NLHS Update

Week of March 23

Calamity Day Make-Up for 2014-15

After a brutal winter that tested the mettle of New Lexington City Schools, our students, and our community, we finally leave winter behind and welcome spring with grey skies and rain. With the coming of spring, we also begin to look forward to the end of the school year. Unfortunately, winter left us with 19 calamity days, several of which need to be made up before we can begin our summer vacation.

Here is the official make-up plan for New Lexington High School:

  • Students will make up one day of school on Thursday, April 2.
  • New Lexington City Schools has also extended the school day for the remainder of the year (March 23-June 4).
  • Students at NLHS will begin class at 7:35 and will be dismissed at 2:25, adding 40 minutes to the regular school day.

See below for a link to the district letter regarding make-up days, as well as NLHS's updated bell schedule for the remainder of the year.

Important Schedule Changes Beginning March 23

In addition to the extended day beginning on March 23, there are three major changes to the schedule at New Lexington High School:

  1. We will operate on the 7-period schedule for the remainder of the year. We will not have block schedules on Wednesday and Thursday.
  2. Chamber Singers will meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:15-7:45. Students in Concert Choir, but not Chamber Singers, should meet and wait in the back section of the cafeteria from 7:35 until 7:45 before entering the music room. Teachers who have Chamber Singers students during first period - these students will miss 10 minutes of first period on these days; please excuse them.
  3. Project Y.O.U. (alternative school) will be adjusting their schedule as well. The after-school program and alternative school will now meet from 2:25-5:25 Monday through Thursday.

State Testing Update

Our students have concluded the first round of state testing, which included the PARCC assessments in English/Language Arts and Mathematics, the AIR State-Developed Assessments in Physical Science, American History, and American Government, and the Ohio Graduation Test.

We now have a brief reprieve from standardized testing, and can resume class as normal for a short time.

On the horizon are the end-of-year assessments for PARCC and AIR, which will begin on Monday, April 20.

FFA Banquet

Tuesday, March 24th, 5:30pm

2547 Panther Drive

New Lexington, OH

Join the New Lexington FFA in recognizing FFA members and supporters for their hard work and dedication. The silent auction will begin at 5:30 PM, with dinner and programming beginning at 6:30 PM.

Please contact Mr. Davis ( to RSVP if you haven't do so already.

ODE to Visit Project Y.O.U. and NLHS

Wednesday, March 25th, 2:45-4:45pm

2547 Panther Drive

New Lexington, OH

A representative from the Ohio Department of Education will be joining us on Wednesday, March 25 from 2:45-4:45 PM to discuss upcoming changes in regards to student career exploration and college and career readiness. NLHS teachers are encouraged to attend this meeting, though it is not required (unless you are on the Project Y.O.U. staff).

Professional Development Corner

As part of the weekly update, items of interest for professional development will be previewed, such as Google Apps or Add-ons, useful websites, interesting articles, or upcoming workshops that may benefit the teachers at New Lexington High School.

This week's tools:

  1. Class Charts - Class Charts is a Google App, which means it will run in any web browser, but is designed especially for use in Google Chrome. Class Charts can complement Google Classroom, though they are not directly integrated at the moment. Class Charts not only allows you to create seating charts, but allows you to monitor behavioral data and track student information.
  2. EDPuzzle - EDPuzzle is an excellent tool for a flipped or blended classroom. EDPuzzle allows you to crop videos (including YouTube), insert audio comments, and insert questions and quizzes to create an interactive media experience for your students.

See the links below to access each of these tools (you will be required to log in using Google or to create a new login).

Class seating charts & behavior management
Demo Edpuzzle

Where's Mr. Young?

Mr. Young will be in the building all week!!

Want something in the weekly update? Email Mr. Young by Friday of the week prior!