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Tech High Bulletin

Posted October 30, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017 – A-Day

Seniors: Please vote for the Superlative – Cutest Couple and Superlative – Tie Breaker.  Both apps have been pushed to your iPads. Voting ends TODAY.

Seniors: Senior Group pictures will be taken on Monday and Tuesday morning immediately following announcements.

  • Monday picture - all Tech Areas meeting on Monday at Tech High and B-Day 701 Tech Areas. 
  • Tuesday picture - all Tech areas meeting on Tuesday and A-Day 701 Tech Areas.  Teachers with seniors have the schedule.

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

Tech High Ladies - In need of a Homecoming dress?  The “Bippity Boppity Boutique” has numerous short and long dresses available for a reasonable price in Mrs. Reeder’s resource room.  Stop by after school from 3:00-4:00 PM from now until Nov. 11th!

Homecoming tickets will go on sale Wednesday, November 1st through Thursday, November 9th during all three lunch shifts.  Tickets will be $15 for one or $25 per couple.  If you are planning on bringing an outside guest, you must have a signed permission form with a copy of their photo ID. When purchasing your tickets.  Permission forms are in the main office, or you can see Ms. Nichols in Cosmetology.

Spirit Week:

  • Monday, November 6th – Movie Character Day – Dress as your favorite movie character
  • Tuesday, November 7th – Age Wars – Seniors dress as senior citizens, Juniors dress as children
  • Wednesday, November 8th – Wacky Tacky Wardrobe Wednesday – Throw your fashion sense out the window and come dressed in the wackiest, tackiest outfit!
  • Thursday, November 9th – Throwback Thursday – Dress in your favorite decade or time period!
  • Friday, November 10th – NO SCHOOL – PROFESSIONAL DAY!

Aspiring Entrepreneur Competition: Do you have an idea for a new business, product, or service that you would like to see happen? If so, we’re looking for you to be part of the WCPS Aspiring Entrepreneur Competition! Go to this website ( to find out more about this exciting opportunity to win money and get your idea in front of Washington County leaders who could potentially help you make it happen! See Mrs. Mowen or email her at for more information or check out the flier about it that is posted in the Tech High Google Classroom.

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

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.

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).

Attention Students: 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.


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.


REMINDER:  All Student Service Learning hours that were earned over one calendar year from the date of the activity, must be turned into Mrs. Knodle to process by November 1st!  All SSL hours (over one calendar year old) turned in after Nov. 1, will not be accepted.

Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley:  Students needed to place/remove pink flags in the grass to support breast cancer awareness on Monday, Oct. 30th at 3:30 PM at United Bank.

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.


Entrée – Chicken Nuggets, Rice Pilaf & Vegetables

Ala Carte – Turkey & Cheese Panini

Dessert – Wacky Cake