June 2019, Volume 1, Number 10
Another Great Year Comes to a Close!
Year 2 (2018-19) of LYNX at Frederick High School officially winds down this month! Students still have opportunities in June to participate in events and interact with LYNX partners as they wrap up course work in their classes.
We look forward to seeing everyone again when we launch LYNX Year 3 (2019-20) on September 3, 2019!
End-of-Year Events Highlight LYNX Scholars!
FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) World Championship in Detroit, Michigan
Inaugural FHS "Job Fair" Connects Students with Employers
Aviation Series Culminates in Airport Experience
LYNX scholars explored the different steps of "Flight Planning" with AOPA volunteer Eryka Silva, and "Flight Simulation" with Jill Tallman. Scholars learned the importance of preparation for a safe flight.
Students also participated in a number of hands-on activities to learn about the construction of airplanes and looked at airplane ribs, rivets, a motor, and the different materials that enable a plane to fly.
Spring Research Festival at the National Cancer Institute
LYNX Scholars Host CEO of St. John Properties
Scholars discussed how they have pursued LYNX opportunities, such as block 5 offerings, LYNX online courses, and Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM), to advance their academic careers.
LYNX partners from AstraZeneca and Yakabod also briefed Mr. St. John on the advantages of LYNX partnerships in building Frederick's future workforce!
LYNX Scholars Make College Connections!
Johns Hopkins University
LYNX Experiences: Learning Beyond the Classroom
June 3: CTR Laboratories (off-campus experience)
June 4: Plamondon Hospitality - Marriott Hotels, Roy Rogers (off-campus experience)
June 6: Independent Hose Company (off-campus experience)
June 6: The Kitchen Studio (off-campus experience)
June 7: Tropical Smoothie Cafe (off-campus experience)
June 12: Lilypons Water Gardens (off-campus experience)
LYNX Scholars Connect with LYNX Partners
LYNX Scholars and aspiring cosmetologists became informed consumers through a hands-on chemistry lesson focusing on skin and beauty products!
LYNX scholars explored careers in the Green Industry with Gilly Rodgers, FHS Class of 2005, of Mar-Lu View Nursery and Landscaping. Our scholars learned to work with plants and to "read your customer" for their needs and expectations.
Middletown Valley Bank
LYNX scholars learned about many careers in banking and observed how the industry has changed since the origin of the bank in 1923
Future LYNX engineers learn about HVAC and Geothermal Engineering with Jeff Alban of Alban Engineering, who designed Frederick High's heating and cooling system.
LYNX scholars explored News Station WDVM with Production Manager Gregory Suchanek and learned about the importance of local news programs in our community.
Frederick Memorial Hospital
Staff of Frederick Memorial Hospital framed healthcare career paths for LYNX Scholars, from entry level to Master/Doctorate positions in Nursing, Rehab, Imaging and Pharmacy.
LYNX scholars met with FHS Learning for Life teacher and artist Steven Dobbin who shared his personal pathway to success and where he gathers his inspiration!
Deva Holub, Field Educator from Ethical Choices Program, spoke with LYNX scholars in Ms. Bensing's Independent Living classes.
The Kitchen Studio
LYNX Scholars presented their culinary business plans for Chef Christine Van Bloem of The Kitchen Studio!
All FHS students (grades 9-12) can sign up to attend LYNX experiences! Students and parents can explore current options on the LYNX Choice Board.
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.
LYNX LEARNING LAB
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
Learning Lab Session 1 will run through the last full day for students. The last day for Session 2 will be Thursday, May 23.
Students should sign up before 2:15 pm on the day they plan to attend: Learning Lab Registration Form
Through LYNX, students at FHS have the unique opportunity to pursue "Credit by Demonstrated Mastery" (CDM) for specific courses.
Any FHS student who wishes to pursue "Credit by Demonstrated Mastery" (CDM) for the upcoming school year should download the pre-approval form posted on the home page of the FHS website. The form is also located under the "LYNX" tab on that site: https://education.fcps.org/fhs/.
Questions about the CDM process? Please contact Mrs. Lombardi, CDM Facilitator at FHS: Patricia.Lombardi@fcps.org