January 23, 2012
The elementary and middle school programs at Grace Academy had the opportunity to be a part of the Lego Robotics League. Students who signed up for the extracurricular program participate weekly to learn about STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics, principles. The program is in the beginning stages of development. Students have been working in small groups to complete Lego building challenges that will grow to include robotics. Beginning this month, they will be working in small groups to solve problems, demonstrate teamwork and use the engineering design process within the WeDo and Mindstorm Lego software to build robots that complete various challenges. This year, the students will display their robotics challenges at a spring educational showcase at Grace Academy, which is off Cearfoss Pike.
April 15, 2007
Tatum True, a seventh-grader at Hancock Middle-Senior High School, has been named a 2007 Carson Scholar recipient. This recognition for students in grades four through 11 awards students with a $1,000 college scholarship, a medal and certificate. In addition, her school will receive a trophy for display. A Carson Scholars recipient must maintain a 3.75 grade-point average, and demonstrate service to the community and a promise of future leadership. At the 129th commencement ceremonies at Frostburg State University on Dec. 17, 2006, nearly 55 area residents were among the 283 total candidates for degrees.
August 1, 2012
The Berkeley County Board of Education Wednesday recommended a Berkeley County contractor be awarded $1.5 million in site work for constructing a new middle school in southern Berkeley County. The board's vote to award a $1,585,000 contract to Panhandle Builders & Excavating Inc. was contingent upon approval by the West Virginia School Building Authority, according to school officials. Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Manny P. Arvon said he hopes Gerrardstown Area Middle School will be ready for students by August 2014 as part of a plan to ease severe overcrowding at Musselman Middle School.
March 4, 2012
The following were the Washington County winners from Saturday's Western Regional Destination Imagination competition: Assembly Required (technical challenge) Elementary school First place - St. Mary Catholic School, St. Mary Greek Freaks (Annie Balog, Zachary Mentzell, Madelyn Ortiz, Alice Poffenberger, Mason Reed, Quinton Reed, Stephen Reiter) Middle school First place - Smithsburg Middle School, Road Kill (Chandler Fishack, Zach Garvey, Kayla Keplinger, Megan McCulley, Lynn McCleaf, Mari Mullane, Karen Pastwa)
November 30, 1999
A kindergarten student was accused earlier this month of sexually harassing a classmate at Lincolnshire Elementary School, an accusation that will remain on his record until he moves to middle school. Read the full story in Wednesday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
August 22, 2005
Maryland Washington County - Wednesday, Aug. 24 Frederick County - Thursday, Aug. 25 West Virginia Berkeley County - Friday, Aug. 26 Jefferson County - Monday, Aug. 29 Morgan County - Friday, Aug. 26 for elementary, middle school and high school seniors - Monday, Aug. 29 for elementary and middle school students, and juniors only at the high school - Tuesday, Aug. 30 for elementary and...
August 24, 2006
The three school alignment options being considered by the Chambersburg Area School Board: 1. Build a middle school in Greenvillage, Pa.; use Faust Junior High School for ninth grade and alternative education programs; continue using Chambersburg Area Senior High School as a high school; send 700 to 1,000 students to the Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center for their vocational and academic classes. 2. Continuing using Chambersburg Area Middle School as it functions today; convert the career and technology center into a second high school; build a middle school in Greenvillage.
March 3, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Area School District Superintendent Joseph Padasak will participate in a question-and-answer session from 7 to 9 tonight in the middle school auditorium. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions during the event sponsored by the district Parent Advisory Council. The middle school is at 1151 E. McKinley St.
April 13, 2012
Age gaps or high school cliques don't matter when it comes to developing friendships among members of the Grace Academy Beauty Project. “I've enjoyed getting to know high school girls,” said Ruthie Buser of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., a 13-year-old seventh-grader at Grace Academy in Hagerstown. “I really feel more connected to the middle and high school girls altogether.” The project is designed to provide encouragement and serve as a positive role model to girls in the sixth through eighth grades.
January 28, 2012
The following are the results for Washington County Public Schools students from Saturday's Elks Club Hoop Shoot at Williamsport High School: Boys Ages 8-9 Champion - Braden Kolb, Potomac Heights Elementary School Runner-up - Colby Knight, Maugansville Elementary School Ages 10-11 Champion - Chris Martin, Eastern Elementary School Runner-up - Brock Penn, Boonsboro Middle...