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March 14, 2005

HBC accepting scholarship applications through March 31


Hagerstown Business College is accepting scholarship applications for 2005.

Members of a high school class of 2005 are eligible to apply for numerous scholarships at the school, including the Hagerstown Business College Scholarship, which awards up to 50 percent of the cost of tuition.

HBC also offers up to 10 scholarships equal to 25 percent of tuition. The application deadline for these scholarships and the Hagerstown Business College Scholarships is Thursday, March 31.

All applicants must fulfill admission requirements to HBC to be eligible for the awards.

For information, call HBC at 1-800-422-2670 or go to www.hagerstownbusinesscol.org on the Web. HBC's next session of classes begins Monday, April 18.

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Clear Spring students raise money for student after fire


Clear Spring Elementary School students and staff recently rallied to assist a third-grade student after the student's family suffered losses in a house fire.

Teacher Andrew Ernst's homeroom students organized a collection of contributions for their classmate, raising more than $200. The school's Social Committee set up a silent auction featuring staff donations of services, baked goods and other items, and guidance counselor JoAnn Schiller collected clothes for the family.




Teacher Technology Expo scheduled for March 16


Hagerstown Community College and Washington County Public Schools will host the Teacher Technology Expo in HCC's Kepler Theater on Wednesday, March 16, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event is open to individuals from both educational communities.

Registration for the expo will be held the day of the event beginning at 4 p.m. For information, send e-mail to learn@hagerstowncc.edu or call Jack Drooger at 301-790-2800, ext. 453.




Scheduling information available for incoming North High students


Scheduling information will be available at North Hagerstown High School on Wednesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium for all eighth-grade students who will be attending the school in the 2005-06 school year. Parents and students will receive an overview of high school course work and the scheduling process from school administrators and counselors.

The North High Counseling Center is open every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. for any questions regarding high school course selection and other issues.




Committee plans discussion on students with special needs


The Special Education Advisory Committee of Washington County Public Schools is sponsoring a discussion and information session, "No Child Left Behind and Students with Special Needs," on Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at South Hagerstown High School. Parents, caregivers, teachers, paraprofessionals and school support staff are invited to attend.

Patricia Abernethy, deputy superintendent for instruction, and Ronna Fisher from the Maryland State Department of Education will lead a discussion on the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on children with special needs.

Registration is being handled by the Partners for Success office at 301-766-8221.

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