LHHS PTA NEWS

New pick-up / drop-off procedures effective 11-26-18

In anticipation of new construction, there will be changes to our pick-up/drop-off procedures as well as parking. These changes take effect on 11/26/18. For a diagram and more information, click here.


recognition of teachers' service on monday, dec. 3

Ms. Pendarvis, Mr. Wood, and Mr. Moore are all being recognized for their many years of service on Monday, Dec. 3.  Parents are welcome to come to the ceremony at 3:30 in the auditorium. 

 

Please RSVP to Briana Troy at Briana.troy@risd.org or 469-593-1015 by Friday.


shoe drive & guest speaker

Now through Dec. 19, the Junior World Affairs Council Chapter at LHHS  is collecting shoes for those in need.  Please see this flyer for details.

 

Also, there will be a guest speaker at LHHS on Tues., Dec. 4th from 4:15-5:15.  See flyer for details.


chick-fil-a spirit day wednesday, dec. 5

All day on Dec. 5 at the Retail Road location, please tell your cashier you are supporting LH Cheer. 

 

See flyer here


cleats with a cause on saturday, dec. 8

Cleats With a Cause aims to bring the RISD community together to provide valuable role modeling to the next generation of athletes while also giving back to the RISD athletic community. 

 

Cleats With a Cause is for students aged 7-12 and will be held indoors at Soccer Spectrum from 8-10 a.m.

 

For more information, click here.


parent & staff education opportunity

There will be two showings of the documentary, Angst:  Raising Awareness Around Anxiety.

 

Nov. 29 (Berkner Auditorium) 6:30pm or Dec. 11 (Richardson Library) at 6:30pm


Teacher appreciation food & drinks needed for DEc. 14 event

Please see the following SignUpGenius links for our next Teacher Appreciation event on Friday, Dec 14.  You can drop off items the morning of at the school or at someone's home the day before (see specific sign-up for address).  Thank you!
 
 
 

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 


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

The RISD Clothes Closet needs gently-worn coats in any size (but especially teen and adult sizes for boys and women's L and XL).  They always need clothing (shirts, pants, etc.) in good condition, in style and age-appropriate.

 

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.


College and career information

Texas A&M Engineering Conference Jan. 25-26

Richland College FAFSA/TAFSA Nights (Financial Aid)

SMU Hunt Leadership Scholarships

College Info Sessions Various locations and dates

College & Career Readiness Schedule of Events

Naviance Student Scholarship Reference Guide

Naviance Information/ login-in Instructions:

QR codes for counselor appointments

SAT & ACT deadlines and test dates

Service Learning Award / Info on logging hours for Seniors


Wild for cats academic booster

It's always a good time to to give to Wild for Cats, especially if you haven't given yet this school year!  See flyer with more information here and donate here.

 

Also, save the date for a community event on January 31!


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. 


PTA Membership

Join the LHHS PTA! Memberships are only $10!

 

Please see more details on why to join here.


Order your yearbook

Purchase your student's yearbook and/or Senior ad directly through Balfour! Here is a link to the LH yearbook page.


The base price is $65. There is a personalized package for $80 that includes 1 line of name stamping and two icons OR parents and students can add up to 3 lines of name personalization and up to 4 icons for $5 each.

When prompted to put name and address for shipping, put Lake Highlands High School, 9449 Church Rd., Dallas 75238.

 

Yearbooks are $65 if ordered by Feb. 1, 2019. After that they increase to $70.  
 
The final deadline to order is April 5.
 
Senior Ad costs:
$350: Full page;   $200: Half page;   $130: 1/4 page;  $90: 1/8 page
 
Ads MUST be bought by Friday, Nov. 16.

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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