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Conococheague Elementary School

August 21, 2006

12408 Learning Lane
Hagerstown

Principal: Ryan Hench

Phone: 301-766-8102

Fax: 301-582-5721

Web site: www.wcboe.k12.md.us/custom_pages/085/Main/index.html

Start time: 7:55 a.m.

Dismissal: 2:25 p.m.

Grades: K-5

Date of construction: 1960

Age of building: 46 years

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Size of building: 26,780 square feet

State-rated capacity: 249

Projected 2006-07 enrollment: 310




From the principal

Q. What are the biggest challenges this year?

A. Conococheague Elementary School will continue to examine differentiating our instruction to better meet the needs of every child at our school this year.

Our staff is committed to training and implementing best-practice instructional strategies that will enable each student to achieve his or her full potential.

We would like to remind our students that we want them to reach higher and do their personal best this year.

If each of us stretches ourselves a little bit more this year, then Conococheague will continue to build its tradition of excellence.

Q. What are your goals for the school year?

A. Our goal is to ensure that the foundations for success for all students are laid as early as possible.

This takes an understanding of individual student needs, as well as the stake that each teacher at each grade level has in building student successes.

Q. What will help to ensure a successful school year?

A. We will continue to work to ensure that Conococheague has an inviting climate that makes our students and their parents feel welcome. Parental support is critical to any school's success, and we are examining ways to provide continued opportunities for parents to have an active role in their child's education at Conococheague.

Q. What message would you like to send as the school year begins?

A. As the new principal at Conococheague Elementary School, I'd like to wish everyone a warm welcome back at the start of the school year. I look forward to getting to know each of the students and families at our school. I'm excited to meet everyone and want to share with the community that my door is always open; stop in to have a chat or just to say "hello."

Q. What special projects will occur during the school year?

A. Hand in hand with high-quality instruction goes the need for strong school/community partnerships. We are continuing to cultivate business partnerships in the community with our CAC and look forward to more successes in that area this year.

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