What’s Happening in APPS?

APPS Calendar:
2017 – 2018 school year

August 31 – See you at Freshman and New Student Orientation! I will have a table set up. Stop by and say hello.

September 12 and ongoing  – Lunch Talks for Freshmen APPS students in room TBD at lunchtime on Tuesdays, different topic each week. Informal, bring your lunch.

Schedule of topics for Semester 1
These are scheduled every other Tuesday at Lunch in room 206
Week 1 – Week of Sept 19       What’s a cohort? Answer your questions about how to get around/involved at CHS. How to get help if you need it.
Week 2 – Week of Sept 26      Organization:  Get yourself organized for school
Week 3 – Week of Oct 3          What’s with MyMCPS Classroom / Google Classroom?
Week 4 – Week of Oct 17        AP NSL Gov. Support / How to take notes
Week 5 – Week of Oct 31        Time Management
Week 6 – Week of Nov 7        How to read a text book/highlight information
Week 7 – Week of Nov 21       Helpful tech apps for learning.
Week 8 – Week of Dec 5         AP NSL Support Gov. / Test taking skills (Quarterly assessment are coming up!)
Week 9  – Week of Dec 19       AP NSL Support (This can happen at any time see Ms. Costlow in 213)
Week 10 – Week of Jan 16     Discussion on Class registration for next year
Week 11 – Week of Jan 30      Open Forum for problems, questions, concerns or kudos.

September 14 – SENIORS: Transcript review and questions with Seniors at lunch or after school in Room 219.
September 19 – APPS Welcome for New APPS parents during Back to School Night through your child’s AP NSL Class
September 26 – Outreach to Neelsville Middle School
September 28 – Outreach to Rocky Hill MS Students at lunchtime
September 28 – Outreach to Hallie Wells Middle School
October 1 – Application window opens for incoming APPS students.
October 3 – Parent Info. Night CHS Auditorium 6:30 pm (8th grade parents)
October 16 – Parent Orientation for 9th grade APPS parents and thos new to the program. (Auditorium)
October 25thUniv. of Maryland Math Competition for interested APPS students. 1 – 3 pm. (Register on CHS homepage)
October TBD – Career choices/Family Connections Gr. 10 (with Counselling Dept.)
October TBD – Seniors! College essay writing workshop from the English Department
November 10th – Field Trip NSL Govt to the U.S. Capitol
December TBD – Field trip Newseum AP NSL Government classes (APPS)
January 30 – Freshman Registration Seminar: lunchtime rm 206:  Find out about classes, get your questions answered before registration.
January 18 – AP Info for students grades 10, 11, 12  (before you register for next year’s classes!) a Q and A both days in room 219.
January 23, 24 – Transcript review and questions Juniors, rm 211, @ lunch.
March
March – Register for any AP tests you are taking:
April  – Learn college searches in Family Connections with APPS Juniors during English classes.
April – Students fill out AP pre – registration booklets – called by classes to auditorium.
April (last two weeks) – Study groups, mock tests for AP classes, check with your teacher.
May – AP testing first two weeks of May!

News:

Here are some shout-out’s to Clarksburg APPS students

Davidson Institute Staff Portraits 2009

Christopher Huh

The Davidson Institute of Talent Development has announced the 2016 Davidson Fellows. Among the honorees is 17-year-old Clarksburg HS APPS student Christopher Huh who won a $10,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for his portfolio, History’s Lessons. He is one of only 20 students from across the country to receive this honor!

A big shout out to APPS student Maggie Chen who competed last (May 2016)  in the Maryland State Music Teachers Association state piano solo competition and won FIRST  PLACE  in the 16A group! It takes dedicated practice to achieve this honor and we are proud of Maggie and her accomplishment.

APPS Junior Olivia Hammond has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Gaithersburg Book Festival High School Short Story Contest.  You can read her entry at http://www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org/short_story/as-time-goes-by/.

A shout-out to former APPS student Aditya Kaliappan! On the AP Computer Science exam last year Aditya, not only got a 5 on the exam, but a PERFECT SCORE. He received all possible points on every part of the exam! This achievement was accomplished by only 67 students WORLD-WIDE!!. Clarksburg congratulates Aditya on his great performance! Aditya also recently earned an outstanding performance on the ACT with a composite score of 36! This is a score that less than one-tenth of 1% of all test takers earn nationwide!

Have you seen the November issue of Popular Mechanics? Clarksburg’s Anurudh Ganesan was featured in the magazine as one of 15 young innovators who are making a difference in the world. Anurudh’s Vaxxwagon invention, which refrigerates and moves vaccines safely, was featured as a new stride in science and technology. Check it out at: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/g2257/the-next-generation-young-innovators-who-are-already-making-a-difference/ Anurudh was also invited to the White House this April (2016) by President Barack Obama to present his invention along with other select young inventors nation wide.

Julianne Heberlein a former Clarksburg APPS student who was  interning at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick recently had her article on MERS published in Poster, a scientific news magazine that features news, local events, and people of the scientific communities at NCI at Frederick. Read her article at: https://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/about/theposter/content/nci-scientists-solve-structure-protein-enables-mers-virus-spread

 

 

 

 

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