LYNX Newsletter

December 2021, Volume 4, Number 4

Check out our December 2021 LYNX Experiences!

Students: Don't miss out on our remaining 2021 events! Sign up for LYNX experiences using the December LYNX experience calendars, posted in the LYNX Schoology group for students on the Student Resource Choice Board!

Pictured below: LYNX Scholars recently explored careers in museum curation and international relations in Washington DC at Planet Word!

Big picture

Upcoming events:

Dec 1: Academy for the Fine Arts (AFA) Information Session (at FHS)

Dec 2: Careers in Hospitality (at FHS)

Dec 2: Visual Arts Career Virtual Round Table - The Delaplaine Part II (at FHS)

Dec 3: Xplore Series Session 2 (at FHS)

Dec 3: Careers in Auto Mechanics & Auto Body Repair - Sheehy Ford (off-campus experience)

Dec 7: TransIT Bus System and the Restaurant Business (off-campus experience)

Dec 8: Careers in Education and Child Development Roundtable (at FHS)

Dec 8: Mock Interviews (select 12th grade English classes)

Dec 9: Careers in Computer Science - Secure Software Development (off-campus experience)

Dec 10: "Day of Tech" with techfrederick (at FHS)

Dec 13: Careers using American Sign Language (at FHS)

Dec 14: Madison Fields Farm (Learning for Life, off-campus experience)

Dec 14: EL Presentation on Finance (at FHS)

Dec 14: Careers in Finance, Investing, and Financial Planning (at FHS)

Dec 17: Careers in Nursing, Medicine, and Mental Health Care (at FHS)

LYNX Scholars Apply Their Skills in Performance-Based Competitions!

Turbine Challenge at BAR-T Mountainside

LYNX scholars traveled to BAR-T Mountainside Ranch to create and test their own wind turbines while learning about renewable energy! Students worked in teams to problem-solve strategies and design techniques to ensure optimal energy production.
Big picture


FHS Culinary 2 students competed in a LYNX "Chopped" competition! FHS graduate Chef Niko Negas of Roasthouse Pub demonstrated cooking techniques using a select basket of ingredients and assisted students with their creations, which were judged by FHS staff based on taste and presentation.
Big picture

Surelocked In Escape Games

After challenging our scholar's critical thinking and analysis skills at FHS, FCPS alum Chris Sparks welcomed our LYNX scholars to Surelocked In Escape Games on North Market Street to apply their skills in teams to solve two escape rooms!
Big picture

Frederick Community College: The Monroe Center

Academy of Health Professions (AoHP)

It's almost time to register for courses for the 2022-2023 school year!

Students: Did you know that LYNX scholars can pursue the Academy of Health Professions (AoHP) by taking Year 1 coursework at FHS followed by Year 2 specialization at the FCC Monroe Center? Students, please see your FHS counselor for more information about LYNX AoHP!

Big picture

Maryland Center of Fashion Design

Fashion Design and Autism Advocacy

LYNX scholars learned about careers in fashion from Ella Pritsker (pictured left), President and Creative Director who welcomed our students to her studio at the Maryland Center of Fashion Design in Baltimore. She shared her designs and a photo taken at a fashion show benefit for Autism. Rachel Barcellona (pictured right) has Autism and has been extraordinarily successful in her modeling career and Autism advocacy! Our scholars were inspired by the creations and success stories!

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 on the Student Resource Choice Board.

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.

All students can access "TutorMe" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SAT/ACT Prep with Mrs. Ptak in Classroom 214!

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

Need practice to prepare for the SAT/ACT exams? Sign up using the Learning Lab Registration Form in the LYNX Schoology Group on the Student Resource Choice Board.

Students must sign up by 1:15 p.m. on the day they plan to attend SAT prep with Mrs. Ptak.

Questions about LYNX? Email:

Follow us on Social Media! @LYNXFHS

Big picture