Leicester High School

September 19th, 2021

Dates to Remember

September 22nd - 1/2 for students. Teacher PD.

September 23rd - Curriculum Night/Open House 6-8 p.m.

September 24th - College Fair (LHS Gymnasium)

October 4th - 1:00 PM in the Fine Arts Center for Picture Makeup Day and Retakes

October 5th - College Night for Senior Parents 6:30 p.m.

October 7th - Homecoming Dance (Tentative)

October 9th - Homecoming

October 13th - PSAT Day (Grade 10-11 students)

October 21st - Tri-M Induction/Performing Arts Fall Concert

Covid Update Week 9/12 - 9/18

Total positive cases this week: 2 . All contact tracing and quarantine protocols have been followed.

Total positive cases yearly total: 3

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Please click the link below to read the letter regarding the state-mandated Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program.


Link to Letter

Link to Screening Tool

Massachusetts Public Schools are Ready!

Chromebooks

Chromebooks will be available for pick up on the first day of school. Please pay the user fee online 24 hours in advance of picking up your device (See the Payment Link on our webpage). Chromebooks can be picked up from Mrs. Poce's office on the 2nd floor.

Military Recruiter Opt-Out Form

Parents should be aware that under Federal public law 107-110, section 9528 of the ESEA “No Child Left Behind Act,” all military recruiters are entitled to a list of student names, addresses, and telephone numbers. We are required under the law to provide these lists to them upon request.

The law also requires the school district to notify parents of your right to opt-out from this by requesting that the district not release your information to military recruiters. You may do so by downloading, completing, and returning the Military Opt-Out Form.

School Advisory Council

I welcome Autumn Connor to the School Advisory Council.


Members of the council this year include:

Eileen Boisvert - Parent

Autumn Connor - Parent

Pam Jubinville - Parent

Christopher Barry - Faculty

Katherine Garnett - Faculty

Alexis Phillips - Faculty

Erin Brown - Student

Grace Guinee - Student

Justin Muturi - Student

Timothy St. John - Student


The School Advisory Council is still in search of at-large community members. Those interested should contact Ted Zawada, zawadat@lpsma.net

Advanced Placement

  • AP Contracts are due by September 30th, they can pick them up in Room 212 or email arsenaultt@lpsma.net.
  • AP fees can be paid online via UNIPAY GOLD located on the Leicester High School website home page under Payments. This year's fee is $96 or $48 free/reduced lunch fee.
  • Any questions please feel free to email me Mrs. Arsenault arsenaultt@lpsma.net


Also, Leicester High School has been approved for a grant to provide VHS AP Chemistry seats to those students who had enrolled in the in-person course that was tentatively scheduled for this year. If you had been enrolled in the in-person course and would like to take advantage of this opportunity at no cost to families, please contact Mrs. Aresenault arsenaultt@lpsma.net.

Free Meals for all LHS Students

Leicester Public Schools is providing free meals to all students under the USDA’s Child Nutrition Programs. All children enrolled in the district are eligible for these free meals* regardless of their eligibility status through June 30th, 2022. (*This does not apply to a la carte items that are in addition to a standard meal. A la carte items are sold for a fee).


Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications are used to determine free or reduced cost eligibility for many school programs, such as athletics, exam fees, etc. if there is financial need. To qualify for reduced costs for programs, you must fill out a Free and Reduced Application. Applications are available online at this link.


If you need help filling out the application, or have questions about the Free and Reduced Meal Program, please contact the Food Service Department:


Laurie Cascione 508-892-7030 x1190

Cascionel@lpsma.net

Food Service Director

Special Olympics Massachusetts Unified Champion School

Leicester High School has been recognized as a 20-21 Special Olympics Massachusetts Unified Champion School.


"Staff and students have demonstrated their commitment to meaningful inclusion through unified sports, inclusion youth leadership, and whole school management."


Patti Doherty

Vice President of Schools and Community Development

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9/15/2021 School Committee Meeting Highlights

If you were unable to attend or stream the August 25 School Committee Meeting, here are some highlights:


  • Leicester High School presented its preliminary plans to address the Acceleration Roadmap provided by DESE.
  • The School Committee approved the following Clubs: 365Z, ASL, GSA, Wolverine Pep Band, and Young Americans for Freedom
  • Leicester High School fundraisers were approved by the School Committee as presented.

Leicester High School 21-22 Bell Schedule

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Advisory

Advisory will meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday, the 2nd Block will be extended by that time.

Guidance

Greetings from Worcester State!


Please save the date! Worcester State University is excited to host an in-person NEACAC college fair on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 11 am to 1 pm in the Wellness Center, Competition Gymnasium. Over 100 colleges and universities will be in attendance (see attached exhibitor list as of 9/10/21).


  • This event is free and open to the public.

  • Ample parking is available on-site

  • Facial coverings are required to be worn at all times while indoors.


Please encourage your students and family members to attend.


What: NEACAC College Fair

Where: Worcester State University, Wellness Center

486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA

When: Sunday, October 3, 2021 (11 am - 1 pm)

Clubs and Activities

Greetings Wolverines!


We will be having a brief meeting next Friday (Sept 24th) during Advisory for anybody interested in being on the Leicester Math Team. Anybody, any grade, is welcome to join! You just have to want to do some math problems.


Also, if you are interested, swing by Room 208 or scan the QR code to let me know.


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Athletics