2018-2019 Class Registration Information
Welcome to the Lancer Lines Class Registration issue. Each department is selling its courses so your child is aware of all LHS has to offer.
Registration surveys will be open in Naviance starting Monday, February 5. The survey is located on the left-hand side under the About Me tab. Be sure to review your registration survey with a parent or guardian before submitting your final responses.
On Wednesday in PREP, February 7 students will receive suggested courses recommended by teachers. Use these suggestions as a guide. Also during PREP, students will view the registration video to assist you through the process. We encourage students and parents to attend Registration Information Night from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, February 7 to ask questions of teachers and counselors about course selections. All surveys must be completed by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 14. Course descriptions can be found in the Course Planning Guides at: http://www.fcps.org/academics/high-school-course-guides1
It is important for students to pick their course selections wisely. Their choices determine our staffing. What do we mean by that? If only a few students sign up for a particular class, that class will not be offered the following school year even if over the summer a number of students express an interest in taking that class. CHOOSE WISELY!
We also want students to think about the academic intensity of their choices. They should challenge themselves to take a course at the next higher level and consider participating in some of the programs (here and outside of LHS) that can provide them with college credit or certification. We strongly encourage students to take advantage of the variety of low-cost, high level programs available to them. The education students receive now is preparing them for the next step, and the better prepared they are, the more opportunities students will have in their future.
We look forward to seeing all students and their parents on February 7.
Wednesday, February 7,
6 - 8 PM
(Snow date - Feb. 14, 6 - 8 PM)
Journalism: (Open to 9 - 12)
We need you to join our school newspaper, Lancer Media. Students create articles, videos, podcasts, photography and more for the newspaper. Students who take journalism improve writing skills, and the course looks great on a college application. Exercise your Freedom of Speech every day! Contact advisor firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information go to: https://fcps.ezcommunicator.net/edu/frederick/upload/14/5993.pdf.
Creative Writing: (Open to 11, 12)
Explore your creative side. Write poetry, short stories, plays and more. Students are evaluated through a portfolio method. If you have additional questions, please contact email@example.com or go to: https://fcps.ezcommunicator.net/edu/frederick/upload/14/5995.pdf.
Film Studies (Open to 11, 12)
If you want to appreciate a movie so much more than passively watching one – take film studies! This class will help you break down the WHYS and HOWS behind the actual film plot and definitely increase your awareness of technical terms, directors’ decisions, social importance, filmography and the critic’s stance. One portion of the class is devoted to the history of film, film preservation and efforts to classify films as National Registry films.
This Film Study course includes movies from every era, silent films to modern times, and from a variety of genres. Students will research and present a movie choice to the class, write reviews, learn, identify and discuss film techniques and little-known facts about classic favorites while contemplating the key question of the class: What makes a film great? For more information go to: https://fcps.ezcommunicator.net/edu/frederick/upload/14/5994.pdf.
Career & Technology Education Department (CTE)
Dear Parents and Students,
LHS proudly offers many Career & Technology Education courses that provide an enhanced educational experience, preparing our graduates to truly be college and career ready. As we enter 2018-2019 registration process, we encourage you to be fully aware of the exciting academic opportunities within the CTE Department. This letter includes helpful information regarding the CTE content areas, industry certifications, graduation completer programs, courses that meet graduation requirements for Financial Literacy and Technology Education and courses that offer college credits. CTE courses allow students the opportunity to earn college credits through Dual Enrollment, Advance Placement (AP), Pre-Engineering - Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and Articulation. The FCPS Articulation Agreement allows students that have taken FCC courses (through Dual Enrollment or Open Campus) to get additional college credits for their high school courses.
Please select the link below to see all of the courses that we offer and the Completer Programs that are needed for graduation.
CTE Course Selection Link
Mark Lastova, Dept. Chair/ PLTW /Tech Ed
December and January were busy months for the math department. Students in Algebra I, Algebra 2, and Geometry were administered the PARCC assessment over several days. We would like to thank parents and students for their support and cooperation during PARCC testing. Students were present, prepared, and demonstrated a positive attitude. Additionally, as part of their student service learning requirement, students in Mr. Halter and Mrs. Byrd’s Geometry classes collected non-perishable food items to be donated to a local food pantry. Students learned about how hunger affects communities, families, children, and learning. Lastly, teachers have been advising students on course offerings for next school year. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you on February 7th to discuss any questions you may have. We have expanded our FCC dual enrollment course offerings to include STAT 206, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, and Calculus 3. This is a great opportunity for students to earn college credit and gain valuable experience in navigating the demands of a college while at LHS. Students must meet course specific requirements established by FCC and FCPS to enroll. Please feel free to contact your student’s math teacher or Mrs. Byrd, math department chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Below is a Science Course Sequence Sample
AP Electives Forensics
AP Science Courses: Biology/Chemistry/Environmental Science/Physics
The LHS Social Studies department is proud to announce a new course offering for fall for the 2018-19 school year. "Discover your local history: Maryland" will cover the historical highlights from Maryland's Eastern Shore to the Mountains of Garrett County. From Native American populations to Colonization of Europeans all the way through to the present day, learn about the history of our great state! Be sure to sign up!
Jamie Hendi and Sue Peterson lead the Mock Trial team to reclaim their 2016 county championship as they have been practicing weekly and even on weekends!
ELO will resume in early February as semester two begins for Government students in preparation for the upcoming May HSA. ELO, or Extended Learning Opportunity, offers remediation and tutoring in Government from 2:20 till 3:30 Mondays and Wednesdays in room A219.
Registration commences soon for next year and a myriad of Social Studies electives are available! Please email Mr. Aaron Burch (email@example.com) with any questions!
*Courses that are asterisked culminate with a state-mandated graduation assessment.
*Courses that are asterisked culminate with a state-mandated graduation assessment.
The Social Studies Honors’ Society, Rho Kappa, will be holding its annual induction ceremony for new members on the night of March 7th in the auditorium at 6:00. For information on membership or the society itself please contact either Mr. Burch (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Richardson (email@example.com).
The Linganore HS Performing Arts Department has a wide array of offerings for students interested in music, dance, theater, and the technical studies related to these disciplines. Our marching and concert bands, award-winning chorus, and drama productions are well known, but there are many other course offerings in performing arts that may be of interest to students.
Integrated Music Technology is open to students in grades 10-12 who are interested in creating their own music on the computer using a digital audio work station, learning recording techniques and audio engineering, and developing commercial composition skills. LHS has one of the most state-of-the-art music technology labs in Maryland! Music Theory is also offered at Linganore, giving students who are interested in developing classic composition and analysis skills a head start on college courses.
Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced Dance is also available at LHS, under our new dance and drama instructor, Mrs. Smithhisler! In addition, students who want to learn about the technical side of theater, including lights, sound and set design, may wish to enroll in a Technical Theater or Theatrical Production course. Finally, students who are serious about acting should learn their basic skills by taking Introduction to Theater, the best place to lay the groundwork for participation in our fall and spring productions!
Guitar and Class Piano may be taken for credit at Linganore, with advanced players often moving on to Jazz Ensemble. Beginners to advanced students are welcome. Our choral program is one of the best around, and whether your interest is classical, pop, or Broadway, Mr. Dye will bring out the best in your voice! His singers have gone on to college and professional careers, and your best shot at a prime role in a spring musical starts with being a Chorus or Vocal Ensemble member at LHS.
LHS Color Guard is looking for new members with an interest in music and dance. These performance artists use movement along with flags and rifles to enhance the marching band program. The Winter Guard has its own competitive season from January through March, when students develop their own program to perform at KIDA events around the region. Color Guard members accompany the band on exciting spring trips to New York City for the St. Patrick's Day Parade, and to Walt Disney World where we march down Main Street in the Magic Kingdom!
Please see Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Dye, or Mrs. Smithhisler for more information, and visit us at Registration Information Night on February 7!
The physical education department offers exciting and engaging courses. We provide several options to meet every student's needs. All of our courses are based on the same principles-development and improvement of overall physical fitness, teaching safe and correct technique, skill development, proper sportsmanship, and fostering lifelong fitness skills.
· Strength training
· Strength training female
· Unified Physical Education
· Team sports basketball
· Team sports football
· Team sports volleyball
· Fitness for life/health
· Sports Medicine
· Athletic Coaching
Please do not forget to sign up for visual arts classes next year! Classes to consider are Art 1-3, Computer Graphics 1-4 (this now counts as your fine arts credit!!), Digital Photography 1-4, Ceramics 1-4, Jewelry & Small Sculpture 1-2 and Publications (this is the yearbook class and is open to 10th-12th graders only). Add a little creativity and fun into your day! For more information visit the LHS website or email Georgia Geisser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stand Out - Learn a New Language!
Here at Linganore, students can begin or continue learning - French, German, Latin, and Spanish – from level one to Advance Placement level. Learning a new language can help students fulfill their completer requirements, but it offers students so much more than this. So what can a student gain from taking one or more world languages in high school? Learning a new language improves self-confidence, brain power, decision-making skills, and creativity, leading to higher grades in and a better understanding of other subjects. In addition, when a student has a grasp of another language, he or she stands out among applicants for university admission and/or employment opportunities. Students with language skills can also take advantage of study-abroad programs. The best thing about learning a new language is that students become more open-minded global citizens. Learning a language is for everyone!
This week the Academic Team competes against TJ and Walkersville. The match will start around 6:30 in the Frederick High School auditorium. The announced category round features 10 questions on Natural Disasters. Hope to see you there.
Linganore Varsity Tennis Team's Annual Quarter Auction
When: Friday, March 9.
Where: LHS Cafeteria
Time: Doors Open at 6 pm for a 7 pm start time
Admission: $5 in advance with two game paddles
$8 at the door with one game paddle
Extra paddles cost $2 each
Prizes provided by: Abby's Closet, Candy Blooms, Cat’s Creations, Handyman Tools, Judy’s Creations, Lia Sophia Jewelry, Longaberger, Matilda, Pampered Chef, Partylite, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, Younique
For reservations, or if you would like to donate an item, please contact Kathy Becker at 240-566-9736, or send an email to: Katherine.email@example.com. For more information go to Quarter Mania.
Discounted Hershey Park Tickets
The LHS Band Boosters is offering DISCOUNTED Hershey Park Tickets with savings up to 45% off the regular gate price. Special Order Form Required! For additional information or order form, please go to www.linganoreband.org. Orders are due by Wednesday, March 28. For questions or additional information about this program, please contact: Joanne Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the following “STAR” students! They are each being recognized for demonstrating excellence in Academics, Accountability, or Attitude: Logan Breidenstein, Joee Folb, Hunter Fullbright, Makayla Hill, Lacee Larman and Sam Wawrzyniak.
Come out and support the National Art Honors society with a fun & relaxing evening. Tuesday, Feb. 13 at LHS paint, snack, and chat in room A211 from 6:30-9pm. Limited space register first come first served. Cost is $15 for students $20 for Adults. MUST PRE-REGISTER email: email@example.com or call: 240-566-9883. 11X14 CANVAS AND ACRYLIC PAINT SUPPLIED
Seniors: Colleges you have applied to will ask for a mid-year transcript to show that you are meeting your graduation requirements. School counselors will send mid-year transcripts to all colleges to which you have applied when first semester grades and second semester schedule changes are complete (about February 15). You do not need to make a request for mid-year transcripts.
Seniors: Carroll County Community College Presidents’ Day Open House, Monday, February 19 from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. To register for this event, go to: https://www.carrollcc.edu/admissionsRSVP/
Seniors: If you have not completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), consider attending one of the local FAFSA Finish events sponsored by the Community Foundation of Frederick. Events will be at the following schools: Tues., Jan. 30 Frederick High School 6-8:30 p.m; Tues., Feb. 6 Gov. Thomas Johnson High School 6-8:30 p.m; Wed., Feb. 7 Catoctin High School 6-8:30 p.m; Thurs., Feb. 8 Brunswick High School 6-8:30 p.m; Mon., Feb. 12 Walkersville High School 6-8:30 p.m. Reserve your spot: www.FrederickCountyGives.org/FAFSAFinish
Seniors: The Community Foundation of Frederick County has one application for multiple local scholarships. Each scholarship is a minimum of $1000. The application is done online is open March 1 to March 31 only. Community Foundation representatives will explain the application process on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 pm in the Linganore Learning Commons
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/
Junior Student Athletes: Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarships has scholarships from $1000 to $2000 for student athletes who show personal mastery, leadership, and honor the game. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2018. For more information go to: https://www.positivecoach.org/awards-programs/triple-impact-competitor-scholarships
Sophomores and Juniors: Terp Young Scholars at University of Maryland, July 8 to 27. Various programs in history, engineering, journalism, psychology, and biology. Applications accepted beginning February 20. For more information go to: https://oes.umd.edu/middle-high-school-students/terp-young-scholars
Underclassmen: Cornell University in Ithaca, New York offers various pre-college summer programs. To learn more, go to: https://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/
Maryland Job Corps: Job Corps is the nation’s oldest and largest federally funded job training and education program for low-income out-of-school youth between the ages of 18 and 24. To learn more, go to: https://recruiting.jobcorps.gov/ or attend two-hour orientation session at Montgomery Works One Stop at 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite #100 in Wheaton. Call Ms. Tracy Williams at 240-283-1523 for orientation information.
SAT-ACT Prep: Preparation courses are offered by Dr. Martha Gagnon and her staff at various locations in the area. For more information about the course, locations, and price, go to: https://marthagagnon.com/