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LHHS PTA NEWS

Join the LHHS PTA

We are two members away from 100% faculty participation!

Parents, faculty and community members, please join the PTA to support our PTA for the 2017-2018 school year!  


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! 

 


LHHS Choirs Concert Fri., Dec. 8

Please join the LHHS choir family for the 55th annual Winter Concert! Flyer here.


Semester Exam Schedule

The exam schedule for Dec. 12-15 is found here.


Polar Express Night Friday, Dec. 15

The Cheerleaders are hosting a Parents' Night Out on Friday, Dec. 15 from 6-9 pm at LHHS. Please view this flyer for details.


GPA and Rank Committee Proposals

RISD assembled a committee to discuss issues related to current practices of how RISD administers class rank and GPA at the secondary level, and to make recommendations to the RISD Board of Trustees about how to best make these designations going forward.

After reading the draft document the committee has composed, you can give feedback about their proposals on this site.


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.


RISD 2018-19 Calendar Feedback

Parents and stakeholders are encouraged to review both calendar options, and input or questions are welcome by emailing risd@risd.org.

The Board will revisit the 2018-19 Student Academic Calendar at their December meeting, when additional feedback from parents, staff and other stakeholders will be discussed.

View 2018-19 Student Academic Calendar Option A (classes start Aug. 15)
View 2018-19 Student Academic Calendar Option B (classes start Aug. 20)


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.

 


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 ashlirob@yahoo.com


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 - 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


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!