Four Score & Just Four Months to Go

February 18, 2016

We hope you had a restful Presidents' Day weekend! We have some pretty big events coming up to finish the month of February, including the distric's Science and Engineering Fair and the Black History Celebration. We hope to see you there! Seniors, please pay close attention to a new section of the Smore, "Senior Scoop," which will feature information geared especially to the Class of 2016.


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* MOVERS AND SHAKERS *

Cheer Champs!

The LHS Cheerleaders grabbed FIRST PLACE in the Medium Division at the Cheer Limited Open Championships on Saturday, February 6th at Sun Bank Arena. Way to go, girls!

Track Athletes Qualify for States

The LHS Track team is proud to share that several individuals qualified for the State Group Indoor Track & Field Championship, which will be held on February 20th:


Mijah Collier (55-Meter Hurdles)

Cynthia Currie (55-Meter Dash)

Mijah Collier, Nelle Evans, Sataya Gordon, Afreen Satarwalla (Girls 4x400 Meter Relay)

Chika Nwachukwu (Shot Put)


Good luck, Cardinals!

School Spirit Comes in all Sizes

The Slackwood Cheerleaders did an amazing half-time performance with the LHS Varsity Cheerleaders during the Girls' Basketball game on February 12th against Robbinsville. We were so honored to have them showcasing their spirit with our cheerleaders!

Dominique Peters Reaches 1,000 Points

Dominique Peters became the latest member of the 1000-point club on February 16th as the Girls' Basketball team took on Notre Dame. Peters hit the milestone in the fourth quarter on a put-back under the basket. Congratulations, Dominique, we are so proud of you!

Operation Smile Leads with Love

On Saturday, February 13th, the LHS Operation Smile Club hosted a full-day leadership conference entitled, “U Lead with Love.” The theme of the summit was, “Love is making someone else’s problem your problem" and was designed to inspire students to make a difference in the community. Activities throughout the day included speakers, Valentine-themed activities, reaching out to others through “Smile Bags,” collecting donations on behalf of LHS, and student presentations led by Olivia Waaben, club President, as well as other club members.


Through this project, Lawrence High School collected 2000 donations and made 300 Smile Bags through working with the community!


Click HERE to read the full story!


For more information about the LHS Operation Smile Club, email opsmile@ltps.info.

Swimmers Finishing Strong

The LHS Swim Boys' and Girls' Swim teams had a great season, both finishing as Patriot Division Champs! The girls also finished 7th in the county tournament, and the boys placed 6th and were runners up at the state sectional meet.


Five individuals are still on the move, having qualified for the individual state tournament at the end of the month. Best of luck to Angelina Franceschini, Kyle Jorgensen, James Keane, Yauheni Patskevich, and Anthony Weiss!

Artists on Display

Artworks of Trenton will be hosting the art of LHS teacher Sean Carney in his exhibition, “It’s All Wood,” which will run March 5th – April 2nd. "It’s All Wood" consists of paintings of Philadelphia, New York, Boston, New Brunswick, Toronto, Dublin, Princeton and Trenton. For more information, please visit http://artworkstrenton.org


Mercer County Community College will be hosting the work of both Cheryl Eng and Sean Carney in the 2016 Mercer County Artists Exhibition, which runs February 22nd – March 24th (closed the week of March 14th). More information can be found HERE.


Congratulations to both teachers! We hope you will stop by to check out their work!

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* UPCOMING EVENTS *

Science and Engineering Fair

The Lawrence Science and Engineering Fair will take place on Saturday, February 20th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Lawrence High School Commons. Entry is FREE and open to all LTPS students in grades 4-8! In addition to the experiments involved in the competition, there will be hands-on Science demonstrations hosted by the LHS STEM students, as well as other community partners. The Fair is free and open to the general public. All are welcome to come see the hard work students have done and to participate in some fun experiments and demonstrations!


More information can be found at www.ltps.org or www.lispto.org. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Jessica Heller at jheller@ltps.org or 609-671-5530.


See the flyer HERE for more information.

Ice Skating Fundraiser

Bring your friends and family for a fun night of ice skating to support the LHS Ice Hockey team! Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and baked goods will be available for purchase. The cost is just $5 to enter and $2 for skate rentals. See flyer for more information!


Friday, February 26th (8:30-10:00 p.m.)

Loucks Ice Center, Lawrenceville School

2500 Main Street, Lawrenceville

Black History Celebration

In recognition of Black History Month, LHS will host a celebration entitled, “Black History: A Celebration of Culture, Class, Courage and Change” on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Funded by a grant from the LTEF and LTEA, the event will feature an array of moving performances and tributes by LHS students, faculty, and special guests, as well as refreshments and festive music from the LHS Jazz Ensemble. The official program features an opening African drum and dance performance by The Garvey School of Trenton, performances by the LHS Madrigal and Gospel Choirs, featured guests, The Renaissance Band and a list of other exciting event surprises. This celebration is a FREE event and is open to all who wish to attend!


Click HERE to read more about this event, including a list of this year's honorees!

Shark Tank

Have an idea for a product or business? LHS's Shark Tank is coming in April! Compete against other students and teachers for cash and prizes. Applications are due by March 1st.


Event Date: Friday, April 15th at 7:00 p.m.


Click HERE to read more about the event and to complete your application!

"So You Think You Can Sing?"

The class of 2018 will be hosting a Karaoke Night called, “So You Think You Can Sing” on Thursday, March 3rd. The event will feature about 20 acts, including teacher groups! Groups can be made up of 1, 2, or 3 people.


Email Mr. Verga at jverga@ltps.org if you are interested in participating.

Hairspray, the Musical

This year's spring musical is HAIRSPRAY! The show will run March 10-12 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be available online staring February 17th ($8 for students and senior citizens, $10 for adults). All tickets at the door will be $10.


To purchase tickets online:



Hairspray follows the story of Tracey Turnblad, a heavy-set girl trying to make it as a dancer on the Corny Collins show. It features such numbers as "Good Morning Baltimore," "Welcome to the 60s," and "You Cant Stop the Beat."

Pancake Breakfast

Support LHS Project Graduation by enjoying a pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 13th from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Applebee's in Lawrenceville. Tickets will be on sale ($7 donation per person) on March 2nd and March 9th outside the LHS Auditorium from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Visit www.lhsprojectgraduation.org and Like us on Facebook (Lawrence - Mr. LHS).

"Brave the Shave"

Join Mr. Adam and the LHS St. Baldrick’s team at Amalfi's on March 12th as they go bald to raise money for children's cancer research! If you would like to keep your hair you can join as a volunteer or make a donation to the team. Volunteer spaces are going fast! Please follow the link below for more information, to join, or to donate.

https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/LHS2016


At left: Mr. Adam "post-shave" in 2015 with his two daughters, Madison and Kayla

LHS March Madness 2016

Red and White March Madness is a month-long series of spirit events that will take place during March and early April. This year's theme is "TV (Red) versus Movies (White)." Events and competitions will take place before school, during lunch blocks, and after school. Some of the day events we can look forward to include:


  • Cake decorating
  • Basketball shootout
  • Hall decorating
  • Fashion Police
  • Human table
  • And much more!


On Friday, April 8th we will have the big finale, RED AND WHITE NIGHT, which will feature such games as "Human Carry," "Tug of War," "Magic Carpet," relays, obstacle courses, and the "Catapult!"


Canned goods will also be collected to benefit Homefront and the Trenton Food Kitchen. The team with the most collected in weight will receive a point toward their total score!

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* SENIOR SCOOP *

Attention Seniors! Now that we have reached the second half of the year, please watch this section for ongoing announcements with information regarding Senior Awards, Graduation, the Senior Prom, and other important events.

Cap and Gown Measurements

Herff Jones will be here on Monday, February 29th and Tuesday, March 1st to take measurements for your graduation cap and gown. The company will be sending a letter home with more information and to explain the process.

Scholarship Alert

Check Naviance or your .info email for the latest copy of the Guidance Scholarship Bulletin! There is money available for two-year, four-year and technical schools.

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* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *

Senior Yearbook Ads

Celebrate graduating seniors by placing advertisements for them in the 2016 yearbook! This is the perfect way to recognize and congratulation your student, a group of friends, a team, or even the entire senior class! Click HERE for more information or contact Mrs. Errico at merrico@ltps.org with any questions. All submissions are due by March 1st.

Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, April 20th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The online scheduling portal will be open from Monday, March 21st through Wednesday, April 6th. You will be able to access this portal by visiting the LHS website (www.ltps.org/LHS) and clicking on "Scheduling for Parent-Teacher Conferences" under Quick Links. Conference appointments will be held in 10-minute intervals. If you require assistance with scheduling, please contact your child's counselor.

Models Wanted

Lord & Taylor at Quakerbridge Mall will be hosting a prom fashion show on Saturday, March 5th from 12:00-4:00 p.m. and is looking for male and female LHS students to walk the runway to model their latest prom fashions! Representatives from Lord & Taylor will make all selections. Only Lawrence High School students will be given the chance to strut their stuff for this exclusive opportunity. They will select 30-40 LHS students from two casting calls:



  • Tuesday, February 16th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 20th from 2:00-4:00 p.m.



Please RSVP to lt058@lordandtaylor.com and include which casting call you will be attending!

Student Handbook Updates

Some updates were made to the Health Office pages in your Student Handbook. Please take a moment to review these changes.


You can view the revised handbook HERE.

Calendar Change

Due to the recent snow day, the last day of school has been changed to Monday, June 20th. View the updated calendar on the district website by clicking HERE.

Cardinal Pride Fridays

Wear RED and WHITE on Fridays to show your school spirit. Get your gear in the school store during lunch periods!


Send pictures of yourself wearing your Cardinal gear to kroche@ltps.org.

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* LHS ATHLETICS CORNER *

Spring Sports Registrations & Physicals

If you are interested in playing a spring sport, you MUST register online and hand in a medical form (this is a new procedure). Please go to https://lawrence-ar.rschooltoday.com/ to register for the sport and then turn in the appropriate medical form to the LHS nurse. All registrations are due by February 24th. Click HERE for more information.


Click HERE to view the daily Athletics Schedule, and follow us on Twitter @LTPSAthletics!

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* TALENT OF THE WEEK *

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Blue Moon on Lake Champlain

Photo by Matthew Seeburger, Gr. 10

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What's your creative gift?

Do you have a creative talent that you would like to share? Submit poetry, photography, works of art, or anything that you do that displays your creativity. Send your submissions to kroche@ltps.org and include your name, grade, and a caption/description. (Teachers, you may submit student talent as long as you have their permission first.)

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* DINING SERVICES *

Upcoming Sandwiches of the "A" Day

Friday, February 19th

Smoked Southwest Turkey Salad Wrap:

Mesquite turkey salad with shredded cheddar and chipotle dressing over spring greens on a jalapeño-cheddar wrap


Friday, February 26th

California Chicken B-L-T:

Chilled seasoned chicken breast with turkey bacon, avocado, California blend greens, and sliced tomatoes topped with ranch dressing on a twelve-grain bun


Friday, March 4th

Fruit de Mer:

Creamy seafood salad with lemon-dill dressing over romaine lettuce on a croissant bun


See below for the February Lunch Menu!

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* ONGOING FUNDRAISERS *

LHS Students Building School in Honduras

Help us reach our goal of completing a three-room schoolhouse in Honduras by clicking HERE. You can donate to the general LHS page or specific pages of our club members.


*If SHH can raise $25,000 by the end of 2016, one of the schools will be painted RED AND WHITE in honor of our school!

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* PTO ANNOUNCEMENTS *

Click HERE to read more about the PTO and to access the membership application.


  • The CLOTHING AND SHOE DONATION DRIVE is a year-round event. Boxes are located at the main entrances of both LHS and LMS. Click HERE to access the flyer.

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* DATES TO REMEMBER *

Saturday, February 20th

  • Science and Engineering Fair (1:00 - 3:00 p.m.)


Thursday, February 25th

  • 8th Grade Parent High School Scheduling Orientation (7:00 p.m.)


Friday, February 26th

  • Black History Celebration (6:00 p.m.)


Thursday, March 3rd

  • "So You Think You Can Sing?" Karaoke Night (7:00 p.m.)


Thursday, March 10th

  • Spring Musical "Hairspray" (7:00 p.m.)


Friday, March 11th

  • LTEF Handbag Bingo

Saturday, March 12th

  • St. Baldrick's Fundraiser, "Brave the Shave"

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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

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WORD-OF-THE-WEEK

flibbertigibbet [FLIB-er-tee-JIB-it]

noun

- a flighty, frivolous, or excessively talkative person

RANDOM AND SOMEWHAT USELESS FACT-OF-THE-WEEK

Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots!

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Questions related to this newsletter can be directed to kroche@ltps.org.

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