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FCPS 2019-20 draft calendar is a win

FCPS 2019-20 draft calendar is a win

by Emily Webb, Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

FCPS recently posted the 2019-2020 school year draft calendar for public review. However, the public comment period came and went with few students aware it was available. For those of us watching the calendar, there are some significant changes that have been made that will affect the coming school y...

Dual enrollment astronomy course would be an out-of-this-world opportunity

Dual enrollment astronomy course would be an out-of-this-world opportunity

by Dana Kullgren, Reporter

December 17, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

Hawking's ideas about the study of astronomy apply to Frederick County Public Schools. There are three science course requirements that every high school student in Frederick County must fulfill: physics, biology, and chemistry. These three science courses all center around terrestrial matters...

Drama experiences the magic of Disney World

Drama experiences the magic of Disney World

by Jacob Blue, Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Homecoming 2014, News, Showcase

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...

Students and staff take MSDE pilot climate survey: Photo of the Day 11/8/18

Students and staff take MSDE pilot climate survey: Photo of the Day 11/8/18

by Rachel McCoy, Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Photo of the Day

On November 8, most students and staff took the MSDE (Maryland State Department of Education) pilot survey. The survey was administered during an extended PREP period. The survey explored student and teacher responses to school climate questions.   Most of the school, grades 9 - 11, we're taking the survey at...

News for October 30

by Lancer Media

October 30, 2018


Filed under Daily Announcements, Fall 2018

FCPS is supporting breast cancer awareness today. We encourage everyone to wear pink to all sporting events this evening. Juniors interested in science, medicine, computer programming, IT, computer graphics, bioinformatics, security, or scientific writing can apply for a summer internship with the Natio...

News for October 29

by Lancer Media

October 29, 2018


Filed under Daily Announcements, Fall 2018

Juniors and Seniors interested in speaking with colleges, the following colleges will be visiting Linganore during PREP.  Saint Mary’s College is visiting today and Mount Saint Mary’s is visiting tomorrow. Sign up today in Naviance or stop by Student Services to learn more. FCPS is taking part in...

Are the dangers of artificial turf fields worth the risk?

Are the dangers of artificial turf fields worth the risk?

by William Quansah, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

Artificial turf has increased in popularity around the world, especially in the United States. There are over 12,000 artificial turf fields across the United States, and the number is growing. They’re nice to play on, due to their flexibility with weather, and they are easy to maintain. This all se...

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...

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 ...

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