Leicester High School

August 2021


We want to extend a warm welcome to you as you begin or continue your high school journey. While we hope that this summer vacation has been relaxing and fun for you, the first day of school is just a few weeks away. The first day for students is Wednesday, August 25th at 7:15 a.m. Please report directly to the Fine Arts Center on the first day of school. This summer vacation has been a much-needed rest for all of us, but we are excited to begin a new school year.

This summer also saw the addition of some new staff and some shifting of roles. Please join us in welcoming Mary Holmes (World Language), Michelle Hipple (Special Education), and Ana Curren (Special Education). While you probably have already heard, for those who haven’t, I will be taking on the role of Principal, and Beth Johnson will be joining us from middle school to be our Assistant Principal.

Ted Zawada and Beth Johnson

Freshmen Orientation and Fall Athletic Meeting

On Thursday, August 19th, 2021, we invite all incoming freshmen, new students to Leicester High School, and new students to the building to the high school for an orientation from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We also invite their parents/guardians to join us for an informational session. Neither is mandatory but hope you will join us so we can answer your questions and help make your transition to high school as smooth as possible. High school leadership students will be here to show the freshmen around and explain things in “teenage” language. The athletic director, assistant principal, and I will also be on hand to speak with you. Orientation will be followed by the fall athletic meeting for all interested athletes and their parents at 6:00 p.m. in the high school Fine Arts Center.

Your schedules are available through PowerSchool, but we will also have paper copies available on the 19th. The Guidance Department has worked diligently to get you into most or all of the classes that you both need and want. If you have questions or concerns about your schedule, please give the school a call at 508-892-7031 to set up an appointment with Mr. Barry (A-K) or Mr. Bowes (L-Z). They will be available from August 19-23rd, 2021 to meet with you.


Chromebooks will be available for pick up on August 19th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the library, or 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).

First Day of School Schedule

7:05 - 8:00 Homeroom/FAC Meetings

8:03 - 8:38 1st Block (A)

8:41 - 9:16 2nd Block (B)

9:19 - 9:54 3rd Block (C)

9:57 - 10:38 4th Block (D)

10:41 - 11:06 5th Block (E) (1st LUNCH)

11:09 - 11:34 (2nd LUNCH)

11:37 - 12:02 (3rd LUNCH)

12:05 - 12:53 6th Block (F)

12:56 - 1:45 7th Block (G)

Leicester High School 21-22 Bell Schedule

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

Dates to Remember

August 19th - Freshmen Orientation (4:30 - 6 p.m.) and Athletic Meeting (6-7:30 p.m.)

August 25th - First day of school

September 10th - Picture Day

September 16th - Curriculum Night/Open House 6-8 p.m.

October 9th - Homecoming

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