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Arjun Chopra Memorial
Dear Lassiter Family:
We were all very sad to learn of the sudden and tragic death of our senior, Arjun Chopra, back on December 19. This morning in our stadium, our senior class and staff members participated in a touching memorial for Arjun with the emotional release of white balloons in his honor. Many people have asked how they can help the Chopra family. To honor Arjun, we have set up a fundraiser for a memorial on the Lassiter school grounds. The money will be used to purchase two new stone benches for the front of the school where our Lassiter students can sit, relax, and remember their friend Arjun. Any money that is left over after the cost of the benches and landscaping will be donated to Camp Twin Lakes, a camp set up by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for children with congenital heart defects. Arjun spent every summer at this camp since he was seven years old. We will always remember “Big Arj,” and his philosophy, “Help Ever, Hurt Never.”
As always, we are here to help our students who are still struggling with their feelings regarding this tragedy. Please keep us informed if there is anything we can do to support your students. We ask that you also continue to keep the Chopra family in your thoughts and prayers. Our Trojan Spirit remains resilient because we continue to support one another in difficult times.
If you would like to donate to this special memorial please visit: http://www.gofundme.com/k8h41o
Lassiter Receives National Advanced Placement Recognition
On February 18, 2015, State School Superintendent Richard Woods named 609 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools. The College Board administers the Advanced Placement (AP) classes and exams, in addition to administering the SAT. AP classes offer rigorous college-level learning options to students in high school. Students who receive a three, four, or five on AP exams may receive college credit. They are currently recognizing Lassiter as a 2015 AP Merit School, 2015 AP Stem School, and 2015 AP Stem Achievement School. Congrats to all of you for your continued dedication to challenging our students.
They name the 2015 AP Honor Schools in five categories, based on the results of 2014 AP classes and exams:
We invite you to read the press release in its entirety.
The Sibling Story Project
WSB-TV Channel 2 news recently reported on the Sibling Story Project featuring two Lassiter siblings, Marshall and Allison Fine. Read more>>>
2015 Lassiter High School Testing Schedule
Get a jump start studying for your SLO Post Tests, EOC, and AP Exams. We encourage you to look at our Plan for Success page for the dates. Good luck!
College Credit Now Summit
We invite you to attend the College Credit Now Summit to learn about opportunities available for your student to earn college credit while enrolled in high school as well as receive 100% paid tuition! The summit will take place at Campbell High School on March 12, 2015, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please see the summit flyer for more information.
Senior Scholarship Opportunity
The LHS PTSA is offering three $1,000.00 scholarships to qualifying seniors. Seniors interested in applying must complete an application and answer three essay questions focused on the student's community service efforts throughout their high school years. Community service through school clubs, honor societies, athletics, or outside the school is applicable when completing the PTSA scholarship application.
All seniors must be a 2014- 2015 PTSA member. Seniors that are not currently PTSA members may join PTSA if they wish to apply for this scholarship opportunity. Please attach $7.00 (new members only) with your scholarship application when submitting for consideration. Scholarship applications are available in the counseling office, and students should turn in applications no later than March 25, 2015, to the counseling office. Direct all scholarship questions to Patti Lavender with "PTSA Scholarship" in the subject line.
EOC and SLO Information
Testing will begin in January 12, 2015; please read the flyer for full details.
Lassiter High School graduation is on Friday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. at KSU. Additional details will be coming soon.
AP Exam Registration
You can find AP exam information online. Look to the left hand side where all registration, cost, and payment information is located.
Earn Free Money and Supplies for LHS!
You can help our school earn free money and supplies just by shopping! LHS is partnering with the community rewards programs at Target, Kroger, and Coca Cola. The rewards we earn just by buying our favorite products will go toward purchasing things like sports equipment and necessary classroom supplies. Please view the flyer for more details on how you can participate in this fun and easy fundraiser!
New District Calendars
The Cobb County Board of Education has recently approved calendars for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years. Please visit the Cobb County School District to view the calendars.
Earning Credit Through Demonstrating Subject Area Competency (Testing Out)
As of February 24, 2015, the Cobb County School District has made the following announcement:
In response to the state’s recent announcement that local systems could decide whether to offer test out or not, Cobb has decided that we will not offer the test out option this spring since we will not have scores back until this fall to inform necessary placement decisions. We will re-evaluate the option again in the fall and spring of next year. All questions should be directed to the office of assessment and personalized learning at the Cobb County School District website.
Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, students will have the option of testing out of a high school course. The deadlines to submit a registration form to the school counseling office are September 12, 2014, and February 27, 2015.
Rise Above Ordinary
We are Lassiter High! Let us show you how we are anything but ordinary. We invite you to sit back and enjoy our video showcase featuring the best we have to offer--our amazing students! We are dedicated to reaching excellence and climbing higher!
For Trojan video clips and news broadcasts, visit our LNN Broadcast portal.