From Principal Doll:
Congratulations to Lancer Media! See the article below!
Our cheerleaders won 1st place at the regional competition Thursday evening. Our boys indoor track team placed 2nd at their regional meet also held Thursday evening. Congratulations to both teams!
This is the last in a series on our school ESSA data.
The “Readiness for Post-Secondary Success” portion of the ESSA report makes up 10% of the total points available. It includes three measures: On-Track in Ninth Grade and Completion of a Well-Rounded Curriculum.
On-Track in Ninth Grade - Percent of 9th grade students with at least 4 credits in mathematics, English, science, social studies, and/or world language earned during 9th grade.
Credit for Completion of a Well-Rounded Curriculum - Percent of exiting 12th grade students who met proficiency on an AP exam, IB exam, SAT, ACT; earned dual enrollment credit; met University of Maryland entry requirements; completed an approved youth or other apprenticeship; completed industry certification aligned with an MSDE-approved CTE program; completed an MSDE-approved CTE program; met standards on ASVAB; or received the Seal of Biliteracy. Points are awarded based on a scale. For 2018-2019, 97.6% of our students completed high school meeting one or more of these standards beyond their required coursework.
Points Earned for 2018-2019
Points Change from 2017-2018
On-Track in Ninth Grade
Students must have earned credit in specified courses during their 9th grade year
Completion of a Well-Rounded Curriculum
3 or higher on an AP Exam
4 or higher on an IB Exam
530 or higher on SAT Math
480 or higher on SAT EBRW
21 or higher on ACT
Earned credit for dual enrollment
Met Univ of MD entry requirements
Earned industry certification aligned with an MSDE-approved CTE program
Completed an MSDE-approved CTE program
31 or higher AFQT score on ASVAB
Received Seal of Biliteracy
Ninth grade lays the foundation for the rest of high school. Indeed, research shared in The Atlantic shows that “attendance, behavior, and course performance... are believed to be the most accurate measurements of a student’s likelihood to either quit school or move on.” (source: Ninth Grade: The Most Important Year in High School. Michele Willens --
Advanced Placement Students
In order to have an AP exam ordered, you must return your AP Exam Registration Form and payment (or your receipt indicating online payment) to Mrs. Smith in the Assistant Principal’s office by Friday, February 28, 2020. The cost for each AP exam is $94. There is a late registration fee of $40 if you register after February 28. For a wavior, go to AP Wavior Form. Contact Mrs. Smith at Sharon.Smith@fcps.org with any questions or to pick up registration forms. If you did not receive a copy of the Letter that was sent home to parents, click on the link.
Study Skills and Test Taking Strategies Course
LHS has partnered with FCC to offer a Study Skills & Test Taking Strategies course. The course will be facilitated by an FCC instructor over the course of 4 weeks.
Location: LHS (Room C127)
Dates: See below, choose Section 3 or Section 4
Section 3: March 11, 18, 25 and April 1.
Section 4: April 22, 29, May 6 and 13th
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Transportation is the responsibility of the parent.
Please note: The course appears on all students' SchoolCashOnline account. It is an OPTIONAL course.
Day 1: Review of study strategies the students have heard before as well as what they hope to get from the class; study habits inventory; students practice teaching one another a new topic or skill and then apply study skills to prep for a "quiz" on that topic or skill. For homework, students pick a habit to improve from the inventory.
Day 2: Students report on how they applied a new skill from the study inventory; flashcard strategies; Cornell note-taking practice and listening skills; review of active learning and engaging all the senses.
Day 3: Students report on how they applied another new skill; intro to multiple intelligences and MI inventory; discussion of how students can advocate for themselves when they know how they best learn.
Day 4: Students practice note-taking and other active learning strategies as they learn about test anxiety and time management; review of all skills discussed during class.
Bocce Team - Going to States:
The Unified Bocce Team will be going to Hagerstown Community College to compete in the State Championship match on Monday, February 10. Last week, we announced an incorrect date. In case of inclement weather they will reschedule to 2/13.
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 until Tuesday, February 11, for all donated shoes.
Congratulations to Lancer Media for becoming the 19th national Best of Student Newspapers Online Distinguished Site for 2019-2020. The team of first and second semester students achieved their goal well before the April 30 deadline. Student Newspapers Online has thousands of high school and college newspaper clients. Of those, about 400 have entered the contest this year. Lancer Media is in the top 5% of these newspapers. We are the only school newspaper recognized in Maryland and one of a few on the East Coast--it's like winning the the state championship of journalism.
The students had to earn six badges, demonstrating excellence in writing, multimedia, audience engagement, web design, page excellence and continuous coverage.
Thank you to all of the students who have contributed, especially our most senior editors, those who have taken Journalism 3 or 4: Ethan Hart, Emily Webb, Elizabeth Anderson, Jason Byrd, Lexi Fowler, Grace Gaydosh, Braden Weinel, Yesenia Montenegro, Ashley Martin, and Sammy Hoefs, Bailey Spore, and Jacob Blue.
These students have been supported by the next generation of Lancer Media journalists who will be working to earn the recognition in 2020-2021 for the sixth time in six years. In total, 60 students combined their efforts as cohesive team.
You can see all of our work at https://lhslance.org/. Follow us on social media on Twitter/Instagram @lhsjournalism and LHS Lancer Media on Facebook.
Register for Journalism!
Do you have a student who is interested in communications, marketing, public relations, visual media or writing? Please consider taking Journalism next year. We welcome all students in grades 9 - 12 to our team. Become an ambassador for LHS AND build a portfolio of work that impresses college recruiters. Contact email@example.com for more information.
National English Honor Society in the News:
Congratulations Elizabeth Anderson and Mrs. Rebetsky. They had winning poems chosen for the national NEHS January Poetry Challenge. Please take time to read their poetry. Many NEHS students have risen to the monthly challenge. If you are a member of NEHS and would like to submit, the February deadline is February 15. The theme is "Dreamer." http://www.nehsmuseletter.us/january-poetry-challenge-winners-opportunities/
Safe and Sane Meeting
We will be holding our next Safe and Sane meeting this coming Thursday, 2/13, 7pm in the Media Center. Senior parents, we need your help! Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Parents, we need you also! It's a fun way to get involved and be part of the best senior graduation event in the county.
The Linganore High PTSA Safe and Sane Committee will be holding a Bag Bingo at the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department Activities Building on Friday, March 27, at 7 PM. Doors open at 5:30 PM. 25 regular games are included with each ticket; extra games, specials, raffles and 50/50 will also be available. Prizes will feature items from Thirty-One, Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors and Vera Bradley. The LVFD Auxiliary will be selling refreshments. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the 2/13 and 3/2 meetings, or by emailing BBingoTickets@gmail.com. For more information or if you are interested in sponsoring or filling a prize item please contact, Joanne Doyle at 240-372-0504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come see the fastest coolest game in sports! Your Linganore Lancers playing on the Frederick County Co-op Ice Hockey team take on rival Walkersville High School, on Friday, February 7, 4:45 at Skate Frederick. This could be your last chance this year to see this exciting sport live and in person. Don't miss this opportunity!
Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors – Registration for Next Year:
Registration forms were handed out in PREP on Monday, February 3. Student and parents are asked to review the choices, select 8 credits and 3 alternates for the next year, sign the hardcopy form and complete the related google form. The link to the google form is provided to students through Schoology in their grade level Student Services group. All hardcopies and google forms must be completed by February 14. The selections that are made now will determine the course offerings and staffing of Linganore High School for the 20-21 school year.
Counselors will be using PREP to answer questions about registration from February 10 to 13. Juniors - Monday, February 10
Sophomore – Tuesday, February 11
Freshmen – Wednesday, February 12
All Grades – Thursday, February 13
All students are also encouraged to ask registration questions of the school counselor assigned to their lunch shift. Any school counselor can answer a student’s registration question.
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. The absolute last day to complete a shadow request for CTC is Tuesday, February 18th. Pick-up a request to shadow TODAY in Student Services if you are interested in CTC. The shadow is a half day commitment, transportation is provided by FCPS and students must make-up any missed work.
Midyear transcripts will be sent to all colleges to which seniors have applied when they are updated in mid-February. Seniors do not have to request midyear transcripts from Student Students. They will be sent automatically.
If you change your schedule for spring semester, you need to contact your colleges about the change, especially if the change contains a drop of an Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment course.
Seniors going to FCC next year:
FCC Night for High School Seniors is on Thursday, February 20th from 6-8 pm in the Visual & Performing Arts Center. The event will begin with an academic and campus resource table fair where guests are able to interact with faculty and staff. Guests are then able to sit in on a student panel where current students talk about their experience at FCC. The program portion will include presentations from Admissions, Counseling & Advising and Financial Aid. For more information and to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-fcc-night-for-high-school-seniors-registration-86513256479
Below is information about various programs offered at colleges with links for more information with application process and deadlines:
University of Maryland Terp Young Scholars - July 12 to 31: https://oes.umd.edu/middle-high-school-students/terp-young-scholars
Virginia Tech Black College Institute: https://vt.edu/admissions/black-college-institute.html
Duke University Pre-College Summer Programs: https://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students
University of Virginia College of Architecture Spring 2020 Tours: https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/ugrad-info-sessions-and-tours-spring-2020?utm_campaign=20200110_ugrad_info_all&utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_term=admissions&utm_content=
W. E. B. DuBois Scholar Institute at Princeton University: https://duboisscholars.org/
Stanford University: https://spcs.stanford.edu/programs
University of Pennsylvania – Penn Summer Programs: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/high-school?utm_source=fred&utm_campaign=summer_hs_counselor_connect&cmp=1&utm_medium=email
Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovations: https://ei.jhu.edu/
Boston University – Academy of Media Production: https://combeyond.bu.edu/workshop/academy-of-media-production/
Denison University – Reynolds Young Writers Workshop: https://reynolds.denison.edu/
Cornell University – Summer College: https://sce.cornell.edu/precollege
LIM College- Summer Fashion Lab in New York City: https://www.limcollege.edu/admissions/high-school-special-programs/summer-fashion-lab
University of Delaware Edge Summer Program: https://www.udel.edu/apply/undergraduate-admissions/precollege-programs/edge/
Montclair State University (New Jersey) Hispanic Student College Institute: https://www.udel.edu/apply/undergraduate-admissions/precollege-programs/edge/
Lehigh University – Pre-College Programs: https://lehighsummeracademy.org/
Carnegie Mellon University Summer Programs: https://www.cmu.edu/pre-college/
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 (email@example.com)
Last Names D to I: Mr. Chris O’Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last Names J to Q: Ms. Paula Larson (email@example.com)
Last Names R to Z: Ms. Renata Emery (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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