Viking Voice Parent Edition
Thank you for a wonderful 2021-2022. It is hard to believe that the school year has come to an end. Our students worked hard these last couple of weeks to finish out the school year strong and we are very proud of them. Our staff ended the year excited for the great things to come. Throughout it all, we continue to honor the gifts each member of our school community possesses.
Honor and joy come from celebrating our students and our staff. Since the beginning of April, we have celebrated the following:
- 3rd Marking Period Honor Roll Students – 305 of them!
- 314 College Acceptances
- Over $7.7 million in financial assistance was awarded to members of the Class of 2022
- We have 14 students placed in work experiences with various electrical companies
- 4th Marking Period Honor Roll Students – 257 of them!
- Creation of our very own Distance Learning Program for the 2022-23 school year
- Expansion of our AVID Program for the 2022-23 school year
- Continued Partnership with CCBC’s TRIO Upward Bound Program and UMBC’s Talent Search Program
Through it all, Lansdowne High School remains the center of an inclusive, culturally diverse community where we praise our collective contributions with honor and compassion. We provide students with the opportunities to create and define their purpose and encourage them to persevere though rigorous challenges with courage, commitment, and creativity. Our staff promises to honor and utilize the gifts each member of our school community possesses to create habits of respect, responsibility and readiness by offering a variety of academic and extra-curricular opportunities.
It continues to be an honor to be the principal of this school and getting to know your child and the community. I look forward to the continued opportunities for us to work together in supporting our students. It is my hope that our families have a wonderful, restful and safe summer.
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Mark your Calendars!
July 4th: Schools and Offices Closed
July 11: Start of Extended Year Learning Program, ESOL Summer Program, A.I.M. High AVID Academy, A.I.M. High 5th Quarter Credit Recovery, 7:15 AM - 11:30 AM
July 19th: Schools and Offices Closed, Election Day
August 5th: Last Day of Summer Programs
August 10th: Start of Fall Sports (more information to follow after July 1st)
August 16th, 17th, 18th: SEL Transition Program for incoming Grade 9 Students
August 22th: Teachers on Duty
August 25th: 9th Grade Transition Program, 7:15 - 11:30 AM
August 25th: Back to School Event, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
August 29th: Students Return to School
CCBC TRIO Upward Bound Program
CCBC Catonsville Upward Bound Program is an intensive enrichment program that enhances the academic and personal growth of students. We serve 9th - 11th grade Lansdowne High School students.
- We provide FREE tutoring via google meet on all core subjects Monday-Friday after school or 24/7 via tutor.com
- FREE college tours (virtual, day, and overnight)
- FREE academic and enhancement two Saturdays a month at CCBC Catonsville
- We give stipends for participation
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com or call us at 443-682-1187.
UMBC TRIO Talent Search Program
Are you looking for plans after high school? How about trade school, community college, or a 4-year college! UMBC’s Educational Talent Search Program (ETS) is for you! We are a FREE college access program designed to support students in 6th-12th grade explore their post high school options. Some FREE activities include college campus visits, cultural field trips to museums and plays, as well as trips to Six Flags and Dave and Buster’s. We also offer individual, small, and large group check-ins and workshops on career/college readiness topics.
Pick up an application from the Guidance office.
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-455-2901
Vikings of the Month
Congratulations to the students below for being honored as the "Viking of the Month". Students are nominated by teachers.
Gr 9 - Andrew Thomas
Gr 10 - April Ou
Gr 11 - Samaria Rush
Gr 12 - Nu Nu
Gr 9 - Josh Wilt
Gr 10 - Phoenix Barnett
Gr 11 - Krystia Davis
Gr 12 - Makell Ross
Most Improved Students
Gr 9 - Genesis Mejia Pena
Gr 10 - Kyle Smith
Gr 11 - Kevin Benson
Gr 12 - Brendon Kratz
Gr 9 - Ava Latham
Gr 10 - Tai'Bria Green
Gr 11 - Teona Harris
Gr 12 - Angel Vega Castano
Service Learning Opportunities
Recently members of the administrative and school counseling teams met with students moving into grades 11 and 12 who do not yet have all of their service learning hours. They were informed of the following expectations moving into the 2022-23 school year:
Members of the Class of 2023:
All hours (75) completed AND paperwork submitted by January 17, 2023
Failure to complete and submit paperwork will place the student on the social probation list and they will not be able to participate in senior activities until hours are met and paperwork is submitted
Members of the Class of 2024:
50 hours completed AND paperwork submitted by January 17, 2023
Failure to complete and submit paperwork will place the student on the social probation list and they will not be able to participate in junior activities until hours are met and paperwork is submitted
Students were provided a variety of ideas for completion of service hours. Service Learning Opportunities will be posted on our school website by July 1st and posted in Schoology for students to access. These opportunities are open to ALL students in all grades.
LHS Distance Learning Program
There is still time for enrollment in our Distance Learning Program for the 2022-23 school year. Modeled after the Virtual Learning Program offered by BCPS, this program affords students the opportunity to participate in a different school environment. If you are interested in learning more about the program, please visit https://lansdownehs.bcps.org/distance_learning. There are opportunities for flexible schedule opportunities with this program.
You can also call the School Counseling Office at (443) 809-1417 for more information.
Parent Access to Schoology and Focus
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 - email@example.com
Ms. Heldmann, 9th grade Students - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Johnson, Grades 10-12, last names A - F - email@example.com
Ms. Stefanoski, Grades 10-12, last names G - N - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Cabaniss, Grades 10-12, last names O - Z - email@example.com
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 https://www.bcps.org/tech_support.
Interested in helping to form a PTSA?
Athletic Eligibility for Fall Sports
To be eligible to play fall sports, students MUST maintain at 2.0 unweighted GPA for the 4th marking period and have no more than one failing grade.
Registration paperwork should be submitted here: https://app.formreleaf.com/organizations/lansdowne-high-school
If you have questions, please reach out to Coach Hawkins, Athletic Director, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or at (443) 809-1424.
Summer Opportunities for Students
“GatHERing STEAM” conference invites all female and nonbinary secondary school students to learn more about coursework, careers
Registration extended for conferences on Aug. 15, 16
What: BCPS will host its inaugural GatHERing STEAM conferences for female and nonbinary students who are interested in exploring course and career pathways in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM). Conference registration is now open to all female and nonbinary students in BCPS middle and high schools. During the daylong conferences, students will interact with leaders and innovators in STEAM careers and engage in interdisciplinary learning experiences. Lunch and all supplies will be provided. Transportation will be provided from a limited number of schools for students who register by June 30. Interested students are encouraged to register online as soon as possible.
Conference dates and locations:
Monday, August 15, 2022, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Kenwood High School, 501 Stemmers Run Road, 21221
Tuesday, August 16, 2022, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Catonsville High School, 421 Bloomsbury Avenue, 21228