School Announcements

  • Aminata Gadji named a QuestBridge College Prep Scholar

    As a College Prep Scholar, Aminata will attend an institute at Yale in the Spring and receive targeted assistance from QuestBridge in preparing for their College Match program in her senior year.  Congratulations!

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  • Congratulations to Elyce Afrifa

    Elyce is an author of a forthcoming article in Animal  Behavior and Cognition, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.  Elyce completed the research with her mentor as part of our Science Research Program.

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  • Elective Day

    Elective Day, which kicks off the Fall 2018 course registration process, will take place on Monday March 26th after 9th period.  The Elective Day Room Assignments are attached.  You received course selection sheets in your English class, but additional ones are available in the Guidance Department.

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  • Parent Teacher Conferences

    Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

     Please be advised that Thursday, March 8th, is Parent Teacher Evening from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM and Friday, March 9th, is Parent Teacher Afternoon from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.


     Thursday, March 8th is a regular, full day of school for all students and Friday, March 9th is early dismissal for students.  Please refer to the instructional schedule below for Friday, March 9th, 2017.                                                                                                             




      8:15 am –   9:00 am


      9:03 am –   9:48 am


      9:51 am – 10:36 am


    10:39 am – 11:24 am

    This is a great opportunity for you to visit Herbert H. Lehman High School and meet with your child’s teachers to discuss his/her academic progress. You will also have the opportunity to fill out the NYC School Survey, which provides us with valuable feedback.

     We look forward to meeting you on Parent Teacher Evening and/or Afternoon to discuss your child’s academic achievement in greater detail and to provide you with his/her first Spring Term Progress Report.  Together we can help your child succeed and build strong partnerships.

     If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  We look forward to seeing you!


    Mr. John Powers


    Herbert H. Lehman High School
  • Meet the Guidance Counselors Saturday February 6th

    Guidance Counselors will be available from 9:00 to 1:15 to review your child's progress to graduation.  Also, our Saturday School classes (for credit) are beginning.  Feel free to come with your child, review progress towards graduation, and register for Saturday and PM School classes.

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  • JanuaryRegents Review Materials

    Sophomore and Junior students received instructions in their English classes about logging on to APEX tutorials for Regents review.  See Ms. Contreras (Room 102) with any questions.

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  • Mentor Moot Court Competition

    Thanks for all your support!

    The Law Team competed in the Wild Card round of Fordham Law School Mentor Moot Court competition on Tuesday 11/28.  Only the two top-scoring teams advanced. Our team came in a close third, so we narrowly missed making it to the quarterfinals.   Nevertheless, we are all very proud of this impressive, young team.  All of our starters - Emily Romero, Samantha Velasquez, Sindi Daci and Ruaida Khan - are brand new to the team this year.  They were well supported by the other team members - Enrique Mendez, Brandon Cruz, Chris Rosa, Damien Bolton, Roshni Kalam, Rudina Sinanaj, Shaniyah Frazier and Jasmine Garcia. Now we'll expect a strong showing as we move on to Mock Trial competition!
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  • Parent-Teacher Conferences are November 9th and 10th

    Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on November 9th (4:30-7:30) and November 10th (12:30-2:30).  Click Here for room assignments copies will also be available at school.

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  • PM School Registration

    PM School registration is ongoing.  Please stop by Room 102 to register.  PM School Courses begin Wednesday October 18th.

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  • Student Council Elections

    Elections will be held on Thursday October 12th.  Students can vote until midnight using the designated Google Form.  You will need to be logged in to your Lehman gmail account to vote.  The link will be posted on the homepage on Thursday morning.

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Principal's Message

    Dear Lehman community,

Enjoy your day off. You all deserve it. This is a great day to catch up on work, a book you are reading or a television series you enjoy watching.

I never appreciated the idiom, “stop and smell the roses” when I was a child and then a young man. “It’s a cliché,” I’d always say. As I approach my 50th birthday, I’ve come to realize that I missed many opportunities to slow down and appreciate all the beauty that has surrounded me throughout my life. Right now my boys are happily engrossed with video games, books and homework. They are “multi-tasking” and I have decided to not voice my concern and displeasure. Miraculously, my wife is resting. She deserves it and desperately needs it.

Outside my front window I can see a typical Brooklyn street that is blanketed by pools of brown slush and tire mark smears. But when I tilt my head to the left and up just a few inches, the street disappears and all that is visible are the branches of an American Elm lightly covered with snow. Today I am going to watch this tree and not the street nor the amount of snow that has fallen. I will take another look at the tree later after I finish reading several chapters of a new book on jazz I recently purchased. And then later I will look again after I complete several action items for LHS. And finally, after dinner tonight, I will look at the tree in the darkness and in the glow of one street lamp.

Is there something or someone you have overlooked today?

Below is a poem by Robert Frost. I love this poem for several reasons:

First, it uses iambic tetrameter, which is a fancy way of saying that each line of verse has eight syllables whose rhythmic pattern is defined by consecutive unstressed/stressed beats. The poem is often read aloud in a “sing song” type of way that also includes stopping at the end of each line, which is not the way to read this poem and most poems.

Second, it references “snow,” a “horse,” and a “lake” and has a rhyme scheme that seems to suggest something childish and insignificant about the poem, especially to young readers. And yet, the poem is anything but childish; it is serious, philosophical and ambiguous in a way that makes it a great poem.

There are lots of ways to teach this poem: You can use anticipation guides, drawing exercises, and the elements of fiction (point of view, setting, character, plot and theme) to help students make meaning of the poem.

The poem is included here for one reason and one reason only: To give thanks to our humanity. In the midst of a world gone mad, we still have the opportunity to reflect on the beauty that exists in our lives and that we often overlook because we are so darn busy pursuing dreams and degrees and working hard at our jobs and ensuring that we can take care of ourselves and our families.



Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

By Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.   

His house is in the village though;   

He will not see me stopping here   

To watch his woods fill up with snow.   


My little horse must think it queer   

To stop without a farmhouse near   

Between the woods and frozen lake   

The darkest evening of the year.   


He gives his harness bells a shake   

To ask if there is some mistake.   

The only other sound’s the sweep   

Of easy wind and downy flake.   


The woods are lovely, dark and deep,   

But I have promises to keep,   

And miles to go before I sleep,   

And miles to go before I sleep.


Here is hoping that Spring is as beautiful as this snowy, winter day!

Mr. Powers



Tutoring Schedule

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