Welcome to the Lee High School Website
Motto: "Aspire, Expect, Achieve"
25+ years of Lee High School
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 »
Congratulations Class of 2015
Pictures of all graduates are in the gallery.
June 8, 2015 was a first for Lee High School as Lee High held its graduation indoors due to inclement weather for the first time in school history. Another first for Lee High, this year's graduation ceremony opened with a speech from Guest Speaker Senator Charles W. Carrico Sr., (Republican-District 40). Despite last minute preparations to move the ceremony indoors, the faculty and staff of Lee High School would like to thank everyone for making a very memorable and beautiful night for the students.
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.
Report a Concern
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 »
School Policy Concerns
Voice a respectful and valid concern on Lee High School's policies and procedures. Click Here »
Lee High News & Highlights
Participants Against Bullies Honored
The Lee High P.E. Department sponsored contests throughout the year to promote awareness to students against bullies. Students participating in two of those activites were awarded plaques for their participation and first place finish in Shoot-Out Against Bullies and Strong Arm Against Bullies. The program also sponsors a Dodge Ball Tournament to promote a Food Drive to help needy families at Christmas. Because hunger is a problem all year long, the P.E. Department, along with Mrs. Jillian Skidmore and Mrs. Kristy Howard, ran a food drive from February through May, with Mrs. Howard and Mrs. Skidmore providing food baskets. Each month the students helped one or two families by donating much needed food baskets.
CPR and First Aid
Every year, more than 380,000 people die from cardiac arrest and only 8 percent of cardiac arrest victims survive. With that in mind, the Lee High School P.E. Department had 136 students go through First Aid and CPR training. With the help of Instructor Jared Glass, Lee High School was able to train all tenth grade P.E. students in First Aid and CPR. The plan to have all students who attend Lee High School to graduate with CPR and First Aid training will continue as next year's incoming Freshmen will go through the same course. The 2013 Virginia Acts of Assembly, an Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 22.1-274.4 relating to public schools; cardiopumonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators require that by the 2016-2017 school year, all incoming first time nineth grade students in order to obtain and standard or advanced diploma, shall be required to be trained in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of automated external defibrillators, including hands-on practice of the skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Joy McKnight, who was selected Lee High Teacher of the Year.
Josh Ledford Receives Governor's School Award for Excellence
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.
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.
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