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.
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.
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.
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.
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.