Viking Voice Parent Edition

First Marking Period Recap

Principal's Remarks

Welcome to the end of the 1st marking period. It has been a gift getting to know the students who spend so much of their time with us at Lansdowne High.

Many wonderful things have taken place this marking period. We have developed a new vision and mission for LHS. We held a successful Spirit Week, virtual pep rally and Homecoming weekend. We continue the LHS tradition of honoring the "Viking of the Month" and the "Most Improved Viking" each month. We have established multiple student support programs to assist students with their academics and engagement in school. Teachers and students continue to work together to establish relationships, build community and return to in-person learning.

Our team is looking forward to what the second marking period has to offer our students. These are some of the items that are currently on our calendars for the coming months:

  • American Education Week Celebrations
  • A visit from the Student Member of the School Board
  • Academic Achievement Reflection activities
  • Freshman Reflection Sessions
  • Registration for 2022-23 school year
  • Winter Spirit Week
  • Honor Roll Celebration

We look forward to what the second marking period has for us. I invite you to reach out with questions, accolades, or concerns at any time.

With gratitude,

Allison Seymour


#DoGreatBeGreat #VictoriousVikings

Follow LHS on Facebook and Twitter @LansdowneViking

Fall Spirit Week 2021

American Education Week Events (November 15 - 18)

Lansdowne High Events

Ongoing all week

Social Media posts highlighting the experiences of our teachers and students.

Like our FB Page and follow our Twitter page - @LansdowneViking

Tuesday, November 16th: Principal Pop-In, 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Come meet Mrs. Seymour, new principal of LHS

Video call link:

Thursday, November 18th: Registration and CCBC Upward Bound Information Session, 6:00 PM

Learn about the course offerings for your student, our academic programming opportunities and a unique opportunity for our students as a result of our partnership with CCBC.

Video call link:

Thursday, November 18th: Fall Dance Concert, 7:00 PM

BCPS Parent University workshops

  • NAMI: Ending the Silence (mental health information), Monday, November 15, 2021, from 7 - 8 p.m. Register online.
  • Virtual Lunch & Learn: Rising Up – Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences and Enhancing Resilience, Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. Register online.
  • Virtual Lunch & Learn: Supporting the Social-Emotional Needs of Your Child and Yourself, Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. Register online.
  • Virtual Lunch & Learn: Internet Crimes Against Children, Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. Register online.
  • Review of Policy and Rule 1270: Parent and Family Engagement and Review of the Title I District Level Family Engagement Plan. Register online for one of following virtual meetings: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. OR Friday, November 19, 2021, at 11:30 a.m.
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Thank you!

To all the parents and students who completed the Educational Beliefs and Values survey that was shared earlier in the year. Your responses helped us to develop a new vision and mission for Lansdowne High School which we are excited to share with you.
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Student Celebrations

"Viking of the Month" Honorees

Students nominated for "Viking of the Month" have demonstrated one or more of our school virtues: Readiness, Responsibility and Respect. Teachers are asked to submit names and the reason students should be considered for this honor. Those who are selected from our committee have their pictures taken, posted in the lobby and receive a certificate.

September Honorees:

Grade 9 - Cyan Brown

Grade 10 - Matthew Lewis

Grade 11 - Taylor Repoley

Grade 12 - Elias Powell

October Honorees:

Grade 9 - Daisy Gonzalez-Aguirre

Grade 10 - Anthony Greene

Grade 11 - Kiera Parson

Grade 12 - Yoselin Banegas Ortiz

"Most Improved Viking" Honorees

The following students have been honored by their teachers as the "Most Improved Viking". We honor each of these individual's desire to be committed to improving in areas they feel need improvement. Teachers are asked to submit names and the reason students should be considered for this honor. Those who are selected from our committee have their pictures taken, posted in the lobby and receive a certificate.

September Honorees:

Grade 9 - Ty'yon Scruggs

Grade 10 - Michael Lobbins

Grade 11 - Carlos Medrano

Grade 12 - Emily Musser

October Honorees:

Grade 9 - Daniel Raymundo

Grade 10 - Kaleb Pui

Grade 11 - Jasmin Vivar Cielo

Grade 12 - Tyler Wilson

QuestBridge Finalists

Lansdowne High School is proud to announce not one, but TWO, QuestBridge finalists. In 2021, the program had over 16,500 applications, and 6,312 students were selected as National College Match Finalists.

Congratulations to Michael Omolade and Jessica Ononye for receiving this honor!

Both Michael and Jessica have the opportunity to attend college for four years absolutely free - all costs associated with tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are covered. Your Lansdowne community wishes you all the best!

"Do Great! Be Great!" - Our Victorious Vikings

The following students have been honored by their teachers for a variety of reasons during these first two months for Doing Great and Being Great. It could have been because they assisted a classmate, are making positive changes to their behaviors, or are focused on their academics - the reasons are endless. During the week, we acknowledge these students and the reason their teacher believes they are a "Victorious Viking" on our morning announcements.

Nicole Taylor

Elias Powell

Chloe House

Tory Mohr

Elaina Combs

Tyrik Barksdale

Varsity Volleyball Team

Rose Chevez-Medina

Maycol Carranza Gomez

Kavontae Vincent

Adama Diop

Oluwademilade Michael Omolade

Delilah Zepada

Erick Zepeda Morales

Isabella "Izzy" Young

Thomas Jackson III

Moni Adebayo

Walter Ponce-Deras

Chloe House

Eddie Gutierrez

Neveah Sheldon

The Varsity Field Hockey Team

Jules Backman

Emily Musser

Autumn Duberry

Carles Morash

Robert Hodgson

Angelina Busan

All the Females taking Fitness Foundations

Gracie Aaron

Diovanie Pettway

Varsity Cheerleading Squad

Tiara Willoughby

Kylie Newton

Louis Cartagena-Black

Zach Miskimon

Joey Marah

Delaney O'Brien

Alana Papetti

Alyssa Scardina

Mariana Taylor

If students missed their "shout out" on the morning announcements, please ask them to send a Schoology message to Mrs. Seymour and she will share the information with them.

"Pink Out Day" - October 27th

Grade Reporting Information

1st Marking Period Ends: November 5th

2nd Marking Period Begins: November 8th

Report Cards Available in FOCUS: November 22nd

Senior Academic Meetings: Week of November 29th

First Marking Period Honor Roll Celebration: December 2nd, 1st period

Academic Reflection Meetings: Week of December 6th

Academic Conferences with Parents: Week of December 6th

Teachers will be working this week to reach out to parents/guardians of students who are struggling in courses based on 1st marking period grades and 2nd marking period interim grades.

2nd Marking Period Interims Available: December 10th

Parents will have to access Schoology to see student interim grades

End of 2nd Marking Period: January 21, 2022

Here are the directions to create a parent account for access to student grades. The email addressed used to set up the account MUST match what is on file with the school. If you need to make a change to your email, please reach out to your child's school counselor.

Ms. Montague, ESOL Students Grades 9 - 11 -

Ms. Heldmann, 9th grade Students -

Mr. Johnson, Grades 10-12, last names A - F -

Ms. Stefanoski, Grades 10-12, last names G - N -

Ms. Cabaniss, Grades 10-12, last names O - Z -

If you are still having difficulties after confirming your email addresses match, please contact the BCPS help desk at (443) 809-4672 or by visiting

Fall Play - "Clue"

Upcoming LHS Events

Junior Ring Ceremony: Thursday, November 11th, 6 PM - 8 PM, LHS Auditorium

Please RSVP here: Junior Ring Ceremony

Virtual HBCU College Fair 2021: Thursday, November 11th, 4 - 7 PM

All Baltimore County Public Schools high school students are invited to participate in the fifth annual BCPS-HBCU Virtual College Fair on Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 4 – 7 p.m. At the free event, students will have the opportunity to meet representatives from more than 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities from throughout the nation. Students and families are encouraged to register in advance of the college fair to receive the links for individual sessions.

Make-Up Photo Day: November 17th, 7:30 - 10:45 AM

All underclassmen need their photos taken for student IDs and our Student Information System.

Yellow Out Day for Suicide Awareness: Thursday, November 18th

Registration/CCBC Upward Bound Meeting: Thursday, November 18th, 6 PM, Virtual

Fall Dance Concert: Thursday, November 18th, 7 PM, LHS Auditorium

Tickets will be on sale the week prior at

Winter Musical Concert: Wednesday, December 8th, 7 PM, LHS Auditorium

Tickets will be on sale the week prior at

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Yearbook Information

It's that time of the year to consider purchasing the 2021-22 yearbook and spring supplement. To place your order, please visit

If you are interested in purchasing an ad for the yearbook, special pricing is good until November 15th. You can find more information here: Yearbook Ad Information

For more information, please reach out to Mr. MacDonald at

Graduation Information for Class of 2022

Class of 2022 Graduation is scheduled for Saturday, June 11th at 2:30 PM at SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University. Date and location is subject to change based on health metrics and availability of the venue.

We will be sending home information for seniors in the coming weeks.

PTA Interest Meeting

We are still trying to re-establish the PTA here at Lansdowne. The PTA provides a tremendous amount of support to both our students and teachers, primarily with work on Teacher Appreciation Week and supplementing senior activities, including after prom.

PTA Interest Meeting is scheduled for December 7th at 5:30 PM via Google Meet. Hope you will consider joining us.

Video call link:

Winter Sports Registration

Registration for winter sports is now open. The season, for most sports, begins November 15th. Submit all necessary forms by visiting this website:

If you have questions, please reach out to Coach Hawkins, Athletic Director via email or at (443) 809-1424.