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Photo | Pam Schipper The Urbana Dance Company presented “Tainted Love” at F-Wing Live!

Photo | Pam Schipper
The Urbana Dance Company presented “Tainted Love” at F-Wing Live!

F-Wing Live! Raises Funds for UHS Theatre

The second annual F-Wing Live! on Thursday, May 10 featured an exhibit by the National Art Honor Society, organized by President Rachel Main, and performances from the Urbana Show Choir and the Urbana Dance Company, as well as 15 vocal and musical performances and a theatrical monologue. F-Wing Live! was presented by Troupe 5705 of The International Thespian Honor Society and organized by Ainslie Stedman. The evening raised $500 for the school’s theatre equipment.

Photo | Tracey McCabe The Urbana Middle School Choir earned a rating of 2 at the Maryland State Middle School Choir Festival. Held at Howard High School in Ellicott City on May 11, the festival brought together 50 middle school choirs. Choirs are graded on their own performance, not in competition with other choirs, and UMS “earned a rating of 2, which is a Good Rating, and is quite high in the scale of possible scores from 1-5,” explained Choir Director Tom Mitchell.

Photo | Tracey McCabe
The Urbana Middle School Choir earned a rating of 2 at the Maryland State Middle School Choir Festival. Held at Howard High School in Ellicott City on May 11, the festival brought together 50 middle school choirs. Choirs are graded on their own performance, not in competition with other choirs, and UMS “earned a rating of 2, which is a Good Rating, and is quite high in the scale of possible scores from 1-5,” explained Choir Director Tom Mitchell.

UHS Meet the Coaches Night

Student athletes planning to play a fall, winter or spring sport next school year are invited to a Meet the Coaches Night in the Urbana High School auditorium on Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. You’ll get important summer workout and official tryout information.

Photo | Alice Ramos “Street View of Kyoto” by Maggie Menegaz was one of the works exhibited at the second annual F-Wing Live! on May 10.

Photo | Alice Ramos
“Street View of Kyoto” by Maggie Menegaz was one of the works exhibited at the second annual F-Wing Live! on May 10.

David Franceschina Promoted to FHS Principal

Urbana High School Assistant Principal David Franceschina will become principal of Frederick High School (FHS) principal upon the retirement of Kathy Campagnoli at the end of this school year. Franceschina was acting principal at FHS for the 2016-2017 school year. He was also acting principal at UHS the first semester of this school year while current UHS Principal David Kehne was on sabbatical.

Franceschina began his teaching career in 2002 as a music/science teacher at Heather Ridge School. From 2003 to 2010, he taught music at Walkersville High, Middletown Middle and Tuscarora High, respectively. He was promoted to assistant principal at Linganore High School in 2010, and from 2013 to 2016 was an assistant principal at Frederick High.

Franceschina earned his bachelor’s degree in music education from Shepherd University in 2002 and Master of Arts degree in educational leadership from the University of Phoenix in 2007. He is pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Frostburg University.

Photo | Submitted The 7th and 8th grade Urbana Middle School Orchestra earned a superior rating at the State Orchestra Festival.

Photo | Submitted
The 7th and 8th grade Urbana Middle School Orchestra earned a superior rating at the State Orchestra Festival.

US News Ranks UHS No. 10 in State

According to U.S. News & World Report, Urbana High School is the tenth best public school in the state. Maryland is home to 200 public high schools.

Schools are ranked based on test scores and college preparation. Urbana High’s AP participation rate is 72 percent.

Nationally, Urbana High is ranked 488 out of 28,813 public high schools and earned a gold medal from U.S. News.

June 15, Last Day of School

The last day of school for FCPS students is Friday, June 15. Expect a two-hour early dismissal.

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