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Tech High Bulletin

Posted February 9, 2018

Friday, February 09, 2018 – B-Day

The library media center is closed today.

Students please update your iPads – ASAP!  Click Settings>General>Software Update>Download and Install.  Software Update probably has a red 1. To do any update, you must have at least 50% battery or the iPad must be charging. Please see Mrs. Higy if you need help with this.

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 yearbookforever.com 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).

GUIDANCE NEWS

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

JUNIORS - Today, February 9th is the DEADLINE DATE for the March 10th SAT!!!  Register online at collegeboard.org. Registration takes 30 minutes.  See Mrs. Davis for assistance and any questions.

AP STUDENTS - Don't forget to sign up for your AP exams that are given in May.  To register, visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/210600    The registration deadline is February 16. 

SENIORS!!  If you have NOT completed the financial aid application (FAFSA) the DEADLINE DATE IS MARCH 1!!  If you need help, PLEASE see Mrs. Davis.  Money is available if you have this completed.  ALSO, have you been contacted by Maryland Higher Education Commission?  There are applications for scholarships from the state, that are also due March 1.  PLEASE ask for assistance.

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

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:  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

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 reachofwc.org 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.

LUNCH

Entrée – Cold Cut w/ Chips & Pickle

Ala Carte – Chicken Taco Quesadilla

Dessert – Lemon Bar

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