Lower Moreland High School


March 8, 2023

Hello Lower Moreland Families,

Please enjoy the latest newsletter for the 22-23 school year.

Thank you,

Mr. William J. Miles, Principal

P.S.- Don't forget to follow us on Twitter! @LMTSD_LMHS and Instagram at lmtsd-highschool

What's Happening

Important Message from the Principal

Student Lateness:

Since the beginning of the second semester, there has been an uptick to student lateness. I ask that students and their families give themselves enough time to navigate traffic in the township as well as on-campus traffic.

Student Parking:

All student parking spaces have been distributed. Only students who have an approved parking placard may park on the high school campus. Violations will result in warnings and/or citations.

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Class of 2023 Announcements

LM PTA Scholarship Application: Every year, the Executive PTA board awards PTA-funded scholarships to graduating seniors! In order to apply for the scholarship, please click on this link: https://forms.gle/MJLRVbBKERzAaaSeA. DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 15, 2023

Senior Baby Picture: Use this link to submit a baby/toddler picture of your Senior! https://forms.gle/wgqs1eZbV4KacyDd8. This picture will be used in the pre-graduation slide show. Questions? Please email ehwan72@gmail.com. Thanks!


Congratulations to Phoebe Lee, Vanessa Lee, Maddie Lisman and Wen Zheng. Their artworks were selected for display at the PSEA Touch the Future Art Exhibition. This is a competitive art show that features the best student artwork from high schools in Montgomery and Bucks County. Their work will be on display at Montgomery County Community College from March 5 to March 29.
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PJAS Science Fair

Congratulations to the following students for getting 1st place awards at the PJAS Science Fair:

Anya Yang; Nidhi Ram; Mia Peng; Amelia Ogawa; Maggie Ruan; Julia Lee; Mia Torgen; Shreya Salian; Tamara Kohmann;

Lindsay McShace; Rebecca Kideckel; Hannah Kideckel; Sarah Kideckel; Anna Akhobadze; Brind Dass Liam Resnick & Varun Singh.

Anya Yang, Maggie Ruan, Amelia Ogawa, Tamara Kohmann & Nidhi Ram all earned perfect scores.

Yearbook Information

Seniors receive a yearbook so you do not need to purchase one; however, you can purchase an ad recognizing your graduate. Go to the yearbook order center using this link: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/product/yearbooks. The order number is 4071. Then, click on Yearbook Ads.

Parents of underclassmen: You should have received information for purchasing a yearbook from Herff-Jones. The link to purchase is: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/product/yearbooks and the order number is 4071. Please note: ads can only be purchased for seniors.

National Honor Society

The NHS will be having its annual blood drive on April 24th during school hours. Please consider donating your blood to help those in need!

College Board- Computer Science Female Diversity Award

Lower Moreland High School has been awarded the Computer Science Female Diversity Award from College Board. This honor acknowledges the amazing work that LM is doing to close the gender gap in computer science. Congratulations to Mr. Scott Cella for expanding young women's access to AP Computer Science Principles!
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Keystone Testing

Please see the above graphic for the Spring testing window.

Winter Keystone Exam Scores will be available mid-March.

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Calling All Poets!

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the nation’s leading not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide. Looking to support the cause? As a method of reducing stigma and using creative efforts to prevent suicide and help those impacted by suicide, the Interact Club is hosting the second “Out of the Darkness” Poetry Contest.

The contest is open to all high school students, parents, faculty and staff.

-Submitted poems should be no longer than 350 words in length- all styles accepted

-Poems created should inspire, encourage, provide hope, or foster determination and grit. We are looking for poems that speak to the importance of hope and resilience.

- The winner of this contest will have the honor of having a $100 dollar donation being made to AFSP in your name. Show your support for Suicide Prevention and make a difference today!

All questions and/or submissions should be made through email to Tmollett@lmtsd.org by Monday April 10th. Submissions should include your name and grade.

Brick House and Noodle House

On Wednesday, February 22, 2023, Room 116 went to the Bucks County Brick Shop followed by the Noodle House in Chalfont, PA for lunch. The Bucks County Brick Shop is home to an independent Lego store. The students were able to build and take home their own Lego figurines. The store is beautiful and has a fantastic inventory. Thank you to Mr. Cendrowski for Collaborating with Room 116! We had a great time and lunch was so much fun. The food was delicious. The Noodle House serves a variety of ramen dishes as well as other delicacies. We all enjoyed our lunch choices. The service was great, delivered by Bella, our robot cat waitress. What a terrific trip! We highly recommend the Bucks County Brick Shop and the Noodle House in Bucks County.

General News and Announcements

High School-Late Buses

Please be aware that late buses are available for students who stay after school for clubs, sports, or other activities. Buses will arrive between 4:15 pm and 4:30 pm at the main entrance of the high school.

Traffic Patterns-Reminder

As you know from the recent construction project on the high school campus, the access road from Red Lion Road to the school campus was reoriented in preparation for the building of a new high school. With that reorientation comes new traffic patterns for which we need to be aware and make necessary adjustments. I understand that it may take additional time to navigate the areas around the school campus, but it is essential that we all follow safe driving practices. For the safety of our students, and to ease the traffic on the high school campus, I ask parents/guardians to follow these procedures:

For the safety of our students, and to ease the traffic on the high school campus, I ask parents/guardians to follow these procedures:

Morning drop-off and Afternoon pick-up

  • Please follow all signs (including YIELD) and proceed across the front of the building to door 5 to drop off your student(s). Please do not stop in front of the Main Entrance.
  • Please ONLY drop off students along the curb. It is not safe for students to exit a vehicle in the drop-off roadway.
  • Please DO NOT drop off students before you get to the front of the school building, as there is not a safe walk way.
  • If possible, enter the school campus using the Red Lion Road access road and turn right into the pick-up/drop-off loop.
  • Please do NOT drop-off or pick-up a student in the front parking lot area.
  • Please do NOT drop-off or pick up a student in the large main parking lot where staff and student drivers park as that could create a potentially dangerous situation.
  • Please do not drop-off or pick-up a student in or near the bus loop.
  • Administrators and/or a police officer are present to help direct vehicles, so please follow their instructions.
  • Leave plenty of time to safely navigate the school campus.

Act 158 Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements & Keystone Exams:

The state graduation requirements have been updated for the class of 2023 and beyond. These new requirements offer alternate pathways for students to show college and career readiness in the event the Keystone proficiency pathway is not attained. The following are the five pathways for students to show postsecondary preparedness:

Keystone Proficiency Pathway

Keystone Composite Pathway

Alternate Career & Technical Pathway

Alternate Assessment Pathway

Alternate Evidence-Based Pathway

The attached slides provide detailed requirements for each pathway, how to prepare, and timeline for students. The attached graphic visual summarizes the options for students.

Students who participated in the 2022 Spring Keystone Exams should have received scores reports in the mail by now. If a student did not reach proficiency on one or more of the exams, we will recommend they participate in the Winter Keystone exams in early December. More information will be communicated home in early November.

Breakfast and Lunch

Governor Tom Wolf has decreed that all school breakfasts for qualifying School Breakfast sites will be free starting October 1, 2022. For the Lower Moreland Township School District, this will begin on 10/3/22 and will continue for the remainder of the 2022/23 school year.

Please note that this will be for breakfasts only and that school lunches will continue to operate on a free or reduced or paid basis based on the classification of the student(s). The District is strongly encouraging families to fill out the Free and Reduced Applications if you believe your family will qualify.

High School Code of Conduct

The High School Code of Conduct is included in the school agenda book that is available to each student. It is also on the INFO section of the HS website.

If a parent or guardian would like a hard copy of the code of conduct, please contact Mrs. Curry at acurry@lmtsd.org,

Attendance Protocol

All of your attendance reporting needs will be handled by one electronic form that will replace the Blue Card online form and the Yellow Card online form (used at Pine Road). This will also replace the need for a phone call to the attendance line.

  • Use this form to report your child’s absence. Submitting this form will both report the absence and document it. No follow up Blue card is needed.

  • Submit this form to sign your child into school late.

  • Submit this form to sign your child out for an appointment (early dismissal). This form allows you to enter a return to school time if your child will be returning to school.

Please Note:

If you are taking an extended vacation, you will still need to complete the Request for Excusal from Regular School Attendance, familiar to most families as a vacation request form. The form is found on the Virtual Backpack under Forms.

Doctors’ notes still need to be submitted to the school attendance secretary or sent into school.

New Family Mentoring

In our district, we are lucky to have students and families who are from diverse cultures. Did you know that in our district, we have over 30 languages spoken?

To better support our new families, we would like to invite you to participate in serving as a mentor. As a mentor, you would be responsible for explaining school routines and special events and answering any questions that arise.

For those families who do not speak English as their native language, working with a mentor family who speaks the same language could be very helpful in learning to navigate our school system.

If you are interested in volunteering your time, please complete THIS form. New families would contact you upon their arrival to the district.

Late Arrival/Early Release

We are doing the late arrival/early release program for this school year again. For more information on the requirements and expectations of this privilege, please see the link to the application. A student cannot begin the late arrival or early dismissal until the application is approved by Mr. Miles.

School Counseling Department

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology Program Enrollment for 2023/2024 REGISTRATION is now LIVE for rising students currently in grade 11 (or grade 12 if interested in Allied Health.
Registration form due: April 9, 2023

On Tuesday, March 21, LMHS will host its second Career Day for all students, grades 9—12. This day is packed with live in-person presenters representing various careers, industries, and business sectors. The event begins after a morning FORUM and will run 7:25—10:55 AM.

LMHS Career Day will allow students to participate in a career-exploration opportunity that will provide a break from the normal school day and a time to:

  • Explore various careers, across different industries and professions

  • Inform about various career pathways

  • Learn firsthand about a day in the life of a....

  • Participate in an act of career exploration and future-readiness planning

  • Interact with live, in-person professionals in order to gain insight, experience, and career information

Resources for Parents and Guardians

Anti-Bullying FAQ

We wanted to provide some information to families following our LMTSD Parent/Guardian Bullying Prevention Information survey. Below are some answers to some Frequently Asked Questions and information related to district procedures.

Are you aware of the anonymous reporting system being used in Pennsylvania, Safe2Say Something?

Safe2Say Something is a statewide anonymous, 24-7, reporting process for a variety of safety concerns. Click HERE for more information on this initiative.

Are you aware of the Lower Moreland Township School District Harassment/Bullying Reporting Form?

This form is used to gather information about incidents related to bullying. Students, parents, teachers, and administrators can all use this form. This form can be found on each school’s website. Click HERE to view the form.

As a parent, I have a clear understanding of the school's policies, practices, and procedures related to issues of harassment and bullying.

All reported incidents related to bullying are investigated, regardless of how they are reported. The District Code of Conduct is the structure used to apply consequences. Cases are referred to the police if the nature of the incident requires it.

We continue to partner with students, staff, and families to provide a safe environment for all students.

Bullying Prevention

Lower Moreland Township School District is committed to preventing all forms of bullying, cyberbullying, and harassment. For more information please see the district web site: https://www.lmtsd.org/Page/13723 In addition, please know that at the High School, bullying and harassment forms are available in the main office as well as the guidance office.

Vaping Tool Kit: Please use the link below to access the Montgomery County Dept. of Health's vaping tool kit. It has educational materials on vaping and e-cigarettes.



The spring sports season is quickly approaching, and FamilyID is active for you to register your child for all LMHS sports. The official start date for Spring Sports is March 6th, 2022.

The spring sports offered are as follows:



Boys and Girls Outdoor Track

Girls Lacrosse

Boys Tennis

Required FamilyID PIAA Paperwork:

● PIAA Physical Sections 6 and 7 must be completed by a parent and doctor, stamped, and dated after June 1st, 2022. This is required to attend practices/tryouts.

● Please note: if your child played a fall or winter sport, you need to complete the registration for “Lower Moreland High School Spring Athletics 2023 Re-Certification.” If your child sustained an injury during the fall or winter season, you will need to submit Section 8 or 9 of the PIAA physical form.

● Submitted in the following way:

○ Uploaded to Family ID (FamilyID)

○ See the “FAMILY ID” section on the Lower Moreland Athletics page for more information.

○ All completed PIAA paperwork must be uploaded to your FamilyID profile no later than noon on Monday, March 13th.

Please see below for tryout/coaching info for all spring sports. Coaches will be distributing practice/game season schedules once teams are formed.


Coach: Mike Guido (mguido@lmtsd.org)

Baseball try outs begin March 6th. Please be prepared for the weather with cleats and sneakers in case we are in the gym.


Coach: Karen Reese (kreese@lmtsd.org)

Softball will practice the week of March 6th from 3-5 on the LMHS Softball Field.

Boys and Girls Indoor Track

Coach: Greg Green (ggreen@lmtsd.org)

Outdoor Track will begin on March 7th at 3:15 PM. The students will meet Coach Green in the high school lobby.

Girls Lacrosse

Coach: Steve Wittmer (swittmer@lmtsd.org)

Girls Lacrosse tryouts will be held March 6th-8th from 3-5 at Valley Center Park.

Boys Tennis

Coach: Cliff Raben (craben@lmtsd.org)

Boys Tennis will have tryouts March 6th-10th from 3-4:45 at the LMHS Tennis Courts.

Signing Day

Congrats to the three athletes who celebrated their college signing day on Wednesday, March 8th!! The following student-athletes were joined by their family and friends:

Jack Becker- Track and Field, East Stroudsburg University

Demmi Fox- Soccer, Gwynedd Mercy University

Siri Hellenbrand- Track and Field, Lehigh University

Thank you to all those who came out to support Jack, Demmi, and Siri!! Go Lions!!