Honoring Our Fallen Heroes
May 17, 2018
* IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS *
Required Testing for Juniors
On May 29th and 30th, all juniors are required to take the newly adopted New Jersey Science Assessment: New Jersey Student Learning Assessment – Science. This is not a course specific assessment such as the PARCC, but a general science test being administered during the students’ 11th grade school year. All students must sit for this assessment, regardless of whether or not they are currently enrolled in a science course.
Although this administration of the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment will be a field test and not included in our district’s state QSAC scores, we want the students’ full participation and maximum effort to demonstrate the outstanding science education that we have provided for them throughout their high school science career. The test scores can be considered a soft indicator of our dedicated science teachers, curriculum, and resources.
Testing will take place from 7:45 to 10:50 a.m. each testing day. Students will be assigned to specified rooms throughout the building. Room assignments will be posted in major hallways in the building during the week of May 21st.
Please note that this is a computer-based assessment, so students should arrive each day with their computers charged for testing.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Social Norms Survey Consent
Parents, this year your student is being asked to participate in a social norms survey being conducted by LHS. The primary purpose of this survey is to learn about student perceptions’ of mental health and school safety, as well as behaviors regarding alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. The goal of the social norms project is to promote healthy behaviors (and reduce drug and alcohol use within the school community) through positive, inclusive, and empowering messages to our children.
Students will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire about school safety, mental health, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Participation in the survey is anonymous, and there are no negative consequences if your child chooses not to participate. Please print and complete the consent form using the link below. This form will also be available in Genesis soon if you would prefer to complete the consent form electronically.
* COMING UP *
Click it or Ticket
May 21st through June 3rd is the "Click it or Ticket" campaign in Lawrence Township. This initiative is part of our continued efforts to increase awareness about the importance of wearing a seat belt, and to make sure drivers and passengers are diligent about buckling up when riding.
Remember, before you even start the car, you and everyone in your vehicle should be buckled up, EVERY TIME!
Lawrence Township Memorial Day Observance
Senior Awards Ceremony
If you are unable to attend, please contact Ms. Roche at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 28th.
* BRAG BAG *
"Compassion" Comes First
Congratulations to senior Emily Mah! Her art work won first place in the 2018 Congressional Arts Competition for the 12th District sponsored by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman. As the first place winner, Emily will be recognized at an annual awards ceremony in Washington D.C. Her artwork, entitled "Compassion," which was created using mixed media of acrylic paint, gouche, and paper, will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Emily is currently in Ms. Eng's AP Studio Art class.
Other students from Lawrence who were recognized for their participation in the event by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman were: Michael Austin, senior; Adam Cymerman, junior; Laasyai Vaddepalli, junior; Sean Colmenares, junior; Justin Rosati-Cuyugan, sophomore; Nitya Kalapatapu, senior; Yongxin Zhou, senior; Catherine Chen, senior; and Stephanie Luo, junior.
Young Animator Earns Honors
Freshman Lillian Carpinelli took 2nd place in Animation in the 2018 New Jersey Young Filmmakers Film Festival for her animation short, "Horns!"
The video can be viewed online at:
Way to go, Lillian!
Girls Track Chases Down Division Title
The Girls Track and Field Team recently defeated Ewing to capture the Patriot Division!
Seniors led the way with Sofia Centeno winning the Pole Vault and 400, Ducle Pineda winning the 800, Jen Zoll winning the Triple Jump, and Roja Vanaparthi winning the Javelin.
Juniors also shined bright as Khalin Hemingway won both the 400 and 100 hurdles, Isabella Rybinski won the Shot Put, and Cynthia Currie won both the 100 and 200. Not to be left out, freshman star Madeline Weeks won both the mile and 2 mile.
Please congratulate any and all members of the Girls Track and Field team on a great season and title.
* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *
Season 2 of the Netflix mini-series 13 Reasons Why is scheduled to start May 18, 2018. Follow this link to access a letter from the district's Supervisor of Guidance that provides tips and resources for talking with children about the sometimes controversial topics covered in the mini-series.
The senior class is looking for some donated items:
- The class is also looking for glass bottle donations. The bottles need to be empty, cleaned out, and the label removed.
- Donations can be dropped off in the high school office. Any questions can be directed to Jeff Verga at email@example.com.
Cheerleading tryouts will be held on May 21st, 22nd, and 23rd from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the gym. The online registration must be completed and your physical cleared by the nurse prior to tryouts.
Any girl interested in playing soccer next year should attend an information meeting on Thursday, May 31st after school in Room 129. If you cannot make the meeting, please see Ms. Palombo.
If you are interested in signing up for Summer Behind-the-Wheel, please see Dr. Wasserleben in the Girls' Gym Office for an application. All paperwork and payments must be submitted no later than Friday, June 1st.
* SENIOR SCOOP *
This year, ticket requests will be processed electronically. Click here to place your request. All tickets will be distributed to seniors at graduation rehearsal on June 19th.
* May Lunch Menu *
* ONGOING 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
* MAY ROTATION CALENDAR *
* MAY SAVE-THE-DATES *
Wednesday, May 23rd
- Board of Education Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
Thursday, May 24th
- Cardinal Jeopardy (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, May 25th
- School in Session (change to original 2017-2018 school calendar)
Saturday, May 26th
- Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade (10:00 a.m.)
Monday, May 28th
- Memorial Day (Schools Closed)
Thursday, May 31st
- Senior Awards Ceremony (7:00 p.m.)