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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | December 28, 2012
South Hagerstown picked up a second straight victory on Friday in the Hubs Holiday Classic at North Hagerstown, while the hosts rebounded from a loss on Thursday to get back in the win column. The Rebels went up against Waynesboro and came away a 73-53 winner, while North Hagerstown took care of Middletown in the nightcap, 66-44. Also, Loudoun County (Va.) dispatched Smithsburg 72-56 and Washington rolled easily over Brunswick, 86-43. * Kevin White scored South's first points, Devon King and Xavier Freeman followed with four each and the Rebels never trailed in beating Waynesboro, from the Mid-Penn Conference.
NEWS
by MARK KELLER | January 6, 2003
keller@herald-mail.com Congratulations go to Fred Kreiger, the baseball coach at Boonsboro High School, on his induction into the Allegany High School Sports Hall of Fame on Friday. Kreiger informed me of his impending honor a few weeks ago. We traded a few e-mails, including one in which he suggested "a Hall of Fame might not be a bad idea for North and South" Hagerstown. And you know what? He's right. While maybe not as rich in sports tradition as their neighbors in Allegany County, North and South have had more than their fair share of grade-A athletes and coaches walk through their doors since the two schools were born of Hagerstown High School nearly 50 years ago. A Hall of Fame would be a great way to honor the heritage of the city schools and show today's students a piece of their school history.
NEWS
September 9, 2002
When a family decides to look for a new home, the first thing they decide is how much they can afford to spend. And if they have children, the second thing they want to know is: How are the local schools? If the answer is "good," then new residents and businesses will want to be there. That's the reason we're glad that the Washington County School Board and the Hagerstown City Council have agreed to meet on a quarterly basis. The idea came from Roxanne Ober, a member of the board, who said she felt it would be a good way to update the council on projects and programs at the city's schools.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | September 4, 2002
scottb@herald-mail.com The rare joint meetings between the Hagerstown City Council and the Washington County Board of Education are scheduled to become more of a regular occurrence, following a Tuesday meeting between the two bodies. School Board President Edward Forrest suggested the two bodies meet four times a year and the Hagerstown mayor and other elected officials agreed. The School Board normally meets each month with the Washington County Commissioners, who provide it with funding, but has not met regularly with the City Council.
NEWS
February 16, 2006
Just as it appears to be producing some results, Hagerstown Councilwoman Penny Nigh has questioned the way the so-called "two-plus-two" committee functions. Nigh is asking for more public disclosure, an idea we agree with. The committee, which includes two County Commissioners and two members of the council, was formed after meetings between the full bodies of each group produced little except lots of talk. Once the "two-plus-two" committee agrees on something, its members then go back to their respective bodies.
NEWS
by MARK KELLER | November 11, 2002
keller@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - It wasn't exactly the Super Bowl trophy - or a state championship trophy, for that matter - but the South Hagerstown High School football team made it work for one night. The Rebels hoisted the Hagerstown Gridiron Championship Classic trophy over their heads and showed it off to cheering fans following their 39-0 victory over North Hagerstown at School Stadium on Friday. While the Rebels were thrilled to win the intra-city game, the victory took on some extra meaning for the team - it earned South its first berth in the Maryland state football tournament.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 4, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II wore his neutrality on his sleeves Monday as he talked up Friday's North-South high school football game. He had on a specially created football jersey that had South Hagerstown High School's green on the front and shoulders, and North Hagerstown High School's red on the back and biceps. "Go Hubs. Go Rebels," Bruchey said at a televised press conference at Hagerstown City Hall. The jersey was the handiwork of Jen Kram, who works in the city's Community Affairs office.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | December 29, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com Involving the community more in Washington County Public Schools tops Teresa Spruill's plans if elected to a School Board seat next year. Spruill, 45, of Smithsburg, is one of 16 people who filed for four open slots on the Washington County Board of Education. A primary election will be held March 2, at which time eight of the candidates will be eliminated for the posts. The general election will be Nov. 2. With the new fees applied to youth groups using county schools and the recent placement of adult education programs in the hands of Hagerstown Community College, which will take some of the programs out of county schools, Spruill said, "I'm concerned that our schools are not a part of the community anymore.
SPORTS
By MARK KELLER | keller@herald-mail.com | January 21, 2013
For the vast majority of high school football players in Hagerstown, the North-South game is not just the final game of the season. It often becomes the final time those players ever dress in pads for a full-contact game. Now those old Hubs and Rebels could have another chance to buckle a chin strap and do some hitting. Last spring, Gridiron Alumni fielded a game at Shepherd University between former players from Martinsburg and Musselman high schools. This year, they want to bring a game to the Hub City.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | January 17, 2013
Washington County Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore said Wednesday that it's possible that teachers, in addition to school administrators, will soon be involved in security training for schools and that another school resource officer position might be created this year to increase security in schools. Mullendore's comments come as police and school officials have been reviewing school safety procedures recently following the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children, six adults and the shooter dead.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | July 23, 2013
Two officials involved with a proposed new “West City” elementary school in the Hager's Crossing housing development and one of its residents endorsed land-use modifications to make way for the structure at a public hearing Tuesday night before the Hagerstown City Council. The site for the proposed school in the development behind Walmart in Hagerstown's West End currently is zoned R2, or residential, with a Planned Unit Development overlay for mixed-density residential. An amendment must be made to the PUD overlay for the school to be built at the 16.52-acre site, a process involving Hagerstown Planning Commission review and approval by the council.
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NEWS
BY HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | July 16, 2013
As the Hagerstown City Council was reviewing the concept plan for a proposed “West City” elementary school on Tuesday, Councilman Martin E. Brubaker took the opportunity to “squelch” rumors that the “city has been an obstacle” for the county school board in the zoning-modification process. The site for the proposed school in the Hager's Crossing development behind Walmart currently is zoned R2, or residential, with a Planned Unit Development overlay for mixed-density residential.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 16, 2013
Only a handful of people showed up at a public meeting Tuesday evening at Salem Avenue Elementary school to hear the latest details about the possible design of a  proposed new “West City” elementary school in Hagerstown. Aaron K. House, project architect for Bushey, Feight, Morin Architects Inc., showed possible designs for a secured vestibule, gymnasium and cafeteria, an instructional resource area and classroom space for the school to be located in the Hager's Crossing development in the city's West End. Possible design plans call for the school's bus and car loops to be separate to create a safe vehicle environment, House said.
EDUCATION
July 11, 2013
A public meeting will be held Tuesday night to give Hagerstown residents the chance to provide ideas for the new “West City” elementary school, according to a school system official. The school system and BFM Architects will co-host the 6 p.m. meeting at Salem Avenue Elementary School, Washington County Public Schools spokesman Richard Wright said. The school system is reaching out to families in the Winter Street, Conococheague and Salem Avenue school districts via its email alert system to notify them of the meeting, because those schools are the closest to the new school site behind Walmart in the city's West End, Wright said.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 26, 2013
After hearing school board members raise concerns Tuesday about the latest site proposal for a new “West City” elementary school, Washington County Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox suggested some problems could have been avoided if planners had not agreed to a parking lot change requested by the city. The site for the new school in the Hager's Crossing development is currently zoned R2, or residential, with a Planned Unit Development overlay for mixed-density residential. An amendment must be made to the PUD overlay for the school to be built at the site behind Walmart.
NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | May 29, 2013
A couple of Hager's Crossing development residents spoke in favor of the proposed “West City” elementary school, slated to be built in the housing development after approval of zoning modifications, and none spoke against it Wednesday during a public hearing at the Hagerstown Planning Commission meeting. The proposed school property in the development behind Walmart in Hagerstown's West End is zoned R2, or residential, with a Planned Unit Development overlay for mixed-density residential.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | April 23, 2013
A public information meeting will be held tonight to provide information about the planned “West City” elementary school to community members of the Hager's Crossing housing development, Washington County Public Schools officials said Tuesday. The school is to be built in the development behind Walmart in Hagerstown's West End. The 7 p.m. meeting will be held in the Hager's Crossing community center. City of Hagerstown officials asked for the informational meeting to be held before the county submits an application for a Planned Unit Development amendment, said Chad Criswell, a senior project manager and planning supervisor for the school system.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | March 20, 2013
The Hagerstown firm of Bushey Feight Morin Architects has been chosen to design the new “West City” elementary school, which is expected to open in August 2016. The Washington County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to award the design contract to the firm, which submitted the low bid of $932,287 for the architectural and engineering services for phase one of the new school. Purchasing Supervisor Lisa Freeman told the school board that Bushey Feight Morin Architects designed the new Maugansville Elementary School, which opened in 2008.
SPORTS
By MARK KELLER | keller@herald-mail.com | January 21, 2013
For the vast majority of high school football players in Hagerstown, the North-South game is not just the final game of the season. It often becomes the final time those players ever dress in pads for a full-contact game. Now those old Hubs and Rebels could have another chance to buckle a chin strap and do some hitting. Last spring, Gridiron Alumni fielded a game at Shepherd University between former players from Martinsburg and Musselman high schools. This year, they want to bring a game to the Hub City.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | January 17, 2013
Washington County Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore said Wednesday that it's possible that teachers, in addition to school administrators, will soon be involved in security training for schools and that another school resource officer position might be created this year to increase security in schools. Mullendore's comments come as police and school officials have been reviewing school safety procedures recently following the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children, six adults and the shooter dead.
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