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Hello Frederick Douglass High School community! We are excited about October’s upcoming events and learning experiences that our students will have! Please see below for important upcoming dates.

Wednesday, October 4th
Parent-Teacher-Student Conference signup links will be available on the FDHS webpage. Stay tuned.

Monday, October 9th (no school for students)
This day will be dedicated to Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences (PTSC). Each conference will be 15 minutes in length between the hours of 7:45am-2:30pm. Teachers will have a break between 11am-11:30am. Please come prepared with specific questions and/or information you would like addressed; each conference has to adhere to the 15-minute timeframe in order to accommodate all families. It is strongly suggested to sign up for each appointment (see above). Walk-ins are not guaranteed at all. Upon arrival sign in at the front desk before proceeding to classrooms. Thank you.

Homecoming & Spirt Week!

Tuesday, October 10: Passion With Purpose

  • Dress in Attire That Represents Something You Are Passionate About
Wednesday, October 11: BBQ Dads and Soccer Moms
  • Wear a Typical Outfit Worn by Fathers to the Family/Neighborhood BBQ and Break Out Those Yoga Pants, Messy Buns and Jogging Suits worn by every Soccer Mom
Thursday, October 12: Throwback Thursday
  • Pick your own era of choice to bring fashion from the past
Friday, October 13: Class Colors
  • Freshmen: Red
  • Sophomore: Black
  • Juniors: Purple
  • Seniors: Blue

The Student Government Association, National Honors Society and Class representatives have been working diligently to provide a fun-filled Homecoming Week. Seniors must have all 24 Service Learning Hours completed and paperwork submitted to the Counseling Center before they can purchase a Homecoming Dance ticket however, they will be allowed to participate in all other activities without prerequisites. All students who receive disciplinary follow-up can be excluded from any/all of the activities. With that said, please remind your student that Homecoming (all events, everyday) are drug and alcohol free; therefore, entry to events can be denied with no refund for paid activities. Safety is our #1 priority, always!
Shortly, there will be flyers distributed explaining all of the spirit week details however, please see below for a summary.


Opportunity- United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP)
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is pleased to announce an opportunity for two Maryland students to participate in the 2024 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). Each year, two students from every state and the District of Columbia are selected to attend a week-long government and leadership program in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. This program, now in its 62nd year, is fully funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The USSYP has an excellent reputation for providing outstanding student leaders with a unique experience in understanding our nation’s political process. The one-week program allows students the opportunity to meet with legislative, executive, and judicial leaders to discuss political issues that affect our nation. Each participant also receives a one-time $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship and is encouraged to pursue coursework in history and political science.

The attached guidelines outline the process that will be used to nominate two students to represent Maryland. Please disseminate this guidance to all high school principals to ensure eligible students have an opportunity to participate. The nomination packet may be scanned and emailed to by Monday, October 9, 2023, no later than 1:00 pm.
If you need additional information, please contact Reginald Burke, Director, Youth Development Branch, Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy by email at or by phone at (410) 767-0358.
Memo & Nomination Form

PTSO Meeting
Please join the PTSO and Principal at the first virtual meeting on Wednesday, October 25th. Please stay tuned for additional information from the PTSO.
Please remind your scholar that they are to have on the proper uniform every day. Lastly, thank you so much for your support on getting your student to school on time; it is significant to the instructional program.