News From The Nest

LHS Parent Newsletter - SY 20 - 21- Issue 11 - 01/11/21

Happy New Year - Welcome 2021

Pops of Positivity

Hello Eagle Nation!


I'm excited to present a daily challenge for you and your classes to participate in (Monday-Friday only!) from January 12-29.

Please watch the video, check out the instructions and use the link: https://tinyurl.com/yyqff46y to access all files.

I'm looking forward to seeing your Pops of Positivity to kick off the end of the first semester!

~Milo

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Student Activities Coordinator's Monthly Update

Athletics:

Winter athletics has begun with games/meets scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 19. Schedules will be posted on www.beachdistrictva.org very soon. Unfortunately spectators will not be permitted to attend any of our regular season games. All of our girls/boys basketball games, gymnastics meets, and wrestling matches will be live streamed through the NFHS Network. The cost for a monthly subscription is $10.99 and an annual subscription is $69.99. Visit www.nfhsnetwork.com for more information.

Fall sports conditioning is slated to begin Tuesday, January 19. More information if forthcoming. Students must have a current sports physical dated after May 1, 2020 in order to participate. Fall sports consists of Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, and Volleyball.



National Honor Society meeting January 19 at 2:30pm. Mrs. Siock will reach out to all current NHS members with meeting information.



Student to Student (S2S) will meet Wednesday, January 12 at 2:05pm via Zoom. If you are interested in joining, then email Mrs. Thompson, hgthomps@vbschools.com , for the Schoology code.



Thespians and Drama Club will be meeting in the coming weeks to begin planning virtual productions for the Spring semester, as well as our entry into the 2020/2021 VHSL One Act Play competition, which will be virtual this year as well. The Thespians have also recently completed their new officer elections for the 2020/2021 school year. Elizabeth T. was elected Thespian President. Also, Elisa M. was chosen as Vice President, and Emma G. as Thespian Secretary. We will be making the best of things with virtual shows until it is safe to perform in front of live audiences in the school’s theatre spaces again.



Yearbook will meet Tuesday, January 12 at 2:05pm via Zoom. If you are interested in joining, then email Mrs. Thompson, hgthomps@vbschools.com , for the Schoology code.



Important Yearbook Reminders for Seniors: If you did not take your senior portrait before winter break as instructed, it is imperative you do so during January if you want to ensure you are in the yearbook. If you took your portrait with Prestige of Lifetouch, be sure to select which picture you want printed in the yearbook. You should have received an email from Prestige allowing you to do this. If you did not receive the email, fill out the form linked HERE and let us know which picture you would prefer, or one will be chosen for you. For yearbook, we can only use pictures of you wearing the appropriate tux or drape and featuring a blue background. For questions, contact Mrs. Bell or Mrs. Thompson. If you took your portrait with another studio, be sure to have them send us a digital file of your selected picture (640px x 800 px minimum) before January 31. Remember, it must follow the same criteria mentioned above. For questions, contact us at etbell@vbschools.com or hgthomps@vbschools.com.



If you have any questions regarding LHS athletics and activities, then feel free to email Mr. Siock, david.siock@vbschools.com.




Dave Siock

Student Activities Coordinator

Landstown High School

Governor’s STEM and Technology Academy

SCA LHS 2,021 Mile Challenge

Our big SCA LHS 2,021 Mile Challenge, which is launching this upcoming Monday and continues throughout January. Click this link for more details. Join us!
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Black History Month T-Shirt Pre-Orders

Our Black History Month Committee has been hard at work planning this year’s celebration. Our theme this year is “The Family Reunion: Bringing Us Back Together Again.” We will be taking pre-orders for shirts beginning Monday, January 11th. All orders must be received with payment no later than Tuesday, January 26th. Shirts are $10/each and are available in sizes S-5X. Orders can be placed using this form.

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Schoology Reminder: Setup Notifications

Setup notifications and remember to check Schoology emails daily!

Check out the Guide to Parent Portal Below:

REPEATED ITEMS

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New Family Resource

A new resource site has been created by the Office of Family and Community Engagement. It’s a live document that they are updating constantly so check back often for additional resources. You can use the QR code shown here to access the info or click this link.
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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

Tutoring Resources

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

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Reflections Contest

Students in Pre-K through grade 12, and a special artist division, are able to create theme-based artwork in dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts. This year's theme is, "I Matter Because . . ." Please encourage your students to participate. You can find more information about the program here.
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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)

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held virtually on Thursdays in 20-minute increments from 2:05 to 3:05 p.m. The dates for the first term are: 1/7 and 1/21.
Easy Reference Sheet for Students

Click here to get a quick reference sheet for your student

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

Please Log Your Volunteer Hours!

VBCPS values and promotes active engagement of the community in all our schools. The Office of Family and Community Engagement coordinates many volunteer opportunities for community members to interact and contribute to the academic achievement of our students and the overall continuous improvement of VBCPS. Volunteer opportunities may include:


  • Serving in a PTA/PTO/PTSA

  • Serving as tutors, mentors or guest speakers

  • Providing assistance in classrooms, cafeterias, libraries or main offices

  • Organizing student enrichment and recognition activities

  • Supporting special events, athletics, school planning councils and advisory boards


Please be sure to log your volunteer hours through the VBCPS Get Connected database. VBCPS uses this information to quantify the value of volunteer service and apply for divisionwide federal grants that benefit our schools and students!

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High School Handbook

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