Friday, March 24, 2017
Christopher Cummings, Principal
Chris Mercurio, Assistant Principal
Alfonse Davino, Assistant Principal
PRINCIPAL'S NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017
While it doesn’t feel like it, our spring semester has begun and is off to a great start. The second half of the school year is always very busy with many activities taking place, such as Advanced Placement testing, the prom, and graduation, to name just a few. As we progress through this stretch of important class time, please encourage your students to stay on top of their assignments and responsibilities so they don’t fall behind. If you haven’t been inside our school in a while, you will be pleasantly surprised. We have been hard at work giving our hallways and classrooms a much needed face-lift. Our hallways now boast our school colors and, in the near future, we are hoping to begin the installation of new lockers which will be functional, and align with our green and gold. We are in the process of creating a quiet area for seniors to sit and relax so that they can complete work and also charge their devices. Lastly, we are hoping to have our recently installed monitors display our daily announcements throughout the building. As always, I thank you for your support, and please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Feb. 08 Parents for Lakeland Meeting-Guest Speakers:
Liz Talbert-Alliance for Safe Kids-Save a Life
William Gross-Am Legion-Boys & Girls prgms
Feb. 10-11 Wigs "N" Whiskers Showcase
Mar. 3-4 Debate Tournament
Mar. 08 Parents for Lakeland Meeting-Guest Speakers:
LCSD Department Chairs and Coordinators
Mar. 09 Mr. Lakeland
Mar. 11 SAT at LHS
Mar. 15 Spanish Honor Society Induction
Mar. 28 SEPTA Meeting
Apr. 02 Alliance for Safe Kids- Save a Life
Apr. 19 National Honor Society Reception
Apr 21-22 Wig "N" Whiskers Spring Musical
On February 24th Lakeland High School will be having a school wide assembly. Stephanie Marquesano, founder and president of the Harris Project, will be presenting on empowering students to recognize the relationship between mental health/wellness and substance misuse. Students will be educated on how to recognize the link between the two, the risks associated with it, how to advocate for themselves, and how to be an empathetic friend. To further increase efforts to address this important topic that is plaguing this generation, Lakeland High School will also be starting a Club called project CODA, to get students more involved in raising awareness and changing the way society looks at mental health and substance misuse.
ARE YOU READY FOR ??
Tryouts on March 13th… You must have a current physical (dated from March 1, 2016) to try out. If you are using your own physician, the nurse must have an updated physical turned in by February 24th. If you would like to schedule an appointment with the school physician, please see the nurse ASAP. If you need medication, you must obtain physician orders and parental written consent for this school year and that must also be turned into the nurse by February 24th. Registration online opens Friday, February 24th and closes on Monday, March 6th. If you have questions please see Mrs. DeVito in the nurse’s office.
REMINDER - The entrance closest to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is for buses only between the hours of 7 AM -7:30 AM and 1:45 PM -2:15 PM.
NEW PROCEDURE – AP EXAMS
ORDER YOUR AP EXAM NOW, DON’T BE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD!!!
This year we are excited to announce that students will be able to order all of their AP Exams online by registering at the Total Registration website:
Here are the important dates for the registration process:
If you have any questions regarding the AP Exams or the registration process please contact Alfonse Davino at 914-528-0600.
THE EXPECTATION IS THAT ALL AP STUDENTS TAKE THE AP EXAM. STUDENTS WHO DON’T WILL HAVE THE “AP” DESIGNATION REMOVED FROM TRANSCRIPTS THAT ARE SENT TO THEIR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY.
Scheduling will begin this month for 2017-18.
SAT Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
Mar. 11 Feb. 10 Feb. 28
May 6 Apr. 7 Apr. 25
June 3 May 9 May 24
ACT Test Date
Apr. 8 Mar. 3 Mar. 17
June 10 May 5 May 19
Congratulations to the LHS winners of VFW Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay Contest: 1st place Drew Thompson, 2nd place Jothi Ramaswamy, and tied for 3rd place Dahlia Notis and Fintan Treanor.
ART DEPARTMENT NEWS
This year we started having a series of visiting artists in to talk to our art students about the possibilities of a future in any number of art careers. Artists included:
ART SHOWS AND EXHIBITS…
We begin our busy season with many exciting art shows and exhibits highlighting the outstanding talent of our Art students at LHS…
…and coming soon…*Lakeland Week of the Arts, at the JV Mall - May 15th-May 24th - Opening Evening event Mon., May 15th 6-7 pm. Come celebrate over 500 LHS art students and their amazing art work set up throughout the mall.
Yearbooks can be ordered through May 1st
**Order your yearbook directly from Herff Jones on-line or by phone.
STUDENT/STAFF BOOK CLUB
Have you ever felt out of the loop when a book becomes a movie or TV show? Keep up with the buzz. A student/staff book club is being offered. Read The Handmaid’s Tale by April 4th and come to an after school discussion in the library. Please see Ms. Griffin to sign up and for details. A number of books will be available for use. It’s also free on Kindle Unlimited and can be found in any library or bookstore. The Handmaid’s Tale will be a TV show starting in late April. Be the one who knows what’s going on!
STUDENTS OF THE QUARTER
This honor is bestowed on students who have demonstrated exemplary effort in one or more areas of academics, citizenship, school pride, and character. The LHS administration team sponsored a quarterly Recognition Breakfast, which was held on February 8th.
Art: Maggie Defeo, Nancy Cobban, Victoria Turner, MaryBeth Meier, Ivy Yang, Emily Hopkins
Band: Alexis Reyes, Brandon Gu
Chorus: Sophia Low, Gianfranco Espinoza
Early Childhood Education: Devyn Perrotta, Katherine Maurno
English: Alyssa Eustace, Kasie Nolan, Benjamin Kahan, Julia Kopec
FBLA: Julianna Prato
Foreign Language: Louis Costanzo, Josephine DiSisto, Sara Senerchia, Eric Fitzgerald
Health: Michael Buchwald
Mathematics: Bianca Ferraiola, William O’Shea, Gabriella Zecca
Career & Technology Education: Aaron Silva, Stephanie Hurwitz, Michael Foster, John Dowling
Orchestra: Paige Balassone, Tarah Pivarnik
Physical Education: Hannah Rogers, Allec Jackson
Science: Tara Gilson, John McBride, Julia Olivier, Maryam Rogers, Adrian Caiazzo
Social Studies: Sara Senerchia, Sean Bussell, Jhoely Duque, Christopher Werni
Strive: Molly Young
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