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News for March 14, 2018

by Lancer Media

March 14, 2018


Filed under Daily Announcements

FCPS will be hosting the second annual environmental expo on April 14th, and are looking for student volunteers. This is an excellent opportunity to earn science national honor society hours. See the link below for more information and to sign up to volunteer.   Mu Alpha Theta would like to thank all the t...

AP Environmental Science makes model windmills: Photo of the Day 12/20/17

AP Environmental Science makes model windmills: Photo of the Day 12/20/17

by Renata Farrell, Reporter

December 21, 2017


Filed under Photo of the Day, Showcase

In Mr. Mark Sunkel's AP Environmental Science class on December 20, students made model windmills that had to be able to lift a paperclip 100 centimeters off the ground. Currently the students are studying a unit about different types of energy. They are learning about solar, hydroelectric, nuclear, and win...

Get to know the new LHS teacher: Amber Patterson

Get to know the new LHS teacher:  Amber Patterson

by Yesenia Montenegro, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Welcome New Staff

Mrs. Amber Patterson is the new Environmental Science and Physics of Earth and Space science teacher. Before coming to Linganore, Patterson taught at Crestwood Middle School and Frederick High School. She says she will definitely want to keep teaching for many more years. Thirteen is a scientifically lucky...

Earth and Space Science class explores rocks and minerals: Photo of the Day 11/30/16

Earth and Space Science class explores rocks and minerals: Photo of the Day 11/30/16

by Tyler Roman, Reporter

November 30, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Photo of the Day, Showcase

Students worked on a lab testing certain types of minerals in Mrs. Amber McCauley's science class, Physics of Earth and Space Science. The class has been studying types of rocks and minerals and how to identify them. The lab included a worksheet to answer questions related to the rocks and tests to...

National Honor Society inducts 60 new members: Photo of the Day 11/14/16

National Honor Society inducts 60 new members: Photo of the Day 11/14/16

by Emily Sherwood, Reporter

November 16, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Photo of the Day

Linganore's National Honor Society had their annual induction ceremony on November 14, adding 60 new members to the group. The National Honor Society is a group of academic students that dedicates their time and service to the community, and at the same time shows characteristics of leadership and...

Riley’s biology class learns about hypertonic, hypotonic and isotonic solutions: Photo of the Day 10/23/2016

Riley’s biology class learns about hypertonic, hypotonic and isotonic solutions: Photo of the Day 10/23/2016

by Nicole Muller, Reporter

October 23, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Photo of the Day

Mrs. Valerie Riley’s biology class has learned about Hypertonic, Isotonic and Hypotonic solutions. To see the solutions in action, the class completes a lab using an egg that had been placed in water, vinegar and syrup. If the solution is hypertonic, the solution will move outside the egg. If...

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...

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


Filed under Fall 2016, Showcase, Welcome New Staff

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...

Bubble-ology enthralls biology students: Photo of the Day 8/30/16

Bubble-ology enthralls biology students: Photo of the Day 8/30/16

by Emily Reed, Editor

August 30, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Photo of the Day, Showcase

Washing dishes is a chore that kids come to school to get away from.  They hate the persistent nagging from their parents to scrub the plates clean and the dry skin they get as a result.  Yet in Ms. Valerie Riley's Biology class, students dip their fingers back in the soapy solution and are greeted...

Biology students stumped by weird test results: Photo of the Day 9/28/15

Biology students stumped by weird test results: Photo of the Day 9/28/15

by Emily Seth, Reporter

September 28, 2015


Filed under Photo of the Day, Showcase

On September 28, in Ms. Amber McCauley's first period biology class, students conducted experiments on the functions of enzymes. Enzymes are tiny protein molecules that help speed up chemical reactions within an animal's body and are essential for proper body functions. So, as a preparation for the bioc...

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