Think Spring!

April 5, 2018

Even though the warmth has been a bit slow to come around this season, the promise of spring is all around us...look for the buds, feel the breeze, listen to the song of the birds, and hang in there, because winter never lasts forever!


Think Spring, Cardinals!

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* IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS *

Red & White Night

Due to the recent snow days, Red & White Night has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 10th. This is the big finale, and the events of the evening will determine which team will win this year's crown. Some events scheduled include an obstacle course, dodge ball, 3-on-3 basketball, oreo face race, human hungry hungry hippos, jail break, and more!


Don't forget to pick up your Madness shirt (your ticket in to the event) for only $5 in the school store. Listen each morning for the daily trivia question for your chance to win a free shirt!


Anyone who attends Red and White Night will have a chance to win two free concert tickets to see ECHOSMITH on April 27th in Philadelphia!

Conference Scheduling Portal - Closing Soon

Spring conferences will be held on Wednesday, April 18th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Scheduling for your conferences is now done directly through your Genesis Parent Portal. Look for the "Conferences" link at the top of your portal, and then click "Schedule Conferences" at the bottom of the page to lock in your time slots for your child's teachers. The scheduling link will close on April 10th at 4:00 p.m.


Note: Please disregard the AM listed next to the conference times in the scheduling portal. We apologize for any confusion but thank you for your understanding.

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* BRAG BAG *

The Arts Department is at it Again!

We have some more good news to share with you on behalf of our amazingly talented artists!


Emily Mah, Justin Featherston, and Yulduz Masharifova had their work accepted for publication in Aspirations 2018, Mercer County Community College's journal of literary and visual arts for area high school students. The students will be recognized on Thursday, 4/26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kelsey Theater at MCCC (they were also featured in a recent edition of Lawrence QuickNews).


Yuldez Mashaiforiva, Kasiah Harrison, Adam Cymerman, Justin Rosati-Cuyugan, and Annie Yao, and Emily Mah were accepted into the Mercer County Youth Art Month Show at Artworks in Trenton. Their work will be exhibited until April 16, 2018.


Congratulations to these students and the entire art department for their talent and dedication to the arts!

A Scholar in Our Midst

Junior Anusha Aggarwal has been selected to participate in this summer's Governor's School of Engineering & Technology at the Rutgers University School of Engineering!


High school juniors who have distinguished themselves with outstanding skills and unusual interests and abilities in the field are nominated for this elite program by their respective schools. Anusha was selected to participate by a panel of professors, researchers, and educators at Rutgers.


As a Governor's Scholar, Anusha will spend four weeks on campus, free of charge, taking four academic classes, completing an intensive research and/or design project in a group of 3-5 students, going on site visits to local corporations, meeting professionals from across the state, and working with equally talented peers with similar interests. Congratulations, Anusha!

Off and Running

The LHS girls track team recently competed at Rebel Relays, their first meet of the season.

The freshmen girls relay team of Taniel Baldwin, Lanae Lopez, Donjai McClinton, and Jah'nek Fuller placed 3rd in the 4 x 100, while the freshman/sophomore team of Fuller, Baldwin, Lopez, and Katie Toole placed 2nd in the 4 x 200. Varsity girls Funmi Aka-Bashorun, Sarah Simeus and Khalin Hemingway took 2nd in the High Jump Relay.


Check out the most recent edition of Lawrence Quick News here for more photos!

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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* COMING UP *

Spring Movie Night

Students from all LTPS schools are invited to the LHS Media Center Library's Spring Movie Night! Join us for a showing of "Sing!" on Friday, April 6th at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are just $5 and include free popcorn (additional snacks will be available for purchase).


*Students in grades 2 and under must be accompanied by an adult.*

Let's Rock this Joint

The LHS STEM Academy is offering an all new Geology Seminar Series, a roster of four workshops that have been occurring once per week over a span of five weeks!


Each week concentrates on a different aspect of Geological Sciences. A lab or hands-on activity is incorporated into every session. All district employees, high school students, and middle school students are welcome to attend. See flyer for information about each session and a link to register. Classes are limited to the first 25 people.


See Gwenn Andahazy or Kathy Buck for more information.

Athletics Recruiting Realities

The CVC Athletic Directors are sponsoring an athletic recruiting realities workshop, open to all LMS and LHS student-athletes and parents. This program provides answers in a straightforward, no nonsense, entertaining 50-minute presentation.


"The Realities of College Athletic Recruiting"

Presented by Jack Renkens

Lawrence High School - Auditorium

Tuesday​​, April 10, 2018​​ at 7:00 p.m.


Jack Renkens (former college coach and recruiting expert) has helped thousands of families around the country head down the right path of finding scholarships. Often it's down a path they didn't know existed.


Check out the Recruiting Realities website at www.recruitingrealities.com.

Job Fair - Rescheduled

The LHS Teen Job Fair 2018 has been rescheduled for Friday, April 13th during all lunch periods. All students will have the opportunity to speak with companies for full-time, part-time, and summer positions. Sample positions include landscaping, life guarding, pool maintenance, amusement parks, Amazon, and more!

Jazz Fest

The LTPS district Jazz Fest will be held on Friday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the LHS auditorium. There will be performances by the LIS, LMS, and LHS jazz bands. This year's guest artist is Philadelphia-based trumpeter, Tony DeSantis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The concert should conclude around 8:15 p.m. Please come out and support your peers in jazz band!

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.)
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* SENIOR SCOOP *

Applications for Senior Awards are now available! Pick up an application and a list of available awards and scholarships in Guidance or the Main Office. All completed applications are due back to Guidance by Monday, April 23rd. Any student who is chosen for an award will be notified and invited to the Senior Awards Ceremony in May. Please email Ms. Roche at kroche@ltps.org with any questions.

Scholarship Bulletin

Check your emails, Naviance, or guidance office for the latest Scholarship Bulletin. There are many local, regional, and national scholarships available to qualified applicants for two- and four-year colleges, and vocational-technical schools. Apply to as many scholarships as possible for which you are eligible.


You and your parents should also submit the FAFSA application (free government application for financial aid). For further information about the FAFSA go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. You may also want to check out www.finaid.org or www.scholarshipowl.com for more scholarship information.

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* 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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* APRIL ROTATION CALENDAR *

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* APRIL SAVE-THE-DATES *

Friday, April 13th
  • Jazz Fest (7:00 p.m.)


Wednesday, April 18th

  • Early Dismissal
  • Parent Teacher Conferences (6:00-8:00 p.m.)


Wednesday, April 25th

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


Thursday, April 26th

  • National Honor Society Induction (7:00 p.m.)
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* JUST FOR FUN *

Good Humor

Q: What does a bison do when he needs money?

A: He takes out a buffa-loan


Q: Why does Snoop Dogg always carry an umbrella?

A: Fo Drizzle


Q: What's worse than raining cats and dogs?

A: Hailing taxis


Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti

Word Bank

pluviophil [PLOO-vee-oh-file]

noun: a lover of rain; one who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days


shavie [SHEY-vee]

noun: a trick or a prank

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

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

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