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NEWS
March 4, 2012
The following were the Washington County winners from Saturday's Western Regional Destination Imagination competition: Assembly Required (technical challenge) Elementary school First place - St. Mary Catholic School, St. Mary Greek Freaks (Annie Balog, Zachary Mentzell, Madelyn Ortiz, Alice Poffenberger, Mason Reed, Quinton Reed, Stephen Reiter) Middle school First place - Smithsburg Middle School, Road Kill (Chandler Fishack, Zach Garvey, Kayla Keplinger, Megan McCulley, Lynn McCleaf, Mari Mullane, Karen Pastwa)
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NEWS
June 6, 2012
Wetzel disappointed new school has lower priority BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Councilwoman Barbara Wetzel expressed disappointment during a town council meeting Monday night over a decision by Washington County Public Schools to give a lower priority to a second elementary school in the Boonsboro area. The school system, which has a ranking system for proposed projects, has now planned for the completion of a second elementary school in Boonsboro in 2023 instead of 2017, Wetzel said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | December 7, 2012
Burke Street Elementary and Martinsburg High schools again finished on top in fundraising activities in the 2011-12 American Cancer Society Relay for Life campaign, Berkeley County Schools announced Friday.   The small elementary school at the intersection of Burke and Raleigh streets in Martinsburg raised $5,700 in donations, which was more per capita than any of the county's 30 schools, according to  school district spokesperson Leah Daniel. Martinsburg High School, which raised $13,023.42, was recognized by American Cancer Society Community Manager Barbara Henry for raising the most donations, according to Daniel.
NEWS
November 17, 2012
West Virginia education officials are honoring 58 schools across the state, including four in the Eastern Panhandle, for the highest level of recognition. Officials with the Office of Education Performance Audits say the exemplary status given to the schools is the gold standard of educational achievement. The schools honored Thursday, which included Inwood Primary School in Berkeley County and C.W. Shipley Elementary, Driswood Elementary and Shepherdstown Elementary schools in Jefferson County, met a set of rigorous standards on proficiency tests, student attendance and other measures.
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.
NEWS
January 1, 2008
A children's art competition, Winter in Hagerstown, is open to artists in any media. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: elementary school; middle school (sixth through eighth grade); and high school (ninth through 12th grade). Submissions on the theme "winter in Hagerstown" must be delivered to Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc., 4 W. Franklin St., Hagers-town, by Friday, Jan. 4. Entry is free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
NEWS
January 27, 2007
Rouzerville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, The Master's Four Quartet will be in concert this Sunday at 6 p.m. Marlowe (W.Va.) Assembly of God, 9045 Williamsport Pike, Falling Waters, W.Va., The Promisedland Quartet will be in concert this Sunday at 6 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, a choral concert by the Shepherd University Chamber Singers and Women's Camerata, under the direction of Erik Reid Jones, will be Friday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. Myersville (Md.)
NEWS
September 18, 2012
Classes at Shepherd University were suspended for more than two hours Tuesday due to a power outage, the university announced. Power was restored by about 1:30 p.m. University offices remained open. Hedgesville (W.Va.) Elementary School also lost power, causing students to be dismissed at 11 a.m. Afternoon prekindergarten was canceled at the school, according to Leah Daniel, spokeswoman for Berkeley County (W.Va.) Schools. Power was restored to the school at 2:10 p.m., after utility workers replaced a utility pole that caught on fire, Daniel said.
NEWS
May 17, 2004
Elementary school June 21 to July 29 Monday through Thursday 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes will be at the following elementary schools: > ul> Boonsboro Eastern n Hancock Winter Street Fountaindale Lincolnshire Old Forge Middle school June 28 to July 29 Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ...
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