Principal's Message

Greetings from Ken Miller                                                                          

It is hard to believe the Holiday Season is soon upon us.  This means that second quarter is almost half way complete.  Interims will be coming out during the first week of December.  Are you meeting success?

The 1st key to academic success is attendance.  Coming to school each day and on time is critical.  The A/B schedule is set that the students only meet with their teacher approximately 22x a quarter.  If you do miss a school day or two, cold & flu season is nasty, then you must make arrangements with your teacher to make up any missing work.  BCPSONE has developed a Grading Program, ENGRADE, so you can check your academic status each day.  It is very important that parents log onto this system and examine your child’s progress.  The good news on this system is you can easily access all your children’s progress no matter what BCPS school they attend with one logon.   Papers with your specific code were mailed home.  These activation codes will remain current until January.

When we do return from winter break we move right into HSA re-taking. Seniors need to make sure they are on track for graduation.  Student Service Learning Hours must be completed (75 hours--- see Mrs. Cabaniss), HSA requirements, and credits earned.  These are not just 12th grade issues.  All grades should focuses on these items.

Student- athletes are already beginning the WINTER SEASON.  Athletes must maintain a GPA of 2.0 to remain on the team.  Second quarter ends January 23rd

Soon we will be registering students for classes next year.  That is correct; we are starting to plan for next year.  Please discuss with your child the different opportunities that we have to offer them.  If your child will be a junior or senior, there is the option for Parallel Enrollment to CCBC.  Early release for jobs, internships or other possibilities are also available but for 12th grade only.  Your child’s counselor will be meeting with him/her to help assist in setting their needs for their future.

I would like to wish you and your family a safe and Happy Holiday.  Enjoy the time off from school and I look forward to the New Year.

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 - Andrew Davis

10th Grade - Raoul Meva

11th Grade - Noah Forney

12th Grade - Jesse Tayman

 

Congratulations!

 

Inspirational Educator of the Month

Congratulations to Matt Miller on being named the December 2014 Inspirational Educator of the Month.

Mr. Miller is a key part of our Math Department here at LHS.  He teaches College Algebra and Geometry.

Mr. Miller is another of our locals, growing up in Baltimore County in Perry Hall before earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Matt continues his studies at the University of Maryland University College and is working toward his M. Ed. In Instructional Technology.  Regrettably, his graduate studies have pulled him away from his other contributions to the community as the former JV Baseball Head Coach and Varsity Baseball Asst. Coach.  That said, we could all learn something from his efforts at prioritizing what’s most important.

Matt enjoys the excitement of teaching high school.  Working in a building with over 1,000 teenagers ensures that there is never a dull moment.  It is working with these teenagers that Mr. Miller most enjoys.  He says that watching someone accomplish something that they didn’t think they could do is amazing to see, and was inspired to become a teacher by helping his friends in college.  It was their appreciation for his efforts and seeing the results that encouraged him to switch his major from engineering to Math Education – a switch that his students and the staff here at LHS also appreciate. 

Mr. Miller‘s switch to Math Education, and his subsequent career at LHS has benefitted him in another way.  He met his wife Jessica through coaching here in 2010.  She coached track and field while he coached baseball.  No doubt that she is very proud of him and his accomplishments, as are we here at LHS.  It is with great Viking Pride that we celebrate this award for Matt Miller.  Congratulations!