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Tech High Bulletin

Posted October 10, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – A-Day

Picture retakes will be held on Monday, October 15th.

Just a reminder to all Prom Committee Members, there is a scheduled Prom Committee meeting in Mrs. Larrick's classroom today after school.  If you are done selling Marianna Subs and Pizzas, bring along your order form and money collected.  

It’s not too late to join the Prom Committee.  If you would still like to join, meetings are held monthly in Mrs. Larrick's classroom after school.  All are welcome to attend and join!  

Hancock High students:  There will be a pep rally held on Friday, October 12th @ 2:30pm at HMHS.  Please pick up a home school event form in the front office of Tech High if you would like to attend. 

SGA members - Thanks so much for attending the meetings and welcoming the juniors!   There is so much to do for Homecoming, fundraising and the junior elections coming up.  SGA has extended the junior application submission form to become an officer until Friday, October 12.  For any juniors who would like to be either the SGA Junior Vice President or the Junior President, please get forms from Mrs. Eberle or the bulletin outside Mrs. Larrick’s room.  All member please join the google classroom formed for SGA.  The code is oh4cbzc . Our next meeting will be held on Friday, October 26 from 12:15 to 1:00pm in the AV center.  Junior elections will take place on that day and other Homecoming and Spirit Week announcements will be made.

Parking permits are now available for both seniors and juniors to purchase.

Seniors:  In order to purchase a parking permit, you must have all SSL hours completed, iPad fee must be paid and all beginning of the year paperwork must be turned in (including the Student Impact Aid Survey form that will be handed out today).

Juniors:  In order to purchase a parking permit, iPad fee must be paid and all beginning of the year paperwork must be turned in (including the Student Impact Aid Survey form that will be handed out today).

During October, members of the Tech High Pride Club will be selling tickets to the WCTHS 3rd annual Halloween Party during the lunch shifts.

  • When? Friday, October 26, from 6:00-8:00
  • Where? Tech High Cafeteria
  • Tickets are $5 single/$7 per couple. If you want to bring a guest from another school, please get a “Guest Form” from the table prior to ticket purchase.
  • The event includes a Costume Contest with prizes donated by the Hagerstown Hopes organization and music by Mr. Billings. In addition, the club is planning some other games/activities for this year’s event. Refreshments will also be available.

Come out to support the Tech High Pride Club!

Attention all students interested in joining the Academic Team:  Academic Team will be meeting Wednesdays after school until 3:45 in Mr. Barvir's classroom.  Academic Team is open to all students and is a fun way to competitively share our knowledge of History, Literature, Math, Science, Arts, Pop Culture and much, much more!  If interested, please see Mr. Barvir.

iCoverage fee, $15, is due November 9.  Please pay the $15 iCoverage Fee online through My School Bucks OR give the fee to your Tech teacher.

Juniors who would like to participate in SGA - the Tech High officer team hopes that the juniors will run for junior president and junior vice president.  These leadership positions for our school are designed for the juniors to have a say in the changes our school makes.  All officer candidates will need to submit an SGA officer applicant form and be prepared to speak in front of the entire SGA on Friday, October 26 from 12:15 to 1:00pm. Please see Mrs. Eberle for officer forms.

Senior Picture for yearbook:

  • All senior yearbook pictures must be submitted by November 9. 
  • If you had your picture taken at Myerly and Lowe, they will submit your picture. 
  • If you had your picture taken elsewhere, please submit your picture digitally (JPEG) to higyani@wcps.k12.md.us.

Yearbooks are $50 from now until December 22.

  • $55 - December 23 – March 22.
  • $60 – March 23 – May 3.
  • $65 cash – May 4 – end of year if there are any unsold Yearbooks.

iPad access at home - Students/staff if you are having issues accessing the Internet at home, please try this: Enter username (5/3 or whatever you use to log into a school computer) and password (wcps lunch number) in the proxy up to 5 times. If you are still having issues, please stop by the Media Center.

Guidance News

College/Career Fair - Hagerstown Community College and WCPS are sponsoring the Washington County College Fair at HCC tonight from 6:00-8:00pm in the ARCC building.  Over 100 college and tech schools attend.   Great for undecided seniors or junior exploration.  Talk directly with a school’s rep.

  • Would you like help completing the FAFSA? https://fafsa.ed.gov/help/before003.htm
  • Information on financial aid? Financial Aid presentation at 6:30 P.M. with Mr. Gossard
  • College Coaching to assist in narrowing college choices? College Coaching is: An opportunity for students and their parents to identify the best options for college. Exploring college programs that are the “right fit” for your student’s individual interests, needs and qualifications. Tools and tips for making the most of college visits

All of this will be available at the WCPS College Fair.

FAFSA support - Oct 11, 3-7 pm or Dec 11, 3-7 pm.  Students and parents may come to the counseling center to get assistance in filling out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  You and your folks need a good email and tax returns from 2017.

ASVAB (Military entrance test) - November 12, 2018, 9:15 to 12:00 noon.  Sign up in the counseling center.  Interpretation of results will be done on December 10, 2018, 9:15-10:15.

College Visits at Washington County Technical High School:

October 11, 2018                    1:45 PM                      University of MD, College Park

October 22, 2018                    9:30 AM                     St. Francis University

October 25, 2018                    9:15AM                     UMBC

November 2, 2018                  11:00AM                    Salisbury University

November 5, 2018                  9:15 AM                     West Virginia Wesleyan College

Interested students should sign up with Mrs. Healey in the Counseling Center.

SSL Opportunities

Rockland Woods Basketball Club - Instructional non-profit basketball league for K-5th graders is looking for anyone with knowledge and skills to be assistant coaches or referees for the K/1 and 2/3 age groups. Please contact Erin Weaver, RWBC secretary at (301)788-8187 or send an email to rocklandbballclub@gmail.com for more information or to sign-up. Season starts mid-November and runs until first weekend in March.

Goodwill Industries - is looking for 17-18 year old Washington County students to enroll in free classes!  There are different topics for each 2 week class.  Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-6:00 PM on 200 N. Prospect St. Hagerstown in the Horizon Goodwill Industries Building, adjacent to Domino’s Pizza.  You may sign up by calling Ebonee at 301-733-7330 extension 1701 (leave a detailed message) or by emailing Ebonee at eboneeparson@gmail.com or go online and fill out an application.  Flyers available under Mrs. Knodle’s SSL bulletin board.

The Washington County Historical Society - (located at 135 W. Washington St. Hagerstown) is looking for students to assist in a variety of opportunities.  From weekend painting and garden work to working in their library, archives or assisting during Saturday craft sessions.  All activities are on site at the Miller House and interested students should contact Anna Cueto at curator@washcohistory.org or 301-797-8782.

Fall HAYSL- Student volunteers are needed on Saturdays for concession stand duties and/or as sideline referees for youth soccer matches.  Concessions are open from 9-2pm and refs are needed from 10-3pm.  The season ends Sat., Oct. 27th.  Training is provided and interested students should contact Katie Staup at haysl627fundraise@gmail.com

BCA-Cumberland Valley - Student volunteers are needed to place pink flags around the walk route and remove them after the event, to hand out water and fruit and to encourage walkers on Sat., Oct. 20th from 6:45am-12:00pm. Interested students should contact Jenny Sarnecki at jenny.bcavalley@myactv.net or at 240.818.1580

Lunch

Entrée – Pasta Bar w/ Vegetables

Ala Carte – Ham & Cheese Panini

Dessert – Pumpkin Cheesecake

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