Lampeter-Strasburg District News
District III Basketball Quarterfinals
The boys and girls teams both won their playoff games and are headed to quarterfinals. Boys will play at Mechanicsburg Thursday and we host Lower Dauphin girls on Friday.
Four junior high wrestlers advanced to States by finishing in the top three at at Area 13 Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Championships.
Team teachers set a goal for students in the District’s ten second grade classes to collectively bring in 100 pieces of cold weather gear like mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves, for children in need.
Each January, any eighth grader can nominate a fellow classmate as a candidate for King or Queen of Hearts. Nominations are based on kindness, helpfulness, and good-heartedness, as well as school spirit and involvement in activities.
Seniors Nathan Musser and Conner Shelton received word this morning that both had been named finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. The designation is reserved for the 15,000 highest-scoring students in the United States.
After a great week in which both the boys and girls basketball teams earned L-L League section titles, it's time for some postseason action across all winter sports.
Several Lampeter-Strasburg High School artists received recognition in the 2017 Scholastic Art Awards and Lancaster County Young Artist awards competitions. Their work will be on display at Lancaster galleries from March 4 - April 9, 2017
High School teachers selected four LSHS students as Pioneer Superlatives and Students of the Month for their achievements during the month of January.
Martin Meylin team teachers selected January Students of the Month based on traits associated with responsibility.
Seventh grader Damien Smucker can be seen on SUBWAY® billboards and posters in Eastern PA this month as part of a campaign to raise money for THON and the Penn State Health Children's Hospital.
On February 1, sixteen members of the Class of 2017 committed to play college athletics as part of NCAA National Signing Day.
Two talented student musicians have earned spots in this weekend's District 7 Orchestra Festival. Melissa Long and Anne Leaman are among 130 students chosen by audition for the event.
Eighth grader Danielle DiPace took first place in the 2017 Martin Meylin Spelling Bee. She qualified for the LNP Bee in March along with classmates Wesley Leaman, Hannah Wismer, and Kelliann Drummond.
The L-S wrestling community donated proceeds from the first Caleb Walker Memorial Tournament (formerly Pioneer Duals) to Caleb's legacy organization - A Week Away.
Senior Nevin Hoenninger scored her 1000th point in Tuesday's winning game against Solanco. The team is currently tied for first place in Section II.
Last week, award-winning author and poet Jen Bryant spent three days at Hans Herr Elementary School.
Mrs. Baker’s third grade class participated in an ‘out of this world’ exercise recently by constructing their very own satellites.
Classes partnered with the Lancaster Conservancy to build bat boxes that will be placed in Lancaster County parks to provide shelter.
Eighth grader Nathan Eberly earned his second straight title at Martin Meylin’s 17th annual National Geographic Geography Bee on January 11
Martin Meylin's Creative Arts teachers selected December's Students of the Month based on the characteristics of respect.
Lampeter-Strasburg High school recognized four students for achievements during December.
On January 4, members of the 2016 softball team received a commemorative banner that will hang in the school's competition gymnasium as a reminder of the amazing season.
More than 200 student vocalists from 23 local school districts will gather at the High School tomorrow to take part in the 2016-2017 Lancaster Lebanon County Chorus Festival.
The District is a recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School award. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes.
High school students had a chance to bring history to life yesterday through a series of small group discussions with Vietnam veterans.
Students in Andrea Rutledge’s 5th grade class grew their interpersonal skills through successfully operating a mini-business and donating the proceeds.
The Pioneer Duals Junior High Wrestling Tournament has been renamed the Caleb Walker Memorial Tournament in honor of the L-S graduate, wrestler, and founder of A Week Away.
The holidays are a time to remember and help those in need—even family pets. During December the students of Mrs. Henry’s and Mr. Nolt’s fifth grade classes decided to complete a service project for a community organization.
Four Lampeter-Strasburg High School students were selected as the November 2016 Pioneer Superlatives and Students of the Month. The Pioneer Superlatives are Jordyn Kondras and Jared Risser and the Students of the Month are Sarah Baxter and Dylan McVey.
Seniors Earn BSA Eagle Scout Rank
Congratulations to seniors Steven Hollern, Colin Anderson, and Jack Drummond for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scouts of America. The three received their badges at a Court of Honor ceremony on December 4, 2016.
Each December, excitement builds as the date of the Holiday Lunch approaches. Served in all four school cafeterias, the Holiday Meal is a delicious turkey dinner with all of the trimmings. This year’s Holiday Meal will be served on Thursday, December 15.
The Lampeter-Strasburg Board of School Directors underwent its annual reorganization on Monday, December 5, naming new leadership for 2017. Mrs. Melissa Herr, who was previously vice president, was unanimously selected as president for the new year.
Students were selected by team teachers for displaying the characteristics of respect - recognition of human worth and dignity, the rights of others, and individual difference; accepting rules, laws and authority; justice, fairness, acceptance, tolerance, working out differences logically and reasonably to resolve conflicts peacefully.
Three High School students and one 8th grader received scholarships from 2016-2017 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) essay contests. The scholarships are from VFW Post 7294 in Millersville.
The L-S Marching Band chronicled a great 2016 season with this impressive video from parent John Lines. He used eight GoPros, 3 sideline cameras, and a drone to catch all the action. Thanks for showing us the band's Pioneer Spirit!
2016 Toys for Tots collection will run from November 21 through December 2. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys in each of the schools during this time.
Staying with the theme of Back to School and Ready to Learn, Martin Meylin creative arts teachers selected students who met the following criteria in their fields of study: organized notebook, attentive to rules, evening study, and wise use of time.
Fifty-four juniors and seniors became the official members of the L-S National Honor Society (NHS) at the traditional induction ceremony on Tuesday, November 15. The new members joined 18 seniors who were inducted in 2015.
Four Lampeter-Strasburg High School students have been chosen as October 2016 Pioneer Superlatives and Students of the Month.
District III Semifinals Friday, 11/18
The varsity football team travels to Berks Catholic Friday to play in the District III AAAA semifinals. Tickets are on sale in the High School office for $6/adults and $4/students. No passes.
Congratulations to our Fall 2016 All-Stars!
Support the L-S Turkey Drive and become someone's reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving. The Drive is sponsored by the L-S/Willow Street Community Churches.
This Saturday, 11 of Martin Meylin's talented string orchestra students will join their peers from around Lancaster and Lebanon counties to perform in an orchestra festival. They will be joined by Mr. Shaubach, who will be one of the festival's conductors.
Olivia Martin, Autumn Peters, Leah Wieland, and Tyler Zameroski took part in the early Signing Day and committed to play sports at the college level.
From LS News - Dogs have a reputation for being a man’s best friend. Lampeter-Strasburg High School will now see if the axiom is true for students as well. Monday, Susquehanna Service Dog Maya began her tenure at L-S.
The L-S Thespian Society will present the dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace for this year's Fall Play. The show runs from Thursday, November 10, through Saturday, November 12, with performances starting at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and in the school office beginning November 1.
From LS News reporter Megan Mellinger - "If you entered Lampeter-Stasburg High School this past week you may have noticed the tractors sitting out by the office. This was in honor of Pennsylvania Ag and Food Careers week (October 10-15) which the Garden Spot FFA chapter hosted with the theme of "Pioneering Career Connections."
Thirty middle school students were selected by their team teachers as standouts in the Back to School and Ready to Learn category. These students are recognized for traits such as attentiveness to rules, organized notebooks, evening study, and wise use of time.
Four Lampeter-Strasburg High School students were selected by faculty members as September 2016 Pioneer Superlatives and Students of the Month. Pioneer Superlatives are Kathryn Sigafoos and Nathan Musser and Students of the Month are Enisha Sealey and Nathan Rosa.
More than 200 elementary parents gathered at Lampeter Elementary School last night for Math Matters - an interactive presentation aimed at demonstrating to parents how their children are currently being taught math. For those who couldn't be there, the information shared at the presentation is available on our Elementary Math page.
The Hans Herr Elementary School Pioneer Dash will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016. Students in grades three, four, and five will run lap after lap around the track to raise money for school events. The Pioneer Dash is sponsored by the Hans Herr PTO.
Sixteen seniors were chosen as members of the 2016 Homecoming Court. Shane Lawler was crowned king at halftime during the annual PowderPuff football game on Thursday, October 6, and Kate Rohrer was crowned Queen at halftime during the Homecoming football game on Friday, October 7. The pair reigned at the Arabian Nights-themed Homecoming dance on Saturday, October 8.
The 2016 West Lampeter Fair Queen and Runner-Up are McKenna Kimmel and Lianna Sauve. The two were chosen after a rare indoor contest at the West Lampeter Fire Hall.
The 92nd annual Lampeter Fair starts tomorrow. Many L-S students and their families visit the fair daily to enjoy the wide variety of exhibits, food, and entertainment. Here’s just a little of what L-S has to offer this year
Congratulations to the L-S Golf Team on winning the Section II title yesterday at Fox Chase Golf Club. The Pioneer travel team is Christian Eby (captain), Ryan Smith, Austin Lauver, Eric Buck, Andrew Fink, Ryan Floyd, Patrick Holmes, and Shannon Campbell. The team is coached by Michael Chiodo.
Colin Anderson, Ashley Crutcher, Alyssa Cunningham, and Sarah Goldberg earned the title of Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The 2005 PIAA AAA champion varsity baseball team was inducted into the Lampeter-Strasburg Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, September 16, 2016. The team, led by Coach Todd Garber, brought home the second state baseball title in the District’s history when they defeated Peters Township 8 to 7 in Altoona on June 17, 2005.
Two Lampeter-Strasburg High School students have been named as Semifinalists in the 62nd National Merit Scholarship Program. Seniors Nathan Musser and Conner Shelton are among the 16,000 academically talented seniors across the country to earn the honor this year.
Please join us on September 22 at 7pm in the PAC for an informational session about Schoology, the district's Learning Management System (LMS). Schoology enables parents to keep track of homework, tests, and projects and have access to class resources.
Twelve Lampeter-Strasburg High School students will vie for the title of 2016 West Lampeter Fair Queen. The candidates are sponsored by High School clubs and were selected by the clubs' members and advisors.
Artwork from High School students Ericka Neff, Autumn Peters, Olivia Martin, and Shannon Ferrari has been accepted into the Whitaker Center’s Y Art: Discovering the Next Generation of Artists exhibition.
Our school nurses are now using CareDox, a web-based tool that can be used to communicate with parents/guardians and coordinate student care. The new system allows parents to provide detailed and confidential (HIPAA and FERPA compliant) information about students' conditions and medications as well as a record of nurse visits. CareDox enables parents to edit their children’s health history in real-time, giving our staff the best possible foundation for treating students.
Get your Pioneer gear here! The LSHS Varsity Club is selling spiritwear. The online store includes premium men's and women's Under Armour clothing, plus a variety of other Pioneer-branded items. Orders can be placed now through September 13 and items will arrive in October.
Lampeter-Strasburg School District
1600 Book Rd., Lampeter PA 17537
Administration Building: 717-464-4699
Lampeter Elementary School: 717-358-1880
Hans Herr Elementary School: 717-509-0300
Martin Meylin Middle School: 717-509-0289
Lampeter-Strasburg High School: 717-509-0485