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Principal's Weekly Message 5/6/2019




This is Ian Solomon, Principal of Leesville Road High School sharing the latest news and events.



PTSA Candidate Slate

Below is the 2019-2020 PTSA Slate of Officers. The vote for this slate of candidates will be held at the May 13 PTSA General meeting. 



VP Programs--Jen Bateman

VP Communications/Advocacy--Philip Spragins

VP Academic Boosters--Beth Dickinson

VP School Support--Fareena Mehdi

VP Staff Support--Amy Sharp

VP Ways & Means--OPEN

Secretary--Beth Gracey

Treasurer--Christy Johnson 


As you can see, we still have openings for President, VP Ways & Means as well as a few committee positions. Please contact Beth Dickinson at if you are interested in becoming involved. 




Semester Exams will be administered Wednesday, June 5 through Monday June 11. Students who want to leave at the conclusion of exams at 11:55 each day must have a signed copy of the Early Release Permission form submitted to the Main Office by May 31. This form can be located on the school’s homepage under the Pride News section.

Wednesday, June 5 7:25 – 11:47 Period 1 NCFE/CTE/Teacher-Made/EOC Exams

Thursday, June 6 7:25 – 11:47 Period 2 NCFE/CTE/Teacher-Made/EOC Exams

Friday, June 7 7:25 – 11:47 Period 3 NCFE/CTE/Teacher-Made/EOC Exams

Monday, June 10 7:25 – 11:47 Period 4 NCFE/CTE/Teacher-Made/EOC Exams

Tuesday, June 11 7:25 Exam make-up day for all students by appointment





Viewing of Resilience (repeat)


As an ongoing focus of Social-Emotional Learning and Equity, on Monday, 5/13, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Leesville Road High School Auditorium, we will be hosting a viewing of the film, Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope.  We welcome all adult-aged community members to attend this viewing.  This film is sensitive in nature, regarding childhood traumatic experiences.  Below is a link to the trailer and flyer.  Refreshments will be available, as well as daycare for school-aged children.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kate Fehling, Assistant Principal at LRHS, at






Sports Physical Event (repeat)


EmergeOrtho is excited to once again offer our annual $10 Sports Physical event! This year Sports Physicals night will take place on Wednesday, May 15th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at multiple locations around the Triangle. Please see below for the list of participating locations. Cash or check ONLY. Please advise student-athletes to fill out the medical history portion of the physical form, signed and dated by a parent/guardian.  As always, ALL proceeds are donated back to the schools!  Attached is a flyer that can be displayed or distributed to students or parents.  Please feel free to reach out with any further questions. Have a great week!


List of participating locations:


  • Apex · 910 West Williams Street
  • Brier Creek ·­7850 Brier Creek Pkwy
  • Chapel Hill ·­100 Perkins Drive
  • Durham · 120 William Penn Plaza
  • Oxford · 107 E. McClanahan Street
  • Raleigh ·­3100 Duraleigh Road
  • Roxboro ·­799 Doctors Court
  • Smithfield · 100 Kellie Drive (New location opening May 1st!)
  • Wake Forest ·­11550 Common Oaks Drive



Physical Flyer




Prom 2019 (repeat)



Ticket sales for this year’s Prom begin Monday, April 1 through Friday, May 10. Payments must be made using the Online School Payment Portal located in the Quick Links section of the school’s home page. This year’s theme is THE GREAT GATSBY. The date, time, and location are as follows:


May 18, 2019 7:00 - 11:00 pm

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree

4500 Marriott Dr Raleigh NC 27612


Any questions or concerns please contact Brenda Rizzuto







Thank you for your continued support of Leesville Road High School, where we take PRIDE in everything we do.