"Chilling" Out

January 24, 2019

Although winter definitely reared its chilly head earlier this week, Groundhog Day is just around the corner, along with wishful visions of Spring! In the meantime, bundle up, stay safe, and find some fun and winter magic wherever you can.

Stay tuned for information in the next Smore (February 7th) about our upcoming Winter Spirit Week!

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All Shook Up

LHS's Musical Theater class proudly presents a one-night-only performance of ALL SHOOK UP, an upbeat, hour-long musical showcasing all Elvis songs! The show will take place on Wednesday, January 30th at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5 dollars.

Spring Sports Physicals

Student-athletes must pre-register for Spring sports physicals by January 31st. Physicals will be done on February 12th at 3:00 p.m. in the nurses' office.

Here We Go Again

Theater Company is hosting Movie Night on February 5th at 6:00 p.m. They will be showing MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN. Admission is $5 and all proceeds will go towards our Spring musical, Mamma Mia!

Singing Valentine Grams

Starting on February 7th, the LHS Theater Company will be selling VALENTINE GRAMS! These are singing telegrams performed by the Theater Company officers. They will be sold during lunch periods and the buyer can choose a song for a friend or loved one to be delivered on Valentine's Day.

Winter Ball

The annual Winter Ball is scheduled for February 14th at Cedar Gardens in Hamilton, NJ. Senior ticket pre-sales will take place on Monday, January 25th during lunch in staff sign-in. All other ticket sales will begin on Tuesday in the cafe during all lunches ($35 cash only). Permission slips and information can be picked up in the main office!

Future Cardinals Open House

Save the date for Thursday, February 21st for our annual Open House for rising 9th graders and their families. Guests will have an opportunity to tour the school, meet teachers, administrators, coaches, and current students and student-athletes, as well as to check out the numerous clubs, activities, and sports offered at LHS. Check out the flyer for more information.

Black History Celebration

In recognition of Black History Month, LHS's Arts & Humanities Academy will host a celebration entitled, “Black History: “And Yet We Rise” on Friday, February 22nd from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. This event is grant-funded by the LTEA PRIDE and will feature an array of moving performances and tributes by LHS students, faculty, and special guests. Attendees can "shop 'til they drop" with over a dozen black business vendors, and then will be greeted by festive music from the LHS Jazz Band and a taste of cultural dishes as they take a pictorial journey through African-American History and peruse student displays from various academic departments. Guests will enjoy music, dancing, poetry, and performances by the LHS Madrigal, Ensemble and Gospel Choirs, LHS Wind Ensemble, LHS faculty, featured and special guests, and a host of other exciting event participants. LHS will also present its 2019 Trailblazer Awards, honoring local and state residents who have and are currently paving the way for future generations and who positively impact our school and community. We will recognize individuals in entertainment, business, education, public service, and more! The night will also feature an inspiring and stirring keynote address by Reverend Simeon D. Spencer, Senior Pastor, Union Baptist Church, Trenton, NJ.

This celebration is a FREE event and all are welcome! Donations will be graciously accepted.

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* Senior Scoop *

Cap and Gown Measurements

Herff Jones will be here on Tuesday, February 19th and Wednesday, February 20th during all lunches to measure seniors for their caps and gowns. They will also mail home ordering information beforehand, so watch your snail mail.
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Making Kindness Normal

LHS students were privileged to take part in some in-depth character education this morning through an assembly presented by Houston Kraft, a professional speaker, leadership consultant and kindness advocate. Houston connected with our student body through his authentic story-telling, down-to-earth yet powerful personality, and candid comedy. He emphasized the need to create a culture of kindness and relationship-building, while stressing the importance of living with compassion, purpose, character, and love for others. Through his message, students learned about the concept of "mudita," which is a term for finding happiness through others, "being happy because you helped bring happiness to someone else."

Houston has spoken to nearly a half a million people at 500 engagements and counting. He is the co-founder of CharacterStrong - trainings and curriculums that create more compassionate cultures in schools and communities. He has been featured on the Huffington Post and highlighted by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. For more information, please visit https://www.characterstrong.com.

Jostens Renaissance Program

The Renaissance program recognizes academic achievement, good behavior, and recognizes that students don't have to be athletes to be good citizens.

Students needed to have a 2.5+ GPA, no discipline, and no unexcused tardies during 2nd quarter.

The "big" show is scheduled for Friday, March 1st and is by invitation only.

Teen Pep

Any sophomore interested in applying for the 2019-2020 Teen Pep class can pick up an application in the Guidance Office!

Get Your Science On

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has a science presentation that is free and open to the public on most Saturdays from now until March 9, 2019. Topics cover not only physics but also life science, medical science, and global warming. Please check out more information at https://www.pppl.gov/events/upcoming.
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Breaking Ground...Again!

This past winter break, LHS Spanish teacher and SHH advisor, Alyssa Katz, had the opportunity to travel once again to northern Honduras as part of a service trip. While no LHS students accompanied her on this trip, she was fortunate enough to attend the inauguration for the school in Brisas del Sur, where 11 students worked last summer. Señorita Katz was seated at the head table for the ceremony and was interviewed by a number of local news outlets. Additionally, she was part of the groundbreaking efforts for the 51st school that Students Helping Honduras will be building. Centro de Educación Básica de Apoyo Francisco Morazán is a public school located in Guaymitas, Honduras, and will be the 4th school in Honduras for which the LHS chapter of SHH will be raising money. Please support SHH at LHS in our efforts to raise $5,000 of the necessary $30,000 to complete the funding of the school by fall of 2019 by following this link: my.shhkids.org/lhs2019.

Señorita Katz was also awarded Volunteer of the Year for 2018 by the organization for her ongoing support of SHH by bringing students down to build schools and fundraising nearly $40,000 in the 7 years since the high school club was first started!

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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Felicidades, Nelle!

LHS alumna Nelle Evans ('17) was awarded a scholarship to a three-week Medical Spanish immersion program in between her fall and spring semesters. Nelle is a sophomore at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and is the first recipient of the recently initiated scholarship to this program in Costa Rica! For more information on the program, check out the link here.

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Boost Your Word Bank

mudita [moo-DEE-tuh]

Mudita is a Buddhist word from Sanskrit and Pali that has no counterpart in English. It means sympathetic or unselfish joy, or joy in the good fortune of others.

Words to Live By:

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Good Humor

Q: Why aren't Koalas actual bears?

A: They don't meet the "koalifications!"

Submitted by Mrs. Ryan

Have a joke/quote to share? Send it to kroche@ltps.org.

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