Get Pumped for March Madness

March 1, 2018

AND SO IT BEGINS...

Cardinals, today marks the start of our very own version of March Madness! Throughout this month, watch for daily competitions and Red & White battles (Marvel vs. DC). Earn points for your team, and don't forget to come out to the two-hour "Red & White Madness" finale on Friday, March 23rd! Who will win this year's crown...Red or White? Join in and help your team grab the glory!


RED (Marvel): Last name A-K

WHITE (DC): Last name starts L-Z


*Check your .info accounts for the event calendar, and listen to the daily announcements for reminders.

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* IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS *

A "Super" Send-Off

As you know, our esteemed and beloved Superintendent is moving on to more southern pastures this Spring! Staff and community members are invited to drop by an "Open House" on Wednesday, March 14th in the LHS Commons (cafeteria) from 5:00-6:30 p.m. to wish Dr. Crystal Edwards well before she embarks on the next exciting leg of her journey. We hope to see many familiar faces there to help us thank her for the tireless and selfless dedication she has shown LTPS since she arrived here twelve years ago, and hope you will join us in thanking her for all of the many ways she inspires the students, staff, faculty, and administration of Lawrence!

Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling

Spring conferences will be held on Wednesday, April 18th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. As a reminder, scheduling for your conferences is now done directly through your Genesis Parent Portal. Starting on March 15th at 9:00 a.m., 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.

Open House Thank Yous

We would like to extend a warm THANK YOU to all who came out to our February Open House and Scheduling Orientation! We had a record turnout and really enjoyed meeting our future Cardinals and their families! A special thank you to our fearless peer leaders for their assistance, leadership, and guidance throughout the evening, and to all of our student representatives, club advisors, coaches, and staff who volunteered their time to make our visitors feel welcome! Check out some pictures from the evening HERE.
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* BRAG BAG *

Winner Take All

In last month's DECA Regional Competition, senior Rebecca Jacob won first place in her first roleplay, first place in her second roleplay, and...you guessed it...first place on her written test, making her the Overall First Place winner in her Marketing Communications Event and the only LHS competitor to earn first place in all three categories. We are incredibly proud of your accomplishments, Rebecca!

Art Department At it Again

  • The work of Michael Austin, a student in Cheryl Eng's AP Studio Art class, is being featured alongside that of Mel Leipzig (master realist painter and LHS's Artist-in-Residence) at the Trenton Free Public Library's "Persistence" show, which began on February 22nd.


  • The work of Emily Mah, also an AP Studio Art student, was selected by the Art Educators of NJ to be the official T-shirt logo for Youth Art Month. Emily will be honored by AENJ at a reception in Trenton on March 10th. You can see her winning design here (scroll down to the fourth image): http://aenj.org/yam/

  • Art teacher Sean Carney will have his artwork featured in a number of upcoming events in the area, including a solo exhibit:

    1. Saturday, March 10, 6:30-8:30pm - Lambertville Historical Society Silent Auction: Artistic Interpretations of Historic Lambertville and Neighboring River Towns. See details here.
    2. Friday, March 16, 5:30-7:30pm - Opening of Soul of a Tree, D&R Greenway Land Trust, Princeton. Click here for more.
    3. Friday, March 23, 6:30-8:30pm - Opening reception for solo exhibit at Eckhaus Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA. See Facebook event here.


Congratulations to Michael, Emily, Mr. Leipzig, Mr. Carney, and Ms. Eng!

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 *

Brave the Shave

LHS once again has a team for the St. Baldrick's event on March 10th at Amalfi's restaurant. Visit Mr. Adam's page HERE to join the team or make an online donation. Whether you decide to become a shavee, donate, volunteer, or just help us spread the word, every bit of support makes a difference! Please join us for the "big shave" event on March 10th, as teams have their heads shaved to show solidarity with infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting childhood cancer.


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

LHS Theatre Company Presents...

Please join us for an LHS Theatre Company's production, an 80s rock musical, THE WEDDING SINGER, on March 15th, 16th and 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance from SHOWTIX4U.com. Tickets are $8 for seniors and students in advance and $10 dollars for adults. The story of the wedding singer, based on the Adam Sandler movie, follows wedding singer Robbie Hart after he is stood up at the altar on his wedding day. Will he find love again? Come out and find out!

Chef Battle

On March 21st, Maschio's Food Service will host a Battle of the Bowls during all lunch periods! Chef Steve will battle Chef Joe in a showdown for the ages. Students who purchase hot lunch will sample two different bowls by each chef and will get a ticket to vote for their favorite! Bring your appetites, put on your judging hats, and let the battle begin!
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* SENIOR SCOOP *

Senior Class Trip

Seniors, Tuesday, March 6th is your last day to purchase tickets for the senior class trip to Pocono Valley Resort! The trip will take place on Tuesday, June 5th. Pocono Valley has heated pools, a 40-acre lake with pedal and row boats, beach volleyball courts, a golf driving range, inflatable air zone games, an obstacle course, zip lines, miniature golf, tennis, courts, basketball courts, softball fields, a giant swing and a straight wall! Don't miss out on a fun time with your class! Pick up a permission form in the main office or see Mr. Verga for more information.

February Scholarship Bulletin

Check your emails, Naviance, or guidance office for the latest Scholarship Bulletin for February. 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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* ALUMNI NEWS *

On Saturday, February 24th wrestlers Mike ('01) and Mark ('04) Savino were inducted into the New Jersey Region 5 Wrestling Hall of Fame.


Mike was the LHS record holder in Career Takedowns, pins, and was the first Lawrence wrestler to top 100 wins with 105. He was a two time JFK Holiday Tournament Champion,three time Mercer County Tournament Champion and a two time District 17 Champion taking home the MOW both years. Mike was also a two time Region 5 Finalist and the 2001 Region Champion. In the state tournament he placed 7/8 in 2000 and 6th in 2001. Mike continued his wrestling career at Brown University and was a 2006 NCAA national qualifier. He is currently the VP of Financial Consulting at Merrill Lynch.


Mark Savino is currently the LHS record holder in both season and career takedowns. When he graduated he also had the school record for career wins with 115. Mark was a two time JFK Holiday Tournament Champion, two time Garden State Classic Champion, a three time Mercer County Champion and a four time District 17 Finalist and two time Champion taking home the MOW award in 2003. He was a two time Region 5 Champion and placed 7th in the state in 2003. In 2004 Mark was the NJ State Champion at 130 pounds and the first State Champion from Mercer County. He continued his wrestling career at Brown University and is currently a Financial Advisor and Managing Director at Northwestern Mutual.

Calling Members of the Class of 1968

LHS would like to cordially invite all members of the class of 1968 to the 2018 LHS Graduation Ceremony as "special guests of honor."


Please see the invitation for more information, and contact Kerry Roche (kroche@ltps.org) with any questions.

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* FUNDRAISERS *

Baseball Gear and LHS Spirit Wear

The LHS Baseball online team store is open through March 8th! We have a ton of great items this year from top quality brands like Under Armor in both male and female styles. Many of the items have just "Lawrence Cardinals" on them so they can be worn all year round at any club, activity, or sport! If you are interested, please follow THIS LINK to start shopping!

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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* MARCH ROTATION CALENDAR *

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* MARCH LUNCH MENU *

Check out our March lunch menu below! Our Dining Services team strives to provide a wide variety of delicious options, and focuses on offering an array of more health-conscious choices. Remember, breakfast is served every morning!


AND...NEW THIS SPRING!


  • Strawberry-spinach salad with feta cheese and toasted almonds. Poppy seed dressing available.


  • Caprese sandwich: Fresh Mozzarella, spinach and tomato on ciabatta with pesto and balsamic glaze.


Both will be available daily beginning Monday, March 5th!

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* MARCH SAVE-THE-DATES *

Wednesday, March 14th

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


Thursday, March 15th through Saturday, March 17th

  • Spring Musical "The Wedding Singer" (7:00 p.m.)


Friday, March 16th

  • Professional Development Day (SCHOOL CLOSED)


Thursday, March 22nd

  • LHS Cardinal Jeopardy (7:00 p.m.)


Saturday, March 24th

  • LHS STEM Science for the Community (10:00 a.m.)


Monday, March 26th through Friday, March 30th

  • Spring Recess

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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

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* JUST FOR FUN *

Good Humor

Q: What is Michelle Obama's favorite vegetable?

A: Barack-oli


Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti

Word Bank

berceuse [behr-syooz]

noun: a lullaby or cradle song; a composition with a soothing or reflective character


madeleine [MAD-eh-lin]

noun: something that triggers memories or nostalgia

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

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

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