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Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

Support Employee of the Year Nominees
Congratulations to Brenda Nowell and Crystal Naff for being nominated for Support Employee of the Year.


Congratulations to Patty Goff for winning Bus Driver of the year! 

FCPS All Star: Amy Entwistle

Catoctin HS Circa. 1969


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Congrats to our CTE Scholar Completers!


CHS Becomes a Microsoft IT Academy

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), in partnership with Microsoft launched 25 new Microsoft IT Academies in Maryland.  In recognition of its strong business education program and superior student performance on Microsoft Office Specialist exams, Catoctin High School has been named a Microsoft IT Academy.  
Accepting the academy plaque with Mr. Quesada is CHS junior Maya Swiderski.  Last year, Maya scored 977 out of 1000 on the MOS exam for Microsoft Word – earning her the title “2014 MOS MD State Champion”.  She was awarded an all-expense paid trip to Atlanta, Georgia where she competed in the 2014 MOS U.S. National Championships, held in conjunction with the National Leadership Conference for the Future Business Leaders of America.  CHS also produced the 2014 MOS MD State Champion in PowerPoint – as Sam Swanson (class of 2014) scored a perfect 1000.

Marah Williams wins Leo of the Year from the CHS Leo Club

Mr. Metzgar wins Lions Club Teacher of the Year for CHS!

Cheyenne Norwood: Carson Scholar Nominee

Cheyenne is the CHS nominee for the Carson Scholar award which is for students who display academic excellence and strong humanitarian qualities. Cheyenne is certainly a future leader!

Ashlee Leib Honored for Volunteer Service

Ashlee was nominated for the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award for her outstanding volunteer service to the school and the community.  Great job Ashlee!

Winner of the Frederick Rotary Speech Contest!

Emily Smallwood won the Frederick Rotary Speech Contest.  She was awarded $500.  She will now compete in the District Level for a $5000 prize. 


 Students Attend Folger Student Shakespeare Festival

On Feb 18th, the CHS Cougar Thespians performed sections of MacBeth at the Folger Student Shakespeare Festival.   Colleen Slotwinski won "Best Characterization" for her portrayal of the First Witch, and Cameron Hallock won "Best Actor" of the day for his MacBeth. Taylor Garner, Victoria Hoke, and Dan Miller also were recognized and awarded for their acting work as well.

Emily Linker- Finalist for Elizabeth Barker Delaplaine Award for Young Artists
 Emily's work was selected from 65 entries.  The grand prize winner ($1,000), to be selected by a panel of Delaplaine instructors, will be announced Saturday, March 21 at 3:00 PM.

Further details about the award are available on our website


FCPS All Star: Mike Franklin

First Place Honors

 Jacob Cool has won first place honors at a juried art exhibition at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. The theme to this year's exhibition isThe Flag and the American People: What Does it Mean to Me?  This exhibition is partnered with the Maryland State Department of Education and Maryland State Education Association. The art work will be on display at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum from February 1 to March 15, 2015.

MLK Celebration
CHS senior Raven Garver won the Martin Luther King Jr. Character Award for CHS. To earn the King Award, the student must have demonstrated leadership qualities characteristic of Dr. King and exhibited the Character Counts! pillars: responsibility, caring, fairness, trustworthiness, citizenship and respect.

French Class Fun!
For the first time in the history of the French class Yule Log cake decorating contest, there was a tie! Congratulations to the teams of Meridith Wilson and Raven Garver, and Katelynn Lowman and Summer Riley.

CHS Cross Country Wins States for Third Time in a Row!
Boys cross country team won the 2a class State Championship!  Girls cross country placed 8th!  Great job to the athletes and coaches!


CHS Golf
Taylor Zentz gets ready to tee off on #10 to open her round at the Maryland State Golf Championship. 

Garrett Ridenour gets loose on the driving range for his Championship round at the State tournament. 

CHS Leo Club!
Catoctin High School Leo Club collected nearly 1,000 cans of food for the Thurmont Food Bank.

Thanks for all the students and staff for making a difference!

Congrats Coach Franklin!

The Maryland Association for Health, Physical Education, and Dance Honors & Awards Committee announced that one of our very own, MIKE FRANKLIN,  has been selected as a 2014-15 Simon McNeely Award recipient.  He received  the award on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the MAHPERD Awards Banquet.  Congratulations Coach Franklin!

It's Academic!

Pictured here are the cheerleaders, the band, Mr. Z and Mr. Allen supporting the It's Academic team! 

Congratulations to Jonas Mugge-Durum!
Jonas has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Test. 

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