News From The Nest

LHS Parent Newsletter - SY 20-21 - Issue 14 - 02/15/21

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Option 1(Face-to-Face) Students Return to Campus starting Tuesday, February 23, 2021

We look forward to welcoming our Option 1(Face-to-Face) students back to campus during the week of February 23, 2021. We are asking our Option 1(Face-to-Face) families and students to review and adhere to the following:


  • Option 1(Face-to-Face) students with the last name A -K report to the building on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Option 1(Face-to-Face) students with the last name L-Z report to the building on Thursdays and Fridays.
  • When students are not in the building, they are expected to log in and attend class via the link in their teacher’s Schoology course.
  • Mondays will continue to be asynchronous learning days for all students. Students should not report to the campus on Mondays but work remotely.


Prior to coming to campus on February 23, 2021, please watch this video on how we have prepared to welcome our Option 1(Face-to-Face) students safely back to the building. We will continue with our mitigation strategies and remind everyone of the self-screening procedures. To review all VBCPS plans, procedures, updates and facts, please click. If you have questions, please contact your school counselor or Dr. Johnson, principal.

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Help Students Get Involved!

Please share this interactive flyer with students. Let's help them get involved! Contact Mrs. Singer if there are questions about the flyer.

Opportunity For Students:

We are currently looking for students interested in representing

LHS at Diversity Dialogue Day. Diversity Dialogue Day is a one-day high school forum that brings together students from public and private schools in a particular geographic area in Virginia. The Diversity Dialogue Day curriculum takes participants through a process of awareness-to-action. They learn to recognize prejudice and intolerance, and to respect others. Students work closely with their peers from a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Trained facilitators guide the students through small group learning activities that explore personal experiences with discrimination and develop conflict resolution skills. At the conclusion of the Diversity Dialogue Day, participants develop strategies for increasing awareness and promoting inclusion within their schools.

We are looking for eight participants. Preferably, we would like to have 2 freshmen, 2 sophomores, 2 juniors, and 2 seniors. If you would like to participate, please fill out the form no later than Wednesday, February 17th. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. James Avery.

Women's History Committee

Please join us for the first meeting of the Women's History Committee. We are in the process of planning a celebration for Women's History Month and we would love your membership and assistance! Click on the flyer for meeting details and the Zoom link to join!

STEM Academy Newsletter for February

The STEM Academy Newsletter for February includes information regarding the following exciting items:

  • First Social Event for all Academy Levels on Feb. 22 at Noon
  • STEM Trifecta Opportunities
  • Engineering Week Events Sing-Up
  • Senior Academy Passion Project Updated Schedule
  • REYES Speaker Off Shore Wind in VA Feb. 26 at 3PM
  • Summer internship program at Jefferson Lab

Technology Foundations Freshman Exploration Course Rotation Schedule:

Please use this link to review the Technology Foundations Freshman Exploration Course Rotation Schedule. If there are questions, please contact Mrs. White, our academy coordinator.

Virginia Kindness Week

When is Virginia Kindness Week?

Schools can promote and foster kindness all school year. However, Virginia has recognized VA Kindness Week as February 14th - 20th, 2021.


What is Virginia Kindness Week?

The purpose of Kindness Week is to recognize that simple day-to-day acts of kindness enable our schools, communities, and state to be a kinder, safer, healthier and more inclusive place to live, work, learn and play.


Why Kindness?

  • Research has proven that kindness helps us to form meaningful connections with others, which are reported to be a strong factor in increasing happiness. Kindness has been proven to boost serotonin, reduce stress, increase positive affect, release endorphins and the hormone oxytocin in numerous scientific studies.
  • Teaching and recognizing kindness in schools and communities fosters empathy, builds community, reduces bullying and nurtures a safe and welcoming environment (Currie, 2015).
  • By promoting kindness, we are promoting inclusivity by extending an opportunity for grace, empathy, dignity and acceptance across Virginia (Layous , Nelson,Oberle, Schonert-Reichl, Lyubomirsky, 2012).


For resources and ideas on how to participate, click here!


*******What will you do this week to show kindness?*******

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LHS Cyber Security Challenge

"The Cyber Security Challenge, part of this year's STEM Trifecta Challenges, is open to all LHS students who desire compete. You may enter as an individual or as a team. This year's Cyber Security Challenge will utilize the Mindcraft Educational Platform. Participating students will have the opportunity to learn coding concepts like algorithms, sequencing, loops, conditionals, variables and functions, and create animations using block-based coding, JavaScript or Python. You will be asked to create a world/game using Mindcraft that highlights or educates the player about public health and safety and compete with your fellow area high school students for top honors. Mr. Manlunas and CDR Wales will be your co-mentors for this competition."

Our first ZOOM Interest Mtg is currently planned for Wednesday, 17 FEB at 2:30 utilizing the following ZOOM information:

https://no-click.mil/?https://regent.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_goOnFjWaQxiiRiDj4f-lsA

Meeting ID: 881 7963 0229

Pass Code: 875043

HBCU College Fair

The LHS Black History Month Committee is hosting a HBCU College Fair on Tuesday, February 23 at 6pm. Registration is open to any VBCPS High School Student. Visit this link to register. For questions regarding registration or the event, contact James.Avery109@vbschools.com.

SCA Virtual Movie Night

Grab your popcorn and get ready for our second virtual movie night, sponsored by your SCA. This Friday, February 19th, we will be streaming, Gnomeo & Juliet, a computer animated romantic comedy, loosely based on Shakespeare's original play, Romeo & Juliet. This movie is for the staff and students of Landstown High School and will air at 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm (for our night owls). The link and passcode will be shared in Schoology, HLN All Staff and Students. Happy Viewing!

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Happy School Board Appreciation Month

On behalf of our students, staff and Landstown HS community, we wish all members of our VBCPS School Board a wonderful School Board Appreciation Month especially our assigned member, Mrs. Melnyk! Hope you enjoy the token of appreciation from Eagle Nation!

The Advanced Technology Center Info

Interested in something fun, an opportunity to earn 3-6 high school credits,

national certifications and possibly college credit?

How about Cybersecurity, Gaming, Engineering, Naval Architecture,

Digital Design, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Web Design, Architecture and so much more?

Find specific information about classes and clubs at:

The Advanced Technology Center

www.vbatc.com

Apply online now for 2021 – 2022 VBCPS Programs.

757-648-5800 ext. 0

amgarvey@vbschools.com

Parent/Teacher Conferences Update

Starting Term 2 (February 2, 2021) parent/teacher conferences will be held virtually on Mondays in 20-minute increments from 7:30a.m. to 8:30a.m. and 1:00p.m to 2:00p.m. We have adjusted our schedule to include time for additional conferences weekly. Please contact your student's counselor if you need to schedule a conference. Click the link for details regarding our school counseling team: https://landstownhs.vbschools.com/students/guidance

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Scholarship Information

ALL NIGHT GRAD SENIOR PACKAGE

The LHS PTSA is offering an Early Bird All Night Grad Bundle for $95 through the 15th of March.

It contains:


  • All night Grad ticket
  • Custom senior class T-shirt and Hoodie
  • Senior yard sign



Items can be purchased individually:


  • LHS Activity spirit sign $25.00
  • LHS Grad yard sign $25.00
  • LHS Mask $10.00
  • LHS Senior mask $10.00



All can be purchase through Memberhub:

https://landstownptsa.memberhub.store/

**First hoodie and t-shirt order will be placed 15 February, if you want your gear early place your order this week.

“EAGLED UP”

Starting 15 February!! Your Senior can be “Eagled Up” with a “Eagled Up” sign and some eagles in their yard. The signs will be placed on the evening before the request date and will stay in the yard for two days. We ask that you join in on the fun and “Eagle Up” the next seniors yard. If you are unable to do so, please let us know as soon as possible. It’s important that we have good cell phone numbers, our communication will be handled via text. Have something special to say? We will text your private message to the student with a follow-up message to go check your yard ....you’ve been “Eagled Up”.

Order here:

https://landstownptsa.memberhub.store/store/items/669964

PTSA Senior Package

The LHS PTSA are offering an Early Bird All Night Grad Bundle. It contains:


  • Senior yard sign
  • All night Grad ticket
  • Custom senior class T-shirt and Hoodie
  • All for $95.00


LHS Activity spirit sign $25.00

LHS class of 2021 yard sign $25.00

LHS Mask $10.00

LHS Senior mask $10.00


All can be purchase through Memberhub: http://landstownptsa.memberhub.com

Senior Portraits

Seniors can sign up to take their senior portrait with Prestige Lifetouch. The link to schedule an appointment is on our school website. Click Our School, then Eagle News, and scroll down until you see Class of 2021. Seniors are encouraged to have their portrait done before winter break to ensure they are in the yearbook. For questions, contact Mrs. Bell (etbell@vbschools.com) or Mrs. Thompson (hgthomps@vbschools.com)
VBCPS Scholarship Central

Scholarship Central serves as a resource for locating various scholarships for high school students.

Schoology Reminder: Setup Notifications

Setup notifications and remember to check Schoology emails daily!

Easy Reference Sheet for Students

Click here to get a quick reference sheet for your student

Tutoring Resources

Check out this one-stop shop for available tutoring resources!

Quick Reference Sheet

List of important LHS phone numbers

Club & Class Sponsor Info

Click here for a list of club and class sponsors

VHSL Coach & Sponsor Information

Click here for a list of our coaches of VHSL sports & activities

PTSA Member Hub Site

Click here to join PTSA electronically

PTSA MEMBERSHIP FORM

Click here for a hard copy of the PTSA membership form

High School Handbook

Click here to view the school division's handbook for all high school students