School briefs

December 19, 2005

Sharpsburg kindergartner nominated for award

SHARPSBURG - Reese Parks has been chosen by the kindergarten teachers at Sharpsburg Elementary School as the December Community Partnership Character Counts nominee.

Reese's teacher, Karsten Madsen, nominated Reese for demonstrating the Character Counts pillar Caring.

Madsen described Reese as "a kind boy who speaks nicely to others, is respectful, makes good choices and has a positive attitude."

At Sharpsburg, each grade level is assigned a month in which the teachers choose a student who exemplifies the pillars of Character Counts - Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.

Each nominee receives a certificate signed by the Washington County Commissioners and a Character Counts T-shirt.

Nominations being accepted for '06 Educators of the Year

Nominations are being accepted for the 2006 Educators of the Year, according to a press release from Washington County Public Schools.


The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Foundation accepts nominations of public and private school teachers in Washington County, and recognizes all nominees and winners at an annual dinner, which is scheduled for April 26, 2006, at Fountain Head Country Club.

Any full-time, certified professional in a teaching position with five or more years of experience is eligible for nomination.

Nomination forms are available at Washington County Public Schools Central Office at 820 Commonwealth Ave., on the school system's Web site at or from the Chamber of Commerce at 28 W. Washington St.

Deadline for nominations is Jan. 18.

Committees of judges comprised of business people, community members and previous Teacher of the Year winners review the nominations.

Williamsport High School French teacher Paula Moore was the 2005 Washington County Public Schools winner and was a finalist in the Maryland Teacher of the Year program.

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