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An Open Letter to FCPS: The necessity of adding a non-binary option on school-related forms

An Open Letter to FCPS: The necessity of adding a non-binary option on school-related forms

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019

Dear FCPS: In 2019, the District of Columbia’s public school system will apply a third gender marker on their enrollment forms, allowing students to select “non-binary” rather than male or female when indicating the child’s gender. Almost all public school districts in Maryland and the D.C. region include gender identity as a protected class in their non-discrimina...

News for October 18

by Lancer Media

October 18, 2018

Both JV and Varsity volleyball will play tonight at home against William sport! JV is at 6 and Varsity is at 7! Make sure you come out to show support for the girls' teams. If you are interested in lifeguarding, then you will want to speak with Community Pools who is coming during lunch on Octob...

News for October 17

by Lancer Media

October 18, 2018

If you can't make it to the girls' varsity volleyball game tomorrow, go check out the NFHS live stream broadcast. If you want to be involved in important school policy decisions for all of Frederick County then you could be applied to be the next Student Member of the Board of Education! For more info...

News for November 9, 2017

by Lancer Media

November 9, 2017

Are you interested in taking part in the creation of Frederick County Public School policies? It’s time to nominate the Student Member of the Board of Education. All you have to do is log on to the link below or see Mr. Brown or Mr. Burch for a packet that outlines the process for applying online. No...

Give us a break! Seniors beg for a weekend off from homework

Give us a break! Seniors beg for a weekend off from homework

by Bridget Murphy, Opinions and Layout Design Editor

October 27, 2017

This is my open letter to the Board of Education.  I'll send it as soon as I finish my college applications. In mid-October, I read in The Washington Post that senior students in the Washington, D.C. region have been granted one weekend homework-free, so they can work on their college applications. ...

Trans rights are human rights: A rally at the BOE for trans protection in schools

Trans rights are human rights: A rally at the BOE for trans protection in schools

by Beau Cameron, Managing Editor

March 10, 2017

On March 8th, hundreds of students, teachers, and parents gathered outside the Board of Education for the first Frederick Transgender rights rally. Organized by James Vankuilenburg, transgender male and student president of Governor Thomas Johnson High School’s Gay Straight Alliance, the group addressed t...

Eight run for BoE: How will they support students?

Eight run for BoE: How will they support students?

by Kasal Smaha, Reporter

April 14, 2016

This election season, Americans have been subjected constantly to news stories and polls covering the race for the Oval Office, in which five candidates remain. How soon forget about the campaigns closer to us, like the one for retiring US Senator Barbara Mikulski’s seat and for the eight spots in the...

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