Lee High Weekly Update 5.7.18

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 May 7th, 2018.

First, this week is National Teacher Appreciation Week, and I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks for all our teachers and staff do at Lee High every day.  We are fortunate to have such a tremendous faculty, and I am proud to work with you!  Sincere thanks to you, especially during Teacher Appreciation Week!

Next, we have quite a bit of SOL and Advanced Placement testing at Lee High this week.  Parents and guardians, please be sure your student is well-rested and prepared for any tests they may have this week.  On Tuesday, we will administer the Biology and Reading SOL tests; on Wednesday, Geometry students will test; and, on Thursday, students in Chemistry and Earth Science classes will take SOL tests.  We also have AP tests in Psychology, Spanish, Literature, Government, and US History on tap this week.  Best of luck to all students taking tests this week – no doubt you will do a fantastic job!

Finally, Seniors and families:  you should have received a separate email this evening listing dates and times for upcoming Senior activities.  Of note, please remember that Senior Day practice will be on Wednesday during 1st block, and our Senior Day Program will take place this Friday, May 11th, beginning at approximately 8:00 am.  Please also note that we will take a Senior Class Cap and Gown group picture next Thursday, May 17th, at 12:00 pm, followed by the traditional Senior Walk to each of Staunton’s elementary schools immediately following.  Again, please refer to the separate email Senior families received this evening, and please call us at (540) 332-3926 if you have any questions.

Those are all your updates for this week.  Thank you, as always, for your support of Lee High.  Have a great evening!

Nate Collins
Principal
Robert E. Lee High School

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Lee High Weekly Update 4.23.18

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 April 23rd, 2018.

First this week, we have several reminders from the Counseling Center:

Advanced Placement students please note that AP Test Pre-Administration will be Monday April 23rd and Tuesday April 24th at 1:30PM in the cafeteria! Students taking AP tests this year need to come to the cafeteria to one of these sessions.

Need a summer job?  Come by the counseling center for a summer Youth Corps application. Applications are due May 11th.

Are you interested in a career in the medical field? Come by the Counseling Center for applications for the Teen Summer Program at Augusta Health.

Seniors please bring your scholarship and financial aid award letters of admission to the Counseling Center as soon as possible.

Next, the Junior-Senior Prom will be held at the elegant Fairfax Hall in Waynesboro on Saturday, April 28th from 7:30-11:00PM. The Senior Walk will be held at 8:45PM with the announcement of Prom Court immediately following. Tickets will be on sale in the cafeteria during all three lunches. Ticket prices are $15 & $30 for couples. It’s going to be Roarin’ Good Time!!  Outside date permission forms for Prom are in the front office. Please return to the Front Office by 3:00PM on Friday April 27th. Please make sure permissions forms are completely filled out.  Any parents that will be attending Prom to see the Senior Walk should park on Winchester Ave., the street below Fairfax Hall. Streets closest to Fairfax Hall (Reservoir Street and “D” Street) will be needed for student and staff parking.

Those are all your updates for this week.  Thank you, as always, for your support.  Have a great evening!

Nate Collins
Principal
Robert E. Lee High School

Lee High Weekly Update 4.16.18

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 April 16th, 2018.

The Junior-Senior Prom will be held at the elegant Fairfax Hall in Waynesboro on Saturday, April 28th from 7:30-11:00PM. The Senior Walk will be held at 8:45PM with the announcement of Prom Court immediately following. Tickets will be on sale in the cafeteria during all three lunches, beginning on Monday, April 16th. Ticket prices are $15 & $30 for couples. It’s going to be Roarin’ Good Time!!

Outside date permission forms for Prom are in the front office. Please return to the Front Office by 3:00PM on Friday April 27th. Please make sure permissions forms are completely filled out.

Next, please come out and support the Annual Mr. & Ms. Lee Competition which will be held in the John Lewis Auditorium on Thursday, April 19th.
Proceeds will support the Bringman Scholarship Fund here at Lee High.

Do you like to dance? Love to perform? Do you want to try something new?? The Lee Color Guard will be having practices and auditions soon, in preparation for next year’s season. The first practice will be on Thursday April 19th. Please come by the band room for more information.

Do you have what it takes to make a difference at Lee? Do you want to help plan school wide-events like Homecoming? Do you have desire to lead and be of service?  Then the SCA might be the place for you. The SCA is now taking applications for officers for the 2018-2019 school year. See Mr. Davis in room #110 for an application and more information. All applications are due by Friday April 20th.

Attention rising Seniors : In order to be considered for a Mentorship next year, please turn in all completed application materials to Mrs. Conley in room #213 by Friday, April 20th.

Those are all your updates for this week.  Thank you, as always, for your support!  Have a great evening!

Nate Collins

Principal

Robert E. Lee High School

Lee High Weekly Update 4.2.18

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 April 2nd, 2018.

We hope you all enjoyed a pleasant and relaxing Spring Break!  We’re looking forward to getting back to school with our students tomorrow!  We want to finish the year strong, and the next few weeks of school are especially important as we begin to make final preparations for end-of-year SOL and Advanced Placement testing and for end-of-course Final Exams and projects.  Let’s all come back to school ready to give our best each day and make this final quarter our strongest of the year!

Coming up this week, please remember that tomorrow, Tuesday, April 3rd, is a B day.

Senior parents and guardians, please remember there will be a Senior Class Party planning meeting Tuesday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Staunton Public Library on the 2nd floor.  Please come out and be a part of making this senior year a special one!

Also, please remember that the Winter Sports Awards Program is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3rd, beginning at 7:00 pm here at Lee High.

On Wednesday, April 4th, we will have an Advisory Block schedule, and please remember that this Friday, April 6th, is a two-hour Early Release Day for students.  Classes at Lee High will dismiss at 12:50 pm on Friday.

Finally this week, we invite you all to come out and support our Spring Season athletic teams!  As the early spring weather has been challenging and caused numerous game postponements, please remember to check our district website at http://www.shenandoahdistrictva.org/public/genie/300/school/706/ for the latest, most up-to-date game schedules.

Those are all your updates for this week.  Thanks, as always, for your support, have a great evening!

Nate Collins
Principal
Robert E. Lee High School

Lee High Weekly Update 3.5.18

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 March 5th, 2018.

As the 3rd Quarter comes to a conclusion this week, please remember that we have Mid-Term Exams scheduled for Monday through Thursday.  First and Third Block Exams are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday, and Second and Fourth Block Exams are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday of this week.  This Thursday, March 8th, is the final day of the 3rd Quarter.

Seniors, please remember that Cap and Gown delivery is scheduled for this Tuesday, March 6th, during lunches!   Please remember to stop by the Jostens table during lunch to pick up your graduation caps and gowns!  Please remember that any balance due will need to be paid before you can pick up your order.

Students taking AP Exams, your last payment is due March 8th. If you have any questions about this, please contact Ms. Hahn in Counseling. You must pay the AP Exam fee by March 8th to take the AP Exam.

For any student who would like to sign up to take the Virginia DMV test, we will be holding our next test Wednesday, March 14th at Lee. Seats are limited and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. See Coach Laase.

Everyone, please remember that this Friday, March 9th is a Teacher Workday – there will be no school for students this Friday.

And, finally this week, we’d like to wish the Boys Basketball Team best of luck as they advance in the VHSL State Tournament.  The team will take on Central-Woodstock this Tuesday at 7:00 pm at Spotswood High School, in the Class 2 State Semifinals!  Good luck!

Those are all your announcements for this week.  As always, thank you for your support, and have a great evening!

Nate Collins
Principal
Robert E. Lee High School

Lee High Weekly Update 2.26.18

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 February 26th, 2018.

Coming up this week at Lee:

Juniors and Seniors, please remember that the ECMC College Night is scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, February 26th from 6 til 8 pm in the Cafeteria.  Come out for information, free pizza, and a chance to win a $500 scholarship!

Sophomores, on Tuesday, February 27th, Jostens representatives will be on hand during all lunches for make-up class ring orders.  Please stop by during your lunch if you have questions, or if you would like to purchase a class ring.

Meet the Team Night for spring sports is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27th at 7:00 pm, beginning in the John Lewis Auditorium.

Lee will be hosting its Spring Blood Drive on Thursday, March 1st. Any students interested in donating blood should see Ms. Knoxville in room #103 for a permission form and to sign up for a time.

Everyone please remember that students will have a Two-Hour Early Dismissal this Friday, March 2nd.

Finally, this week, our students had tremendous success in VHSL activities this week.  Our Indoor Track Team performed very well at the Class 2 State Meet, with a number of Top 10 finishes.  Our Scholastic Bowl Team took 3rd place in the Class 2 State Championship yesterday at The College of William and Mary, while our Forensics Team won the Region 2B Championship in a meet hosted here at Lee High yesterday.  Our Boys Basketball Team capped off the week by winning the Region 2B Championship last night!  Best of luck to Forensics and to the Boys Basketball Team as they advance to State competition! Our students are doing amazing things this year!

Those are all your updates for this week.  As always, thank you for your support of Lee High.  Have a great evening!

Nate Collins
Principal
Robert E. Lee High School

Lee High Weekly Update 2.19.18

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 February 19th, 2018.

First, please remember, of course, that there is no school for students or teachers tomorrow, Monday, February 19th, in recognition of the President’s Day Holiday.  We look forward to seeing everyone again on Tuesday!

We have several important reminders this week:

Attention all Juniors and Seniors…..Does Scholarship money sound appealing??? Join us on Monday, February 26th from 6-8PM in the cafeteria for ECMC College Night….Learn about scholarships, college applications, the FAFSA, eat pizza, and put your name in the hat for 1 of 3 $500 Scholarships to be awarded that night!!! That’s right!! All you have to do is attend!!! Don’t miss out on the easiest scholarship you will ever apply for!! See you in the cafeteria, Monday, February 26th

The Senior Class is once again sponsoring the Senior-Senior Prom with the Legacy of Staunton. The date of our special Prom will be March 23rd, from 10:45AM-1:00PM. If you are interested in participating, you must have a signed permission form from Mrs. Stinespring or Ms. Knoxville and get them turned in ASAP to one of the class sponsors.

Attention students interested in taking Dual Enrollment classes at Lee: You will need see Mr. Peters in the School Counseling Office ASAP to find out if you need to take a Community College Placement Test or if you are exempt from placement testing.

Open Mic Night at Lee High will be this Thursday, February 22nd at 6PM in the Cafeteria. If you would like to perform, please sign up on the sheet posted by the chorus room door. Performances do not have to include music!! Poetry, comedy, dance, and storytelling are also welcome. Whether you come to perform or just to watch the show, we hope to see you there!!!

Spring sports tryouts get underway this week!  Please check the announcements on our website for information about specific tryouts, or contact your sport’s coach or Athletic Director David Tibbs for more information.

Finally this week, congratulations to the Boys Basketball Team and to the Forensics Team for capturing Shenandoah District Championships and to our Indoor Track and Field student-athletes who performed well at the Regional Meet this past week!  Best of luck to our Forensics Team and Boys Basketball Team as they compete in Regional competition this week, and best of luck to our Indoor Track team and to our Scholastic Bowl team as they prepare for State Competition!

Those are all your announcements for this week.  Thank you, as always, for your support of Lee High.  Have a great evening!

Nate Collins
Principal
Robert E. Lee High School