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March 28, 2013
The Shepherdstown Rotary Club recently donated $500 to the Shepherdstown Middle School band program. The funds will be used to support music clinics for students participating in the school's award-winning jazz band. The clinics, which are held monthly during the school year, bring professional jazz musicians and outside music teachers to the school to provide expert instruction in jazz technique, style, tone, rhythm and interpretation. The band's next public performance will be Monday, April 15, at the annual spring concert for all Shepherdstown Middle School band students at Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.
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EDUCATION
March 23, 2013
Fourth marking period Distinguished honor roll Grade six - Kevin Bowen, Colin Boyes, Emily Burzinski, Steven Cermeno, Maggie Elliott, Maliek Fuller Williams, Amber Gordon, John Guillard, Jacob Hatcher, Lauren Healey, Rachel Lum, Kira Lutz, Crystal Martinez, Michael Merrill, Chloe Nines, Jennett, O'Donoghue, Jonathan Patterson, Alessia Regazzoni, Nathan Roberts, Angelle Robison, Jared Shay, Nathaniel Stryker, Victoria Talbert,...
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | March 20, 2013
Spring Mills High School is set to be dedicated Aug. 7, but Berkeley County's fourth public high school is expected to be finished well before then, Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Manny P. Arvon said Tuesday while giving a tour of the school. Hallway clocks displayed the correct time during the tour, basketball backboards were installed in the main gymnasium and cafeteria equipment in the kitchen appeared practically ready for food service. The cafeteria and every other room visited Tuesday had yet to be furnished, but Arvon said all of the remaining work is expected to be finished by June 1, if not sooner.
EDUCATION
March 17, 2013
Washington County Public Schools will present the Western Maryland Large Ensemble Assessment Festival at North Hagerstown High School on March 20, 26, 27 and at South Hagerstown High School on March 21 and 22.  The festival will feature and adjudicate music ensembles from every secondary school and a few elementary schools. The music festival will be broken into five days: Wednesday - Middle and high school orchestra assessment at North High  Thursday - Middle school chorus assessment at South High Friday - High school chorus assessment at South High Tuesday, March 26 - High school band assessment at North High Wednesday, March 27 - Middle school band assessment at North High Specific times can be found on the school system website at  www.wcps.k12.md.us/depts_programs/fine_arts/index.html . The festival is an assessment, not a competition.
EDUCATION
March 17, 2013
The Carson Scholars Fund has announced the Washington County students who have been named  2013 Carson Scholars.  Each year, the fund recognizes a group of high achieving students in grades four to 11 who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and humanitarian qualities.  Students receive a $1,000 college scholarship award and the  honor of being named a Carson Scholar.  In addition, students have renewed their Carson Scholar status. The  previous winners have maintained high academic standards and a strong commitment to their communities and are being recognized for their continued efforts.  To celebrate their accomplishments, the Mid-Atlantic scholars will be honored at the 17th annual awards banquet on Sunday, April 7, at Martin's West in Woodlawn, Md.  Newscaster Sam Donaldson will serve as master of ceremonies.  Honored guests include Dr. John Mather, astrophysicist and Nobel Laureate in physics; Matt Stover, former Baltimore Ravens kicker; and Chris Wallace, Emmy Award-winning journalist and Fox News anchor.
EDUCATION
March 17, 2013
Northern Middle School inducted 11 new members into its National Junior Honor Society Feb. 1.  The society is one of the nation's premier organizations that provides  recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of character, citizenship, scholarship, service and leadership.  The seventh-grade inductees are Alexia Tiches, Regina Lachemann, Caroline Fleetwood,  Abby Kane and Mackenzi Wintermoyer.  The eighth-grade...
NEWS
March 15, 2013
Two Smithsburg Middle School students that were reported missing Friday evening were found unharmed later Friday night, according to the Washington Sheriff's Office. The two 12-year-old children - Caroline Dezzaray Sowers and Cameron Vincent Schrader - were reported missing about 6 p.m., Lt. Art Overcash of the sheriff's office said.
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