From Principal Doll:
Congratulations to our drama students! During their adjudication this week, they earned 7 superior ratings! Congratulations to Dana Kullgren and Mike Rich for advancing to Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Congratulations to Olivia Geisler for being awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award through the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
We have had a mild winter but it has not completely kept the germs away. Please know that our custodial staff is wiping door knobs and doing extra cleaning throughout the building. Continue to encourage your children to wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. Consider hand sanitizer or wipes in his/her lunch bag. Remind your children that they should not be sharing drinks, chap stick, etc. They should try to keep their hands away from their eyes, mouth and nose area. I am grateful our students come to school and we have maintained good attendance throughout January and February.
Mr. Linganore 2020:
Parents of Juniors: Save the Date, SAT School Day Wednesday, March 25:
Wednesday, March 25 is School Day SAT for all current 11th graders. Juniors will take the SAT (without essay) free of charge during the regular school day. The exam will begin at 7:30 am sharp!
The exam will serve as the students’ College and Career Assessment. Eligible students are automatically registered for the exam, so there is no sign-up process. As the test day approaches, students will be informed about test day procedures, assigned testing room location, and materials to bring. Additional information about the SAT and an SAT practice can be found on the College Board website: https://collegeboard.org.
If you have additional questions regarding the SAT school day, please contact Michelle Gilmore, the LHS SAT Test Center supervisor at 240-566-9700.
There are many local scholarship opportunities with deadlines fast approaching. Ms. Failor has been posting scholarship information in the 2020 Student Services group in Schoology. There is still the scholarship list in Naviance. If you are locked out of Naviance, please check your my.fcps.org email account to find your temporary password. This information will allow you to reset you Naviance password to the new requirements of 10 characters. You must complete the reset process by March 20th.
The Community Foundation of Frederick County Scholarship application is open March 1 to March 31 ONLY. Completion of this one application can have you considered for more than one scholarship. Each scholarship is a minimum of $1000. To learn more and start the application go to: https://www.frederickcountygives.org/Grants-Scholarships/Scholarships.
You will need a PDF of your current transcript to complete the application. Please email you school counselor to get the transcript at the email address below:
Last names A – C: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Last names D – I: email@example.com,
Last names J – Q: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Last names R – Z: email@example.com
Seniors – Lily’s Hope Scholarship Fund in honor of 2019 graduate Lily Weaver:
Deadline to apply is April 15, 2020. Application information is posted in Naviance.
Seniors- Nymeo Scholarships:
For more information and link to applications, go to: https://www.nymeo.org/collegescholarship
Seniors Going to FCC in STEM related major:
If you plan to attend FCC next fall and plan to major in any area of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, consider apply to the FCC STEM Scholar program. Deadline to apply is March 15. For more information go to: https://www.frederick.edu/degrees-certificates/stem-scholars.aspx
Seniors going to FCC next year:
Spring Open House at FCC is Saturday, March 21. For more information and to register go to: https://www.frederick.edu/credit-admissions/open-house.aspx
All Students – Summer Job Fair:
Saturday, March 14 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., the Walkersville Library will be hosting a job fair for teens and young adults ages 16-21. Local businesses and agencies will be participating, offering both summer and year-round opportunities. Com dressed to impress!
All Students - Frederick Parks and Rec Job Fair:
Saturday, March 28, 10 am to 1 pm at Tuscarora Rec Center, 6321 Lambert Drive, Frederick. For more information and to register, go to: https://md-frederickcountyparks.civicplus.com/675/Teens
All Students – Summer Job Options:
Frederick County Work Force Services offers YouthWORKS 2020. Deadline to apply is April 10. For more information go to: https://www.frederickworks.com/summer
Applications are being accepted for the Maryland American Legion Boys State program. Only juniors can be considered for Boys State which is the premier program for teaching students how government works. Developing leadership skills and an appreciation for your rights as a citizen are key in this exciting and fun summer program which runs June 21 – 27, 2020, at McDaniel College. If you would like to attend this all expenses paid camp go to http://mdlegion.org/boysstate/. Online applications are due no later than April 15, 2020.
The Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA) promotes higher education in the STEM fields of computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry and management information systems through financial scholarship awards, AFCEA Washington, DC sponsors STEM scholarships for graduating high school seniors. For more information and to apply go to: https://dc.afceachapters.org/?q=content/chapter-scholarships
Below is information about various programs offered at colleges with links for more information with application process and deadlines:
GEMS Program at Hood College – Gains in the Education of Math and Science: https://fcps.ezcommunicator.net/edu/frederick/upload/82/12770.pdf
Catholic University Applied Math in Action Summer Program: https://mathematics.catholic.edu/academics/summer-program/index.html
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD): https://www.scad.edu/academics/pre-college-summer-programs/scad-rising-star
University of Virginia Cornerstone Summer Program – Application Deadline April 1: https://slavery.virginia.edu/cornerstone-summer-institute/
Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovations: https://ei.jhu.edu/
University of Delaware Edge Summer Program: https://www.udel.edu/apply/undergraduate-admissions/precollege-programs/edge/
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