Education briefs

September 09, 2002

James Buchanan High School will sponsor Parent's Night

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The faculty and administration of James Buchanan High School will sponsor Parent's Night on Wednesday, Sept. 18, beginning at 6:45 p.m.

The purpose is to familiarize parents with the subjects their children are taking and to give them an opportunity to meet their teachers. Students will take home copies of their schedules that Wednesday.

ACT registration set

College-bound high school students who want to take the ACT Assessment have two chances to register before the Oct. 26 test date.

The postmark registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 20. The late registration deadline is Oct. 4 (an additional fee is required for late registration). Students can get information from their school counselor or register online at


The test fee is $25.

A student's ACT scores are considered by colleges for admissions and course placement, along with several other important factors including high school grade point average, college preparatory courses taken in high school, extracurricular activities, personal background and other information.

The ACT Assessment is an achievement test that measures a student's academic skills in four subject areas: English, reading, mathematics and science.

'American Character Week' continues through Sept. 17

In recognition of the anniversary of Sept. 11, thousands of organizations and millions of children will celebrate Sept. 6-17 as "American Character Week."

Locally, schools will participate with Character Counts! activities that focus on the six pillars of character.

The week is designed to be a time of reflection and education through activities that strengthen appreciation of and dedication to the core values that constitute the pillars of American character - trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship.

The Character Counts! Coalition of Washington County supports schools and community organizations with training and materials throughout the year.

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