March Madness!

March 3, 2016

Spring is just around the corner, and here at LHS we are already getting into the "spirit" of things, starting with March Madness. Get ready for a month filled with school spirit, fun, and friendly competition, as well as other exciting events! Read on below to find out what's coming up in the next couple of weeks.


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We're Back on Facebook

The Lawrence High School Facebook page is back up and running. "Like" us at Facebook.com/LawrenceHighSchoolNJ and check out photos from some of our recent events.

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* CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS *

Who's Side Are You On?

March Madness is here! Students, teachers, and staff with last names A-K are on team #RED and those with last names L-Z are on team #WHITE. Follow #LHSMadness on Twitter for daily updates, pictures, and event information! When sharing on Twitter, please use the hashtag (#) for your team and tag #LHS Madness for all Red and White activities.


Save your tickets for all after school LHS events, because your attendance will count as points for your team.

So You Think You Can Sing?

“So You Think You Can Sing” is tonight, March 3rd. The event will feature about 20 acts, including teacher groups! Groups can be made up of 1, 2, or 3 people. Tickets are $5 at the door.


*Hosted by the Class of 2018

Prom Fashion Show

Lord & Taylor at Quakerbridge Mall will be hosting a prom fashion show on Saturday, March 5th from 12:00-4:00 p.m. and has chosen 40+ students from LHS to walk the runway to model their latest prom fashions!

Hairspray, the Musical

This year's spring musical is HAIRSPRAY! The show will run March 10-12 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be available online staring February 17th ($8 for students and senior citizens, $10 for adults). All tickets at the door will be $10.


To purchase tickets online:

Spring Forward

Daylight Savings Time Begins on Sunday, March 13th. Don't forget to turn your clocks an hour ahead!

Pancake Breakfast

Support LHS Project Graduation by enjoying a pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 13th from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Applebee's in Lawrenceville. Tickets will be on sale ($7 donation per person) on March 2nd and March 9th outside the LHS Auditorium from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Visit www.lhsprojectgraduation.org and Like us on Facebook (Lawrence - Mr. LHS).

Brave the Shave

Join Mr. Adam and the LHS St. Baldrick’s team at Amalfi's on March 12th as they go bald to raise money for children's cancer research. Sign up to be a shavee, a volunteer, or to donate: https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/LHS2016


Wrist Bands and Clovers are being sold in the Cafeteria during lunches to raise money for the cause!


At right: Mr. Adam being shaved by Jackson, a Cancer survivor

U.S. Air Force to Perform Free Concert at LHS

Enjoy a FREE concert given by the United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue jazz ensemble on Wednesday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Although free, the concert requires tickets. It’s easy! Go to the online ticketing site to register/order your tickets: https://usafrhythminblue.eventbrite.com


Click HERE to read the full story.

The Big Show is Almost Here

Renaissance: The Big Show!

*Coming on March 18th*


Sponsored by Student Council, Renaissance recognizes student achievement. Students with a 2.5+ GPA, no discipline, and no unexcused tardies will qualify for the big event. Stay tuned for more information.

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* MOVERS AND SHAKERS *

St. Cyr Receives High Honor

Senior Prince St. Cyr has been named an honoree at the 54th Annual George Wah Scholar-Leader-Athlete Awards Dinner being held on March 13th at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton. Check out the article run by the Trentonian on February 26th by clicking HERE.


Congratulations, Prince!

February Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students, who were named "Students of the Month" for February! Students are listed in no particular order.


Dominique Peters - Athletics

Daria Loving - Mathematics

Joshua Drossman - Science

Nadine Mayrena - Social Studies

Casey Ryu - English

Jonah Waters - Mathematics

Sebastian Czerwinski - Business/Technology

Ashley Chandler - English

Tristan Cadet - Fine/Performing Arts

Adeline Ripberger - Mathematics

Rohan Pahwa - PE/Health

Sanjay Mahadevan - PE/Health

Marion Roux - World Languages

Jason Nalbone - Freshman Academy

Caroline Bohra - Career Academy

Kelsey Holt - Guidance

Reznikov Honored by New Jersey Devils

Senior ice hockey forward, Brian Reznikov, was named a New Jersey Devil's High School Player-of-the-Month for the month of February! Winners are nominated by members of the media and receive tickets to a Devils' game, a plaque presented by a Devils' player, and dinner. Click HERE to read the full article.


Way to go, Brian!

Artists on Display

Artworks of Trenton will be hosting the art of LHS teacher Sean Carney in his exhibition, “It’s All Wood,” from March 5th – April 2nd. For more information, please visit http://artworkstrenton.org


Mercer County Community College is hosting the works of Cheryl Eng and Sean Carney in the 2016 Mercer County Artists Exhibition, which runs February 22nd – March 24th (closed the week of March 14th). More information can be found HERE.


Stop by to check out their work!

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* SENIOR SCOOP *

Seniors, please watch this section for ongoing announcements with information regarding Senior Awards, Graduation, the Senior Prom, and other important events.

Cap & Gown Late Orders

Herff Jones was here this week measuring for graduation caps and gowns and taking orders. If you missed them on Monday and Tuesday, you can still order by phone or online. Pick up an order form in the Main Office ASAP. Please remember that orders placed late will now have a slight price increase.

WANT A FREE PROM TICKET?

Attention Seniors! Sell one mattress and get your prom ticket for FREE!


All are welcome to join us on Saturday, March 12th from 10:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Showroom (LHS Cafeteria) for the first annual LHS Mattress Fundraiser. Save up to 50% off retail! Visit the event link at http://on.fb.me/1LmLLKQ.

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* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *

Cardinal Jeopardy Applications

Applications for Cardinal Jeopardy team creations are due by Friday, March 4th. Pick up a form in the Main Office or check your .info account.


(Cardinal Jeopardy is coming on Tuesday, March 22nd!)

*Presented by National Honor Society

Ushers Needed

The Theater Company is looking for ushers for the Spring Musical! If you are interested, please see Ms. Baldwin or Matthew Seeburger for more information. A sign-up sheet is in the Blackbox (Room 504).

LTEF Handbag Bingo

Attention Parents! The LTEF presents Handbag Bingo on Friday, March 11th from 6:30-10:00 p.m. Admission includes 3 cards per game for 8 games of bingo. All bingo prizes are designer handbags! There will also be ticket raffles, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and more. Coffee and dessert are included. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling

The online scheduling portal for Spring Conferences will be open from Monday, March 21st through Wednesday, April 6th. You will be able to access this portal by visiting the LHS website (www.ltps.org/LHS) and clicking on "Scheduling for Parent-Teacher Conferences" under Quick Links. Conference appointments will be held in 10-minute intervals. If you require assistance with scheduling, please contact your child's counselor.


Conferences will be held on Wednesday, April 20th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame...

The Music Department is taking over the Trenton Thunder on April 7th! Come out to the stadium for Opening Day and support the Band and Choirs. Tickets are $10 for LTPS students and faculty and can be purchased in advance through the Music Department.

Class of 2017 Upcoming Fundraisers

Attention Juniors! Mark your calendars for these upcoming events to help raise money for your prom next year.


April 9th - Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser

May 6th - Trenton Thunder Baseball Game

Cardinal Pride Fridays

Wear RED and WHITE on Fridays to show your school spirit. Get your gear in the school store during lunch periods!


Send pictures of yourself wearing your Cardinal gear to kroche@ltps.org.

Quick News

Interested in keeping up-to-date on exciting news and events going on throughout the district? Click HERE to sign up for "Quick News" or look for the link underneath the "Quick Links" of the main district webpage (www.ltps.org).

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* ATHLETICS CORNER *

Winter Sports Survey

Attention Parents: Please fill out the end-of-the-season survey on your experience with Winter Sports by clicking HERE. We thank you for in advance for your time!


As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter @LTPSAthletics and check out the daily schedule HERE.

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* TALENT OF THE WEEK *

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- Rest Your Sails -

Acrylic Painting by Rebecca Altman, Grade 12

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* DINING SERVICES *

Sandwiches of the "A" Day

Friday, March 4th

Fruit de Mer:

Creamy seafood salad with lemon-dill dressing over romaine lettuce on a croissant bun


Friday, March 11th

Harvest Chicken Salad:

Diced all white chicken with apples, celery, & cranberries over spring mix on a brioche roll


Friday, March 18th

Capicolla Extravaganza:

Sliced capicolla, fresh mozzarella, baby arugula, sliced tomato with pesto mayo on ciabatta roll


See below for the March Lunch Menu!

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* ONGOING FUNDRAISERS *

LHS Students Building School in Honduras

Help us reach our goal of completing a three-room schoolhouse in Honduras by clicking HERE. You can donate to the general LHS page or specific pages of our club members.


*If SHH can raise $25,000 by the end of 2016, one of the schools will be painted RED AND WHITE in honor of our school!

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* PTO ANNOUNCEMENTS *

Click HERE to read more about the PTO and to access the membership application.


  • The CLOTHING AND SHOE DONATION DRIVE is a year-round event. Boxes are located at the main entrances of both LHS and LMS. Click HERE to access the flyer.

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* DATES TO REMEMBER *

Thursday, March 3rd

  • "So You Think You Can Sing?" Karaoke Night (7:00 p.m.)


Thursday, March 10th

  • Spring Musical "Hairspray" (7:00 p.m.)


Friday, March 11th

  • LTEF Handbag Bingo


Saturday, March 12th

  • St. Baldrick's Fundraiser, "Brave the Shave"
  • Mattress Fundraiser (10:00-5:00 p.m.)


Tuesday, March 15th

  • LHS Spring Sports Parent Night (6:30 p.m.)


Wednesday, March 16th

  • US Air Force "Rhythm in Blue" Jazz Ensemble (7:00-9:00 p.m.)


Tuesday, March 22nd

  • Student/Teacher Jeopardy (7:00 p.m.)


Friday, March 25th - Friday, April 1st

  • Spring Break

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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

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WORD-OF-THE-WEEK

taradiddle [TARA-did-uhl]

noun

- a silly or pretentious lie or fib; nonsense

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FUN FACT OF THE WEEK

The average 4-6 year old laughs up to 300 times a day, but the average adult only laughs between 4-17 times a day! Something to think about...


"You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing."—Michael Pritchard

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Questions related to this newsletter can be directed to kroche@ltps.org.

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