School briefs

September 20, 2004

Board to discuss superintendent search

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Board of Education will hold a public forum on its superintendent search at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 7630 Hayward Road in Frederick to receive citizens' comments on what they would like to see in a superintendent for Frederick County Public Schools.

Each person will have three minutes to speak during the hearing.

Parent Night set for Mercersburg school

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - James Buchanan Middle School Parent Night will be held from 6:15 until 8:45 p.m. Thursday at the school, 5191 Fort Loudon Road.

Parents will be given a building renovation update in the auditorium and then will attend 10-minute miniclasses that follow their child's daily schedule.

Art and other programs will be highlighted in the hallways. Handouts also will be available. In the library, the annual Book Fair will have displays and items available for purchase.


For information, call the school at 1-717-328-5221 during school hours.

Pa. university lists open house schedule

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Shippensburg University's Admissions Office will host a series of open houses this year.

The events will take place on Oct. 23 and Nov. 13. Open houses also are scheduled for March 19 and April 16.

Each program in Heiges Field House provides an opportunity for prospective students and their parents to visit the campus, meet and talk with faculty, staff associates and current students, and learn about financial aid.

For information, call the admissions office at 1-800-822-8028 or send e-mail to

Essay contest deadline is Dec. 1

The Fleet Reserve Association local Antietam Branch 142 is sponsoring its annual essay contest, open to all students in grades seven through 12.

This year's essay theme is "What Freedom of Speech Means to Me." Essays must be 350 words or less. Submission deadline is Dec. 1.

The essays judged best by Antietam Branch 142 will be awarded U.S. savings bonds. Winning essays are forwarded to the FRA Regional Committee. Winners at regional move on to the national committee, with a grand prize of a $15,000 U.S. savings bond.

The required entry form, cover sheet and printed rules are available by calling Henry Cranford at 301-620-4045.

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