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Inaugural Lassiter Color Run to benefit Lassiter Cross Country and Helping Hands Foundation

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Join East Cobb family and friends for the first annual Lassiter Color Run to be held  Saturday, August 22 at 10am at Lassiter High School’s Frank Fillmann Stadium. The 2-mile, untimed run will wind its way around the Lassiter campus through several multi-colored powder stations, followed by food, games and fun.

Registration is $18 and includes a race T-shirt. Run-day registration is $20. Not  interested in running? No problem. Enjoy inflatables, food, face painting and fun with a $5 wristband.

The run will benefit Lassiter Cross Country and Helping Hand Foundation, a new, East Cobb nonprofit organization, founded by Melisa White, a Lassiter High School mom and family therapist, whose mission is to improve the lives of local families by providing support through financial assistance, resource networking, fundraising events and volunteer leadership.

“All sports programs engage in some sort of fundraising to meet the needs of the team and its members,” Lassiter Cross Country Coach Scott Freed said. “This idea came from a group of Lassiter runners. Rather than having the kids go door to door selling something, we thought we would make a fun day for the community and partner with a great new charity that we believe in.”

One of the things Freed wants to do is set up an injury prevention fund that would help  students defray the cost of preventive care that often is not paid for by insurance. He said these costs over time can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars.

White and the Helping Hand Foundation are planning additional fundraisers to raise money to help local families deal with crisis and financial challenges. Said White: “This event is about community partnership and having fun while lending a helping hand.”

For more information about race registration, visit tinyurl.com/okn4gwa. For information on sponsorship, please contact Melisa White at melwhite04@live.com, or  Coach Freed at Scott.Freed@cobbk12.org.

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Lutzie 43 Foundation to sponsor weekend events in East Cobb

 

The Lutzie 43 Foundation will host a weekend of fundraising events August 14-15, 2015. There are several ways East Cobbers can participate:

 

“13 Can Make A Difference” Food Drive

Support their 2nd annual “13 Can Make a Difference” food drive, sponsored by FBLA and Lassiter Cheerleading, by bringing 13 non-perishable food or household items to the Field Dedication against North Cobb.  Receive a commemorative bracelet and become eligible for a scholarship prize provided by the Lutzie 43 Foundation.

Lutzie Field Dedication

Lassiter will be officially dedicating “Lutzie Field” on Friday, August 14 at 7pm. Gates open at 6pm and the Lassiter Touchdown Club will be hosting its Fall Football Festival throughout the evening with various activities. Don’t miss this important community event to officially dedicate “Lutzie Field.


Lutzie 43 Road Race

Join the community in the inaugural Lutzie 43 Road Race, powered by FCA.  You can run, walk, roll or stroll in this 5k event beginning and ending at Lutzie Field beginning at 8am on August 15th.  You will receive a Lutzie 43 Road Race dry-fit shirt from Under Armor for participating in this Peachtree Road Race qualifying event. Register at www.FCAEASTCOBB.org.  Race fees of $35 will benefit the Lutzie 43 Foundation and FCA East Cobb.  Discounts available for groups of 10 or more participants—Call Mike Leazer (864-491-9688) regarding group discounts.

Lassiter Alumn To Coach Colquitt County Football Team

It’s a busy and certainly eventful summer for Hutson Mason.

The former Georgia quarterback recently married in Newnan and after a honeymoon trip to Aruba, the newlyweds will move to southwest Georgia where he has landed a job on the football staff at Colquitt County.

Hutson and fiancée Catherine McWalters met at Lassiter High School in East Cobb.

“I thought it was going to be a little troubling having to convince my future wife to move to Moultrie, Ga., but she’s awesome,” Mason said. “She understands I want to get into coaching and coaches’ wives kind of have to be willing to go places. The first place on our stop is a little one-light town with a Taco Bell and a KFC. Not exactly Marietta.”

Maybe not, but football is important at Colquitt County, which is coming off a Georgia Class AAAAAA state championship.

Mason gives the school three former Georgia players on their coaching staff, along with Israel Troupe and Ian Smith.

“One thing about South Georgia is they are big Bulldog fans,” said Troupe, a Georgia wide receiver from 2008-11 who coached at Turner County last season. “I learned that when I accepted my offer (out of Tift County) to go to Georgia. The town is excited.”

Troupe is coaching the ninth grade receivers and working with the receiver coaches. Smith, an offensive lineman at Georgia, will coach the ninth grade offensive linemen and help with the varsity.

Mason expects to be busy working with the quarterbacks.

He will be the ninth grade offensive coordinator and will work as an offensive analyst with the varsity team, coach Rush Propst said.

“He’ll be our Friday night guy that handles our quarterbacks,” Propst said. “He will also be very much involved inside the war room.”

There are 16 staff members in all for Propst, who previously won five state titles at powerhouse Hoover High in Alabama.

Mason’s connection to Propst is Chip Lindsey, who coached Mason in high school and was offensive coordinator under Propst at Hoover. Lindsey is now the offensive coordinator at Southern Mississippi.

“I hired Hutson because what he did in high school, because he’s a guy that’s run our offense,” said Propst, who used a spread attack that still brings a physical style to set a state record in the school’s classification for points scored.

“He understands what we’re doing, he understands our terminology, he understands our philosophy.”

Mason was signed as an undrafted free agent by Washington after a tryout camp, but was later released.

He was also considering graduate assistant opportunities and consulted Lindsey and Georgia coach Mark Richt before coming to a decision to join the Colquitt County staff.

If an NFL team calls again, Mason will be ready.

“I’ll be down there training, trying to find kids to throw to,” he said.

Troupe said he is ready to catch Mason’s passes.

“I actually go out there and run routes with my guys all the time,” Troupe said. “Whenever he wants to get in the mix. I wouldn’t mind running routes. I’ve still got it every once in a while as long as I stretch it out good.”

(Source: Onlineathens.com

Lassiter High School to honor late Auburn football star

After graduating from Lassiter, Lutzenkirchen went on to star at Auburn University where he’s still the school’s all-time leader in touchdowns by a tight end.

Lassiter High School in East Cobb will re-name its football field after Philip Lutzenkirchen, who died in a car accident last summer.

The Cobb County School Board voted unanimously Thursday to name the new turf field at Frank Filmann Stadium “Lutzie 43 Field.”

After graduating from Lassiter, Lutzenkirchen went on to star at Auburn University where he’s still the school’s all-time leader in touchdowns by a tight end.

He was captain on the Tigers’ 2010 national championship team.  Lutzenkirchen caught 59 passes and a school-record 14 touchdowns in four seasons.  He signed a free agent contract with the St. Louis Rams in 2012.

The new turf field at Lassiter will be ready for the new season this August.   It’s expected to cost $332,000, and will be paid for with money from Lutzenkirchen’s charity foundation.

(Source: wsbradio.com

 

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Go back to the beach when Lassiter presents ‘The Bikinis’

Celebrate a musical beach party at Lassiter’s Production of The Bikinis on April 30th at 5 pm and May 1st, 8th, and 9th at 7 pm at Lassiter High School Small Theater.

A blast from the past with songs from the 60’s and 70’s. A beach party with appearances by Elvis, Frankie and Annette, and of course The Bikinis.

Lassiter High School is located at 2601 Shallowford Road in East Cobb.

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Lassiter High School Presents Percussion Symposium

Current and graduate Lassiter High School Band percussionists Luke Bentley, Richard Schaff, Rachel Steffan and Anna Gwaltney. Credit: Lassiter High School Band

 

Lassiter High School announces its 2nd Annual Percussion Symposium, to be held Saturday, April 25 in the Lassiter High School Concert Hall. Accomplished middle school, high school and college percussionists from 18 area schools will perform for evaluation by renowned percussionists Dr. John Parks from Florida State University, She-e Wu from Northwestern University and Casey Cangelosi from Concord University.

Dynamic student performances begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be capped by a 7:30 p.m. performance by the Morehead State University Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Brian Mason. Dr. Parks, Wu and Cangelosi will join in Morehead State’s special performance along with Team Islas, a professional percussion duo.

“It’s our privilege to welcome these world-class musicians to Cobb County,” said Lassiter Percussion Director Mike Lynch. “This symposium is a great opportunity for students and directors to learn and grow while interacting with professional musicians. It will be a day of exciting and entertaining performances for the entire community.”

The mission of the Symposium is to encourage the growth of percussion ensemble activity in a non-competitive environment. Attending students will perform on state-of-the-art instruments provided by Mapex/Majestic and receive professional evaluation. Performances are open to the public beginning at 8:30 a.m. Admission is $7 and funds raised will benefit the Lassiter High School Bands program.

 (Reprinted from Patch.com)

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Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking panel at Lassiter High School

 

Rocky Mount PTA and Foundation is hosting an event at Lassiter High School tonight,  March 17, at 7pm regarding Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.  Come hear attorney general, Sam Olens and a panel of other important guests help unite our community to take a stand against the atrocity that is occurring in our suburbs. Contact Sharon.lightstone@cobbk12.org to RSVP or ask questions.

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Video of the Week: Congratulations Lassiter Cheerleaders!

Lassiter High Senior Cheerleaders 2015 from James Primm on Vimeo.

Congratulations to Lassiter High School’s varsity sideline cheerleaders on their recent prestigious honor. The 2015 Georgia Cheer Coaches Association named them Team of the Year.

Congratulations cheerleaders!

 

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Video of the Week: 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

We’re throwing it back to 2010 this week! Enjoy the musical stylings of two-time National Championship Lassiter Band when they performed in the 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Happy Thanksgiving East Cobbers!

Lassiter Financial Aid Night is Thursday, November 13

academic scholar graduate

Lassiter parents of seniors and juniors are encouraged to attend Financial Aid Night on Thursday, November 13 at 6pm in the Lassiter Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road. A representative from the Georgia Student Finance Commission will present information on important college financial aid topics. Topics to be covered are: the HOPE scholarship, the FAFSA and GSFAPP applications and parent questions.

 

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