Back to School Housekeeping Days kick off the new year


Jack Densmore

Students receiving information about textbooks. Certain classes are required to have textbooks this year, while many do not.

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer

While all the college-bound students count down the days until they move into dorms and fall sports and band start early morning practices, incoming Lions have a new opportunity to get set for the school year.

To kick off the 2015-2016 school year, LHS is adopting a process called “Back To School Housekeeping.” Students can go in the main entrance hall on August 10th, 11th and 12th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day to receive their schedules, textbooks, laptops, and they can purchase parking permits, get spirit wear and pre-pay for their yearbooks all in one place.

Seniors will receive their information on the 10th, followed by juniors, then sophomores and finally, incoming freshmen can attend Lion Camp from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. on August 13. Counselors and assistant principals will be there to help any student and parent questions, comments and concerns.

“The primary reason for hosting these sessions is to give out as much information and complete as many first week of school items as we can,” Principal Tiffany Spicer said. “Our goal is to complete as much as we can before school so students can start the instructional process as soon as possible.”

Inspired by the success other schools have had with this type of before-school plan, administrators hope that Housekeeping will have a positive effect on the student body and their parents.
Various student clubs and organizations will also be on hand to give out information, including Lion Tech, FFA, DECA, Blue Belles, AFJROTC and Student Council.

“By having this event two weeks prior to the first day of school, we are instilling that school is important and starting it off on the right foot is crucial,” Transition Coordinator Melissa Wood said. “It will take some getting used to, but with a little training and planning, we should see success as well.”