Leicester High School

September 26th, 2021

Dates to Remember

October 4th - 1:00 PM in the Fine Arts Center for Picture Makeup Day and Retakes

October 4th - 4:30 - 6 PM Class ring night for parents and guardians of the Sophomores in the HS cafeteria.

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

October 7th - Homecoming Dance

October 8th - No School for students. Professional Development Day.

October 9th - Homecoming

October 11th - No School state holiday.

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

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

Covid Update Week 9/19 - 9/25

Total positive cases this week: 4 . All contact tracing and quarantine protocols have been followed.

Total positive cases yearly total: 8

MCAS Class of 2022

Class of 2022 (Seniors) MCAS Updates


The Department of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE) has recently updated its guidance for the administration of the 2022 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). That guidance is as follows: This year’s 12th graders are not required to take the MCAS test. Current seniors can still take the test this fall to qualify for the Adams Scholarship and Koplik Certificate of Mastery. Seniors will be able to test for scholarships during the retest period in fall 2021. The deadline for this decision is no later than 9/30/21 at 9 AM. If you are a Senior and want to take the MCAS exam for scholarship qualification, please complete this form no later than 9/30/21 at 9 AM. The Mathematics Legacy exam will be administered on November 9th and 10th, and the ELA Legacy exam will be administered on November 16th, 17th, and 18th.

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Please click the link below to read the letter regarding the state-mandated Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program.


Link to Letter

Link to Screening Tool

Military Recruiter Opt-Out Form

Parents should be aware that under Federal public law 107-110, section 9528 of the ESEA “No Child Left Behind Act,” all military recruiters are entitled to a list of student names, addresses, and telephone numbers. We are required under the law to provide these lists to them upon request.

The law also requires the school district to notify parents of your right to opt-out from this by requesting that the district not release your information to military recruiters. You may do so by downloading, completing, and returning the Military Opt-Out Form.

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.

The Director of Pawsitivity at LHS!

Student Internship Project

As part of her internship in the Leicester High School counseling department, Grace Guinee surveyed the Class of 2022 to gather information about common stressors, or reasons for anxiety during the college application process or as seniors begin to plan for their future. Parents/Guardians may wish to use the information below to initiate conversations with their children.
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Community Service

On October 3, the fifth anniversary of Ron's "I'm Kind of a Big Deal" Ride, in memory of Ron Tarentino's life and to benefit the Tarentino Charitable Fund, will kick off from Leicester Elementary School. If you are interested in helping out and getting community service hours, here are the details:

  • Sunday, October 3 - Kickstands Up 10:30 a.m. @ Leicester Elementary School
  • Volunteer Shifts:
    • 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Leicester Elementary School - set up, direct & line up motorcycles, sell event tickets, register bikes and riders and break down the site once bikes leave for ride
    • 11:00 - 3:30 (ish) at Indian Ranch (Webster) - park arriving motorcycles, parking lot attendants, food runners, raffle table monitors, 50/50 raffle sales, selling tickets at the door, and setting up/taking down the site
  • If interested, contact: suesearsforleicester@gmail.com

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9/15/2021 School Committee Meeting Highlights

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


  • Leicester High School presented its preliminary plans to address the Acceleration Roadmap provided by DESE.
  • The School Committee approved the following Clubs: 365Z, ASL, GSA, Wolverine Pep Band, and Young Americans for Freedom
  • Leicester High School fundraisers were approved by the School Committee as presented.

Guidance

Greetings from Worcester State!


Please save the date! Worcester State University is excited to host an in-person NEACAC college fair on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 11 am to 1 pm in the Wellness Center, Competition Gymnasium. Over 100 colleges and universities will be in attendance (see attached exhibitor list as of 9/10/21).


  • This event is free and open to the public.

  • Ample parking is available on-site

  • Facial coverings are required to be worn at all times while indoors.


Please encourage your students and family members to attend.


What: NEACAC College Fair

Where: Worcester State University, Wellness Center

486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA

When: Sunday, October 3, 2021 (11 am - 1 pm)

Clubs and Activities

Greetings Wolverines!


We will be having a brief meeting next Friday (Sept 24th) during Advisory for anybody interested in being on the Leicester Math Team. Anybody, any grade, is welcome to join! You just have to want to do some math problems.


Also, if you are interested, swing by Room 208 or scan the QR code to let me know.


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Congratulations to the following National Honors Society members on their elected positions:

President - Morgan Merrell

Vice President - Sarah Brouillard

Recording Secretary - Rian Fadden

Corresponding Secretary - Abigail Johnson

Treasurer - Alexis Goodney

Parliamentarian - Lindsey Wickson

Historian - Julianna Torres

Athletics

Be a Booster!


Our Booster Club is in desperate need of volunteers. What would this entail? Well for now, just overseeing The Shack at games would be a great start. Longer term, we're looking for parents who would be willing to help support our athletic teams through fundraising and donations. If you can help either short- or long-term, please contactl Mrs. Reynolds, reynoldsj@lpsma.net, or Beth Johnson, johnsonb@lpsma.net.

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.

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