Lower Moreland High School
January 9, 2019
Happy New Year! We wish you a healthy and happy 2019. Please read through our Newsletter for important announcements, news and happenings around our school.
Mr. William J. Miles, Principal
P.S.- Don't forget to follow us on Twitter! @LMTSD_LMHS
General News and Announcements
Please see the below link for information on the 2nd Annual Day of Service, January 21, 2019
Our district uses Securly to filter students' online activity on their school-issued devices. Families should have received a welcome email from Securly with specific login information. The emails will be sent to the guardian email addresses we have on file for each guardian in eSchool.
Parents/guardians can access information about their child's internet activity through the following ways:
Securly sends parents/guardians a weekly activity report email for their child. This email contains a direct link to the Parent Portal. Parents/guardians can choose how frequently they want to receive updates about their child's online activity.
Parents can also download the SecurlyHOME App. Open the app and click the "send me a link" button. A link will be sent to the email on file in eSchool. Once you have clicked this link, you'll be taken to the SecurlyHOME App, and your account is ready to go.
For more information on the this app click here: https://www.lmtsd.org/cms/lib/PA01000427/Centricity/Domain/45/Securly%20Parent%20Letter%20MA%202018-12-12.pdf
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.
Announcement from the School Nurse:
A current health history form must be on file for the current school year in order for a student to receive ANY medication. Additionally, any student who has an inhaler or EPI-PEN, MUST have a current signed physician’s order, as well as a signed permission form to carry their own inhaler and/or EPI-PEN. These forms must be renewed annually. Action plans must also be renewed annually.
Parents of seniors only:
There is still time to purchase an ad/dedication to your child for the 2018-2019 yearbook. Use this link to buy and create the ad:
https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/product/yearbook_ads Enter the school's order number: 4071.
The deadline for ad purchases will be in February, so get your orders in quickly. Remember, all seniors receive a yearbook so there is no need to purchase a book. Senior ads are typically used to post a dedication to a graduating senior or send congratulations to the class of 2019.
If you still need to pick your child's senior portrait for the yearbook, please call Barksdale. That deadline is soon.
Parents of underclassmen: This year, underclassmen will have individual portraits in the yearbook. If you would like to purchase a yearbook for your child, please use this link: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/?event=general.displayLanding&jobnumber=4071
Student of the Month
Mark Your Calendars
January 21, 2019- School Holiday, Martin Luther King Day
January 24, 25, 28, 29, 2019- Semester Exams
January 28, 2019- Early Dismissal; Second Quarter Ends
Mrs. Siciliano’s business classes continued the tradition of adopting a family for the holidays though Pathways PA. The student contributed money from each class and then volunteers from each class, armed with the family’s wish list shopped to make their holiday brighter. Friday, December 14, all classes prepared the gifts by wrapping them for the family.
Happy New Year from the School Counseling Office! This is a friendly reminder that the window to schedule a junior college planning conference with your junior student and school counselor is January 14th - March 14th. Appointment times do fill up quickly. If you are planning on scheduling a conference, we advise you to do so soon by contacting Mrs. Forcina in the School Counseling Office. She is available by phone at 215-938-0114 and/or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is required that your student completes the Game Plan on Naviance prior to scheduling your conference. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The library is celebrating its award of a Mini-Grant for a T-Shirt Fab Lab! With the awarded grant funds, we will be purchasing a silk screen printer, t-shirts and ink to bring this idea to life. Students will be able to design their t-shirt on the MAC’s, use the vinyl cutter to cut out their design, then attach it to the screen and print! If it’s for a class or club the students will look at different methods to market their brand.
On January 1st, 1892 Ellis Island was opened. This month the library will have fiction and non-fiction books on display about immigration and what life is like for an immigrant. Stop by the library to check out the display!
The latest edition of The Book Room is available here (and here goo.gl/wQtFzC). Take a look at what’s happening in the library and reviews of our new books!
Our next PTA meeting is January 14, 2019 at 9:15am at LMHS.
There is strength in numbers and we need your support! Please join Lower Moreland PTA and help support our schools. Membership dues are $15 per family. Dues collected are put back into our schools to enhance programs and to benefit all of our children. Every family that joins LMPTA this year will get a "Proud PTA Member" magnet. Joining is easy....just print out a form, or pay online with PayPal.
LMPTA is hosting a fundraiser at Be Well Cafe on Monday, January 28th, which is a half day of school. Show this flyer or mention LMPTA and a portion of the proceeds will go back to our schools.
LMHS PTA and Post Prom Committee are hosting a Kids Event at LMHS on Saturday, February 23rd. We are looking for both student and parent volunteers to help us at the event. Email LMHSpta@gmail.com if you are available to help any time from 5-9:30pm on February 23rd.
Giant A+ Rewards
Our local GIANT store is running a school-fundraising program, A+ School Rewards, and we need YOUR help! Every time you shop at a participating GIANT from October 5 through March 21 using your BONUSCARD, you will earn points towards our school . . . those points will become CASH that our school can use for any of our educational needs!
All you need to do to help Lower Moreland High School earn A+ School Rewards is to designate our school using your BONUSCARD number and our school’s five-digit ID code, 23619. If you were registered last year, no need to register again. Designations can be made on-line at GiantFoodStores.com/aplus. These funds go directly to the school and you can designate up to two schools in your account
Boys Basketball: The team currently sits at 8-1. Over the holiday break the team won the Jenkintown Holiday Tournament by defeating Upper Moreland 55-35 in the final. The team participated in the BAL Classic on Friday 1/4 which helped raise funds for Coaches vs. Cancer. Upcoming home games are
1/11 vs. Holy Ghost Prep 5:30 JV/7:00 Varsity
1/16 vs. New Hope Solebury 5:30 JV/7:00 Varsity
1/18 vs. Calvary Christian 5:30 JV/7:00 Varsity
Stay up to date with the standings and schedule: https://www.piaad1.org/sports/winter-sports/basketball-b/scores-and-rankings/?year=2018
Girls Basketball: The team currently holds a 5-4 record. Over holiday break, the girls traveled down to Wildwood to participate in the Boardwalk Classic. The girls finished 1-1 falling short in the finals to a very good Wildwood Catholic team. Upcoming home games are:
1/10 vs. The Christian Academy 6:00 Varsity/7:00 Modified JV
1/17 vs. MaST Charter School 5:30 JV/7:00 Varsity
Stay up to date with the standings and schedule: https://www.piaad1.org/sports/winter-sports/basketball-g/scores-and-rankings/?year=2018
Boys Swim & Dive: The team currently sits at 4-1. Upcoming home meets are:
1/11 vs. CB South 3:45
Girls Swim & Dive: The team currently sits at 2-3. Upcoming home meets are:
1/11 vs. CB South 3:45
Wrestling: Nick Bratspis finished in 4th place at the Wetzel Classic over holiday break. The team continues to make great strides on the mat in preparation for the end of the year league and district meets. Saturday 1/12 the team will be at ANC for the Lions Duals at 9:15.
Cheerleading: The team is putting their final preparations together for the BAL Cheer Competition on 1/26 at Morrisville High School. Look for them to perform at halftime of some of our upcoming basketball games.
Indoor Track & Field: The boys team competed in the Kevin Dare Invitational on 1/5 at Penn State University. The Boys 4x200 relay of Tomas Celaj, Josiah Wiggins, Dan Maloney, and James Duesler finished with a time of 1:37.37. The boys will look to improve when they head up to the NYC Armory on 1/19. The girls continue to make improvements and will be up at Lehigh on 1/11 and 1/18.