Lancer Media: November 16th, 2020

by Drama Department

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Each year a Linganore High School sophomore is selected to join other sophomores from high schools across the state as a HOBY Ambassador. Teachers and parents should encourage interested sophomores to apply.

 Interested sophomores should click the attached link to access the application packet and visit for more information on this opportunity. 

 Applications will be available starting on Monday, November 9th and must be turned in by the end of the school day on Tuesday, November 24th. No applications will be accepted after the 24th!  Submit applications to Ms. Becker at [email protected]

 The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program (HOBY) is one of the nation’s foremost youth leadership development organizations that conduct an annual search for 10th  grade students with demonstrated or potential leadership ability, exhibiting one or more of the following traits:

  Outstanding oral and/or written expression

  • Critical and/or creative thinking
  • Creative problem solving
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Sensitivity to the needs or concerns of others
  • Charismatic personality (others gravitate towards him or her)
  • Courage to speak out for one’s beliefs
  • Courage to challenge authority
  • Participation and/or interest in community service activities


The selection process for the LHS HOBY Ambassador will include a personal resume, current transcript, an essay, and a potential interview. One sophomore will be selected to represent LHS at the “HOBY” State Leadership Seminar at Towson University from June 10-13th, 2021.

 Lancer Media in the News!

Lancer Media is making headlines again.  This week, the editor team of Erica Blockinger and Rachel McCoy earned the “Site Excellence” badge, our third badge of six that we need to be recognized as a Student Newspapers Online (SNO) Distinguished Site. This impressive achievement required diligent maintenance of the website and significant understanding of design elements.  With this third badge, Lancer Media has moved up to 17th out of 342 participating schools–we are in the top 5% of school newspapers sponsored by this organization.

Meanwhile, it’s not too soon to be thinking about joining our Lancer Media team in 2021-2022.  Whether we are in-person or virtual, the group of students is producing great journalism. We would welcome you into a culture of creativity and teamwork. We have a range of students from 9th to 12th grade.  Take a look at our website, and think about signing up for journalism next year.  Contact Natalie Rebetsky by email or through Schoology if you have any questions.  

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Linganore PTSA Community Night

Join us Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm for a town hall style event discussing the “Importance of Relationships &  self-care and the Impact of Stress during Virtual Learning,” presented by Ms. Rebecca Howes and Ms. Lynn Davis. Information to be discussed will be the 3 types of stress, the impact of stress on the brain, self-care for students and families, and importance of building positive relationships during virtual learning.

Please submit any questions you would like addressed during the Town Hall here

Presenter Biographies:

Rebecca Howes is the Behavioral Support Specialist for Linganore High School since 2017.  Working with students to succeed socially, emotionally, academically, and overall well-being in the school setting.  Ms. Howes is active in FCTA and helped create an MSDE Restorative Practices course for FCPS, and is currently Co-Chair of the Human Civil Rights Committee for FCTA.  She previously worked as a School Counselor in Berkeley County, WV and worked with adolescents and adults as an in-home therapist in Martinsburg, WV. 


Lynn Davis is the Coordinator of Mental Health Services for Frederick County Public Schools. Working with children, families, and schools since 1994, she has developed and supervised initiatives in the areas of child maltreatment, school violence, Native American education, and adult mental health.  Ms. Davis also maintains a clinical presence in Frederick, offering neurofeedback training and trauma-competent counseling. She frequently presents on the biological impact of trauma on the developing brain and how we can protect a child’s potential and promote healing following exposure to traumatic stress.

Below, is the information for joining the meeting on Wednesday, November 18th.

Meeting ID

 Phone Numbers: (US)+1 617-675-4444     PIN: 424 176 988 5588#


CTC is offering Virtual Shadow opportunities. If you are interested in attending CTC, you MUST shadow virtually before applying. Shadows run through February 26, 2021. Go to:  for the shadow request form.


Students will receive their shadowing date and information in an email to their FCPS account.  Check your email regularly.

After shadowing, if interested in attending CTC, you MUST complete an application for consideration. Many programs are competitive and CTC is not able to accept every student who applies.  Applications will not be reviewed until March 2021. Click the following link to apply.


Attention Linganore students: Social Studies tutoring  is available!  If you are having any trouble or would like assistance or help building skills in any Social Studies class the students of Rho Kappa are here to help.  Rho Kappa the Social Studies Honors’ Society is offering help with anything from Government, Modern World History, American Studies II, AP US History, AP World History, AP Psychology, AP Macro and Micro Economics as well as AP Government and all other electives.  Rho Kappa members have taken and excelled in many of these courses and if you fill out the google form that will appear in the Lancer Lines and you will be matched up with a student whom excelled in that area.  Please do not hesitate.  We are here to help!


The Linganore High School Drama department is very happy to present our first ever virtual production, Help Desk a show by Don Zolidis.

When you call the help desk, you’re looking for a solution – but your problems might just be beginning. Whether you’re getting shamed about your inability to log in, giving your credit card information to a scammer, or having serious conversations with a clown, customer service calls spiral into absurdity for the customers and employees alike in this hilarious comedy.

Check out our Youtube trailer for a preview of the show.

The show will be streaming from, search Linganore. The show must be streamed on the dates of performances listed below. Streaming access costs $5.

Friday, November 20th at 7 PM

Saturday, November 21st at 2 PM


You don’t want to miss this hilarious show!

Email [email protected] with any questions!


 Everyone have a great week!