April Showers

April 21, 2016

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This month has brought us some soggy weather so far, but also lots of sunshine! May flowers are just around the corner, and we are excited to see what else the Spring will bring. We enjoyed seeing many of you at last night's Parent-Teacher Conferences and hope that you will join us at some of our other upcoming events!


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* MOVERS AND SHAKERS *

Ryu Headed to Korea

Junior Casey Ryu has been selected as a National Service for Language Initiative (NSLI) Youth Scholarship recipient and will attend a six and a half week program in Seoul, South Korea. The program emphasizes rapid language acquisition in a language immersion environment by combining in-class language instruction, a comprehensive cultural program, and homestays. By the end of the program, participants will have achieved progress in language proficiency and gained a deeper understanding of the host country culture. Students will also participate in cultural enhancement and community service activities with other NSLI-Y students and host country peers. Congratulations to Casey for this exciting opportunity!

Warming Hearts

Sophomore Kayla Jackson has been spearheading the annual KCC Blanket Drive since she was little. Her efforts have since seen the mission spread to five different states, including New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Over the past five years her drive has collected over 6,000 blankets for those in need! This year, the New Jersey collection provided blankets for Homefront and the DaVita Dialysis Center in Lawrenceville. We are so proud of your efforts, Kayla!

Polish Arts Club Honors Seniors

Three LHS seniors were recently awarded scholarships from the Polish Arts Club of Trenton. Adriana Gielarowiec, Klaudia Grzesiak, and Gwyndolyn Molony were honored at the organization's recent scholarship banquet and were commended for their achievements and plans to further their education next year. Congratulations, ladies!

Play Time

The Theater IV class recently performed at the Bucks County Playhouse's 48th annual Theater Competition against Mater Dei Prep, Westfield High School, and Mount Olive High School. Our students performed two plays: The Empty Chair (a drama) and Selfie (also a drama). Two of our students received awards for the competition: Rachel Rivera for Outstanding Student Direction (of Selfie) and Cassie Coyle for Outstanding Acting in both Selfie and The Empty Chair!


If you see these students please congratulate them!

Just for Kicks

Junior Joelle Green recently earned a spot on New Jersey's State Olympic Development Program (ODP) Soccer team. This is a fantastic opportunity and a true testament to her abilities and diligence. Way to go, Joelle!

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* UPCOMING EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS *

Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser

Join the LMS/LHS PTO in supporting LHS Model UN and Model Congress just by enjoying breakfast! Come out to the Lawrenceville Applebee's on Sunday, April 24th and have some flapjacks for a great cause.


Click on the flyer for more information.

SHH Fundraisers

Students Helping Honduras has quite a few fundraisers coming up in the next few months!


May 1 – Lawrenceville Main Stree Jubilee - Raffle baskets with prizes, gift cards, etc.

May 13 – Corks and Canvas event. Sign up by clicking HERE.

June 11 – Mini Golf and Driving Range fundraiser at Pennington Golf Center


Check out the flyer on the left for more information!

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* SENIOR SCOOP *

Seniors, watch this section for ongoing announcements with information regarding Senior Awards, Graduation, the Senior Prom, and other important events.

Senior Photo

The senior yearbook photo will be taken at the main entrance on Friday, April 22nd at the beginning of period 1. Seniors may head straight to the main entrance after period 3 is over. An announcement will also be made calling seniors down at the end of period 3.

Graduation Tickets and Info

Please watch the mail over the next few weeks for information regarding the 2016 graduation ceremony, including permission slips and tickets!

Senior Awards Applications

Applications for Senior Awards are still available in the Guidance Office! All completed applications are due back to Guidance by Tuesday, May 3rd. Please email Ms. Roche at kroche@ltps.org with any questions.

Senior Prom Packets and Ticket Sales

Check your .info accounts for the Senior Prom Packet, which explains everything you need to know about your Senior Prom on June 3rd, including ticket sales, prom court nominations, permission slips, table requests, prom song voting, and more! Hard copies of the packet are also located in the Main Office.


TICKET SALES:

Tuesday, April 26th 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27th 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 28th 3:00-5:30 p.m.

All tickets will be sold in the cafeteria.

LHS Athletics Hall of Fame Scholarship

Deadline: April 25th


The LHS Athletic Hall of Fame will award two $500 scholarships to one male and one female senior athlete. The scholarships will be awarded to 2- or 4-year college bound seniors who have lettered in at least one varsity sport, have participated in community service, and have upheld the ideals of leadership and character central to the Hall of Fame’s purpose. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and in your .info emails and must be submitted by April 25th at 3:00 p.m.

Promposals

Have a Promposal picture you'd like to share? Email kroche@ltps.org with a photo and a description. We would love to share some stories here!
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* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *

Red & White Winner

On Friday, April 8th, LHS Madness came to a close with its grand finale, RED AND WHITE NIGHT! Students, staff, and faculty from both teams competed in a range of exciting events, including Hungry Hungry Hippo, Dodgeball, Jail Break, and a Tic-Tac-Toe Relay. Both teams put up a good and friendly fight...but there could only be one overall winner. This year's crown went to...the RED TEAM!


Congratulations to the Red Team, and thank you to all who participated in the month-long event!

Board of Education Vacancy

Have you considered serving on the Lawrence Board of Education (BOE)? Now's your chance to give it a try. The LTPS BOE has a current vacancy. Click HERE to read more!

AP Testing

Advanced Placement exams will take place from Monday, May 2nd through Friday, May 15th. The students have been working very hard studying for these exams and are to be commended for their dedication and work ethic. If you registered to take one or more AP tests, remember to bring #2 pencils with erasers (no mechanical pencils), and a black or blue ink pen.


Best of luck, students!

Mr. LHS 2016 Candidates

Meet your 2016 candidates for Mr. LHS! Click HERE to see who will be competing for this year's crown.


Check out the Mr. LHS Facebook page HERE for up-to-date information or click on the flyer at left to see how and when you can purchase tickets.


Sponsored by LHS Project Graduation

Class of 2017 Trenton Thunder Game

Attention Juniors! Order your tickets now for the Trenton Thunder game on Friday, May 13th. Tickets are just $11 each. This is your last fundraiser for the year! All orders are due to Mrs. Welsh by Friday, May 6th. Come out to enjoy a great game, watch fireworks, and have fun with your family and friends! Click on the order form at left or pick up a hard copy in Guidance or the Main Office.

Fall Cheerleading

Any student who is interested in trying out for Fall Cheerleading must have an updated physical submitted and cleared by the school nurse by Friday, May 13th. A mandatory meeting will be held after school on Thursday, May 26th in Room 136.

Say "Congrats" with a Lawn Sign

Order a lawn sign to congratulate this year's graduating class and help support Project Graduation! Each sign is only $10 and can be purchased HERE. For more information on Project Graduation, visit www.lhsprojectgraduation.org or follow @ProjectGradLHS on Twitter.

Cardinal Pride Fridays

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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* ATHLETICS CORNER *


  • Save the date for this year's Athletics Banquet on June 2nd.

  • Check out the LHS Athletics page HERE for general announcements and news.

  • Follow us on Twitter @LTPSAthletics and check out the daily schedule HERE.
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* Dining Services *

Smoothies, smoothies, smoothies!

FRESHLY BLENDED SMOOTHIES

16 ounces total of fat free milk, low-fat yogurt, and a selection of fruits blended fresh daily


PRICES

Premium lunch with two packs of graham crackers and choice of fruit or vegetable: $3.25

Ala Carte: $3.95


See below for the April lunch menu!

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* PHOTO OF THE WEEK *

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"Joey"

Photo taken by Kayla Jackson, 10th grade


In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we are featuring this photo and write-up from Kayla Jackson: "This is a photo of 'Joey,' a little boy with autism. It's very hard for little kids like him to keep still, speak, or do things that we consider 'regular.' He is staring at the box. No one knows what he's thinking. He's all dressed up for the holiday, wearing his Christmas hat. He has a little grin on his face. But what is he thinking about? What's making this little boy smile by staring at just a little box? Could it be something more that we're just not seeing?"

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* ONGOING FUNDRAISERS *

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* LMS/LHS PTO *

Click HERE to read more about the PTO and to access the membership application, or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LMSLHSPTO.


  • The CLOTHING AND SHOE DONATION DRIVE is a year-round event. Boxes are located at the main entrances of both LHS and LMS. Click HERE to access the flyer.
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* UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER *

Thursday, April 28th

  • National Honor Society Induction (7:00 p.m.)


Friday, May 6th

  • Mr. LHS (7:00 p.m.)

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* JUST FOR FUN *

Laugh Lines

What do you call a fake noodle?

Answer: An impasta!


Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti

DID YOU KNOW...?

75% of all sesame seeds grown in Mexico end up on McDonald's hamburger buns!

WORD-OF-THE-WEEK

petrichor [PET-ri-kuhr]


noun: The pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell

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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

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Questions about this newsletter can be directed to kroche@ltps.org.

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