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LHHS PTA has received the Head Start membership award from the State PTA for achieving 75% of last year's total membership. We are thankful to all the parents, students and teachers that have joined the PTA this year. We are striving to achieve 100% of last year's membership. Please join the PTA to support your students and teachers for the 2017-2018 school year!
Student memberships qualify for a special student perk (either a free tardy pass or a service hour to be applied to NHS, GSL or MSL).
Your membership card is now available for pick up at the front desk in the high school.
LHHS PTA Checkbook Donations and Sponsor Update
Nearly 150 families and businesses have donated $12,000 to the LHHS PTA! If you have not yet donated, please take a moment to go here. Any amount is appreciated.
Also, take a look at our donors by clicking here and tell them thank you when you see them! If you know a business that would like to be a sponsor, please send them here for more information. If your school group would like to support the LHHS PTA by purchasing a half or full-page ad for our E-news blasts and website, please fill out this form.
Thank you and Go Wildcats!
LHHS Clubs and Organizations
LHHS has many great opportunities to get involved! There is something for everyone. See list of clubs and organizations here.
Chick-fil-A Spirit Day Oct. 20
LHHS Volleyball's fundraiser takes place on October 20 at the Lake Highlands Chick-fil-A (6176 Retail Road Suite 100). Please let the cashier know you are there for LHHS Volleyball, and we will get a portion of the cost of their meal.
Please click here for the flyer.
34th Annual Market in the Meadow Holiday Gift Sale
When: Saturday, October 21st · 9AM - 5PM and
Sunday, October 22nd · 11AM - 5PM
Where: Forest Meadow Junior High
What: Over 160 vendors offering unique gifts and specialty merchandise, food, entertainment, and more! See details here.
Modified Bell Schedule Starting Monday, Oct. 23
Because a little extra time is needed for announcements during 2nd period, a new schedule will be implemented starting next week. It allows 53 minutes for 2nd period, with the other non-lunch periods being 49 minutes each in length. There will still be a 2- minute warning bell, and the lunches will still run the same way as detailed here in this schedule.
2017 LHHS Choir Poinsettia Sale
‘Tis the season to get your Holiday Poinsettias. Orders are due October 23 and will be delivered at LHHS on Friday, December 1st. See the attached flyer for details. Thanks for supporting LHHS Choir!
Cane's Spirit Night Oct. 26
If you dine at Raising Cane’s at 5030 Greenville Ave. on Thurs., October 26 from 5 – 10 pm, please mention LH Orchestra to your cashier. Orchestra will receive a portion of the sales. Thanks!
Dyslexia Awareness Month
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, and SAGE is excited to support RISD's Dyslexia Department in raising awareness!
SAGE Brochure – English and Spanish!
RISD Used Book Fair - Bags Needed
We need paper grocery bags, so please consider that when shopping. We need as many as possible for packing and organizing the books! Please drop bags off at 9506 Fieldcrest Court, 75238 or 8009 Moss Meadows Dr., 75231.
Also, save the date for the Book Fair! February 15-19, 2018
COLLEGE RESOURCES & EVENTS
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to apply for federal, state and college-based financial aid. You should file a FAFSA starting Oct. 1, 2017.
NASA Scholars Program for Juniors
High School Aerospace Scholars is an interactive, online learning experience that culminates in an all-expenses-paid, week-long visit to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston during the summer.
SAT and ACT Test Test Review Courses
Taught by RISD teachers, students will receive classroom instruction in math, reading, and writing strategies. The cost of each course is $60.00 and includes all materials.
Click here for the flyer with dates for courses in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.
See the October scholarship bulletin. Also, here's the PowerPoint on "Finding Money for College: Financial Aid Basics" from the presentation to Seniors in late Sept.
Faculty and Student Scholarship Applications are now available. Click here.
For additional events see full schedule here. Seniors and parents, sign up for Remind messages here. To contact or learn more about the LHHS College/Career Coordinator, Robin Finklea, visit this page.
Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-27 - What to Wear and Bring
- Monday – “Proud to be Drug Free”– Wear Red to kick off Red Ribbon Week
- Tuesday –“Too Smart to Start; Use Your Head”- Wear a hat or crazy hair
- Wednesday – “Wash Out Drugs” – Wear Blue or White; LHHS will collect personal care items for students in need; see list here
- Thursday –“Give Drugs the Boot!”- Wear your favorite boots and western/Texas attire! Yee-haw!
- Friday – “Team Up Against Drugs” - Wear your favorite team jersey or t-shirt
Wild for Cats Steering Committee Nominations
The LHHS Wild for Cats Academic Booster is now accepting nominations for the 2017/2018 school year. Please click here for details!
Varsity Revue is a school-wide variety show that features the talents and artistry of our student body AND is a major fundraiser for our band program. “VR” dates back decades at LHHS and is an important time-honored tradition.
When is VR this year?
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Clothes Closet News
Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting and 30th Anniversary Celebration on Thurs., Oct. 26.
You can support the RISD Clothes Closet by dropping off 2-in-1 liquid shampoo/soap donations to Building H (LHFC) Clothes Closet box in the front office.
Questions? Contact Leigh Chandler.
LH Angel Tree
The LHHS PTA is gearing up for its holiday Adopt-A-Family program. If you are interested in helping by serving on the Community Outreach committee, adopting a family or donating, please contact Ashli Robertson at email@example.com.
The Fall Show will be "All in the Timing" on October 26-29, 2017.
Theatre is currently seeking community and business sponsors to help fund their program needs. Several different levels of support are available. Click here for a sponsorship form. All the information is on-line at https://lhhstheatre.org/lhhs-theatre-sponsorship/.
For information on all this and social media options, click here.
Trunk or Treat 2017
In an effort to provide a safe place for kids to celebrate Halloween, Lake Highlands Public Improvement District (LHPID) and Dallas City Council Member Adam McGough are hosting a Trunk or Treat event.
Candy donations and volunteers are needed! Please see details here.
When: Tuesday, October 31, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Tom Thumb parking lot (8698 Skillman Street)
More event info in this flyer.
Reach your creative potential with the PTA Reflections Art Program! Mediums include dance choreography, literature, film production, photography, visual arts, and music composition. All entries are due on November 14. Please see the details here!
Order your 2017-2018 Yearbook
Parents and students can order their yearbooks directly from Balfour.
Base price (prior to 2/1/18): $65 (after 2/1/18, base price increases to $70)
- personalized package: $80
Deadline to order yearbooks is 4/30/18
Board Members Needed 2017-2018
Open Positions for the 2017-2018 board:
- RISD Council Delegates: Attend periodic RISD Council meetings
There are also many opportunities to volunteer in the LHHS PTA. Questions? Contact Allison Griffin.
Coffee Baristas are needed the first Friday of each month! Please see the signup here.
MOM'S CORNER SIGN-UPS
WILD FOR CATS - 2017 FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
Please support Wild for Cats, the Academic Booster Club for Lake Highlands High School. Goals for the 2017 fundraising campaign include:
- Create additional collaborative learning centers;
- Provide students with standardized test preparation and online study aids;
- Enable experiential learning with class field trips and college visits;
- And several more!
To make a donation to support Lake Highlands academics, click here. All donors will receive a "Wild for Cats" yard sign and will be recognized at various academic ceremonies, on the Wild for Cats website, and in the all-sports program.
To learn more about this program and other donation opportunities, click here.
PAINTED YARD SIGNS
Show your school spirit! You may purchase them through Lone Star Yard Art.
PTA NOTES 2016-2017
Thanks to our 2016-17 sponsors and donors!
Congratulations to the following PTA award winners for 2017!
Life membership award - Rebeccaa Obenhaus
Extended service award - Kristen Moran
Wildcat award - Anna Wrightsman
Volunteer awards - Adrienne Clark and Cindy Engel
The following staff members were recognized by the PTA at the staff/faculty luncheon on May 31st:
Life Membership Awards- Tracey Bishkin and Casey Boland
President's Message Please visit this page for a year-end message from our PTA President.
LHHS PTA Awards based on membership enrollments: Head Start, Fall Membership Increase, Presidents List, 750+ Fall Honor Roll, Welcome Back, Share the Love, Golden Apple, MARS (Men Are Really Super), Student Membership Achievement Award, and Community Membership
To access the online directory, please log in to your account, click on the Directory tab, then choose Online Directory.
PTA members only will receive automatic updates about student calendars.
- Friday, October 20
- Saturday, October 21
- Monday, October 23
- Tuesday, October 24
We are so thankful to our sponsors for their generosity!
Why join the PTA?
Successful students make successful schools— which make thriving communities. Everyone benefits when you support students!