Winter Spirit Week!
January 18, 2018
You Asked...We Listened!
Cardinals, we have some exciting news to share with you...next week (January 22-26) we will have a Winter Spirit Week to show support for our winter athletes, as well as drum up school spirit leading to Friday's Winter Ball. Reminder: Today is the last day to buy tickets! Check the schedule below for next week's "Spirit Days." Please note: On "Holiday Day," each class will have its own holiday theme! (Seniors: 4th of July; Juniors: Valentine's Day; Sophomores: Halloween; Freshmen: St. Patrick's Day)
* WINTER WEATHER ALERTS *
In case of inclement weather, you should receive a phone call notifying you of any changes to the school schedule. However, please check the following additional sources for up-to-date alerts on school closings, delays, and early dismissals:
- QuickNews (sign up on the LTPS website HERE)
- District Website (www.ltps.org)
- School Closing Number (609-671-5590)
- District Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/LawrenceTownshipPublicSchoolsNJ)
- Twitter (follow #LTPS)
- Radio Stations (WPST 94.5 FM, WKXW 101.5 FM)
- Television Stations (NBC Channel 10, WPVI.TV6 Channel 6, WNYW Fox 5 Channel 5, District Comcast Channel 19, and Verizon Channel 37)
- Media Websites (www.WPST.com, www.nj1015.com, www.NBC10.com)
* BRAG BAG *
LHS senior Leads, Achieves, Succeeds
Senior Sara Hatfield was recently selected as a recipient of the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Program, a nationwide, nomination-based award that recognizes high school seniors from Comcast communities for their commitment to community service, academics, and leadership. Only one student per school may be nominated by their principal or guidance counselor. To acknowledge these accomplishments, Leaders and Achievers students are awarded one-time scholarships, with a base award of $1,000. Congratulations, Sara!
Science Olympiad Dominates at Regionals
The LHS Science Olympiad Team competed in the 14th annual Science Olympiad Regional Tournament at Camden College earlier this month. According to organizers, a record number of teams competed...and LHS brought home a record number of medals! Please congratulate the following students when you see them:
- Medals in the field of Protein Modeling: Russell Knab, Alexa Sullivan, and Ahmed Alian
- Medals in Chemistry Lab: Declan Barnes and Jean Steele
- 3rd place overall in the Optics category: Josh Drossman and Harshal Nawade
- 2nd place overall in Forensics: Rhea Pathak and Jean Steele
- 2nd place overall in Astronomy: Sophie Gregrowski and Harshal Nawade
- 1st place overall in Fermi Questions: Ian Wang and Rohan Vanaparthi
- 1st place in Disease Detectives: Jean Steele and Disha Bharj
The collective team scores were so high that LHS brought home a team trophy!
Congratulations to ALL 32 team members for their hard work and dedication that earned them a place at the State Championship competition in March. You make LHS proud!
Below is a list of the team, including alternate competitors:
Arjun Agarwal, Ahmed Alian, Declan Barnes, Disha Bharj, Riddhi Bharj, Laura Chang, Catherine Chen, Victoria Chen, Sarah Chu, Joshua Drossman, Justin Franc, Sophie Gregrowski, David Horne, Charu Jain, Matt Kildea, Russell Knab, Jordan Lilly, Harshal Nawade, Rahul Paleja, Darshil Patel, Rhea Pathak, Pranav Phadke, Andrew Sam, Yash Shah, Jean Steele, Alexa Sullivan, Amritha Sypereddi, Rohan Vanaparthi, Ian Wang, Eliza Wirkijowski, Matthew Zheng
Three Cheers for the Cheerleaders
Congratulations to LHS's Varsity Cheerleaders and coach Adrienne Wasserleben for earning 1ST PLACE in the Small Varsity Coed division at the Monroe "Cheers to a New Year" High School Cheerleading Competition!
The competition took place at Monroe Middle School on January 13th. Way to go, ladies!
Governor's Teacher/ESP-of-the Year
LHS is proud to announce that Megan Errico and Lucille Winslow have been named the 2017-2018 Governor's Teacher-of-the Year and Governor's Educational Services Professional-of-the-Year, respectively. Mrs. Errico is one of our amazing English teachers, and Mrs. Winslow is one our dedicated and fearless nurses. Thank you for all that you do for the students (and staff) of LHS...we are so proud of you both! Congratulations to Mrs. Errico, Mrs. Winslow, and to the rest of the LTPS honorees!
* COMING UP *
Mr. LHS Applications
The winner of Mr. LHS is crowned KING, receives a Mr. LHS sash, and a free tuxedo rental for Prom! The winner's escorts will each receive a tiara and earrings.
Remember, multiple show positions are available, including contestants and alternates, escorts, masters of ceremony, stage hands, production crew, music and lighting technicians, and dance choreographers.
All applications are due by Thursday, January 25th, and chosen participants will be announced on or around Monday, January 29th.
* GIVING BACK *
Year-Round Clothing/Shoe/Textile Drive
The LMS/LHS PTO sponsors a year-round clothing/shoe/textile drive! Bins are located in both the Middle School and the High School near the offices. Click HERE for a detailed list of items that can be donated and to see other current fundraisers sponsored by the PTO.
* SENIOR SCOOP *
Class of 2018, Your Year is Here!
* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *
Club/Sports Info Meetings
Chess Club - Thursday, January 18th at 3:00 p.m. in Room 227
Boys Tennis - Thursday, January 18th at 3:00 p.m. in Room 144
Boys Lacrosse - Friday, January 19th at 3:00 p.m.
Golf Team - Tuesday, January 23rd at 3:00 p.m. in Room 234
Teen Pep 2018-2019 - Pick up an application in Guidance
Recent editions of The Link, the district's newsletter for the Lawrence community, and the September 2017 Back-to-School Bulletin included articles about an upcoming referendum the Board of Education (BOE) is bringing before Lawrence Township residents for a vote on January 23, 2018.
The referendum vote is less than a week away...Tuesday, January 23rd. Those registered to vote can do so in their normal polling places between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Click HERE for more information such as referendum details, Q&A, and links to voter registration forms.
At the January 10th reorganization and regular Board of Ed (BOE) meeting, Business Administrator Tom Eldridge swore in the new BOE members, Kelly Edelstein, Max Ramos, and Michele Bowes! BOE members and officer designations are listed below.
- Kevin Van Hise, Esq., President
- Pepper Evans, Vice President
- Michele Bowes
- Jonathan Dauber, Ed.D.
- Kelly Edelstein
- Jo Ann Groeger
- Michelle King, Ph.D.
- Max Ramos
- Joyce Scott
Revised School Calendar
The 2017-2018 school calendar has been revised to reflect the emergency school closing days used on January 4th and 5th. School will now be in session on February 20th and May 25th. See the revised calendar here. Scroll down to the end of this newsletter to see LHS's revised rotation schedule for February.
New Regulation for Spring Athletes
Join the PTO!
Click here to join...while there, feel free to browse our new site to view current fundraisers, visit our PTO store, and read more about the many ways you can help!
* FUNDRAISERS *
Philly soft pretzels are for sale every Monday after school in staff sign-in for just $1.00!
Slices of pizza are on sale every Thursday after school for $2. Proceeds will benefit the classes of 2019 and 2020!
Donuts and Muffins
Donuts and muffins will be on sale every Friday morning for just $1.00 in staff sign-in!
PTO Coupon Books
Visit the PTO store HERE to purchase Wawa shortie coupons and coupon books through Save Around and Kids Stuff, where you can save at hundreds of merchants in the local and surrounding areas!
Bucks for Books
LHS DECA is collecting books for all ages! Please bring any donations to Room 131.
LTEF Coupon Cards
PTO Coupon Books
* ROTATION & BLOCK SCHEDULE *
* REVISED FEBRUARY ROTATION CALENDAR *
* JANUARY LUNCH MENU *
* SAVE-THE-DATES *
* IMPORTANT LINKS *
* JUST FOR FUN *
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