Lower Moreland High School


October 12, 2022

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

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:

Morning drop-off and Afternoon pick-up

  • Enter the school campus using the Red Lion Road access road and turn right into the pick-up/drop-off loop.
  • Please follow all signs 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 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.

What's Happening

Class Rings

Attention Parents! This Friday, October 14th, is the final deadline to order your student's custom class ring for delivery this December.

You can submit your student's class ring order by going to sscrings.com and following the steps.

All ordering materials are available at the website, but if you require a "hard copy" packet, you can pick one up in the main office.

If you have any questions, please call Student Services Company at 610-539-1330 or email them at rings@studentservicesco.com

Class of 2023

Please register for your cap and gown here!


Senior Portrait Retakes

The retakes/make ups will be November 1st. The link to make an appointment is here:


Picture Retake Day-10/28/22

School picture retake/make up day is 10/28/22. Extra order forms can be picked up in the office or photos can be ordered online.


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LMHS Choir

As you may have heard, LMHS Choir is hosting its 11th annual Notes of Hope charity concert! This year, we're raising money for the National Eating Disorder Association. Come on out on Thursday, October 20th, at 7pm in the LMHS Auditorium to support the student body, the LM music program, and to raise money for NEDA.

Spread the news! We'd love to have as many people as possible attend the IN PERSON performance on Thursday, October 20th at 7pm in the LMHS Auditorium.

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National Honor Society

Several of our volunteers participated in the Fall Cleanup at the Huntingdon Valley Library on September 17th.

Volunteers handed out mums and flowers at Pine Road for Ms. Theirolf for a fundraiser on September 22nd.

The NHS Car Wash was a huge success on Saturday, October 8th. With the help of NHS volunteers we were able to raise over $1,000 for LMHS Mini-THON!

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.

General News and Announcements

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.

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 Exams

The registration window for 2023 AP exams is now open. Please complete the following steps with your AP student (s) prior to November 10th:

AP Students:

1. Use the join code provided to you by your teacher to register for each of your classes on College Board College Board AP Registration

2. Make a decision about whether or not you are going to take your exams in each of your classes.

3. Pay for all exams by November 10th (to avoid a $40 late fee) via Total Registration LMHS Total Registration

4. If you plan to opt out of any exams, complete the Google Form below. Respond to all questions. Google Form - Students Not Taking AP Exams

5. Review the complete set of directions to make sure that all steps have been completed. LMHS AP Exam Registration - 2023

Also for reference, electronic copies of the Fall Mailing are available on the School and College Counseling Website. Please look to the menu on the left to find grade-specific information.

Questions about AP registration may be directed to our AP Coordinators, Ms. Quinn and Mr. Lutteroty.

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.



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Fall Sports Update

Congrats to the Girls Tennis team, who defeated Merion Mercy on October 11th in the finals of the District One 2A Finals!! The team will move on to compete in the PIAA State tournament on October 25th. Best of luck, ladies!!

Current Records

Cross Country- 4-0 (3-0 in league meets)

Field Hockey- 7-7

Football- 3-4

Golf- 4-9; 5 golfers sent to league championship

Boys Soccer- 8-5-1

Girls Soccer- 7-7

Tennis- 9-1 (SOL Freedom Division Champs; District One 2A Champs)

Upcoming Events

Cross Country- Senior Night October 12th at Bryn Athyn College (3:30 PM)

Boys Soccer- Senior Night October 17th at Valley Center Park (7:00 PM)

Field Hockey- Play for the Cure Night October 18th at Valley Center Park (7:00 PM)

Football- Senior Night October 21st at Mark Mayson Stadium (7:00 PM)

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