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1 ISSUE 3 MARCH 25, 2019 LEMON BAY HS 2201 Placida Road Englewood, FL 34224 (941) 474-7702

Principal’s Message It is hard to believe we are entering the final quarter of the 2018-2019 school year. As we enter the fourth quarter, it is important that students remain focused on school. Whether it is school grades, attendance, discipline or testing, finishing strong in the last nine weeks is crucial for a successful year. School testing plays a major role in the life of a high school student during the fourth quarter. We will test on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) Writing and Reading (9th and 10th grade), Algebra One End of Course Exam (Algebra 1 students), Geometry End of Course Exam (Geometry and Geometry Honors students), Biology End of Course Exam (Biology and Biology Honors students), and the U.S. History End of Course Exam (U.S. History and U.S. History Honors students). College bound juniors and seniors will be taking the ACT and/or SAT test(s).

As well, all students will be taking final exams for each of their classes. One of the questions we hear often from parents is about how they can help prepare their child for one or more of these tests. Below are some ways parents can help their child, who may have concerns or are nervous about taking tests. Optimize brain power. Teachers say the students who struggle the most on testing days are the ones who didn’t have enough sleep or a good breakfast the day of the test. Encourage your child to get to bed early and eat a good breakfast in the morning. If your son/daughter isn’t feeling well on the test day, it’s better to keep him/her home and let him/her make up the test later rather than risk poor performance due to illness. ... continues on page 2 http://w

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2 Principal’s Message continues... Know what to expect. Information about tests I mentioned above can be found at the following websites: •

http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/k-12-student-assessment

http://fsassessments.org

http://www.act.org

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

You should learn…

Lemon Bay Community Academic Partners Lemon Bay High School and the Lemon Bay Community Academic Partners (LBCAPs) would like to thank the following businesses/ individuals for their financial support to Lemon Bay High School Academics:

Summa Cum Laude Sponsors

Custom Mortgage Corp. (The Weinfeld Family) Don & Lisa Wilson Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary

Magna Cum Laude Sponsor

Lemon Bay Glass (The Gielow Family)

Cum Laude Sponsors

Boca Grande Vacations Key Agency McDonalds Recycled Plastic Factory Bob & Marilyn Segur International Web Concepts, Inc. Through their generous donations, Lemon Bay High School can offer after-school tutoring to their students, Monday through Thursday from 2:10 – 3:10, in the media center. If you are interested in being a Community Academic Partner, please contact the high school at (941) 474-7702 x3012.

What is the test and what will it measure?

What’s the format? (multiple choice, essay, short answer, etc.)

Are there test-prep tutoring opportunities available at school prior to the event?

How is it scored? Will students be penalized for incorrect answers or should they guess when stumped on a question?

Relax and remain positive. The best test-takers are confident, committed, and at ease. Even if you, as the parent, are nervous about your child’s performance, be wary of transferring that concern to your child. You never know, some kids actually enjoy tests! If your child is likely to get nervous, practice a few relaxation techniques, such as counting from one to ten or taking deep breaths, which can help him/her relieve tension during the test. Discuss the experience. Talk to your child about how the test went, what went well and what didn’t. Think of it as a mini-debriefing or brainstorming session. You can talk about test-taking strategies after the fact as easily as beforehand and these discussions may improve performance on future tests. If you have any questions about the tests, please contact the high school at (941)-474-7702 and we would be happy to answer your questions. I am looking forward to a great fourth quarter. Go Mantas!!! Bob Bedford, Principal LBHS


Guidance Going-Ons Guidance Team 2018-2019 Mrs. Bedford ���������������������������������������������������������������������� Grade 9 A-G and Grade 10 Ms. Patterson �������������������������������������������������������������������� Grade 9 H-N and Grade 11 Mrs. Ragazzone ���������������������������������������������������������������� Grade 9 O-Z and Grade 12 Mrs. Batista ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� School Social Worker Mrs. Dailey ���������������������������������������������������������������������College and Career Counselor Mrs. Diaz- Rawlins ����������������������������������������� Guidance Office Administrative Assistant

Manta Messenger March 25, 2019 Published Four Times Per Year Charlotte County Public Schools 1445 Education Way Port Charlotte, FL 33948-1042 Issue #3

Class Registration - Class registration for the 2019-20 school year is wrapping up.

Hopefully, you had an opportunity to discuss with your son or daughter his/her class choices for next year. If you did not and would like to know for what he/she registered, please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate guidance counselor. Students will be receiving a “Class Request Verification” form in May. This form will allow them an opportunity to see their class choices one more time and make any changes. The reasons for schedule changes in August are very limited. We will change a class if a student is placed in the wrong level of instruction or if the student does not have the prerequisite.

Testing Season - Testing season is upon us. There is a very good chance that your son or

daughter will be required to take an End of Course (EOC) exam- given for Algebra 1,Geometry, United States History and/or Biology. If your son or daughter is in 9th or 10th grade, they will be required to take the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) in Writing and Reading. Eleventh and 12th grade students who have not yet passed the FSA will be retaking this test. In addition, students enrolled in an Advanced Placement OR AICE class will be taking these tests in late April and May. Dates for these tests can be found on our high school website at www.lemonbayhigh.com. Often this information is written on the homepage. Students and teachers have been preparing diligently for these tests. Please encourage your son or daughter to get a good night’s sleep the evening before and come to school fueled and ready to “show what they know”.

Finish The Year Strong - We have nine weeks of school left. Parents and students are

reminded to check and monitor grades on FOCUS at least a couple of times a week. If a parent or student is not sure of log-in, please contact the guidance office. Students and Parents should communicate with the student’s teacher and guidance counselor if there are concerns.

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Senior Calendar Class of 2019 Monday................ April 1............ Grad Bash Assembly MANDATORY FOR THOSE ATTENDING 10:00AM Friday.................. April 5............ Grad Bash at Universal Studios & Islands of Adventures in Orlando Tues & Weds....... April 9-10...... Spring Blood Drive Auditorium Monday................ April 15.......... Graduation Speech Contest 2:00PM in 246 Conference Room Friday.................. April 26.......... Prom Meeting MANDATORY FOR THOSE ATTENDING 1:30PM Saturday.............. April 27.......... Prom 7:00PM Gasparilla Inn Beach Club Wednesday.......... May 1............ Senior Class Officer/Representative Banquet Friday.................... May 10........... Seniors’ Last Day/Farewell Assembly/Pool Party 1:00-4:00PM Monday................ May 13.......... Senior Awards Night in Auditorium 7:00PM (By invitation) Mon & Tues......... May 13-14..... Senior Exams Tuesday............... May 21.......... MANDATORY Cap & Gown Meeting at 2:30 in Auditorium Tuesday............... May 21.......... Baccalaureate Practice at EUMC 4:00PM-5:30PM (speakers/performers only) Wednesday.......... May 22.......... Baccalaureate at the Englewood United Methodist Church 7:00PM—wear your Cap & Gown Wednesday.......... May 22.......... Migrate your documents from your school Google Drive to your personnel email or storage drive Thursday............. May 23.......... MANDATORY Senior Breakfast and Graduation Practice in Cafeteria, 8:00AM-1:00PM Friday.................. May 24.......... Graduation Commencement in LBHS Gym 7:00PM SENIORS MUST REPORT TO CAFETERIA BY 6:00PM

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5 The Teen Brain Ever wonder why your teen does things? I know I often think, now why in the world did my teen make that decision?! The truth of the matter is that the teen’s brain is not fully developed. In fact, the part of the brain responsible for decision making (the pre-frontal cortex), risk taking, and judgement, is not developed until around 25 years old. So, not to make excuses for our teens, but it may not be entirely their fault that they made a poor choice. Another thing to know about this time of amazing brain development is that it is affected by many different things. Eating healthy, getting enough sleep, managing stress, are all important factors to protecting the brain and helping it to be as healthy as possible. “More than those basic health factors though, the brain development can be negatively affected using Marijuana. Dr. Jodi Gilman explains that Marijuana use during adolescence can affect memory loss significantly more than Marijuana use as an adult and can also be a big cause of depression in adolescents. Dr. Frances Jensen tells us that because the way the teen brain is developing, it is more vulnerable to damage than the adult brain and that the teen brain can get addicted faster and stronger than an adult to substances. So, when we think about the teen brain still being under development, especially the parts that are responsible for decision making and risk taking, and we think about the serious side affects of substance use on the teen brain, it is vital that we make efforts to help protect their brain. Dr. Chelsea Neuman gives some great tips to help our teens. She says that we should: 1. Talk to your teen – setting clear expectations about not using Marijuana with consistent consequences. 2. Monitor activities and friends. 3. Maintain openness to talk. For more information, visit us online at www.drugfreecharlottecounty.org or find us on social media: Facebook (Drug Free Charlotte County), twitter (@DFCCTweets), or Instagram (drugfreecharlottecounty)


6 Career Resource Center Community Service Hours Semester 2 hours need to be turned in by the last day of school, Friday May 31st. New forms for the Summer/Fall will be available during the last week of school. Seniors - Community Service hours need to be submitted by Friday, March 29th for the silver/gold cords at graduation. You will continue to submit hours for Florida Bright Futures. Parents & Students - sign-up for the CRC’s REMIND Text based on graduation year: 

Class of 2019

The “Real World” at Charlotte Technical College (CTC) On January 25th, several students attended a shadow day at Charlotte Technical College (CTC). They were given the opportunity to see the programs that are offered, and ask questions to the instructors and students. Among the attendees were Mrs. Richardson and Miss Kelly’s students from the InD and CD units. They visited the “Real World” program, which is a life skills program developed for students with disabilities. Our students were able to work in the garden, where they grow many vegetables including squash, carrots, cucumbers and radishes. They also had the opportunity to view and feed the fish in the tilapia farm. Students participated in the assembly line construction of some crafts, and got to know the instructors Mr. Skrbich and Mr. Snook. Many of our students plan to attend this program next year, where they will also have the opportunity to:

• Participate in community based instruction

• Learn filing, typing, phone and interview skills

• Take field trips to local businesses

• Work on job resume and application skills

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Charlotte Technical College also offers many other programs from Criminal Justice to Cosmetology. For more information check out their website at http://charlottetechcollege.net.


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DATE

DAY

VARSITY BASEBALL

TIME

DATE

DAY

JV BASEBALL

TIME

Coach: Dan Flaherty 2/19,21

Tue,Thu

Pre-Season @ Island Coast 7:15/4:30

2/26

Tue

@ North Port

1:00

2/27

WED

CHARLOTTE

7:00

3/1

FRI

MARINER

7:00

3/7

THUR

CAPE CORAL

6:00

3/8

FRI

LAKE PLACID

7:00

3/12

Tue

@ Dunbar

7:00

3/14

THUR

SOUTHEAST

7:00

3/15

Fri

@ Lake Placid

7:00

3/19

TUE

IDA BAKER

7:00

2/26

TUE

NORTH PORT

6:00

2/27

Wed

@ Charlotte

6:00

3/1

FRI

MARINER

4:30

3/5

Tue

@ Venice

6:00

3/9

Sat

@ North Port (DH)

11:00/1:00

3/12

TUE

DUNBAR

6:00

3/13

WED

VENICE

6:00

3/19

TUE

IDA BAKER

4:00

3/29

FRI

CARDINAL MOONEY

6:00

4/1

MON

FORT MYERS

6:00

4/4

Thur

@ Dunbar

6:00

4/8

MON

PORT CHARLOTTE

6:00

4/10

Wed

@ Cardinal Mooney

4:30

7:00

4/2

TUE

NORTH PORT

1:00

4/4

THUR

DUNBAR

7:00

4/11

THUR

LEHIGH

4:00

4/8

Mon

@ Venice

5:00

4/15

Mon

@ Fort Myers

5:30

4/9

Tue

@ Desoto

7:00

4/19

Fri

@ Port Charlotte

4:00

4/11

THUR

LEHIGH

7:00

4/18

THUR

DESOTO

7:00

4/19

Fri

@ Port Charlotte

7:00

4/22

MON

PORT CHARLOTTE

7:00

4/24

Wed

@ IMG

7:00

4/26

Fri

@ Fort Myers

7:00

4/29

Mon

@ Island Coast

7:00

4/30

TUE

NORTH FORT MYERS

7:00

5/2

Thur

@ Charlotte

7:00

DAY

WEIGHTLIFTING

DAY

TIME

Coach: Don Southwell 1/23

WED

INTRASQUAD

2:15/2:30

1/30

Wed

@ Charlotte Invite

2:30/4:00

2/9

SAT

LBHS INVITE

8/10:00AM

2/16

Sat

@ Labelle Invite

8/10:00AM

2/27

Wed

@ County Meet CHS

3/4:00

3/15

FRI

DISTRICT FINALS LBHS

2/4:00

3/30

SAT

REGIONAL FINALS LBHS

8:00AM

4/12

SAT

STATE FINALS Panama City

8/10:00am

DATE

DAY

VARSITY TENNIS

SOFTBALL

TIME

Coach: Darrell Roach 2/12

Tue

G @ Southeast

3:30

2/14

THUR

G/B HOME VS. BOOKER

3:30/4:15

2/20

Wed

B @ Southeast

3:30

2/21

THUR

G H VS. PT CHARLOTTE

3:00

2/22

FRI

B H VS. PT CHARLOTTE

3:00

2/26

TUES

B/G @ North Port

3:00

2/28

THUR

B/G H VS. BAYSHORE

3:30

3/5

Tue

B/G @ Charlotte

3:00

3/7

THUR

B/G H VS. BISHOP VEROT

3:30

3/12

Tues

G/B @ Booker

3:00/4:30

3/26

Tues

G @ Lake Placid

3:30

3/26

Tues

B @ Venice (Eng Tennis club) 3:00

3/28

THUR

B/G H VS. CHARLOTTE

4/2

Tues

G @ Bayshore - B @ Sarasota 3:30

4/4

THUR

B/G H VS. SOUTHEAST

4:00

4/9

Tues

B/G @ Pt Charlotte

3:00

4/11

THUR

B/G H VS. N. PORT (SR NT) 3:00

3:00

2/12,2/14

Tue/Thu

Pre-Season @ Venice vs. Riverview

5:00

2/19

Tue

@ Port Charlotte

6:00

2/21

THUR

CHARLOTTE

6:00

2/26

Tue

Var @ N. Port

1:00

2/28

THUR

SOUTHEAST

7:00

3/5

TUE

VENICE

6:00

3/8

FRI

LAKE PLACID (VAR)

7:00

3/11

MON

RIVERDALE

6:00

3/12

Tue

Var @ Dunbar

7:00

3/14

Thur

@ Riverview (field @ SCTI)

7:00

3/26

Tue

Var @ Desoto

7:00

3/29

Fri

Var @ Lake Placid

7:00

4/2

TUE

NORTH PORT (VAR)

1:00

4/3

WED

MARINER

6:00

4/4

THUR

VAR H DUNBAR

7:00

4/9

Tue

@ Riverdale

6:00

4/11

Thur

@ Southeast

7:00

4/16

TUE

DESOTO

7:00

4/17

WED

PORT CHARLOTTE

6:00

4/23

Tue

@ Charlotte

6:30

4/24

Wed

@ Venice

6:00

4/30

Tue

District Semifinal High Seed TBA

7:00

5/8

Wed

Regional Quarterfinal TBA

7:00

DATE

DAY

TRACK

EST. TIME

Coaches: Joe Casale / Tom Trealout 2/22

Fri

Ram Invite @ Sar Riverview 2:30

3/1

Fri

Booker Invite @ Sar Booker TBA

3/8

Fri

Charlotte Invite @ CHS

3:00

3/14

Thur

Venice Relays @ Venice

2:30

3/22,23

Fri,Sat

FSU Relays @ Tallahassee

TBA

3/29

Fri

Tarpon Invite @ CHS

2:30

4/5

Fri

Wally Keller Classic @ CHS 2:30

4/13

Sat

Districts @ Lakewood High St Pete

Regionals @ Cypress Creek TBA

4/15,16 MON/TUE DISTRICTS (HOME) ?? TBA

8/9:00AM

4/27

Sat

4/23,25 Tue/Thu

3:00

5/4,5

Sat,Sun States @ UNF

Semis / Finals

TIME

Coach: Kim Pinkham

3/25,26,29 Mon,Tue,Fri @ ODA vs. Berkeley Prep

DATE

DATE

Coach: Rick Goff

GO MANTAS!!!

11:00

TBA


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