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Tech High Bulletin

Posted January 31, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 – A-Day

Volunteers needed: Do you enjoy speaking to a large group?  If you do, Mrs. Larrick is looking for volunteers to read daily morning announcements.  February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month celebration - a reader for every morning of the month is needed.  If you are interested - please see Mrs. Larrick to sign-up.  

The Academic Team meetings are cancelled for today.

Seniors: The yearbook senior picture pages will be posted in the cafeteria at lunch through Friday.  Please check the picture, the spelling of your name and tech area to ensure they are correct.  If it is correct, please sign your name on the picture.  If it is not correct, please see Mrs. Higy ASAP.

Yearbook Orders: You may order a yearbook online at or pickup an order form on the cart outside of Library Media Center. Yearbooks are now $50.

The Pride Club will hold a meeting on Thursday.

ATTENTION Students! Are you reading any of the Black-eyed Susan books for the Tech High Reading Challenge! If so, you could be the winner of a $10 gift card that will be drawn this Thursday, January 25.  If you have read a Black-Eyed Susan book, please see Mrs. Higy for a response paper and a ticket for the drawing before noon on Thursdsay. And, if you haven’t started reading yet, there’s still time. Remember, if you read 3 books, you can vote for the winner of the 2018 Maryland Black Eyed Susan Book Award. The books are available in the media center (and possibly from Mrs. Mowen’s classroom library).  We can also borrow the titles you want from your home schools. Here’s one of the books available.
TELL ME THREE THINGS: Sixteen-year old Jessie, still grieving over her mother's death, must move from Chicago to "The Valley," with a new stepfamily but no new friends until an anonymous fellow student emails and offers to help her navigate the school's treacherous social waters. Jessie has an unknown friend through texting to help her through this.  Can you guess who that person is before the end of the book?

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).


SENIORS:  The Balfour representative will be here today in the cafeteria during all three lunch shifts.

ASVAB Testing: At the request of students, a second ASVAB test will be given on Friday, February 9, 2018.  9:15 AM – 12:30 PM.  Please sign up in the Guidance Office ASAP.

AP STUDENTS - Don't forget to sign up for your AP exams that are given in May.  To register, visit    The registration deadline is February 16. 

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 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 Deadline:  February 2, 2018

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

SUNTRUST OFF TO COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP SWEEPSTAKES – Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks 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 


Tutor Needed: A Bester Elementary 5th grade student is in need of a high school student willing to tutor in math and language arts.  If you are able to help this young lady, please contact BJ Lushbaugh, Bester Elementary School contact, at 301-766-8999 ext. 74012 to set up dates and times for tutoring sessions.

REACH of Washington County (140 W. Franklin. Street. Suite 300) 301-733-1231-Student volunteers are needed to serve as kitchen volunteers.  Dinner is served each night at 7:00-8:30 PM. Now through April 1st, 2018.  To volunteer, go online at and click on the volunteer tab.  The schedule for each week is available on the SSL bulletin board or online.

Walk MS (495 Premium Outlets) on Saturday, April 21st 6:00 AM-12:00 PM-Students needed to lend a hand before, during and after the event.  Positions include:  Set-up, registration, greeters, hand out snacks & drinks, photography and tear-down.  If interested, apply online at Volunteer Match.

Horizon Goodwill Industries (14515 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown) is accepting student volunteers.  For more information please call 301-733-7330.  Volunteer applications are available online.


Entrée – Assorted Wraps with Chips and Pickle

Ala Carte – Club Panini

Dessert – Black and White Cookies