Spring Fever

April 19, 2018

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* IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS *

PARCC Testing

PARCC testing begins on Tuesday, April 24th. Please visit the LHS homepage here to access related resources including an information letter and the student presentation, which addresses technology, preparation tips, and the testing schedule. The letter also provides information for those students not participating in PARCC testing.
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Summer Behind-the-Wheel

If you are interested in signing up for Summer Behind-the-Wheel, please see Ms. Wasserleben in the Girls' Gym Office for an application.


All paperwork and payments must be submitted no later than Friday, June 1st.

NHS Inductee Meeting

All juniors who have been notified of their impending induction into the National Honor Society must attend a brief meeting on Friday, April 20th at 7:15 a.m. in the auditorium. Excuse forms for rehearsal will be distributed at that time and all induction requirements will be reviewed.

International Alliance Presents...

Please join us for our first middle eastern story night on Friday, April 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the library. Admission is free, but all donations will be sent to the No More Tears Foundation.
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* BRAG BAG *

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Two amazing photographs taken by senior Kayla Jackson are currently being featured in Mercer County Community College's Visual Arts Student Exhibition at the Gallery! Kayla captured very profound messages in both photographs, and we encourage you to go check them out in person! The exhibit is open to the public and features some of the best works by MCCC visual arts students and runs from Monday, April 2nd to Thursday, May 3rd.


We are so proud of you, Kayla!

Agarwal is Nationwide Winner

On another very exciting STEM note, freshman Arjun Agarwal took on the challenge of submitting a video to the "World of 7 Billion" video contest and won 1st place out of 3,000 entrants globally! The challenge was to create a short video to address our growing world population in regard to: feeding 10 billion; advancing women and girls; or preventing pollution. Arjun's video on feeding 10 billion will be posted on their website soon (https://www.worldof7billion.org/). Be sure to check it out! Or, grab yourself a peak now by following this link.


Congratulations, Arjun!

STEM Stars

The STEM Academy is excited to announce that their group of eight seniors has qualified for Nationals in their TSA TEAMS Competition for the second year in a row. The national competition will take place this June 22-24th in Atlanta, Georgia. Be sure to wish the team luck as they prepare to take on the competition!


(Pictured from left to right: Kieran Humphreys, David Horne, Ashwin Baskaran, Zeke D'Ascoli, Harshal Nawade, Josh Drossman, Declan Barnes, and Eliza Wirkijowski)

If you know of a student, teacher, or staff member that deserves a little extra recognition for doing something amazing, please send your submission to kroche@ltps.org. We're looking for unique achievements, exciting news, talent highlights, even random acts of kindness! If possible, please include a picture relevant to your submission.
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* COMING UP *

The Mercer County Professional Counselors Association is sponsoring the annual College Fair on Tuesday, April 24th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor Campus in the gymnasium.


Currently, there are 165 colleges signed up for the fair, which is free and open to all Mercer County students and parents.


To view the list of colleges, please visit this link: mcpca.net


Volunteers are also needed to help register the college reps. Please see Mrs. Welsh if you are interested.

DECA Volleyball Night

Save the date for Thursday, May 10th for DECA's annual volleyball tournament! A $5 fee will be charged for each player (maximum six players to a team). Registration forms are available in the Student Store during lunch periods or in Room 131. Money and forms are due to Mrs. Schneck by Monday, May 7th. (No registrations will be taken at the door.)

Cardinal Jeopardy

Cardinal Jeopardy is back! Mark your calendars for May 24th and come on out to see the students take on the teachers in this annual tradition! Admission is $5 and all proceeds will support Homefront Summer Camp.


There are still open spots for student teams...see Mrs. Hertzog or Mrs. Mallon to sign up!

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* SENIOR SCOOP *

Graduation Information and Ticket Requests

A letter was mailed home this week with everything you need to know about this year's graduation (including rehearsals, diploma distribution, caps and gowns, etc.) You can find another copy of the letter on the LHS homepage or by clicking here.


This year, ticket requests will be processed electronically. Please click here to place your request. All tickets will be distributed to seniors at graduation rehearsal on June 19th.

Applications for Senior Awards are due back to Guidance by Monday, April 23rd. Any student who is chosen for an award will be notified and invited to the Senior Awards Ceremony in May. Please email Ms. Roche at kroche@ltps.org with any questions.
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* April Lunch Menu *

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* FUNDRAISERS *

Pretzel Rods

The LHS Dance Team sells candied pretzel rods every Tuesday after school for $1. Which delicious flavor will you try next...chocolate crunch, toffee, rainbow sprinkles, or peanut butter?
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* APRIL ROTATION CALENDAR *

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* APRIL SAVE-THE-DATES *

Wednesday, April 25th

  • Board of Education Meeting (6:30 p.m.)


Thursday, April 26th

  • National Honor Society Induction (7:00 p.m.)
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* JUST FOR FUN *

Good Humor

Q: What do you get when a rooster marries a crocodile?

A: A crocadoodle-doo


Q: What do you call it when it's raining ducks and chickens?

A: Foul weather


Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti

Word Bank

nelipot [NEL-ee-pot]

noun: a person who walks around without shoes

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

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Questions, submissions, or suggestions about this newsletter can be directed to kroche@ltps.org.

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