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NEWS
February 24, 2005
Shawn Wiles leads several tractors away from Clear Spring High School at the end of Drive Your Tractor to School Day on Wednesday. The event is part of the National FFA Week Celebration. Wiles is driving a 1970 Ford 8000. The other drivers are, from left, Paul Forsythe, driving a 1974 Ford 7000; Derek Wiles driving a Ford 6600; and Matthew McCauley, right, driving a 1985 John Deere 4250.
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NEWS
October 29, 2007
The Broadfording Christian Academy secondary choir took time during the school day recently to sing in the entranceway of the school. Several faculty and staff members and students stopped to listen to the sounds as music teacher Pam Smith led the group in the school's entranceway. The choir group has been selected at perform at the National Christmas Tree music program in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 9.
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.
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
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.
EDUCATION
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | December 21, 2012
Boonsboro High School was named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School, one of six schools in the state to win the honor for 2013, officials announced Thursday. Schools are recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education after meeting a specific set of criteria. “This is a true community effort. We wouldn't have been considered if it wasn't,” said Peggy Pugh, Boonsboro High's principal. Pugh said that for Boonsboro High School to be considered for the award, it had to be among the top 15 percent of high schools in Maryland.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 5, 2013
Students and teachers exchanged hugs outside Hancock Elementary School Wednesday morning as the lyrics “What time is it? Summertime. It's our vacation,” blared from the school. Some students already on their buses waved and shouted out “Love you” and “See you in the summer” to teachers who had lined up on the sidewalk to wave goodbye to students leaving in buses, cars and sports utility vehicles for the summer. Except for seniors, whose school year ended earlier, Wednesday's early dismissal was the last school day of the academic year for Washington County Public Schools.
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...
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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