So Long, Sweet Summer!
August 25, 2016
Hello LHS students, parents, faculty, and staff!
Our year-round staff has worked hard throughout the summer months to make sure that everything is ready for your return, and we are extra excited for the year ahead, as it marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of Lawrence High School! We will hold numerous events and activities to commemorate this historic year and look forward to a year-long celebration of our school community.
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* WHAT'S COMING UP? *
Welcome to the LHS family! To assist you in making the transition to high school as smooth and easy as possible, we invite you to our Freshman Agenda program on Wednesday, August 31st.
- Drop-off will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the LHS main entrance.
- Activities will begin at 9:00 a.m.
- Student Council will sponsor a pizza lunch for all freshmen.
- Students can be picked-up at 1:00 p.m.
Parents/guardians must complete the electronic registration form and permission slip on the LTPS high school webpage by clicking HERE. We look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey during your next four years here at LHS!
First Day of School
Opening Day Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
All guests coming to attend the ceremony are asked to park in yellow-lined spaces.
* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *
LTEF Coupon Cards
Notes From Your Advisor:
- Seniors, be on the lookout for fundraisers this year to help make your prom the best ever. The more you participate, the better your prom will be!
- Volunteers are always welcome and encouraged at all senior class activities. Please contact Mrs. Welsh for more information.
- Remember to check your .info accounts for announcements and updates throughout the year!
* LHS ATHLETICS *
Cheer on your Cardinal Athletes!
* LHS DINING SERVICES *
Check out the September lunch menu below or click HERE to access the breakfast and lunch menus, including printable versions for your convenience!
* BRAG BAG *
Moore Receives Behique Award
Anthony Moore, a senior at LHS, was accepted to a month-long summer term at the Cape Eleuthera Island School, an independent academic program in The Bahamas for high school sophomores or juniors. Anthony is the first from LHS to attend this program!
As part of the program, Anthony earned PADI’s Open Water Diver certification. Upon completion of the term, he received a science credit in the Elements of Ecology (Honors) and the Behique Award, which is voted on by the faculty and given to “that student who exhibited the most growth over the course of the term.” His adviser noted that Anthony "characterized his role in this community through quiet, gentle acts of kindness, often silently using his unique skills to help situations run as smoothly as they could."
Click HERE to read the full story on the LHS homepage.
Operation Smile Continues Changing Lives
Two members, Olivia Waaben and Haley Davis, went on wonderful missions this summer. You can check out their video links below!
Haley's video from Monterrey, Mexico: CLICK HERE TO VIEW ON YOUTUBE
Olivia's video from Bacolod, Philippines: CLICK HERE TO VIEW ON YOUTUBE
Check out a few pictures from their missions:
Students Helping Honduras Breaks New Ground
For the past five years, SHH advisor Alyssa Katz has traveled to northern Honduras with students to build schools. This past July, the group spent a week in the community of Esfuerzo de Jesus, breaking ground on the Jorge Fidel Duron Middle School. Because of the SHH fundraisers, the school is being fully funded by the efforts of LHS students, their families, and the Lawrence community. Each school costs approximately $25,000 to build, and as of July 2016, SHH has raised nearly $17,000. Once the school is completed, it will be painted red and white in honor of LHS, and will display a plaque naming the students responsible for the majority of the fundraising.
The LHS Summer 2016 volunteer group to Honduras included seniors Nelle Evans (SHH co-president), Emily Castoral, Lily Friedman, Lauryn Jodoin, Owen Cutaneo, and Sarah Tennant, and juniors Sarah Marion, Michael Pernell, and Kyle Schuler.
Please view and share the links below and encourage others to donate. With your continued support, LHS will be the first high school chapter to fully fund a school in Honduras!
* SEPTEMBER DATES TO REMEMBER *
* IMPORTANT LINKS *
* JUST FOR FUN *
Pay close attention when interpreting body language while you travel in other countries. While here in the U.S. we nod our heads to mean "yes," and shake our heads to mean "no," the opposite is true in some other countries. For example, in Albania and Bulgaria they shake their heads "yes" and nod their heads "no."