Spreading the Love

February 7, 2019

A Full February

February is pretty jam-packed here at LHS. First, you'll notice our main hallway slowly transforming as we partake in a month-long observance and celebration of history-making African American contributors, past and present, which will culminate in our Black History Celebration at the end of the month. February is also host to our Winter Spirit Week and pep rally, the Winter Ball, and our annual Open House for incoming Cardinals!

Happy Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we'd like to remind our entire Cardinal community to show your love and appreciation for all of your loved ones -- sweethearts, parents, friends, siblings, friends, coworkers, friends, even pets -- not just today, but every day!
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* PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED *

Soup's On

The LMS/LHS PTO is planning a soup-er duper luncheon for faculty on February 22nd and is looking for volunteers to make soup/chili in a crockpot. If you would like to help by sending in soup and/or supplies, please click HERE to sign up!

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* COMING UP *

Schools Closed

School will be closed on Friday, February 15th (Professional Development Day) and on Monday, February 18th (Presidents' Day).

2019 AP Exam Registration

Students at Lawrence High School will register for the AP Exams online through Total Registration, LLC. This registration will take only a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.


Registration Begins: Friday, February 1, 2019

Registration Ends: Thursday, February 28, 2019


To register, students should visit the LHS website or visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/311488.

Singing Valentine Grams

The LHS Theater Company is selling SINGING VALENTINE GRAMS (singing telegrams performed by the Theater Company officers) during all lunch periods ($2 for one, and $5 for three). Choose a song for a friend or loved one to be delivered on Valentine's Day.

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Show Someone You Care with a Carnation

On February 14th Student Council will be selling red, white, and pink carnations for $1 each during all lunches! Proceeds will benefit Student Council and Renaissance.

Winter Ball

The annual Winter Ball is scheduled for February 14th at Cedar Gardens in Hamilton, NJ (7:00-10:00 p.m.). We look forward to a fun-filled night with good food, good music, and good friends! Please see Ms. Huber if you are still looking for a ticket.

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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* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *

School Rules Reminder

Good afternoon - as we pass the halfway mark of the school year, we would like to remind students of a few school rules.


  • Students are not permitted to wear or carry head coverings that include: hats, bandanas, do-rag, or the hood of sweatshirt during the school day as per the student handbook (pages 24-25). Beginning tomorrow, all head coverings including hats worn inside the building will be confiscated and placed in Room 319 for parent pickup.
  • Students must have a green hall pass when they leave class to go to places like the lavatory, nurse, guidance, or the library. Students will be sent back to class if found in the hallway without a green pass.

Design the 2019 LHS Madness T-Shirt

Red and White is looking for a design for our LHS Madness t-shirt! The theme for this year's LHS Madness is Heroes (Red Team) vs. Villains (White Team). If anyone is interested in creating a design, please send your design to Ms. Sabatini no later than Thursday February 14th (jsabatina@ltps.info). The winner receives recognition and a free LHS Madness t-shirt, which includes free admission to LHS Madness Night!

St. Baldrick's 2019

LHS is once again forming a team to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Think you can "brave the shave?" Check out the flyer below for information on joining our team, making a donation, or volunteering for the event!


If you have any questions, please see Ms. Tziarri or contact her at stziarri@ltps.org.

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* BRAG BAG *

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Senior Zoe Singleton, member of LHS DECA, has been selected to present her business plan titled “MAKEUP the TIME” at #LEADLIKEAGIRL: A Conference for Risk-Takers and Changemakers! The conference, to be held in April, is an all-day event on the campus of Stuart Country Day School, and is designed to showcase and inspire girls’ confidence and creativity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), entrepreneurism, and leadership.


The #LEADLIKEAGIRL Business Fair is an opportunity for high school girls to showcase their entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and business acumen through a business plan of their own design. Students will present their developed good or service to a panel of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and a participating audience, in a competition for three cash prizes, awarded to the business plans that are deemed most innovative and profitable.


Students will showcase their business plans alongside experienced mentor women who own businesses at the Business Fair and Expo. Young women in high school who are presenting STEM talks or business plans are eligible to win cash prizes totaling $10,000.


Workshops and presentations will be delivered by young women in high school, educators, and leading women in business.

DECA Grabs More Honors

LHS DECA has some more good news to share! Ayush Patel submitted the paperwork evidence on behalf of LHS DECA to compete in the DECA Campaign Challenges. LHS DECA has received honors in two areas:


Chapter Campaign Winners – Thrive Level

Membership Campaign Winners – Achievement Level


Ayush's work has now allowed him to attend the ICDC in Orlando, FL this April!


Click below to read the full article:


https://www.decadirect.org/2019/01/09/2018-2019-chapter-campaign-winners-announced

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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* FUNDRAISERS *

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* ROTATION & BLOCK SCHEDULE *

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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

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* JUST FOR FUN *

Boost Your Word Bank

meraki [may-rah-kee]


adjective: This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you're doing, whatever it may be; to do something with passion, with absolute devotion, with undivided attention.

Words to Live By:

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Good Humor

Q: Where did the pasta chef take his wife dancing for Valentine's Day?

A: To the meatball!


Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti


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

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