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
YEARBOOK PICK UP JULY 2nd : https://www.smore.com/u1gsnm
Raider News for June 21
Forget to return your textbooks?
We have secured an alternate date for prom. The new date and time is as follows: Thursday, August 6th, 2020 at the Hollywood VFD Social Hall from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
FINAL reports card for SY 2021 will be available on June 22nd in HAC. HAC then shuts down at the end of the month, so please print report cards or transcripts this week if needed, before you can't access them. HAC will then be back online mid to late August. If your student failed a course this school year please see the note about summer school.
Final Transcripts for Seniors
Seniors - your HAC access and school email will be turned off by the central office as they graduate you out of the system! If you need to contact your school counselor, use a different email address, so we don't lose contact with you. Wishing you all the best!
Registration SY 2021
Counselors are finishing up registrations for next school year. Feel free to email your counselor with any questions about next year's courses, as the majority have been completed. Course requests for next year, can be found on HAC.
Rising seniors taking classes at CSM, be sure to send a copy of your receipt that includes your courses you are taking, to your counselor. Students taking classes at CSM, or wanting to release early from LHS for work need to submit the Release Form to your counselor.
This summer SMCPS will be offering FOT (Foundations of Technology) and FOC (Foundations of Computer Science) online. Please see the following link Summer Online Learning - Technology Credit or see the attached flyer. There are limited spaces available for this summer online learning.
S2S - Student 2 Student
THANK YOU to all who applied, Mrs. Neitz and I will be contacting you soon about your status. We look forward to working with you. As long as we are allowed to have you in the building, our training will be one day the week of 8/17/2020, new student orientation will be on or about 8/24/2020.
*Please know counselors do not work year round. Our last year is June 22nd, the same as teachers. We work a few days over the summer, so if you have a question feel free to email your counselor and we will respond to your email on our next business day. All counselors are off from June 23rd - July 1. Have a safe and healthy summer, we look forward to seeing all of you in August!
AP US Government and Politics
Summer Reading and Enrichment Opportunities
Summer Reading & Enrichment for Students Enrolled in Pre-AP or AP English Courses for SY 2020-2021
Summer Enrichment for Students Enrolled in On-Grade Level English Courses for SY 2020-2021
Note: Some of these optional activities access websites outside of SMCPS. As always, I encourage you to preview these websites and decide if they are appropriate for your students
College and Career
Seniors: Please make sure to request your final transcripts in Naviance. In order to request your transcript, the college/university you are applying to needs to be in your 'Colleges I'm Applying to' list. If your college/university is not on your list, click on the plus sign and add the school. If you need a paper copy of your transcript to be sent, please scroll to the bottom of the final transcript attachment that was sent out this week, fill out the form and email it to Mrs. Abell in guidance(her email is on the form).
This is a reminder that your school email account and your HAC access is about to expire/or has expired (once SMCPS has officially graduated seniors in their system, they are no longer able to use their email or access HAC). Please make sure to log into your Naviance account and change your school email to a personal email.
Juniors: Just a reminder to reach out to your guidance counselor and a teacher to request a letter of recommendation for your college applications. Make sure to fill out the recommendation letter form that was previously emailed to you and include a resume to be sent to your guidance counselor and teacher writing the recommendation letters.
Open School Black Student Union Meeting
What is the Black Lives Matter Movement? The LHS Black Student Union invites you to participate in an open school meeting/discussion about the current events surrounding the Black Lives Matter Movement. They will cover:
The Motives behind the Black Lives Matter protests
The History about Black Wall Street
How to get involved
Sign Up for the call using our Invitation Form
Class Officer Election Results
Class of 2021
President - Katharine (Katie) O'Roark
Vice President - Jamie Laurel
Secretary - Madeline Erwin
Treasurer - Maria Derisavi
Historian - Marissa Jarrett
Advisory Board Member - Brendan Hayes
Class of 2022
President: Judy Nguyen
Vice President: Ian Trent
Secretary: Elleigh Heck
Treasurer: Korwen Holt
Advisory Board Member: Alyssa Byers
Class of 2023
President- Manasa Iswara
VP- Hemani Kumar
Secretary- Hailey Parks
Treasurer- Jordan Walters
Publicist- Ben Derisavi
Registration for LHS
1. Photo Identification of parent/legal guardian registering student confirming guardianship.
2. Evidence of Birth; birth certificate, passport/visa, physician’s certificate, baptismal or church certificate, hospital certificate, parent’s affidavit, birth registration, other.
3. Social Security Number (SSN)-Optional; SSNs play a critical role in the linking of student data and therefore should be collected for all students receiving public funding. No student can be denied access to public education because of a failure to provide a SSN. If no SSN is provided, leave blank.
4. Acceptable Proof of Residency (POR); JEC-R; Acceptable POR will include one of the following:
a. deed with 911 address assignment, mortgage paper with 911 address assignment, and/or rental agreement or lease which show occupancy of an owned or rented domicile;
b. building contract (letter from builder, realtor, landlord, etc.) which indicates 911 address and projected occupancy date;
c. current property tax bill/Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation form (must read ‘Principal Residence – Yes’;
d. current utility bill with 911 address, and service address of a bona fide residence (post office box addresses and wireless phone bills are not accepted);
e. a signed, notarized affidavit from the landlord of the home in which the student resides verifying that the child resides at the 911 address (must include language, “I solemnly affirm under the penalties of perjury and upon personal knowledge that the contents of the foregoing paper are true in the affidavit”), and an acceptable POR in the landlord’s name;
f. Patuxent River Naval Base housing form NOW-NATC-1110-1/15, Assignment to Public Quarters, which identifies bona fide residency in St. Mary’s County or other official documentation of housing as provided through the Private Public Venture Housing/Military
5. Immunizations - documentation of current immunizations; a student with immunizations that are not compliant may be admitted if evidence of an appointment is provided.
6. Maryland Complete Home Language Survey
7. Health Inventory / Physical; required of students who are entering a Maryland Public School for the first time. Must be completed nine months prior to entering Maryland Public Schools or six months after entering Maryland Public Schools.
8. Legal Documents (if applicable); i.e. custody papers, name change, protective orders, etc.
A student is ‘officially’ registered when all required documentation has been provided and/or completed and the student is in attendance at your school.
When schools reopen, parent (s)/legal guardian (s) will need to verify documents and proof of identity before their child is allowed to enter the school building.