Leicester High School

September 5th, 2021

Chromebooks

Chromebooks will be available for pick up on the first day of school. Please pay the user fee online 24 hours in advance of picking up your device (See the Payment Link on our webpage). Chromebooks can be picked up from Mrs. Poce's office on the 2nd floor.

Leicester Public Schools District Improvement Plan

Dr. Tencza would like to invite you to help with creating a vision and a District Improvement Plan for LPS. Lori Likis will be working with the Leadership Team and a team from the community (Planning Team) will be working simultaneously to create this vision, mission, and portrait of a graduate as we develop the District Improvement Plan.


Dr. Tencza is looking to have volunteers from the schools, town, and community to compile a representative group to help us with our work.


The dates of the meetings will be:

• October 7, 4:00-7:30 pm

• December 2, 4:00-7:30 pm

• January 20, 4:00-7:30 pm

• February 17, 4:00-7:30 pm


The plan is to convene in person (at this time) and have a light supper for participants as we work through the activities.


If you are interested, please email Dr. Tencza by September 15, 2021, and she will create the committee and get back to you with any details. Dr. Tencza will try and assemble a well-rounded group of teachers, paras, community and staff members to help with the work.


Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Tencza tenczam@lpsma.net.

School Advisory Council

Leicester High School is seeking one parent to serve on the School Advisory Council.


A school council is a representative, school building-based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers, community members and, at the secondary level, students, required to be established by each school pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71, Section 59C.


Councils are to assist principals by reviewing the school building budget and developing the school improvement plan. Councils may also take on other responsibilities, including policymaking, as granted by the local school committee. Councils' school improvement plans are submitted to the local school committee for review and approval. The School Council will meet approximately nine (9) times during the year.


If you are interested in serving on the School Council, please email Mr. Zawada and if there is enough interest a ballot will be created and sent in a future newsletter.

Advanced Placement

  • AP Contracts are due by September 30th, they can pick them up in Room 212 or email arsenaultt@lpsma.net.
  • AP fees can be paid online via UNIPAY GOLD located on the Leicester High School website home page under Payments. This year's fee is $96 or $48 free/reduced lunch fee.
  • Any questions please feel free to email me Mrs. Arsenault arsenaultt@lpsma.net


Also, Leicester High School has been approved for a grant to provide VHS AP Chemistry seats to those students who had enrolled in the in-person course that was tentatively scheduled for this year. If you had been enrolled in the in-person course and would like to take advantage of this opportunity at no cost to families, please contact Mrs. Aresenault arsenaultt@lpsma.net.

Free Meals for all LHS Students

Leicester Public Schools is providing free meals to all students under the USDA’s Child Nutrition Programs. All children enrolled in the district are eligible for these free meals* regardless of their eligibility status through June 30th, 2022. (*This does not apply to a la carte items that are in addition to a standard meal. A la carte items are sold for a fee).


Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications are used to determine free or reduced cost eligibility for many school programs, such as athletics, exam fees, etc. if there is financial need. To qualify for reduced costs for programs, you must fill out a Free and Reduced Application. Applications are available online at this link.


If you need help filling out the application, or have questions about the Free and Reduced Meal Program, please contact the Food Service Department:


Laurie Cascione 508-892-7030 x1190

Cascionel@lpsma.net

Food Service Director

8/25/2021 School Committee Meeting Highlights

If you were unable to attend or stream the August 25 School Committee Meeting, here are some highlights:

  • The state has mandated that students in Grades K-12 wear masks through October 1 (at which point they will provide further guidance). The School Committee voted to strongly recommend - but not require - that Pre-K students wear masks.
  • The Committee voted to re-open the use of school facilities to groups and organizations that wish to apply.
  • The vision for the purchase of Becker College has been sent to the town for inclusion on the website.
  • The Committee gratefully accepted a donation of classroom supplies from Greenville Baptist Church.
  • Assistant Superintendent candidate Richard Lind was approved by the School Committee.
  • The positions of Operations Administrative Assistant and Reading Specialist were approved by the School Committee.
  • EAL contact ratification update and approved by the School Committee.

Athletic Registration

There is still time to register for fall athletics. Please use the link below to register your student-athlete.


Athletic Registration Link

Sports Schedule Link

Students In Action

During the first week of school, students in Biology class had to use the "inquiry" method to develop a solution to saving Sam.


The Scenario

Sam is stuck on a boat, and how he got there is not important, but Sam can't swim and the boat is capsized. To get to shore, Sam needs to retrieve a life jacket from underneath the boat so that he can float to shore. You and your partner's job is to save Sam by retrieving the life jacket from under the boat and putting it on Sam. Unfortunately, the only tools you can use to accomplish this task are paperclips. You cannot touch Sam, the boat, or the life preserver with your bare hands.

Leicester High School 21-22 Bell Schedule

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Advisory

Advisory will meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday, the 2nd Block will be extended by that time.

Club News

Art Club

Art club will be having its first meeting of the year Tuesday, 9/7, from 1:45 until 3:00 pm. Anyone who is interested in participating in Art Club is invited to attend! If you would like to join the Google Classroom ahead of time, please email Ms. Rieder for more information.

Dates to Remember

September 10th - Picture Day

September 23rd - Curriculum Night/Open House 6-8 p.m. (Date Change)

September 24th - College Fair (LHS Gymnasium)

October 5th - College Night for Senior Parents 6:30 p.m.

October 9th - Homecoming

October 13th - PSAT Day (Grade 10-11 students)

October 21st - Tri-M Induction/Performing Arts Fall Concert