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December 22, 2010|By JAMIE SHEKELS
  • Jamie Shekels
Jamie Shekels

Winter is officially here

Tuesday marked the first official day of the winter season. It seems as if Old Man Winter made his appearance early this year, with temperatures dipping pretty low the past few weeks and with snow.

I think it might just be wishful thinking on my part, but I am pretty sure that I heard that more snow is headed our way ... perhaps in time for a White Christmas. I will be sure to keep my fingers crossed and hope.

Character Counts! awards handed out

Students at Hickory Elementary School received recognition in November for displaying outstanding character skills in the Character Counts! program. Students are nominated by classroom teachers for demonstrating the six pillars of character.

The following is a list of those who received this award for the month of November: Sydney Mills, Wyatt Pitcock, Shaylee Lewis, Ian Lane, Madelyn Porter, Jacob Smith, Hannah Danner, Tea Taylor, Aleya Bullard, Mark Varga, Chasey Kline, Mercedes Guessford, Charlotte Larkin, Brooke Poffenberger, Zeke Carey and Airam Santiago.

Students were honored with a celebration assembly on Nov. 22.

Reminder

To parents of Washington County Public Schools students, please be sure to note the following on your calendar: Schools will be closed beginning today through Sunday, Jan. 2, for winter break. Classes resume Monday, Jan. 3.

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to take a moment to wish a very Merry Christmas, seasons greetings, happy holidays to you and yours. Wishing all a very safe, happy and joyous holiday.

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