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Are you ready? Linganore, Oakdale and Urbana areas redistricting quickly to alleviate overcrowding

Are you ready? Linganore, Oakdale and Urbana areas redistricting quickly to alleviate overcrowding

by Emily McNally, Reporter

April 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2019

Frederick County Public Schools plan to redistrict starting in the 2020-2021 school year, and three high schools will be affected: Urbana, Oakdale and Linganore.  This typically takes about one year to complete and another year to implement. The students affected will be redistricted in phases. At t...

Peggy Rice earns the title of Honorary Grandmother of Little Lancers

Peggy Rice earns the title of Honorary Grandmother of Little Lancers

by Leah Bolger and Jacob Bolger

April 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2019

A cat has nine lives and so does Mrs. Peggy Rice. Having previously been named First Class employee numerous times, Mrs. Rice worked in the front office for over 18 years and never failed to bring smiles to those around her. Rice has recently been titled the Honorary Grandmother of the Little Lancer...

Drama rubs elbows with fame at Library of Congress: Photo of the Day 4/3/19

Drama rubs elbows with fame at Library of Congress: Photo of the Day 4/3/19

by Emily Webb, Managing Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Photo of the Day, Showcase, Spring 2019

“The most effective vessel to spread information is through a story,” said director of the Broadway production To Kill A Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin.  Unlike most who must see this famous director on television or YouTube, drama students heard this wisdom from Sorkin directly. On April 2, the ...

Student Voices gives students a voice in the midst of redistricting

Student Voices gives students a voice in the midst of redistricting

by Emily Webb, Managing Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Spring 2019

With redistricting on the horizon, many students and families are emotional about the change and stuck in their vision of what makes their school better. However, the Student Voices program has helped me to see that there is no “best” high school. We share so many bests. The program, led by Er...

Girls strength training learns self defense at Strive Martial Arts: Photo of the Day 4/3/19

Girls strength training learns self defense at Strive Martial Arts: Photo of the Day 4/3/19

by Grace Corbitt, Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Photo of the Day, Spring 2019

On April 3, Girls Strength Training took a field trip to Strive Martial Arts in Germantown. The class specializes in teaching girls the important ways to say "no" and how to fight off an attacker. The self-defense class lasts for about an hour. It involves activities such as acting out dangerous scen...

News for April 2

by Lancer Media

April 2, 2019


Filed under Daily Announcements, Spring 2019

This Thursday, the National Art Honor society is hosting a fun, slime night at 6 pm. Bring your younger siblings to make some slime!  ---Library Month video---  The Women’s International Association of Aeronautics will be hosting 100 high school students for WIAA Day on April 7th. The event will...

News for April 1

by Lancer Media

April 2, 2019


Filed under Daily Announcements, Spring 2019

This Thursday the National Art Honor society is hosting a fun, slime night at 6 pm. Bring your younger siblings to make some slime! --College and Career Fair Day Video--  Congratulations to the Linganore Winterguard who finished in 6th place in the Local Blue division at Championships on Saturda...

National English Honor Society members decorate windows for National Poetry Month: Photo of the Day 4/2/19

National English Honor Society members decorate windows for National Poetry Month: Photo of the Day 4/2/19

by Alexis Fowler, Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under Photo of the Day, Spring 2019

"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." - Mark Twain On April 1, students from the National English Honor Society used their creative poetry skills to decorate the school's cafeteria windows, organized by officer Jacob Bolger.  The idea was to ...

Pre-Vet class has a big HEART for animal science: Photo of the Day 4/1/19

Pre-Vet class has a big HEART for animal science: Photo of the Day 4/1/19

by Emily McNally, Reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Photo of the Day, Showcase, Spring 2019

“Now remember everybody… scalpels are what?” Ms. Patricia Beachy said. “Sharp!” Pre-Vet students responded. Students were  excited to dissect a steer heart and lungs on March 25 and March 26. After grabbing a pair of gloves, everybody circled around the organs and waited for f...

Alt earns “Best Idea” award for medical app in hackathon

Alt earns “Best Idea” award for medical app in hackathon

by Emily Watson, Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spring 2019

Freshman Ashley Alt competed in the Carroll County Hackathon from February 22-24 and was recognized as having one of the best ideas for a future app. The event was coordinated by MAGIC, the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory. When most people hear hackathon, they think of a group of people...

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