October 14, 2016
BOONSBORO HIGH SCHOOL
Come to the varsity football game tonight at 6:30 pm at North High's Callas Stadium to be part of the celebration: the Ravens mascot, Poe and Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders will have the stadium outfitted in Ravens banners and flags. In addition, $1,000 donations will be awarded to each of our school's athletic department, with each team receiving t-shirts to commemorate their experience playing in the Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown.
The game will start at 7 pm as normal.
Unity Day ~ Wednesday 10/19 ~ Wear Orange!
Make It Happen Day
9th & 10th graders will be taking the PSAT.
11th graders will be taking either the PSAT or the Accuplacer and then attending an assembly.
12th graders will be visiting a post-secondary school/college of their choice: HCC/USM-Hagerstown, Shippensburg, Frostburg, Towson, Shepherd, Blue Ridge, or Stevenson.
Room and bus assignments will be posted and any staff member should be able to help you if you have any questions.
TH 10/20 is a HALF DAY of school
end of marking period 1
NO SCHOOL FRIDAY 10/21
3 Literary Contests for Students
Letters About Literature
For young readers in grades 4–12, our annual writing contest, LAL encourages a love of reading and an appreciation for the power of words and ideas. Sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, this contest not only promotes reading and writing, but also inspires creativity and encourages young people to be lifelong readers who have the necessary skills to be successful both in school and in their careers.
2017 Contest Entry Information
The LAL contest rewards state and national winners and runners-up with cash prizes. In Maryland we recognize all our finalists with a statewide ceremony where family and friends can celebrate young writers.
Participation Guidelines: Students write to the author of a book, reflecting how that book changed their view of themselves of the world, with a chance to receive awards and recognition at the state and national levels. Maryland's state finalists and winners will be honored at an awards ceremony in the spring.
Entry Information: Mail your students' letters, along with a contest entry form for each student, to the national office postmarked by December 2, 2016 for Level 3 and January 9, 2017 for Levels 1 and 2. Students may also submit individual entries using the same form.
Make sure you send your letters to Letters About Literature c/o C. Gourley, Project Manager, 81 Oliver Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705.
Teacher's Guide: LAL national office has provided a Teacher's Guide that offers tips on working with your students on their letters and illustrates the contest's ties to Common Core State Standards.
Recommended Length of Entries: Entries for Level 1 should be no less than 100 words and no more than 500 words. Entries for Level 2 should be no less than 300 words and no more than 1000 words. Entries for Level 3 should be no less than 600 words and no more than 1500 words.
Prizes: State winners receive a cash award and advance to the national level of judging. One National Winner per competition level will win a $1,000 cash award. Judges will also select one National Honor per competition level to receive a $200 cash award.
Ready for this year's contest? Print the entry guidelines and entry form.
Talk with Ms. Ziegler in the AI Room if you need more info regarding SSL hours.
Out of the Darkness Community Walk (Shepherdstown WV)
-Saturday, October 15th (5-7:30pm)
(Emily DeMartino has fliers)
Hospice of Washington County is having a volunteer training on Monday Oct. 17th from 5-9.
Fahrney Keedy Senior Living Community has put together an orientation for all students looking to volunteer and earn SSL hours. The orientation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29th at 10am. Students must fill out an application and RSVP by October 27th.
An elderly woman is looking for help on her 11-acre property. Various tasks, such as mowing grass, trimming branches and moving brush etc. need to be completed. She lives off of Mountaineer Rd. so you will need transportation.
If you are interested in lending a helping hand please see Ms. Ziegler in the AI room.
Hunters/Farmers…want to earn SSL hours by hunting, managing crop damage and donating the meat? You can obtain a 365 day hunting permit. Call Matt at 301-739-3000
Are you an aspiring artist or writer? Do you want to share your best artwork and/or writing pieces with the entire school? If so, please submit to BLAM! BLAM is an acronym that stands for Boonsboro Literary Arts Magazine. BLAM is looking for pieces of art and writing to put on the BLAM website. To turn your work in, place it in a BLAM box located in the English and Art classrooms. Let your voice be heard, Boonsboro, with this amazing opportunity!
Attention Artists United Members
The following colleges will be visiting the first two weeks in October:
Mount St. Mary’s University
University of Maryland College Park
Boonsboro High School
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- Grades: 9 - 12
- Date of Construction: 1958
- Latest Renovation: 2006
- State Rated Capacity: 1,030 (5/1/09)
- Enrollment: 884 (11/18/15)
- Size of Building: 140,486 sq. feet