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    Lawrence Middle School and Eldridge Park/Lawrence High School Receive 2024 Promising Practice Awards

    Character.org, a leading advocate for character development in schools and organizations, has recognized Eldridge Park Elementary School and Lawrence High School for their joint program “LHS Cardinal Mentors for Student Success,” and Lawrence Middle School for its “Be a Cardinal Day.”

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    Please fill out our community survey

    Lawrence is growing, and it is an exciting time as we reimagine Lawrence Township Public Schools! As we prepare to welcome our third-graders to LIS (upper elementary) and our sixth-graders to LMS as part of our five-year operational plan, the Lawrence Township Board of Education, along with the district leadership team, has been working with top-notch architects to develop a plan to renovate and expand our middle school. We believe that our students deserve facilities that support the academic, social, emotional, wellness and creative opportunities available to them. As we move toward a March 2025 bond referendum, we will engage our community in the process and ensure all voices are heard. Click to fill out this important survey.

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  •  Kristin Burke

    Lawrence Township Public Schools Appoints New Principal of Lawrenceville Elementary School

    At the May 22, 2024 Board of Education meeting, the Lawrence Township Board of Education approved Ms. Kristin Burke as the new principal of Lawrenceville Elementary School. Burke, who currently serves as the K-6 Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Supervisor for the district brings a wealth of experience as well as a deep personal connection to her new role. Burke’s history with Lawrenceville Elementary is a testament to her love of, and commitment to, the school and district. She began her academic journey as an elementary school student at Lawrenceville Elementary School and later accepted her very first teaching position there, going on to teach both second and third grades.

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  •  Damian Bariexca

    Lawrence Township Public Schools Appoints New Instructional Supervisor

    At the May 22, 2024 Board of Education meeting, the Lawrence Township Board of Education approved Dr. Damian Bariexca as the new K-6 Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Supervisor. Bariexca is proud to have been a New Jersey public school educator since 2000, and a mainstay in Lawrence Township Public Schools since 2011, serving as a school psychologist, instructional supervisor, and high school assistant principal during his time in the district.

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  •  Jeanne Muzi and Ebony Lattimer

    Lawrence Township Public Schools Appoints New Principal of Slackwood Elementary School

    At the May 7, 2024 Board of Education meeting, the Lawrence Township Board of Education approved Ms. Ebony Lattimer as the new principal of Slackwood Elementary School. Ebony Lattimer brings more than twenty years of experience in education, with a proven track record of creating equitable learning communities for each child. Ms. Lattimer’s journey in education has been marked by a passion for curriculum, a dedication to inclusion and meeting the learning needs of all children, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

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    A District of Excellence

    At Lawrence Township Public Schools, we are constantly seeking ways to enhance the learning experience for our students, ensuring they have the best possible opportunities to learn, grow and succeed in the classroom and beyond. I am thrilled to share with you an exciting initiative that will revolutionize the way we approach education in Lawrence Township Public Schools – the evidence-based strategic restructuring of our grade level distributions to better align with the cognitive and social-emotional development of students.

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    Lawrence Township Public Schools Explores Research-Backed Restructuring for Optimal Educational Development

    Lawrence Township Public Schools is exploring a strategic restructuring of grade level distributions to create a more developmentally and academically appropriate environment for all of our students. This research-backed initiative involves a five-year vision to transition to grade bands of third through fifth, and sixth through eighth, aligning our district with the State Department of Education recommended model. Research consistently shows that this grade level distribution better aligns with the cognitive and social-emotional development of students, providing an environment where they can thrive academically and developmentally. Lawrence Township Public Schools recognizes the importance of these transitional years and believes that this structure better prepares our students for the academic challenges ahead. Furthermore, by embracing true “upper elementary” and “middle school” models as opposed to the current hybrid, quasi-middle school approach, we address our families wish to keep our kids “young” by housing our students in an elementary building longer. 

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     Lawrence Township Public Schools Appoints Two New Directors in Administrative Reconfiguration

     At the recent April 17 Board of Education meeting, Lawrence Township Public Schools appointed two new director positions, and both appointees are current LTPS educators. On July 1, current Slackwood Elementary School principal Ms. Jeanne Muzi will step into the new role of Director of Student Achievement, Equity, and Opportunity, and current Supervisor of Guidance, Ms. Melanie Fillmyer, will assume the title Director of School Counseling and Student Supports.

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  •  LTPS receives national recognition for music ed support

    LTPS Receives National Recognition for Music Education Support

    Lawrence Township Public Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 25th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement for providing music access and education to all students.

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    Lawrence school officials talk about challenges crafting the budget

    Read this interview with the Lawrence Gazette about all things budget, preschool expansion, and the possible future reconfiguration of our district's grade levels.

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    Lawrence Township Public Schools Awarded Sustainability Grant

    District awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey for Schools grant funded by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA).

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    Mary Jo Nagy, our LTPS Educational Support Professional of the year interviewed on BEN FM!

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  •  Community Conversation

    Join us for a Community Conversation with your principals and district administration!

    Your child's curriculum, mental health, special education, transportation, school events, Pre‑K, preparing your child for transition to the next school....whatever your questions or concerns may be, we want to know!

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  •  Black History Month Flyer

    Lawrence Township Celebrates Black History Month

    LHS's Arts & Humanities Academy Presents "Black Resilience: Upward and Onward" Celebration

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    Lawrence Township to Expand Preschool Under New State Aid

    LTPS projected to serve nearly 500 new preschoolers by the end of five-year rollout

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    January is Board of Education Appreciation Month

    Each year, one of our district's seven schools steps up and presents an appreciation gift to the Board. This month, LIS did not disappoint.

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    Lawrence Madrigal Performs at Trenton War Memorial for General Assembly of the State of New Jersey

    The Lawrence High School Honors Madrigal Choir, under direction of Mandy Johnson, took to the stage at the prestigious Trenton War Memorial Tuesday, concluding  the 221st reorganization of the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey. The ceremony, marking the commencement of a new legislative session, concluded on a high note with our Choir's acapella rendition of "God Bless America."

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  •  Congrats to our Educators of the Year

    Congratulations to our LTPS Educators of the Year

    The following educators have been acknowledged for the Governor's Educator of the Year program from Lawrence Township Public Schools. This celebratory program recognizes New Jersey's best teachers and educational services professionals and highlights educational innovation, student achievement, exemplary teaching, and important services outside the classroom environment that yield student success.

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  •  Congressman Andy Kim spoke with Ms. Allison Johnson's AP Government and Politics class at LHS.

    Congressman Andy Kim Visits Ms. Allison Johnson's AP Government and Politics class at LHS

    On Monday, November 27, Representative Andy Kim engaged in a meaningful discussion with a Lawrence High School politics class. A congressman representing the Third Congressional District of New Jersey, which includes Mercer County, and a graduate of the New Jersey public school system, Rep. Andy Kim brought a unique perspective to the conversation.

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    Share Your Story With Us #LTPSItStartsWithOne

    Many of us have a memory of that one staff member who made a positive impact on us that we'll never forget. This week we celebrate our staff during "American Education Week." Always observed during the first full week before Thanksgiving, American Education Week began in 1921 with the goal to generate public awareness and support for education because of concerns over illiteracy. During this school year, we will continue to share your stories with our staff to acknowledge and appreciate the value and lasting impact they have on our students and families and to remind them that it really can "start with one." Please have your student fill out this form, or fill it out with them. It does not matter if the staff member is still employed or retired many years ago; it is the story that matters. You can include your name or stay anonymous if you choose. The staff member will remain anonymous.

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