Tuesday, April 16, 2013
New evaluation system replaces "outdated" school report cards, according to state Department of Education.
In the first year of a new evaluation system put in place by the New Jersey Department of Education, Lawrence High School's academic performance rated as average when compared to schools across the state and to schools with similar demographics, but scored high on college and career readiness. “These new school performance reports were developed with the input of stakeholders across the state and provide a significant amount of new data to present a more complete picture of school performance,” said Commissioner Chris Cerf. “We hope this data will help schools and stakeholders engage in local goal setting and improvement to help all students graduate from high school ready for college and career.” The NJ School Performance reports for 2011…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Lawrence High School defeats Hightstown 255-263.
With warm weather finally arriving in Central Jersey, the Lawrence High School boys golf team had a spring awakening on Tuesday. LHS picked up their first win of the season beating Hightstown by a score of 255-263. Cory Zrinko had the low score for LHS with a 43, followed closely by Anthony Scardelletti with a 44 and Stephen Kim with a 48. Those three Cardinals notched the best scores of the match. Emmanuel Herrera also shot a 59 and Lenny Jones shot 61 for LHS. The Cardinals improved their record to 1-2, while Hightstown fell to 2-2. The Cards fell to 1-3 on Wednesday with a 220-241 loss to Steinert. Scardelletti (40), Kim (48) and Zrinko (48) were the top performers for LHS. Lawrence was back in action against Nottingham and Robbinsville…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Lawrence High School will host Relay For Life event on May 17.
Wednesday, April 10
Lawrence Township residents will join forces with their local American Cancer Society to work toward the same goal: To help unravel the mystery of how cancer begins and seek better ways to prevent, detect and treat the disease. Residents will team up together in the battle against cancer at the 2013 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Lawrence Township at Lawrence High School on May 17 starting at 4:30 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m., with the closing ceremonies and luminaria beginning at 8:45 p.m. “Relay For Life gives Lawrence Township a unique opportunity to contribute to the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives, by helping people stay well, get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back,” said Stephanie Coutros, Director…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
LHS boys lacrosse team surges to 3-0 to begin the season.
The Lawrence High School boys lacrosse team opened the spring season with their feet on the gas and have yet to let up. The Cardinals surged to a perfect 3-0 record after a 14-0 shutout of Hamilton on Monday. Nick Bosted was the main man for LHS, recording six goals in the victory. Also finding the back of the net were Jacob Irizarry and Brian Robb, who both scored two goals. Alex Finan and Jeff Altman each added goals in the win. On April 2, the Cards downed Steinert 9-2 with a consistent effort, scoring five goals in the first half, followed by four in the second. The boys will be back in action on Thursday at Nottingham with a 4 p.m. start time.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Lawrence High School crushes Nottingham 9-1 in spring debut.
The Lawrence High School baseball team opened the season in style on Monday by crushing Nottingham by a score of 9-1. Jess Russo led the way for the Cardinals, with two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs in the victory. Nick Kagel provided a dominating pitching performance going seven innings, giving up one run on three hits, with four walks and eight strikeouts. Kagel also helped himself at the plate by recording two hits. Tommy Ikeda (two hits), Pat Sweeney (two runs scored), John Turner (two runs scored), and Ralph Balestieri (two RBIs, one stolen base) also helped power the Cards to victory. LHS will return to action on April 3 visiting Notre Dame and on April 5 visiting Trenton.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Lawrence High School senior Aaron Wilson-Watson and junior Julia Gromek will have their work published in "Best of College and High School Photography 2013."
Editor's Note: The following news brief was contributed by Lawrence Township Public Schools. Lawrence High School senior Aaron Wilson-Watson and junior Julia Gromek have been selected as finalists in Photographer's Forum magazine's 33rd Annual College and High School Photography Contest, sponsored by Nikon, USA. As finalists, Gromek and Wilson-Watson will have their selected works published in the hardcover book, "Best of College and High School Photography 2013." Over 16,700 photographs were received from students in the United States and around the world. College and high school entries were judged separately, and finalists will be featured in two sections of the book. Images awarded first through fourth place in both divisions will also…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Lawrence High School junior took fifth place in his weight class at the tournament in Atlantic City.
Tuesday, March 12
Editor's Note: The following news brief was contributed by Lawrence Township Public Schools. Lawrence High School junior Gordon Wolf took fifth place in the 132-pound weight class at the New Jersey State Wrestling Tournament held in Atlantic City March 8-10. He finished with 37 wins - a Lawrence High record for the most wins in a season. Chris Lynne is the varsity wrestling coach and Jeff Verga is the JV coach. Gordon earned a spot at the tournament by placing second in his weight category at the Region 5 Tournament held at Central Hunterdon High School on March 1-2 Gordon cinched his spot in Atlantic City by defeating Greg McCrystal of Bishop Ahr with a 5-1 decision that Friday evening. That Saturday he defeated Jelson Arias of Bound …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Cardinals now will play Camden on Thursday, March 7, at Eastern High School in Voorhees in the NJSIAA Group III South/Central State Semifinal.
Editor's Note: The following news brief was contributed by Lawrence Township Public Schools. It’s been a long time coming - since the 98-99 season, in fact! The Lawrence High School boys basketball captured the Central Jersey Group III sectional title last night (March 5), beating Northern Burlington 56-49 on their home court. The Cardinals now will play Camden tomorrow (Thursday, March 7) at 4 p.m. at Eastern High School in Voorhees in the NJSIAA Group III South/Central State Semifinal. No tickets will be sold at the door. You must buy them in the LHS athletic office: 609-671-5516, extension 2. (The state sets the rules since this is the state semifinals.) LHS will cut off ticket sales at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 7. Jeff Molinelli is …
Student submissions will be sent to aMuse, an annual anthology of poetry, prose, and artwork published by the Arts Council of Princeton.
Wednesday, March 6
Editor's Note: The following news brief was contributed by Lawrence Township Public Schools. The Academy of Arts & Humanities at Lawrence High School is sponsoring submissions to aMuse, an annual anthology of poetry, prose, and artwork published by the Arts Council of Princeton. Submissions must be received by Monday, April 8th, via e-mail to email@example.com. Literary submissions must be formatted in a Word document, and artwork (black & white images, photography, paintings, prints, and collages) must be a high-resolution JPEG (300dpi). A signed form must accompany each submission and must be returned before a submission is considered complete. These forms are available in the Academy Office (library loft), or via e-mail by …
Performances of the musical will be given on March 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. at Lawrence High School
Wednesday, March 6
The Lawrence High School Theater Company will present "Oklahoma!" on March 7, 8, and 9 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Lawrence High School, 2525 Princeton Pike. In anticipation of the show, the school district on Monday released the above video teaser. “Oklahoma!” – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first musical – tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. Tickets can be purchased at the door: $6 for students and seniors; $8 for adults.