LHS March Madness

March 2, 2017

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LHS Madness is officially here! This month will be jam-packed with events and competitions, culminating with the big March Madness night on March 31st. Your ticket in to the event is your Red and White shirt, on sale in the School Store for $5. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for announcements about the month-long contests, earn points for your team, and get in the spirit!

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* COMING UP *

Self-Defense Night

The Business & International Studies Academy will be sponsoring a Self-Defense Night at LHS on Thursday, March 2nd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is just $5 per person. All ages are welcome!

Rising 9th Grade Parent Night

Click HERE for information on the upcoming Rising 9th Grade Parent Night, which will be held on Tuesday, March 7th in the LHS Auditorium.


All parents of current 8th graders are encouraged to attend! If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Melanie Fillmyer at mfillmyer@ltps.org.

Brave the Shave

Join LHS at the annual St. Baldrick's event to raise funds for children's cancer research. You can visit the school's page HERE. Please consider donating, becoming a shavee, volunteering, or just spreading the word! The "big shave" will take place on March 11th at Amalfi's, as teams have their heads shaved to show solidarity with children with cancer.


St. Baldrick's funds research for children's cancer. For more details visit www.stbaldricks.org. If you have questions, please contact Stefanie Tziarri at stziarri@ltps.org.

Spring Musical

Save the date for this year's Spring Music, Disney's The Little Mermaid! The production, which will take place on March 16th, 17th, and 18th, will feature over 60 LHS students on stage! Tickets are available online at www.showtix4u.com ($10 for adults, $8 for students). Tickets will also be available at the door for $10 general admission.

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* BRAG BAG *

On February 7th, many LHS students competed in the American Mathematics Competition. Top scorers move on to compete at higher levels against students across the nation!


LHS Highest Achieving students in grades 11-12

1. David Horne – TOP LHS score (120) – qualified for the next level of competition

2. Harshal Nawade (81)

3. Declan Barnes (73.5)


LHS Highest Achieving students in grades 9-10

1. Ian Wang – Top LHS Score (135) – qualified for the next level of competition.

2. Andrew Sukach (100.5)

3. Harshil Bhullar (99)


Click HERE to learn more about the competition.

Track Standout

Mijah Collier recently finished 2nd in the Group 2 State Championship meet in Winter Track. She qualified for the Indoor Track and Field Meet of Champions (held on February 26th) as the 5th fastest seed in the entire state! She also lowered her own school record. On Sunday, Mijah placed 8th in the state in the 55-meter hurdles. This is a fantastic achievement and one of the best performances ever by a LHS Track and Field athlete! Congratulations, Mijah!

LHS Footballers to Play in Sunshine Classic

The Sunshine Classic Executive Committee has selected a handful of LHS football players to participate in the 2017 Sunshine Football Classic! Congratulations to Tanner Adamczyk (DB), Damian Pisarski (FB), Dan Toatley (LB), Krystian Dzeiwa (OL), Jordan Harvey (OL), and Myles Mitchell-White (WR)


The game is used as a fundraiser to help send children that are seriously ill, physically challenged, or abused to Disneyworld, where the children are provided with a full day of fun at no cost to their families.


The game will be played on June 30th at 7:00 p.m. at TCNJ. For more information, click HERE.

Track Stars

The girls track team competed at States in February, where the 4x400 relay team lowered their school record! Pictured at left are Kelli Collins, Cynthia Currie, Mijah Collier, Jen Zoll, Funmi Aka-Bashorun, Sataya Gordon, and Kelsey Holt.

Do you know of someone at LHS who is doing something amazing? We love to hear about the wonderful things our fellow Cardinals are up to. If you would like to submit a story for the "Brag Bag," please email kroche@ltps.org. Submissions can be range from academic, artistic, and athletic, to random acts of kindness and community service.
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* SPOTLIGHT ON... *

Senior Miles Mitchell-White broke Lawrence High School's basketball scoring record on Tuesday, February 28th, becoming the all-time leading scorer in the school's history! Miles topped the record of 1,568 points set by Chuck McKay in 1988. Click HERE to read the Trentonian's article about Miles' record-breaking performance in the Cardinals' state tournament win against Brick. Congratulations, Miles!
The LHS Gospel and Madrigal Choirs converged on Union Baptist Church in Trenton, NJ this past weekend to continue their celebration of Black History Month. Check out a video below of one of the songs our talented and impressive singers performed to an appreciative congregation!
Every Time I Feel the Spirit - Lawrence High School Gospel & Madrigal Choirs
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* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *

PARCC Assessment Schedule

Communication regarding LHS's special schedule for PARCC assessments is being mailed out at the end of this week. Please watch your mail for this letter and schedule. PARCC assessments will take place between March 27th and April 27th (except during Spring Break).

Attention Juniors

Applications are now available for the American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS), to be held June 18th - 23rd at Rider University. Interested junior males should see their counselor or complete the application sent to their .info account. The application deadline is April 1st.


For more information about this program, click HERE.

Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, April 19th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The scheduling portal will be open from Monday, March 20th through Monday, April 10th. Please be advised that conference time slots are scheduled in 10-minute increments, so space is limited. If there are no remaining time slots for a teacher you would like to meet with, you may contact them directly to schedule a convenient time to speak.


The scheduling portal will be available on the LHS website under Quick Links. Teachers will be listed alphabetically within their own departments (English, Math, Art, etc.). To schedule conferences, you will be signing up for an "event" by requesting a "free ticket" to each chosen time slot. EventBrite will also email you confirmations for each conference.

Student Store

Check out the new Cardinal gear now available in the Student Store!


The store is open during all lunch periods.

School Spirit Fridays

Every FRIDAY is School Spirit Day! Wear Red and White or your favorite Lawrence shirt every Friday.

Academic Help

Students in need of academic support or help have several available options here at LHS, including Cardinal Nest, Homework Center, and Destinations.


Open the flyer at left to read more about these services and how to access them!

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* DO GOOD THINGS *

Special Olympics Volunteers Needed

Interested in volunteering at Special Olympics events? Click HERE to read more about an opportunity on March 12th for anyone who needs hours or just wants to volunteer!

Community Service Opportunity

The League of Women Voters of Lawrence Township welcomes students interested in performing community service. Assist with voter registration, organize educational presentations, and more. The organization's next meeting will be held on May 3rd at the Lawrence branch of the Mercer County Library at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Lois Riskin (LRiskin@verizon.net) or pick up a flyer in the Main Office!

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Graduation Lawn Signs

Show your support for our LHS Seniors with a Graduation Lawn Sign! Signs are $10 per sign/stake with cash or check (made payable to Project Graduation). Order forms are available in the Main Office.

Fundraising Dates

View your fundraising totals on our class website HERE.


The senior class is selling Gertrude Hawk Chocolates! Brochures are available in Guidance, the Main Office, or from any senior. Orders are due by March 8th and delivery will be before spring break. All proceeds will benefit the senior prom.


Other Upcoming Fundraisers:

  • Applebee's Pancake Breakfast: 3/4
  • Otis "Spring Fling" Sale: 4/19 - 5/5


Questions or concerns? Please see your officers (Kayla, Emily, Mohin, Ana, Nelle) or Mrs. Welsh.

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* FUNDRAISERS *

The Habit Burger and Grill

Help raise money for Operation Smile by enjoying delicious charburgers, sandwiches, salads, and shakes! Click the flyer for more details.

Panera Fundraiser

Join Operation Smile at Panera's on March 15th and a portion of your purchase will be donated to LHS Op Smile! Click on the flyer for more information.
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* LMS/LHS PTO *

Positions Open for 2017-2018

The LMS/LHS PTO has open board positions for 2017-2018! If you are looking for ways to get more involved in your child's school, this is a perfect place to start! The following PTO Board positions will be open for the 2017-2018 school year:


  • President or Co-Presidents
  • Vice President or Co-Vice Presidents


Also, committee chairs for:

  • Clothing & Shoe Drive
  • Holiday Barnes & Noble Book Fair
  • LMS Musical Concessions
  • LMS Pretzel Fall & Spring Fundraisers
  • Restaurant Fundraisers


Please contact Jayshree Kalwachwala at lmslhspto@gmail.com or 609-365-0382.


Like the LMS/LHS PTO on Facebook HERE (www.facebook.com/lmslhspto).

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* LHS DINING SERVICES *



Check out the March lunch menu below or click HERE to access both the breakfast and lunch menus.

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* DATES TO REMEMBER *

Thursday, March 2nd

  • Self-Defense Night (6:30 p.m.)


Tuesday, March 7th

  • Rising 9th Grade Parent Night (7:00 p.m.)


Wednesday, March 8th

  • BOE Meeting (6:30 p.m.)


Saturday, March 11th

  • Brave the Shave St. Baldrick's Fundraiser at Amalfi's


March 16th, 17th, and 18th

  • LHS Spring Musical "The Little Mermaid" (7:00 p.m.)


Thursday, March 23rd

  • LHS Cardinal Jeopardy


Friday, March 31st

  • LHS March Madness
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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

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* JUST FOR FUN *

Words-of-the-Week

bonzer [BON-zer]

adjective (Australian): remarkable; wonderful


shivoo (shih-VOO)

noun (Australian): a boisterous party or celebration

Did You Know...?

Hippopotamus sweat is red in color, and also acts as a natural sunscreen!

Good Humor

Q: What do you call someone smart and colorful?

A: A brainbow


Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti

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District News

Check out the latest edition (and others) of the LTPS Quick News for district announcements! Click HERE to see the archives or, to sign up on the Quick News mailing list, click HERE.
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Questions about this newsletter can be directed to kroche@ltps.org.

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