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Lancer Spotlight: Special education teacher Gayle Blair inspires students to “Hang in there!”

Gayle Blair with her horse in a barn on a beautiful day.
Horses by heart and teaching by choice
November 24, 2020

Special education teacher Gayle Blair stresses mental health and makes sure all of her students are “hanging in there” on a daily basis. Blair is a burst of sunshine to her students,...

My Covid Risk App: Lower your risk one click at a time

Jenny McCoy uses The Covid Risk app to see the risk of having a covid friendly Thanksgiving.
November 24, 2020

Let's face reality. Every time you step outside of your house, you are putting yourself at risk for exposure to Covid-19. We need to be smarter to stop the spread.  As Governor Hogan of Maryland recently...

It’s always the right time for a photo shoot: Professional photographers busy during pandemic

Stacey Markel focuses to get just the right angle for the photo she has in mind.
Everyone, with the right filter and fall-leaf background, can look happy and carefree--even if they are not.
November 23, 2020

Whether it’s dressing up in a favorite outfit, or being able to do silly poses for a fun photo shoot to commemorate a special occasion. Many spend hundreds of dollars for these special memories.  While...

#NationalSigningDay2020: Caleb Bennett attacks at Ohio Northern University

November 23, 2020

On November 11 2020, Caleb Bennett participated in National Signing Day and committed to playing lacrosse at Ohio Northern University. From a Lancer to a Polar Bear, Bennett thinks Ohio Northern will...

Madam Vice President: Role Model for ALL

November 19, 2020

Introducing Madam Vice President….. Kamala Harris.  Kamala Harris was just announced the 46th Vice President (Elect) of the United States. Harris is already breaking through glass barriers as she...

Election 2020: No easy money being an election judge

My bitmoji standing at the outside of the poll site where they have a sign for election workers needed.
November 18, 2020

On Nov 3, 2020, more than 3,000 citizens voted at my polling location. This election was under extraordinary circumstances, with Covid-19, but, as a first-time poll worker,  I (and my fellow volunteers)...

Lancer Spotlight: Renata Farrell helps students find their place

Renata Farrell welcomes students to LHS.
November 6, 2020

Entering high school can be a difficult transition for anyone to make, but some people struggle to find their place more than others.  Renata Farrell, a senior at LHS, has helped many students find...

A smaller, kinder future for education: 5 ways school will change forever

Snow days are school days in our future educational world.
November 5, 2020

Everyone expects to "return to normal" at school after there's a vaccine and the dangers of the pandemic are past.  Consider this.  Virtual school has permanently changed the way we learn, especially...

Could Social Emotional Learning shape our generation?

These are screenshots from School Connect lessons taught by Coach Rudy.
"It sincerely comes from a place of trying to help kids." --Coach Rudy
November 5, 2020

In the jar of our lives with limited time, are the rocks your priority or are the little beans eating up your time? This strange year has really shown what is most important in life, like family, friends,...

Help Desk: Drama department flexes acting muscles with virtual play

Rehearsals don't look the same, but the passion for theater has never been stronger.
November 5, 2020

“Unless you’re a booth techie, don’t touch your mic pack!”  “You should never be in the catwalks messing with lighting unless you have been given specific permission.” “You have to...

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Fall 2020