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2017-2018 News Index
Congratulations to the High School's February Students of the Month and Pioneer Superlatives
The junior high wrestling team had its best showing yet at the 2018 Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championships
The girls team broke four school records and placed sixth in the district and the boys relay teams each placed 15th in the district. Congratulations!
Practice paid off for Martin Meylin's Mathletes at their recent Math Counts competition at Millersville University.
Martin Meylin's creative arts teachers selected February's Students of the Month based on responsibility.
Students from all four L-S schools are winners in this year's Newspapers in Education (NIE) Week competition from LNP.
Boys and Girls Basketball PIAA Playoffs
Boys will play Bangor on Friday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Easton Area MS.
Girls will play Mastery North on Saturday, March 10, at 3:30 p.m. at South Philadelphia HS.
Advance tickets ($3/$6) are on sale through Friday at noon in the HS Office. All tickets at the door are $6. No passes.
Lampeter Elementary staff and PTO members went all out to make Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss's birthday special for students.
Eight Lampeter-Strasburg High School students performed in the Lancaster-Lebanon High School County Orchestra Festival on Saturday, February 17. Sophomore Anne Leaman also participated in the District 7 Festival on February 10.
The Lampeter-Strasburg High School Outdoor/Environmental Club is sponsoring two exciting and varied opportunities for students to engage in place-based, hands-on learning opportunities.
High school art teachers Meg Lau and Scott Cantrell were among 85 local artists invited to sit for portraits as part of A Moment in Time: Portraits of Lancaster’s Visual Artists.
Four members of the the Pioneer junior high wrestling team will compete at the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling (PJW) State Championship Tournament on March 3 & 4, 2018.
The L-S Board of School Directors approved the 2018-2019 calendar at their February 20 workshop meeeting. The first day of school for students will be August 22.
Twelve musical students became the newest members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society at an induction ceremony on Friday, February 16.
January's Martin Meylin Students of the Month were selected for displaying characteristics of responsibility.
Kyra Shoenberger and Ethan Bare are January's Pioneer Superlatives and Alexandra Rodriguez and Hunter Perozich are Students of the Month.
U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Jamal Craft surprised his sons in class at Lampeter and Hans Herr on Valentine's Day.
Kelsey Kimmel, Kym Kouterick, and Ari Vaziri received awards from the District's safety committee for their original poster designs.
Tickets go on sale in the High School office on weekdays from 12-4pm starting February 19th and at the door one hour prior to each performance.
Nine seniors committed today to play sports at the college level. They join five classmates who did so during the early signing period in November 2017.
A number of talented High School art students placed in this year's Scholastic Art Awards and Lancaster County Young Artists Awards. Seven seniors and one freshman earned Scholastic Gold Key Awards and two seniors received American Visions nominations.
School nurses are seeing more cases of the flu every day. To help prevent illness from spreading, please keep sick children home from school until they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without medication.
Eighth grader Ava Grandizio correctly spelled the words gauss and caravel to win the 2018 Martin Meylin Spelling Bee. Second place went to Ricky Gibson, third to Jack Harnish, and fourth to Jeimy Elvira-Paredes.
Fifth grade teachers Eva Strawser and Eric Balak each received educational support grants from the Lancaster County School Retirees (LCSR).
Seventh graders Grace Burdge, Leah Knarr, Krista Lambert, and Laura Leaman are the founders of Trinkets for Treatment, a nonprofit organization that raises money to aid young people fighting childhood cancer.
Four Lampeter-Strasburg High School students have been recognized for their achievements and recognized as December 2017 Pioneer Superlatives and Students of the Month.
Eighth grader Maggie Visniski took home the gold at the 18th annual Martin Meylin Middle School Geography Bee, held on January 10, 2018
Martin Meylin creative arts teachers used respect as their gauge when choosing December 2017's Students of the Month
2010 grad Matt Feiler earned high marks from the Steelers Depot blog after his performance after the team's regular season finale against the Cleveland Browns.
Senior Preston Brazzle will participate in the PMEA District 7 Lower Band Festival on January 13. Twenty-two student musicians, including Preston, will play in the LLMEA County Band South Festival on January 20.
Coach Kevin Franklin reached 100 junior high dual meet wins and the junior high team won the second annual Caleb Walker Memorial Tournament on January 6, 2018.
Here's just a sample of our holiday fun. Hope you have a wonderful vacation!
On December 13, more than 100 members of the Pioneer Interact Club visited the Susquehanna Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Columbia.
Eighth graders Bobbie Kemoi and Grace Remollino placed second and third in the 2017 Post 7294 VFW Patriot's Pen essay contest.
Three seniors and a freshman received recognition for their achievements during the month of November.
For November's Students of the Month, team teachers chose students who exhibited characteristics of respect.
The District's Board of School Directors underwent its annual reorganization on Monday, December 4. Two new members - Susan A. Rhoades and Dustin D. Knarr - and three current members were sworn in.
Students and teachers of Lampeter-Strasburg High School came together to dance in the halls, lip-sync to “Footloose”, and raise awareness for the upcoming Mini-THON.
L-S students donated enough toys to stuff a bus - 1080 to be exact - to Toys for Tots this year!
Recent graduates Becca Brian, Mark Mellinger, Matt Harnish, Ben Welk, and Donovan Weaver received the FFA's highest honor - the American Degree
Students in select classes at Hans Herr, Martin Meylin, and the High School have been busy crafting original holiday creations for this Thursday’s IU13 Holiday Student Bazaar.
Twelve LSHS students will sing in the LLMEA County Chorus Festival in February 2018. Three students advanced to participate in the PMEA Region 7 Chorus Festival in January 2018.
L-S vs. Solanco Faculty Basketball Game for Mini-THON
L-S and Solanco faculty will face off on December 1 to support both districts' Mini-THONs. The game starts at 7pm at Solanco HS. Tickets are $5.
A record 60 students became members of the Lampeter-Strasburg High School National Honor Society at the organization's annual induction ceremony on November 14, 2017.
Mrs. D'Agostino's English/Language Arts (ELA) classes put their creativity and marketing skills to use by developing Lampeter-Strasburg Education Foundation materials for the Extraordinary Give.
Four Lampeter-Strasburg High School students have been recognized for their achievements and named as October 2015 Pioneer Superlatives and Students of the Month.
Continuing with the theme of Back to School and Ready to Learn, Martin Meylin Creative Arts teachers selected 12 students who stand out because of organization, attentiveness, preparedness, and wise use of time.
Nine talented student musicians from Martin Meylin Middle School have earned their places in the LLMEA County Orchestra Festival on Saturday, November 11, at 4 p.m.
Congratulations to Luke Weigel, Hanna Garber, Kris Pirozzi, Kylie Weaver, and Ryan Smith
The 2018 Lampeter-Strasburg Heroes, a select group of seniors who promote drug- and alcohol-free lifestyles and positive decision making, made their first visit to Hans Herr Elementary last week.
Schools will again be collecting food items and cash donations to provide meals to families in our community. Reservations for meals are due November 10 and collections run from November 13-17 in all schools.
On a special Friday night each fall, the Lampeter-Strasburg Marching Band takes middle school band members under its wing to participate in the organized chaos of a home football game.
Students from Mrs. Maser and Mrs. Strawser's classes programmed small robots and learned about robotics through a visit from STEM in Gear, a educational program from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
Lampeter-Strasburg School District received a $4,925 grant from the Dart Foundation to implement computer science offerings at the High School.
L-S's Branden Lippy has been named the Lancaster-Lebanon County Athletic Association (LL-League) Athletic Director of the Year.
Lampeter-Strasburg High School staff selected four students as the year's first Students of the Month. Junior Hadassah Hoover and sophomore Douglas Bell are the Pioneer Superlatives while seniors Amanda Hay and Luke Weigel are Students of the Month.
Sixteen seniors are candidates for the 2017 Homecoming Court. The king will be crowned at the powderpuff game on October 12 and the queen will be crowned at the football game on October 13.
Strasburg Boro residents are encouraged to apply for a current vacancy on the L-S Board of School Directors
Martin Meylin team teachers selected students from each section who best exemplified being "back to school and ready to learn" as Students of the Month for September 2017.
Senior Isaac (Ike) Esh received recognition from the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program as a Commended Student.
Alumni from the classes of 2002, 2005, 2006, and 2009 were inducted into the Lampeter-Strasburg Athletic Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Friday, September 29.
LSHS assistant principal Mrs. Westphal earned her Doctor of Education degree on Thursday, September 27.
Eleven LSHS club representatives competed for the title of West Lampeter Fair Queen on Wednesday, September 27. Senior Megan Mellinger (FFA) received the crown and senior Greta Bennett (Student Council) was named runner-up.
Hans Herr fifth graders are featured in Lancaster Online’s Thank a Farmer video for Pennsylvania Ag Week (October 7-13). Students visited Oregon Dairy last week for a field trip to learn about the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in agriculture.
The Pioneer football booster club is playing its annual charity game on October 20. This year's beneficiary is A Week Away, founded by L-S alum Caleb Walker. Short and long sleeved t-shirts are available for purchase through Monday, 10/2.
Lampeter-Strasburg High School students raised over $3600 for the Red Cross and middle and elementary schools are partnering to sell bracelets to help students in the Houston Independent School District.
Eleven Lampeter-Strasburg High School students will vie for the title of 2017 West Lampeter Fair Queen. The candidates are sponsored by High School clubs and selected by the clubs' members and advisors.
The 2017-2018 school year brings a variety of new and developing curricular programs, upgraded technology, and significant improvements to the facilities and campus.
The “President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform at the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.
The Garden Spot FFA kicked off the summer with a three day trip to Penn State for Pennsylvania FFA State Convention on June 13-15. Twenty-Seven members of our chapter attended the convention.
Hank the Health Hero, the CHI St. Joseph Children's Health education puppet, visited Lampeter Elementary shortly before the beginning of the school year for a photo shoot.
The fall/winter clothing collection and distribution will be held on September 15th and 16th at Lampeter United Methodist Church.
The Lampeter United Methodist Church will host a free pancake breakfast and clothing/school supply event for community children in need on August 12.
Positions are available for the 2017-2018 school year.
English teacher Mr. Jeffrey Marsh is the latest High School's Teacher of the Month. He joins Mr. Sterner, Mr. Esh, and Mr. Achille as 2016-2017 award winners.
High school teachers chose four seniors to round out the school year's group of Students of the Month
The end of the school year means spelling bees at the first and third grade levels. Here's a recap of this year's bees.
Junior Samantha Williams took second place in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District.
Players from the middle and high school girls' soccer teams joined athletes from years past for the second annual Alumni Soccer Game on Saturday, May 20.
Seventy members of the Class of 2017 received scholarship awards totaling $79,510 at Senior Awards Night on May 18.
Jovina and Caleb Arulandu received dual honors recently when each placed in the top ten in the 2017 MathGenius National Contest.
High School nurse Teddi Book received the 2017 Master of Pedagogy Award at the annual Board Recognition Banquet, Jack Poplar (1973) received the Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Board honored five retirees and 14 employees with 25 years of service .
High School teachers selected two seniors as Pioneer Superlatives and a freshman and a sophomore for Students of the Month for achievements during the April 2017.
Martin Meylin Creative Arts teachers recently selected their final Students of the Month for the 2016-2017 school year.
Each year, Lampeter-Strasburg educators choose from among the best and brightest students in each subject area to select Burrowes Scholars.
The award marks the High School's fifth consecutive silver medal from US News & World Report.
Four Lampeter-Strasburg High School students have been recognized for their achievements and named as March 2017 Pioneer Superlatives and Students of the Month.
Congratulations to Mr. John Achille, who has been selected as the High School's teacher of the month for March 2017.
Eighth grader Sawyer Lancaster won the PA Federation of Sportsmens Clubs poster contest with a watercolor painting of a red fox.
Middle School team teachers selected March Students of the Month based on positive attitudes.
Freshman Lander Holsinger and his Downingtown-based robotics team, Out of the Box Robotics, competed against nearly a thousand students on 72 teams at the East Super-Regional competition recently.
The Hans Herr Cogitators placed fifth out of 24 teams at the Lacaster-Lebanon Elementary STEM Bowl on March 27
Congratulations to our winter All-Stars!
Junior Shannon Ferrari has been selected as national gold medalist and an American Visions Medal winner in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
English teacher Mr. Calvin Esh is the recipient of the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Teacher of the Month award for February 2017.
A group of talented L-S musicians participated in the 2017 Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association (LLMEA) HS & MS Band South Festival this Saturday, March 18.
The PACER is a fitness test designed to measure cardiorespiratory endurance. It has replaced the one mile run as a component FitnessGram, the national physical fitness testing program for schools.
Fourth grader Addison Bare took home first place All Around at the PA Women's Gymnastics Level 5 State Championships on March 4-5, 2017. Fellow Hans Herr students Natalie Holland and Mylie Heiser joined her the on Level 5 team.
Four high school students received faculty, staff, and board recognition for their achievements during the month of February.
Martin Meylin Creative Arts teachers chose students who they deemed the most responsible as February 2017 students of the month.
Bowler Cassie Hatfield and 13 varsity swimmers will take part in Regional and District competition on Friday and Saturday.
Five L-S orchestra members earned spots in the 2017 Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association Orchestra Festival. The event took place February 18 at Elizabethtown Area High School.
A Martin Meylin MathCounts team placed second at the regional competition on Saturday, February 25, at Millersville University. Students competed against teams from 22 other districts.
Four middle school students received recognition in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Eight L-S students received recognition in the 2017 Newspapers in Education (NIE) Design an Ad and Journalism contests. NIE is sponsored locally by LNP.
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.
A whimsical ocean scene designed by second grader Ashlyn Donaldson will be showcased at Lampeter Elementary School’s year-end open house and art show on Tuesday, May 8.
Students in Mr. Balak’s and Mrs. Henry’s classrooms have been spending time immersed in a new activity called Genius Hour, based on the question What would you like to learn?
Need a bike or have one to donate? L-S Community Closet will host a bike rodeo at the Lampeter YMCA on Sunday, May 6.
Members of the boys and girls basketball, wresting, and swim teams were recognized for their achievements by the Lancaster-Lebanon Athletic Association.
The Innovative Learning at L-S video highlights just a few of the new and exciting things happening in District classrooms.
Eleven seniors took part in a NCAA signing ceremony on Wednesday, April 11.
Laura Komara, Ramon Estevez, Arielis Rivera Camacho, and Brent Cox
Teachers chose Martin Meylin's Students of the Month for March based on their positive attitudes.
Hans Herr Elementary School sent two teams to the IU13 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Bowls this year
The Lampeter-Strasburg High School Thespian Society inducted 12 new members on April 3.
Seniors Olivia Honert and Madison Stabinger are the recipients of scholarships from Red Raven Art Company in Lancaster.
Mrs. Hannah Kemoi visited Mrs. Williard's ELA classes recently to share her story of her childhood and Kenya and of immigrating to the United States.
The votes are in and fifth grader Yailyn Elvira is the grand prize winner of the first-ever Hans Herr Bookmark Contest. Yailyn's bookmark was among 212 delightful entries received from students in grades 3-5.
On March 26, members of the High School’s Chick-fil-A Leader Academy club brought a fun Reptile Day to the students at Ross Elementary School in Lancaster.
April 7 Double Feature
Pioneer of the Year & Talent for Change
Two of our favorite spring events are coming together this year for one big night of L-S fun. The Pioneer of the Year competition (formerly Mr. Pioneer) and the K-12 Talent for Change show will be held together on Saturday, April 7, at 7pm in the PAC.
The Lancaster-Lebanon Association of Educational Office Professionals (LLAEOP) honored Mrs. Jean Sware with both the 2018 Merit Award and the 2018 Award of Recognition at its annual Boss Night banquet.
See what students are making for the IU13 Spring Student Bazaar, which will be held on April 5th.
Actors at L-S and Lebanon Senior High School formed a bond over their productions of West Side Story, performed only one week apart.
Seventh grader Bethany Barrall and seniors Shannon Ferrari and Hayden Goldberg are 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing National Medalists.
New Four-way Stop at Strasburg Pike & Rockvale Rd.
Please be advised that there is a new 4-way stop sign at the intersection of Rockvale Road and Strasburg Pike.
Senior Kyle Knapp received a $500 scholarship from the Lancaster County Optimist Club for penning the winning essay in the group's annual contest.
Fluhr to Swim at States
Freshman Bre Fluhr qualified for the PIAA State Swimming Championships as the #30 seed in the 100-yard backstroke. Wish her luck as she competes on Saturday at Bucknell.
You did it, Class of 2018! Special congratulations to valedictorian Isaac Esh, salutatorian Sarah Gawne, and Bill and LaRue Helm award winner Megan Breneman.
Lampeter's Principal for a Day
Second grader Megan Smoker from Mrs. Taraborelli's class to became Lampeter Elementary's Principal for a Day on Thursday, May 29. Miss Smoker's first order of business was to declare five extra minutes of recess for everyone. It was a popular decision.
The LSHS musical theatre class earned rave reviews recently for their Children’s Theatre productions of Candyland and Wonder.
Seniors take a stroll down memory lane, starting at the High School and visiting Martin Meylin, Hans Herr, and Lampeter Elementary School.
Mrs. Risser’s seventh grade English/Language Arts students served as ambassadors for starry-eyed societies of their own creation at the class’s Utopia Fair on Monday, May 21
Members of the varsity track & field team broke five school records and earned medals at the District 3 and PIAA championships this season.
Several L-S students joined Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and others to open the Lancaster Chamber's 146th Annual Dinner.
The District received a dozen brand new instruments and accessories as part of the third annual Great Instrument Give-Out from Music for Everyone.
Students from the High School's advanced agriculture science class led fifth graders through a series of hands-on STEM stations at Classroom in the Field Days. Lessons included the growth and production of crops, soil health, agricultural technology, and more during the on-campus "field trips."
Sarah Gawne and Mark Wittemann are Pioneer Superlatives and Autumn Swope and Steven Shepherd are Students of the Month for their achievements in April 2018.
Despite a rainy start to the day, the 2018 Lampeter-Strasburg High School prom turned out to be a lovely affair. Hanna Garber and Steven Greenwood were crowned king and queen.
Konrad Poniatowski, Harry Skiles, and Kayla Weese were the top three spellers in the annual Hans Herr Third Grade Spelling Bee.
Sixty-six members of the Class of 2018 received scholarship awards totaling more than $77,000 at Senior Awards Night on May 17.
Martin Meylin's final group of Students of the Month for the 2017-2018 are recognized by the school's creative arts teachers for displaying exemplary etiquette.
Third graders have been paying it forward by participating in the Kindness Rocks Project, a growing movement built around spreading cheer by decorating rocks with encouraging messages and then hiding the creations for others to find.
Martin Meylin's ELA teacher Christine Willig is the 2018 Teacher of the Year and Mary Caperton Morton (Class of 2000) is the 2018 Distinguished Alumni. The award winners, plus years-of-services honorees and retirees, were honored at the 44th annual Board Recognition Banquet on May 11.
Sophomore Logan Davidson has had a remarkable month of wrestling, qualifying for the USA National Tournament and placing 4th at the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Association's Eastern Nationals Tournament.
Here’s this year’s Enigma magazine, filled with original artwork, photography, and poetry from Lampeter-Strasburg High School students.
Students from Mrs. Rutledge’s class at Hans Herr Elementary School were proud to present a $100 donation for Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services (KPETS) to their favorite therapy dog - Josie.
Forty-four students from grades five, eight, and eleven were recognized for their diligence and academic excellence at the Burrowes Scholars award ceremony on May 3, 2018.
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