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Gifted education: Is it a gift?

Gifted education: Is it a gift?

by Emily Webb and Ruby Cerny

September 30, 2019

EMILY’S EXPERIENCE: For seven years of my educational experience, I spent my time playing with Tangrams, solving upside-down puzzles, and competing in trivia competitions. Rather than learning fractions or United States geography like my peers, my focus was on critical thinking, pattern recognition,...

Don’t BYOD: Leave your cell phone in your backpack

Don’t BYOD:  Leave your cell phone in your backpack

by Ethan Hart, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, Kristen Canning, a teacher at Ballenger Creek Elementary School, read a bedtime story to her students via Facebook live-stream. The live-stream helped build personal connections between her and her students, encouraged reading, and set an example for parents to r...

Distinguished Graduates 2018: Mike Chavez—He leads by example as coach and athletic director

Distinguished Graduates 2018: Mike Chavez—He leads by example as coach and athletic director

by Maya Apau and Tabitha Moses

November 16, 2018

Governor Thomas Johnson High School Athletic Director Mike Chavez, Class of 1982,  is being honored with the 2018 Distinguished Graduate Organization Award in Academics. The Distinguished Graduate Ceremony is an event that  recognizes LHS alumni and gives them a platform to talk and inspire to the next g...

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

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 ...

Take your child, not your teen, to work

Take your child, not your teen, to work

by Hannah Haught, Managing Editor

May 9, 2017

Take Your Child to Work Day began in 1992 and hasn’t always been the school-skipping event we know today. The day originally began under the name Take Our Daughters to Work Day and was a movement to increase the number of women in the workplace. By showing girls what their future could have in store, the event hoped to e...

Welcome to LHS: McCauley celebrates being a chemistry “nerd”

Welcome to LHS: McCauley celebrates being a chemistry “nerd”

by Amanda Anderson and Lily Weaver

September 6, 2016

This story is part of Lancer Media’s fall series welcoming new staff.  We enjoyed learning about many teachers but apologize that we were unable to cover every new teacher. Amber McCauley has been working at FCPS schools for 12 years. She begins her second year at LHS teaching Fundamentals of Ch...

Welcome to LHS: Social studies department addition Jensen finds teaching “sweet,” like Haribo gummy bears

Welcome to LHS:  Social studies department addition Jensen finds teaching “sweet,” like Haribo gummy bears

by Nicole Muller and Beau Cameron

September 6, 2016

This story is part of Lancer Media’s fall series welcoming new staff.  We enjoyed learning about many teachers but apologize that we were unable to cover every new teacher. Mr. James Jensen teaches Modern World History and AP World History and has a passion for farming. He raises chickens, goats, tu...

Outbreak of measles not likely in Maryland

Outbreak of measles not likely in Maryland

by Jackson Kinsey, Reporter

February 17, 2015

A recent outbreak of the measles in California has instilled fear in people all over the United States. This outbreak has caused concern and debate about the necessity for vaccination. While some parents choose to not get their children vaccinated for various reasons, others do not even know if thei...

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