Neighborhood News

July 20, 1998

The Charles Town (W.Va.) Convention and Visitor's Bureau is selling replicas of Charles Town's new city flag.

Citizens can view the flag at the Charles Town Police Department's new Liberty Street location, where it is flown seven days a week during daylight hours.

The flags sell for $49.82 each, which includes West Virginia sales tax. Flags must be paid for in full before the visitor's bureau places the order.

Citizens are urged to order their flags no later than Monday, Aug. 31, because the cost is expected to rise after that date. The first shipment of flags is supposed to arrive in mid- to late October.


Sign-up sheets for the flags can be found at the visitor's bureau in the Charles Town Antique Center at 200 W. Washington St., and at the reception desks at the Jefferson County Courthouse and the new City Hall offices.

For information, call Nan Furioso at 1-304-728-7713. Orders can also be taken over the phone.

There are a few openings available in Shepherd College's seminar, "Discrete Mathematics and Technology for Teachers," being taught from Monday, July 27, through Friday, Aug. 7.

The seminar, which will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Stutzman-Slonaker Hall on the Shepherd campus in Shepherdstown, W.Va., will expose teachers to applications in the everyday curriculum of discrete mathematics.

Participants can elect to receive three hours of undergraduate credit through Shepherd or three hours of graduate credit through West Virginia University. Each participant will receive a $400 stipend for the workshop, plus a copy of the textbook "For All Practical Purposes."

Additional stipends of $60 will be awarded for each of the three fall Saturday seminars, tentatively scheduled for Sept. 26, Oct. 24, and Nov. 14.

For information, call Peter Morris at 1-304-876-5407.

Construction is slated to begin soon at Middletown (Md.) High School, where the school's capacity will increase by 264 seats to accommodate a total of 1,200 students.

Included in the school's addition are an auxiliary gymnasium with two locker rooms, 15 general-purpose classrooms, two science labs, an art room and expansion of the media center and cafeteria. A total of 30,791 gross square feet will be added to the school and 8,645 gross square feet are being renovated.

Completion is expected by August 1999.

Individuals in West Virginia who have not completed or passed all sections of the GED test will be affected by new revisions of the state testing policy.

Current revisions of West Virginia State Board Policy now allow only three calendar years for examinees to complete and pass the entire five-part GED test. Partial or incomplete scores will be invalid after three years and will require examinees to retake the test.

Currently, GED Testing Service requires at least a 40 on each subtest and a minimum of 225 points to acquire a diploma.

Free GED dollars are available in all areas to assist eligible citizens.

For information, call Pam Abston at 1-800-642-2670.

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