Daily Wildcat Update

January 26, 2023

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Upcoming Important Dates

January 24 - Report Cards Issued

January 25 - Rising 9th Grade Meeting 6:30 in LOPAC

February 8 - Collaborative Planning Day - Students dismissed at 12:40

February 17 - Teacher Work Day - No School for Students

February 20 - Weather Make-up Day

March 8 - Collaborative Planning Day - Students dismissed at 12:40

March 17 - Third Weather Make-up Day

March 23 - End of Third Quarter

March 31 - Report Cards Issued

April 3-7 - Spring Break - School Closed

April 19 - Collaborative Planning Day

May 29 - Memorial Day - No School for Students and Staff

June 1 - Half Day for Students

June 2 - Half Day for Students - Last Day of School

June 4 - Graduation @ Colonial Life Arena - 12:00

Boys Tennis

On January 23rd at 4 pm at Lexington High School courts, there will be a Boys Varsity Tennis meeting with returning players and parents.


On January 30th at 4 pm, tryouts will begin. You must have all proper paperwork completed in Planet High School as well as a physical. For more information, please reach out to Coach Bishop at bishopdetrick1@gmail.com

ACCESS testing for English Language Learners

ACCESS testing for English Language Learners will begin Monday, February 13 and will go through Tuesday, February 28.

2/13 Listening

2/14 Reading

2/15 Writing

2/16 Speaking

2/21 Speaking

2/24-28 Makeup Testing

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LHS Scholastic Art Winners

Dakota Bain won Honorable Mention for a drawing.

Brody Corley won Honorable Mention and a Silver Key for photography.

ASVAB at LHS

The ASVAB test (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be administered on Friday, February 10th 9 a.m. at LHS, and on Friday, April 14th 9 a.m at LHS This test is available to students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. Please pick a date you would like to take the ASVAB


ASVAB scores are used to determine if you are qualified to enlist in the military and to assign you to an appropriate job in the military. The ASVAB is also a great career exploration tool.


Taking the test does not obligate you, or register you for military service.


Students can sign up for the ASVAB in room E-202 and E-203, or they can email Mr. Magyar (Career Specialist) or Mrs. Augsburger (Career Specialist) at gmagyar@lexington1.net and daugsburger@lexington1.net


Our school military recruiter SSGT Jones has offered to assist students with practice questions regarding the ASVAB. Please reach out to him at brian.k.jones3.mil@army.mil


Please see below to help study for the ASVAB

Uniontestprep.com

march2success.com

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Student Parking

All students who drive and park on campus MUST have a current parking pass for the 2022-2023 school year. Any student who does not have a parking pass is subject to a parking violation. Details to apply for a parking pass are located in the main office.


All students MUST park in a parking space. No parking is allowed on the curb or in the grass. Any student who parking in one of these areas will receive a parking violation and lunch detantion for violating the parking policies.

Parking Lot Safety

Please be sure to follow approved traffic patterns for pick up and drop off at Lexington High School. Parking along Olde Farm Road in the afternoons in the areas marked "No Parking" could result in a citation by Lexington County Sheriff's Department. They plan to increase monitoring of this area starting Feb. 6. Lexington High School collaborates with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department for the safety of our students, but we do not determine "No Parking" areas outside of our campus, such as Olde Farm Road, nor can we provide permission or influence law enforcement decisions regarding these areas.
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2023-2024 Cat's Paw Yearbook Applications

Applications to join the Cat's Paw Yearbook staff are due February 1, 2023. Here is the link (2023 Cat's Paw Application) - it will prompt you to make a copy. You can also email lhsyearbook@lexington!.net for an application!

Senior Day - Midlands Technical College

Come join us for a hands-on and informative college visit on Friday, February 10, where seniors can meet with academic program instructors, learn more about the financial aid process, complete applications and enjoy lunch. We have a cap of 100 students so make sure students sign up early! Students can sign up with the QR code by clicking this link.


MTC will provide the student with a document upon arrival that can be given to the attendance office as an excused college visit.


Questions? Email Matthew Angerson at

angersonm@midlandstech.edu

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Boys Golf Tryouts

Boys Golf tryouts will begin on January 31 at 4:15 at the Country Club of Lexington. All players must have a current physical and all paperwork uploaded to PlanetHS prior to tryouts. Tryouts are open to 7th-12th graders. We will have a varsity and JV teams.


Their will be a player and parent informational meeting on Wednesday January 18th at 4:30 in the conference room of the new gym at LHS. Players and parents are welcome to attend.


You may email Coach Smith at cbsmith@lexington1.net if you have any questions.

Boys Soccer Open Season & Tryouts

You must have a physical dated after April 1, 2022

Complete all PlanetHS forms

Location - soccer practice field beside softball field

Bring water


Dates:

January 4-5; 9-12; 17-19; 23-24 - From 4;15 - 5:45


Varsity Tryouts - January 30-31

JV Tryouts - February 1-3


Please contact Coach Gettys with any questions or concerns. wgettys@lexington1.net

Girls Soccer Open Season & Tryouts (9th-12th Grade Only)

LHS Girls Soccer 2023 - Open Season


You must have a physical dated after April 1, 202

Complete all PlanetHS form

Location – Goat field (Field behind stadium

Bring water


Dates:

January 4, 5 - 4:15 - 5:30

January 9 -12 - 4:15 - 5:30

January 17 - 19 - 4:15 - 5:30

January 23,24 - 4:15 - 5:30


Varsity Tryouts January 30


JV Tryouts January 31, February 1, 2


Please contact Coach Fryland with any questions or concerns cfryland@lexington1.net

Health Screenings

Stop by the Health Room for a your health screenings:


10th Grade Students - Hearing

Not Sure if You Bought a Yearbook??

To check to see if you purchased a yearbook visit the bulletin board on the A, B, C side of the commons. Students may also email lhsyearbook@lexington1.net to see if they have ordered the yearbook. Reminder - Yearbooks were not purchased through registration.


Yearbooks are $90. The last chance to purchase a Yearbook is Friday, January 27. Yearbooks can be purchased by visiting www.jostens.com.

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Cats Pantry

The Lexington High School Cat’s Pantry program is a free service for any student in need.

The program provides a weekend’s worth of easily-prepared, individually packed food items (typically two breakfast items, two lunch items, two dinner items and two snack items). The bags of food are delivered to the students in a discreet manner once a week on Fridays throughout the school year. Anonymity will be assured.


If you would like for your child to participate in this program, please complete the form below.

Since we have a variety of students participating, it will not be possible for us to accommodate food allergies. We ask that you and your student read the labels carefully to ensure your student’s safety.


If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Bausch at abausch@lexington1.net or 803-821-3400.

Sign up form

WILDCAT ATHLETICS

Games/Matches/Meets

Friday, January 27

Varsity Girls/Boys Basketball v. Chapin - 6:00/7:30 - Senior Night

Varsity Wrestling v. Dutch Fork - 6:00 - Senior Night

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Wiley likes to be in the spotlight!

Follow him on the following social media handles.

Instagram - @wiley.the.wildcat

Facebook - Wiley the Wildcat Business Page

Twitter - @WileyWildcatLHS

TikTok - @wiley.the.wildcat

COUNSELING & STUDENT SERVICES

See what is happening in the Counseling Department

Click here to find helpful information from our Counseling Department.

College Visits and Open Houses

Looking for a College?

Business Week 2023

South Carolina Business Week is the premier youth program of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. The timely and customized curriculum encourages participants to excel as individuals while becoming integral team players.

We recognize and appreciate your school’s support in making Business Week a success in the past. Annually you have given the top one-third of your students the opportunity to apply for this one-week experience that provides a practical study of American private enterprise.

Click on the following links for promotional poster 1, promotional poster 2, Business Week FAQ flyer 2023, and the Business Week 2022 Program Report: www.scchamber.net/index.php?src=documents&srctype=download&refno=5. Please take a few minutes to review the program report and feel free to duplicate the flyer as needed. Also, we would appreciate your placing the 2023 Business Week flyer in prominent and well-traveled locations around the school. We ask that you not only make this information available to rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates ranking in the top one-third of their respective classes but also make a special effort to encourage specific students to apply.

Each year, South Carolina Business Week presents four college scholarships totaling $12,000 to deserving students. The scholarships are S. Hunter Howard, Jr. Business Week Scholarship ($5,000), the Ron McNair Leadership Scholarship ($5,000), and the Chelse Ward Elliott Scholarship ($2,000). Students who receive one of the first two scholarships must attend an in-state college or university to receive the scholarship money.

As indicated in the flyer, all students who are accepted are given a sponsorship to cover all expenses except the $75.00 application fee. We can only select 100 students from throughout the state. The application deadline is April 30, 2023. Qualified students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. We want your school to be represented at our host site, University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business, July 16-21, 2023. Please encourage your students to visit www.scbusinessweek.com for more information.

Focus on Your Future Friday: Hot Jobs in the Midlands January 27, 2023, 10:00 a.m.

This is a virtual program designed to connect industry, community and education partners to students, parents and educators around college and career readiness topics. Our feature presentation will focus on "Trending Careers in the Midlands and SC" and will be presented by Ms. Wylondria Jefferson, Workforce Outreach Coordinator with South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.

Registration Required (may need to copy and paste link into browser):
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TgFHnJRXSZGLCLMopQik7A

Career Connections Conversation: Careers in Barbering and Entrepreneurship January 31, 2023, 10:00 a.m.

This is a virtual program designed to connect industry, community and education partners to students, parents and educators around college and career readiness topics.

Our feature presentation will focus on careers in barbering and entrepreneurship with Mr. Ramone Jackson, Owner of Professional Cuts, a full Service Barbershop in Columbia, SC. Mr. Jackson is one of Columbia's most talented outstanding barbers, a true master of his craft with barber training, experience from Isoplus Styling Team doing hair shows across the country and studying Advanced Training and Salon Management at Dudley's University. Mr. Jackson gives back by using his barbershop to help new and upcoming barbers the way others have helped him.

Registration Required (may need to copy and paste link into browser):

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sJ9rwvuAQjqJ9A5I2S8ueA

Focus on Your Future Friday: Midlands Youth Apprenticeship Programs February 3, 2023, 10:00 a.m.

This virtual information session is geared towards students, parents and educators interested in learning more about youth apprenticeship programs in the Midlands to include an overview of the apprenticeship program, application process and timeline for Spring 2023, employer expectations, etc., and will learn about the experiences of former students and participating employers. All high school students are encouraged to register for the information session, but the ideal candidates for Spring 2023 are current 10th grade students who will enter their junior year of high school in Fall 2023. Representatives from Apprenticeship Carolina and Midlands Technical College will be in attendance to answer questions.

Registration Required (may need to copy and paste link into browser):

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tg5Md6JSREKK8djsL79KFA

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Governor's School for Science and Math In Person Information Sessions in Your Area

I wanted to let you know that the Governor's School for Science + Math (GSSM) will be hosting an in-person information session about STEM Foundations: GSSM's Online Diploma Program in your area on Monday, January 23, 2023, Tuesday, January 24, 2023, and Wednesday, January 25, 2023.


STEM Foundations: GSSM’s Online Diploma Program allows students the opportunity to receive a high-quality STEM-focused education taught by GSSM instructors all from the comfort of home. STEM Foundations students are part of a tight-knit community of students across the state of SC and receive a GSSM diploma upon graduation.


For the STEM Foundations application and more information, see our website: https://www.scgssm.org/academic-programs/online-diploma-program or our flyer.


If you know of any Sophomores who would be a good fit for our program, please share the information about our in-person events with them.


Monday, January 23rd from 6:30pm-7:30pm

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Congaree Room

1101 Lincoln Street

Columbia, SC 29201


Tuesday, January 24th from 6:30pm - 7:30 pm

Lexington Municipal Conference Center

Ballroom

111 Maiden Lane

Lexington, SC 29072


Wednesday, January 25th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Lexington County Library - Irmo Branch

6251 St. Andrews Road

Columbia, SC 29212

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to me.

Emily Phillips

STEM Foundations Program Coordinator


Are you interested in GSSM's STEM Foundations online diploma program or do you know someone who is? The application and more info about the program are on our website: https://www.scgssm.org/academic-programs/online-diploma-program .

LMC Partners Program

The Lexington Medical Center Partners Program is designed to introduce the healthcare industry to enthusiastic, bright high school students who have a genuine interest in a health care industry career. Participants complete rotations through a variety of clinical and non-clinical areas, learning about careers in healthcare including professional and allied health careers such as Radiologic Technology, Physical Therapy, Surgical Technology, Nursing, Information Technology and various administration roles.


Current JUNIOR level (rising senior) students are eligible to apply to the Partners Program.

2023 Partners Program Dates

Session A- June 12-June 30, 2023

Session B- July 10-28, 2023


Application Process

The 2023 application will be available January 9, 2023 through February 24, 2023. For more information regarding the online application and program specifics to share with your students, I have attached a flyer for your convenience. You may also click the link below.

Click here to learn more about the Partners Program


All inquiries regarding the program should be directed to partners@lexhealth.org.

Thank you and we look forward to a wonderful 2023 Partners Program!

Clemson University Midlands Student Summit

Registration for the February 2023 Midlands Student Summit hosted by the Clemson University’s Office of College Preparation and Outreach is now open.

This event is co-sponsored by Boeing and will take place on Saturday, February 4th from 8am- 2pm at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins, SC. This summit is designed to educate, inspire, and empower underrepresented middle and high school students but is open to any 7th-12th grade student who registers. Students can expect to hear from a variety of speakers that will hold interactive sessions about the college admissions process, financial aid options, strategies for academic success in high school, leadership development, career options and much more!

In addition to sessions, students will have the opportunity to hear from colleges/universities from around South Carolina at a college and resource fair.

The link to register is https://bit.ly/StudentSummit23.

Prisma Health Careers Club Offerings!

Please put this on your calendar and join in!


Thursday, Jan. 5

5:15-6:00pm

Ginny Simmons

Join meeting: Health Research - Cancer


Thursday, Jan. 26

5:15-6:00pm

Dustin Ertl

Join meeting: Radiation Therapy


Here are the recordings from the previous meetings:


Thursday, Oct. 6

Dr. Fabiano & Dr. Beltran

Recording: Prehospital Medicine/EMS


Thursday, Oct. 20

Dr. Ross

Recording: Emergency Psychiatry


Thursday, Nov. 10

Amanda Lockett

Recording: Child Life


Thursday, Nov. 17

Dr. Adu, Dr. Patel, Dr. Farrow

Recording: Family Medicine


While I send out the recordings afterwards, please join us live. If our attendance does not increase, it will be difficult to continue offering a speaker series in the future.

Also, the South Carolina AHEC Health Careers Program will resume in January 2023. To join an AHEC Health Careers Program in your area, visit their website.

Columbia College Opportunity

I would like to invite you and your students to Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Day at Columbia College. This event, which was initially scheduled in September, will now be held on March 16, 2023. I hope this will give you enough time to organize a group of students to attend and/or help us spread the word about this event.

SLP is an in-demand career with excellent job opportunities and earning potential. Our event provides an opportunity for students to explore SLP as an area of study as well as a profession.

If a student was registered for our event in September, which was canceled due to inclement weather, we ask that they please re-register. All participants can register through this link or scan the QR code on this attachment.

Please let me know if you have any questions about SLP Day!

Best,

AnnMarie Knight

Summer 2023 Archaeology Internship Program

Rising High School Juniors and Seniors!


Apply for a summer internship in ARCHAEOLOGY!


If you are awarded a position, you may also get 1 honor credit by contacting your career specialist!

A-J Mrs. Augsburger and K-Z Mr. Magyar


Summer 2023 Archaeology Internship Program

Applications Available Now


Applications for the Summer 2023 SCDNR Archaeology internship program are available here. Applications close at 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 10, 2023. This six-week internship will begin on Monday, June 5, 2023 and end on Friday, July 14, 2023. The internship is in-person and will take place at SCDNR's Parker Annex Archaeology Center (2025 Barnwell Street, Columbia, SC 29201).

Up to eight interns will be selected for this term. Applicants must be enrolled at the time of the internship as a rising high school junior or senior, undergraduate student (B.A./B.S. and Associates), graduate student (M.A./M.S. and Ph.D.), or a recent graduate (high school to Ph.D.). Interns at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and those who have recently graduated, are paid $12 per hour. High school interns are unpaid. All interns may work up to 40 hours per week. Housing is not provided.

The primary focus of the summer internship is for interns to gain a greater understanding of the diverse field of archaeology and to discover if archaeology, or a closely related field, is the right career path for them. Interns will attend guest lectures that cover topics including, but are not limited to terrestrial and maritime archaeology, forensic anthropology, visual anthropology, archaeology, public engagement, museum studies, geographic information system (GIS), and disaster preparedness and recovery. Summer interns will also assist the SCDNR Archaeology team with ongoing public engagement projects and research in the field (e.g., shovel testing) and/or laboratory settings (e.g., processing artifacts).

Please email SCDNR archaeologist Meg Gaillard (GaillardM@dnr.sc.gov) with any questions or concerns.

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Scholarship Opportunities

The VFW National Auxiliary Scholarship Contest recognizes young artists and encourages patriotism in youth. Entries will be judged on originality of concept, presentation and patriotism expressed, content of how it relates to patriotism and clarity of ideas, design technique, total impact of work.

The first two scholarships are for Grades 9-12.


The VFW National Auxiliary

3-Dimensional Patriotic Art Contest

Click here for instructions and Contest Entry Form.

Deadline: March 31, 2023


The VFW National Auxiliary

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

Click here for instructions and Contest Entry Form.

Deadline: March 31, 2023


Jan Owens JROTC Scholarship

for High School Seniors

Click here for instructions and Scholarship applications.

Deadline: April 15, 2023

Scholarship Opportunities for Juniors


Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation

This scholarship is for 11th grade students


Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2023 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply. Coolidge Scholars are selected primarily on academic excellence. They must also be interested in public policy. The winner of the Coolidge Scholarship will receive a full-ride scholarship to any accredited U.S. college or university.


More information, including the application, is available here.

http://www.coolidgescholars.org.


The deadline for this scholarship is February 23, 2023

Students are encouraged to start the application process early.

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The College Funding Center

The College Funding Center helps families determine the best options for funding their upcoming college education expenses. We specialize in teaching our clients how to plan, prepare, and pay for college the smart way. The goal is to guide families in the right direction to prepare for and manage the stressful process of college admissions, financial aid, and paying the college bill, without affecting their retirement savings. Visit us at https://cfcsc.com/ for more details.

Lexington High School

Lexington High School teaches skills to students that help them not only succeed academically, but that build integrity and promote initiative. Students, faculty, and the school itself receive numerous accolades year after year, including the current 4A Girl's Golf State and 5A State Cheer Champions.