Viking Voice

Family Edition #3 - Winter

The Family Edition of the "Viking Voice" is full of student and staff celebrations. It is my hope that you enjoy learning of all the great things that have been happening over the last three months here at Lansdowne! Our students and teachers have been busy working hard and building community.

With Gratitude,

Allison Seymour, Principal

1st Marking Period Honor Roll

In early December, we honored 371 students for achieving Honor Roll for first marking period. The criteria to receive Honor Roll acknowledgement is determined by BCPS. Students who have achieved Honor Roll have met this criteria:

1. A student must attempt at least 6.00 credits for the year.

2. A single "D", "E", "F" or "U" will automatically exclude a student from the BCPS Honor Roll for that quarter.

3. A student with only one "C" who has at least one "A" will be eligible provided criteria #1 and #2 are met.

4. A student with more than one "C" or a student with one "C" without at least one "A" who has at least a 4.00 Quality Point Average will be eligible provided criteria #1 and #2 are met.

5. Eligibility is based entirely on academic achievement.

Grade 12 Honor Roll - Marking Period 1

Grade 11 Honor Roll - Marking Period 1

Grade 10 Honor Roll - Marking Period 1

Grade 9 Honor Roll - Marking Period 1

Teacher of the Year Nomination

Our Teacher of the Year Nominee for this year is Mrs. Sarah Kirby. Ms. Kirby is a Spanish Teacher and our World Language Department Chair. Under her leadership, we are working towards increasing enrollment in our AP Spanish courses, have provided our native Spanish speakers with an opportunity to enroll in a Spanish course better suited to meet their unique learning needs, and are working to increase the number of students who earn the distinctive honor of the Seal of Biliteracy. We are excited to honor Mrs. Kirby this year!

Partnership with ClancyWorks Dance Company has resumed!

Our dance program is fortunate to resume their longstanding partnership with ClancyWorks Dance Company this year. Thanks to a fully funded grant opportunity, the students in our dance program are working with dance instructors from ClancyWorks throughout the month of February. We are excited to see the impact of this experience as our dancers prepare for Lanscape and their Spring dance concert.

A Focus on Academic Excellence

For the first two weeks in December, students were 'challenged' to maintain a C average in all of their classes. Over 1/3 of our students met the challenge! It was our hope that our students who had Cs or better in their classes going into the Winter Break would earn passing grades for the 2nd marking period. Almost 600 of our students met the challenge and were invited to attend a movie (with popcorn included) the Thursday before Winter Break started. It is our hope to continue incentives such as this for our students to encourage them in their academic pursuits.

Internship Experiences Continue to Grow

We currently have 30 students placed for internships at 23 companies and schools. Through these internship students are learning and growing many skills that they will be able to take with them as they move on to the next phase of their life. Several of these students already have job placement opportunities to continue with their position upon graduation and begin their careers.

Most recently the students below had an opportunity to interview for various positions with BGE. We are excited about the possibility of them working with this company.

Alex Bond

Louis Cartagena-Black

Thomas Clarke

Brett Dimeler

Martin Lavalle

Azzoria Lewis

Dominick Morsell

Va Sa

Trevor Sloan

Ethan Taylor

To learn more about how students can participate in internships, please contact Ms. Kelly Olds (

QuestBridge Finalists

QuestBridge is a non-profit organization that works to remove financial barriers for exceptional students to attend the nation's best colleges and universities. Students who are chosen have the opportunity to "match" with top tier schools. Students who are matched with a college or university have tuition,room and board, books and other expenses fully paid for over their four years at the school.

This year, Lansdowne High had TWO students chosen as QuestBridge Finalists - Michael Omolade and Jessica Ononye. Congratulations, Michael and Jessica!

Yearbooks are on Sale!

Last chance to order the 2022 yearbook is Feb. 25. To purchase online, go to

YEARBOOK: $52.00 (plus Tax)

SPRING SUPPLEMENT: $5.15 (plus Tax)


If you have any questions, please email

Our Winter Athletes Excelled this Season!

While COVID put many of our teams on a brief pause during the winter season, our student-athletes persevered and continued strong. As a result of the dedication and commitment of the student-athletes and coaches, our teams earned the following honors (and the season isn't over yet):

* Congratulations to the JV Wrestling team for placing 11th out of 24th teams at the JV Championship! This is a huge deal for our program because there were only FOUR (4) boys on the team competing. We are proud of the following student-athletes: Riley Young – 3rd place! Brian Perdue 4th place! Anthony Nguyen 5th place!

* Congratulations to our Cheerleading squad for making it to the 2A North Regional Competition.

* Congratulations to our Indoor Track Team for competing in the 2A North Regional Meet. Additional congratulations to Nick Bentley and Ginigeme Anyaoha for qualifying for States.

We look forward to celebrating the successes of our Varsity Wrestling team, Girls and Boys Basketball programs and our Bocce team soon.

Our SPARC students are on FIRE!

That's right! Our SPARC Program allows for students to recover credits or accelerate in earning credits for graduation. Students may participate in the program during the day or afterschool. Thanks to the support of Ms. Medley, Mr. Joyner and Ms. Gray, as well as the dedication and drive of our students, 68 credits have been earned in the first half of the year! We are so excited by our student progress!

2nd Marking Period Honor Roll

Three hundred and sixteen (316) students earned Honor Roll for the 2nd marking period. We are proud of their accomplishments and continued focus on academic success.

Grade 12 Honor Roll - Marking Period 2

Grade 11 Honor Roll - Marking Period 2

Grade 10 Honor Roll - Marking Period 2

Grade 9 Honor Roll - Marking Period 2

On Friday, February 25th, we will host a special breakfast for those students who were named to Principal's Honor Roll for earning a non-weighted GPA of 3.75 or higher for second marking period.

Student Password Change

Students have until February 25th to access FOCUS to find their new password. This new password will be active on Monday, February 28th. Students will need this new password to use their devices, access Schoology, and to access their Google and Office 365 accounts. Teachers have been asked to check daily to see if students have made note of their new password. You can help us help your child by also checking to make sure they know their new password. Here are the directions: Finding New Password for Students

NEW! Pin #s for Lunch

Starting February 28th, all Lansdowne High students will need a 6 digit pin number for lunch. Students will receive their pin numbers in homeroom on Thursday, February 24th. They should save this number in a safe place.

Please keep this in mind:

  • Lunch and Breakfast will continue to be FREE for all students.
  • At this time, there is still no a la carte items (i.e. snacks, water or drinks)

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school.

Mark Your Calendars!

February 21st: No School

March 5th: 3rd Marking Period Interim Grades available

March 8th: Parent/Guardian Conference Week (teachers will reach out to parents and

guardians to discuss academic concerns)

March 18th: 3-hour early dismissal for all students and staff

April 1st: 3rd marking period ends

April 8th: Start of Spring Break

April 19th: Return from Spring Break

April 26th: SAT School Day for Juniors

April 28th: Lanscape Cultural Festival Returns, 5 – 7 PM

April 29th: Junior Prom @ LHS

May 20th: Last Day for Seniors

May 20th: 3-hour early dismissal for students and staff

May 27th: Senior Prom, 6 – 10 PM @ Baltimore Museum of History

May 30th: No School

June 16th: Last possible day of school (subject to change)

"Beauty and the Beast" Takes the Stage at LHS

Weather and COVID put a damper on rehearsals for our Spring musical, but the members of our theatre program refused to give up! They are anxiously awaiting for the opportunity to take the stage to share with us the theatrical version of a Disney Classic, "Beauty and the Beast".

Please consider joining us on Friday, March 11th or Saturday, March 12th at 7:00 PM. Tickets will go on sale soon.

Parent Access to Schoology and Focus

Starting on August 23, 2021, parents will be able to log in to Focus, BCPS’ Student Information System, and Schoology, BCPS Learning Management System. Parents will need to create a parent account with the same e-mail address they provided to their school to sign up. Parents must be marked in Focus as having educational access to gain access to their student’s information. It will take up to 30 minutes to gain access to Focus and up to 48 hours to access Schoology. There is a link within Focus that will take parents directly to Schoology. If a parent clicks the Schoology link before the connection is established, the parent will receive an error message. Parents can contact their child’s school to resolve any issues with this process.

Here are the directions to create your account

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BCPS Stakeholder Survey

We invite you to share your thoughts about Lansdowne High by completing the Stakeholder Survey. The survey remains open through March 4th. It is available in a number of languages.

LHS Mission

At Lansdowne High School, we promise to honor and utilize the gifts each member of our school community possesses in order achieve the purpose of creating habits of respect, responsibility and readiness through a variety of academic and extra-curricular opportunities that will influence future endeavors.