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 Principal's Message

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


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 September are:

9th Grade: Jenna Wilt
10th Grade: Pierre Crippen
11th Grade: Chris Longo
12th Grade: Pierce Shifflett

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 September are:

9th Grade: Christian Allen
10th Grade: Jason Dimeler
11th Grade: Jose Umanzor
12th Grade: Daybria Heath

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Inspirational Educator of the Month

Congratulations to Rachel A. Jones for being named our Inspirational Educator of the Month for September 2017.

Ms. Jones teaches English (Honors 11, and ESOL 10 this school year) and Journalism here at Lansdowne High School.  Many of our students also know Rachel from her involvement in so many amazing happenings at LHS.  She is the editor of our school newspaper, the Rurik, the co-advisor for the Class of 2018, the head coach of our Varsity Girls’ Soccer team, and the assistant coach for our Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse team.  Rachel was a dual-sport athlete – field hockey and lacrosse – while in high school and in college, making coaching a natural fit for her.  It’s an inspiration just to see how involved she is!

Rachel is from nearby Westminster, Maryland, and decided to go back to school to be a teacher after a year in the workforce.  She had been substitute teaching, including a long-term assignment while a friend who was on maternity leave, when she realized that teaching was the job for her.  She earned her BA in English, with a concentration in creative writing, as well as her post-graduate teaching certification from Notre Dame of Maryland University.  Like we hear from so many teachers here at LHS, she counts herself fortunate to do what she loves for a living. 

Ms. Jones cites the diverse and amazing population of students and staff as her favorite thing about LHS, and says that school is a great place to work.  She says she learns something new every day.  Students in her classes can undoubtedly say the same. 

Congrats again to the biggest WWE fan here at LHS.  We are all very proud of you!