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School Notes

Compiled by Bethany E. Starin and Pam Schipper Community Invited to UHS Choral Boosters Yard Sale To fundraise for students’ upcoming trip to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in April 2015, the Urbana High School (UHS) Choral Boosters will host a yard…

It’s Who You Hang Around With

By Jennifer Coppit Do you network? Perhaps you network to improve your sphere of influence at work or in community efforts. Most of us learn early on that sometimes it’s not what you know but who you know. But think…

One Maryland, One Book: Through the Lens

By Sandra S. Cartagena For seven years, the Maryland Humanities Council has sponsored One Maryland, One Book, a program designed to bring readers together in the shared experience of reading the same title. This year’s book, “The Distance Between Us”…

Hawks Compete in Cross Country

By Rishub Nahar “One more mile, one more mile.” This is the mindset of the Urbana cross country team as it launches its new season. Cross country in Urbana has exploded in popularity: According to boys’ head coach Ross Stafford,…

Season Goes Beyond Sports

By Michelle Hill Fall. For many, this means that the leaves are changing and the weather is getting cooler. For me as assistant athletic director, it means the beginning of another great sports season. Soccer, volleyball, field hockey, cheerleading and…

Urbana Schools Welcome New Staff

Photo | Tracey McCabe

Frederick County Public Schools welcomed students on August 25th. Here students from Centerville Elementary walk to school with their parents, cameras in hand to capture first day 
of school photos.

By Rachel Thurman Turkey, chips, string cheese and other school lunch treats are being bought by the bag full because Aug. 25 marked the first day back to school for Frederick County Public School (FCPS) teachers and students. Urbana area…

UHS Band Camp Launches Season

Photo | Shannon Wagner


Frederick County Public Schools opened their doors on a sunshiny Monday, Aug. 25, for the new school year, welcoming more than 40,000 students across the county. Long before this date, 80 Urbana High School students were hard at work spending 12-hour days training, drilling and marching as part of the Mighty Hawks Marching Band.

By Rishub Nahar In Urbana’s late summer months, residents may hear a distant buzz emanating from Urbana High School (UHS). While some may call it a cacophony, it is in fact the sound of progress as the Urbana High School…

Police Blotter

Compiled by Kristy Crawford and Bethany E. Starin Law and Safety Event Promotes Safety in Urbana The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office hosted three community events in early August, called National Night Out and Open House. The first event was held…