Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Upper Moreland Intermediate School is participating in the ‘Labels for Education’ fundraising program.
The Upper Moreland School District has announced that the Intermediate School could gain 20 – 50 percent more in bonus points through the Labels for Education program. According to the Labels for Education website, the fundraising program allows members of the Upper Moreland School District community to earn a variety of educational resources and merchandise for the Intermediate School by collecting UPCs (Universal Product Code), as well as beverage caps and sauce caps, from over 2,500 participating products. The program also allows participants to supplement earnings through the eLabels For Education portion of the program. The Upper Moreland Intermediate School needs approximately 6,400 more labels to receive 20-percent in bonus points, …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Upper Moreland School District held its 13th annual art show last week; one teacher said the show stresses the importance of keeping the arts in the district.
Every student in the Upper Moreland School District had the opportunity to have his or her piece of art displayed in the district-wide art show last week. Though the installation only hung for a couple of hours, art teacher Katrina Nuss said the show was important to the students as well as the community. “We really stress the importance of representing every student; we don’t judge any of the pieces like some districts do,” Nuss said. “To have the experience of exhibiting artwork, and getting feedback in the community … it’s really uplifting.” Artwork lined the halls of the high school; guests were first greeted by the works of AP students and high school seniors. Nuss said seniors who have taken art for a number of years at the high …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Donte Reid, and Upper Moreland High School and Eastern Alumnus, opened Donte’s Automotive in Hatboro.
Donte Reid, a 1998 Upper Moreland High School and Eastern Center for Arts and Technology graduate has been watching family members work on their own cars since he was 14. Now, he has his own shop in Hatboro. Reid, who attended the automotive technology program at Eastern, opened Donte’s Automotive in Hatboro. During his second year at Eastern, Reid qualified for an internship, and worked several days a week in the field at Firestone in Abington, providing Reid with real-world work experience, a pay check, and the credits he needed to graduate from high school. Internships at Eastern are only for second year students who are doing exceedingly well in their programs. After holding positions at three different automotive companies …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Upper Moreland School District's Envirothon helps inspire youth toward a life-time of making environmentally conscious decisions.
Over 200 second-grade Upper Moreland students took to the filed in front of the high school, where they eagerly awaited the start of the ninth-annual Upper Moreland School District Envirothon. The Envirothon, which took place throughout the morning and afternoon of April 19, featured eight science-education stations. The stations were arranged throughout the field, as well as along the creek by Fitzwatetown Road. Classroom teachers led groups of students to each station, where Upper Moreland High School (UMHS) LEAP (Leadership Enrichment Academic Program) gifted students taught the second-graders lessons about the world around them. “We try to keep it around Earth Day each year,’ Dan Sullivan, an Upper Moreland second-grade teacher, said…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Check out positions available in the local school district.
The economy hasn't been friendly and finding employment can be difficult. Patch is always here to help. Visitors to the site are welcome to use our Jobs section at any time. Just click here to view employment opportunities in Upper Moreland. There are currently 38,621 jobs listed there. Additionally, the local school district is hiring. Summer may not seem like the most obvious time to apply, but many roles exisit in Upper Moreland School District. Here are current positions listed: You can click on each job title to find out more. Details on how to apply are available on the district's website here. Applications for professional/teacher and administrative roles must complete a form on this website. Those that wish to apply for supporting…
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.
Monday, March 25, 2013
While examining the budget, Upper Moreland officials say they are looking into allowing students to bring their own computers and cell phones to school.
School board officials are currently in the process of figuring out their finances and trying to find ways to come in under their budget for the 2013-14 school year. “We start with keeping all of our options open, and then we can narrow it down,” Upper Moreland Superintendent Robert Milrod said. “We’re not adding at this point. Anything we add will mean even more cuts.” One way the school may offset its technology costs, for example, is the “Bring your own device” initiative where students would be allowed to bring their own computers and cell phones for use on school grounds. This would help alleviate costs of buying/upgrading school computers. The Lower Moreland School District starting using this system on a “pilot” basis this year. …
The lights went out at the Intermediate, Middle and Primary schools in Upper Moreland Monday morning.
Upper Moreland schools experienced a power outage early Monday morning in multiple buildings. The electricity went out at the Intermediate, Middle and Primary schools for about an hour or so before morning classes started. Some students still found the time to talk about the incident through Social Media on Twitter. The school district has confirmed the power has been restored and classes are resuming as scheduled. The lights were back on around 8 a.m. Upper Moreland Primary & Intermediate Schools have early dismissal because of parent-teacher conferences Monday and Tuesday before Spring Break starts Wednesday. Upper Moreland Middle School and Upper Moreland High School are in normal session.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The Upper Moreland School Board has established a base budget so student-athletes and performers can travel to tournaments.
Whether it’s the varsity basketball team winning districts and advancing to the state tournament, or the band qualifying for a regional performance, success has a price. One of the biggest differences in this year’s school budget is the addition of nearly $23,000 to the Non-Instructional Student Services, which includes travel costs for student-athletes, officials, band members, the chess team, etc. The School Board has put $75,260 into this department, up 43-percent from last year. “We’ve had a phenomenal year,” Business Manager Michael Braun said. “We’ve had a great cast of things happening. Because of that, the costs have gone up.” This fund includes the payment of officials, but most of the money will pertain to travel expenses. Many …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Upper Moreland Library has many forms of art created by students on display at the entrance of the building.
This week Upper Moreland Patch looks at the different forms of artwork produced by students in the Upper Moreland School District. There are a variety of different types of drawings and paintings done by various age groups of students. 'Distorted Faces' on Display Students Take to Pennypack Park Painting Class Students were introduced to acrylic paints for the first time during this project. In addition to creating a good composition students learned how to start an acrylic painting with a good underpainting layer. This paint layer, usually brown or blue, is the foundation or the skeletal structure of a painting because it helps the artist lay a wide range of values beneath the skin and flesh or colors of the painting. A series of two-…