Hello, October!

October 8, 2015

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One month down, 9 more to go! We enjoyed seeing many of you at Back-to-School Night 2015 and hope that you got a chance to get a feel for "Cardinal Living!" Thank you to all who stopped by, to our Red Scare and cheerleaders for their one-of-a-kind welcome, to our peer leaders for their invaluable assistance throughout the night, and to all of the students and parents who manned the tables for boosters, clubs, activities, and parent organizations.

Click HERE to access past Email Blasts or follow the link under Quick Links on the LHS homepage. The next email will be going out on October 22nd.

Senior Parent Night

On Thursday, October 8th, LHS will host a "Senior Parent Night" for all high school seniors and parents.

The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. William T. Larrousse, Rider University's Director of Undergraduate Admission, will address the college process, what colleges look for in students, and what seniors should be doing at this point in their college search.

We hope to see you tonight!

Theatresports Night - October 9th

Come see Theater II compete against Theater IV in a series of comedy improvisation games--similar to "Whose Line is it Anyway?" The event will take place on Friday, October 9th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are just $5.00!

*Prizes will be given out!

PSAT Testing

On October 14, all Juniors (and those Sophomores and select Seniors who have registered) will be taking the PSAT. Assigned testing rooms will be posted in English classrooms one week prior to the testing date. All students taking the PSAT should bring #2 pencils and their own calculator. Good Luck!


LHS will be sponsoring its second annual Haunted High and Halloween Bash. Come visit the hallowed halls of the high school as they are transformed into a hair tingling experience! Following Haunted High, high school students are invited to a Halloween bash in the cafeteria. Tickets go on sale on October 8th and can be purchased during lunches.

HAUNTED HIGH (grades 7-12)

DATE: Friday, October 16th

TIME: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

PLACE: LHS Main Entrance


For the little ones….there will be a Halloween Party with a variety of activities and games sponsored by LHS student organizations!


DATE: Friday, October 16th

TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


TICKET PRICE: $3 for children ages 3-10

*This event is presented by CIA (Change in Action)*


Homecoming at LHS is scheduled for Saturday, October 24th. The football game will begin at 11:00 a.m. During the half-time show the homecoming court will be introduced and we will crown this year's “king” and “queen!" After the game, students are invited to attend the Homecoming Dance at Cedar Gardens in Hamilton from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Watch for more details about ticket sales and Spirit Week activities!

Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th. Students have an early dismissal (12:15) on both of these days. The online scheduling portal will be open from Monday, October 19th through Friday, November 6th and can be accessed by going to the LHS website (www.ltps.org/LHS) under "Quick Links" and clicking on "Scheduling for Parent-Teacher Conferences." Remember, this link will not be available until October 19th! To assist in your planning, the Conferences schedule is below:

Monday, November 23rd

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 24th

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Help Raise Money for the Science & Engineering Fair!

Purchase a KidStuff Coupon Book for $25 from Tuesday, October 13th through Friday, October 30th. All funds raised will directly benefit the 2016 Science Fair participants!

Please click on the attached flyer for more information!

*Sponsored by the LMS/LHS PTO*

Clubs and Activities News

LHS Athletics Corner

October is an exciting month in the world of Athletics, as our teams begin competing in the Mercer County Tournament and NJSIAA State Tournaments this month. Keep an eye on the schedule for new games that will be added for both tournaments. October 24th is the Homecoming football game against Northern Burlington. Come watch our Cardinals take on the Greyhounds at 11:00 a.m.

Our Homecoming King and Queen will also be crowned during halftime!

Please click HERE to view the daily Athletics Schedule. There is always a game happening here at LHS! Follow us on Twitter @LTPSAthletics.

Turf and Treat - October 31st

The Lawrence Community is invited to join us in the LHS Library for some festive treats while we present our Lawrence Township Turf project plans to the public. The LTPS Turf Design and Decision team will explain the process and rationale that led to the final turf design, and a tentative timeline for the turf project will also be presented. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. (the presentation will begin at 9:00 a.m.). After, please join us on the LHS Stadium field for the last home game of the season! Our football team will play Hightstown at 11:00 a.m., and all of our senior football players, cheerleaders, and Red Scare Band members will be recognized.

Challenging YOU to be the CHANGE!

Challenge Day is coming to LHS! On November 10th and 11th, interested LHS students will participate in an all-day program where they will be exploring issues like cliques, isolation, prejudice and pressure. Students will break down barriers and stereotypes by building connections and empathy. You must submit a signed permission form to Guidance by Friday October 16th in order to be considered for the event that could impact your life forever. Check your .info account for more information, and see Ms. Fisher or Ms. Lopez if you have any questions.

Check out this video of another NJ school's Challenge Day by clicking HERE.

Renaissance is Coming!

Sponsored by Student Council, students maintaining a GPA higher than 2.5, have no lates to any classes, and who have stayed away from detentions and other disciplinary activities are eligible to participate. Recognition to qualified students is offered at the end of first marking period, second semester, and the end of the year.


Remember, breakfast is available in the cafeteria every morning starting at 7:15 a.m.! Stop by and start your day off with an energy charge!

Good Eats

For October, here at LHS we’re starting “Your Way Wednesdays.” Every Wednesday we’ll be offering a theme bar. We’ll have Cheese Steak, Asian, Mac & Cheese, Southwest and Burger theme bars that offer a variety of toppings and sides to personalize your lunch. We’re also featuring two new items: Fiery Philly Cheesesteak Flatbread and Siracha Beef Enchiladas. This October the Commons rocks!!!

Health Notes

The flu vaccine will keep you healthy and ready to enjoy the tricks and treats of Halloween.

The little word "flu" may sound like a treat, but it is definitely a "trick." Get your flu vaccine, wash your hands frequently, practice cough and sneeze etiquette, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, contact your healthcare provider within 48 hours if illness develops, and stay home when ill. SAY BOO TO THE FLU!

Locations offering seasonal influenza vaccine can be found at http://www.flu.gov.

Getting Down to Business

On September 28th, the Business and International Studies Academy hosted its first "Lunch with a Professional" of the new school year. Edison Partners CMO Kelly Ford met with seven members of the Academy for an hour and discussed topics ranging from college selection, resume and interview preparation, marketing techniques, to the 7 keys for any startup company. It was an excellent educational experience for the students and helped to further strengthen the ties between Edison Partners and the Academy. The venture capital firm has been the chief sponsor of the Cardinal Shark Tank Competition, which began in 2014. They are still working closely with past winners of the competition, and Ms. Ford is looking forward to growing the event leading into the Spring of 2016. Visit tinyurl.com/LHSBIS14 for more information about the Academy and the Cardinal Shark Tank.

Pictured above are Fawad Yousufzai, Dylan Stewart, Jermaine Moore, Edison Partners CMO Kelly Ford, Jake Weisinger, Audley Clarke and Kyle Springsteen (Not picture is Aanchal Aich).

Interested in Applying for a Technical School Program?

Students interested in applying for a technical school program for the 2016-2017 school year can apply at www.mcts.edu.

Keep in mind that many programs fill up quickly and MCTS anticipates closing the Healthcare & Health and Childcare programs by December.

If you have any questions, please see your counselor.


Attention Students: Submit your artwork, photography, poetry, or any piece of creative outlet that you choose! Please send all submissions to Kerry Roche at kroche@ltps.org. Be sure to include your name, grade, and a caption for your submission.


Thursday, October 8, 2015

- Senior College Planning Night (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, October 9, 2015

- Theatersports Night (7:00 p.m.)

Monday, October 12, 2015


Friday, October 16, 2015

- Haunted High (Grades 7-12)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

- Homecoming Football Game and Dance


LMS/LHS PTO Clothing and Shoe Drive

Clean out your closets, attics, garages, and basements, and donate unwanted items to the LMS/LHS PTO Clothing and Shoe Drive! Please click on the flyer to get more information. Collection boxes will be available in the entrance lobby to the school.

For more information about the LMS/LHS PTO and to access the membership application, please click HERE.

You Can Make a Difference!

Volunteers are needed to work with older adults at the Lawrence Plaza Apartments on Princeton Pike. Help is needed in the late afternoon, early evening, or weekends. See Mrs. Welsh in the Guidance Office if you are interested.

The following events are sponsored by Lawrenceville Main Street. Please visit www.lawrencevillemainstreet.com for more information.

Scarecrows in the Village Fall Festival - October 18th (2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Build your own scarecrow - hay will be provided - please bring your own clothing and accessories! There will also be live music, face painting, crafters, mums, and more!

Fall Clean-Up - November 4th (Time TBD)

Holidays in the Village - December 6th (Time TBD)

General administration help is always needed within the Main Street office. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in a marketing or event planning major.

For further information, or to volunteer, please contact:

Megan White

Lawrenceville Main Street

E: megmeg105@gmail.com

P: 570-510-3064

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Please direct questions to kroche@ltps.org. Thank you!