From Principal Doll:
LINGANORE HIGH SCHOOL is a FIVE-STAR SCHOOL! We are in the 93rd percentile of all high schools in the state of Maryland. We are particularly proud of the growth we have seen in academics and attendance. We had a decrease in the number of students who were chronically absent defined as absent more than 10% of the school year. With that being said, ATTENDANCE MATTERS! Our December attendance took a slight dip to 93.9%. Each time your child misses one school day, it is as if he/she has missed two when you are on a semester schedule. Of course, we don’t want children in school who are sick, but encourage your child to be here every day so he/she keeps on top of assignments.
For current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders and their parents. Please join us on Thursday, January 23, from 6-8 PM. Presentations will include “Completer” Options, Elective Offerings, Dual Enrollment Opportunities and
Career and Technology Center Programs. (Snow Date: Monday January 27, from 6-8 PM).
The Mt. Airy Mattress Store is having a fundraiser for the Linganore Band! It runs from Wednesday, January 22nd through Tuesday, January 28th. If your shopping for a new mattress, please check them out. 10% of the total invoice will be donated to the LHS band. Everything in the store is eligible for the fundraiser. Delivery and disposal of your old mattress is included.
Mt. Airy Mattress is located at 505 E Ridgeville Blvd., Mt. Airy (behind Burger King and next to Five Guys.)
Please print a Flyer from our website at https://linganoreband.org/blog/index.php/linganore-high-school-band-boosters/75-2/fundraisers/ Make sure to mention LHS Band and bring a flyer to receive credit.
Tonight the Linganore Academic Team will compete in two matches at Frederick High School. Our first match starts around 6:30 pm and will last about 30 minutes. We compete against Walkersville and Tuscarora. Our second match will start around 7:45 and we compete against Frederick and Middletown. Tonight's announced category round (for both matches) will include 10 questions on the supremely important topic of "Physics". As always, the admission is a very economical: FREE!
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
The Class of 2022 is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on January 21, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the LHS cafeteria. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased online starting January 6, at School Cash Online, or at the door the day of the event. Please bring your family and help support the Class of 2022.
Gently Used Shoes
As a Student Service Project, Kojo Benefo is collecting shoes for a school project. The shoes collected will be given to families in need. Please donate only gently worn (without holes or worn out soles) used and/or new pairs of shoes. There will be a box in the front office and in the athletic hallway next week for all donated shoes.
Our first meeting in 2020 is this Thursday, JANUARY 16, at 7 PM in the Media Center. We invite everyone to attend (Especially SENIOR PARENTS) to help support our Seniors. We invite our undergrad parents as well, as it's a great way to pay it forward. Plus the event is a blast to be a part of! We still need parents to lead parts of the event, join and find out how you can help. We look forward to seeing you there!
Safe and Sane - Registration Cost is GOING UP!
Attention Seniors! The cost of Registration for Safe and Sane Increases on Thursday, January 16. If you have not registered, download the Safe and Sane Registration Form today. Once completed, bring it to the Front Office ASAP. Early registration earns more chances to win big prizes the night of the event, plus you'll save on the registration fee.
Don't forget to order your 2020 yearbook before prices go up!! Orders must be received by Jan. 21 to get the discount price of $79, and save $16! Order online at www.yearbookordercenter.com, use reference number 4625. There will only be a limited number of yearbooks available to buy at the end of the year. So, don't miss out on the memories, orders yours soon!! Contact Mrs. Bozzonetti at Tracy.Bozzonetti@fcps.org for more information.
Seniors going to FCC next year:
FCC Night for High School Seniors Wednesday, January 22 or Thursday, February 20 (attend one session), 6-8 pm in the JBK Theater. There will be a table fair from 6-6:45 pm where students and parents are able to talk with academic and department representatives. The program portion of the event will begin at 6:45 pm, where representatives from Admissions, Counseling & Advising and Financial Aid will present. For more information and to register, visit: www.frederick.edu/fccnight
Miss Frederick and Miss Outstanding Teen:
This event will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020. Plan to attend a candidate orientation meeting at on either Saturday, January 11, 2020 (1:30 p.m. at C. Burr Artz Library) or Wednesday, January 15, 2020 (7:00 p.m. at Urbana Regional Library). Stop by Student Services to pick up a flyer for more information.
JFK Profiles in Courage Essay Contest:
Deadline to submit an essay is January 17th. For more information and essay guidelines, go to: https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest
Freshmen and Sophomores Interested in CTC for Next Year:
You must shadow your program of interest at the Career and Technology Center (CTC) to apply for next year. Stop by Student Services to pick up a shadow permission slip. The shadow is a half day commitment, transportation is provided by FCPS and students must make-up any missed work.
American Legion Oratorical Contest:
American Legion Gold Star Post 191 in Mt. Airy will hold their local Oratorical Contest on Saturday, January 25 at 1:30 pm. Students prepare a memorized speech of 8 to 10 minutes in length about an aspect of the U. S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government. For more information about the full program, go to: https://www.legion.org/oratorical. For more information about the local program, email Mr. Rick Dye, Post Oratorical Chairman at email@example.com. There are applications for the local contest available in Student Services.
Student can choose to participate in the Francis Scott Key American Legion Post 11 in Frederick contest, depending on which post is closer to your home. The contest is also held on January 25th. For more information about this contest, contact: Tony Driebelbies firstname.lastname@example.org or Wayne Kaikko email@example.com.
National Aquarium in Baltimore Youth Exhibit Guide Program now accepting applications for summer volunteers. This is an outstanding opportunity for students interested in marine science or conservation.
To learn more and apply, go to http://aqua.org/youth-exhibit-guide.
Seniors - The Jaycee Scholarship:
This year the Maryland JCI Senate will award two $1,000 Scholarships to deserving seniors from Maryland high schools. The Maryland winners are chosen based on merit and need. The applications of the two Maryland winners are then forwarded to the US JCI SENATE FOUNDATION for consideration for a $1,000 Scholarship. Information, applications, and instructions for these scholarships are located at the UNITED STATE JCI SENATE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION website at http://www.usjcisenate.org/scholarship-program Please complete the application and send it by mail to:
C/O Maryland JCI Senate
303 Sydney Lane
Denton, MD 21629
Completed applications must be postmarked no later than January 25, 2020.
Boston University Media Production Summer Program:
Boston University offers a summer program from July 6 to 31 to explore many aspects of media production.
Counselor Contact Information:
School Counselors encourage parents and students to communicate regular with teachers and staff about questions and concerns. While it is always best to contact a teacher directly about a grade or assignment, please feel free to contact your student’s school counselor. We are assigned by last name.
Last Names A to C: Ms. Kathy Becker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last Names D to I: Mr. Chris O’Brien (email@example.com)
Last Names J to Q: Ms. Paula Larson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last Names R to Z: Ms. Renata Emery (email@example.com)
Counselors have made a group for each grade level in Schoology. This one of the ways that we will be communicating with students about upcoming events and deadlines. Parents can join these groups by using the following codes, you must first establish a Schoology account using the information sent home with students the first week of school:
Class of 2020: SWSZ5-K6XBK
Class of 2021: MS8GM-5RX3W
Class of 2022: 6M334-GVXVW
Class of 2023: JFN6-DN2Z-MJ9HZ