Welcome Back, Cardinals!

August 2015

It's a new year, and we are looking forward to new faces, new friends, and new adventures. For those of you who are returning to us, you are sure to see some changes over the course of the year. Those joining us for the first time will have the opportunity to grow right along with us. We are thrilled to welcome not only new students, but new staff and faculty members, including a new principal, Mr. David Adam!

We will be sending frequent email blasts such as this one in an effort to stay connected, keep you informed, and build a stronger sense of community among our parents, students, and staff here at LHS. So take a look, enjoy, and join us in getting ready for an exciting school year! As always, please remember to check the LHS website for information regarding news and upcoming events: http://www.ltps.org/LHS

Chromebook Distribution

Student Chromebooks will be distributed on Friday, September 4th, Tuesday, September 8th, and Wednesday, September 9th. Students will be notified when they should report to the library for pick up. Any students who owe fines or did not return their Chromebook last year will not receive one until any outstanding issues have been resolved.

LHS Athletics

Lawrence High School Athletics are off to a great start as Fall Sports have officially begun. We are excited to have two new head coaches joining our program this year. Coach Keith Fithen is returning to coach the Varsity Boys Soccer team. Coach Fithen boasts not only a Group 3 State Championship, but also 2 sectional state titles, 3 CVC titles and over 200 wins and 20 state tournament wins from his first stint as a head coach. The other new head coach joining us this year is Coach Gregg Zenerovitz, leading the Girls Varsity tennis program. An avid tennis player who still competes himself, he is excited to guide his team to a successful season.

Stay tuned for more exciting news about our Cardinal athletic programs as we officially open our season with games on September 10th and 11th. Also, Save the Date for our Homecoming football game and dance on October 24th!

A Note From Guidance

Greetings from Guidance! We are all very excited to be having you back in our lives here at Lawrence. We missed you all! As the summer comes to a close, we here in the Guidance Office have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on your schedules. Guess what? You probably already have them! You can log on to PowerSchool as you have previously done to view your schedule for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. If you believe your schedule has you placed in the wrong class level or you are missing a class period, Guidance Counselors will be available during the first two weeks of school to make any necessary changes. Any urgent matters for the Guidance Office prior to the opening of school should be directed to Mrs. Connie Stanger at cstanger@ltps.org.

In the meantime, finish everything you need to get done for the opening of school now (reading, shopping, etc) so that you can enjoy the rest of your summer and be stress-free. Until we see you again - take care, and Go Cardinals!

Food for Thought from Dining Services

The french fries in Lawrence will no longer be "fried," but rather baked, in a continued effort to offer foods that are not only delicious, but healthier alternatives.

This year we are also excited to announce the addition of a "Spice Bar" and a "Potato Wedge Bar!" You will be able to "decorate" your wedges with a variety of yummy toppings, such as turkey chili, vegetarian chili, cheddar cheese, broccoli, queso blanco, and bacon bits!

Remember: Dining Services also sells breakfast daily from 7:15 a.m. until the first bell.

Welcome, Freshmen!

The class of 2019 joined us on Wednesday, August 26th for Freshman Orientation! Led by Freshman Agenda Advisors, Nicole Walter and Kristin Hoch, and an amazing team of Student Leaders, incoming 9th graders were introduced to the ins and outs of "life as a Cardinal." Students took tours of the building, found their lockers and classrooms, learned about LHS sports, clubs, activities, and Academies, took part in presentations, and met administrators, teachers, counselors, and of course, fellow freshmen, while taking part in various activities and enjoying lunch in the cafeteria for the first time!
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September Save-The-Dates

Thursday, September 3, 2015

- First Day of School (all students) - FULL DAY

Friday, September 4, 2015

-Chromebook Distribution (Day 1 of 3)

Monday, September 7, 2015

- Labor Day (School Closed)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Chromebook Distribution (Day 2 of 3)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Chromebook Distribution (Day 3 of 3)

Thursday, September 10, 2015
- LHS Fall Sports Parent Night (6:30 p.m.)

Monday, September 14, 2015
- Rosh Hashanah (School Closed)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
- Yom Kippur (School Closed)

Thursday, September 24, 2015
- Back to School Night (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)


Weird and Wonderful Word-of-the-Week

borborygmous: (bor-buh-RIG-muhs)

-a rumbling noise in the stomach often referred to as one's "stomach growling"

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Please direct all questions related to this email blast to Ms. Kerry Roche (kroche@ltps.org). Thank you!