Wildcat Daily Announcements

Friday, October 15, 2021

🎵🎺Swamp Classic Band Competition is Tomorrow🎷🎵

Come out and support the LHS Cat Band as they compete in the River Bluff Swamp Classic Band Competition on Saturday, October 16. They take the field at 8:45 p.m. Click here to purchase your ticket

💛💙📣Wildcat Cheer Classic is Tomorrow 📣💛💙

Come out and support the Lexington Cheer teams as they compete in the Wildcat Cheer Classic on Saturday, October 16. JV takes the mat at 12:40 p.m. Varsity takes the mat at 3:50 p.m. Click here to purchase your ticket.

🛑 Unity Hallway to be Closed 🛑

The Unity Hallway will be closed starting this Friday, October 15 through Wednesday, October 27 as LHS begins to receive our new furniture. Please be mindful of this closure as your transitions to classes may be interrupted.

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Dual Enrollment Information Session

Are you interested in earning college credits for free while in high school? Dual enrollment courses can satisfy high school diploma requirements (including US History and English 4), and a course grade of a C or higher can earn you college credit at many universities. These courses are academically challenging in a supportive environment. As they're weighted on a 6.0 scale like AP and IB classes, they can also help motivated students boost their high school GPAs and demonstrate college-readiness to universities. Learn more at our upcoming information session on Wednesday, October 27, in the Digital Learning Lab in the Learning Commons during Empowers 1 and 2. Already know you'd like to take these courses? Let your counselor know in your IGP meeting!

DHEC updated its COVID-19 guidance for schools. 😷

The new guidance states that students who were within 3 to 6 feet of an infected student and were wearing a mask during the exposure time are no longer considered a close contact and therefore do not have to quarantine regardless of whether or not the infected student was wearing a mask. Please watch this video to learn more about this new guidance.

Lexington Library Internship

January - December 2022, Yes, that's three honor credits!

Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters

Must work an average of 10 hours per week; evenings and weekends.

Wednesdays-Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. and Saturday 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Applications due Monday, November 1

Click here to complete the application.

The Multimedia Publications class invites you to see the newest issues of their digital magazines!

The October edition of "The Bridge" (click here to see the website) is now available! This month we focus on National Bullying Awareness Month, how to overcome failure & adversity, teen safety tips, and welcome new & future students to LHS!

Also, "The Artitorium" (click here to see the website), our monthly creative arts magazine, is now available! Check out the amazing things our talented Wildcat students have created!

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Delta GEMS - 9-12th grade minority young women

The Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is pleased to announce the Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS is currently accepting Participant Applications for the 2021-2022 virtual program year. This program addresses the needs of minority young women ages 14-18, in grades 9-12th grades.

The goals of Delta GEMS:

  • To instill the need to excel academically;
  • To provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success;
  • To assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures – high school and beyond; and
  • To create compassionate, caring, and community-minded young women by actively involving them in service-learning and community service opportunities.

Please email any questions to rca.deltagems@gmail.com. For additional information about the Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc please visit, https://www.richlandcountydeltas.org/.

Apply Today- Delta GEMS Application

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FREE Peer Lead Math Tutoring

Free, Peer Lead Math Tutoring in Algebra and Geometry is available in room A111 every afternoon (except Fridays and Collaborative Planning Days). Students are welcome to arrive after the dismissal bell and stay until 4:45 p.m. All students attending must bring work/homework to complete. Math tutoring is meant to assist you, by guiding your independent practice of work assigned to you by your math teacher! Math tutors do not teach new math skills, but may help you to deepen the understanding of new skills you have learned from your teacher! Questions? See Ms. Klopfer in A111 for more details.

Buddy Walk - Wednesday, October 27

As part of Down Syndrome Awareness Month this October, LHS is proud to host a school-wide Buddy Walk on Wednesday, October 27 during all Empower classes to celebrate individuals with Down Syndrome.

Funds raised for the Buddy Walk support resources and services provided by Family Connection of South Carolina. Your efforts help promote inclusion, equity, and community.

Who: Any LHS student that donations $5 to walk or $12 to walk and receive a shirt

When: Wednesday, October 27, during all empowers

Where: Fields behind the cafeteria

Why: To promote inclusion, equity, community, and raise money for Family Connection of SC

How: Students must register on this link and pay for their ticket by Wednesday, October 20 to Mrs. Kim Watson (M102) or Ms. Karen Kish (B101).

PICTURE Make-up Day - Underclassmen (grades 9, 10, 11)

Picture make up day will be Thursday, October 21 (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Underclassmen and LOOLA. Come to the stage in the cafeteria. There is no school for students on this day.

SENIOR Picture Make-up Day

Thursday, October 21, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Seniors that haven't taken, or needs to retake their yearbook picture, should sign up for an appointment. This is a no-school school day for students. Visit www.legacystudios.com and click on the Senior tab in the top right.

FAFSA College Financial Aid Information

Midlands Technical College

TRiO Educational Opportunity Center FAFSA Workshops

Click here to register for an event!

October 20, 5 - 7 p.m.

October 26, 12:30 - 4 p.m.

October 28, 12:30 - 4 p.m.

November 9, 12:30 - 4 p.m.

November 12, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The College Funding Center

The College Funding Center helps families determine the best options for funding their upcoming college education expenses. We specialize in teaching our clients how to plan, prepare, and pay for college the smart way. The goal is to guide families in the right direction to prepare for and manage the stressful process of college admissions, financial aid, and paying the college bill, without affecting their retirement savings. Visit us at https://cfcsc.com/ for more details.

National Technical Honor Society

The deadline to submit eligible students for the National Technical Honor Society is Friday, October 22.

Requirements include:

  • Will be an LTC completer in any area by the end of 2021-2022 school year
  • 90 or better average in LTC courses
  • Minimum overall 3.5 GPA (weighted)
  • Good character
  • Good attendance
  • No major disciplinary infractions
  • Must complete 16 hours of Community Service

Interested students can sign up with their LTC instructor or in the LTC Counseling Office, room 401.

Join the French National Honors Society!

Interested in French? Join the French National Honors Society!

To be eligible, you must:

  • have completed a French 3 or higher class; OR
  • be enrolled in a French 3 or higher class (9th graders welcome) THIS YEAR.
  • have maintained an A average for each semester of French.
  • have a 3.5 weighted GPA.

*Exceptions can be made for students who have completed French 4HN in the past but who cannot fit French 5 into their schedule this year.

Complete this form and come to the first meeting, Friday, October 29 at 3:45pm in room F109. Email Mrs. Bausch if you have any questions.

Info call about Governor's School for Science and Mathematics Accelerate program

Monday, Nov. 1st, 6pm

This is an online event.

There will be an informational zoom call for the Governor's School for Science and Mathematics Accelerate program for rising Sophomores for the 2022-2023 school year.

Zoom link: https://gssm.zoom.us/j/5217469078

Register for the Virtual Student Summit - November 6

Sign up now to be a part of the 2021 Virtual Student Summit on Saturday, November 6 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by Boeing and Clemson University's Office of College Preparation and Outreach. Sign up here - www.clemson.edu/virtualsummit.

The summit is designed to educate, inspire, and empower underrepresented middle and high school students but is open to any 7th - 12th grade student who registers.

There will be a variety of speakers that will hold interactive sessions about the college admissions process, financial aid options, strategies for academic success in high school, leadership development, career options and much more!

Students will have the opportunity to hear from colleges/universities from around South Carolina during a virtual college fair. The keynote speaker is the star of the TV Show Greenleaf, actor Lamman Rucker.

C-CATS, Clemson’s Challenge - For Academically Talented Students

This program is designed for high-achieving 9th and 10th grade students. C-CATS introduces students to Clemson through exciting weekend adventures that engage them in the academic, social, and recreational opportunities offered at Clemson.

Participants are nominated by their school counselor. Students are expected to be ranked in the top 10% of their class, whose academic records predict a score of 1300 or higher on the SAT and who would benefit from this program.

Let your counselor know if you would like to be nominated for this program. The weekend programs run from the weekends of March – May, 2022. To learn even more about this program visit their website at www.c-cats.org Decide as soon as possible, seats fill up early. Have your nomination submitted by Friday, December 10, 2021.

Click here to learn more about Internships. Click the image to access the application.

Click here to learn more about Internships. Click the image to access the application.

Save the Date - December 12 - Class Ring/Pin Ceremony

Mark your calendars!! Class Ring/Pin Ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 12. Ceremony will be held in the New Gym from 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Interested in purchasing a Letterman Jacket?

Click below: Then the “Buy Now” button. Choose Lexington High School


Purchase your YEARBOOK!

Yearbooks can be purchased at the link below. http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A07624000

Yearbook purchases were not included in registration and can only be purchased online through Jostens.

VFW’s Voice of Democracy Competition - $30,000

Submit an audio-essay for VFW’s Voice of Democracy scholarship competition, open to students in Grades 9-12. This year’s theme: “America: Where do we go from here?” To fill out the entry form and for more information go to the web site here .

The entries can be mailed directly to Patricia Martin, 109 Miller Eleazer Rd, Chapin, SC 29036 or to the Post at VFW Post 8738, P. O. Box 206, 424 Cedarcrest Drive, Lexington, SC 29071.

Deadline: October 31, 2021

Cat's Closet

The Cat’s Closet houses items that students may need throughout the school year but are not in a position to acquire.

Any student in need can come “shop” privately for the following: Hygiene Products (unopened), Shampoo and conditioner, hair styling products, soap/body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes and floss, deodorant, soap/body wash, feminine hygiene products, nail clippers, emery boards, lotion, lip balm, Q-Tips, combs, brushes, hair bands, band-aids, first-aid products, laundry detergent.

School Supplies: Backpacks, notebooks, folders/binders, pencils/pens, loose-leaf paper, planners/organizers/binder tabs, highlighters, markers, colored pencils. Supplies vary. Clothing (gently used or new): limited selection

Please let Mrs. Bausch know if you are interested in this service. Anyone in need is welcome to come “shop” for free in private.

FIT - Food Improving Thinking

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 would like for to participate in this program, please complete the form.

Since we have a variety of students participating, it will not be possible for us to accommodate for food allergies. We ask that you read the labels carefully to ensure your safety.

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Bausch

Wildcat Athletics

Saturday, October 16 - JV and Varsity Cheer hosts Wildcat Classic

Monday, October 18 - Varisty Girls Golf in 5A Lower State

Wednesday, October 20 - Varsity Volleyball hosts St. James in first round of playoffs, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 20 - Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Chapin, 5 p.m.

Thursday, October 21 - BTeam/JV Football hosts Dutch Fork, 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 21 - Varsity Tennis hosts in first round of playoffs

Friday, October 22 - Varsity Football @ Dutch Fork, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 23 - JV Cheer @ Chapin in the Lake Murray Classic.

Saturday, October 23 - Varsity Cheer @ Gilbert

Upcoming Important Dates

Wednesday, October 20 - End of First 9 weeks

Thursday, October 21 - No School for Students - Parent/Teacher Conference, Teacher Workday - Underclassmen and Senior Pictures will be taken in the commons - check announcements above for specific details.

Friday, October 22 - Weather Make-up Day - In the event that inclement weather causes the district to cancel in-person activities, we intend to provide e-learning on this day.

Friday, October 29 - Report Cards Issued

Wiley likes to be in the spotlight!

Follow him on the following social media handles.

Instagram - @wiley.the.wildcat

Facebook - Wiley the Wildcat Business Page

Twitter - @WileyWildcatLHS

TikTok - @wiley.the.wildcat

Lexington High School

Lexington High School teaches skills to students that help them not only succeed academically, but that build integrity and promote initiative. Students, faculty, and the school itself receive numerous accolades year after year, including the current 4A Girl's Golf State and 5A State Cheer Champions.