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!

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* 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:


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* BRAG BAG *

"Allstar" Cardinals

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 dschneck@ltps.org.


https://bridgeofbooksfoundation.org/

Library Volunteers Making Waves

The LHS Library Volunteer Club members are passionate about their library community! Since September they have participated in Back-to-School Night and Haunted High, organized Halloween Movie Night, initiated the Hurricane Relief Drive in collaboration with Interact, International Alliance, and Sons and Daughters of Aquila, organized a Toy Drive for children at Homefront, hosted Holiday Movie Night, and put together the Holiday Eagle operation through Adopt a Platoon, as part of which students wrote cards to soldiers abroad during the holidays. Stay tuned for their upcoming events, such as a Color Run, reading to younger students, and more!


For more information or to join the Library Volunteer Club, please contact Ewa Elliott at eelliott@ltps.org.

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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* COMING UP *

MLK Jr. Day

Schools will be CLOSED on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

LHS Idol 2018

LHS Idol is back! The show will take place on Thursday, January 25th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are just $5. Enjoy the show and watch as a new winner is crowned for 2018!

2018 Winter Ball

LHS is excited to announce the 2018 WINTER BALL! The semi-formal ball will be held on Friday, January 26th at Cedar Gardens in Hamilton. Please check your .info accounts for permission slips. *All paperwork must be completed and all requirements must be filled prior to purchasing a ticket.*


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.
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* GIVING BACK *

Spread Warmth

Looking for a way to warm the hearts of others? DECA is still accepting donations for their Winter Clothing Drive (through January 12th). Gloves, hats, coats, scarves, socks, sweaters, etc. are welcome and would be greatly appreciated!


Donations will be collected in Room 131.

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.

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* SENIOR SCOOP *

Class of 2018, Your Year is Here!

Seniors, this is now officially YOUR YEAR! The next six months are going to fly by faster than you could imagine, and there will be a lot of "senior stuff" going on between now and then. Keep an eye on this section for information you'll need to know regarding graduation, senior awards, senior prom, fundraisers, Project Graduation, and more!

Diploma Forms

All diploma forms were due to the main office by Tuesday, January 2nd. If you did not turn in your form, please contact Ms. Roche as soon as possible at kroche@ltps.org.
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* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *

Book-of-the-Month

This cold winter weather is the perfect time to curl up with a good book! Brought to you by the LHS Media Center Library, January's Book-of-the-Month is Turtles All the Way Down, a novel by John Green, the award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars. The novel has been called "a new modern classic," and a "story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control."


Follow this link to read a synopsis of the book: http://www.johngreenbooks.com/turtles-all-the-way-down-book/

Need Extra Help?

National Honor Society sponsors 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 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!

Join the LMS/LHS PTO! Make a difference in your child's school, let your voice be heard, and have a positive impact on students' experiences as LHS Cardinals!


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!

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* FUNDRAISERS *

Pretzel Rods

The LHS Dance Team is selling candied pretzel rods every Tuesday after school for $1. Which delicious flavor will you try next...chocolate crunch, toffee, rainbow sprinkles, or peanut butter?
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* ROTATION & BLOCK SCHEDULE *

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* JANUARY LUNCH MENU *


View our January lunch menu below! Our Dining Services team strives to provide a wide variety of delicious options, and focuses on offering an array of more health-conscious choices. Remember, breakfast is served every morning!

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* SAVE-THE-DATES *

Wednesday, January 10th

  • Board of Education Meeting (7:00 p.m.)


Monday, January 15th

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (SCHOOLS CLOSED)


Wednesday, January 17th

  • Elementary Family Art Night at LHS (7:00 p.m.)


Thursday, January 25th

  • LHS Idol
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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

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* JUST FOR FUN *

Fun Facts

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."

Good Humor

Q: Why did the man stop digging for shellfish at the beach?

A: Because he pulled a mussel!


Q: How do you avoid burning a Hawaiian pizza?

A: Trying setting it on aloha temperature.


Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti

Boost Your Word Bank

instauration [in-staw-RAY-shuhn]

noun: renewal; restoration; renovation

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

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

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