Information & Announcements

Information for Current School Families

This page contains campus-specific information for current school families: Daily Announcements, Handbooks, Site Council Members, and various policies. Scroll down to acquaint yourself with all the information on this page.

Morning Announcements

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer Team are in the LL League Playoff finals match vs Cocalico will be at Warwick High School @ 7:30 p.m.

Attendance Reminder

If you are at school and receive a pass to go to your first period from another teacher, please remember that you must stop by the office with your pass before going to your first period class.

Library Closed

The library will be closed during activity period today.

Millstream Open House

All students, faculty and staff are invited to the Millstream Residence Hall’s Open House on Thursday, October 25th from 3-5p. We will have dumplings and qolo (Ethiopian snack), (and other snacks and drinks) games-outdoor and indoor, music and an overall celebration of the end of the quarter.   

Seniors

Friday is delivery day for all products sold for the senior fundraiser.  You may pick up your products at 11:14 a.m. in the FAC Lobby. Everyone should enter by the door under the sky walk.  Those seniors selling $300 or more may leave school to distribute your orders at 11:14 a.m. All others may pick up your products after school in the FAC lobby.  Money for products sold and senior trip is due Monday – Wednesday, Oct. 22-24 in the cafeteria during the lunch periods. Any questions see Mrs. Weber. Thanks.

Friday Morning Bible Study

This week in Friday Morning Bible Study we will have a time of worship and sharing / reflection from commitment week.  All are welcome to participate in this time from 7:30-8 a.m. in room 106.

Powder Puff

Powder Puff sign-ups for Jr and Sr girls will be at lunch today and tomorrow.  The cost is $15.

Boys Basketball

All 9th-12th grade boys who are wanting to play basketball this year should attend a meeting during 3rd Thursday activity period in Mr. Buck’s room.  Rutt 321.

Seven Keys to Baldpate

When John Bland arrives at Baldpate Inn, why is there a fire already going in the fireplace since the inn is supposed to be deserted? Why does he place a large amount of money in the hotels safe? How does he know the combination to the safe? And why is Bland threatened by the sudden appearance of William Magee? For the answer to these and other questions, don’t miss the drama department’s production of Seven Keys to Baldpate next weekend, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 25-27 at 7 p.m. Tickets may be ordered online by going to the school’s website.

We still need ushers for the play! If you are interested in being part of the usher team for Seven Keys to Baldpate, please see Ms. Weaver-Kreider in room 206. Ushers need to be prompt, polite, and professionally dressed, and they get to see the show for free.

Yearbook

The yearbook sales blitz will continue till the end of this week.  Pre-order your book today for the low price of $69. See Mr. Yoder Salim in the library for details.

Baseball

Baseball players – open gym practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

9th Grade Basketball

9th grade boys basketball open gym will be every Monday from 3:30-5 p.m. starting Oct 15.

Winter Sport Forms

For anyone interested in trying out for winter sports: The winter sports season starts on Friday, November 16. You must have a completed PIAA physical packet and the LMS paperwork turned in to the athletic trainer, Miss Ann, by Thursday, November 15. If your physical is dated October 5 or before, then you also need to turn in a Section 7 form. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Ann.

 ATHLETICS

Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer Team are in the LL League Playoff finals match vs Cocalico will be at Warwick High School @ 7:30 p.m.

Popular Links

Links and information of interest to current school families and students.

Site Council

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.

Transportation

Public school districts whose borders are within ten miles of an LM campus will transport students residing in that district from that district to that LM campus and back. The Ephrata School District will transport high school students to the Locust Grove Campus where they can get an LM shuttle to the Lancaster Campus. This public-private combination is the solution for high school students in the Ephrata/Akron area. Please contact your public school district for details about their non-public transportation policies and schedules.(Children under age 5 cannot be transported on public school buses.)

Transportation

LM-OPERATED BUS ROUTES

LM runs a bus to bring northwest Lancaster County students to the Lancaster Campus for high school (for a fee). The bus to the Lancaster Campus has pick-up points in Elizabethtown and Mount Joy.

The Lancaster Campus also has buses serving eastern Chester County (Oxford, Parkesburg and Cochranville) and York County.

Attendance Policies and Forms

All students enrolled in Lancaster Mennonite High School 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.

Lancaster 24-Hour Phone line for Attendance Messages

Parents should call the school attendance line at (717) 299-0436 option 1 whenever their student will be absent from or late to school. If the attendance office does not receive a lawful excuse in writing or by phone within five days of a student’s return to school following an absence, the absence is recorded as unexcused.

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 High School 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 LMH diploma until the days of excessive absence have been made up. LMH 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.

Educational Trips

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. For the sixth and any subsequent tardy to school, the student will meet with an administrator to devise a plan to modify the behavior.

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