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LHHS PTA NEWS

President's List Award

 

Thanks to all of the staff, parents and students who have become members this year, LHHS PTA has been awarded the 2017 President's List Award!

This is a very prestigious distinction. It's the first time a membership increase and achieving Good Standing status were both required to earn the award.


PTA Reflections Winner Advances

Congratulations to LHHS 9th grader Zahra Chopra, whose literature entry won praise from local and district Reflections judges. Zahra's entry, "A Life in Moments," is on its way to the state competition.

 

Way to go, Zahra!


Thank you, LHHS PTA Sponsors!

We have some new sponsors! Here is our latest list of sponsors as of end of November.

If you have not yet donated, please take a moment to give here.

Thank you and Go Wildcats! 


Teacher Appreciation Supplies Needed by Wed., Jan. 24

In the midst of the cold and flu season the Teacher Appreciation Committee will be holding a ‘Kleenex and Hand Sanitizer drive’ for our teachers and staff. 

 

Please see the sign-ups:


Building L
Building H (formerly Freshman Center)


January Open House & PTA Meeting on Wed., Jan. 24

6:30 - 7 pm PTA Meeting in the LH Auditorium

7 - 8 pm - Classroom Visits With Teachers


January 24 Workshop

In conjunction with the Open House and PTA meeting, LHHS will host a FAFSA/TAFSA workshop in the Library on Jan. 24 from 7-8 pm. Details are here.

January Scholarship Bulletin


Learn About RISD's Proposed Changes to GPA and Class Rank on Jan. 31

As you may have heard, RISD has been studying potential changes to GPA and Class Rank procedures, which would begin to be implemented as early as the 2018-2019 school year, if approved by the RISD Board of Trustees. A committee of students, parents, staff and researchers has been meeting for more than a year to look at other school districts' procedures and examine the pros and cons of potentially changing.

 

Given the communications challenges around the public meetings during the holiday season, RISD leaders have scheduled additional meetings to gather public input.

 

Our LH-area meeting will be at the Lake Highlands Junior High Library (2nd floor) on Wednesday, January 31 at 6 p.m. Please make an effort to be part of the conversation...this is especially important for the families of junior high and elementary students, who would be most affected by any changes.

Please visit the RISD website for more information about the GPA/Rank Committee.

 

Please visit the RISD website for more information about the GPA/Rank Committee.


AP exam registration:  February 28 

Advanced Placement testing will be held Monday, May 7 through Friday, May 18.  The deadline for registering students for the testing is February 28.

 

See this flyer for details.

 

Here's the link to the website to sign up.


Clothes Closet: Outerwear Needed


The RISD Clothes Closet is in need of outerwear, which includes coats, fleece jackets, hoodies, and sweatshirts for grades K-12, and new hats, mittens and gloves for K-6. Please drop off your donations to the Building H (LHFC) Clothes Closet box in the front office.

Questions? Contact Leigh Chandler.


Please Log Your Volunteer Hours!

To log your volunteer hours with LHHS PTA, click here or send them to Dora Velez. Please don't forget to log all of your volunteer time, whether you're working at the campus, at home, and/or on a PTA or booster club project.


LHHS Clubs and Organizations

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


Bell Schedule

The bell schedule 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.


COLLEGE RESOURCES & EVENTS

FAFSA
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.

 

ACT/SAT Testing Dates and Registration Deadlines

 

U.S. Naval Academy Admissions Forum - Oct. 28

 

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.


Order your 2017-2018 Yearbook

Parents and students can order their yearbooks directly from Balfour.

 

 

 

Cost:

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


RISD USED BOOK FAIR

Oh, The Reads You Can Read!

 

Old books, new books, red books, blue books...it's time to tidy up your cabinets and donate your gently-used books, CDs and DVDs to the 36th Annual Used Book Fair benefiting the RISD Council of PTAs. Since 1982, the Used Book Fair has raised $900,000 for scholarships awarded to RISD students!

 

We need your help! Here are some ways you can make a difference:

 

1) Donate your books, CDs, DVDs and brown paper grocery bags! The LHHS PTA will be collecting your donations in the main foyers of both the L and H buildings from 8:15-9:15 a.m. Wednesday, January 31 through Friday, February 2. Or you can drop your donations off anytime on the porches of either of our LHHS RISD Council Delegates, Jeanne-Marie Gisellu (8009 Moss Meadows, Dallas 75231) or Noel Rivenes (9506 Fieldcrest Court)...be sure to grab a donation receipt!

 

What's acceptabe? Fiction, non-fiction, books for every age, foreign language, CDs and DVDs are fine.
**Not acceptable: discards, VHS and cassette tapes, magazines, pamplets, coloring books, comic books, badly damaged or dirty books, books without covers.**

 

2) Volunteer to help with book drop off! 8:15-9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, January 31 -- Friday, February 2.

 

3) Help sort and bag the donations! Donated books will be sorted on Monday, February 5 in the LHHS Auditorium foyer.

 

4) Volunteer at the RISD Used Book Fair! The Used Book Fair takes place February 15-18 at the RISD Professional Development Building at Belt Line and Floyd.

 

Please sign up here to help.

 

Students who donate and/or volunteer will earn perks...stay tuned for more information!


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.


MOM'S CORNER SIGN-UPS

Sign up here to help in the Student Center Snack Bar one day a month.  This is a great opportunity for moms to help in the high school, and is also a huge help to the cafeteria staff.  
 

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.

 

Upcoming Events

PTA members only will receive automatic updates about student calendars.

Full calendar 

Sponsors

We are so thankful to our sponsors for their generosity!

Become a sponsor!

 

Why join the PTA?

Successful students make successful schools— which make thriving communities. Everyone benefits when you support students!