Lampeter-Strasburg District News
The Lampeter-Strasburg indoor guard is currently ranked third out of 21 groups after their first competition.
Eighth graders Bethany Barrall and Lana Dyer both earned Gold Keys in the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Social studies teacher Adam Titter has been selected by Lampeter-Strasburg High School faculty and staff as Teacher of the Quarter for the second marking period of the 2018-2019 school year
Mrs. Risser received 2019's first MM Teacher of the Month award and 25 students were recognized for their responsibility.
Clarinetist and L-S graduate Doris Hall-Gulati took home a Grammy award on February 10 for her work on The Crossing's "Lansing McLoskey: Zealot Canticles." Hall-Gulati, now a professor at Franklin & Marshall College, also received the District's Distinguished Alumni award in 2013.
The girls swim team broke five school records at the 2019 L-L League Championship Meet and tied for fifth place overall.
Alyssa Long and Anthony Milazzo are the January 2019 Pioneer Superlatives and Anastasios Kovack and Laysha Cooper are the January 2019 Students of the Month.
A $4,805 grant from the Dart Foundation was used to purchase 20 Airtame display adapters for use at L-S High School.
Boys Basketball Wins 4th Straight Section Title
Congratulations to the Pioneers, who defended their four-year winning streak by cinching the section three title! The team now moves to the postseason, where L-S will host a league quarterfinal round game on Monday, February 11, at 7:00 p.m. - opponent TBD.
Safe2Say Something is a result of Act 44 of 2018, which mandates that school communities should be taught to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, of individuals who may be a threat to themselves of others.
L-S High School artists received nearly three dozen regional and county art awards this year, including 11 Scholastic Gold Keys.
Seven seniors officially committed to play NCAA sports at their colleges/universities of choice at a ceremony on Wednesday, February 6.
Twenty-seven middle schoolers squared off in the Martin Meylin cafeteria for the school’s annual spelling bee on January 30, 2019. Eighth grader Bethany Barrall won after an extended head-to-head with classmate Ricky Gibson.
Third graders received a special video message about grit and teamwork from Steelers offensive lineman Matt Feiler and learned the winner of their Kindness Souper Bowl (spoiler alert: the Rams) at a monthly positive behavior assembly.
Each year, a group of exceptional seniors makes four visits to third graders at Hans Herr Elementary School. The High School Heroes are part of a positive inter-school mentoring system.
Coach Gene Charles is the 2017-2018 Coach of the Year for softball by the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Coaches Association.
Watch the Pioneers win the section championship (the first since 2002) on January 21 with a thrilling 39-35 defeat of Manheim Central. LL League Championships are January 25-26 at Garden Spot HS. Go Pioneers!
The L-S Model UN is seeking participants for the upcoming Talent for Change show. Audition tapes will be accepted through February 15, 2019.
Seventeen students competed in the annual Martin Meylin Middle School Geography Bee on January 9th. Seventh grader Peter Mecouch won the bee after seven rounds of competition, with eighth grader Bethany Barrall taking second place.
Senior Ivy McComsey is the first recipient of the Mitch Lyons Clay Scholarship from the Red Raven Art Company. She was chosen for her art portfolio and for embodying the spirit of creative curiosity.
Special education teacher Mrs. Gilman and a group of respectful students received recognition from Martin Meylin Middle School faculty and staff.
Two juniors and two seniors have been selected as Pioneer Superlatives and Students of the Month for their achievements during December.
First grader Austin Conrad and fifth grader Audrey Wieand were among 12 students chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for a 2019 spotted lanternfly awareness calendar.
Mr. Nolt's class spent most of the school day on December 20th living like Jamestown settlers aboard the Discovery in 1606.
Students throughout the district took part in Hour of Code activities during the 2018 National Week of Code in early December, but opportunities exist all year long.
The Garden Spot FFA's Tractor Restoration Team won the Most Improved award at the 2019 PA Farm Show for their 1940 John Deere B restoration. The group put in over 300 hours of work on the tractor, which is on display now through January 12.
Officer David Covey is the District’s first School Resource Officer (SRO). The 19-year West Lampeter Township Police Department veteran will be based at Lampeter-Strasburg High School but will regularly work with students in grades K-12.
Lampeter Elementary students raised more than $40,000 for enrichment activities through this year's PTO Pioneer Ninja Warrior campaign.
Three L-S students were among the winners in the 2018-2019 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) essay contests from Post 7294.
L-S families donated a record 1,277 toys to the Marine Toys for Tots program this year, surpassing a goal 10,000 donations since the District program began in 2005.
Morgan Bucher and Andrew Bliss are November's Pioneer Superlatives and Jenna Istvanik and Hunter Mitchell are Students of the Month.
Students of the Month were selected based on displaying the characteristics of respect and Mr. Leone was named Teacher of the Month.
Martin Meylin Middle School presents an adaption of the classic musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from December 6-8, 2018. Shows start at 7 p.m. at the PAC.
This season, L-S is home to two all-league, 17 1st team, 12 2nd team, five honorable mention, two section, and 23 academic all-stars plus two coaches of the year.
Sixty-seven juniors and seniors became members of National Honor Society in a ceremony on November 13, 2018.
On Wednesday, November 14, a dozen Lampeter-Strasburg student athletes took advantage of Early Commitment Day to pledge to their schools of choice:
Students have been observing Veterans Day by sending respect and kindness to our American heroes.
Social studies teacher Christy McCanna has been selected by her Lampeter-Strasburg High School colleagues as Teacher of the Quarter for the first marking period of the 2018-2019 school year.
Four Lampeter-Strasburg High School students are applauded for their achievements during the month of October. Seniors Maya Horst and Jacob Visniski are Pioneer Superlatives while junior Alexis Garrett and sophomore Fabiano Moscoso-Rondon are Students of the Month.
Martin Meylin Middle School staff celebrated 13 motivated students and one caring library assistant this month with Students of the Month and Teacher of the Month honors.
On October 29, sophomore Colin McDonald and junior Jillian Pontz joined their AP American Government and Politics teacher Justin Keefer for Lancaster County’s first Democracy Day.
The L-S Thespian Society presents the classic Agatha Christie whodunit The Mousetrap, November 8-10 at the Performing Arts Center.
L-S Athletic Director Branden Lippy successfully defended her dissertation on October 15, 2018, to receive her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University. Congratulations Dr. Lippy!
Congratulations to the boys cross country team, who have clinched a share of the L-L League Section Two title for the first time in program history.
Four high school students have been honored for their achievements during September 2018. Hannah Andersen and Luke Brodersen are the month's Pioneer Superlatives while Mary Torres and Jared Risser are Students of the Month.
Congratulations to the Pioneer Golf Team for winning the LL-League Section III Championship on Tuesday, October 9.
The LSHS student body chose 16 seniors to make up the 2018 Homecoming Court. The king will be crowned at the Powderpuff game on October 18 and the queen will be crowned at the Homecoming game on October 19.
After a undefeated season of Section 2 victories going 5-0, the Lampeter-Strasburg Girls Tennis team was rewarded with the Section 2 championship on Friday, September 28.
Throughout the school year, third graders will gather for monthly Circle the Wagons assemblies to emphasize positive behavior skills. September's theme was "Pioneer Spirit and Grit."
Social studies teacher Janelle Kershner is the September Teacher of the Month at Martin Meylin Middle School. One student from each class also received Student of the Month acclaim for excellence in the Back to School and Ready to Learn category.
The PIAA 5A title-winning softball team visited the State Capitol on Wednesday, September 26, to be honored by state legislators.
Sixteen L-S vocalists, including five freshmen, have been selected to be part of the LLMEA County Chorus Festival in February 2019.
Five seniors received the designation of Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship competition.
Six new members joined the Lampeter-Strasburg Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, September 21: Olivier Manosane, Lauren McHale, Jeremy Osborne, Jansen Rudy, Jared Schnapf, and Chad Sensenig.
On October 3, Lampeter Elementary students will have the chance to compete for fun and fundraising at Pioneer Ninja Warrior.
Find out the ways students are participating in the 94th Annual West Lampeter Community Fair, which runs from Wednesday, September 26, through Friday, September 28, 2018.
Seven skilled Martin Meylin musicians have qualified for the 2018-2019 Lancaster Lebanon Music Educators Association (LLMEA) Middle School Orchestra Festival
Ten Lampeter-Strasburg High School students will compete for the title of Lampeter Fair Queen on Wednesday, September 26, at the 94th Annual West Lampeter Community Fair.
Seniors Jarrett Emmerling, Kristen Mast, and Jansen Miller are among the Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The first-ever Pioneer Pride Classic was held at the newly renovated football stadium to kick off the 2018-2019 sports season. Representatives from every team attended the event to celebrate past accomplishments and build excitement for the upcoming year.
Meet the new teachers and learn about personnel changes on campus for the new school year.
Things have changed around here since last year. We have new fields, a new 1:1 technology program at the high school and much more.
Rising seventh graders Peter Mecouch and Bennett Wehibe took part in the National Youth Leadership Forum for STEM camp at Villanova University from July 15-20, 2018.
Fifteen members of the High School's Garden Spot FFA Chapter attended the PA FFA State Convention from June 12-14, 2018. The students competed on various teams, attended breakout sessions on topics of their choice, and making memories with old and new friends.
On June 26, Congressman Lloyd Smucker read an account of the varsity softball program's first PIAA 5A Championship Title and congratulated the team from the floor of the US House of Representatives.
Lampeter-Strasburg School District
1600 Book Rd., Lancaster PA 17602
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