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by SCOTT BUTKI | September 4, 2002
scottb@herald-mail.com The rare joint meetings between the Hagerstown City Council and the Washington County Board of Education are scheduled to become more of a regular occurrence, following a Tuesday meeting between the two bodies. School Board President Edward Forrest suggested the two bodies meet four times a year and the Hagerstown mayor and other elected officials agreed. The School Board normally meets each month with the Washington County Commissioners, who provide it with funding, but has not met regularly with the City Council.
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November 20, 2006
Here are some of the things happening this week in Washington County Public Schools: Today Boonsboro Elementary - Salvation Army canned food drive through Dec. 8 E. Russell Hicks Middle - Department meetings at 2:30 p.m. Emma K. Doub Elementary - PTA executive committee meeting at 6 p.m. Fountaindale Elementary - Magnet open house from 5 to 6 p.m. Hancock Middle/Senior High - SIT meeting at 3:35 p.m. Job Development...
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By BOB MAGINNIS | March 3, 2008
How valuable is education to Washington County School Board candidate Justin Hartings? "Nothing has meant more in my life, other than faith, family and country, than the education I've had," he said. And now that the 36-year-old Keedysville area resident has children of his own, he says he wants to share a parent's perspective and use his business experience to improve the school system's operations. Is the system running well now? "In many respects, yes," Hartings said, but added that he said he also sees many of the same things he saw while serving as a U.S. Army officer.
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November 13, 2006
Here are some of the thing happening this week in Washington County Public Schools: All week American Education Week Today Boonsboro Elementary - Tech High Digital Communication Magnet class photo shoot Clear Spring Elementary - Book fair Clear Spring High - Fall athletic awards night at 7 p.m. E. Russell Hicks Middle - Department meetings at 2:30 p.m. Emma K. Doub Elementary - School walk for Diabetes Association;...
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | December 1, 2005
WASHINGTON COUNTY tiffanya@herald-mail.com Local educators are asking parents and other school enthusiasts to participate in several study groups. What they have to say could impact the range of special programs offered in Washington County Public Schools between now and 2010, school officials said. Schools officials mailed about 500 letters of invitation to area business leaders, government officials and parents, school officials said last week. Those interested have until Dec. 5 to respond.
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by KAREN HANNA | June 13, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY Closing Cascade Elementary School, reopening the Job Development Center and expanding one elementary school to accommodate nearly 900 students are among the possibilities for Washington County Public Schools facilities. The Board of Education and facilities staff members discussed some of the options during a work session Monday morning. According to projections, many areas of the system face serious overcrowding in the next few years. A proposal for a new elementary school on the county's north side has joined a list of planned and proposed new schools.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | August 26, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com The first morning back to school was going smoothly for parent Jeff Reynolds. He sent his daughter off for her first day as a third-grader without a hitch - or so he thought. Reynolds ended up making the trip to Fountaindale School for the Arts and Academic Excellence after he realized he forgot one thing - to give his daughter her lunch bag. Reynolds, 38, placed a post-it note on his daughter's blue lunch bag and dropped it off at the principal's office.
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March 18, 1998
Neighborhood news The annual Frederick County, Md., Science and Engineering Fair will be Saturday in the gymnasiums at West Frederick Middle and Frederick High schools. Approximately 250 projects made by students in kindergarten through fifth grade will be on view from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at West Frederick Middle School. More than 100 projects developed by students in grades six through 12 will be shown from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at Frederick High School. An awards ceremony to recognize science fair winners will be at 5 p.m. that day in the Frederick High School auditorium.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | December 1, 2003
Editor's note: This is the third in a monthly series highlighting excellent educators in Washington County elementary schools. Next month: Fountaindale Elementary. pepperb@herald-mail.com Dealing with gifted and talented students on a daily basis keeps Emma K. Doub School for Integrated Arts and Technology Quest teacher Marisa Hoyle on her toes, but it's a challenge she embraces. "I like to hear what they have to say," she said. "They have a different view and their own opinion.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | December 15, 2011
There were different kinds of commands that echoed Thursday across the rolling hills of Antietam National Battlefield. "Quiet down! Don't Smile! Ready? Action!" shouted Tanner Barnett, an eight-grade student at E. Russell Hicks Middle School in Hagerstown. Dressed in a red battle frock like the one worn by Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill, Barnett was directing one in a sequence of films that magnet students at the school researched, wrote and produced. The educational event, known as "Of the Student, By the Student, For the Student," was hosted by the nonprofit organization Journey Through Hallowed Ground.
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