Friday Night Lights

October 27, 2016

What better way to add to our 50th anniversary celebration than with the opening of our brand new turf field? On Monday, LMS and LHS students, faculty, staff, and special guests were part of the big unveiling as we kicked off a week's worth of athletic contests on the new turf. We started with a pep rally (see a small preview below), and will finish with our celebration on Friday night. Read on to find out more about our Friday night events honoring current and former Cardinal athletes and celebrating our first football game under the new lights!


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* COMING UP *

Trunk-or-Treat

Join us for the Lawrence Township Police Department's Trunk-or-Treat event tonight, October 27th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Parking will be available in the main parking lot, and vehicles participating in the trunk-or-treat will be located in the bus loop. *In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside of the LHS Gym.

Alumni Athlete Reception

As part of our 50th anniversary celebration, we are asking all former LHS athletes including Red Scare members, cheerleaders, and coaches to join us at 5:45 p.m. in the LHS Cafeteria on Friday, October 28th (prior to the football game) for a brief reception and to receive a free ticket to the game. After the reception, alumni will join our current LHS fall athletes and will be escorted to the field to be honored before the game begins!

Friday Night Lights

The LHS football team will officially take to the turf on Friday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m. for their last regular season home game against Robbinsville!


It is also SENIOR NIGHT, and we will be honoring all of our football, marching band, and cheerleader seniors!


Come early to avoid lines at the ticket booth, and come hungry because we will have a food truck and concession stands open starting at 5:30 p.m. The 28th will certainly be a night to remember, and we hope you will join us in this historic evening for LHS!

Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling

The Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling Portal is NOW OPEN! Follow the link on the LHS homepage under Quick Links to access a list of teachers by department. Once you choose a teacher, you will be directed to Event Brite to order a free "ticket" to your chosen conference time. Please follow the prompts on the site to choose each of your conferences. Room numbers are listed in "Event Info." Event Brite will email you a confirmation of each "order." If you have any questions about this process, please email kroche@ltps.org.


This portal will be open from Monday, October 24th through Monday, November 14th.

Halloween Safety

With Halloween just a few days away, we would like to remind all of our students, parents, faculty and staff of some important safety tips:


  • If you are trick-or-treating, please watch for vehicles and carry a flashlight, especially if you are not wearing bright clothing. Always walk with a friend!
  • If you are driving, drive slowly and watch for pedestrians. Trick-or-treaters might be crossing the street anywhere, not just in intersections.
  • Yield to pedestrians. They might not see you or might not know how to safely cross the street.
  • Avoid distractions while driving. It only takes a second for a child to dart out into the street when you're not looking.
  • If you are dropping off children, use your hazard lights to draw attention for the cars around you.


Have a frightful, delightful, deliciously fun Halloween!

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Challenge Day Returns

Challenge Day is once again coming to LHS! This is a powerful and transformational day that can change the way people view each other forever. It deals with a wide range of issues such as leadership, self-esteem, social oppression, violence, teasing, and more. The day is fun, empowering, eye-opening, and often emotional, but can lead to lifelong friendships and new experiences. Read more about Challenge Day at www.challengeday.org.


Students, it's not too late to sign up! Please check your .info emails for the permission slip from Mrs. Lopez.


Check out a video from another NJ school's Challenge Day HERE.

Community Conversation

LTPS invites all parents and community members to the 2016 Community Conversation. The event is Thursday, November 3rd in the LHS Commons/Cafeteria. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event begins at 7:00 p.m.


We’ll provide babysitting, light refreshments, and door prizes!


Register HERE.

Gospel Choir Try-Outs

Interested in joining the Gospel Choir? Try-outs will be on Friday, November 4th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 227. Please see Jametta Clarke with any questions!

Garba Night

International Alliance will host Garba Night on Friday, November 4th from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the LHS Gymnasium! The cost is $3 per person.


Garba is an Indian folk dance that originates in the state of Gujrat, India. The dance celebrates the circle of life, so people wear vibrant color clothes and dance in circles. Please don't let the fear of not knowing the steps keep you away from enjoying this experience. The more than willing members of International Alliance will demonstrate and teach you the steps. So come on out and Garba with us!


All cultures welcome!

Fall Drama

LHS proudly presents "A Christmas Carol" on three dates in November! Tickets will be available at the door on Thursday, November 17th, Friday, November 18th, and Saturday, November 19th. The show begins at 7:00 p.m.


Tickets are $8 for students and seniors, $10 for adults.

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* LHS ATHLETICS *

Thank You

Thank you to all of our students, parents, faculty, and staff for your patience and excitement during the construction of our new turf field! We were so excited to unveil it this week, even giving a few of our fall sports teams a chance to break it in during their games!


To view the LHS athletics schedule, click HERE.


Catch up on highlights and live updates by following @LTPSAthletics on Twitter!

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* BRAG BAG *

Marching Band Bests the Competition

The LHS Marching Band had two competitions earlier this month and won Best Marching Unit! This is a huge accomplishment for the students! If you see any marching band students in the halls, please congratulate them.

LHS Cheerleader Heading to London

As we shared with you earlier in the school year, a few of our LHS cheerleaders tried out for All-American Cheerleading while attending Pine Forest Cheerleading Camp this past summer. Senior cheerleader A'Joule Giovannetti, along with a few of her teammates, qualified to go to London and perform at their New Year's Day parade this winter!


A'Joule's family is helping her pursue her dream, and she will be flying out to London on December 26th. We are so excited to have her representing LHS in London and wish her the best of luck!

October Students-of-the-Month

Congratulations to the following students, who were named Students-of-the-Month for the month of October! *Students are listed in no particular order.


Amanda Britton (Athletics); Jannifer Arnasiewicz (English); Gabriell Gutierrez (English); Aliaksandr Siamashka (ESL); Ariana Rodi (Freshman Academy); Alpana Das (Social Studies); Kelly Denicia Flores (Guidance); Adan Del Cid (Mathematics); Francis Cameron Blackman (Social Studies); Andrew Sam (Mathematics); Abisola Abebefe (Science); Saul Aparicio-Paz (Science); Zachary Dutko (Technology); Oliva Corso (World Language)

Teachers, staff, students...do you know of someone at LHS who is doing something amazing? We love to hear about the wonderful things our fellow Cardinals are up to. If you would like to submit a story for the "Brag Bag," please email kroche@ltps.org. Submissions can be range from academic, artistic, and athletic, to random acts of kindness and community service.
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* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *

LHS Madness has Begun

The theme for this year's LHS Madness will be PAST VS. FUTURE. Competition has officially started, and the RED team took home the first victory on October 19th with a win in the Cardinal Warrior Obstacle. Stay tuned for next month's battle: Tape the Turkey!

If you are interested in being on the Red & White Committee or in being a Team Spirit Captain, please see Diane Schneck in Room 131.


  • Last names from A-K are on Team RED (Past Team)
  • Last names from L-Z are on Team WHITE (Future Team)

School Spirit Fridays

Every FRIDAY is School Spirit Day! Wear Red and White or your favorite Lawrence shirt every Friday.

Winter Sports Physicals

Winter sports physicals will be done in the Nurses‘ office on November 1st. Private physicals must also be turned in by November 1st.

Student Store

The LHS Student Store is open during all lunch periods. Stop by and purchase some Lawrence gear!

Cardinal Nest Tutoring

Any student who would like extra help with math, science, or social studies is invited to come to the Library conference room during lunch on A-days for one-on-one tutoring or group study! Ask your subject teacher for a pass or sign up online at tinyurl.com/CardinalNestLHS


*Sponsored by National Honor Society

LTPS Rewind

Did you know that LTPS has its own YouTube channel? You can catch up on events you might have missed in the district by visiting LTPS Rewind HERE!
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Reminders

Prom Committee Meetings
  • Held on Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. in the Guidance Career Center. All are welcome!


Class of 2017 Upcoming Fundraiser Reminders
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  1. Cookie Dough Fundraiser: 10/28 - 11/11
  2. Scoops 'n' Swirls Fundraiser: 11/9
  3. Panera: November 16th

Prom Theme Chosen

The votes have been counted! The theme for the class of 2017 Prom will be...

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* FUNDRAISERS *

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* PTO News *

Help Your PTO!

The LMS/LHS PTO now has a monthly Smore newsletter! Check out the October Update HERE or by copying and pasting the following link into your browser to find out about fundraisers, community events, and how you can get more involved: https://www.smore.com/v1hcr-lawrence-middle-high-school-pto?ref=email


Did you know that through AmazonSmile, you can have 0.5% of your purchases donated to the LMS/LHS PTO just by shopping on Amazon? Log in to your AmazonSmile account and search for the charity: Lawrence Middle School & Lawrence High School PTO. With holiday shopping around the corner, imagine the impact you can have! Read more about AmazonSmile HERE and check out some flyers from the PTO below.

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* CLUBS & ACTIVITIES *

Want to Get More Involved?

Click HERE to view a list of the current clubs and activities offered at LHS!


You can also pick up a booklet in the Main Office.

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* LHS DINING SERVICES *

Check out the November lunch menu below or click HERE

to access both the breakfast and lunch menus.

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* DATES TO REMEMBER *

Thursday, October 27th

  • Lawrence Twp Police Department Trunk-or-Treat (5:30-8:00 p.m.)


Friday, October 28th

  • Alumni Athlete Reception (5:30 p.m.)
  • First game on the new turf field (7:00 p.m.)


Thursday, November 3rd

  • Community Conversation (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)


Wednesday, November 9th through Friday, November 11th

  • NJ Teachers Convention (SCHOOL CLOSED)


Thursday, November 17th through Saturday, November 19th

  • Fall Drama


Monday, November 21st & Tuesday, November 22nd

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (Early Dismissals)


Wednesday, November 23rd

  • Early Dismissal


Thursday, November 24th & Friday, November 25th

  • Thanksgiving Recess
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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

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* QUOTE OF THE WEEK *

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* JUST FOR FUN *

Laugh Lines

Q: Where do you find giant snails?

A: At the end of giants' fingers!


Q: What do you call a witch at the beach who is afraid to go in the water?

A: A chicken sand witch!


Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti

Word-of-the-Week

chimerical [kī-MAIR-i-kəl]

adjective: highly unrealistic, improbable, and impracticle; existing as the product of imagination

Did You Know...?

Ever wonder what the most popular Halloween candy is in each state? While candy corn and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups had the most total votes, you can check out a state-by-state candy map HERE. What does New Jersey consume more of than any other candy according to these results? Tootsie Roll Pops!

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District News

Check out the latest edition (and others) of the LTPS Quick News for district announcements! Click HERE to see the archives or, to sign up on the Quick News mailing list, click HERE.
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Questions about this newsletter can be directed to kroche@ltps.org.

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