Principal's Perspective Newsletters & Messages

Welcome to the 2014 - 2015 school year vikings!
Seeing our two staff LINK Crew leaders come by my office signaled the end of a quiet summer and the beginning of the best part of being an educator: the start of school. Not long after their visit I made my way down the quiet and well-polished halls to the gym. When I walked in I was overwhelmed with the quiet intensity of the large group of kids. On their summer break they chose to come to school and prepare our incoming sophomores for the upcoming LINK day. This peer-led mentoring day sets the tone for our 623 sophomores and welcomes them to the great Viking culture.

After this energizing meeting I was walking up the hallway and was pulled in by the small gym buzzing from hundreds of our dedicated band students preparing for the school year with their band camp. I was serenaded by the kids a couple of days later as evidence of their hard work and skill. Do you ever wonder what is like being serenaded by 140 musically talented students? Watch the video above to find out!

These are just two quick illustrations of why it is great to be a Viking and why I am thankful to the principal of this incredible school. As we start the school year I am constantly reminded why excellence is the standard at LSHS. Excellence is not just a term we use, but it is a practice, a behavior and a mindset. I was asked by a neighboring educator why I think our wrestling program has won ten state championships and I replied because they work hard to do so every year. We don’t take excellence for granted, but practice it as a part of our culture.

That work ethic is also alive and well in our practice of our academics. Simply put, more students at LSHS are attending school, choosing positive behaviors, and performing in the classroom than ever before. I attribute this excellence to the outstanding teachers at LSHS, the supportive District and community and engaged parents.

Join me this year in experiencing the excellence of being a Viking. Please consider this an invitation to attend our assemblies, our activities and our athletic events to see excellence in action.

Proud to be a Viking!
Eric Cahan, LSHS Principal

Welcome Back Newsletter, September 2014

Parent Meeting Schedule for 2014 - 2015 School Year

October 8 LSHS Library 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
November 12 LSHS Library 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
December 10     LSHS Library 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
February 11 LSHS Library 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
March 11   LSHS Library 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
May 12    LSHS Library 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
*Please note there ARE NOT parent meetings the month of September, January, and June

Technology Training Now Available To Entire Community
The district has subscribed to Atomic Learning, which provides thousands of short (generally 1 - 2 minute) videos that teach you how to use hundreds of educational software tools.  This service is free for parents (students will receive log in instructions at school, as appropriate). To get started, follow the simple steps below:
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