Principal's Message

Greetings Vikings

We are now past the halfway mark of the school year.  I am asking students’ one simple question, Are You Ready?  This question has different meanings for each grade level.  For the 9th & 10th graders- Are You Ready to earn the 8 credits that you are currently taking in order to move into the next phase of your high school career?  For the 11th graders- Are You Ready to be a senior?  Colleges are looking now so be prepared. For the 12th graders- Are You Ready to graduate and move on to your new life outside of high school?

Mr. John Billingslea will be interning here at Lansdowne High as principal.  This experience is designed to give him an opportunity to lead a school so he can take that next step towards being a principal for BCPS.  If you want to know more about Mr. Billingslea please click on the link here: https://vimeo.com/bcps/review/149872468/022ebcf729    

Seniors need to start preparing for graduation.  The date is June 3rd at UMBC 2:30 pm.  Students will only participate in the ceremony if they have earned their diploma.  Seniors need to  make sure they are passing their classes, keeping up with any Advanced Path course work, have all their Student Service Learning Hours completed as well as the HSA.  The number one obstacle is attendance, so come to school every day and make sure you are ready!!

The Senior Prom is a big event that will be taking place on May 27th. This year the prom will be held at the Marriott Waterfront.  Students must be on their way to graduate in order to attend (Completed SSLH, completed or wrapping up HSA, & eligible to pass all classes).  The PTSA is sponsoring the After Prom Party.  The PTSA needs your help in giving the students an AWESOME EXPIERENECE. The Jr Prom will take place on April 22nd

As we prepare for Marking Periods 3 & 4 we also are preparing for the next school year.  Students have already been registering for classes for the 2016-17 school year.  We encourage students to take on the upper level course work as well as select the electives that will help enrich their academics.  Parallel Enrollment is an option for 11th & 12th graders.  It is a great opportunity for students to attend CCBC, earn college credits, & experience College at half the cost.  The credits that they earn will follow them to any school they choose after high school.

Spring sports will begin soon and students must be academically eligible.  All student athletes must have a GPA of 2.0 This will also apply to the Fall Sports next school year.  The fourth quarter is the marking period used for the Fall sports. 

We encourage all of you to stay focused and make the best of every opportunity.  ARE YOU READY?  Our goal is for you to say YES I AM READY!!!!!!


  

Ken Miller

Principal

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 December are:

9th Grade: Brandon Nguyen
10th Grade: Alejandra Cruz Torres
11th Grade: Jhane Gilbert
12th Grade: Monica Crank


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Inspirational Educator of the Month

Congratulations to Sharleen Argamaso on being named the January 2016 Inspirational Educator of the Month.

Dr. A (as she is called by most students and teachers at LHS) teaches a wide variety of our science courses, including Biology and Advanced Placement Biology.   She is also the teacher for our Project Lead The Way (PLTW) classes in Human Body Systems and Biomedical Innovation. 

Sharleen was inspired to become a teacher by the teachers from whom she was privileged to learn.  In fact, several of her high school friends also went on to become teachers because they were all inspired by the role models they had in high school (Mount Vernon High School – a public school in the suburbs of the Bronx).  An inspiring educator herself, Dr. A says that she loves to keep learning.  In particular, she loves when students teach her new things.  The diversity of the Lansdowne community has contributed greatly to her learning.

Dr. A hails from out of state, but the students and staff of LHS is glad she chose to come here.  She was born in the Bronx, and was raised in Mt. Vernon, NY.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Zoology at Duke University, her M.A.T. (Masters of Arts in Teaching) from nearby Johns Hopkins University, and her Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Virginia. 

We count ourselves fortunate to have such a talented and brilliant educator here at LHS.  Her husband and two daughters (Maggie, 10th grade at Catonsville High; Ella, 6th grade at Arbutus Middle) must also consider themselves to be blessed.  It is with great Viking Pride that we celebrate this award for Sharleen Argamaso.  Congratulations!