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December Newsletter


In this issue...
1)  A Word From the Principal
2)  Lescook's Corner
3)  All About the Bundy
4)  Class Corners 
5)  Only Asche and Sturgill
6)  The Joke's on You
7) Contact Information

Note from the Principal
As the first half of the school year comes to a close, I can’t help but think how lucky I am to be a part of Lake Erie International High School. Congratulations to our December graduating class. These students have faced insurmountable challenges and obstacles and with motivation, dedication, and perseverance, they have finally achieved their goal of obtaining their high school diploma. They all worked very hard to get to this moment and I am honored to be able to watch them walk across their stage so that they can be presented with their high school diploma. I wish them all the best as they continue on in their journey. The staff and students at Lake Erie International High School have achieved so much over the past few months and I am only looking forward to what we can achieve in the upcoming new year. I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Holiday season and I look forward to seeing everyone after the New Year!
Tara L. Hullum
Lescook’s Corner

Hello All! This is Ms. Lescook (Momma Lescook). The holidays are here and the New Year is approaching. Please be safe. The last day of school is Friday, December 17, 2021. We return to school on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022. Spend this time reflecting on the things that you are thankful for and make some plans for the upcoming year. Call me if you need me 216-201-1410. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in the upcoming year.
Remember TicTok starts when we return in 2022.
VaLencia Lescook
Student Success Coordinator
Can you believe 2021 is almost over?  We are four months into the school year and I am so proud of how well our students are getting re-acclimated to being in a school building.  Those students who are coming in are working hard completing assignments, courses, and testing! Our fall 2021 End of Course exams window ends on December 17th, just in time for a much-needed and deserved break.  As we close one year and start a new one, I want to take a moment to wish each and every one of you a wonderful holiday season.  May 2022 bring you all a year of joy, peace, and hope.  See you next year!
Ruth Bundy
Academic Coach
A message from the Career Technical Education Department...
As the Holiday Season is upon us,  We would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Holiday.  Remember when we return to school to reach out to Mr. or Mrs. Spivey to learn more about our Career Exploration Lab and our Senior Only Industry Credentials.  
Mr. Spivey and Mrs. Spivey
CTE Director
Science Corner – December 2021
Hello, my Science People,
This is my last newsletter article for the year 2021. The next year has changes coming to the science courses. Some of these changes include more hands-on activities, assignments where you get points for discussing science with the teacher (or the class), new interactive science programs, and more. Before the year ends, we have a few last video lessons coming up:
250 Million Years Ago
Yes, quite a bit went on back in the day. But then almost everything died, which leads to the next video lesson.
Mass Extinctions
The year is almost over – hopefully we aren’t as well!
No – not that kind of power! Power in the scientific sense – which is still power!
Happy New Year everybody,
Mr. Hammer
Science Teacher
Happy Holidays!
If I wasn’t a teacher, I would be a baker. I make the best cookies in the land. The recipe is from Williams Sonoma – but I tweaked it. My notes are in red!
16 Tbs. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature – If you don’t have time to wait for room temperature, take your rolling pin and beat the butter on the counter.
3/4 cup sugar
3 egg yolks – use the egg whites for an omelet or put them in the refrigerator for later.
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract – use some good vanilla – splurge on the vanilla – trust me!
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour – I use only 2 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Colored sugars and decorating pens - for later
Icing the Cookies Recipes
I use 2 cups or so of powder sugar and 1 tablespoon of milk – mix the two ingredients to make your icing (thickness not runny but easy to work with).
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, beat together the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. If using vanilla extract, add it now. Mix well.
In a sifter, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Sift the flour mixture directly onto the butter mixture. Reduce the speed to low and beat until well mixed.
Turn the dough out onto a work surface and divide it into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball, then flatten the balls into disks. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. (The dough can be prepared up to 3 days ahead.) Let it soften slightly at room temperature before continuing. You can freeze the dough and pull it out later.
Position a rack in the upper third of an oven and preheat to 350°F. Butter 2 large baking sheets. I never butter the cookie sheets – just use parchment paper.
On a lightly floured work surface, roll out a dough disk 1/4 inch thick. Using cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes. Transfer the cutouts to the prepared baking sheets. Gather up and reroll the scraps and cut out more cookies. Repeat with the remaining dough disks.
Bake until the cookies are golden on the edges, about 8 minutes. I cook my cookies for 10 minutes – just depends on the oven temperature. Transfer the cookies to wire racks and let cool completely. Decorate the cookies as desired with colored sugars and decorating pens. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. I freeze the cookies before I decorate and then pull them out when I need them.
Kellie Rohde
Intervention Specialist 
The English lab has been busy completing courses and preparing for EOC testing these past few weeks leading up to winter break! We appreciate all who are attending and working hard to make it happen.  We want to thank all students and staff here at LEIHS for continuing to make this a great year.  Go Legends!  And, have a safe, fun, and restful winter break!
Language Arts Teachers
As we near the holidays and the end of the year, now is a great time to handle a few important things.
Change batteries in the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. 
With upcoming weather changes, we're forced to stay indoors, take time to enjoy a good book or try exercising.
Try walking in place, doing 10 squats every hour or even trying a few line dances daily just to keep moving. 
Over the holiday break continue to practice social distancing when in large groups, but enjoy safe time with family
and friends. Wash your hands, use hand sanitizer and wear your mask. Stay safe, healthy and enjoy your
break. See you next year! 
Kimberly Givhan
Office Manager
What the New
Year brings to
You will depend
A great deal on
What you bring to the
New Year
by Vein McLellan
Ms. Sturgill’s Corner
Retention Specialist
The Jokes on You…
What happened to the man running behind the car?
Answer:  He got exhausted!
Contact Information
Lake Erie International High School
11650 Detroit
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Ms. Valencia M. Lescook, MBA
216-201-1410 /