Superintendent's Newsletter

February 2023

Message from the Superintendent

It is my pleasure to present the February edition of the Lower Moreland Township School District Superintendent’s Newsletter. I hope this letter finds you and your family healthy and well.

The District celebrates Black History Month in numerous ways - learning outcomes, literature, discussion and presenters. Please click here to see resources, activities and information that our students are experiencing this month across all three buildings.

The High School Project continues to take shape. Please investigate our Student Documentary Website dedicated to archiving the project. Please click here to enjoy many stories, pictures, videos and newly updated LMTV Live segments.

Have a safe and enjoyable February!

Scott Davidheiser, Ed.D.


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Business Office (Mark McGuinn, Business Manager)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue provides a list of taxpayers’ names and

addresses to be reviewed by school districts for each tax year. The purpose of this report is for school districts to make corrections to a list of names and addresses of taxpayers who reported to the Department on their Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax returns they are residents of the school district on Dec. 31 of a given tax year.

For the most recent tax year received by the School District (tax year 2021), business officials

had to remove 1,549 taxpayers/addresses out of a total of over 7,055 taxpayers/addresses that were incorrectly denoted as Lower Moreland Township School District. These corrections are sent to the correct school districts as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue for reconciliation purposes and in conjunction, other school districts will send their miscoded information to Lower Moreland for verification purposes. As a reminder for all residents of Lower Moreland Township School District, the School District code that should be denoted on an individual Pennsylvania State Income Tax return should be 46460. As folks complete their returns for the tax year 2022, please ensure that the school district code is correct.

If addresses are not corrected and taxpayers are not properly removed, their corresponding

income levels will be attributed to the district denoted thereby skewing the income levels and making the individual district appear “wealthier” than it actually is. In Pennsylvania, “wealthier” school districts receive less direct State funding for their Basic Instruction Subsidy as well as other State reimbursements. If there are any questions about this process, please contact Mark McGuinn, Business Manager at or (215) 938-0270 ext. 4515.

MLK Day of Services Activities

Curriculum and Instruction (Julien Drennan, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Prof. Dev.)

During the curriculum renewal cycle, year two is designated as the year of development. In this year teacher teams revisit state standards, plan for the alignment and writing of curriculum, evaluate and pilot possible resources, and ultimately recommend the adoption of curricular materials. Currently the World Language and Mathematics Departments are entering the pilot phase of their renewal work. The resources that are being investigated can be found here. Teachers will inform families if their student's class is participating in a pilot. If parents/guardians should have questions about the pilot, they can contact the building principal for more information.

8th Grade Gifted Support Students presented their city at the Philadelphia Region Future City Competition

Human Resources/Public Relations (Cheryl Galdo, Esq., Dir. of HR/PR)

Summer Jobs for Students
Lower Moreland Township School District has summer job opportunities for students. The district is looking for Camp Counselors and Counselors-in-Training for the Lower Moreland High School Summer Sports Camp. The District also has a need for Summer Maintenance Workers.

Information for these positions and links to apply are available here. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 24.

Summer Sports Camp
The district's Summer Sports Camp is a great opportunity for students to sharpen their athletic skills, have fun with friends, and stay active over the summer. The camp will run from June 26 through August 4 this year. The deadline for registration is Monday, May 29. For more information and to register, please click here.

Technology (Jason Hilt, Ed.D., Director of Technology)

The Technology Department supports information technology systems and instructional technology programs and practices in the district. Each month, we highlight how our students and teachers engage in 21st Century learning activities. We also share updates on new initiatives and tips and tricks related to devices and technology tools used in the district.

Students in Ms. McCullion’s class at Pine Road used the interactive Epson display during read-aloud book activities to listen for specific word sounds in a story about sharks. Students then wrote the words on their whiteboards with markers and took turns using the interactive display board to practice spelling and pronunciation.

Students at Murray Avenue are able to utilize the MakerSpace in the library to learn about exciting and new Maker Tools and concepts. Recently, a collection of experimental music-making tools were presented to the space. These instruments were procured thanks to a Foundation for Lower Moreland Schools grant. Using Specdrums by Sphero, students were able to learn music fundamentals through color association with activities and free play. These technology tools help students express their creativity in a new and open-ended way. Students enhanced their experience by using Origami paper to create more options of colors and sounds.

Student Services (Frank Giordano, Director of Special Education and Student Services)

This year the Lower Moreland Township School District will once again be operating an in-district Extended School Year program. As always, the IEP team for each child will make a determination as to his/her need for Extended School Year based upon a variety of factors including regression and recoupment of IEP goals. Revisions to IEPs will be made as necessary. The program will run from July 5th to August 3rd, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and will operate at all three school buildings. More details will be forthcoming as we calculate our final numbers of students who are eligible and will be attending. All parents of eligible students will receive a letter from the Student Services Office with additional information.

Lower Moreland Township School District

Scott A. Davidheiser, Ed.D.