May 14, 2013
LaMarc Hilliard, a fifth-grader at Emma K Doub Elementary School who wrote a story on his iPad about a turkey helping a chicken find treasure that was stolen by a group called the “bling bling crew,” was able to project what he wrote from his iPad to a screen in the front of his class as part of the school's digital writing showcase event Tuesday. Students demonstrated to family and friends at the school digital portfolios they have built since the beginning of the school year after receiving an iPad or an iPod touch.
May 11, 2013
Fifth marking period Distinguished honor roll Grade six - Emily Burzinksi, Mary Colver, Cameron Eichelberger, Maggie Elliott, Maliek Fuller Williams, Alyssa Getz, Samuel Hardman, Jacob Hatcher, Lauren Healey, Krehl Kasayan, Alison Lee, Rachel Lum, Kira Lutz, Crystal Martinez, Angelina McCreesh, Michael Merrill, Andrew O'Connor, Jennet O'donoghue, Lars Ostmann, Jon Patterson, Nathan Roberts, Angelle Robison, Jared Shay, Baylee...
April 28, 2013
Dumbledore's Army, a middle school-level Destination Imagination team from Smithsburg Middle School, will represent Washington County at the Destination Imagination Global Finals competition taking place in Knoxville, Tenn., from May 21 to 25. The team will compete against more than 1,200 teams from around the world. Destination Imagination is the world's largest creative problem-solving program. Teams solve one of seven challenges in the areas of science, technology, mechanics, engineering and theater.
April 19, 2013
The Waynesboro Area Middle School came alive with music last Saturday night. Waynesboro Communities That Care (CTC) hosted the fourth annual Waynesboro “You Have Talent” talent show and 19 contestants sang and danced for the audience. Four dance groups performed, including one solo dance act, and seven singers took the stage. Music ranged from ballet numbers to One Direction songs. Participants were judged in four categories: Grades kindergarten through five, grades five through eight, and grades nine through 12 for individuals; and a group category for other performances.
April 17, 2013
As teenage athletes left Chambersburg Area Middle School North on Wednesday evening, firetrucks and other emergency vehicles descended on the parking lot for a drill related to an mock attack at a nuclear power plant. Emergency services officials planned to set up decontamination tents and assess potential shelter operations related to a disaster at the Three Mile Island plant south of Harrisburg, Pa. Evacuees from the Steelton area near the plant are supposed to head to Chambersburg, Pa., if the worst happens.
April 16, 2013
Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Manny P. Arvon hopes renovations planned for Martinsburg North Middle School can begin at the end of the school year. Bids totaling $8.1 million for the project were awarded Tuesday night by the Berkeley County Board of Education, contingent upon anticipated funding decisions to be made Monday by the state School Building Authority. The SBA is scheduled to meet Monday to consider a recommendation by its finance committee to “recapture” a total of $6.9 million in state funds that were awarded for Spring Mills High School and Gerrardstown Area Middle School construction projects.
April 15, 2013
No one was seriously injured Monday afternoon when several wooden fence rails sliced through the windshield of a car that crashed through a fence on the south end of Hagerstown, police said. Hagerstown Police Officer T. Bartles said at the scene that the accident happened at about 1:30 p.m., when a Chevrolet Monte Carlo being driven by a 17-year-old male demolished part of a wood fence between Emma K. Doub Elementary and E. Russell Hicks Middle schools. The Chevrolet continued to travel for about 100 yards through a grove of young trees before it came to rest.
April 11, 2013
For the second straight day, Urbana Middle School closed at 12:30 p.m. due to a nonworking air conditioning system, Frederick County Public Schools announced in an email Thursday morning.
April 7, 2013
Some students at Western Heights Middle School have to walk through an empty room or a classroom with students to get to their own classroom. The school's Spanish and French teacher's desk is in a narrow storage room that exits onto the hallway. Her classroom is next door. Band class is held on the school's auditorium stage, said Principal Mike Kuhaneck, explaining the layout during a Wednesday tour of the 1300 Marshall St. school's ground floor. Those conditions will improve with renovations to the West End school's ground floor, expected to be substantially complete in time for classrooms to be ready for the first day of the next school year on Aug. 21, school system officials said.