Lower Moreland High School

Newsletter

September 11, 2019

Greetings Families! The 2019-2020 school year is in full swing!


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

Welcome New Staff!

Lower Moreland High School would like to welcome our new staff for the 19-20 school year!


Colleen McInerney- Math

Gianna Pinardo- Math LTS

Timothy Sneeringer- Science

Andrea Needham-Science LTS

Andrew Reis-English

Joseph Golden- Security

Lauren Schwartz- School Nurse

Important Dates and Reminders

Important Dates:


School Picture Day- 9/12/19 (Each student was given a picture day form)


Back to School Night- 9/12/19, 7pm ** Parents please have a copy of your students "A" day schedule accessible. Printed copies will not be available.


Senior Activity Day- 9/13/19 (3hr Delay Schedule)


Save the Date: Parent presentation: “A Parent’s Guide to Teenagers and Substance Use”: Thursday November 21, 2019, 6:30 PM Murray Avenue.


School Closed, Holiday- 9/30/19 and 10/1/19


***Senior Portrait Make-Up Day- 10/1/19 and 10/2/19. Please call 1-800-220-7667 to make an appointment.


School Closed, Holiday- 10/9/19


Interim Progress Reports viewable on HAC- 10/11/19


PSAT- 10/16/19


Early Dismissal- 10/16/19, 10:55am


PAYS Survey- 10/23/19


End of Marking Period 1- 11/7/19

General News and Announcements

New Absence Procedure

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. 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.

5k Fun Run, September 14, 2019

Please see the attached flyer for the 2nd Annual Fun Run benefiting Nicole's Place.
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School Counseling Department

Academic / College Corner:


Senior mentor interviews will take place this Friday, September 13th. Students are encouraged to dress in business casual attire and review potential interview questions (which can be found in their Graduation Project Part A packet) ahead of time. Seniors will also be attending a series of class meetings on Friday morning that will address the topics of college applications, CAPS and upcoming senior activities. We look forward to seeing our students in a different capacity Friday morning!


We will begin accepting transcript request forms for seniors on Monday, September 16th. More to follow at Friday's informational meeting with students. All seniors will be provided a checklist to follow throughout the entire application process.


LMHS is ready to welcome college representatives to our school for the 19-20 season! College reps visit us each fall (mid-September through early December) and offer informational sessions to our students. Scheduled sessions for the week of September 16th include: Arcadia University, Temple University, King's College, Ursinus College and Albright College. Students may register via Naviance for these sessions.


Please keep an eye out for our annual "fall mailing," which will contain important information for parents and guardians of students at each grade level. You should receive this the week of September 16th. We encourage your participation in our events this year!


Resources for Parents:


Click here for information about the Center for Parent and Teen Communication, which offers a wealth of information about raising healthy teens who are resilient and who can develop and maintain strong connections.


Click here to read important information from the CDC regarding concerns about e-cigarette use.

Resources for Parents and Guardians

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

School Psychology Department

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and it is designated as a time to raise awareness about suicide risk and prevention. Suicide is the leading cause of death among school-age youth. From National Survey Results, it is estimated that approximately 18% of 9th -12th graders have seriously considered suicide. What you can do- Know the Risk Factors (History of suicidal thinking/behavior; Depressive thinking or depressed mood; Victim of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; Family conflict or poor relationships with parents; Involvement in bullying; Conflict with friends or loss of important relationships; Friends/Family member who were suicidal or who died by suicide). Recognize the Warning Signs (Direct or indirect verbal threats of suicidal ideation; Sudden or dramatic change in mood; Agitation, reckless behavior; Giving away prized possessions; Withdrawal from friends, families, activities; Refusal of help or belief he/she can’t be helped; Disturbed sleep; Decline in academic performance; Expression of death or suicide themes in writings, in art, or via social media). –Don’t be Silent. Report concerns to School Psychologist, School Counselors, or Administrators.

LMHS Library

The library is happy to welcome the new LMHS Library and Media Specialist Patrick J. Engleman.


Mr. Engleman is excited to share his passion for education, research, and Lower Moreland with all of the students of the High School.

For 2019, the library has some updated guidelines for study halls that all students could take a look at here. Please review the guidelines with your students.


We are always looking for book recommendations of new books that students are interested in. If you have any recommendations, please send them to us.

Health and PE Department

The Health and Physical Education department is excited to add to the already highly engaged classroom instruction. This amazing addition has made its way into daily instruction providing a wonderful visual for students. Student in grades 9-12th created their Health and Physical Education Connections Portfolio with the new Google Sites. By using Google Slides the lesson was seamless. Pictured here are Mrs. Lawlor and Mr. Martino reviewing the Learning Targets for the opening PE units. The HPE Department is looking forward to continuing to be creative and innovative, to allow students to continue to grow in the areas of vigorous movement and stress relieving activities.
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LMHS PTA

JOIN THE LM PTA for the 2019-2020 School Year!

A LM PTA Membership is only $15 per Lower Moreland family. Membership and online enrollment can be found here: https://www.lmtsd.org/Page/11541. The first LMHS PTA meeting will be held on Monday, September 16th at 9:15am in the LMHS Library. Please join us!

Spiritwear: District-wide spiritwear can be purchased online. Check out the website for the link to the online store, photos and a printable order form. https://www.lmtsd.org/Page/12923


Harlem Wizards are coming to town on October 3rd! Purchase tickets, sign up to volunteer or donate refreshments online today! https://www.lmtsd.org/Page/12400


BJs Wholesale Club is offering a special deal to sign up for memberships, or renew a current membership. Check out the details and find a printable membership application online. https://www.lmtsd.org/Page/13303


AmazonSmile. You shop online, Amazon makes a donation to LMPTA. Details can be found online. https://www.lmtsd.org/Page/11860


Follow us on Instagram @lmhs_pta and friend us on Facebook! Questions about any of the PTA happenings can be sent to LMHSpta@gmail.com.

Button to the Athletics Calendar: https://lmtsdathletics.com/main/calendar/


Field Hockey is off to a 3-0 start this year. Their next home game is Friday 9/13 vs. Jenkintown at 3:30

Football will be opening up BAL league play this week as they host Jenkintown 9/13 7 PM.


Boys Soccer will be hosting MaST on Thursday at 3:30, Next Friday night they will play Dock Mennonite at 7 PM.


Girls Soccer is off to a 2-1 start, the team has had big contributions from a number of girls. Senior Alexandre Krutzinger scored 2 times in a defeat of league rival New Hope.


Girls Tennis is undefeated to start the year. This week they will host Upper Dublin on Friday. Next week will be BAL Singles at Lower Moreland.


Boys & Girls XC will be opening up league races this week. Girls will be running at Briarwood this Saturday and Hershey next Saturday. The boys will be at The George School 9/21

Competitive Spirit has been getting prepared for their competition season with choreography routines as well as helping support our football team on Friday nights.


The golf team has had some matches postponed but have the bulk of their matches coming up in the next week. They will host Holy Ghost Prep and Delco Christian next Tuesday at 5 Ponds Golf Club.