Lower Moreland High School

Newsletter

March 11, 2020

Greetings Families!


Please read through our Newsletter for important dates, announcements, news and happenings around our school.


Thank you,

Mr. William J. Miles, Principal


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

Important Dates and Reminders

Important Dates:


3/23/20- Early Dismissal, 10:55am


Spring Break- April 6-10, Classes resume April 13th


Reminders:

Please go to My School Bucks for any outstanding balance due if you took the PSAT in October 2019, or are taking any AP exams in May 2020. You can pay in My School Bucks or bring a check to Guidance with the student's name on it.

What's Happening

Important Links regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Physical Education

The District Wide initiative for Habits of Mind is in full action in Health and Physical Education classes. There are 16 habits of focus K-12. Pictured are two of the habits in action at the high school .

Art Department

Congratulations to junior Maddy Romano for winning the prestigious top art award, Best in Show, at the 42nd Montgomery County High School Art Exhibition. This exhibit features artwork made in a variety of media by students from 21 of the Montgomery County high schools. Maddy's photo, titled Tub Garden, was selected by the juror as the best overall artwork in this year's show. Her award winning photo will be on display at the Montgomery County Community College's art gallery through March 26.
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American Mathematics Winners Announced

In the 9/10 Division (photo)

First Place: Phillip Duarte (C)

Second Place: David Volchonok (L)

Third Place: Oscar Bartels (R)


In the 11/12 Division (photo)

First Place Gwendolyn Duncan (C)

Second Place Aviel Resnick (R)

Third Place Emmit Fitzgerald (L)

Future Business Leaders of America

FBLA Club in collaboration with Interact Club are kicking off their 2nd Annual Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk. Last year these students raised over $11,000.00 and had over 250 participants. If you would like to join the walk or make a donation log onto : afsp.org/lowermoreland


FBLA - Foundation for Lower Moreland Schools

The Foundation for Lower Moreland Schools has partnered with FBLA Students to become a student-run organization. This partnership will prepare students to become community-minded business leaders through the experiences of running a non-profit. Students developed product and protocol for raising funds for the foundation and will begin working to secure funds and distribute those funds to LM educators interested in bringing innovative ideas and materials to the classroom. A relaunch of the Foundation was revealed at the Gala on February 28. Here students presented a newly developed website and marketing materials to support the raising and distribution of funds. Check out their work at lmtsdfoundation.org

Debate Team

Debate members Michelle Marti (Congress) and Manav Singh participated in the Southern Pennsylvania Debate Finals in February. Manauv placed second in Extemptemporus Speech Competition.


Michelle Marti was a Finalist is Congress. Other students who competed in semi-finals:

Quarterfinalist: Philip Grabovsky & Clayton Ostroff, LM
Quarterfinalist: Logan Geffen & Aviel Resnick, LM

General News and Announcements

Curriculum Renewal

As you may know, the English Department and Heath/Physical Education Department is undergoing their curriculum renewal. It is important to gain the insights of families, if you would please take some time to complete these surveys.


ELA: https://forms.gle/CLnJ2RzaYc1Zazet9

H/PE: https://forms.gle/MgP9iKiTM1fHv48x5

Absence Procedures-Blue Cards

The Blue Card for student absences is now electronic and can be found in the Announcement section of the high school website. This should be submitted rather than sending in a blue card to the school.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZKH8dpnXH-6PJocTTsVJSPJKzfdhREVEPTxD2Uu1bd49d1w/viewform

Transportation Information

Please remember that vehicles may only drop off and pick up out front of the main entrance in the line. No vehicles are permitted near the tennis court bus loop at arrival time or at dismissal time. The bus for the Eastern Center leaves the front of the building each morning promptly at 7:25 am. A late student will need to stay at the high school in study hall, or acquire transportation by a parent or guardian. Once the bus leaves campus it will not be called back to pick up a late student.

Yearbook Information

Attention Parents of Seniors: If you are interested in purchasing an ad in the yearbook, the time is running out. The last day for purchasing ads is March 30th. Please use the link: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and enter the school code 4071. You will then click on the link "purchase an ad".


Parents of Underclassmen: You still have time to purchase a copy of the 2019-2020 yearbook for your student. Quantities are limited. The last day to purchase online is 4/18/20.

School Counseling Department

Students in grades 9-11 will be meeting individually with their school counselors this month to review and finalize course requests for the 2020-21 school year.


A representative from the Montgomery County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) met with students in grades 10 and 11 this week. They listened to a presentation on mental health awareness. A listing of mental health resources for teens was provided to each student.

We invite you to save the date of Saturday, April 18th to come together as one Lower Moreland community to raise awareness about suicide prevention. This is a topic from which no community is immune, including ours. In conjunction with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), students from LMHS Future Business Leaders of America and LMHS Interact Club have joined forces, along with a number of faculty advisors, to organize our 2nd annual Out of the Darkness campus walk. Please consider both spending a few hours with us and also bringing your families and friends along. You are welcome to form teams and / or to walk in honor of someone special in your life.


Walk details are as follows:

Walk Date: 04/18/2020
Walk Location: Lower Moreland High School/Bryn Athyn College
Check-in/Registration Time: 7:00 am
Walk Begins: 8:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

Here is the link to register and / or to make a donation: http://afsp.org/lowermoreland - If you scroll to the bottom, you can donate and register with any team, and we have created the LMTSD Faculty and Staff team if you wish to donate there.


While our goal is to raise $5,000 for AFSP in support of the work that they do, it would be even more meaningful if we could gather a large crowd, both to honor those we have lost and to send a clear message to our students and to our community that help is available and that no one has to walk through life alone.

Please help us spread the word and share the attachment! We would be very appreciative of your support.

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The High School Counselors have begun to utilize REMIND an app-based communication platform that creates and sends one-way messages in real time to an entire class, a small group, or just a single person.

We are excited to launch this new technology to our students and a parent within the household. Information about how to register will be mailed shortly.


Gain access to REMIND: there are two ways to receive REMIND notifications:


Class of 2023: on smartphone, go to browser and type: rmd.at/lmtsd2023

OR if you do not have a smartphone, text @lmtsd2023 to (765) 598-5198


Class of 2022: on smartphone, go to browser and type: rmd.at/lmtsd2022

OR if you do not have a smartphone, text @lmtsd2022 to (765) 598-5198


Class of 2021: on smartphone, go to browser and type: rmd.at/lmtsd2021


OR if you do not have a smartphone, text @lmtsd2021 to (765) 598-5198


Class of 2020 - on smartphone, go to browser and type: rmd.at/lmtsd2020


OR if you do not have a smartphone, text @lmtsd2020 to (765) 598-5198

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Something to think about when considering your student's involvement in extracurricular activities.

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.

http://www.montcopa.org/vapingtoolkit

Please see the below presentation that was given at Murray Avenue on 11/21/19 regarding substance abuse.

LMHS PTA

LMPTA Spring Spiritwear is online! Please check out the online store through March 30th.


Prom Raffles! Want to win 2 tickets to prom, along with other prizes from our generous sponsors? Raffles for Junior Prom are being sold through Friday, March 13. Raffles for Senior Prom are being sold through March 31st. Raffle tickets are being sold online only for $5 each or 3 for $10. Thank you to The Men's & Boys Store, Domenic Graziano Flowers, Alley Cats Hair Salon, Salon LaVogue and Cyndi's Nails & Spa for their generous donations.


Thank you to our parent and student volunteers that offered to help at the LMPTA Kids Event on Saturday, 3/14. This event has been canceled. We appreciate your support of the event.


LMPTA is offering discounted tickets to Hersheypark. Click this link for more information and to purchase tickets online.


Please join us at our next LMHS PTA meeting on Monday, April 20th in the LMHS Library. Can't attend, but want to listen in? You can click on this link to access during our meetings: http://meet.google.com/abp-zooj-rmt.

LMHS Cafeteria News

Lunch menus are posted on a new interactive website, Nutrislice. Our innovative and interactive site and mobile app make our school menus more convenient and informative than ever before! Download the Nutrislice App from the App Store or get it on Google Play and search Lower Moreland.

The price list for items purchased in the cafeteria are posted under Food Services (Cafeteria Information) on the school's website. 2019-2020 Price List.


On Thursday March 12th, the iFood Station will be featuring Sushi!

Athletics

Goodluck at the PIAA State Championships to our Swimmers and Divers. Qualifiers for states this year on the girls team are Sam Becker, Isabella Gioia, Melanie Hwan, Emily Vaidyan, and District Diving Champion Yuval Levi. For the boys it is Jude Blumhardt, Jaden Feldman, District Champion in the 200 IM Noah Ferker, Greg Landis, Ryan Park, and District Champion in the 100 Breastsroke Alex Yoon. The Boys Swim team also earned their 6th consecutive District Championship at LaSalle University last weekend.


Spring sports are under way and the weather has been fantastic so far. Tennis opened up their season on Monday at Abington, and hosted Harriton on Wednesday. Lacrosse had a season opening scrimmage on Tuesday vs. Wissahickon. Baseball and Softball will scrimmage Abington on Thursday. The first regular season play day is March 20th. Goodluck this spring season and Go Lions.


Reminder: All Sports Banquet is May 26th at the VE Club. All student athletes grades 9-12 will be granted free access. Registrations will open in Mid-March.