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By HEATHER KEELS | October 16, 2008
View the "All County Choruses" slideshow HAGERSTOWN -- North Hagerstown High School's auditorium stage was a patchwork of glitter, sequins and neckties Wednesday evening as about 300 of the county's best middle and high school singers joined their voice in song. The annual performance of the All County Middle and Senior High School Honor Choruses raised about $3,000 for the choral programs, and despite some problems with the auditorium's sound system, the audience of more than 650 people roared with applause.
NEWS
January 27, 2000
Report cards for middle and high school students in Washington County Public Schools will be distributed on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Elementary report cards will be distributed from Monday, Jan. 31, through Wednesday, Feb. 2. Elementary principals will notify parents regarding individual school distribution dates. This plan is contingent upon no further interruption for inclement weather, according to a prepared release.
NEWS
July 28, 2009
Washington County Teen Pregnancy Coalition will host a back-to-school, teen advisory group picnic from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at City Park in Hagerstown. Washington County Teen Pregnancy Coalition is looking for one or two teens from each public and private middle and high school. The organization hopes to build its Teen Advisory Group this year to include a broader spectrum of ages and schools. TAG meets once a month during the school year, sometimes more frequently when there have events to plan.
NEWS
September 29, 2008
Student applications for the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, which is scheduled to open in August 2009, are now available. The five-page application packet contains information about the school's mission and vision, its programs in dance, music, visual arts, and theater, along with admission criteria. Application packets are available from the Washington County Public Schools' Web site at www.wcboe.k12.md.us , at each middle and high school, and from the Office of System Development in Hagerstown.
NEWS
October 16, 2000
Saturday school open for Wayneboro parents, students By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Last year, about 475 parents of Waynesboro Area School District students were brought before District Justice Larry G. Pentz and fined for allowing their children to miss school. Pennsylvania law calls for fines in cases where students rack up three unexcused absences. Now Pentz and the school district's truant officer are about to try something different.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | October 20, 2004
More students taking advanced classes The number of Washington County Public Schools students taking advanced courses at the elementary, middle and high school levels is increasing, the Washington County Board of Education was told Tuesday. Overall, the school system is also offering more courses for advanced students, said Roger Giles, director of funded and special programs. Students previously described as being "gifted" or "talented" are now called "advanced," Deputy Superintendent Patricia Abernethy said.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | January 17, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The Washington County Commissioners voted Tuesday to use the same figures as last year to predict enrollment at the county's public schools. But one commissioner questioned why steps weren't taken to use more specific data. "This is just the same numbers," Commissioner James F. Kercheval said. "I would have thought we'd see some supporting information on why you're going to keep it at this level. " Kercheval said he was disappointed after the presentation by Washington County Public Schools staff on the pupil generation rate.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | January 16, 2007
HAGERSTOWN The Washington County Commissioners voted Tuesday to use the same figures as last year to predict enrollment at the county's public schools. But one commissioner questioned why steps weren't taken to use more specific data. "This is just the same numbers," Commissioner James F. Kercheval said. "I would have thought we'd see some supporting information on why you're going to keep it at this level. " Kercheval said he was disappointed after the presentation by Washington County Public Schools staff on the pupil generation rate.
NEWS
By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885 | October 22, 2009
o Read more Jamie Shekels columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Basket bingo set for Nov. 1 The Shirley B. Robison Memorial Basket Bingo will be Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Williamsport Fire Hall. Tickets cost $25 each or two for $40. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at noon and bingo begins at 1 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through Oct. 26. Tickets purchased in advance will be entered into the early bird raffle. Proceeds will be donated to local patients, families and community members.
NEWS
By BRUCE HAMILTON | October 10, 1999
Sam's Club has helped raise about $18,000 for video surveillance cameras that it plans to donate to every middle and high school in Washington County. [cont. from front page ] Community Involvement Coordinator Lynn Bibbee said Sam's is $2,500 short of its goal. Another fund-raiser is scheduled Tuesday night at Bingo Island on West Washington Street. The company quickly amassed more money than expected. It originally planned to put cameras only in high schools. When the store began the effort in May, it set a goal of raising at least $5,000.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | February 17, 2013
David Flowers says he believes archery is the great equalizer. “It's one of the few things we do where students line up and can be equal, said the Clear Spring Middle School physical education teacher, who has been teaching archery to his students for four years. “All can shoot the bow and be successful.” “We have some very good shooters,” said Flowers, who is certified through the National Archery in the Schools Program, or NASP. “Sometimes they really surprise us and they surprise themselves.
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EDUCATION
February 5, 2013
Washington County Public Schools presented the 2013 All County Middle and High School Bands and Jazz Ensemble concert on Saturday at North Hagerstown High School. The following were members of the bands: 2013 All County Middle School Band Flute - Sabrina Arno, Northern; Jill Bender, Clear Spring; Megan Campbell, Springfield; Hannah Coughlin, Springfield; Brett Douglas, Smithsburg; Bethany Helman, Western Heights; Olivia King, Northern; Mackenzie Kirby, Boonsboro; Jade Lee, Smithsburg; Lauren Loewen, E. Russell Hicks; Elizabeth Lulciuc, Clear Spring; Olivia Schmidt, Boonsboro; Kai Walker, Western Heights; Jada Younker, E. Russell Hicks Oboe - Eduardo Elias-Vasquez, Western Heights; Katie Lee, Northern Bassoon - Hayden Lyles, Northern Clarinet - Kaylee Adelsberger, Springfield; Zoie Alexander, Western Heights; Ashley Ardinger, Clear Spring; Connor Buckley, E.Russell Hicks; Rebecca Embly, E. Russell Hicks; Barbara Fitzsimmons, Springfield; Megan Frey, E. Russell Hicks; Diego Garcia-Munoz, Western Heights; Nicole Gest, Springfield; Chloe Hadley, E. Russell Hicks; Sierra Hill, Western Heights; Julie Hutzell, Western Heights; Megan Klosterman, Boonsboro; Hannah Moore, E. Russell Hicks; Dylan Newell, Western Heights; David O'Donoghue, Northern; Quinn Paradise, Boonsboro; Richard Robertson, Clear Spring; Brianna Rowe, Smithsburg; Rebekah Scott, Boonsboro; Maira Tarawallie, Northern; Julia Thomas, Smithsburg; Lisa Weller, Clear...
NEWS
January 23, 2013
Washington County Public Schools will present the 2013 All County Middle and High School Orchestra concert Saturday at 7 p.m. at North Hagerstown High School. 2013 Middle School All County Orchestra Violin I Anna-Sofia Jones, Northern  Harrison Brown, Smithsburg  Adelina Rolea, E. Russell Hicks  Eugene Kim, Springfield  Elizabeth Vicarte, Northern Madilyn Drust, E. Russell Hicks Jessica Trumble, E. Russell Hicks Sarah Touhey, E. Russell Hicks Katie Li, Smithsburg Chris Eller, E. Russell Hicks Kevin Abrahams, Northern Geoffrey Ford, Boonsboro  Vialeta Brodaua, Western Heights  Abigail Flitton, Springfield Elizabeth Diaz Frias, Springfield Alex Gunther, Northern Kushi Matharu, E. Russell Hicks Kyle Abrahams, Northern Rachel Nicholson, Springfield Violin II Maddie Lane, Boonsboro Morgan Tapley, Smithsburg Marseja Cardwell, Smithsburg Imani Jones, E. Russell Hicks Kyle Klomstad, Smithsburg Arielle Holleran, E. Russell Hicks Daniela Cardenas, Northern Nidhi Kikani, E. Russell Hicks Alanna Anderson, E. Russell Hicks Olivia Jefferson, Western Heights Alexia Jarrett, E. Russell Hicks Calista Wolfe, Springfield Loren Diggs, E. Russell Hicks Tanner Shay, Western Heights Viola Ella Reinhard, E. Russell Hicks Sam Pryor, Smithsburg Chris Crabill, E. Russell Hicks Natalie Jack, Springfield Naia Lee-Hendricks, E. Russell Hicks Emily Swope, Springfield Gabriel...
NEWS
May 3, 2010
Cutting after-school programs not the right move To the editor: I was truly dismayed to read in Tuesday's Herald-Mail about Washington County and the City of Hagerstown's budget cuts to nonprofits, especially the CSAFE after-school programs. As Sunday's article on the drop in the teen birth rate illustrated, there are many factors that impact our county's teen birth rate. The availability of quality after-school programs is one factor that may not seem obvious at first glance, but which has been shown in research to impact not only teen pregnancy, but also youth crime, alcohol and drug abuse, gang activity and more.
NEWS
By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885 | October 22, 2009
o Read more Jamie Shekels columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Basket bingo set for Nov. 1 The Shirley B. Robison Memorial Basket Bingo will be Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Williamsport Fire Hall. Tickets cost $25 each or two for $40. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at noon and bingo begins at 1 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through Oct. 26. Tickets purchased in advance will be entered into the early bird raffle. Proceeds will be donated to local patients, families and community members.
NEWS
July 28, 2009
Washington County Teen Pregnancy Coalition will host a back-to-school, teen advisory group picnic from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at City Park in Hagerstown. Washington County Teen Pregnancy Coalition is looking for one or two teens from each public and private middle and high school. The organization hopes to build its Teen Advisory Group this year to include a broader spectrum of ages and schools. TAG meets once a month during the school year, sometimes more frequently when there have events to plan.
NEWS
September 29, 2008
Student applications for the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, which is scheduled to open in August 2009, are now available. The five-page application packet contains information about the school's mission and vision, its programs in dance, music, visual arts, and theater, along with admission criteria. Application packets are available from the Washington County Public Schools' Web site at www.wcboe.k12.md.us , at each middle and high school, and from the Office of System Development in Hagerstown.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | January 17, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The Washington County Commissioners voted Tuesday to use the same figures as last year to predict enrollment at the county's public schools. But one commissioner questioned why steps weren't taken to use more specific data. "This is just the same numbers," Commissioner James F. Kercheval said. "I would have thought we'd see some supporting information on why you're going to keep it at this level. " Kercheval said he was disappointed after the presentation by Washington County Public Schools staff on the pupil generation rate.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | January 16, 2007
HAGERSTOWN The Washington County Commissioners voted Tuesday to use the same figures as last year to predict enrollment at the county's public schools. But one commissioner questioned why steps weren't taken to use more specific data. "This is just the same numbers," Commissioner James F. Kercheval said. "I would have thought we'd see some supporting information on why you're going to keep it at this level. " Kercheval said he was disappointed after the presentation by Washington County Public Schools staff on the pupil generation rate.
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