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Experiencing the History of the Americas

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Urbana High School students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Americas and European History classes enjoy an afternoon at the American Indian Museum.

By Sirad Hassan On Oct. 9, first-year students of Urbana High School’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program spent a morning exploring the National Museum of the American Indian. The Washington, D.C., museum presents many artifacts and historical figures in an interactive…

School Notes

In a Minute Launched by FCPS Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) launched a new show called In a Minute on YouTube. Airing weekly, the video clips capture recent FCPS news highlights from across the county in a quick-view format. On…

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…

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…