Education briefs

November 03, 2003|by

Board of Education members honored

Washington County Board of Education members Edward Forrest, Roxanne Ober and Bernadette Wagner were honored as 2003 graduates of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education's Leadership Program during the association's 46th annual conference, held Oct. 1 to 3 at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel in Ocean City , Md. The leadership program is designed to provide board members with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide direction and vision for education. The program is designed to be completed in two years and is a combination of MABE course work, coaching and selected practicum-based learning experiences.

Sharpsburg Elementary will be pilot site for program

The Coordinated School Health Team of Washington County Public Schools and the Healthy Lifestyles Committee of the Washington County Health Department have chosen Sharpsburg Elementary School as a pilot site for a healthy lifestyles program.

Principal Karen Stroup said the two groups will develop a work plan that will coordinate the eight components of coordinated school health to advance the effectiveness of school health programs in schools throughout Washington County. The components include comprehensive school health education, physical education, school health services, school nutrition, school counseling, psychological and social services, employee wellness, healthy school environments, and family and community involvement.

St. Maria Goretti plans annual open house

St. Maria Goretti High School, 1535 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, will host its annual open house Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Goretti is a college preparatory high school that emphasizes Christian values.

Sabillasville Elementary has a new phone, fax number

Sabillasville Elementary School will have a new telephone system beginning Tuesday.

The new phone number will be 1-240-236-6000. The fax number is 1-240-236-6001.

Financial aid seminar to be held at Smithsburg High

Herm Davis is scheduled to conduct a free seminar on college financial aid planning Thursday, Nov. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smithsburg High School.

Parents of all area middle and high school students are invited to attend the seminar, which will include information on financial aid resources to help pay for college and preparation for pre-application for federal financial aid.

Davis co-wrote "College Financial Aid for Dummies."

Washington County to offer Saturday English program

The Washington County English for Speakers of Other Languages program is offering Saturday school programming for accelerating English in grades kindergarten through 12.

The curriculum, "On Our Way to English" and "English in My Pocket," focuses on language, literacy and content. The program takes into account language acquisition and English literacy level.

Adult English classes also are available free of charge for parents interested in learning beginning English.

Classes are held at South Hagerstown High School's Alternative Learning Center, blue building, from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday except on holidays.

The next class is scheduled for Saturday. For information, call 301-766-2977.

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