School notes

May 29, 2006

Hicks student-led conference team receives excellence award

E. Russell Hicks Middle School's student-led conference team received the Maryland Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's 2005-06 award for team excellence May 17 at the ASCD forum at Towson (Md.) University.

A review committee saluted the growth of the school's effort to involve all students in self-assessment and to demonstrate solid achievement to a community audience, according to a Washington County Public Schools press release.

Summer school registration scheduled for six days in June

Registration for high school summer school is scheduled for June 6, 7 and 8 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and June 12, 13 and 14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.


Registration will be held in the lobby adjacent to the counseling center at North Hagerstown High School.

Information regarding registration, fees and course offerings is available from the counseling offices in each high school.

State Women's Commission panel honors Hancock student

The Maryland Commission for Women's Girls Committee recently honored Karly Marie Lodsdon of Hagerstown at the Women of Tomorrow Awards.

Karly, a ninth-grader at Hancock Middle-Senior High School, was honored for her academic and leadership performance and for her community service, according to a press release from the Maryland Commission for Women.

She is enrolled in the Maryland Scholars program and has earned a 3.75 grade point average, the release says.

In November 2005, she organized a schoolwide letter writing campaign to support military personnel overseas, according to the press release. More than 350 letters were sent.

During a ceremony May 18 at the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore, she received a gift, plaque and a Governor's Citation for her accomplishments.

Women's household role lauded

The Washington County Health Department and members of the Coalition for a Healthier Washington County will meet June 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Center at 131 W. North Ave., for a free dinner honoring the vital role of women in the household.

Brenda Bell Caffee will present an educational message on the dangers of exposure to the chemicals that are found in secondhand smoke.

To reserve space, call 240-420-1796 by May 30.

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