Lower Moreland High School

Newsletter

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May 13, 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 Links regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

What's Happening

Class of 2020-Updates

Some updates for you today:

1. Caps and Gowns have arrived! Please see the attached document for drive-by times, based on alpha, last name. Please drive to the front of school, give your last name, and someone will place the items in your vehicle. Do not get out of your vehicle. Friday the 15th is the only day provided so please make every attempt to get yours.

2. Advanced Placement Testing. You have been sent the information for testing. The district has been in communication with PECO who is planning some work around the district during particular testing days that may result in outages. So every evening I suggest that students charge their devices and consider having other hot spots to ensure access to the testing site.

3. The opportunity to walk across the stage is set for next week, using Sign-up genius. See the link below. There is no requirement to participate; if you are unable to participate or choose to not participate, the student's yearbook photo will be inserted at that time.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050445AFA923AAF94-graduation

4. Return of senior materials. At the time of your walking across the stage, please bring with you your chrome book, textbooks, athletic jerseys, library materials, art materials, musical instruments and any other district-owned material that you may have borrowed. All obligations must be satisfied before I am able to mail home your diploma.

Art Department

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The Art Club has been hosting virtual meetings on Instagram. The officers, Carah Lo, Rachel Brodsky, Ariella Levin, Sarah Brodsky, and Evelyn Lu have been working to post tutorial videos to inspire students during quarantine
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Music Department

The LMHS Music Department is having a VIRTUAL SPRING CONCERT next Thursday, May 21 at 7:00pm! Details to follow on how to watch the LIVE stream on YouTube showcasing our LMHS Band, Choir, and Orchestra members! You don't want to miss this!!! We have virtual ensembles, creative performances, and more surprises!

Our LMHS Freshman Concert Choir Member, Annie Blue Nathan, started a non-profit organization called "Power Of Blue." She makes custom BEAUTIFUL masks for $8-12 each (Curbside pickup/shipping) and all profits go to Save The Children COVID - 19 Response Fund. You can follow her instagram and order from her @powerofblue_ You can also learn more about her company at: thepowerofblue.org

As of yesterday, she already raised $5,5550!!!

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Each year, students from the advanced guitar class travel to Turtle Studios in South Philadelphia to record an album as an end-of-year project. This year, students are learning how to engineer and produce their own songs from home using Soundtrap. The students will be collaborating to self-produce an album that will be available on bandcamp and streaming platforms at the end of the school year. Pictured is an example of one of the songs recorded by sophomore, Aram AlSaleem
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Health and Physical Education

Over the last few weeks Physical Education students created a Photo/Voice journal giving consideration to 4 of the Dimensions of Wellness. This project enriched prior knowledge and allowed students to dive deeper into physical, social and emotional learning. Students reflected on personal experiences and used this opportunity to capture images, discuss different topics, and collaborate on skill building opportunities.

World Language Department

Dr Jamie Lincow’s advanced Spanish classes have begun using a new online platform by Teachers Discovery that contains selections of virtual Spanish readers. They have just published and included her very first reader “Los Criptojudios” as a level 3 advanced reader on the site. Check it out!

Science Fair

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded 1st or 2nd place finishes as the Montco Science Fair!


Manav Singh

Varun Singh

Gopiga Daas

Marie Lainie-Galdo

Sarah Kideckel

Zihan Yang

School Psychology

For Students and Families:

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education is pleased to announce the following opportunity:

Together at Home: Resources for Youth and Families

Date/Location: May 19, 2020 - Webinar

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:45 PM

Together at Home: Resources for Youth and Families is a virtual conference designed specifically for families and students to finish the school year strong. Presenters will offer twenty-minute sessions to assist with learning in a virtual environment. Several sessions have been specially designed just for students. An opening keynote by the Director of the Bureau of Special Education, Ms. Carole Clancy, will set the stage for the importance of strong family and student commitment. Marc Elliot, author and national presenter, will close the conference with an inspirational message on finding your strength.

Presenter(s): Multiple Presenters

Registration Information:
You may register online by clicking on the name of the event on the Training Events Calendar at: https://www.pattan.net/events/http://www.pattan.net/category/Training/Calendar/

For content related information and questions, please contact Kim Jenkins, kjenkins@pattan.net, PaTTAN East.

For general registration information and questions, please contact Yolanda McDermott, ymcdermott@pattan.net, PaTTAN East.

Together at Home is a web-based conference which requires each participant to log in separately to each session using the links that will be provided closer to the scheduled event.

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.


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

School Counseling Department

1. The following was posted yesterday evening to Google classroom and may be shared with parents too. The 2 attachments go with this.


To all AP students:

This year is obviously highly unprecedented and a lot has been asked of you. This AP testing situation is completely outside of the norm. As we move into the exam administration window on Monday, be as prepared as you can possibly be and then simply do your best. That truly is all that anyone can reasonably ask.

I highly encourage all of you to read through this final list of reminders. See attached. Your focus right now should be on the “Exam Prep” section. Contact your teachers and / or me with any last minute questions.

If you choose to opt out, this is ok. Don’t second guess your decision. Everyone’s circumstances are different. Contact Mrs. Forcina and Ms. Quinn with the specifics of your reimbursement request and remember, do NOT click “Go to Exam” on the e-ticket of any exam of which you are opting out.

No matter your decision with regard to APs, you represent LMHS well. We are proud of you and we thank you.


To all who are testing: Good Luck!


Ms. Quinn

AP Coordinator


2. Just prior to our school closure, freshman Sarah Kideckel organized a highly successful clothing drive to benefit Mitzvah Circle. Thank you to all who donated to this worthy cause. Thank you, Sarah!

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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.

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

We are still looking for 1-2 volunteers to fill the positions of LMHS PTA co-VP for the 2020-2021 school year. Please feel free to ask questions at LMHSpta@gmail.com. If these positions are not filled, there may not be LMHS PTA meetings, snack stand or Post Prom, among other things, next school year. We have great team, we just need 1-2 people to help lead the team. Please reach out if interested.

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LMHS Cafeteria News

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On Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM there are grab and go breakfasts and lunches available at Murray Ave to all students 18 years old and younger.


**There will be no distribution of meals on Monday May 25. Meals will be 5/26 and 5/28 that week.