Happy New Year!
January 5, 2018
A new year is a great time to look back on how far you've come...but it's an even better time to look FORWARD to where you're going! Whether you are looking for a fresh start, a change, new beginnings, or just a resolve to make this year even more amazing than the last, we hope you stay inspired, motivated, and hopeful!
WELCOME TO 2018!
* WINTER WEATHER ALERTS *
In case of inclement weather, you should receive a phone call notifying you of any changes to the school schedule. However, please check the following additional sources for up-to-date alerts on school closings, delays, and early dismissals:
- QuickNews (sign up on the LTPS website HERE)
- District Website (www.ltps.org)
- School Closing Number (609-671-5590)
- District Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/LawrenceTownshipPublicSchoolsNJ)
- Twitter (follow #LTPS)
- Radio Stations (WPST 94.5 FM, WKXW 101.5 FM)
- Television Stations (NBC Channel 10, WPVI.TV6 Channel 6, WNYW Fox 5 Channel 5, District Comcast Channel 19, and Verizon Channel 37)
- Media Websites (www.WPST.com, www.nj1015.com, www.NBC10.com)
* BRAG BAG *
Ten Cardinals were recently named 2017 WJFL (West Jersey Football League) Valley Division Allstars for their spectacular performances this past football season! Check out our honorees below. Congratulations, gentlemen!
OFFENSE 1ST TEAM:
- Davon Hemingway, Running Back; Christian Hlewicki, Offensive Line
DEFENSE 1ST TEAM:
- Tommy Tanner, Defensive Line
OFFENSE 2ND TEAM:
- Ryan Kaelblein, Quarterback; Sean McLaughlin, Wide Receiver; Trevor Delcampe, Offensive Line; Aidan Wilson, Kicker
DEFENSE 2ND TEAM:
- Jacoby Sherard, Defensive Line; Dawson Aime, Linebacker; Malik Southward, Defensive Back
The WJFL is a 95-school super conference that stretches from Princeton to Wildwood, encompassing schools from the Colonial Valley Conference, the Burlington County Scholastic League, the Olympic Conference, the Tri-County Conference, the Colonial Conference, and the Cape Atlantic League. The WJFL is made up of sixteen divisions with divisional alignments based on school size, geography, and a strength-of-program component.
DECA Driving Literacy Forward
LHS DECA members are raising money and collecting books for the Bridge of Books Foundation as part of their efforts to complete the NJ DECA State Community Service Project. The Bridge of Books Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide an ongoing source of books to under-served children in New Jersey, which will help to develop literacy skills and encourage a love of reading.
Led by co-chairs Victoria Wierzbowicz and Sarah Zoll, LHS DECA is very committed to encouraging a love for literacy and has been holding fundraisers and book drives throughout the year in order to help this wonderful cause. Some fundraisers they have completed include holding a car wash, selling t-shirts and donuts, and hosting a volleyball tournament!
For further information or any questions, please contact DECA advisor Diane Schneck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Volunteers Making Waves
For more information or to join the Library Volunteer Club, please contact Ewa Elliott at email@example.com.
* COMING UP *
2018 Winter Ball
TICKET SALES: JANUARY 9TH - JANUARY 12TH
- Tickets are $35.00 - cash only
- Tuesday: Senior Pre-Sale Day! Seniors only may purchase tickets on Monday (at staff sign in during lunch hours).
- Wednesday: LHS students may purchase tickets during lunch in the cafeteria.
- Thursday: If available, LHS students may purchase tickets during lunch in the cafeteria.
- Friday: If available, LHS students may purchase tickets during lunch for a student from another school if they meet all of the requirements and have filled out all of the necessary paperwork.
* GIVING BACK *
Year-Round Clothing/Shoe/Textile Drive
The LMS/LHS PTO sponsors a year-round clothing/shoe/textile drive! Bins are located in both the Middle School and the High School near the offices. Click HERE for a detailed list of items that can be donated and to see other current fundraisers sponsored by the PTO.
* SENIOR SCOOP *
Class of 2018, Your Year is Here!
* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *
Follow this link to read a synopsis of the book: http://www.johngreenbooks.com/turtles-all-the-way-down-book/
Need Extra Help?
Members of NHS are available for peer academic support in the library conference room every "A" day during lunches. All students are encouraged to take advantage of this supportive study space, including those in AP and Honors classes. Students may eat lunch in the library conference room while attending. Sign up online HERE!
Join the PTO!
Click here to join...while there, feel free to browse our new site to view current fundraisers, visit our PTO store, and read more about the many ways you can help!
* FUNDRAISERS *
Philly soft pretzels are for sale every Monday after school in staff sign-in for just $1.00!
Slices of pizza are on sale every Thursday after school for $2. Proceeds will benefit the classes of 2019 and 2020!
Donuts and Muffins
Donuts and muffins will be on sale every Friday morning for just $1.00 in staff sign-in!
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!
Bucks for Books
LHS DECA is collecting books for all ages! Please bring any donations to Room 131.
LTEF Coupon Cards
PTO Coupon Books
* ROTATION & BLOCK SCHEDULE *
* JANUARY LUNCH MENU *
* SAVE-THE-DATES *
* IMPORTANT LINKS *
* JUST FOR FUN *
Did you know that there are actually at least sixteen types of ice that are known to science? Their different properties present themselves at different atmospheric pressures and temperatures; Ice IV is the kind you find in the freezer. Bonus fact: The Inupiaq of Alaska have 100 names for ice!
Click HERE to watch "5 Incredible Ice Formations in Nature."