Principal’s May Update!

Dear LHS Families:

The days are rushing by at “warp speed’ and they are full of activity for the Cowboys!

Our 125th Anniversary Celebration is three days away! Last night Livermore High School received recognition at the monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees, complete with an official Proclamation from the Board. Special recognition was also given to the LHS Alumni Association and Monica Baucke for their incredible support of Livermore High School and its students past and present. We are most grateful for their assistance in our preparation for the Saturday event, and are equally thankful for the hard work of our PTSA, our Leadership class and our LINK crew.  Paige and Hunter Johnson were also acknowledged for their work in support of the 125th activities and their constant efforts to grow and maintain Cowboy school climate.

Remember that the Anniversary Event begins at 1:00pm this coming Saturday, May 20th.  The activity-packed celebration ends at 8:00pm with crowds heading to our Theatre to attend the final performance of “In the Heights”. This production has truly received rave reviews, and seating is limited! We are hoping for a huge turn-out of our former students as well as our current LHS families.  For more detailed information, please consult our website. I hope to see you there, celebrating your part in our 125 years of excellence.

Our main focus next week will be our State CAASPP testing for our junior class. The testing window is May 22 – May 26.  Students will all be on an adjusted schedule and e-mails have been sent home giving all families specific information.  Please consult this website for the adjusted bell schedule. Remember that attendance is mandatory for all students.  Our eleventh grade students will be given a “reward” for perfect attendance during testing—three days of off-campus lunch privileges.  We anticipate good results and attendance. Thank you for your support.

This month has been highlighted by many successes and celebrations. Our Olympian Scholar Athletes have been selected and lauded at a breakfast event, and the winners from both Livermore High School and Granada were chosen Monday night at an Olympian Banquet. Congratulations are in order to all of our outstanding student-athletes. The finalists are: Samantha Dukes, Emily Hawkins, Katelyn Johnson, Cameron Johnston, Patrick Schwartz and Ryan MacDonnell. Each of the winners (two from each high school) received a $2,000 scholarship, and the remaining four  finalists received a $500 scholarship. Our winners, announced Monday evening are Cameron Johnson and Samantha Dukes. Congratulations to all of our amazing young people.

Speaking of amazing young people, four of our Agriculture students competed in the Cal State FFA Judging Contest Finals at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. This judging event is the most competitive of the 200 FFA contests. It is an eight-hour contest and our students competed against 185 students and 45 teams.  Our team was third in the state and Bonnie Crawford won the individual award for the highest.  Our students rocked the competition! Kudos are definitely in order to Ashley Porter, Bonnie Crawford, Ashley Mabery and Mason Ventura.  Excellent job.

Tomorrow LHS is hosting eighth grade students from East Avenue as part of the Ambassador’s Program, started by VP Roxana Mohammed.  Students visit our classes, have lunch and listen to a panel presentation by our LHS students. The “ambassadors” then return to their own middle school and present a summary of the day in their 8th grade core classes.  Welcome to LHS Class of 2021!

On a final note, Livermore High School will be losing three teachers and one custodian to the ranks of the retired.  Rex Anderson (PE Department), Susan Edgar-Lee (Science Department), Patricia Renn-Gogny (Special Education) and Cris Malaca (Head Custodian).  They will be celebrated at a district ceremony and acknowledged at LHS as well.  We value their time with us and celebrate their productive careers.  They will definitely be missed.

Enjoy the rest of May and what we hope will be exceptional weather.  Thank you for all you do.

Vicki Scudder