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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 November are:

9th Grade: Eric Klein
10th Grade: Jame Turnquist
11th Grade: Ahmed Al-Anesi
12th Grade: Kayla Custer

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 November are:

9th Grade: Si Hre
10th Grade: Jessica Blumenfeld
11th Grade: Camryn Wafer
12th Grade: Katelyn McDonald



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Inspirational Educator of the Month

Congratulations to Ms. Henofer for being named our Inspirational Educator of the Month for November 2017.

Ms. Henofer has taken on a wide range of topics, and teaches ESOL Math, Critical Reading and Algebra 1 this year at Lansdowne High School.  Last year she taught English as a Foreign Language 1 and Learning through Literature.  She is also involved in the AVID (Academic Advancement via Individual Determination) program which helps students prepare for a future in college, a career or military, and is a night school teacher for ESOL.  Wow!

This talented educator is from nearby Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and earned her Education degree from Gwynedd-Mercy University, in Gwynedd Valley PA before taking classes in Florida to become certified as an ESOL teacher.   She taught in Florida for ten years before moving to Maryland. 

Ms. Henofer has known that being a teacher was her true calling since she was a little girl.  She always wanted a career in which she could help people and attempt to make a difference for others.  She values the opportunity teachers have to make a difference for their students every day, keeping in mind the saying, “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” 

Ms. Henofer says that she loves that we are a family at Lansdowne!  We work together for the good of the students. Our teachers help and support each other.  Our students do the same!  She also loves that we are such a diverse family with many languages, cultures and backgrounds with one Viking spirit to persevere in education!  She has made herself a critical part of that family, inspiring many of us with just a smile.  Her grandfather always said, “It doesn’t cost anything to smile!”, so she tries to smile at everyone she sees. 

Congrats again to Lansdowne High School’s very own giraffe-loving, smiling, inspirational teacher, Ms. Henofer.  We are all very proud of you!