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Motto: "Aspire, Expect, Achieve"
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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.
Principal - Lee High School
From our principal
The faculty and staff of Lee High School have a committment and passion for the mission and the success of Lee High School. We are committed to improve the performance of our students to not only meet the state standards, but to exceed those standards. Please feel free to contact me at any time with your concerns.
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
Lee High offers "What you missed in class today" on each individual teacher's website page. Click onto the Academics link on the top right and choose a teacher. Missed assignments are posted each day by 3:00 p.m. Please click here to go straight to the Faculty page.
Alley Skidmore Receives the Gates Millennium Scholarship
Alley Skidmore, a senior at Lee High School, has been awarded the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. "It is critical to America's future that we draw from the full range of talent and ability to develop the next generation of leaders," said Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. "The Millennium Scholars program is intended to ensure that we build a stronger America through improved educational opportunities."
GMS scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students of ethnicities other than white across the country who demonstrates academic excellence and strong leadership skills. Scholarships assist students in meeting the cost of attendance at the school of their choice. GMS scholars who choose to pursue graduate studies in the areas of education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and science are eligible to receive continued funding. The program also provides leadership development opportunities, to insure that scholars graduate prepared to become strong leaders in their professions and in their communities. Candidates for the GMS award must be citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States. Students must also meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria, have at least a 3.3 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), and have demonstrated leadership through community service or other extracurricular activities.
In establishing the scholarship, Gates Millennium Scholars, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hoped to create a network of future leaders from around the world who would bring new vision and commitment to improving the life circumstances of citizens in their respective countries. Over time, it is anticipated that Gates Scholars will become leaders in all their respective fields, and will help to address global problems related to health, equity, technology, and learning - all areas in which the Foundation is deeply engaged.
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Dangers of the Online World
The Lee County School System takes seriously the dangers for our students concerning the online world . Please click on the following link to read about the dangers of the digital world. Click here for the link.
Live Well at Lee High School
Lee High School has implemented Live Well, a new initiative to help employees to improve their health. Please click here to read more about it.
Lee High News & Highlights
Jonas Reasor wins 1st place at the 2016 Lee County 4H/FFA Beef Show
Congratulations to Jonas Reasor who competed in the 2016 Lee County 4H and FFA Beef Show. He won first place and Grand Champion. He will be competing May 3, in Bristol.
2015 Lee High Graduates Speak at MECC 2016 Scholars Recognition
Dillon Dotson and Jamie Wolford, both 2015 Lee High School graduates were student speakers at the 2016 MECC Scholars Recognition Night on Thursday, April 21, at Mountain Empire Community College.
Tessa Delph and Mary Beth Van Cleaves sign with UVA-Wise Cross Country
Tessa Delph and Mary Beth Van Cleaves signed a letter of intent to run Cross Country with UVA-Wise next fall. Both students are standout multi-sport athletes in Cross Country, Soccer and Track. Congratulations to both girls.
The Alliance for Young Writers recognizes Autumn Bishop
Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program, and become a part of our community—young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors, video game artists and science fiction writers, along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process. The mission of The Alliance for Young Writers is “…to give those high school students who demonstrate superior talent and achievement in things of the spirit and of the mind at least a fraction of the honors and rewards accorded to their athletic classmates for demonstrating their bodily skills.” (–Maurice R. Robinson, Founder) Autumn Bishop, a Lee High Junior is a 2016 Gold Key Award Recipient for her Personal Essay/Memoir, "Purge, A memoir of Bullmia Nervosa".
Since its founding, the Awards have established an amazing track record for identifying the early promise of our nation’s most accomplished and prolific creative leaders. Alumni include artists Andy Warhol, Philip Pearlstein, Cy Twombly, Robert Indiana, Kay WalkingStick, and John Baldessari; writers Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Bernard Malamud, Myla Goldberg, and Joyce Carol Oates; photographer Richard Avedon; actors Frances Farmer, Robert Redford, Alan Arkin, Lena Dunham, and John Lithgow; fashion designer Zac Posen; and filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Ken Burns, and Richard Linklater.
Principal Michelle Warner with Autumn Bishop
Patrick Allen signs letter of intent to Emory and Henry
Patrick Allen, a standout linemen with the Lee High Football team for four years, signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at Emory and Henry College. Emory & Henry participates in NCAA Division III, and is a member of the respected Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). Emory & Henry College is consistently ranked among the nation's best private liberal arts institutions. Among the College's many accolades is the Presidential Award for Service Learning, the highest national recognition for community service and service learning; top tier recognition in Washington Monthly, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and many other publications.
Devin Rutledge signs with UVA-Wise
Devin Rutledge signed a letter of intent to play football today, March 8. Rutledge a stand out Wide Receiver will also be vying for playing time at the Wide Receiver position. The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is a public, four-year residential liberal arts college located in the lush mountains of Southwest Virginia. As a COPLAC member institution, UVa-Wise is nationally-accredited and has been nationally-ranked among top public liberal art colleges in the U.S. UVa-Wise is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and competes in the Mountain East Conference in all 13 sports.
Ryan Morris signs with Alice Lloyd
Ryan Morris signed a letter of intent to run Cross Country for Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passa, KY. Alice Lloyd College is widely recognized as a highly respected, private, four-year, liberal arts institution dedicated to providing leadership education to some of the brightest and best students in the Appalachian region. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC).
Literacy and Technology Collaboration
Mrs. Skidmore’s 9th grade English students participated in the library with a collaborative digital learning project. Students engaged in Hour of Code activities to learn basic programming skills which allowed them to develop games, projects and puzzles online. The purpose of Hour of Code is to promote those computer skills that will enable students to understand and enjoy computer animation and movement. As a reward for completing their Code activities, students’ names were drawn for a free book giveaway.
Ethan Cave signs with Emory and Henry
Ethan Cave signed today to play baseball with Emory and Henry College. Cave, a senior pitcher, is a three year varsity letterman. Cave will sign to become an outfielder with the option to pitch. Ethan plans to major in Enviromental Science.
Read for the Record
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® is a global campaign which generates public support for high-quality early learning by mobilizing millions of children and adults to take part in the world's largest shared reading experience. On October 22, 2015, Jumpstart celebrated the 10th anniversary of Read for the Record with the campaign book, Not Norman: A Goldfish Story, written by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. Lee High School Senior Football players spent yesterday with special guests as they read to each child and enjoyed activities and snacks.
The Lee High Yearbook is offering family portraits for the faculty and staff for the upcoming faculty yearbook section of the yearbook. The portraits have been a great hit especially for faculty members who have brought their "children". Some happy participants in the family portraits are Rascal and Buddy.
VA Crime Code ARS-2025-F6 18.2-85
Hoax firebomb, explosive, construct, use or send punishable by 1 year to 5 years imprisoned. However, be aware that the laws may also include a change depending on the circumstances on the federal level: Whoever, through the use of the mail, telephone, telegraph or other instrument of interstate or foreign commerce, or in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, willfully makes a threat or maliciously conveys false information knowing the same to be false, concerning an attempt or alleged attempt being made or to be made, to kill, injure, or intimidate any individual or unlawfully to damage or destroy any building, vehicle, or other real or personal property by means of fire or an explosive, shall be imprisoned for not more than 10 years or fined under this title, or both.
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. Please contact Angela Thomas at Lee High School if you are interested in purchasing any of the pictures on the website.
Parents who are interested in keeping up with the materials on which your child will be testing throughout the year in your child's classes may see the Pacing Guides on our website. English Pacing Guides are available by clicking onto the side link or by clicking here.
For math pacing guides, please click here.
Policy Change concerning Electronic Cigarettes
The Lee County School System prohibits all Electronic Cigarettes on all of its school grounds. Please see the Student Code of Conduct or the Student Handbook concerning tobacco products or electronic cigarettes. Any questions concerning the policy or questions concerning violation and/or action should contact the Lee County School Board at 276-346-2107.
Please refer to the side link for information concerning disciplinary violations and actions. Please contact Michelle Warner or Stacey Belcher if you have any questions concerning a disciplinary action.
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, Jennifer Napier, Melissa Barrier, Charles Barrier, Lena McCall, Ben Sadler, Hope Yeary, Angela Collingsworth, Angela Thomas, Sheilah Spivey, Edie Cope, Alexis Carson, Terry Welch, Stachey Belcher and Michelle Warner.
Indistar® is a web-based system implemented by a state education agency, district, or charter school organization for use with district and/or school improvement teams to inform, coach, sustain, track, and report improvement ac-tivities.
Similar to a global positioning system (GPS), Indistar® tells you where you are and helps you get to where you want to be — every child learning and every school improving. Indistar® is stocked with indicators of evidence-based practices at the district, school, and classroom levels to improve student learning. But Indistar® is also customizable, so that the client (SEA, LEA, or charter organization) can populate or enhance the system with its own indicators of effective practice. The system also accommodates rubrics for assessment of the indicators.
Parents may log onto Indistar to view the School Improvement of Lee High School. The following is a list of the reports that Parents may view:
- Celebrate Our Success!
This report shows indicators which have been determined by the Leadership Team to be fully implemented, either in the team’s initial assessment or after meeting the objective for the indicator. These indicators are the school’s norms, what is done routinely and with high quality.
- Where Are We Now?
This is an overview of the school’s execution of its plan for improvement in graph form, as well as a list of fully implemented and completed indicators.
- Comprehensive Plan
Here you will see a detailed description of the improvement plan including all assessments, plans, tasks, monitoring, and implementation information.
- Summary Report
This report displays summary information such as the number of meetings held, number of indicators assessed and planned, number of coaching comments, and forms submitted as well as district leadership team information.
- Accomplishments Report
Here you will see indicators asessed as fully implemented or indicators for which plans were created and the objective is now met.
To login to the Indistar Plan, please click on the following link and login with the following: GuestS12167
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.
Lee High School’s beliefs are:
- We believe in the worth of all students and believe that their worth will be increased by providing tools to be life-long learners.
- We believe that students must understand that they are the ones ultimately responsible for their learning.
- We believe that diversity is a strength and should be celebrated, both in the content of our curriculum and the make-up of our student body.
- We believe that a safe, positive, and supportive atmosphere is invaluable.
- We believe that instruction should meet the needs of all students, regardless of the level of learning or the way in which they learn.
- We believe that technology positively impacts student achievement as it changes the teaching and learning environment.
We believe that Respect, Attitude, Cooperation, Effort, and Responsibility (R.A.C.E.R) are integral to success, and we strive to model and teach these values as a part of our curriculum