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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.

LM Players present "Yerma"

Lower Merion Players will present "Yerma" by Federico García Lorca on April 26, 27 and 28 at 7:00 p.m. with a matinee on April 28 at 1:00 p.m.

"Yerma" is the story of a provincial Spanish woman's desperate desire to have a child. Set in 1934, the woman's barren state becomes an obsession and drives her to commit a crime.

The LM Players production is directed by Joanna Gerber. Performances will be held in the Lower Merion High School Auditorium. Tickets are $13 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. Tickets can purchased at the door or through this link.

Register today for the 3rd Annual Elementary Family STEM Night!
Register today for the 3rd Annual Elementary Family STEM Night!

Lower Merion School Districts 3rd Annual Elementary Family STEM night is designed to provide students, families and teachers with the opportunity to engage in hands-on STEM activities together in a fun way!

Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for a Robotics Demonstration

  • Grades K-2: Makerspace stations in the LMHS gymnasium from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Grades 3-5: engineering design challenge starts at 6:30 p.m. in the LMHS cafeteria

Location: Lower Merion High School cafeteria and gymnasium

**For full event details and to access the grades K-2 and 3-5 registration portals, click here!**

Register today for LMSD's first-ever Social Justice Conference "Speak Your Truth"
Register today for LMSD's first-ever Social Justice Conference "Speak Your Truth"

Lower Merion's first-ever social justice conference, "Speak Your Truth," – formerly the Girls Leadership Conference – is set to take place on Saturday, April 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Lower Merion High School. The conference will focus on expanding students' awareness of social justice issues, differences and privilege, and inspire them to act to make the world a better place.

In workshops led by a diverse group of educators, activists and students, as well as through films, performances and art projects, students will explore the role of gender, race and class in many arenas, including sports, the arts, politics, law, and college campuses.

Sponsored by SAGE (Students Advocating for Gender Equality) a club at Lower Merion High School, the conference has several key objectives:

  • To create a more tolerant and safer culture at school through hearing the stories of people who are different from themselves – and experiencing empathy and a deeper understanding of diversity
  • To raise awareness of gender, race and class issues that impact students' success in school, careers and relationships
  • To share strategies to deal with sexism, racism, bias and harassment
  • To learn how to be a critical media consumer, an advocate for oneself and others, an active bystander and an informed participant in conversations about challenging topics
  • To meet role models who are devoting their talent and passion to help make the world more inclusive and peaceful

Registration is limited to 150 students on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more detailed information and to register for this year's conference, click here.

11th Annual Student Fashion & Design Show
11th Annual Student Fashion & Design Show

Calling all students! Are you an artist? Would you like to have your designs featured in a fashion and design show? Join us at the Main Line Art Center (located at 746 Panmure Avenue in Haverford) on Sunday, May 20 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

The fashion and design show will include clothing, jewelry, handbags, accessories, and repurposed clothing created by students of local schools including Lower Merion, Harriton, Agnes Irwin, Radnor and Haverford.

Proceeds of this event will benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. To get involved, please contact Mary Brown at mbrown@sju.edu.

LMSD Health Topics Series continues with "Beyond 13 Reasons Why: Recognizing and Responding to the Warning Signs of Depression & Suicide"

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.

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.

Registration now open for Lower Merion Basketball Summer Camp!
Registration now open for Lower Merion Basketball Summer Camp!

Registration is now open for the 2018 Lower Merion Basketball Summer Camp! Due to popular demand, we will be offering TWO action-packed weeks of camp this year – June 25-29 & July 30-August 3 - in the Kobe Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merion High School!

It's shaping up to be another great summer of hoops as head coach Gregg Downer has put together an all-star staff and lineup of guest speakers to help teach the game of basketball to campers this year. Named THE "Best Summer Sports camp on the Main Line" by Philadelphia Magazine, campers will learn from our highly talented staff during each week of action-packed drills, skill development, scrimmages and fun! For more information and to register, please visit http://aceshoops.com/camp

LMHS Cavalcade of Bands Jazz Festival
LMHS Cavalcade of Bands Jazz Festival

Lower Merion High School is set to host the Cavalcade of Bands Jazz Festival on Friday, March 9 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. in the LMHS auditorium. Please join us for an adjudicated festival featuring 10 area high school competition jazz bands and entertainment from middle school jazz bands, the high school jazz combo, and high school vocal groups. It's sure to be a great evening of music! Please join us and support the LMHS Jazz Band!

Cost is $10 for adults, $7 for students or $25 per family. Concessions will be available for purchase! For more information, please visit www.CalvalcadeOfBands.com.

Lower Merion/Harriton Alumni Association announces 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award honorees
Lower Merion/Harriton Alumni Association announces 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award honorees

The Lower Merion/Harriton Alumni Association is proud to announce the following alumni have been chosen to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2018! They will be honored at a luncheon at The Radnor Hotel on Friday, October 12, 2018. If you are interested in attending the event, please contact lmhalumni@gmail.com.

Harriton High School

Robert Brodsky – Class of 1981

David Crane – Class of 1975

Michael Goldfarb – Class of 1968

Lynda Harris Resnick – Class of 1960

Alon Shaya – Class of 1997

Arn Tellem – Class of 1972

Farnoosh Torabi – Class of 1998

Lower Merion High School

David Amado – Class of 1986

Elizabeth Schussheim Brater – Class of 1969

Lewis R. First – Class of 1973

Kenneth Hill – Class of 1955

J. Russell Peltz – Class of 1964

Alan Poul – Class of 1976

Jon A. Reynolds – Class of 1955

Herman Shelanski – Class of 1974

Jay Sigel – Class of 1961

James Vance – Class of 1959

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

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.

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

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