Lower Moreland High School


February 26, 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:

3/7/20- Winter Ball (see permission form below) Due MARCH 2nd!

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

What's Happening

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Student of the Month- Mihir Ram

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World Language

These LM students have achieved the following awards on the 2020 National German Exam:

GOLD MEDAL RECIPIENTS: Daniel Porotov, Zihan Yang, David Volchonok, Grace Devlin

SILVER MEDAL RECIPIENTS: Timothy Kim, Ashwin Thomas, Varun Singh, Gopiga Dass, Riley



Results from Montgomery County Oral Proficiency Contest :

Nicole Perlin won the gold medal for Spanish advanced, Ava Devlin won the gold medal for French 3, Daniel Porotov won the gold medal for German 3, and Alyssa Sipman won the gold medal for German 4. All of the students really enjoyed themselves and did a phenomenal job of representing our wonderful language department.

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Music News

The Lower Moreland High School Jazz Ensemble placed Third out of 16 bands at the Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, Maryland.

This is the 8th time our Jazz Ensemble has performed at this National Festival, and the sixth time they have placed in the top three.

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Governor's STEM Competition

Pennsylvania is home to some of the most technologically diverse and scientifically sophisticated companies in the world. With these avenues for STEM employment existing in our communities, it is important that our students understand the concepts and skills that will be invaluable in moving citizens into these high value occupations. As such, Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Education present an annual themed competition focused on exposing students to these jobs, skills, and concepts. Teams are given $500 to develop a prototype.

The High School team consisting of Manav SIngh, Misha Bankulla, Gopiga Dass, Rahul Singh, Jake Grinshpun and Skunkworks consultant Daniel Porotov competed in the regional competition on Friday February 21st. The team won best presentation but took 2nd place overall. Their design was a smart street lamp they named C.I.R.C.L. Their invention is brighter than conventional street lamps and use less energy as a result of the attached solar panel. The device is weather proof, dimmable and turns on automatically at night. The biggest novelty of the device, however, came from its cloud based image recognition software. The C.I.R.C.L. comes equipped with a camera that can take intermittent photos of intersections or roads ways and then compare that image against Google's database of images to determine the object in the picture. It then creates a log file of items detected that can be sorted through to determine any response needed by a central command center. Or, more simply, it takes pictures of roadways to see if there is debris, trash, or an accident that someone needs to deal with. The team had plans to add air quality and flood measurement features as well.

In addition to their project the team had to compete in other challenges throughout the day, including: building an earthquake proof structure with limited resources, designing an arcade game, marketing for a struggling business, and preventing an international assassination attempt. While not score, the team also prided itself on how many garlic knots they could eat in one sitting. This is the high school's 4th year participating in the program. Congratulations guys, well done!

Science Club

The Science club just completed the PJAS science fair. 1st place finishes went to: Aviel Resnick, Manav Singh, David Volchonok, Varun Singh, Zihan Yang, Meggan Shvartsberg, Adelle Melnikov, Leah Melnikov and Sarah Kideckel.

Zihan Yang received a perfect score for his project " The Application of Exosomes in the Diagnosis of Cancer"

SAM Club

Incredibly proud of our LMHS Students Against Melanoma Club students Hanna Tran and Sophia Berman for winning 2nd Place in the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation Video Challenge!

Congrats to our students on their hard work & advocacy for sun safety.

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Art -42nd Annual Montgomery County High School Exhibition

Paintings by LMHS students Mariah Troche, Hannah Kim, Sarah Brodsky, and Selina Elebah and photographs by Julia Bourlako, Sammy Gulko, and Maddy Romano will be included in the 42nd Annual Montgomery County High School Exhibition. The exhibition will be in the Fine Arts Center at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell from March 3-27. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on March 3rd from 5:00 - 7:00 with awards being presented at 6:00. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

We are also excited to announce that this year’s participants in the PSEA 33rd Annual High School “Touch the Future” Student Art Show, hosted by Arcadia University. This is a competitive art show that features the best student artwork from 26 high schools in the Montgomery and Bucks county regions. The show was juried by the Assistant Director of Admissions, Temple/Tyler University, and will be on display through March 26th. The Opening Reception is Sunday, March 1st from 1-3pm, University Commons Art Gallery Area & Great Room Lobby, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038.

Congratulations to the following students who had their work accepted. Digital Art by Julia Bourlako, Sammy Gulko, Maddy Romano, and Steven Zabludovsky. Painting and 2D Mixed Media Art by Maria Badalyan, Elaina Ralph, and Erica Stone. Ceramic Art by Kimmie Graham, Audrey Kim, Julianna Litz, and Shuval Vildbaum.

Social Studies Department

The World and American Studies classes recently participated in two exciting events. On Thursday 2/13, they attended a riveting presentation by a Holocaust survivor, Ernie Gross, and a U.S. Veteran, Don Greenbaum, who played a role in Mr. Gross's liberation from the concentration camp, Dachau.

The students were moved by their personal stories, as well as the comments from State Supreme Court Justice, David Wecht. Several thoughtful questions were asked of the presenters, and the Lower Moreland Mock Trial team had the opportunity to speak with them during a luncheon after the assembly.

On Tuesday 2/18, the freshmen and sophomores attended a special showing of the Academy Award-nominated movie, 1917. Both events had multiple curricular connections to the students' current or recent units of study in World and American Studies.

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General News and Announcements

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.


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

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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.

March 23rd from 7:30am - 10:30am the School Counselors are hosting a student-only first annual College Fair. Various colleges and universities will be present for larger grade-specific panel discussions and smaller pull out sessions with students. Students will be asked in a March FORUM to select 4-6 colleges that are of interest in which they wish to attend.
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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

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.


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


The Lower Moreland PTA brings parents, students, school and community together to make a difference in the education & quality of life for our children.

We have many exciting things planned for this year, but we need your support! A LM PTA Membership is only $15 per Lower Moreland family. Please join here.

SENIOR BABY PICTURE - Send in your senior's baby picture for the pre-graduation slide show (only 1 picture please!) Go to https://forms.gle/kgk8bBMKzzwHtNvQA or email ehwan72@gmail.com.

Note: Senior memory pictures are being collected via your senior's google classroom link to Class of 2020. Please remind them to upload their "memory" pictures via this link.

SENIOR LM PTA SCHOLARSHIPS - Please encourage your senior to apply for 1 of the 3 LM PTA scholarships. Each year, in addition to funding scholarships chosen by the school administration and staff, Executive LM PTA selects 3 seniors for the David Archibald, Gail Garber, and Mary Kay Feeley Scholarships ($300-$350/each). Deadline to apply is April 15. Application is at https://forms.gle/FhJLXtR2TiDqjngn6

Lower Moreland Music Boosters

KUDOS to John Kim for being awarded top soloist at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival and to the entire LMHS jazz band for earning third-place. Well done!

We are looking forward to seeing music families at the Mar 12 All Band Night. New this year, you can join us for a pre-concert dinner from 5-6PM on Mar 12 in the LMHS cafeteria. Get a Chick-fil-A sandwich and a bottle of water for just $5. Pre-order by completing a form or ordering online to guarantee your dinner!

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 February 26th, the iFood Station will be featuring Made to Order Stir Fry Bar. Stir Fry Bar will include lots of different toppings including chicken, marinated tofu, spinach and much more!


Congrats to Yuval Levi, who won the District I AA Diving Championships on Saturday 2/22. Her gold medal earned her a trip to states for the second consecutive year.

Congrats to Nick Bratspis and Patrick Whittle who won the District I/XII District Championship in their individual weight classes on Saturday 2/22. Nick and Pat will lead a host of Lions to the Sub-Regional this weekend at Bethlehem Freedom High School. Other qualifiers are Jackson Leska, Caleb Lee, Julian Ogawa, Eric Srulevich, Jared Levin, Adrian Kebuz, Tomas Lapeika & Brian Hegedus.

Congrats to Nicole Castor who broke the school record in the Triple Jump this weekend at the Meet of Champions. Tim Baciu also ran a personal best in the 60M.

Goodluck to the Boys and Girls Swim team as they compete at the District I Championships this Thursday and Friday at LaSalle University.

Spring Sports starts Monday, March 2nd for all sports except Spring Track, which will begin on March 9th. Please remember all information must be completed on FamilyID prior to participation. For information on how to register, please follow the directions at the following link. https://lmtsdathletics.com/main/otherad/contentID/48614455

If you have not done so already, please register for our College Planning Workshop. To register please click on the button below.

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.