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November 10, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - Deer Crossing Elementary, Thurmont Middle and Brunswick High schools received 2007-08 School of the Year awards from the Maryland Center for Character Education. The Frederick County public schools are among 38 Maryland schools recognized for outstanding character-education initiatives. For more than a decade, the school system has incorporated the Character Counts! character-education program and ethical decision-making model into the curriculum at all grade levels.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | September 30, 2004
The Maryland Department of Education is scheduled today to honor 36 public, private and parochial schools, including two Washington County public schools, for having excellent character education programs. Cascade Elementary School and Western Heights Middle School will be honored at the event in Linthicum Heights, Md. State Schools Superintendent Nancy Grasmick and other state education officials are to attend, a state schools news release said. Schools in the Washington County Public Schools system have Character Counts!
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December 1, 2008
Pangborn Elementary School has received a Maryland Center for Character Education (MCCE) School of the Year Award. At a recent luncheon hosted by MCCE, schools were recognized for their outstanding character education initiatives. Pangborn counselor Anne Wilson, school business manager Angela Allen and Washington County Character Counts! Coalition Secretary Sharon Chirgott represented Pangborn and Washington County at the luncheon. Wilson and Allen accepted a banner and plaque on behalf of the school.
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By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683 | October 15, 2008
College fair Wednesday evening The 2008 Washington County College Fair will be Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center at Hagerstown Community College. Representatives from more than 100 colleges, universities and technical schools in the Mid-Atlantic region will be on hand to meet with prospective students. The fair is sponsored by Washington County Public Schools and HCC. Admission is free. For more information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 412. Senior site Smithsburg Senior Site Calendar for this week: Wednesday - Movie, 10 a.m. Thursday - Bingo, 10 a.m. Friday - Coupon clipping for military families, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20 - Trivial Pursuit, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 - Bingo, 10 a.m. Cascade Elementary Character Counts!
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By BRUCE HAMILTON | September 16, 1999
A group of 35 community leaders, educators, activists and business representatives are starting to teach character in Washington County. [cont. from front page ] Today is the third and final day of a training seminar at Hagerstown Community College for those involved in "Character Counts. " The national program is meant to combat poor manners and bad behavior in society, principally in schools. "We've reached the bottom and we're coming back up," said Herb Gould, a police officer from Waverly, Tenn.
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by MARIE GILBERT | March 31, 2006
Carolyn Brooks can get passionate about ethical behavior. Whether it's at home, in the classroom or the workplace, "think how much better society would be," she said, "if people would think about the choices they make and the ripple effect of those choices. " According to Brooks, it's all about character. "We're supposed to learn about morals, values and ethics at home," she said. "But it's not always happening. Today, it takes a whole community - from teachers to businessmen to clergy.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | October 21, 2002
andrear@herald-mail.com Grades aren't all that matter in many Tri-State area schools. Acts that show good character - treating fellow students with kindness and respect; helping teachers pass out assignments; following directions without being asked twice; turning in homework on time - earn recognition and rewards for elementary and middle school students in Washington County, Franklin County, Pa., and Jefferson County, W.Va., teachers and administrators in all three states said.
NEWS
November 30, 1999
It's not covered by the Maryland state assessments or the federal No Child Left Behind act, but we would argue that character education is just as important as teaching children mathematics or geography. That's why we join local schools and volunteers in celebrating Character Counts! month. The local chapter of the organization was begun in 1995, when the Washington County Commissioners pledged $15,000 toward the idea. According to the program's national Web site, Character Counts!
NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | May 30, 2002
laurae@herald-mail.com Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend drew connections Wednesday between her family heritage and the Washington County Democratic Party. She talked about Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, who worked his way through college as a staff assistant for her Uncle Ted Kennedy. She mentioned Jane Burhans of Hagerstown, who helped to run the Washington County presidential campaign of Townsend's Uncle John F. Kennedy Jr. And she recognized Patricia Cushwa, whose late husband Victor Cushwa managed the county presidential campaign of Townsend's father, Robert F. Kennedy.
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By BRUCE HAMILTON | December 27, 1999
Doris J. Nipps first became involved in the school system as a mother, so it's fitting that she feels maternal about watching it grow. When she ran for re-election to the Washington County Board of Education in 1998, Nipps said it was like wanting to see an infant turn toddler. As a candidate again, she easily extends the metaphor. "It's like the toddler is now walking," she said. Nipps said she has helped start a lot of changes in the school system since she took office in 1996.
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December 1, 2008
Pangborn Elementary School has received a Maryland Center for Character Education (MCCE) School of the Year Award. At a recent luncheon hosted by MCCE, schools were recognized for their outstanding character education initiatives. Pangborn counselor Anne Wilson, school business manager Angela Allen and Washington County Character Counts! Coalition Secretary Sharon Chirgott represented Pangborn and Washington County at the luncheon. Wilson and Allen accepted a banner and plaque on behalf of the school.
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November 10, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - Deer Crossing Elementary, Thurmont Middle and Brunswick High schools received 2007-08 School of the Year awards from the Maryland Center for Character Education. The Frederick County public schools are among 38 Maryland schools recognized for outstanding character-education initiatives. For more than a decade, the school system has incorporated the Character Counts! character-education program and ethical decision-making model into the curriculum at all grade levels.
NEWS
By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683 | October 15, 2008
College fair Wednesday evening The 2008 Washington County College Fair will be Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center at Hagerstown Community College. Representatives from more than 100 colleges, universities and technical schools in the Mid-Atlantic region will be on hand to meet with prospective students. The fair is sponsored by Washington County Public Schools and HCC. Admission is free. For more information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 412. Senior site Smithsburg Senior Site Calendar for this week: Wednesday - Movie, 10 a.m. Thursday - Bingo, 10 a.m. Friday - Coupon clipping for military families, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20 - Trivial Pursuit, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 - Bingo, 10 a.m. Cascade Elementary Character Counts!
NEWS
by MARIE GILBERT | March 31, 2006
Carolyn Brooks can get passionate about ethical behavior. Whether it's at home, in the classroom or the workplace, "think how much better society would be," she said, "if people would think about the choices they make and the ripple effect of those choices. " According to Brooks, it's all about character. "We're supposed to learn about morals, values and ethics at home," she said. "But it's not always happening. Today, it takes a whole community - from teachers to businessmen to clergy.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | September 30, 2004
The Maryland Department of Education is scheduled today to honor 36 public, private and parochial schools, including two Washington County public schools, for having excellent character education programs. Cascade Elementary School and Western Heights Middle School will be honored at the event in Linthicum Heights, Md. State Schools Superintendent Nancy Grasmick and other state education officials are to attend, a state schools news release said. Schools in the Washington County Public Schools system have Character Counts!
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | October 21, 2002
andrear@herald-mail.com Grades aren't all that matter in many Tri-State area schools. Acts that show good character - treating fellow students with kindness and respect; helping teachers pass out assignments; following directions without being asked twice; turning in homework on time - earn recognition and rewards for elementary and middle school students in Washington County, Franklin County, Pa., and Jefferson County, W.Va., teachers and administrators in all three states said.
NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | May 30, 2002
laurae@herald-mail.com Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend drew connections Wednesday between her family heritage and the Washington County Democratic Party. She talked about Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, who worked his way through college as a staff assistant for her Uncle Ted Kennedy. She mentioned Jane Burhans of Hagerstown, who helped to run the Washington County presidential campaign of Townsend's Uncle John F. Kennedy Jr. And she recognized Patricia Cushwa, whose late husband Victor Cushwa managed the county presidential campaign of Townsend's father, Robert F. Kennedy.
NEWS
By BRUCE HAMILTON | December 27, 1999
Doris J. Nipps first became involved in the school system as a mother, so it's fitting that she feels maternal about watching it grow. When she ran for re-election to the Washington County Board of Education in 1998, Nipps said it was like wanting to see an infant turn toddler. As a candidate again, she easily extends the metaphor. "It's like the toddler is now walking," she said. Nipps said she has helped start a lot of changes in the school system since she took office in 1996.
NEWS
November 30, 1999
It's not covered by the Maryland state assessments or the federal No Child Left Behind act, but we would argue that character education is just as important as teaching children mathematics or geography. That's why we join local schools and volunteers in celebrating Character Counts! month. The local chapter of the organization was begun in 1995, when the Washington County Commissioners pledged $15,000 toward the idea. According to the program's national Web site, Character Counts!
NEWS
By BRUCE HAMILTON | September 16, 1999
A group of 35 community leaders, educators, activists and business representatives are starting to teach character in Washington County. [cont. from front page ] Today is the third and final day of a training seminar at Hagerstown Community College for those involved in "Character Counts. " The national program is meant to combat poor manners and bad behavior in society, principally in schools. "We've reached the bottom and we're coming back up," said Herb Gould, a police officer from Waverly, Tenn.
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