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October 17, 2009
The Hagerstown High School class of 1940 held its 69th reunion at Fountain Head Country Club on Sept. 20. Twenty-five class members and 12 guests attended. The event included dinner and music by Sentimental Sounds, which entertained with music from the 1940s. The tables were trimmed with maroon and gray napkins (school colors) and favors made by Juanita Trovinger Moats. A center floral bowl was furnished by Bettie Shadrach Hyssong. During the fellowship hour, hors d'oeuvres and punch were furnished by Jayne Fernsner Sterling and Jane Stickell Cochran.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | August 16, 2009
BOONSBORO -- Samantha Moschel happily loaded up with school supplies for her children Sunday afternoon at St. Mark's Episcopal Church's first Endless Summer Festival. "My children aren't in school yet, but they use these supplies at home," she said. Tiffany Moschel was also at the church with her 2-year-old daughter, Abigail, who is in day care. "She also likes to doodle at home," the young mother said. Emily Moschel, 13, a student at Williamsport High School, was quite serious about picking out a blue backpack to match her school colors and filling it with supplies.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | October 11, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- School spirit was palpable among a group of classmates Saturday afternoon at Fountain Head Country Club. Linens and flowers in maroon and gray -- the school colors -- bedecked the tables as enthusiastic attendees dined, sang and joked. But this was not a homecoming dance for teenagers. It was the 70th reunion for Hagerstown High School's class of 1938. The average attendee's age was 88. Mary Jane Auxt, 88, of Hagerstown, was chairwoman of the event. Auxt and a friend grinned as they recalled going across the street from the school on Potomac Avenue to the Valencia.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | July 29, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! Last spring, Teddy Gossard was ready to quit school. He was getting "fed up" and "irritated" with his performance and having difficulty paying attention in class at Smithsburg High School, he said. But his friends and family wouldn't quit on him and motivated him to keep working toward his high school diploma, said Gossard, 19, of Cavetown. "They talked to me and I realized I made it this far. Why quit now?" Gossard said shortly after graduating Thursday and receiving his high school diploma.
NEWS
by TRISH RUDDER | June 12, 2006
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - For the first time in the high school's history, the Berkeley Springs High School graduation class was led by 25 teachers, also dressed in caps and gowns, as part of the graduation ceremony. The ceremony was May 27 at the high school. Social studies teacher Kate Stotler said a small group of faculty members, including Sarah Morris, Pete Gordon, Candice Blanchard and Stotler, thought it would be neat to have more of a faculty presence by wearing hoods and robes and walking in first, she said.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | September 4, 2007
BOONSBORO - When Kathy DeJean got the e-mail that a middle school in Boonsboro was offering 50 to 75 band uniforms to her arts students at Lusher Charter School in New Orleans, it was a dream born of the nightmare that was Hurricane Katrina. "And then, when we learned the uniforms were mostly royal blue, we were thrilled - those are our school colors," DeJean said. The arts coordinator at the devastated school has been on the faculty for 17 years. The New Orleans school was flooded two years ago when Katrina hit the Gulf Coast with all its fury.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | November 8, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Mitchell Sirface says nobody would make the mistake of calling Hagerstown a hockey town. But the North Hagerstown High School junior and 17 of his teammates took the ice Wednesday for the first official practice of the newly formed North Stars High School Hockey Club. While the club is in its first year, coaches say they have high hopes of expanding hockey to several of the county's high schools. This year, they have requested that the team be affiliated with Washington County Public Schools.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | October 12, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - School spirit was palpable among a group of classmates Saturday afternoon at Fountain Head Country Club. Linens and flowers in maroon and gray - the school colors - bedecked the tables as enthusiastic attendees dined, sang and joked. But this was not a homecoming dance for teenagers. It was the 70th reunion for Hagerstown High School's class of 1938. The average attendee's age was 88. Mary Jane Auxt, 88, of Hagerstown, was chairwoman of the event. Auxt and a friend grinned as they recalled going across the street from the school on Potomac Avenue to the Valencia.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | January 22, 2011
Usually in sports, the bottom line is drawn between winning and losing. On Saturday, the line was erased. In unified sports bocce ball, there were only winners. Washington County schools unveiled a new sport in their athletic offerings with an indoor version of lawn bowling. What made it unique was it is the first of three sports — two that will start this school year — that have been mandated for athletes with disabilities. “This is such a great program,” said North Hagerstown athletic director Marcia Nissel.
NEWS
by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | December 31, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - When Berkeley County students return to school from holiday recess this week, dozens of classrooms will continue to be staffed with substitute teachers. As of Thursday, there were 75 teaching vacancies, said Superintendent Manny Arvon, who said he has high hopes that state lawmakers in 2007 will help ease the Eastern Panhandle's teacher shortage, despite defeated legislative efforts in 2006. "My focus will be on keeping more of our tax dollars here in the county (for the school system)
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SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | January 22, 2011
Usually in sports, the bottom line is drawn between winning and losing. On Saturday, the line was erased. In unified sports bocce ball, there were only winners. Washington County schools unveiled a new sport in their athletic offerings with an indoor version of lawn bowling. What made it unique was it is the first of three sports — two that will start this school year — that have been mandated for athletes with disabilities. “This is such a great program,” said North Hagerstown athletic director Marcia Nissel.
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NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | July 29, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! Last spring, Teddy Gossard was ready to quit school. He was getting "fed up" and "irritated" with his performance and having difficulty paying attention in class at Smithsburg High School, he said. But his friends and family wouldn't quit on him and motivated him to keep working toward his high school diploma, said Gossard, 19, of Cavetown. "They talked to me and I realized I made it this far. Why quit now?" Gossard said shortly after graduating Thursday and receiving his high school diploma.
NEWS
October 17, 2009
The Hagerstown High School class of 1940 held its 69th reunion at Fountain Head Country Club on Sept. 20. Twenty-five class members and 12 guests attended. The event included dinner and music by Sentimental Sounds, which entertained with music from the 1940s. The tables were trimmed with maroon and gray napkins (school colors) and favors made by Juanita Trovinger Moats. A center floral bowl was furnished by Bettie Shadrach Hyssong. During the fellowship hour, hors d'oeuvres and punch were furnished by Jayne Fernsner Sterling and Jane Stickell Cochran.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | August 16, 2009
BOONSBORO -- Samantha Moschel happily loaded up with school supplies for her children Sunday afternoon at St. Mark's Episcopal Church's first Endless Summer Festival. "My children aren't in school yet, but they use these supplies at home," she said. Tiffany Moschel was also at the church with her 2-year-old daughter, Abigail, who is in day care. "She also likes to doodle at home," the young mother said. Emily Moschel, 13, a student at Williamsport High School, was quite serious about picking out a blue backpack to match her school colors and filling it with supplies.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | October 12, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - School spirit was palpable among a group of classmates Saturday afternoon at Fountain Head Country Club. Linens and flowers in maroon and gray - the school colors - bedecked the tables as enthusiastic attendees dined, sang and joked. But this was not a homecoming dance for teenagers. It was the 70th reunion for Hagerstown High School's class of 1938. The average attendee's age was 88. Mary Jane Auxt, 88, of Hagerstown, was chairwoman of the event. Auxt and a friend grinned as they recalled going across the street from the school on Potomac Avenue to the Valencia.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | October 11, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- School spirit was palpable among a group of classmates Saturday afternoon at Fountain Head Country Club. Linens and flowers in maroon and gray -- the school colors -- bedecked the tables as enthusiastic attendees dined, sang and joked. But this was not a homecoming dance for teenagers. It was the 70th reunion for Hagerstown High School's class of 1938. The average attendee's age was 88. Mary Jane Auxt, 88, of Hagerstown, was chairwoman of the event. Auxt and a friend grinned as they recalled going across the street from the school on Potomac Avenue to the Valencia.
NEWS
By DON AINES | April 25, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The deafening screams of hundreds of adolescents reverberated off the walls of the gymnasium Friday afternoon as Chambersburg Area Senior High School sophomores, juniors and seniors competed for class on Color Day. This rite of passage has been going on since at least the 1920s, Assistant Superintendent Eric Michael said. Back then, it was called Pennant Day, he said. The day began with a talent show and moved on to the crowning of the Color Day Queen, Lauren Rockwell, by the woman who won that crown 50 years ago. "It's awesome.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | November 8, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Mitchell Sirface says nobody would make the mistake of calling Hagerstown a hockey town. But the North Hagerstown High School junior and 17 of his teammates took the ice Wednesday for the first official practice of the newly formed North Stars High School Hockey Club. While the club is in its first year, coaches say they have high hopes of expanding hockey to several of the county's high schools. This year, they have requested that the team be affiliated with Washington County Public Schools.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | September 4, 2007
BOONSBORO - When Kathy DeJean got the e-mail that a middle school in Boonsboro was offering 50 to 75 band uniforms to her arts students at Lusher Charter School in New Orleans, it was a dream born of the nightmare that was Hurricane Katrina. "And then, when we learned the uniforms were mostly royal blue, we were thrilled - those are our school colors," DeJean said. The arts coordinator at the devastated school has been on the faculty for 17 years. The New Orleans school was flooded two years ago when Katrina hit the Gulf Coast with all its fury.
NEWS
by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | December 31, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - When Berkeley County students return to school from holiday recess this week, dozens of classrooms will continue to be staffed with substitute teachers. As of Thursday, there were 75 teaching vacancies, said Superintendent Manny Arvon, who said he has high hopes that state lawmakers in 2007 will help ease the Eastern Panhandle's teacher shortage, despite defeated legislative efforts in 2006. "My focus will be on keeping more of our tax dollars here in the county (for the school system)
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