August 15, 2021
Welcome Letter from Principal Woods
My name is Tony Woods, and I am honored to be the principal of Lee High School. As the leader of this fine institution, it is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year. Hopefully you had an exciting, fun-filled, and restful summer. While some of the FamiLEE have moved on to pursue other endeavors, we are ecstatic about several new faculty members joining our FamiLEE. I am extremely excited to have our students back in the building this year. The last year and a half have been tough on all of us, but we are still standing and for that I am thankful.
I don't have to tell you how important this year is. We will approach it with grit, passion, and positivity. Our mission is daunting and will require a certain level of dedication. I truly believe in our faculty, students, parents, and staff. Again, I look forward to seeing and working with everyone as we lift Lee High School to new heights.
We all know families are loving, close, cliquish, and at times dysfunctional, and I believe this sounds a lot like our FamiLEE. With that being said, every one of us are here to serve and better our children. At 2500 Meridian Street, loving, educating, caring, and supporting all of our children is the way of life here. Yes, we will be challenged by our children and may become frustrated at times, but we still must find a way to work with them. Over the last few years, we have made tremendous progress in building positive relationships with students and faculty members, yet we still have a long way to go. It is imperative that we continue to build on this momentum.
As a part of the Huntsville City Schools’ Strategic Plan, we will focus on student achievement through our district emphasis on Refocusing, Recalibrating, and Reconnecting. We look forward to sharing how Lee High School will work on these 3 Rs throughout the school year. Additionally, Lee High School will also focus on Tier II Instruction, Project Based Learning (piloted) and Community Involvement.
It is this administration’s belief that we have the best faculty and staff. We will continue to graduate every senior in the building, produce masterpieces like “Spongebob,” increase JROTC enrollment, decrease retention, increase overall student achievement, and become State Champions all because of you… We got this!
“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”
Happy Birthay FamiLEE!!!
- Monday is Tyla McComb, Lamar Knight and Aveen Martz-Kushnaw
- Tuesday is Ashley Bloemetjie, Zakai Townsend, Alexander Uland, and Isabella Shuman
- Wednesday is Jared Buxton, Trishelle Childress VI, Malik Clark, Justin Copeland, Alexandria Hayes, Jebron Lee-Lott, and Antonious Powell
- Thursday is Carmen Fletcher, Katelyn Albert, Breanna Richardson, and Adelaide English
- Friday is Mena Willmarth, Keon Winston
- Sunday is Brianna Tucker, Jamyah Benson, Tessa Dial and Elauna Elam
Updates from the College Counselor:
Hello! My name is Sheri Crigger, and I’m the District College Counselor for Lee High School. I hope year is off to a great start! My “regular” day at Lee will be Monday (and some Fridays). If you don’t see me at school, you can always reach me by email, text, or phone. Throughout the year, I will be sending emails approximately once per week to share information about college applications, scholarships, financial aid, and more. Keep reading for a few updates!
- Did you miss the College Crash Course in July? – We had some great sessions with our seniors this summer both in-person and virtually. The PowerPoint presentations are now available on our website at https://sites.google.com/hsv-k12.org/hcscollegecounselors under “Parent Resources”. We hope to have video links available very soon! Session topics are outlined below.
- Applying to College – When, where, how, and why now?
- Paying for College – Understanding the total cost of college attendance, options, & planning
- The Common Application – Understanding the pros & cons of using the Common App
- Scholarships & Financial Aid – How to find and apply for money for college
- To-Do List for Seniors – We shared this information in May, but it is still relevant – seniors need to get moving! Check out the attached list of items that seniors should be working on right now to prepare for college.
- Have a question or want to meet with the College Counselor? – If you have a quick question or need assistance, you can always contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, through Schoology, or by phone at 256-529-8842. Since I work with 3 different high schools, it is very helpful if you let me know your name and high school when you contact me.
If you would like to meet with me to make an individual plan (seniors and/or parents), I’ll be happy to meet with you! Please reach out to me via email with the student name and school, and we can set up a time to meet in person or via Zoom.
- Connect with the District College Counselors online! We’re sharing information about college, scholarships, FAFSA, and much more!
Facebook: HCS District College Counselors
Website: Our website has moved! We’re hoping this will be easier to access – check it out at https://sites.google.com/hsv-k12.org/hcscollegecounselors!
College Counselor for Grissom, Jemison, & Lee High Schools