LYNX Newsletter

September 2020, Volume 3, Number 1

Welcome to FHS: LYNX 2020-2021!

As we enter our fourth year of LYNX in a "virtual" learning environment, we continue to provide opportunities for Advocacy, Partnerships, Flexible Scheduling, and Innovative Learning for all FHS students.

VIDEO: Innovative Learning - LYNX

Check out this video to hear LYNX Advocate Beth Sands and English teacher Liz Matheny discuss our competency-based learning environment and the innovative opportunities available to students through LYNX, including Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) and LYNX experiences with business and community partners.

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FHS Scholars Get Career Advice from LYNX Partners through Virtual LYNX Experiences

Our LYNX Advocates -- Ms. Koops, Mr. Moran, Ms. Sands, and Ms. Zimmerman -- create face-to-face and "virtual" LYNX Experiences to ensure that FHS students stay connected with business and community partners as they plan for college and careers. Take a look at a few examples of Virtual LYNX Experiences our students can view with partners and contributors.

More to come this school year!

Brenda Frese, University of Maryland Women's Basketball Head Coach

University of Maryland Women's Basketball Head Coach, Brenda Frese, speaks to our LYNX Scholars about her career journey. Her advice? Take courses in public speaking. Find your passion, then make a living doing what you love.

Scott Nickle, Director of Corporate Sales, Philadelphia Phillies

Mr. Nickle, former Walkersville High School graduate, gives our LYNX scholars advice. "Stay flexible. Your plan will change many times. Don't give up." It was inspiring to hear, "If you can communicate, you can do anything. Keep networking. Tell everyone what you want to do."

Students Provide Feedback: What are the Positive Aspects of Attending a "Virtual" LYNX Experience?

Here's what FHS students have to say:

The online format was great as it was easy to hear and see everything.

I liked it...I was able to listen at my own pace.

I thought it was nice and easy to follow, and the added benefit of being able to increase the playback speed is nice.

We are able to rewind and catch everything. Things aren't getting lost in translation.

It was an innovative way to convey information in this situation. Although the amount of interaction was limited, there was the benefit of being able to rewind the video to review the information and highlight important details.

It was very easy to find, listen, and tune-in to the interview. I liked the format and it was exciting to wait for one of my questions to be asked.

I thought it was very helpful in allowing me to really understand how the job works.

I think this was great, all my questions were answered and the audio was clear so it was easy to understand. I can always go back and watch the video if I thought I missed something. I can watch the video at any time.

The positive aspects of attending a virtual experience are being able to follow along with the conversation and being able to rewind.

Stay tuned for more Virtual LYNX experiences this school year!

Virtual Learning Lab

Students: Remember to visit the Virtual Learning Lab for academic support to start the school year strong! All FHS students have been added to the Virtual Learning Lab in Schoology.

Students can participate in discussion boards with teachers, advocates, and instructional assistants. Google Meet videoconferencing is available with parent permission.

Fast Fact

LYNX began in September 2017 when the new Frederick High School opened for students.

The 2020-2021 school year is our fourth year of LYNX at FHS!

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