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

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 March are:

9th Grade: Diona Johnson
10th Grade: Hunter Myers
11th Grade: Charles Saroff
12th Grade: Josh Baney

Viking of the Year

Each year one of Lansdowne High School’s outstanding seniors is recognized as our Viking of the Year.  This year’s winner is Josh Baney.  Congratulations!


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Inspirational Educator of the Month

Congratulations to Ms. Amato on being named the June 2016 Inspirational Educator of the Month.

Ms. Amato teaches a wide array of classes here at LHS, including ESOL and Algebra 1.  She's a natural for teaching ESOL, as she previously taught Spanish I, II, III, and IV at another school before coming to LHS.  She also coaches soccer here (she enjoys playing soccer recreationally as well), and is a high ropes instructor.   

Ms. Amato’s inspiration to the teaching vocation was inspired by her experiences volunteering for a year in Peru.  She says that teaching high school felt surprisingly natural, and that developing relationships with those students got her “hooked on being in the classroom.”  Anyone who has seen her with her students knows that she devotes herself tirelessly to building those relationships here at LHS also.  Further evidence of this comes from her citing the ESOL population and the teachers who are so willing to and amazing at connecting with them as her favorite things about this community. 

Ms. Amato calls Baltimore her hometown, and stayed within the state for her higher education.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Mount St. Mary’s University, before going on to earn her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Goucher College. 

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. Amato.  One can imagine her celebrating with some of her favorite homemade hummus.  Congratulations!