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School briefs

June 26, 2006

Washington County schools receive awards



Washington County Public Schools received four awards in the National School Public Relations Association's 2006 publication and electronic media contest.

The school system received three awards of merit. The awards were given in the Audio/Visual category for "Leaving a Legacy," a 2005-06 back-to-school video, and for a business partnership video; and in the Publications category for the school system's annual report.

The system also received an award of honorable mention in the Publications category for its recruitment packet.

All the entries were developed by the school system's public relations office.




Northern Middle students raise money for family



Northern Middle School students and staff have been raising funds to help a fellow student's family following a tragic accident in May, according to a press release from Washington County Public Schools.

The father was killed in the accident, and two sons, who just had completed eighth grade at the school were hospitalized along with their mother, according to the release.

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The amount collected totaled $800, according to the release. The school is continuing to accept donations.

Students sought donations for the family, and set up collection boxes throughout the school. They also sought donations during school events, according to the release.

Schools to participate in Meals for Achievement

Fourteen Washington County Public Schools will participate in the Maryland State Department of Education's Meals for Achievement classroom breakfast program.

Eastern and Salem Avenue elementary schools, Western Heights Middle School and South Hagerstown High School have joined the list of schools participating.

Other schools participating are Bester, Cascade, Fountaindale, Hancock, Lincolnshire, Pangborn and Winter Street elementary schools, Marshall Street School and Washington County Job Development Program.

In participating schools, the classroom breakfast is free to all students regardless of family income. Schools participating in the state-funded program must have 40 percent or more of enrolled students approved for free or reduced-price meals.




Mont Alto to host program for high school students



MONT ALTO, Pa. - Penn State Mont Alto is preparing to host its annual "Spend a Summer Day" and "Spend a Summer Evening" events for students entering the 12th grade this fall.

"Spend a Summer Day" will be Friday, July 14, at 10 a.m., and Spend a Summer Evening will be Thursday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m.

The events will allow students and their parents to learn more about the college and the admissions process. Tours of the campus will be offered, and admissions counselors will be available.

To register, call 717-749-6130 or send e-mail to axc8@psu.edu.

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