Leicester High School

August 31st, 2021

Welcome

We want to extend a warm welcome to you as you begin or continue your high school journey. While we hope that this summer vacation has been relaxing and fun for you, the first day of school is just a little over a week away on Wednesday, September 1st at 7:15 a.m. Please report directly to the Fine Arts Center on the first day of school. This summer vacation has been a much-needed rest for all of us, but we are excited to begin a new school year.


This summer also saw the addition of some new staff and some shifting of roles. Please join us in welcoming Mary Holmes (World Language), Michelle Hipple (Special Education), Ana Curren (Special Education), Lisa Petkie (Special Education), Olga Torres-Lopez (World Language), Jennifer Reynolds (Athletic Director), and Elaine Stone (Main Office). While you probably have already heard, for those who haven’t, I will be taking on the role of Acting Principal, and Beth Johnson will be joining us from middle school to be the Assistant Principal.

Athletic Registration

There is still time to register for fall athletics. Please use the link below to register your student-athlete.


Athletic Registration Link

Sports Schedule Link

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).

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

8/25/2021 School Committee Meeting Highlights

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

  • The state has mandated that students in Grades K-12 wear masks through October 1 (at which point they will provide further guidance). The School Committee voted to strongly recommend - but not require - that Pre-K students wear masks.
  • The Committee voted to re-open the use of school facilities to groups and organizations that wish to apply.
  • The vision for the purchase of Becker College has been sent to the town for inclusion on the website.
  • The Committee gratefully accepted a donation of classroom supplies from Greenville Baptist Church.
  • Assistant Superintendent candidate Richard Lind was approved by the School Committee.
  • The positions of Operations Administrative Assistant and Reading Specialist were approved by the School Committee.
  • EAL contact ratification update and approved by the School Committee.

Student Volunteers

LHS students volunteered at Worcester County Sheriff's Department Annual Senior picnic. They were part of the 270 volunteers honoring and recognizing over 850 senior citizens of Worcester County.

Pictured: Nicklaus Hellstrom, Chloe Bouchard, Alexis Goodney, Grace Guinee, and Erin Gerber

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First Day of School Schedule (Wednesday, September 1st)

7:05 - 8:00 Homeroom/FAC Meetings

8:03 - 8:38 1st Block (A)

8:41 - 9:16 2nd Block (B)

9:19 - 9:54 3rd Block (C)

9:57 - 10:38 4th Block (D)

10:41 - 11:06 5th Block (E) (1st LUNCH)

11:09 - 11:34 (2nd LUNCH)

11:37 - 12:02 (3rd LUNCH)

12:05 - 12:53 6th Block (F)

12:56 - 1:45 7th Block (G)

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.

Club News

Art Club

Art club will be having its first meeting of the year Tuesday, 9/7, from 1:45 until 3:00 pm. Anyone who is interested in participating in Art Club is invited to attend! If you would like to join the Google Classroom ahead of time, please email Ms. Rieder for more information.

Dates to Remember

September 1st - First day of school

September 10th - Picture Day

September 16th - Curriculum Night/Open House 6-8 p.m.

September 24th - College Fair (LHS Gymnasium)

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

October 9th - Homecoming

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

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