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Smithhisler’s ATP class performs Shakespeare scenes: Photo of the Day 6/16/19

Smithhisler’s ATP class performs Shakespeare scenes: Photo of the Day 6/16/19

by Thomas French, Reporter

June 16, 2019

On June 11, Angela Smithhislers Advanced Theatrical Production class memorized and performed scenes from famous Shakespeare plays, such as Hamlet, Midsummer Night's Dream, and Othello This was the last major assignment for Smithhisler's class, with a smaller lesson on stage combat prepared for the last days of school. The scenes included Row...

News for June 6

by Lancer Media

June 7, 2019

Drama Club and ITS Chapter 1872 are looking for volunteers to assist working the booth at the Mt. Airy Chili Cook-Off and Car Show on Saturday, June 15th. This is a great opportunity to earn ITS points and hours for next year. Sign ups are posted outside D101 on the bulletin board. See Mrs. Smithhisler...

Dance students perform at the dance showcase: Photo of the Day 5/21/19

Dance students perform at the dance showcase: Photo of the Day 5/21/19

by Lindsey Russo, Editor

May 21, 2019

On May 20, dance students held their annual showcase. The theme was "Louder than Words." All of the dances were choreographed by the student choreographers who are in intermediate and advanced classes. They had auditions to choose who they wanted in their dance. The types of dances performed were...

NEHS brings Clifford to high school

NEHS brings Clifford to high school

by Matthew Gelhard, Managing Editor

February 11, 2019

Clifford decided to leave Emily in 2nd grade and take a visit to high school. Alongside members of the National English Honor Society, Clifford traveled the halls of the school and visited various classrooms to participate in classroom activities. For every step of Clifford’s jo...

Model UN club attempts to change the world at Hood College

Model UN club attempts to change the world at Hood College

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor

January 8, 2019

On January 5, students part of the Model United Nations club participated in the 14th Annual Frederick County Model U.N. Conference at Hood College. Three LHS students won awards for their performance. Elizabeth Gilmore won Best Position Paper for General Assembly 1 which dealt with violence against...

Drama experiences the magic of Disney World

Drama experiences the magic of Disney World

by Jacob Blue, Editor

November 26, 2018

I used to make fun of people who worshiped Disney World. They’d say things like how their whole family goes every year and that they all wear matching shirts with Disney characters on them. Now that I have been to Disney with the marching band and drama, I am a Mickey ear wearing, FastPass prepa...

A local competition would improve theater performances

A local competition would improve theater performances

by Cara Bond, Reporter

November 23, 2018

Commercial theater groups have always had ways of comparing their success to others. There are the Oscars, the Helen Hayes Awards, the Golden Globe Awards. The list of accolades for theater is long. What about student theater groups? In Frederick County, at least, there is no official competition...

Modern World History class goes back to the Renaissance: Photo of the Day 9/27/18

Modern World History class goes back to the Renaissance: Photo of the Day 9/27/18

by Tabitha Moses, Reporter

September 27, 2018

On September 13, Mrs. Angela Smithhisler’s modern world history class did a simulation of the Catholic Church selling indulgences during the Renaissance era. In that time period, paying to be forgiven for a sin was a regular practice.   The simulation was to go up to the pope and pay him to give the...

After school tech theater meeting starts off fall season: Photo of the Day 9/22/18

After school tech theater meeting starts off fall season: Photo of the Day 9/22/18

by Cara Bond, Reporter

September 22, 2018

On September 14, members of the stage crew for the fall play Almost, Maine met with actors in D101 for an informational meeting. At 2:30, Mrs. Angela Smithhisler, the director of the fall play, addressed the cast and crew as a whole. Smithhisler reviewed the expectations of a theater company with the s...

Almost, Maine: How the drama department chose the perfect fall play

Almost, Maine: How the drama department chose the perfect fall play

by Cara Bond, Reporter

September 20, 2018

A sign-up sheet is posted in the halls of D101, and the thespians know that it’s time. Soon after the notice comes auditions, callbacks, tech meetings and rehearsals. The fall season of theater has begun, and it starts with the 2018 fall play Almost, Maine. Even among theater-lovers, Almost, Maine is a pro...

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