News From The Nest
LHS Parent Newsletter--Year 18, Vol. 4, 11/26/2018
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
LHS Apparel Sale--Limited Time Only!
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."
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!
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.
School Planning Council Meeting, Library, 5 p.m.
PTSA Board Meeting, Library, 6 p.m.
Parent/Teacher Conferences, Cafeteria, 2:15
Orchestra Concert, Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Instructional Programs Expo and Course Information Fair, 6 p.m.
Chorus Concert, Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Parent-Teacher Conferences, Cafeteria, 2:15
Band Concert, Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Progress Reports Issued
Adjusted dismissal @ 11:35
December 22 - January 1
Winter Holidays--No School
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.
A new One Lunch Activity listing has been placed online for students to make it easier to see our daily offerings
Is your Eagle looking for a way to get involved? Check out this listing of available clubs!
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
Report Card Calendar (MP2)
Beginning Date--November 6
Progress Reports Issued--December 14
Ending Date--January 31
Report Cards Issued--February 11