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Tech High Bulletin

Posted October 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017 – B-Day

Picture retakes will take place on Monday, October 16th in the Media Center.  If you did not receive your ID or are unhappy with the photos you purchased, please make sure you report to the Media Center for a picture retake.  If you purchased pictures and need to have them retaken you must bring the entire set of photos on retake day to give back to the photographers.

To all SGA members:  We will have our first meeting on Wednesday, October 18 from 9:15 to 9:45.  The meeting will be held in Mr. South’s room.  All junior and senior tech area representatives should attend.  We will be discussing school wide initiatives, election of officers and fundraising opportunities. 

Homecoming 2017 will be held Saturday, November 11th from 8 to 11 p.m.  Tickets will be $15 for one or $25 a couple.  If you are planning to bring an outside guest, you will need to pick up a form from the main office.  You will need to have a permission form with a current copy of your guest photo id to purchase a ticket.  Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, November 1st through Thursday, November 9th, during all three lunch shifts. 

The Tech High Pride Club-GSA will be selling tickets to the second annual Tech High Halloween Party during all three lunch shifts through Tuesday, October 24th. The Halloween Party is on Thursday, October 26, from 6 to 8, with a costume contest at 7 PM. Prizes, which are sponsored by the Hagerstown Hopes organization, will be awarded in various categories. Tickets cost $5 for singles and $7 for couples. Tech High students may bring a guest from another school with prior permission and the completion of the standards “WCTHS” guest form. For more information, see Ms. Mowen, Ms. Moore-Porter, President Gordon Young, or any Pride Club member.

The It’s Academic Team will meet Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 in Mrs. Irwin’s room.  See you there. 

Kids Helping Kids Food Drive - This is a competition between our Junior and Senior Class. The class donating the most food items will be awarded ‘the class with the most spirit' during our Homecoming Dance November 11th.  Please place all food in the designated boxes in the cafeteria, or you may bring them to Mrs. Nichols room, Level I Cosmetology.  The food drive will run from October 2nd to the 27th. Students donating 20 or more food items, will be entered into a drawing to win 2 tickets for the Homecoming Dance.  Please make sure to take your items to Ms. Nichols room so that you can get your name in the drawing!

The Tech High Pride Club-Gay Straight Alliance meets on Thursday after school in Mrs. Mowen’s room from 3:05 to 4:00. For more information, ask Mrs. Mowen, Mrs. Moore-Porter, President Gordon Young, or any Pride Club member. Please join us!

2017 – 2018 Yearbook: You may order a yearbook online at or pickup an order form on the cart outside of Library Media Center.

2016 – 2017 Yearbook – on sale for $10.  We have a few DAMAGED yearbooks remaining from last year.  If you would like one, please bring $10.00 cash to Mrs. Higy for a yearbook.

Employment Opportunity:  Cracker Barrel of Hagerstown is hiring:  Cooks, Dishwashers, Servers, Cahiers and Retail Sales.  Apply in person or visit

Attention All National Technical Honor Society Inductees: There will be MANDATORY National Technical Honor Society practices on the following dates/times:

  • Monday, October 23rd @ 1:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 24th @ 1:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 25th @ 1:45 p.m.

Student Assistance Program: If you are concerned about a friend’s use of drugs or alcohol, Tech High has a confidential referral program called the Student Assistance Program.  You can make an anonymous referral by placing your concern in a referral box that’s located in the hall outside of the counseling center. A group of teachers and staff who have been trained to handle your concerns will take it from there.  No one needs to know where the concern came from.  It’s a great way to help a friend who is struggling.  If you ever need help or want more information, you can talk to a member of our team: Ms. Nichols (Cosmetology I), Mr. Vanorsdale (Counseling Center), Mr. Gery (Resource Room), Mrs. Kaper-Dick (SSL Office across from the main office) or Mr. Buhrman (Assistant Principal).

Senior Yearbook Pictures: Your senior picture for the yearbook is due on November 10.  If you did NOT get your photo taken by Myerly and Lowe, you may send the photo digitally (JPEG) to

Attention Students:

  • If you have served on SGA or Skills and would like to take it to the next level of participating in student government then you may be interested in applying for the State of Maryland Student Page Program.  This is a great opportunity for high school students to serve in either the Maryland Senate or House of Delegates.  For more information - please see Mrs. Larrick.  Deadline to apply is October 13th.
  • For any junior or senior student who has served in either SGA or Skills there is another great opportunity to continue your work in student government through the United States Senate Youth Program.  This is a great opportunity to spend a week in Washington DC and experience your national government in action.  In addition, if you are chosen you would be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship.  Please see Mrs. Larrick for further information.  Deadline to apply is looming very quickly.  


Hagerstown Community College is hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 14th from 10:00am to noon in their Student Center.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about HCC, the programs they offer, take a tour of their campus and speak with their faculty.

Dates to remember:

  • Maryland College Application Campaign for Tech High will be the week of October 23 – 27.  PLEASE plan to submit at least one application to any post-secondary school.

The First Energy PSI program combines classroom learning and hands-on training leading to an Associate’s Degree and a long-lasting career in the electric utility industry.  Sessions offer the opportunity to learn about the program and decide if a career as a line worker or substation electrician is the right choice.  The line worker program is offered in conjunction with Blue Ridge CTC in Martinsburg, WV.  An information sessions is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Blue Ridge CTC. Both, the line worker and substations programs, are offered at Pierpoint CTC in Fairmont, WV. This information session is scheduled at Pierpont CTC on Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00 a.m. Registration to attend the sessions should be coming soon.


Interstate Chili, Rib & Wing Fest (benefits Girls Inc.)-Saturday, Nov. 4th at the Washington County Ag Center.   Students needed to assist with set up on Fri., Nov. 3rd and during the event on Nov. 4th.  Interested students must sign up online!  To register, go to the volunteer tab and select your time and open job duty.

Kris Kringle Holiday Craft & Gift Show – Held @ HCC’s ARRC Building - Students needed to assist vendors with set up (Friday, Nov. 17th 3:00 PM-9:00 PM), assist during the event (Saturday, Nov. 18th 7:00 AM-5:00 PM) and assist again during the event and tear down (Sunday, Nov. 19th 8:30 AM-5:00 PM).  Interested students should register in advance with Brian Pitsnogle at 240-500-7656 or  Flyers are available under the SSL bulletin board!

ARC “Caring Hands Gift Wrap” - The wrapping station opens Friday, Nov. 24th until Sunday, Dec. 24th at the Valley Mall in Hagerstown.  Earn SSL hours wrapping gifts to benefit the American Red Cross.  Register a group online at For questions or issues please call 301-739-0717 ext. 201 or email

Attention Youth Hunters:  Donate your deer to help hunt down hunger!  Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry pays the meat processing bill and gives the meat to food banks and programs that feed the needy.  To donate and earn SSL hours call 301-739-3000 or email Ernst Country Market (Clear Spring), Holsinger’s Meat Market (Maugansville) and Sunnyland/Ray Burger’s (Williamsport) participate in this program.  Call today to set up donations.

Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley:  Students needed to place/remove pink flags in the grass to support breast cancer awareness at the following locations and times:

  • Monday, Oct. 30th @3:30 PM at United Bank-Remove flags
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21st @3:30 PM at the Elks Club-Remove flags

Step ‘N Stride Walk:  BCA-CV is looking for students to place and remove pink flags along the perimeter of HCC ARCC campus loop road.  Students must register to volunteer and indicate which event and time slot they are available.  Any questions may be answered at 301-791-5843.


Entrée – Hot Dogs w/ the Fixings, Macaroni & Cheese, Vegetables

Garde Manger - Grilled Vegetable Wrap

Dessert – No-Bake Cookie