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.
- Please Click the following link to see the School Quality Profile for Lee High School: http://schoolquality.virginia.gov/schools/lee-high-2
- Click on the LeeTV page link to see all LEETV shows
- Congratulations to the English 11 students for scoring a 100% on the SOL Writing Test
- Congratulations to the Lee High Junior Varsity Girls on their win against Lebanon December 5
- Congratulations to the Lee High 8th grade boys on their win against Gate City December 5
- Congratulations to Robby Burchett for his who placed first at the National 4-H Livestock Judging.
Robby finished first individually, as well as team.
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.
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".
Congratulations to the Lee High Boys Varsity team who defeated Harlan Independent last night, December 3. Congratulations to the Lee Middle Girl’s Basketball team for their win over Central last night!
You're Going to Love This Show: Lee High Generals & Company
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.
LEE TV's General Connection
2019 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
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.
Charles Cantor Wrestling Tournament will be Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m.
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
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
Scholarships December DEADLINE
- 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
- Schoolhouse Connection Youth Scholarship Program: Provides scholarships to youth who have experienced homelessness to ensure their completion of a post-secondary education program. High School seniors who have been born on or after November 11, 1999; be entering college for the first time during the 2020-21 school year and reside in the United States. Apply @ https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/youth-leadership/scholarship-program/
- Burger King Scholarship: High School Seniors with a 2.5 GPA or higher, work experience and community involvement are encouraged to apply. Visit BK-SCHOLARS.COM to apply. Deadline: December 15, 2019
- National Wild Turkey Federation’s Academic Scholarship: Applications available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: January 1, 2020
- Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange: Candidates must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 15 and 18 with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Additional criteria is detailed in the application. Apply online at www.USAGermanyScholarship.org. The application can be downloaded at www.nacelopendoor.org. Deadline: January 15, 2020
- 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.
- Virginia JCI Senate Scholarship Program: The Virginia Junior Chamber International Senate (VA JCI Senate) is proud to continue to offer the future leaders of America an opportunity to earn scholarship money for the pursuit of higher education. The application and requirements may be found at this link: http://usjcisenate.org/index.php/programs/scholarship or navigate to www.usjcisenate.org and select “Scholarship Program” from the menu. The form may be filled out online but applicants must print, sign and mail a copy to Virginia JCI Senate; ℅ Jeffrey Bobich; 3401 Rebecca Jane Way; Alexandria, VA 22310. Deadline: Must be postmarked by Friday, January 24, 2020 in order to receive consideration.
- 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.
- Pamplin Leadership Award: This award was established to acknowledge students who demonstrate superior intellectual promise, academic performance, dedication to their communities, interest and success in physical fitness and health, and unimpeachable integrity. The PLA is a one-year, merit-based $5,000 Virginia Tech tuition scholarship presented to up to forty qualified students chosen from the Commonwealth of Virginia’s public high schools. Each high school’s one nominee must have a 3.8 or better GPA. If interested in being considered as Lee High School’s nominee, please see Ms. Graham or Ms. Fortner in the Counseling Office no later than November 11, 2019
- Virginia Council on Women 9th Annual STEM Essay and Scholarship Contest: The Council will award five scholarships to qualifying high school seniors who will be pursuing a STEM education at an institution of higher education, trade or technical school, online, and/or through certified STEM-oriented courses. To be eligible, one must be a female or identify as a female, reside in Virginia, be a senior in high school and hold at least a 3.0 GPA for the merit based awards or a 2.5 GPA for the need-based awards. Deadline: Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020
- 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
- 12/7/2019: King - Information Session; Register at visit.king.edu (Opportunity for families to meet with an admissions counselor and take a guided campus tour).
- 12/14/2019: ACT - Offered at Lee County School Board. Register online @ http://actstudent.org/. Deadline: November 8, 2019.
- 12/18/2019: End of Q1/Half Day
- 12/19-1/3: Christmas Break
- 1/6/2020: Q3 Begins
- 1/9/2020: Report Cards
- 1/18/2020: King-Information Session; Register at visit.king.edu (Opportunity for families to meet with an admissions counselor and take a guided campus tour).
- 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
MENU for the Week:
(Every day a choice of Milk)
Choice of Fruit
Choice of Fruit
Lee vs TW
Lee vs Harlan Independent
UVA-Wise Girls Tournament
Varsity vs Patrick Henry
JV vs Lebanon
Games after to be determined
Charles Cantor Wrestling Tournament will be Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m.
§ 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
October 25: Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day
October 26: National Mule Day
On October 26, 1785, a pair of Spanish mules arrived in the U.S. as a gift from King Charles III. They’re said to have been the first mules bred in this country, by George Washington himself.
October 27: Cranky Co-workers Day
October 28: National Chocolate Day
October 29: National Cat Day
October 30: National Candy Corn 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.