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)

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* 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:


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* 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!

S.A.V.E. Helping to Save Wildlife

S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violating the Earth) recently collected supplies to donate to the Mercer County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. With the combined efforts of students, faculty, and staff, they will be bringing the center many of their Wish List items!

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!

If you know of a student, teacher, or staff member that deserves a little extra recognition for doing something amazing, please send your submission to kroche@ltps.org. We're looking for unique achievements, exciting news, talent highlights, even random acts of kindness! If possible, please include a picture relevant to your submission.
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* COMING UP *

Next week is National Drug Facts Awareness Week. A slew of awareness campaigns are heading your way based on adolescent issues teens face every day! Keep an eye out for positive messages next week from LHS's CIA (Change in Action) student group!

Mr. LHS Applications

Applications are now available for the 2018 Mr. LHS Program! Pick up an application in the main office or email Mrs. Mason at sbm1231@gmail.com for an electronic copy.


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.

LHS Idol 2018

LHS Idol is back! The show will take place on Thursday, January 25th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are just $5 at the door. This year we have 11 acts...and of course some karaoke! Enjoy the show and watch as a new winner is crowned for 2018!

2018 Winter Ball

The 2018 semi-formal Winter Ball willl be held on Friday, January 26th at Cedar Gardens in Hamilton. The last day to purchase tickets is Thursday, January 18th.
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* 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.

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* SENIOR SCOOP *

Senior Quotes

Seniors, how would you like to be remembered? This is your chance to leave a quote next to your yearbook photo that will commemorate your time at LHS, your personality, what inspires you, or how you want to inspire others. Quote/info forms can be picked up in the main office and are due back by January 19th. No late forms will be accepted. Please contact Mrs. Errico (merrico@ltps.org) with any questions.

Cap and Gown Measurements

A representative from Herff Jones will be here during all lunches on February 12th and 13th to measure seniors for their caps and gowns. Please watch your "snail mail" over the next weeks for ordering information from Herff Jones!

Baby Picture Ads

Senior Baby Picture Ads are due by February 15th!


Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter Order Number 13703 to submit your ad!

Class of 2018, Your Year is Here!

Seniors, this is now officially YOUR YEAR! The next six months are going to fly by faster than you could imagine, and there will be a lot of "senior stuff" going on between now and then. Keep an eye on this section for information you'll need to know regarding graduation, senior awards, senior prom, fundraisers, Project Graduation, and more!
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* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *

Club/Sports Info Meetings

See below for information on several "interest" meetings coming up for various clubs/sports:


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

Referundum Reminder

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.

Welcome Aboard!

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

The NJ DOE released an Opioid directive for all student-athletes effective for the 2018 Spring sports season. All student-athletes must sign off that they received an Opioid Fact Sheet before they can participate in a spring sport. This fact sheet is now included in our online physical packets, and more information is available on the Athletics homepage HERE.

Join the PTO!

Join the LMS/LHS PTO! Make a difference in your child's school, let your voice be heard, and have a positive impact on students' experiences as LHS Cardinals!


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!

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* FUNDRAISERS *

Pretzel Rods

The LHS Dance Team is selling candied pretzel rods every Tuesday after school for $1. Which delicious flavor will you try next...chocolate crunch, toffee, rainbow sprinkles, or peanut butter?
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* ROTATION & BLOCK SCHEDULE *

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* REVISED FEBRUARY ROTATION CALENDAR *

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* JANUARY LUNCH MENU *


View our January lunch menu below! Our Dining Services team strives to provide a wide variety of delicious options, and focuses on offering an array of more health-conscious choices. Remember, breakfast is served every morning!

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* SAVE-THE-DATES *

Monday, January 22nd - Friday, January 26th

  • Winter Spirit Week


Tuesday, January 23rd

  • Referendum Voting

Thursday, January 25th

  • LHS Idol


Friday, January 26th

  • Winter Ball
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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

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* JUST FOR FUN *

Good Humor

Q: What does a queen wear during a thunderstorm?

A: A reign coat!


Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti

Boost Your Word Bank

breviloquence [bri-VIL-uh-kwens]

noun: speaking briefly and concisely; short-windedness


grandiloquence [gran-DIL-uh-kwens]

noun: a lofty, extravagantly colorful, or bombastic style, manner, or quality especially in language


somniloquence [som-NIL-uh-kwens]

noun: the act of talking in one's sleep

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

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Questions, submissions, or suggestions about this newsletter can be directed to kroche@ltps.org.

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