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School briefs

March 21, 2005

Elementary students raise money for St. Jude's Research Hospital


Students at Emma K. Doub School for Integrated Arts and Technology recently participated in St. Jude's Math-A-Thon, the annual fund-raiser for St. Jude's Research Hospital.

The event was organized by fourth-grade math teacher Krista Burgan, who reported proceeds of $4,547.20, earmarked for research and treatment of diseases such as childhood cancer.

Burgan and the students in her class also organized a one-week, school-wide collection for Tsunami Relief/Saunders Orphanage. Her students made and placed posters throughout the school, then collected the coins and counted them each day. A final total of $725 in coins was taken to a local bank, where a check for that amount was issued.

Education Academy offered at North Hagerstown High


The Education Academy at North Hagerstown High School is being offered to any student interested in becoming a teacher or administrator.

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The two options are child care/preschool and a teacher track. Five courses are offered, including Introduction to Education, part of the ESSENCE (Early Support for Students to Enter College Education) Program through Hagerstown Community College. Students who complete that course earn three college credits.

The need for the academy was identified as a result of teacher shortages in Maryland and across the country over the past 10 years.

Students from any school may apply to the program.

For information, call North High Principal Robert "Bo" Myers at 301-766-8238.

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