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FCPS presents Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. award to student nominees: Photo of the Day 1/12/17

FCPS presents Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. award to student nominees: Photo of the Day 1/12/17

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, Photo of the Day, Showcase

On January 11th, students from across Frederick County received the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. These students were selected from FCPS schools because they embody King’s principles of community and sacrifice. One student from every FCPS school is selected to receive this award. Nominees ...

Dominic Barbagallo for student member of the board: Photo of the Day 1/11/18

Dominic Barbagallo for student member of the board: Photo of the Day 1/11/18

by Jacob Bolger, Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Photo of the Day, Showcase

On January 11th, Junior Dominic Barbagallo presented a speech and answered questions during the Student Member of the Board Town Hall event. The student member of the board is a vessel of communication between the students of FCPS and the Board of Education. By voting for the candidate of their choice,...

Dr. Theresa Alban holds senior listening sessions: Photo of the Day 4/24/17

Dr. Theresa Alban holds senior listening sessions: Photo of the Day 4/24/17

by Christian Nolan, Reporter

April 24, 2017


Filed under News, Photo of the Day, Spring 2017

A small group of seniors met with  Frederick County Public Schools superintendent, Dr. Theresa Alban to discuss how their education has been as an FCPS student. Dr. Alban conducts these sessions at all of the high schools in advance of graduation. She wants to know what areas the students are involved ...

Attendance matters: Twiford and Hardister track students coming and going

Attendance matters:  Twiford and Hardister track students coming and going

by Lily Weaver, Editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Every year, students and staff hear a lot about academic goals and progress, but did you know that attendance goals and progress are equally important to FCPS? Every week, Principal Nancy Doll publishes LHS progress toward the annual attendance goal. The annual target is 96% present, the current progr...

Superintendent of the Year visits LHS

Superintendent of the Year visits LHS

by Alicia Nasto, Editor-In-Chief

November 14, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, News, Showcase

Frederick County's school system is often recognized for student achievement; however, recently, the top FCPS offiial earned recognition of her own.  On October 27th, Dr. Theresa Alban won the Maryland Superintendent of the Year Award. The award puts her in the running for National Superintendent of the Year against superintendents from all over the nation. On November 3rd, Alban came to Linganore ...

Class of 2020 experiments with new Physics of Earth and Space class

Class of 2020 experiments with new Physics of Earth and Space class

by Savannah Sitler, Reporter

September 29, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, News, Showcase

The science class Physics of Earth and Space is new to Linganore 2016-2017 and was created by teachers in response to the Next Generation Science Standards. It was formed in order for students to be able to explore and comprehend the earth and space realms of science. What is it? Physics of Earth and...

FCPS testing refusal policy doesn’t change underlying problem with testing

FCPS testing refusal policy doesn’t change underlying problem with testing

by Emily Reed, Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion

Chances are that you have never heard of the new Frederick County Public Schools Board of Education policy on testing that was passed on August 24th, 2016. Unfortunately, Policy 511 will not bring about any major change to the status quo. The policy states that FCPS recognizes that a student, at the ...

Chromebooks for Class of 2020 change approach to learning

Chromebooks for Class of 2020 change approach to learning

by Kelsey Ward, Reporter

September 21, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, News, Showcase

In 2014, FCPS established a program to give every student their own device to use in the classroom. This 1:1 program distributed Chromebooks to all Class of 2020 members this year. The Chromebooks are used in the classroom and can be taken home for them to use. “Chromebooks have been a good...

York wins FCPS 2016 Outstanding High School Special Education Instructional Assistant

York wins FCPS 2016 Outstanding High School Special Education Instructional Assistant

by Olivia DuBro, Editor-In-Chief

May 18, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Many students know her by her round-rimmed glasses, her friendly smile, and her charming patience. Ms. Mary Jo York is a Special Education Assistant who goes above and beyond to help any and all students who are willing to accept assistance. On May 17, she was awarded the FCPS Outstanding High School...

Slide on over to the Web Store to play Slither, just not in school

Slide on over to the Web Store to play Slither, just not in school

by Devin Barge, Reporter

May 12, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

It seemed like everyone in Linganore was slithering into the computer labs to play Slither in April after its release. Slither.io was developed by Steve Howse in 2016, and by early May, it was in the App Store at number 2 Top Free Apps.  For Lancers, the fun ended the first week of May, when FCPS...

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