Movie Form

  • Southern Lehigh High School

    English Department


    The English Department wants to provide students with the most meaningful and exhilarating educational experience possible; consequently, we look for audio-visual materials that we believe will make a point more powerfully than our words alone, and films that may make a situation or a character come to life in a way a student may otherwise not be able to imagine.

                School district policy requires district personnel to provide written notification and seek parental permission whenever films used in class to enhance the curriculum exceed a Motion Picture Association of America General Audience (G) Rating.

                Listed below are the movies that may be shown during this year to complement course content and to increase student understanding.  Even though the listed films exceed the MPAA G Rating in their original forms, the English faculty has previewed and edited the material to eliminate offensive sections without damaging the artistic integrity of the work.  In fact, many of the materials listed are used only in a form excerpted for specific curriculum issues.

                Please be aware that during the year, timely broadcast television programs may also be taped and incorporated into classroom study.  These materials will be closely monitored to eliminate offensive content.


                Work                                                                                       MPAA Rating


          1.  The Crucible                                                                                  PG-13

          2.  The Great Gatsby                                                                          PG/PG-13

          3.  Tuesdays with Morrie                                                                   PG

          4.  Various Discovery Education videos                                             not rated



    If you have any questions about this permission form or the materials to be shown, please contact your child’s teacher, Mrs. Bausher, at 610-282-1421 ext. 7121. 


    If you want your child to view these visual enhancements, please sign the permission slip below and have him or her return it to the English teacher identified above.


    Student’s Name:_________________________________________


    Parent’s Signature:_________________________________________


                                                               Mrs. Bausher’s movie permission slip