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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
EXAM SCHEDULE-CHRISTMAS BREAK
Lee High will have first semester exams beginning on Tuesday, December 17. An Exam Schedule will follow. Friday, December 20 will be a half day with only one exam on that day. Christmas Break begins after school on December 17 with students returning to class on January 6.
Officer Bobby Slusher speaks to LHS students
Officer Bobby Slusher
On November 21, Officer Bobby Slusher from the Lee County Sheriff's Office talked to Lee High tenth graders on the dangers of sexting. Officer Slusher highlighted the consequences of sexting and defined clearly what the penalties of sexting are to even a minor. According to Luke J. Nichols, a Fairfax Criminal Defense Lawyer, "Virginia’s legislators have spent the last decade clamoring for the title of “toughest on pedophiles”. The problem is that teens and parents do not realize that many of the defendants in these child pornography cases are teenagers with camera phones.
Sexting, or sending sexually explicit text messages, videos, and pictures over the internet, is not only rampant among teenagers (and even some pre-teens) but it is also extremely illegal because underage sexting is child pornography. The law simply does not distinguish much between the 40 year old man sharing photos of the children he molests and a 14 year old taking naked photos of his underage girlfriend. In Virginia, the criminal charges that stem from sexting fit into two categories: 1) crimes that involve child pornography, such as possession or production of child pornography and 2) crimes that involve the actions that occur while sexting, such as nonconsensual photography of private part, or indecent exposure.
Child pornography is a very specific legal term in Virginia. The statutes state specific body part, sexual acts, and simulated sexual acts that may not be shown in any image, photo, video, etc...In Virginia production of Child pornography, possession of child, and distribution of child pornography are three separate felonies. A teen who takes a dirty photo and shows it to his friends immediately become guilty of three separate felonies as well as another crimes he or she may commit." ("Virginia Sexting and Child Pornography Laws")
Officer Slusher detailed the VA code for pornography, Code 18.2-374.1 (Production of Child Pornography):
A person can be guilty of production of child porn if they:
1) Solicit, entices, etc. a minor to be the subject of child porn.
This means that the crime of production occurs whether or not the “victim” agrees or goes through with the act. So a teenager who asks a girl to let him take a dirty photo has committed felony production of child porn whether or not the girl agrees. This is particularly dangerous because many of these kids are asking for dirty photos of each other over the internet via chat rooms, email, or text where there is written proof of their crime that any police officer can simply print off and bring to court.
2) Produces, prepares to produce, or attempts to make child pornography.
Attempt to commit a serious felony is crime and production of child pornography is no exception. Once again, simply trying to take a dirty photo of a minor is a crime. A young man who jokingly tries to stick his camera phone under a girls skirt is guilty of production of child pornography even if he doesn’t succeed.
3) Knowingly takes part in or participates in the production of child pornography.
This is how many good kids can get in trouble. “Participates” is a very broad word and children who are not sexting themselves may be found guilty of production of child pornography under this clause simply because they are friends with the wrong people. Helping a friend download pictures, giving verbal encouragement, loaning a friend your camera, photo-shopping pictures, or just standing by and watching (being a look out) can be defined as production of child pornography under this sub section.
Additionally, this clause could be used to convict the subject of child pornography of production of child porn. If a child is taking naked photos of themselves then they could go to prison under this clause. (Nichols)
Officer Slusher ended the assembly by discussing Domestic Violence and urged students, particularly girls, to report any violent acts committed against them.
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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.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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Hot Cheesy Lasagna w/Ground Beef or Crispy Baked Steak Nuggets; Toast, Fresh Carrots w/Dip, Green Beans, Chilled Orange Slices
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Lee High Basketball Opens tonight
The Lee High Boys and Girls Basketball teams open in a four game series tonight against Twin Springs. Junior Varsity Girls action begins at 4:30 p.m. with the Boys Junior Varsity beginning immediately afterwards. The Varsity Girls game will begin tentatively at 6:30 p.m. The Girls Varsity will play Wednesday night at home against Rye Cove. The J.V. Girls game begins at 6:00 p.m. The girls will also play at home Thursday night against Harlan with game time beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Generals travel to Thomas Walker Saturday night for four ballgames beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Wrestling Opens with the Charles Cantor Duels Saturday
The 2013-2014 Wrestling season opens at Lee High Saturday, December 7, with the Charles Cantor Duels. Matches begin at 10:00 a.m.
The Lee High Scholastic Bowl team will travel to Lebanon tonight for a double header. Matches begin at 5:00 p.m.
Lee High Auditorium
The construction on the Lee High School Slemp Auditorium is continuing with hopes to be completed in the coming weeks.
Raymond Avery joins 1000 yards club
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, Stacey Belcher and Michelle Warner.
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.
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Students can make use of our extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.
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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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