at Shady’s Burgers between 5-10 pm, please mention LHHS Mock Trial to your cashier.
Raffle grand prize is $1,000 in Northpark Gold! Other prizes include a $100 Spa Service at Hiatus, $75 for Lake Highlands Flowers, $30 Fish City Grill, $25 The Store in Lake Highlands, $25 Picassos, $25 Enchiladas, $25 Land’s End, $25 Saltgrass Steakhouse, and much more!!! Winners will be drawn at Shady’s but you do not need to be present to win!
Flyer with more information here.
COMMUNITY RECYCLING AND SHREDDING EVENT AT LHHS AUG. 25
Save the date and start collecting items to drop off!
Sat., August 25th, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
9449 Church Rd. at White Rock Trail
Recycling - FREE! Rid your home of unwanted electronics, sporting goods, toys, multimedia, books, clothing, and more! No old TVs, old monitors, chemicals or furniture.
Shredding - $5 / BOX: On-site destruction available. Staples, rubber bands, and paper clips okay; no binders, please. For 2018 we’ll have 2 trucks for faster service!
GPA/CLASS RANK UPDATE
Course Alignment, Class Rank Guidelines Approved
The RISD Board voted to approve one element of the proposed new Class Rank/GPA guidelines that have been studied and discussed since the spring of 2016. The vote primarily impacts students in two grade levels next school year – incoming 9th and 12th graders.
For details, click here.
WILDCAT CLUB SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS
Each summer, there are many opportunities for kids to take part in a variety of sports camps. Here are the 2018 Summer camp sessions.
RISD BAND CAMP
WILD FOR CATS
Wild for Cats, the Academic Booster Club for Lake Highlands High School, exists to enhance the academic reputation of Lake Highlands High School.
Our 2018 Wild for Cats fundraising campaign is now underway. For 2018, our goal is to:
Create additional collaborative learning centers for the students of LHHS;
Provide students with PSAT, SAT and ACT test preparation and online study aids;
Sponsor professional development for LHHS faculty; and
Provide funds for teacher and departmental "wish lists."
If your company provides a company match, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All donors will receive a “Wild for Cats” yard sign and will be recognized at various academic ceremonies, on our website, and in the All-Sports program. Donors contributing $500 or more will be invited to join us for a celebration on the stadium patio during a LHHS home football game next Fall.
Thank you for your continued support of Lake Highlands High School Academics!
Click here to instructions on different ways to donate.
LHJH BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT!
The LHJH campus beautiﬁcation project, approved by the RISD Board of Trustees and backed by campus administration, entails planting trees, installing cut limestone seating areas, and addressing the retaining walls near the auditorium.
We had our big tree planting on January 13 and it was a great success! Thank you to everyone who participated. See pictures below.
We still need your help to fully realize this project! For more details, including the landscaping plan and how to donate, visit our campus beautification page today!!!
RISD 2018-2019 CALENDAR APPROVED
The Board approved RISD's 2018-2019 Student Academic Calendar.
The calendar includes a start date of August 20, 2018 and will conclude on May 29, 2019. The Winter Break will extend until January 8, 2019 as one way to lessen the imbalance between the number of days in each semester.
NEW- additional early release dates! Note that all K -12 students will be released 2 hours early on the following dates: Sept. 19, Oct. 24, Jan. 30, and April 3.
ACCELERATION SUMMER PROGRAM
This program provides students with an additional opportunity to obtain high school credits (ex. Health, Data Entry) and fulfill other course requirements (ex. PE) outside of the traditional school year, resulting in additional time during the academic year for other courses the student would like to take.
Registration opens on March 7th. Information regarding course offerings, dates, and cost can be found here.
WILDCAT CHAT EMAIL
To receive the Wildcat Chat emails from our principal, Carrie Breedlove, send her an email at email@example.com.
To view the latest newsletter (5-20-18), click here.
UNDER THE DOME - TEXAS PTA NEWSLETTER
See the latest newsletter (4-17-18) here.
AFTER-HOURS HOMEWORK HELP/AYUDA CON LA TAREA
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 flyer here.
They also have a database called LearningExpress; more information is available here on page 4.
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