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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...

Schoology slays Google Classroom: FCPS transitions to new learning management system

Schoology slays Google Classroom: FCPS transitions to new learning management system

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News, Showcase

FCPS is implementing a new learning management system in all Frederick County Schools: Schoology. This year, teachers have the option to use it, but FCPS plans for Schoology to replace Google Classroom and the HAC grading system entirely in 2019-2020. "We tested a lot of different systems before ...

JV boys soccer vs. Urbana ends in rain-out

JV boys soccer vs. Urbana ends in rain-out

by Andrew Lyons, Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News

On October 4, both teams hustled out onto the pitch in high-spirits, and for good reason. Fierce rivals with Linganore, Urbana had beaten JV each game for the last five years.  The lightning was real and in spirit as JV won 1-0. Linganore was going strong early, with #26 Adam Liston pushing up the...

National Coffee Day draws Lancers to caffiene: Photo of the Day 9/30/18

National Coffee Day draws Lancers to caffiene: Photo of the Day 9/30/18

by Katie Roach, Reporter

October 1, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News

Many Lancers went to get their coffee on September 29,  also known as National Coffee Day. Dunkin Donuts was a hot spot for the day as people filtered in and out buying their coffee for a "buy one get one free" deal. Senior Cooper Fabray said,, “When I’m tired in the morning it gets me energized ...

Band marches in parade and competition

Band marches in parade and competition

by Emily Lotito, Reporter

September 30, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News

On September 29  in the historical town of New Market, the band marched along side many others in the homecoming parade. After weeks of practicing for football games and competitions, the band and color guard showed off their skills to small crowd gathered along the sidewalks in the small town. In the...

Concerts, animals and more at the Great Frederick Fair

Concerts, animals and more at the Great Frederick Fair

by Grace Gaydosh and Peyton Johnson

September 27, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News

On September 14 - 23, 2018, the Great Frederick Fair hosted the annual agricultural contest for the 4-H/FFA. Students in the FFA showed animals such as swine, horses, and cattle. The Great Frederick Fair showcases success and has over 1,800 exhibits. It has a long history in Frederick County and celebrated its 156th fair this year. ...

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