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Stress. Drugs. Anxiety. Alcohol – What is REALLY Happening to Youth in Our Community? Parents please join us on March 23rd at 7:00pm, in the Media Center here at Lamphere High School to hear how to gain a better understanding about stress, anxiety and other trends in our local middle and high schools. Hear from a local parent whose child had a drug addiction issue and from a young person who will share their story of addiction to recovery. This event is sponsored by the Madison Heights Community Coalition; there is no charge to attend this event however donations are welcomed. Questions? Contact Kimberly Heisler at 248-837-2861 or mhcc@madison-heights.org Lamphere Prom Dress Extravaganza Every high school girl looks forward to looking like a princess on her prom night! This isn’t possible for many young women because of financial issues. Our goal is to make this dream come true. We are providing teen girls with formal wear at a reduced price. We want to make it possible for every young lady to attend prom. By attending this event, young women can take home a formal dress for no more than $20.00! Also at this extravaganza, we will be raffling off two prom tickets, dinner for two, a limo, professional photos, and chances for girls to have their hair, make-up and nails done, Please help us by donating slightly used formal dresses, shoes or accessories. Any donation can be dropped off in the main office at the high school. This event will take place on March 25, 2017, form 11:00am to 4:00pm at Lamphere High School Cafeteria the cost is $5.00 which includes 1 free raffle ticket and refreshments. Lamphere Girls Soccer Bowling Fundraiser Please join the Lamphere Girls Soccer Team for their Bowling Fundraiser on Friday, March 24, 2017at Universal Lanes at 2101 E 12 Mile Road in Madison Heights. Check in at 6:30 events start at 7:00pm. Please see the attached flyer for more details. Lamphere Drama Clubs Presents GREASE The Lamphere Drama Club will be performing GREASE the musical this spring. Tickets will be on sale for the spring musical during both lunches, starting on Thursday March 23. Adult price $15.00 and students and seniors $10.00. The dates of the performance are as follows: Thursday, April 27- 7:00pm Friday, April 28 - 7:00pm Saturday, April 28 -7:00pm Sunday, April 30 – 2:00pm Matinee
Good Afternoon Parents and LHS Supporters, All schools have to support their students beyond academic needs. During this school year, we have supported students beyond their academics by hosting two speakers. In February we hosted a speaker that addressed mental health issues. On Tuesday, March 21 LHS will be hosting Kenny Spear who will address substance abuse. The timing of tomorrow’s speaker is intentional as spring break approaches and as we head into the last quarter of the school of year. The Madison Heights Community Coalition will be hosting a speaker for parents as a follow up to the student assembly. The parent forum is this Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 pm in the LHS media center. Please see the attached document for more detailed information. We hope that you can join the Coalition on Thursday night. Resources are limited for individuals dealing with substance abuse. In emergency situations always call 911. For counseling/non-emergency options for your son/daughter please consult with your family pediatrician. Some online resources include: • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline:: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline • National Parent Helpline: http://drugfree.org/learn/drug-and-alcohol-news/new-parent-helpline-provides-support-resources-for-teen-substance-abuse/ • National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/have-a-drug-problem-need-help • US Department of Health and Human Resources' Office of Adolescent Health Resource Website: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/have-a-drug-problem-need-help
Lamphere Prom Dress Extravaganza Every high school girl looks forward to looking like a princess on her prom night! This isn’t possible for many young women because of financial issues. Our goal is to make this dream come true. We are providing teen girls with formal wear at a reduced price. We want to make it possible for every young lady to attend prom. By attending this event, young women can take home a formal dress for no more than $20.00! Also at this extravaganza, we will be raffling off two prom tickets, dinner for two, a limo, professional photos, and chances for girls to have their hair, make-up and nails done, Please help us by donating slightly used formal dresses, shoes or accessories. Any donation can be dropped off in the main office at the high school. This event will take place on March 25, 2017, form 11:00am to 4:00pm at Lamphere High School Cafeteria the cost is $5.00 which includes 1 free raffle ticket and refreshments. Testing/Field Trips SAT and MME testing is quickly approaching. On Tuesday, April 11th, the juniors will be taking the SAT and the freshmen will be taking the PSAT. To meet the State requirement for the number of days a student must attend, we also have to have the seniors and the sophomores attend on that day. Additionally, the freshmen and seniors must attend on the second day of testing, Wednesday, April 12th, when the juniors will take the MME and the sophomores will take the PSAT. We have planned engaging and educational activities for the senior, sophomore, and freshmen classes described below. We are looking for chaperons for each event. If interested, please contact Mrs. Guzynski @ guzynskia@lamphereschools.org. This is an excellent opportunity for you to get involved in your student's education life and make lasting memories. Please consider chaperoning. More testing information will be coming out next week. Tuesday, April 11th Senior Field Trip The seniors will be bused to the AMC, John R where they will view an educational movie. After the movie, they will walk to the Lamphere football field where they will be provided with a lunch and engage in a field day. We need chaperons for the movie, to help monitor the students, and for the field day, to help set-up and conduct activities. The movie will be from 8:30-11:30 and the field day from 11:30-2:15. Tuesday, April 11th Sophomore Field Trip The sophomores will be going to the DIA to engage in two different thinking routines and of course, experience the art. We need chaperons who are willing to monitor a small group during their DIA tour. You need to be available from 8am - 2pm. Wednesday, April 12th Freshmen Field Trip The freshmen will be bused to the AMC, John R where they will view an educational movie. After the movie, they will return to Lamphere, via bus, to eat lunch and attend afternoon classes. We need chaperons for the movie to help monitor the students. The movie will be from 8:30-11:30. Attention Parents/Guardians of Winter Athletes: A DVD loaded with pictures from the winter sports season is available for purchase. They are $10; proceeds benefit the Class of 2018. You can order by emailing Mrs. Guzynski at guzynskia@lamphereschools.org. Or send $10 cash or check made out to Lamphere High School with your student to school. The DVDs will be available for purchase in Mrs. Guzynski's room, J-4. L.A.F.F.S. Lamphere Activity Fundraising Foundation for Students (L.A.F.F.S.) needs your help. Every year we hold multiple fundraisers that raise money for the Senior All Night Party funds for ALL of the classes. We generally donate $1500 to $2000 to each class every year. We donate the same amount to the school for general use. Additionally, we award a minimum of four $500 scholarships to graduating seniors. If we are to continue with these donations, we need parents to step up and volunteer. Most of the L.A.F.F.S. members are parents of seniors and will not be returning next year. We need parents for leadership positions, as well as general volunteers. Please contact us at laffs@lamphereschools.org if you are interested in volunteering. Senior All Night Party Tickets This is a reminder that tickets are still available for the Senior All Night Party at the low cost of $25.00. The cost of tickets will be going up on May 1st to $45.00. Permission slips and the waiver are available in the main office. Stress. Drugs. Anxiety. Alcohol – What is REALLY Happening to Youth in Our Community? Parents please join us on March 23rd at 7:00pm, in the Media Center here at Lamphere High School to hear how to gain a better understanding about stress, anxiety and other trends in our local middle and high schools. Hear from a local parent whose child had a drug addiction issue and from a young person who will share their story of addiction to recovery. This event is sponsored by the Madison Heights Community Coalition, there is no charge to attend this event however donations are welcomed. Questions? Contact Kimberly Heisler at 248-837-2861 or mhcc@madison-heights.org
Please join us for our March L.A.F.F.S. meeting on Monday, March 13 at 7:30 pm in the conference room in the LHS main office. We will be discussing scholarships for graduating seniors, our booth at Freshmen parent orientation and planning ahead for fundraisers for the 2017-18 school year.
Spring Sports Information Spring sports will begin on Monday March 13, 2017. All students trying out for a spring sport will need the following items turned into Mr. McKenzie before the first practice. A current MHSAA Physical Card (Physical after April 15, 2016) An Athletic Emergency Card These forms are available in the main office or on the website under Athletics List of First Practices: Softball 3pm-6pm LHS Main Gym Baseball 3pm -6pm LHS Main Gym Girls Soccer 3pm -4:30pm at Total Soccer in Royal Oak (The bus will transport at 2:30 and return at 4:50) Track 3:00pm – LHS Balcony Girls Tennis 6:00pm Page Aux Gym Any questions please contact the main office.
Scheduling for Next Year Scheduling materials for the 17-18 school year were distributed to students on Monday, 2/27, and are due back to English teachers no later than March 8. Sophomore and Junior students/parents: Applications for Oakland Technical Campus programs are due to the Counseling Office no later than Monday, March 6. CASA applications are due to the Counseling Office no later than March 8. Any questions, please contact the Counseling Office. CASA Open House CASA will be holding their Open House /Prospective Students Night on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 6:30pm until 8:00pm at CASA Media Center located at 23561 Rosewood, Oak Park. See the flyers in the main office for more information. Lamphere High School Blood Drive Lamphere High School’s Major Events Group will be hosting the American Red Cross Blood Drive on March 9, 2017 from 8:00am until 2:00pm. Students can pick up the consent form and information in the main office. The sign-up sheet with times is also located in the main office. If you should have any questions please contact the main office at 248-589-3943. L.A.F.F.S. Lamphere Activity Fundraising Foundation for Students (L.A.F.F.S.) needs your help. Every year we hold multiple fundraisers that raise money for the Senior All Night Party funds for ALL of the classes. We generally donate $1500 to $2000 to each class every year. We donate the same amount to the school for general use. Additionally, we award a minimum of four $500 scholarships to graduating seniors. If we are to continue with these donations, we need parents to step up and volunteer. Most of the L.A.F.F.S. members are parents of seniors and will not be returning next year. We need parents for leadership positions, as well as general volunteers. Please contact us at laffs@lamphereschools.org if you are interested in volunteering.