LHS Weekly Update #13

October 23, 2020

Next week's schedule looks a little different due to conferences.

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Lathrop After the Bell

We are excited that our after school program (Lathrop After the Bell) is getting started with some virtual offerings. These are available for any LHS student and many even offer credit.

  • The Paystreak - Be a writer/contributor on the school newspaper - there is even an option for credit. Meets virtually Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-4. Contact: tim.parker@k12northstar.org
  • Drama Club - Show your dramatic side! Meets virtually Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-5. Contact: christopher.nelson@k12northstar.org
  • Slow-Cooker Class - Wednesday's 3-5pm Let's Cook, Lathrop. From equipment and supplies to ingredients and lessons, this class comes with everything you need to make a home-cooked meal twice a week. Each week you will pick up ingredients from Lathrop (or request home delivery!). Wednesday’s will be a live cooking class, and Friday's will have an asynchronous cooking lesson for the weekend. Bon Appetit, Malemutes. Contact: sanna.turnbough@k12northstar.org
  • PE After School - Need PE credit? Take this class after school. Meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:30. Contact: fred.morrison@k12northstar.org
  • Yearbook After School - Any student can help with the yearbook. Meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:30. Contact: brian.schneider@k12northstar.org
  • Algebra Help - Monday-Thursday 2:30-4:30. Email Ms. Kelly to get Zoom link and more info. Contact: kim.kelly@k12northstar.org
  • Science Help - Tuesday & Thursdays 8-9:15am and Wednesdays 3-5pm. Contact Mrs. Parsley to get started. Contact: renee.parsley@k12northstar.org

Daily Decision Tree

If your student is coming into the building for any reason, please be sure to review the Daily Decision Tree prior to coming to school. Let's keep each other healthy!

Parent Teacher Conferences

This year parent teacher conferences will be done via phone and/or Zoom. Parents/Guardians can now sign up for conferences through our Power PTC system. Click on the graphic below with details and directions on how to sign up for conferences.

If you have any questions, call our office - 456-7794 - for assistance.

Note the changes to schedule for the week of conferences (see graphic at start of this newsletter).

On conference days, at your scheduled time, you will call the teacher or access the Zoom link if teacher provided one.

District Survey Reminder

After a full quarter of in-person/remote, e-learning, and homeschooling, the district would like feedback regarding your student’s experience with these learning models. The survey is short and is estimated to take about two minutes to complete. Families with multiple students should complete the survey once for each student.

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K5JTJCG

Your feedback will help inform district administration and the Board of Education in their decision making process and efforts to provide the best education possible during the ongoing pandemic.

The survey will close on Sunday, October 25 at midnight and results will be presented to the Board of Education at a November meeting. Survey results will also be shared with families on the district website after being presented to the Board of Education.

Post-Secondary Planning Night available for ALL students

Post-Secondary Planning Night (Life After Lathrop) has been postponed to Wednesday, October 28th.

This event will start with a 30 minute Facebook Live Session, followed by a student-paced Google Presentation. Topics include: FAFSA, Financial Aid, Campus Life, Admissions Process, College Ready Tips, Military, Trade Unions, Workforce, NCAA Eligibility, Scholarships, and MORE! We hope to "see" you there!

Here's the link to the Facebook Live Event: https://fb.me/e/1xCEunuWb

After School Opportunities!

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Morning Meeting 10/22/2020

Class of 2021

Order your Caps & Gowns

Lathrop Seniors - it's time to start ordering items for graduation! Caps and gowns, announcements, etc...

Order through Herff Jones!

Be part of the LHS Yearbook Staff

This year is the 81st Edition of the Lathrop Cache yearbook and the oldest continuous high school yearbook in Alaska.

Be a part of a great team to build the memories that will last a lifetime. Without your help the yearbook is in danger of not being produced!

Must have good writing skills, attention to detail, and the commitment to see the project to completion. Must be dedicated and hardworking.

Contact brian.schneider@k12northstar.org for more information.

College Opportunities

UAF’s Inside Out Day

Saturday October 24th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Information covered will include admissions, financial aid and scholarships, living on campus and more. You can apply during this event and have your application fee waived!

The link to register is:


Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling hosts an Event

October 26-30 Alaska/Idaho Student week

During this week, college representatives will be standing by, ready to meet you and the students and families. From live presentations on financial aid and how to write your application essay, to text chat, videos and downloadable college materials, this virtual experience will allow your students to explore, learn and connect with colleges and universities from around the country (and world!).

Registration in advance is required. You can then login to explore 145 colleges. The event website and recordings will be available until December 31, 2020.

Link to the registration is:


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Info on Breakfast and Lunch Options: Available 9-1 M-F

Click here for information on school meals.

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Lathrop High School

Lathrop High School is committed to fostering academic success, creativity, civic responsibility, healthy lifestyles, and personal integrity, within a culturally diverse community, to achieve success in a 21st century world.