LSHS Newsletter End of 3rd Quarter
A note from Principal Murphy
Dear LSHS Families,
As the weather warms up we are lifted with excitement and new growth at Lakeville South. We have much to be thankful for in our school community. This newsletter is only a sample of the many great things that happen on a daily basis in our building.
Before we know it, graduation will be upon us and we will be welcoming in the new class of LSHS Cougars. Seniors last day of school is on Friday, June 3rd. They will take their finals during regular class periods on June 2nd and June 3rd. Grades 9 – 11 will have their finals on June 7th, 8th, and 9th.
Thank you for everything you do to help support our students in reaching their goals and dreams.
“Kindness is spreading sunshine into other people’s lives regardless of the weather.”
PASS/FAIL REQUEST-DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 8th for SEMESTER 2
Students can select to take ONE class as a pass/fail.
1. Students who are interested in taking a course on a pass/fail basis should discuss this option with their parents and complete the form on their Class of Schoology page.
2. Once students submit this form, they CANNOT change grading systems (back to and "A-F" grading system).
3. Students must continue to participate fully, take all tests, and submit all class work. Grades will continue to be calculated until posted on the transcript. The transcript will reflect a "P" or "F".
4. If a student earns 60% or higher, credit will be awarded for the course; however, the course will not be in the GPA computation which determines the student's class rank. If a student fails the class (below 60%), the "F" grade will be in the GPA computation and no credit will be awarded towards graduation requirements.
Attention student-athletes: NCAA assigns a 1.0 or the equivalent of a "D" for any course taken under the Credit/No Credit (pass/fail) grading option. WAIVER for CLASS OF 2022.
All PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment) students who want to request credit/no credit (pass/fail) for a college course must apply through their college in order to receive this grading option. Colleges have various deadlines so please reach out to a PSEO advisor at the college if you are considering this option.
IMPORTANT SPRING DATES
NO SCHOOL- Friday, April 15th & Monday, May 30th
- Reading- April 12th-14th
- Math--April 19th-21st
- Science-April 26th-28th
AP TESTING- Month of May
SENIOR DECISION DAY-May 2nd
PROM- May 14th
SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP NIGHT-May 16th
SENIORS LAST DAY- June 3rd
SENIOR FINALS-June 2nd and 3rd during regular class time
9th-11th Grade FINALS-June 7th, 8th, and 9th. Finals schedule will be shared at later date.
GRADUATION- June 9th- 8:00pm
The LSHS Graduation ceremony will be June 9th, 8:00 PM at 3M Mariucci Arena, on the U of M campus. No tickets will be required for this event. All information is on our LSHS website under Senior Information, including the registration link for the Senior Party.
A detailed letter will be emailed to all senior parents in the coming weeks! Any questions regarding graduation, please contact Angie Beschorner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities Day Wrap Up
May 2nd is the deadline for 11th and 12th grade students to finish up their Opportunities Day - Digital Learning Day requirements toward graduation. Seniors had job shadow or alternate career research expectations and Juniors had a checklist of activities to be completed in MCIS outside of their ACT exam on March 8th. All 9th and 10th grade portfolios from digital learning day at home will continue to be reviewed and any student not finishing their grade level requirements will be notified via school email beginning May 9th.
If you do not receive notification, WAY to GO, your research and graduation requirements have been met/verified. If you haven't yet completed it, information on the process can be found in each grade level's Class of 20_ _ Schoology folder. Contact Julie Peterson in the Career Center if you have any questions or would like further assistance with your post secondary exploration.
AP Exams are Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 13th. Exams will start at 8am or 12pm depending on your specific exam. You can find the exam schedule HERE. We need students in their seats 15 minutes before the exam starts. You will need to make arrangements to get to school on your own, as the buses will not get you here early enough. If you have a noon exam, do not plan to be done before 4pm. Each exam is different, but most run this long. Please note that you may not exit the exam area before the entire timing is complete, unless you experience an emergency during testing. Plan accordingly with athletics, appointments and/or employers.
Keep an eye on Student Announcements sent out each Friday for additional information that might be needed as we approach exam testing dates. This will include where to find room assignments, etc.. Any other questions, or if you have decided not to take the exam, please email email@example.com.
ACT RESULTS FOR JUNIORS
Lakeville South has not yet received scores from the MN State administered ACT for juniors held here during Digital Learning Day on March 8th. We have, however, heard that scores are starting to be generated. If you completed the follow-up assignment sent home with you after testing was completed (to create your My ACT ID account via instruction sheet and booklet for sending scores), then you should be able to access your score report HERE when your result has been recorded. Information is also available on that site regarding how to use the score report, send additional copies of scores to colleges, other FAQ and topics.
If you did not complete the necessary MyACT ID account set-up within the timeframe required after the exam here at South, then you should address any issues directly with ACT Customer Care Contact Form initially or call ACT Student Services at 319-337-1270.
If you didn’t get the score you were hoping for, be sure and check out the College Entrance Exam page of our website for resources and more detail of future test options. You will also need your ACT ID # that is noted on your score report to register for future ACT national exams or request results be sent to colleges. Contact Julie Peterson in the Career Center if you have any other questions.
SUMMER PE/HEALTH OPTION
This summer LinK12 Lakeville is offering online Physical Education and Health courses for credit acceleration.
Course registration is open and will close on May 13. Course availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost of each course is $360. To register click here: https://www.isd194.org/link12/summer-courses-9-12
Lakeville South would like to provide opportunities to recognize LSHS Staff for their dedication and commitment to our students once a month.
We have a group of individuals leading the monthly recognitions. This may include organizing a breakfast, lunch, goodie bag, etc. Volunteers will decide what the recognition looks like and recruit volunteers/donations for each event. If you are interested in getting on the Parent Hospitality committee please email Tamara.Mohn@isd194.org.
In addition to the monthly recognition, parents will be collecting any denomination gift cards to distribute as prizes among the staff. We would also like to collect some positive notes each month to share with staff.
* There is no sign-up for gift cards or positive notes. Please drop off any denomination gift cards in the Admin Office (marked Parent Hospitality) or mail to: Parent Hospitality Team, Lakeville South High School 21135 Jacquard Ave, Lakeville MN 55044
Cougar Support Team
The CST, or Cougar Support Team at Lakeville South High School works hard to address the variety of needs that create barriers to education for all of our students.
They are committed to STUDENT SUCCESS because when students are struggling with emotional, academic, or family issues, it can be a challenge to be fully engaged at school. They are here to help!
Student Support QR codes are available to scan in various areas around the school, otherwise the Student Support Request Form can be completed via the students Class of Schoology pages. You can also visit their website for more information: https://www.isd194.org/lshs/cst .
Attendance to school every day is CRUCIAL
If a student is absent, parents must call or email the attendance clerk
Students must present a note from a parent to leave for an appointment and present it to Attendance in the morning to secure a pass to leave the building
Early dismissals go through Attendance office
Amy Bassett- Attendance
Attendance Email (preferred method of contact): LSHSattendance@isd194.org
24 Hour Attendance Voicemail: 952-232-3318
Lakeville South Food Pantry
LSHS offers the opportunity for families of our students to visit our food pantry! This pantry is stocked with canned goods, snacks, box dinners/sides, breakfast foods, hygiene products, and more that is available for free for families that could use a little support. In order to visit the food pantry, please call McKenna Dennstedt (the Family Support Worker with 360 Communities) to schedule a time that would work best to shop. Mdennstedt@360communities.org or text/call (612) 440-6014. Thank you!
HIGHLIGHTS AND GOOD NEWS
STUDENTS OF THE QUARTER
LAKEVILLE SOUTH ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Lillian Masinde (February)
○ Earned over a 4.0 GPA - Top 10% of her class
○ Personifies leadership
○ Captain of Cross Country, Varsity Track and Field, NHS, Key Club, Leader in Student Voices
○ Volunteers at Open Arms MN, Empower Hour and Feed My Starving Children
○ Fierce Advocate for marginalized students
Lillian adds to our school culture at South in such a positive way.
Kayla Hoang (March)
Kayla Hoang is an outstanding young woman and leader at Lakeville South. Kayla has a 4.4 GPA and ranks 2nd in the class of 415.
She is involved in a variety of school activities where her leadership skills shine. She is a two year member of National Honor Society where she participates in numerous volunteer activities such as Feed my Starving Children, and clothing and food drives. She has also demonstrated her leadership skills being elected as an officer in the NHS. Kayla is also a member of the school's Cougar Leading Cougars group which helps support incoming freshman transition to South. She leads as President for the Environmental Club and is also a participant in our DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) and HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) groups. She commits a great deal of time to not only bettering herself as a member of these groups, but also shows her desire to lead and support others.
As you can see her commitment to excellence is exemplary. Kayla is a very ambitious and hard working student leader. She has proven herself in the classroom and also manages to be involved in numerous extracurricular activities. She has without fail been an excellent school citizen.
South Suburban Art Winners- Alinne Jimenez & River Woehrle
MN Rising Star-Computing Awards-Meagan Flaherty
Meagan Flaherty was selected as a 2022 Minnesota Rising Star Winner for the Aspirations in Computing Awards. This is sponsored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). She is one of 110 high school students in the state to receive an honor for their technology skills, achievements and aspirations.
Activities & Athletic Updates
Click the link below for a newsletter highlighting all our athletic and activity updates!
Student Services Contact Information
A-E 952.232.3339 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
F-Le 952.232.3335 (email@example.com)
Li-Rog 952.232.3332 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rol-Z 952.232.3334 (email@example.com)
Angela Beschorner firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Allen email@example.com
Parent Portals- Campus & Schoology
Having access to Infinite Campus is very important. It is the place to update contact information, see student grades and attendance.
If a parent is not able to access their Parent Portal please email Heather Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know if you are new to the district and this is an initial set-up or if you need to reset your portal because you are not able to get in this year.
Parents can also access Schoology, our learning platform. Instructions are here: Schoology Parent Information.