School briefs

April 12, 2004

Applications for magnet programs due April 21

Applications for next year's Washington County Public Schools Magnet Programs at Emma K. Doub School for Integrated Arts and Technology and Fountaindale School for Arts and Academic Excellence still are being accepted.

Both advanced programs offer enriched and accelerated learning experiences for students in grades two through five who demonstrate high academic potential, strong motivation and work ethic, creativity and leadership ability.

All applications must be completed and returned to the Office of Funded and Special Programs by Wednesday, April 21. Applications are available in each elementary school office and at the Office of Funded and Special Programs at the School Board.

The application process includes several activities geared to learning about a child's talents and strengths. Parents complete a questionnaire about their child's interests. Magnet program staff interviews each child, reviews teacher recommendations and assesses current academic performance.


An open house is scheduled at Emma K. Doub School for Integrated Arts and Technology at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

For more information about Washington County Magnet Programs and Advanced Programs, contact your school principal or call Betsy Donohoe, supervisor of advanced programs, at 301-766-2992.

Scholarship program overview to be held at Wilson College

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - The Lenfest Foundation will provide an overview of the Lenfest Scholarship Program on Sunday, May 2, at Wilson College from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Laird Hall in Chambersburg, Pa.

Students enrolled in and attending eighth, ninth and tenth grades in the Chambersburg Area, Fannett-Metal, Greencastle-Antrim, Tuscarora and Waynesboro school districts in Franklin County and select Adams County public schools are invited to attend the meeting, which will offer background on the Lenfest Scholarship Program. Students are encouraged to bring a parent or guardian to the meeting.

To register, call The Lenfest Foundation at 1-877-315-3255 by April 26.

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