Happy Halloween!

October 22, 2015

October is quickly coming to a close, and has been a very busy month here at LHS, from sports and activities to Haunted High and Spirit Week! As Halloween approaches, we would like to remind everyone of the importance of safety and caution. Please be mindful of trick-or-treaters and motorists, and have a fun and safe time!


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 November 5th.

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Spirit Week is in Full Swing!

This week LHS has been celebrating SPIRIT WEEK as we gear up for the main event this Saturday, October 24th...HOMECOMING 2015! The theme for this year's Homecoming is "The Roaring Twenties." Monday was "Dress Like a Star" Day, Tuesday was "Twin Day," Wednesday was "Decade Day," Today is "Black and White/Flapper Day," and Friday is "Red and White (Cardinal Pride) Day and the PEP RALLY!"


The King and Queen will be crowned during half-time of the Homecoming Football Game this Saturday.


CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR'S HOMECOMING COURT, LISTED BELOW IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:

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Some Photos from Spirit Week:

LHS HOMECOMING 2015

Homecoming at LHS is scheduled for Saturday, October 24th. We would love to set a record at the game for Homecoming attendance...come on out and celebrate your cardinal pride!


*All students must have a completed permission form prior to purchasing a ticket to the dance, and cannot owe fines, books, or detentions.


HOMECOMING INFORMATION

October 24, 2015

Football Game: 11:00 a.m.

Halftime: Introduction of Homecoming Court and Crowning of the King and Queen

Dance: Cedar Gardens 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.


TICKET SALES

October 19 - October 23 during lunches

Thursday, October 22 until 5:00 p.m.

Ticket Price: $40 (cash only)

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Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling Portal...NOW OPEN!

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th during the time frames listed below. The scheduling portal is now open, 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." Click on the department of the teacher you would like to meet with, then choose a teacher and an appointment time. The scheduling portal will close on Friday, November 6th.


*Please remember to keep a record of your scheduled conferences (including room numbers). To assist you in this, please print out a Scheduling Worksheet HERE and bring it with you to your conferences!

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Fundraisers and Club News

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

S.T.E.M. Academy Fundraiser

Stop by Panera Bread on November 12th to support the S.T.E.M. Academy. Click the flyer for more information. You will need to print and bring this flyer with you in order for your purchase to benefit the Academy.

Math League Grabs Second Place!

Math League placed second in their first competition of the year on October 6th! Congratulations to Harshal Nawade, David Horne, and Gill Woody who were the top 3 scorers for LHS. If you want to join Math League, there is still time! Contact Ms. Witt for more information.

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LHS Athletics Corner

It is tournament time for Cardinal Athletics! The field hockey team lost in their 1st round MCT game, but will be playing Stuart in the consolation bracket next week. The Boys and Girls soccer teams are looking to take the Mercer County Tournament by storm with games the week of the 20th as well. The NJSIAA State Tournament begins for the Field Hockey team on October 27th, Girls Soccer on November 2nd, and Boys Soccer on November 3rd. Those brackets will be posted at http://highschoolsports.nj.com/ soon!

Congratulations to Grace Denarski, who was recognized as an Unsung Hero for the CVC in Field Hockey. See http://www.trentonian.com/sports/20151018/joe-ogorman-saluting-the-countys-unsung-field-hockey-players for the full article.


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 in order to be considered for the event. 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.

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Food News!

  • We are in the process of switching the entire district from using foam trays to using SAVADAY fiber trays, which are biodegradable!


  • Also, since we do not have a Deli Bar on "A" days, we have been featuring a sandwich special each week. It’s usually some yummy creation that we just dreamed up, so come on down on "A" days and try one of our creative concoctions!


Please see below for the upcoming November Lunch Menu.

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TALENT OF THE WEEK

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.

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Save-The-Dates

Saturday, October 24, 2015

- Homecoming Football Game and Dance


Saturday, October 31, 2015

-Turf 'n Treat


Thursday, November 5 & Friday, November 6, 2015

-Schools Closed (NJEA Convention)


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

-Challenge Day

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Alumni Accolades

Lawrence High School graduate and current Kean University student Marcus B. Van Diver (LHS Class of 2014), recently accepted membership into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), which is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. The NSCS is the nation's only interdisciplinary honors organization for college freshmen and sophomores. Membership is by invitation only and is based on grade point average and class standing. Marcus will now have access to amazing benefits, including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel, and service projects!


We are so proud of you, Marcus!


"Once a Cardinal, Always a Cardinal"

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IMPORTANT LINKS:

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.


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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Word-of-the-Week

persiflage [PUR-suh-flahzh]

noun

- light, bantering talk or writing