Principal's Message

Greetings Vikings

The 2016-17 school year has begun.  Students are working hard in the classrooms and preparing for their future.  Attendance is the number one factor for being successful.  Make sure you and your child are following their progress through BCPSONE.  I want to encourage parents to utilize their BCPSONE account to track their child’s progress and communicate with the teachers.  We also utilize the Connect ED phone system, so please make sure we have your correct number if you are not receiving messages. 

ID badges are a requirement and must be worn at all times.  If a student needs a new ID badge, they need to stop by the office.  A replacement badge has a $5.00 cost.

Our Fall Sports are now in full swing.  Your child must have a GPA of 2.0 at the end of the 1st quarter to participate in the closing of the Fall Sports and even try-out for the Winter Sports.  First Quarter ends October 28th.  That means interims are coming out at the end of September.  

The key to success is based on attendance. Our doors open at 7:15am & class starts at 7:30am.  With the A/B schedule students need to balance their class assignments, a class only meets 22 times a quarter.

 Students that arrive late to school are late to 1st period.  This has a negative impact on the 1st period class.  Students are not allowed to leave campus unless they are being dismissed early and a parent has signed them out from the office. 

Parents please bring your ID with you if you are:

  1. Visiting classrooms

  2. Having a meeting with teachers or guidance

  3. Going to an IEP/ 504 /SST Meeting

  4. Picking up a student to go home early

  5. Picking up a student from the nurse (go to office first).

This year the senior prom will be FREE for any senior on track to graduate and receives ALL passing grades for Quarters 1, 2, & 3.  Remember students need to meet the HSA, SSLH & credit requirements to graduate.

Please join the PTSA and help us make Lansdowne High the best place for an education.  Working together creates a strong support system to help prepare your child for their future.


Ken Miller


Lansdowne High


Vikings of the Month


Students selected as Vikings of the Month are recognized for the way in which they consistently uphold the Viking Code of Conduct - Readiness, Responsibility, and Respect

The winners for September are:

9th Grade: Trinh Vuong
10th Grade: Steve Menefee
11th Grade: Tara Fisher
12th Grade: Kyle Umstead

Most Improved Students

We would also like to recognize several students who are demonstrating their Viking Pride in their push for success

September's most improved students are:

9th Grade: Lindsay Winter
10th Grade: Alec Breland
11th Grade: Diego Flores Cornejo
12th Grade: Sara Prince

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Inspirational Educator of the Month

Congratulations to Beth Dentes on being named the September 2016 Inspirational Educator of the Month.

Ms. Dentes is our chairperson for Art, and teaches Fine Arts and Fundamentals of Art.  She's also the co-coordinator for the Academy of Arts and Communication here at LHS.  She is well familiar with our community, because her previous teaching assignment was across the street at Lansdowne Middle School.   

Although the groundwork for Beth’s inspiration to the teaching vocation began in younger years through her art teachers that encouraged her to pursue her art interest and ability, the real inspiration came when she was in high school.  In her junior year, she had a fantastic student teacher from Towson University who made Beth realize the value of building relationships.  This teacher was hired on at the same school, and taught Ms. Dentes again in her senior year and became a mentor of sorts to her students.  Ms. Dentes credits this teacher with encouraging her to pursue art education at Towson University.  She earned her BS in Education from Towson University, and then went on to receive her Masters of Education degree from nearby Goucher College.  She also credits her supportive and dedicated family as being tireless cheerleaders who have pitched in and help set up art shows and participated in school events.  They taught her responsibility and the value of hard work, all of which has paid off for this talented LHS teacher. 

Ms. Dentes loves the diversity at our school, saying that it’s really awesome to get to know so many students from different backgrounds. She says she is consistently amazed by the hard work, dedication, and talent of our amazing students.  In particular, she appreciates the students and staff in the Academy of Arts and Communication, and the way they are constantly thinking of ways to better Lansdowne High School, and pushing each other to be the best they can be. 

Ms. Dentes says, “My vision for Lansdowne High school is to continue to see our students grow into the amazing people that we know they can become. I want to see our diverse population come together to celebrate our differences and learn from each other. I hope that when our students graduate and move on from our building they leave knowing that they are loved, supported and are ready for life’s great adventures. I want every one of our students to know their value and find their gifts so that they are able to find their place in the world. We have the ability to make a difference in the lives of others and to leave the world a better place. Go Vikings!”

As an art teacher, it is no surprise that she considers painting, drawing, and crafting as her hobbies.  She also enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, exercising, playing with and walking her dogs, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends. 

We count ourselves fortunate to have such a talented and brilliant educator here at LHS.  It is with great Viking Pride that we celebrate this award for Ms. Beth Dentes.  Undoubtedly, her husband Scott is also proud of her.  Congratulations!