Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Lynnfield High School as the #717 high school in the country. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about LHS's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or Advance International Certificate courses. The final scores then …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Committee spent months planning annual high school event.
LHS juniors had their post-prom party last week, featuring an "11th Hour Tour" theme that a committee of parents and others who teamed up to make the event a success. Two students, Kenny Julian and Joe Quirk, reportedly created a flourescent hall-length mural featuring the names of all the members of the junior class. Students also got custom t-shirts, a VIP pass, a framed digital photo and a vinyl record album with the class picture on it, reports parent Maria Terris. Each student also received a custom designed concert t-shirt, VIP Pass, framed digital photo and a vinyl record album with his/her class picture on it.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
LHS students Ryan and Kyle Prouty have been volunteering for six years for organization that provides books for libraries in the Philippines.
Editor's Note: Thanks to Marie Lagman of local nonprofit group BKP, which provides donated books to libraries in the Philippines, for providing the article below. BKP stands for "Bagong Kulturang Pinoy," which is Tagalog for "New Filipino Culture." Back in January 2012, Lynnfield Patch interviewed Lagman about BKP and its work. Volunteers meet twice a month in the basement of the Centre Congregational Church to pack up the books they gather for shipment overseas. Click here to read that interview. Each Halloween, BKP holds an annual Halloween dance. Learn more about their 2012 event, held at the Wakefield Elks Club, at this link. ------------------------------ Lynnfield brothers Ryan and Kyle Prouty, spent their February vacation visiting …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Several dozen members of the LHS Pioneer Band and the Jazz Band performed at Disney and Epcot last weekend.
Band Director Thomas Westmoreland, his team of parent chaperones and 38 band students spent a long weekend in Orlando, Florida.The LHS Pioneer and Jazz bands performed for park goers, attended a workshop and for some, conquered a fear of roller coasters! The Pioneer Concert Band performed in Epcot and the Jazz Bands performed in Downtown Disney all via the Disney Performing Arts On Stage. The workshop focused on professionalism and self confidence and included a recording session with one of the Disney musicians.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Proceeds from the month-long food drive at LHS will go to Haven From Hunger.
Thursday, April 11
Members of the Lynnfield High School National Honor Society held a monthlong food drive. The donation will be made to Haven From Hunger. Pictured from left, Brian Kelter, Andrew Drinkwater, Nick Romano, George Kartsounis, Derek Owen, Alison Council, Abby Corey, Alexa Gilmore, and Emily Shea. To learn more about Haven From Hunger, which serves residents in Lynnfield as well as Peabody and Salem, check out this 2011 article on Lynnfield Patch.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Thanks to Maria Terris for these images from last week's Spring Band Concert at the LHS auditorium.
Wednesday, April 3
Last week, Lynnfield High School hosted its annual Spring Band Concert, featuring the talents of numerous bands, ensembles and individual musicians. Check out these photos provided by Maria Terris from the performance, which took place before a full auditorium.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Thanks to Karen Choi for these pictures and thanks to Maria Terris for the caption information.
Wednesday, March 6
Last weekend, students at Lynnfield High School held their annual "Sweet Jazz" concert. Members of the LHS Pioneer band and the jazz band, as well as the Lynnfield Middle School Jazz Band, both performed in the fundraising event.
Friday, March 1, 2013
LHS junior Hannah Shaievitz discusses some important observations on giving back. Right now, she's collecting food donations to help local residents in need.
The following letter was provided to Lynnfield Patch by Hannah Shaievitz and her family: My name is Hannah Shaievitz and I am a junior at Lynnfield High School. Recently my eyes have been opened to the harsh realities others face in their lives. My grandmother has been helping a family in need and brought me along on a visit. There I met three nice Moms and their combined nine children. They were all friendly, well mannered and surprisingly happy and grateful despite living with less than the bare essentials. My life has been blessed to excess and this became obvious to me when I saw what little they have. Like all my friends I have more than I need and then some. Meeting this family made me wonder what I could do to help. One of the …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Renee Rober, a 2009 LHS graduate who's now president of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard, recently participated in annual Woman of the Year Event.
Friday, February 8
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard College hosted its annual Woman of the Year Roast on Thursday, January 31 for French actress Marion Cotillard. President of the HPT, Renee Rober, a 2009 Lynnfield High School graduate, and HPT Vice President Ben Moss roasted Marion, who responded with humor and grace. Marion Cotillard won an Academy award for her role as Edith Piaf in “Ma Vie En Rose”. “Midnight in Paris”, “Contagion” and “The Dark Knight Rises” are among her other films. Shown in this photo - before arrival at the Farkas Theater on Holyoke Street in Cambridge, the cast surrounded Renee Rober, Marion Cotillard, and Ben Moss, in the traditional Woman of the Year parade.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
This year's junior prom is April 26th. Post prom party provides a fun and chemical-free way to keep kids safe.
Thursday, January 24
The following was provided by the parents of the LHS Class of 2014: Plans are underway for the 23rd Annual Lynnfield High School Post Prom Party, which follows the Junior Prom on April 26, 2013. For those of you new to this event, the concept of the Post Prom Party is to keep our children safe and off the roads on Prom night by providing them a safe, chemical-free place to continue their festivities with their friends and classmates. It is available to all students of the Class of 2014, and their guests. Over the years, this event has proven to be extremely successful, in fact over 95% of those attending the Prom stay for the Post Prom festivities. The students not attending the Prom are welcome to attend the Post Prom. This year, all…