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LO G A N V I L L E H I G H S C H O O L A NEWSLETTER FOR THE PARENTS, STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF P R I N C I P A L’ S M E S S A G E P A R T N E R S I N E D U C AT I O N Balfour Color and Craft General Contractors Country Financial The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Elite Sporting Goods Families4Families Fergus Lodge #135 First Baptist Church of Loganville Five Star Screening Homecraft Gutter Protection Keller Williams - Scott and Donna Lewis Kroger Loganville Woman’s Club Loganville Kiwanis Club Loganville Lion’s Club Loganville Shrine Club M.H. Burney Electrical Contracting

MP Sports Papa John’s Pizza Rotary Club of Loganville Salamanders Kitchen Southern Billiards State Farm Insurance Michael Hovis Uniting Hope 4 Children Walmart Walton County Christian Learning Center Walton Center Foundation Walton County Retired Educator Association The Walton Tribune

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VO L U M E 2 0 • I S S U E 4 Principal - Mike Robison Assistant Principals Dr. Brad Bolemon • Dr. Carrin Meadows Amanda McMillan • Rick Weeks

678-684-2880 • www.loganvillehigh.org

The mission of Loganville High School is to Educate in meaningful contexts, Encourage continual growth, and Empower students for success.

Dear LHS Parents, Guardians, and Students, As you read this year’s final issue of The Heat, the staff and students of LHS feel like we are in a jet flying toward EOC’s, final exams, graduation, and summer vacation. The LHS class of 2021 excitedly looks forward to their next step in life, our juniors impatiently wait to become the next LHS Senior Class of 2022, and there is a group of 8th graders, about a mile from here, that reluctantly anticipate making the move to LHS. We have had a great year this year, which has been marked with many successes, both academically and in extracurricular activities. You can read more information about these successes and keep up to date on everything going on at LHS by accessing the Loganville High School Facebook page or by viewing the public LHS calendar on our website: www.loganvillehigh.org. LHS congratulates our 2021 STAR Student Anderson Holcomb. The STAR student each year is the graduating senior who achieves the highest score on the SAT in his/her graduating class. Anderson’s composite SAT score this year is an incredible 1570, and he has selected his Advanced Placement Language and Composition teacher Ms. Tonya Pohlel as his STAR teacher. This is a great accomplishment for both Anderson and Ms. Pohlel. To the parents of our LHS seniors, I wish a great last month of school for you and your students. Please keep up to date with any senior information on the LHS website by clicking Resources > Senior Information. This page includes very important information about graduation events, parking, and ticketing. We look forward to graduation this year. Finally, parents, I thank you for all of the support that you show to Loganville High School and for the hard work you put into your students. What a blessing it is that we have been able to successfully get this far in this rather different school year. LHS thanks you for trusting us and for working so closely with us through the pandemic and all of the quarantining, uncertainty and worry it has brought about. We have terrific students at LHS, and it is an honor to work with them and with you. Mike Robison Principal


CALENDAR OF EVENTS “The Heat” • May 2021 • Issue 4 Published Four Times Per Year Loganville High School 100 Trident Trail • Loganville, GA 30052

L H S VO L L E Y B A L L 2 0 2 1 S E A S O N T R YO U T S

The LHS Girls Volleyball Team is open to all Loganville High School students grades 8-12 (LMS 8th grade is JV only). • Tryouts - May 11, 12, & 13 • At LHS. from 3:00-5:30 pm *Current Sports Physical is required to try out. More information and sign ups can be found at www.loganvillevolleyball.weebly.com.

Date

Event

May 3-17

AP Exams

May 12

EOC Georgia Milestones--American Literature Day 1

May 13

EOC Georgia Milestones--American Literature Day 2

May 14

EOC Georgia Milestones--Algebra I

May 17

EOC Georgia Milestones--US History

May 18

EOC Georgia Milestones--Biology

May 21

Senior Walk, Picnic, Slideshow

May 24-25

Senior Exams for Semester II

May 25

All Senior Items Due--Chromebooks/Chargers, Calculators, Media Center Books, Textbooks, Uniforms, and Fines Paid

May 25-26

Underclassmen Exams for Semester II

May 26

All Underclassmen Items Due--Chromebooks, Calculators, Media Center Books, Textbooks, Uniforms, and Fines Paid

May 26

Last Day for Students

May 26

Graduation

May 27-28

Post Planning for Teachers

May 31

Holiday/Memorial Day

EOC: End of Course

Place

Time

Red Devil Stadium

8:00 pm

AP: Advanced Placement

LO G A N V I L L E H S

AT H L E T I C S F O R T H E L AT E S T S P O R T S S C H E D U L E S G O TO LO G A N V I L L E H I G H . O R G . C L I C K O N AT H L E T I C S / C L U B S TA B

A D VA N C E D P L A C E M E N T E X A M S

Students who have pre-registered for the Advanced Placement exams will take the exams at the Walton County Board of Education Annex building at 1820 State Hwy 11, Monroe, GA 30656 on May 3-17. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the exam start time. *Students who are taking the exams will not be expected to attend classes at LHS that day. For more information, see Ms. Chmielarski, LHS AP coordinator, in room C201 or email her at cchmielarski@walton.k12.ga.us. Morning 8:00 am to Noon Monday, May 3

US Government

Tuesday, May 4

Calc AB/BC

Wednesday, May 5

English Literature

Thursday, May 6

US History

Friday, May 7

AP Studio Art portfolios are due by 2:00 pm

Afternoon Noon to 4:00 pm Human Geography Computer Science A

Monday, May 10

Economics

Tuesday, May 11

Psychology

Wednesday, May 12

English Language

Friday, May 14

Biology

Environmental Science

Mon, May 17

Computer Science Principles

Statistics


PTSO

CHEERLEADING

The Loganville Varsity Competition Cheerleading season began in late July with tryouts and concluded on February 16, 2021. The COVID SEASON. CLEAR TO CHEER….. WHAT A RIDE!!! And a STORY that will live on….. This group of young athletes will go down in the books as an unrivaled team with perseverance, admirable work ethics, and determination. Through each obstacle, the team maintained focus and determination. The 2020-2021 Varsity Competition Cheer Team won Region Runner Up with an incredible performance at the GHSA STATE CHEERLEADING CHAMPIONSHIP ELITE 8. Thank you for an amazing and memorable season. All you need is LOVE…….

THE 2020-2021 LOGANVILLE VARSITY COMPETITION CHEERLEADING TEAM Elizabeth Arrington Madison Bramblett Sierra Campanella Sydney Devereux Maliyah Henry Kylee Hood Madison Johnson Briley Newberry Madeline Robison Molly Shackelford Kylie Smith Grace Vanderboom

Justice Hudson Dominique Akridge Olivia Garner Rhianna Shannon Haley Warden Dawn Burton Kylie Clendening Addison Wilkin

COACHES

Allison Creel-Clements Erica Luther Congratulations to these LHS students for being chosen for the GHSA Region 8-AAAAA Competition Team!!! Sierra Campanella Sydney Devereux Maliyah Henry Kylee Hood Madeleine Robison

MISS LHS

The LHS PTSO held the 17th Annual Miss LHS Pageant on March 6, 2021, with 58 contestants participating in the fundraiser this year. Congratulations to the 2021 Miss LHS Queen, Briley Newberry, and her court: Miss Junior Cadence Pirkle, Miss Sophomore Amber Peoples, and Miss Freshman Aliyah Ibouhouten. The Spirit of Miss LHS was awarded to Sydney Devereux. The Sponsorship Queen was awarded to Anna Rickett. The Sponsorship Princess awards went to Alaina Waddell, Keelin Klein, and Emily Davis. The Miss LHS Pageant is the PTSO's largest fundraiser each year with all of the proceeds supporting the LHS senior scholarship fund. This year, the PTSO raised over $17,000 for this fund! Thank you to all of our contestants and supporters for helping make this one of our most successful pageants!

GRADUATION BANNERS

Senior parents, graduation will be here before you know it! Commemorate this milestone with a graduation banner or yard sign from MPSportsPics, and a portion of the proceeds will also support the PTSO! Signs can be ordered at: https://mpsportspics.square.site Order forms are available in the LHS front office and online on the LHS PTSO Facebook page. Checks should be made payable to MPSportspics. Please direct any questions to MPSportsPics@gmail.com Order your sign today!

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C O U N S E LO R S ’ C O R N E R 2020-2021 COUNSELORS Chereese Dunn. . . . . . . . . Audrey Rodriguez . . . . . . Pam Williams. . . . . . . . . . Matthew Gilbert . . . . . . . Andrea Mitchell. . . . . . . . Kristi Nolen . . . . . . . . . . .

Students with last names A-D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Students with last names E-K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Students with last names L-R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Students with last names S-Z. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Success Alliance Coordinator . . . . . . . Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

SAT TESTING

678-684-2894 678-684-2931 678-684-2893 678-684-2953 678-684-2948 678-684-2891

ACT TESTING

Registration for all SAT tests is open for all students.

Registration opens the last week in July.

Regular Registration

Test Date

Regular Registration

Aug 29

July 31

June 12

Test Date May 7

Sept 26

Aug 26

July 17

June 18

Oct 3

Sept 4

September 11

August 6

Nov 7

Oct 7

December 11

November 5

Dec 5

Nov 5

Due to the high demand for registrations, students may experience delays during registration. Seats may be limited due to social distancing guidelines. Be sure to check other dates and testing centers near you, and check back if all seats are full, College Board will update its website with any new testing centers and dates. Please know that colleges are being flexible with their application requirements this year; in some cases, they are extending deadlines and/or allowing students to submit scores after deadlines pass. Check college websites to get the most accurate information on their policies and deadlines. For more SAT information, visit College Board at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/ register/. Practice online at Khan Academy at https://khanacademy.org/. (school code: 111850)

HOPE GPA

To view your child’s HOPE GPA, please visit www.georgiafutures.org and click on MY HOPE GPA. (you will need your child’s login information to access his/her information).

WORK PERMITS

Students can pick up applications for work permits in the counseling office or find the application and more information at: https://dol.georgia.gov/get-youth-work-permit-online

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English, 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish, or visit: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ • Lifeline Crisis Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat Find a provider: • SAMHSA’s National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and TTY 1-800-487-4889, https://samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline • Treatment Services Locator: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov More Info: • Helping Children Cope: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019ncov/daily-life-coping/for-parents.html • Anxiety and Depression: https://adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/children

For more ACT information visit http://www. actstudent.org/. Practice online at Kaptest at https://www.kaptest.com/act/. *Please see your counselor if you receive Free or Reduced Lunch and are interested in receiving a waiver for the SAT and/or ACT registration fees.

2021-2022 SCHEDULES

Students will receive preliminary 2021-22 class schedules on May 20. Students have until June 1 to request any schedule changes. June 1 is also the deadline to request to drop AP classes. Changes must be requested through a Google Form that will be emailed to students. Schedules may also change due to master schedule changes, class sizes, or other factors. Counselors will do their best to accommodate schedule change requests, but please understand that not all requests can be accommodated. Students may check their schedules in Infinite Campus after submitting a schedule change request form to see if their schedule change was able to be accommodated. Students are not allowed to request schedule changes to change teachers or class periods. If students are scheduled for classes they already have credit for, missing classes they need to graduate, or need to change the difficulty level of a class, please have them request a schedule change. No schedule change requests will be allowed after school has started unless they are necessary for graduation purposes.

DUAL ENROLLMENT

The State of Georgia has adopted new Dual Enrollment eligibility and participation guidelines. If students are interested in participating in dual enrollment courses, please find more information at www.GAFutures.org or on the LHS Counselor page or have them speak to their counselor. Dual enrollment is open to 11th and 12th-grade students who meet college acceptance criteria. •

Students planning to participate in dual enrollment class for Fall 2021 must be registered for their college classes and provide their college schedule to their counselor before to the first day of school.


C H I L D R E N ’ S H E A LT H C A R E O F AT L A N T A F U N D R A I S E R

CTI students at Loganville High School recently finished a community service project that involved raising funds for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. A contest was held among 3rd period classes to see which class could raise the most money to benefit this very worthy cause. The contest ran from March 8-19. Thanks to the generous donations of LHS students, parents, faculty and staff we were able to raise $4,611.74 for Children’s Healthcare. The top three classes were: Mr. Wisdom

$2,571.74

Mr. Luther

$834.00

Ms. Luther

$387.43

These classes were rewarded for their efforts on Wednesday, March 31, with a pizza party. The pizza was generously donated by Papa John’s.

YEARBOOKS CLASS OF 2022 SENIOR PORTRAITS

Students should go online at https://cady.com/2022 and complete the contact form to schedule their senior portraits. Cady Studios will be sending out a video in the coming weeks that will advise students on the various packages they offer and when and where to schedule appointments online beginning in May. This information will also be posted to the school’s website under the Home, Senior Information, and Yearbook pages. Senior portraits will take place at Loganville High School. This photography company also offers an incredible variety of “in-studio” options at their four studio locations (Dacula, Johns Creek, Acworth, and the Battery). The Basic Package offered by Cady Studios will include a formal (drape/tux), casual, and cap and gown photo. The formal and casual photos will be featured in the yearbook. Your student MUST have their pictures taken by Cady Studios before November 15 to be included in the 2021-2022 yearbook. NO EXCEPTIONS! Seniors must be photographed by Cady Studios for the yearbook – we cannot accept portraits from any other photography company. Please contact Cady Studios with any questions regarding senior pictures at https://cadystudios.com.

CLASS OF 2022 SENIOR ADS/PAGES/SALUTATIONS

Senior Salutations for the 2022 yearbook will go on sale as soon as school starts in the fall. Space for senior ads is limited, and ads will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis. All ads will be color, and prices are as follows: Full page . . . . . . . . . . . . . Half page . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quarter page . . . . . . . . . . Eighth page . . . . . . . . . . .

$300. . . . . . . . . . . . 11 photos and 250 words $200. . . . . . . . . . . . 5 photos and 125 words $125 . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 photos and 60 words $ 95. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 photo and 30 words

Order forms will be available online under the Yearbook page of the school’s website. Please submit payment on MyPaymentsPlus and complete the order form to the yearbook adviser. Orders will not be accepted without a completed and signed order form. Please note, all seniors pages/salutations are created using a pre-designed template (which will be posted to the school’s website over the summer). While purchasers can dictate the placement of images within the template, the yearbook staff will not make changes to the layout, color selection, or font style/size. The deadline for Senior Salutation orders is September 3, 2021. If you have any questions, please email Katie Hickey at katie.hickey@walton.k12.ga.us.


AT T E N T I O N S E N I O R S !

BACCALAUREATE

Many activities and deadlines coming up in the next two months, so please review the senior letter that was emailed and sent home. The letter has all you need to know about these dates. If you have any questions, feel free to email Lori Sargent at: lsargent@walton.k12.ga.us.

This is an inspirational service for seniors -- participation is not required. Seniors attending baccalaureate should report to First Baptist Church of Loganville at 5:40 pm on Sunday, May 23, dressed in appropriate attire (see “Dress for Graduates”) and cap and gown. You can submit a baby picture and a senior picture to msorrow@wcclc.org by May 14 to be included in the slideshow at baccalaureate.

SENIOR BOARDS

IMPORTANT UPCOMING SENIOR DATES

Each year we distribute senior boards for parents (or friends or family members) to decorate for their senior. Boards are decorated with pictures and memories and anything to celebrate the senior. Parents come to hang the board on Friday, May 14, from 6:00-7:00 pm in the cafeteria area. This year we ask that you hang the boards on COMMAND hooks, either by punching holes at the top of the board to hang on the hooks OR by punching holes for a ribbon to hang on a hook or COMMAND strips. We ask that no tape be used this year, so PLEASE bring your own Command hooks/strips to display the boards. Staff will be available to assist you with where to place the boards. Do not use boards larger than what we distribute to seniors. The boards were distributed at lunch April 13-14.

SENIOR LETTERS

We ask that family and friends write encouraging letters to the seniors, and we compile those letters in an envelope to distribute to each senior the day of the picnic. Please follow these specifications when writing these letters: 1. Letters should not be larger than an 8 ½ X 11. 2. Letters should contain first and last name of the recipient. 3. Letters should not contain any money or gifts. 4. Letters should be dropped off in the box in the front office labeled “Senior Letters” no later than Friday, May 14.

SENIOR SLIDESHOW

Picture submissions for the 2021 Senior Slideshow are due May 14. Students may submit up to 3 GROUP pictures by going to www.loganvillehigh.org > Resources > Senior Information > scroll down to the “Senior Slide Show” information and click on the link to submit photos.

SENIOR VIDEO YEARBOOK

A senior video of the year’s events and activities, including senior end-of-the-year activities – Senior Walk, Senior Picnic, and Graduation – will be available for purchase at www.mypaymentsplus.com for $25. More information is available on the school website under Senior Information.

Wednesday, April 28

Auditions for singing at Graduation Ceremony, Room C107

Monday, May 3

Copy of Scholarship letter due to LHS counselor, Mr. Gilbert Seniors with perfect attendance for four or more years must see Ms. Brock in the front office.

Tuesday, May 4 & Wednesday, May 5

Senior talent show auditions, C209

Friday, May 14

Senior letters and Senior Boards due to LHS 6:00-7:00 pm (parents come to decorate) Deadline for Senior Slideshow pictures to Google form on the website. Deadline for Baccalaureate pictures to msorrow@wcclc.org Secret Senior Reveal – Seniors reveal to your teacher at any time this week –Be Creative!!

Monday-Friday, May 17-21

Thursday, May 20

SENIOR PICNIC

The senior class picnic will be held at LHS on May 21, under the supervision of class sponsors and the administration. Lunch will be provided. Students can bring chairs, blankets, frisbees, footballs, etc. Your student will receive your senior letters at the picnic.

Scholarship Ceremony, Awards Ceremony, Honor Graduate reception (by invitation) 6:00 pm in LHS Auditorium Senior Walk (permission slip is required)

Friday, May 21

Senior Talent Show LHS Theater (Slide show to follow) Picnic (permission slip required) 12:30 pm at band practice field behind the school

Sunday, May 23 Monday, May 24 Tuesday, May 25

Baccalaureate - 6:00 pm at Loganville First Baptist Church Senior Exams, 3rd and 4th Periods (Exams start at 7:30 am, report to cafeteria) Senior Exams, 1st and 2nd Periods (Exams start at 7:30 am, report to cafeteria) ALL school textbooks, calculators, uniforms, fines, Chromebooks, chargers DUE by 12:00 pm Graduation Rehearsal (Mandatory practice for the ceremony) 7:15 am UNTIL Complete at Red Devil Stadium Cap & Gown Group Picture 7:15 am at LHS Red Devil Stadium Park at the stadium--Do not report to the school Graduation Practice (Mandatory) Red Devil Stadium

Wednesday, May 26

Graduation Ceremony 6:45 pm--Graduates Park at LHS and Report to H-Hall Guest Shuttle Begins from LHS to the Red Devil Stadium 6:15 pm Gates Open for Guests 6:30 pm Graduation Ceremony Begins 8:00 pm at Red Devil Stadium

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May 20 Senior Citizen Day May 21 Senior T-shirt Day

Senior Day (Wear your senior t-shirt.)

SENIOR WALK

We will continue the tradition of the Senior Walk on the morning of May 21. This special event is where we will travel to the local schools and walk the halls in cap and gown as an example to the younger students and as a celebration of the students’ years here in Walton County. We will send home permission slips, so only those who return their slips will be able to participate.

Senior Week: **All costumes must be in dress code May 17 Childhood Day May 18 Future College/Career Day May 19 Iconic Group/Dynamic Duo Day


E N D - O F - T H E - Y E A R M E D I A C E N T E R D AT E S & C H R O M E B O O K C O L L E C T I O N Friday, May 21 Monday, May 24

All students return Media Center books and headphones All students pay for any Chromebook repairs All students pay for any Media Center lost books, headphones, or calculators All students charge Chromebooks overnight to 100% Seniors return Media Center calculators, class novels, textbooks, uniforms, etc.

Tuesday, May 25

Seniors return Chromebooks and chargers in 2nd period *Digital Learning seniors return their Chromebooks to the Media Center by 12:00 pm Underclassmen charge Chromebooks overnight to 100%

Wednesday, May 26

Underclassmen return Media Center calculators

Thursday, May 27

*Digital Learning underclassmen return their Chromebooks to the Media Center by 1:00 pm

Underclassmen return Chromebooks in Advisement

*Digital Learning students: There will be a table set up outside the Media Center, near the bus lane to collect Chromebooks, calculators, Media Center books, textbooks, uniforms, and any fees. Students who will not be at school on the collection days, including PSO, Hospital Homebound, and WBL students will need to bring their Chromebooks and any other Media Center items to the LHS by May 25 or May 26.

C T I S T U D E N T S AT T E N D S T AT E L E A D E R S H I P CONFERENCE

Katlynn Rutledge, Ashton Santiago and Lakota Garmon were selected to represent Loganville High School at the CTI State Leadership Conference. Students from all over the state of Georgia competed virtually on April 14-16. They competed in a variety of career- technical areas. Pictured left to right: Katlynn Rutledge, Ashton Santiago and Lakota Garmon

MORE INFO ON CHROMEBOOK COLLECTION DAYS •

Seniors will turn in their Chromebook chargers (or $25.00). • Underclassmen will keep their chargers over the summer. Students should make sure they store them in a safe place, so they will have them to charge their Chromebooks next school year. • Important: Please charge the Chromebooks to 100%. Chromebooks must be turned on to check for damage. Chromebooks that are not fully charged may stop working over the summer. Students will be responsible for battery replacement ($35.00). • Students will not be able to purchase their Chromebooks. • Underclassmen will get their same Chromebooks back next school year. • ​If underclassmen know they are withdrawing over the summer, they will be responsible for paying for the damaged/lost Chromebooks when they withdraw. They will also need to turn in their Chromebook charger or pay $25.00. • Students will need to pay lost/stolen/damaged Chromebook fees anytime between now and May 21. Students will not receive a device next year until all fees are cleared. Fees can be paid online at www. mypaymentsplus.com or by cash in the LHS Media Center. If parents/students purchased the Chromebook Usage and Protection Plan, the fees are as follows: ¤¤ Lost or broken A/C adapter . . . $25.00 ¤¤ Broken LCD screen . . . . . . . . . $20.00 ¤¤ Keyboard replacement . . . . . . $20.00 ¤¤ Battery replacement . . . . . . . . $35.00 ¤¤ Body replacement . . . . . . . . . . $25.00 ¤¤ Loss, stolen, or willful damage to Chromebook $190.00 For up-to-date Chromebook collection information, go to http://www.lhsmediacenter.com/Chromebooks.html/.


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BAND

AV F I L M C L A S S

The LHS Band program has had an extremely busy school year. During band camp, we were able to operate at half capacity throughout July until August. Our fall 2020 half-time show was entitled "Top Secret" which highlighted music from the James Bond films, The Incredibles, The Pink Panther, Soul Bossa Nova and Secret Agent Man. The band competed at the Central Carroll High School "Super Bowl of Sound" on November 2 and received overall superior ratings in band, percussion, colorguard, and drum majors. Along with these ratings, the Marching Red Devils placed in 2nd place in percussion and 3rd place in all other categories. We have been so fortunate to participate in music-making during the instructional day. The concert band had a fall concert on November 7 in the LHS gym. The concert band also performed for the Walnut Grove HS band members at a clinic performance of our Large Group Performance Evaluations (LGPE) at Walnut Grove High School on March 11. The band is currently working on music for a fun and music-filled spring concert on Tuesday, May 4, at 6:30 pm. in the LHS Gym. This event will feature our concert band, after-school jazz band, and many small ensembles working on music selections. A big congratulations to three of our students who recently auditioned for the GMEA All-State Band and District Honor Band. Nathan Dermer scored the highest trumpet score in our district (8-10 surrounding counties) and is first chair of the 11th/12th grade band. Samuel Warren earned a spot in the combined 9-12 grade band. Evelyn Rose is currently an alternate for the District Honor Band. We would love to invite you to our spring concert which will be held on Tuesday, May 7, at the LHS Gym starting at 6:00 pm. We will be featuring some pop and movie music, some serious band literature, and a medley of music from the hit-film saga "Star Wars" to celebrate May the Fourth. We look forward to another great year of music-making and hard work and cannot wait to share our 2021 half-time show with our awesome and supportive community!

Congratulations to AV Film class for placing 3rd in a national competition for distracted driving.

Pictured left to right: Wesley Webb, Tyevion Fusalba, Maddie Stewart, Katie Plummer, Libbey Arrington, and Emma Barker

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