Principal's Message

Greetings From: Ken Miller

 

Congratulations to the class of 2015.  We celebrated their graduation on Friday May 29th at UMBC.  What a joyous day. 

 

Now is the time to finish the school year strong and earn your credits.  Jr’s, are you ready for your senior year?  Let’s knock out the Student Service Learning Hours.  The goal is to obtain all 75 hours before the 2015-16 school year begins.  If you are a credit or more below the amount to put you on the graduation track, then you need to sign up for the summer school program here at Lansdowne.  We will be hosting Biology HSA Bridge Projects over the summer.  If you have not passed the Biology HSA then you have to do the Bridge project.  This is a Graduation requirement. 

 

If you did not receive all your credits this year or last year, the summer is a good opportunity to catch up.  There are two summer programs. One hosted by BCPS and the other hosted by Lansdowne high.  You must register for either program through your counselor. 

 

The Lansdowne Summer School program will be moved to the middle school.  This summer BCPS begins a 2 year Window & Door Replacement Project.  That is right……, Lansdowne High will be getting all new windows and doors.  This will take some time to complete but will add a brand new look to the building. 

 

Final exams will begin June 12th (Friday).  Final Exams are important to the calculation of the final grade.  If a student does not complete a Final Exam then their end of year grade gets lowered.  This is something we must avoid.   Below is the schedule for the Final Exam Week. 

 

I want to wish everyone a safe and happy summer and I look forward to seeing you back on Monday August 24th.

 

 

Ken Miller

Principal

Lansdowne High

 

FINAL EXAM WEEK

Friday 6/12 (A)

Monday 6/15 (B)

Tuesday 6/16 (A)

Wednesday 6/17(B)

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EXAM

 

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EXAM

 

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EXAM

 

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EXAM

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EXAM

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EXAM

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EXAM

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EXAM

 

Thursday 6/18 (A)

 

Friday 6/19 (B)

 

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Make-Up Exams ONLY

 

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Make-Up Exams ONLY

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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 February were:

9th Grade - Jordan Myrick

10th Grade - Amber Geisler

11th Grade - Mary Duvall

12th Grade - Kelly Raynor

 

Congratulations!

 

Inspirational Educator of the Month

Congratulations to Mrs. Katie Showalter on being named the February 2015 Inspirational Educator of the Month.

Mrs. Showalter is a key part of our English Department here at LHS.  She teaches English 9 and Journalism, in addition to her work with the school newspaper (The Rurik), the literary magazine (Eddas), Theater, and It’s Academic. Wow!

Mrs. Showalter is another of our locals, calling Glen Burnie home, and earning her Bachelor’s Degree in English and her Masters of Secondary Administration at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. 

Katie greatly enjoys the camaraderie among the staff at LHS, and has done her part to contribute to this with her involvement in the social committee for several years.  She has truly made herself an important part of keeping the faculty and staff of LHS working as a team. 

Mrs. Showalter was inspired to become a teacher – specifically an English teacher – because both of her parents were dedicated English teachers also.  Her parents demonstrated the importance of building relationships among faculty, just as they showed immense care for their students.  Katie has definitely taken up these challenges and has followed the example her parents set for her, including her efforts to make the “good’ phone calls home to parents to encourage her students to success.

Mrs. Showalter manages to squeeze all of this in – teaching, extracurricular activities, and relationship building – while also being a wife (to husband Andy) and proud mom of two beautiful girls (Liv – 3, and Tatum – 1).  No doubt that her family is very proud of her and her accomplishments, as are we here at LHS.  It is with great Viking Pride that we celebrate this award for Mrs. Katie Showalter.  Congratulations!