Time Flies...

May 16, 2019

Time is just flying by! We are now just under a month away from the end of the school year, but there's still a lot to do and a lot to look forward to before we say "see you later" on June 21st, including the sports dinner, senior prom, awards ceremonies, the school picnic, and Culture Fest...just to name a very few!


You've come so far already, but keep working hard, and run straight through to the finish line...summer will be here before you know it!

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* COMING UP *

Veterans Breakfast

The American Legion Post 414 and Lawrence Township will be sponsoring a Veterans Breakfast on Friday, May 24th from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the high school cafeteria. Breakfast is free for all veterans! Please call Post 414 for seating reservations at 609-771-3874.

Memorial Day Weekend Calendar

School will be OPEN on Friday, May 24th and Tuesday, May 28th (make-up days). School will be CLOSED on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. Remember, Memorial Day is more than a reason for barbecues, blockbusters, and the beach. As you gather with friends and family, please take a moment to reflect and honor those who sacrificed for our freedom by selflessly serving their country. Have a safe and peaceful holiday!

Annual Sports Dinner


The Annual Sports Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, May 30th at 6:00 p.m. in the LHS Commons. Please see the attachment below for information and a copy of the registration form. All money and reservations are due back to Athletics by May 17th.


*All senior athletes are invited, and should have received a letter via mail. All members of varsity championship teams received an invitation as well. In addition, all record breakers, no matter what grade, will receive an invitation.*


If you have any questions, please contact the Athletic Department at 609-671-5510 ext. 2650.

Senior Breakfast

Friday, May 31st is the Senior Breakfast! After the annual chow down, all seniors will be escorted to an assembly on the front lawn about the importance of driving without distractions or being under the influence, followed by an indoor presentation by Capital Health.

Senior Prom and Early Sign-Outs

Friday, May 31st is the senior prom at Hamilton Manor. Wishing our seniors and their guests a fabulous time. Celebrate your friendships, dance your cares away, and enjoy the night!


Please note:

  • All students attending the prom must attend school until 10:50 a.m.
  • Seniors that are 18 years of age or older need to have completed the 18-Year-Old Sign-Out Form.
  • Seniors under the age of 18 must submit a parent note giving permission to sign out at 10:50 a.m. All parent notes will be verified.
  • Underclassmen attending the prom must follow standard sign-out procedures. A parent must come into the main office to sign out as outlined in the Student Handbook (pages 28-29). Parent notes/calls will not be accepted.

LHS Culture Fest

Join LHS as we celebrate diversity and culture at our annual Culture Fest on Friday, June 7th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. If you have attended in the past you know that this is a spectacular event that you do not want to miss...and if you haven't attended, trust us, you won't be disappointed when you arrive! Enjoy performances from around the world, dances, international foods, and more!


Admission is $10 and donations will be greatly appreciated. All donations will be sent to the No More Tears Foundation (https://nomoretearsusa.org/).


*Sponsored by International Alliance

"Kiss" a Senior Goodbye

Send a sweet send-off to a senior with the help of Student Council! From June 3rd - June 14th during all lunches you can purchase a chocolate Hershey Kiss and personalize a message for just 25 cents. Kisses and messages will be delivered to seniors.

Senior Awards Ceremony

The 2019 Senior Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 6th at 7:00 p.m. All students who will be recognized during this event were mailed an invitation last week, so please check at home to make sure you received it.


All award recipients are asked to arrive by 6:30 dressed in business attire. Please meet in room 403 for attendance...you will be led into the auditorium at the start of the ceremony. Family members are invited to attend as well!


If you are unable to make it or have any questions, please contact Ms. Kerry Roche by June 3rd (kroche@ltps.org).

2019 Graduation

Seniors, Graduation is fast approaching! Please click here to access the letter with information regarding this year's ceremony, as well as a link to order guest tickets. Graduating seniors and participating staff and faculty do not need a ticket to attend.
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* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *

Support our Grads with a Lawn Sign

Lawn signs are now available for purchase! Stop by the LHS main office and pick up yours for $15, or click here for more information.


Proceeds will benefit Project Graduation 2019.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

As a reminder, breakfast and lunch menus can now be accessed online through Nutrislice! Follow the link below to view this month's delicious offerings:


https://ltps.nutrislice.com/menu/lawrence-high

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* BRAG BAG *

Dancing Queen

LHS freshman Alexa Walsh dances at Front and Center Dance Studio in Hamilton on the competition team. The team recently competed at World Class Talent Experience in King of Prussia, PA, where Alexa performed a solo entitled, “Nothing Short of Wonderful.” She competed in the Teen category and was awarded six stars, First Overall, Regional Title Winner “Miss Teen World Class,” and received a special invitation to join the WCTE Dance team at Nationals. Congratulations, Alexa!

Simply Outstanding

Senior Stephanie Luo was recently honored for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts at the 29th Annual NJ Governor's Awards in Arts Education. Stephanie received the award for her works, "The Things She Carried" and "The Spectacular Show," which can be seen in the photo. We're so proud of you, Stephanie!

Connecting to Nature Through Art

Junior Sarah Mah won a Silver Medal award in the 2019 Blick Art Materials Mixed Media Contest. Sarah is one of 45 medalists from a pool of over 1,800 entries from around the country. Sarah's art and written statement responded to the prompt, "With art, I can connect to..." Congratulations to Sarah, as well as to her sponsoring teacher, Cheryl Eng!

Artist's Work Headed to Washington

Senior Yulduz Masharifova was selected as the 4th place winner of Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman's Congressional Art Competition. Yulduz's work (seen in the photo), entitled "In Memory of Caylin Paul," will hang in Congresswoman Watson Coleman's office in Washington, DC for one year. Way to go, Yulduz!

All in the Family

The work of sophomore Sarah DeFalco and her father Richard is currently featured in the group exhibit All in the Family: Four Families, Eight Artists, One Common Bond at Artworks in Trenton. This exhibit is up now through June 1st. There will also be an artist talk on June 1st from 12:00-2:00 p.m. For more information about this exhibit, please visit http://artworkstrenton.org/all-in-the-family-group-exhibition. Congratulations to both Sarah and her dad!

Maryland, Here We Come!

Nine members of the LHS National History Day Club participated in the New Jersey State History Day competition on Saturday, May 4th at William Paterson University. Four members qualified for the national competition to be held on the campus of the University of Maryland in June. Congratulations to:


  • Adithi Ponakampalli and Miduna Rishindran - "Clara Louise Maass: A Tragic Death Leads to Medical Triumph" (Senior Group Exhibit).
  • Amritha Sypereddi and Dessy Dusichka - "New Jersey's 'Glowing' Women: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Radium Girls" (Senior Group Website).


*Pictured are NHD national qualifiers (L-R): Adithi Ponakampalli, Miduna Rishindran, Amritha Sypereddi and Dessy Dusichka.

Making History

On May 14th, the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey presented its history award to Amritha Sypereddi and Dessy Dusichka, to honor the website the girls created for the New Jersey History Day program. In addition to qualifying for Nationals (see above blurb), Amritha and Dessy's project received the New Jersey State Historical Commission's award for the best New Jersey topic.Their mentor, Priscilla Taylor, worked with the girls as they created this project.


The girls’ topic focused on the young women who worked for the U.S. Radium Corporation from 1917 to 1926. They will be competing against 100+ websites in the Senior Group Website division from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Check out their website here: http://28161427.nhd.weebly.com/. Good luck, ladies!


*Pictured are Principal David Adam, Amritha Sypereddi, League Executive Director Linda Barth, Dessy Dusichka, and Mary Pancoast, Supervisor of Social Studies.

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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* FUNDRAISERS *

Pretzel Mondays

Delicious hot pretzels are for sale every Monday after school by staff sign-in. Proceeds will go to the LHS chapter of DECA.

Frozen Tuesdays

Grab an ice cream sandwich or a popsicle for $1 every Tuesday in staff sign-in and help support Gospel Choir!
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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

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* JUST FOR FUN *

Boost Your Word Bank

JOMO [joe-moe]


JOMO is an acronym for "joy of missing out" and describes the pleasure of taking a break from social activity– especially social media–to enjoy personal time. It is a feeling of contentment with one's own pursuits and activities, without worrying over the possibility of missing out on what others might be doing.

Words to Live By:

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Good Humor

Q: What do you call a security guards standing outside of the Samsung store?


A: Guardians of the galaxy!


Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti


Have a joke/quote to share? Send it to kroche@ltps.org.

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