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A letter from WCPS Superintendent of Schools

July 24, 2013
  • Washington County Public Schools Superintendent Clayton M. Wilcox
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Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members:

The Washington County Board of Education and the faculty and staff of Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) are committed to providing outstanding educational experiences and results. We are honored to have the opportunity to serve you, and we are focused on building upon a rich history of success.

This year, parents and students can expect to see additional changes in curriculum as the Common Core State Standards continue to be implemented by all counties in Maryland. At the same time, WCPS is transitioning to a new student information system that features computerized attendance, enrollment, scheduling, grade reporting, and parent and student portals, among other tools that you can access. More information about this new system will be shared at the beginning of the school year.

Student achievement remains a top priority in WCPS, and we continue celebrating record-setting accomplishments across a spectrum of activities. Our students are excelling in the classroom and in academic competitions, mastering the fine and performing arts, and succeeding in a host of athletic competitions. Other academic and social indicators reflect impressive performance and suggest a promising future for our students.

Detailed information about your school’s performance can be viewed by accessing the Maryland Report Card website at www.mdreportcard.org.

Beyond the data captured in our “report cards,” we are proud to announce:

• Boonsboro High School was named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School in 2013.

• U.S. News consistently names WCPS high schools to the list of the top high schools in the country based on number and quality of Advanced Placement classes offered and taken and our International Baccalaureate program.

• For the fourth consecutive year, WCPS was named a “Best Communities for Music Education” by the National Association of Music Merchants.

• WCPS is recognized consistently among the top Maryland public school systems for high attendance and graduation rates and low dropout rates.

• WCPS is fortunate to have athletic programs and individual athletes with a history of winning state championships — more than a dozen in the past two years alone!

• WCPS routinely has medal winners in the National SkillsUSA Championships, competing against more than 15,000 students from across the country.

Our doors are always open to you. If you need additional information or assistance, please contact your child’s school or call the Public Information Office at 301-766-2809.

Thank you for your continued support of public education in Washington County!

Respectfully,

Clayton M. Wilcox, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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