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Tech High Bulletin

Posted November 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 – B-Day

There will be a Prom Committee Meeting on Wednesday, November 8th at 3:00 in Mrs. Larrick's room.  Be there so you can be part of the Great Holiday Cookie Dough Fundraiser!  

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.  Have questions?  See Madyson Parkin (Early Childhood Professions) or stop by after school from 3:00-4:00 PM from now until Nov. 11th!

Homecoming tickets are on sale now through Thursday, November 9th during all three lunch shifts.  Tickets are $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 Junior Cosmetology.

Spirit Week:

  • 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!

Clear Spring Students:  Basketball tryouts for boys and girls will be held on November 15th.  The schedule is as follows:

  • 345-5:15 pm        Boys JV tryouts.
  • 5:00 -7:00 pm      Boys Varsity tryouts
  • 7-8:30 pm            Girls JV tryouts.
  • 8:30 -10:00 pm    Girls Varsity tryouts.

There will be no Freshmen Team tryouts on the 15th. All players must have had their physicals and completed the online form before tryouts in order to be eligible to participate. In addition, all players MUST bring their PINK medical cards with them to tryouts and give to their respective coaches.

Class of 2018 Spirit Wear - order forms for class t-shirts and hoodies will be available in the Front Office or outside of Mrs. Larrick's classroom.  Check out the awesome design - this year we have a new item - long sleeve tie-dye shirt.  All orders and payment due by Nov. 30th.

WCPS 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.

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.


FAFSA Lab Night on Monday, November 13, 2017 4:00 – 7:00 PM, in the Computer Lab.  Please bring: 2016 Federal Tax Return, W2’s, Social Security cards/numbers for both student and parents/guardians.  Separate email addresses.  A note pad will be helpful.


Scholarship opportunities are posted in Naviance.  Keep checking for additional opportunities.  If you have any questions about the opportunities listed below, please stop by the Guidance Office.

CHARACTER COUNTS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY ($500 scholarship) – awarded on the six pillars of Character Counts…trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.  Deadline:  March 1, 2018

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION – MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000, $500, $300, $250, $150 scholarships) – awarded to high school seniors based on scholarship, leadership and financial need.  Apply online at Deadline: November 30, 2017

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION – LEGACY AWARDS ($4,000 scholarship) – any child or grandchild of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2015 or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2015, is eligible to apply.  Apply online at Deadline:  February 2, 2018

FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) FREE SPEECH ESSAY CONTEST  - high school juniors and seniors for the 2017-18 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE”S essay contest.  To enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1000 words on the provided topic.  One $10,000, one $5,000 and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays.  Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants.  To enter, visit www.THEFIRE.ORG/CONTEST. Deadline:  December 31, 2017

MARYLAND SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION ($500 scholarship) – consists of a 300-500 word essay which includes examples of how your school counselor has helped you and how that counselor made difference in your life.  Apply online at Deadline: November 30, 2017

MERITUS MEDICAL CENTER AUXILIARY, INC. ($2,000 x 4 years) – awarded to high school seniors who have been accepted into a health career curriculum such as nursing, x-ray technician, lab technicians, physical or occupational therapy technician, etc. Deadline: February 15, 2018

GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ($10,000 - $40,000) – awarded to high school senior who demonstrates at school, the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship as well as strong academic performance.  Deadline:  January 4, 2018

SUNTRUST OFF TO COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP SWEEPSTAKES – Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about October 30, 2017 until May 14, 2018. Enter at:

HCC SCHOLARSHIPS – There are numerous scholarships available for students planning to attend HCC with different requirement and deadlines.  Visit their website  

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY – There are numerous scholarships available for students with different requirements and deadlines.  Visit their website 


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.

Cedar Lawn Memorial Park-Festival of Lights Luminaire Ceremony is Saturday, Dec. 9th at 3:30 PM.  Students are needed to help light candles.  All interested student should contact Terica Welch at 301-733-6682 to volunteer.


Entrée – Southwest Chicken with Tortillas and Corn

Ala Carte - Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Dessert – Cinnamon Muffins

Vegetarian Option – Garden Salad