Principal's Newsletter

May 17, 2013

Dear Robert E. Lee Parents / Guardians,

Weekly celebrations and updates:

Please make plans to attend the 2013 Lee-ette’s Spring Show

“ Around The World”

Friday, May 17, at 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 18, 2:00 pm

In the Lee High School Auditorium, admission is $6 at the door

Two teams competed in the First Annual Student Showcase sponsored by the San Antonio Restaurant Association and St. Phillips Culinary Department.

Our Culinary Arts students won first place in the "People's Choice" category.

Yep, we ROCKED the competition!!!

Lee journalism students entered the

RISING STAR PORTFOLIO CONTEST

with the Texas Association of Photography Instructors.

We entered 10 photos in each area with no more than two photos from any one student.

Lee took...

First place in Portraits

First place in photojournalism

Second Place in Sports

First Place overall and were named the 2013 Rising Star Photography School.

Our photos will be up on their website soon at http://www.atpi.org/risings

Future Vols

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:30 pm

LEE HIGH SCHOOL GYM

Welcome future Volunteers!

This Mandatory meeting is for all Incoming

Freshmen and Returning Parents/Athletes

Meet the Athletic Coordinator (Coach Kloza)

Meet your future Coaches

Meet your future teammates

Meet Upper-classmen athletes

Join Volunteer Sports Association

Volunteer Merchandise will be available for purchase

“Championships Are Won Today”

On May 16, 2013 our ROTC made us proud as they represented Lee at the following ceremonies.

May 16th Color Guard NEISD Parent Academy Graduation 10am @ LEE H.S.

May 16th Color Guard 7pm @ Oblate School of Theology

May 16th Color Guard for Summa Reception 7pm @ LEE H.S.

May 23rd Battalion Recognition Ceremony 5pm @ LEE H.S. Band parking lot

Good news ROTC took 3rd place in the male division , 1st in the Army Service category and 3rd place in COED team at the Judson H.S. Joint Services JROTC Physical Fitness Championship Meet. Congratulations!!

One of your student’s major responsibilities as he/she begins to end their school year is to turn-in textbooks. Our scheduled textbook turn-in begins Monday, May 20th, 2013 and goes through Friday, May 24th. We will begin informing students about the turn-in process next week through their teachers. The cost of one textbook today may cost as much as 60 dollars. Please help your student prepare to turn-in textbooks. You may also decide to conduct your own textbook check by having your student present their textbook(s) to you. If you have questions or need more information do not hesitate to contact our Campus Textbook Coordinator, Mr. Poole or his Assistant, Mrs. Nancy Ybarra at 210 356-0827.

The Allied Campus Theatre performances of “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon, and “Hollywood Arms” by Carrie Hamilton and Carol Burnett, are both directed by theatre students. Performances are scheduled for Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 in the Lee Black Box, room 502! Both nights the first show will start at 6:30 pm and the second show will start at 7:30 pm. Tickets will be sold at the door. LOTS of LEE/ISA students are involved in these fabulous shows and have been working very hard! Please come support your Lee Theatre department.

Attendance Alert------- Only Two Saturdays left. Please encourage your son or daughter to see their administrator if they have more than 8 absences in any of their classes.

District reminder: Graduating Seniors

It was at this time last year that this office shared information with you early so that you had advance notice to forward it to family and friends.

I am sending this to all our parents because I know that you may have friends and neighbors who may be graduating as well.

Our high school graduation ceremony will again be streamed live on the internet so that loved ones who cannot make it to the Freeman Coliseum will be able to watch from any place in the world that has an internet connection.

Simply visit www.neisd.net and click on GRADUATION 2013 under District News for more information. This link may move, however, that link will remain somewhere on the homepage through the end of June.

Please remind your son or daughter that school is not over. Regular and prompt attendance are crucial; students still need to pass their classes. We also have a large number of seniors who have financial obligations. These need to be paid before they can receive their cap and gown. Students with outstanding obligations will not be allowed to walk the stage. Please contact Assistant Principal Corby Brown at 356-0882, if you have any questions or concerns.

From the Counseling Department:

Attention parents of graduating seniors:

Tidbits of important end-of-the-year information.

1) In order for your child to be recognized for any scholarships they have been awarded, he/she must turn in documentation to Ms. Martinez or Ms. Nobles in the Career Center. The deadline to submit this information so it may be included in the graduation program was April 29th. However, we encourage students to continue to bring in documentation letters up until June 7th.

2) Your child must declare the college he/she will be attending by June 4th if he/she wants the college or military choice to be announced at graduation.

3) Your child must turn in to the Career Center his/her "final transcript request" by June 4th.

4) If your child will not be participating in the graduation ceremony please notify his/her counselor by June 4th.

Thank you from the Counseling Office

*Lee PTA will be serving Breakfast and coffee to the seniors!

They will cover the main entrée and coffee, but are in need of a few donated items. Please contact Anne Ludwig at aludwi1@neisd.net, if you are able to donate paper products, fruit trays, pastries, or bottled water.

Sr. Parents; Then and Now Slide Show

Please send 2 pictures to include in the slide show. One baby photo and one current photo. This should be a fun way to celebrate the journey you have all completed as you embark on the next phase. If interested, send photos as an attachment to aludwi1@neisd.net.

*Door Prizes-

We are hoping to get some great door prizes to give away this year! We need donations of gift cards/services from local businesses, as well as items for the themed gift baskets we are planning to give away. We’re in need of items for the following baskets:

*College Bound (boy/girl) - dorm accessories, school supplies, backpack, etc.

*Summer Fun (boy/girl) – beach towel, flip flops, sun screen, sunglasses, etc.

*Sports Galore- basketball, football, sweat towel, mini MP3 player, sports bottle, etc.

To donate any of the above items please contact Anne Ludwig at aludwi1@neisd.net

This week's LeeTV is available at https://vimeo.com/66151204 .

Please enjoy... the students do a phenomenal job preparing this for everyone.

Attached are two flyers one to NESA Student Show Openings and The Nimitz Carnival Flyer.

Below are our upcoming activities for the week:

Friday, May 17

6:00pm

Allied Campus Theatre Student Directed Shows

8:30am

Lee-ettes Rehearsal in Theater

4:00pm

Lee-ette Pizza Party

6:00pm

Open Gym

7:00pm

Lee Orchestra Banquet

7:00pm

Lee-ette Spring Show in Auditorium

Saturday, May 18

8:30pm

Allied Campus Theatre Student Directed Shows

ISA Saturday Detention

8:00am

SATURDAY SUCCESS

 

9:00am

Credit Protection

12:00pm

Lee-ette's rehearsal and call time

2:00pm

Lee-ette Spring Show in Auditorium

 

Sunday, May 19

8:00am

Lee Choir Set up and Rehearsal Spring Concert

 

Monday, May 20

8:00am

Lee Choir Rehearsal

 

4:05pm

Choir Rehearsal

 

4:05pm

Choir Rehearsal

 

6:00pm

Open Gym

7:00pm

PTA Board Meeting

 

Tuesday, May 21

8:00am

Lee Choir Rehearsal and 7:00 PM Performance

5:00pm

Incoming Freshman/Parent meeting

5:15pm

ISA Freshman Student-led Portfolio Conferences

 

Wednesday, May 22

8:30am

STEM Presentation 2nd and 3rd period

4:05pm

Choir Rehearsal

4:05pm

Choir Rehearsal

5:30pm

Open Gym

6:00pm

NESA Visual Arts End of Year Art show Reception Art Inc.

 

6:30pm

STEM Senior Banquet ar Piper Bass

Thursday, May 23

9:00am

NESA Dance/Tech Senior Farewell and Recital 6:30 PM

4:15pm

Volleyball Open Gym and Clinic

5:00pm

ROTC Senior Recognition Ceremony

6:00pm

AVID End Of Year Celebration

6:00pm

open gym

 

7:00pm

NESA Dance/Tech Senior Farewell and Recital 6:30 PM

 

Friday, May 24

9:00am

NESA IM Setup and Rehearsal

 

5:30pm

LEE-ette Banquet

 

6:00pm

Open Gym

7:00pm

NESA IM Spring Concert 7:00 PM P

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Rick Canales