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April 17, 2006
Cascade auction raises more than $8,000 CASCADE - The Cascade Elementary School Parent Teacher Association recently announced its eighth annual fundraising auction, which was held March 10, raised $8,146.86. The money will be used for the association's annual budget, including field trips, student incentives, special programs, Character Counts bingo, classroom allotments and more, according to a PTA press release. The PTA thanked businesses for donations and all of the parent volunteers who helped make the classroom quilts, pillows and T-shirts and who solicited business donations.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | July 28, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com Vacation is over. For some new teachers, summer has meant unpacking four years of college bric-a-brac only to turn around and stock their first classroom with sharp pencils and used books. It might not sound very exciting, but it couldn't get any better for Sara Belin, 23. She just painted her first classroom butter yellow and placed a Boyds Bears border around the edges of Room 202. Belin spotted her name on a school mailbox the other day. She shrieked with delight.
NEWS
February 11, 2009
During January, Old Forge Elementary School collected items to be donated to the REACH Cold Weather Shelter. Old Forge collected a total of 178 items. The winning classroom, Mary Ann Robertson's second-grade class, collected a total of 41 items.
NEWS
April 28, 2008
Grace Academy held its geography fair for kindergarten through 11th grade students on March 27. The winners were as follows. Grades seven and eight: First place, Joshua Buwalda, "The Reclamation of Land in the Netherlands;" second place, Nick Colvin, "The Deforestation of the Amazon Rain Forest;" third place, Whitney Durr, "South Africa. " Grades nine through 11: First place, Clay Sprecher, "Characteristics of African Music;" second place, Kellie Hoffman, "Tourist Attractions of Paris;" third place, Jamie Shurnitski, "Ice of the Antarctica.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | November 4, 2005
karenh@herald-mail.com Growing enrollment in Washington County Public Schools has forced computers out of labs and into classrooms. About nine schools have converted computer labs into classrooms to make room for students in recent years, said Arnold Hamman, director of information management and instructional technology for the school system. Administrators said the changes, which have moved individual computers into teachers' homerooms, could give students more opportunities to use the technology.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | October 11, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - As a social studies teacher at North Hagerstown High School without a classroom of his own, Sam Spinder said he feels like the proverbial man without a country. Spinder, 42, previously taught in Baltimore County for six years, where he had his own classroom. When interviewing for the job that started this fall, he said he knew that if he was hired he would become what teachers and principals call a "traveling teacher," or a "teacher with a cart.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | August 13, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com Not only does Kim Adams, 22, of Middletown, Md., consider herself ready to start her first year as a teacher but she has been planning to do this job since she was in first grade. Adams said Thursday while setting up her kindergarten classroom that she decided in first grade that she wanted to teach kindergarten, she said. Adams said that while growing up, she used to "play school" with her sister, telling her: "You are going to be the student and I am going to be the teacher.
NEWS
October 4, 2006
Washington County Public Schools will receive more than $11,000 in a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association. The Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the grant. Board Member Russell F. Williams was absent. The grant will be used to purchase five milk coolers for the five new classroom breakfast schools in the school system.
NEWS
October 12, 2008
Hagerstown Community College President Guy Altieri, thanked Mid-Maryland Medical Transport, for donating the ambulance box, which is now in the Paramedic Emergency Services classroom in the newly renovated Career Programs Building. He also thanked Jim Kimble, left, and Danny Bowers, right, of Emergency Vehicle Specialist, for refurbishing the ambulance box which will give HCC students real-life learning tools.
NEWS
January 31, 2006
HARRISBURG Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff, at the request of the Nutrient Management Advisory Board, has extended the public comment period to Feb. 16, for the Commercial Manure Hauler and Broker Certification Law. The law requires that all owners and employees of a commercial hauler or broker firm be certified by the Department of Agriculture. "I invite anyone who has not yet submitted comments to do so, so we can make sure that this important law works for Pennsylvania agriculture," Wolff said.
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