Viking Voice Parent Edition

June 2022

Principal's Remarks

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.

With gratitude,

Allison Seymour


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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
  • 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 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? or 410-455-2901

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Vikings of the Month

Congratulations to the students below for being honored as the "Viking of the Month". Students are nominated by teachers.

April Honorees

Gr 9 - Andrew Thomas

Gr 10 - April Ou

Gr 11 - Samaria Rush

Gr 12 - Nu Nu

May Honorees

Gr 9 - Josh Wilt

Gr 10 - Phoenix Barnett

Gr 11 - Krystia Davis

Gr 12 - Makell Ross

Most Improved Students

Congratulations to the students below for receiving recognition for their growth over the course of the school year. These students have made changes in behaviors that have been noticed by one or more of their teachers. We continue to encourage our students to identify their personal areas of growth and make changes to turn those growth areas to strength areas!

April Honorees:

Gr 9 - Genesis Mejia Pena

Gr 10 - Kyle Smith

Gr 11 - Kevin Benson

Gr 12 - Brendon Kratz

May Honorees:

Gr 9 - Ava Latham

Gr 10 - Tai'Bria Green

Gr 11 - Teona Harris

Gr 12 - Angel Vega Castano

Service Learning Opportunities

Students are required to earn 75 hours of service learning in order to graduate. Many of these hours are infused in the courses students take, and are often linked to successful completion of final exams.

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 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

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 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

Interested in helping to form a PTSA?

On June 2nd, we held our first PTSA Interest meeting. Thank you to the parents and guardians who were able to join us for that meeting. If you are interested in learning more about the PTSA and helping us to form the organization, please visit the PTSA page on our website under the "Get Involved" tab. We will coordinate with Baltimore County PTA to schedule our first meeting in September. We will need volunteers to be President, Secretary and Treasurer in order to start up.

Athletic Eligibility for Fall Sports

This is a reminder that current LHS students interested in playing fall sports MUST maintain their athletic eligibility through the fourth marking period.

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:

If you have questions, please reach out to Coach Hawkins, Athletic Director, via email 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:

Eastside conference:

Monday, August 15, 2022, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Kenwood High School, 501 Stemmers Run Road, 21221

Westside conference:

Tuesday, August 16, 2022, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Catonsville High School, 421 Bloomsbury Avenue, 21228