Welcome to the New 2019 Lee High School Website
LEETV's "GENERAL CONNECTION".
Scroll down and see links to Sports, Academics, News and Highlights. Fall Sports schedules are found on the Sports pages. You may click on the above link to go to a page or click onto "Athletics" to go to the Athletics page and select from the side sports selections. As for School Information, you may click the links above to go directly to a page. You will still be able to access our site through our address: www.leehighgenerals.com or by going to the Lee County Public Schools website (https://sites.google.com/leecoschools.com/lcps) and selecting our page under schools.
The Gallery will be updated soon with Fall 2019 pictures, but you may click there and find some things from last year.
- Click on the LeeTV page link to see all LEETV shows
- Students have the opportunity today to begin the application process for the United Way's Ignite Program Summer Internships. Lee County Public Schools will provide four internship opportunities as follows: Maintenance Crew, Teaching Assistant, Information Technology Assistant, and Custodial. Students can apply for these four internships or other opportunities posted in MajorClarity. All applications must be submitted by April 9, 2020 at the latest. Details about the internships can be found in Major Clarity internship postings. Contact Mr. Mark Long if you have questions.
From Our Principal
The faculty and staff of Lee High School have a commitment and passion for the mission and the success of Lee High School. We are committed to improve the performance of our students to not only meet the state standards, but to exceed those standards. Please feel free to contact me at any time with your concerns.
Justice Fannon signs with Bluefield College Rams Football
Justice Fannon became one of Bluefield College head football coach Dewey Lusk's 14 new commits to the program on National Signing Day. Bluefield College is a Baptist liberal arts college in Bluefield, Virginia. The Rams are a Division II member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with 15 intercollegiate sports teams, and play in Mid-South Conference (MSC), a highly respected, championship laden Division I member of the NAIA. Fannon is a 6'4" Wide Receiver and looks to make an impact immediately. He is the fourth Lee High athlete to sign or commit to play college athletics. Congratulations to Justice.
Wrestling Team has 2 win District Wrestling Championships
Congratulations to Isaiah Dotson and Luke Estes who placed first in their weight class for the Mountain 7 Conference Wrestling Championships on Saturday.
Congratulations also to the following wrestlers for their efforts this past weekend in the Mountain 7 Conference Championship
138lb. Isaiah Dotson Conference Champion
195lb. Luke Estes Conference Champion
132lb. Aric Frazier 2nd place
152lb. Connor Roop 2nd place
160 lb. Nick Napier. 2nd place
182lb. Jonathan Blanken 3rd place
170lb. Ethan Blanken 4th place
Lee High Wrestling team will advance to the 2A Region D tournament this upcoming Saturday at Virginia High School.
Former LHS Player Brooke Hammonds scores 1000 points
Brooke Hammonds hits her 1,000 career-point earning 20 points on the night as the Union College women's basketball falls to Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) foe Reinhardt 64-57 on Wednesday. Hammonds is the 20th member of the women's basketball 1,000-point club and has 1,014 career points to date. Brooke also has over 700 rebounds as a Junior.
NEW ALUMNI VIDEO: Taylor Ray Holbrook
Cultivating a Culture of Respect
Lee High School's Non-Discrimination Policy
LEE HIGH SCHOOL
ATTEND TODAY, ACHIEVE TOMORROW
Motto: "Aspire, Expect, Achieve"
Fully Accredited 2019
Lee High School
200 Generals Lane
Jonesville VA 24263
The faculty and staff of Lee High School will provide the highest standard of education to students of all ability levels to enable them to meet the standards of an ever-changing world. We will consistently provide updated technology and innovative educational techniques and strategies to meet the educational, vocational, social, psychological, and physiological needs and interests of our students. We will strive to prepare students to be responsible citizens who have an appreciation for our democratic way of life.
Lee High School is located at 200 Generals Lane, Jonesville, Virginia 24263. The school was named for former Virginia Governor Richard Henry “Lighthorse Harry” Lee and proudly displays a Revolutionary Era General as its mascot. Lee High School is Division 2A in the Mountain 7 District. Serving 900+ students, it is one of two high schools, and the largest of the ten schools in the Lee County Public School System. The geographical range of Lee High School’s service area ranges approximately 30 miles. Lee High School opened in September of 1989. For more information about Lee High School Click the above link "About".
Baylee Cox signs to play Softball for Alice Lloyd College
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Outstanding Leadship Awards
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes awarded the following athletes for Outstanding leadership in their sport for the Fall Sports Season: Philly Tolentino (Volleyball), Noah Sage (Football), Jacob Ely (Cross Country) and Olivia Baker (Golf).
Noah Sage signs with VA Tech to play Football
Philly Tolintino Commits to Alice Lloyd to Play Volleyball
Justice Fannon Commits to Play Football at Bluefield College
Miranda Howard and Michael Snodgrass commit to Emory Henry to Play in the Band
Both the Boys and Girls Varsity teams suffered disappointing losses on Friday, January 31, at Union. Lee High will celebrate senior night this coming Friday, February 7th. JV games start at 4:00 p.m.
You're Going to Love This Show: Lee High Generals & Company
Congratulations to the Generals wrestling team who competed in the Greenville Invitational on Saturday. We would like to congratulate Luke Estes 195 3rd place, Nick Napier 160 3rd place, Isaiah Dotson 138 lb 6th place, Austen Arnold 182 lb 7th, Gage Yates 170 lb 8th, Aric Frazier 132 lb 8th place, and 11th Place finish overall as a team . Congratulations to the 8th grade wrestlers that competed in the SWVA Wrestling Championship on Saturday: Grayson Huff 1st place, Logan Moore 1st place, Casey Mooneyhan 2nd place.
2019-2020 Lee High Generals Wrestling
The following is the schedule for the remainder of the season for the Wrestling team:
- 02/07-08/2020 District Tournament Abingdon, Va
- 02/14-15/2020 Region Tournament Bristol, VA
- 02/21-22/2020 VHSL State Tournament Salem, VA
Robby Burchett places first at National 4-H Livestock Judging
Congratulations to Robby Burchett who placed first at the National 4-H Livestock Judging. Robby finished first individually, as well as team.
Robby Burchett, a member of the Virginia 4-H Livestock Judging team participate in the North American International Livestock Expo (NAILE) in Louisville, KY on November 19, 2019. 4-H teams from across the United States judged in sheep/goat, beef cattle, hogs, and gave several sets of oral reasons. Awards are given in each category and overall awards are placed on the individual and teams.
Robby Burchett received high honors by placing 1st highest individual in Sheep/Goats and 4th place highest individual in Oral Reasons. The Virginia State team placed 6th Overall in the contest. Robby placed 10th highest Overall Individual in the National Contest and he received the title of All-American.
Below: LEE HIGH News, Highlights, Sports Updates, LEETV, Guidance News and LCCT Center News
Andrew Houser gets a pie for 100% Success in Math 8 Benchmark Testing
To celebrate his Math 8 classes for making a 100% on their Benchmark test, Mr. Andrew House allowed his students to pie him in the face for their success.
Lee High Yearbook
The 2020 Lee High Yearbook can be reserved for $5. Only the number reserved by January 2020 will be ordered. The total cost of the book is $50.
Drive Your Tractor to School
Happy 30th Anniversary Lee High School
Lee High School opened its doors for the first time on September 5, 1989. In honor of 30 Years of Lee High School, we present a look back at the beginning of Lee High School.
Lee TV's GENERAL CONNECTION
WITH YOUR HOSTS
BRONWEN FISCHER and Chelsie Alsup
Welcome to Lee TV's General Connection. We are bringing back a blast from the past as we hope to bring you weekly updates on Lee High news. We also will be adding a segment on Lee High School Alumni Success Stories, a true "General Connection". We are proud of all of our Alumni and want to share with you all of the great stories of what they are doing. So check back with us each week as we bring you LEE TV's "General Connection".
Alumni Stories: Episode 1
- Fuller Cridlin- Commonwealth Attorney Lee County
- Cameron Thompson, General Manager, Applebees
- Dr. Josh and Kelsey Herring, R.N.
- Lt. Kory DeFore- U. S. Navy Pilot (Ret.) Lockheed-Martin Flight simulator trainer F-35
- Terah DeFore- Former Interior Designer, presently Teacher
Alumni Stories: Episode 2
- Chuck Slemp- Commonwealth Attorney Wise County
- Cody Haley, Law Student LMU Law, Knoxville, TN
- Brooke Haley, Veterinary Technician, Lee Co. Animal Hospital
- Johnny Myers, Lead Guitar Mark Wills, Nashville, TN
Alumni Stories Episode 3
- Drs. Lewis and Courtney Muse- UT Medical Center/Fort Sander Regional Hospital
- Austin Dean-USP-Lee
- CJ Woliver- Social Media Producer at NASCAR on FOX
Alumni Stories Episode 4
- Hillary Frederick 2011
- Brandi Napier 2007
- Mandy Goins 1998
- Eric Carroll Class 1997
- Brittany Pendergraft 2009
Alumni Stories Episode 5
Jamie Cluesman, Class of 2003, Head Basketball Coach UVA-Wise
Leslie Chadwell Myer class of 2004, manager Customer Success Team in North America for Wolter Wluwer Health
Sidney Kolb, Class of 2002, Attorney in Lee County
Cody Rutherfod, Class of 2009, a Tech Solutions Architect
Alumni Story Episode 5.1
Cody and Jamie Wolford
Sky Night Pilot, Greeneville, TN
Tuck Mapping Solutions, Inc. Pilot
In Alumni News
Abbigail Moore of Jonesville, VA graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Foreign Language.
We invite all Alumni to send us a video update on what you have been doing. Just video a message 30 seconds or more and tell us your name and "Class of...". Then add what you have done since high school and what you are doing now. Add an inspirational message to our students if you like. Email your video to Angela Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will add you to our Alumni video segments. All that we ask is that you be respectful in message and language. All episodes of Lee TV and Alumni Stories will be added to a page that will be under the "Quick links" link at the top of the web page.
Guidance Department News Lee High School Counselors
Sharon Fortner (email@example.com)
Brenda Graham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LCCTC & 8th Grade Counselor: Renee Chester (email@example.com)
Career Navigator, MECC:Cody White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Talent Search, MECC: Matt Fields (MFields@mecc.edu)
Lee High School CEEB Code: 471155
Scroll through the February Newsletter below for more scholarship opportunities
Scholarships January/February DEADLINE
- George F. Cridlin Scholarship: Due by April 20: Write a short essay on what community service means to you. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one Lee High and one Thomas Walker student.
- United States Senate Youth Program: The Virginia Department of Education offers the United States Senate Youth Program scholarship opportunity for high school juniors and seniors. Detailed information about USSYP may be found at www.ussenateyouth.org.
- Gettysburg College Merit Scholarships: Eisenhower Scholarship - $160,000 for four years of full-time study ($40,000 per year). It is awarded to top-performing applicants within a most challenging curriculum who have demonstrated a high level of civic engagement locally, nationally, and/or internationally. Additionally, Gettysburg College recognizes students’ achievement in high school by awarding four categories of academic merit scholarships under Early Decision and Regular Decision. Abraham Lincoln Scholarship - $32,000 per year; Presidential Scholarship - $27,000 per year; David Wills Scholarship -$24,000 per year; 1832 Founders Scholarship -$15,000 per year
- George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest: The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all high school students (9th through 12th grades) interested in the American Revolution to participate in this essay contest. To participate, students must submit an original 800 to 1200 word essay based on an event, person philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Essay rules available in the Counseling Office.
- College Board Opportunity Scholarships: Visit www.cb.org/opportunity. The College Board is investing $5 million per year in the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, with half of the scholarships designated for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.
- Bezos Scholars Program: Applications are open for the Bezos Scholars Program, a year-long leadership development program that amplifies youth voice and action. Current high school juniors who attend a public high school are invited to apply. Successful applicants demonstrate academic rigor, maturity, curiosity, and community leadership. Deadline: January 31,2020
- Ed, Arline, and Dwight Hall Scholarship: This is a new scholarship made available for Lee High School students by the generosity of Arline Hall. There will be eight $1000 scholarships awarded this year to deserving seniors. Applications available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: March 15, 2020
- The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest: The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution invites all high school students (9th through 12th grades) interested in the American Revolution to participate. The preliminary rounds of the contest begin at the local level, students may potentially advance to the state or national levels where scholarships and cash prizes are awarded. Contestant entry forms are available in the Counseling Office.
- The Gloria Wille Bell and Carlos R. Bell Charitable Trust: This scholarship support is based on academic accomplishment rather than financial need. The scholarship will provide up to $80,000 over four years of undergraduate study to students selected from the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a preference given to residents of the Gloucester, Virginia area. Please visit the trust’s website www.bellscholarship.org for detailed information about the scholarship in general, frequently asked questions, and the application process, including essay details.
- Saint Louis University Gateway Leadership and Service Award: High school seniors who are interested in attending Saint Louis University who are conscientious leaders, enthusiastic servants and generous teammates are encouraged to apply. Only one nomination one senior who plans to attend SLU may be nominated. Students can apply for admission online at slu.edu/apply or via the Common Application. Please inform Ms. Fortner or Ms. Graham if you are interested in being considered as Lee High’s nominee.
Senior Dates to Remember
If you have any questions, please go by Guidance
Dates to Remember
- 2/8/2020: ACT - Offered at Lee County School Board. Register online @ http://actstudent.org/. Deadline: January 10, 2020.
- 2/29/2020: King - Open House; Register at visit.king.edu (Faculty & Staff available to answer questions about academic programs, social life, financial aid, scholarships, take a campus tour and more)
- 3/14/2020: SAT - Register online @ sat.org/register. Deadline: February 14, 2020
- 3/21/2020: King - Open House; Register at visit.king.edu (Faculty & Staff available to answer questions about academic programs, social life, financial aid, scholarships, take a campus tour and more)
- 4/4/2020: ACT - Register at http://actstudent.org/. Deadline: February 28, 2020
Lee Vocational and Technical School News
Veterinary Medical Applications Certification
LEE CAREER CENTER’S COMPUTER INFORMATION CLASS PASSES
Thirty-two students enrolled in the Computer Information Systems course for the 2019 Fall Semester has completed and passed the Microsoft National Certification Exam.
The Microsoft Office Specialist Program provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge through our new project-based testing, giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office.
This guarantees that every certified user has demonstrated the ability to command the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office, preparing them for future academic or workforce opportunities.
Working together to make a better community.
The LCCTC FBLA and DECA club members worked together to collect yarn for the Jonesville Woman’s Club. The yarn will be used to make lap blankets for the local Veteran’s hospital.
FFA Fall Awards and Accomplishments
FFA Tractor Troubleshooting- 1st Place at Area -Robby Burchett and Colton Wilder
FFA Lawn Tractor Operator- 4th Place at VA State Fair- Jacob Ely
FFA Forestry- 1st Place at Area- Caleb Belcher, Sarah Graham, Hunter Howard, and Hunter Scott
Virginia State 4-H Livestock Judging Champion- Robby Burchett
Virginia State FFA Livestock Judging Champion- Robby Burchett
National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest- Robby Burchett
High Individual Sheep and Goats- Robby Burchett
4th High Individual Oral Reasons-Robby Burchett
11th High Individual Cattle- Robby Burchett
10th High Individual Overall In The Nation- Robby Burchett
Farm Bureau Young Agriculturist Of The Year- Robby Burchett
Presidential Volunteer Service Award- Robby Burchett
MENU for the Week:
(Every day a choice of Milk)
Chicken Patty or Salisbury Steak
Choice of Fruit
Cheeseburger or Hot Dog/ Chili
Choice of Fruit
Choice of Fruit
Broccoli and Cheese
Choice of Fruit
Choice of Fruit
Lee vs Rye Cove Girls
Lee vs Gate City
Lee vs Central Away
Lee vs Union Away
§ 18.2-152.7:1. Harassment by computer; penalty.
If any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, shall use a computer or computer network to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (Virginia Law, Code of Virginia)
Virginia’s cyber bullying laws
Sadly, teens are often the victims of Internet slander by their classmates and adults. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) released Guidelines and Resources for Internet Safety in Schools that establish policies for student behavior and consequences of violations. In 2009, the legislature passed §22.1-279.6 of the Code of Virginia to govern the Board of Education model policy for the prohibition of bullying, harassment and intimidation through the Internet and social media platforms..Using the Internet to threaten, stalk and harass another person is illegal under §18.2-60 and §18.2-152.7:1 of the Code of Virginia. (Internet & Social Media Defamation, Denton and Denton, Attorneys at Law)
"According to the First Amendment, students have the right to post what they want on social media networks and should be able to do so without consequence. However, since cyber-bullying can result in violence, it may not be protected by the First Amendment." (The Student Voice, 2013)
Types of Bullying
Bullying comes in many forms. It occurs repeatedly and is a way for the perpetrator to show their power. Whether the bullying is verbal, physical, relational, or cyberbullying, the results are detrimental.
- Verbal bullying involves spoken words. The person may threaten or call names. They may use disrespectful language toward family, friends, or specifically aimed at their target.
- Physical bullying is aggression in the form of hitting, kicking, pushing, or any unwanted touch.
- Relational bullying involves purposely excluding someone from activities, groups, or events through social tactics.
- Cyberbullying includes using social media, texts, and the internet to spread rumors, lies, or mean messages about a person.
Each type of bullying may have similar effects on the targeted person. They may withdraw even from their family or become mysteriously ill often. It’s essential to keep an open line of communication with children and students. Encourage students to participate in activities outside the home. Teach children the appropriate use of the internet, social media, and text. Have daily discussions with family members about their day. Set boundaries for behavior and provide a role model for how you expect them to behave and treat others.
The U.S. Department of Human Services set up a hotline that’s available 24/7 to receive assistance stopping bullying. Call 1-800-273-8255.
In the U.S., the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Also, in the U.S., the Suicide National Hopeline is 1-800-784-2433. Spanish is 1-888-628-9454.
© National Day Calendar 2019
Holidays We Should Celebrate, But Do Not Know
January 14: National Clean off your desk day
January 16: National Nothing Day
January 22: Answer your cat's questions day
January 23: National Handwriting Day
January 28: Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
February 4: Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
The Lee County School Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination with regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, or status as a parent. This attitude will prevail in all of its policies concerning staff, students, educa- tional programs and services, and individuals and entities with whom the Board does business.
The following positions have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the Lee County School Division’s non-discrimi- nation policies:
The Director of Secondary and Middle Schools, Lee County Public Schools, 153 School Board Place, Jonesville, VA 24263, phone: 276-346-2107 as the Compliance Officer responsible for identifying, investigating, preventing and remedying pro- hibited discrimination. Complaints of discrimination may also be made to the Alternate Compliance Officer, the Director of Federal Programs Lee County Public Schools, 153 School Board Place, Jonesville, VA 24263, phone: 276-346-2107.
Complaints of discrimination regarding disability may be made to the 504 Coordinator, Lee County Public Schools, 153 School Board Place, Jonesville, VA 24263, phone: 276-346-2107.