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CHS Highlights

Due to electrical repair, Catoctin High School will be without electricity starting Monday 21 July.  Power will not be restored until the week of August 4th– the exact date cannot be defined at this time. CHS administrative staff will be available at Thurmont Middle School during this time. The CHS phone number will also be transferred to TMS. 

The 2014 Giant Food-Sophie Altman “Coach of the Year” trophy has been awarded to John Koepke, the IT’S ACADEMIC Coach at Catoctin High School.

Each year, 81 of the best scholastic teams in the Baltimore area compete on IT’S ACADEMIC, shown each week on WJZ, Channel 13.

For thirty-three years, Mr. Koepke has worked with his students, inspiring them to compete on the highest level.

IT’S ACADEMIC is proud to recognize John Koepke’s  dedication, his enthusiasm, and his contribution to education.

IT’S ACADEMIC is recognized by the Guiness Book of Records as the longest-running quiz show in the world.

The quizmaster of the program on WJZ is David Zahren.

The National Athletic Trainers Association has awarded Catoctin High School the Safe Sports School 1st team award. This is a certification given to recognize secondary schools that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries. Our Athletic Trainer Kristi Voigt and amazing coaches make the receipt of this award possible. The certification lasts for 3 years and we will receive a banner that will be hung in the gym so everyone can see that CHS is a Safe Sports School. To read more about criteria needed to receive this award and for a list of recipients please visit
safe schools

CHS French club students visited Thurmont Elementary School third graders on April 9th!  

elementary students french trip

Mrs. Hurley's AP Environmental Science class visited Smith Island to learn about conservation and the Chesapeake Bay. Island time!

The Science Research class received the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Trust grant award for their stream investigation and student led project supporting the Restore and Explore Your Schoolshed Program.
research class

Congratulations to Brieanne Trevorrow who won 1st place in the 2014 Youth Arts Month Flag Design Contest!  Her design will be made into a 3' x 5' flag representing the state of Maryland and will be flown at the NAEA convention in San Diego! 
bres artwork

CHS drama and music students went to Disney!  They performed songs from their musical, Guys and Dolls! Great job to all! Click here to view the video clips!

Tyra Watkin (pictured with Mr. Allen, assistant principal)

 was honored at the 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr celebration on January 16, 2014. 
martin luther king award

Coach Doug Williams has been recognized by the Baltimore Touchdown Club as Coach of the Year in the MVAL (along with Middetown's Kevin Lynott). Coach Williams will be honored at the 17th Anual BTC Super 22 in May. Way to go Coach Williams!

Congrats to Rachael Ferraro! She has a piece of art work hanging in the 2014 Reginald F. Lewis Museum High School Juried Art Show!


Will Ortiz won the title of Mr. Catoctin! For the full length video click here!

A team of outstanding students from Catoctin High School defeated teams from Aberdeen High School and Havre de Grace High School on IT'S ACADEMIC, the nation's foremost high school quiz program.  The match will be aired Saturday, January 18, at 10:00 am on WJZ, Channel 13. 
The Catoctin team consists of Isabel Miller (Captain), Mikel Wildasin, and Aaron Metheny. Their faculty coach is John Koepke. The team will return later this season for a playoff match with two other first round winners.

A huge congratulations to our Cross Country team!  The boys team finished 1st place and the girls team finished 6th place! 
XC champs

1000 Items Donated to Food Bank! 
(L to R) - Lion Wendy, Leo Ashlee, Leo Katelyn, Leo Abigail, Leo Angela, future Leo Katelyn, and Ms Herrmann (our wonderful faculty advisor, Lion Kathy Herrmann) (Note: a little Honda Fit can hold a lot!)


Look at our awesome pep band! 

 You guys rocked at the FCPS Band Festival!

A big win for boys and girls Cross Country teams!

  MVAL Champions! 
mval champs

Aislinn Latham, Aaron Metheny, Samuel Swanson received a Letter of Commendation for outstanding performance on preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.


scholarship winners

Brie Trevorrow, pictured below, was awarded the Award of Excellence for the Visual Arts category in the National PTA 2012-2013 Reflections Program. Brie describes her piece: "The theme of the contest this year was "the Magic of a Moment". My art piece shows a little girl on her bed making a wish on a shooting star.  Her blissful gaze on the star is a representation of one of the joys of childhood. It is there for a moment, and then, with a flash, disappears suddenly like the shooting star.  Truly magical moment. "


winner artwork

Mrs. Day's art class visits Catoctin Mountain Park with the Artist in Residence- Shannon Durbin

2013-2014 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar – Tori Valcarcel

2013-2014 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar

Catoctin High School seniors Isabel Miller and Jack Despeaux attended the community briefing by Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD 8th District) on Wednesday, September 4 at the Rotary Club of Frederick. Pictured from left to right were: Maryland State Delegate Galen Clagett, Isabel Miller, Congressman Van Hollen, Jack Despeaux and Maryland State Senator Ron Young.

rotary club