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Yearbook Distribution

Yearbook distribution day will be Monday May 15. We DO NOT give books out early nor can friends pick up your books for you. In order to get your yearbook, you will need to come to the designated table during your ILT with your ID badge.

Parents: Should you need to pick up a book for your child, you may come to the front office with your photo ID on May 15 and we will have a staffer bring the book to you. Should you come after May 15, book pickup will only be available Monday – Friday from 2:10 – 3 p.m. You may come to the front office, or your student can come by room C106 during this time. We WILL NOT be giving out books before May 15.

Faculty: If you ordered a yearbook for your child, the book will be at the faculty table under your name. You or your child may come pick it up from there with your ID badge.

Almost sold out! With only 30 yearbooks left we are almost sold out! This means there may not be any books left to sell on distribution day so do not wait! To guarantee you have a yearbook order on jostens.com as soon as possible.

Check if you have ordered a book: An updated list has been posted outside of room C106. If your name IS on the list you HAVE ordered a book. For further information contact 821-3425.

Last Day for Excuses

Please begin review your student’s attendance on PowerSchool and gather any excuses that need to be turned in to the Attendance Office. If you cannot or do not have access to your PowerSchool account, students, please see the Help Desk, and parents, please see Mrs. Standridge or Mrs. Pitts in the Front Office. Please do not wait until the last minute to turn in excuses as this is a very busy time in the Attendance Office. The last day the Attendance Office will be accepting excuses for SENIORS will be May 15, 2017. The only excuses accepted after then will be for absences on May 16, 17, and 18, 2017. The last day the Attendance Office will be accepting excuses for ALL UNDERCLASSMEN will be May 25, 2017. The only excuses accepted after then will be for absences on May 26, May 30 and May 31, 2017. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

New Traffic Light

We are getting a new traffic light in front of our school. May 8 it will be fully functional.

However, the week of May 1 – May 5, they will be testing this light and sometimes they will be flashing yellow then red, all kinds of patterns.

For the safety of all next week after school when there is heavy traffic leaving at one time, we will only be allowing right turns out of the left parking lot side.

If you need to turn left toward Gilbert, please use the parking lot on Old Farm Road (the right side) of our school – to exit at the end of the day. There is already a light there to help with turns.

This may inconvenience you for one week but it will be worth it for your safety and traffic flow until the light is fully functional on May 8.

Thank you for your co-operation.

SEARS for Unexcused Absences

State law states that If your student has more than 5 unexcused absences (this includes parent notes) for a semester class or more than 3 unexcused absences for a 9 week class then they must do SEARS to get credit for the class. SEARS is a seat time recovery program offered by LHS that allows sutdents to make up seat time if they have exceeded their allowed unexcused absences. Please have your student come see Mr. Verburg during their ILT, before school, or after school to create a SEARS contract. SEARS is $25 per session and will be on the following days and times in the Little theater:

Saturday, May 6th7:30 – 11:30 (Seniors only)

Saturday, May 13th7:30 – 11:30 (all students – last day for seniors to complete SEARS)
Saturday, May 20th 7:30 – 11:30 (underclassmen)
Tuesday, May 30th 12:00 – 4:00 (underclassmen)
if you have any questions please contact Mr. Verburg at 821-3406 or wverburg@lexington1.net

Congratulations to Angie Freeman, District Teacher of the Year

Lexington County School District One proudly named Angela B. Freeman its District Teacher of the Year at the annual Teacher of the Year Celebration honoring outstanding teachers who exemplify a commitment and dedication to educating students. Freeman now goes on to compete in the state-level Teacher of the Year program next year.

The special family-themed celebration took place Tuesday, April 6, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the Lexington One Performing Arts Center at Lexington High School.

Although Angie Freeman never intended to teach, the powerful pull of family led her there. After her graduation from college, she planned to continue, get a master’s degree and work in business or industry. Days before she planned to leave for Oklahoma State University to earn that next degree, however, her father became ill.

She put family first, stayed home and took a teaching job for “only a year.” Thirty-one years and countless student successes later, she is still teaching.

A veteran Lexington County public educator, Freeman believes in the importance of family. She works to make her classroom a non-threatening environment where students receive opportunities to succeed, to be creative, to express opinions, to ask questions — all while receiving constant encouragement.

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Winthrop University, she joined Airport High School in Lexington School District Two as a mathematics teacher. She worked there for 13 years before joining Lexington High School, where she teaches AP Calculus BC, Calculus Theory and Algebra 2 for all grade levels.

Freeman earned a Master of Mathematics and her master’s plus 30 from the University of South Carolina and certifications in secondary mathematics, AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC.

She is a member of the S.C. Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Lexington District One’s Student Learning Objective Committee and district curriculum writing committees.

No LCSD1 After-school Activities Today

After carefully monitoring the weather situation, considering the expectation of high winds later this afternoon/evening and consulting with Lexington County and Lexington County Emergency Preparedness officials, Lexington County School District One is canceling all after-school programs, athletic practices or events, adult education classes, other school or district-related meetings, events or extra-curricular activities scheduled for after school or evening for today, Monday, April 3, 2017. This is for all students in all Lexington One attendance areas.

Parents can also get information about school openings and closings by watching local tv stations, going to media websites, listening to local radio stations, checking www.lexington1.net or calling the recorded telephone message center at 803-821-1299.