All is Merry and Bright
December 6, 2018
Well, Cardinals, we are already into December!
This time of the year has a way of reminding us of the importance of doing for others. So while you are enjoying the sights and sounds of December, embrace the true spirit of the season as well...lend a hand or two, spread some cheer, be a light for others, and spend the chilly winter months warming the hearts of others. You just may find it warms you too!
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* COMING UP *
Gaudy Sweater Day
Sophomore Career Day
On Thursday, January 10th, all LHS 10th graders will attend "Career Day" at Mercer County Community College. Students will attend their pre-selected sessions with local professionals representing different career paths. The day is an excellent opportunity for our sophomores and enables them to explore various career opportunities! Permission forms were distributed this week and are due back on Wednesday, December 12th.
* HELP WANTED *
Garden Furniture Needed
Our growing, happy little garden thanks you!
That's a Wrap!
The PTO is looking for volunteers to wrap gifts for a holiday fundraiser at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, December 15th and Sunday, December 16th. Gift wrapping will be done for donations. In addition, the PTO will be getting a portion of the sales from customers who use the vouchers (available at the store on that day). Students can also sign up (as long as there is an adult singed up in the same slot). You can also help by ordering books on line using the codes below:
- LHS Book fair code: 12401642 - 12/15 until midnight on 12/20
- LMS Book fair code: 12401634 - 12/16 until midnight on 12/21
Sign up for a 2-hour slot: Saturday, December 15th OR Sunday, December 16th
* BRAG BAG *
LHS Named to Honor Roll
They're Going to Disney World!
The varsity cheerleaders recently earned 2nd place in the Game Day Coed Division at UCA Northeast Championships in Toms River. By doing so they also secured a bid to UCA Nationals in Disney World in February!
In addition, our varsity team earned 2nd place in both Game Day and Traditional Cheer Divisions at the CVC Competition at West-Windsor North High School, while the JV squad earned 4th place in the JV Cheer Division!
Senior Jacoby Sherard is one of 62 football players from the state of New Jersey that has been named a 2018 Mini Max High School Award winner. Players were nominated by their coaches throughout the 2018 season and were evaluated based on a criteria that includes; football performance, academics, and community service.
The Mini Max Award recipients will be honored at a dinner on Sunday January 20, 2019. Way to go, Jacoby!
...and now some more "brag," staff edition:
Ladies and Gents, Start Your Engines
Did you know our district media techncian, Tom Ervin, is more than meets the eye? From 1989 through 2016 he drove the Ewing-based K&K Industries #99 Modified Microstock to 30 Championships. In 2017 he parted ways with the K&K Race Team to drive for the Wayne, NJ-based A. Puntasecca Contractors Race Team. This season he drove the Puntasecca #91 to 9 feature event wins and the 2018 Wall Stadium Speedway Modified Microstock Championship. (That’s Mr. Ervin's Championship #31 in Modified Microstocks.) His wife Robin and he purchased the #99 from K&K Industries and provided motors that he built, and their driver Mike Fox, Jr. of Hamilton drove the car to 2nd in points for the 2018 season with a feature win. Attached is a photo of Fox in the #99 and Mr. Ervin in the #91 on track at Wall Stadium Speedway. Bonus: Ervin's wife also drives a car for A. Puntasecca Contractors, Inc. (#31) and took 5th for the season.
Thanks for sharing your amazing accomplishments with us!
* OTHER NEWS *
The Lawrencian team has put together the year's first issue of our school newspaper. Our students did a truly amazing job addressing "hot topics" such as using school laptops or the results of a recent survey about substance use.
Please check it out HERE and congratulate our writers, artists and editors on a job well done!
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* DECEMBER SAVE-THE-DATES *
Friday, December 7th
- International Alliance Presents Polish Night (6:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, December 11th
- Winter Choral Concert (7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, December 15th
- Breakfast with Santa (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, December 19th
- Winter Instrumental Concert (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, December 21st
- Early Dismissal
Monday, December 24th through Tuesday, January 1st
- Winter Break
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* JUST FOR FUN *
Boost Your Word Bank
Hygge is a Danish concept that roughly describes that warm and fuzzy feeling of a deep sense of place and well-being; a feeling of friendship, warmth, coziness of the soul; contentment and peace with your immediate surroundings; enjoyment of the simplest pleasures. It is an atmosphere and an experience. It is not about things. To quote the great philosopher, Winnie the Pooh, “You don’t spell it, you feel it.”