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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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. ...
December 17, 2012
Hagerstown resident Darren Covington, 41, offered a simple and specific suggestion on how to help prevent mass shootings in schools such as what happened inside the Connecticut elementary school Friday while also giving his take on whether principals in schools should have guns. “I don't mind police officers trained to use guns, but for the principal to have one, that's a bit extreme,” said Covington, who was picking up his 10-year-old fifth-grade daughter, Lucy, on Monday from Fountaindale Elementary School.
October 15, 2005
To the editor: I am responding to Dr. Becker's letter to the editor encouraging teachers to give more homework to school children. It's fine to say that teachers should give homework to students. However, one might look at the reasons why they don't. I have a wide circle of friends who are public school teachers. I have heard from some of them that they are extremely discouraged. Some are even at the point of finding another profession. They have to "teach to test," rather than teaching for the love of children and the love of teaching.