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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.
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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 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.
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
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...
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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.
NEWS
October 23, 2006
For more than 50 years, children have walked to school at Winter Street Elementary School, the only school in Washington County Public Schools that does not have students come to school on a bus. In observance of International Walk to School Day on Oct. 4, employees of the Washington County Health Department provided students with packets of items and information to help them understand and practice safety measures on their way to and from school,...
NEWS
September 23, 2000
Coy visits local schools CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Rep. Jeff Coy, D-Franklin, visited four Chambersburg schools Friday as part of a nationwide effort to focus attention on the importance of civics in education. Coy was taking part in America's Legislators Back to School Day, designed to educate students about what it's like to be a legislator. The purpose of the event was to help students understand the pressures, conflicts and difficulties legislators deal with in trying to solve public problems, Coy said.
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