I don’t ever remember having a day off for high winds but it was necessary. To date, schools have closed for three snow/emergency days out of the five built into the calendar. The state considers 96% attendance as a superior rating. Below is our attendance by month.
On February 28, the PTSA sponsored a program on Addiction. We had approximately 130 people present. Addiction does not discriminate. As we remind students, "If you see something, say something." We want to keep our students safe, leading healthy lives and making good decisions.
Make your plans to join us for the twentieth annual Mr. Linganore contest on Saturday, March 10, at 7:00 PM. Eight seniors are vying for the crown this year and will compete in this fun and entertaining show. Our theme this year is "Larger Than Life!"
Tickets will go on sale at 6 PM and doors will open at 6:30 PM. Ticket price is $10 at the door. For more information go to https://www.linganoresga.com/mr-linganore.html.
Extended Learning Opportunities
Linganore High School is offering extended learning opportunities. If your student needs a little extra assistance in Algebra, Biology, English or Government for the Spring Semester, please check out the Tutoring Schedule for more information.
Congratulations to Sarah Buckley and Amelia Jansen for being two of the three students from Frederick County who made All-State Band this year! They are among the top ten players for their respective instruments in the state of Maryland! Amazing job!
FCPS will be hosting the second annual Environmental Expo on Saturday, April 14th, and are looking for student volunteers. This is an excellent opportunity to earn Science National Honor Society hours. See the following link for more information and to sign up to volunteer http://esslsnhs.bringit.bz/public/36200e.
New Balance National Championship
Good luck to Katie Gallagher, who will be competing in the high jump at the New Balance National Championships this Friday, March 9th, in New York City.
Congratulations to our FFA members Katelyn Iager who took gold in the FFA Creed Leadership Development Event and Ryan Mondonedo who took gold in the Extemporaneous Speaking contest. They both will compete next in the State competition this June.
Safe and Sane Silent Auction
LHS Safe and Sane Silent Auction will be held in conjunction with the Mr Linganore contest (see more information above.) Auction bidding begins at 6 PM and closes at the end of intermission. Prizes include golf packages, Capitals tickets, spa certificates, Escape Room and much more! If you have a time share, tickets to a sporting event, ski passes or anything else along these lines you would like to donate, we want to talk with you! We can always use a few more items and are asking for your help. This event is a great success each year because of the generous donations from parents and friends of Linganore. Please email us at email@example.com.
The Linganore High PTSA Safe & Sane Committee will be holding a Bag Bingo at the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department Activities Building on Friday, March 23, 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 Kor's and Vera Bradley. The LVFD Auxiliary will be selling refreshments. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by contacting us at BBingoTickets@gmail.com. For more information or if you are interested in sponsoring or filling a prize item please contact Joanne Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SAFE AND SANE RAFFLE WINNER will be drawn Friday, March 23, with a chance to win $1,000 CASH. The event will be held in conjunction with our Bag Bingo at the Libertytown Fire Hall at 5:30 PM. The money raised from this event will help to pay for the Senior graduation party (Safe and Sane). You don't need to be present at the event (Bag Bingo) that evening to win. Every Linganore family received 5 tickets in the mail to purchase or sell to a friend. The tickets sell for $6/each of 5 for $25. We ask that students return the Raffle money and ticket stubs in an envelope (Attn: Safe and Sane Raffle) to the main office as soon as possible. If you would prefer (or in addition to purchasing the raffle tickets), you can make a tax-deductible donation. Please make checks payable to LHS PTSA/Safe & Sane. If you would like extra raffle tickets, please contact us at email@example.com.
Linganore High School is fielding two Winterguard groups this year in KIDA, one in the Gold division and one in the White division. The White division group also includes several members from Oakdale High School. The Winterguard performs on the following dates:
March 10 - TJHS, MD
March 24 - North Hagerstown HS, MD
April 7 - KIDA Championships at Chambersburg Area HS, PA
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.
Crusin' For A Cause
Linganore High School Character Counts will be hosting "Cruisin' For A Cause" Car Show on Sunday, April 29 from 10-2 in the stadium parking lot. In10se BBQ will be on site selling delicious barbeque and other items. Please see the Cruisin For A Cause Flier for more information. Any questons, please email email@example.com.
Summer Jobs Program
Frederick County Workforce Services 2018 Youth Works!
The Youth Works! Summer Jobs Program is for Frederick County youth between the ages of 14 and 21. To be eligible for this program, individuals must meet one of the following barriers to employment:
· Low-income family status
· Foster care participant
· Receiving support from Social Services
· Participating in Special Education (IEP)
· Physical disability and/or working with Division of Rehabilitative Services (DORS)
· Connected with the juvenile justice system
Go to www.FrederickWORKS.com/summer for more information or call 301-600-2255.
Seniors: The Community Foundation of Frederick County’s 2018-19 scholarship application is open from March 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018. Students who will graduate this May and are planning to attend college or pursue vocational training, or students currently attending college or enrolled in vocational training should apply. Scholarships are available for all areas of study. More details, as well as the blue “Apply for Scholarships” button to access the application can be found at www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com. You will need a PDF of your current transcript for the application. Please email your school counselor to have the transcript emailed to you: Last names A – C to firstname.lastname@example.org, Last name D – I to email@example.com, Last names J- Q to firstname.lastname@example.org, Last names R – Z to email@example.com. Requests for transcripts must be made by Wednesday, March 28 due to spring break.
Seniors going to FCC next year: The Frederick Community College Foundation has two new scholarship opportunities.
The FCC Merit Scholarship is a two-year scholarship awarded to one Linganore graduating senior. The scholarship is valued at up to $8,800 ($2,200 per fall and spring semester for two years). Student must be in good standing (character, conduct, and attendance), have at least a 3.6 unweighted cumulative high school GPA, maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA at FCC to continue the scholarship, and take at least 15 credits each semester.
The Post Dual Enrollment Scholarship is a one-year scholarship awared to one Linganore graduating senior. The scholarship is valued at up to $4,400 ($2,200 per fall and spring semester for one year). Student must have participated in the dual enrollment program (high school based or open enrollment) through FCC with a 3.0 cumulative GPA in all dual enrollment coursework, be in good standing (character, conduct, and attendance), have at least a 3.6 unweighted cumulative high school GPA, maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA at FCC to continue the scholarship, and take at least 15 credits each semester.
To be considered for either of these scholarships, please write a brief essay (200 words or less) describing your educational and career goals. Submit your typed essay to Mrs. Ingraham in Student Services, by Friday, April 6, at 2:30 pm.
Juniors: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York offers its premier merit scholarship, the Rensselaer Medal, a scholarship opportunity worth $100,000 for outstanding math and science students. If you have an interest in being Linganore High School’s 2018 nominee, please see Ms. Larson in Student Services by Thursday, April 5, at 2:00 pm.
Juniors: Towson University is looking for local students who are interested in studying business, accounting, economics or entrepreneurship. This is a great opportunity to get an in-depth, firsthand look at why Towson University is a fantastic choice to get a business degree. Event is Thursday, March 29 from 9 am to 1 pm. For more information and to register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/backstage-pass-tu-college-of-business-economics-tickets-40148744977?aff=mailchimp.
All Students: Boston University Summer Program for creative high school students to develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills, producing films, videos, multi-camera productions and more at Boston University's Academy of Media Production from July 9 to August 3. Application deadline is March 31. For more information, go to: bu.edu/amp.
All Students: Wentworth Institute in Boston, Massachusetts will be offering a 4-week summer program from July 9 to August 3, 2018 for students who have an interest in: designing and constructing a full-scale structure, temporary art, or creating a community-based project while earning college credit and living on a college campus. Interested students can learn more at www.wit.edu/summerfab.
Juniors: University of Pittsburgh offers The Bridge: College Prep and Leadership Academy July 8 to 13, 2018. Experience time on a college campus while learning SAT/ACT prep while gaining valuable experience and insight in the areas of leadership development, conflict management, diversity, creative problem-solving. For more information go to: https://www.studentaffairs.pitt.edu/ccld/lead/bridge/.
All Students: Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers non-credit courses for students of all ages. High school students can take private instrumental or vocal music lessons, join an ensemble, get en pointe, hone their art skills, or create their own documentary film. For more information, go to: http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu/extension-division.