Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance. Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures. In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.
Congratulations to Lawrence ! Recognition this morning for our college bound Valedictorian and Salutatorian at the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents county wide celebration at Crest Hollow County Club. NYIT medical program and Cornell University will be lucky to have these new freshmen.
Safety Always. The District is extremely grateful to all members of the school community that inform us of any concerns they have, this is especially true for safety concerns. Just last night we were made aware of some concerns at the HS which allowed us to immediately follow up with the 4th precinct. There is no threat to our schools, and we have resolved the source of information that was reported to us. Continue please to listen and report. Thank you Our schools are safe because of ALL our efforts. Dr. Pedersen
Monthly calendar view now available! A link to view each school’s google calendar is now available on the site. Scroll down for monthly calendar link and log into your google drive to view. Daily events remain in list form under events. Our app is aimed to keep you all updated on the great things happening here in Lawrence.
Please join us as we honor our Senior Student Athletes at the Senior Athletic Awards Ceremony on Monday, 6/3 at 6:30 PM in the LHS Cafeteria **Senior Student Athletes must see or e-mail Mr Gordon At firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm sports played from 9th-12th Grades (V & JV) by Friday, 5/24 in order to receive their Plaques
Please join us at 9:30 AM on Friday, May 24th, for a Breakfast Briefing for Parents on Digital Citizenship. We will focus on cyberbullying and we will discuss safe and responsible internet use. Please see the District News section for more information!
Get ready to go ‘Full STEAM Ahead’ on Thursday, May 16th for our Middle School STEAM Fair! Join us from 5:30 - 8 as our students showcase their innovative, engineer projects that they competed this year! There will be musical performances and chances to win prizes at our STEAM Arcade. See you there!
Please join us at 9:30 AM on Friday, May 3rd, for a Breakfast Briefing for Parents on Digital Citizenship. We will discuss safe and responsible internet, and social media use! Another workshop will be held on 5/24. Please see the District News section for more information.
Spring is here!! It is time to have some fun and work on your Baseball Skills!! The Varsity Baseball Team is hosting its first annual Clinic for any boy or girl in Grades 2-8 on Saturday, 4/6/19 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on the LHS Baseball Field. It is $15.00 per student and will serve as a fundraiser for the Baseball Team.
LAWRENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS is recognized as one of the Best in the Nation for Music Education This award, given for the second consecutive year recognizes the commitment and dedication of LAWRENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS to music and the arts as innovative learning opportunities for a well-rounded education. LAWRENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS has been named one of 600 districts across the nation to be a Best Communities for Music Education recipient by The NAMM Foundation. LAWRENCE demonstrates an unwavering commitment to providing comprehensive music education for all students. About The NAMM Foundation: The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,400 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs. For more information about the NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.
Commissioner Elia's letter about the upcoming ELA & Math tests for grades 3-8 can be found under the Lawrence District news section.
The Baseball Clinic has been rescheduled!! Please come join us for the first annual Baseball Clinic hosted by the Varsity Baseball Team on Saturday, 4/6/19 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the LHS Gym. It is open to any student in Grades 3-8 and cost $15 per student. Come have some fun, learn new skills and support the Baseball Fundraiser!!
The Lawrence School District would like to inform you that the American Red Cross will be distributing and installing smoke alarms, for free, across Long Island on May 4 and May 10. More information can be found at www.lawrence.org
Reminder! To Tomorrow, Tuesday March 12th is a staff development day. There is no school for students tomorrow March 12th.
Do something nice for yourself and attend our Spring Parent Like a Champion workshop on Thursday, March 14, held at the #2 Primary School, this event is for families of all ages. Learn about wellness and taking time for yourself to be a better parent. Pizza will be served to you and your children at 6:30. Call 295-7530 to indicate how many members of your family are attending. We look forward to seeing you.
Monday March 4th weather delay - 2 hours delayed start. See start times: ECC@#4 —-11:10am Primary School @#2 —10:50am Elementary -10:45am Middle School —9:48am High School —9:49am Middle and High School students report to third period at that time. Regular time afternoon dismissal and busing. Thank you and be safe.
Due to the storm, Monday will be a 2 hour delayed opening.
As some of you may be aware, there has been national media coverage lately about an online issue referred to as the “Momo Challenge.” The reports outline a disturbing social media trend that was targeting children online via popular social media channels, encouraging them to participate in dangerous tasks and self-harm. While there are also reports that the threat of the Momo Challenge may be overstated, we felt it important to make you aware of it. Additionally, given the growing national media coverage of the Momo Challenge, experts on mental health caution that such hysterical news coverage could potentially prove harmful, possibly even inspiring imitators. It can also cause some students to be fearful or anxious. We encourage our parents to take this as an opportunity to have intentional conversations with their children about what they encounter online. These discussions could include: Reminding children to never contact strangers online, on any platform; Encourage children to share any worries or concerns with you; Ensure children understand the importance of not giving personal information to anyone they do not know; Tell children no one has the right to make them do anything they do not want to do; Set privacy systems on devices with your child as a way to have the conversation about safety. It is also important for parents to know what children can access online. We have the following suggestions for families: Set privacy settings for all social media and gaming applications; Keep video games and YouTube watching in shared family spaces; Set up video game restrictions to friends only; Set up “restricted” mode on YouTube for your child’s account so inappropriate content is not available to them, or stream YouTube content through a family-friendly site such as watchkin.com; Visit other internet safety resources like Family Online Safety Institute, Common Sense Media, Creating a Family Media Plan (American Academy of Pediatrics), Teaching Kids About Internet Safety (GCFLearnFree.org), and Talking with Kids About Being Online (Federal Trade Commission). As always, if you have questions or concerns, please contact any member of your building’s leadership team. Our district’s school psychologists and counselors are ready and available to assist.
Water Main Leak repaired water pressure normal in all buildings after a brief 30-45 minute interruption of service.
Lawrence Public Schools honors First Responders Michael Spinelli, Pat Frawley, Jennifer Lopez, David Lebron, Dr. Nima Jalali and Rich Ravo. Their quick actions helped save the life of Basketball Official, Larry Miller, who suffered a Heart Attack during our game. Thank you to Assemblywoman Melissa Miller for your support!!
Reminder - Monday, January 28th is the start of the 2nd semester at LHS. Monday will be a Day 1 schedule
Positive praise week was a smashing success! Our students focused our RICH core values and were recognized for embodying our mission!
Private School Transportation renewal requests will be available online beginning February 1st
Congrats to the Wrestling Team as they defeated Sewanhaka West. Come support the Wrestling Team as they take on Hempstead today at 4:30 PM. This is their final Home Match of the season
Success is within the reach of each and every learner.
The Lawrence Public Schools celebrates over a century of excellence in education. A look back at the past 100 years shows that the district has had a rich history and that its future will be even more successful.