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Motto: "Aspire, Expect, Achieve"

 


 

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.

Mission Statement

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.

Michelle Warner
Michelle Warner
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.

Gallery Update

The Lee High Gallery has been updated with all activities at Lee High. Please go to the link to find albums for all sports and activities. Anyone wishing to buy a picture may contact Angela Thomas for information on how to buy pictures. Sports action shots are also available. A CD with all action shots for a season or the whole year may be purchased for $35. Please contact Angela Thomas if you wish to buy action shots.

Nondiscrimination Policy

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 plays Defending State Champion Giles High School Saturday, 2:00 p.m.

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Directions to Giles High School

Lee High School will play Giles High School on Saturday, November 21, at 2:00 p.m. in the second round of the VHSL play-offs. Please click here for directions to Giles High School.

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Lee High celebrates first play-off win in 15 years

Lee High School won its first play-off game in 15 years with a 20-14 win last Saturday against Appomattox. Lee High will face number one ranked Giles this coming Saturday at Giles High School. Kick-off is at 2:00 p.m.

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Facing its own insurmountable past, Lee High thwarted a third-quarter Appomattox attack and never surrendered Saturday, earning a 20-14 win in the first round of the VHSL 2A West playoffs.

The Generals from Lee County entered having failed to win a playoff game in 17 seasons. Cody Haynes made sure to snuff out that dismal record.

Haynes – the burley 6-foot-1, 202-pound running back – rushed for 140 yards and scored two of Lee’s three touchdowns. The Generals (9-2) rolled up 247 yards on the ground.

Appomattox ends its season at 6-5. Deion Edwards threw for 112 yards, but tossed two fourth-quarter interceptions, one of which Lee turned into a touchdown. Buster Henderson caught seven passes for 85 yards, leading the way in the Raiders predominately airborne attack.

Trailing, 7-6, in the fourth quarter, Lee scored on an 8-yard punch by Jacob Lefevers (58 rushing yards) and Haynes ran in a two-point conversion. Those plays gave the Generals a 14-7 lead and helped erase a dismal offensive stretch that lasted 24 minutes.

“We just came out and wanted to be more physical with them,” Haynes said of Lee’s fourth-quarter firepower. “We wanted to run it down their throats and show them that we’re the tougher football team. That’s what our coaches tell us every week, so that’s what we came out and did.”

After Austin Smith intercepted an errant Edwards pass, the Generals added six points on Haynes’ 15-yard drive. The senior barreled up the middle as part of a four-play possession, running for gains of 15 and 17 yards prior to his touchdown.

“We had a great season. Every day we put 110 percent in,” Henderson said. “We just fought to the end day-in and day-out. We worked real hard in the weight room and in practice to get better. It just [stinks] that it has to end.”

After being held in check the first half, the Raiders came out firing in the third quarter. On the first play, Edwards lobbed a pass over the defense, hitting Henderson, who made a leaping grab over a defender and kept his feet inbounds as he landed near the left sideline. Henderson had a clear path to the end zone, giving the Raiders a 7-6 lead.

Lee quarterback Houston Sage ran for 43 yards and completed seven of his 20 passes for 90 yards. Appomattox had plenty of chances to intercept his errant passes, but picked just one.

“We just didn’t execute. We dropped picks and just messed up,” Henderson said. “That made the difference today.”

Down 20-7, the Raiders put together a final drive, using Matt Page at quarterback. The 6-foot-1 junior completed six passes as part of a 58-yard drive that resulted in a TD pass to Marquise Morgan.

“We just didn’t take full advantage of what they were giving us. … They grinded us up in the middle and the best stuff that we did, they took away,” Appomattox coach Doug Smith said.

The Generals advanced to the playoffs in 2013 for the first time in 15 years. They traveled five hours for Saturday’s game, staying in Lynchburg on Friday night. Lee then made the 30-minute trek to Appomattox on Saturday morning.

They will play defending state champion and unbeaten Giles in next week’s second round.

“I felt like we wore them down on the line of scrimmage,” Lee coach Terry Martin said, “and that opened things up on the offensive side of the ball.”

(tricities.com)
Send off
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Lee High Football coaches and players were sponsored with breakfast before they practiced and loaded the bus to head to Appomattox for tomorrow's play-off game at 2:00 p.m.

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Lee High was given a community wide send off as they head to Appomattox for tomorrow's play-off game.

 

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

All DayNo School - Thanksgiving Break

Report anonymously any concerns regarding bullying, threats, drugs, abuse, neglect, and/or any other activities in Lee High School or with Lee High Students. All submissions remain anonymous and are sent only to the appropriate administrator. Click Here »

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Voice a respectful and valid concern on Lee High School's policies and procedures. Click Here »

Missed Homework

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.

Pacing Guides

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.

Important Dates

November 15- Lee High vs Appomattox

November 24-28- Thanksgiving Break

Website Notice

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.

Zach Trees earns Cross Country All-Conference Honors

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Houston Sage Earns WCYB Player of the Week

News 5 WCYB's high school football Player Of The Week award goes to Lee High's Houston Sage. The quarterback accounted for six touchdowns last week and set a new school passing record.

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2014 Sigma Zeta Math & Science Contest

Saturday, November 22nd, 8:30 am Check In at the Science Building UVA-Wise Campus; Free Lunch in Cavs Cafe. Seniors with 3.0 GPA or Better Have a Chance to win $1,000 or $500 Scholarship to UVA-WiseChemistry and Biology Professors will have Activities Between Events As Well as 3-D Printer Demonstration. Students in Mrs. Stewart's class will get EXTRA CREDIT for participation! If interested students need to come see Mrs. Stewart for more information. Need to know by November 14th.

Lee Football Seniors join in on Read for the Record

Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign, Read for the Record, mobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy by participating in the largest shared reading experience. 

On October 21, 2014, people across the country united to read the children’s book Bunny Cakes, a comical story of sibling bonding and birthday shenanigans, by bestselling author and illustrator Rosemary Wells, in support of Jumpstart’s mission: to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Lee High Senior Football players enjoyed an afternoon with several young readers as they read Bunny Cakes to the children and then enjoyed cake with the children.

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Honorary Marine title awarded to Jacob Sprinkle

On Wednesday Oct 15th, Lee High School graciously provided the Sprinkle family the use of the C. Bascom Slemp Auditorium in order to posthumously name Jacob Sprinkle an Honorary Marine. As this is an honor that has to be personally approved by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, less than 100 Honorary Marines exist in the 239 year history of the Marine Corps.
Presenting on behalf of the Marine Corps was Lieutenant General John Toolan,one of the most senior Marine Officers. Gen Toolan is currently the Commander of Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. All previous Honorary Marine ceremonies have been featured on the official Marine Corps webpage.

From the Marine Corps website:

Jacob Sprinkle had been tied to the Marine Corps since birth, born little more than a short 13 years ago on November 10 — the Marine Corps' birthday. Sadly, Jacob would never live to serve in the Corps, but now, in death, he bears the title of "Marine."
More than 100 guests filled the Jonesville, Virginia Lee County High School auditorium tonight to participate in a ceremony posthumously honoring Jacob with the title “Honorary Marine,” an award less than 100 people have ever been recognized with. Nine months prior, friends and family gathered to grieve after his death, tonight they gathered to celebrate his entry into the Corps.
The nomination for honorary Marine must come from a general officer.
“I made that recommendation to the commandant of the Marine Corps and appeared today to honor Jacob,”  said Lt. Gen. John Toolan,  Marine Corps Forces, Pacific commander. “The Marine Corps is very, very proud to welcome Jacob into the ranks of our Marine Corps.”
Jacob was born to Rick and Monique Sprinkle on Nov. 10, 2000, with a severe heart defect that he fought for the rest of his life, causing him numerous surgeries, heart-valve replacements, a stroke and a heart transplant. Despite the numerous pain-filled treatments, surgeries and recoveries he endured, the die-hard Notre Dame fan never cried, or gave up.
“He was a very strong child to go through all that he had to go through, and to fight as hard as he did.” said Donna Arnold, a family friend. “He fought hard and has made a lasting impression on everyone that ever got to know him.”
Despite his physical restraints, the 5ft. 2in., Star Wars-fan aspired to be a third-generation Marine eager to step on the yellow footprints that his father, an 8-year mortarman, and his grandfather, a combat engineer, did years before. He loved playing “drill instructor” with his dad, and would frequently ask, “will I be able to be a Marine if I get my heart fixed?”
“Jacob was not going to be able to serve due to his physical condition, but it was something that was important to him,” said Rick Sprinkle.
    Knowing the importance to his son, Rick researched the honorary Marine process. After going through the processes of review from a general officer recommendation, to the Marine Corps commandant’s approval, Rick and Monique got a call telling them their son’s dream was about to come true.
“It is an incredible honor for me and my family that Jacob has earned the title,” Sprinkle said. “Thanks to all the people involved who helped him to become a Marine.”
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the crowd stood, tears creasing faces and chills sprinting down spines during an acapella singing of the Marines’ Hymn. The last lines of the final verse finished, “if the Army and the Navy ever look on heaven’s scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.”
The newest devil dog can begin his first heavenly patrol.

Dr. Amy Clark
Dr. Amy Clark presents Lee High School Principal Michelle Warner a signed copy of her book Success in Hill Country. Dr. Clark's book will be presented to Lieutenant General John A. Toolan, Commanding General, Marine Forces Pacific, who will be presenting the title of Honorary Marine posthumously to Jacob Tyler Sprinkle.

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Homecoming Queen Cheyann Harber

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Homecoming Week

Please go to the gallery for all the pictures from Spirit week. Today was Camo/Cowboys and Indians Day.

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Lee High Football helps out with RAM

The Lee High Football seniors helped set up the RAM Clinic on Friday, September 12. The first RAM clinic to be held in Lee County was held at the Lee County Airport on Saturday and Sunday, September 13-14. The Lee High Football seniors helpd set up tents. Several community organizations and members helped arrange and set up the clinic. This was Lee High's way to help support the community.

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Happy Be Late for Something Day

Lee High Students surprised their principal with another spontaneous parade celebrating "Happy Be Late for Something ". Savannah Rasnic was the Queen of the parade. Ironically, the students were late to class.

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Lee High Improves Graduation Rate

Lee High School improved its graduation rate from 84% in 2013, to 87% in 2014. SOL scores continues to improve in all areas.

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Please go to the Lee High Gallery to see all the pictures from the 2014 Graduation Ceremony.

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.

Disciplinary Actions

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 Plan

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.

Jefferson Lab:

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:

  1. We believe in the worth of all students and believe that their worth will be increased by providing tools to be life-long learners.
  2. We believe that students must understand that they are the ones ultimately responsible for their learning.
  3. 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.
  4. We believe that a safe, positive, and supportive atmosphere is invaluable.
  5. We believe that instruction should meet the needs of all students, regardless of the level of learning or the way in which they learn.
  6. 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

 

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