So Long, Sweet Summer!

August 25, 2016

Hello LHS students, parents, faculty, and staff!

We hope you have all had an amazing summer and are getting ready to gear back up for the 2016-2017 school year!

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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Freshman Orientation

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

The first day of school is on Tuesday, September 6th. Remember, this is a FULL DAY! For your reference, below is this year's color block schedule. Returning students, you will notice there has been a change to the "D" day rotations. You can access the monthly rotation calendar at the bottom of this newsletter or by following this link.
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Opening Day Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

LHS will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on opening day, Tuesday, September 6th at 7:30 a.m. in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Lawrence High School! We will be joined by some very special guests and dignitaries, who will help us kick off this milestone school year. We would be honored if you would join us to witness the official start of our 50th!

All guests coming to attend the ceremony are asked to park in yellow-lined spaces.

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Schedules / Power School

Students, you will have access to Power School to view your schedules on Tuesday, August 30th at 8:00 a.m. Homeroom assignments will also be posted in the main hallway, and you will receive a hard copy of your schedule in your homeroom on the first day of school.

LTEF Coupon Cards

Save money at local merchants all year by purchasing a coupon card from LTEF! Offers include discounts at Dunkin Donuts, Great Clips, Captain Paul's, Tastee Sub Shop, and many, many more! Cards can be purchased online at or at designated events. Click the picture for more details.

Cross Country Scorer Needed

The LHS Cross Country team is looking for a team scorer one day per week. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Collins at
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Class of 2017, welcome to your SENIOR YEAR! Although you will be a Cardinal for life, your last year at LHS is going to fly by quicker than you ever thought possible. Please watch this section throughout the year for important news and updates for your class. Contact your senior class advisor, Mrs. Welsh, if you have any questions or would like to submit any announcements.
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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!
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Cheer on your Cardinal Athletes!

Fall sports are under way! Come out and support your fellow Cardinals at a football, soccer, field hockey, cross country, tennis, or cheerleading event. To view the LHS athletics schedule, click HERE.
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Our fantastic Dining Services team offers breakfast and lunch options that are nutritious and delicious!

Check out the September lunch menu below or click HERE to access the breakfast and lunch menus, including printable versions for your convenience!

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Throughout the year we will showcase highlights from our students and the amazing things they do in and outside of school. View this week's spotlights below!

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

The LHS Operation Smile Club was chosen as the "Club-of-the-Year" by the International Operation Smile Organization at this summer's International Student Leadership Conference! Congratulations to all of the club members and their advisor, Cheryl Eng, for all of their hard work.

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!

Honduras 2016 Video

Travel Blog

Online Donation Site

Students Helping Honduras Official Site

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September 6, 2016

First Day of School (Full Day)

September 29, 2016

Back-to-School Night

September 30, 2016

Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL)


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Laugh Lines

Q: How do you make an octopus laugh?

A: Give it tenticles (ten tickles)!

Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti

Wise Words

pangram [PAN-grum]

noun: a sentence that uses all of the letters of the alphabet

Fun Facts

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."

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District Happenings

Check out the latest edition of the LTPS Quick News for district announcements! Click HERE to read more about when and where you can meet Superintendent Dr. Crystal Edwards at a full moon bike ride "Just Ask Us" information session, to find out about recreational athletics opportunities, and more! Or, to sign up on the Quick News mailing list, click HERE.
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