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    Lancer PRIDE is going viral!  Follow @ourlancerpride and @mcq_leadership for important news and updates, and chronicles of Lancer life and PRIDE at McQueen!  See you in the Twittersphere!  Also, don’t forget to check the school website at www.washoeschools.net/mcqueen for news, policies and other important school information.

    Hey Lancer Family! You must have an off-campus pass to leave school. The only exception is during lunch. Please check in at the office for a pass—you must have parental permission. If you are off-campus without a pass, you are truant! If you get sick during the school day, you should go to the health office. Please do not just go home!


    Personal Property on Campus--A reminder, Washoe County School District and McQueen High School are not responsible for items brought to campus that are lost or stolen.  To prevent loss of property, please remember to keep valuable items and money either securely locked, or even safer, leave them at home.  If you lose anything at school alert SRO right away.  Otherwise, keep it secure or at home!  


    Restricted Access during School Hours--An important reminder: For safety reasons students cannot have access to any areas of the football field or other athletic fields, gyms, and facilities during school hours, including lunch.  Please remain out of these areas at all times.  Thank you.


    No Students on Blue Tile Hallways during Lunch

    Beginning second semester, there will be no students allowed on the blue tile areas in the 100 and 200 hallways during lunch.  There will be signage posted in these halls.  If you have arranged to sit in your teacher’s classrooms during lunchtime that is still permitted. Please refrain from loitering in these hallways during lunch.


    Lancers: It is the belief of the Washoe county school district staff and police our Safety is everyone’s responsibility. If you see something Say Something! If you want to report, you can contact secret witness at 329-6666 or text to 274637. Enter tip725 + your message. Sometimes there are cash rewards available.


    Students as the weather gets colder it is important to stay warm, but please remember that hats and hoods are not allowed to be worn in the building from half an hour before school until after a half an hour after school. Additionally, as we celebrate college week please remember to adhere to the dress code J

    Students remember if you are driving and parking a car on campus, you need to purchase a parking permit for your car. Purchase your permit from the bookkeeper for $5.


    I Scream-You Scream- We all scream for… Dip n Dots!!! The JAG NV Program is now selling Dip N Dots as a fundraiser to help our community! Go to room 302 @ lunch on Fridays! They are $3 per bag and you have 4 flavors to choose from. Support the JAG Program!


    Students, just a reminder that if you are not feeling well and need to go to the Health Office, you MUST get a pass from your teacher.  If it is during passing, please report to your next class and ask your teacher for pass.



    Lancers, WEST SIDE STORY tickets are still available! You can purchase tickets online at Showtix4U.com, $10 for students with ID, and $16 for everyone else. Performances will be held Feb. 21, 22, 23 and 24 at 7:00. Come see the amazing work the drama and choir students have been doing. Tickets are also available from Ms. Cann.


    Wednesday at lunch in the small gym there will be a Smarty Party for those students who received a 3.5 or above last semester. You will be receiving your entrance ticket in your 2nd period class which is required to get in. Please use the south outside entrance to the small gym to come into the party.


    The cafeteria has some exciting news.  Students can now use their accounts at any indoor or outdoor station. This means you don’t have to stand in long lines inside the cafeteria.  You can go to one of the outside carts and there will be laptops to access your account.  Anyone can get lunch inside the cafeteria or at an outside station.  If you have questions, please stop by and speak to one of the kitchen workers. 

    Also from the cafeteria: Would you like to be entered into a drawing for an Amazon $100 gift card and/or an Amazon Fire Tablet? --- Submit a survey for food services and you are automatically entered to win. Show your survey confirmation to the cafeteria staff and you will receive a $1 A La Carte item. Go to www.studentVP.com/washoe to do the survey.


    Lancer Reminder: All AP exam fees are past due! Please get them paid now! The cost is $94 per exam. You need to get these fees paid to the bookkeeper.


    Chrysalis is now accepting submissions for art and student writing.


    Attention Seniors interested in earning the State of Nevada’s Seal of Bi-literacy by taking the AAPPL exam on February 27th, you must stop by Mr. Case’s room by This Thursday, February 22nd to sign up.  Schnell!!!!

    Free Afterschool Tutoring: 

    Lancers, it's a new semester!  Take charge of your grades! Do you need help with homework or a place to study after school? Feeling a little lost with that tricky Algebra concept or essay you’ve been working on? Maybe you just need to work on that big research project you have due next week. If you said yes to any of these questions, worry no more! Join us in the Career Center for some free tutoring every Thursday from 2:35-4:00. All students are welcome!


    Do you need to take Driver’s Ed? For information on Driver’s ed during spring break contact TMCC at 829-9010. Or go to the web site http://bit.ly/TMCCDriversED. Classes running 3/26-3/29 and 4/2-4/5.


    Did You Know???----- the Excalibur has a twitter feed is @mcq_excalibur


    Lancers have you done community service this year? Did you know that you can apply for an activity letter or bar based on your community service? The applications are located at the main office. The Application deadline is this Friday, 2/23/18. Applications need to be into Ms. Menicucci. You must provide official proof of the hours worked in the community.



    Subject Line: RIVALRY ROYALE! McQ vs. RHS Staff raise funds for Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada through charity basketball game

    Dunk for dimes and come support the Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada through an all-out-rivalry royale basketball game between the Reno Huskies and McQueen Lancers staff on March 14th at 6:00pm in the McQueen Gym. Show your school spirit (both alumni and students) and help kick off the D.S.N.N.N in their flagship event “Dunk for Downs”!

    Career Center:

    HI Lancers, if you need to order official transcripts for insurance, scholarships, military, colleges, etc… go to washoeschoolsnv.scribeorder.com

    Senator Heller and Senator Cortez-Masto will be holding their annual Service Academy Information Day on March 17, 2018 in the morning at the Joe Crowley Student Union, UNR. If you are interested in attending one of our nation’s Service Academies, plan to attend this event.    

    Attention Juniors! University of Chicago is now accepting applications for their Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Program. If you would like to experience the college life this summer, with all program expenses covered, apply by March 2nd. Stop by the Career Center for more information.

    TMCC will be here TOMORROW, Feb. 21st to administer the Accuplacer. You must have applied to TMCC to take the exam. For more information, see Mrs. Williams in the Career Center.

    The deadline for the McQueen Boosters Scholarships is quickly approaching! Turn all applications in to Mrs. Williams in 401 by this Friday, Feb. 23rd.

    The ASVAB will be given on March 7th in the McQueen library. Sign-up now in the Career Center.

    Seniors! If you attended Rollan Melton Elementary School, you qualify for the Rollan Melton PFA Scholarship. Applications available in the Career Center. The deadline: 2/23/18.

    Students grab your families and head out to UNR for the free Chart the Course event this Saturday, February 24th in the Joe Crowley Student Union.  Attend 1 or more workshops covering topics like high school success, career readiness and planning for college. Free food is provided!  For more info about workshop schedules or registration, go see Ms. Kirk in room 503 or Carina Gomez in the Counseling Department. 

    Renown Health is once again gearing up for their summer volunteer program June to August 2018! This program is for Juniors and Seniors interested in the medical field that want a sneak peek at what hospital life is all about. Renown will be accepting applications until March 16th, 2018 and the first 60 completed and qualified applicants will be invited to interview. Applications are available in the Career Center.

    Attention Class of 2018. If your parent is a member of Washoe Education Association, applications for their scholarships are now available in the Career Center. Three of the scholarships are available to children of WEA members. The fourth is available to a student of Hispanic descent going into the education field. The deadline is March 16th.

    Attention Juniors! The Harvard of Northern Nevada & the Sierra is now accepting applications for the Harvard Prize Book Award. For more information, stop by the Career Center. Deadline for this award is March 20th.



    Class News:

    The journalism class is looking for creative new students for next year’s class. Are you interested in photography, video, podcasting, and social media? Sign up for journalism when you register for classes over the next couple of weeks. For more information, see Mr. Smith in room 106.


    Club News:

    Honor Society is open to JRS and SRS that have a 3.5 or higher unweighted GPA. Any student interested in joining the McQueen Honor Society needs to pick up an application in the Front office. Applications are due this Friday, February 23rd.

    Intramurals at lunch:  Intramurals are available at lunch to all students every day in the big gym.  Basketball and volleyball are your options currently. 

    Chess Club: Come join us for the first meeting of the Chess Club on Fridays at lunch in room 210.


    Knitting Club meetings: There will be lunchtime knitting in the Faculty Dining Room with Ms. Hilliard and Ms. Overby on Thursdays.  Please come join us.


    LGBTQ club will be meeting in Room 104 every Thursday for the rest of the year.


    Bridge club is meeting after school Friday. Come check it out!

    ArtOps Club: Would you like to enter art competitions or create artwork for the school and in the community?  Come during lunch to Ms. Walsh’s room 508 (next to the band room) and check out the ArtOps club. We keep you informed of art competitions and real world art jobs so you can build your portfolio. Some competition and job opportunities include monetary or other prizes.  That’s ArtOps club for art opportunities, room 508, during lunch on Mondays.

    Tabletop Game Club: Have you ever been bored at Lunch? If so, come join us in room 209. We will be playing a variety of board games. We will meet every Tuesday and Thursday at lunch. Please come and join us. All are welcome!


    Lancers in the Spotlight

    Come out to the State tournament at Lawlor Center @ UNR. The girls’ varsity team will be facing the Liberty High Patriots. Tip off time will be at 3PM. Come cheer on our lancers! Fee for entry is $5 for students and $10 for adults.


    Spring sport clearance is only 1 weeks away! Due this Friday, February 23rd. Please get all fees, continuing athlete packet, and/or physicals, and registrations on registermyathlete.com completed by this date so you may tryouts on 2/24/18. Spring sports include Co-ed Track and Field teams, Co-ed Swimming and Diving Teams, JV and varsity Baseball and softball teams & boys’ golf.  If you are unsure if you have cleared, please come by the office and see Ms. Wood. If you have done a sport this year, there is still a clearance for spring sports.

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