January 21, 2013
On Dec. 14, Old Forge Elementary School held its annual school-level geography bee. Twelve rounds of competition were held in order to narrow the field to two contestants. Nick Bono and Jakob Keller then answered questions for an additional six rounds before Keller was declared the winner. He will take a written exam to determine if he will continue competition at the state level.
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.
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.
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.
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. ...