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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.

Committee for Special Education presents a pair of informational events with Dr. Ross Greene
Committee for Special Education presents a pair of informational events with Dr. Ross Greene

The Committee for Special Education (CSE) invites the community to attend their upcoming programs "The Kids We Lose" – A Documentary Film, followed by a Q&A with Dr. Ross Greene on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Group Instruction (LGI) room at Harriton High School and "A Training with Dr. Ross Greene on Wednesday, March 6 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Radnor Memorial Library (located at 114 West Wayne Avenue in Wayne).

The Lower Merion School District & Radnor School Districts' Committees For Special Education, in partnership with Tredyffrin Easttown's BUILD, w/support from Delaware County Advocacy & Resource Organization, invite you to learn from Dr. Greene and his Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model, to help support students with challenging behaviors. Dr. Greene's Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model is recognized as an empirically-supported, evidence-based treatment by the CA Evidence Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC.) The research base supporting the effectiveness of the CPS model continues to grow.

Ross W. Greene, PhD, is the originator of the innovative, evidence-based approach known as Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS), as described in his influential books, Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Approach With Your Child; The Explosive Child: A New Approach For Understanding And Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children; Lost At School; and Lost & Found. Ross has worked with several thousand behaviorally-challenged kids and their caregivers, and he and his colleagues have overseen implementation and evaluation of the CPS model in hundreds of schools, inpatient psychiatry units and residential and juvenile detention facilities, with dramatic effect: significant reductions in discipline referrals, detentions, suspensions and use of restraint procedures and solitary confinement. He has infused the parenting and teaching of all kids with humanity, empathy and compassion. Ross was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for over twenty years and is now Founding Director of the non-profit Lives In The Balance. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Dept. of Psychology at Virginia Tech and in the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. He is also Developer and Executive Producer of the recently released documentary film, The Kids We Lose.

For more information re Dr. Greene's organization, including resources for educators, please click here.

  • To reserve your seat for the Tuesday, March 5 event, click here. (Password: GOGREENE)
  • To reserve your seat for the Wednesday, March 6 event, click here. (Password: GREENEDAY2)

Questions? Contact Karin Fox at KLRenard@aol.com.

LMSD is Looking for Great Teachers
LMSD is Looking for Great Teachers

Lower Merion School District will be participating in five recruitment fairs over the next two months, looking for amazing educators to join our team.

Candidates are invited to stop by to speak with District Administrators about professional opportunities within our schools at the events listed:

The Teacher Recruitment Day Consortium Job Fair will take place on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Millersville University's Marauder Court, 21 S. George St. in Millersville. For more information, click here.

The DVEC Greater Philadelphia Teacher Job Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at 100 Station Ave. in Oaks. For more information, click here.

The Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence and Equity Job Fair will take place on Monday, April 8, 2019, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Penn GSE Conference Center, 3440 Market St, Suite 500, in Philadelphia. To participate, register by clicking here.

The Montgomery County Annual Diversity Recruitment Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, 2 W. Lafayette St. in Norristown, Pa. All applicants should pre-register by clicking here.

The Howard University Job Fair for Educators will take place Thursday, April 18, 2019, from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Banneker Academic High School, 800 Euclid St. NW, in Washington, DC.

LMHS Prepares to Name "The Amazing Ace"
LMHS Prepares to Name "The Amazing Ace"

Lower Merion High School's inaugural "The Amazing Ace" event is this year's version of the traditional "Mr. Lower Merion" competition. Preparations are underway for a fun-filled production featuring ten of LM's finest upperclassmen.

This year's contestants are:

  • Juliet Bogan, Senior
  • Lonnie Davis, Senior
  • Alec Deegan, Senior
  • Jason Kozarsky, Senior
  • Spence Millrood, Senior
  • Amalia Schneider, Senior
  • Andrew Stern, Senior
  • Matthew Sy, Senior
  • Brian Ungar, Senior
  • Ethan Schatz, Junior

The competition will be held February 27, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the LMHS auditorium. Masters of Ceremonies will be principal Sean Hughes and seniors Davon Collins and Sam Fogel.

This year's contestants are all suspects in a murder mystery inspired by the "Clue" board game. In their quest for the title, the contestants will participate in an "alibi" catwalk, a hip-hop dance, an interview session, a talent performance and a partner dance. LM's a cappella groups and Dance Team will also perform. Iacobucci Formal Wear is generously supplying the contestants' tuxedos.

In addition to vying for the title of "Amazing Ace," each contestant is competing to raise money for a charity of their choice. You can support their students' fundraising efforts by making a donation here.

"The Amazing Ace" is sponsored by the Class of 2019. Tickets are being sold at lunch or will be available at the door for $10. The event has sold out for the last four years.

Valley TLC proudly presents "Legally Blonde: The Musical"
Valley TLC proudly presents "Legally Blonde: The Musical"

Welsh Valley Middle School's theater organization - Valley TLC (Theater, Lights and Charity) - proudly presents their upcoming winter musical "Legally Blonde" in a series of three shows March 1 and 2 in the auditorium!

This fun-filled musical tells the story of the journey of Elle Woods. We meet her while she is in college serving as president of her sorority. When her supposed pending engagement to her long-term boyfriend doesn't pan out, she decides to follow him to Harvard Law school to win him back. While there, Elle learns she is worth more than just chasing a guy and becomes a prestigious lawyer. It is a story of personal growth and the personified lesson of not judging a book by its cover. The show is full of energy, big dances, catchy songs and fun! We hope you will join us!

Show Dates & Times

  • March 1 at 7:00 p.m.
  • March 2 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Ticket cost is $5 and they can be purchased at the door!

2nd Annual Lower Merion Youth Footall Camp

The 2nd Annual Lower Merion Youth Football Camp is set to take place Monday, July 29 - Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. each day at Lower Merion High School's Arnold Field. (Players will meet in the atrium by the Kobe Bryant Gymnasium).

The Lower Merion Youth Football Camp is a non-contact youth football camp for boys ages 7-14 looking to master both the fundamentals and specialties of high level football techniques. The camp is designed to teach the players the basics of football, which will enhance their overall football ability, along with specialty skills that will push the players to the next level. Main focus is to have fun!

Camp instructors take great pride in making sure each camper leaves a better football player. The camp is also considered a great training ground for upcoming flag football seasons. Children will be prepared and "ahead of the game" by participating in camp. Both beginnings and experienced players will benefit and are welcome!

buildOn presents the 3rd Annual "Kids-Only Holiday Shop"
buildOn presents the 3rd Annual "Kids-Only Holiday Shop"

The Welsh Valley and Harriton buildOn community teams are hosting a "Kids-Only Holiday Shop" Fundraiser December 10-13 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Welsh Valley Middle School library.

This four-night event serves as a chance for students (grades k-8) to get all their holiday shopping done for their family and friends – in secret! Parents help their child decide who they are shopping for and a Secret Shop guide helps the student pick out the perfect gifts. Shoppers learn about budgeting and practice decision-making skills. The Secret Shop will wrap and tag all gifts free of charge.

Questions? Contact Jamie Nemec at nemecj@lmsd.org.

LMSD Junior First Lego League Expo
LMSD Junior First Lego League Expo

A FUN LEARNING OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES K-3!

Jr. FLL is one of the four FIRST Robotics Programs that allows students between the ages of 6-9 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.

Through cooperation between LMSD and the Lower Merion High School Technology and Engineering Club, a Jr. FLL expo is held annually at Penn Wynne Elementary School. This year, the expo will be on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

In preparation for the event, teams of 2-6 kids will create a robotic Lego Model and a Show-Me Poster to demonstrate their knowledge on an environmental or social theme. The theme for the 2018 competition is Mission Moon, which will give kids the opportunity to explore the aspects of the moon. We recommend that teams spend approximately 8-12 hours working on their project.

Before you register for the Lower Merion expo, you must register with FIRST Lego League Jr. at https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/flljr/start-a-team to obtain the necessary the materials for the event. The cost is $99 for the challenge, engineering notebooks, and LEGO pieces to complete the project. If this is your first time participating in the Lower Merion expo, you will need to purchase LEGO WeDo kit from FIRST. Following that, you will need to register for the Lower Merion expo at lowermerionjrfll.org. After registration, you will be prompted to pay a $25 fee to participate in the expo. Registration is done per team, not by individual.

To learn more, please see our newly updated website: lowermerionjrfll.org or contact event coordinator Julian Ginzburg at julianginzburg19@students.lmsd.org. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Main Line Girls Basketball Association (MLGBA) Season & Clinics Registration
Main Line Girls Basketball Association (MLGBA) Season & Clinics Registration

The Main Line Girls Basketball Association (MLGBA) is getting ready to start its 27th year and registration is now open for 2018-19 season! All programs can be found at www.mlgba.com by clicking online registration on the left and scrolling to the age appropriate form.

To start things off, MLGBA is offering grade specific, one-night clinics for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. Please email mlgbahoops@gmail.com with any questions. The sessions fill up fast, so be sure to register ASAP.