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November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019

From the desk of Mr. Michael Browning


Fall turned to Winter very quickly this week. Hard to believe there was enough snow and ice to cancel school on Tuesday but there was. Remember, London City Schools is using Final Forms for much of the contact for mass emails and phone calls. If you have not done so, please update Final Forms to receive the updates. There is a link on the front page of the school website.


We are half-way through the second quarter, which means interim reports are available today. If you have opted out of the paperless interim report, this will be given to your child today. Please be sure to ask for it. Otherwise, the interim report is posted online and ready for you to view. If you have any questions for your child’s teachers, please contact them to find out what can be done to improve their progress.


Perfect attendance movie for October was today. The roughly 150 students who had perfect attendance were rewarded with a movie at the end of the day. We appreciate our students who come to school each day ready to learn. 



RAIDER ATHLETICS


The Red Raider football team ended their season in the first round of the playoffs with a 14-8 loss to the #1 team in the state, Bishop Hartley. The Red Raiders fought hard through the game but ultimately ran out of clock. It was a great three year run for our seniors as they finish with a 30-15 overall high school varsity record and a 27-8 record the last three years. Congratulations.


Last Saturday the Boys Basketball team completed their team community service by helping the Madison County Senior Center with a little moving and cleaning. The basketball team is preparing to start the season the weekend after Thanksgiving with a tournament in Mason, Ohio. 



IN CLOSING


Thank you to everyone for a good week of school. Next week is the last full week of classes before Thanksgiving Break. 



-Michael



October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019

From the desk of Mr. Michael Browning



We had a very good week at London High School, capped off by the Spanish classes holding a culture day as they secured a food truck with authentic Mexican cuisine was brought in for students to purchase food. Students in the Spanish classes all had the opportunity to partake in the festivities and the classes also had free chips and salsa for everyone who came out. 


There is ACT testing on October 26th and SAT testing November 2nd. 


A reminder that we have Picture Retake Day on Wednesday October 30th. 


We have college visits from Otterbein, Mt. Carmel College of Nursing, Rio Grande, and Muskingum, 


RAIDER ATHLETICS


The boy’s soccer team and girl’s volleyball teams each fell this week in Central District Semifinal action. Congratulations to both squads on a good year as well as making it to the District semifinals. The football team dropped their first game of the season last week and look to rebound against Bellefontaine. A big Week 10 matchup looms on the horizon. 



IN CLOSING


I continue to see great things in the classes. During AIM, where students can get extra help from teachers, a math teacher was reviewing an entire lesson for a few students who wanted further explanations. Mr. Wallin’s Biomedical class was dissecting a sheep’s brain. English classes were being rewarded for a job well done on a test. The eGaming club had fifteen students in the room twenty minutes prior to the start of the club. These are experiences from simply walking around and hearing/seeing great things in and around our building. Please ask your student what they are doing in class. When they tell you, “nothing,” press harder because I’m certain the experiences they are having are not happening in all high schools.  



-Michael


October 18, 2019

From the desk of Mr. Michael Browning



As the season changes to fall (or early winter) please be aware of the weather and possible quick changes that take place in Central Ohio. We want our students to be safe to and from school whether they walk, drive, or take the bus. Please encourage your student to give themselves a few extra minutes on days when the weather is expected to be less than ideal so we can slow down and be safe. 


BEGINNING OF SECOND QUARTER


Time really does go by fast; it feels like we just started school the other day and here we are in the middle of October. The end of the first quarter should be an indicator if your child is doing well in their classes. If they are not, there is still plenty of time to turn things around and receive credit for the semester. If you ever need to set up a meeting with a teacher or a group of teachers, please feel free to do so--no need to wait for parent/teacher conferences in February. All of us want to make the educational experience something all students can enjoy, and having successes in school will certainly help that enjoyment and carry over to adult life. 



RAIDER ATHLETICS


Congratulations to the Lady Raider Volleyball team on their Sectional Final win over Heath 3 sets to 0. They will compete in the District Semi-Finals on October 23rd against Highland; that game will be played at Licking Heights. The Girls Soccer team dropped their Sectional game against Buckeye Valley 2-0 to complete their season. The Boys Soccer team played a home Sectional game against Buckeye Valley and …… Finally, the football team remained undefeated with a 42-7 win against Kenton Ridge. The football team plays at Shawnee on October 18th. 



EXTRA-CURRICULARS


The London chapter of the National Honor Society held their annual induction meeting on October 17th as they welcomed in 32 new members. Congratulations to all of the new students on their accomplishments and induction into the NHS. 




IN CLOSING


I am always excited to go into classrooms to see what students are learning. I am also excited to see what the future brings for students as the district is bringing in programs that will enhance the teaching and learning that is taking place. When I was in school, teacher’s lectured the entire class, we took notes, and we worked on worksheets; today’s education is about doing. While there are still times when teachers have to directly teach students, there are many more times when students are expected to complete tasks, think creatively, think critically, and master concepts with application. I see that in our classrooms and that is exciting. Ask your children about their learning and what classes they enjoy and why. Those classes where they are asked to do are probably near the top. 


-Michael


October 11, 2019

October 11, 2019

From the desk of Mr. Michael Browning



In our attempt to keep the parents and community aware of what is happening in and around London High School, we are making a newsletter that will be a weekly peek at the great things the students and staff at London High School are taking part in. 


END OF FIRST QUARTER


As the first quarter of the school year ended, teachers and students were hard at work with Common Quarterly Assessments. These assessments are a way for the teachers and administrators to determine where our students’ strengths and weaknesses are through the school year. Knowing this information will help us decide what needs to be retaught and what areas have been mastered. At the end of each quarter, teachers will design these assessments, which are cumulative, in preparation of End of Course, ACT, SAT, and other standardized tests students may encounter. Doing so will allow our students to show growth as our teachers make data-driven decisions in making the exciting lessons we want our students to engage in. 



RAIDER ATHLETICS


The Red Raider athletic teams are winding down their regular seasons and gearing up for postseason play. The Lady Raider Volleyball team stands at 12-7 on the season and plays a Sectional tournament game at home against Heath on Tuesday, October 15th starting at 6:00 pm. The Lady Raider Soccer team has a record of 5-8-3 and also plays October 15th in their Sectional game at Buckeye Valley; that game begins at 5:00 pm. Boy’s Soccer sits at 6-7-3 and will play at home against Buckeye Valley on October 16th; gametime is 7:00 pm. Our Cross Country teams will run the CBC Championships around the London campus on Saturday, October 12th. Please be aware the 10:00 start time will close parking and traffic around campus prior to the event.  The Football team plays tonight against Kenton Ridge. The Red Raiders are 6-0 and are looking to climb the ladder as they fight to get into the football postseason. 



EXTRA-CURRICULARS


All clubs and school sponsored activities were approved at the October LCS Board of Education meeting. A new club that has a lot of potential and opportunities for students is the eGaming Club. eGaming has become a very widely popular activity with colleges and universities offering scholarships as well as professional gamers earning money. The Spanish Club is planning a trip to Spain in 2021. Parents and students met this past week to get information and hear about the opportunities they may have by going on this trip. In November the thespians will take the stage in their production of “The Nerd” and they have begun practicing for their shows. 



FFA PARADE


The London Chapter of FFA held a parade through Downtown London on October 11th to signal the beginning of harvest season for our agricultural industry. LCS Superintendent, Lou Kramer, and LHS Principal, Michael Browning, were honored by driving tractors from the Family Dollar to the Madison County Fairgrounds. 



IN CLOSING


I hope everyone had a wonderful start to the school year. The high school staff continues to work to help every student and to guide them in becoming productive members of society. As always, please feel free to contact the school if you have any concerns. 


-Michael


London City Schools
District Office Address:
380 Elm St., 2nd Floor
London, Ohio 43140
District Office:
District Fax:
(740) 852-5700
(740) 845-3282
Elementary: (740) 845-3272
Middle School: (740) 852-5701
High School: (740) 852-5705
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