Wildcat Weekly Update

Friday, October 7, 2022

Upcoming Important Dates

Friday, October 7 - Teacher Workday - No School for Students

Friday, October 7 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday, October 7 - Senior Pictures

Monday, October 10 - Holiday - No School for Students and Staff

Wednesday, October 19 - Collaborative Planning Day

Friday, October 28 - Underclassmen Make-up Pictures

Friday, October 28 - LAST CHANGE FOR SENIOR PICTURES

Tuesday, November 8 - Holiday - No School for Students and Staff

November 23-25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

December 19 - December 30 - Winter Break

Student Sign-Outs

Please remember when you are signing your student out for an appointment to bring your ID into school with you.


Also, if your student is at the LTC during the block that you are signing them out, you must sign them out from LTC not at LHS.


Last time to sign a student out is 3:15.

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Underclassmen Pictures - Make-up Day

Legacy Studios will be on campus on Friday, October 28 for Underclassmen Make-up Pictures. All pictures will be taken on the stage in the cafeteria during all lunches. It is your student's responsibility to go to the stage if they need to have their picture taken.


The College Center Students - TCC Students will report to the stage in the cafeteria at 7:30 on this date to get their pictures taken prior to getting on the bus to the College Center.

Senior Pictures - Last Opportunity

Legacy Studios will be on campus on Friday, October 28 taking senior pictures. THIS IS THE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO GET YOUR PICTURE IN THE YEARBOOK. Pictures will be taken on the stage in the cafeteria.


PLEASE SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENTS ACCORDINGLY: Any student with morning late arrival, please schedule your appointment between 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.. Any student with afternoon early release, please schedule your appointment from 2:15p.m. - 2:55 p.m.. If you do not have late arrival or early release, please schedule your appointment during a class that you can afford to miss 10 - 15 minutes of seat time. We want to minimize the amount of instructional time you will miss to get your picture taken.


Please click this link to schedule your appointment. Appointments on October 28 start at 8:00 a.m. and will run through 2:55 p.m.


Students who have an appointment during class time, please see Ms. Waugh in the main office the morning of October 28 to receive a pass that will get you out of class to go to the Cafeteria to get your picture taken.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY STUDENTS

Students in Grades 10 - 12 with a GPA of 4.0 or higher received a "Welcome to NHS" email on Thursday, September 29, 2022, with directions to officially joining NHS. The dues are $10 for the year which can be paid by cash or check made out to LHS. Dues must be paid by Friday, October 14 or you will be removed from the National Honor Society. Please email LHSHonorSociety@lexington1.net with any questions or concerns.


Sophomores - Ms. Miller in Room D113 - 8:15-8:35, any block during the day and afterschool


Juniors A-J - Ms. Herndon - Room E111; 8:00-8:35, any block during the day and afterschool


Juniors K-Z - Ms. Weidner - Room E108; 8:00-8:35, any block during the day and afterschool


Seniors - Ms. VonMoltke - Room B204; 7:45 - 8:35 (in Upper Commons) 1st Block; and 3:45 - 3:55

Be a Fan club

The Be A Fan meeting will be next Thursday, October 14th at 8am in the Little Theater



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Pelicans SnoBalls

Pelican's SnoBalls will be on campus Friday, Oct. 14 during all lunches in the cafeteria near the B-Hall side of the Commons Area. Sales will benefit the Be A Fan Club!


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LHS Talent Show

Make plans to come see the talent show Thursday night Oct 13th at 7 PM in the LOPAC! Tickets are $8 and will be sold during all lunches next week and in the LOPAC lobby the night of the show. We have singers, dancers, instrumentalists, and a few surprises! Bring cash to vote for the People's Choice award!! See who will win $100! Hope to see you all there!!


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Cat Band Competes

Come watch the Cat Band at their first competition, Saturday, October 8th, at Irmo High School. We perform at 7:15 PM; come show your support for our band students. Go Cat Band!!!



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Seal of Biliteracy

Juniors and Seniors, it is time to sign up to qualify for the South Carolina Seal of Biliteracy. If you are interested, please speak to one of your current or former language teachers. When you are ready to sign up, please read this presentation and complete this application. Applications are due by October 21, and you must apply in order to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. Please see Dr. Blackburn or any other language teacher for more information.
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School Lunch Accounts

Use Titan to add money to meal account


The new online meal payment system, Titan, is officially up and running. Moving forward, you can add money to your student’s meal account by visiting family.titank12.com/.


The Family Portal allows you to see your student’s current meal balance and purchase history. You may also set spending limits and transfer money between student accounts, if you have more than one child.


Online menus through the Titan Family Portal are coming soon.

Need Help with Algebra or geometry homework?

Come by room A 111 each Wednesday and Thursday afterschool for student led peer tutoring. Sessions begin after the dismissal bell and a tutor is available for one hour.


CatsPaw Yearbook Sales

To purchase a yearbook, please visit www.jostens.com. Yearbooks are currently $80.00. The price increases on October 14.

Senior Yearbook Ads

Senior Parents - check the mail for an envelope from the Cats Paw Yearbook staff regarding placing a Senior Ad in this years yearbook.

ASVAB Testing @ LHS

The ASVAB test (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be administered on Friday, October 14th 9 a.m. at LHS, and on Friday, December 9th 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



Please see below to help study for the ASVAB

Uniontestprep.com

march2success.com

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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.


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

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Bags Needed for Cats Pantry

The Cats' Closet and Cats' Pantry needs string bags and sturdy shopping bags to give items from the Cats Pantry and Cats Closet to families in need Below is a picture of the types of bags we are looking to be donated. Thank you for any items you can contribute.
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Wildcat Athletics

Games/Matches/Meets

Thursday, September 29

Boys/Girls Swimming v. River Bluff - 6:00 - Senior Night

Girls Varsity Golf v. River Bluff - TBA

Varsity Girls Tennis v. Chapin - 5:00

JV Golf @ River Bluff

Varsity Football @ Chapin - 7:30

Saturday, October 1

Boys/Girls Swimming @ Region Championship

Girls/Boys Cross Country @ Wendy's Invitational

JV/Varsity Cheer @ Rock Hill High School

Varsity Volleyball @ Aiken Tournament - 8:00

JV Girls Tennis @ Chapin

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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

Counseling and Student Services

C-CATS, CLEMSON'S CHALLENGE FOR ACADEMICALLY TALENTED STUDENTS

C-CATS, Clemson’s Challenge for Academically Talented Students, is a program designed for high-achieving 9th and 10th grade students. C-CATS introduces top-ranking students to Clemson University through exciting weekend adventures that engage them in the academic, social, and recreational opportunities offered at Clemson. Over 4,500 students have participated in this program over the last decade. Participants are nominated by their school counselor.


If you are a current 9th and 10th grade student and expect to be ranked in the top 10%
of your class, whose academic records predict a score of 1300 or higher on the SAT, and
you think will benefit from this program please contact your school counselor for a nomination before December 9. Slots fill quickly so do not wait to discuss this opportunity with your counselor!

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AWARD FOR ASPIRATIONS IN COMPUTING (AWARD FOR AIC)

The Award for AiC honors 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, or non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and future plans. Since 2007, more than 20,000 students have received an Award for AiC.

Learn about eligibilities, prizes, the application process, and more online.

The Award for AiC is sponsored by Apple, Bank of America, Microsoft, and Motorola Solutions Foundation.

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ARCHAEOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEENS!

Applications Available Now

Applications for the Spring 2023 SCDNR Archaeology internship program are now available here. Applications close at 5 p.m. EST on Friday, November 4, 2022. This 15-week, in-person internship will begin on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 and end on Friday, April 28, 2023. Interns may work up to 20 hours per week at SCDNR's Parker Annex Archaeology Center (2025 Barnwell St., Columbia, S.C. 29201), and must be enrolled at the time of the internship as an undergraduate (BA/BS and Associates) or graduate (MA/MS and PhD) student. Please email SCDNR archaeologist Meg Gaillard with any questions or concerns (GaillardM@dnr.sc.gov).


Archaeology Fall Field Day

Hosted by the Archaeological Society of South Carolina

Join the SCDNR Archaeology team and archaeologists from across the state on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 12,000 Year History Park (1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce, S.C. 29033) for the Archaeological Society of South Carolina (ASSC) annual Fall Field Day. This free, family-friendly event brings together archaeologists, prehistoric and historic skills demonstrators, and storytellers who present how the people of South Carolina’s past experienced their daily lives through work, play, food, and community.

Please visit the ASSC Facebook page and website for more information about this event.

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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.