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School briefs

April 23, 2007

Character Counts! student named at Winter Street



Winter Street Elementary School first-grade teachers chose Victoria Vandeclipp as the school's January Character Counts! student. Victoria was nominated by her teacher, Lori Bjorndal.

Bjorndal says Victoria is well-mannered, trustworthy, organized and always willing to help others, while demonstrating the Character Counts! pillar of Trustworthiness, Respect and Fairness.




Character Counts! training session planned



"Living Up to the Public Trust - Ethics In the Workplace," a Character Counts! training session, will be held May 1 and 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel.

Michael Josephson, founder of Character Counts!, will lead a portion of the training.

The target audience for training includes administrators, executives, human resource directors, managers and supervisors. Topics include going beyond compliance to ensure effectiveness, evaluating character in hiring and promoting, and dealing with political influences.

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To register, call 301-739-6225.




Bester Elementary School receives classic books



Bester Elementary School has been awarded a collection of 15 classic books as part of the "We the People Bookshelf" program, according to a Washington County Public Schools press release.

"We the People Bookshelf" is a competitive grant program, and is a joint initiative between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

The program awards books to 2,000 schools and public libraries across the country.




Northern Middle School indoor guard wins event



The Northern Middle School indoor guard won first place in the Keystone Indoor Drill Association 2007 competition on March 31 at Southwestern High School in Hanover, Pa., according to a Washington County Public Schools press release.

In only its second year of competition, the indoor guard was crowned Junior Guard Champion, according to the release.

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