LYNX Newsletter

January 2019, Volume 1, Number 5

LYNX Scholars Ring In the New Year with 2019-20 Course Registration

In January, all FHS students will register for courses using Naviance. FHS counselors will assist students with the registration process during classes as part of the regular school day.

LYNX opportunities and scheduling options available to all students include:

  • traditional, staggered, and extended schedule options
  • Block 5 classes
  • Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)
  • LYNX online courses

Semester II - Block 5 Classes Available in Spring 2019

Interested in taking a Block 5 class (2:20-3:40 pm) second semester? See your FHS counselor in the Student Services Suite - A103.

English 9 - Mr. Dale

Algebra II - Ms. Ptak

Foundations of Computer Science - Ms. Bearce

LYNX Grade 9: Transition to High School

FHS School Counselor Ms. Christine Alexander, Coach Phil Rhodes, and LYNX advocates visited feeder middle schools in November and December to share information with eighth graders about flexible scheduling, credit by demonstrated mastery, and graduation requirements prior to high school registration night.

Questions? Contact a LYNX Advocate:

Ms. Kathy Koops:

Mr. Marlon Moran:

Ms. Beth Sands:

Ms. Sandra Zimmerman:

LYNX Grade 10: The Importance of Networking

LYNX business partners Peg McGreevy and Justin Ramsburg from Frederick County Bank invite Senator Ben Cardin into a discussion about networking with LYNX scholars in Ms. Tawney Smith's advocacy group. Stay tuned for more on this topic in February!

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FHS student volunteers get involved and give back to the community by supporting Girls on the Run and United Way of Frederick County at the Candy Cane Dash!
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LYNX Partners Continue to Support LYNX Scholars!

LYNX Scholars Experience the Culinary Arts with Local Business Partners

The Kitchen Studio

LYNX scholars worked collaboratively in teams to learn culinary skills, kitchen safety, and business management from Kitchen Studio owner and former FHS teacher Chef Christine Van Bloem!
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LYNX "Chopped" Competition: A Learning Lab Experience

The FHS Cadet Cafe was filled with excitement as LYNX scholars showcased their culinary skills! Students competed in a "Chopped" challenge during after school Learning Lab under the guidance of Roasthouse Pub Executive Chef Niko Negas and FHS Commerical Foods teacher Chef Jocelyn Baier.
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Congratulations to LYNX scholar Chopped winners! 1st place was earned by Chrislynne and Kaitlyn Bard! 2nd place went to Jade Johnson and Gavin Young and 3rd place to Indatu Goukoye! Great Job! Thank you again Chef Niko and Chef Baier!
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On Campus: LYNX Scholars make College Connections

University of Maryland College Park

LYNX Scholars explored The University of Maryland and learned about campus life and academic opportunities! FHS alumnae Jada Smith and Patricia Villanueva joined us to discuss the transition from high school to college.
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Frederick Community College: Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Thank you Diana Sung and Andrew McClain for teaching LYNX scholars about Dual Enrollment options, including English and math courses available for credit!
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Frederick Community College Monroe Center

Chuck LoSchiavo, Program Manager of Trades and Vocational Training at FCC's Monroe Center, visited FHS to speak with LYNX scholars about educational opportunities available there.

LYNX Experiences: Learning Beyond the Classroom

Upcoming Events:

  • Jan. 31: Baltimore National Aquarium (Learning for Life off-campus experience)

All FHS students (grades 9-12) can sign up to attend LYNX experiences! Click the link below to explore current options:

Flexible and Personalized Education at FHS

Frederick High School operates on an extended daily schedule.

All FHS students (grades 9-12) can choose a traditional, staggered, or extended schedule for the 2019-20 school year.

Block 5 classes: Semester II - Spring 2019 (2:20-3:40 pm)

*English 9 - Mr. Dale

*Algebra II - Ms. Ptak

*Foundations of Computer Science - Ms. Bearce

LYNX Learning Lab: Did you know?

All FHS students (grades 9-12) can come to the LYNX Learning Lab (media center) for tutoring, independent study, collaborative work, and guest presentations with LYNX partners.


Session I: 2:20 - 3:40 pm (daily)

FREE Dinner: 3:45-4:15 pm (daily) *bus at 4:15 pm

Session 2: 4:20 - 5:40 pm (T/W/R) *bus at 5:45 pm

Students should sign up before 2:15 pm on the day they plan to attend: Learning Lab Registration Form

Fast Fact

In January 2016, FHS students, parents, teachers, and community members were invited to share their vision for a "dream high school." This feedback laid the foundation for what is now LYNX at Frederick High!