School briefs

February 13, 2006

School system plans magnet program expansion

Washington County Public Schools officials plan to expand the system's elementary magnet programs to two new schools in the 2006-07 school year, pending final approval of the fiscal 2007 general fund operating budget, according to a schools press release.

Applications are available for next fall's magnet classes in grades 2, 3 and 4 at Boonsboro Elementary Magnet School for World Languages and Global Communication, and Williamsport Elementary Magnet School for Math, Science and Technology.

Applications are available in each elementary school office, the Board of Education Central Office on Commonwealth Avenue and at

All applications must be completed and returned to the Office of Funded and Special Programs at the Central Office by March 24.

Open houses at the two new magnet schools have been scheduled this month.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Williamsport Elementary School.

Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Boonsboro Elementary School.


For information, call Elizabeth Donohoe at 301-766-2992.

Williamsport High to host PSAT/SAT information night

WILLIAMSPORT - Parents and students are invited to attend a PSAT/SAT information night Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in the media center at Williamsport High School.

Information will be presented on the differences between the PSAT and the SAT, timelines for taking each test, how the tests factor into the college admission process and identifying test-taking strategies.

Boonsboro High School plans its production of 'Godspell'

BOONSBORO - Boonsboro High School students will present "Godspell" from Thursday, March 2, to Saturday, March 4, at the school beginning at 7:30 p.m. each day.

A matinee also is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students.

Empty Bowls Banquet to be held at Frederick High School

FREDERICK, Md. - Students who attend Frederick High School and middle and elementary students in the Frederick High School district will host the annual community Empty Bowls Banquet.

The banquet will be Thursday, March 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Frederick High School cafeteria. The public is invited.

The event is a celebration of student service and a community gathering to raise awareness of hunger. Proceeds will go to the Frederick Community Action Agency.

For a donation of $6, participants will receive soup, bread, fruit and a beverage. Participants also will receive a handcrafted ceramic bowl while supplies last.

For information, call Alyce Luck, service-learning coordinator at Frederick High School, at 240-236-7114.

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