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As paper prices rise, teachers and students must adapt to using less

As paper prices rise, teachers and students must adapt to using less
January 3, 2020

“I don’t think we have a paper crisis. I think we have a different standard operational procedure, and we need to think about how we are using our resources as a society,” said Principal Nancy Doll.  Classes...

Troxel keeps reading alive during the holidays with her festive door: Photo of the Day 12/26/19

Mary Troxel's door not only shows her festive spirit, but her love of classic literature.
December 26, 2019

Many students don't want to think about reading assignments over the holidays. The holidays are a time to relax and sleep. English teacher Mary Troxel disagrees with this notion, and used the door decorating...

Students explore creative opportunities and make cards during Writer’s Week

English teachers Mary Troxel and Natalie Rebetsky make cards for the elderly.
November 26, 2019

The second annual Writer's Week, held November 11-14, brought students from all classes together to participate in a variety of writing and English-related activities. Organized by Linganore's chapter...

Schoology: What is it?

The Creative Writing class's Schoology homepage.
June 6, 2019

We’re making the switch, and all incoming freshmen should be prepared. In case you've missed it, FCPS is switching to a new learning management platform called Schoology. Schoology is a learning...

Middle School Honor Societies: Does the benefit of membership outweigh the pressure?

When my young self looks in the mirror, can I see the future leader I want to be?
April 5, 2019

Being a sophomore, I find myself constantly analyzing my involvement in school thus far and the crushing importance of my next two years. With junior year comes the college application process, SATs and...

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.
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...

AirPods: The new Gucci for the Ears

Buying AirPods to fit in with everyone else means shelling out $159.
January 23, 2019

After yet another winter break full of gift giving, it’s very common to see students on their first day back flaunting their gifts from the holiday season. Whether it be trendy clothing items, new technology,...

Distinguished Graduates 2018: Karen Ellison-Seyler honored in Arts & Humanities for her achievements in music

December 4, 2018

On November 20, the Distinguished Graduate Organization recognized six graduates for their achievements in Business, Academics, Public Service, Sciences, Arts & Humanities, and Athletics. Karen Ellison-Seyler,...

Bibliophile Troxel transfers from Windsor Knolls

Troxel instructs her third period English 12 class.
October 10, 2017

Ms. Mary Troxel is teaching 9th and 12th grade English during her first year at LHS. Previously a teacher at Windsor Knoll's Middle School, Troxel transferred because she enjoys teaching novels and...

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