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March 25, 2012
Washington County Public Schools will hold the Western Maryland Large Ensemble Assessment Festival at North Hagerstown High School on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and at South Hagerstown High School on Wednesday.  The festival will feature and adjudicate music ensembles from every secondary school and a few elementary schools. The schedule is as follows:  • Tuesday - Middle and high school orchestra assessment at North High • Wednesday - Middle school chorus assessment at South High • Thursday - High school band assessment at North High  • Friday - Middle school band assessment at North High Specific times can be found at the board of education website at www.wcps.k12.md.us/depts_programs/fine_arts/index.html .
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NEWS
February 26, 2009
Sydny Boney and Tim Ferguson participate in an art class at Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery in Hagerstown. Morgan Ballard, the instructor, was teaching basic-drawing class Feb. 14 at the gallery. He has been volunteering at the gallery for about a year. Basic drawing is for beginners, ages 9 to middle school. The next class will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The gallery is at 4 W. Franklin St.
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By AMY WALLAUER | February 17, 1998
School construction to be done in June MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Construction at the new Musselman High School and Potomack Intermediate School has fallen a bit behind, but construction supervisor Don Zepp said the projects will still be finished on schedule. Construction on both the high school and middle school will be complete in June, Zepp told the Berkeley County School Board Monday night. At the new high school, the gymnasium floors are finished, locker room partitions and toilets are in and workers are putting tile on the second floor and installing lights, Zepp said.
NEWS
August 20, 2007
Two new programs will help Washington County Public Schools students make the transition from elementary school to middle school and from middle school to high school, according to a school system press release. Eighth-grade students who complete training will lead the middle school program for incoming sixth-grade students called Where Everybody Belongs (WEB), according to the release. An assembly held prior to the first day of school will give incoming and new students a chance to learn about their new school, its programs, activities and challenges from students who already have had those experiences, according to the release.
NEWS
October 20, 2004
Due to outside conflicts, the Washington County All-County Orchestra Concert will be moved from November to January. The original concert date of Nov. 6, has been changed to Jan. 22. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Schulze from the Maryland Symphony Orchestra will guest conduct the high school group and Hector Zavala will conduct the middle school group. The Friday all-day rehearsal will be rescheduled to Jan. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Listed below are the new rehearsal dates and times: Saturday, Jan. 8 - All- County Orchestra Middle Rehearsal, Northern Middle or North High, 9 a.m. to noon.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | June 28, 2005
WILLIAMSPORT shappell@herald-mail.com Byron Memorial Park was alive with the sound of music and the smell of cooking hot dogs Monday as the Springfield Middle School Band Boosters held their first community celebration. In what band boosters called a thank you to community supporters and a tribute to two music teachers at the school, the group held a celebration headlined by the Springfield Middle School Cool Cat Jazz Band. Randy Leatherman, chair of the band boosters, said the event was designed to give back to people who have given so much to the middle school's music program.
NEWS
February 24, 2003
List of upcoming events March 4 - Fourth marking period ends; 7 p.m. - Middle school jazz concert. March 6 - 7 p.m. - Greencastle-Antrim School Board meeting; Citizens of the USA Assembly at Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School and Primary School. March 10 - 7 p.m. - Band Boosters meeting. March 11 - 7:30 p.m. - Choral Music Club meeting; TBA - High school choral concert. March 12 - report card distribution. March 13-15 - TBA - Regional band. March 14 - School closed for teacher development (tentative)
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | March 13, 2005
karenh@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Middle school students who take algebra, geometry or foreign language soon could receive high school credit for their work. The Washington County Board of Education is considering a policy that would give students in selected classes high school credit while they are in middle school. A special meeting about the policy, which passed on first reading last week, and the new Maryland High School Assessment requirements will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Central Office on Commonwealth Avenue.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | September 22, 2006
Washington County Public Schools officials said they were more selective when inviting elementary and middle school students to its summer school program this year. Officials cut the number of summer school sites by at least five, and had about 250 fewer elementary and middle school students participate, according to a presentation at this week's Board of Education meeting. "We were very selective about the students invited to summer school this year," said Jill Burkhart, acting director of elementary education.
NEWS
October 1, 2004
BRIEFS CSL basketball sign-ups The CSL basketball league will be hold registration for the 2004-05 season Sunday at the Fort Ritchie Gymnasium from from 5 to 7 p.m. The CSL has a middle school league for boys and girls in grades 6-8, elementary league for boys and girls in grades 4-5 and an instructional league for boys and girls in grades 2-3. The middle school and elementary leagues have separate divisions for boys...
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