School briefs

April 30, 2007

School employees can earn bachelor's degree

The Center for Peak Performance and Productivity, the staff development office of Washington County Public Schools, will offer educational support personnel employees the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree in education.

An information meeting about the program will be Tuesday, May 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Appalachian Room at the school system's central office on Commonwealth Avenue.

School system receives Educator Excellence Award

Washington County Public Schools representatives were honored April 20 at the Maryland State Department of Education's eighth annual Achievement Initiative for Maryland's Minority Students awards, according to a school system press release.

The school system received the Educator Excellence Award for efforts and success in narrowing achievement gaps among various student groups, according to the release.


Kiara Robertson, a student at South Hagerstown High School, received a $1,000 scholarship award, and Hagerstown City Councilwoman Alesia Parson-McBean received the Community Excellence Award for her support of education, according to the release.

Faith students to perform community service project

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - About 368 students from Faith Christian Academy will take part Friday in "Labors of Love," a community service project, according to an academy press release.

Seventy parents and 32 teachers and administrators from the academy also will participate, helping with projects in Berkeley and Jefferson counties, according to the release.

Each class will work on separate jobs.

Younger students will pull weeds, plant flowers and pick up trash, according to the release. Older students will wash cars, paint and do yard work at churches and senior citizens' homes, according to the release.

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