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Welsh Valley Middle School


Highlights & Achievements

  • United States Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
  • Designated by the Anti-Defamation League as a "No Place For Hate" school.
  • Named a Teaching for Tolerance National Model Mix-It-Up School by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • Welsh Valley recently hosted its first-ever Student Leadership Conference focused on leadership development through individual self-reflection, peer-to-peer collaboration, character development exercises and team building activities.
  • Welsh Valley’s Technology Student Association amassed awards in an impressive 16 events at the 2015 National TSA Conference - the third most of all competing middle schools - highlighted by two National Championships.
  • In 2015, TSA raised $2,392 for the American Cancer Society during a Care Fair held at the school for which the students built and operated carnival game.
  • Throughout the entire 2015 season, Welsh Valley TSA earned a total of 144 event awards including two National, 10 State and 16 Regional Championships.
  • The NAMM Foundation has recognized LMSD for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation for the fifth consecutive year.
  • Annual musical excellence at Pennsylvania's Music in the Parks Festival (2006-2015) including Superior Ratings in 7th/8th grade Orchestra, 8th grade Band, and Competition Jazz Band.
  • Award-winning and perennial top-five finisher in statewide Science Olympiad competition. In 2015, the Dragons medaled in 12 out of 23 events at the regional competition en route to a second place overall finish while again qualifying for the State Competition.
  • Welsh Valley’s annual Community Day celebration organized by the Character & Citizenship Committee raised more than $4,000 for charity in 2015.
  • The combined Bala Cynwyd/Welsh Valley contingent captured the title at this year’s U.S Middle School Squash Team Championships held at Yale University.