LHHS PTA NEWS

vote4risd / early voting / volunteers needed

On Wed., Sept. 26th the LHHS PTA voted unanimously at its general meeting to formally support passage of the RISD 2018 TRE (Tax Ratification Election) on the Nov. 6th ballot. For more information on the TRE, visit this website.

Early voting schedule:

Our closest location is Bethany Lutheran at Walnut Hill and Ferndale.

  • Now through Friday, October 26, 2018 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 27, 2018 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 28, 2018 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday, October 29, 2018 through Friday, November 02, 2018 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

More details hereTo look up a sample ballot, start here.

Volunteers Needed! If you would like to help the Vote4RISD Campaign, we need help at the polls during early voting.  To learn more and sign up, click here. 

 

 

poinsettia orders / choir concerts

 

Order your poinsettias by Nov. 5 and support Choir!  Flyer with details here

 

Choir looks forward to entertaining you at our Fall Concert, Tuesday, October 10, and our Holiday Concert, Wednesday, November 28, in the H Building Auditorium.


 

voter registration

 

LHHS will have voter registration drives on campus during Wednesday lunches! If you will be 18 prior to the Nov. 6 election, you are eligible to vote and can register at school! If you're a registered voter and have moved since the last election, come by and fill out a change of address! 

 

See flyer here for details.


 

On-Campus Clothes Closet and Food Pantry ("Drop-In Center") for LHHS Students

 

There's a new resource being set up to help kids at LHHS that are in need and/or homeless.  The school counselors, PTA Community Outreach, and Communities In Schools are combining efforts to stock a food pantry and clothes closet.  This is located in the H building in what was formerly the nurse's area. This is separate from the RISD Clothes Closet.

 

This Drop-In Center is for the students on the LHHS campus.  When a student comes to the counselor and needs something to eat, or needs some clean clothes right now, the counselor will be able to help that student immediately.  We now have a designated spot, a small storage room in the H Building, to consolidate food and clothing donations.

 

We are looking for clothing donations of jeans, sweatpants, leggings, tops, jackets, new socks, new underwear, new sneakers, etc.  We can even take LHHS/Lake Highlands t-shirts and spirit wear. Just make sure it's CLEAN, school appropriate, and it's in good enough condition that you would let your kid wear it. 

 

Please bring your donations to the counselor's office in the H building and make sure it is clearly marked as a donation for the Drop-In Center. 

 

Thank you so much for your support! 


another option for giving to teachers

The PTA still needs 75 more $5-$10 gift cards to be used by our principal, Dr. Delich, throughout the school year to reward faculty and teachers.

You can buy them or donate one you might not need or use. Please leave the cards at the front office of the "L" building under the name of Kiersten Stockham or Sherry Hicks.  Thank you!

Questions?  Ask our PTA President, Kiersten Stockham, at kiersten.stockham@gmail.com


"INSTASCAMMER"

The Wildcat Studios production of Instascammer has moved on to becoming one of the finalists for the BBB video contest!  The contest not only involves the students' having to pitch their video to the company but also getting as many likes, comments, and shares on it.

Help us choose the winning video for the 2018 BBB Video Contest by liking your favorites on this Facebook post!

 


Angel tree

The LHHS PTA is gearing up for its holiday Adopt-A-Student program.  If you are interested in helping by serving on the Community Outreach Committee, adopting a student or donating to this wonderful cause, please contact Ann Halwas at halwasti@sbcglobal.netor 214-516-1957.  Thank you!
 

RISD Clothes Closet Requests

  • Wire hangers (like from dry cleaners)
  • Current, clean clothing size 4T- XL Adult
  • "Contractor" style black trash bags
  • Full size deodorant
  • Men's and boys' athletics shorts and pants (esp. men's S, M and L and teen sizes)

At the RISD Clothes Closet, students are referred by their school counselor, they get an appointment time on Beltline Road, and they go with their parent.  They are given a week’s worth of clothing, underwear, a pair of shoes, and toiletries. 

 

Donations can be dropped off in the front office of the H bldg, or at the RISD Clothes Closet on Mondays (school days only) from 9:30 am - noon at 1239 W. Beltline, across from Richardson HS.


Mom's corner volunteers needed

Mom’s Corner offers a wonderful opportunity for parents to be hands-on in the high school. One day a month (or more if you would like) you will help the cafeteria staff in the snack bar. The snack bar is located in the student center (down the hall on the left from the library).

Sign up for the day of the month you would like to work throughout the school year. 


Wall of fame

The Wall of Fame is a great way to show your support and display a permanent memory of your graduate, past and future students, family, teacher, club, staff or friend.  The last day for Wall of Fame bricks and tile orders is April 30, 2019.  

 

Click on the links for an order form for the 4x8 bricks or 12x12 tiles, an order form for the 24x24 tiles, an Example sheet and a Logo Choices sheet.  The online payment option is on the Wall of Fame page.

 

Questions?  Email Kathleen Elliott at kawelliott@gmail.com.


join the wildcat club!

See information here on how to support sports at LHHS, LHJH and FMJH!



LHHS Clubs and Organizations

LHHS has many great opportunities to get involved! There is something for everyone. See list of clubs and organizations here.


LHHS Construction update

If you missed the community meeting last week regarding construction beginning at LHHS this winter break, here is the presentation.


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