Wildcat Daily Announcements

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Yearbook Pictures for Underclassmen (9th - 11th graders)

Underclassmen Pictures will be held Monday, December 14 through Thursday, December 17 during Empower Class. Empower teachers will let you know when your pictures will be taken.

LOOLA Underclassmen photos will be taken on Friday, December 18 by appointment only. You should have received a separate email yesterday with a link to schedule an appointment.

If you do NOT take your picture, you will NOT be in the yearbook.

There will NOT be a make-up date scheduled.

LHS Dance presents - "Unmasked"


LHS Dance presents "Unmasked," Thursday - December 17th @ 7pm in the LOPAC. If you are interested in attending, please come and pick up a FREE ticket from Room C-106 Tuesday, December 15 (Cohort A) and Wednesday, December 16 (Cohort B) before school and during your Empower Hour. First come first serve! There will be 30 tickets for each cohort. You MUST have a ticket to attend!

Amnesty International - Write for Rights

In this document, learn about Write for Rights. There are folders in the link with information about 6 cases. Letter writing campaign and petition information is included for those who are interested.

PowerSchool Update

Student and parent access to the PowerSchool Mobile App on iOS and Android will be disabled until closer to the start of Semester 2. Students can easily access PowerSchool through Launchpad by ClassLink. Parents should use the PowerSchool Parent/Student website portal instead: https://lexington1.powerschool.com/public.

Second Semester Schedule Change

To request a Second Semester Schedule change click HERE. Your school counselor will contact you with conflicts. *Remember not all change requests are possible.

RECYCLING - last pick up is Thursday!

Thursday, December 17 is the last pick up for RECYCLING in 2020.
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Make up Star360 testing

Make up Star360 testing for 9th grade Hybrid and LOOLA students will be held next week, December 14-17. Students should check their email for additional information.

Spring Senior Internships

Interested in a Spring Senior Internship?


Day of Joy 2020

The Joy Day Program is an association funded by the Midlands Special Needs Foundation and holds a place for people with special needs after their maximum school age. All proceeds from the sale of these t-shirts will be going to this organization. T-shirts are $10 - cash or check, made out to LHS. Click here to place your order.

Want to spread some Christmas cheer?

Each year the Wildcats choose a way to bring some Christmas cheer to those in our Lexington community who need a little help. This year we will be shopping for the homeless veterans living in the Central Midlands Transitional Shelter. The Veterans filled out requests for some of the gifts they would like, and you and your family can really make their wishes come true! Please come by the main office and choose a name card from the tree. Then leave your information at the table to let the student council members know which person for whom you will be shopping. Thank you so much for participating in this years giving tree!!

Virtual Summer 2021 SCDNR Cultural Heritage Trust Internship

Applications for the virtual Summer 2021 SCDNR Cultural Heritage Trust internship program are now available here. Applications close at 5 p.m. EST on Monday, May 3, 2021. Internship categories include high school (rising juniors and seniors), undergraduate, graduate (MA/MS and PhD) and postdoctoral. The primary goal of the internship program is for interns to gain a greater understanding of the diverse field of archaeology. Topics covered within the internship will include but are not limited to terrestrial and maritime archaeology, forensic anthropology, visual anthropology, archaeology public outreach and interpretation, museum studies, geographic information system (GIS), and disaster preparedness and recovery. Please email SCDNR archaeologist Meg Gaillard with any questions or concerns (GaillardM@dnr.sc.gov).

Interested in Boys Soccer - Pre-Season Conditioning/Tryouts

Any high school boy that is interested in pre-season conditioning for soccer, you must have a physical dated after April 1, 2020 and complete forms on PlanetHS. Pre-season Conditioning will be held at the boys practice field from 4 - 5:15 p.m. on the following days:

January 5 - 7, January 12 - 14, January 19 - 21, and January 25 - 27

Varsity Tryouts will be held February 1- 3

JV Tryouts will be held February 3 - 5

Bring water and a mask to conditioning and tryouts. Questions? Contact Coach Gettys.

Interested in Girls Soccer - Pre-Season Conditioning/Tryouts

Any high school girl that is interested in pre-season conditioning for soccer, you must have a physical dated after April 1, 2020 and complete forms on PlanetHS. Pre-season Conditioning will be held at the goat field from 4 - 5:15 p.m. on the following days:

January 5 - 7, January 12 - 14, January 19 - 21, and January 25 - 27

Varsity Tryouts will be held February 1- 3

JV Tryouts will be held February 4 - 5 and 8

Bring water and a mask to conditioning and tryouts. Questions? Contact Coach Fryland.

Interested in Track?

If anyone is interested in trying out for the LHS Track team, please email Coach Graham. His email is tgraham@lexington1.net

Focus on Your Future Friday: Finding Your Passion in Entrepreneurship

December 18, 10 – 11 a.m.

Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, owner of LLE Construction Group, LLC. and MEBA Board of Director, will share her experience as a business owner and entrepreneur. Ms. Lewis-Ellis will talk about her extensive background and share with students how they can turn their passions into business.

Join Virtually: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nUg4qUm7RXymgRwirc-11Q

What is a Micro-Scholarship?

A micro-scholarship is an amount of money that students are eligible to earn based on individual achievements throughout 9th - 12th grade. They are awarded by colleges and universities who partner with www.Raiseme.com Enter your grades each semester, and all activities, jobs, and volunteering and watch the money add up! Follow those schools offering you money by their deadline!

Poetry Out Loud!

The SC Arts Commission is excited to offer students the opportunity to participate in Poetry Out Loud SC.

Want to participate?

Poetry Out Loud

Order your FREE school take home breakfast and lunch!

Cohort A order your take home breakfast and lunch here.

Cohort B order your take home breakfast and lunch here.

LHS FIT Program

The Lexington High School FIT Program (Food Improving Thinking) consists of providing nutritious food during the weekends and holidays when students who need meals may be left without an adequate supply of nutritious food.

The program provides individually packed food items that students can prepare by themselves. Seasonal fruit may be included. Bags of food will be delivered in a discreet manner once a week, for now on Tuesdays and Thursdays, then on Fridays throughout the normal school year. Anonymity will be assured. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Bausch at abausch@lexington1.net in room F109. HTTPS://FORMS.GLE/OSEGHADKMGZVRDQX6

Virtual Calming Room - Check-it Out!

The Virtual Calming Room is a place for students, families and staff to find strategies for managing emotions and feelings in positive ways while building resilience. Sometimes, life gets challenging and overwhelming. We can feel stressed with life’s events, both big and small. The Virtual Calming Room provides resources and tools to help you find new ways to manage life, explore new problem solving opportunities and develop coping skills. Enjoy and take some time for yourself.

Coolidge Scholarship

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation

Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2022 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


The deadline for this scholarship is January 20, 2021.

Students are encouraged to start the application process early.

Looking for a job?

If you are looking for a job, please click here to check out the Job Board - this will be updated as new jobs are offered. Save the link and refer to it for future use.

Athletic Tickets for Sale

You will purchase tickets by going to lexingtonwildcats.com and clicking on “Tickets” at the top right of the page (it will be in the white border in blue font). Once you click on tickets it will take you to the next page where you will see a link that says “Buy tickets”. Click on the buy tickets link and it will take you through the process of purchasing your tickets. You will have to create an account to purchase the tickets. You will use this account log-in to purchase tickets for all our home games and any away games that use hometown ticketing. You will be able to purchase 1 general admission ticket.

LHS Athletics

December 16 - Varsity Wrestling host River Bluff, 7 p.m.

December 17 - B Team and JV Basketball @ Aiken, 6 and 7:30 p.m.

December 18 - Varsity Boys Basketball host White Knoll, 6 p.m.

December 21 - JV Wrestling @ River Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

December 21 - Varsity Boys Basketball @ White Knoll, 6

Upcoming Events

December 14 and 16 - EOC Testing - English Writing

December 21 - 22 - Virtual Learning Days - only teachers and staff on campus

December 23 - January 1 - Winter Break

January 4 - Students and Staff Return to School

January 4 and 6 - EOC Testing - US History

January 4 and 6 - EOC Testing - Biology

January 5 and 7 - EOC Testing - Algebra

January 5 and 7 - EOC Testing - English Reading

January 18 - Holiday - No school for Students and Staff

January 19 - First Day of Second Semester Begins

    Please note that due to the public health emergency brought by COVID-19 and the continuing uncertainty regarding the virus’s impact upon district and school operations for the 2020–2021 school year, it may be necessary for the district to alter, amend or otherwise modify the information contained in this document throughout the year.

    The district reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the contents of this document, consistent with amendments or revisions to policy or administrative rules, which may be required or occur as a result of changes brought about because of COVID-19. The district will also make reasonable efforts to inform you in a timely manner of any material changes made to any calendar, plan, policy or protocol listed in this document.

Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints. The Chief Human Resources Officer handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX. The Director of Middle Schools handles inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504. The Mathematics Coordinator handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title II. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number (803) 821-1000.