Monday, October 23, 2017

LHS Friday Flyer- October 20, 2017

Good evening,

A beautiful fall weekend is now underway...

This past Wednesday LHS staff participated in building-based professional development.  School Resource Officer/Detective Mike Crory began the afternoon with a safety update and refresher training about security protocols.  Thanks again to Det. Crory and the LPD.  

Teachers also saw excerpts from the film Most Likely to Succeed, heard a summary of the book Most Likely to Succeed, and participated in cross-department and department-based discussion sessions focused on the books ideas and possible applications for the high school and school district.  Feedback and survey data from participants will be used to inform school improvement plan goals.

When you get a moment, please take a look at the following news and updates from LHS.


Message from LCTV/Tiger News Network
This edition features senior parking spots, LPD high fives, and Hilariosity with Tommy Doyle.



Message from Littleton Scholarship Trust
The Drive is Sunday!!
The door to door scholarship drive is this Sunday from 12-4. Students can still sign up using this link Student Sign Up. We also need 3 more parents to drive! If you are able to help, please sign up here
Parent Driver. If you have any questions, please email Kim Gentile at kimgentile@comcast.net or call her at 978-376-7239.

PHOTO RE-TAKE DAY - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27TH. Any student who was absent on photo day in September should have their photo taken on the 27th. Photo order packets are available in the main office.    If you student is having a re-take done, please send in your original package with your student on that day.


News from the Wellness Committee
Our next Wellness Committee meeting is Tuesday, October 24 at 7 pm in the high school seminar room. We will be discussing plans for the upcoming year to include, but not limited to: health and wellness fair, opioid awareness, suicide/isolation awareness.

Please visit our website for more information. http://www.littltonps.org/home/wellness or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Meredith Perry mperry@littletonps.org or Natalie Branch nbranch@littletonps.org.

Please email us if you are planning to attend.


Fundraiser for the Class of 2021 (Freshmen Class)
The Class of 2021 (freshmen class) is currently having a Yankee Candle Fundraiser. Online sales will run through January 11. The members of the freshmen class will have catalog sales from October 23 to November 13.

Here is the link to our group's Yankee Candle store page! Type in the Group Number in the "Start Shopping" box to the bottom right of the page. If you make a purchase by Sunday night (10/22), we get an additional 10% profit (50% total)! THIS WEEKEND ONLY GETS US THE ADDITIONAL PROFIT!!
Organization: LITTLETON HS CLASS OF 2021
Group Number: 990036284
If you have any questions, please contact Meredith Perry (Class of 2021 advisor) mperry@littletonps.org.
Thank you for your support!

Message from LHS Guidance Office
Senior Guidance Seminar continues each Tuesday and Thursday. Students are in the final stage of the Common Application process, including answering specific supplement questions for each college. Students are responsible for submitting the application once complete, SAT scores to The College Board and ACT scores to the ACT website. Students are also finalizing their college essays.

The Guidance counselors will submit the transcript package and ALL letters of recommendation through Naviance to all colleges. Please note the importance of the Record Release Form, which is necessary for submitting applications through Naviance to each college. There is a transcript fee of $2 for each college, which should be submitted with the form.

All student and parent response forms and the student activity sheet should be submitted to guidance counselors asap. The deadline for early decision and early action applications was this week.


The College Financial Aid night  is Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00PM in the Performing Arts Center. A representative from MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Finance Authority) will be presenting valuable financial aid information. Parents of Seniors and Juniors are welcome and encouraged to attend.


College visits to LHS the week of 10/16 - Lobby Conference Room
Students should get a pass from guidance to attend.

Monday 10/23 - 8:00  - University of New England
Monday 10/23 - 10:00 - Wentworth Institute of Technology
Monday 10/23 - 1:00 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Tuesday 10/24 - 9:00 - Lesley University
Tuesday 10/24 - 10:00 - Porter and Chester Institute (Technical)
Tuesday 10/24 - 1:00 - College of the Holy Cross

Wednesday 10/25 - 9:00 - St. Michael's College
Wednesday 10/25 - 9:30 Dean College
Wednesday 10/25 - 10:00 Brandeis University
Wednesday 10/25 - 1:00 Merrimack College

Thursday 10/26 - 1:00 - Worcester State

Friday 10/27 - 9:00 - University of Massachusetts Amherst


List of all college visits is available on Naviance and in the senior seminar

Open Invitation to the FABL Annual Meeting
The Fine Arts Boosters of Littleton (FABL) will be holding its second Annual Meeting on Monday, November 6th at 7:00 PM in the Littleton High School Library. FABL is a 501(c)3 Charitable organization focused on enhancing the arts programs within the Littleton Public School System. This meeting is open to the public, and all parents with children involved in the Littleton Drama, Band or Choral programs are encouraged to attend.

At the Annual Meeting, we will be electing one member of the Board of Directors, FABL officers, and discussing routine FABL business including a routine financial review. If you are interested in becoming more familiar with FABL or even considering getting more involved as a FABL board member or officer, please join us in the LHS Library.

Message from the MIT Educational Studies Program
The MIT Educational Studies Program is pleased to announce that student registration for Splash 2017 is now open! Splash is for students in grades 9–12 only and will run November 18 and 19, the weekend before Thanksgiving. Sign up for any of 400 classes, including:
  • "It's super-effective!" The Art of Pokemon Showdown
  • Law in Classical Athens
  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Multiverse
  • Analyzing Children's Media
  • Introduction to Quantum Computation
  • Weather is Awesome! Intro to Atmospheric Science
  • How to Play Mahjong
Join us in learning about almost anything on MIT's campus!

How to Register

Splash will use a lottery to assign students to classes. You will have until Friday, October 27, 11:59 pm EDT to enter lottery preferences.

To get a full schedule, we recommend ranking at least 3 classes and starring at least 10 classes per time block. All class choices will be entered into the lottery. This is not first-come first-served; classes will be assigned after student registration is closed, so take your time.

Start the registration process by completing registration steps 0-2 at <https://esp.mit.edu/learn/Splash/student.html>. The class catalog is located at <http://esp.mit.edu/learn/Splash/2017/view_classes>. Make sure to pick and rank your classes by the deadline. Student class assignments, as determined by the lottery, will be released by October 30th.

For information about hotels and where to stay, visit <https://esp.mit.edu/learn/whereisesp.html#wheretostay>. When making travel plans, please keep in mind that parking at MIT is even more limited this year than it has been in past years. For more details about how to get to campus, visit <https://esp.mit.edu/learn/whereisesp.html#gettingtomit>

Finally, make sure you regularly check the email address that your account is registered under. Only registered students will receive future emails about Splash 2017.

If you have any questions, email us at <splash@mit.edu>. Happy registering and see you at Splash!

Best,
-The MIT Educational Studies Program



A Note From Littleton Parks, Recreation, and Community Education
Upcoming Class
Getting Ready for FAFSA – Monday, November 6th, 6:30-8:00pm, $20/R|$25/NR

Even if you think you make too much money, you want to fill out the FAFSA. This workshop will guide you through the process and show you how to complete this application accurately and quickly. We'll talk about the information you'll need and setting up FSA ID. This workshop will help you avoid the common mistakes that cost you aid. Instructor: JACK WANG, Financial Aid Adviser, Longhorn Financial LLC helps regular working families with their finances by analyzing their chances for aid, developing strategies to maximize aid, and finding ways to efficiently pay for college.

This class is perfect for those who may be new to the experience of college planning or for those that are seasoned. Keep current on the trends surrounding the financial aid process, and have the opportunity to have your lingering questions answered.


6TH Annual Walk for the Poor
Sunday, October 29th from St. Anne Church parking lot
Check-In begins at 10:30 AM and Walk starts at 11:15

Register or Donate online athttps://www.fopwalk.org/event/1773
To be guaranteed a Walk tee shirt, register on-line byOctober 17th

Build a team and make a difference for a family or individual in need!
Thank you for your ongoing, generous support of St. Anne’s Conference!

Links that may be of interest

We Need to Talk About Kids and Smartphones

Smartphones

Teen Anxiety on the rise

6 signs learning a second language enhances student success

Raising Grateful Kids: Why Giving Thanks Is Good for the Soul

Westford Schools changing the definition of success


Attachment:
  • Yearbook Order Form


LHS NEWS BLOG
Please click on the link to our blog "LHS News" for updates from LHS:



Remember to follow LHS on Twitter: @Littleton_HS


Enjoy the weekend. Go Tigers!

Warmest regards,

-John Harrington, Principal, and Keith Comeau, Assistant Principal

Nashoba Tech Open House

Friday, October 20, 2017

LHS Friday Flyer- October 13, 2017

Good evening,

We start the weekend...

When you get a moment, please take a look at the following news and updates from LHS.


Message from LCTV/Tiger News Network
Check out the latest edition of The Tiger News Network, which includes Spirit Week Pep Rally Highlights and a look at the Cardboard Regatta at LHS.



Littleton Scholarship Trust Needs Your Help!
Sunday,October 22nd from 12-4pm is the annual door to door scholarship drive. We need your students to make this drive successful. They will receive 4 Community Service Hours for their participation. They can sign up using this link Student Sign Up.  We also need a few more parents to drive students! If you are able to drive, please sign up here Parent Driver. If you have any questions, please email Kim Gentile at kimgentile@comcast.net or call her at 978-376-7239.

Message from Humanitarian Club
Beginning on Wednesday, 10/18 the LHS Humanitarian Club is collecting new or gently used coats and jackets. There will be a receptacle in the lobby of the school for collection. This will continue until mid-December.

The Humanitarian Club is again hosting a Rise Against Hunger emergency food packaging event this year. We need to raise $6,000 to package 20,000 meals, which cost $.29 a piece. The meals go around the world to people in need, including areas recently affected by the hurricanes. Rise Against Hunger is is 501 (3) C organizations, so donations are tax deductible. Contact Susan Harvey at sharvey@littletonps.org for more information.

Thanks to all who donated to the Pink Games bake sales - we raised almost $500 for breast cancer research!

And thanks to all who donated items for Houston - the boxes of clothes and toiletries are being sent next week.


News from the Wellness Committee 
Our next Wellness Committee meeting is Tuesday,October 24 at 7 pm in the high school seminar room. We will be discussing plans for the upcoming year to include, but not limited to: health and wellness fair, opioid awareness, suicide/isolation awareness.

Please visit our website for more information. http://www.littltonps.org/home/wellness or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Meredith Perry mperry@littletonps.org or Natalie Branch nbranch@littletonps.org.

Please email us if you are planning to attend.


Message from PTA
We had less then 10 families fill out the parent opportunities form. Without the support of our families the HS PTA cannot provide activities and funding that enhance your student's experience at the HS. Please either send the form or your contribution into the office labeled HS PTA or contact Mary Ystueta at mary_y@alum.mit.edu. The form is attached. Help is needed. 



PTA Membership
It is not to late to join the PTA.  Your membership helps to fund the many activities provided by the PTA.  Please join and help the PTA enhance your student's experience at school.  Attached is the PTA membership for.  You can turn in the form at any school office. 


6TH Annual Walk for the Poor
Sunday, October 29th from St. Anne Church parking lot
Check-In begins at 10:30 AM and Walk starts at 11:15

Register or Donate online athttps://www.fopwalk.org/event/1773
To be guaranteed a Walk tee shirt, register on-line byOctober 17th

Build a team and make a difference for a family or individual in need!
Thank you for your ongoing, generous support of St. Anne’s Conference!


Message from LHS Guidance Office
Senior Guidance Seminar is moving along. This week, students continued to work on the Common Application and have begun to submit SAT scores to colleges. Please note the importance of the Record Release Form, which is necessary for submitting applications through Naviance. There is a transcript fee of $2 for each college, which should be submitted with the form. Students also met with English dept teachers this week to further edit and improve their college essays.
The student and parent (optional) release forms and the student activity sheet should be submitted to guidance counselors asap. Next steps are finalizing essays to be able to submit for early decision and early action application dates and ongoing work on the Common Application relevant to each school.


The 2017 PSAT will be held on Saturday, 10/14 at LHS from 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM. If registered for the PSAT, please arrive on time and bring two #2 pencils and a calculator. Cell phones and other devices are not allowed in the testing area. They will be collected by the proctors during testing time.

The College Financial Aid night is Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00PM in the Performing Arts Center. A representative from MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Finance Authority) will be presenting valuable financial aid information.


College visits to LHS the week of 10/16 - Lobby Conference Room
Students should get a pass from guidance to attend.

Monday 10/16 - 8:30 - University of Maine Farmington
Monday 10/16 - 10:00 - Stonehill College
Tuesday 10/17 - 10:00 - Middlesex Community College
Tuesday 10/17 - 12:30 - Rutgers University
Tuesday 10/17 - 1:00 - University of Southern Maine
Thursday 10/19 - 10:00 - Anna Maria College
Thursday 10/19 - 1:00 - University of Connecticut
Friday 10/20 - 1:00 - St. Anselm College


List of all college visits is available on Naviance and in the senior seminar.

Links that may be of interest

Math Apps


Autumn Destination

Cultivating Online Safety

Autumn Running

Tools for Student Writing in Google Docs

Parenting Tips

Discussing Difficult Situations with Children



LHS NEWS BLOG
Please click on the link to our blog "LHS News" for updates from LHS:



Remember to follow LHS on Twitter: @Littleton_HS


Enjoy the weekend. Go Tigers!

Warmest regards,

-John Harrington, Principal, and Keith Comeau, Assistant Principal