Class is in Session!

September 10, 2015

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The year is off to a great start! We are happy to be back in the swing of things and to have met our new students, staff, and faculty! The first week of school was fun and productive. Our own Red Scare marching band provided the soundtrack to our phenomenal opening day, playing for students as they came through the doors for the first time this school year (see pictures further down in this email).

A great big THANK YOU to all of our staff and faculty who helped get our school ready for 180+ days of learning!

So, what's new for this week? Read on to find out! If you missed the last email blast, you can access it here.

Red & White Fridays - Show Your Cardinal Pride!

Remember to wear Cardinal Red and White every Friday to show your school spirit! Get your gear in the School Store during lunch periods starting on Tuesday, September 15th...the store will also be open on Back-to-School Night!

Keep Cool with Kona Ice

The Kona Ice truck will be here after school on Fridays in September, starting on September 11th. Cool off with some shaved ice in a variety of flavors, such as Lemon Lime-A-Licious, Godzilla, Very Cherry, Groovy Grape, Orange Sunshine, or perhaps their Mystery Flavor!

*Sponsored by the class of 2017*

LHS Athletics Corner

Our Cardinal athletes fall season is officially underway. Girls Tennis started the season with a decisive 5-0 victory over cross-town rival Notre Dame. Girls Soccer and Field hockey open up on September 10th and our football programs opens up at Ewing this Friday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m. Please wear WHITE to the football game. Come on out and cheer them on!

Please click here to view the daily Athletics Schedule. There is always a game happening here at LHS! Follow us on Twitter @LTPSAthletics.

Weight Room Update

The LHS Weight room will begin next Tuesday, September 15th after school until 4:10 p.m. If you are interested in working out after school in the weight room, please fill out the attached permission form and turn into the athletic office by Friday. You must have had a physical exam on file by a doctor in the last 365 days to participate in weight room, which our school nurse will verify.

The permission form is attached, and we will have copies in the athletic office as well.


WORK FOR PAY! - LTPS-TV is looking for LHS Students to ANNOUNCE or OPERATE CAMERA for sporting events on LTPS-TV (Comcast Channel 19 and Vreizon Channel 37). See Mr. Ervin in the District Technology Office (located beneath the TV Studio in the 300 hallway) to get involved.

MAKE MONEY! - LHS Students interested in working Lights or Sound in the LHS Auditorium or Cafeteria should see Mr. Ervin in the District Technology Center (located beneath the TV Studio in the 300 hallway).


Students may submit artwork, photography, poetry, or any piece of creative outlet that they choose! Please send all submissions to Kerry Roche at Be sure to include your name, grade, and a caption for your submission.

A Note From Guidance

Our counselors are working extremely hard to make all necessary schedule changes during the first few weeks of school. Thank you for your patience!

Check Out Pictures from the First Week of School!

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.

LTEF Coupon Cards are Still Available!

Purchase your coupon card to save at local businesses, such as Captain Paul's, Dunkin Donuts, Leonardo's, Tastee Subs, and Udo's Bagels, just to name a few! Click here for more information.

Changing Lives...One Smile at a Time

Members of the LHS Operation Smile Club had a very exciting summer! Seventeen students traveled to California from July 20-July 24 for the Operation Smile International Student Leadership Conference, where they met other students from 27 different countries. The theme of the conference was In:Vision 2020, which challenged students to think about who they will be in 2020, what type of change they will create, and why that change will be important to them. Students heard from incredible inspirational speakers including authors, record executives, CEOs, and TIME's 2014 Person of the Year, Katie Meyler! They also learned more about the organization, developed leadership skills, enjoyed dinners, an International Party, Team Games and Challenges, breakout sessions, shared fundraising ideas, purchased souvenirs, and made crowns to give to the children who have facial deformities.

*Olivia Waaben, President of the Lawrence High School Operation Smile club and Vice President of Public Relations for the Operation Smile New Jersey Regional Leadership Council, was the first ever recipient of the Operation Smile Memorial Award. This recognition awarded her a scholarship for Mission Training, an Operation Smile Mission, and the International Student Leadership Conference 2016, which is also in California. Congratulations to Olivia and to the rest of the LHS Operation Smile Club!*

Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that provides free cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries to those in developing or underdeveloped nations who suffer from facial deformities. Cleft lips and palates lead to difficulty breathing and speaking, malnutrition, and a lack of education because the community shuns them. However, one 45-minute surgery can literally change a child's life for just $240. All money raised from the club helps provide more surgeries for these children and breaks down their barriers to care (such as transportation, food, water, and shelter). If you would like to make a donation, please reach out to Mrs. Cheryl Eng or Olivia Waaben.

September Save-The-Dates

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.)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

- Underclassmen Picture Day

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

- Final Session for Senior Portraits


Weird and Wonderful Word-of-the-Week

foofaraw: (FOO-fuh-raw)

-a great deal of fuss or attention given to a minor matter; showy and unnecessary frills and fanfare

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Please direct all questions related to this email blast to Ms. Kerry Roche ( Thank you!