Happy Fall!

September 28, 2017

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Now that we've had Back-to-School Night, we are looking ahead to the next big events...including Homecoming, Challenge Day, and more! Also, please watch the next newsletter (October 12th) for important information regarding Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences. Sign-ups will be a bit different this year, and we are hopeful that the new process will alleviate any confusion and add some convenience to you!

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Marching Band "Tears it Up"

On Saturday, September 23rd, the LHS Marching Band won first place in their division at their first competition of the season at Hunterdon Central Regional High School. The band competes in the US Bands circuit in the Group I-A division. In addition to their first-place finish, the group also took home the caption awards for Best Music, Overall Effect, and Visual Performance. Their next competition is October 14th at Robbinsville High School. Congratulations!

Student Helpers

A huge THANK YOU to all of the students who volunteered their time to help out at Back-to-School Night...from members of our LHS Marching Band, Color Guard, and cheerleaders pepping up our parents on their way in, to our club members spreading information and answering questions about the different activities LHS has to offer, to our incredible Student Leaders, guiding parents to classes and going out of their way to make every visitor feel welcome and comfortable, all with respect and a smile! We appreciate all of your efforts and hard work, and for the positive attitudes that you demonstrate to all who enter our halls. Thank you!!!
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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Garba Night

Please join the International Alliance Club for Garba Night on Friday, September 29th! See flyer for more details.

Club members will lead the dancing, but all are welcome, especially little ones!

Financial Aid Night

Join us for a Financial Aid Night on Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the LHS auditorium, during which a representative from HESAA will provide information for parents and students regarding how to complete the FAFSA form, as well as how to obtain scholarships, loans, and work study programs.

Parents and students are welcome to attend! Admission is free and no registration is required.

HESAA (Higher Educational Student Assistance Authority) works with students and parents using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the first step toward getting federal aid for college.

Halloween Movie Night

The LHS Library Club is hosting a Halloween Movie Night on Friday, October 13th. Enjoy free popcorn while spending time with the family! Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased in the library now or at the door.

Underclassmen Picture Day - DATE CHANGE

Picture Day for students in grades 9, 10, and 11 has been rescheduled to October 16th, originally scheduled for October 12th. Please mark your calendars and watch the newsletter for more information!

Homecoming Football Game

Come out for the 2017 Homecoming Football Game against Nottingham High School on Friday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m.! The Homecoming Court will be introduced and your 2017 King and Queen will be crowned at half-time of the game! Show us your school spirit and help us top last year's amazing turnout! Remember, students are just $2 to enter.

Homecoming Dance

Cardinals, the 2017 Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m.!

Tickets will be sold during all lunch periods during the week of October 15, 2017. Tickets are $40, cash only, and will not be sold at the door.

Please watch your .info emails in October for information on voting for the Homecoming Court and King and Queen!

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LTEF Video

Please take a few minutes to view the below video from the Lawrence Township Education Foundation. For those of you who joined us on Back-to-School Night this week, we also shared this video during our opening presentation. Enjoy!


Challenge Day Returns

LHS will once again be hosting Challenge Day! This year the program will be on October 25th and 26th from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Interested students must complete a permission slip and return it to Guidance by Friday, October 13th.

Not sure what Challenge Day is about? Check out this video of the program at another NJ school: This is Challenge Day!

Hall of Fame Induction

The LHS Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducting its tenth class on Saturday, October 14th at Mercer Oaks Golf Course. We hope that you will be able to attend to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of the year’s inductees. Cost for attending the dinner is $50. If you are interested in attending, tickets are available for purchase in the LHS Athletic Office or by mailing payment to either: LHS Athletic Hall of Fame, PO Box 55095, Trenton, NJ 08638 OR Steve Groeger, 16 Temple Terrace, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.

Please make all checks payable to the LHS Hall of Fame (LHS HOF).

This year’s Hall of Fame class includes:

  • Kamal Bathala '94 - Soccer
  • Frederick 'PJ' Barrett '91 - Soccer, Winter Track
  • Harold "Skeeter" Brown ’73 - Football, Basketball, Spring Track
  • Andrea Cermele '92 - Soccer, Basketball, Softball, Track
  • Amy Calvo Folk '01 - Field Hockey, Winter Track, Spring Track
  • Stephen Jackson '98 - Soccer, Basketball
  • Jeremy McDermott '92 - Ice Hockey
  • Sarah Mutinsky '97 - Field Hockey
  • Johnathan Nalbone '04 - Football, Spring Track
  • Dana Verdi Williams '01 - Soccer, Basketball, Softball
  • JoAnn Stevens – Coach
  • Nicholas Patanella - Special Contributor
  • 1969 Boys Soccer Team

Student Store

Visit the school store during any lunch period to pick up your school spirit gear! Don't forget to check out the sweatshirts and blankets to sport at the Friday night football games!

Need Extra Help?

National Honor Society is again sponsoring the "Cardinal Nest" for anyone looking for group study or one-on-one tutoring. Check out the flyer for more information and how to connect!

Members of NHS will be available for peer academic support in the library conference room every "A" day during the lunch periods. All students are encouraged to take advantage of this supportive study space, including those in AP and Honors classes. Students are allowed to eat their lunch in the library conference room while attending.

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Get Involved!

Cardinals, are you looking for a way to get more involved in your school community? Check out the 2017-2018 Clubs and Activities Booklet HERE to read about the numerous activities and find one (or two, or three, or more!) that you have an interest in. If you have any questions, please check with the advisors listed. They would be happy to share more details with you to help give you a better idea of what you might like to join! You can also pick up a booklet in the Main Office.
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PTO Coupon Books

Visit the PTO store HERE to purchase Wawa shortie coupons and coupon books through Save Around and Kids Stuff, where you can save at hundreds of merchants in the local and surrounding areas! While there, please browse the new PTO website for information on joining, donating, volunteering, or attending an upcoming event! If you have any questions, please reach out to the PTO at lmslhspto@gmail.com.

LTEF Coupon Cards

Support the LTEF by purchasing a coupon card with discounts to 20 area businesses! This year, there are new offers and new merchants. The card may be purchased for $20 and is valid through August 2018. Discounts may be used an unlimited amount of times at each participating merchant. Save money, while supporting LTEF and local businesses. It's a win, win, win! See a full list of discounts and order online HERE or email Karen at karen@ltefnj.org.
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Check out these videos of our LHS Marching Band, cheerleaders, and Color Guard welcoming parents and guests to the 2017 Back-to-School Night!

LHS Marching Band - 2017 Back to School Night
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Check out the October lunch menu below! Our Dining Services team always strives to provide a wide variety of delicious options, and focuses on offering an array of more health-conscious choices as well.

Remember, breakfast is also served daily!

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Friday, September 29th

  • Garba Night - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 12th

  • Financial Aid Night - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 13th

  • Halloween Family Movie Night - 6:30 p.m.

Monday, October 16th

  • Underclassmen Picture Day

Friday, October 20th

  • Homecoming Football Game - 7:00 p.m. vs. Nottingham

Saturday, October 21st

  • Homecoming Dance - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 27th

  • Haunted High
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Good Humor

Q: What do you call a man with a rubber toe?

A: Roberto

Q: Why did the cowboy adopt a dachsund?

A: He wanted to "get a long, little doggie!"

Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti

Boost Your Word Bank

polyhistor [pol-ee-HIS-ter]

1. noun. a person of great and varied learning

Words to Live By:

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Fun Fact

The average person spends about a full year of their life looking for misplaced objects!

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Questions, submissions, or suggestions about this newsletter can be directed to kroche@ltps.org.

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