How Sweet It Is...
February 2, 2017
February brings so many reasons to celebrate: Superbowl 51, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, and Black History Month to name just a few! Keep your eye out around the school for the numerous events and activities going on this month and make sure to get involved!
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Winter Weather Alerts
Please refer to the following sources for up-to-date alerts on school closings, delays, and early dismissals:
- QuickNews (sign up on the LTPS website HERE)
- District Website (www.ltps.org)
- School Closing Number (609-671-5590)
- District Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/LawrenceTownshipPublicSchoolsNJ)
- Twitter (follow #LTPS)
- Radio Stations (WPST 94.5 FM, WKXW 101.5 FM)
- Television Stations (LTPS-TV Comcast Channel 19 - Verizon Channel 37, NBC Channel 10 - WCAU Philadelphia, WNYW Fox 5 Channel 5
- Media Websites (www.WPST.com, www.myfoxny.com, www.nj1015.com, www.NBC10.com)
* COMING UP *
LHS Theater Company will be selling Singing Valentine Grams to students and staff from February 8th through the 13th in the cafeteria during lunch periods ($2 for one and $3 for 5). The LHS Theater Officers provide a list of songs to choose from, and will come to classrooms on Valentine's Day and deliver singing telegrams to loved ones and friends. The proceeds will help offset the costs of the Spring Musical!
Black History Month Celebration
In recognition of Black History Month, LHS will host a celebration entitled, “Black History: Glancing at the Past, Moving Toward the Future” on Friday, February 24th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The event will feature an array of moving performances, festive dances, music by the Madrigal and Gospel Choirs and the LHS band, refreshments, awards, and tributes by LHS students, faculty, and special guests.
This celebration is a FREE event and is open to all who wish to attend! Donations will be graciously accepted!
Watch the next newsletter for more detailed information.
This event is grant-funded by the Lawrence Township Education Association.
Op Smile to host Leadership Summit
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 email@example.com.
Detailed information below:
Please register below:
* BRAG BAG *
Music to Our Ears
On January 21st, 14 LHS students were accepted into the Central Jersey Honors Symphonic Band and performed at Sayreville War Memorial High School. The students performed alongside students from other Central Jersey high schools and had the opportunity to work with guest conductor Joseph Higgins, Director of Bands at Rowan University. Students were selected based upon nominations from their directors.
CJMEA Honors Symphonic Band (pictured from left to right): Alexander Ratzman; Maxwell Maccaroni; Andrew Sam; Ms. Kehoe; Tristan Curbishley; Larissa Ireland; Roja Vanaparthi; Nashra Ameer; Johnnie Bryant; Felipe Alonso-Thomas; Isabella Perretti. Not pictured: Sameer Agrawal and Harshith Tenepalli
LHS Idol Winners Crowned
Congratulations to the winners of this year's LHS Idol (1st place - Lisbeth Burgos, 2nd place - Chloe Roberts, and 3rd place - Devin Tulumalo)! LHS Idol took place on Thursday, January 26th. With the help from the sponsorship of Bristol Myers Squibb, LHS DECA was able to raise $900 to be donated to New Eyes for the Needy.
LHS is proud to announce that three of our girls' soccer players received all-state honors this season: Kelli Collins (freshman), Nelle Evans (senior) and Kelsey Holt (senior).
Kelsey was also awarded with Top "20" Central Region!
Pictured: Kelli Collins, Emily Palombo (coach), Nelle Evans.
We have even more news from the LHS music department! Junior Eliza Wirkijowski will be performing at Carnegie Hall on February 25, 2017! She won her audition and is performing in the 12th Young Artist Competition Winner Recital. She will be performing F. Chopin Nocturne Op. 55 No. 1.
January Students of the Month
Thank you, PTO!
On January 26th, the LMS/LHS PTO sponsored a Soup Luncheon! Faculty and staff enjoyed delicious soups, breads, and salads donated by our amazing parents. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity, kindness, and culinary wizardry. Our bellies (and our hearts) are full!
* RED & WHITE MADNESS *
Winter Pep Rally
* DO GOOD THINGS *
Donate Change or Mac-n-Cheese Cups
Throughout the month of February, Student Council and Quixote Quest (teens who make a difference through volunteering) will be collecting spare change and microwavable macaroni and cheese cups. Their goal is to help students who have been classified as "food insecure," which means they have been identified as students who do not have access to food on the weekends.
Donation boxes are available in the Guidance Office and the School Store.
* SPOTLIGHT ON... *
* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *
Registration is now open for Spring Sports: https://lawrence-ar.rschooltoday.com/
All students must have their medical paperwork in to the nurse by February 10th. See below for the start dates:
- LHS Spring Sports start practicing: March 3rd
- LMS Baseball tryouts: March 15-17
- LMS Softball tryouts: March 20-22
- LMS Baseball, softball and track practices start: March 23rd
Brave the Shave
Save the date for this year's Spring Music, Disney's The Little Mermaid! The production, which will take place on March 16th, 17th, and 18th, will feature over 60 LHS students on stage! Tickets will be available online at the end of February at www.showtix4u.com ($10 for aduts, $8 for students). Tickets will also be available at the door for $10 general admission.
Senior Yearbook Ads
T-shirt order forms will be distributed soon...this will be the last class shirt!
Thanks to the 39% of our class who worked so hard for these sales. Make sure you view your totals on our class website: lawrencehighschoolclassof2017.weebly.com. For those of you who haven't participated, you still have a few more chances!
- Gertrude Hawkes Chocolates: 2/21 - 3/8 (delivery before Spring Break)
- Applebee's Pancake Breakfast: 3/4
- Otis "Spring Fling" Sale: 4/19 - 5/5
Questions or concerns? Please see your officers (Kayla, Emily, Mohin, Ana, Nelle) or Mrs. Welsh.
* FUNDRAISERS *
The class of 2019 is selling pizza every Thursday by staff sign-in (the main hallway).
Slices of pizza are only $2.00!
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Pretzel & Donut Sales
Grab a muffin or a donut every Friday morning for only $1.00!
On Mondays, hot Philly Pretzels will be on sale after school for just $1.00.
* PTO FUNDRAISERS *
* LHS DINING SERVICES *
* DATES TO REMEMBER *
Wednesday, February 8th
- Board of Education Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
Friday, February 17th and Monday, February 20th
- Presidents' Day Weekend (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Friday, February 24th
- Black History Month Celebration (6:30 p.m.)
Saturday, February 25th
- Operation Smile Leadership Summit (9:00 a.m.)
- LTPS Science & Engineering Fair