Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
|Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School|
Think for yourself, but think of others
|390 Lincoln Road
Sudbury, Massachusetts 01776
|Type||Public high school|
|Sister school||L-S Memorial School in Thmar Kaul, Battambang Province, Cambodia |
|School district||Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District|
|Faculty||155 (250 total) |
|Enrollment||1,641 (Fall 2013)|
|• Grade 9||452|
|• Grade 10||403|
|• Grade 11||389|
|• Grade 12||394|
|Average SAT scores||589 verbal
1795 total (2014-2015)
|Average ACT scores||27.3 average |
|Budget||$26,518,423 FY14 per pupil-$18,116.|
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (LSRHS or L-S) is a public regional high school located in Sudbury, Massachusetts 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. A new project is currently pending budget approval to replace the track.
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 Alenson 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 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. 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 treble choir and a concert choir, chamber singing group and multiple a cappella groups for choral music. In February, they also offer singing valentine quintets for choir students to raise money and serenade their peers. 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. In 2008, the chorus was invited to sing John Rutter's "Gloria" at Carnegie Hall.
There are also various A cappella and student led groups. Accent is the school's only co-ed group and has recorded several albums. Other groups include the Acafellas, an all male a cappella group, Achoired Taste, Musigals, and Shirley Tempos, all of which are all female a cappella groups, and Coro de Chicas, an all female accompanied group.
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, girls volleyball, soccer, cross country, and golf. Winter sports include basketball, Nordic skiing, Alpine skiing, wrestling, ice hockey, swimming and diving , Spring sports include sailing, lacrosse, baseball, softball, tennis, and boys volleyball. Track and field is offered during both winter and spring.
Club teams are also offered, including frisbee, rugby, and ice hockey. In 2006, Lincoln-Sudbury Women's Rugby Football Club became the first established high school girl's rugby team in Massachusetts.
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.
Lincoln-Sudbury offers instruction at the beginning level/and or beyond in French, German, Spanish, and Latin. The school plans to introduce Mandarin Chinese in the 2016-17 school year. Additionally, Lincoln-Sudbury takes part in French, German, and Spanish exchanges that occur annually. The language department also has French, German, and Spanish clubs that fundraise and promote their respective language through organized activities.
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 (sister of famous actor Chris 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 performed "The Big Eleven" and "Removing the Glove". In May "The 39 Steps" was performed, followed by "Collage", a mix of student-written short scenes. In the fall of 2014, LSB players performed Chicago. In the fall of 2015, they performed the musical Wonderful Town, based on the movie My Sister Eileen. In the spring of 2015 they performed Mary Zimmerman's The Secret in the Wings. Musicals are accompanied by a live orchestra composed of students and conducted by the school's instrumental director, Thomas Grandprey.
In 1987, under the guidance of computer education teacher Brian Harvey, students at the school created the computer game Hack, based on their desire to re-create their experience playing the similar game, Rogue. Because the students decided to make the source code to their game publicly and freely available, this became something of a seminal moment in the history of both roguelike games and the open source software movement. Other developers, interested in building on and improving Hack, used the source code created by the Lincoln-Sudbury students to develop what became NetHack, a highly complex and somewhat popular game that is still played and developed today. Furthermore, because the source code contained a note saying, effectively, that others were free to modify it so long as any derivative code was similarly free and open, it introduced many people to the idea of a "public license", which has since evolved into such modern derivatives as the LGPL.
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.
- Christina Agapakis, 2-time member of Forbes magazine 30 Under 30 in Science and Healthcare
- Lynne Berry '90, children's author 
- Mike Croel '87, NFL linebacker 
- Chris Evans '99, film actor 
- Scott Evans, TV actor
- Diana Golden, gold medal in Disabled skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics
- Mike Gordon, bassist from the band Phish
- Maggie Hassan '76, Governor of New Hampshire
- Robert Kirshner, astrophysicist and author
- John Linnell '77 and John Flansburgh '78, founders of the band They Might Be Giants
- Paula Poundstone '77 (did not graduate), comedian
- Simon Shnapir, 2014 Sochi Olympic medalist in pair skating
- Adam Ravenelle, baseball player
- Ashley Richardson, 1982 supermodel
- Jarrod Shoemaker, '00, triathlete
- Jenna Shoemaker, '02, triathlete
- Joe Sims, NFL tackle/guard
- Callie Thorne '87, TV actress in The Wire and Rescue Me
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- MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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- Practice, practice, practice: L-S chorus headed to Carnegie Hall
- Program of Studies and Policy Handbook
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