The Lance

Who is Mr. Brown?

Mr. Brown sells prom tickets to seniors Olivia Goldstein and Izzy Peterson during third lunch.

by Emily McNally and Ashley Baker

June 6, 2019

Why you might need to talk to Mr. Brown.  He is the SGA Advisor and a Work Study Coordinator. Blood drives - These are held twice a year. Students who are 16 and older are eligible to give blood. Award ceremony in June. He is an assistant band director.   Prom tickets sales - don’t wait until Friday! ...

How to manage your time in high school

Use an agenda to keep track of homework.

by Ashley Martin, Editor

June 6, 2019

Time management is an important skill to have during everyone’s high school career. Without it it’s impossible to keep up with due dates and students can lose easy organization skills.   Make time for Homework: Each night homework should be a priority, students should schedule their night in ...

PREP: What is it and how does it work?

Junior Nick Hayslett works in PREP to finish his homework on time.

by Yesenia Montenegro, Editor

June 6, 2019

PREP is a 40 minute time for students to work on homework, get tutoring from teachers or other students, and to finish missing work and go to club meetings. “I like PREP because it gives me time to start my homework early, and I have less to do at home. If I need to talk to teachers or need help...

Schoology: What is it?

The Creative Writing class's Schoology homepage.

by Alexis Fowler, Editor

June 6, 2019

We’re making the switch, and all incoming freshmen should be prepared. In case you've missed it, FCPS is switching to a new learning management platform called Schoology. Schoology is a learning site with a social networking aspect that allows students and teachers to collaborate and have easie...

Where to go for help

Mr. Kraft in his office

by Lindsey Russo, Editor

June 6, 2019

There are many ways to get help during your freshman year. Whether you need help with your classes, tutoring or have general questions, these are some resources you can use. Student Services is available on Monday-Friday at 7:15 am to 2:45 pm. This is the office where you can find your counselor. T...

Things we wish we knew as freshmen

Mrs. Rebetsky tells the class what they will be doing for the day.

by Bailey Bennett and Gabby Llewellyn

June 6, 2019

Stop worrying- Nobody is focused on what you’re wearing, how your hair is done or how you walk. You’re a small fish in big pond now. Everyone is focusing on themselves. You don’t look stupid asking for help- Asking for help is the responsible thing to do. Always take initiative to ask question...

Signing up for clubs

Freshman, Joe Pringle goes for goal in the first futsal club meeting

by Keifer Spore and Thomas French

June 6, 2019

Students must be in good academic standing to participate in the club/activity program. Clubs are held on a rotating basis on Fridays during PREP time. Many clubs will meet during club Fridays in PREP.  Some will meet after school. Some may do both. Clubs meeting during PREP will follow an A, B, C rot...

Getting ready for sports over summer

Senior Quarterback Nathaniel Musselman (7) awaits the snap at the line of scrimmage.

by Elizabeth Rajnik, Sierra Rossman, and Madeline Williamson

June 6, 2019

True AP: All athletes are encouraged to participate in True AP over the summer to keep in shape. The summer program focuses on speed and agility training. It’s a morning workout session from 9:00-10:15 on Wednesdays and Fridays held at the Linganore turf. True AP will start June 28 and end August 8....

High school myth buster

Your binders and folders won't look like this if you organize them.

by Emily Watson and Madeline Hull

June 5, 2019

Myth Buster Myth #1: You will have a hard time make new friends especially on the first day and not have anyone to sit next to. Busted: There are many activities to get involved in before school starts. Just remember that people are going through the same thing. Myth #2: Teachers will give ...

What to expect at homecoming

Members of the class of 2018 pose before the homecoming dance.

by Emily Love, Reporter

June 5, 2019

Homecoming is one of the most nerve wracking events to freshmen because it is the first major social event of high school. What to wear? Do I have a date? What will the upperclassmen think of me? Homecoming is one of the best parts of high school. It’s a week of festivities. It’s easy to get...

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