Friday, May 17, 2013
The state championship broadcast will air at 6:30 p.m. this Sunday, May 19, on WGBH 2.
The following was provided on behalf of High School Quiz Show. It’s down to the top two Massachusetts public high schools on High School Quiz Show, as the academic teams from Lexington High School and North Quincy High School compete for the state championship Sunday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. on WGBH 2. The winner moves on to compete in the inaugural Governor’s Cup Challenge against New Hampshire Public Television’s Granite State Challenge championship winner. Lexington High School advanced to the state championship after defeating Rockport High School in the semifinals, and North Quincy High School outscored Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in the semifinal round. Leading up to Sunday’s state championship broadcast on May 19 at 6:30pm, …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Take a crack at the question that won Alec Sun the MATHCOUNTS crown.
Question: What is the greatest integer that must be a factor of the sum of any four consecutive positive odd integers? We'll let you think about that one for a minute... But as you do, consider also that it took Lexington's Alec Sun only about 20 seconds to arrive at the correct answer. Which is 8, by the way. And with that correct answer, Sun, an eighth-grader at Jonas Clarke Middle School here in Lexington, was crowned crowned National Champion at the 2013 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition on May 10 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. To see Sun deliver his final answer and take the title, check out the video to your right. According to a press release, Sun was among 224 middle school students competing.He …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
He'll receive $5,000 in a college savings account at a State House ceremony in May after his illustration of a beekeeper took first in the 9th Annual College Savings Art Competition, sponsored by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA).
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Many hands are needed to decorate the Lexington High School Field House for the all-night graduation party, to be held Sunday, June 9.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
More evidence ‘Best of Lists’ must always be taken with a grain of salt.
Does GoLocal Worcester know something Newsweek doesn’t? Hard not to ponder that question after Lexington High nearly topped the Worcester pub’s list of the state’s best high schools, but was left off Newsweek’s rankings of the nation’s top high schools. The No. 3 spot Lexington High claimed on GoLocal Worcester’s list of Massachusetts’ Top High Schools in 2013 appears a little closer to the norm, as these “Best of” lists go. In the not too distant past, LHS grabbed the No. 2 spot in Boston Magazine’s Top 20 for 2012, and earned the No. 204 spot nationally (No. 11 in Mass) from US News. Keep in mind, the two publications use different formulas and different starting points. This resulted in different schools making the grade, and …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I wrote some words about mine, in honor of National Teacher Day. Check it out and share your teacher appreciation in the comments.
"You must be a woman of great patience," she said upon meeting my fiance for the first time earlier this year. That's Mrs. Lent, my 12th grade English teacher, still shooting straight as ever. Didn't matter that I'm a decade out of high school, or that we were in church for my nephew's Christening; the honesty of Claire Lent always finds a way to put me in my place. That's Mrs. Lent, my favorite teacher. She respected her students as individuals in a way that classes worked together toward a common goal rather than being shepherded along a standardized syllabus. She challenged us as we challenged her -- and then some. Her honesty, while blunt, was refreshing and effective. With a sharp tongue and wise words, Mrs. Lent taught us lessons …
In honor of National Teacher Day, here is a list of creative gift ideas and places to find them around town.
National Teacher Day is today, May 7. With that in mind, here are some suggestions to help you get an excellent grade on your next teacher appreciation gift. 1. Starbucks card or gift card to any store/restaurant they enjoy. 2. Get parents to pool their money together for a gift certificate for a massage with a local massage therapist, nails or spa treatment at somewhere like Indulgence Day Spa or MiniLuxe. 3. Gift card to a local book shop. Teachers love to be able to purchase new books for their classrooms. 4. New board game for the classroom. Maybe from Catch A Falling Star. Merideth Hansen, an elementary school teacher for 19 years, says this is her favorite teacher appreciation gift. 5. Hansen also says teachers appreciate gift …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
And two still decided to attend school today.
A total of 34 Lexington METCO students were transported to area hospitals following a school bus accident this morning in Newton. Only 11 of the middle-schoolers were complaining about pain or injuries at the scene, and two made it to school after being released from the hospital earlier this morning. That’s right, two middle school students decided to come to school after the accident instead of letting the scheduled half-day turn into a whole day off. And they did it, according to Assistant Superintendent Carol Pilarski, because they’d committed to be tour guides for “Moving-Up Day,” which gives fifth-grade students the chance to spend a day at the middle schools where they’ll enroll next year. The bus involved in this morning’s three-…
Monday, April 22, 2013
How Lexington's Public Schools plan to support students after a vacation week bookended by unspeakable violence.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Earlier this week at Lexington High, a student got creative in asking one lucky lady to prom. Rumor has it, she said 'Yes.'
The above photo was provided by a Patch reader who wished to remain anonymous. It was taken earlier this week at Lexington High School, where a female student was asked to prom in this unique way -- and on her 18th birthday no less. According to the supplier of the photo, the invitation was as labor-intensive as it was over-the-top. "It involved belaying over 300 pounds of sand bags onto the roof to secure the banner and sewing sailcloth into loops so that PCP piping could be intertwined like a mast on a ship," the photographer told Patch. Do you have a picture you'd like to share with us for Photo of the Day? Remember, they come from readers, so without you, we have no photos! Text them to 781-530-0029 or e-mail email@example.com. We…