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2021-22 Week 34 - April 24, 2022

The Weekly Newsletter of Lee High School…

Where Great Things Are Happening!

Upcoming Events

Monday, 4/25

  • Progress Reports Go Homwe
  • FAFSA Help Workshop in the theatre lobby: 8:30am-3:40pm
  • Volleyball Tryouts in the big gym: 4:30-6:00pm
  • Softball vs. Columbia @ Columbia: 5:00pm

Tuesday, 4/26

  • Volleyball Tryouts in the big gym: 4:30-6:00pm

Wednesday, 4/27

  • Sports Physicals in the small gym: 3:00-5:30pm
  • Volleyball Tryouts in the big gym: 4:30-6:00pm

Thursday, 4/28

  • Volleyball Tryouts in the big gym: 4:30-6:00pm
  • Softball vs. St. John Paul II @ Lee (Senior Night): 5:00pm
  • Dance Magnet Performance in the theatre: 7:00pm

Friday, 4/29

  • Academics & Arts Signing Ceremony in the Black Box Theatre: 2:30pm
  • Dance Magnet Performance in the theatre: 7:00pm

Saturday, 4/30

  • Senior Saturday School: 10am-5pm

Sunday, 4/1

  • Senior Awards Ceremony & Reception: 3:00pm
  • Band Brawl at Milton Frank Stadium: 3:00pm

Next Week

Monday, 5/2-Friday, 5/6

  • Senior Spirit Week

Monday, 5/2

  • AP US Government Exam: 8:00am

Tuesday, 5/3

  • AP Environmental Science Exam: 8:00am

Wednesday, 5/4

  • AP English Literature Exam: 8:00am

Thursday, 5/5

  • AP Economics Exam: 8:00am
  • AP Seminar Exam: 12:00pm

Friday, 5/6

  • AP US History Exam: 8:00am

Saturday, 5/7

  • Prom at the Huntsville Country Club: 7:00-11:00pm


Happy Birthday to the following students who have birthdays this week!

  • Monday 4/25 - Damontez Moore
  • Tuesday, 4/26 - Gissell Lopez-Zuniga
  • Wednesday 4/27 - Tysha Howard and Andre Holman
  • Thursday 4/28 - Joseph Stewart, Ciara McCaulley, Gage Meadows, , and Akeaye White
  • Friday 4/29 - Jason McClendon and Rashyia
  • Saturday 4/30 - Krystal Alexander and Isis Pitts

Weekly Announcements & Updates

  • Attention Lee High Seniors and Parents! Tomorrow, Monday April 25, will be the last opportunity to get help completing the FAFSA graduation requirement! Please take advantage of this amazing opportunity.
  • Volleyball Tryouts will be THIS WEEK! Monday, April 25 through Thursday, April 28 in the main gym between 4:30 and 6:00pm each day. You must have a current physical to tryout. If you have any questions, please email
  • The Dance Magnet Ensemble will perform their spring show GOTCHA this Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29 at 7:00pm in the LHS MainStage Theater Tickets are $5.00 and may be purchased at the door.

  • The Lee High School Vocal Performance Magnet will present their Stories & Legends Dinner Theater next week May 3rd at 6:00pm in the theater lobby. Tickets must be purchased on GoFan. Meals have to be pre-ordered so the cut off day to buy tickets will be this friday April 29!

  • AP Exams begin NEXT week! Most of our AP exams begin at 8:00am, even though school begins at 8:30. This means you need to get to school by 7:30 / 7:45 at the latest! Please see Mrs. Stewart with any questions about AP testing.

  • A message to Ms. Murillo's seniors: I want to let Seniors know that I appreciate the ones who are working hard. A lot of times those seniors don't get recognized enough. On that note, I need any outstanding work turned in as soon as possible. If you don't understand something, just let me know and we will work on it.

    You have a stage to walk across in May, this is not the time to play

    You have goals to reach right now, make the effort and take a bow

    We are proud of you and what is in store, to a great future with blessings galore

    With Best Wishes, Ms. Murillo

  • Ms. Stephens would like everyone to wear green on next Friday, May 6th for Mental Health Awareness Month.

  • Attention Seniors! Senior fees are due soon! If you need to see how much you owe in senior fees, please see the bookkeeper Ms. Swopes!
  • Prom tickets are on sale! They are $60 now and will be $80 per person the day of prom, which will be Saturday, May 7th. Please see the bookkeeper Ms. Swopes to purchase a prom ticket.

  • If you already purchased a prom ticket, you may pick them up with proof of purchase after the senior awards day on May 1st in room 140.

  • The Lee High School Art Garden is seeking seed donations: cone flowers, sunflower, zinnia, cosmos, foxgloves, peony, and poppy. They also need pine straw. Please contact Jessica Johnson if you are willing to make a donation. Thanks!


  • Shout-out to Lee High School Senior Shea Patrick! She is one of the five high school seniors in the state of Alabama to be awarded the Alabama Public Television 2022 Young Heroes Award!!! Check out this great article about her:
  • Shout-out to our Freshmen of the Week! Ashlyn Tibbs came to us from the Academy for Academics and Arts. Here at Lee, she is a part of the Dance Magnet and the Volleyball team. Outside of school, she participates in NACEE. In her free time, she enjoys working at Chick-Fil-A, singing, and playing volleyball. She has two sisters, one who is a senior at Lee, and another who was a member of the first graduating class in the College Academy at Mae Jemison High School. After graduating from Lee, she wants to go to college at Spelman College and major in business. She also wants to attend cosmetology school. Brindin Taylor came to us from Chapman Middle School. Here at Lee, he is a part of the Basketball team. In his free time, he enjoys chilling and watching YouTube. He loves animals and has 3 dogs. After graduating from college, he wants to go to college to become a meteorologist or a veterinarian. He also wants to play basketball in college and go to the NBA. Great job living out our FamiLEE values each day!
  • Shout-out to the Freshmen Girls Track Team! At Friday’s Big Cat Invitational O’Marea Archie, Jayda Blair-Raby, Jaila Walker, and Shi’Ann Perez won First Place in the Gold Division of the 4x100 Relay. Dajonna Roper-Jones, De’Kaeshia Johnson, Halle Bellmon, and Azalia Jones won 3rd Place in the Open Division of the 4x100 Relay. Jael Michaels won 3rd Place in the Gold Division of the Long Jump! Congratulations ladies!!!
  • Shout-out to our soccer seniors on a great season!!! They were recognized at senior night last week.
  • Shout-out to soccer seniors Jerius Smith and Angel "Tony" Garcia! They were both offered the opportunity to walk-on with the men's soccer team at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, MS. Tougaloo is an NAIA and HBCU college. Coach Courtney and Coach Matzkind are extremely proud of the hard work both of these young men have put in over the last several years.
  • Shout-out to Jaden Colley, Aaliyah Caston, Kennedy Cunningham, and Braden Hampton for receiving scholarships Sunday from the 100 Black Men of Greater Huntsville! Congrats to these scholars!!!
  • Shout-out to the Beta Club! HCS Superintendent Christie Finley and the Huntsville City Board of Education recognized Lee High students following their first-place in the charter performance category at the Beta State Convention last week! Additionally, the show choir and dancers were selected as premier performers!
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Magnet Corner

Upcoming Events

  • LHS Dance Magnet Ensemble Performs their spring show "Gotcha" - Thursday, April 28th and Friday, April 29th @ 7:00pm in the theatre.
  • Vocal Perfomance Magnet Stories & Legends Dinner Theater - May 3rd @ 6:00pm in the theatre lobby.


  • Shout out to our Creative Writing students who were recognized by the Alabama Writers Forum!! Jij Naylor won 2nd place for Poetry. Our literary magazine, Harmoniouslee, received Judges Special Recognition for Exceptional Literary Content and Exceptional Graphic Design and Layout.

  • Congratulations to all our students who participated in the Piano Recital and Readers Theatre last week! Both were fantastic celebrations of student work!

College Counselor Updates

  • Please click here for the active state & local scholarships list as of April 22!
  • College Counselor Weekly Email – The College Counselors send an email once per week with updates for all grade levels. If you are not receiving this email and would like to be added to the list, please send an email to Include your child’s name, grade level, and school.
  • Connect with the District College Counselors online! We’re sharing information about college, scholarships, FAFSA, and more! Facebook: HCS District College Counselors. Website:
  • Please click here for the 2021-2022 college info chart!

Notes From The Nurse

Planning Ahead

Click here for the 2021-2022 Huntsville City Schools Calendar!

Friday, April 29: Academics & Arts Signing Ceremony, 2:30pm in the Black Box Theatre

Sunday, May 1: Senior Awards Ceremony & Reception, 3:00pm in the Theatre

Monday, May 2: Field trip for selected seniors to Calhoun Community College

Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6: Senior Spirit Week / Teacher Appreciation Week

Saturday, May 7: Lee High School Prom at the Huntsville Country Club, 7:00pm-11:00pm

Sunday, May 15: Deadline for all Senior Edgenuity classes to be 100% complete

Monday, May 16: 11th Grade Awards & Commitment to Graduate Ceremony, 10:00am in the Theatre

Tuesday, May 17: 9th Grade Awards & Commitment to Graduate Ceremony, 9:15am in the Theatre

Tuesday, May 17: 10th Grade Awards & Commitment to Graduate Ceremony, 10:30am in the Theatre

Tuesday, May 17: Senior Game Night & Water Fun, 5:00-7:00 pm in the Gym/Courtyard

Wednesday, May 18: 1st & 2nd Block Senior Exams / Half Day for Seniors

Thursday, May 19: 3rd & 4th Block Senior Exams / Half Day for Seniors

Friday, May 20: Senior Grades Due

Sunday, May 22nd: Deadline for all 9th-11th Grade Edgenuity classes to be 100% complete

Monday, May 23: Senior Clearance / Cap & Gown Distribution, 1:00-4:00pm in the Library

Tuesday, May 24 - Wednesday, May 25: 9th & 11th Grade Exams / Half Days For Students

Wednesday, May 25: Last Day of School for 9th-11th Grade

Thursday, May 26: Teacher Workday / 9th-11th Grade Grades Due / No School For Students

Friday, May 27: Lee HS Class of 2022 Graduation Practice @ the VBC: 9:00am

Friday, May 27: Lee HS Class of 2022 Graduation @ the VBC: 3:00pm

Important Links

Click Here For The PowerSchool Student / Parent Portal

If you need your username and password, email Ms. Joanne Justice at

Click Here To Purchase Tickets For LHS Athletic Events

All Huntsville City Schools Athletic events require tickets to be bought on GoFan this year.

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