Top O' the Mornin' To Ya!
March 15, 2018
March Madness Continues
Don't forget to pick up your Madness shirt for only $5 in the school store. Your shirt is your ticket in to the event!
RED (Marvel): Last name A-K
WHITE (DC): Last name starts L-Z
Remember: Bring in your non-perishable items for the food drive and place them in your designated Marvel/DC boxes in the main office!
* IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS *
Conference Scheduling Portal - NOW OPEN
Note: Please disregard the AM listed next to the conference times in the scheduling portal. We apologize for any confusion but thank you for your understanding.
Change to School Calendar
For a printable copy of the revised calendar please follow THIS LINK.
*** Please note, the date and time for the class of 2018 graduation HAVE NOT CHANGED. Please see the Senior Scoop section further below for more information about graduation and Project Graduation.***
Cardinal Jeopardy Date Change
Thank you for your cooperation and for making our school security a total team effort!
* BRAG BAG *
Spotted: Random Acts of Kindness
While academic and athletic achievements are excellent reasons to celebrate and be proud, we want to take a minute to acknowledge a few of the phenomenal young gentlemen walking our Cardinal halls...simply for being good human beings!
Jack O'Reilly, Sean McLaughlin, Trevor Delcampe, Colin D’Angelo, Kyle Schuler, and Bryce Haber, an anonymous onlooker has submitted your names for recognition for being good-natured, compassionate young men who know the importance of being a good friend and making EVERYONE feel important and appreciated. In other words, for being OVERALL AWESOME. These men are role models that show us that friendship is all-inclusive and sees no boundaries. They juggle grades, sports, jobs, and other responsibilities, but never let that impact their ability to make others smile and feel welcome and at-ease. We know that we have some amazing students here that will grow up to be amazing adults out in the world. We also know that there are probably more of you involved in the kindness we are writing about here that we might not know about...if so, you know who you are, and please know that we commend you!
Reading the things that you do, and watching the way you interact with others has warmed more hearts than you probably realize, and we hope that our acknowledgement of your gold-plated character makes you feel as appreciated as you make others feel.
Thank you for inspiring us...just by being YOU!
Sophomores Aluen Tomat Kelly and Tashay Moore were the recipients of the Lawrence Township council "Commendation" by the former mayor of Lawrence David C. Maffei based on their GS silver award project in which they taught the public about the benefits of bats. The silver award is the highest award a GS Cadette can earn and it requires a minimum of 50 hours in a community service project. Their project was called "Make the World a Battier Place!"
Aluen and Tashay gave different lectures and presentations about bats, made a video on how to construct bat houses, a web page with their project name to which contributions are being made as time permits, and put two bats houses on trees and one on a post by the Brearly house trail. Each also made an art book to teach the public about bats and bats of New Jersey, which were donated and can be seen at at the Lawrence Nature Center and on their web page.
This is an amazing honor for an extraordinary effort. Congratulations, Aluen and Tashay!
They earned as well the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their community service. Aluen earned the gold presidential award for investing over a 100 hours and Tashay the bronze presidential award for investing over 50 hours.
LHS Braves the Shave
* COMING UP *
Let's Rock this Joint
The LHS STEM Academy is offering an all new Geology Seminar Series, a roster of four workshops that will occur once per week over a span of five weeks! The sessions may be attended a la carte, or participants may attend all four to earn a certificate.
Each week concentrates on a different aspect of Geological Sciences. A lab or hands-on activity is incorporated into every session. All district employees, high school students, and middle school students are welcome to attend. See flyer for information about each session and a link to register. Classes are limited to the first 25 people.
Whether you are a student who is considering geology as a career, a teacher seeking new ideas for your classroom, or just a rock hound who collects stones and pebbles on your travels..... this seminar series is for you!
LHS Theatre Company Presents...
Please join us for an LHS Theatre Company's production, an 80s rock musical, THE WEDDING SINGER, on March 15th, 16th and 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance from SHOWTIX4U.com. Tickets are $8 for seniors and students in advance and $10 dollars for adults. The story of the wedding singer, based on the Adam Sandler movie, follows wedding singer Robbie Hart after he is stood up at the altar on his wedding day. Will he find love again? Come out and find out!
The LHS Teen Job Fair 2018 is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st during all lunch periods. All students will have the opportunity to speak with companies for full-time, part-time, and summer positions. Sample positions include landscaping, life guarding, pool maintenance, amusement parks, Amazon, and more!
Check out the flyer to see the menu for this fierce face-off!
* SENIOR SCOOP *
Will the Snow Days Affect Graduation?
The LHS 2018 Graduation date and time HAVE NOT CHANGED despite the adjustment in the district schedule. Graduation is still scheduled for Wednesday, June 20th at 3:00 p.m.
Project Graduation will still take place that evening. Please stay tuned for more information regarding this event!
March Scholarship Bulletin
Check your emails, Naviance, or guidance office for the latest Scholarship Bulletin for March. There are many local, regional, and national scholarships available to qualified applicants for two- and four-year colleges, and vocational-technical schools. Apply to as many scholarships as possible for which you are eligible.
You and your parents should also submit the FAFSA application (free government application for financial aid). For further information about the FAFSA go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. You may also want to check out www.finaid.org or www.scholarshipowl.com for more scholarship information.
* ALUMNI NEWS *
Calling Members of the Class of 1968
Please see the invitation for more information, and contact Kerry Roche (email@example.com) with any questions.
* FUNDRAISERS *
Philly soft pretzels are sold every Monday after school in staff sign-in for just $1!
Slices of pizza are on sale every Thursday after school for $2. Proceeds benefit the classes of 2019 and 2020!
Donuts and Muffins
Donuts and muffins will be on sale every Friday morning for just $1 in staff sign-in!
PTO Coupon Books
Visit the PTO store HERE to purchase Wawa shortie coupons and coupon books through Save Around and Kids Stuff, where you can save at hundreds of merchants in the local and surrounding areas!
Bucks for Books
LHS DECA is collecting books for all ages! Please bring any donations to Room 131.
LTEF Coupon Cards
PTO Coupon Books
* MARCH ROTATION CALENDAR *
* MARCH LUNCH MENU *
Check out our March lunch menu below! Our Dining Services team strives to provide a wide variety of delicious options, and focuses on offering an array of more health-conscious choices. Remember, breakfast is served every morning!
Also, please check out the "What's Trending" box below this month's menu for a preview of something new coming to the LHS Cafeteria tomorrow, March 16th!
Anything in a bowl has become a very popular trend, especially Smoothie and Wellness Bowls! These trendy bowls will now be coming to Lawrenceville High School Cafeteria starting March 16th, 2018. Each day there will be a different flavor or type of Smoothie and Wellness Bowl and information regarding nutrition facts and health benefits will be provided for each bowl. These bowls are a healthier alternative to have for lunch and they are a simple grab and go option! Each bowl comes with various benefits such as the Smoothie Bowls are a great source of protein, will give us a high intake of fruits and vegetables and a balance of nutrients. Additionally, Wellness Bowls are a great lunch option because they are simple and easy to make, due to all of the ingredients being thrown together into a bowl. These bowls aid in weight loss and living a healthier lifestyle, give you a balanced meal and since many Wellness Bowls contain non-animal source proteins they are a great meatless meal option. Make sure to try out a bowl in the cafeteria and let us know what you think! -Biancha Jackson (Maschio's Dietary Intern, Montclair State University)
* MARCH SAVE-THE-DATES *
* IMPORTANT LINKS *
* JUST FOR FUN *
Word Bank - Irish Edition
The word aduantas doesn’t really have an English equivalent, but describes that feeling of unease or anxiety caused by being somewhere new, or by being surrounded by people you don’t know. It’s derived from aduaine, the Irish word for “strangeness” or “unfamiliarity.”
The perfect word for the spring—an aiteall is a fine spell of weather between two showers of rain.
Check out some other weird and wonderful Irish words HERE!