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School briefs

August 02, 2004

Student registration help is available


Middle-school students new to Washington County or new to an attendance district should register at their new schools prior to the Aug. 25 start date.

Washington County's middle-school counselors will be available at each middle school Tuesday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist parents, guardians and students with their middle-school registration.

Students registering with Washington County Public Schools for the first time, need to supply the following:

- Proof of age - Bring a copy of the student's birth certificate.

- Proof of immunization - The immunization record must be signed by a physician and show that the second MMR was given after age 1.

- Proof of residency -Bring a rental lease, utility bill, mortgage payment, credit card or property tax bill to show that the student resides in Washington County.

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If the student is transferring schools within Washington County, parents and guardians need only supply a proof of residency.




Orientations slated at area high schools


A number of local high schools will host orientations for freshmen or new students and their parents or guardians.

- Boonsboro High School will hold a freshman and new student orientation on Monday, Aug. 23 from 6 to 6:50 p.m., with an evening to meet teachers to follow from 7 to 8 p.m.

The orientation will include an introductory program presented by administrators, teachers and students concerning curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular information, as well as information about attendance, grading and discipline issues.

- South Hagerstown High School will hold an orientation for incoming freshmen and new students on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m.

The program will start in the South High auditorium with a welcome and information session for the new students. Students, parents and guardians may tour the school building, and students will be able to pick up their schedules.

- Smithsburg High School will host an orientation on Monday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. The orientation will begin in the school's auditorium and will be followed by school building tours.

- Williamsport High School will host an open house for new and returning students on Monday, Aug. 23 beginning at 7 p.m. The program will begin in the school auditorium. Student parking permits will be available for sale to juniors and seniors. Cost of the permit is $20.




Mandatory meeting for athletes slated


A mandatory preseason meeting for student athletes participating in fall sports at North Hagerstown High School will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The program will begin in the auditorium. All student athletes must complete a physical before participating in school sports. Forms are available in the North Hagerstown High office Monday through Thursday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. The completed forms must be returned by Aug. 10.

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