Lampeter-Strasburg District News
Members of the Garden Spot FFA attended the State Convention in June. The agricultural Issues Forum team won first place and will represent PA at the national convention this fall.
Seniors received awards and recognition at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.
As a summer treat, Lampeter Elementary School faculty and staff recorded themselves reading their favorite stories. New stories will be posted each week.
Ten retirees and one service award winner joined 1967 graduate Dr. M. Frances Keen and Teacher of the Year Mrs. Elizabeth Esbenshade-Fluck to be honored at the District's annual recognition dinner.
Maggie Swarr received the George W. Myers 8th Grade Leadership Award and Mrs. Irwin was named Teacher of the Month.
Four seniors were selected to receive recognition for their achievements as the May 2019 Pioneer Superlatives and Students of the Month.
The Class of 2019 graduated on Friday, May 31. Thomas Sellers was valedictorian, Kristen Mast salutatorian, and Logan Emmert was third in class.
Seniors took a trip down memory lane, seeing friends, siblings, and past teachers/staff along the way. The Class of 2019 is the first to have spent time at Lampeter Elementary School.
Senior Ivy McComsey has been named as the Emerging Artist for the month of June by the Red Raven Art Company. A reception will be held in her honor at First Friday, 5-8pm on June 7.
Hans Herr Elementary sent two teams of readers, 21 in all, to the first ever IU13 Lancaster-Lebanon Reading Olympics.
Eleven students are winners in the annual LNP journalism and advertising contest. Their work is featured in the May 21 edition of LNP.
Kristen Herr and Ezra Mellinger brought home three gold medals, Kristen set a meet record in javelin, and the teams fared well at the 2019 District 3 Track and Field Championships.
Seniors received recognition for academic achievement at the 2019 Senior Awards on Thursday, May 16.
Mrs. Elizabeth Esbenshade-Fluck, first grade teacher at Lampeter Elementary School, is the 2019 L-S Teacher of the Year.
Thirty six contestants squared off at the annual third grade spelling bee on Tuesday, May 14.
Seven Lampeter-Strasburg High School students participated in the 2019 VFW Auxiliary's Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Seniors Meredith McDonald and Christine Fritz won first place awards and advanced to state competition.
The 2019 Enigma Art and Literature Magazine is here. Please enjoy this collection from L-S High School's creative students.
Martin Meylin/L-S High School cafeteria manager Lisa Lawson was honored along with 12 students selected for their outstanding etiquette skills.
Sidney Brinkman, Elena Elia, Conner Nolt, and Douglas Schneider were honored by L-S High School faculty and staff for their achievements in April 2019.
The 2019 Burrowes Scholars received accolades at the annual ceremony on Thursday, May 2. Forty-three students from the fifth, eighth, and eleventh grades were recognized Scholars for academic and subject area excellence.
Six athletes from the Class of 2019 took part in the year’s third and final NCAA Commitment Day ceremony on Wednesday, April 17.
The L-S Model United Nations (LSMUN) finished third out of 16 teams in the Susquehanna Valley Model United Nations league. Four students won individual honors
Seventh grade science teacher Mrs. Patricia Lancaster and students selected for their positive attitudes were recognized during the month of March.
Health and physical education teacher Faith Cowell has been selected by Lampeter-Strasburg High School faculty and staff as Teacher of the Quarter for the third marking period of the 2018-2019 school year.
Aliza Howe and Jarrett Emmerling are Pioneer Superlatives and Lexi Wise and Nicolas Lopez-Erazo are Students of the Month for their achievements in March 2019.
Lampeter Elementary students are giving back this year by writing notes and drawing pictures for deployed members of the U.S. Military.
Senior Logan Emmert and junior Anne Leaman are among the best in the state for chorus and orchestra and will perform at the PMEA All-State Festivals (April 3-6) in Pittsburgh.
Close to 100 members of the L-S High School music program traveled to Ohio this weekend to perform at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland.
Numerous members of the Garden Spot FFA chapter received awards and recognition at the annual banquet on March 21, 2019.
Three LSHS students have been recognized for their original artwork in the District's annual safety poster design contest.
On March 15, junior Justin Miller was voted Pioneer of the Year by an audience of nearly 400 people and an esteemed panel of judges from Lampeter-Strasburg High School.
A mural created by second graders during the 2008-2009 school year will be auctioned to fund a scholarship for a member of the Class of 2019. The mural was designed the first year that Lampeter Elementary School opened.
Two LSHS students received national acclaim in the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Senior Lindsay Szymanski and junior Kenzie Lefever were both selected for their jewelry and metals work.
Children's author Mara Rockliff, a Lancaster County resident, spent four days inspiring budding writers at Lampeter and Hans Herr assemblies for Young Authors Week.
Hans Herr Elementary has a colorful new showpiece in the form of an upcycled water bottle chandelier. Students began the project last year under the guidance of Mrs. L-S.
Sophia Grillo, Kyle Velez, Melissa Perez, and Brady Cole are the Students of the Month for February 2019.
Asian Culture Club members recently received a lesson in self-defense from Officer Covey, the District’s resource officer and resident Krav Maga instructor.
Juniors Amy Vidal, Jose Estevez, and Daniel McMichael are invited to take part in National Hispanic Recognition Program based on their PSAT scores.
Martin Meylin's MATHCOUNTS team excelled at the Regional competition, with more than half of the team placing in the top 20%. Eighth grader Rowan Kimmel will advance to states.
Hans Herr's fourth and fifth grade STEM team came in second place at the 2019 Lancaster Lebanon IU13 Elementary STEM Bowl on held March 7.
A dozen responsible Martin Meylin students join Mr. Lambert as honorees for February 2019.
Catherine Horner will advance to state competition after a fourth place finish in the 100 yard backstroke at the District III Swimming Championships.
The Model UN Talent Show and the High School's Pioneer of the Year contest will share the stage for an evening of fun on Friday, March 15.
Tickets are on sale and spirit bus signups are ongoing Tuesday-Thursday from 7:30-4 in the HS office.
Hans Herr Elementary’s team took second place at the annual IU13 Mini STEM Bowl for Students in Grade 3.
Shortly after breaking a 30 year old long jump record, senior Ezra Mellinger was named the boys athlete of the year by the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association.
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-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