Lower Moreland High School

Newsletter

October 27, 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.


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

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 lobby 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!

Lower Moreland Community,


We are thrilled to be hosting our 15th Mini-THON this year on November 19th! To date, we have raised over $1.3 million to fight pediatric cancer with Four Diamonds and cannot wait to see what we accomplish this year.


In order to provide a safe environment for our participants, this year’s event will be closed to the community, with only participants and chaperones permitted to attend. We wish we could welcome everyone back, including our alumni, but safety is our number one priority. Masks will be required, and we call upon everyone attending to be vigilant in proper social distancing and mask wearing.


If you would like to join us virtually, please tune into the livestream by using the link found on www.lmhsminithon.com.


We thank you for continuous support, especially this year.


FTK,

LMHS Mini-THON Team

Help to feed our Thon Dancers!

Mini-THON is looking for help to feed our dancers on November 19th! If you can donate a meal, please fill out this form. We thank you for your kindness and support!


https://forms.gle/jCqSWCrmmGPfBr1AA

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LMHS Faculty, Staff & Student Advocates Support Purple Thursday

Our amazing faculty, staff and high school students raised awareness for dating and domestic violence and Nicole's Place of the Laurel House by supporting "Purple Thursday" on October 21st. Faculty and staff have raised close to $600 to this month for Nicole's Place.

So grateful for their support.

This important conversation was to support the health curriculum for our high school students.

Laurel House guest presenter Lydia Lynes visited Mrs. Maxwell's and Mr. Molt's 9th grade health students on October 20th to provide an excellent presentation on how to be active bystanders for our conversation on healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Students were able to use this presentation to lead into Purple Thursday activities on October 21st raising awareness for dating and domestic violence.


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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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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

Class of 2022- Still have questions about the College Application process? The link below can help. College Application Process Resource


Hello, Sophomore class

Interested in learning more about Eastern Center for Arts & Tech? Join them in person at their EXPO tour on December 16, 2021, from 12:15—2:15 pm. Bussing will be provided. We'll depart LMHS around 11:45 am and return back to campus by 2:15 pm in time for dismissal.


Students interested in attending the visit must complete the following:


1. Brief online survey on the top right-hand side of EASTERN’s website – https://eastech.org/

2. Medical waiver form (sent to students in Google Classroom)

3. Permission Slip (sent to students in Google Classroom )



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

Athletic Department

Congratulations to the girls tennis team who won the PIAA District One Championships this year by beating Villa Maria and Delco Christian to take the title. The team beat Lansdale Catholic on Tuesday in the first round of the PIAA State Championships at Legacy Tennis. The girls will now travel to Hershey on Friday and Saturday for the PIAA team state championships. Good Luck Girls!


Girls Soccer Update: The girls soccer team had a great season and finished the season 11-7 and won the Suburban One Freedom Division. This is an impressive feat for such a young team! The team will play at Gwynedd Mercy on Wednesday at 3:30 for the first round of the District One Playoffs.


Field Hockey Update: The field hockey team is ranked #5 in the PIAA District One Playoffs and traveled to Springfield on Tuesday at 6pm for playoffs. After a great battle, LM came up short and lost 1-0 to end their season. The team also hosted a successful Play 4 the Cure game on Monday, October 18 raising over $300 for cancer research !


Boys Soccer Update: The boys soccer team beat Springfield on Tuesday night and clinched the Suburban One League Freedom Division Championships. The team finishes the season with an impressive 12-2-2 season record. The team is ranked #2 in the PIAA District One Playoffs and play Penncrest at home on Wednesday at 7pm. Please come out and support the team!


Cross Country: The boys and girls cross country team who won the Suburban One Freedom Division Championships at Lehigh University. Congratulations to Shae Woods for winning the Suburban One Freedom Division Title. Siri Hellenbrand and Ameilia Ogawa placed 2nd and 3rd overall. We wish the team luck as they prepare to represent Lower Moreland at the District One Cross Country Championships on October 29, 2021.

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

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