High School Loop – February 11, 2019

Jr Beta Club Bake Sale
The Jr Beta Club will sponsor a Bake Sale during Lunch this Wednesday, Feb. 13. All items will range from $.50 to $1. Please consider supporting this important fundraiser, if you are able!

No School - Winter Weekend!
There will be no school Friday, Feb. 15, and Monday, Feb. 18 (Presidents Day). Enjoy the Winter Weekend!

African American Read-In Event
In honor of Black History Month, students and staff are invited to join us in our first African American read-in event on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Upper School in Ms. Janamanchi's classroom. We invite you to read the text "The Hate You Give" by Angie Thomas, prior to the event, and join us for a book discussion. Light refreshments will be provided, so please have your child RSVP to Ms. Janamanchi by email.

Spring Musical
Rehearsals for the Spring Musical, Shrek, have started! Rehearsals are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Click Here to see the full schedule of rehearsals. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sternad.

Lawrence Cellphone
There is a cellphone in the Main Office at the Upper School for students to use if they do not have a phone, or their phone batteries die. The number for this phone is 440-653-7405. Please add this number to your contacts! Often times, we reject calls we do not recognize, but this number may be your child trying to get a hold of you.

After-School Clubs
Registration is now open for Quarter 3 clubs, which began on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Clubs being offered during Quarter 3 include: HS 3D Printer Lunch Club, Art Club, Bible Club, Bowling Club, Cooking Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, Magic Cards Club, Sewing Club and Video Game Club. Sign up through the Parent Portal or by sending in a check to the main office, made payable to Lawrence School (with the club name and your student's name in the memo line). It's that easy! Please contact ReGinae Reynolds at 330.908.6803 with any questions.

Winter Formal
The Winter Formal will be held on Saturday, March 2 from 7-10 p.m. in the Upper School gymnasium. Tickets are $25 per person and are now on sale in the Payment Hub through the Parent Portal. The event is open to all High School students. If your student is interested in bringing a non-Lawrence School guest, fill out this form and return it no later than Wednesday, Feb. 27.
Please remember that this is a formal event and student attire should reflect such occasion with young ladies in dresses/pant suits and gentlemen in suits or shirts/ties with slacks. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Please feel free to contact the HS Student Council Advisor, Jessica Rooney, with any questions.

Spring Apprenticeship Tours
In an effort to promote career awareness and post-secondary options to our students, we will be offering "Apprenticeship Tours" later this spring in conjunction with the Northern Ohio Building and Constructions Trades Council. Interested students will have the opportunity to visit and tour up to 4 local trade training sites (2 per field trip day) and learn from current students and instructors as well as see the local facility. If your student is interested in learning more and attending one or both of the field trips - please complete this form and return it to Mrs. Brogan to reserve a spot.

Upper School Dress Down Days
Upper School Dress Down Days can be prepaid by logging on to the Parent Portal or by sending in a check to the main office with "Dress Down" as well as your student's name in the subject line. Dress Down Days are $1 each. Please contact ReGinae Reynolds at 330.908.6803 with any questions.

Lawrence School Day at Kalahari
Join fellow Lawrence families at Kalahari - the country's largest indoor waterpark, on Friday, June 7. Kalahari is offering a special deal for Lawrence families thanks to Student Council. Rooms featuring two queen beds costing only $189 a night; this cost also includes 4 waterpark passes! Book early to avoid getting shut out. For reservations, call 1-877-KALAHARI and ask for the Lawrence School Room Block. Click Here for more information. For questions, please contact Holly Lewis.

Help us Stop the Spread of Germs
As cold and flu season are upon us, we wanted to extend a reminder of the symptoms and circumstances of when to keep your child home from school. Please review these helpful guidelines so we can stop the spread of germs this season!

2018-19 Yearbooks on Sale Now!
Pre-Sales for the 2018-2019 Yearbooks are NOW ON SALE! Extra copies of the yearbook will not be ordered, only pre-ordered books will be ordered, so order today in the parent portal or by sending in a check to the main office. The cost for the yearbook is $75. Please contact ReGinae Reynolds at 330.908.6803 with any questions.

GYLI Charity:Water
During their trip to New Mexico over the summer, our Year Two GYLI (Global Youth Leadership Institute) students learned about Charity:Water – a non-profit organization that brings clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. They were so inspired by its mission they came up with a creative way to raise money for clean water with their own Leadership Learning Project (LLP) at Lawrence. During the 2018-19 school year, our students asked their peers to join them in donating the money they would normally spend on corsages and boutonnieres for school dances to Charity:Water. They also hosted a pancake breakfast for water, and had a GYLI thanksgiving. These students have long surpassed their goal of $1,000, and are continuing to push forward to raise even more. If you are interested in donating, you may do so here.

BETA Club Breakfast Cart
The Breakfast cart will be available for students to purchase juices, muffins and granola bars daily with doughnuts offered each Friday. Prices range from 50 cents to $1.00. Members of the Junior BETA Club can purchase a Black BETA crewneck sweatshirt for $20.00 sizes range from S to XL adult sizes with the school logo and Beta script printed on them. Checks can be made out to Lawrence School.

Job Shadowing Experience
Calling all Lawrence school families - we need your help! Each year, a portion of our high school students' curriculum involves a job exploratory component allowing them to learn about potential career areas of interest. Beginning in grade 10, sophomores complete a 1-day job shadow experience, juniors complete a 2-day job shadow experience, and seniors must complete a 10-day Senior Project internship as a graduation requirement. As more and more high schools participate in similar programs, it is becoming challenging to secure locations for our students. We are asking for your assistance and feedback if you and/or your place of employment (or other family members or friends) would be able to host our students for their sessions. We would like to cultivate an updated list of potential "employers" that our students could draw from. (Students would follow up directly with you with their specific areas of interest(s), needs, and time frames for their sessions).
If you or anyone at your place of work would be interested in participating, please complete the attached Google Form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Brogan at 330-908-6826. We thank you in advance for your help and for supporting our students!

Upper School Sub Sandwich Wednesdays
On every Wednesday throughout the school year Upper School students have the opportunity to order sub sandwich meals for lunch. They will have a choice of HAM, TURKEY and beginning second semester VEGETARIAN, along with a bag of chips and a cookie. If you have ordered ham or turkey for the year and would like to switch to a vegetarian please let Mrs. Reynolds know. Sub sandwich meals can be pre-purchased for second semester via the Payment Hub. Students may also bring cash to purchase the meals on a weekly basis. Weekly orders will be taken every Monday during lunch.

Upper School Pizza Fridays
On every Friday throughout the school year Upper School students have the opportunity to order pizza for lunch. They have a choice of pepperoni or cheese, and the option of ordering one or two slices each week. Pizza can be pre-purchased for second semester via the Payment Hub. Students may also bring cash to order pizza on a weekly basis. Weekly pizza orders will be taken every Wednesday during lunch. If you choose to send in a check, please note Pepperoni or Cheese, as well as your student's name, in the memo line. Contact ReGinae Reynolds at 330.908.6803 with questions.

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