Happy Thanksgiving!

November 19, 2015

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November is filled with reasons to be grateful...for our friends and families, for our wonderful school community, and for the countless blessings in our lives. Take a moment to reflect on all of the good people, things, and experiences in your life and give thanks for each and every one!

Click HERE to access past Email Blasts or follow the link under Quick Links on the LHS homepage. The next email will be going out on December 3rd.


Challenge Day Recap

On November 10th and 11th, close to two hundred students and 50 staff and faculty participated in Challenge Day, a workshop encouraging its participants to break down barriers and experience personal growth through various activities celebrating interpersonal connections, diversity, truth, and expression. Throughout the day, students and adults built empathy for others and confidence in themselves, and became part of a greater movement to ignite compassion and positive changes in the world, to help create an environment in which all individuals feel celebrated, safe, and loved for their individual differences, as well as the qualities that they share with others. We hope that the experience had a positive impact on your life and that you will continue to "Be the Change!"

Click HERE to read the rest of this story on the LHS Spotlight page!

This event was graciously funded by LTEF and Church and Dwight. Special thanks to the LHS Student Council for providing pizza for all of the participants! For more information regarding Challenge Day programs, please visit www.challengeday.org.


Parent-Teacher Conferences

Monday, November 23rd (1:00-3:00 p.m. & 7:00-9:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, November 24th (1:00-3:00 p.m.)

Students will have an early dismissal on both days. Please remember to bring a copy of your conference schedules with you in order to help maximize your time and create a seamless transition between your appointment times. For your convenience, a scheduling worksheet is located HERE.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

Sophomore Career Day

On Tuesday, November 24th from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., sophomores will take part in Career Day, an annual career exploration event. Panelists who have careers in the Humanities, STEM and Business fields are invited to speak to students, describe their careers and educational paths, and share interesting facts about their occupations. In addition, they discuss the skills needed for success in the workplace and they show how their respective fields have changed through the years. Each presentation is followed by a question-answer session.

The event is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn more about life in the working world and explore their career interests!

Dreams of Stardom?

Try out for the LHS Musical, Hairspray! There will be a meeting after school on Monday, November 23rd in the Black Box. Auditions will take place on November 30th, December 1st, and December 2nd.

All are welcome!

Peer Academic Support

Members of National Honor Society are available to assist other students with their academic work in core subjects. Anyone seeking an opportunity to meet with a member of NHS about a class in which they are currently having difficulty should fill out the form below with details about the class or classes in which they wish support. NHS members will then coordinate meeting times. NHS members are always available after school in Homework Center and Destinations as well as in the library during "A" day lunches.

Click HERE to access the form, or copy and paste the following into your web browser:


LHS Idol

The event of the year is here again! Can you sing? Do you want to hold the title of this year's LHS Idol? Stop by Room 131 or the Student Store to pick up an application. Auditions will be held on December 3, 2015. Get ready to show your stuff!

Instrumental Concert

Please join us on December 7th at 7:00 p.m. for an instrumental concert! There will also be a LIMBO (Lawrence Integrated Music Booster Organization) Parent Social before the concert begins (Time is TBA).

The concert will feature the wind ensemble, concert band, string orchestra, string ensemble and percussion ensemble students.

LHS Theater

Theater I, II, and IV will be performing an EVENING OF ONE ACTS at 630pm on December 17th in the LHS Auditorium. Tickets are 5 dollars at the door. There will be dramas and comedy short plays. Come out and enjoy and evening of live entertainment with our LHS Theater students!

Cardinal Pride Fridays!

Remember to wear RED and WHITE on Fridays to show your school spirit. Get your gear in the school store during lunch periods!

Send pictures of yourself wearing your Cardinal gear to kroche@ltps.org.

Order your 2015-2016 Yearbook!

A yearbook is a priceless collection of your memories here at LHS! Order yours now by clicking on the file below. All orders are due by January 25, 2016.

Click HERE to access the order form.

The Lawrencian is LIVE!

Catch up on Cardinal News that you might have missed! Our first issue of The Lawrencian, our school newspaper, is now live and online. You can read the articles at www.tinyurl.com/lawrencian or by clicking HERE. The students have worked extremely hard putting this together and we can't wait to see what the next issue brings!

It's Coming...

Applications for the May 6th Mr. LHS Show must be submitted between January 6th and January 20th! Students can apply to be candidates, escorts, an MC, dance choreographers, production crew members, music technicians, and lighting technicians. Please stay tuned for more information! Visit lhsprojectgraduation.org or click HERE for news and updates on information sessions, applications, fundraisers, and other events!

*Sponsored by Project Graduation





The 2015 Fall Season is officially over, but there were many accomplishments to celebrate!

The Field Hockey season was a tough one, but ended on a high note with the girls making first round of states. The girls lost 1-0 in overtime to Hamilton West, but out shot West 15-3. The Boys Varsity Soccer team also made many improvements from the 2014 season. They doubled their wins and goals scored and were back in the MCT and State tournaments this year. Kyle Springsteen, Yuriy Kryskiv and Brian Robb will also represent LHS in the annual Mercer County Hall of Fame All-Star Game on Sunday, November 22nd at 3:00 p.m. at the MCCC stadium. Kyle Springsteen, a four-year starter as a goalkeeper, also broke the career saves record and single season saves record during the 2015 season. The Football team had many players receive awards, even having to fight through a tough schedule this year.

Many of our athletes received awards and recognition throughout the season. Congrats to all of our athletes!

Field Hockey

  • Grace Denarski was voted as Unsung Player by Joe O'Gorman (The Trentonian)
  • Jackie Drury - 2nd Team for Central Jersey Field Hockey Coach’s Association
  • Paige MacArthur, Caroline Bartosik, Shelby Corso - Honorable Mentions for CJFHCA

Cross Country

  • Audley Clark set the LHS School Course record of 17:10 at Thompson Park

Girls Soccer

  • Kelsey Holt and Erika Allen received the Mercer 33 awards
  • Kelsey Holt and Erika Allen received All-State honors

Boys Soccer

  • Kyle Springsteen and Yuriy Kryskiv made the 2nd team for the Mercer County Soccer Coaches Association All-CVC team
  • Brian Robb made Honorable Mention All-CVC
  • Matt Stever received the "Vince Palmieri" Award


  • Jonathan Vazquez - 2nd Team WJFL Patriot Division Offensive Line
  • Davon Hemingway - 2nd Team WJFL Patriot Division Wide Receiver
  • Dan Toatley - 1st Team WJFL Patriot Division Tight End
  • Brandon West broke the single game completions record with 19 completed passes in a game
  • Eddie Williams - 12th man Defensive Back of the week
  • Jonathan Vazquez - 12th man Offensive Lineman of the week

Visit the Athletics website at www.ltps.org/athletics for more information on tryouts, practices, and getting medically cleared for Winter Sports.

Click HERE to view the daily Athletics Schedule. Follow us on Twitter @LTPSAthletics.




PTO Fundraisers & News

Join the LMS / LHS PTO and help make a difference! To read more about the PTO and to access the membership application, please click HERE.

  • The PTO invites parents to "Meet the Cardinal Principals Night," an information session with Mindy Milavsky, LMS principal, and David Adam, LHS principal. The event will take place on Monday, November 23rd from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the high school Commons. Click HERE to access the flyer!

  • The CLOTHING AND SHOE DONATION DRIVE is a year-round event. Boxes are located at the main entrances of both LHS and LMS. Click HERE to access the flyer.

  • The 2016 Annual Science and Engineering Fair KIDSTUFF COUPON BOOK FUNDRAISER has been extended until Friday, December 18th. Click HERE to see the flyer and get more information about ordering your coupon book! *This fundraiser is sponsored by the LMS / LHS PTO, the LIS PTO, and the LHS S.T.E.M. Academy.

  • PTO sponsored BARNES AND NOBLE ONSITE AND ONLINE BOOK FAIR is coming in December! Stay tuned for more details.

LTEF Coupon Cards

Purchase your coupon card to save at local businesses, such as Captain Paul's, Dunkin Donuts, Leonardo's, Tastee Subs, and Udo's Bagels, just to name a few! Cards are good through August 2016. Click HERE for more information.



Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students, who were named "Students of the Month" in October! Students are listed in no particular order.

Jane Lin - Athletics

Joshua Drossman - Mathematics

Hardi Upadhyay - ESL

Kayleigh Morrison - Science

Edward Crutchley - English

Johnnie Bryant - Social Studies

Samantha Gardocki - Fine/Performing Arts

Adam LeCompte - Social Studies

Stefanie Hernandez-Mendez - Guidance

Kenneth Gresack - World Languages

Charlotte Cosentino - Mathematics

Elyse Lampkin - Freshman Academy

Interact Welcomes Autumn at Homefront

On Wednesday, November 11th, the LHS Interact club members welcomed autumn with “Fall Fest” fun at the Homefront Family Campus in Ewing, NJ. The LHS student volunteers celebrated with HomeFront children and their families with music, dancing, refreshments, face painting, tattoos, and games. While the kids had fun overall, the “pin the feather on the turkey” game and glow stick necklaces were huge hits!

Please click HERE to read the rest of this story on the high school Spotlight page!

The members of Interact work to tackle the issues in the community that they care most about and strive to create positive change. If you would like to connect with Interact – either as a student volunteer or as a community member – please contact Mrs. Vaughn at jvaughn@ltps.org.

Artists on Display at MCCC

Through December 8th, the exhibit “Passing the Palette: Arts Educators and Their Students” is running in the Mercer County College Gallery, in the second floor of the Communications Building at 1200 Old Trenton Road. This exhibit features the work of our very own Khalilah Sabree, Cheryl Eng, and Sean Carney (teachers), as well as students Andrew Baicker, James Boushell, Samantha Gardocki, Barbara Gruszka, Emily Herrera, Bryan Lemus, and Benjamin Reitz!

Regular Gallery hours for this exhibit are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Read more about the project HERE.

Congratulations to the LHS Art Department!



Sandwiches of the "A" Day

Can't wait to be surprised? Below is a list of the upcoming specialty sandwiches that will be offered on "A" days!

Friday 11/20

Vive la Turkey Oooh-la-lah: Smoked turkey and brie with cranberry mayo over arugula on a brioche roll

Friday, 12/4

Cardinal Reuben: Corned beef, Swiss, cole slaw, and Thousand Island dressing on rye

Friday 12/11

Caprese Sandwich: Fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato, basil, balsamic glaze on flat bread

Friday 12/18

Roast Beef Italiano: Roast beef, roasted peppers, provolone and pesto mayo over baby spinach on a Ciabatta roll

Please see below for the November Lunch Menu.

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Are You a Bilingual Parent?

Would you like to serve the Lawrence community using your language skills? Join the IPTO and help provide communication and resources to parents who are not native speakers of English and did not attend U.S. middle or high schools. We will be planning an International PTO question night and maintain a list of Lawrence residents who are bilingual speakers of many languages and can provide language support to new immigrants in our community.

Visit our webpage and share your contact information with us!


Have An Immigration Story?

The ESL 2 class at LHS is interviewing individuals who have emigrated to the U.S. for its immigration unit. They will be interviewing adults on Tuesday, December 8th at 7:45 a.m. and Thursday, December 10th at 9:47 a.m.

Participants will be asked to talk about their immigration journey, challenges, and successes in their experience. If you are an immigrant to the U.S. and would like to be interviewed by English language learners, please contact Laurie Knab at lknab@ltps.org.

Become a Library Volunteer!

The High School Library Media Center is looking for parent volunteers! Flexible hours, a newly renovated working environment, and being able to make a difference in the lives of children are just a few of the perks! Duties range from dealing with the books to working with technology.

No experience is necessary.

Please visit tinyurl.com/lhslmcvolunteers for more information or contact Ms. Gonzalez, our Library Media Specialist, at 609-671-5510 ext. 2660 or cgonzalez@ltps.org.



Attention Students: Submit artwork, photography, poetry, or any piece of creative outlet that you choose to Kerry Roche at kroche@ltps.org. Be sure to include your name, grade, and a caption for your submission.



Monday, November 23rd

-Parent-Teacher Conferences (Early Dismissal)

Tuesday, November 24th

-Parent-Teacher Conferences (Early Dismissal)

Wednesday, November 25th

-Early Dismissal

Thursday, November 26th & Friday, November 27th

-Schools Closed (Thanksgiving Recess)

Monday, December 7th

-LHS Instrumental Concert (7:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

-LHS Winter Sports Parent Night (6:30 p.m.)




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Volunteers are needed to work with older adults at the Lawrence Plaza Apartments on Princeton Pike. See Mrs. Welsh in the Guidance Office if you are interested.

Holidays in the Village - December 6th (Time TBD) - Sponsored by Lawrenceville Main Street. Please visit www.lawrencevillemainstreet.com for more information.

General administration help is always needed within the Main Street office. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in a marketing or event planning major.

For further information, or to volunteer, please contact:

Megan White

Lawrenceville Main Street

E: megmeg105@gmail.com

P: 570-510-3064



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- a credulous, gullible person; one who believes everything he or she hears, no matter how absurd

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