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Lampeter-Strasburg School District News Archive - 2015

Want to catch up on happenings around the L-S school district? Check out our news archive of articles from calendar year 2015!

2015 FFA Banquet Recap

March 23, 2015
The Garden Spot FFA held its annual banquet on March 19, 2015, in the Martin Meylin cafeteria with approximately 170 members, parents and guests present. Awards were given to a number of FFA members and community members. Students also presented speeches on what they have accomplished this past year. A summary of the awards presented are as follows:


2015 L-S Idol

March 17, 2015
Congratulations to the winning artists and to all of the talented performers who participated in L-S Idol. Many thanks to the Strasburg Women's Club for all of the hard work planning and promoting the show.


Andrew Wittemann Advances to State Geography Bee

March 4, 2015
Seventh grader and 2015 Martin Meylin Geography Bee champion Andrew Wittemann has qualified for the Pennsylvania state geography bee. The competition will be held on Friday, March 27, at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.


Bear Team Raises Funds for Humane League

February 27, 2015
The 6th grade Bears team raised more than $350 for the Humane League of Lancaster County with the 2015 Big Hair Ball. Students competed by styling their hair into the biggest, wildest 'doos possible. The finalists answered pet questions to earn the titles of Hair Ball King and Queen. The winners were Caden Swope and Kiley Turner.


Colin Anderson Competes at AA Boys' Swimming Finals

Anderson Competes At Swimming Finals Colin Anderson Competes at AA Boys' Swimming Finals

March 13, 2015
Sophomore Colin Anderson swam his way to the AA Finals at Bucknell University this week. He was one of two swimmers in the L-L League to make it to the Boys’ PIAA Class AA Swimming and Diving Championships. Colin competed in the 100 butterfly and the 100 freestyle. Check out coverage of Wednesday and Thursday events at the meet. Congratulations to Colin on a great season!

Congratulations to our Winter All-Stars!

March 25, 2015
Lets Congratulate all our Winter sport All-Stars


Hans Herr Students Pay It Forward for Friend

April 10, 2015
Two Hans Herr Elementary classrooms took part in a pay it forward event in honor of Jensen Byrd, who passed away in 2010 after a brave battle with neuroblastoma. Jensen would have celebrated his 10th birthday this month and his family asked friends to gift others with acts of kindness in his memory.


Heather Witmer wins art scholarship

January 28, 2015
Senior Heather Witmer has been awarded the 2015 Anonymous $1000 art scholarship. The scholarship was one of three awarded to Lancaster County students based on senior portfolios. Heather will be honored at a reception on February 15 at the Red Raven Art Company.


James Wolpert's Album Released

January 22, 2015
Vote for James! Voice save James! The L-S community voted, tweeted, and cheered the 2009 grad through his journey on The Voice. James thanked us by visiting and performing for students at each of the buildings in January 2014.


High School Names December Students of the Month

Janurary 16, 2015
Three students of the month are presented with their certificates by Lampeter-Strasburg Board of School Directors Vice President Mrs. Melissa Herr. The students were recognized at the Board's January 5 meeting.


L-S Seniors Receive Field Hockey Award

February 5, 2015
Four Lampeter-Strasburg High School field hockey team members have been named to the 2014 Keith Waldman – Optimal Performance Associates / National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) High School National Academic Squad. This program recognizes high school seniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or 4.0 of the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. The seniors selected are Danielle Franklin, Mattie Lefever, Vanessa Schneider, and Karisa Turner.


L-S Students Create Award Winning Artwork

February 25, 2015
Lampeter-Strasburg High School students placed in the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Visual Arts, with a total of 17 winning works. The students will be honored at a reception at the Lancaster Museum of Art on Friday, March 6, from 5-8pm. Student artwork will be on display March 7- April 12, 2015.


L-S Students Place in District SkillsUSA competition

February 24, 2015
Two Lampeter-Strasburg students were among the winners of the District 4/5 SkillsUSA competition at the Brandywine Campus of the Technical College High School. The event was part of SkillsUSA Week, which ran from February 8-14, 2015. SkillsUSA (formerly VICA) is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations.
Both students who placed are seniors currently enrolled in the Lancaster County Career and Technology program at the Willow Street campus. First place winners will be competing at the state level in Hershey from April 8-10. Congratulations:
-Jordan Brown won first place in Auto Service Specialize
-Savannah Garber took second place in the Heath Knowledge Bowl

L-S wrestling boosters & L-L League coaches raise money for A Week Away

January 28, 2015
This weekend at the Lancaster-Lebanon League Wrestling Tournament, the L-S Wrestling Booster Club and the L-L League Wrestling Coaches Association presented A Week Away (AWA) vice president Marie McCune and Lynn Walker, mother of AWA founder Caleb Walker, with donations to the organization. Caleb, an L-S grad and dedicated Pioneer wrestler, established AWA to finance and coordinate stress-free vacations for individuals with life threatening illnesses and their loved ones.


Lancaster County Young Artists Special Award Winners

March 30, 2015
Come see the award-winning artwork for yourself by visiting the Lancaster County Young Artist exhibition at the Lancaster Museum of Art (135 N. Lime St., Lancaster) and the Scholastic exhibit at the Demuth Museum (120 E. King St., Lancaster). The show runs through April 12, 2015.


LSHS Presents Annie Get Your Gun!

March 4, 2015
Annie Get Your Gun was first produced for Broadway in 1946 with lyrics and music by Irving Berlin. The family-friendly musical comedy includes classic songs like "There's No Business Like Show Business" and "Anything You Can Do." It is set in the 19th century and is based on the travels of Buffalo Bill's Wild West variety show and the legendary romance between show-members and sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler.


Mackenzie Miller in All-State Chorus

March 25, 2015
Mackenzie Miller will sing on March 28 as part of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Chorus. She earned a spot in the elite group by advancing through county, district, and regional chorus. Mackenzie is one of six alto ones in our 15-county region and 25 in the State in the chorus, which is made up of 200 of the top student singers in Pennsylvania.


Martin Meylin Musicians Head to Band Festival

March 17, 2015
Five Martin Meylin students have been selected to take part in the Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators' Association (LLMEA) Middle School Band Festival. They will join other talented musicians from around the area at Ephrata Middle School for the two-day event.


Martin Meylin Students Excel at MathCounts

March 2, 2015
MathCounts is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of “bee” style contests. Pennsylvania’s MathCounts final will be held March 27-28 in Harrisburg. Congratulations to the entire team and good luck to Logan as he moves forward in the competition.


Mellinger, Shortes featured on WGAL News at 6

February 3, 2015
L-SHS students Krista Mellinger and Rachel Shortes were featured in a story on WGAL News 8 at 6:00 tonight (February 3). They spoke to Mike Hostetler about their lives as students and athletes who are also battling Crohn's disease. This is not the first time the pair have been highlighted for bringing awareness to the disease. They were also the subjects of a January 2 PennLive story.

If available, a link to the WGAL news segment will be posted here tomorrow.

Middle School Students of the Month December 2014

January 26, 2015
Sixteen students at Martin Meylin Middle School were recognized as December 2014 Students of the Month. They were selected by Martin Meylin's Creative Arts teachers for displaying the characteristics of "Respect," like recognition of human worth and dignity, the rights of others, and individual differences; accepting rules, laws, and authority; justice fairness, acceptance, tolerance, and working out differences logically and reasonably to resolve conflicts peacefully.


Middle School Students of the Month January 2015

February 19, 2015
Martin Meylin Middle School selected students in grades 6-8 as January 2015 Students of the Month. Eighth graders will also be honored at the March 2 School Board meeting.The theme this month was responsibility. Congratulations to these responsible students!


National School Breakfast Week

March 23, 2015
From March 2-6, 2015 (with a little creative rescheduling thrown in due to snow), L-S celebrated National School Breakfast Week. Items were given out to elementary students through the week and several students at both Lampeter Elementary and Hans Herr won stuffed cows. National School Breakfast Week is over, but breakfast is always a good choice.


National Signing Day 2015

February 4, 2015
Congratulations to our student athletes who participated in National Signing Day!


Newspaper in Education Week Winners

March 3, 2015
Ten Lampeter-Strasburg students were among the winners in the 31st Annual Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week Design an Ad & Journalism Contests.
More than 1,300 students entered the Design an Ad Contest and approximately 2,000 students participated in the Journalism Contest. Winning entries were featured March 3, 2015 in a special NIE Supplement with the daily paper.


Sarah Morris Competes for State Homecoming Title

April 10, 2015
Sarah Morris, our Class of 2015 Homecoming Queen, will be competing in the finals for the title of Pennsylvania’s Homecoming Queen. The contest will be held on Sunday, April 19, at the Lancaster Host Resort.


Terra Dunham wins MM Spelling Bee

January 29, 2015
6th grader Terra Dunham spelled her way to victory at the annual Martin Meylin spelling bee, held on January 28. She competed in a field of 30 of the middle school's best spellers. Each of these students had earned a place in the competition by winning classroom and team bees.


Three Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

February 19, 2014
All three Lampeter-Strasburg School District seniors who were named this fall as semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program have earned the designation as finalists in the program.


Tyler Andrews Wins Donnelley Scholarship

March 25, 2015
Senior Tyler Andrews is the winner of the R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Scholarship. The award is offered through the corporation in partnership with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Tyler is looking to attend either Lafayette College or the University of Denver and plans to major in engineering. Congratulations Tyler!

Wittemann Wins 2015 Geography Bee

January 15, 2015
The annual Martin Meylin Geography Bee was held Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Each of the 17 participants advanced through his/her section and team competitions to take part in the school-wide bee.


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