Memorial Day

May 18, 2017

As a reminder, school will be in session on Friday, May 26th and closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. Remember, the three-day weekend is about more than barbecues, blockbusters, and the beach. As you gather with friends and family, take a moment to reflect on and honor those who sacrificed for our freedom by selflessly serving their country. Have a safe and peaceful Memorial Day!
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International Alliance Culture Fest

Travel the world...without leaving Lawrence! The LHS chapter of International Alliance is sponsoring Culture Fest on Friday, May 19th. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature an hour showcase of performances from around the world, such as an Indian dance, Mandarin and Filipino songs, a Polish dance, and more! After the showcase, guests will be invited to try an assortment of delicious foods from different countries. ($10 entry fee)

3-on-3 Tourney

There will be a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Tuesday, May 23rd. There will be a men's and a women's division. Sign-ups will take place during all lunches through Friday, May 19th.

Choral Concert

Join us for our Choral Concert on Thursday, May 25th at 7:00 p.m. for the opportunity to see Madrigal, Ensemble, and Concert Choir in their final major performance of the year, singing selections from Whitacre to Pentatonix. Special guest appearances by LHS Gospel Choir, LHS Guitar Ensemble, and LMS 8th Grade singers!

**Reserved Seating for LIMBO members!** It's never too late to join!

Memorial Day Calendar

Remember, school is IN SESSION on Friday, May 26th!

We will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29th.

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Young Innovators

Congrats to LHS teacher Stacey Zegas, special education assistant Andrew Deak, and the LHS Transition Students/Career Exploration program for earning an “Innovations in Special Education Award” from the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA). The LHS entry was one of 7 out of 57 submitted programs selected for recognition as an example of a successful, creative effort that enables special needs students to achieve their potential.

Photo L to R: Donald Webster, Jr., NJSBA president; David Adam, LHS principal; Andrew Deak; Stacey Zegas; Dr. Steven Morse, ASAH president.

Young Animators

Five LHS students recently entered their Stop Motion Animation “Chasing Love” film into the New Jersey Young Filmmakers Festival. We are proud to announce that Allen Augustin, Justice Divine-Allah, Eva Frank, Emily Mah, and Aaron Misiolek were awarded the Animation - 2nd Prize! The Festival Premiere will be held on Saturday June 10th, along with a reception and awards ceremony for all winners. Check out their video on Vimeo by clicking HERE.

Track and Field News

The Girls Track and Field team won the Patriot Division for the 2nd straight year this week with a 7-1 overall record. They also went undefeated in the conference! Congrats, ladies!

Do you know someone at LHS who is doing something amazing? We love to hear about the wonderful things our fellow Cardinals are up to. If you would like to submit a story for the "Brag Bag," please email Submissions can be range from academic, artistic, and athletic, to random acts of kindness and community service.
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Senior Awards Ceremony

This year's Senior Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 p.m. Invitations will be sent out at the end of this week to all of this year's honorees. If you receive an invitation and are unable to attend, please reach out to Ms. Roche at

Senior Athletic Awards Banquet

The Senior Athletic Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, June 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the LHS cafeteria. Forms are due to the athletics office by Monday, May 22nd. All senior athletes in attendance will get a free LHS Alumni sweatshirt, as well as a great meal with great company. We will also recognize our divisional winners and record-breakers at this banquet.

Please see the athletics office with any questions or for extra forms.

Graduation Lawn Signs

Show your support for our LHS Seniors with a Graduation Lawn Sign! Signs are $10 per sign/stake with cash or check (made payable to Project Graduation). Order forms are available in the Main Office.
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* Other Announcements *

Theater Garden Party

Theater students, purchase your tickets to the LHS Theater Company Garden Party! Tickets are $5 for one or $10 for a family and will be on sale through Friday, May 19th. The party will be held on Wednesday, June 7th at 6:30 p.m.

Behind the Wheel

Any student turning 16 over the summer who has passed the NJ State Exam and is interested in taking Summer Behind the Wheel can contact Dr. Wasserleben in the girls gym office. All applications are due Friday, June 2nd.

Concert Contest

Win tickets to see Shawn Mendes! The contest will run from May 8th through May 26th. Students must submit a 30-second video explaining why/how they have the most school spirit OR have had a positive impact on LHS this year. The winner will receive 2 tickets to the Shawn Mendes Concert on August 22nd in Philadelphia. See Ms. Kutsup or Ms. Richey for more information!

*The winner will be selected in June. Students under 18 must have parents pick up tickets.

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Safety Town

The Lawrence Township Recreation Department's Safety Town program is currently looking for volunteers (students in Grade 7 and up) to assist incoming kindergartners in its two-week long camp. The program will be held at Ben Franklin June 26th through July 7th (8:45 - 11:00 a.m.). Each volunteer will be given a t-shirt, a pizza party, and documentation of community service hours. A mandatory meeting will be held on May 31st at the Municipal Building at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested, please sign up on CommunityPass through Lawrence's Recreation Website. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jen Skorupa at

Field Days

If any students are interested in helping out at the Slackwood Field Day on Friday, May 26th and/or the LIS Field Day on Friday, June 2nd should see Mr. Underwood or Mr. Z. for a permission slip.
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Dear Parents/Guardians,

You may have heard about the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, based on the book by Jay Asher. The show is about a young high school girl, Hannah, who takes her own life and sends out 13 cassette tapes to those whom she blames for her death. The series graphically depicts a suicide death and addresses in detail a number of difficult topics.

If your student has watched or is interested in watching 13 Reasons Why, we encourage you to have an honest conversation with them about the serious themes portrayed in the show. The National Association of School Psychologist has offered helpful guidance in response to the Netflix series. The link below includes guidance for families along with additional resources to help parents talk with their students about this topic.

As a community, it is important to know that, there are many treatment options for life challenges, distress and mental illness. The counseling staff in every school is trained to assist with any mental health concerns and connections to community partnerships.

I encourage you to talk to your student and use the resources listed below.

National Association of School Psychologists Talking Points

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273- TALK NJ

Hopeline: 1-855-NJ-HOPELINE (654-6735) 2nd Floor

Youth Helpline: 888-222-2228 (call or text)


Melanie Fillmyer

Supervisor of Guidance or 609-671-5510 (x2626)

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Check Drive & Final Fundraisers

LMS/LHS’s PTO check drive is still running! Donations can be made to specific clubs and to help them reach their particular goals. Please contact Jayshree Kalwachwala at or 609-365-0382 for more information.

Like the LMS/LHS PTO on Facebook HERE (

Check out the two flyers below for a list of the remaining PTO fundraisers!

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Check out the May lunch menu below or click HERE to access both the breakfast and lunch menus.

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Friday, May 19th

  • International Alliance Culture Fest (6:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 24th

  • BOE Meeting (6:30 p.m.)

Thursday, May 25th

  • Choral Concert (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, May 26th


Monday, May 29th

  • Memorial Day (Schools Closed)

Tuesday, May 30th

  • Tri-M Induction Ceremony
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adverb: all at once; altogether

Fun Facts - The American Flag

"The American flag, as it flies today with 50 stars and 13 stripes, was designed in 1958 by 17-year-old high school student, Robert G. Heft, of Lancaster, Ohio. While his teacher only awarded Heft a B- for the project, President Dwight D. Eisenhower chose his design out of 1,500 entries. Thankfully, Heft’s teacher made good on her promise to raise his grade in the unlikely event that his design won the contest." SOURCE

Good Humor

Q: What did the judge say when a skunk walked into his courtroom?

A: Odor in the court!

Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti

District News

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