Wildcat Daily Announcements

Monday, March 8, 2021

JUNIORS: Ready to Work Career Assessment is coming up!

You will be taking the Ready to Work Career assessment on the following days:

  • Tuesday, March 9 - Cohort A Students
  • Wednesday, March 10 - Cohort B Students
  • Friday, March 19 - Cohort C Students
  • Accommodated Testing Varies - Students will receive a specific email about details.

This is a required test, and there are no options to opt-out.

All students should report to school by 8:20 a.m. Testing locations will be shared closer to the testing date. Please be sure that you are in attendance for the assessment.

Testing Day Information

  • All students should wear a mask
  • All students should bring #2 pencils. Students are allowed to bring a calculator for the math section, however, calculators will be provided on the test day.
  • All students will follow social distancing guidelines and will sit 6 feet apart.
  • The total test will take 4 hours and 15 minutes. Applied Math - 55 minutes, Reading for Information - 55 minutes, Locating Information - 55 minutes, Essential Soft Skills - 60 minutes.
  • Students may want to bring a light jacket as some testing environments may be chilly.
  • Students will have lunch after their assessment.

SENIORS - Graduation Supplies are coming!

Rhodes Graduation will be on campus delivering graduation supplies on Friday, March 19, 2021.

(This is your cap, gown, tassel and any invitations you ordered. Every Senior should be coming by on Friday, March 19). Pick up will be in the Bus Loop from 12 - 3 p.m. This is the ONLY time Rhodes will be at LHS for delivery.

If supplies are not picked up on this date, please contact Rhodes Graduation at www.rhodesgraduation.com to arrange for your items to be shipped to your home AT YOUR EXPENSE.

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Midlands Education & Business Alliance (MEBA)

Focus on Your Future Friday: City of Columbia Police Department

March 12, 2021 at 10 a.m.

The Community Response Team at City of Columbia Police Department will present the Explorer Program for Youth, ages 14 -20 years of age, as well as career pathways. This program is for students in middle and high school who are interested in learning more about a career in law enforcement, as well as parents and educators.

Join Virtually: https://zoom.us/j/97504645057

Midlands Technical College, School of STEM: Engineering Program Highlights

March 19, 2021, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This 2 hour event will provide students and educators with an introduction of engineering programs at Midlands Technical College, College of STEM to include Architectural, Civil, Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical as well as an overview of the admissions process. During this program, students will take part in hands on activities. In order to provide your students with adequate supplies ahead of time, it is important to register and record the number of students who plan to participate by Monday, March 15, 2021.

Registration Required: https://zoom.us/j/98419170978

Focus on Your Future Friday: Careers in Construction with ABC Carolinas

March 26, 2021 at 10 a.m.

This program is for students, parents and educators with an interest in learning more about careers in the construction industry. Members from Associated Builders and Contractors, ABC Carolinas, will share their career pathways and discuss career topics to include industry workforce needs, career opportunities, employer expectations, and more through an expert panel discussion.

Join Virtually: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iGvjE6aLS2qBxgcbq9Xa9w

New Class - Tech Theatre Arts

Have you heard?? The Theatre Department has a new class they are offering! It's called Tech Theatre Arts which is a technical theatre class. If you love to build, sew, paint, create, etc., this elective class is for you!! If you have any questions, email Mrs. Dellinger.

JUNIORS - Palmetto Girls State & Palmetto Boys State

It is that time of year that the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary open their applications for interested Junior Boys and Girls to apply for Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State. You can find the links below with general information, dates of the programs this summer, and the application. If you have any questions after you've reviewed the application please reach out to me or your school counselor.

Deadline to submit the electronic application is Monday, March 8!

Palmetto Girls State application HERE

Palmetto Boys State application HERE

(Boys State reps are still in the planning stages of their program this year due to COVID-19. We will have more information about the process later. If you are interested in Palmetto Boys State and want to participate in their program please go ahead and submit your application.)

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SAFE Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Financial Need is the major criteria for this scholarship. The applicant must attend a South Carolina university, college or technical school. The student is required to be a member of SAFE FCU before being awarded scholarship (not at the time of selection). Fill out the application form found here and return to Student Services.

Deadline to Student Services (Counseling) - March 10, 2021 (Deadline was Extended)

Girls Who Code

Apply to Girls Who Code’s Virtual Summer Immersion Program (SIP) for an unforgettable summer experience! During this FREE 2-week virtual program, you'll learn the computer science skills you need to make an impact, get an inside look into the tech field, and join a supportive lifelong sisterhood — all while being virtually hosted by influential companies, like Twitter, AT&T, Bank of America, Walmart, and more.

Current 9th -11th grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply. SIP is 100% free and need-based stipends of up to $300 are available for those who qualify. Low tech? No tech? No problem! Girls Who Code is there to support you! Apply today or learn more in a webinar!

Want to be a part of the Yearbook Staff?

The Cat's Paw Yearbook staff is looking for dedicated, fun, hard-working students interested in writing, photography, and design. Please apply if you are interested in playing an important role in creating our LHS yearbook! LHS Yearbook Application Applications are due back to Mrs. Cannon by Thursday, March 18!

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The ASVAB test (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be administered on Friday, March 19 at 9 a.m. at LHS. This test is available to students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.

ASVAB scores are used to determine if you are qualified to enlist in the military and to assign you to an appropriate job in the military. The ASVAB is also a great career exploration tool.

Taking the test does not obligate you, or register you for military service.

Students can sign up for the ASVAB in room E-202 and E-203, or they can email Mr. Magyar (Career Specialist) or Mrs. Augsburger (Career Specialist) at gmagyar@lexington1.net and daugsburger@lexington1.net

Below are two links to help study for the ASVAB: Uniontestprep.com 4test.com

Graduation Information

The Lexington High School 2021 Graduation Ceremony has been scheduled to take place at 8 a.m. June 12, 2021 at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. As your family makes arrangements to attend this special event, please know that because of the uncertainty of the year, plans could change but we are hoping that is not the case.

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.

FREE Math Tutoring

FREE, student led math tutoring will be offered in room A111, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Students should arrange for their own transportation after tutoring is over. Those wishing to get help, need not stay the entire hour, but must exit the building when they are no longer interested in working.

Students wishing to attend should engage with their math teachers and let them know they will be attending, and seek advice on what should be accomplished during the help session. Space will be limited due to the size of the A111. It is very much appreciated when math teachers, students or parents email Ms. Klopfer to let confirm attendance prior to arrival. We don't want to turn anyone away due to space.

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.

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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

Cafeteria News

Breakfast and Lunch meals will continue to be served at no cost to all students for the remainder of the school year. This applies to all AA Cohort, BB Cohort, 4 plus 1, and LOOLA students. Look for Lexington High School under "Hybrid Take Home Meal Order Forms".
  • AA Cohort high school students may sign up for hybrid take home meals to be picked up on Tuesdays before they leave for the day. They must complete the form by 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and can find their hybrid take home meal sign up form here.

  • BB Cohort high school students may sign up for hybrid take home meals to be picked up on Thursdays before they leave for the day. They must complete the form by 9 a.m. on Thursdays and can find their hybrid take home meal sign up form here.

  • 4 plus 1 students may sign up for hybrid take home meals to be picked up on Thursdays before they leave for the day. They must complete the form by 9 a.m. on Thursdays and can find their hybrid take home meal sign up form here.

  • LOOLA students may sign up for their meals to be picked up on Fridays, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at one of the school locations listed below. They must complete this form by 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. The form will reopen at 1 p.m. each Friday for the following week's meal service.
    • Carolina Springs Middle School
    • Forts Pond Elementary School
    • Gilbert Elementary School
    • Oak Grove Elementary School
    • White Knoll Elementary School

Athletic Tickets for Sale

Students - purchase tickets by going to lexingtonwildcats.com and clicking on “Tickets” at the top right of the page, and then “Buy tickets”. You can only purchase 1 general admission ticket.

LHS Athletics

Monday, March 8 - JV and Varsity Boys Soccer hosts Ridge View, 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Monday, March 8 - JV and Varsity Girls Lacrosse hosts Lakeside, 4:30 and 6 p.m.

Monday, March 8 - Varsity Baseball hosts Bishop England in NaturChem Tournament, 6 p.m.

Monday, March 8 - JV Boys Tennis hosts AC Flora, 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 8 - JV Boys Golf @ Bengal Invitational, 10 a.m.

Monday, March 8 - Varsity Boys Golf @ River Bluff, Golden Hills CC, 4 p.m.

Monday, March 8 - Varsity Boys Tennis @ AC Flora, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 9 - JV and Varsity Girls Soccer hosts AC Flora, 5:30, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 9 - BTeam Boys Lacrosse @ AC Flora, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 10 - Varsity Baseball hosts TBD in NaturChem Tournament, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 10 - Boys and Girls Track @ River Bluff

Wednesday, March 10 - JV and Varsity Boys Golf in Battle of the Dam @ Golden Hills CC

Thursday, March 11 - Varsity Boys Lacrosse hosts River Bluff, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 11 - Varsity Boys Soccer hosts Mauldin, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 11 - Varsity Girls Lacrosse hosts River Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 11 - JV and Varsity Boys Golf in Battle of the Dam @ Golden Hills CC

Friday, March 12 - JV Softball hosts CIT Tournament

Friday, March 12 - JV and Varsity Girls Soccer hosts Hammond, 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 13 - JV Softball hosts CIT Tournament

Saturday, March 13 - BTeam and JV Boys Lacrosse @ River Bluff, 10 and 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 13 - JV Girls Lacrosse @ River Bluff, 1 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 15 - Holiday - No school of Students and Staff

Sunday, March 28 - National Honor Society Induction - Sophomores

April 5 - 9 - Spring Break

Monday, May 31 - Holiday - No school for Students and Staff

Wednesday, June 9 - Last Day of School, Half Day, dismiss at 12:40 p.m.

Saturday, June 12 - Graduation

    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.