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EDUCATION
June 13, 2011
Students at Williamsport Elementary Magnet School for Mathematics, Science and Technology held a reading and math initiative this past school year, according to Lori A. Ridgely, student achievement specialist. Teachers met with students on a monthly basis to set individual goals for reading and math. Students could work on their goals during school with teachers, as well as at home with parents/guardians. When students reached their goal, they earned an incentive. Each month the incentive changed (for example, free recess, board games and electronic day)
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by KAREN HANNA | December 9, 2005
karenh@herald-mail.com An equation stating "one semester=one grade" probably will not work for some of the students math teacher Ryan Haupt has taught this year. While some students mastered skills, others might need a little more time. According to the structure of a new program at North Hagerstown High School, that's OK. Haupt is one of five teachers who are balancing the needs and abilities of more than 100 students as part of the math matrix, a two-year program covering three units of math - introduction to algebra, algebra and geometry.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 21, 2012
Greencastle-Antrim School District met state adequate yearly progress benchmarks for reading and math last school year, but the elementary school did not. Bob Crider, director of educational operations, gave a presentation to the school board Thursday night on the district's AYP results. He said the district as a whole made AYP, but the elementary school is on a warning list due to two subgroups - economically disadvantaged in reading and IEP (Individualized Educational Program)
NEWS
December 21, 2000
County math scores lead state By TARA REILLY / Staff Writer Eighth-graders in Washington County Public Schools had the highest math scores in the state on the 1999-2000 MSPAP, a feat administrators say should be credited to the teachers. continued Sixty-eight percent of the students had satisfactory scores on the test, up from 63 percent in the 1998-99 school year. The new number is just below the state's standard to have 70 percent of students score on the satisfactory level, and Washington County Board of Education administrators think students can reach that mark next year.
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by KAREN HANNA | March 28, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY As a student, Jaime Mason said she struggled with math and had little interest in athletics. Then, a high school coach told her he would help her with math if she would run cross country. Now, she teaches both. A seventh-grade teacher and Clear Spring High School track and cross country coach, Mason last year was one of Washington County Public Schools' Teacher of the Year finalists. "I couldn't imagine getting up in the morning and doing anything else," Mason said after one frenetic first-period class focused on breaking down the distributive property.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 1, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - What are little boys made of? Snips and snails, and puppy-dogs' tails, That's what little boys are made of. What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice, and everything nice, That's what little girls are made of. In gender-segregated fourth- and fifth-grade math classes next year at Mill Creek Intermediate School, the teachers of about 100 "little boys" and "little girls" will orchestrate an experiment to find out just how differently learning varies, too. "If it helps our students be more successful mastering math skills, it's worth a try," principal Kimberly Agee said.
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by ERIN JULIUS | January 19, 2007
SMITHSBURG - Brittany Clevenger had taken every math class available at Smithsburg High School by her junior year. Now a senior, the 17-year-old plans to channel her math skills toward earning a degree in aerospace engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Math "just makes sense" to her, the world of science offers so much to learn and space intrigues her because of its vast unknowns, Brittany said. "I always wanted to work for NASA so that I can help either create or design something that will go into space," she said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 31, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- What are little boys made of? Snips and snails, and puppy-dogs' tails, That's what little boys are made of. What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice, and everything nice, That's what little girls are made of. In gender-segregated fourth- and fifth-grade math classes next year at Mill Creek Intermediate School, the teachers of about 100 "little boys" and "little girls" will orchestrate an experiment to find out just how differently learning varies, too. "If it helps our students be more successful mastering math skills, it's worth a try," school principal Kimberly Agee said.
NEWS
October 6, 2000
It's simple math: More school = more $ By MEG H. PARTINGTON / Staff Writer The longer you stay in school, the more money you can earn. Period. That's not to say there aren't some individuals who dropped out of high school and went on to make millions. But they're the exception, not the rule. continued Consider the numbers: U.S. Census Bureau figures from 1998 show those who didn't graduate from high school earned an average of a little more than $16,000 a year.
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By ANDREW MASON | October 2, 2008
Taryn Shank might cut this article out of the newspaper for her scrapbook. North Hagerstown math teacher David Warrenfeltz might even cut it out and hang it on his wall. "Mr. Warrenfeltz will put the story on the board if I say something about calculus," said Shank, a North senior. "But I don't know what to say. ... I love calculus, and I love running. " Enough said. Shank pulled away from teammate Alison Harrell in the final half-mile on North's 3.1-mile course Wednesday to win the girls race in 21:40, while leading the Hubs to a convincing 15-50 victory in their dual meet with South Hagerstown.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | September 2, 2013
In her 22 years of teaching, Annie Anders has had many great experiences, but the veteran teacher recently returned from what she described as “one of the best things I've done in my career.” “It was a unique experience. I don't think anything could top it,” said Anders, 43. Anders attended the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, a one-week, all-expenses-paid, intensive professional development program for third- through fifth-grade teachers. The goal of the program is to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to motivate students to pursue careers in science and math, according to the academy's website, www.sendmyteacher.com.
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NEWS
July 8, 2013
Students from Orchard View Intermediate School, along with students from other Berkeley County Schools and nearly 150,000 students worldwide, participated in the Math Olympiad program this past school year.  Under the direction of Cindy Evarts, Michelle Mullenax and Mary Beth Twigg, students were taught to solve unusual and difficult problems and to think creatively. Berkeley County Schools has incorporated the Math Olympiads in its program to provide a challenge to high-ability math students.   In addition to the national competition, Berkeley County Schools' math coordinator, Anne Laskey, organized a yearlong local challenge in which students from the intermediate and middle schools competed for team and individual awards.
EDUCATION
June 30, 2013
Trace Draper of Williamsport Elementary School won Washington County Public Schools' 24 Game Math Challenge for fifth-graders at Hagerstown Community College on May 7. Three of the four finalists were students from Williamsport Elementary. The team leader was enrichment teacher Kimberly Rishell. Pictured from left, Williamsport Elementary Principal Jana Palmer, Rithika Krishnamoorthy, Alex Huffer (alternate), Draper, Anisha Kosuri and Rishell Not pictured is finalist Christopher Li from Boonsboro Elementary.
EDUCATION
June 22, 2013
The following area students have recently been accepted into the Frostburg State University Upward Bound Regional Math/Science Center: Laila Abdul Rahman of Frederick, Md., a ninth-grader at Frederick High School Hannah Adeoye of Frederick, a 10th-grader at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick Brandon Baber of Hagerstown, a ninth-grader at South Hagerstown High School Peyton Bell of Brunswick, Md., a ninth-grader at...
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April 28, 2013
Robert Zollinger, a senior at Martinsburg (W.Va.) High School, and Jim Park, a junior at Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., placed among the top 15 students in grades 10 to 12 at the 39th annual West Virginia State Mathematics Field Day. They earned the right Saturday to compete in a national mathematics competition in June. Nina Saluja Jessica Hammersla Two Eastern Panhandle high school students earned the right Saturday to compete in a national mathematics competition in June.
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March 28, 2013
Two Martinsburg brothers are among the many Eastern Panhandle students who qualified Wednesday for the West Virginia State Math Field Day in April. David Zollinger and Robert Zollinger took first place in their age groups to qualify for the state competiton. In addition, their brother, Matthew, is an alternate for the state competition. There were approximately 250 students in grades four to 12 who competed in the Regional Math Field Day at Potomac State College in Keyser. Participants represented Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan and Pendleton counties.
EDUCATION
March 5, 2013
More than 100 students participated from area middle schools in the annual MathCounts Competition on Feb. 23 at E. Russell Hicks Middle School in Hagerstown. The students were from Washington and Allegany county middle schools. This year, two teams and 16 individuals advanced to the state competition, which will be Saturday, March 16, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Every year, the local competition is sponsored by donations from the Hagerstown Chapter of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers.
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February 27, 2013
More than 100 students participated from area middle schools in the annual MathCounts Competition Saturday at E. Russell Hicks Middle School in Hagerstown. The students were from Washington and Allegany county middle schools. This year, two teams and 16 individuals advanced to the state competition, which will be Saturday, March 16, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Every year, the local competition is sponsored by donations from the Hagerstown Chapter of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers.
NEWS
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                    ...
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 25, 2012
Molly Murray's first-grade class at Greencastle-Antrim Primary School is learning about magnets and magnification thanks to a website, the kindness of a New Jersey resident and United Parcel Service. When Murray wanted to provide hands-on science materials for her class, she turned to an online charity - DonorsChoose.org. “We had a weekly science center going on, but I didn't feel I had enough materials to maintain it,” Murray said. Jeff Koons with Horace Mann, an insurance agency serving the educational community, told Murray about the online website that links classrooms in need with donors.
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