Welcome to Lawrence Public Schools

Gary Schall, School Superintendent 

Dr. Ann Pedersen, Deputy Superintendent

Jeremy Feder, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations   


 

ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION
Mr. Lee Araoz, District Instructional Technology Coordinator has been invited to serve on the NYSED Educational Technology Advisory Committee for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years.
He has  been selected as one of 27 members out of almost 500 applications based on his expertise, interest, and dedication to improving student achievement through the use of educational technology. We are proud that Mr. Araoz is representing Lawrence for the advancements we have made to infuse technology into our instructional program. 

Congratulations to Mr. Araoz!

 


  

LAWRENCE TRACK STAR

Alberto Laguerre

 

Alberto played for two years with the Varsity Football for two years and both Varsity Winter and Spring  Track Team for which he was the Team Captain with an overall four year team record of  44-8. Coach Bud  McQuillan said that  in over 20 years of Coaching,  Alberto is the most versatile athlete he ever coached, excelling in many different events:  55m, 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 600, 4X100 relay 4X200 relay, 4X400 relay,  55m High Hurdles, 110m High Hurdles,  400m Intermediate Hurdles and Long jump.

This past spring, while Nassau County athletes are only permitted to compete in three events per meet, Alberto was a three time County Champion, winning all three of his events, 200m, 400m Intermediate Hurdles and the 4X100m relay. Alberto has been  the  Nassau County Champion in the 55m, 100m, 55m, High Hurdles and the 110m High Hurdles in the past. He  was named to the Nassau County All County Winter Track team, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and Nassau County All County Spring Track team, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

According to Nassau County Track coaches and officials, Alberto has been known as the face of the program over the last 3 years. He is currently ranked #6 in New York State in the 400m intermediate hurdles and  ranked #31 in the United States in the 400m intermediate hurdles. He has also qualified for Nationals which takes place in North Carolina. Congratulations to Alberto.

 

 

 


 

STEAM Fair 2017 

 

   


 

 Lawrence High School is proud to announce the following for the Class of 2017:

Valedictorian – Allen Green

Salutatorian – Aaron Casanada

Honor Speaker – Barbara Williams

Congratulations to these hardworking students!  

 


 

  125th Digital Exhibit created by Ilanit Oknin  


 

 Newsday presents a Posthumous Award

Lawrence High School's Billy Wilson won Newsday's Thorp Award in 1943 as Nassau's most outstanding football player. On Friday, April 28, 2017 Newsday presented the Wison Family with a replacement trophy at the high school where he starred in five sports.

(Credit: Corey Sipkin) 

CLICK HERE FOR FULL NEWSDAY ARTICLE


Multicultural Assembly  


  Lawrence Pride Shines in Disney 

This years Disney trip was an incredible experience for the students and chaperones.  Congratulations to the Lawrence Music and Dance departments, as well as all the student performers. 

VIDEO


 Lawrence Premiers New TV Program

    

READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN NEWSDAY

Altice USA and i24News recently announced a media program for local NY tri-state area high schools called Altice Connects Global Voices.  The program allows local high school students to engage with the i24News team and discuss current events.  To kick off the program, Lawrence High School students Ariana Brown, Haisha Famuyide, Stanley Faynblut, Ruby Levine, Jessica Moreno, and Matthew Zampino participated in a behind the scenes experience at the i24News studio in Times Square. 

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO FOOTAGE 


Lawrence students gear up for an i24News Experience 

Through a continued partnership with Optimum and Altice that has enabled Lawrence students to attend the last two Presidential Debates at Hofstra University, Lawrence students Ariana Brown, Haisha Famuyide, Stanley Faynblut, Ruby Levine, Jessica Moreno, Yael Oken, Danielle Portillo, and Matthew Zampino have been invited to the brand new i24News Studios in Manhattan on Monday March 6th.  Students will be getting a behind the scenes tour and access to the studios.  Follow Dr. Frank Zangari on twitter (@Zangari_lhs) for highlights and updates of the day’s events. 

What interests you about broadcasting? 

Why is Real News Important?  


 GOING BEYOND THE LIMIT TO MAKE MUSIC

Lawrence High School student Segal Miller has very limited upper body movement but can maximize the mobility of her head. She performs with the LifeRhythms Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Alan Katz and Dianne Ronan. Mr. Katz has hooked up an electronic synthesizer that Segal activates with the movement of her head. She will be performing with LifeRhythms on Friday, April 7th at the LHS Diversity Assembly. Congrats to Segal and the students of LifeRhytms!


Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants

Scholarship Deadline June 12, 2017

There is still time for students to apply.  Visit our website at http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm to learn more about this opportunity.

If you have any questions, please direct them to scholarships@abbottandfenner.com 

 


  Love Linda Inc. Scholarship Application    


 LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR & FRIENDS SHARE LAWRENCE PRIDE

    

  From Nassau Herald, January 19, 2017


 

WITH PRIDE AND APPRECIATION

Taking pride and appreciating staff throughout the district comes naturally for a superintendent because on a daily basis all of our work is so intertwined and easily made evident. When students take pride and appreciate the work of staff it has even greater meaning. Lawrence High School Senior Kristina Vukaj expressed the pride and appreciation that students have, thus echoing sentiments felt by of us throughout the district for our amazing Custodians and Maintenance Staff.

From an Article in the LHS Mental Pablum By Kristina Vukaj: 

How great is it to be greeted by sparkling clean floors every morning when coming to school? Or even better, being able to sit and enjoy lunch in a pristine cafeteria whose cleanliness is thoroughly maintained after seating the barbaric mongrels we are? Girls, aren’t you glad that all the old locks on the bathroom stalls that were broken have since been replaced, or that the mirrors in the bathroom are always sparkling? It’s not easy, and it’s not that fun, but our amazing Maintenance Department is the one to thank for that. 

From early morning until the evening, these hard workers keep the school clean and properly functioning through rain, sleet, and snow, even working on the weekends and during breaks as well. They’re the ones that shovel the sidewalks after it snows or the ones that fix lights in the auditorium when they’re not working. Imagine all the times, especially in the warmer months, when the field is littered with the day’s garbage – from lunch trays and food to old papers or when the glass on the gym doors are cracked due to a long game of soccer. They’re immediately taken care of by our speedy Maintenance Department. 

But not only are they the best at keeping our school looking great, they’re easygoing, down-to-earth people. They’re very funny, constantly cracking jokes with students and teachers alike, and often provide great conversation when passing in the halls. It’s quite easy for us to take their services for granted, but they should go on unacknowledged no more – we thank you and applaud you for keeping our school as immaculate as it is. We really couldn’t ask for a better Maintenance Department. 


 

 

Click for photos of the 125th Anniversary Concert and the History of Lawrence Exhibit


 LAWRENCE MIDDLE SCHOOL PRESENTS...

Aladdin Jr. 

 


  LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS 

  


 LAWRENCE'S LIFE RHYTHMS BALANCED MIND PRESENTATION


Lawrence Middle School wins First Place 

in the KidWind Competition 

at the Cradle of Aviation

 EVENT PHOTOS

EVENT SUMMARY


 

 

Lawrence Students Invited to Present Original Research in Beantown!

Three Lawrence students (senior Emma Balsam and the dynamic duo of freshman Bhawan Sandhu & junior Alicia Etwaru) submitted behavioral research they have been working on for months, or even years, to blind judging committees comprised of 3 university professors in mid-January. Both projects have now been selected to present from among a pool of applicants that included undergraduates, grad students and post-doctoral researchers from around the nation and several foreign countries at the 29th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention in Boston Memorial Day Weekend.  


Dear Lawrence Family,

This year we celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Lawrence Public Schools. Our great community has supported a tradition of excellence that has been sustained and cultivated since 1891.  The demands of the 21st century, the technological advances of the information age, and the rapid changes in our global society require that our children be prepared better than ever before. Reflecting on our rich history we can learn from the challenges that previous generations had to overcome. We take pride in our children, teachers, families and community for overcoming  the complex challenges of our time.

Our robust scholastic offerings and expansive programming have provided a foundation for achievement that has enabled our school district to continue to earn distinction. As times have changed we have adapted to reflect our community’s shared values and collective vision for the future we all want for our children. Most important, the Lawrence Public School continues with resolve to focus on our mission as the unifying force at the heart of a cultural mosaic. Wishing you and your family a successful school year and Happy Anniversary! 

Gary Schall, Superintendent  


 

 

LAWRENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT: CELEBRATING 125 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE 

LAWRENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 125TH ANNIVERSARY FACEBOOK PAGE  


I AM LAWRENCE SLIDESHOW PRESENTATION