LYNX Newsletter

September 2021, Volume 4, Number 1

Welcome to LYNX Year 5!

In June, FHS graduated our first cohort of LYNX scholars -- the Class of 2021 -- and now we welcome all new and returning FHS students to experience the many services and opportunities that LYNX provides!


"As we live in a period of abundant unpredictability and fluidity, there is no better place to mature than Frederick High School with its LYNX program. The marriage of the two creates resourceful and driven leaders. LYNX experiences, in addition to our course selection and stellar teachers, create an optimal learning atmosphere fit for our generation." -- Sam Boison, FHS Class of 2021


Cadets: Take advantage of everything LYNX has to offer during the 2021-22 school year!

STUDENTS: SIGN UP FOR LYNX EXPERIENCES!

Eager to explore college and career opportunities? Excited to connect with professionals from local businesses and community organizations? Sign up for LYNX experiences using the September and October LYNX experience calendars, posted in the LYNX Schoology group for students!

Upcoming events:


Sept 1, 8: CTC Presentation (at FHS, assemblies for all 9th graders)

Sept 9: Dual Enrollment Opportunities at Frederick Community College (at FHS)

Sept 13: Careers Working with Children & Environmental Science, BAR-T - Part 1 (at FHS)

Sept 14: Careers in Science "Beyond the Lab" (at FHS)

Sept 20: Careers Working with Children & Environmental Science, BAR-T - Part 2 (off-campus)

Sept 21: C. Burr Artz Library and Maryland Room Tour (off-campus experience)

Sept 21: Careers in the Beauty Industry at The Temple: A Paul Mitchell School (off-campus)

Sept 21: Careers in Aviation Part I - Maintenance (at FHS)

Sept 27: Careers in Media Production - Big Picture Media (at FHS)

Sept 28: Careers in Horticulture - Lilypons Water Gardens (off-campus experience)

Sept 28: College Application Essay Review Session - Part I (at FHS, seniors only)

Sept 30: Early College Program at Frederick Community College (at FHS)

Oct 5: Careers in Manufacturing - EDCO (off-campus experience)

Oct 6: Rita's Italian Ice - Communication & Teamwork (at FHS)

Oct 7: Careers in Education and Biotechnology (at FHS)

Oct 8: Careers in Science with AstraZeneca (at FHS)

Oct 18: Careers in Law Enforcement - Frederick City Training Center (off-campus experience)

Oct 19: Careers in Aviation Part 2 - Pilots, Flight Attendants (at FHS)

Oct 20: Naval Academy Tour (off-campus experience)

Oct 21: College Application Essay Review Session - Part II (at FHS, seniors only)

Oct 22: Shepherd University Teacher Education Fair (off-campus experience)

Oct 22: Careers in Rehabilitation Science and Physical Therapy (at FHS)

Oct 27: Virtual Author Visit (at FHS)

Oct 29: Leesburg Aviation Expo (off-campus experience)

ACCE 101 "College Success Tools" - 1 FCC Credit!

FHS students have the opportunity to earn 1 credit from Frederick Community College by taking ACCE 101 - “College Success Tools” at FHS!


FHS teacher and FCC adjunct professor Mrs. Karine Ptak will offer this 5-week course (9 class sessions) for 1 FCC credit in FHS classroom 214 on Tuesdays/Thursdays @ 2:20-3:40 pm during block 5. Class dates are:


September 28, 30

October 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 28


  • This opportunity is open to FHS students in grades 9-12.

  • There is no cost to the student.

  • Maximum number of students per 5-week session = 20

  • Students may participate in LYNX supper after class from 3:45-4:15 pm.

  • Bus transportation is available at 4:15 pm for enrolled students who are eligible for FCPS bus service.


Interested students should pick up a form from Ms. Moshier, LYNX Secretary in the AP Office.


Registration will close on Friday, September 10. There are only 20 seats available per 5-week session, so seats will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. We anticipate this class will fill quickly, so please turn in your form to Ms. Moshier ASAP.


Questions about the course description below and how to enroll? Please email Mrs. Ptak: Karine.Ptak@fcps.org

In-Person Learning Lab in the FHS Media Center!

When? Daily from 2:20-3:40 pm

All FHS students have the option to sign up for Learning Lab using the link in the LYNX Schoology Group under "Quick Links":


Students must sign up by 1:15 p.m. on the day they plan to attend.


  • Students must enter the media center by 2:30 pm.
  • LYNX staff will assign seating.
  • Students must work on class assignments or assessments until 3:40 pm.


The media center closes at the 3:40 pm bell.

All students report to the cafeteria for supper and bus service.

Students may sign out before 3:40 pm if they are car riders/walkers.

**The Virtual Learning Lab is also accessible for tutoring from 4:15-5:45 pm Monday - Thursday.

Virtual Learning Lab (VLL) - Google Meet

Virtual Learning Lab (VLL) is LIVE via Google Meet from 4:15-5:45 pm Monday - Thursday! VLL provides students with access to teachers and advocates for academic support. Students can find the Virtual Learning Lab under the "Groups" tab in Schoology.


All FHS students (grades 9-12) can log in to the Virtual Learning Lab using the Google Meet link to access academic support. Support for Special Education students and English Learners is available. Students can also meet with a LYNX Advocate during this time!

Fast Fact

LYNX supper is FREE to ALL FHS STUDENTS as part of the National School Supper Program!


Supper is served daily in the FHS cafeteria from 3:45-4:15 pm!

Questions about LYNX? Email: LYNXFHS@fcps.org

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