Thank You, and You, and You!

May 2, 2019

Next week is "Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week," when we recognize and celebrate all those who play a part in educating our students...our phenomenal staff is made up of teachers, aides, security monitors, counselors, custodians, secretaries, administrators, nurses, kitchen crew, maintenance staff, and technology personnel! We are blessed to have such dedicated individuals who care not only about our students' academic growth, but their development as emerging leaders, good citizens, role models, and all-around amazing young adults.

A huge THANK YOU to the LMS/LHS PTO and all of the volunteers who always work so hard to make our team feel extra-cherished throughout this week every year! You are such an intricate piece of our puzzle as well, and we couldn't do what we do without the daily at-home support of our dedicated LHS parents.

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We're Going Back...

The annual Mr. LHS Show is finally here! Join us tomorrow night, May 3rd, as our contestants take you back to the 80s for a totally tubular time! This year's show, featuring Mr.'s January through December, will have you flashing back to the days of parachute pants, scrunchies, neon leg warmers, crimped hair, and lots (and lots) of hairspray! Come on out for a night featuring some of LHS's finest as they act, sing, dance, and show off their talent for our judges! See flyer below for more information.
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Culture Fest

Sunday, May 5th is the Community Culture Fest! Come out and celebrate culture, ethnicity, and diversity with us between 12:00-4:00 p.m. and enjoy delicious cuisine from local restaurants as well as fabulous entertainment! Admission is free and all are welcome!

Raising Healthy Children

LHS is proud to host a presentation by George Scott on "Raising Healthy Children," which will take place on Tuesday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. This event is open to any school-aged parent, and childcare will be made available. Scott has presented to many of our area schools on this topic, as well as at the Superintendent’s Call for Action. He does a great job of weaving ACEs, mental health, and the stress our students experience at an early age with the role the family plays in helping to support our students. Ann DeGennaro (Student Assistance Counselor) will also be on hand to provide a vaping 101 to parents before or after the main presentation. Check out this link for more information and to sign up for childcare!

Senior Production

Our theatrics are not done yet! Join us on May 10th and 11th at 7:00 p.m. for the annual Senior Production, "Artifice," by Anne Flanagan. Tickets are $6 for students, $8 for adults. This production is completely student-run, and we are excited for you to see what our talented seniors have put together from the ground up!

Happy Mother's Day

Sunday, May 12th is Mother's Day! Today (and every day) we celebrate our first teacher, our first friend, our first nurse, our first, well, almost everything...our mom!

We would like to wish all moms, grandmothers aunts, godmothers, mothers-to-be, mother-figures, and moms-at-heart a very special day full of love and relaxation. Thank you for all that you do!

Concerts Galore

The LHS music department invites you to two Spring concerts this month! The Choral Concert will take please on Tuesday, May 14th, and the Instrumental Concert is scheduled for Thursday, May 16th. Both events begin at 7:00 p.m. and are free and open to the public!

Veterans Breakfast

In conjunction with American Legion Post 414 and Lawrence Township, LHS 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.

Calendar Change Reminder

As a reminder, school will be OPEN on Friday, May 24th and Tuesday, May 28th (make-up days). School will be CLOSED on Monday, May 27th (Memorial Day).

Athletic Banquet

The Annual Sports Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, May 30th at 6:00 p.m. in the LHS Commons. Please open the attachment below for information and a copy of the registration form. All money and reservations are due back to Athletics by May 17th. We are excited to celebrate all of our athletes and their accomplishments!
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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.

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 will be mailed a letter during the first two weeks of May. If you have any questions, please contact Kerry Roche at

2019 Graduation Information

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 will not need a ticket to attend.
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Extra, Extra! Read All About It!

Issue #3 of The Lawrencian is here! Are YOU in it? Check out our latest edition of the school's newspaper through the link below, and congratulate our amazing team of editors, writers and artists when you see them!

Link to Issue #3

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DECA Takes Over Disney

Congratulations to all of the LHS DECA members who attended the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida this past week. There were 22 LHS students who attended to compete with 21,000 others. Our chapter had 6 finalists and 8 top performers in their perspective events:

  • Jenna Cahill, Nicole Seeburger, Hope Perry, and Tucker Simpson all won Top 10 in the World (yes, WORLD!) in Hospitality Team Decision Marketing.
  • Arjun Agarwal and Eric Maest won Top 20 in the World in Buying and Merchandising Operations Research.
  • Lina Chihoub won a medal for a written test in Quick Service Restaurant Management.
  • Tucker Simpson won a medal for a written test in Hospitality Team Decision Marketing.
  • Nabile Hachicha won a medal for a roleplay in Sports Marketing.

We are very proud of our DECA chapter, their leadership, and professionalism!

Doing Her Part

Our Student Assistance Counselor, Ms. Ann DeGennaro, is being honored by Mercer Council and the Prevention Coalition of Mercer County with an Excellence in Prevention Award for her tireless prevention and counseling work that she does to reduce substance abuse in our county. Ms. DeGennaro will be recognized at their Annual Awards Breakfast in June.

Congratulations, "Ms. D.!"

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 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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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.
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Boost Your Word Bank

sesquipedalian [ses-kwi-pi-DEY-lee-uhn]

adjective: given to using very long words

Words to Live By:

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Good Humor

Q: How did the snail feel after he came out of his shell?

A: A little sluggish

Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti

Have a joke/quote to share? Send it to

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