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NEWS
October 9, 2008
Western Heights Middle School students walked to school Wednesday as part of International Walk to School Day. The goal is to enhance the health of children, improve air quality and environment, and create safer routes for walking and bicycling. Sixty-three schools in Maryland participated in the walk. Read more about it on the Education page in Monday's Herald-Mail.
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NEWS
by YVETTE MAY / Staff Photographer | December 23, 2006
Christmas activities were on the agenda Friday on the last school day before the holiday at Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education. Above, kindergartner Lexi Crim, who was dressed in pajamas for her class' Pajama Day, makes a handprint while making a present for her parents. Right, first-graders and mothers participated in their class' Holiday Store. Pictured are, from left, Beth McCook, Kaitlyn Wassel, Julie Hendershot and Anna Touhey.
NEWS
April 9, 2012
State Sen. Richard Alloway II, R-Franklin/Adams/York, said Monday he plans to introduce legislation soon to support agriculture education by allowing students to participate in Drive Your Tractor to School Day. Current law only allows a tractor or truck with a farm vehicle registration plate to be used exclusively on a farm, on farms owned or operated by the registrant of the vehicle, or on highways between farms, according to a news release....
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | December 6, 2012
Despite being stalled in committee, state Sen. Rich Alloway said he will reintroduce legislation so students can drive their tractors to school during special annual events. Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, introduced Senate Bill 1521 after Pennsylvania State Police put the brakes on James Buchanan High School's annual Drive Your Tractor to School Day last February. School officials were informed by police, at the time of the event, that the practice of driving tractors on the roadways for nonfarming purposes violated several state driving codes.
NEWS
By DON AINES | February 15, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Elementary school students will get a later start on their day beginning in the 2009-10 school year, while secondary students' schedules will remain largely unchanged after the Chambersburg School Board voted this week to change the start and end times for the school day. The vote at Wednesday's meeting was unanimous to have the elementary school day run from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The current school day runs from about 8:30...
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | June 24, 2011
There have been changes over the years at the corner of Locust and Washington streets. Families have moved away, buildings have undergone renovations and there's been a heavier stream of traffic. But June Benchoff, with her green hat and white gloves, has remained a familiar sight. For more than 50 years, Benchoff has stood on the same busy corner shepherding children to and from school. She helps them cross the street, makes sure they safely board their buses and scolds those who, occasionally, think the rules don't apply.
NEWS
August 31, 2011
Washington County Public Schools officials offered the following advice for ways parents can be involved in their children's education: • Make sure the child arrives at school ready to learn. That includes getting them to school, unless the child is sick. Students should be well-rested and ready to learn. A hungry child won't pay attention in class. If parents cannot provide breakfast before school, breakfast is available at every school except for Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | April 11, 2013
Heather Placie got choked up on Emma K. Doub Elementary School's stage Thursday afternoon as she looked out at about 270 students and dozens of teachers and staff while being honored for her volunteer work for the school. “I'm going to try to hold this together,” Placie told the crowd, while Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and Washington County Public Schools officials looked on. “I have strived every day to be here for you,” Placie told the children. “The purpose, in my heart, of a volunteer is to do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, even though you know that no one, or very few people, are going to notice,” Placie told the crowd.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | August 25, 2003
julieg@herald-mail.com Work rules for minors vary from state to state so parents and students should check with their state's labor department for specifics. A worker's permit is required for some age groups and there are restrictions on what kinds of jobs minors can hold. There also are restrictions concerning how many hours they can work when school is in session and during summer break. In Maryland, minors ages 14 to 17 cannot work without a work permit, according to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
NEWS
March 17, 2007
Reading materials up for review MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County Schools is reviewing instructional materials for adoption in reading and literature, school district Director of Communications Jaimee Borger announce this week. The top three choices of materials will be available for review until March 26 at the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library and at each of the schools. The public is invited to review these materials and make comments for consideration before the final choices are presented to the Board of Education for approval.
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