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French Honor Society creates Seurat masterpiece

French Honor Society creates Seurat masterpiece

by Dana Kullgren, Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Bonjour! Hola! Hallo! Salve!, Fall 2018, News, Showcase

On November 7, the French Honor Society (FHS) hosted activities to celebrate French artwork and culture. For one activity, the group met in French teacher Madame Dragana Blonder’s room and worked together to create an artistic chef d’œuvre (which is French for masterpiece). Georges Seurat is on...

Crêpes bring students together during French Week

Crêpes bring students together during French Week

by Dana Kullgren, Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News

On November 8, students stayed after school in French teacher Madame Blonder’s classroom to make crêpes and converse in French. The French Honor Society hosted this event, but all students were invited to attend, from students who had completed AP French to students who had never taken a language....

FFA competes in Indiana for Nationals

by Peyton Johnson, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News, Showcase

On October 23, the Future Farmers of America (FFA) traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for the FFA National Convention. Twenty students went to Nationals along with the advisors Mrs. Pat Beachy and Mr. Tom Hawthorne. There were over 62,000 members, ambassadors, and guests in total. The students attending natio...

Juniors dress up for their practice interviews

Juniors dress up for their practice interviews

by Bailey Spore, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News, Showcase

On November 8, over 150 students enrolled in English 11 participated in junior interviews. Many local business owners and community professionals came to practice interviews with students.  Some of the interviews later lead to employment. Students had a set time to leave their English class and head...

French students celebrate All Saints Day

French students celebrate All Saints Day

by Cara Bond, Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Bonjour! Hola! Hallo! Salve!, Fall 2018, Lancer Media Blogs, News

On November 1, Mrs. Dragana Blonder’s French III and Advanced Studies French students gathered in the Learning Commons to learn about and celebrate a French tradition. November 1 is La Toussaint (All Saints Day) in French culture. During this holiday, people participate in the tradition of honoring and remembe...

Journalism class shows off for Urbana/Central Office visitors

Journalism class shows off for Urbana/Central Office visitors

by Josh Tidd, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under News

Urbana High School has a new journalism teacher, Mrs. Kristin Johnson.  October 30, she visited Lancer Media to learn more about setting up her new class. She was accompanied by Mrs. Phyllis Younkins who is a teacher specialist for professional learning. Johnson came in to learn about how Lancer Media...

Maryland plans to replace PARCC with new standardized test

Maryland plans to replace PARCC with new standardized test

by Dana Kullgren, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers—or PARCC test, as it is more commonly known—is being scrapped in Maryland. This online standardized test is familiar to most Maryland high school students, as it must be taken by students in English 10 and Algebra I (and, for the ...

Frederick Out of the Darkness Walk raises awareness for suicide and mental health

Frederick Out of the Darkness Walk raises awareness for suicide and mental health

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News, Showcase

On October 20, the Maryland Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be holding their sixth annual Frederick Out of the Darkness Walk in Baker Park. Out of the Darkness Walks have been occurring nationally since 2002. The first walk took place overnight and participants walked a to...

Newly minted Millionaire’s Club receives $500 from Nymeo for successful live-streaming business

Newly minted Millionaire’s Club receives $500 from Nymeo for successful live-streaming business

by Ethan Hart, Managing Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News, Showcase

Move over bake sales. Step aside car washes. Students in the new LHS Millionaire’s Club have found a way to learn about finance by launching a business.  These enterprising students have started a subscription service live-streaming program through High School Sports Network.  On October 3, Nymeo, a local non-profit financial organization, donated $500 t...

Courage is required: Speaker Kelly Madrone inspires students to tell their stories

Courage is required: Speaker Kelly Madrone inspires students to tell their stories

by Emily Reed, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 9, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News

On October 9, Frederick native Kelly Madrone spoke in the auditorium during PREP to deliver a message of encouragement and to empower students to share their experiences, struggles, and stories with others to build a supportive community and strong relationships. The GSA (Gay Straight Alliance/Gender Sexua...

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