LYNX Newsletter

January 2020, Volume 2, Number 5

Happy New Year! It's Time to Register!

All FHS students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will select classes for the 2020-2021 school year during the month of January. Counselors, teachers, and advocates are available to discuss LYNX opportunities, including Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM), LYNX Online Courses, Dual Enrollment, and extended day classes (Blocks 5 and 6) .

Registration is open in Naviance from January 6 - 17.

Mock Interviews at FHS

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Special thanks to our 20 LYNX partners who participated in "Mock Interviews" with seniors!

Partners represented the following organizations:


Country Meadows Retirement Community


Frederick County Workforce Services


Navy Federal Credit Union



Congratulations to Tierra Rowell and Rosie Williams, who interviewed and accepted positions with our LYNX partners at Mock Interviews!

Seniors Learn Interview Skills with Leadership Techniques

Seniors in Mr. Vandevander and Mr. Dale's English 12 classes learn interview techniques and effective communication skills with Lisa Hammer and David Newman from Leadership Techniques, LLC.
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We Asked our LYNX Partners: "What was the Most Rewarding Aspect of Your LYNX Experience with FHS Students?"


"The students seem to definitely appreciate being out in a professional setting and connecting with real life work. To see their faces light up and consider how it won't be long before they'll be sitting in one of the programmers seat, or helping to manage an office, or even owning their own businesses is exciting. I'm sure in a short amount of time I'll see a former LYNX student working in a company that we partner with today." -- Mr. Jonathan Pernell, Vice President of Federal Solutions
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Center for Advanced Orthopedics -- MMI Division

"Many students stayed after to ask questions, seek advice, etc. Really highlighted their attention during the presentation and motivation to act on information presented." -- Mr. Brent Rader, Director of Rehabilitation at Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute
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Madison Fields

"It was wonderful to hear the connections students were making between the horses and their school life. It was important for us to do an activity that really got to share how special our careers are." -- Ms. Jessica Simpson, Equestrian Manager
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Craven Law, LLC

"How many great questions the students asked, and how engaged they were in the session. The only challenge I had was answering their many and diverse questions in the time allotted!" -- Mr. Jacob Craven, Attorney at Law
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All FHS students (grades 9-12) can register for LYNX experiences and workshops!

Explore options each month in Schoology:

Visit the FHS LYNX 2019-2020 Schoology Group.

Click Resources -- Partnerships -- LYNX Experiences: Calendar and Sign ups

Block 6 at FHS: FCC ACCE 101 "College Success Tools"

Registration is open for "College Success Tools" -- our Block 6 offering for 1 FCC credit!

Interested students in grades 9-12 should pick up an application from Mrs. Moshier, LYNX Secretary in the AP office. Applications are due by Friday, January 17. Class dates are:

January 28, 30

February 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25

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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 class: Semester 2 - Spring 2020 (2:20-3:40 pm)

*Physics of Earth and Space - Mrs. Brandenburg

Block 6 class: Semester 2 - Spring 2020 (4:20-5:40 pm, T/Th for 5-week sessions)

*FCC ACCE 101 - "College Success Tools" - Mrs. Ptak

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

Thirteen LYNX scholars earned 1 FCC credit for "College Success Tools" with Mrs. Ptak and received their FCC student identification cards on a LYNX experience to campus!

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