Lower Moreland High School

Newsletter

October 13, 2021

Hello Lower Moreland Families


Please enjoy this edition of the high school newsletter!


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

Class of 2022- Important Information-PLEASE READ

SENIOR PORTRAITS- Retakes and Make Ups: Appointments can be made for 11/1/21 or 11/3/21. Please visit www.barksdalephoto.com and go to "Book your picture session". When you receive your proofs from Barksdale, please be sure to follow the directions for picking a photo for the yearbook.


Cap and Gown: Please register for your cap and gown here: https://tinyurl.com/lmhsgowns

All submissions are due by 10/15/21


Diploma Names: If you would like to change or make corrections to your name for the diploma, please fill out the form and return to Mrs. Serban at jserban@lmtsd.org by 11/5/21

Canvas

For additional information on Canvas please click these links:


Canvas Parent Back to School Information

Canvas Student Back to School Information


Isolation, the new drug of choice

Please see the below flyer for information on how to attend the "Be a Part of the Conversation" virtual session for parents on 10/14/21.

Picture Day -Make Ups 10/28/21

Make Up Day for school pictures and school ID's is 10/28/21. Students can report to the auditorium during study hall or lunch for pictures.


**If you missed picture day on 9/9, please attend this session so that you can get a student ID. Thanks.


https://www.barksdalestorefront.com/shop/login/?ac=15581IN

Lion's Roar- School Newspaper

The Fall Issue of the Lion’s Roar is now up on the newspaper website, lmhslionsroar.com. This issue features an article about the student team documenting the building of the new high school, a profile on the LMHS Band Program, introductions to the new LMHS faculty and staff, and other school news. Hope you'll give it a look!

COCO LOCO is Back!

After two long years, Coco Loco is back!

Along with new items on our menu, Room 116 received a brand new ipad cash register. Of course, all of our cashiers were quick learners with adding up orders and giving the correct change. A special thank you to Mrs. Sugden for coaching us through it!

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NHS Car Wash

On Saturday, October 9th the members of the National Honor Society raised $1,160 at their carwash to benefit LM's MiniThon.

Notes of Hope

LMHS Concert Choir Presents the 10th annual Notes of Hope on Thursday, October 21st at 7 pm in the LMHS Auditorium!


Each year, we hold a concert event that raises money for a different charity. This year's charity is The Trevor Project, which generates revenue for LGBT+ youth at risk of suicide. The heads -- Paris Keegan, Will Bond, and Lauren Cheiken -- have been working hard at coordinating the fundraising concert, which will take place on Thursday, October 21st.

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Kids' Night Out

Mini-THON's Kids' Night Out is back for Grades 1-5! Please join us on October 30th from 6PM - 9:30PM by completing the registration form found at www.lmhsminithon.com (Registration starts October 11th). This year's event is pre-registration ONLY with a maximum capacity of 150 kids - no walk-ins allowed the night of the event. After completing the registration, please also fill out the permission slip and bring it with you!


In order to safely host our event, students will move through five stations (games, arts and crafts, snacks, movies, and a haunted house) in groups with babysitters. We expect this to be a fun night for all, and we can't wait to see you there!


Permission Slip:


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GoFwqTwoWERlYzMDeP0NLXYa5A2SYrBPadu2gL9gnCY/edit?usp=sharing

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Mrs. Maxwell and LMHS FACULTY and STAFF SUPPORT NICOLE’S PLACE


Mrs. Colleen Quinn-Maxwell for the 4th year is organizing dress down days for faculty and staff for the month of October to raise money to support our local Nicole’s Place that supports victims and survivors of dating and domestic violence. In addition to our amazing staff supporting this very important cause, all 9th grade students are currently learning about healthy and unhealthy relationships.


Students are also beginning an advocacy campaign for awareness for Purple Thursday which is a national awareness day on Thursday October 21st where people are asked to bring up the conversation of relationships and what is healthy and unhealthy and wear purple which symbolizes power. Students will also be learning what community resources are available to victims of abuse.


We hope you will join us in WEARING PURPLE on Thursday October 21st and supporting Nicole’s Place of the Laurel House.


If you would like to donate to this important cause, you can drop off at the main office to Mrs. Maxwell or donate directly to Nicole’s Place of the Laurel House at www.laurel-house.org.


Picture from some of last year’s staff and faculty supporting Purple Thursday.

(below)

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An Evening to Honor Veterans, 11/5/21

This year, the Evening to Honor Veterans will be held on Friday, November 5th, at 6:30 PM in the auditorium at the High School. We have plans for a guest speaker, and musical performances from groups from all three buildings.


As in years past, our hope is to have students create their own works that honor veterans and invite several of those students to share their work during the evening. Please see below for grades 9-12. Thanks!

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Reading Olympics

The library is participating in the Montgomery County High School reading olympics this year. Check out tinyurl.com/LOMORO21 for the list of books. Contact Mr. Engleman for more information.

The Asian Cultures Club is meeting in the library immediately after school on Monday 10/25. See Mr. Engleman or come to the meetings for more information. Everyone is welcome!
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General News and Announcements

Important Reminders of Daily Health and Safety

  • Maintain safe distancing at all times. Students should not congregate at any time.
  • Masks need to be worn at all times and cover from the bridge of the nose to under the chin. The only exceptions are while eating or while outside at the direction of a teacher.
  • Bus riders need to wear a mask at all times.
  • Use hand sanitizer at the beginning and end of each class, and throughout the day follow hand-washing guidelines as needed.
  • Follow the directional arrows throughout the building

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.

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

AP Requests for "Exam Only" forms are now available in the School Counseling Office. Certain guidelines have to be met. It is important to understand that these requests are NOT guaranteed to be approved for 2022. If a student is studying AP content on their own - meaning in a subject for which they are NOT enrolled in an LMHS class - and have an interest in taking the exam in May, they can stop by to pick up a form. All requests are due back to Mrs. Sadowski in the School Counseling Office by Friday, October 22nd. This is a firm deadline. Questions can be directed to the school counselors, including Ms. Quinn, AP Coordinator.


Financial Aid Night Information and Recording of The Presentation - A recording of this presentation along with more information can be found on the Counseling portion of the Lower Moreland High School Website. It is located in the College Counseling/Financial Aid/FAFSA tab.


For all:

If ever needed, here is the link to the Emergency / Crisis Resources that are listed on our counseling website.


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 2025

Please join at at remind.com/join

Join code @k89ekk


Class of 2024 - on smartphone, go to browser and type: rmd.at/lmtsd2024

OR if you do not have a smartphone, text @lmtsd2024 to (765) 598-5198


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

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

Food Services Department

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Athletics

Please join us for a Food Truck and Activities Feastival on Saturday, October 23 from 12pm-3pm in the high school parking lot. The homecoming game will be played at 7pm on October 23, 2021 against Bristol. We hope you can join us for these events!


Golf:

Record: 2-6

The golf team had a great turnout of new players this year, adding 7 new members to the team including our first female participant since Coach Guido took over 3 years ago. We will be returning 5 juniors and losing only 1 senior. As such, we are a young team with lots of potential moving forward. While we had a record of 2-6 this season, Coach Guido sees a lot of talent that should translate into a better record next year. This season’s highlight was the team shooting a combined score of 204 (lowest five scores combined) against William Tenant at Five ponds. This is a 3-year low score for the team. The team was very excited and has shown more and more cohesiveness with each match. Senior Branden Polekoff will be missed next season. He always gave 100% effort and was always willing to do what it took to improve his scores. Captain, Junior Noah Archibald lead the team this year and qualified for the league tournament. He fell just short of qualifying for districts shooting an 87 on 18 holes at five ponds. Next year’s goals include finishing above .500 and qualifying 3 members for leagues with the hope of advancing 1 or more players to the district championship.



Tennis:

Congratulations to the Girls Tennis Team who went undefeated this season and won the Suburban One League Freedom Division Championship.


Congratulations to Hannah Kideckle who won the SOL Freedom Division Single Championships and to Rebecca Kideckle who was the runner up!

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LMHS PTA

Join LM PTA for the 2021-2022 School Year Today!

We hope you'll consider joining LM PTA this year and help us make a difference!


Please join us at the Lower Moreland Food Truck and Activity Festival on October 23 from 12-3 in the LMHS parking lot. Come hungry!


Don't miss our Jack o Lantern pizza kit fundraiser! Order your pizza kit for pick up on 10/29. Details online.


It's "Sock-tober" and LMPTA is offering several sock options in many different sizes. Your purchase of socks supports LMPTA and the programs we fund. Order online!


Class of 2022....LMPTA has a special offer for you for the month of "Sock-tober"! For only $22, you can purchase a PTA membership and Class of 2022 sock combo. (Value $25). This purchase will help support our schools, but will especially help benefit Post Prom and Senior scholarship awards. Order yours online today! If you're already a PTA member, use your last name as a coupon code to purchase socks only at $7 (normally $10). Questions? Email LMHSpta@gmail.com


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