We've Got Spirit, Yes We Do!

January 19, 2017

We hope you are all staying warm this winter and are hunkering down for the last half of the school year! We are kicking things off in true Cardinal fashion with a Winter Spirit Week next week (more details below). We look forward to celebrating our winter sports athletes and to seeing your school spirit in full swing!


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Winter Weather Alerts

In case of inclement weather, you should receive a phone call notifying you of any changes to the school schedule. However, you are encouraged to check the following additional sources for up-to-date alerts on school closings, delays, and early dismissals:


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* COMING UP *

Future Cardinals Open House

Tonight, January 19th, LHS will host a "Future Cardinals Open House" for all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and their parents starting at 6:30 p.m. Guests will be escorted on tours through the high school and will have an opportunity to meet current students, club and activity advisors, coaches, administrators, and teachers, and will even be treated to some free samples from our talented dining services superstars!


After the Open House, all are invited to join us in the auditorium for a presentation by our school counselors regarding graduation and college admissions requirements.

Winter Spirit Week

Winter Spirit Week is here! Each day next week (January 23rd-January 27th) will feature a special theme and another Red & White Competition. We'll cap off the week with a PEP RALLY on Friday to honor our Winter Sports teams! See below for the week's schedule of events.

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LHS Idol

Come out and enjoy LHS's own version of American Idol! LHS DECA will host LHS Idol on Thursday, January 26th at 7:00 p.m., thanks in part to a generous sponsorship from Bristol-Myers Squibb! Tickets are $5 at the door.


All proceeds will go towards New Eyes for the Needy, a local nonprofit that provides new prescription eyeglasses to U.S. residents in need and donates used glasses to disadvantaged individuals in developing countries.

Zumbathon

Operation Smile is sponsoring a Zumbathon on Friday, January 27th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the LHS Cafeteria.


All are welcome!


Check out the flyer for more information or contact opsmile@ltps.info.

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* BRAG BAG *

Congratulations to senior Ellen “Nelle” Evans for being selected as a 2017 Young Woman of Achievement by the Mercer County Commission on the Status of Women! Connie Mercer, HomeFront executive director, nominated Nelle for her hard work and tireless volunteer efforts in the Mercer County community. So proud of you, Nelle!

If You Build It...

This winter, senior Nelle Evans joined Students Helping Honduras advisor Alyssa Katz on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Honduras, where the LHS chapter of SHH has been building a school with money raised through their dedicated and tireless fundraising efforts, including shirt sales, restaurant fundraisers, "paint and punch" activities, and more.


From December 2016 to December 2017, the LHS branch of SHH raised a total of $25,150, enough to fully fund a school in a small community in northern Honduras called Esfuerzo de Jesus. Ten LHS volunteers broke ground on the school in July 2016, and Honduran workers and community members finished the construction in 26 days, a record time for the organization! Members will return this coming July to inaugurate the school and paint it red and white in honor of LHS!


Check out what it was like to be a part of this amazing journey by reading Nelle's experiences in her own words HERE.

Awesome Alumna

LHS alumna Laura Bentivegna (class of '16) just received the 2016 High School STEM Scholarship from the Association for Women in Science of New Jersey. By bestowing this scholarship the NJ Senate and General Assembly recognizes Laura’s efforts and accomplishments in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Laura is currently a freshman and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute studying biomedical engineering. Way to go, Laura!

Do you know of someone at LHS who is doing something amazing? We love to hear about the wonderful things our fellow Cardinals are up to. If you would like to submit a story for the "Brag Bag," please email kroche@ltps.org. Submissions can be range from academic, artistic, and athletic, to random acts of kindness and community service.
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* RED & WHITE MADNESS *

Twitter Trivia Contest

Follow Mrs. Schneck (@SchneckDiane) on Twitter for the 50th Anniversary Celebration Trivia Challenge! Each week a trivia question will be placed on her Twitter page. The first individual to tweet back the right answer will win a prize and points for their Red or White team.

Red & White T-Shirts Unveiled

Check out this year's "Red & White" t-shirts, designed by Junior Mariah Crawford! As you can see by the shirt, the theme this year is "Past vs. Future." Shirts will be sold to students for admission into “Red & White Night” on March 31st! A picture of the white version of the shirt can be seen further below in this newsletter (next to "School Spirit Fridays).
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* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *

50th Anniversary Updates

Lawrence High School’s 50th Anniversary is in full swing in the school and the community. “Bricks” with the names of Lawrence alumni have been put together into posters in the shape of L’s. These posters have been hung in a variety of local businesses around Lawrence, including Tastee Subs! Calendars were made in honor of the anniversary and will be available to anyone who is interested in one. They feature intriguing pictures throughout the school’s history and are a fun addition to any refrigerator!


Additionally, place mats were created with games and trivia related to the 50th Anniversary. These will be given to local restaurants for their use. Lawrence High School is very thankful for the entire Lawrence community for their tremendous support of LHS and this momentous occasion!

Mr. LHS

Participants for the 2017 Mr. LHS Show will be announced on or around Friday, January 27th. Those chosen will attend the first meeting on Wednesday, February 1st at 7:00 p.m. Parents are required to attend the first 30 minutes of this meeting.


*Mr. LHS is sponsored by Project Graduation. For more information about the event and other events/fundraisers for Project Graduation, please visit: https://lhsprojectgraduation.org/calendar/

Op Smile to host Leadership Summit

The LHS branch of Operation Smile will host a ULead with Love Leadership Summit on Saturday, February 25th. Students who attend the summit will receive community service hours. Please click the flyer for more information. Registration forms can be picked up in the main office (due back to Op Smile by February 18th). The cost to attend is $10. Lunch will be provided!

Self-Defense Night

The Business & International Studies Academy will be sponsoring a self-defense class at LHS on Thursday, March 2nd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost will be just $5 per person. All ages are welcome! Stay tuned for more information as this event gets closer.

Go Bald for a Cause

LHS is once again putting together a team for St. Baldrick's on March 11th at Amalfi's restaurant. We already have a few shavees signed up (including Mr. Adam, our principal)! You can visit the school's page HERE. Please consider donating, becoming a shavee, volunteering, or just spreading the word! Then join us for the "big shave" event on March 11th, as teams have their heads shaved to show solidarity with children with cancer.


St. Baldrick's funds research for children's cancer. For more details visit www.stbaldricks.org.


If you have questions, please contact Stefanie Tziarri at stziarri@ltps.org.

Teen Pep Applications

Any sophomore interested in applying for the 2017-2018 Teen Pep (Teen Prevention Education Program) class can pick up an application in the Guidance Office. For more information about Teen Pep, click HERE.

Yearbook Orders

Order your yearbook online! Go to YearbookOrderCenter.com and use the code #13703.

Academic Help

Students in need of academic support or help have several available options here at LHS, including Cardinal Nest, Homework Center, and Destinations.


Open the flyer at left to read more about these services and how to access them!

School Spirit Fridays

Every FRIDAY is School Spirit Day! Wear Red and White or your favorite Lawrence shirt every Friday.


Check out the White team t-shirts designed for Red & White Madness in the picture at left (designed by Mariah Crawford).

Student Store

The LHS Student Store is open during all lunch periods. Stop by and purchase some Lawrence gear!

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Yearbook Quotes

Seniors, your yearbook quotes are due back to the main office by January 27th - no late quotes will be accepted. Forms can be picked up from Mrs. Ryan.

Senior Yearbook Ads

Parents and friends of LHS seniors, Senior Yearbook Ads are the perfect way to recognize and congratulate your student, friend, a group, a team, or the entire senior class! Ads can be submitted through February 14th by going to www.yearbookordercenter.com and entering Job # 13703. For more information, pick up a flyer in the main office or email Megan Errico at merrico@ltps.org.

Scholarship Bulletin

Now is the time to review the January Scholarship Bulletin sent to your .info email and posted on Naviance. Please look at the many local, regional, and national scholarships available to qualified applicants for two- and four-year colleges, vo-tech schools, and for undocumented students. To receive aid, you need to apply to as many scholarships as possible for which you are eligible. If you have not already done so, you should now submit the FAFSA application (free government application for financial aid). Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov for further details. You may also want to check out www.finaid.org or www.scholarshipowl.com for more scholarship information.

Cap and Gown Measurements

Herff Jones will be here on Thursday, February 2nd and Friday, February 3rd to measure seniors for caps and gowns! The company will mail home more information regarding this process this month.
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* FUNDRAISERS *

Wawa Fundraiser

Purchase Wawa Coupons through the LMS/LHS PTO fundraiser. Coupons have no expiration date! Buy some for yourself or give them as a gift!


Click the picture to open the full flyer/order form.

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* PTO NEWS *

January Newsletter from the PTO

Want to do more to help your child's school? Check out the LMS/LHS PTO January Newsletter HERE for more information on current fundraisers, events, meeting schedules, and how you can get more involved!


Don't forget to like the LMS/LHS PTO on Facebook HERE (www.facebook.com/lmslhspto).

Soup's On!

On January 26th, the LMS/LHS PTO is sponsoring a faculty and staff Soup Luncheon to warm up our dedicated teachers and staff! We will provide bread, salad, and hot soup. If you would like to help out with this event, you can sign up by clicking HERE!

2017 Science & Engineering Fair

Lawrence Township Public Schools will hold the annual Science and Engineering Fair at Lawrence Intermediate School on Saturday, February 25, 2017.


Mrs. Jessica Heller is looking for more parent volunteers to join the Science Fair committee. If interested, please email her at jheller@ltps.org.


Detailed information below:

https://sites.google.com/site/lawrencescienceengineeringfair/


Please register below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lawrence-science-engineering-fair-2017-registration-29818362525.

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* LHS DINING SERVICES *



Check out the January lunch menu below or click HERE to access both the breakfast and lunch menus.

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* SPOTLIGHT ON... *

The weather outside might be chilly and gray now, but this Photo-of-the-Week by sophomore Sandra Janusz is an uplifting reminder that Spring is on its way!

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* DATES TO REMEMBER *

Thursday, January 19th

  • Future Cardinals Open House (6:30 p.m.)


Monday, January 23rd - Friday, January 27th

  • Winter Spirit Week


Thursday, January 26th

  • LHS Idol (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, January 27th

  • Zumbathon (6:00 p.m.)
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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

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* JUST FOR FUN *

Word-of-the-Week

cunctation [kungk-TAY-shun]

noun: Delay; procrastination; tardiness.

Did You Know...?

  • The cotton candy machine was invented by a dentist!
  • What Americans call cotton candy is called “candyfloss” in the UK and India, “fairy floss” in Australia and Finland, “papa’s beard” (barbe à papa) in France, and “old ladies’ hair” in Greece.

Good Humor

Q: What did the little mountain say to the big mountain?

A: Hi, Cliff!


Submitted by Mr. Williams

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(Cartoons submitted by Luca M.)

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District News

Check out the latest edition (and others) of the LTPS Quick News for district announcements! Click HERE to see the archives or, to sign up on the Quick News mailing list, click HERE.
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Questions about this newsletter can be directed to kroche@ltps.org.

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