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BREAKINGNEWS
December 14, 2012
A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left 27 people dead, including 18 children, an official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way. Another official, speaking on condition of anonymity for the same reason, said the gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown was killed and apparently had two guns. Stephen Delgiadice said his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner.
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NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | October 16, 2012
Building a “West City” Elementary School with an adaptable design was one of the ideas Washington County Board of Education members discussed Tuesday afternoon as they brainstormed ideas for the new school. The adaptability of school space was brought up a few times, in part because the building should last for at least 50 years and educators don't know what technological advances will be made or how learning spaces will be used so far in the future. Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox told board members to think about the physical school and about educational experiences board members would like to be available at a new school.
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 | May 15, 2012
Replacing Sharpsburg Elementary School, developing a plan for the school system's aging Central Office and addressing overcrowding at old middle schools were among the topics the Washington County Board of Education discussed Tuesday during a work session about future construction priorities. Deputy Schools Superintendent Boyd Michael and planning officials presented the board with a list of 10 priority projects for the next 12 years. At the end of the work session, Michael said staff members would present a similar proposed Educational Facilities Master Plan to the board on June 5 for its approval.
NEWS
January 28, 2012
The following are the results for Washington County Public Schools students from Saturday's Elks Club Hoop Shoot at Williamsport High School: Boys Ages 8-9 Champion - Braden Kolb, Potomac Heights Elementary School Runner-up - Colby Knight, Maugansville Elementary School Ages 10-11 Champion - Chris Martin, Eastern Elementary School Runner-up - Brock Penn, Boonsboro Middle...
NEWS
by Kevin G. Gilbert | January 13, 2006
Phil Davis, with Allegheny Restoration and Builders, repairs a window frame at the former Zullinger (Pa.) Elementary School Thursday. The school is on Pa. 16, a few miles east of Greencastle, Pa.
NEWS
February 3, 2007
Myersville (Md.) Elementary School, New Well Ministry invites you to hear Light Ministries, a music ministry from Liberty University, sharing in music and testimonies on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. For directions to the school call, 301-733-1866.
NEWS
December 5, 2009
The Education Branch at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, in conjunction with the John Brown Sesquicentennial, sponsored a creative design contest for students in grades kindergarten to 12. All submissions needed to be related to John Brown and original to the artist. Categories were posters, sculptures and poetry pose. The winners were: Posters Elementary school C.W. Shipley Elementary School: first place, Eva Smith; second place, Kailey Cullen; third place, Haley Finnegan.
EDUCATION
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 8, 2013
The Washington County Board of Education unanimously approved its six-year capital improvement plan Sept. 3. Although in recent years the school board had considered its requests for county and state capital funding separately, this time, the board considered them together. The requests, which include major school construction as well as systemic projects, such as replacing roofs and HVAC systems, are reflective of the Educational Facilities Master Plan the board approved in June.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | February 27, 2013
Washington County Public Schools is piloting food pantries at six schools to help families of those schools' students, said Teresa Thorn, the school system's development coordinator. Officials with the Western Branch of the Maryland Food Bank approached the school system with the idea last year, Thorn said. The Western Branch has been supplying food for the Micah's Backpack program, which sends participating elementary school children home with 10 pounds to 15 pounds of food a week, officials said.
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