We have so much to celebrate and be proud of at LHS!
Congratulations to Jeremy Carter, Christian Chesnut, Joseph Kolick, Evan Schalon, Sofia Schuller, Kathryn Thomas and Anneliese Young who have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students received their Letters of Commendation this week. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). "The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC. "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, it is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success." Congratulations students for your achievement!
Emily Alberson represented LHS and the State of Maryland at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boson, Massachusetts this past summer. Emily received an official Award of Excellence certifying her successful completion of the Congress. Emily shared that it was an amazing and intense experience. She was taught by some of the greatest living minds in medicine which included Nobel Prize Winners in Physiology or Medicine. Emily watched live surgery and had an opportunity to ask questions of the surgeon in real time. Congratulations Emily!
During the past several weeks a team of staff and students have been working on a video, “What it Means to be a Lancer.” I want to personally thank Darren Hornbeck, script writer; Pat Green and his Digital Communications class, producers; and our star students Tommy Moyer and Katie Constantine. Please take time to view it; the link is on our webpage. I am very proud of their work.
LHS supports Communities! LHS supports Hurricane Relief. Thank you to Ms. Diggs and Mr. Lloyd for adopting classrooms in Texas to help with rebuilding efforts in specific classrooms. SGA has been collecting money at school events and through a fundraiser which will result in Ms. Poffinberger being taped to a wall! As of today, we have collected over $1200 to help with the relief and rebuild efforts for a couple who lost their home and business. In addition, during the month of October we are collecting non-perishables for the Kids Helping Kids Drive. Students are encouraged to bring in donations to their PREP class who are competing against one another for most items donated.
Congratulations to Payton Smith! Payton is the first female in Linganores history to win the Frederick County Golf Championship Individual Medalist. Payton shot 78 at Cluster Spires on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Congratulations to Drew Twillman who shot 75 and Ryan McFadden shot 77, both posting top tens as individuals. LHS finished 3rd in the county.
Thank you student drivers and parents! Morning arrival is much improved this year with most students in the building and in class on time! Some reminders to ensure continued success: Parents and students please exercise caution, use turn signals, and adhere to established traffic patterns when arriving in the morning. Use the outer loop for drop-off. You may pull past the crosswalk so more car riders can exit cars at the same time. Turn right when leaving the loop to exit campus. When turning, be sure to use turn signals to share your intent with fellow drivers. Safety continues to be our priority.
Hats Off to our STAR Students! They are each being recognized for demonstrating excellence in Academics, Accountability, or Attitude: Jason Byrd, Christian Howard, Alex Ismael, Erika Katsumoto, Rachel McCoy, Brady Moore, Bridget Murphy, Andrew Nash, Ashley Nash, Jane Quackenbush, Tristan Riggin, Dalton Ringer, Joe Russo, Madison Stanfield, Eric Stutz, Kelsey Ward, Annie Watsic, Josh Watson and Annie Young.
"Kids Helping Kids" Food Drive
The LHS Character Counts Program is participating in the Maryland Food Bank’s “Kids Helping Kids” food drive.
This wonderful event runs Oct 2-27! All nonperishable food donations can be placed at our “Kids Helping Kids” display in the LHS front office. Items collected will be donated to local food banks to help families in Linganore and neighboring communities. Here is a list of most-needed items: https://www.mdfoodbank.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/MostNeededItems.pdf. Online donations can be made by credit card here: https://fooddrive.mdfoodbank.org/search/?kw=linganore. Thank you for helping support this project and families in our community. Please contact Dawn Aburto, LHS Character Counts Coordinator, with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student portraits are now available to view and order online (Orders placed online will ship home) at vosphoto.com/ucreorders. Please use your students ID number as the online code. Students may also recognize this number as their lunch or library number.
Parent questions or concerns regarding K-11 portraits can be directed to email@example.com.
Retake photos are scheduled from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Tuesday, October 17, in the LHS auditorium. Please contact Victor O'Neil Studios at 703-532-0013 if you would like to schedule a retake.
Comcast Internet is providing a low cost high speed internet service to families that have a financial need.
To qualify for the program families must:
There are only 9 days left to order your 2017 senior portraits. This is your last chance, Galleries will be deleted after October 15. Place your final orders now for free shipping. Go to: https://vando.imagequix.com/s1356764912#login.
NOW and THEN Pictures of Seniors and Classmates:
We are looking for pictures of our seniors and fellow classmates from elementary and middle school for our popular NOW & THEN section. Please email hi-res jpegs to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included. We must receive them by October 15, to be considered.
ALL LHS Students:
The Yearbook Staff is looking for Summer Pictures of LHS students (9th - 12th grade) who were involved in meaningful summer activities such as:
Community Service Projects
Please email hi-res jpeg to email@example.com.
Please be sure to include the student(s) name(s), event and location. All materials must be received by Oct. 15, to be considered.
If you would like to contribute, please drop off your candy donation in the front office. Bite sized chocolates, hard, sour or chewy candies are ideal. We prefer nothing with a mint flavor or candy packaged in a holiday or seasonal wrap since we use them all year.
If you're interested in volunteering for staff appreciation events, please email, Cindy Knedeisen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Ragan at email@example.com to be added to the email distribution list.
Juniors and Sophomores taking the PSAT:
Starting on Monday, October 9, PSAT testing locations will be posted in the cafeteria and on Main Street. Please take the time for find your testing location before Wednesday.
On Wednesday, October 11, students taking the PSAT are to report directly to their testing location. Students should bring a #2 pencil and calculator. While the test is designed to not require a calculator, students may use one on the last section of the test. Calculators will NOT be provided by the school and students may NOT use their cell phones as calculators.
Hood College is hosting a financial aid workshop on Tuesday, October 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Whitaker Commons on the Hood campus.
“Paying for College” is designed to provide information on college costs, financial aid, scholarships, veteran benefits and budgeting strategies. The seminar, geared toward college-bound students and their parents, will be led by Hood College Financial Aid experts. A representative from the State of Maryland will also present on state aid.
Topics will include financial aid programs available from federal and state sources, strategies and tips for applying for financial aid, what to expect during the process and how to assess financial aid offers. The information presented will apply to students planning to apply or enroll in public and private colleges and universities in Maryland and out-of-state. Members of the Hood College financial aid staff as well as the State of Maryland will be available to answer questions about the scholarship and application process. RSVP is not required, but is preferred. Please call 301-696-3400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how many people plan to attend.
Seniors interesting in University of Maryland – Baltimore County (UMBC) and majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics:
See Ms. Larson by Friday, October 13 to be nominated for the Meyerhoff Scholarship Program. Scholarships range from $5,000 to $15,000 per year. You will need to apply to UMBC by November 1 and complete the scholarship application by December 1.
Freshmen and Sophomores:
If you are interested in attending the Career and Technology Center (CTC), please try to attend the CTC Open House on Thursday, October 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. CTC is the home to 23 programs of study that provide career-specific training tailored to college-bound and industry trades-oriented students. For more information about CTC, go to the website: https://education.fcps.org/ctc/.
Please follow these steps when applying to colleges so that Linganore staff can accurately send materials in a timely manner.
If you are applying to the University of Maryland, you will use its new application through the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success at https://mycoalition.org/
James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University, and Penn State are also accepting application through Coalition. Students will need to request a PDF of their current transcript from their school counselor in order to complete the Coalition application. The transcript will come as an encrypted message.
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You are encouraged to sign-up for the Student Services Remind account for your grade.
Class of 2018 – text @2ak38 to 81010
Class of 2019 – text @abgacc to 81010
Class of 2020 – text @a4k9b6 to 81010
Class of 2021 – text @987eh4 to 81010