High School Loop – March 12, 2019


Parent Teacher Conferences
Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held at the Upper School campus on Thursday, March 21. Please click here to schedule your conference times, if you have not yet scheduled, and download this document for detailed instructions on how to use the scheduling system. Though they are not mandatory, conferences are an excellent opportunity to get an update on your child's progress to date and set goals for the next school year. Please contact Melissa Tullis at 330.908.6827 with any questions.

Upcoming Testing
During the week of April 15-18, 2019, the high school (affecting students in grades 9-12) will operate on a modified schedule, in order to accommodate for required NWEA-MAP, Pre-ACT and ACT testing, during the morning hours. This includes a delayed-start for some students. Please note the following details:
Grade 9: NWEA-MAP testing – one test per day in Math, Reading, Language Usage and Science. Please contact Cheryl Cook with any questions regarding NWEA-MAP testing.
Grade 10: Grade 10 students who are registered to take the Pre-ACT should arrive as they normally would. Grade 10 students who are NOT REGISTERED for the Pre-ACT should plan to arrive by 12:15 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday (April 15-16) and by 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday (April 17-18). Please contact Jennifer Mattes with any questions regarding Pre-ACT testing.
Grade 11: Grade 11 students who are registered to take the ACT should arrive as they normally would. Grade 11 students who are NOT REGISTERED for the ACT, should plan to arrive by 12:15 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday (April 15-16) and by 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday (April 17-18). Please contact Jennifer Mattes with any questions regarding ACT testing.
Grade 12: Grade 12 students should plan for a delayed start each day. Students are to arrive by 12:15 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday (April 15-16) and by 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday (April 17-18).

If the delayed start presents a hardship for your family in terms of transportation or other issues, please contact Mr. Culp at jculp@lawrenceschool.org or via phone at 330.908.6810. We will make appropriate arrangements for student supervision on campus, as necessary.

Soles 4 Souls
High School Student Council is hosting a Soles 4 Souls Shoe Drive through the month of March. The grade level that donates the most new or gently used shoes will win a free dress down day! Shoes can be brought into the box at the front of the school with the students' name attached. Please contact Mrs. Jessica Rooney with any questions.

Grade 10 Field Trip - Sustainability
For the grade 10 Sustainability Project Based Learning (PBL) experience, students will be doing sustainability focused activities at school on Tuesday March 18, and going on two field trips on Wednesday, March 19. In the morning, they will be going to the Goodwill in Akron, where students will learn about the ways in which re-wearing clothes and purchasing other used products reduces waste and pollution. They will also venture to the Chagrin Nature Center to learn about forest ecology. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Yelitza Nieves-Carballo.

Student Diversity Week
During the afternoon hours from Monday, April 15 - Thursday, April 18, we will celebrate Student Diversity Week. Diversity Week is an event designed to provide opportunities for our students to come together in unity to celebrate the diversity of our campus community. We are seeking to help students understand, respect and celebrate the many aspects of individual identity and human diversity.
More details on the plan for the week will be sent home shortly!

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 School Theatre Needs Your Help!
Cleaning out closets or basements? Have old halloween costumes or dress up clothes? Please consider donating to Lawrence Upper School's theater program! We are looking for the following items to enhance this years production of SHREK the Musical!

  • Furry Onesies that look like or are similar to a donkey, wolf, bunny or other furry creature
  • Top Hats
  • Suspenders
  • Lederhosen
  • Animal noses and ears (pigs, bunnies, mice)
  • Elf hats and ears
  • Peter Pan costume
  • Red Cape
  • Shrek Ogre Ears

If you have any of these items and would like to donate please bring them to Upper School or Lower School (labeled to go to Upper) and label them for SHREK. Please contact Mrs. Sternad with any questions. Mrs. Merk and Mrs. Sternad thank you in advance for your donations!

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. The next paid dress down day will be Friday, March 15. Please contact ReGinae Reynolds at 330.908.6803 with any questions.

Lawrence Cell Phone
There is a cell phone 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! You can also begin signing up for Quarter 4 Clubs. Please contact ReGinae Reynolds at 330.908.6803 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.

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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