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Greetings Vikings

The 2017-18 school year has begun.    Our mission is to provide your child every opportunity to prepare them for a college or career path after high school. We offer a variety of social events (sports, performances, organizations…) which engage students and provide connections that last a life time. 

ID badges are a requirement and they must have them 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. 

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 utilize the call home “Messenger” phone system, so please make sure we have your correct number if you are not receiving messages.  You can also follow us on TWITTER @LansdowneViking to see all the great things our students accomplish.

Our Fall Sports are now in full swing and in November Winter sports will begin.  Your child must have a GPA of 2.0 at the end of each quarter.  The report card grades impact the beginning of a season as well as the end of a season.  First Quarter ends October 28th.  That means interims are coming out at the end of September.  

The key to success is based on attendance, it is the number one factor when it comes to graduation and acceleration in academics.  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

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 October are:

9th Grade: Pam Mana
10th Grade: Chris Andrew
11th Grade: Ethan Cichorz
12th Grade: Stacey Carver

Most Improved Students

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

The winners for October are:

9th Grade: Joseph Mondshour
10th Grade: D'Ara Washington
11th Grade: Shianne Morris
12th Grade: Nick Sappe



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Inspirational Educator of the Month

Congratulations to Meryl Hawkins for being named our Inspirational Educator of the Month for October 2017.

Ms. Hawkins teaches Functional Academic Supports for grades 9-12 here at Lansdowne High School.  She is also involved in the Allied Sports programs at LHS, including soccer, bowling, and softball. 

This talented educator is from here in Baltimore, and earned her degrees locally too.  Ms. Hawkins received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University, and her Masters of Education degree from Towson University.   She was inspired to become a teacher, in part, by growing up in a family of teachers, making this career choice a natural fit for her.  She chose a career path in Special Education by her college coach who was a special education teacher, and inspired her to want to make a difference in a similar way. 

Ms. Jones cites the collaboration between the faculty, staff, and students as one of her favorite things about LHS, and says that the staff at Lansdowne are genuine, and really care and want what’s best for every student.  She further notes the rapport and relationships among the students and staff as what makes Lansdowne such a great place.  Anyone who has seen the rapport she has developed with her students would say that’s what makes her so inspirational!  Even more inspirational is the way she manages all of this as a mother of three. 

Congrats again to Ms. Hawkins.  We are all very proud of you!