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Welcome Back Letter and One-to-One Information

August 01, 2017

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

“I see you!”

In recent months, I have heard people say this to others. It seems to generally be used as a way of acknowledging a person for an accomplishment or something well done. Finding this interesting, I took a little bit of time to learn about the expression. The reading that I did led me to understand that it is a greeting that is used among tribes in Africa, and the greeting carries with it an acknowledgment of the person that goes beyond a normal greeting in western civilization. It is a deeper acknowledgement and validates and honors the person being greeted.

As we get prepared to start the new year, I am looking forward to seeing the many accomplishments that our students will earn, both in the classroom and out, and when they do something significant, they might hear their principal say, “I see you!”

The excitement will officially get started on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, when students return for their first full day of classes! The doors will open at LHS this year at 7:15 a.m.; the warning bell will ring at 7:35 a.m., and the tardy bell will ring at 7:42 a.m. The school day will still end at 2:37 p.m.

There are a couple of other events that I would like to let you know about. We will have our Freshmen and New Student Orientation on Thursday, August 10, at 7:00 p.m., and we will host an Open House at LHS on Monday, August 14, at 7:00 p.m.  Open House is open to all students and their parents/guardians.

I am looking forward to seeing students back in the hallways! The hallways and classrooms are cleaned and waxed, and the floors are so shiny, one can just about see their reflection in them!

Student schedules will be distributed to our freshmen and new students at Orientation, and our upperclassmen will receive theirs at Open House and on the first day of school.  

I am looking forward to an outstanding school year! I will “see you” soon!

Love. Learn. Lead.

Go Red Raiders! 

All the best to you and yours!


Mr. Eisler, Principal

London High School


London High School will be going One-To-One with technology at the start of the 2017-2018 school year as each student will be given a new Chromebook to use inside and outside the classroom for educational purposes. This one-to-one initiative is made possible after a successful pilot program at London Middle School last year that showed the advantages of students using the Chromebooks in the classroom and being able to take those devices home. Student use outside of the school district will still be monitored by district web-filters, allowing appropriate use of technology a staple of program. The nearly 600 devices will be handed out to the students during schedule pick-up for the high school with a goal of teachers and students to use the new technology the opening days of the school year.

The One-To-One initiative will broaden the learning capabilities of students by granting them a device when not on school grounds. This ability will allow students to continue their learning outside of the classroom, post homework to Google Classroom, and even take on-line coursework through the district’s Unlimited program. All of these options are focused at making London City Schools the highlight of Madison County and the Central Ohio region as the district continues to push for high achievement, constant growth, and individual success from each student.

-- Mr. Browning, LHS Asst. Principal
LHS Data Dashboard for School Year 2017 - '18
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,
In our continued efforts to improve the work that we do at LHS, we have identified some specific areas of our work that we want to monitor.  As we monitor them, we make adjustments to what it is that we do.  In an effort to be transparent and let you see what it is we are monitoring, we are providing this data dashboard (i.e., like the dashboard of your car) to allow you to see our numbers, as well.  Please know that we will be updating this information throughout the course of the year.  
Thank you!  :)  
Again, thank you!
Mr. Eisler
LCS Launches Big Brothers Big Sisters Chapter
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Springfield and London City Schools are partnering in a School-based Mentoring Program that will match volunteers from the community and high school students with elementary students. The mission of the School-based Mentoring program is to empower students for success through strong mentoring relationships. The program officially began Tuesday January 31st, with students meeting their mentors during the students' lunch/recess time.

"Signs of Suicide Program" Comes to LHS (Permission Form Included)
London High School, in collaboration with Nationwide Children's Hospital, is providing a training to all students in grades 9 - 12 called "Signs of Suicide."  The Signs of Suicide Prevention Program (SOS) is a research-based program that is designed to help students recognize the warning signs of suicide in a friend as well as an appropriate response.  The permission form is included in this post via the link that follows.  Please print it out, sign it, and return it to the high school office only if you do not want your child to participate.  Please click on the link for the permission form.  Here is the link:   /uploads/F53D1F34-D275-4D07-A5D6-A93CFBBD8257/LHS Signs of Suicide Program Permission Form.pdf  
LHS Boys' Basketball Participates in "5 Minutes for Life"

"5 Minutes for Life" is a partnership between the Ohio National Guard, Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Ohio State Highway Patrol to combat drug overdoses and demand amongst high School students.  5 Minutes for Life is a new educational campaign to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, the demand for illegal drug use among high school students. The program Centers on Ohio State Troopers and Ohio National Guard recruiters taking 5 minutes with student-athletes to deliver a message of responsible decision-making, leadership and encouraging their peers to live a drug-free lifestyle.

LCS Upgrades Web Presence

The London City School District recently launched a new district website in an effort to better highlight the accomplishments of students and improve communication and collaboration with the community. The launch is the first step in improving the district’s web presence, convenience, and accessibility for students, parents, and others interesting in learning more about the district.

The London City School District recently launched a new district website in an effort to better highlight the accomplishments of students and improve communication and collaboration with the community. The launch is the first step in improving the district’s web presence, convenience, and accessibility for students, parents, and others interesting in learning more about the district.

Brown to Lead Reboot of LHS Boys Basketball Program

London High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Zach Brown as Head Boys Basketball Coach for the 2016-2017 season. Coach Brown was chosen from a pool of nearly thirty applicants for his varied experiences as a player and coach as well as a demonstrated ability to foster relationships with players, parents, and the community. He impressed the selection committee with his enthusiasm, his basketball knowledge, and an overall vision for the Red Raider program.

LCS Board Green Lights Field Turf Project

The London City School District Board of Education acting at its regular May Board of Education meeting approved a contract to install synthetic field turf at Bowlus Field in time for the start of the 2016 fall sports season. The district launched a campaign to raise $500,000 or about 77% of the original $650,000 total cost from local contributions for the project in early November.

LCS Does the Math: Upgrades Planned for Mathematics Curriculum, Instructional Practices, and Classroom Resources
After a year-long, comprehensive review of its mathematics programs, the London City School Board recently approved the adoption of a new mathematics curriculum and the corresponding purchase of new instructional resources for students in grades K-12.  
Contact Information

336 Elm Street
London, Ohio 43140
P: (740) 852-5705
F: (740) 845-3284

Principal: Chad Eisler
Assistant Principal: Michael Browning
Hours of Operation
Student Arrival Time: 7:15 a.m. - 7:41 a.m.
Warning Bell:  7:35 a.m.
Tardy Bell/School Begins: 7:42 a.m. 
Dismissal Time: 2:37 p.m.
Academic Calendar
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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