September 6, 2006
Students, volunteer get Golden Apples Golden Apple Awards were given to five Washington County Public Schools students and one volunteer during Tuesday's Board of Education meeting. Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan presented one award to Betty Getz, a volunteer at Potomac Heights Elementary School. Morgan said Getz has been a volunteer there for four years, and has had a positive impact on student achievement in reading and math. "Her love and dedication to the school, teachers and students are exemplary," Morgan said.
June 8, 2007
The Friends of Education Exchange Club recently presented a check for $500 for driver's education classes and associated fees for driver licensure to the Washington County Family Center. The Family Center provides services to families with children under the age of 4. These services include educational services, case management, parenting classes, onsite childcare, peer support and health education. The donation from the Friends of Education Exchange Club will assist with the cost of driver's education classes and other fees for program participants to make them more self-sufficient and employment ready.
June 5, 2007
Car show and health talks Area teenage boys and their parents or guardians are invited to an evening of fun and health education. Tough Talk is cosponsored by four Hagerstown-area agencies concerned about teenage health and begins at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Robinwood Medical Center, Suite 142. A car show and sports clinic will be held at the silver parking lot at Robinwood. Dinner will be served to participants. Presentations will cover topics relating to choices facing teenagers: healthy relationships, teen pregnancy, family planning, financial budgeting, gang awareness and sexually transmitted diseases.
November 20, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W,Va. - A Shepherd University faculty member and a student were honored at the West Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference held in Flatwoods. Dr. Andro Barnett, associate professor and chair of the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sport, received the honor award from association president Joe Smith. Barnett was re-elected to the group's board of directors as the student adviser and as vice president for higher education.
November 2, 2006
The John R. Marsh Cancer Center will offer free breast cancer screenings through its "Make a Difference" program Thursday, Nov. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at Benevola United Methodist Church. Participants will receive free breast health education and a free clinical breast exam by a licensed nurse practitioner. Mammograms, if needed, are completed the same day or within a three-week period at Washington County Hospital. Financial assistance is available for any charges that are not covered and for those who do not have insurance.
January 10, 2005
Better eating workshop for parents Washington County Health Department will offer a nutrition workshop, "No More Battles, Better Eating" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Washington County Health Department, second floor auditorium, 1302 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Tammy Thornton, registered dietitian, will speak on topics that include feeding the picky eater, the parent or caregiver's responsibility and the child's responsibility for eating, rewarding with food, TV and limits, the right weight for children, and what foods provide the best source for optimal growth, energy and academics.
August 9, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - No more soda sold during schools hours. No more fundraising by selling candy bars or baked goods at lunchtime. High-fat, high-calorie, high-sugar foods and drinks no longer will be sold at Washington County schools from 12:01 a.m. until 30 minutes after the end of the school day. The Board of Education unanimously passed a systemwide wellness policy Tuesday night that will affect students and staff beginning on the first...
July 8, 2011
Youth M.O.V.E. Washington County is hosting a picnic for young adults ages 16 to 25, who are supported in the child serving systems such as mental health, special education, child welfare and juvenile services. The picnic will be at 3 p.m. Monday, July 11, at Hagerstown City Park. To register, call Kathleen at 240-313-2086 or text 240-818-3537.
April 11, 2012
The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown will join Kiwanis International to "Eliminate" maternal/neonatal tetanus. The projected goal of Kiwanis International is to raise $110,000,000 by 2015. Poor hygiene and lack of health care education promote tetanus, especially during birth. Without treatment, an infected newborn dies within days. The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown will provide annual support for Project Eliminate through 2015. Anyone interested in joining with Kiwanis Club members can contact John Roney at 301-331-0064 or email@example.com .