Principal News

Lindbergh High School

August 14, 2022

Parent eNote Week of August 15-21

The first day of school is a little over a week away. A reminder…school starts on Tuesday, August 23 at 8:00 a.m. A quick reminder that week one is Launch Week and we follow a special schedule that will help students with their transition to the new year. See the rough schedule below (which is still subject to tweaking)

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Green and Gold Our Green and Gold event is scheduled for August 20th. Start times are tentative and will be program (sport) specific. The goal at Green and Gold is to celebrate the start of our fall sports seasons by giving parents and fans a chance to see our students in action as much as possible. A detailed agenda is available HERE.

Student Schedules Student schedules are available online through the SIS Parent Portal. Please know that the counselors will NOT be changing schedules prior to the start of the year unless there are very specific circumstances. We do allow students to switch into Honors or AP classes if space allows. However, students have to follow the regular drop procedure at this time and can drop an honors class a few weeks into the school year. You may also contact your counselor if there is an error in your schedule and there is an hour with nothing assigned.

Room Numbers on the Schedules I know many students are nervous about being able to navigate the building and I sincerely wish we could give every student a tour in order to ease that anxiety. I do know from experience that it doesn’t take too long for students to adjust to the rhythms and directions of a new building. We will have many staff available to help students find their way to their next classes. A couple of things to check while you have your schedules:

Rooms that are in the old 300 building will be labeled “Old” next to the room number. Any room labeled with a 400 number is also in the old building, off the former auditorium. Any rooms labeled 100 and 200 level are in the new building. 300 rooms WITHOUT the word old are also in the new building.

PSAT Test Registration

Test Date: October 12, 2022

Registration Deadline: September 9, 2022

The PSAT test will be given October 12th to students in 10th and 11th grade who wish to sign up at Lindbergh High School. The deadline to register for the PSAT is September 9th. Click HERE to register.

10th Grade Students (Class of 2025): You are eligible to take the PRACTICE PSAT Test. This test shows you firsthand the kinds of reading, mathematics and writing skills you will need to succeed in college, and help prepare you for taking the PSAT in 11th grade for National Merit Recognition Scholarships.

11th Grade Students (Class of 2024): You are eligible to take the PSAT, and to enter the National Scholarship competitions for recognition and scholarships. The National Merit Scholarship program recognizes the top 3% of students nationwide based off of their PSAT scores.

In addition, all students who take the test will receive free access to Kahn Academy, an online standardized test practice program. Students will be able to link their PSAT results to Khan Academy to create a customized practice suite which is based on their PSAT results.

Students who take the PSAT are asked if they would like to participate in the College Board’s Student Search Service that provides the names of students to certified educational organizations. If students choose to participate, they allow colleges, universities, scholarship programs and educational opportunity organizations to send information about the educational and financial aid opportunities they offer.

The deadline to register for the PSAT is September 9th.

Update on SRO Procedure in St. Louis County Lindbergh Schools cares about the safety of all our students, and as an important part of this commitment, our district partners with St. Louis County Police to provide school resource officers at Lindbergh High School, and Sperreng and Truman middle schools.

Beginning this fall, all St. Louis County school resource officers will be equipped with body-worn cameras as provided by law. This is in compliance with St. Louis County’s mandated use of body cameras for patrol officers, which took effect in January 2020. This measure is being implemented to protect the safety and security of students, staff and visitors.

To protect the privacy of all students and staff, the cameras will not record during ordinary interaction with students. The SRO’s body-worn camera will not record during the school day unless and until the SRO takes police action or expects to take police action.

We appreciate the work our SROs do to keep our school community safe, and will work closely alongside St. Louis County Police to ensure that student privacy is protected as well.

Help Us Know Your Students We would love to know your child as well as possible so we can better serve them. Many of our students do not go by the name in our electronic systems. Some students go by their middle names, for example. As a principal, it is important to me to know your students and their individual needs. THIS FORM can help us do that. Please feel free to fill out this form for each of your children so we can know them just a little bit better. Share only what you feel needs to be shared.

Open House LHS Open House will be on Thursday, August 25th. We are still trying to finalize our plans for this event. More details will follow.

Construction Updates This past week, much of our focus has been getting furniture moved to the right classrooms. There are three areas getting a majority of the construction attention in the final week: the auditorium lobby, the area around the main entrance and library, and the connecting stairs between the new building and the Commons. This week, we hope to get access to our main elevator, which will speed the work of moving furniture between floors.

School Counselors Please see the list below for the LHS School Counselors. Please note the change to our counseling assignments. Because of the addition of a new counselor, students are now assigned to their counselors alphabetically by last name.

A-Cl Sherry Dessau

Cm-Gr Tricia Hays

Gs-Ko Jon Riethmeier

Kp-O Kristi Kienzler

P-Sk Holly Honey

Sl-Z Ben Smith

English Summer Reading Reminder
Some LHS English classes require summer reading. This should have already been communicated directly to the students. However, there is still plenty of time to complete summer reading. Information can be accessed here: English Summer Reading Requirements
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Lindbergh Speaker Series: "Getting Ready for Middle and High School"

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16

Join us for our first Speaker Series of the school year. This informative presentation will include a panel discussion with current students about transitioning to middle and high school. Students and parents are invited to tune in and hear about what to expect in middle and high school, what kinds of activities and athletics are available to students, and how to make the most of their experience in a new school.

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SSD Back-to-School Bash

Looking for a way to help your child who receives special education services "re-friend" or "new-friend" for a new school year? Mark your calendar!

SSD K-12 Back-to-School Bash

Date: Thursday August 18

Time: 4:00 - 5:30

Place: Watson Trail Park Shelter B, 12450 West Watson Road

Parents and students can meet up, enjoy a cold Kona snow cone courtesy of SSD-Lindbergh, and join fun activities like face-painting, bubbles, and ball toss! All this will be under the pavilion adjacent to a beautiful playground that has recently been updated to include equipment for kids of all abilities.

Any questions, just contact Dr. Joy Doyle, Director of Special Education, at 314-989-8463.

Pandemic Response Plan Update This June, the Lindbergh Schools Board of Education voted to approve an updated Pandemic Response Plan that will equip the district to respond in the future, in the event of an airborne pandemic virus. This revised plan replaces the Green Light Plan, which has guided school operations through recent years. It provides an overview of the tools our district has available to keep students and staff safe and healthy, and is located under the “Health Services” section of the district website.

Shout Outs

LHS Senior Patrick Bartz has been selected to serve on the 2022-23 St. Louis Federal Reserve Student Board of Directors based on a competitive application process, which includes an essay and letters of recommendation. Students meet monthly at the St. Louis Fed and gain a thorough understanding of the Federal Reserve's role in the U.S. economy and experience its unique partnerships with banks, businesses and the community. Patrick participates in Future Business Leaders of America, LHS Varsity Hockey and the Business Internship Program.