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Tech High Bulletin

Posted December 5, 2017

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 – B-Day

Meat Stick Fundraiser: All students with meat stick money due to Mrs. Kellman, please return the money or meat sticks TODAY 12/05/17, by 9:15 a.m.  Thank you!

The next SGA meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 6th at 9:15 AM in Mr. South's classroom. This meeting will take 20-30 minutes. All SGA representatives need to attend.

Attention Seniors:  The deadline for ordering Class of 2018 Spirit Wear is being extended until Monday, December 11th. Please make sure to get your order in by that time.  Order forms are available on the table in the Front Hallway and on the Bulletin Board outside of Mrs. Larrick's classroom.  

The Transition Life Skills Program will be selling Hot Chocolate as a fundraiser for their class.  Hot Chocolate will be on sale during break times (10:30 -11:30) December 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 18th and 19th for $1.00.  

Thursday, December 7 PRIDE CLUB Meeting - Come out to be part of our Campaign for Human Rights! At this week’s meeting, we are creating posters for our school’s bulletin boards that provide messages in support of humane treatment for everyone. Find out what the Human Rights Campaign is all about…and find out why countries around the world celebrate Human Rights Day each year on December 10.

December 14 PRIDE CLUB Meeting - We’re having a party to celebrate the Holiday Season on Thursday, December 14. We’ll make ornaments, put up some decorations, enjoy refreshments, and watch a Christmas classic. Bring a friend to enjoy some chill time after school. The more, the merrier!    

Tech High will be collecting items for our local Humane Society.  There will be flyers around the school listing needed items, and a box for collections in the Cafeteria. Individually, or together with your friends and classmates, please consider supporting this wonderful cause. Let’s make sure these sweet fur friends awaiting adoption have a little Christmas too!  If you would like to give a monetary donation please see Mrs. Knodle or refer to the item list for gift ideas.  Thank you for considering supporting this wonderful collection!

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

Tech High Yearbook is accepting Selfies from Seniors for our Senior Selfie Page.  Everyone in the picture MUST be a senior, attend Tech High and be school appropriate. To submit:

  • Download YEARBOOK SNAP app
  • Look up Washington County Technical High School
  • Class code: Eagles
  • Pick Yearbook Special Request to upload photos

Yearbook Orders: You may order a yearbook online at yearbookforever.com or pickup an order form on the cart outside of Library Media Center.

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.

GUIDANCE NEWS

REMINDER:  There is another ASVAB interpretation scheduled TODAY at 9:15 a.m. which will be held in Computer Lab A.

SENIORS:  If you haven't already turned in your completed diploma card, please turn it in to Mrs. Healey in the Guidance Office ASAP.  If you need a blank card, please see Mrs. Healey. 

SENIORS:  If you are interested in participating in graduation ceremonies at both WCTHS and your home school, please stop by to see Mrs. Healey in the Guidance Office at your earliest convenience.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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 – 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 www.enf.elks.org/mvs    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 

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:  www.suntrust.com/offtocollege

HCC SCHOLARSHIPS – There are numerous scholarships available for students planning to attend HCC with different requirement and deadlines.  Visit their website www.hagerstowncc.edu/financial-aid/types-of-aid/scholarships  

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

SSL OPPORTUNITIES

Bester Elementary PTA Comfy Cozy Night – The PTA is looking for volunteers to assist with our upcoming event.  Our 3rd Annual Comfy Cozy Night will be held on Wednesday, December 6th from 6:30-8:00pm.  Volunteers are needed to assist with holiday crafts as well as family fun activities.  You must be at Bester by 5:00pm on December 1st to decorate and prepare for the evening.  Please email Mrs. Franklin at frankjoy@wcps.k12.md.us if you are interested in volunteering.

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.

LUNCH

Entrée – Grilled Herb Chicken with Baked Sweet Potato and Vegetables

Ala Carte- Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Dessert – Banana Muffins

Vegetarian Option- Baked Sweet Potato

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