International Academy Events

LHS Mock Trial Team

The Massachusetts Bar Association hosts an annual, statewide Mock Trial Program to help high school students learn more about the law, court procedures, and our legal system.  It also gives students an opportunity to sharpen their analytical, listening, and speaking skills.  Lawrence High School has participated in this state-wide event for many years, placing our students in a simulated courtroom, where they prepare a hypothetical case and test their skills as lawyers and witnesses against teams from other schools. 

This year, the case involves federal charges that arise out of a use of excessive force:  was the officer defending himself...or did the officer kill an innocent person in cold blood?

Students come from across campus, including 9GA, 10GA, Upper School, and International.  They work very hard to prepare their parts, learn court procedure, and practice objections.  This year, six International students are acting as lawyers and witnesses and are an integral part of the team.  So far, the team is 1-1 and we are working hard for our next trial.  Several team members earned a perfect 10 score in our last trial!  We are very proud of the LHS Mock Trial Team! 

We also congratulate senior, Rosmery Medrano, who has completed her last trial with the LHS Mock Trial Team.  Best of luck, Rosmery!


Students pose at entrance at The Museum of Science

Just before Christmas, INT students took a field trip to The Museum of Science.  This trip was sponsored by The Outing Club helmed by Science Teacher, Kurt Hood.  Students engaged with science, technology, engineering, and math via dynamic programs, stage presentations, and more than 700 interactive exhibits.  They also had the experience of the Mugar Omni Theater where the world's largest film format is projected onto a five-story-tall IMAX Dome screen, wrapping the students in larger-than-life images of flora, fauna, and faraway places. Students had a great time while experiencing science.

Parent Meeting at INT

Greetings from INT!   

More than 100 people attended the Holiday celebration at INT, on December 19th. Parents, students, and staff came together to celebrate students’ achievements, though a series of awards for perfect attendance, high honors and honors.  The evening was also an opportunity for INT students to showcase their hard work in Quarter 2, by presenting projects aligned with the quarter theme, inspiration, and the quarter-specific social-emotional competencies: impulse control, stress management, self-discipline, self-motivation, organizational skills, relationship building and teamwork. The highlights of the evening included students’ inspirational speeches, digital stories, and a musical moment featuring typical holiday songs from the Caribbean Islands.

Students in front of Cor Unum

Three INT clubs--Girl's Club, Boyz to Men, and the Outing Club--joined forces for the good of Lawrence, performing community service at Cor Unum.  Good Work, INT!

Students holding flags on rocks

    Congratulations to INT’s science teacher, Kurt Hood, who has received a grant funding his outing club proposal. The overarching purpose of the INT Outing Club is to provide students with an enriched learning environment that exposes them to multiple real life experiences that take place outside of the classroom. With a focus on community service and outreach, and an appreciation of self-worth, the Outing Club intends to show students the tremendous value in teamwork and helping others. Through volunteering and various field trips, students will learn valuable life lessons, which they can then apply in the classroom and into their own lives.

    The SEL competencies as outlined by CASEL are key focal points for the mission of this group. These outings/experiences will reinforce these competencies and help students to see how these values can be applied in real life, day-to-day interactions. Moreover, the focus of this group is intended to help students explore their new surroundings, increase civic engagement (aligned with LHS core values) and enhance their overall high school experience within the International School at Lawrence High School.