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									Fall Program Updates                                                                                    October 2012

We are in the last quarter of our $20.12 for 2012 Campaign and thanks to YOU, we
have raised over $2,700. Please consider making a donation to the $20.12 for 2012

If you have already made a donation, THANK YOU! Your donations directly support the
My Achievement Centers (MACs), which are in both high schools. The MACs are
necessary for our children to receive the assistance they need to succeed.

Please click on the image to make your donation today!

                                                How Do The Foundation's Programs Affect Our
                                                Children? Creative Classroom Grants!
                                                See how one grant helped a class learn more than the

                                                What would you do if, as a preschooler, you had one wooden car, which
                                                you and all eighteen of your classmates wanted to play with at the same
                                                time? If you were in Marcia Riley’s class at the Early Learning Center at
                                                Amy Beverland, you (and your classmates) would make them! Through a
                                                Creative Classroom Grant funded by the foundation, Ms. Riley’s class
                                                was able to design seven different styles of cars
                                                (one even became a dog), and build twenty-five
We are a strong and vibrant community where     wooden vehicles, of which they kept six and
all children are supported and empowered to     gave the rest to their fellow preschool classes.
                    shine.                      These budding designers and engineers not
                                                only learned about design, measurement,
          The Lawrence Township                 sanding, counting, staining, and the concept of
   School Foundation ignites the power of       friction, they utilized two very important skills that will serve them well in
  community, connecting philanthropy and        life – cooperation and sharing. While they were building toys, they were
education to provide the resources needed for   also building self-esteem, and that is something that cannot be bought at
            all children to excel.              any store.

                                                Click here to link to the 2012-13 grant application, or call the Foundation
                                                office at 317-423-8300 for more information.
Quick Links

                                                Lawrence Township Kids are Excelling
                                                Both high schools have students who were named in
                                               Both high schools have students who were named in
                                               the National Merit contest
                                               Lawrence North High School senior Nathaniel Townsend has been
    CONTACT US!                                named a 2013 National Merit Semifinalist, and five other LN students
                                               have been named Commended Scholars by the National Merit                                 Scholarship Program: Jared Kassebaum, Audrey Muston, Taylor
                                               Pearson, Adam Reddigari, and Marlow Rumreich.

                                               The Lawrence Central students named Commended Scholars are:
                                               JonZachary Forbes, Kristen Swanson, Connor Tuthill, and Molly
                                               Liss. Congratulations students!

Advertising Opportunities                      The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition
                                               for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students
...                                            enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National
                                               Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)–a test which serves
Looking for a great advertisement              as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year–and
opportunity for your business? The             by meeting published program entry/participation requirements. For more
Foundation is now offering an ad               information about the program, click here to visit their website.
opportunity in this monthly eNewsletter.
We will run one advertisement in our
eNewsletter that will reach a very broad
audience. Please contact Sandi Ballard
via email or call 317-423-8300 for more

                                               School Board Candidates to Speak
                                               Two of the five Lawrence Township school board seats will be contested
                                               on November 6, and our district is fortunate to have 5 citizens eager to
                                               compete for these positions. You will have a rare opportunity to hear their
                                               views, and ask questions, at a candidate forum. Please plan to attend
                                               and we urge you to also invite neighbors, family and friends via emails,
                                               social media and word of mouth. This may be the only opportunity you
                                               have to hear from the people who will shape policy and programing in the
                                               Lawrence Township School District, and impact the quality of our
Did You Know?                                  schools, and the quality of life in Lawrence Township

      LTSF provides Creative Classroom                         Monday, October 29 • 7:00-8:30 pm
      grants? Deadline to apply is October
                                                            Lawrence North High School Little Theatre
                                                              7802 Hague Road. Indianapolis, IN 46256
      29! Click here for more information on
      how to apply.
                                               All five candidates have agreed to attend. The event will include two
      There is a College Fair TODAY?           consecutive mini-forums, one featuring the two candidates vying for the
       There are two sessions for high         At Large School Board seat: April Adjei and Matt Brown, and the other
      school seniors to attend - click         featuring the three candidates vying for the District 1 seat: Adam
      here for all the info and what           Goldstein, Kent Jackson and Wendy Muston.
      colleges are in town.
      Lawrence North's school                  For more information please contact: or by phone
                                               at 317-695-1058.
      newspaper, the North Star, took
      Top Honors for the seventh year
      in a row?                                A Note from the LTSF
                                               LTSF gets a new Executive Director!
      Lawrence Central's school
      newspaper, The Cub Reporter
                                               The Board of Directors of the Lawrence Township
, has been named a 2012 George      The Board of Directors of the Lawrence Township
H. Gallup award winner by Quill     School Foundation is pleased to announce the
and Scroll?                         selection of Cori Korn as its new Executive Director.
LC Bears Girls Golf Team made
                                    Korn has been an active volunteer in the Lawrence
it to Regionals this year?
                                    Township Schools and most recently served as a
MSDLT is holding a Fall Magnet      board member of the LC Bears’ Athletic Club for 4
School Fair on Sat., Oct. 13?       years. Her prior experience in customer service and
More info here.                     retail management coupled with her volunteer
LTSF's Kid's Up & Running           experience have prepared her to continue on the foundation’s mission of
Program is kicking off soon?        igniting the power of community and connecting philanthropy and
 Registration for you and your      education to provide the resources needed for all children to excel.
child should have been sent
                                    A resident of Lawrence Township, Korn began her leadership
home! Check with your school for    responsibilities September 24, 2012. She succeeded Executive Director,
info.                               Ellen Robinson, who resigned effective May 31, 2012.
You can have us list your
upcoming class reunion or           Search Committee member and board vice president Jeff Yu advised
alumni event? Click here to see     the Board that the Search Committee believes that Cori Korn will
if your class is listed, or email   continue the success of the Lawrence Township School Foundation by
                                    bringing “a strong work ethic, business skills and a passion for Lawrence
                                    Township schools.” We are all excited to roll up our sleeves and work
the information to post.
                                    alongside Cori in strengthening our schools!
You can hold a Power of
Community Gathering? These          Board President Dennis Trinkle says, "Our school district is the
informal gatherings are with your   bedrock of our community and the local economy. The mission of the
network of friends, co-workers,     foundation is to support and advance the success of our district, to
and neighbors who are concerned     individually and collectively touch the lives of each student. We are
citizens about our community but    tremendously pleased to have Cori Korn, an accomplished business
may not know "what" the             leader who lives and had children in our district, stepping into this critical
                                    leadership role. Cori excited us all with her passion, talent, and vision for
foundation does. Contact Sandi
                                    a strong foundation and district. We look forward to work with her to make
for more information on what        that vision of success a reality".
hosting a POC Gathering entails!
                                    For more information, please contact the foundation office at

     6501 Sunnyside Road, Suite A219, Indianapolis, IN 46236 317-423-8300

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