School briefs

February 28, 2005

Regional skills event slated for Saturday

Washington County Technical High School will host the regional SkillsUSA Competition on Saturday, March 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The competition will pit students or teams of students against others from area counties to determine who has the best skills in several occupational disciplines.

The competition features both high school and college students and includes teacher and business professionals.

Three winning students or teams will advance to the state competition.

Young Author's winners announced

Washington County Public Schools recently announced the elementary school student winners of the annual Young Author's Contest.

The contest is sponsored by the State of Maryland International Reading Association and by the Washington County Reading Council.

There were six winners in four different grade levels.

The winners are:

· Grade 5

Poetry - Erin Artz, Fountain Rock Elementary


Short story - Abigail Clopper, Williamsport Elementary

· Grade 4

Poetry - Lauren Weicht, Fountain Rock Elementary

Short story - Kristin Kelly, Eastern Elementary

· Grade 3

Short story - Jaclyn Muse, Greenbrier Elementary

· Grade 2

Short story - Madison Knode, Williamsport Elementary

Winners will be honored at the Washington County Reading Council's spring banquet, and have their work submitted for possible state honors.

Arts celebration planned in March

Washington County Technical High School has scheduled its annual Media, Music and Mocha celebration of the arts for March 14, 16 and 18 in conjunction with the school's Read Across America celebration.

Students and teachers are invited to perform music, read poetry, and do stand-up comedy or improvisation.

Sessions run from 10:30 to 11:48 a.m., and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

For information, call Media Specialist/Tech Coordinator Larry Lowe at 301-766-8050.

Program for new kindergartners set

WILLIAMSPORT - Hickory Elementary School is developing a program for students entering kindergarten in the 2005-06 school year designed to help incoming students and parents make a smooth transition from home to school.

Registration days are scheduled for April 13 and 14 and registration times are by appointment only. Parents who have completed registration paperwork should give this information when they call to schedule appointments.

For information, call 301-766-8198 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Moose lodges offer scholarship

All Moose lodges now have applications available for the R. Robert Dale Scholarship drawings.

The Dale Scholarship is open to high school juniors whose mother, father or guardian hold a Moose membership, and who have a grade-point average of at least a 2.5.

About 45 students nationwide will win $1,000 through the scholarship, which may be used towards books, tuition and fees by accredited vocational or academic institutions.

Christian academy to host open house

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -Faith Christian Academy of Martinsburg will hold an open house Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

Second- through 12th-grade students go to the Greensburg campus off W.Va. 45 on Greensburg Road in Martinsburg.

The North Berkeley campus houses pre-kindergarten through first-grade students and is at 50 Monro St., next to Berkeley Plaza Shopping Center. The open house will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this site.

For information, call 1-304-263-0011 or go on the Web to

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