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NEWS
May 3, 2010
The elementary and middle school music and drama classes presented "Hans Bronson's Gold Medal Mission" April 9 at Broadfording Christian Academy. The musical was about Olympic contender Hans Bronson, a brawny and strong athlete, who learned that a strong physical body is no substitute for a strong spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ. The cast consisted of the following middle school students: Mrs. Finch (Rayna Wallace); Timmy Thompson (Zachary Campagna); Frankie (Austin Dominguez)
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NEWS
July 13, 2008
On May 10, Broadfording Christian Academy students in the middle school drama and music departments charmed an audience by performing "The Big Bad Musical: A Howling Courtroom Comedy. " The setting was in a courtroom in the Enchanted Forest, where the Big Bad Wolf (James Coe) had been slapped with a class-action lawsuit from the storybook characters, the Fairy Godmother (Annie Hunt), Little Red Riding Hood (Lana McDowell), Grandmother Hood (Isabel Divinagracia), the Three Little Pigs (Tyler Wyand, Hannah Chapman, Haley Gray)
NEWS
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 .
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.
NEWS
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
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.
EDUCATION
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | July 29, 2012
Aubrey Sparks isn't your typical teenager. She was 14 when she started as a student at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va., and has just finished her third year there, majoring in philosophy and political science and minoring in peacemaking. She's a voting member of the private four-year women's liberal arts college's Student Senate, even though she won't be old enough to vote in this November's presidential election. Aubrey was going into her junior year of college before she was old enough to get her driver's license last summer.
NEWS
By KATE COLEMAN | April 23, 2009
During the 2005 Maryland Symphony Orchestra Pops concert, Donald Spinelli wowed the audience with his center-stage, stick-tossing drum solo on Louis Prima's "Sing, Sing, Sing. " MSO's principal percussionist since 1989, Spinelli said he likes the big-band piece and played it as a solo on a few different occasions during his 20-year career with the U.S. Marine Band. He retired from "The President's Own" two years ago. He also is principal percussionist with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.
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.
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