Sweet November...

November 5, 2015

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Last month was a very busy one and we want to thank every member of our Cardinal family for their out-of-this-world displays of school spirit and community involvement during our two biggest October events, Haunted High and Spirit Week/Homecoming.


November brings us more busy happenings, such as Challenge Day, our Fall Drama Production, and Parent-Teacher Conferences. Read on to find out more!


Click HERE to access past Email Blasts or follow the link under Quick Links on the LHS homepage. The next email will be going out on November 19th.

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Homecoming Recap!

Spirit Week 2015 finished off strong with the annual Pep Rally, a Homecoming football game versus Northern Burlington, and the Homecoming Dance at Cedar Gardens! Congratulations to this year's King and Queen, Seniors David Connelly and Hannah Posluszny, who were crowned during halftime of the game on October 24th. Check out some pictures below!

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Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling Portal...CLOSING SOON!

The online scheduling portal for Parent-Teacher Conferences will be closing tomorrow, November 6th.


If you have not already scheduled your conferences, you can access this portal under "Quick Links" on the main high school website (www.ltps.org/LHS). Here you can choose a department, teacher, date, and time for your conferences. In order to maximize your time on conference days, please remember to keep a record of your appointments (including room numbers). For your convenience, a scheduling worksheet is located HERE.


*Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 23rd (1:00-3:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m.) and Tuesday, November 24th (1:00-3:00 p.m.).

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CHALLENGE DAY - BE THE CHANGE!

On November 10th and 11th, interested LHS students will participate in an all-day program where they will be exploring issues such as cliques, isolation, prejudice, and pressure. Students will break down barriers and stereotypes by building connections and empathy. You must submit a signed permission form to Guidance in order to be considered for the event. See Ms. Fisher or Ms. Lopez if you have any questions.


Check out a video of another NJ school's Challenge Day by clicking HERE.

Picture Retakes

Picture Retakes for underclassmen will be held on Wednesday, November 11th. Please sign up in the Main Office if you would like to have your picture retaken.


If you have already pre-purchased a photo package and are having retakes done, please return the original package to the Main Office.

Attention Seniors!

Rider University's Instant Decision Day is coming! On Thursday, November 12th, the Rider Admissions Representative will be at LHS to review your application and credentials and give you an instant admission decision! In order to be considered, you need to have/do the following:


  • GPA: 2.8 or higher
  • SAT: 950 (Math and Critical Reading) or ACT: 20 (copies of scores from Guidance are acceptable)
  • Completed application (common application or Rider Application) submitted
  • Application Fee or Fee Waiver Paid
  • Essay
  • High School transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation


All Materials must be submitted to Guidance prior to the onsite visit.


Please sign up in Guidance if you are interested in being interviewed by the Rider Rep and receiving an "Instant Decision."

FALL DRAMA PRODUCTION

This year's Fall Drama Production will take place on November 12th, 13th, and 14th. Murder's in the Heir is an audience participation-style murder mystery.


Turn the game Clue into a play and you have the masterfully entertaining 'Murder’s in the Heir!’ Almost every character in this hilarious mystery has the weapon, opportunity, and motive to commit the unseen murder. And it’s up to your audience to decide who actually did it! The play’s unique ending, utilizing secret ballots gathered at intermission from the audience, determines the killer in this Billy St. John maze of murder.


Curtain time is 7:00 p.m. Tickets are just $5 for students and $8 for adults.

Parent Seminar - Planning for Adult Life

The LTPS Special Services Department would like to cordially invite you to a presentation and discussion with Ms. Jerisa Chiumbu-Maseko, Director of Planning for Adult Life, who will be presenting on Accessing Services and Natural Supports. This presentation will cover many topics and resources, including:


  • Supporting strong transition planning
  • Connecting your child to a job in the community
  • Understanding the impact of working on benefits
  • Accessing waiver programs for long-term services and support
  • Understanding the adult service system and selecting an employment provider.
  • Receiving support from vocational rehabilitation.

Planning for Adult Life is a statewide project funded by the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) to assist young adults (between the ages of 16-21) with developmental disabilities and their families in charting a life course for adulthood.


Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 17th, at 7:00 p.m. in the LHS Library!


Please RSVP to Jim Zaccari via voice mail at 671-5510 ext. 2622 or email jzaccari@ltps.org if you plan on attending.

LHS Idol is Coming!

The event of the year is here again! Can you sing? Do you want to hold the title of this year's LHS Idol? Stop by Room 131 or the Student Store to pick up an application. Auditions will be held on December 3, 2015. Get ready to show your stuff!

Cardinal Pride Fridays!

Remember to wear RED and WHITE on Fridays to show your school spirit. Get your gear in the school store during lunch periods!


Send pictures of yourself wearing your Cardinal gear to kroche@ltps.org.

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* Clubs, Sports, Activities News *

LHS Athletics Corner

The Athletic Department is finishing up the Fall sports season with the NJSIAA state tournaments. The girls soccer and field hockey teams both entered the tournament against tough opponents in the opening rounds, and even though they lost their games, they worked hard and showed a lot of improvement throughout the season. With only three seniors graduating from each team, we are excited to see how these teams continue to improve. Congratulations, girls! The football team plays their last regular season game on November 6th in Willingboro at 7:00 p.m., and then will have one last regional crossover game the following week, opponent TBD.


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

Cross Country News

Senior Audley Clark set a new school course record at Thompson Park (17:11 for 5k) as he led the boys cross country team to its best finish at the County Championship in 4 years! He finished 34th out of 126 runners.


Freshman Celia Marsh posted the 2nd best time ever in school history at the course as she led the girls to their best performance at Counties in 4 years as well. She finished as the 5th fastest freshman in the race, placing 38th overall out of 100 runners.


Great job!

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* Current Fundraisers *

PTO Fundraisers & News

The LMS / LHS PTO is now almost 100 families strong, but is looking for more support! Join the PTO and help make a difference! To read more about the LMS/LHS PTO and to access the membership application, please click HERE.


  • The CLOTHING AND SHOE DONATION DRIVE will be a year-round event. Boxes are located at the main entrances of both LHS and LMS. Click HERE to access the flyer.

  • The 2016 Annual Science and Engineering Fair KIDSTUFF COUPON BOOK FUNDRAISER has been extended! The fundraiser will now end on Friday, December 18th. Click HERE to see the flyer and get more information about ordering your coupon book! *This fundraiser is sponsored by the LMS / LHS PTO, the LIS PTO, and the LHS S.T.E.M. Academy.

  • PTO sponsored BARNES AND NOBLE ONSITE AND ONLINE BOOK FAIR is coming in December! Stay tuned for more details.

LTEF Coupon Cards

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! Cards are good through August 2016. Click HERE for more information.

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* Movers and Shakers *

Music to Our Ears

LHS Junior Joelle Green was recently accepted into the Eastern Wind Symphony Youth Band! This ensemble engages talented young musicians in numerous top-notch educational opportunities and promotes musical, social, and emotional growth, all while giving its students a venue for performing. They play two concerts per year and have an extensive rehearsal schedule.


As part of her audition, Joelle played both a classical and a jazz piece. A multi-talented musician, she now plays the alto saxophone and has been involved in music for many years. Joelle is also a third year member of The Red Scare!


This is a huge honor for which Joelle worked extremely hard. Congratulations, Joelle!


Click HERE to read more about the Eastern Wind Symphony Youth Band.

Our Budding Scientists

For the fourth year, the LHS Chemistry Club was invited to the American Chemical Society Chemistry Activities Night at Princeton University on Friday October 23, 2015. Sporting their Lawrence "red and white" gear to represent the Cardinals, our students spoke to young children and their parents while maintaining 13 tables of science-related learning focused on the theme, "Chemistry of Color."


The students were entrusted with a challenging managerial-chemistry hygiene task and were trained, monitored, and assisted by Princeton professors in the Frick Chemistry Labs.


To read the whole "Spotlight Story," please click HERE.


Way to shine, Chemistry Club!

A Great Big Thank You!

The Lawrence Intermediate School PTO would like to recognize the following LHS Volunteers for setting up, participating in, and cleaning up for the 4th Grade Fall Fun Fest! Thanks for helping your community!


Milena Bimpong, Madalyn Brummel, Erika Diefenbach, Veronika Hajduczka, Kate Halat, Ava Heinz, Sandra Janusz, Russell Knab, Adam Kosiba, Elyse Lampkin, Thomas Lillja, Yulduz Masharifova, John Murphy, Katterin Pineda, Anuna Pollock, Roxana Rivas, Olivia Rojek, Leslie Rosario, Athena Thomas, Margaret Tran

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Parent Volunteers Wanted

The High School Library Media Center is looking for parent volunteers! Flexible hours, a newly renovated working environment, and being able to make a difference in the lives of children are just a few of the perks! Duties range from dealing with the books to working with technology. No experience is necessary. Please visit tinyurl.com/lhslmcvolunteers for more information or contact Ms. Gonzalez, our Library Media Specialist, at 609-671-5510 ext. 2660 or cgonzalez@ltps.org.

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Food for Thought

  • Since we do not have a Deli Bar on "A" days, we have been featuring a yummy sandwich special each week. Come on down on "A" days and try one of our creative concoctions!


Please see below for the November Lunch Menu.

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* TALENTS OF THE WEEK *

Attention Students: Submit your artwork, photography, poetry, or any piece of creative outlet that you choose! Please send all submissions to Kerry Roche at kroche@ltps.org. Be sure to include your name, grade, and a caption for your submission.

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Save-The-Dates

Thursday, November 5th & Friday, November 6th

-Schools Closed (NJEA Convention)


Tuesday, November 10th & Wednesday, November 11th

-Challenge Day


Wednesday, November 11th

-Underclassmen Picture Retakes


Thursday, November 12th through Saturday, November 14th

-Fall Drama Production (Murder's in the Heir)


Friday, November 13th

-Last Day of the Marking Period


Monday, November 23th

-Parent-Teacher Conferences (Early Dismissal)


Tuesday, November 24th

-Parent-Teacher Conferences (Early Dismissal)


Wednesday, November 25th

-Early Dismissal


Thursday, November 26th & Friday, November 27th

-Schools Closed (Thanksgiving Recess)

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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

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You Can Make a Difference!

Volunteers are needed to work with older adults at the Lawrence Plaza Apartments on Princeton Pike. Help is needed in the late afternoon, early evening, or weekends. See Mrs. Welsh in the Guidance Office if you are interested.


Holidays in the Village - December 6th (Time TBD) - Sponsored by Lawrenceville Main Street. Please visit www.lawrencevillemainstreet.com for more information.


General administration help is always needed within the Main Street office. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in a marketing or event planning major.

For further information, or to volunteer, please contact:

Megan White

Lawrenceville Main Street

E: megmeg105@gmail.com

P: 570-510-3064

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Word-of-the-Week

collywobbles [KAHL-ee-WOBB-ulz]

noun

1. butterflies in the stomach

2. anxiety or nervousness causing queasiness

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