Friday, May 24, 2013
Thermodynamics Team takes second place.
The Lawrence High School Science Olympiad Team earlier this spring competed at the state competition at Middlesex County College. The Thermodynamics Team, composed of Viktor Krapivin and Vai Pahwa, took an impressive second place in their event. For Thermodynamics, students were required to construct an insulated device (designed to retain heat) prior to the tournament and complete a written test on thermodynamic concepts. The LHS team as a whole received the Mary K. Masterson Memorial Spirit Award for initiatives in sportsmanship, clarity, and team poster design. Gwenn Andahazy, LHS science teacher, advises the Science Olympiad team.
Lawrenceville's prom was last night, don't forget to post on Patch
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Lawrence Middle School (LMS) 8th grader James Gow qualified for the National Level in the Junior Individual Website division.
Wednesday, May 22
During the state round of the National History Day (www.nhd.org) competition, Lawrence Middle School (LMS) 8th grader James Gow qualified for the National Level in the Junior Individual Website division. Over 430 New Jersey students competed in five different categories during the day-long event. During the week of June 9, Gow will represent LMS (and the state of NJ) at the University of Maryland when he competes with more than 110 students nationwide in the junior website division. Gow's web site topic is, "Martin Luther: A Turning Point in the Political and Religious History of the World." As he did during the state round of competition, Gow will present and defend his choice of topic to a panel of judges. His website represents the …
State issues guidelines that are far less stringent than new rules for evaluation of district school educators.
Following a parallel but very different path from their district school brethren, New Jersey’s charter schools are finalizing plans for how they will evaluate their teachers and principals. Unlike district schools, charter schools do not fall under the state’s new tenure reform bill, known as TEACHNJ, which specifies much of how evaluations must be conducted and teachers rated. And very unlike district schools, New Jersey’s charter schools are not required at all to use student achievement measures, including in state testing, to measure their individual teachers – avoiding an issue that has roiled school districts and their educators. But the charter schools are still required to submit evaluation plans for state approval. Facing a June …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Rider graduates 404 in the first of several ceremonies.
Rider University proudly bestowed the honorary Doctor of Laws upon John H. Martinson, founder of the philanthropic Martinson Family Foundation (MFF), which supports educational initiatives encouraging K-12 math and science teachers to broaden their knowledge and skills through collaborative programs at nearby colleges and universities, at the University’s 148thUndergraduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 17. Rider President Mordechai Rozanski also conferred 917 baccalaureate degrees to students who had successfully completed their studies the previous week. They join 404 who received their diplomas on Thursday night at the Graduate and College of Continuing Studies Commencement, and 135 who received theirs at the 84th Westminster …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Lawrence Township Public Schools offer a summer program for students who will begin grades 6 through 9 in the 2013-2014 school year.
The Lawrence Township Summer Program is designed to meet the unique needs of diverse student populations. They offer a wide variety of stimulating courses that emphasize intellectual growth and skills development. The program provides students with daily instruction (Monday through Thursday) and rich educational experiences in literature, fine and performing arts, writing, math, health/fitness, science, social studies and technology. Parents may register from May 6 – June 20 by completing the registration form and returning it to the Middle School or Intermediate School main office. Enrollment is on a first-come, first- served basis and some eligibility requirements may apply. Lawrence Township Public Schools reserve the right to cancel …
The performance will be held on May 19 at Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University.
As part of its 75th Anniversary celebration, The American Boychoir will present From the Top, a showcase for young musicians heard weekly on NPR, including WWFM, on Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. The NPR program, hosted by pianist Christopher O'Riley, will feature the Boychoir performing works by Maurice Duruflé, John Phillip Sousa, Johann Sebastian Bach and The Beatles in a first-ever taping in Princeton. The episode will air nationally the week of June 3. Featured will be 16-year-old violinist Gallia Kastner from Arlington Heights, Ill., performing the Waltz-Scherzo, Op. 34 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and 16-year-old cellist Julia Rosenbaum from Potomac, Md, performing Elégie, Op. 24, by …
Buono endorsement and new super PAC could indicate teachers union is ready to fight.
For all the attention the teachers union and its leadership receive, the election of the NJEA's top officers is uneventful to the point of predictability. There's rarely even a challenger these days. The vice president gets elected president; the secretary treasurer is elected vice president. The one relatively new face is that of the secretary treasurer, who's starting out on the first rung of the leadership ladder. Yet for all their predictability, this year's leadership transition comes at a time where the New Jersey Education Association faces some of its biggest challenges, with the union under current president Barbara Keshishian often at loggerheads -- if not open combat -- with Gov. Chris Christie and his administration. Keshishian…
Friday, May 17, 2013
You don't have to wait until prom night 2013 to share those awesome pics. Share the fun of picking out that dress, snagging those designer shoes or picking out that really retro suit from Goodwill!
Whether you go to Lawrenceville or Lawrence High School, prom is the glamour event of the year for students and their families. It's one long photo op, and Lawrenceville Patch is the perfect place to share them with the community. There's no limit on the number of photos you can add. Share your shots from: And this isn't just for kids! Parents, you can upload your "classic" prom pictures. Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the left and show off those awesome pics!
Lawrence Middle School students Mohin Chanpura and Rohan Pahwa take home Honorable Mention for Best Delegation.
Lawrence Middle School (LMS) Model United Nations Club recently competed in the 8th Annual Middle School Model U.N. Conference held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The club competed with over 80 schools from the United States, Canada, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Ghana, Italy, Panama, Taiwan, Turkey, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan. Members of the Model UN Club represented countries of Canada and Georgia in several UN committees such as the General Assembly, World Health Organization, and UNICEF and had great success in public speaking, debating, negotiating, and writing resolutions to help tackle many global issues facing our world today. Club members Mohin Chanpura and Rohan Pahwa took home Honorable Mention for Best Delegation…