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Friday, February 7, 2020

Celebrating Our Wildcats

Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Congratulations to these Wildcat student-athletes...each will be continuing his/her education AND athletic careers in college. These four generated an average GPA of 3.7 while playing in the MIC! These student-athletes each gave a shout-out to their parents, teachers, counselors, administrators and ROLE MODELS for giving them the support needed to help them reach their next goal in life. (Photos courtesy of Mr. Penrose)

Student-Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Logan Carrender

Senior Logan Carrender won the IHSAA sectional championship at 113 pounds at the Tech sectional. He will lead a group of seven wrestlers who qualified for the regional at Pendleton.

Great job, Logan, and GOOD LUCK, WILDCATS!

Chamber Music Tonight

Plan to attend the Band Chamber Music Dinner and Fundraiser tonight in the Little Theatre at 7:00 p.m. Even if you missed the tickets for dinner, please plan to attend to support and enjoy our talented student-musicians. Performances will include student soloists, ensembles and our Jazz Band!

Cheer Camp "Graduates" Perform at LN

The cheerleaders conducted their annual “Future Wildcats” cheer camp for aspiring LN cheerleaders at the end of January. The Cheer Camp "Graduates" were invited to perform with the LN cheer team at the LN vs Center Grove game. The campers did a fantastic job and had a fun time. Our high school cheerleaders did a great job helping the next generation of Wildcats cheerleaders. Outstanding job, Wildcats! Thank you to Mrs. Ampil for the pictures.

National School Counseling Week

We celebrated our School Counselors this week as part of ASCA's National School Counseling Week 2020. Our counselors are more than the people who schedule kids into classes, School Counselors provide a safe place for our students to talk, think, discuss, dream, cry, problem-solve, research, plan, prepare, celebrate and support them in becoming the best young adults they can be. Thank you to our Wildcat School Counselors: Shelia Allen, Tuesday Anderson, Kari Bordner, Elaine Bush, Brad Cangany, Jill De Luna, Tracy Gilbert, Virginia Hernandez and Connie Sivertson.
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LN Culinary 1 in the Kitchen

LN's Culinary 1 class double dipped this week...combining food careers and college benefits as part of what the military has to offer. Students also experienced the MRE--Meals Ready to Eat, the staple of military personnel in the field. Students agreed...the meals tasted better than they were expecting!
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eLearning Day February 14th -- Next Friday

Parents...please review the new and important information regarding the scheduled eLearning Day on Friday, February 14th. This is the FIRST eLearning Day for LT students and there is important information for parents and students to help make the day a success. Information is available on the MSDLT website.
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Student Scheduling for 2020-2021

Elective Options

Take a minute to look over the unique elective class offerings available to students at Lawrence North. We will feature three different classes each week. Read the fine print to see if your student is eligible for the course of interest and encourage your student to request electives of interest when your student meets with his/her school counselor to make course selections for next year.

***All students will be asked to REVIEW SCHEDULES in May before schedules are considered final.

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Upcoming Events

ISTEP Re-Testing

ISTEP Retesting for juniors and seniors who have not yet earned passing scores on the English and/or math ISTEP will continue over the next several weeks. Students will receive passes indicating where and when to report for testing.

Free Swimming Lessons -- February Date

Mark your calendars!! Lawrence Swim Team will be hosting FREE swim lessons Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 9:00 am -12:00 pm at Lawrence North High School. Click on the LST LINK and sign-up anyone in your family that needs to learn to swim! All ages welcome--must be potty-trained. Any questions can be emailed to Kathryn Stuff. See you there!

The Great Gatsby

Join LN Performing Arts for The Great Gatsby! Tickets are $10 and the event is free to staff (with ID) and those under the age of 5. Save the dates -- Friday and Saturday, February 28th and 29th at 7:00 p.m. on the LN Main Stage

Angel Books are BACK

The LN Lynx Yearbook Staff wants all Wildcats to have a copy of the yearbook, but the $60 price tag can be too much for student with financial need. The "Angel Books" project was a great success last year, gifting yearbooks to deserving students who would otherwise go without. If you want to make a donation to the Angel Books project, email Mrs. Jamerson or bring your donation to Room #142 on RED DAYS. ANY DONATION--great or small--adds up to a yearbook for a Wildcat.
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Graduation Orders with Herff Jones

Seniors may continue to place orders for graduation items through the Herff Jones website.

Herff Jones order site.

Seniors and parents of seniors...there are MANY items to choose from, but the only required purchase is the graduation cap and gown which is priced at $35. Please note, Herff Jones pricing INCREASES as we get closer to graduation. Reserve a cap and gown now at the lowest available price if planning to participate in graduation ceremonies June 2nd.

Distinguished Graduate -- Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 will be the inaugural class for the Distinguished Graduate Program. LN is filled with immensely talented students...not only in academics, but performing arts, athletics and community activism. Seniors are encouraged to review the Distinguished Graduate Checklist and if interested, complete the Distinguished Graduate ONLINE FORM for the Class of 2020. Please read through the Distinguished Grad letter from Mr. Floyd for an overview of the process. Thank you, Class of 2020, for helping to establish the bar for the Distinguished Grad.

It is NOT too late -- College App & Career Sessions Planned

Though a pretty good chunk of our senior class has a working plan in place for life after graduation—4-year, 2-year, technical training, military, etc., there are seniors who do NOT have a plan. Among those, some are stressed and worried about the future, thinking the doors have closed on their opportunities after high school.



Our senior counselors are holding “College Application and Career Question Help Sessions” targeting those seniors who either have no articulated plan OR have little confidence in the current plan for life after LN. There are FOUR SESSIONS scheduled:

· Feb 12—9:30

· Feb 19—3:00

· Feb 24—11:15

· March 4—11:15

Each session will be held in the McColly Room.

Each session is run just like a college rep visit, asking seniors to SIGN UP TO RESERVE A SEAT THROUGH NAVIANCE. Sessions last 45 minutes.

Seniors who cannot get into their Naviance should contact their assigned counselor OR Ms. Crawshaw…if interested, we want them there.

FAFSA Filing Help Session

Representatives from INvestEd will be on campus on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20th, for two FAFSA Help Sessions:

  • 7:45 - 9:00 a.m.
  • 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Seniors in need of FINANCIAL AID, STUDENT LOANS and consideration for many SCHOLARSHIPS must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid before the posted deadlines for colleges of interest.
  • Bring your 2018 tax forms
  • Bring your financial forms
  • Bring your driver's license, email addresses, contact information
  • Bring a LAPTOP (laptops WILL be available on site)
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HBCU -- College Fair and Program

JOIN US on Wednesday, February 19th, at Lawrence CENTRAL for the "HBCU's -- Pioneers of Black History's Past, Present and Future" program. Open to ALL students and parents in Lawrence Township, learn about the benefits of attending an HBCU--Historically Black College & University with a program, question and answer session and a full-blown college fair! Doors open at 6:00 p.m. And...DOOR PRIZES will be awarded, but you must be present to win!
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The Northeast Indy College Fair at LN in March

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Tuesday, March 10th, for the Northeast Indianapolis College Fair at Lawrence North.

The Northeast Indy College Fair is one of THE BEST in Central Indiana and our students have direct and easy access to over 100 different college representatives from the Midwest region.

The college fair is FREE TO ATTEND and connects our students to college and career information, helpful in planning for the future.

In addition to attending Indiana Colleges/Universities , others CONFIRMED to attend include: University of Tampa, Iowa State U, Marquette U, Seton Hall U and even the University of East London (England, UK).


  • Students will PREREGISTER for the fair at www.StriveFair.com
  • Receive a personalized and confidential BARCODE
  • College reps will SCAN THE BARCODE, connecting student and college in a quick second
  • Students spend time talking with reps instead of filling out information cards

All college-interested LT students in grades 8-11 are strongly encouraged to attend...and PREREGISTER for great college connections to information, admissions, scholarships and more!

Explore Purdue Engineering

Explore Purdue Engineering during a college campus visit, specifically targeted toward women in their junior or senior year of high school!

Plan to schedule and attend two engineering major sessions and an engineering interest session. Discover resources, tools and connections from our current engineering students, professional staff and alumnae during the day and at our free networking luncheon. Cap off your visit by touring the engineering campus or a student dorm.

If you are looking for something extra to do on campus Sunday evening, April 19, 2020, join us! Check-in early, visit representatives from engineering clubs, organizations and majors. Take a tour through first-year engineering classrooms and EPICS lab space within Armstrong Hall.

We hope to see you at Exploring Engineering at Purdue - Boiler Up! Register NOW

Aero Club Summer Program & Scholarship

The Indianapolis Aero Club is sponsoring two very attractive program with scholarships for Indianapolis area youth interested in pursuing a career in aviation and/or aerospace sciences. One scholarship sends a youth to the Advanced Air Academy at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and the other scholarship is for Space Camp at Huntsville, Alabama. Both scholarships cover all costs of the events except transportation to and from the event. INTERESTED? Submit the AERO CLUB APPLICATION before the February 15th deadline.

Notre Dame Summer Scholars -- Deadline Approaching

Applications for Summer Scholars are due in two weeks on Tuesday, February 18. Applications and the application fee of $50 must be submitted by February 18 in order for the application to be considered.

Are you ready for an extraordinary summer experience in life sciences, global health, modern art, law, archaeology...just to name a few options? Apply Now!

The Summer Science Program -- IU, Purdue, NM Tech, U of Colorado

CURRENT JUNIORS are invited to be a part of the Summer Science Program, a pre-college STEM opportunity. This is a residential immersion program providing students with collaborative research in either Biochemistry at IU or Purdue OR Astrophysics at New Mexico Tech or the University of Colorado. The admissions process is competitive. Financial aid grants meet 100% of demonstrated need, including travel. Interested juniors can learn more and apply at SummerScience.org. Application deadline is February 28th.

Boston University AMP UP Program

Creative high school students are invited to apply to AMP--the Academy of Media Production at Boston University. This SUMMER PROGRAM runs from July 6-31st and will help students develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, multi-camera productions and more. Interested students must apply to the BU AMP program by March 31st.

Holland Summer Science Programs -- IU Wants YOU

The IU Biology Department is seeking out underrepresented high school students curious about science to be part of the Jim Holland Summer Science Programs at IU-Bloomington. These programs target high-achieving students currently in the 8th-11th grades interested in:

  • Holland Summer Enrichment Program
  • Holland Summer Science Research Program
  • Holland Research Initiative in STEM Education
Holland Summer Science Scholars will receive free room and meals at one of the residence halls on campus. Visit the HOLLAND SUMMER SCIENCE SCHOLARS website to learn more and apply.

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Summer on Campus -- Roll Tide!

LN sophomores and juniors with a 3.0+ GPA...If you are curious about college out of state, check out the University of Alabama's Summer on Campus program. Is Alabama too far from home? Would I fit in at a campus that size? What does Alabama offer? Watch the SOC video for an overview of the classes, residence life and experiences waiting for you with this unique program. Apps are OPEN NOW.

Young Innovators Quest - YiQ

This 4-week program -- June 2 - 26 -- is held at IUPUI. Students spend one week staying in the dorms. YiQ is an opportunity for students who are highly motivated in STEM studies to extend their research and experience. Students have the opportunity to attend industry field trips, and workshops, seminars, and labs led by professors, work on projects based on their own ideas, and experience college life. These students also have an opportunity to extend their research, with the guidance of a mentor, during the following school year. Further details are available here: http://scienceinnovations.org/yiq/.

YiQ Cost: $950 by March 15th; or $1250 if they apply by April 20th.

IDEAA Summer Program

This 3-week program -- July 6 - 24 -- allows students to explore careers in STEM fields and learn about the technology that is transforming the manufacturing and industrial design industries; including industry field trips, project work, and hands-on experience in Design, CAD, Prototyping, 3D Printing, Entrepreneurship, etc.

Learn more about IDEAA, including costs, deadlines and locations by opening the highlighted link.

Purdue Summer Programs -- 1 Week = 1 Course = 1 Credit

Purdue University is inviting qualified high school students to experience West Lafayette as a college student for a week! Check out the PURDUE COURSES offered this summer...there is something for every interest. AND, thanks to a generous grant, the "Empowering Women in Business" course has an automatic $500 scholarship! Several programs are eligible for financial aid...so get busy checking out what Purdue has to offer. Application deadline for all programs is MARCH 1st.

BOP at Purdue

The Business Opportunity Program (BOP) is seeking out high school JUNIORS with a GPA of at least a 3.3 and an interest in BUSINESS for the BOP Future Scholars Summer Camp on the Purdue University West Lafayette campus this summer. Students will:

  • Attend workshops taught by Krannert faculty and corporate partners
  • Team up with other students and use critical thinking skills for a competitive case competition

  • Experience life at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus
  • Receive inside information about Purdue’s admission process and financial aid opportunities
  • Make connections with new friends and create unforgettable memories!

So, what’s the best part of this program? IT IS FREE! All costs are covered excluding transportation to and from campus and miscellaneous personal expenses like personal shopping. That means your dorm room, food, and any extra field trips or events we attend are free to you!

Interested and qualified JUNIORS should apply ASAP. The BOP APPLICATION is live now.

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College Rep Visits -- Special Spring Sessions

JUNIORS...LN schedules in select college representatives during the SPRING, allowing you a chance to learn about college options and ask important questions BEFORE your senior year begins.


Next week:

  • College Apps & Career Questions HELP SESSION -- Feb 12th
  • Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)--Feb 13th
  • Ball State University--Feb 13th
  • ***Fairbanks School of Public Health--JUNIORS ONLY--Feb 18th
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New in Naviance

The USDA 1890 National Scholars Program provides a FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP for up to 4-years of college to students accepted and enrolled into an 1890-Land Grant University. The goal of the scholarship is to increase the number of students studying agriculture, food sciences, natural resource sciences and related disciplines. Open the application linked above and submit by the JANUARY 31st deadline. Again...FULL TUITION at multiple universities.

The Becky Crum Lawrence Education Association Scholarship is now open. Two scholarships will be awarded - 1 each to a Lawrence North and a Lawrence Central graduating senior in the top half of the Class of 2020. Eligible students must commit to continuing education after graduation with the intent to work in a "helping" field that may include (but not limited to) education, social work, counseling, nursing/health, criminal justice. Completed applications are due to Ms. Masur (room 103) by Friday, Feb 28th at 4:00 p.m.

2019-20 Ponton Law Scholarship

Open to current SENIORS attending college beginning Fall 2020. A one-time award of $1000 is available to qualified students.

Prom Genie

More than just a prom dress give-away organization, SENIOR GIRLS are encouraged to apply for the Prom Genie scholarship.

Western Golf/Evans Scholarship

The first two Evans Scholars enrolled at Northwestern University in 1930, and since then, more than 11,050 outstanding young men and women have graduated as Evans Scholars. This year, there are 1,010 Evans Scholars enrolled at 18 leading universities nationwide.

Are YOU the next Evans Scholar?

Students as young as 8th grade can become eligible for this FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP to IU, or Purdue, or Notre Dame or Miami...or 14 other universities...but you MUST caddy at a participating golf course. Hillcrest Country Club in Lawrence Township has produced SEVERAL Evans Scholars from Lawrence North. Learn more at the WGA Evans website.

Amy Beverland Scholarship

Seniors are encouraged to complete and submit the application for the Amy Beverland Scholarship, which awards $2500 to an LN senior in April. Students must submit a completed application AND four evaluation forms to the MAIN GUIDANCE OFFICE by Monday, March 18th. Your counselor will complete the school record and submit a transcript on your behalf once all evaluations are received. Simply open and print the application linked above.


Applications for 2020 Lawrence Township School Foundation Scholarships are now being accepted!

Last year, the Foundation awarded 31 scholarships, totaling almost $42,000. This year could be even bigger!

LN seniors may access the 2020 LTSF Scholarship Application and review all of the scholarships available this year.

*Note...though most scholarships are open to LN students, note there are scholarships specific to LC or LAA students. Be sure to read the fine print for eligibility.

LN Student-Athlete Scholarships

LN Student-Athlete SENIORS are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships.

All scholarship applications must be complete and returned to the LN Athletic Office by Friday, February 21st.


The Central Indiana Community Foundation--CICF--Scholarships are available NOW. Seniors planning for college are encouraged to fill out the CICF application--which will automatically be applied to every scholarship for which the student is eligible. Take a few minutes with your senior to review the different scholarships awarded through CICF.

Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. – Tau Chapter’s scholarship deadline is quickly approaching and we want to encourage your graduating seniors to apply. Open to senior GIRLS, the scholarship will award $500 to the student selected by the PDK Committee. Students may download the PDK APPLICATION, complete and return to the indicated address by March 6th.

Kiwanis 2020 Scholarship Now Open

Seniors planning to attend an Indiana college or university...the Castleton Kiwanis will award one $1400 scholarship to an LN or LC graduate this year. Applicants will automatically be considered for a 2nd scholarship award of $1000 from the Kiwanis Indiana District. Complete the Kiwanis 2020 application and you are entered into TWO different scholarship pools.
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Career Information

Court Reporter -- Stenographer

Court reporters create word-for-word transcripts of legal proceedings, such as court hearings. Additionally, court reporters may utilize their skills in a television broadcasting capacity to provide closed captioning. Aspiring court reporters may be electronic reporters, voice writers, or stenographers. Stenographers use a stenotype machine that allows them to transcribe real-time conversations. Court reporters typically earn an Associate Degree in Paralegal, but must also be certified through examination. The average salary in Indiana is ~$24/hour or ~$50,000/year.

Employment Opportunities

TeenWorks is Hiring

Are you looking for a summer job? How about earning up to $1,300 and an opportunity to become eligible for a $40,000 college scholarship? How do you take advantage of this amazing opportunity, you might wonder?

All you have to do is apply to the 2020 TeenWorks Summer Program by February 14th. Through our Summer Program, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in your community by working with community organizations, all while making money and making new friends from all over Indianapolis. To apply, simply go to www.teenworks.org/apply, but you must apply by February 14th to be considered. If you have any questions, please contact the TeenWorks offices at 317-916-7858.

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College Admissions Testing

Testing on Saturday?

Students taking the ACT this Saturday are reminded to arrive for testing PREPARED to test. Bring with you:

  • ACT Admission Ticket
  • PHOTO ID (A current school ID is accepted if no driver's license/passport)
  • Calculator
  • A bottle of water and a small snack

ALWAYS...leave home EARLY to arrive on time and start testing without any extra stress!

Get a good night's sleep and hit a homerun with the ACT on Saturday!

ACT and SAT Testing

Planning on college? A college admissions test score is likely required to complete your college application.

SENIORS--Class of 2020:

Test dates are available in March, April and May. Know the deadlines for your college admissions and schedule your test accordingly. Allow 3 weeks from test date for scores to be reported to colleges.

JUNIORS--Class of 2021:

If you have completed Algebra 2, you are encouraged to test this fall.

If you are currently enrolled in Algebra 2 and have completed Geometry, register to test in the spring semester. Check out the AUTOMATIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS offered by many colleges. This information helps you know where you need to score to qualify for guaranteed money AND plan to retest as needed.

Click to register for ACT

Click to register for SAT

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Free, Personalized SAT PREP

SOPHOMORE and JUNIORS...use your PSAT scores to unlock a FREE SAT STUDY PLAN from the Khan Academy. Sign up for your official SAT Practice...get your PSAT scores and get started with the Khan Academy personalized SAT Prep program. It is FREE and millions (yes, millions) of students across the nation use the Khan Academy Prep to get ready for the SAT.

Test Prep Resources

Did you know...

The LN Media Center has both SAT and ACT test prep books available for students to borrow to prep for these college entrance exams?

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Programs and Opportunities

Interact Club -- Kicking off NOW

The Rotary Club of Indy NE is bringing INTERACT CLUB to the McKenzie Center on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.

Students from both LN and LC are welcome to attend to engage in promoting peace, empowering others and saving lives. Does your son/daughter need a club or activity to connect to...Interact is an awesome place to begin! For more information, email Ms. Swayne at MCIT.

My Achievement Center -- The MAC

LN students have access to an outstanding Media Center AND the MAC during the school day. Because spaces are limited in both, students are asked to sign up to reserve a spot. The MAC provides tutoring for students in most subjects...they simply need to sign up...and it's easy!

View the MAC Sign-Up Procedures video for some "how to" information and encourage your student to take advantage of this resource as needed.

After MAC Tutoring Program

The AfterMAC will be open every TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY from 4:00-5:00 p.m. with LN teachers available to help students with MATH and ENGLISH.

There is NO CHARGE for AfterMAC tutoring, but students do need to provide their own transportation home from LN at 5:00 p.m.

MATH tutoring will be held every Wednesday and Thursday.

ENGLISH tutoring will be held every TUESDAY.

Thank you to the LN PFO and the LT School Foundation for supporting this incredible resource for our Wildcats.

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Parenting Teens

School Start Times -- LT Follows Research

Hamilton Southeastern Schools are currently considering changing the start time for their secondary students, moving start and finish times to later in the day, mirroring what Lawrence Township has been doing for several years. Angela Duckworth shares her insights and the research behind this strategy...and you would know, SLEEP AND TEENS is a driving force.

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LN Sports

IT IS TOURNEY TIME! Make sure you check the athletics website, follow Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date on our incredible student-athletes.

You can always find up-to-date information for ALL of our athletics on the LN WILDCATS website.

LN Wildcats Online Store

Get your officially licensed LN Wildcats gear at the LN Sideline Store! Lawrence Township has teamed up with Adidas and Team Pride Athletics to provide our athletes and fans officially licensed Lawrence North apparel. Check out the official online store right here or on our website:


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