Principal's Message

Greetings Vikings

Congratulations to the class of 2016.  We celebrated their graduation on Friday June 3rd at UMBC.  What a joyous day.  There will be opportunity for those that need to complete a credit or two to finish over the summer and participate in the August Graduation Ceremony.

 

Students in Grades 9-11 will be finishing strong with the time remaining.  Remember the 4th quarter GPA determines your eligibility for fall sports, for the 2016-17 school year. 

 

As we develop next year’s schedule students have many opportunities for internships, CCBC and Advanced courses.  You need to work with your counselor to make sure you college & career path is planned accordingly. 

 

The last day of school is set for June 17th.  Finals week will be June 10th- 17th.  You must participate in the final exams so your Final Grade is not lowered.  

 

If you are going to EYLP (Extended Year Learning Program) to earn back a credit, this will take place at Lansdowne Middle School.  We will not have any student activity here at the high school because of the Window Replacement Project.  The summer programs are held at the middle school from June 21- July 29th.  

 
I would like to wish everyone a safe and relaxing summer.

   

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 Laura Collins-Sawicki on being named the May 2016 Inspirational Educator of the Month.

Ms. Collins-Sawicki works in our Special Education department, and teaches English 10 and 11 self-contained classes in addition to co-teaching English 10, 11 and 12 in inclusion classes.  Because she is very busy as our IEP chair here, she isn’t formally involved in our extracurricular activities here, but she does her utmost to attend every event featuring her students: dance concerts, music concerts, plays, sport events and art shows.  And if her commitment to her students wasn’t enough, she has three daughters of her own (Margot, Vonn, and Colby ages 2, 5, and 7 respectively) that are very special to her.  Somehow, Laura manages to find time for hobbies like sewing, cooking, and baking. 

Like so many of our teachers here at LHS, Ms. Collins-Sawicki was inspired by teachers in her family.  She sarcastically calls it the “family business,” and despite trying to resist its call she says it was painfully obvious that she was destined to be an educator.  She says she couldn’t be happier about her decision to follow teaching as her career path.  Her educational background shows this transition.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science: Pre-Law and Comparative Politics at Northeastern University, before going on to earn her Masters of Arts in Teaching (Secondary Education: Social Studies) from Towson University. 

Laura cites the sense of community and collaboration as an inspiration to her here at Lansdowne High.  As a special educator she has the opportunity to work with all of the other academic departments here, and greatly appreciates the level of support. 

We count ourselves fortunate to have such a talented and brilliant educator here at LHS.  There is no doubt that her husband and three girls are very proud of her.  It is with great Viking Pride that we celebrate this award for Laura Collins-Sawicki.  Congratulations!