An "a-MAY-zing" Month Ahead

May 3, 2018

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May is jam-packed with events, activities, and excitement! The month kicks off with our 2018 "Mr. LHS" show tomorrow night, and we hope you will join us for this fun annual tradition!


Next week is also "Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week," when we celebrate all of our phenomenal faculty and staff here at LHS, and recognize all those who have a part in the education of our students...our teachers, aides, counselors, security, custodians, secretaries, 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 leaders, good citizens, role models, and young adults with strong moral character. 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 the week!

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* COMING UP *

Mr. LHS Show

Who will nab the crown and coveted title of Mr. LHS? Come out and support this year's candidates and cast your vote! Admission is $10 per person. All proceeds support Project Graduation and the class of 2018.


Pre-Sale Tickets will be sold on May 2nd and 3rd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the main hallway.

Spring Choral Concert

Tuesday, May 8th is our annual Spring Choral Concert! Join us as we celebrate our seniors' last night on the choral stage and enjoy song and skill as they perform powerful spirituals, classics, and even Disney! song and skill! Admission is free and all are welcome!

DECA Volleyball Night

Save the date for Thursday, May 10th for DECA's annual volleyball tournament! A $5 fee will be charged for each player (maximum six players to a team). Registration forms are available in the Student Store during lunch periods or in Room 131. Money and forms are due to Mrs. Schneck by Monday, May 7th. (No registrations will be taken at the door.)

Senior Production

Enjoy an evening of madcap comedy! The senior class is proud to present two showings of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo on May 11th and 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Directed by seniors Ian Buchsbaum and Cecilia Palmisano, the hilarious production centers on fading 1950s stars, George and Charlotte Hay (portrayed by Zeke D'Ascoli and Julia O'Toole). The Hays find themselves performing two shows in repertory when they learn that famous film director Frank Capra is coming to see their matinee as he's looking for actors for his new movie. This could be their big break, but through a series of mistaken identities, misunderstandings, and missed opportunities, hilarity ensues!


Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults.

Cardinal Jeopardy

Cardinal Jeopardy is back! Mark your calendars for May 24th and come on out to see the students take on the teachers in this annual tradition! Admission is $5 and all proceeds will support Homefront Summer Camp.


There are still open spots for student teams...see Mrs. Hertzog or Mrs. Mallon to sign up!

Happy Mothers' Day!

Sunday, May 13th is Mothers' Day! Today we celebrate our first teacher, our first friend, our first nurse, our first almost everything...our mom!


We would like to wish all moms, mothers-to-be, grandmothers, aunts, mother-figures, and moms-at-heart a very special day full of love and relaxation.

Instrumental Concert

Save the date for Wednesday, May 16th, and join us for an evening of instrumental prowess! Admission is free!

Senior Awards Ceremony

The 2018 Senior Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Students who have been selected for an award will receive an invitation by mail within the next two weeks. Award recipients should arrive by 6:30 p.m. and meet in Room 403 dressed in business attire.
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* BRAG BAG *

Passing the Torch

On Thursday, April 26th LHS proudly inducted 70 juniors into the school's chapter of the National Honor Society!


Membership in NHS is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student, who must demonstrate superior qualities such as exemplary scholarship (3.75 GPA or above), leadership, service, and character. NHS recognizes "the total student," one who excels in all of these areas. Current NHS officers helped pass the torch onto their peers at the induction ceremony. Congratulations, students, and thank you to NHS advisors Ann Hertzog and Camille Mallon for your tireless work, and to Eileen Cramer for her inspirational words to our new inductees during the ceremony!

DECA Takes on Atlanta

Our amazing DECA students recently returned from the DECA International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, GA! LHS sent 12 DECA members, who competed against over 19,000 students from all over the world in areas of marketing, finance, management, and entrepreneurship. All of our students did a fantastic job, but three came away with special honors. Zoe Long was a finalist in Hospitality Professional Selling, Rebecca Jacob medaled in a role play event, and Christian Hlewicki received his Army ROTC scholarship.


Congratulations to all those who represented LHS with pride, class, and determination at the ICDC, and a huge THANK YOU to their advisor, Diane Schneck, for her round-the-clock commitment!


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Over the past two years equestrian and senior Morgyn Johnson has been training and competing with her warmblood cross horse (Coroniro) in the sport of Eventing (United States Eventing Association). She has successfully gone from the beginner novice level up through the preliminary level. She placed fourth in the Preliminary Division at the Plantation Field Horse Trials on April 21st. One of her goals is to compete at the CIC/CCI1* level in the fall or early next year. For the last three years Morgyn was has been involved in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (high school riding teams) at the Varsity level. Morgyn was the champion in the Varsity Open over fences and the Varsity Open on the flat divisions which is the highest a high school student can achieve in their region.


Morgyn and her horse will be attending Randolph-Macon College in the fall and competing on their Equestrian Eventing Team!

S.A.V.E.-ing the Earth

Members of S.A.V.E. recently passed out reusable bags as part of their continued efforts to make the world a little greener! Bags were given out free of charge.


Thanks for all that you do to help improve our planet!

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 kroche@ltps.org. 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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* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *

Donations Needed

The senior class is looking for some donated items:


  • If anyone has old prom gowns/formal dresses, we are looking to set up a small shop in May for those students in need of a dress for prom.
  • The class is also looking for glass bottle donations. The bottles need to be empty, cleaned out, and the label removed.
  • Donations can be dropped off in the high school office. Any questions can be directed to Jeff Verga at jverga@ltps.org.
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* SENIOR SCOOP *

Prom Ticket Sales

Tickets for the senior prom are $65 per person (cash only). If you didn't receive an information packet please see Mr. Verga or pick one up in the Main Office. Remember, all books and fine obligations need to be taken care of prior to purchasing a ticket (including underclassmen guests).


Ticket Sales:

  • Monday, May 7th (4:30-6:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, May 8th (3:00-4:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, May 10th (3:00-4:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, May 11th (11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)

Graduation Information and Ticket Requests

A letter was mailed home with everything you need to know about this year's graduation (including rehearsals, diploma distribution, caps and gowns, etc.) You can find another copy of the letter on the LHS homepage or by clicking here.


This year, ticket requests will be processed electronically. Please click here to place your request. All tickets will be distributed to seniors at graduation rehearsal on June 19th.

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* May Lunch Menu *

Stop by the Commons and check out three new delicious and refreshing additions for spring: the Baja Bowl; a Greek Zoodle Salad; and a Fruit Parfait Bowl!


See below for more information as well as our May lunch menu below.

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* ONGOING FUNDRAISERS *

Pretzel Rods

The LHS Dance Team sells candied pretzel rods every Tuesday after school for $1. Which delicious flavor will you try next...chocolate crunch, toffee, rainbow sprinkles, or peanut butter?
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* MAY ROTATION CALENDAR *

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* MAY SAVE-THE-DATES *

Friday, May 4th

  • Mr. LHS (7:00 p.m.) - $10 admission


Tuesday, May 8th

  • Spring Choral Concert (7:00 p.m.)


Wednesday, May 16th

  • Instrumental Concert (7:00 p.m.)


Wednesday, May 23rd

  • Board of Education Meeting (6:30 p.m.)


Thursday, May 24th

  • Cardinal Jeopardy (7:00 p.m.)


Friday, May 25th

  • School in Session (change to original 2017-2018 school calendar)


Monday, May 28th

  • Memorial Day (Schools Closed)


Thursday, May 31st

  • Senior Awards Ceremony (7:00 p.m.)

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* JUST FOR FUN *

Good Humor

Q: Who was the roundest knight at King Arthur's table?

A: Sir Cumference


Q: What do you call two men sitting above a window?

A: Kurt 'n Rod


Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti

Word Bank

pococurante [poh-koh-koo-RAN-tee]

noun: a careless or indifferent person

adjective: caring little; indifferent; nonchalant

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

Questions, submissions, or suggestions about this newsletter can be directed to kroche@ltps.org.

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