A Spring In Our Step
March 14, 2019
LÁ ‘LE PÁDRAIG SONA DHUIT!
(...that's Gaelic for "Happy St. Patrick's Day!")
Legend has it that each of the leaves on a four-leaf clover bring their own attribute: the first leaf represents hope, the second stands for faith, the third is for love, and the fourth leaf brings luck. Wishing all of our Cardinals each of these things as you head into the official start of Spring next week!
Remember, you don't have to be Irish to have fun on St. Patrick's Day! So wear a bit o' green, laugh all the day long, keep a jig in your step, a song in your heart, and some shenanigans up your sleeve!
* IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS *
Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling
The Spring Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling Portal will be open from March 18th - April 1st. Scheduling for your conferences is done directly through your Genesis Parent Portal. Look for the "Conferences" link at the top of your portal, and then click "Schedule Conferences" at the bottom of the page to lock in your time slots for your child's teachers.
Spring conferences will be held on Wednesday, April 10th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
School Calendar Changes
In addition, at last night's meeting, the Board of Ed approved having an Early Dismissal Day on June 20th, the day of the LHS graduation, for all Lawrence Township Public Schools.
* COMING UP *
Check out a teaser from yesterday's dress rehearsal on our Facebook page:
* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *
LHS will host a Cinderella's Closet on March 26th. We are looking for donations of dresses for this special occasion. Cinderella's Closet is a way for the students to cut down on their Prom costs by getting a dress here at the high school. We are also looking for donations/discounts for hair, nails, tuxedos, and anything else Prom related! Please bring donations to LHS c/o Jeff Verga. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Verga at email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Pen Pal Project
Student Council is sponsoring a "pen pal" project with 8th graders from LMS!
They will be writing their questions about the high school on cards that will come back to us. If you would like to respond to one of the students, and be a "pen pal" please contact Mrs. Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Most Likely to Succeed" Screening
Please join us for a screening of “Most Likely To Succeed,” (MLTS) a thought-provoking documentary feature film that reveals the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world.
We will host the screening Monday, April 8th in the LHS auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m. Babysitting is provided. Registration is open now: https://www.ltps.org//cms/module/selectsurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=112
The documentary runs approximately 90 minutes. Afterward, the film’s producer Ted Dintersmith will join us via Skype for a discussion.
The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize education as we know it, inspiring school communities to reimagine what students and teachers are capable of doing. To date, MLTS has screened for thousands of audiences around the world, igniting conversations and empowering change along the way.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
* BRAG BAG *
Karpontinis Heading to Goldey-Beacom
Antonia “Nia” Karpontinis signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Goldey-Beacom next year. Seated next to Nia are her mother, Margo, and father, Tony. Pictured behind are Athletic Director Gregg Zenerovitz and Head Girls Soccer Coach Emily Palombo.
Getting it Done Everyday
Congratulations, Ms. Clarke!
Art at its Finest
Senior Stephanie Luo was selected for a Gold Key and Honorable Mention award for the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in Northeast Art Region-At Large. Her painting "Spontaneous Joy" was chosen for the Gold Key award, and her mixed media work "Islands of Broken Glass" was selected for Honorable Mention. While both are honors, Gold Key works are considered the very best of all submitted works, and automatically considered for national-level recognition.
At the Philadelphia Flower Show, senior De'Asia Jones won Honorable Mention for her teacup entry in the medicinal plant category. LHS Art teacher Karen Donnelly won second place in the 'flower child' category for her stained glass pressed flower entry.
Pictures of Stephanie's, De'Asia's, and Karen's work are below. Congratulations, ladies!
Going Bald for a Cure
Power in the Pen
* ROTATION & BLOCK SCHEDULE *
* IMPORTANT LINKS *
* JUST FOR FUN *
Boost Your Word Bank
MEANING: A word or phrase resulting from mishearing a word or phrase, especially in song lyrics.
Coined by author Sylvia Wright when she misinterpreted a line in the Scottish ballad, "The Bonny Earl of Murray. The lyric, "they slew the Earl of Moray and laid him on the green" was misheard as "they slew the Earl of Moray and Lady Mondegreen."
Words to Live By:
Q: What happens when two leprechauns have a conversation?
A: You get a lot of small talk!
Q: What do you call leprechauns who collect aluminum cans, used newspapers, and plastic bottles?
Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti
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