Helping 8th Graders Plan for High School

Helping 8th Graders Plan for High School

Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) and Frederick Community College (FCC) invite parents of eighth grade students to this year’s Life after Middle School: Planning for the Future event, Tuesday, November 12, 7-9 p.m. at the Gov. Thomas Johnson High School auditorium (a location change from the FCC Jack B. Kussmaul Theater).

The program will feature important information about high school planning and opportunities, high school graduation requirements, career and technology education options, linking high school and college courses, post-high school opportunities and college savings plans. This event is free and includes valuable resource materials for parents.

On the agenda are FCC Vice President of Learning Dr. Nora Clark and FCPS Instructional Director of Middle Schools Tom Saunders. Other presenters from FCPS are Dual Enrollment Coordinator Diana Sung, Career and Technology Education Coordinator Norm McGaughey, Career and Technology Center Math Specialist Lorraine Marshall, Virtual School Coordinator Michael Watson, Academy for the Fine Arts Coordinator Jonathan Kurtz, Behavioral Health and Student Supports Supervisor Janet Shipman, Governor Thomas Johnson High School Counselor Iona Blum, and Thurmont Middle School Counselor Sherry Bueso. Rounding out the program are FCC Admissions Director Lisa Freel and Mount St. Mary’s University Associate Director of Admissions Josh Karlheim. 

In addition, representatives from the Maryland college savings plans, the FCPS Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) program, the military, and Hood College will staff booths in the lobby.

To register for this free event, please call 301-624-2716 or visit