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Recent events at Hagerstown's Hickory Elementary

October 20, 2008

Fire Prevention Week



Hickory Elementary School students studied community helpers and were visited by the Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway. The boys and girls heard Mr. DeHaven talk about fire safety and then went outside where Mr. Anderson showed them the equipment on the fire truck and explained its operation. After the demonstration, the students said they became more aware of the important job that rescue personnel play in their lives.

Family Health Night



Hickory Elementary School hosted a family health night on Oct. 7. Families and the community were invited to school to participate and gain more knowledge about living a healthier lifestyle. The gymnasium was set up for families to take the presidential fitness test. The Washington County Health Department shared information on tobacco awareness, cancer programs, proper hand washing, blood pressure screening, diabetes information and safety information. A healthy snack of fruit kabobs, cheese and bottled water was served as a light refreshment.

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Community project



The staff at Hickory Elementary School contributes to local community projects throughout the year. During October, the staff "Put on the Pink" and raised more than $350 for breast cancer research. Money was sent to Lee National Denim Day and to a local family battling cancer.

Recycling phone books



During September, Hickory Elementary School collected old phone books to be recycled at a local recycling agency. Hickory collected a total of 1,106 phone books. The winning classroom, Miss Tusten's kindergarten class, collected 309 phone books. Students from Mrs. Kaczmark's first-grade class took second place with 262 phone books.

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