School briefs

August 30, 2004

Opening day set for St. Mary Catholic

St. Mary Catholic School's opening day for grades one through eight will be on Tuesday, Sept. 7, with a 12:30 p.m. dismissal.

Kindergarten will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 8, with regular morning and afternoon sessions.

School information may be obtained online at

County food services featured in magazine

The Food and Nutrition Services Department of Washington County Public Schools was featured in the July 15 edition of Foodservice Director Magazine.

The article focused on the success of the breakfast program, noting a 20 percent increase in participation in the 2003-04 school year, according to a Washington County Public Schools press release.

Food and Nutrition Services Supervisor Gary Dodds attributed the increase to cooperation between students and staff, changes in meal delivery and presentation, and waiving the reduced-price fee.


Foodservice Director Magazine can be accessed online at

Frederick students sought for board

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Board of Education is seeking a student representative and two parent members, one to represent the Brunswick feeder area and the other to represent the Catoctin feeder area, to serve on its Family Life Advisory Committee.

The committee examines all instructional materials proposed for use in the Family Life and HIV/AIDS prevention units and makes recommendations for approval or disapproval. It also consults with the professional educators charged with developing, implementing and evaluating the program.

The application deadline is Sept. 10. To obtain an application and information, visit the Board of Education section of the FCPS Web site at, contact Judith Ricketts at 1-301-696-6850 or send e-mail to

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