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Lee High School Fully Accredited
Congratulations to all Lee High School Students, Faculty and Staff on becoming fully accredited and meeting all benchmarks. Virginia’s accountability system supports teaching and learning by setting rigorous academic standards – known as the Standards of Learning (SOL) – and through annual assessments of student achievement.
A school’s state accreditation rating reflects overall achievement in the four core academic areas of English, history/social science, mathematics and science. In addition, high schools must meet a minimum benchmark for graduation and completion. Schools in which students meet or exceed all achievement objectives established by the Virginia Board of Education are rated as Fully Accredited.
Lee High School was one of only five schools in Lee County to be fully accredited. Congratulations on not only setting high standards, but continually meeting and surpassing those standards.
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The faculty and staff of Lee High School will provide the highest standard of education to students of all ability levels to enable them to meet the standards of an ever-changing world. We will consistently provide updated technology and innovative educational techniques and strategies to meet the educational, vocational, social, psychological, and physiological needs and interests of our students. We will strive to prepare students to be responsible citizens who have an appreciation for our democratic way of life.
The Lee County School Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination with regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, or status as a parent. This attitude will prevail in all of its policies concerning staff, students, educational programs and services, and individuals and entities with whom the Board does business. Read more »
In Memory of Copper
It is with deep sadness that Lee High School reports the death of their beloved mascot, Copper. Copper has been a symbol of Lee High School for many years, primarily as a highlight to the start of all Lee High School Football games and most recently graduation. Copper was a birthday gift many years ago to Adam Pendleton, a senior at Lee High School. Sympathies go out to Adam for the loss of his beloved horse, as well as to all the Pendleton family. The death of a beloved pet is traumatic and the Lee High family extends their heartfelt sympathies to the Pendleton family. Thank you Copper for the many years of dedicated service and inspiration you have given to Lee High School. We will miss you.
All pictures and images on the Lee High website and the Lee High Gallery are the property of Angela Thomas. No reproduction or reprint is allowed without the written consent of Angela Thomas and Lee High School.
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CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2013
All 2013 Lee High Graduates pictures are in the gallery. Anyone interested in purchasing a picture may call Angela Thomas at Lee High School.
Haley Rasnic and Colton McConnell were voted Prom Queen and King Saturday night.
May 16: Nursing Graduation
May 21: Last day of school
Report Card/Diploma pick-up beginning May 27
SOL Testing Schedule
Following are the dates for the EOC SOL's for the April 23rd - May 20 window.
Algebra I - May 14 (Tuesday)
Algebra II - May 14 (Tuesday)
Geometry - May 15 (Wednesday)
Lee High Website Facts
The Lee High Website traffic has increased tremendously over the past three weeks. The Prom gallery album has seen a record breaking 78,000 single picture hits over the last three weeks.
Lee High will host Kaleidoscope tonight with art and muscal exhibits beginning.
Congratulations Lee High Baseball
The Lee High Baseball team defeated Twin Springs last night 19-9. Austin Jerrell and Jerry Barber both hit homeruns in the game.
Congratulations Lee High Softball
The Lee High Softball team defeated Twin Springs last night 9-3. The softball team will be in action April 15 at Union High School. Junior Varsity play begins at 4:30.
Congratulations Lee High Girls Soccer
The Lee High Girls Soccer team defeated Lebanon last night 6-0 in district play. The Boys Soccer team was defeated by Lebanon last night. Lee High will be in action on Monday, April 15, at Wise Central and at home on Thursday, April 18, against Honaker. Matches begin at 5:30 p.m.
Lee High Tennis
The Lee High Tennis teams played J. Frank White on Wednesday, April 10 at Lee High School. Lee High next will be in action on Monday, April 15 against Virginia High School. The Girls will play at home with match time starting at 4:00 p.m., while the boys will travel to Virginia High with the same start time.
Congratulations Lee High Track
The Girls and Boys Track teams won the Coalfield Invitational track meet on Wednesday, April 10. The track teams will compete tomorrow at Tennessee High School and Monday, April 15, at home in an All-Comers meet. The Charlie James Invitational will be on Wednesday, April 17 at Lee High School. Field events begin at 4:00 p.m.
Congratulations Lee High Special Olympics
Special Olympics Bowling Team
The LHS Special Olympics team had their bowling competition Saturday, March 2, in Bristol. Congratulations to the following participants:
Bailey Sprinkle and Leslie Gailey- 1st place
Zack Cantrell - 2nd place
Dylan Sprinkle and Ethan Willis- 3rd place
Former Lee High Players Earn College Basketball Honors
MaKenzie and Chelsea Cluesman
Sisters Chelsea and MaKenzie Cluesman headlined the awards won by UVa-Wise women's basketball players at the annual banquet held by the Mid-South Conference on Wednesday. Chelsea earned her second consecutive first-team all- conference award and MaKenzie claimed Co-Freshman of the Year accolades.
Chelsea finished her senior season averaging 17.2 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game. This season also saw the senior eclipse the 1,000 point plateau, she finished with 1,410 points, while also grabbing her 800th rebound. The forward also finished with nine double-doubles, including a career-high 36 point performance at Campbellsville where she also snagged 10 rebounds. The 1,410 points rank Chelsea ninth in scoring in the history of the women's basketball program at UVa-Wise.
MaKenzie completed her first season of collegiate basketball as one of the top players on her team. She averaged 11 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in a freshman campaign that saw her play in 26 games and start in 22. MaKenzie drained 47 three point baskets as she shot a team-high 33.6 percent from beyond the arc. The younger Cluesman turned up her play in Mid-South play as she led the league in three pointers made per league contest at over two per game.
In total, 10 student-athletes earned first-team all-conference honors with Lindsey Wilson's Ashley Rainey garnering Player of the Year status. Cumberlands' (Ky.) Ashley Mullins joined MaKenzie as Co-Freshman of the Year.
Older sister Chelsea also joined three other Cavs as members of the all-academic team. Jaydee Brewer, Christine Nyobye, and Charlotte Reasor joined Chelsea on the squad. To earn all-academic status, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore while maintaining a 3.25 grade point average while being in good standing with his or her academic institution.
Coy Pendleton Honored
Between the Girls' and Boys' Varsity basketball games on Wednesday, February 6th against Harlan, Lee High School honored Coy Pendleton with a canvas print of him riding Copper, who died recently. Lee High wanted to thank Coy and Copper for all their years dedicated to Lee High School. Wednesday was also Coy's birthday.
Crisis Management Committee
In response to Governor Bob McDonnell's announcement of a state plan to review school safety in Virginia to ensure the safety of all children in the classroom, Lee High School has comprised a goup of leading educators, public safety experts, local leaders and legislators to review school safety, including established policies and procedures, crisis and emergency management plans, threat assessment protocols, as well as to share best practices and identify resource challenges. The Crisis Management Committee includes: Jill Carson
Melanie Jorgensen ,Deidre Taylor, Melissa Barrier, Melissa Ely, Charles Barrier, Annie Hall, Sandi Brewer, Hope Yeary, Angela Collingsworth, Angela Thomas, Sheilah Spivey, Edie Cope, Michele Gamble, David Graham, Jerry Hounshell and Connie Daugherty.
Virginia State Police and Lee High work towards school safety
Lt. Ed Murphy
On January 21st, the Lee High School faculty met with Sheriff Gary Parsons and Major Jimmy Woodard from the Lee County Sheriff's Department and Lieutenant Ed Murphy and Trooper Kelly Harvel of the Virginia State Police to discuss school safety procedures. The main topic stressed by Lt. Ed Murphy was that the first line of safety starts with teachers and their individual classrooms. By creating a plan of procedures in the event of a crisis and enforcing those procedures, teachers will be able to minimize the possiblity of uncertainty by students and staff in the event of an intruder in the building. Virginia State Police stressed the importance of teacher, student and staff preparation. Officer Murphy informed the staff that officers will continue to play a more active role and will continue to work with the Lee County School System for the safety of each and every student.
Gang Awareness Presentation
Gang activity in the United States is unlimited in its reach. It cuts across urban, suburban and rural jurisdictions and filters into schools. Making young people and community stakeholders aware of gangs and their activity was the subject of a recent Lee High School presentation by Major John Combs and Lieutenant Mike McBride of Wallen’s Ridge State Prison. Those in attendance were students from personal living & finance, history, and criminal justice classes as well as staff members, totaling approximately 250. A special thank you to the officers of Wallen’s Ridge State Prison for a most informative presentation.
Khan Academy, SOL Practice Tests and other Educational Resources Now Available
To help students prepare for SOL tests and to get help with classes, Lee High recommends the Khan Academy, the Virginia Department of Education Practice Tests, as well as the Jefferson Lab and Serendip for Biology and Science resources. Parents, students and teachers may also click on Social Studies Alive for America's Past Internet tutorials. English Teachers may access the University of Wisconsin Whitewater's tips on "Efficient Ways to Improve Student Writing".
The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. It is a not-for-profit academy with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.
All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
How it works for students
Students can make use of our extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.
Over 2100 videos
The Academy's library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.
As a world-class research facility, Jefferson Lab is a valued partner to the local, regional and national education community. Jefferson Lab's long-term commitment to science education continues to focus on increasing the number of teachers with a substantial background in math and science, strengthening the motivation and preparation of all students, especially minorities and females, and addressing the serious under representation of minorities and females in science, math, engineering and technology careers.
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