Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School

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Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury MA.jpg
Think for yourself, but think of others
Address
390 Lincoln Road
Sudbury, Massachusetts, 01776
United States
Coordinates 42°23′51″N 71°24′01″W / 42.3976°N 71.4003°W / 42.3976; -71.4003Coordinates: 42°23′51″N 71°24′01″W / 42.3976°N 71.4003°W / 42.3976; -71.4003
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1954
School district Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District
Superintendent Bella Wong
CEEB Code 222088
Principal Bella Wong
Faculty 155[1]
Grades 9–12
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 1,641[2] (Fall 2013)
Grade 9 452
Grade 10 403
Grade 11 389
Grade 12 394
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)      Navy Blue
     White
Team name Warriors
Accreditation NEASC
Average SAT scores 580 verbal
604 math
582 writing (2010)[3]
Newspaper The Forum
Yearbook DYAD
Budget $25,706,652[4] (approx. $16,375 per pupil)
Website

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (LSRHS or L-S) is a public regional high school located in Sudbury, Massachusetts, and serving the communities of Sudbury and Lincoln, Massachusetts. The school building was replaced prior to the 2004–2005 academic year. The school's radio station is WYAJ, 97.7 FM.

History[edit]

The Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District was established in 1954, integrating the former Sudbury High School with students from the nearby town of Lincoln, Massachusetts. Lincoln did not have its own high school previously, electing to send its students to neighboring town's schools.

In June 2002, the district began a $74 million project to replace the aging facilities with new construction on the same campus. The new school was completed before the 2004–2005 academic year and the old building was demolished. Among other features, the new facilities include four gymnasiums and a 750-seat auditorium.[5] A $1.6 million project to install a completely refurbished sports stadium, including a multipurpose turf field, 6-lane running track, and bleachers, culminated in the fall of 2007.

January 2007 killing[edit]

On January 19, 2007, 15-year-old freshman James Alenson was stabbed to death with a knife in a high school bathroom in a hall adjacent to the East House area. The school was put into lockdown twenty minutes after the event at around 7:20 in the morning. The first news reports came out around 8:35 a.m., and the event was highly publicized. The students were sent home at 10:20 a.m. Emerson Hospital stated that the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital at 8:12 a.m.[6]

Sixteen-year-old L-S student John Odgren, a resident of Princeton, Massachusetts, was charged the same day with "murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and carrying a knife onto school property".[7][8][9]

Odgren, who was held without bail after his arrest, was a special education student who had been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. He had no previous record of violence. His defense was insanity from the Asperger's, but on April 29, 2010, he was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to serve the mandatory, required life without parole sentence the next day. He has entered automatic appeal by law.[10] [11] [12]

Music[edit]

Lincoln-Sudbury's music curriculum includes major and select instrumental ensembles, jazz ensembles, and choral ensembles. Thomas Grandprey teaches the band and string ensembles and Michael Bunting teaches the choral ensembles. To date, there are two large bands, a string orchestra, 2 big band jazz ensembles and 2 jazz combos for instrumental music, along with a large concert choir, chamber singing group and multiple acapella groups for choral music. The groups present numerous concerts throughout the school year and both instrumental and choral groups participate in state and national competitions. Students interested in large ensemble but unable to participate during school hours may join Civic Orchestra, where students and adults in the community practice and perform together. The 1971 Lincoln-Sudbury Select Chorus performed as the chorus in "Carmen" for the Boston Symphony conducted by Leonard Bernstein.[citation needed] In 2008, the chorus was invited to sing John Rutter's "Gloria" at Carnegie Hall.[13]

Athletics[edit]

Lincoln-Sudbury is a member of the Dual County League. The varsity teams were a combined 295-98-9 in 2006–2007, earning the school the Dalton Trophy, awarded by The Boston Globe for the best overall won-loss record among Division I Massachusetts high schools. It was the first time the school has won the Dalton Trophy since moving to Division I, though it won the Division II trophy eight times between 1975 and 2003.[14]

Fall sports include football, field hockey, girls volleyball, soccer, cross country, and golf. Winter sports include basketball, Nordic skiing, Alpine skiing, wrestling, ice hockey, swimming and diving. Spring sports include lacrosse, baseball, softball, tennis, and boys volleyball. Track and field is offered during both winter and spring.[15] Visit: Lincoln-Sudbury Field Hockey Program

Club teams are also offered, including Frisbee, rugby, and ice hockey. In 2007, Lincoln-Sudbury Women's Rugby Football Club became the first established high school girl's rugby team in Massachusetts.[citation needed]

Lincoln-Sudbury has a longstanding athletic rivalry with Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Lincoln-Sudbury also has a rival with Wayland High School in football. On Thanksgiving morning, L-S plays Newton South High School.

The Lincoln-Sudbury official mascot is the warrior.

Theater arts[edit]

Lincoln-Sudbury has a long-standing reputation of excellence in theater arts and is known for performing material above high school level, including performances of musical-Shakespeare productions.[16] Carly Evans directs the Drama productions performed by the LSB players. In the fall 2013 the LSB players performed Les Misérables. In the winter of 2013 the LSB players will be performing "The Big Eleven" and "Removing the Glove". In May "The 39 Steps" will be performed, and in June "Collage" will be performed. The Collage is usually a few student written performances. In the fall of 2014, LSB players will perform Chicago. Musicals are almost always accompanied by a live orchestra composed of students and conducted by the school's instrumental director, Thomas Grandprey. [17]

Special interests[edit]

The Lincoln-Sudbury Speech and Debate team was established in 2003. The team participates in the Massachusetts Forensic League division of the National Catholic Forensic League, as well as the National Forensic League.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LSRHS PROFILE 2012–2013
  2. ^ MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  3. ^ 2011–12 SAT Performance Report (DISTRICT) All Students
  4. ^ Sudbury Town Meeting Presentation from May 7, 2012
  5. ^ OMR Architects
  6. ^ The Associated Press – Yahoo News – Student fatally stabbed at Mass. school[dead link]
  7. ^ "'I did it ... I did it': Student suspect in deadly stabbing is held without bail", The MetroWest Daily News, January 19, 2007. Retrieved January 19, 2007.
  8. ^ "Teen Charged In Fellow Student's Death Freshman Stabbed To Death In High School". WCVB-TV. January 19, 2007. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Judge OK's Teen's Jailhouse Tapes In Stab Case Prosecutors Challenging Whether Odgren Was Legally Insane". WCVB-TV. October 16, 2009. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  10. ^ Valencia, Milton J.; Wen, Patricia (April 29, 2010). "Odgren convicted of first-degree murder, faces life imprisonment". The Boston Globe. 
  11. ^ Jury: Odgren guilty of murder. BostonHerald.com (April 29, 2010). Retrieved on April 29, 2011.
  12. ^ John Odgren sentenced to life in prison; lawyer concerned for safety – Framingham, MA. The MetroWest Daily News. Retrieved on April 29, 2011.
  13. ^ Practice, practice, practice: L-S chorus headed to Carnegie Hall
  14. ^ http://www.boston.com/sports/schools/extras/scholastic_awards_winners/
  15. ^ Program of Studies and Policy Handbook
  16. ^ http://www.lsrhs.net/publications/productions.html
  17. ^ http://www.lsrhs.net/sites/lsbplayers/
  18. ^ [1]
  19. ^ http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/sports_topsports/ci_26101912/ravenelle-living-out-his-diamond-dreams

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