In Like a Lion...

February 28, 2019

February seemed to fly by in a flash and March is roaring its way in with a ton of activities...and of course the promise of Spring in just a couple of weeks! This month we have our St. Baldrick's event, the Spring Musical, and a mad, mad Spirit Week at the end of the month to lead up to Red and White Madness Night!

A huge thank you to our Black History Celebration committee for putting together such a moving and inspirational evening last week, as well as to all of our guests and staff who made our annual Open House an even bigger success than the last!

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St. Baldrick's 2019

It's not too late to join LHS in its support of the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Think you can "brave the shave?" Check out the flyer below for information on joining our team, making a donation, or volunteering for the event!

If you have any questions, please see Ms. Tziarri or contact her at

Mamma Mia!

Tickets for the LHS Spring Musical, Mamma Mia!, are on now on sale! To purchase tickets in advance, please visit The show will run from Thursday, March 14th through Saturday, March 16th (7:00 p.m.). We promise you a good time, and hope to see you there!

Cardinal Jeopardy

Save the date for Thursday, March 21st (7:00 p.m.) for our annual Cardinal Jeopardy competition, hosted by National Honor Society! Come out and watch the students take on the teachers in a battle of wits and wisdom! Tickets are $5 and all proceeds go to Homefront Summer Camp.
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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

The LHS Music Department is excited to announce that its students have been given the opportunity to perform at Opening Night of the 2019 Trenton Thunder season on Friday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m.! The Marching Band will be performing pre-game while the Choir will sing the National Anthem just before the first pitch. This is an amazing opportunity to showcase our talents and perform in front of thousands of people! The game is open to all family and friends and we would appreciate a large Lawrence cheering section. Let’s take over the stadium to support our performers! Tickets are being sold at face value ($11). Please contact Mike Drobish or Mandy Johnson for more information.

LHS Madness Design Chosen

Over the last couple of weeks the Red and White team went searching for a design for this year's LHS Madness t-shirt! We knew we'd find it in our super creative students! Well, a design has been chosen, thanks to the handywork of Catherine Lillja (see photo). Shirts will be on sale soon, so listen for announcements and watch your .info emails for information. Remember, the shirt is your ticket in to Red and White Madness Night on March 28th!

Extra! Extra!

The school year's second issue of The Lawrencian is now available for your viewing pleasure! Our young writers, editors, photographers, and artists work extremely hard to put together a source with fun interviews, interesting news, and updates on life around Lawrence High, so please check out their latest masterpiece by following the link below!

Click here to read The Lawrencian:

Project Graduation

Parents, plans for the 2019 Project Graduation are already under way! Since 1989 the parents of Lawrence High School students, the community, and local businesses have generously supported Project Graduation, the all-night party for seniors held at LHS following graduation. The event provides all seniors with a safe, drug and alcohol free way to celebrate this exciting time in their lives.

Please see the letter below for more information on how you can be a part of helping to make this fantastic event happen for our seniors!

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Diving Right In

Junior Ola Kwasniewski placed third in the entire state on February 27th at the NJSIAA Girls State Diving Tournament!

Congratulations, Ola!

She's on a Mission

Grace Dismukes was the most recent Operation Smile member to be chosen for a mission this year, traveling to Siliguri, West Bengal, India from November 28th through December 18th.

In her own words, Grace recounts the highlight of her trip: "Seeing the emotions of parents as they watch their child come out with a new smile that they can proudly wear around their community. Each person I encountered was so grateful that some even fell to their knees and blessed me when I gave them something as simple as a cup of water. I truly got to see how lucky I am. Despite most families at the hospital having absolutely nothing, there were the kindest people I ever met and always had smiles on their faces despite the circumstances! It was absolutely life changing!"

Off and Running

The LHS Boys and Girls Winter Track & Field teams had four athletes qualify for the Group 2 State Track & Field Championships while competing at Sectionals!

Davon Boykin placed 4th in High Jump, Deon McLean placed 4th in the 400, Afreen Satarawalla placed 4th in Pole Vault, and Sarah Simeusplaced 3rd in High Jump.

Congratulations to the team, as well as coaches Tim Collins, Bayshawn Welles, and Elizabeth Guarini!

Cheerleaders Compete on National Stage

Congratulations to the LHS cheerleaders, led by coach Adrienne Wasserleben, who recently competed in the semi-finals of the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Florida. This was the very first time our cheerleaders have ever competed in this competition! We're so proud of your efforts!

Talent on Display

The artwork of Yulduz Masharifaova, Laasyayri Vaddepalli, Jonnie Bryant, Jr., Kaitlyn Hagadorn, Sarah Mah, Aishvarya Indiran, and Elizabeth Moulder will be exhibited at an art show sponsored by the Art Educators of NJ. It will be on display at the Mercer County Exhibit on March 30th at Artworks in Trenton, from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Yuldez Mashrofa's work has also been selected to represent Mercer County this year for New Jersey's Youth Arts Month Exhibit. Her painting was chosen to represent Mercer County and will be on display at the NJ Youth Art Month State Exhibit & Reception in Trenton. Students, parents, teachers, and administrators are invited to both receptions.

Friday, March 8, 2019
Youth Art Month State Exhibit & Reception
Exhibit – Annex
Receptions – Committee Rooms 4 & 5
High School Reception (Grades 9-12): 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Guest Speaker: TBD
Awards Ceremony at 1:00 pm

President's Volunteer Service Award

Pictured with Mr. Adam, Principal of LHS is Andrew Sam, a senior who has been honored by the President of the United States for his exemplary volunteer service. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. LHS nominated Andrew this fall in recognition of his volunteer service.

The most notable examples of his varied volunteer work include volunteering at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the Lawrence Public Library, and for the past three summers, volunteering as a research intern at the Beld Laboratory at Drexel University under Dr. Joris Beld where he conducted experiments on soil and tree bark bacteria.

An Eye for Art

Congratulations to Arjun Agarwal, a student in Cheryl Eng's AP Studio Art class. Two of Arjun's photographs received Honorable Mention in the Scholastic Art & Writing Northeast Art Region-at-Large Awards. This prestigious awards program is the nation's longest-running recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12.

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 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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Boost Your Word Bank

Did you know...there’s a word for "All Things Breakfast?"

Pancakes, corn flakes, coffee, orange juice—they are all “jentacular.” Oh, and it also comes in verb form: To have breakfast is to “jentaculate.”

Words to Live By:

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Good Humor

Q: Why couldn't Abraham Lincoln ever go to jail?

A: Because he's in a cent!

Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti

Have a joke/quote to share? Send it to

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