News for February 13, 2018

by Lancer Media

Today in Black History month, we recognize Jimi Hendrix, who was born on November 27, 1942 and died on September 18, 1970. Jimi Hendrix was a rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years due to his death at only 27 years of age, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”.  Two quotes that Jimi Hendrix is famous for are “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace’”, and “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.”  Jimi Hendrix was not only a ground-breaking guitar player, but also a deep thinking African American man.

Students, class schedules are due tomorrow by 5 PM! Be sure to go on naviance and complete your class schedule.

Science students who have had or are currently taking Honors Physics or Earth Space Science should consider doubling up in science in the 10th grade by registering for both Honors Biology and Honors Chemistry.  This will allow students to take more Advanced Placement science courses in their junior and senior year.

The science department offers a variety of advanced courses to sign up for the coming school year, including AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental, AP Physics, and Forensic science. See any science teacher with any questions.

As a part of the Lancer Lecture series, Amelia Draper, who is a meteorologist with NBC News 4, an Emmy Award Winning Journalist, and a graduate of Middletown High School and Penn State, is coming to Linganore.  Ms. Draper will be Speaking about how she became a meteorologist, weather, and more. If you wish to attend during prep on February 28th, be sure to sign up during lunch in the cafeteria from February 13th to the 16th. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Juniors, Nominations are requested for American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, which are the premier programs for teaching students how government works, while developing leadership skills and an appreciation for rights as a citizen. Boys State will be June 17-23 at McDaniel College and Girls State will be June 17-22, at Salisbury University. To find out more about these all expenses paid camps, see Ms. Emery in Student Services no later than this Friday, February 16, 2018.

Today, the French honor society will be celebrating Mardi Gras. Come to C229 at 2:30 to get beads, make masks, try King Cake and maybe get a special award for the best mask.


The boys and girls basketball team will be playing against Middletown tonight! The girls are playing at home and the boys are playing away. JV games start at 5:30 and Varsity games start at 7. Come out to support the teams.