Top O' The Mornin' To Ya!

March 17, 2016

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Wishing you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day and a fun, relaxing, sunshiny Spring Break! This is the last Smore newsletter until we return in April, so read on to catch up on everything you need to know for the next few weeks.

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March Madness Continues

March Madness is in full swing! From hula hooping and basketball shootouts, to Twitter battles, Jenga games, checkers matches, and dance-offs, students have been going head-to-head, and RED-TO-WHITE to nab points for their teams! We still have about three weeks left until the big finale, so keep up the awesome work! Remember, your attendance at school events counts for team points. Follow #LHSMadness on Twitter. When sharing on Twitter, please use the hashtag (#) for your team and tag #LHS Madness for all Red and White activities.

Team #RED: Last names A-K

Team #White: Last names L-Z

*Don't forget to get your LHS Madness t-shirt! They are on sale in the Student Store for just $6. The shirt is your ticket into the Red & White Night on April 8th!


On Friday, March 18th, two Renaissance assemblies will be offered to students who have met the criteria of 2.5+ GPA, no discipline, and no unexcused tardies. If you have qualified you will be issued a pass to attend.

There will be a special guest speaker at both assemblies!

Movie Night

The Arts & Humanities Academy will be running a “movie night” fundraiser on Friday, March 18th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the LHS auditorium. We will be watching the awesome political action movie “V for Vendetta.” Food will be sold before and during intermission. The cost of the ticket is $6.00 or $5.00 if you bring an old pair of jeans to be recycled. Come dressed as your favorite anti-hero! There will be a prize for the best dressed.

You must be 17 or older with a driver’s license or proper identification (school IDs do not count). If you are under 17 years old, you must have permission form signed by a parent or guardian when you pay for your ticket. Check your .info account for the permission form.

Cardinal Jeopardy

Student teams of three will compete against one another, demonstrating wit and wisdom in a broad range of topics from sports to entertainment to chemistry to world geography and beyond. Teacher Teams will compete in their own separate round. The highest scoring student teams will compete against each other for the overall Cardinal Jeopardy Championship in Final Jeopardy! Ticket proceeds will be donated to the Homefront Children’s Summer Program.

Rehearsal: Monday, March 21st from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Event: Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m. (Auditorium)

*Presented by National Honor Society

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LHS Students Make "History"

On Saturday, March 5th, five LHS students participated in the New Jersey Regional History Day competition ( at Princeton University, presenting papers, exhibits, and documentaries in the Senior Division (grades 9-12). These students are our first ever high school-level entrants from Lawrence!

Andrew Sam (paper), Rhea Pathak (documentary), Anis Chihoub (exhibit), and Anusha Aggarwal, and Cassidy Stoneback (group exhibit) showed tremendous interest, motivation, and dedication to competing in this event. Aggarwal, Stoneback, and Chihoub also advanced to the state level of competition, which will take place on May 7th at William Paterson University!

Congratulations to those who participated and good luck to those moving on to the next level!

Gow Grabs Five Awards

Congratulations to Junior James Gow for his FIVE wins at the Mercer County Science and Engineering Fair on Tuesday, March 15th!

James' project, "Testing Valproate and Surfanct Regulation as Potential Therapeutics for Nitrogen Mustard-Mediated Lung Injury in Wistar Rats," also earned him an invitation to compete at this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ in May.

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Seniors, please watch this section for ongoing announcements with information regarding Senior Awards, Graduation, the Senior Prom, and other important events.

Cap & Gown Late Orders

Seniors, you can still order by phone or online. Pick up an order form in the Main Office ASAP.

Please remember that orders placed late will now have a slight price increase.

Colleges Visiting

  • Mercer County Community College will visit on Tuesday, March 22nd at 9:50 am.
  • The New School in New York City will be here on Monday, April 18th at 11:00 am.

Sign-up on Naviance to receive your passes!

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After School Pick-Ups

Attention Parents: When picking up your child after an event, practice, or game, please remember to park in a parking spot rather than lining up along the curb. As always, the safety of our students is our top priority, and we would like to avoid them having to walk between vehicles when this can be avoided. This will also allow those already parked to safely pull out, while also reducing the congestion for drivers pulling through this area. Thank you for your cooperation!

Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling

The online scheduling portal for Spring Conferences will be open from Monday, March 21st through Wednesday, April 6th. You will be able to access this portal by visiting the LHS website ( and clicking on "Scheduling for Parent-Teacher Conferences" under Quick Links. Conference appointments will be held in 10-minute intervals. If you require assistance with scheduling, please contact your child's counselor.

Conferences will be held on Wednesday, April 20th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Lifeguards Needed

We are looking for certified lifeguards that have a study hall/out to lunch in their schedule and would like to get paid $10 a hour to lifeguard the LHS pool during PE classes.

If you are interested and already have your lifeguarding/CPR certification, please email Ms. Fischer ( with the period you are interested in lifeguarding.

Class Rings

Attention sophomores and parents! Herff Jones will be here on Thursday, April 7th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. to show ring samples and answer any questions you might have. On Friday, April 8th a representative will be in the cafeteria during lunches to help you order your class rings! Please watch for a letter in the mail explaining the process.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame...

The Music Department is taking over the Trenton Thunder on April 7th! Come out to the stadium for Opening Day and support the Band and Choirs. Tickets are $10 for LTPS students and faculty and can be purchased in advance through the Music Department.

Class of 2017 Upcoming Fundraisers

Attention Juniors! Mark your calendars for these upcoming events to help raise money for your prom next year.

April 9th - Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser

May 6th - Trenton Thunder Baseball Game

DECA Volleyball Tournament

DECA Volleyball is coming on Thursday, April 14th, from 6:30-9:00 p.m.! A $5 fee will be charged for each player, with a max of six players to a team. Registration forms can be picked up at the Student Store during lunch periods or in Room 131. All money and registration forms are due to Ms. Schneck by Monday, April 11th.

Cardinal Pride Fridays

Wear RED and WHITE on Fridays to show your school spirit. Get your gear in the school store during lunch periods!

Send pictures of yourself wearing your Cardinal gear to

We're on Facebook

The Lawrence High School Facebook page is back up and running. "Like" us at and check out photos from some of our recent events.
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Turf Update

As many of you know, we have had most of our athletic fields shut down since the March 4th Spring Sports start date due to soil testing. Please click HERE to read a letter from Superintendent Dr. Crystal Edwards, in which she references the results of the testing and what it means for our athletic programs moving forward.

Winter Sports Survey

Attention Parents: Please fill out the end-of-the-season survey on your experience with Winter Sports by clicking HERE. We thank you for in advance for your time!

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter @LTPSAthletics and check out the daily schedule HERE.

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Drawing done on a digital drawing table by Sam Royster, Grade 11
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* Dining Services *

Smoothies, smoothies, smoothies!


16 ounces total of fat free milk, low-fat yogurt, and selection of fruits blended in our kitchen daily.


Purchase as full premium lunch with two packs graham crackers and choice of fruit and/or vegetable: $3.25

Ala Carte: $3.95

Red vs. White Chef Battle

March Madness Red vs. White Chef Battle coming to lunch at LHS Commons!

Join us for a Mexican Bowl chef battle at lunches on March 23. One Maschio’s Executive Chef will represent the Red Team and one Chef will represent the White team. Vote for your favorite bowl and we’ll reveal the winning Chef and which team he represents!!

Sandwiches of the "A" Day

Friday, March 18th

Capicolla Extravaganza:

Sliced capicolla, fresh mozzarella, baby arugula, sliced tomato with pesto mayo on ciabatta roll

See below for the March Lunch Menu!

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LHS Students Building School in Honduras

Help us reach our goal of completing a three-room schoolhouse in Honduras by clicking HERE. You can donate to the general LHS page or specific pages of our club members.

*If SHH can raise $25,000 by the end of 2016, one of the schools will be painted RED AND WHITE in honor of our school!

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Click HERE to read more about the PTO and to access the membership application.

  • The CLOTHING AND SHOE DONATION DRIVE is a year-round event. Boxes are located at the main entrances of both LHS and LMS. Click HERE to access the flyer.
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Tuesday, March 22nd

  • Student/Teacher Jeopardy (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, March 25th - Friday, April 1st

  • Spring Break

Thursday, April 7th

  • So You Think You've Got Talent? (7:00 p.m.)

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Laugh Lines

What's Irish and stays outside all night?

Answer: Patty O'Furniture

Irish Gaelic Vocabulary

You can be "Irish for the day!" Learn these words and phrases in honor of St. Patrick's Day:

Lá 'le Pádraig sona duit (Law lay PAW-draig so-nah ditch) - Happy St. Patrick's Day

seamrog (SHAM-rogue) - Shamrock

Adh na nEireannach (awe nah NAE-ron-okh) - Luck of the Irish

Sláinte is táinte (sloyn-cheh iss choyn-cheh) - Health and wealth


The original name for Leprechaun was lobaircin meaning "a small-bodied fellow."


boondoggle [BOON-dog-uhl]


- a pointless activity that gives the appearance of having value


- to waste time or money on questionable or unnecessary projects

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