The Lance

LATE: Enforcement of tardy rules means increased lunch detention crowd

Tardy rules have not changed, but enforcement has.

by Sierra Rossman, Editor

September 30, 2019

It’s 7:29 a.m and you’re rushing towards the school doors, hoping that you’ll luck out and avoid the infamous “chronically tardy” title that could ruin a student’s reputation with just one mention. You’ve already received two warnings from the attendance office, and, with the strict ta...

Registrar Reggio, keeper of student records, joins staff

Reggio is the keeper of all LHS student records, a position that she loves.

by Kat Taylor, Reporter

September 26, 2019

In any movie production, most people focus on the actors rather than the script writers. This concept is similar to the  students knowing who the principal and teachers are and not the registrar. The registrar is the mastermind behind the accuracy of the records and transcripts. Ms. Kirstin Reggio began ...

NEHS brings Clifford to high school

Clifford gave students a way to combine their love for reading with their love for the big red dog.

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...

Is the flu keeping you down? Here’s how to prevent it

Is the flu keeping you down? Here's how to prevent it

by Ashley Martin, Reporter

February 22, 2018

The headlines are screaming “Flu!” This year has been one of the harshest years for the recurring illness, the influenza.  The Washington Post reported in mid-February that that over 88 children have passed away due to the flu this year, and every 68 out 100,00 people have been hospitalized due to the flu.   ...

Attendance matters: Twiford and Hardister track students coming and going

Mallory Maher receives a slip from attendance secretary Jennifer Twiford.

by Lily Weaver, Editor

April 12, 2017

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...

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