Lubbock-Cooper High School
Weekly Newsletter: May 15-19, 2023
Senior Final Exams will take place on Thursday and Friday, May 18th and 19th. These are attendance days for seniors, and all seniors will need to be present both days.
There will be a Senior graduation meeting at 9am on Thursday, May 18th and seniors will pick up their yearbooks after meeting.
Senior iPad collection will be Friday, May 19th during 2nd period (must have iPad,
case and keyboard, charging block/cord, and Logitech Crayon).
May 24th - Performing Arts Center 6:00pm
(Baccalaureate is not a required event for seniors)
Mandatory graduation practice will take place on Thursday, May 25th at 9:00am. Seniors will meet at the United Spirit Arena for graduation rehearsal.
Graduation will be May 25th at 7:00pm at the United Spirit Arena.
Finals Schedule for 9th-11th Grades - May 22 & 23
Finals for students who do not meet the exemption requirements will be given on May 22nd and 23rd with the following schedule:
8:05-8:25 - Tutorials
8:30-9:15 - B1/R1
9:20-10:05 - B2/R2
10:10-10:55 - B3/R3
11:00-11:45 - B4/R4
Exemption cards and bills were handed out to students this past week. Students will have until Friday, May 19th to pay fines and get their exemption cards signed.
All students must take finals in all classes unless:
● Must have an 85 average or above to exempt
● Accelerated and Honors, AP, Dual Credit, On-Ramps points can be added
● Perfect attendance (exempt any class with a 70 average or above)
Students can lose exemption status if:
● Owe debt (students will have the ability to pay debts to gain exemption)
● Four or more tardies in the class a student wants to exempt
● Four or more absences in the class a student wants to exempt or one or more unexcused/undocumented (U-U) absence in the class a student wants to exempt (Covid related absences do not apply)
Senior Technology Collection - May 19th
Yearbooks will be distributed on Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19. Seniors will get their books in the PAC after the senior meeting on Thursday. Underclassmen can pick their book up at lunch on Thursday or Friday!
Medication Pick Up
If your student has medicine in the clinic, please pick it up before the end of the school year. Meds that are not picked up by the end of the school year will be discarded according to policy. Release forms have been sent home with students to return.
Reporting Timelines for 2023 STAAR
FBLA Students Win National T-Shirt and Pin Design Contest
Two LCHS students entered the FBLA National T-shirt and pin design contest! There were 4 pin designs, 2 of the designs were created by Mrs. Douglas' students. Out of 13 total t-shirt designs, her students designed 7 of them. LCHS students won the pin and t-shirt design! There will be approximately 2000 t-shirts printed and several thousand pins created to be worn and traded at the National FBLA competition in Atlanta this summer!
Zachary Dallas created the winning t-shirt design and Trenton Wilde created the winning pin design!
LCP Pirate Pitmasters Compete at State
Congratulations to our State BBQ Competitors Teagen Vann, Cooper Ray, Arianna Salas, Shawn Moody, Malachi Carr, and Liyah McDaniel for their success at State!
Engineering Research Internship for High School Students
Would you be interested in a paid internship this summer at Texas Tech University?
Dates: June 5 – August 4; Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 3:30, Fridays used as a makeup day (holidays and family vacations can be worked around)
Students will be chosen and placed in the areas they most highly desire based on capacity. Please fill out the form below before midnight 5/19/2023. If you have any questions you may contact Heather Sherrill @ firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 806-834-4193.
Lady Pirate Volleyball Camp
To register for the 2023 Lady Pirate Volleyball Camp, click the graphic below.
Lady Pirate Softball Camp
The 2023 Lady Pirate Softball Camp registration is now live. Click the link below to register.
Health Science Programs for High School Students
Through a generous grant from Texas Mutual Insurance, free health science classes and certification training are being offered this summer. If you are 17, 18 or 19 years old and are currently in any South Plains High School or have just graduated from High School, you can enroll! There are no prerequisite classes needed, although they are helpful. Open the PDF below for more info.
Casas for CASA
Mr. Tabor's Building Trades students built playhouses for CASA of the South Plains annual raffle. Raffle Tickets may be purchased by clicking the flyer below, and all proceeds help CASA recruit, train, and support CASA Volunteers who advocate for children in foster care.
Raffle tickets can be purchased online anytime or at Market Street at 98th & Quaker on Thursdays and Fridays from 4 - 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sundays from 1 - 5 p.m. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, May 31 at 5:00 p.m. Attendance is not necessary to win. Houses will be delivered to winners Saturday, June 3.
LCP Summer Theatre Camp
Liberty Basketball Clinic
Liberty Basketball Staff is hosting a shooting clinic this summer at LBMS. For more information, click the flyer below.
2023 NMHI High School Experience
The NMHI High School Experience will offer two sessions to choose from in 2023, each one week long. Dates are June 12-16 and July 17-21. Students will meet Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Nutrition and Metabolic Health Initiative
The Nutrition & Metabolic Health Initiative (NMHI) is hosting the High School Experience, a program for teens that provides a glimpse of careers in healthcare, nutrition, and working with various lifestyle-associated diseases. This unique program aims to inform students about the complexity of medical diseases and how multidisciplinary care teams work.
The Texas First Diploma
During the 87th Texas Legislature in 2021, Senate Bill 1888 established the Texas First Early High School Completion Program to allow public high school students who demonstrate early readiness for college to graduate early from high school.
The purpose of the Texas First Early High School Completion Program is to promote efficiency in the state public education system and incentivize the enrollment of high performing students at eligible institutions within the state of Texas.
The Texas First Diploma does not guarantee automatic admission for students. In conjunction with the Texas First Early High School Completion Program, participating students may apply for the Texas First Scholarship Program, which offers up to a one-year college scholarship for recipients. (Students can apply to any college or university they choose. However, the scholarship will only apply toward participating universities.)
For more information, click the flyer below.
Walk for Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Awareness - May 20
LCU School of Business Hosts CPIL
LCU is hosting a summer opportunity for juniors and seniors interested in careers in business. For more information click the flyer below.
LCP Orchestra's Handel's Messiah Community Sing-In Looking for Additional Choir Members
LCP Orchestra is doing a Handel's Messiah Community Sing-In in December, and we are gathering up choirs. NOW is the time for any churches who would be interested in joining us to sign up and start planning.
Additional information is available by clicking on the poster below.
BSN Sports May Promo
Now through May 31st, savings are in the bag when you spend $100 at your Pirates Sideline store. Get 20% off the perfect bag and anything else you need with the code MAY23.
How to Report a Student Absence
What if the absence is COVID related?
After submitting an absence in Skyward and indicating that it is Covid related in the comments box, you will receive an email with a Google Form link. Parents must fill out the Google Form and supply evidence of the Covid related absence to ensure that the absence will not count against semester exam exemptions.
Damaged, Lost, or Stolen iPads
See the graphics below for action steps to complete when an iPad is damaged, lost or stolen.
Lubbock-Cooper High School Administration
Landon Winton - Principal Lubbock-Cooper High School
Courtney Pesterfield - Associate Principal
Ashley Herrera - Assistant Principal
Kelcey Wormsbaker - Assistant Principal
Brandon Tucker - Assistant Principal
Randy Doege - Assistant Principal for Special Education
Bart McMeans - Assistant Principal
Debbie Smith - CTE Director
Phillip Saffel - Principal Liberty High School
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