Good evening Lee High School families and staff,
This is Nate Collins, principal of Lee High, and this is your Weekly Update for the week of December 18th, 2017.
First this week, please remember that we have Final Exams scheduled for tomorrow and Tuesday. First and Third Block exams will be administered tomorrow, Monday, December 18th, and Second and Fourth Block exams will be given on Tuesday, December 19th. Please remember also that Tuesday, December 19th is an Early Dismissal day for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:50 pm on Tuesday.
Also on Tuesday, Lee Drama cordially invites students to be a part of the Spring Musical, GREASE!! Everyone is encouraged to join us Tuesday, December, 19th from 1-4PM in the Auditorium to start learning the first dance number “The Hand Jive”. Information about auditions will be given out at that time!! Hope to see you there!!!!
Later on Tuesday, at 7:30 pm in the John Lewis Auditorium, the cast and crew of the State Champion One-Act Play, Mackers, will present an encore performance of their show. Admission is by donation, and all proceeds will support the purchase of state championship rings! Come out and support a great show!
Please also remember that applications for both Valley Career and Technical Center and the Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School for the 2018-2019 school year are now available. Students, please see your school counselor for more information.
Looking ahead a bit, we would also like to make you aware of two opportunities for community involvement in early January. First, the Staunton School Board has scheduled three opportunities for public comment regarding budget priorities for the 2018-2019 budget. Public comment opportunities are scheduled for Monday, January 8th at 6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers at City Hall and for Tuesday, January 9th and Thursday, January 11th, in the Commons at R.E. Lee High School at 5:00 pm. Please see the letter attached from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Garett Smith for more information.
Also, on Saturday, January 13th, Blue Ridge Community College, Mary Baldwin University, and Staunton City Schools, in partnership with local businesses and education providers will host Opportunity is Knocking, a community outreach event, at the Booker T. Washington Community Center, from 1 til 4 pm. This event will help connect current students and adults with local employers and higher education opportunities in a fun, informative atmosphere with door prizes and free food! Come out to learn more about employment and education opportunities in our area!
And, finally, good luck to all of our students on your exams this week! And, from all of us at Lee High, best wishes to all for a peaceful, joyful Winter Break!
Those are all your updates for this final Weekly Update of 2017, have a great evening!
Robert E. Lee High School