Thursday, May 23, 2013
The girls are ranked 15th in the MIAA tournament.
Lexington High School girls’ lacrosse will play Beverly in the preliminary round of the MIAA Girls’ Lacrosse North Division 1 playoffs on Monday, May 27 at Lincoln Field. The girls, who finished 12-6, have the 15th ranking in the tournament. Beverly is ranked number 18 and finished the year 9-9. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. on May 27.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Nathan Rothstein’s latest initiative is seeking support via Kickstarter.
You might remember Nathan Rothstein from when his startup Swellr was taking off and earning high praise during the MassChallenge compeition in 2011, or from when the LHS grad (Class of 2002) was coming up through the Lexington schools. Now Rothstein’s latest initiative, Project Repat, has launched a Kickstarter campaign as a way to up ante on its ability to transform memory-rich T-shirts into more fashionable and functional products. The crowdsourcing also aims to kcikstart a women-led manufacturing business, Lawrence-based 99 Degrees Custom Manufacturing. “Our t-shirts are our trophies,” the Kickstarter page says. “We get a new one for every race we run, every event we participate in, and every sporting event we attend. They represent …
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, …
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 …
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
Newsweek has ranked the high schools nationally, but the criteria they used leaves Lexington High off of their list. The school did rank in the top 500 nationally by US News, coming in at #204 nationwide and #11 in the state. The school district was also listed in Boston Magazine's top 20 list, coming in at #2. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on May 2 in Lexington.
1. Author Christa Kuljian Discusses Sanctuary: The Crisis in Johannesburg's Central Methodist Church: At 7 p.m. tonight at Cary Library, Lexington author Christa Kuljian will discuss her new book, Sanctuary, which describes how the Central Methodist Church in Johannesburg became a refuge forthe poor and homeless of Johannesburg, and for thousands of Zimbabweans, fleeing violence and oppression in their homeland. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Lexington Center Committee's parking management group at 8 a.m. at the Town Office Building, the ad hoc School Transportation and Safety Study Committee at 9 a.m. at the School Administration Building, the Lexington Special …
Friday, April 26, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on April 26 in Lexington.
1. Arbor Day Observance: The Lexington Field and Garden Club will celebrate Arbor Day and honor deceased members with a ceremony in the from 2 to 4 p.m. today Cary Library, followed by planting a tree donated by Mathew Foti. The Jeweltones, an a capella group from Temple Isaiah will perform. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, the only public meeting posted for today is the Board of Assessors at 8:30 a.m. at the Town Office Building. 3. LHS Amnesty Benefit Dinner: Lexington High's chapter of Amnesty International will host its annual benefit dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at St. Brigid's. This year, they're supporting V-Day, a global activist organization that aims to stop violence against women and girls. Local …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on April 11 in Lexington.
1. Senior Art Show Opens: Artwork by Lexington High School seniors will be on display at 6:30 p.m. this evening at Cary Hall. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Permanent Building Committee at 7 a.m. at the DPW Building, the Tree Committee at 7:30 a.m. at th DPW Building, the Lexington Center Committee at 8 a.m. at the Town Office Building, the Lexington Youth Commission at 7 p.m. at Cary Hall, the Bicycle Advisory Committee at 7 p.m. at the Town Office Building, the Board of Appeals at 7 p.m. at the Town Office Building and the Historical Commission at 7:30 p.m. at Cary Hall. 3. Suggest Items for the Lexington Time Capsule: As part of Lexington’s 300th Anniversary …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Bedford High School is hosting the second annual Tenacity Challenge academic competition on April 6.
Bedford High School will host the second annual LA2 Tenacity Challenge today, April 6, in which African American and Latino high school students from 15 urban and suburban districts square off in the highly competitive academic scholarship competition. The challenge is comprised of four events that test the academic rigor and intellectual risk taking of 22 six-member teams, each of which has been involved in the three month preparation process for the competition, according to a release from Tenacity officials. Participating schools include Bedford High School, Lexington High School, Melrose High School, Natick High School and Lowell High School. The theme of this year's challenge is "Fufilling Promise" which will be reflected in each…