Spring Has Sprung!

April 7, 2016

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Welcome back, students, faculty, and staff! We hope that you all enjoyed your break and are ready to tackle the rest of the school year. We are getting ready for the big finale of LHS Madness, RED AND WHITE NIGHT, and hope to see all of you there to support your team and compete in various fun events. Keep reading below for more information about what's coming up, and catch up on some of the things your fellow Cardinals have been up to!

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Red and White Night

LHS MADNESS is coming to an end on Friday, April 8th with our big Red and White Night, which will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Gym! A series of competitive events will take place to crown the first ever LHS Madness team with the trophy and spirit stick. Students can purchase the $6:00 t-shirt ticket at the LHS Student Store or see Mrs. Schneck in Room 131. Don't miss out on a great night!

Team #RED: Last names A-K

Team #White: Last names L-Z

PARCC Testing

PARCC testing is officially underway. Please refer to the letter that was mailed home for more information or click HERE for another copy, as well as to see the LHS Special Schedule for PARCC Assessments. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child's counselor.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Wednesday, April 20th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The scheduling portal closed on April 6th. If you were unable to secure a time slot with your child's teacher, please contact them after Tuesday, April 12th to see if they have any available appointment times.

Reminder: April 20th is an early dismissal day.

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An Author Among Us

Senior Jack Pagliante was recently recognized in the 2016 Scholarship Art and Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. Three of Jack's works received awards: Believing (Honorable Mention - Poetry); Girl Waiting (Gold Key - Poetry), and Tough Times - Excerpt (Honorable Mention - Science Fiction/Fantasy). Way to go, Jack!

Triple Threat

Congratulations to senior Jane Lin, the Lawrence High School NJSIAA Scholar Athlete of the Year! Jane not only plays tennis and lacrosse at LHS, but she is also currently ranked 3rd in her class.

Summer Scholar

Junior Sophie Slutzky was recently selected from a talented pool of applicants all across New Jersey to participate in the Governor's School of Engineering and Technology at the Rutgers University School of Engineering. As part of this highly coveted distinction and over the course of four weeks, Sophie will take five academic classes, visit local corporations, meet talented peers and professionals, and complete an intensive research or design project, which she will present to a lecture hall filled with invited notable guests in the engineering and technology fields. Congratulations, Sophie!

Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students, who were named the March "Students of the Month!"

Andrew Adams - Health/PE

Aanchal Aich - Career Academy

Erika Allen - World Languages

James Boushell - Fine/Performing Arts

Richard Butts - Guidance

Lily Friedman - Social Studies

Kassandra Gallagher - Mathematics

Kathryn Hendrickson - Mathematics

Davondre Hicks - Athletics

Ariana Love - Consumer Science

Paige MacArthur - Social Studies

Ryan Morris - Sophomore Academy

Bryan Mottley - Science

Anushka Negi - English

Ryan Sullivan - Mathematics

Math Wizards

In February, about 80 LHS students in grades 9-12 had the opportunity to participate in the American Math Competition. Qualified students have the potential to earn college scholarship awards. LHS is proud of our two top scoring students! David Horne earned the highest score for the 9-10 grade bands and Benjamin Johnson earned the highest score for the 11-12 grade bands. David and Ben were recognized at the LHS March Student of the Month celebration, where Ms. Panasowich, Supervisor for Math & Science, awarded each student with a pin from the AMC to recognize their accomplishments. Great job, David and Ben!

Music to our Ears

Congratulations to our Music Department! NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) has just confirmed what we know to be true: Lawrence Township Public Schools has received a Best Community for Music Education designation for 2016! This makes a total of 8 years, and the 4th consecutive year, that LTPS has earned this recognition: 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016!

Click HERE to read more.

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

Senior Awards Applications

Applications for Senior Awards will be available on Friday, April 8th. Please pick up an application and a list of available awards and scholarships in the Guidance Office. All completed applications are due back to Guidance by Tuesday, May 3rd. Any student who is chosen for an award will be notified and invited to the Senior Awards Ceremony in June. Please email Ms. Roche at kroche@ltps.org with any questions.

LHS Athletics Hall of Fame Scholarship

Deadline: April 25th

The LHS Athletic Hall of Fame will award two $500 scholarships to one male and one female senior athlete at Lawrence High. The scholarships will be awarded to 2- or 4-year college bound seniors who have lettered in at least one varsity sport, have participated in community service, and have upheld the ideals of leadership and character central to the Hall of Fame’s purpose. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and in your .info emails and must be submitted by April 25th at 3:00 p.m.


Have a Promposal picture you'd like to share? Email kroche@ltps.org with a photo and a description. We would love to share some stories here!

College Visit

  • The New School in New York City will be here on Monday, April 18th at 11:00 am.

Sign-up on Naviance to receive your passes!

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Mr. LHS 2016 Candidates

Meet your 2016 candidates for Mr. LHS! Click HERE to see who will be competing for this year's crown.

Check out the Mr. LHS Facebook page HERE for up-to-date information or click on the flyer at left to see how and when you can purchase tickets.

Sponsored by LHS Project Graduation

Say "Congrats" with a Lawn Sign

Parents and friends of the class of 2016: Order a lawn sign to congratulate this year's graduating class and help support Project Graduation! Each sign is only $10 and can be purchased HERE. For more information on Project Graduation, visit www.lhsprojectgraduation.org or follow @ProjectGradLHS on Twitter.

Class Rings

Attention sophomores and parents! Herff Jones will be here on Thursday, April 7th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. to show ring samples and answer any questions you might have. A representative will be in the cafeteria during lunches on Friday, April 8th to help you order your class rings! Please watch for a letter in the mail explaining the process.

LTPS Rewind

Did you know LTPS has its own YouTube channel? Check it out below and see video of past district events, including last month's Cardinal Jeopardy!

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.

Spring Cleanup

Help spruce up the community by participating in the Lawrenceville Main Street "Spring Cleanup" on Sunday, April 10th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Not only will you be helping to keep our town beautiful, but this is also a wonderful opportunity to earn some community service hours! Click for flyer.

Class of 2017 Trenton Thunder Fundraiser

Attention Juniors! Tickets for the Class of 2017 Trenton Thunder trip are $11. Order forms will be distributed by the end of this week.

DECA Volleyball Tournament

DECA Volleyball is coming on Thursday, April 14th from 6:30-9:00 p.m.! A $5 fee will be charged for each player, with a max of six players to a team. Registration forms can be picked up at the Student Store during lunch periods or in Room 131. All money and registration forms are due to Ms. Schneck by Monday, April 11th.

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.

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  • Save the date for this year's Athletics Banquet on June 2nd.

  • Check out the LHS Athletics page HERE for general announcements and news.

  • Follow us on Twitter @LTPSAthletics and check out the daily schedule HERE.
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* Dining Services *

Smoothies, smoothies, smoothies!


16 ounces total of fat free milk, low-fat yogurt, and a selection of fruits blended fresh daily


Premium lunch with two packs of graham crackers and choice of fruit or vegetable: $3.25

Ala Carte: $3.95

See below for the April lunch menu!

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"Lily Pond"

Photo taken by Laura Bentivegna, Grade 12
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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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Click HERE to read more about the PTO and to access the membership application, or check them out on Facebooks at www.facebook.com/LMSLHSPTO.

  • 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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Friday, April 8th

  • Class Ring Ordering (in Cafeteria during lunches)
  • Red & White Night (7:00 p.m.)

Thursday, April 14th

  • DECA Volleyball Tournament

Wednesday, April 20th

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (7:00-9:00 p.m.)
  • Early Dismissal

Thursday, April 28th

  • National Honor Society Induction (7:00 p.m.)
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Laugh Lines

What does a nosey pepper do?

Answer: It gets jalapeño business.

Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti


Fun number facts:

123 - 45 - 67 + 89 = 100

123 + 4 - 5 + 67 - 89 = 100

123 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 + 8 - 9 = 100

1 + 23 - 4 + 5 + 6 + 78 - 9 = 100


joie de vivre [zhwaduh VEE-vruh]

French. a delight in being alive; carefree enjoyment of living.

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

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