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Upcoming Community Events & Programs

The following is a listing of non-profit, community-based programs/events in Lower Merion and Narberth that have been approved for posting by Lower Merion School District. To submit your non-profit, community-based program/event for consideration, please email the LMSD Communications Office at info@lmsd.org.

LMSD Health Topics Series for Parents & Guardians
LMSD Health Topics Series for Parents & Guardians

Series continues with "The Whole Athlete: Specialization, Nutrition, Injuries and More"on Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Lower Merion High School



Lower Merion School District's Department of Student Services and the Interschool Council (ISC), in collaboration with the Home & School Associations, have organized a series of informational events and programs covering many important health-related topics throughout the 2017-18 school year.

Programs marked with an asterisk are brought to you through a collaboration of the Student Services Department, the Interschool Council and the HSA of the hosting school. We encourage parents/guardians to attend these informative evening programs, including those held in schools other than where your child attends. Your presence is welcome at all schools!

February 2018

  • *The Whole Athlete: Specialization, Nutrition, Injuries and More – Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Lower Merion High School

Dr. Angelo L. Labrinakos, PT, ATC and a panel of experts from Kinetix Physical Therapy will address the challenges of raising an athlete. Discussion will include the pros and cons of sports specialization, sports nutrition, sleep-hygiene, injury prevention and treatment including concussion. The panel includes Dr. Michelle Feairheller (Physical Therapist), Dr. Bradley J. Smith (Sports Medicine Physician), Jesse Gehman (Head Athletic Trainer at HHS and Malinda Dobbins (Head Athletic Trainer at LMHS) and others. This event recommended for all ages.

  • *LMSD and Lower Merion Police Department: Community and School Collaborations – Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Cynwyd Elementary School

Please join us to learn about the Lower Merion Police Department and their role in the community and our schools. Participants will discuss ways in which the LMPD can engage with students particularly at the elementary school level.

March 2018

  • *Teens and Sexuality: An Evening with Educator Al Vernacchio – Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Harriton High School

Al Vernacchio, an educator, author and national speaker will discuss teens and sexuality. He has an amazing ability to put people at ease and offer a glimpse into how teens think and act around issues of sexuality. Learn how to help teens approach sexuality in a responsible and well-informed manner.

  • Wellness Council Meeting – Monday, March 12 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the District Administration Building

Meet parents/guardians and staff leaders and share wellness events and happenings throughout the District. If you have an interest in Wellness especially around nutrition and fitness, please join us.

April 2018

  • *Beyond 13 Reasons Why: Recognizing and Responding to the Warning Signs of Depression & Suicide – Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Welsh Valley Middle School

The very popular TV series "13 Reasons Why" has kids and adults talking about suicide. Come join us for an informative presentation on the topic. Dr. Matthew Wintersteen from Thomas Jefferson University (and Co-Chair of PA Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative) will help parents recognize children in distress and warning signs of depression and suicide. Dr. Wintersteen has presented on this topic to national professional groups and to school districts throughout Pennsylvania including LMSD.

May 2018

  • Wellness Council Meeting – Monday, May 7 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the District Administration Building

Meet parents/guardians and staff leaders and share wellness events and happenings throughout the district. If you have an interest in Wellness especially around nutrition and fitness, please join us.

  • *Bullying: What Families Need to Know – Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Penn Valley Elementary School

Many parents/guardians have their own painful memories of bullying. What does bullying look like in today's world? How can parents and schools prevent bullying and what can be done to intervene? This panel discussion will include the timely topic of cyberbullying.

June 2018

  • Community Health Fair – Date/Time TBD

Health information and activities will be presented in interactive forums by Lower Merion School District's Health Staff and other community agencies/providers.

LMSD's 2nd Annual Vertical Band Showcase
LMSD's 2nd Annual Vertical Band Showcase

In celebration of the outstanding bands at Gladwyne, Penn Valley, Belmont Hills, Welsh Valley and Harriton on Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Harriton High School

In celebration of the outstanding band programs at Gladwyne, Penn Valley, Belmont Hills, Welsh Valley, and Harriton, the music departments have planned their 2nd Annual Vertical Band Concert Showcase! The audience will hear performances from the bands of Belmont Hills, Welsh Valley and Harriton, as well as a grand finale featuring the combined groups! This is an opportunity for the music community, that includes young musicians, prospective instrumentalists in 3rd grade, and parents from elementary through high school, to hear and see first-hand how the program evolves.

The concert, which will take place on Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Harriton High School auditorium, is for 3rd grade families of students considering playing a band instrument next year and families of students in grades 4-12 already playing in their school's band program.

The Lower Merion community has always had a strong commitment to their acclaimed music programs, and this is a chance to see the band program as a whole. Students, parents and teachers are all an integral part of this evening, and an essential element of the rich music culture for which Lower Merion is known. The audience and performers will witness, in one special night, the wide spectrum of talent and level of participation we have in the music program across all grade levels. Please spread the word and join us in celebrating the spirit of our Music Community!

11th Annual LMHS Co-Ed Youth Football Clinic
11th Annual LMHS Co-Ed Youth Football Clinic

Sunday, May 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Arnold Field

Lower Merion High School is set to host the 11th Annual Co-Ed Youth Football Clinic in memoriam of Dr. Joseph W. Foote. The clinic will take place on Sunday, May 20 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Arnold Field at Lower Merion High School.

The clinic is for players in grades 3-8, and will include a Wayne Sporting Goods "Footeball" Clinic t-shirt, water and snacks. All proceeds benefit the Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund and the Dr. Joseph W. Foote Award. For more information, please email Mary Brown mbrown@sju.edu. Please send completed form and a check made payable to "Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund", c/o Mary Brown, 916 Cedar Grove Road, Wynnewood, PA, 19096.

LMHS Girls Lacrosse Clinic Fundraiser

Sunday, February 25 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Bryant Gym at LMHS

Lower Merion High School Girls Lacrosse team is holding a lacrosse clinic for students in grades 5-8 in the Bryant Gymnasium at LMHS on Sunday, February 25 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The clinic is a fundraiser for the LMHS Girls Lacrosse team in the hopes of introducing and deepening the love of the game! All skill levels welcome, regardless of experience! Contact Zoe Gingold at gingoldz@yahoo.com to register or pay at the door. Cost is $20.

2018 Harriton Youth Baseball Clinics
2018 Harriton Youth Baseball Clinics

January 20, January 27 and February 3 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Harriton High School gymnasium. Register today!

The Harriton High School Varsity Baseball team will be hosting a series of clinics on Saturday, January 20, January 27 and February 3 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Harriton gymnasium.

The clinics are meant to give local youth a jumpstart to their 2018 season and are open to players of all abilities in grades 2-8 residing in Lower Merion Township and Narberth Borough. The cost is $30 per session. Space is limited, so register and pay for all three sessions by January 15 to receive a complimentary t-shirt!

To register, click here. Questions? Contact HHSramsbaseball@gmail.com. Clinic proceeds benefit the HHS baseball program.

LMSD Junior First Lego League (Jr. FLL) Expo
LMSD Junior First Lego League (Jr. FLL) Expo

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Penn Wynne Elementary School. Learn more and register today!

LMSD is set to host the annual Junior First Lego League (JrFLL) Expo – a fun learning opportunity for children in grades K-3 (ages 6-9) – on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – noon at Penn Wynne Elementary School.

Jr. FLL is one of the four FIRST Robotics Programs that allows students to explore STEM by using Legos. Through participation in the Jr. FLL expo, students will gain valuable skills in problem solving, creativity, design, and building that will help them develop a strong foundation in STEM.

To view a PDF flyer for this event with more detailed information, click here. It is recommended that teams register by January 6 in order to have enough time to complete the challenge.

To learn more, please see our newly designed website: lowermerionjrfll.org or contact event coordinator Julian Ginzburg at julianginzburg19@students.lmsd.org