Bulletin No 5


18th Sept 2018 S3 Report issued B Lee
19th Sept 2018 S1 Merit Event – Praise Letters B Lee
19th Sept 2018 S3 Interhouse PE event (P1-P3) B Lee



26th Sept 2018 Senior Phase Report Issued B Lee
27th Sept 2018 Leadership/Sports Dev Bake Sale B Lee
2nd Oct 2018 S2 Report issued B Lee
8th Oct 2018 Biology Week B Lee
9th Oct 2018 S3 Merit Event – Cinema Morning (P1-P3) B Lee
11th Oct 2018 S2 Tomorrow Engineers Workshops (P1-P6) B Lee
13th Oct 2018 S1-S3 Cross Country Championships B Lee
22nd Oct 2018 Senior Interhouse PE Event (P4-5) B Lee
24th Oct 2018 S2 Merit Workshops (P1-3) B Lee
1st Nov 2018 Senior Phase Parents’ Evening (7-9pm) B Lee


P          House Captains and Vice Captains

Well done to all students who took part in the House Captains and Vice Captains elections.  We were very impressed by the speeches you delivered. Thank you to the students who ran the polling station on election day and to all students who made time to vote.  Our 2018-19 House representatives are:

  Captains Vice Captains
Kerse House Drew Armstrong

Angelo Sugadol

Mya Dempsie

Helen Anderson

Logan House Isla MacDonald

David MacPherson

Annie Barr

Georgie Gupwell

Milton House Katie Spence

Alix McAra

Olivia Sharkey

Kirsty Traynor

We look forward to working with you!  Prefects will be appointed next.

B Lee

P          Reach and Access to a Career

Any S5 or S6 student who is interested in joining the ‘Reach’ or ‘Access to a Career’ programmes organised by Glasgow University should give their name to Miss Lee as soon as possible.  The deadline for new S6 students to enrol on the programme is 1st October 2018.  S5/6 students who were involved in the programme last year will automatically be included in this year’s planning – only new registrations are required at this time.  The Reach programme supports students who are applying for medicine, law, dentistry and veterinary medicine.  Access to a career supports young people who are applying to study teaching, accountancy and engineering.

B Lee

P          “My Brighter Future”

A Facebook page has been created by South Lanarkshire Youth Employability Education Resources to share excellent up to date information on employment, training and education opportunities for young people.  You can access the page at this link: https://www.facebook.com/mybrighterfutureslc

B Lee

P          Midwifery Seminar for S5/6 Students

Wishaw General Hospital have organised a careers event for S5/6 students interested in midwifery.  The event will be held on 2nd October at 1.30 pm in the Maternity Seminar Room (bottom of scan corridor), Wishaw Maternity, 2nd Floor, University Hospital Wishaw.  Schools have been allocated 3 places.  Please let Miss Lee know by 17th September if you are interested in attending.  Places that aren’t booked by 17th September will be offered to other schools.

B Lee

P          P7/S1 Open Afternoon

Thank you to everyone who helped at our P7/S1 open afternoon on Thursday, 13th September, and to all of our parents, carers, family members and friends who joined us.  We look forward to welcoming all parents/carers/family members and friends at future events.

B Lee

P          Helen’s Letters Workshops

Thank you to all pupils who participated in the Helen’s Letters Literacy Workshops this week in the school library.  Pupils enjoyed working with the tutors and have written letters to women who inspire them.  We look forward to hearing about the replies to your letters.

B Lee

P          S2 Cinema Morning

Well done to all S2 students who achieved fifteen or more merits since the summer holidays and were rewarded by being invited to the S2 Cinema Morning on Tuesday.  We hope you enjoyed your movie experience.  Keep working hard in all of your classes and check the merit calendar for information about the next merit events.

B Lee

P          Shine – Half a Sixpence!

Very well done to all current and former pupils of Lesmahagow High School who are part of Shine’s ‘Half a Sixpence’ cast at Motherwell Civic Centre this week.  We were very impressed by your excellent singing, dancing and acting.  Performances will take place until Saturday evening – try to catch the show if you can.  We look forward to your next performance, ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ in January 2019.

B Lee

P          Printing

Please remember that students can request to print an essay/assignment in B208.

B Lee

P          Road Safety

Please keep safe when you are walking near to the school.  It is important to concentrate at all times and be alert to traffic.  Please keep on the pavements and cross either at the zebra crossing or at places where it is safe to cross – remember to look right, look left and look right again.  Don’t allow your friends to distract you when crossing the road and put your phone away.

B Lee

P          Support for Learning Open Evening

The Support for Learning Open Evening takes place from 5-6pm on Monday, 17th September.  We look forward to welcoming parents and carers to the department.

B Lee

P          September Weekend

Please remember that the school will be closed on Friday, 21st and Monday, 24th September 2018 for the ‘September weekend holiday’.  Enjoy!

B Lee

P          Christmas Fair

Our Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday, 24th November.  If you would like to help with the planning, organisation or on the day, please let Miss Lee know. Stalls will also be available for hire for a donation of £10 to the School Fund.

B Lee

P          S6 Events

S6 have opted to have their Graduation and Prom at the end of May.  Provisionally, the S6 Graduation will take place on Thursday, 30th May (am) and we hope that Prom will take place on Friday, 31st May.  We hope to be able to confirm these arrangements very soon.

B Lee

P          Blazer Exchange

We would love to receive donations of any unwanted items of school uniform, particularly school blazers, so that we can provide a ‘blazer exchange’. When we have sufficient stock, we hope to offer students the opportunity to exchange their blazer for a new size.  If we don’t have your size available, a token would be given meantime.  Please note: It would be helpful if blazers were washed before they are donated so that we can arrange the exchange quickly.

B Lee

P          Italy Trip 2019

Deposits due today (Friday 14th).  Please see Miss Muldoon on Monday (lunchtime) for an update letter.  Bring a note of your name as it appears on your passport!

S Muldoon

P          SQA Art Folios         

Any pupils who want their National 5 or Higher folios from last year sent back from the SQA,  see Mr Sharp before Tuesday the 18th September. The total cost is £4 for both folios returned.

Mr Sharp

P          Craft Club

Dr Brand and Mrs MacLeod will be running a craft club every week during Wednesday     lunchtimes in room B207. We will be trying out a variety of arts and crafts. All year groups are welcome but we would like to extend a special welcome to our new S1 pupils. Come along and meet some new friends whilst learning some new skills.

Dr Brand

P          EMA – S5/6

EMA application forms can be collected from the School Office or downloaded from the South Lanarkshire Council website. On the Council website, click on ‘Education and Learning’, then ‘Secondary School Information’, then ‘Education Maintenance Allowance’.  If you need any help with this, please see Mr Gray or your Pupil Support Teacher.

It is your responsibility to complete and send the application form.

When you receive an award letter with your EMA number on it, bring this to Miss Lee who will then issue a copy of the Learning Agreement to be signed by your teachers and Parent/Guardian.  You should then return the completed Learning Agreement to Miss Lee and the school office will then process your EMA.

Only when you have completed all of the above will the payment process begin.  Please see Mr Gray if you have any questions about EMA.

B Lee





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