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ACTIVITIES – GRADE LEVEL :

CLASS of 2023  – (Sponsors / Ms. Dolente -  DolentT@lmsd.org & Ms. Rehak -RehakC@lmsd.org) - As faculty advisors to the class of 2023, we are working to promote a positive culture at the high school and raise money for events that bring students together. In doing so we hope to build a school environment that thrives for all students at Lower Merion. We will be holding various events and fundraisers throughout the year.https://sites.google.com/lmsd.org/classname/home

CLASS of 2024  – (Sponsors / Dr. Rodriguez -RodrigM@lmsd.org & Ms. Hampton -HamptoB@lmsd.org) - As the faculty sponsors for the Class of 2024, it is our mission to advise the class officers and support the entire class in their efforts to bond together and develop school spirit. We will work with this class to raise funds and plan school activities. Access the Class of 2024 site for class information.https://sites.google.com/lmsd.org/lmhs-class-of-2024/home

CLASS of 2025   – (Sponsors / Ms. Nigro - NigroM@lmsd.org & Mr. Presser   - PresseT@lmsd.org).   As the sponsors of the Class of 2025, it is our mission to advise the class officers and help our class foster sense of community and school spirit so that all students feel a sense of belonging. Be on the lookout for a variety of fundraisers and events that will help support the Class of 2025 and build a positive experience for all students.

CLASS of 2026     – (Sponsors / Mr. Feeney -FeeneyB@lmsd.org & Ms. Mellet -MelletA@lmsd.org

ACE SCHOLARS (Sponsor / Ms. Cooke – CookeJe@lmsd.org) - Ace Scholars focuses on facilitating interactions between LMHS students and college professors in local universities through collaborative research activities and projects. Establishing a platform to seek out extracurricular opportunities for students to research a topic of their interest with a professor that specializes in a particular field will allow high school students to gain hands-on research experiences that lend to academic growth. We will organize activities such as research presentations, seminars, competitions, outreach, and exhibitions of scientific and technical creativity of young scholars.   Club website:  https://sites.google.com/view/acescholars/home

AGSA (All Genders and Sexualities Alliance) -(Sponsors / Mr. Bomze - Bomze@lmsd.org & Ms. Christman - ChristN@lmsd.org) - LM’s AGSA is a student-run organization that unites LGBTQ+ and allied students to build relationships and organize around impactful issues in our school and community. Our purpose is primarily to provide social and support opportunities for our LGBTQ+ and allied students, but we also provide educational services via activities such as speakers, movies, and discussions.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - (Sponsor / Ms. Gillespie - GillesM@lmsd.org) - Amnesty works towards the amendment of human rights violations worldwide. Members write letters to foreign dignitaries, have political discussions, watch films, make posters, raise money and attend local events. The club meets every two weeks in the sponsor's room. To join please complete   Amnesty International Interest Form

ART FORUM - (Sponsor Mr. Hazel - HazelD@lmsd.org) - The Art Forum is a club whose members enjoy viewing, discussing, and making ART. Gatherings are held each week and involve studio experiences/production, meeting and talking with artists, and exploring galleries and museums. The club supports outreach projects to heighten awareness of the Visual Arts in our community. When conditions allow, field trips are planned by the student Board of Directors.

ASL CLUB – (Sponsor Ms. Parks / ParksS@lmsd.org ASL is the abbreviation for American Sign Language. Most students at LM do not understand the struggle that deaf/hearing impaired individuals endure on a daily basis. This club promotes both knowledge of ASL and deaf culture in America and around the world. The club highlights the need for more people to have access to learning sign language and for those who are deaf to have access to an interpreter to help facilitate their lives in the community. Basic ASL such as the alphabet and some common words and phrases are shared during meetings.

B.A.R.K. - (Sponsor: Mr. Kline - KlineT@lmsd.org) - The club is designed to create more awareness for the proper treatment and care for animals. We will have occasional collections for animal shelters and entertain guest speakers/presenters to inform the school of local shelters and any other current information pertaining to the kind/safe treatment of animals.

BEST BUDDIES - (Sponsor:  Ms. VanHorn - VanhornH@lmsd.org  & Mr. Datsko - DatskoA@lmsd.org ) - Lower Merion's Best Buddies Chapter provides students with developmental and intellectual differences an opportunity to be matched with a peer with typical abilities from their school community. This match offers both peers the opportunity to build lasting friendships that continue after high school. Best Buddies main purpose is to socialize beyond the school community. Many peer relationships enjoy time on the phone, texting, going to the movies, sporting events or walking through Suburban Square for a Saturday lunch. There are mandatory 1 time per month group activities and computer log-in requirements.

BLACK STUDENT UNION - (Sponsor: Mrs. Cooke - CookeD@lmsd.org) - The BLACK Student Union at Lower Merion High School, serves as the unifying organization that represents BIPOC organizations and BIPOC students. BSU is charged with ensuring the well being of the BLACK community at LMHS, creating a safe space for BLACK students, engaging in DEI issues that affect the BLACK community on campus and at-large, and organizing action plans that serve the BIPOC community. Serving as a safe space for BLACK students in our school community.

BLOOD DRIVE – (Sponsor: Ms. Hoopes – HoopesS@lmsd.org) - The Lower Merion High School blood drive club members in conjunction with the American Red Cross organize a Fall school and community blood drive.  This drive is to enable students to experience donating blood for the first time in a comfortable and safe environment with support from the club members.  The drive is held in the Bryant Gym during the middle of November.  The club consists of a student Board of Directors and student volunteers who solicit donors, organize, plan, and execute the drive.  All blood donations will benefit the Lower Merion community and surrounding Penn-Jersey area.

BOOK CLUB - (Sponsor: Ms. Gavin - GavinD@lmsd.org) - The purpose of Book Club is to promote a love of literature in our LM community with discussions on selected books. Members of the Book Club will have the opportunity to discover relevant literature and improve their reading stamina in an enjoyable way. Our goal is to encourage community bonding with engaging discussions and activities. Book Club also includes a service component where students are able to participate in literacy focused projects such as book drives for underserved schools.

buildOn - (Sponsors: Ms. McDermott – McdermMe@lmsd.org) -  buildOn is focused on the accomplishment of three goals. First, providing community service to the Lower Merion community and entire Philadelphia region. During the 2011-2012 school year, buildOn members provided close to 4,500 hours of community service. Second, buildOn is committed to the global education of its members. This education is not only intended to raise awareness of problems and challenges facing our world today, but to give guidance in finding solutions. And third, buildOn members participate in a program called Trek to both finance and build schools in the developing world. The Lower Merion High School buildOn Trek team raised over $70,000 throughout the 2011-2012 school year to finance the construction of a school in Haiti and then traveled to the village of Taverne for two weeks in May of the same school year to work alongside the community building it.

CARE FOR CANCER – (Sponsor / Ms. LeVeque – LeVequL@lmsd.org) a club that creates bonds between childhood cancer patients and LM students. The students will provide friendship and encouragement through fun activities, and host fundraisers to raise money for hospitals and cancer research . 

CHESS CLUB -  (Sponsor: Mr. Swope - SwopeT@lmsd.org) - The Chess Club provides participants with the opportunity to improve their chess skills through both practice and competition in the Main Line Chess League. Both individual and team competitions are stressed and the club meets weekly in the sponsor's room for matches and practice.

CULINARY ARTS CLUB - (Sponsor: Ms. Gorman - GormanM@lmsd.org) - **The Culinary Arts Club will resume when the students are able to return to the building... meeting dates / times are TBD...** This club is open to all students. No cooking experience is necessary, just a love of cooking and food. The club's objective is to provide students with hands on experience in the culinary industry. Students will organize some fundraisers, but will spend the majority of the time COOKING a variety of foods from around the world. The club meets approximately once a month.

CULTURAL CLUBS

(ASIAN) – (Sponsor / Ms. Fireman – FiremaB@lsmd.org) is a club that strives to spread and celebrate all aspects of Asian culture. The club is open to anyone with an enthusiasm for appreciating and/or would like to gain more knowledge in Asian food, media, holidays, and much more. Club activities can range from light-hearted activities such as cooking, watching movies or shows, and Chinatown trips, to more in-depth discussions about the Asian American identity and possible volunteer work or activism opportunities. Meeting dates and times TBD, held via Zoom until a return to school.  To Sign Up for SQUID Event please compete:       http://tinyurl.com/squidgameacc  

(French): (Sponsor / Ms. Vargas - VargasL@lmsd.org) - The goal of the French Club is to encourage an appreciation and interest in French culture. Membership is not restricted to French Language students. We enjoy French cooking, music, cinema, art, and language. French Club meets monthly for officers and monthly for general membership.

(Israel): (Sponsor / Mr. Levy - LevyM@lmsd.org) - The Israel Culture Club gives students the opportunity to learn about and explore the culture of Israel. Guest speakers, field trips to Israeli restaurants, movies, discussions, and fun are some of the activities this new group has planned. Students of all cultures are welcome. This student run group meets about once every three weeks.

(Classics/ former Latin): (Sponsor / Ms. DeFazio - DefaziJ@lmsd.org) - The Latin Club promotes and expands understanding of the ancient Greco-Roman world and Latin language. Membership is not restricted to Latin language students. We play games, celebrate festivals, and interact to share our knowledge and enjoyment of ancient culture. Latin Club offers a service component where members are invited to tutor Latin students at Bala Cynwyd Middle school. Club meets roughly twice a month.

(Spanish): (Sponsor / Ms. Nemoy - NemoyS@lmsd.org) - The goal of the LMHS Spanish club is to provide exposure to the Hispanic culture, promote Latino diversity and create awareness and sensitive to cultural differences, in both the school setting and in the broad community. The club is open to all students, even those who do not study/speak Spanish. We hope to increase their love for Hispanic culture, by exposing them to activities such as eating in authentic restaurants, learning Spanish dances, making piñatas, watching Spanish movies and taking trips to Hispanic neighborhoods in Philadelphia to interact with native speakers. Meeting dates and times TBD.

DANCE TEAM - (Sponsor / Ms. Stahl - StahlN@lmsd.org) -The Lower Merion Dance Team is made up of devoted students who enjoy various types of dance and performing. The team practices regularly throughout the year. The dance team performs at both boys and girls athletic events, as well as other school related functions.

DAWGMA – (Sponsor / LaveryS@lmsd.org / Mr. Guay – GuayG@lmsd.org / Mr. Elder - ElderM@lmsd.org) Lower Merion’s competition robotics team. DAWGMA allows students an opportunity to work alongside professional mentors to use their STEM skills in competition environments, competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition and VEX Robotics Competition. Aspects of the team include programming, electronics, CAD, design, fabrication, digital media, business, community outreach, and data analytics.

DEBATE TEAM - (Sponsor / Mr. Levy - LevyM@lmsd.org) - The Debate Team will compete in Lincoln-Douglas Debate in monthly tournaments against local teams. There will be opportunities to compete in state and national tournaments also. Beginners welcome to learn this interesting and philosophical debate format.

DECA - (Distributive Education Clubs of America) - (Sponsor / Mr. Capkin - CapkinS@lmsd.org) is an association of marketing students that encourages the development of business and leadership skills through academic conferences and competitions. Each competition includes a written test over business and marketing information, as well as two role-playing, problem solving events. Students are judged on the basis of their ability to develop and communicate sound, creative, and thorough solutions to the problem situations.

DOLPHIN (Literary Magazine) - (Sponsor: Ms. Shannon - shannod@lmsd.org) - The Dolphin is Lower Merion's student-run literary club and magazine. Students meet throughout the year to read, discuss, and examine literary works of peers, while developing their own writing skills. Poetry, prose and art are collected and published on both The Dolphin website and in the yearly print edition.

DRILL TEAM - (Sponsor: Ms. McDuffy -mcduffY@lmsd.org) - The Lower Merion Drill Team builds school spirit by performing synchronized drills, step, and dance routines at pep rallies, sports contests, and community functions throughout the year. The Drill Team also has a Drum Line component of six percussionists. Members enjoy social events throughout the year.  All students are welcome. The club meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 - 4:30. 

ECONOMICS CLUB – (Sponsor Mr. Presser – PresseT@lmsd.org) - Members of the Economics Club are given the opportunity to compete in multiple events including the National Economics Competition and the Wharton Investment Competition. The club allows for students to mutually explore various facets of the economy and related current events, and requires no prior experience.

END THE KEYSTONES - (Sponsor: Ms. Werder - WerderD@lmsd.org) - Lower Merion High School club advocating for an end to the Keystone exams at the state level and a replacement that helps schools and students reach their full potential.  End the Keystones  will work to mobilize students from high schools across Pennsylvania and turn End the Keystones into a statewide movement. Activities may include webinars, walkouts, protests, policy forums, creating posters, making infographics, writing policy reviews, doing research, and other outreach activities.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP    CLUB  - (Sponsor / Mr. Fitzpatrick - FitzpaJ@lmsd.org)   Expose and educate students about Entrepreneurship as an educational opportunity, career path, and opportunity to make a positive social impact.

ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB - (Sponsor / Ms. O'Bannon   - obanns@lmsd.org) Members of the Environmental Club motivate students in the LM community to commit themselves to a life of earth friendly behavior and to raise student awareness of environmental issues in and around our community and the world. This is accomplished through fundraisers, field trips, guest speakers focused on current issues, community service activities, stream testing, environmental awareness programs given at elementary schools, and more. Club meetings are TBD for the 2020/2021 school year.

eSPORTS – (Sponsor Mr. Cortez – CortezC@lmsd.org)  strive to foster teamwork, community, and competitiveness with the use of electronic arts. The club meets on Thursdays at 3PM in the library.

FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY CLUBS - (Sponsor / Mr. Walsh - WalshB@lmsd.org) -The purpose of the Film & Photography Club is to provide a forum, instruction, and community to the students at Lower Merion, as well as introduce new media to other artists here that may never have explored film & photography before. The students in the club participate in all aspects of video and film projects. They are involved in writing, editing, directing, acting, filming, and producing original works. The Film Club is open to all interested students and meets regularly throughout the year: approximately once/week in the first semester and several times/week in the second semester during film production. All Film Club members partake in a public showing of their work at least once per school year. Club meetings vary.

FLOWER SHOW - (Sponsor / Ms. Stiebitz - StiebiL@lmsd.org) - The Flower Show group consists of student volunteers who work sporadically through the spring and fall to create an idea for Lower Merion's exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show held during the first week of March. Notices are placed in the Daily Notes announcing upcoming meetings. We assemble our exhibit at the Convention Center for all to enjoy! Club meetings vary.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB – (Sponsor / Mr. Presser - PresseT@lmsd.org) the club meets every other week after school, with activities designed to foster friendship among its members.  Activities involve playing games, doing crafts, eating snacks, and singing and dancing to music videos: basically we hang out together!

HARRITON RESEARCH LAB (HRL), LMHS Chapter -  (Sponsor: Mr. Swope - SwopeT@lmsd.org) -  was founded in LMSD for students in our district and beyond to collaborate on academic research projects. Thus far, groups in our club have explored projects in astrophysics, economics, and bioinformatics, and we are eager for future projects in new areas as well. In fact, one of our projects has already culminated in a refereed publication with joint authorship, and our goal is to replicate this success in our other projects and to continue equipping members with data science skills in programming languages like Python and R. 

INSPIRE LM - (Sponsor / Ms. Shannon – ShannoD@lmsd.org ) - INSPIRE Lower Merion seeks to provide timely inspiration, promote the mental health of the student body, and to motivate students with positive quotes that encourage learning, friendship, and service. Throughout the year, members are also offered the chance to participate in special inspirational projects and events such as The Inspire Book and Inspirational Speaker Visits.

INTERACT CLUB (Sponsor Mr. Marion-Landis – MarionM@lmsd.org) - The purpose of Interact is to provide opportunity for young people to work together in a world fellowship dedicated to service and international understanding.

I WILL BREATHE LOWER MERION (Sponsor Ms. McDermott – McDermMe@lmsd.org) our focus is to have a space to tackle resource inequalities in the schooling system. This club will involve investigating the causes of classist education and searching and advocating for reform.

JEWISH STUDENT UNION – (Sponsor: Mr. Rosencranz – RosencD@lmsd.org) The club promotes Jewish customs and cultures and provide a place for Jewish people around LM to join in discussions.

LEGO CLUB   - (Sponsor: Ms. Mirzanschall – MirzanS@lmsd.org) The club allows students to express creativity through the art of architecture.

LM KINDNESS - (Sponsors / Dr. Rodriguez -RodrigM@lmsd.org & Mrs. Marita Williams - WilliaMa@lmsd.org) - The purpose of the student-led LMKP is to plant seeds of kindness and create positive environments by fundraising for important community causes, doing service projects, and collecting donations for the benefit of those in our LMHS community and the community of Lower Merion Township. The club meets 2-3x per month typically during school hours.

LMHS TV - (Sponsor / Mrs. Hampton - HamptoB@lmsd.org) - Club participants act as on-air personalities, camera-persons, video editors and spotters necessary to broadcast select LMHS events. Additionally, students will develop announcements and news broadcasts, which will be viewable by the community and students via our LMHS webpage and internal video system.

LM Magazine of   International Affairs    (LM MIA) - (Sponsor: Ms. Shannon - shannod@lmsd.org) LM MIA is an annual foreign and domestic policy publication that provides LM students an opportunity to research and present positions on current events in a short essay format. In each bi-weekly meeting, students will introduce their topic for general discussion and debate. Meetings will also address the essay-writing process, formatting, and release of the publication. MIA is an annual foreign and domestic policy publication that provides LM students an opportunity to research and present positions on current events in a short essay format. In each bi-weekly meeting, students will introduce their topic for general discussion and debate. Meetings will also address the essay-writing process, formatting, and release of the publication.

MATH CLUB: MU ALPHA THETA - (Sponsor / Mr. Hawkins - HawkinW@lmsd.org) - The Math Club is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school. Math is a recreational activity! We take part in a number of home and away competitions. We will pose, explore and play with diverse problems. Membership Club meetings vary with competitions and activities. We also host LIMT – The Lower Merion Invitational Math Tournament for Middle Schools for greater Philadelphia Middle Schools.

MERIONITE - (Sponsor / Mr. Henneberry - HennebC@lsmd.org) - The Merionite is the school newspaper of Lower Merion High School. Since 1929, The Merionite has documented the accomplishments and happenings of the Lower Merion School Community. Published both in print and online (at www.themerionite.org), the writers, photographers, graphic designers, artists and editors of The Merionite cover major news events affecting the school, highlight club and sports activities, and focus on the lives of students and staff. In publishing the diverse opinions of student editors and members of the student body, The Merionite celebrates the rights of a free press.

MOCK TRIAL - (Sponsor / Ms. Pellegrino - PellegT@lmsd.org) - The purpose of Mock Trial is to promote an understanding of law, the rights of individuals under law, courtroom procedures and etiquette, and healthy competition. "Cases" are prepared and presented for both the Prosecution/Plaintiff and Defense sides in courtrooms at the Montgomery County Courthouse, with professional lawyers and judges overseeing the proceedings. Mock Trial Club meetings are held on Monday afternoons once the new case is published (usually late October); Wednesday meetings are added during winter months to perfect case analysis and presentation.

MUSIC CLUBS:

(Jazz Band) - (Sponsor / Mr. Neu - andrewneu@aol.com) - The LM jazz band is a standard size jazz band that meets once a week to rehearse and perform jazz music of all styles and eras. "The band is open by audition to any LM student who is participating in another class or ensemble within the LM music department." The band creates a musically challenging environment using standard jazz repertoire while encouraging high levels of performance. The ensemble performs at events both in and out of school, including festivals and adjudications. The band has weekly practices.

(LM A Cappella) - (Sponsor / Mr. Hunnex - HunnexJ@lmsd.org) - Lower Merion A Cappella exists to create an outlet for talented vocalists in the Lower Merion High School music department. Through experiences in performances and rehearsals, students will learn professional conduct and courtesy, striving for excellence while representing LM. Groups and formats change from year to year to give students experience in a variety of a cappella ensembles. Audition required. Contact Mr. Hunnex for more information.

MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION (MSA) – (Sponsor /  Mr. Byrd - ByrdT@lmsd.org) The purpose of Muslim Student Association is to create  a bond between both Muslim and non-Muslim students, spread awareness about the Islamic faith, and  contribute and give     back to the wider community. Muslims come from all over the world, several different countries, and we hope that MSA will represent that diversity.   Given the somewhat small population of Muslims at LM, we want those  Muslim students to know there is a place at LM where they can feel a sense of togetherness and bond with those of a similar faith or background.   But 'Muslim' is only one of the unifying elements.  The club is also  open to students of other faiths as this organization  is  about social relations and fostering mutual understanding and respect among other religions.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY - (Sponsor / Mrs. Gesacion - GesaciT@lmsd.org) - NHS is an organization made up of students recognized by the Lower Merion Faculty who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of academics, character, leadership, and service. Juniors and Seniors are selected for membership. Induction ceremonies occur every year in the spring. NHS members serve as peer tutors and mentors. National Honor Society offers tutoring in all subjects to all of our students. To access a tutoring request form please click on this link:  https://forms.gle/mugqwNbamrHoPa4t6 

NSBE – (Sponsor / Mr. Bantoe – BantoeN@lmsd.org) - NSBE is a club that seeks to positively impact our global engineering communities by focusing on advancing the underrepresented ethnic minority population, in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Students from Lower Merion High School and Harriton make up the club. The club meets on Thursdays at Harriton with meetings usually running from early October to the end of May. We spend the bulk of that time preparing for competitions in VEX Robotics, Ten80 Race Engineering, a windmill development contest as well as Math competition for high schools students that is held at the Annual National Convention in March. Students take part in similar competitions at the Fall Regional Conference as well. In addition to preparing for our various competitions, students also spend time visiting with our Mentor chapter at Villanova University engaged in various engineering activities while interacting with Villanova students and faculty. Some members of the club also spend time volunteering at Gladwyne, Belmont Hills, and Penn Valley mentoring students in grades 3-5 and leading them through various STEM activities.

PHYSICS CLUB - (Sponsor / Mr. Elder - ElderM@lmsd.org)& - The purpose of the Physics Club at Lower Merion High School is to share our passion for physics with other students at Lower Merion and expand on the physics knowledge that is taught in high school, whether it is through Physics Olympiad problems or discussing interesting physics topics that are pertinent to today’s society.

PICKLE BALL CLUB – (Sponsor: Ms. Kesaris – KesariK@lmds.org ) Allows for student engagement of sports/making friends while having fun playing pickleball

PINK LEMONADE STAND CHALLENGE (PLSC) AMBASSADOR PROGRAM – (Sponsor / Ms. Pellegrino – PellegT@lmsd.org) is a national movement that engages families and communities in the fight to find a way to prevent and cure breast cancer by raising awareness and donating money to Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BRCF) - the highest rated breast cancer organization in the US).

PLAYERS (Theatre) - (Sponsor: Mr. Grace - GraceJ@lmsd.org) - PLAYERS is one of LM's largest activities. It is a student-run theatre organization that produces three shows a year- musical, drama and comedy. For those of you who don't Act, don't fear! PLAYERS' production and technical crews design Lights, Scenery, Costumes, Publicity, Sound, Make-up and Props- in other words, students do EVERYTHING for each show.       https://sites.google.com/lmplayers.com/lmsd

PROGRAMMING CLUB – (Sponsor / Mr. Swope – SwopeT@lmsd.org) The programming club plans and attends events that encourage students to start or continue their study in the field of Computer Sciences. These events include codeLM, girls.hack(“LM”), program.it and teaching computer science at Bala Cynwyd Middle School.

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CLUB - (Sponsor / Mrs. McCloy - Mccloy@lmsd.org) The Ronald McDonald House club makes care packages for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Monthly meetings will be held to make these packages. Different types of care packages will be made. One is a toiletry care package for the families staying at the RMH who need those necessities. Another care package that will be made is a game/costume package for the children to have fun and play with. Students will also help donate/spread awareness about donating toiletries for this purpose.

S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) - (Sponsor / Mrs. Stevens -    StevenT@lmsd.org) S.A.D.D., originally known as Students Against Drunk Driving, was created to assist students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the myriad number of issues confronting teenagers today. The club is for students who want to discuss issues to help both themselves and peers to stay healthy--physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially--and to help everyone make healthful and responsible decisions. Club meetings vary.

SAFE SPACE CLUB - (Sponsor / Ms. Williams - WilliaM@lmsd.org) - In this club you will find an environment where you can discuss with your peers about today's issues and injustices surrounding women and other topics the group brings up as we go along. Hopefully in the future we will also bring in guest speakers and have exciting projects based around the club. Topics we will discuss upon body image, uncomfortable situations, harassment, inequality, and more. Anyone is welcome to listen and/or participate! We will meet every biweekly on Wednesdays at 4:15pm on zoom. We hope to see you there!

S.A.G.E. (Student Activists for Greater Equality) - (Sponsor / Ms. Stiebitz - StiebiL@lmsd.org) - The club's mission statement: to promote awareness, discussion, and advocacy among peer groups in the Lower Merion school community about social justice issues such as: gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, race, ethnicity, class, disability, and sexual violence prevention and support. The club hosts student-let meetings in 313 during Lunch and Learn to discuss a range of topics and current events. All are welcome! To join the email list for updates about meetings, please contact Ms. Stiebitz. The club's main event each year is a student-run conference to promote awareness and activism as it connects to our mission statement.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD - (Head Coach: Mr. Samulewicz - samulea@lmsd.org; Assistant Co-Coaches: Mrs. Cooke - cooked@lmsd.org and Mrs. O’Bannon - obanns@lmsd.org).  Science Olympiad is a team of 25 to 40 students who have strong interests/abilities in the sciences - physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and engineering/construction. The team participates in 6 to 8 competitions annually with the goal of reaching the Nationals tournament in May.  These competitions are made up of 23 ‘events’ in which team members test their subject knowledge or test constructed devices against other teams from PA and other states. Meeting times and locations are TBD.  Please check the Activities Blackboard for updates.

SCHOOL STORE - (Sponsor: Tom Kline - KlineT@lmsd.org) - The Dawgs Den is responsible for the merchandizing needs of Lower Merion High School and its community. Students who are interested in business, design, marketing, management, and/or retail, may be interested in being part of the school store.

SCREENWRITING CLUB – (Sponsor: Mr. Mays – MaysB@lmsd.org) The need for a collaborative scriptwriting club. Help those who have an interest in writing Plays, shows, or movies.

SERVICE LEAGUE - (Sponsor / Ms. Rosen - RosenM@lmsd.org) The Service League works for the benefit of both the School and community. Service to Lower Merion includes: sponsoring the annual club fair, acting as tour guides for guests, and providing gift wrapping for faculty at the holidays. Community activities include fundraisers for local charities such as the police canine unit and "Pennies for Patients", preparing meals at the Ronald McDonald House, collecting art supplies for schools that have none. Activities vary from year to year. The club is open to all students throughout the school year. Meetings are generally during the academic recovery period.

SPEECH CLUB - (Sponsor / Mr. Levy - LevyM@lmsd.org) - Speech provides students with various opportunities for public speaking. The club meets 2 days per month during the school year and attends monthly tournaments where they compete in various events such as Humorous Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Dramatic Interpretation.

SPIKE BALL CLUB – (Sponsor: Mrs Johnson – JohnsoA@lmsd.org) The purpose of this club is to bring students together and create friendly competition that will benefit local charities.

SPORTS ANALYTICS – (Sponsor: Ms. Shannon – ShannoE@lmsd.org) A club where students can gather and discuss sports, players' efficiency, and projections on a weekly basis.

STEM BUILDS – (Sponsor / Mr. Hawkins – HawkinW@lmsd.org) The purpose of this club is to provide elementary school students with hands-on activities which they can enjoy from the comfort of their own home. During these times of online learning, elementary school students lack the especially important hands-on activities that represent some of the most fundamental aspects of elementary school education. Therefore, this club was created to engage elementary school students with various STEM activities which they can enjoy at home using everyday materials that the club would organize and, if needed, deliver in kits.

STUDENT COUNCIL - (Sponsors: Mr. Capkin - CapkinS@lmsd.org) - We, the students of Lower Merion High School, in order to improve the academic and extracurricular aspects of our lives, foster positive change in the community, encourage school spirit, represent the needs and ideals of the Student Body to the administration, School Board of Directors, and the community at large, and to create a forum for student input, assert the existence and dedicate the purpose of Lower Merion Student Council.” (Student Council Constitution) Student Council meets on the third Thursday of the month in the LGI during 2nd lunch (meetings subject to change). All students are welcome to attend every meeting; attendance will be taken. To be an elected officer, candidates must attend at least half of the scheduled meetings during the school year. Student Council has a Constitution that is periodically revised after discussion of changes during 3 consecutive meetings.

TECHNOLOGY / ENGINEERING CLUB - (Sponsors / Mr. Piotrowski - PiotroM@lmsd.org & Ms. Sand - SandJ@lmsd.org) - - The main goal of this club is to promote technology literacy and engineering principles by giving students the opportunity to compete in local, state, and national design & engineering competitions. Students develop proficiencies in the technology problem solving process, team building and leadership skills. This club is affiliated with the Technology Student Association, Meeting dates and times vary. For more information, please visit: https://sites.google.com/students.lmsd.org/lmtsa 

WORLD AFFAIRS FORUM/MODEL UNITED NATIONS- (Sponsor / Mr. Kelly - KellyM@lmsd.org) - The purpose of World Affairs Forum is to encourage students who are interested in international issues to broaden and deepen their interest. World Affairs Forum provides opportunities for this to happen through discussion during biweekly meetings in our school setting; Model United Nations provides students the opportunity to prepare for and participate in regional conferences periodically throughout the year. Our club also sponsors a Model UN conference allowing for student opportunities to participate in the planning, production, and conducting of a Model UN Conference.

YEARBOOK - (Sponsor / Ms. Christman - ChristN@lmsd.org) - LM's yearbook, Enchiridion, is an excellent opportunity for creative and dedicated people. The book is arranged chronologically, and our designers create pages to feature LM’s activities, academics, sports, student life, seniors and underclassmen. Photographers are always needed as pictures are the backbone of a great yearbook. It is tons of fun, but it takes a tremendous amount of effort, dedication, and teamwork to put together.

Announcements of times and locations of meetings are published in the Daily Notes. If you want to join an extra-curricular activity in which students participate for at least an average of fifteen hours per week for a minimum of nine weeks, such as a play, you will be subject to the same eligibility requirements that apply to interscholastic sports.