School Announcements

  • Diploma and Transcript Pickup

    June graduates can pick up their diploma and transcript beginning Monday July 16th at 9AM.  Please bring a photo ID.

    Herbert H. Lehman High School
  • Summer Bridge for Incoming 9th Graders Begins July 9th

    Report to school at 8:15 AM

    Herbert H. Lehman High School
  • Summer School Begins July 9th

    Please arrive at 8AM for program distribution.  Bring a pen and notebook, as there will be a full day of instruction.

    Herbert H. Lehman High School
  • Cap and Gown - Pickup on Monday the 25th

    Graduation Cap and Gown distribution we be Monday June 25th 12pm – 3pm in Room 138

    Also, East Side House will hold the annual Field day! There will be Games and food.

    Come and celebrate with your classmates!

    Herbert H. Lehman High School
  • Graduation June 26th 2018

    This year's graduation will be held in the Herbert H. Lehman High School Auditorium on June 26, 2018.
    There will be a lite bite for parents and graduates at 3:30 pm on the back terrace (Please enter through the main entrance). 
    Commencement ceremony will begin at 5:00 pm.
    Congrats graduates! 
    Herbert H. Lehman High School

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



Lehman Student Elyce Afrifa Publish in Peer-Reviewed Science Journal

In the science world, the epitome of success is publishing one of your studies in a peer-reviewed science journal. This achievement is necessary for scientists working at universities in order to meet the requirements of their professorships. Here at Lehman High School, we have a STUDENT who accomplished this same feat... and she did it WHILE SHE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL! 

Lehman student, Elyce Afrifa, designed and conducted a study on decision making. It involved a phenomenon known as the "decoy effect," which is commonly used by marketers to get people to choose one of two options, the one that will make them the most money. Elyce wondered if the decoy effect applied to monkey cognition as well. She designed and conducted a study, with the help of Michael Behran, Ph.D., associate director of the Language Research Center of Georgia State University, and Aubrey Parrish, Ph.D., assistant professor of the Citadel at the Military College of South Carolina. The results were published in the journal Animal Cognition and Behavior! Elyce is the second author cited on the paper, and Herbert H. Lehman High School is listed as her affiliated institution. Well done Elyce! 
Read the Article Here

Course Catalogue

Download the Course Catalogue here:  Course Catalogue 2018-2019.pdf 

The Lehman Dance Company - Bronx Borough Arts Fetisival

“The Lehman Dance Company was accepted to perform at the 4th Annual Bronx Borough Arts Festival! This was their 3rd year in a row performing at  the showcase. They auditioned the piece "Glory" from the Spring Dance Concert 2017 and the advance dance company were asked to perform this piece at this showcase!  "Glory" is not just a dance piece but a message of belief and hope. Hope that one day there will be justice for all and hope for love and equality for all. Congratulations to the Lehman Dance Company! The Advance Dancers who performed are Tonima Asma, Kaylee Lopez, Christina Rodriguez,Angela Soriano,Viola Hamazaraj, Duyen Marie Tran, Brianna Mueller, Aaliyah Rivera(PLHS), Ansi Rodriguez (RHS) led by their dance teacher Ms. Kalloo.” The piece was choreographed by Kevin Williams a Lehman High School dance alumni, graduate of Hofstra University (BA in Dance Education)

Lehman Dance Company - Performs "Glory"

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