Lower Moreland High School


November 27, 2019

Greetings Families and Happy Thanksgiving!

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

Important Dates and Reminders

Important Dates:

Thanksgiving Break- No school, November 27-November 29, 2019

Keystone Testing

The winter testing window opens Monday, December 2nd. Please visit the link to the information page found on the high school website. Included are the dates of each test and the electronic device policy

What's Happening

Congratulations to our October Student of the Month- Tatiana Campos-Teixeira

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Lower Moreland High School's Interact Club was acknowledged at the November Board meeting for their contributions to the community.

An exchange student from Bolivia, Augusto Lora, shared his experiences so far at Lower Moreland High School. He added several differences between LM and educational practices at his home school.

Toys for Tots

Lower Moreland HS is collecting new, unwrapped toys in a collection box outside the Main Office.

Donating a Toy is one of the experiences that makes Marine Toys for Tots different from other programs. When you place a toy in a Marine Toys for Tots collection box you experience the joy of knowing that toy will be under the tree in a family's home and bring a smile to a less fortunate child Christmas morning. This gives our supporters a unique personal connection to Marine Toys for Tots.

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Veterans Day Celebration

The High School was honored to have several veterans join us for a luncheon on November 11 th. We connected students with a military interest with those that have served and the result was a wonderful, engaging event.

Thank you to those that served and continue to serve.

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Special thanks to all of our wonderful donors, volunteers, captains and more importantly dancers for making this charity fundraiser a massive success! All of the proceeds will go a long way towards battling pediatric cancer through the Four Diamonds.

Also, a former student came back and filmed the day. He has a videography company now and created this video for us:

LMHS Mini-THON 2019

NHS Fall Clean-Up

The NHS had their annual fall cleanup at Valley Park on November 9th at 9:15 AM. Volunteers beautified the park by raking and collecting leaves, picking up trash that polluted the park, and cleaning the path towards the bridge. The environment benefits and visitors can enjoy the clean path while experiencing the nature.
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The Climate Reality Project

Guest Speaker: Jesse Lytle, the Chief Sustainability Officer at Haverford College, will be speaking to students about climate change on Wednesday, December 18th at 2:30 PM in the High School Library. All are welcome.

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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.


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

Parents of seniors, please pick your child's yearbook photo through Barksdale by December 15th. Remember, seniors receive a yearbook as part of their class dues, so there is no need to purchase one. You can, however, purchase a yearbook ad. The link for purchasing ads for seniors will be posted on the high school webpage.

Senior Portrait Make-Ups need to be scheduled by calling Barksdale at 1-800-220-7667. Please have these take before Thanksgiving to ensure that your yearbook photo is submitted.

Parents of underclassmen, you will soon be able to purchase a 2019-2020 yearbook for your child. The link for purchasing yearbooks will be on the high school webpage.


School Counseling Department

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The School and College Counselors will be moving into the post-secondary planning process with juniors beginning on December 5th. Students will meet with counselors for a large group presentation on College Admission Testing, Research and Planning. Junior parents and guardians are invited to a presentation the same evening at 7:00 P.M. in the HS Library. Please refer to Important Junior Dates (attached) for additional programming information.

Please mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This year's walk will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Students from Future Business Leaders of America and Interact Club will lead the effort in this incredibly important initiative. More details to follow.

AFSP provides a wealth of information regarding suicide prevention and awareness, including guidelines for parents: Teens and Suicide: What Parents Should Know If you have concerns about your child at any point in time, please reach out to your child's counselor for help and resources.

Interact Club:

Students from Interact Club just completed a highly successful food drive to benefit Philabundance. Students collected the Top 10 Most Needed Items from the generous LM community and personally delivered them to a local food pantry in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Interact students believe that every kind gesture can make a big difference. Thanks to all who donated!

Resources for Parents and Guardians

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.

I encourage each parent or guardian to participating in a bullying survey at this link: https://forms.gle/qfBcUmJdXu8fZGEx7

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.

Please join us at our next PTA meeting on Monday, January 13, 2020. Also, please save the date for our annual PTA meeting at Eastern Center for Arts & Technology, including a tour and lunch, on Friday, February 21, 2020.

Let's show the LMHS teachers and staff how much we appreciate them! LMPTA will be hosting holiday cookie trays on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Please consider donating to this event. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084CAFAA22A75-lmhs2

Lower Moreland Music Boosters

The LMHS Jazz Combo played to a crowded house at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Horsham on Tuesday, November, 26th.

Starting this week, tickets are available for the upcoming Designer Bag Bingo event, sponsored by LM Music Boosters. Tickets can be purchased using the online form (flyer and form attached) or directly from the LM Music online store.

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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.

November 14th was Avocado Day at the HS during lunch. The cafeteria added Avocado to every station including Taco Bowl over Rice with Diced Avocado, Chips and Guacamole, Avocado Cucumber Salad at the Salad Bar and Guacamole at the Made to Order Sandwich Station. The cafeteria even had a special station open for Made to Order Avocado Toast with lots of toppings including Bacon, Spinach and Roasted Vegetables. The students loved the Avocado Day especially the Chips and Guacamole!

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LMHS Athletics

Winter Sports is set to begin on 11/18. If you have questions about tryouts, please contact the following coaches:

Boys Basketball - Seth Baron - SBaron@lmtsd.org

Girls Basketball - Rich Becker - RBecker@lmtsd.org

Boys & Girls Swimming & Diving - Karney McNear - krmcnear@gmail.com

Wrestling - John Spoerl - thespoerls@verizon.net

Boys & Girls Indoor Track - Greg Green - gsgowls@msn.com

Cheer - Jen Gormley - jgormley@lmtsd.org

All registrations are currently open on FamilyID. This is the way to sign up and register for all sports moving forward. Please click on the following link for directions on how to register your student athlete for winter sports. https://lmtsdathletics.com/main/otherad/contentID/48614455

Our end of the year sports banquet will be held on Tuesday 5/26, 6:30 @ the VE Club. All athletes from grades 9-12 will have free admission. Admission for parents is $30/person, non athletes and siblings - $21/person.

If you would like to help sponsor the event with space in the ad book, please contact the Athletic Director, Matt Heiland at mheiland@lmtsd.org.