August 23, 2000
Frederick schools project record enrollment FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Public Schools will have a projected 700 more students when school begins Aug. 28 than last school year, a county schools spokeswoman said. The schools' enrollment will be 36,800. Public school enrollment has grown 31 percent in fewer than 10 years, said Marita Stup Loose in a press release Wednesday. Some other highlights for the new school year include: HEIGHT="6" ALT=" "> The $13.6 million Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle School will open to students for the first time.
February 13, 2009
Teens and anxiety program THURMONT, Md. - Families Plus will offer a free program, "Teens and Anxiety" from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Catoctin High School. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 6:30 p.m. The program will discuss ways adults can help teens deal with anxiety caused by peer pressure, college choices and testing. The program is appropriate for middle and high school students. Register for dinner and/or childcare for children older than 4. To register, call Families Plus at 301-694-9002 or the CASS coordinator at 240-236-1770.
October 24, 2006
Mike Callas Stadium at North Hagerstown High School will be dedicated Thursday, Nov. 2, and the first high school football game will be played there Friday, Nov. 3, according to a Washington County Public Schools press release. The North Hagerstown High School Stadium Committee has planned the formal dedication and official unveiling of a bronze sculpture honoring the late Mike Callas. A private dedication for Callas family members, dignitaries and invited guests will be at 5:30 p.m, followed by a public ceremony at 7 p.m. The first game at the stadium, a matchup between North Hagerstown High School and Catoctin High School, will begin at 7 p.m. Festivities will begin at 6:15 p.m. with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by Senior Night for football players and band members.
September 30, 2006
Ditto-Kennedy Dr. and Mrs. Allen Ditto of Hagerstown announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan May Ditto, to Nathan Thomas Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kennedy of Hagerstown. Ms. Ditto is a 2001 graduate of North Hagerstown High School and received a bachelor's degree in history and mathematics from Gettysburg College in 2005. She is employed with the U.S. Air Force as a operations research analyst in Arlington, Va. Mr. Kennedy is a 2002 graduate of North Hagerstown High School and received a bachelor's degree in government and politics from University of Maryland, College Park in 2005.
May 24, 2009
Air National Guard Airman Lynsey N. Haupt, daughter of Angel Smith of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Greg Haupt of Keedysville, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. Haupt graduated in 2008 from Hedgesville (W.Va.) High School. Air National Guard Airman Eric R. Wilfong, son of Kimberly and Gary Wilfong of Fairplay, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. Wilfong is a 2008 graduate of Washington County Technical High School in Hagerstown.
May 7, 1999
Police seek information on bomb threat THURMONT, Md. - A $1,000 reward is being offered to help police find whoever called in a bomb threat at Catoctin High School on Thursday. Parents, in cooperation with Frederick County Crime Solvers, are offering the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 301-663-3200 or Maryland State Police at 301-663-3101. Barn slightly damaged in fire GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va.
July 16, 2012
The One Mountain Foundation awarded five $1,000 scholarships over the past two months. The recipients were Kortney D. Davis, Living Word Academy in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; Susannah A. Marshall, Waynesboro (Pa.) Area Senior High School; Reuben E. Scalese, Catoctin High School, Thurmont, Md.; Sarah C. Stayer, Smithsburg High School; and Alexandra P. Yeager, Fairfield (Pa.) Area High School. Four of the five awardees plan to study to become doctors or nurses. This is the first year for the One Mountain Foundation to have a scholarship program to recognize students from the schools serving the mountaintop communities of Cascade, Pen Mar and Sabillasville in Maryland, and Blue Ridge Summit, Fairfield and Fountaindale in Pennsylvania, and the corresponding areas surrounding those communities. Scholarship eligibility criteria included acceptance at an accredited school or accredited certification program, academic achievement, community involvement and residence in one of the elementary school districts that serves the mountaintop communities.