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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.
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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.
Lee High Parent Night will be Thursday, October 23, from 3:30-5:30.
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.
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 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.
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
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School Policy Concerns
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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.
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. Other core courses will be posted later.
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.
Lee High Football
Lee High Football will play Gate City this Friday, October 17, at 5-Star Stadium. Kick off is 7:30 p.m.
Homecoming Queen Cheyann Harber
Please go to the gallery for all the pictures from Spirit week. Today was Camo/Cowboys and Indians Day.
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.
October 17- End of the nine weeks
October 25-Tobacco Festival
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.
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.
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.
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.
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