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Mr. Krothe: A Teacher Beyond the Classroom

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In the academic landscape of Lampeter-Strasburg High School, Mr. Krothe stands out as a dedicated Technology Education Teacher, leaving an indelible mark on both the classroom and the extracurricular domain. Portrait of Mr. Krothe 2023 Teaching a diverse array of subjects across all grades, Mr. Krothe's classes include Photography, Intro. to Info Technology, and Woodworking. Notably, his enthusiasm for interactive projects is evident in assignments such as the 3D Phone Stand Keychain in Info Technology and the crafting of the Colonial Desk in Woodworking. While he refrains from picking a favorite project in Photography, he takes pleasure in witnessing his students grasp the intricacies of using a camera. Beyond the confines of the classroom, Mr. Krothe extends his support to various sports at Lampeter-Strasburg High School throughout the seasons. From assisting with Cross Country timing in the fall to managing games for Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball and Wrestling in the winter, and c

Sounds of the Season: When Should Christmas Music Begin?

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Christmas is a magical holiday that many people look forward to all year. Trees, lights, gifts, holly, treats, and family traditions have always captured the hearts of many children and adults. One of the most nostalgic parts of the season is the beautiful music. The songs tell of love, joy, hope, light, celebration, bells, and dreams of snow. Let’s not forget the classic carols–some written a hundred years ago–that are still remembered and played today. These include, “Silent Night,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “The Christmas Song,” and many more.  Unique versions of these Christmas favorites come out every year, and new songs are always being released. It’s something everyone can agree is worth the wait, but the question remains: When should we start listening to Christmas music? The answer to this question is vastly different depending on who you ask in the halls of Lampeter-Strasburg High School. Let’s see what 95 of our fellow stu

From Board Game to Stage: Clue Comes Alive at Lampeter-Strasburg High School

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 In a delightful blend of comedy and mystery, Lampeter-Strasburg High School's fall production of Clue captivated audiences from November 9th to 11th at the Performing Arts Center. Inspired by the classic board game and the 1985 film adaptation, the play unfolds in a mysterious mansion where a dinner party takes a dark turn with murder and blackmail. The story begins at a mansion, where six mysterious guests gather for an unusual dinner party. When their host, Mr. Boddy, ends up dead, they all become suspects of the murder. Guided by the butler, Mr. Wadsworth, characters like Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, and Colonel Mustard race to unveil the killer, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. The play, written by Sandy Rustin, is peppered with humor and unexpected twists, making it an enthralling watch. Key performances by James Appelgrijn, Kathryn Davis, Kole Lawrence, Emma Landis, Gabe Bostdorf, Talia Hall, and Aiden Flory brought the c

Teacher Spotlight: The Remarkable Mrs. Ingram

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In the halls of Lampeter-Strasburg High School, a remarkable educator, Mrs. Ingram, wears many hats. As a Special Education Teacher, she's not just a beacon of knowledge but a guiding light in the lives of her students. She is dedicated to educating students across all grades, teaching a wide range of subjects, including math, English, science, social studies, and life skills. In her life skills class, Mrs. Ingram covers a wide array of essential topics, including functional reading and writing, mathematics, daily living skills, and job skills and employability training. Mrs. Ingram Class Photo 2023 In addition to her teaching duties, Mrs. Ingram generously dedicates her time to various significant initiatives within the Lampeter-Strasburg High School community. She advises the Aevidum Club, a student-led organization focused on mental health awareness and the acceptance of all individuals. Mrs. Ingram's commitment also extends to her collaboration with the IU13 in facilitating

First L-S Home Marching Band Performance

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  Just last Friday, September 15, the L-S Marching Band had their very first performance at the home stadium. The band had their first hype session and hosted middle schoolers for Band Buddy Night, as well. The L-S Marching Band taking field 2023 Each member of the band was placed with their middle school apprentice before the game to introduce them to life in marching band. There were a total of 130 middle schoolers who showed up that night to participate. When asked about a favorite part of the night, Claire Nafiziger, grade 8, stated, “It is really energetic and fun. Everybody just hangs out and plays music together.” The first performance of the evening was the hype session on the lower L-S turf. The band played warm-ups and danced a bit to a small crowd of people before the real show.  Shortly after, the marching band departed from their buddies to perform their 3-part show of 2023, Dare To Dream . The song list begins with “Not Afraid to Dream,” followed by “A Million Dreams” fr

Lampeter-Strasburg High School Celebrates National FFA Week

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Lampeter-Strasburg Agricultural Department and the Garden Spot FFA celebrated National FFA week from February 21-24, 2023. The Lampeter-Strasburg High School Garden Spot FFA decides to celebrate National FFA week to spread education and learn more about the FFA organization. They also love to celebrate their journey within the FFA. The Garden Spott FFA student officer team and advisors planned the week with dress-up days and breakfast each morning. The breakfast was homemade by the officer team. Breakfast was available to all students that participated in the dress-up that day. On Tuesday, February 21, it was Official Dress day, so FFA members wore their official FFA dress to school that day. The breakfast that was provided was some delicious cereal. The only breakfast of that week that was not homemade. There was a planned Garden Spot FFA Alumni trivia night, but it was unfortunately canceled due to low reservations. Wednesday, February 22, was wear your FFA apparel day. Members wore

Fall play tickets for 'Radium Girls' now on sale

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The L-S Thespian Society proudly presents Radium Girls on November 10, 11, and 12 at 7 pm in the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. All tickets are general admission. They can be purchased online or at the door. Pioneer Passes for senior citizens can be redeemed at the door . Doors open one hour before each performance.  In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace f