Information & Announcements
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Please vote for teachers for the Hoops for Houston game by putting money in the jars located in the first floor office. Remember that all the money goes for a great cause as we bless others who have been devastated by the recent Harvey hurricane. The big game will be on October 13 and it will be the first time the new bleachers are used.
Middle school and high school students; thank you for the way you have worked with the new hall pass system as we continue in this new school year. Your positive attitudes are noticed and we appreciate your cooperative spirit at school!
Hershey Campus high school students are invited to the homecoming dance at Lancaster campus next month. Interested students should see Mrs. Faiola to sign up next week and pay the $15 fee. Cost will be $25 any time after next week. The Homecoming dance is scheduled for October 7 (7:30-10 p.m.). This is not for outside guest but only Hershey Campus students. Please contact Mrs. Faiola or Mr. Yoder if you have questions.
Juniors and Seniors: You are invited to attend the re:Connect Leadership Conference in D.C. (Nov. 19-21). This will be a time of worship, whole-group sessions, debriefing sessions, and time to visit/connect with sponsoring colleges and universities. The focus will be on relationship skills for leaders and pairing those skills with a biblical worldview. If you are interested or have questions, please see Miss Califf in 127. Students who attend will lead a chapel in early December. The deposit and Media Release form are due by Friday, Sept. 29.
Lancaster Mennonite Quiz Bowl team will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 27 in room 129. Hershey Campus and Lancaster Campus will be combining again this year for Quiz Bowl. If you are interested, come out to see what quiz bowl is all about!
- Today: Varsity girls soccer vs. New Covenant Christian – 4 p.m.
- Today: MS girls soccer @ Kraybill – 4 p.m.
- 9/19: Varsity girls soccer vs. Harrisburg Academy – 4 p.m.
- 9/21: Varsity girls soccer vs. Mount Calvary Christian School – 4 p.m.
- 9/21: MS girls soccer vs. Mount Calvary Christian School – 4 p.m.
- 9/22: Varsity girls soccer @ Linden Hall – 4:30 p.m.
- 9/22: MS girls soccer @ Linden Hall – 4:30 p.m.
10/18 Mr. Benner will be here to speak to 9th & 10th grade students during advisory groups and will have time to meet with individual students in 9th – 12th grades from 1:30–3 p.m. Please see Mrs. Faiola to set up an appointment.
College representatives will be visiting Hershey Campus during lunch on the following dates:
- Sept. 25: Elim Bible College
- Sept. 27: Pensacola Christian College
- 9/22: Race names due
- 10/17: Picture Day
- 10/19: Early Dismissal (12:30 p.m.) for Parents/Teacher Conferences
- 10/20: No School for K-8, High School is in session
- 10/26: Race for Education – 1 p.m.
- 10/26: End of 1st quarter
- 10/27: No School
All students enrolled in Lancaster Mennonite Hershey Campus are expected to attend school and classes on a regular basis. Pennsylvania law requires school attendance until the age of 17. Students absent from class have the responsibility to make up missed work.
Legal or Excused Absences
Excusable absences include illness, death in the immediate family, impassable roads or other urgent reasons approved by the principal or the principal’s designee. With pre-approval, educational trips, church activities and college visits may also be excused. Unexcused absences include those for job interviews, care for younger children, oversleeping, missed bus, personal problems, hunting or fishing, shopping, hair appointments, farm shows (unless exhibiting) and trips (unless educational and pre-approved).
Illegal or Unexcused Absences
When a student is under 17, Lancaster Mennonite Hershey Campus is required to report excessive unexcused absences to the public school district in which the student resides. School district officials may take action against the student and the parents that could result in fines, participation in court mandated programs and/or suspension of the student’s driving privileges. After age 17, unexcused absences are no longer illegal. More than three days of unexcused absences for students above 17 are considered excessive and will not meet minimum attendance requirements. Underclassmen 17 or older who accumulate more than three unexcused days may need to make up each unexcused day prior to the next academic year. Seniors who have enough academic credits for graduation but fail to meet the minimum attendance requirements will be allowed to participate in commencement; however, these students will not receive an LM diploma until the days of excessive absence have been made up. LM does not give a penalty for the first three unexcused absences during the school year; however, each additional unexcused day results in a 1% point deduction from the quarter grade in each course. Truancy from school and/or individual classes (unexcused absences without parental permission prior to the absence) results in a 2% point deduction from the quarter grade in each class missed. Students have the option of completing community service at a local non-profit organization, one hour for each percentage point for each class, in place of receiving grade deductions. Community service hours need to be verified by a supervisor at the non-profit organization, and must be completed before the end of the academic quarter to avoid grade deductions. After the fifth absence for illness in a school year, the administration may require a note from a physician for all future absences for illness in order to record the absence as excused.
A request for excusing an educational trip is to be made at least five school days in advance of the requested absence. This policy applies to college visits, church activities and educational trips with a parent or other responsible adult. Educational Trip Request Forms can be printed but are also available in the school office. To maintain satisfactory academic performance, the maximum number of days excused per school year should not exceed five.
Tardy to School
A “tardy to school” is classified as excused or unexcused using the same criteria as for general absences. Each student is permitted one unexcused tardy to school per semester without penalty. Students are assigned to an after-school detention for their second through fifth tardy to school. Parents will be notified when the first detention (for the second tardy) is assigned. For the sixth and any subsequent tardy to school, the student will meet with an administrator to devise a plan to modify the behavior.
The Hershey Campus Moms Prayer Group meets once a month for a time of prayer and fellowship. Grandmothers are welcome to attend to pray for their grandchildren. The group meets from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month beginning in October.
Questions can be directed to Jo Davidson at 717-413-0570 or email@example.com.
Scrip can help you with tuition costs and provide money for the school–at no additional cost to you!
Scrip allows you to purchase gift cards at the face amount; each card gets a percentage given back to the school. The school then allows you to use half of that money towards music lessons, tuition, etc. It’s really a win-win situation!!
To learn more about the Scrip Program be sure to check out their website or contact Carrie Shreve at 717-533-4900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each LM campus has a local site council composed of parents that meet regularly to advise the principal and administration. New members are chosen annually.