Wildcat Weekly Update

September 22, 2023

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Upcoming Important Dates

September 27 - Collaborative Planning Day - Students Dismissed at 12:45 (AM Schedule)

September 27 - Senior Pictures - Appointment needed (11:00 - 4:00)

October 10 - End of First Quarter

October 13 - Teacher Workday - No school for Students

October 13 - Senior Picture Day - Appointments needed (LAST OPPORTUNITY)

October 16 - Weather Make up Day - No School for Students and Staff

October 25 - Collaborative Planning Day - Students Dismissed at 12:45

November 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break - No school for Students and Staff

November 29 - Collaborative Planning Day

December 15 - Half day for Students

December 18-29 - Winter Break - No School for Students and Staff

Wednesday, May 22 - Class of 2024 Graduation 4:00 - Colonial Life Arena

Student Absence Excuses

All absence excuses must be sent to the Attendance office within 3 days of absence. They can email our attendance secretary at psehgal@lexington1.net, fax them at 803-821-3403 or bring them to the Attendance office.

Student Attendance Reminders

-Students are only permitted:
10 unexcused absences per year-long course
5 unexcused absences per semester course
3 unexcused absences per quarter course

-All Excuses should be submitted within 3 school days of the students return to school.
-Parent/Guardian Notes are not excused but are excluded when accessing absences for truancy.
-Truancy is defined as 3 consecutive or 5 total unlawful absences per year. Truancy Flyer

Lawful Excuses: Unexcused PowerSchool Codes:
Medical UNEX
Bereavement DSML
School Activity/Trip
Onsite Activity
Principal Approval

Parking Reminder for All LHS School and Athletic Events

You may NOT park in the CVS parking Lot. If you park in the parking lot, you will be towed.

Parking is availabe in the grass lot behind CVS and all around the LHS Campus.

Wildcat Athletics Games/Matches/Meets

Friday, September 22

Varsity Volleyball @ Dorman Tournament of Champions

Saturday, September 23

Boys Cross Country @ Lakelands Invitational

Girls Cross Country @ Mike Moore Classic

Girls Cross Country @ Boone, NC

Varsity Volleyball @ Dorman Tournament of Champions

Sunday, September 24

Varisty Boys/Girls Swimming @ USC Invitational

Tuesday, September 26

JV Girls Tennis v. Dutch Fork 5:00

JV/Varsity Volleyball @ Dutch Fork 5:30/7:00

JV Girls Golf @ Ponderosa Invitational

Varsity Girls Tennis @ Dutch Fork

Wednesday, September 27

JV Girls Golf v. Dreher 4:15

Boys/Girls Swim v. River Bluff - Senior Night 5:30

Varsity Girls Golf v. AC Flora/River Bluff 4:30

Boys Cross Country @ Pelion Invitational - JV

Thursday, September 28

JV Girls Tennis v. Chapin 5:00

B Team/JV Football @ Chapin 5:30/7:00

JV/Varsity Volleyball @ Chapin 5:30/7:00

Varsity Girls Tennis @ Chapin 5:00

Friday, September 29

Varsity Football v. Chapin - Homecoming 7:30

Girls Cross Country @ High Country Classic

Saturday, September 30

Varsity Volleyball - Wildcat Invitational

Boys/Girls Swim @ Region Meet

Girls Cross Country @ High Country Classic

JV Volleyball @ Hillcrest Tournament

Varsity Girls Golf @ WSCGA HS Invitational

Sunday, October 1

Varsity Girls Golf @ WSCGA HS Invitational

Girls Cross Country @ High Country Classic

Thursday, October 19

B Team Football @ Newberry HS

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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

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Students Released at 12:45. Following the AM schedule below.

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The Seal of Biliteracy is an award made by the SC state department of education to recognize students who have attained a certain level of proficiency in both English and at least one additional world language by graduation.

This prestigious award recognizes heritage speakers and multilingual learners, and can be evidence of skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices.

Two higher education institutions in South Carolina offer credit to high school students who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy. Currently, 49 states and Washington D.C. have approved Seals of Biliteracy.

If you are interested in testing for the Seal of Biliteracy this year, please take a look at this presentation. At the end there is a link for the application form.

The form needs to be submitted before Thursday, October 12, 2023.

Only juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.

The testing dates are December 1, 2023 and March 25, 2024

See your World Language teacher, or Mrs. Bausch in room F109 for more information.

SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities

9th and 10th grade students:

If you are a creative writer, ballet dancer, actor, filmmaker, musician or visual artist and you are interested in attending the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, we have a representative coming to LHS to provide information to you!

If you are interested in attending the information session (see attached flyer), please sign up in the counseling office with Mrs. Crawford by 9/25. You can also email me directly at kcrawford@lexington1.net. This session will take place in the counseling conference room during your lunch period only. You will be allowed to bring food with you.

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Village Square ~ Anne of Green Gables Production

Anne Of Green Gables will be opening this Friday 9/15 and will run until 9/24.

This comedy provides a unique take on L.M. Montgomery’s enduring classic about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, who is mistakenly sent to a pair of siblings when they had asked for a boy. The play recreates memorable events from the brilliant novel while adding its own take on the story. Audiences will enjoy watching Anne court youthful disaster as she jumps from one wild mistake to another. Whether the playgoer is an “old friend” of Anne’s or meeting her for the first time, this play will entertain audiences in its interpretation of one of literature's most unforgettable characters.

You won’t want to miss Anne of Green Gables! Tickets are on sale now at www.villagesquaretheatre.com!

National Merit Semifinalists 2024

Great news for Lexington High School!

Congratulation to the pictured students who were named National Merit Semifinalists for 2024.

From left to right:

Peter Nguyen, Benjamin Youmans, Austin Rios, Paul White

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Need to Sign Your Student Out?

Sign In/Out: Parents must sign students out in person and present a valid ID. Students are not allowed to be signed out of school between 3:15 and 3:45 p.m.
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Do you have your Parking Pass yet?

The Google form to park on campus must be completed every year. To find the parking Google Form, go to the LHS Website; Click on Students then click on Parking.

Parking Violations will start being assessed on Monday, August 21.

Parking passes will only be handed out before school until 8:40 and after school from 3:45 - 4:00.

If you will be a new driver and plan to drive to school, you must have completed Alive at 25 before you can receive your parking pass.

The South Carolina Alive at 25 Website is www.scnsc.org/A25

Please make sure you use this link on your school website or materials to send students and parents directly where they need to go to sign up.

If you receive any questions from students or parents, direct them to info@scnsc.org or call (803) 732-6778.

Michelin Scholar Info Session

Michelin will be holding an Information session about the Michelin Scholar program on October 2nd, 2023 at Lexington Technology Center (LTC) at 9:00 am and 12:30 pm.

The test dates are still to be determined.

Michelin Scholars Page (smore)

Michelin Scholars Info Google Form registration

Please see Ms. Augsburger for a permission form if you are interested in attending.

2023-2024 Tutor List

The following educators have elected to have their names listed on the LHS Tutoring List. LHS provides this list as a service to parents, but does not make any ability assessments or endorsements for any of the educators who have asked to be placed on the list. It is recommended that parents/guardians, considering any tutor, thoroughly assess the educator’s capabilities and credentials. All financial arrangements, transportation, and appointments with tutors are strictly the responsibility of the parents/guardians.

2023-2024 Tutor List

Math Homework Help Center

The Math Homework Help Center located in Upper F hall during the first semester. The sessions will be facilitated by certified teachers in our school and take place in their classrooms. The sessions will take place in a group setting. Sessions will support concepts currently being taught in each grade level.

Sessions will begin the week of August 21, 2023. Math Homework Help Center Sessions will be available on the following days/times.

  • Tuesday mornings from 7:30-8:30 am in F212

  • Tuesday afternoons from 4:00- 5:00 pm in F201

  • Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:30 am in F212

  • Thursday afternoons from 4:00- 5:00 pm in F201

Please note that transportation to and from sessions will not be provided. Students who ride a bus can participate in morning tutoring sessions if their bus arrives at school early. For the afternoon sessions, students must be picked up promptly at 5:00 pm.

Sessions will not take place the week of November 20, 2023, December 18, 2023, and December 25, 2023.

In order for your student to be able to participate in this service, your student must complete a Google form indicating their attendance at each session. The form will be accessible to your student in their math class.

If you have any questions about the Math Homework Help Center, please contact Chris Martinez at cmartinez@lexington1.net.

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2023-2024 CatsPaw Yearbook

Yearbook order site will go live 7/1/23 and your Back to School offer is set at $90. Here’s that direct order link for sharing with parents/students: https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A07624000

Cat's Pantry

The Lexington High School Cat’s Pantry program is a free service for any student in need.

The program provides a weekend’s worth of easily-prepared, individually packed food items (typically two breakfast items, two lunch items, two dinner items and two snack items). The bags of food are delivered to the students in a discreet manner once a week on Fridays throughout the school year. Anonymity will be assured.

If you would like for your child to participate in this program, please complete the form below.

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

Cats' Pantry sign-up form: form.

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Bausch at abausch@lexington1.net or 803-821-3400.

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Class of 2024 Important Information

Graduation Wednesday, May 22 @ 4:00 - Colonial Life Arena

SC Teaching Fellows

If you plan to apply for SC Teaching Fellows please plan to attend an information session for interested students and their parents via Zoom. This session will be held on Thursday, Sept 28 at 6:30 p.m. The session should last no more than an hour.


Class of '24 - Senior Aviation Day!

Senior Aviation Day

September 26 @ 6pm

Online Event - Explore a career as an Aviation Technician from recent high school graduates!

Starting your career skilled and in-demand doesn’t have to come with a four-year commitment.

PIA is the place for students who feel that books and lectures don’t work for them, and that a hands-on trade education is the way to go.

What you will learn from our student panel:

– What AMT Training is Like –

– Why the Demand is so Great for AMTs –

– The Hangar Experience –

BONUS: Instructor Advice


Senior Yearbook Pictures

September 27 - Senior Pictures - Appointment needed (11:00 - 4:00)

October 13 - Senior Picture Day - Appointments needed

October 18 - Senior PIcture Day - Appointments needed (Last Opportunity)

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SC Honors College Writing Contest

Juniors and Seniors,

The South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina invites you to enter their South Carolina High School Writing Contest for an opportunity to win cash prizes and a publishing opportunity. Cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250 will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. The topic is "How should we improve the state of South Carolina?" The Deadline is October 9, 2023. We would love it if one (or all 3) of the winners were from the best high school in the state! That's you Wildcats!

For more information click here.

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Counseling and Student Services


Learn all about the College of Charleston and our Honors College.

Hear from Office of Admissions and Honors College staff with answers to your questions about College of Charleston!

Join us when and where it works best for you and your family.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbia Greystone
200 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
- or -
Monday, October 16, 2023
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center
670 Verdae Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29607

Space is limited.

More info:
mcdowellml@cofc.edu - or - 803.394.3773


Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 27,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, “What are the greatest attributes of our Democracy?”

Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, state and national level. Department (State) winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington DC, to tour the city, be honored by the VFW and its Auxiliary and receive their portion of $171,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $35,000. This opportunity is open to all students grades 9-12. Want to apply? Click here for the rules and eligibility requirements and entry form. Deadline: October 31, 2023.

See what is happening in the counseling Department

Click here to find helpful information from our Counseling Department

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Greetings from the District of South Carolina of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated!

We are extending an invitation to have your students participate in the HBCU Impact College Fair. This opportunity is an initiative of the District of South Carolina of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated to build awareness of the educational opportunities provided by our nation’s historically black colleges and universities.

Attached is a flyer we would like for you to share with your educators, parents, and students. The HBCU Impact College Fair will take place as part of the fraternity’s annual district conference. This year, the Brothers of South Carolina will host its college fair at the Lowcountry Conference Center (40 Sigma Drive, Summerville, SC), on Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Our target audience are high school juniors, seniors, and college students. Our goal is to provide students with access to information that they may not normally receive about the HBCU experience. During the College Fair, students will visit with Admissions Officers from over 20 HBCUs, participate in workshops to learn more about applying for scholarships, and have numerous opportunities to receive scholarships from attending colleges, universities, and education nonprofits from across the south.

Please register for the event using the QR code listed on the event flyer. We recommend students complete their online registration by September 30, 2023, to maximize their college admission and scholarship opportunities. Please have students bring 5 transcripts to the event. For more information, contact Trevin Montgomery via email at trevinm@hotmail.com or call 803-807-0179. Schools may also use the educator registration QR code to register your high school’s plans to bring students. Lunch will be provided for the students.

Delta GEMS is Accepting Applications- DEADLINE September 22nd

The Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS is accepting Participant Applications for the 2023-2024 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/.


Delta GEMS Application

Delta GEMS Flyer

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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.

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.