LHS World-Language teachers

LHS World-Language teachers

Fellowships

Strengthening the Study of Asian Literature. English teacher Charlotte Parish will study East Asian literature at Japan’s Waseda University in order to build a high-quality project-based learning curriculum to fill gaps at the freshman, sophomore, and senior levels. (Awarded 2019-19)

Mastering the New AP Calculus Curriculum Frameworks. Math teacher Bonnie Pelletier will attend the AB Calculus Summer Institute in St. Johnsbury’s VT to enrich her understanding of the new advanced placement curriculum frameworks, pedagogy, content, and formative assessment. (Awarded 2019-19)

Supporting Students’ Postsecondary Planning. Stacy McFadden, School Counselor and LHS’s liaison to Naviance, will attend the Hobson Institute Annual Conference for High School and Admission Counselors – Naviance to learn from developers of the software that LHS uses to support students in postsecondary planning and applying to college. (Awarded 2018-19)

Expanding the Study of AP Calculus. Math teacher Wendy Cordero will attend the AB Calculus for Experienced AP Teachers Summer Institute in St. Johnsbury, VT to explore new approaches to the advanced placement curriculum, including in-depth explorations of differential and integral calculus applications and project-based learning. (Awarded 2018-19)

Meeting Students’ Physical and Mental Health Needs. School Nurse Susan Kaftan will attend the national conference of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners to learn the latest evidence-based approaches to addressing students’ social, emotional and physical challenges, including substance use, suicidal ideation, trauma, anxiety, and gender identity. (Awarded 2018-19)

 
English teachers Taylor Liljegren and Samantha St.James

English teachers Taylor Liljegren and Samantha St.James

Program Grants

Addressing Social and Emotional Needs through Student Advisories. LHS will research best practices in creating and maintaining small advisory groups that can build students’ sense of belonging and connectedness, foster relationships, develop adaptive coping skills, reduce absences and address behavioral issues by linking every student with a caring adult over their four years at this very large high school. Project Director: Andy Baker, Associate Principal (Awarded 2018-19)

Postsecondary Planning Program Development. The LHS Counseling Department will develop a College JumpStart Summer Program for college-ready seniors that aims to decrease student stress and increase support around such issues as career exploration, financial aid, and first-generation college experience. Project Director: Stacy McFadden, School Counselor (Awarded 2018-19)

Community Conversations: Increasing Cultural Literacy. Building on previous LEF grants that diversified the literature curriculum in grade 10, LHS’s English Department will create a curriculum that supports a shared reading experience for students in grades 9 and 11 that is centered around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Project Director: Samantha St. Lawrence, English teacher (Awarded 2018-19)

 
Mike Smith - The Speaker

Mike Smith - The Speaker

School Community Grant

Lexington High School will bring motivational speaker Mike Smith to campus for three assemblies to inspire students to move past siloed connections that are based on specific subjects or activities, build a schoolwide identity and culture, and consider the legacy they wish to leave. (Awarded 2018-19)