We are Lancers! What a successful three months!
Boys cross country-state champs
Cheerleaders-state champs, first in FCPS
Girls’ soccer, state champs
Football, state champs, first FCPS school to win 6 times
4 FFA teams won state competitions
2 students made all- state band
Congratulations to Kylee Rutledge (gold) and Sierra Rossman (bronze) for receiving Presidential Volunteer Service Awards.
Jack DuBro and Shannon Loughry represented LHS at Frederick Rotary during the month of November. Many LHS students participated in the Lily’s Hope 5K walk/run and the Lily’s Hope Dance Showcase was a huge success.
Kids helping Kids campaign brought over 1,000 lbs. of food items
Our students have donated to Breast Cancer, American Cancer Society and Hurricane Relief
We provided Thanksgiving meals and hats, mittens, and scarves for our community
We support a number of children for the holidays through our toy drive
I’m am so grateful to be working in an amazing school with amazing students and community.
Looking forward: Next week’s issue will include the GPA’s of some of our sports teams; our athletes excel in the classroom as well as on the field!
Lancer Marching Band
Join us in New Market for the Christmas Parade at 10 AM on Saturday, December 2. The parade will be followed by a full day of holiday music and events along Main Street.
Safe and Sane Chipotle Fundraiser
Give yourself a break and make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support LHS Safe and Sane. Come into the Chipotle at 439 East Ridgeville Road in Mount Airy on Monday, December 4, between 5pm and 9pm. Bring in this flier Click Here, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Safe and Sane. (Online orders are NOT included.)
FCPS is launching a survey to gather your perceptions about your child’s school. The survey will close Wednesday, December 6. Letters were sent home with each student via PREP explaining the survey. The letter includes a link for parents and guardians to access and complete an online survey. This link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HBXYKQB, and the password 0912 are specific to Linganore High School. A limited number of paper copies of the survey will also be available in the front office. Parent/guardian feedback is important to FCPS and the staff at Linganore High School as we continue our work building on strengths and striving to make improvements as a partner in your child’s education.
Please contact our front office if you have any questions about the survey. Thank you!
Don't miss our Holiday Concert on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 PM in the LHS Auditorium. Come see the Concert Band and Choir, Guitar and Percussion Ensembles, and of course, Merry TubaChristmas! There is no ticket fee however, we suggest a $5 donation at the box office., and we will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Mount Airy Net food pantry.
Designer Bag Bingo
The Linganore High School Band Boosters will be holding a Designer Bag Bingo at the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department Activities Building on Friday, December 8, 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 and Vera Bradley. The LVFD Auxiliary will be selling refreshments. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of and can be purchased by emailing us at BBingoTickets@gmail.com. For more information Click Here, 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
Sixth Annual Quentin Ingram Egg Nog Jog
Mark you calendar - Saturday, Dec. 16, at 9 am is our Sixth Annual Egg Nog Jog. For more information and to register, go to http://LancerEggNogJog.com. Proceeds benefit the Quentin Ingram Toy Drive and the MD Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Registration is open now! Don't miss being a part of this wonderful tradition!
"A Charlie Brown Christmas"
The Eric Byrd Trio presents " A Charlie Brown Christmas" on Thursday, December 21, at 7 PM in the LHS auditorium. This jazz group has performed around the world and will be releasing its next album soon. This performance features a showing of the holiday classic followed by the jazz group's performance of all the tunes from the beloved television special. Our very own Band Director, Mr. Kevin Lloyd will be playing the drums with the group at this performace. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under.
Congratulations to The Lance Reporters
Lancer Media has won its first badge: Excellence in Writing. The Lance is the first high school newspaper in Maryland and the seventh in the nation to be recognized for the 2017-2018 school year. Here is a link to our four recognized stories this school year: https://lhslance.org/category/best-of-sno/. This is just the first of six badges to earn Best of SNO (Student Newspapers Online) Distinguished Site.
Lancer Giving Tree
Donations are currently being accepted for our annual "Warming the Lancer Spirit" holiday drive. New hats, gloves, scarves, mittens, socks and slippers may be placed on our Giving Tree located in the front office. All donations will benefit Lancer community families in need. Please contact Dawn Aburto at email@example.com with questions.
Woodworking Holiday Gift Idea's
Looking for a unique gift for someone special? For a limited time only, you can order Butcher-Block End grain cutting boards and the 30" X 12" Pizza Peel made by the LHS Woodworking department. For pictures and additional information, Click Here. For questions, contact Mr. Rudderow at Adam.Rudderow@fcps.org.
Student Summer Program
Does your teenager enjoy visiting the National Aquarium in Baltimore? Students in grades 9-12 with an interest in marine biology and conservation may want to apply for the 2018 Student Summer Program at the National Aquarium. Application packets are available in C103. LHS can nominate three students for this volunteer opportunity.
Prestigious Internship for a Junior
Are you the parent of a junior with an interest in science, business, data analysis, or IT? If so, your child may want to apply for a prestigious internship with the National Cancer Institute. These internships begin this summer and continue throughout the senior year. Your child would earn $3,500 while exploring a career field and earning weighted credits. The application is available at https://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/careers/student_programs/internships/sip/default.aspx
Summer Internship Opportunity for a Junior
Juniors with an interest in science or medicine, listen up. The United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Ft. Detrick is now accepting applications for their internship that will begin this summer. This opportunity is similar to the opportunity at NCI, but it requires a separate application. For details, go to http://education.fcps.org/lhs/
National Cancer Institute Internship Opportunity
Applications are now being accepted for National Cancer Institute--NCI Werner H. Kirsten Internships ($3,500+ stipend and weighted credit)
Juniors with an interest in science, medicine, bioinformatics, biostatistics, graphics, networking, programming, web development, project management, or writing may want to apply for an internship with NCI. These challenging internships require a full one-year time commitment, beginning in June of 2018. Students selected receive full-time training for 8 weeks during the summer and then devote half the school day to the internship during the senior year. Application deadline is January 1, 2018; you will want to begin the application now.
To apply: https://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/careers/student_programs/internships/sip/default.aspx
Stop by the Work Based Learning Office (C103) if you have any questions.
Students from age 13 to 18: DRIVE SMART – No Distractions, No Excuses – Teen Digital Short Contest.
Students can enter an original short educating others about the dangers of distracted driving. Top entry will receive a $10,000 scholarship. For more information go to: https://drivesmartnow.com/ Deadline to submit is December 18, 2017.
Seniors: Army ROTC Scholarships
Seniors planning to attend a four-year college can have Army ROTC pay for full-tuition OR room and board depending on family financial need. For more information, go to: https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html
Freshmen and Sophomores
Shadowing for Career and Technology Center (CTC) programs for next year have started. You MUST pick up a permission form in Student Services. Students must shadow for half a day between November and February in order to apply to start a program next school year. Students may shadow two programs of interest. Transportation to and from CTC is provided for the shadow. To learn more about CTC: https://education.fcps.org/ctc/
Juniors and Seniors
Apply to receive financial assistance to participate in classes to prepare for college admissions testing (ACT or SAT) through the Bob and Pat Gehrke Scholarship Fund for College Prep. Participants will be selected based on financial need, as well as their leadership and community service record. A minimum 3.0 grade point average is required. To apply, visit www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com. Recipients will be notified within 45 days of application.
Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia the McNulty Scholarship for women interested in the fields of science and mathematics. The program provides four-year, full and partial scholarships for highly qualified women majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, chemical biology, environmental science, computer science, or mathematics. Go to: www.sju.edu/mcnultyscholars Application deadline is January 15, 2018.
Sophomores and Juniors
Reynolds Your Writer Workshop at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, June 17 to 24, 2018. This is an 8-day residential summer program in creative writing. Go to: https://reynolds.denison.edu/ for more information. Applications acceptd January 3 to March 4, 2018.
All Students - Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Any current 9th-12th grade student who in the past 12 months has been actively involved in a volunteer effort that has positively impacted race relations in his or her school or community is encouraged to apply. Twenty-seven students from across the United States are selected to attend symposium and are awarded $1,000. Application deadline is January 31, 2018. Go to: https://pprize.princeton.edu/ for more information.