Leicester High School

September 12th, 2021

Dates to Remember

September 23rd - Curriculum Night/Open House 6-8 p.m. (Date Change)

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

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.

Leicester Public Schools District Improvement Plan

Dr. Tencza would like to invite you to help with creating a vision and a District Improvement Plan for LPS. Lori Likis will be working with the Leadership Team and a team from the community (Planning Team) will be working simultaneously to create this vision, mission, and portrait of a graduate as we develop the District Improvement Plan.


Dr. Tencza is looking to have volunteers from the schools, town, and community to compile a representative group to help us with our work.


The dates of the meetings will be:

• October 7, 4:00-7:30 pm

• December 2, 4:00-7:30 pm

• January 20, 4:00-7:30 pm

• February 17, 4:00-7:30 pm


The plan is to convene in person (at this time) and have a light supper for participants as we work through the activities.


If you are interested, please email Dr. Tencza by September 15, 2021, and she will create the committee and get back to you with any details. Dr. Tencza will try and assemble a well-rounded group of teachers, paras, community and staff members to help with the work.


Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Tencza tenczam@lpsma.net.

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

Students In Action

Students in the Living and Learning Center helped the Leicester Public Schools by spreading playground mulch in the pre-school playground.
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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

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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.

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.