School briefs

December 04, 2006

Boonsboro class sponsors house tour

The Boonsboro High School junior class cabinet will host a Southern Washington County house tour from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. Nine houses will be featured.

Tickets cost $15 and will be available at Crawford's Confectionery on Main Street in Boonsboro or at each house on the day of the tour.

Homes in Boonsboro on the tour are at 9402 Childacrest Drive; 102 Fishing Creek Lane; 21121 Roy's Lane; 230 Potomac St.; and 416 N. Main St.

Homes in Keedysville are at 21 Mount Hebron Road and 5404 Porterstown Road.

Homes in Brownsville/Knoxville are at 2330 Boteler Road and 19431 Garrett's Mill Road.

Proceeds go to the Boonsboro High School 2007 prom.

For more information, call Kyle Lefler at 301-432-2775.

Students participate in 'Mix It Up' program

Three Washington County Public Schools middle schools participated in "Mix It Up," a national program designed to challenge social boundaries, and to foster respect and understanding in schools and communities, according to a school system press release.


Nov. 14 was Mix It Up at Lunch day, sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center's teaching tolerance program, according to the release. Students from Boonsboro, E. Russell Hicks and Northern middle schools were encouraged to participate in the program by sitting with someone new at lunch.

Boonsboro Middle School students also were given a survey, asking them to express anonymously their feelings about how their school and their peers made them feel. Students also signed a banner that said "bring down the walls that divide us."

A series of related lessons will be taught in each social studies class and school activities will be planned to support the program, according to the release.

Open house planned at Frederick school

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Career & Technology Center will hold an open house for middle and high school parents and students from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The center offers options to both college-bound and noncollege-bound students.

Eighteen of the programs at the center offer up to 27 college credits, according to a center press release.

Twenty-four programs are available at the center for students in grades 10 through 12.

Students will be giving demonstrations; instructors will be available to answer questions; and industry representatives will be on hand to discuss the opportunities that are available in their field of interest.

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