June 16, 2013
The following Saint James School students were awarded prizes on Prize Day, which was June 1: “It is customary to award scholastic prizes in recognition of achievement in the various subjects as evidenced by highest grades,” said the Rev. D. Stuart Dunnan, headmaster. Middle school Leanne Taylor Ludwick of Chambersburg, Pa., (grade nine) was awarded the Prize for Excellence in English. Ludwick and Ryan Joseph Brown of Hagerstown (grade nine) received the prizes for All-Round Athletic Ability.
June 12, 2013
There are still some spaces left for the It's Your Game summer camps for middle-schoolers at Girls Inc. in Hagerstown: Monday, June 17, to Friday, June 21, or Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, grade seven Monday, June 17, to Friday, June 28, grades eight and nine These free camps are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those going into grades seven to nine in the 2013-14 school year. It's Your Game - Keep It Real is a classroom and computer-based program on healthy relationships and refusal skills for saying “no” to harmful choices.
May 22, 2013
Washington County Free Library announced the winners of the 2013 Easy Picture Book Writing Contest. The contest offers five age divisions: grades two to three; grades four to five; grades six to eight; grades nine to 12; and adults. On May 15, parents and family members gathered at a reception at the Smithsburg Branch Library honoring the winners. First place winners in each category, Arione Heise, Stephanie Vicarte, William Stann Jr., Hannah Grim and Anna Olszewski will have copies of their books placed in the library collection.
February 24, 2013
Heritage Academy held its annual in-school spelling bee Jan. 9. Students in grades four to eight competed for the privilege to advance to the district meet sponsored by American Christian Schools International. Winners from grades six to eight also participated in the Washington County Spelling Bee. The fourth-grade spelling bee lasted 47 rounds, with the top two students continuing for 40 rounds after all other spellers were out.
February 23, 2013
Jade Lee and Evan Reese have big shoes to fill when it comes to spelling. Each has an older sibling who has won the Washington County Spelling Bee and gone on to compete at Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Saturday at the 2012-2013 Washington County Spelling Bee at Western Heights Middle School, the two not only filled the shoes, but to varying extents, followed in their footsteps. Jade, 13, of Leitersburg, won the eighth grade contest and will move on to compete in Washington, D.C. Evan, 13, of Greencastle, Pa., a student at Heritage Academy, was first runner-up.
February 3, 2013
Listed are the names of those who placed in the Berkeley County Math Field Day last week at Musselman High School. The students are listed in the order they placed, followed by the name of their school. Fourth grade 1. Nina Saluja, Potomack Intermediate School 2. Reese Luckwick, Orchard View Intermediate School 3. Chloe Sanders, Orchard View Intermediate School 4. Cole Edwards, first alternate, Orchard View Intermediate School 5. Kaiden Crawford, second alternate, Mountain Ridge School 6. Ethan Misera, third alternate, Tomahawk Intermediate School 7. Ava Kilmer,Orchard View Intermediate School 8. Jordan Steward, Orchard View Intermediate School 9. Isaac Roames, Potomack Intermediate School 10. Emily Hott, Faith Christian Academy Fifth grade 1. Rebekah Avey, Orchard View Intermediate School 2. Korey Whitener, Potomack Intermediate School ...
February 2, 2013
Starting next fall, parents of Washington County Public Schools students will be able to get timely e-alerts with information about their child's grades and notifying them if their child didn't show up for school, according to the school system's director of information management and instructional technology. Parents can access their children's past report cards and school system benchmark assessment results online through a laptop or desktop computer now, Arnold Hammann said. Once the new, almost $1.2 million student information software is installed, parents can choose to be alerted instantly about grades - as soon as a teacher enters them in an electronic gradebook - and school absences with attendance information entered electronically, he said.
January 18, 2013
Washington County Free Library has announced its annual Poetry and Short Story Writing Contest is under way. The contest includes five age divisions: children in grades two and three; grades four and five; grades six to eight; grades nine to 12; and adult. Entrants must be a resident of Washington County, or have a valid Washington County Free Library Card. Writers may enter up to two poems and one short story. Short stories can be up to five pages long. All entries must be original work and can be on any topic.
November 26, 2012
On Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, awards were given to the students who read the most pages for the Summer Reading Program at Grace Academy. Thirty-six students in grades one to five participated, and a total of 65,127 pages were read by those students. The students who were the ravenous readers in grades one and two were Hanna Casto with 3,024 pages read and Lauren Leather with 2,604 pages read. The ravenous readers in grades three to five were...
September 2, 2012
Here are some of the things happening this week in Washington County Public Schools: Monday, Sept. 3 Labor Day - Schools and central office closed. Tuesday, Sept. 4 Washington County Board of Education Meeting - 1 p.m. (broadcast live on Antietam Cable Channel 99) Clear Spring Middle - PTSA meeting in media center, 6 p.m. E. Russell Hicks Middle - Band Boosters meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 E. Russell Hicks Middle - Flag squad meeting, 7 p.m.; grades seven and eight meet- the-teacher night, 6 p.m. Lincolnshire Elementary - Volunteer orientation in cafeteria, 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept, 6 Boonsboro Middle - Grades seven and eight meet-the- teacher night, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Fountaindale Elementary - Parent community meeting, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept.