News From The Nest

LHS Parent Newsletter--Year 18, Vol. 4, 11/26/2018

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Heritage Week 2018

What a phenomenal week we had at the Nest during our second annual Heritage Week celebration. We had some great presentations throughout the week and our guests were most complimentary of our students. The students asked thoughtful, reflective questions and were very welcoming of our guests.

Our final assemblies with Mike Smith were undoubtedly the best we've had yet. Masses of students flocked around Mike at the end of each assembly. Mike was also very impressed by the students of LHS. We hope to be able to keep this idea of legacy and being a part of something bigger than yourself continuing throughout the year.

An undertaking as big as Heritage Week could not be accomplished without the work of many people. Kudos and thanks to the Heritage Week committee--Katie Bennett, Kelli Bradshaw, Melissa Calaman, Kasi Daniel, Cindy Enroughty, Tanya Espinoza, Woody Gehlert, Danielle Gish, Kay Gramling, Kathy Holbert, Shaylee Laton, Connie Martinez, Susan Muehlig, Melissa Porter, Kelly Singer, and Dave Siock.

The video below is a condensed version of Mike's presentation so that you can see a snippet of what your students experienced.

Heritage Week Service Project

Our Heritage Week service project this year is collecting hats, scarves, gloves, socks, and toiletries for distribution in our local community. Items will be donated through 1A classes through November 30. As we heard in Mike Smith's presentation, these are items that are most needed by our homeless population.
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LHS Apparel Sale--Limited Time Only!

Josten's is partnering with LHS to offer a variety of Eagle Nation apparel. This Josten's/LHS store will only be available through Friday, December 7th. You can access the online store here.
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Kudos to our DECA students for their efforts to raise money for MDA. This year's DECA King is Donovan Espiritu & DECA Queen is Briauna Rushin.

Congratulations to Wesley Bond who finished 8th at the state cross country championship. Wesley also earned All-State honors!

Congratulations to our boys volleyball team for a great season. They made it all the way to the region semifinals!

Congratulations to Liam French and Corey Martin for being named to the first team Region 6 volleyball team. Sandon Brent was named to the second team. Additionally, Lily O'Brien and Ashley Middleton achieved honorable mention status on the Region 6 volleyball team.

Congratulations to our football team for their great season. They also made it to the regional semifinals.

Congratulations to the following football players who were named to the All-Beach District Team:

1st Team Offense--Luqman Haskett, Kenan Luchan, Bryan Pedersen, Giovanni Ramirez

1st Team Defense--Taveon Lane, Denzel Lowry

2nd Team Defense--Bryan Pedersen, Iosefa Tanoi

Honorable Mention--Cole Arnold, Immanuel Idlebird, Jalen Jennings, Charles Kaiser, Isaiah Montgomery, Elijah Munden, Javil Painter, Chris Price, Calvin Sykes, Isaiah Williams

Congratulations to Dasha Cary who has been selected as the citywide PTA high school winner of the Principles of American Citizenship for the month of October.

Kudos to Dana Zumbrum whose art was selected to be in the VB Education Foundation commemorative print contest. It is entitled, Halfshell."

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Welcome to Our New GRT

Mrs. Heid Calma joins us as our Gifted Resource Teacher. Heidi has a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in Instructional Technology Education. She previously taught both middle school and high school English in Virginia Beach. She served as a Computer Resource Specialist at Brandon Middle and the VB Tech Center. Heidi was the Tech Center Teacher of the Year in 2011. We are thrilled to have Heidi Calma join our Eagle Nation Family!

Calendar Shift

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) will use February 18 (Presidents’ Day) to make up instructional time lost during Hurricane Michael. Given the length of time out of school thus far, the division will also extend the first semester from Monday, January 28 to Thursday, January 31. Consequently, the division’s previously scheduled staff day/virtual learning day will now be Friday, February 1 and the second semester will begin Monday, February 4.

Report cards for the second nine weeks/first semester will be sent home Monday, February 11.

The 2018-2019 school calendar has been updated to include the makeup day and semester changes. The updated calendar is available on Updated 2018-19 Calendar

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Upcoming Events

November 27

School Planning Council Meeting, Library, 5 p.m.

PTSA Board Meeting, Library, 6 p.m.

November 28

Parent/Teacher Conferences, Cafeteria, 2:15

December 6

Orchestra Concert, Auditorium, 7 p.m.

December 10

Instructional Programs Expo and Course Information Fair, 6 p.m.

December 11

Chorus Concert, Auditorium, 7 p.m.

December 12

Parent-Teacher Conferences, Cafeteria, 2:15

December 13

Band Concert, Auditorium, 7 p.m.

December 14

Progress Reports Issued

December 21

Adjusted dismissal @ 11:35

December 22 - January 1

Winter Holidays--No School

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Logging Volunteer Hours

If you or anyone you know donate volunteers hours for our school, please remember to report them via the electronic volunteer reporting form. We have so many folks giving of their time and we want to be able to recognize their volunteer efforts at the end of the school year. You can access the volunteer reporting form here.

OneLunch Activities

A new One Lunch Activity listing has been placed online for students to make it easier to see our daily offerings

Club List

Is your Eagle looking for a way to get involved? Check out this listing of available clubs!

Difference Makers

Each week, a staff member is selected to receive the "I Make a Difference" award at our school. The first recipient is selected by our Teacher of the Year. Subsequent recipients are selected by the previous awardee.

11/05 Dana Zumbrum, Art

11/12 Angela Henry, Orchestra

11/19 Terri Gayer, Drama

11/26 Chris Derochers, Custodian

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Report Card Calendar (MP2)

Beginning Date--November 6

Progress Reports Issued--December 14

Ending Date--January 31

Report Cards Issued--February 11

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