Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Upper Moreland School Board approved the issuance of a $5 million bond for middle school improvements.
Upper Moreland Middle School will be getting some upgrades. Earlier this week, the Upper Moreland School Board, at a special action meeting, approved a motion allowing for the issuance of a $5 million bond to make structural improvements to the school. School board president Mark Wenik said the money will first be used to make structural improvements to the building, followed by classroom improvements about two to three years later. “Basically, we’ll improve the structure — the HVAC, electrical, we’ll replace the floor — essentially the bones of the building to make sure they’re solid,” Wenik said. Wenik said the board has been throwing around the idea of revamping the aging school for the past year, but started “fine-tuning” the process …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The ninth-annual fundraising dinner will help the UMMS students on the annual Canada Trip.
[Update: 4-19-13] This event has been sold out. See Patch user comments below. Original story follows. The Upper Moreland Middle School (UMMS) will hold its ninth-annual “Festa Italiana” buffet dinner, April 19, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Proceeds from the dinner, which will take place at UMMS, located at 4000 Orangemans Road in Upper Moreland, will benefit the annual eighth-grade trip to Canada. The trip was started over 15 years ago by John Grande, UMMS seventh and eigth-grade Spanish and French teacher. In a previous interview with Patch, Grande explained the purpose of the trip was to encourage his students to practice their French, and has become an eagerly anticipated event by both students and parents each year. This year, the Canada trip …
Friday, April 12, 2013
If approved, students could see changes as early as next year.
Put on your hard hats, kids. It could be a bumpy ride. The Upper Moreland School District will decide in its April meeting whether or not to approve a two-phase construction project to renovate the middle school. The board will need to approve it in order to obtain secure bond funding totalling $10 million by June, according to a report in the Public Spirit. The project will add security, electric and HVAC in Phase One, while it focuses on new security cameras, renovations to the gym, replacement of the auditorium seating and new student lockers and a $700,000 pool renovation in Phase Two, according to the report. For the full story on the proposed changes, visit the Public Spirit's story here.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A presentation by Montgomery County officials will be made on Thursday, Jan. 24 at Upper Moreland Middle School.
Rick Parsons, chairman of the Montgomery County Sexual Assault Task Force, will be on hand at Upper Moreland Middle School Thursday night to talk to parents about sexual predators and how to better protect their children from them. Parsons and three other members of the Task Force have already given presentations at about 10 schools such as Jenkintown, Hatboro, Horsham and Abington, but now it's Upper Moreland's turn in the rotation. The presentation starts at 7 p.m. at Upper Moreland Middle School and is intended for parents. Parsons said the purpose of these presentations is to not only make people aware of what goes on with sexual predators, but to also dispel some of the myths that go along with these crimes. The presentation is a …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Catch up on the latest news from the Upper Moreland Middle School.
Back to School Information: School opens for students: Tue. Sept. 4 All 6th Graders will report to school at the regular time of 8:05 a.m. All 7th and 8th Graders will report to school at 10:05 a.m. following the 2 hours late arrival schedule. Letters will be mailed by August 24 containing student schedules and more information. ----- 6th Grade Orientation There will be a 6th Grade orientation program for parents and students on Wednesday, August 29th at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium. This will allow parents and students to familiarize themselves with the middle school before the beginning of the school year. ----- Mr. John Halligan will conduct a presentation for parent on bullying, cyber bullying and youth depression on Wednesday …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The fourth marking period's distinguished honor and honor students from Upper Moreland Middle School.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Upper Moreland - Willow Grove Patch presents the 2011 - 2012 Fourth Marking Period distinguished honor and honor roll students of Upper Moreland Middle School. --- Upper Moreland Middle School Honor Roll Fourth Marking Period 2011-12 8th Grade Distinguished Honor Roll Betsy Adeoye, Kayla Balcerak, George Balot, Melissa Barber, Ashley Bintner, Jaycee Bucher, Kristopher Buckley, Connor Casey, Ryan Cavanaugh, Chang Hoon Josh Choi, Jason Choi, Yoo-Na Choi, Alyssa Coleman, Daniel Cowden, Cara Crouthers, Lisa Davidson, Jeffrey Davis, Annie Dinh, Matthew Fritz, Jessica Garofalo, Sarah Hakes, Jordyn Harris, Samantha Harvey, Do Dam Donna Hoang, Kaitlyn Holm, Diana Hunt, Emily Katzman, Casey Kerrigan, Samantha Leax, Christian Leighton, Caleigh …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Earlier this month the Upper Moreland School District held its annual district-wide art show, showcasing artwork from students in grades Kindergarten - 12.
Earlier this month, many members of the Upper Moreland community came to out to Upper Moreland high school for the annual art show. Students work populated the art show with sculptures and drawings or photos from the high school’s digital photography class. Artwork, representing students from kindergarten through 12th-grade, covered the high school lobby. The art show in previous years had always been held at the high school, but due to construction the event was moved to the middle school for five years and 2012 marked the return of the district-wide art show at the Upper Moreland High School (UMHS). According to Upper Moreland Middle School art teacher Dwight Dulsky, attendance was a concern this year. “Great night, nice turnout,” Dulsky…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Upper Morealnd Middle School Leo Club students learned what it was like to be a teenager decades ago from residents of Wesley Enhanced Living.
Students of the Upper Moreland Middle School (UMMS) School Leo Club gave a presentation to residents of Wesley Enhanced Living retirement community that compared the residents’ lives as teenagers with the teen culture of today. “They got to hear a lot of first-hand accounts of people who lived through Vietnam and Korea,” Dwight Dulsky, Leo Club advisor and UMMS art teacher, said. “You have to remember, none of these students were even born when man walked on the moon.” Dulsky, who has been advisor for the Leo Club for the last three years, said that the March 13 “Then-and-Now” presentation is part of the club’s commitment to community service. In the past, the Leo Club, which is the junior division of the Willow Grove Lions Club, has …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The second marking period's distinguished honor and honor students from Upper Moreland Middle School.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The Upper Moreland - Willow Grove Patch presents the 2011 - 2012 Second Marking Period distinguished honor and honor roll students of Upper Moreland Middle School. --- Upper Moreland Middle School Honor Roll Second Marking Period 2010-11 Distinguished Honors Samantha Acuna, Kourtney Albert, Kristofer Aldrete, Rebecca Alvarez, Sterlen Barr Jr, Caitlyn Birmingham, Sophia Camacho, Kasey Campoli, Maura Casey, Ashley Choi, Shailin Choksi, Alyssa Coulton, Ryan Coyle, Ivan D'Souza, Colleen Davis, Marangelly Diaz, Alyssa Dixon, Nicholas Donovan, Sarah Embery, Lauren Esbensen, Daniel Fair, Rachel Fink, Lillian Fix, Jessica Flanagan, Benjamin Gagliardi, Grace Gillespie, Giovanni Giordano, Harry Green, Rachel Greenwood, Cheyanne-Marie Grumm, Daniel …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The Upper Moreland Middle School has a new music ensemble, made up of ‘The Crème-de-la-crème’ of its music programs.
The long and proud musical tradition of Upper Moreland continues with the Upper Moreland Middle School’s new BOC ensemble. The BOC ensemble, which stands for “Band, Orchestra and Chorus,” is made up of seventh-and eighth-grade students from each of the school’s musical programs. “These are the crème de la crème,” Eileen Fields, UMMS chorus director, said. “These are the best musicians of the seventh and eighth grades in Upper Moreland.” Fields was addressing residents of the Wesley Enhanced Living Retirement Community, where the BOC Ensemble had its debut concert, Jan. 30. The retirement community and middle school are located on adjacent properties. Each of the musical programs, starting with chorus then orchestra and wrapping up with …