Sophomore/Junior Parent Meeting

Please join us for our sophomore/junior parent meeting on Monday, November 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the concert hall. We look forward to seeing you there!

First Semester Exam Information

First semester exams begin on Friday, December 15 and run through Wednesday, December 20. We will give students comprehensive final examinations covering the curriculum of each course in which they are enrolled this semester. Please take a moment to view our first semester exam schedule for information concerning our school operations at this important time of the year. 

Dual Enrollment Summit

Georgia’s Dual Enrollment Program invites you to attend a dual enrollment summit on Tuesday, October 24 at Kell High School. At the summit you will learn about opportunities available for your student to earn college credit while enrolled in high school as well as receive 100% paid tuition, mandatory fees, and books! Cobb counselors will present details on enrollment while you will also have an opportunity to meet with college representatives! We invite you to learn more about this event by viewing our dual enrollment flyer.

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia parent survey contains 24 questions and is a great resource for our local administration, as well as the district central office, to gain key insight from the parents and guardians of our students. Please take a moment to complete the parent survey. The responses are anonymous, and we will use the data in future school-wide planning. Thank you in advance for your input.

Congratulations Trojan Marching Band!

It is with tremendous joy that I announce that the Lassiter High School Marching Trojan Band received an invitation to perform in the 130th annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. Only 13 bands from across the globe received this distinction after a rigorous application process. This marks an unprecedented fifth invitation extended to the Lassiter Band program to perform in America’s new year celebration; and I could not be more thrilled. 

The Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day is an annual occurrence held in Southern California since 1890. The tournament is a celebration and salute to community spirit, service, and a love of pageantry. The Rose Parade is marked by a 5 ½ mile parade route along Colorado Boulevard through Pasadena, for an overwhelming one million spectators and a worldwide television viewing audience estimated at nearly half of a billion in over 80 countries. The opportunity to share our talents and represent our community for such a vast viewing audience is both daunting and thrilling.

Our beloved Lassiter band has gained national notoriety for its high level of achievement over the years. The fast paced, musically and visually challenging marching programs are a testament to an uncompromising commitment to excellence by our students, staff, and directors. It fills me with such joy to share our talents with the entire world. Moreover, I am appreciative to our students, staff, administration, and boosters for an uncompromising commitment to our standard of excellence. Work ethic is the hallmark of our program and is the precursor of this once in a lifetime opportunity. This invitation is a testament to the time, energy, and sacrifice paid by our students. Our Marching Trojans have worked hard to receive an occasion to showcase their talents for the world to see. In fact, to my knowledge, only the Sprayberry and Walton bands have received this opportunity, placing Lassiter in the extreme minority as one of the select few to perform in the Rose Parade.

In addition to work ethic, one of our most sacred traditions is service. A special thank you is in order for our senior Class of 2018. Like each senior class before them, they have learned to share their knowledge in service to the youngest and least skilled among them. Each Lassiter student learns the joy of gracious giving. The Class of 2018 will join the ranks of countless Lassiter band alumni who will look on with pride as “The TRADITION continues…” knowing that they are a part of that tradition. There is no way that we could have achieved this honor without them. We all thank you so very much.

While the Rose Parade will communicate the details of the performance very soon, today is cause for celebration, reflection, and joy. Happy homecoming. Take a bow Lassiter band, job well done! 

Eyes with Pride,

James E. Thompson, Jr.
Director of Bands
Lassiter High School

Congratulations, Coach Galvin!

Coach Galvin popped the question in front of nearly 2000 students and teachers at a recent pep rally.

Daily Practice for the New SAT

There is a free app that allows students to “scan and score” a paper PSAT/NMSQT or SAT practice test with their mobile device. Students will receive instant score feedback and connect to practice resources. There is a one-minute video available on the site that showcases this new PSAT/SAT practice app. Visit the Daily Practice web page to learn more!