School system to host college, career planning night
Washington County Public Schools will host a college and career planning night on Thursday, March 15, for families of students in kindergarten through 12th grade, Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said during Tuesday’s school board meeting.
The event, called “The Future Starts Now: College and Career Planning for K-12 Families,” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at South Hagerstown High School, according to a school system news release. It is free and open to the public.
Workshops, most of which are 30 minutes long, begin at 6:15 p.m. Topics include tax-advantaged college savings plans; a guide for middle-schoolers and their parents; developing a college-going culture in your home; what colleges look for in applicants; transferring from Hagerstown Community College to a four-year college; preparing for 21st-century careers; and a Q&A with parents of college students; according to the event’s website at wcpscollegeandcareer.weebly.com/college-and-career-night.html.
Community members representing 10 career clusters will be available to discuss with students the path they took to their careers, according to the website. The clusters include construction and development; business management and finance; arts, media and communication; health and biosciences; manufacturing, engineering and technology; and environmental, agricultural and natural resource systems.
Radio antenna interferes with board meeting audio
Soft background music was playing intermittently during at least the first hour of the Washington County Board of Education’s Tuesday meeting due to interference from a local radio station antenna, school system spokesman Richard Wright said.