Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
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|Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School|
|390 Lincoln Road
Sudbury, Massachusetts, 01776
|School type||Public school (government funded), high school|
|Motto||Think for yourself, but think of others|
|School district||Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District|
|Enrollment||1,585 (October 1, 2012)|
Blue and white
|Average SAT scores||580 verbal
582 writing (2010)
|Budget||$25,706,652 (approx. $16,375 per pupil)|
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.
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. 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
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.
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".
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.  
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. 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. In 2008, the chorus was invited to sing John Rutter's "Gloria" at Carnegie Hall.
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.
Fall sports include football, field hockey, cheerleading, 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 volleyball. Track and field is offered during both winter and spring.
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.
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. Carly Evans directs the Drama productions preformed by the LSB players. Fall 2013 the LSB players preformed Les Miserables. 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.
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.
- Robert Kirshner, astrophysicist and author
- John Linnell '77 and John Flansburgh '78, founders of the band They Might Be Giants
- Chris Evans '99, film actor starring in Fantastic Four, Captain America, The Avengers, and Puncture
- Scott Evans, TV actor in One Life to Live (as Oliver Fish)
- Callie Thorne '87, TV actress in The Wire and Rescue Me
- Mike Gordon, bassist from the band Phish
- Ashley Richardson, 1980s supermodel
- Paula Poundstone '77 (did not graduate), comedian
- Mike Croel, NFL linebacker
- Joe Sims, NFL tackle/guard
- Diana Golden, Gold Medal in Disabled skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics
- Jarrod Shoemaker, '00, Triathlete
- Jenna Shoemaker, '02, Triathlete
- LSRHS PROFILE 2012-2013
- 2012-13 Enrollment Report and 2013-14 Projection
- 2011-12 SAT Performance Report (DISTRICT) All Students
- Sudbury Town Meeting Presentation from May 7, 2012
- OMR Architects
- The Associated Press – Yahoo News – Student fatally stabbed at Mass. school
- "'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.
- "Teen Charged In Fellow Student's Death Freshman Stabbed To Death In High School". WCVB-TV. January 19, 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
- "Judge OK's Teen's Jailhouse Tapes In Stab Case Prosecutors Challenging Whether Odgren Was Legally Insane". WCVB-TV. October 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
- Valencia, Milton J.; Wen, Patricia (April 29, 2010). "Odgren convicted of first-degree murder, faces life imprisonment". The Boston Globe.
- Jury: Odgren guilty of murder. BostonHerald.com (2010-04-29). Retrieved on 2011-04-29.
- John Odgren sentenced to life in prison; lawyer concerned for safety – Framingham, MA. The MetroWest Daily News. Retrieved on 2011-04-29.
- Practice, practice, practice: L-S chorus headed to Carnegie Hall
- Program of Studies and Policy Handbook