It's Spirit Week!

September 29, 2016

Now that we are all officially back in the swing of things, we are excited to announce or first big occasion of the school year. Next week is our fall SPIRIT WEEK, which will culminate with the Homecoming football game and the dance! Read on below for more information.

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Each day of Spirit Week will have its own theme. Check out the themes for each day below. Show your school spirit and Celebrate LHS!

Teachers will receive a "tally" sheet every morning in homeroom so that they can count the number of students participating in the day's event.

The winner of Spirit Week will be announced at the pep rally on Friday!

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Back-to-School Night

Tonight is Back-to-School Night at LHS! Please join us at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium for a welcome from Mr. Adam and our fearless peer leaders before visiting your child's classrooms.

Homerooms will be posted throughout the school and you will receive a copy of your child's schedule during "first period." We look forward to seeing you!

Remember, you can access your child's schedule on your smartphone through PowerSchool.

Theater Sports Night

Join us on Thursday, October 6th for Theater Sports Night, our version of the show, "Who's Line is it Anyway?"

It's a night of improvisational comedy skits done by Theater 2 and Theater 4 classes. Judges decide which team is the funniest. The audience sits right up front in the pit for the best seats in town! This event has been a hit for the past 10 years at LHS, and it's guaranteed a good time!

Admission is $5 at the door.

Picture Day is Coming

Get your smiles ready!

Underclassmen and staff pictures will be taken on October 7th. The makeup day will be on November 29th.

Homecoming 2016

This year's Homecoming Football Game will be on Saturday, October 8th against Ewing High School. The game will be played at Notre Dame High School (because of the work being completed on the LHS turf field) at 12:00 noon.

The Homecoming Dance will be from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Cedar Gardens in Hamilton. Tickets are now on sale for $40 each - cash only. No tickets will be sold at the door. To attend, students must have a completed permission form and must not owe any fines or textbooks or be on loss of privilege.

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Your king and queen will be announced at halftime of the

Homecoming football game!

Haunted High

Watch the next Smore for details on Haunted High, which will be held on Friday, October 14th! The event will be open to all middle and high school students. Contact Ms. DeGennaro for more information.

PSAT Testing

PSAT Testing will take place at LHS on Wednesday, October 19th from 7:45-11:45 a.m. All 10th, 11th, and select 12th graders (who were notified) will take part in the testing. Those seniors who were notified that they will not be testing will be permitted an excused half day for college visitation. All freshmen will participate in a series of scheduled activities during this time. More information was mailed home earlier this week.

  • There are NO MAKE-UPS for this testing, so it is important to be present and on time. Students who arrive after the start of testing will not be permitted into the testing location.

  • Students must bring their own calculators and #2 pencils.
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Students Helping Honduras Featured

The LHS chapter of Students Helping Honduras (SHH) was recently featured on! Click HERE to read the article and find out about what our amazing students have been doing to create educational opportunities for students in Honduras.

*SHH is led by advisor and teacher Alyssa Katz. For more information, to donate, or to join, please contact her at

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The Voters Have Spoken

Freshman Class elections took place September 28th. Thank you to all of those who ran for office. Your posters were well done and your hard work did not go unnoticed! While you are all WINNERS, there can only be one chosen officer for each position. Without further ado, meet your new class officers:

  • Nabil Hachicha - President
  • Tucker Simpson - Vice President
  • Taylor Holt - Secretary
  • Karolina Leleniewski - Treasurer
  • Ariana Rodi - Historian
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School Spirit Fridays

Every FRIDAY is School Spirit Day! Wear Red and White or your favorite Lawrence shirt every Friday.

Student Store

The LHS Student Store is now OPEN! The store will be open during all lunch periods, so stop by and purchase some Lawrence gear!

Info Updates

Parents, within the next week you will receive a letter with a unique ID and password for each student. Please follow the instructions in this letter to complete the Student Information Update for the current school year. All updates should be done prior to October 1st. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in keeping our records up-to-date so that we can better serve the needs of our students!

Swim Team

The sign-up meeting for anyone who would like to try out for the Swim Team is on Thursday, September 29th after school in the pool bleachers. If you have any questions, see Coach Underwood.

Math League Competition

Math League's first competition of the year will be on October 18th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the LHS cafeteria. Come out and support your peers!

Get Your Music Gear Here

The LHS Music Department is selling black and red fleece or athletic quarter zips with the new Cardinal Logo and LHS music department on the front. They are $30 dollars. Any orders can be placed through the links below:


Theater Gear for Sale

Theater Company is selling apparel and coffee containers from now until October 11th! Please see the order form at left or contact Lorie Baldwin or a member of the Theater Company to order!

DECA Volleyball

DECA Volleyball is coming on Wednesday, October 26th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. A $5 fee will be charged for each player with a max of six players to a team. Registration forms can be picked up in the Student Store during all lunches or in Room 131. All money and registration forms are due to Ms. Schneck by Monday, October 21st. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE DOOR!

Cardinal Nest Tutoring

Any student who would like extra help with math, science, or social studies is invited to come to the Library conference room during lunch on A-days for one-on-one tutoring or group study! Ask your subject teacher for a pass or sign up online at

*Sponsored by National Honor Society

Out of the Darkness

The Mercer County Professional Counselors Association is forming a team for the Out of the Darkness Walk, which will be held on Sunday, October 30th at 9:30 a.m. at Veteran's Park in Hamilton. The walk is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, whose mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

Please contact Mrs. Welsh in Guidance if you have any questions, or follow the link below to register!

Mercer County Prof Counselor Association

Crew Members Wanted

  • LTPS-TV on Comcast Channel 19 and Verizon Channel 37 is looking for students to announce or run a video camera for LHS sporting events and other programs. Students may be eligible to work for pay.

  • The District Media Center is looking for students to operate lights, sound, and projectors in the LHS Auditorium and the LHS Commons. Students may be eligible to work for pay.

To apply for either of these opportunities, see Mr. Ervin in the District Technology Center, located below the LHS TV Studio.

Calling all Volunteers

Interested in volunteering in the Library? We would love your help! Please contact Ewa Elliott at for more information. All are welcome to inquire!

Free and Reduced Lunch

Parents, please remember that you must re-apply for Free and Reduced Lunch annually. Requests do not roll from year to year. If you were approved for Free and Reduced Lunch last year but do not re-apply, your status will return to “paid” on October 21 and you will be fiscally responsible for all charges incurred until a new application is approved.

Each family only needs to fill out one application for all students at their address.

Applications are available on the LTPS website or by clicking HERE.

LTPS Rewind

Did you know that LTPS has its own YouTube channel? You can catch up on events you might have missed in the district by visiting LTPS Rewind HERE!
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Senior Class Fundraisers

Mark your calendars for upcoming Senior Class Fundraisers!

  • Yankee Candle (September 29th - October 17th)
  • Cookie Dough (October 28th - November 11th)
  • Applebee's Pancake Breakfast (March 4th)

Check your .info emails for more information and for announcements for prom committee meetings!

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Our fall sports teams have had a great start to their seasons! Catch up on highlights and live updates by following @LTPSAthletics on Twitter!

To view the LHS athletics schedule, click HERE.

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Yankee Candle

The class of 2017 is selling Yankee Candle products from 9/29 through 10/17. If you do not have access to a catalog, you can visit and put in this group number: 990054212.
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Check out the October lunch menu below or click HERE to access both the breakfast and lunch menus.

Remember, breakfast is served daily from 7:15-7:40 a.m. in the cafeteria.

  • Full Breakfast all Grade Levels $1.65
  • Reduced Price Breakfast $0.30
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Friday, September 30th

  • Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL)

Monday, October 3rd

  • Rosh Hashanah (NO SCHOOL)

Wednesday, October 5th

  • Tri-M Induction Ceremony (7:00 p.m.)

Saturday, October 8th

  • Homecoming Football Game (12:00 noon at Notre Dame)
  • Homecoming Dance (7:00-10:00 p.m. at Cedar Gardens)

Wednesday, October 12th

  • Yom Kippur (NO SCHOOL)

Friday, October 14th

  • Haunted High (6:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, October 19th

  • PSAT Testing at LHS

Thursday, October 20th

  • College Planning Night for Parents of Juniors (6:30 p.m.)

Friday, October 21st

  • LHS Rock Concert (7:00 p.m.)

Thursday, October 27th

  • Lawrence Twp Police Department Trunk-or-Treat (5:30-8:00 p.m.)
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(from the LHS Nurse's Office)

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Laugh Lines

Q: What did the buffalo say to his son when he left for college?

A: Bison

Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti


chockablock [chock-uh-block]

adjective: filled to capacity

Did You Know...?

Money is not actually made out of paper, it is made up of a mix of linen (25%) and cotton (75%).

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District Happenings

Check out the latest edition (and others) of the LTPS Quick News for district announcements! Click HERE to see the archives or, to sign up on the Quick News mailing list, click HERE.
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