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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
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.
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.
NEWS
August 25, 2008
The Governor's Citation recently was presented to Melissa Delaney of Clear Spring Elementary School for her quick action when a student began choking on a piece of food May 9. Maryland Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr., R-Washington, Allegany, presented the citation. Delaney, a fourth-grade teacher, performed the Heimlich maneuver on Trevor Shupp when a piece of food became lodged in his throat. After Trevor tried to clear his throat by taking a drink from the water fountain, Delaney noticed his face was deep red and that the student was holding his throat.
NEWS
August 14, 2007
The Waynesboro and Chambersburg area YMCAs are both offering before and after-school programs for the upcoming school year. Classes begin Aug. 27 in both districts so parents are encouraged to contact the YMCA soon to ensure space for their children. Waynesboro The Waynesboro YMCA and the Waynesboro Area School District are combining to offer before and after-school child care in Summitview and Fairview elementary schools. The program will provide snacks, homework assistance, games, crafts and more from 6:30 a.m. until the start of the school day and from the end of the school day to 6 p.m. To sign up, call the YMCA at 717-762-6012 or e-mail Child Care Director Tonja Koons at tanja@wboy.
EDUCATION
February 22, 2013
Washington County Public Schools' students and teachers will get more than a full week off for spring break next school year as a result of changes to the proposed school calendar. The Washington County Board of Education unanimously approved calendars for the next two school years during its Feb. 19 meeting, according to a video of the meeting. The board had asked the Calendar Committee to take another look at the proposed 2013-2014 calendar because it had long weekends for students in March and April 2014, but not a full week off for spring break.
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