Thursday, April 4, 2013
Students at the Upper Moreland Primary School participated in the Pasta for Pennies Program.
Students from the Upper Moreland Primary School were able to raise more than 10 times the amount they originally planned in Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Pasta for Pennies program sponsored by Olive Garden. In the course of three weeks, the students raised over $11,000, when the original goal was set at $1,000. The students achieved their goal by collecting spare change in small boxes given out by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Since the students did such a great job raising money, Olive Garden decided to provide free lunches to the top three classrooms. Those classrooms are: Students in these classes will have their catered lunches on Thursday, April 11 at noon.
Friday, January 11, 2013
This class is open to children in grades K-2 & 3-5. Class time is 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Students from the Upper Primary School were taught lessons from the UM Fire Department.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Friday, October 12, 2012
In celebration of Fire Prevention Week, Upper Moreland Primary School students were taught important lessons on this year’s theme "Have 2 Ways Out.” Showing second grade students (back row l-r) Marc Sibley, Katie Mottola, and Madison Foerst-Rivera; (front row l-r) Daman McBride, Jenna Piantieri the importance of fire safety was Andrew Gerth, a firefighter/EMT for the Upper Moreland Fire Department.
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…
Friday, May 18, 2012
The Upper Moreland Primary School Curriculum Fair invites the whole school community to see the academic highlights of the school’s students.
It was a proud night for all the participants at the May 17 Upper Moreland Primary School (UMPS) Curriculum Fair. The event took place from 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. throughout the UMPS building, where families of the school’s 700 students took a gallery walk, admiring various academic highlights of the past school year. “It’s a collage of different activities or projects from the school year,” Susan Smith, UMPS principal, said. The students’ artwork, science projects and essays festooned the hallway walls, leading visitors into classrooms with even more colorful and spectacular school projects. According to Smith, visitors, who were mostly parents and siblings of UMPS students, were allowed to amble by the decorations of academic work, and strike …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Upper Moreland Primary and Intermediate schools participated in an event designed to burst the bubble on a world record and raise money for autism research.
On the early afternoon of April 26, approximately 1,400 Upper Moreland Intermediate and Primary school students stepped out of their respective schools and into the brisk spring air. As the teachers expertly lined all the students in rows by class, it was apparent that the students could hardly contain their excitement of what was to come next: An opportunity to help break the Guinness Book of World Records’ most people simultaneously blowing bubbles within one-minute. And, much like the hundreds and hundreds of bubbles the Upper Moreland students, their teachers and school staff would soon unleash far into the sky, the event was also an opportunity for them to help spread awareness for autism. “I think it does connect kids to have an …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Plans may quickly be in the works to add beatification landscaping at the primary school.
Upper Moreland Primary School Title 1 Reading Specialist Dina Cassidy presented to the April 10 Facilities and Operations school board committee the idea that first impressions are lasting ones. “One of the many ideas we have, would be to improve the families’ experience for the school,” Cassidy told the committee. As part of a Title 1 team in the school district, Cassidy said that the team holds several workshops throughout the year with members of the community, and constantly looks for ways tosupport Title 1 students. Title 1 is the federally-funded program that helps, “educationally deprived children,” according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education website. The site further explains that Title one students typically need more …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Upper Moreland Primary School students honored the beloved children’s author with fun and educational activities each day this week.
Every day this week, students at the Upper Moreland Primary School (UMPS) participated in a fun, educational and thoroughly Dr. Seuss-inspired celebration. The celebration honored and recognized one of the most prolific children’s authors ever to put a hat on a cat: Dr. Seuss. “There’s a whole bunch of fun things that the whole school has done,” Emily Kiefer UMPS first-grade teacher, said. According to Kiefer, each day the school’s kindergarten to second-grade classes participated in Dr. Seuss themed activity: On this day, students throughout the building wore their best and most unique hats, from a giant foam Flyers hockey puck to an actual Mummers string-band hat. Kiefer said that during the week, teachers fully capitalize on the …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Upper Moreland Primary School kindergarten students celebrate the Lunar New Year in style.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Shannon McMullen's Kindergarten class at the Upper Moreland Primary School celebrated the Chinese New Year on Jan. 27. In celebration of the Year of the Dragon, the students created their own dragons and went on a Dragon Parade throughout the school, complete with a "big" dragon and musical instruments. The students also learned about the traditions of the new year by receiving the red envelopes symbolizing good luck, eating fortune cookies, and creating their own versions of Chinese Brush Painting.
Friday, January 13, 2012
For over 25 years, the Upper Moreland Primary School has celebrated its Diversity Day.
Students of the Upper Moreland Primary School learned a little bit more about themselves, as well as their classmates, at the school’s Jan. 12 Diversity Day. All 716 kindergarten through second-grade primary school students participated in the annual event. The event focused on five items the students brought with them. The items were brought in a box or a bag, and called a “Me Kit.” Each item held a personal significance for the student, which they happily shared with their classmates and teachers. UMPS second-grade student Cameryn Jackson opened his Me Kit to reveal a Willow Grove Bears football jersey. “It’s important to me, because it reminds me of my family," Cameryn said, proudly pointing to the number 28 purple and gold uniform. “…