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Thursday, August 27, 2009

School Redistricting

At their August 26 meeting, the Board of Education adopted modified Option 2B. The new attendance area will go into effect for the 2010-2011 school year.

View the Option 2B feeder pattern and maps for elementary, middle and high schools.

In the near future, the FCPS will post a Frequently Asked Questions section on their web page to address transportation, phased enrollment and other logistics resulting from the boundary changes. Schools will also receive maps and other helpful information to assist you. In the meantime, you may email OHSredistricting@fcps.org.

These FCPS regulations provide guidance on many of the questions you may have:
http://apps.fcps.org/dept/legal/200.pdf
http://apps.fcps.org/dept/legal/100-02.pdf

Study Area:
As is typical with the opening of a new high school, the study area for this redistricting was large; it encompasses portions of or entire attendance areas for four existing high school "feeders." All of the following schools were impacted by the redistricting.

Linganore HS
Urbana HS
Governor TJ HS
Walkersville HS

Oakdale MS
New Market MS
Governor TJ MS
Walkersville MS
Urbana MS
Windsor Knolls MS

Centerville ES
Deer Crossing ES
Green Valley ES
Kemptown ES
New Market ES
Spring Ridge ES
Oakdale ES
Twin Ridge ES
Liberty ES
Urbana ES
Walkersville ES

Monday, August 24, 2009

(VIDEO) Cub World

Hey all!

Here is the video that the cub world staff made of our time there. If you keep an eye out at the 2:27 mark you can see all of us!

CubWorld 2009 Session 7 from NCAC BSA on Vimeo.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Cubmaster Minute

We are America today!

As we look down the road Americans have traveled, we see that many of their dreams have come true. We see the towns they have built, the bridges they have crossed, the mountains they have climbed. We feel the hardships they endured. We see places where they hammered off the rough edges of their dreams so we would have a better life today.

The pioneers worked out a way of life, a life of personal freedom that held hope for tomorrow. They made history yesterday – but it is up to us to make it today. This is our land. Here, men and women of the past lived and worked and died serving great ideals. These ideals were freedom and justice.

None of us can fail to carry his part of this great dream to his children and to his children’s children. Our land is rich in material goods, but also in history – in living legends of the people who left their mark on America. Our own past speaks to us and as we listen we hear the voice of the past saying, “Hear me now. Courage, endurance and faith built America, and what was built was good. If you build the same way, the future will also be good.”

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monthly Theme: Fun in the Sun

Let's go outside and have some fun in the sun!!! It is a great time for a pack to have a picnic at the park, or travel to a historic place. The Cub Scouts and their families will get to know the new families and welcome them to the pack. Everyone will enjoy great picnic food, fun games, and wonderful fellowship.

Some of the purposes of Cub Scouting developed through this month’s theme are:
Sportsmanship & Fitness, Cub Scouts will develop good sportsmanship while participating in outdoorgames.
Fun and Adventure, Cub Scouts will have fun being out doors and learning how early American's lived.
Family Understanding, Cub Scouts and their families will spend a fun-filled day out with everyone else.

The core value highlighted this month is:
Respect. Boys learn to respect nature as they learn how to take care of it.
Health and Fitness. Spending time outdoors is important to physical and mental well-being. Cub Scouts learn that playing games and being active is a fun way to be fit.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Mount Vernon


On August 1, 2009 we traveled to Mount Vernon home of George Washington our Country's first President.

We infact were the first to arrive at the gate at a bright and early 7:30 AM.





We arrived that early so that we could participate in a flag raising before the house opened to the public.




Chase Tracy (Glunt) was to be our flag raiser as the other boys formed a semi-circle around the pole and we prepared to raise the colors.



Then it was back outside the gate to await the official openning.

Since almost all of us had tickets already, we headed directly to the mansion to grab a tour of the home before heading over to Washington's grave where we were able to participate in a wreath laying in his tomb.

First our two scouts led all those present in the Pledge of Alliegance



Then they prepared to place the wreath in Washington's tomb.


After that Mr. Marron read Washington's Prayer to all present.

I now make it my earnest prayer that God would have the United states in his holy protection; that he would incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow-citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for brethren who have served in the field; and finally that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind, which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy nation.
Then we walked down to the Slave's Memorial in dedication to all those slaves who served Washington and were buried on his property in this location.

After that it was off to the farm where everyone present was able to witness Mr. Marron slipping down the hill and falling flat on his bottom.

Too bad no one got that on tape.

We ate lunch and then split up to go our own way and find out what Mount Vernon held in store for us all. What a day, we hope to do it again real soon as ther is so much to see that you need a few days to cover it all.