Welcome Back!

September 6, 2018

We officially welcome you back to LHS for another great year!

Our first two days have gone very smoothly and we look forward to sharing the next 9+ months with all of you. We encourage you to get involved in the different clubs and activities we have to offer, or to check our some of our fall sports games, including our very first home football game of the year tomorrow night against Hopewell!

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* INTRODUCTIONS ARE IN ORDER *

Reporting for Duty...

LHS is proud and excited to welcome Officer Suzanne Girard to our Cardinal nest. With shared funding from the school district and the township, we now have the privilege of reintroducing the presence of a School Resource Officer at the high school. For those who don't know, LHS has enjoyed the many benefits of having an SRO in the past before budget cuts disallowed us to continue doing so. Officer Girard will work hand in hand with school administration to oversee the safety and security of the building and assist with police functions as needed. The SRO will only be involved upon the request of school administration.


Officer Girard is starting her 17th year with the Lawrence Township Police Department (and has been in the township for over 22 years). She also spent a year at LMS as an SRO, and is already thrilled to be meeting and connecting with our students on a more personal level. Officer Girard will not only serve in the SRO capacity here, but will also be a resource for our drivers' education and health classes. She is married to her husband, Michael (LHS class of '92), and has three sons, Michael (11), Charlie (8), and Harrison (6).


When you see her friendly face in the halls, be sure to say hi, introduce yourself, and give her a warm welcome!

Introducing...

LHS is happy to add to our already fabulous team here with some new faculty for the 2018-2019 school year! We are confident that our new crew members are as excited to be here as we are to have them. Welcome to all new staff and faculty, we look forward to having you as part of the family!
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* Red & White News *

Passing the Torch

Your 2018-2019 Red & White School Spirit Advisor has officially been named...Ms. Jeana Sabatini! Ms. Sabatini will be spearheading all things "Red and White" this year, under the superior guidance of last year's fearless leader, Ms. Diane Schneck.


Thanks to Ms. Schneck for her tireless hard work and a job (very) well done, and congratulations to Ms. Sabatini on your new role!

Hallway Pep Rally

To start the year off, we will be having a Hallway Pep Rally tomorrow (September 7th) at the beginning of 8th period, featuring our cheerleaders, band, and color guard.

Red & White Fridays

Remember to wear your Red and White gear tomorrow (and every Friday) to show us your school spirit!

School Picnic

Our fall school picnic is scheduled for Thursday, September 27th (rain date Friday, September 28th) during all lunches. The afternoon will feature games, picnic food from the cafe, and your favorite disc jockey, DJ B-Nice!
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* OTHER NEWS *

Attendance Expectations at LHS

We want to remind you how important it is for our students to be in school each and every day. If students accumulate more than 15 attendance points (unexcused absences or tardies account for the "points") then they lose credit for the course. Students should be in their classroom at 7:45 each day. Any student that comes after the bell is considered unexcused tardy unless they have a doctor's note or documentation of another approved excused absence, found in the student handbook. Three tardies count as one absence, so it is important to be on time for every class!

Car Wash Fundraiser

Support the LHS cheerleaders!


When: Saturday, September 8th (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Raindate: Saturday, September 15th

Where: Outside of the LHS cafeteria

Cost: $5.00 per car

Freshman Class Election

The Freshman Class advisor will be reaching out to the freshmen for nominees for class officers next Friday, September 14th. Freshman class elections will be held the week of September 24th. Watch your .info emails for details!

DECA Donuts and Muffins are Back

DECA will be selling delicious muffins and donuts every Friday morning in staff sign-in. Grab a tasty treat to start your day!

Maschio's Coffee Cart

New for the 2018-2019 school year: Starting on September 17th, Maschio's Food Services will be hosting a morning coffee cart every day from 7:15-7:45 a.m. in the 500 hallway. The cart will offer Wawa coffee ($1.25 for 12 ounces) and delicious baked goods. (The regular breakfast menu will still be available in the cafeteria.)

Chromebooks

Chromebook Distribution will take place on Friday, September 7th and Monday, September 10th. Watch for more information.


The 2018-19 Student Device Agreement for Chromebook distribution will be sent to parents directly from our Technology department via email, autodialer, the website, Twitter, Facebook, and Quick News. You can also access the form by logging in to Genesis.

Some changes for 2018-19:

Senior Portrait Re-Takes

Senior Retakes will be held on Thursday, September 27th and Friday, September 28th from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Commemorate your senior year in style!

Picture Day

Picture Day for underclassmen (grades 9, 10, and 11) is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24th. Re-takes will be done on Wednesday, November 28th.

Free & Reduced Meal Program

Free or reduced lunch applications can now be filed online by using the Genesis Parent Portal.


The process is easy. Simply log into the Parent Portal at https://parents.ltps.org:


  • Go to the Forms tab
  • Select the Free and Reduced Lunch Application
  • After completing the application, click the Submit button. The application is then pending and is available to be reviewed by the district official who determines eligibility.


After the application is reviewed, you can find out if you're eligible for free or reduced lunch by checking in your Parent Portal. Please allow a day or two for the decision to be posted.


Paper applications are also available on the district website and in the main office of each school.


Questions? Please contact Beth Farletta at 609-671-5420 or via email bfarletta@lts.org

LMS/LHS PTO

The LMS/LHS PTO is excited to welcome new members for the 2018-2019 school year! You can now become a member ONLINE with a few simple clicks! Follow the link HERE to join! While you're there, feel free to explore the PTO's brand new website for information regarding sponsored events, the meeting schedule, and how to sign up as a volunteer!


2018-2019 PTO Board Members

President: Bina Indelicato

VP-1: Michelle Morris | VP-2: Sharon Stoneback

VP-Communications: Wendy Simpson, Janie Hermann and Lindsey Bohra

Recording Secretary: Kim Lehrfeld

Treasurer: Susanne Cottone

lmslhspto@gmail.com

District News

Check out the latest edition (and others) of the LTPS Quick News for district announcements! Included in the most recent issue is an advanced copy of the Back-to-School Bulletin! Click HERE to see the archives or to sign up on the mailing list!
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* FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL *

Check out the LHS marching band and cheerleaders "tearing it up" for

students and staff on the first day of school!

https://youtu.be/PwU3JvHiFCE
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* BRAG BAG *

Three Cheers for LHS Cheerleaders!

The LHS cheerleaders recently returned from the UCA Trails End Cheer Camp in the Poconos where over thirty teams throughout the tri-state participated! But they didn't return empty handed...


Varsity (coached by Adrienne Wasserleben) won 1st place in "Game-Day Sideline," "Game-Day Cheer," and "Game-Day Camp Champs, as well as 2nd place overall in Rally Routine Camp Champs!


JV (coached by Allie DeLeon) nabbed 2nd place in "Game-Day Sideline," 3rd place in "Game-Day Cheer," 4th in "Overall Game-Day Cheer Champs," and 8th overall in Rally Routine Camp Champs


In addition, 11 Lawrence cheerleaders were selected out of 126 All-American Tryout participants to cheer at special events including The Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade (freshman/sophomores) and the New Years Eve Parade (juniors/seniors) in London, UK! Winners pictured below right (Top Row: Annie Yao; Cassidy Carroll; Kayla Jackson; Destiny Hemmer; Joseph Briggs; and Eliza Covello. Bottom Row: Kaitlyn Prikril; Mana Kurisu; Gianna Pangaldi; Atallah Harris-Gibbons)


Congrats to both teams and to their coaches for a great kick-off to the fall season!

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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* ROTATION & BLOCK SCHEDULE *

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* SEPTEMBER LUNCH MENU *

Check out the September breakfast and lunch menus by clicking HERE. Menus are now hosted by Nutrislice. You can download their app for more convenient access, view menus for any LTPS school, and more!

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* SEPTEMBER SAVE-THE-DATES *

Monday, September 10th

  • Rosh Hashanah - SCHOOL CLOSED


Wednesday, September 19th

  • Yom Kippur - SCHOOL CLOSED
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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

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* JUST FOR FUN *

Boost Your Word Bank

braggadocio [brag-uh-DO-shee-o]

noun: an empty boaster; boastful behavior

Words to Live By:

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Good Humor

Q: Where do football players get new uniforms?

A: New Jersey!


Submitted by Mrs. Stanger


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

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