Leonardtown High School is located in St. Mary’s County, “where the Potomac meets the Chesapeake.” As the oldest county in Maryland, St. Mary’s is filled with rich history such as lighthouses, Civil War sites, and monuments commemorating our African-American heritage. Our current population stands strong at 109,000. As a county that supports the U.S. Navy, we continue to have an influx of growth.
LHS News and Updates
Fast Food Policy
Reminder- LHS strongly encourage students to either bring a lunch to school or to purchase one from our cafeteria. We prefer parents not bring lunches to students during the school day. Also, it is not appropriate to have a birthday celebration during the school day. Group pizza, balloons, cakes, for example, should be provided to celebrate or recognize a student after the school day. Our office is a very busy place and is simply not staffed to accommodate parents routinely requesting deliveries to students. If you choose to bring food to your student during one lunch there is a possibility that it will not be delivered.
From the Counselor's Office...
Parents, please be checking your students HAC (Home Access Center) for grades. Please email teachers if you have a concern about your child's grade. Marking Period 1 came to a close on 11/1/19. Reports cards can be viewed on HAC as of November 13, 2019.
We do not send out hard copies of this report. If you need a hard copy of the report card, please email your child's counselor after November 13th. Counselors are assigned by first letter of last name, as follows:
Ms. Sanders A-C
Mr. Wolcott D-F/GIS
Mrs. Neitz G-L
Mrs. Guidry M-R
Mrs. Marino S-Z
Seniors who have been accepted to a college, please update your Naviance account so we can share your joy of all the schools you have been accepted to!
As we begin preparing for a lot of family time over the next week, please keep in mind that holidays can be stressful for everyone. One of my favorite websites is from the Child Mind Insitute (childmind.org). The article below provides helpful tips on taking the stress out of the holidays for you and kids. I hope you enjoy!
How to Take the Stress Out of the Holidays: childmind.org/article/how-to-take-the-stress-out-of-the-holidays
College and Career Center
The following College visit will take place in the Career Center:
Tuesday -Marine Recruiter (Outside the Cafeteria, One lunch)
Allegany College (9AM, Career Center)
We will have two SAT prep classes starting in January. Juniors and Seniors can go to the LHS website and sign up through Family ID. The class is $200 for ten sessions (this includes the book) and the dates are as follows:
Jan. 6th -Feb. 10th Mon/Wed (Over one lunch in the Career Center)
Jan. 28th - Feb. 27th Tues/Thurs (Over one lunch in the Career Center)
* Seniors can log onto Naviance and click Colleges> Scholarships and Money> Scholarship List for all district scholarships.*
Our school-based Poetry Out Loud competition will be held on Thursday, December 19th during lunch in the media center. An informational meeting for interested students will be held on Wednesday, November 20th during B lunch in Ms. Tettimer's room. The winner of the school competition will move on to a regional competition in January/February. See your English teacher for the form required to participate, and visit www.poetryoutloud.org for more information.
SAT Info - 11th Grade Students and Parents
Leonardtown High School will be administering the SAT to all 11th grade students this spring during the normal school day.
The SAT will take place on Wednesday, March 4th periods 1-5 at Leonardtown High School.
There is no cost to students for this amazing opportunity and all 11th grade students are encouraged to participate.
One Hour Lunch
Please check follow the link below to see all One Lunch Tutoring Opportunities & Club offerings https://schools.smcps.org/lhs/quick-links/one-hour-lunch
From our Attendance Secretary for SY19/20: A reminder to parents that the Online Absence reporting is only to be used for full day absences and not for students coming in late after an appointment.