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Tech High Bulletin

Posted February 8, 2018

Thursday, February 08, 2018 – B-Day

ATTENTION STUDENTS & STAFF:  Due to the recent school closures on 2/5 and 2/7, next Friday, 2/16 will now be designated as an 'A' day.  Please plan accordingly.

The Tech High Pride Club meets this week to finalize plans for a Student Service Learning Project opportunity with the Hagerstown Hopes organization. The project, The Power of a Single Story Project, will pair WCTHS Pride Club members with Hagerstown Hopes members for audio and video interviews about the similarities and differences of each generation’s LGBT+ experiences that will be archived on StoryCorps and published on the Hagerstown Hopes website. Mrs. Mowen and Ms. Moore-Porter are looking for 10-12 committed students to participate. See them to volunteer and make plans to come to this Thursday’s meeting. The interviews will take place on Thursday, March 8, from 4:30-7:00 PM here at WCTHS.

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.

ATTENTION Students! Are you reading any of the Black-eyed Susan books for the Tech High Reading Challenge!  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 Thursday. 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).


Reminder:  The ASVAB test will be given TOMORROW from 9:15 AM – 12:30 PM. 

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            


Teen leaders needed for a 4-H science, technology and agriculture Summer Camp.  Volunteers do not need to be 4-H members and will need to complete the 30 hours of training required prior to camp, which is June 24th-29th.  There is a mandatory meeting Wed., Feb. 7th at 6:30 PM at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD.  Parents are asked to attend the initial meeting so they are also aware of the expectations and the program.  For further questions, please email Amanda Shank at or call the office at 301.791.1404.

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 – Lasagna w/ Dinner Roll

Ala Carte – Pesto, Mozzarella & Tomato Panini

Dessert – Cinnamon Roll