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September 26, 2006
Friday, Sept. 29 Bester Elementary - PBIS reward activity Boonsboro Middle - Book fair E. Russell Hicks Middle - Seventh-grade Family Life begins, runs through Oct. 5 Eastern Elementary - Book fair Lincolnshire Elementary -Vision screening for grades kindergarten, one, three and five North Hagerstown High School - School pictures Old Forge School - Old Forge Walk-A-Thon at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept....
NEWS
August 30, 2010
While their counterparts in West Virginia and Maryland have been back in school for at least a week, students in Franklin County, Pa., schools will be returning to the classrooms today. Students will be heading to bus stops and walking to schools in the following districts: Greencastle-Antrim, Tuscarora (the Mercersburg, Pa., area), Chambersburg Area, Fannett-Metal, Shippensburg Area and Waynesboro Area. Motorists are asked to use caution throughout the Tri-State area around school zones and keep an eye out for walkers, as well as buses making frequent stops.
EDUCATION
March 11, 2012
Several Washington County Public Schools were recognized Tuesday for improvements from 2010 to 2011 that are related to assessment-test results. The schools also met adequate yearly progress, without using a Safe Harbor option, last school year under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, according to presentation documents. Schools were recognized for either overall achievement or achievement among demographic student subgroups. Schools recognized for overall achievement were Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, Boonsboro Elementary, Boonsboro High, Clear Spring High, Hancock Elementary, North Hagerstown High, Rockland Woods Elementary, Sharpsburg Elementary, Smithsburg Middle, Smithsburg High and Washington County Technical High.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | December 17, 2012
Hagerstown resident Darren Covington, 41, offered a simple and specific suggestion on how to help prevent mass shootings in schools such as what happened inside the Connecticut elementary school Friday while also giving his take on whether principals in schools should have guns. “I don't mind police officers trained to use guns, but for the principal to have one, that's a bit extreme,” said Covington, who was picking up his 10-year-old fifth-grade daughter, Lucy, on Monday from Fountaindale Elementary School.
NEWS
March 6, 2013
All public schools in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in the Eastern Panhandlke of West Virginia are operating on two-hour delays on Thursday. Announcements were made via emails Wednesday night.  
NEWS
February 23, 2012
The Waynesboro Area School District music department will host its annual Music in Our Schools Month concert on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at Waynesboro Area Senior High School's Performing Arts Center. This year's concert will feature choral students from Fairview, Hooverville, Mowery and Summitview elementary schools, along with students from Waynesboro Area middle and high schools. More than 700 students will participate in the event. There also will be a sneak preview of the high school's all-school production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” The concert is free and open to the public.
NEWS
July 2, 2012
The Berkeley County Board of Education approved the appointment of new principals at Spring Mills Middle and Inwood Primary schools Monday night. Nancy B. White was named principal of Spring Mills Middle School and Autumne Frye was named principal at Inwood Primary School. White previously served as assistant principal at the Spring Mills school and Frye was assistant principal at Berkeley Heights Elementary School in Martinsburg, according to the school district. In other personnel actions Monday, the school board changed Donald Mitchell's assignment from director to executive director of the maintenance department and Ronald Stephens assignment from executive director of pupil services to associate superintendent.
EDUCATION
April 14, 2013
ExxonMobil's Educational Alliance Program awarded $1.8 million in grants this year to schools to help enhance math and science education across the United States.  This is the 13th consecutive year for the program. AC&T supported 13 schools throughout the Tri-State area with $6,500 from Educational Alliance funds. Schools could partner with Exxon and Mobil-branded service stations, the majority of which are independently owned and operated, to apply for the grants.  Checks were distributed to the following schools to be used to advance their math and science programs: Greenbrier Elementary, Lincolnshire Elementary, Emma K. Doub Elementary, Smithsburg Elementary, Boonsboro Elementary, Winter Street Elementary, Greencastle (Pa.)
EDUCATION
May 6, 2012
Applying for college can be an overwhelming prospect. Many students choose to apply to a school where they feel certain of being accepted. They often apply to only one college. If not accepted, then they move on to the next school on their list. Most do not seriously consider schools such as Harvard, Yale or others on the U.S. News list of top 25 colleges.  Heritage Academy senior Bryce Boyd took a different approach.  He decided to apply to nine colleges, including several of the top 25 and then make his final decision after seeing which ones accepted him. “Being undecided makes it complicated, so I wanted to have a lot of options,” Bryce said.
NEWS
November 25, 2007
Shepherdstown Elementary School and Shepherdstown Middle School will be closed today because of issues surrounding the break of a water main last week, officials said. The schools will be closed today mostly due to a boil water advisory, said Suzanne Offutt, principal at Shepherdstown Elementary. Read more in Monday's Herald-Mail.
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SPORTS
By JACK HILL II | Staff Correspondent | September 10, 2013
The Clear Spring Blazers dominated the Berkeley Springs Indians from start to finish as they scored a quick 25-5, 25-10, 25-8 sweep on Tuesday night in a high school volleyball match. “I think our girls were working well together,” Clear Spring coach Sabrina LeHew said. “We were trying some new things. We were serving aggressively, which actually resulted in 10 errors. But it is hard to be mad at that, because we had 28 aces. I was happy that my girls came out with a lot of intensity and we never had a lull in the action.
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SPORTS
By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | September 9, 2013
Monday night's matchup between the last two Maryland Class 2A state champions - Century (2011) and Williamsport (2012) - was so close, a net-cord ace late in the fifth set helped decide it. Fortunately for the Wildcats, they were on the right end of it. It gave them a 14-12 lead, and Lindsey Mowbray's kill two points later gave Williamsport a 25-20, 25-18, 23-25, 20-25, 15-13 victory in the season opener for two teams that could very well meet again...
SPORTS
By CURT HORNBECKER | curt.hornbecker@herald-mail.com | September 9, 2013
After watching his club take Francis Scott Key to the wire in the first set Monday, South Hagerstown volleyball coach Chuck Weaver was understandably optimistic. That feeling didn't last long, as FSK established control in the second set and rode that wave to a 25-21, 25-12, 25-14 sweep of the Rebels in the season opener for both teams. “I'm really proud of what they did in Game 1,” said Weaver. “But it was a totally different team in Games 2 and 3. We had no energy, no focus and no intensity.” With South (0-1)
EDUCATION
September 8, 2013
Here are some of the things happening this week in Washington County Public Schools: Monday, Sept. 9 Bester Elementary - Grade-five parent Fairview training Clear Spring Middle - Spirit week (through Friday) Greenbrier Elementary - PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 Bester Elementary - Classroom Focus Improvement Plan meeting for staff Clear Spring High - Future Business Leaders of America membership meeting, 3 p.m. Springfield Middle - School pictures Wednesday, Sept.
EDUCATION
September 8, 2013
Catholic schools provide a Christ-centered education that is academically excellent and empowers students to reach their full potential spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially and morally. In recognition of the importance of a local Catholic education, the Knights of Columbus Pangborn Council 1365 in Hagerstown recently matched the $1,000 donations made by Knights of Columbus members Robert Rankin and the Rev. George Limmer. The Pangborn Council donated $2,000, for a total of $4,000, toward tuition assistance to support St. Mary Catholic School students.  The presentation included John Danko, deputy grand knight; Grand Knight Cel Shannon; Limmer; St. Mary Catholic School Principal Patricia McDermott; and Rankin.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 8, 2013
Remembering the housing growth that southern Washington County experienced before the recession, and knowing several housing developments are planned for that area, some school board members are concerned that plans to replace Sharpsburg Elementary School won't be enough to accommodate the potential growth. The Educational Facilities Master Plan that the Board of Education approved in June, and the six-year capital improvement plan the board approved last week, call for replacing Sharpsburg Elementary in 2019 with a bigger, 471-seat school.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | September 7, 2013
The one and only extra point that was converted on Saturday was the difference in a win or loss. Ryan Abbott's kick in the second quarter gave Saint James a 7-6 lead and ended up being the difference on a beautiful Saturday afternoon as the Saints presented head coach John Root with his first victory in a 13-12 nailbiter over Clear Spring. “It's nice to get the first win, but I'm more happy for the kids,” Root said. The effort was strong, but the results leading to the final were a little sloppy, especially in the second half.
SPORTS
By BRETT NIEVES | brett.nieves@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2013
It was a tale of two halves Friday night as Waynesboro nearly overcame a 26-point deficit in the second half, but ultimately fell 33-28 to Chambersburg. The Trojans (2-0) bolted to a 19-0 halftime lead after scoring on their first three possessions and added two scores in the third quarter to go up 33-0 before the Indians made their run at the upset. Senior quarterback Ryan Martin connected with Jonathan Hopple for Chambersburg's first score in the opening quarter. Martin hit Jordan Brown on a 33-yard touchdown pass to extend Chambersburg's lead to 13-0 after a missed extra point.
SPORTS
By CURT HORNBECKER | curt.hornbecker@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2013
Chuck Tinninis was a little concerned how his club would react after its meltdown in the season-opener at Chambersburg last week. But the Greencastle-Antrim football coach was all smiles after the Blue Devils throttled Boiling Springs on Friday night. “We didn't make any adjustments,” said Tinninis. “I just told them to suck it up, and they did.” Greencastle's defense was a big reason for the smiles, holding the Bubblers to just 79 yards of total offense, including minus-seven yards in the second half.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2013
Ethan Foster got the first call offensively from scrimmage for Boonsboro to begin the 2013 season. He also scored the first touchdown in thrilling fashion. Foster went up the middle for a 93-yard touchdown run and it helped push the Warriors to a 25-15 victory over Walkersville. Welcome to 2A! Walkersville took the opening drive at its own 32 and reached the Boonsboro 7 before stalling on downs. With the change of possession, it was Boonsboro's turn and Foster got the call on what head coach Clayton Anders said afterward: “It's our No. 1 nuts and bolts play.” “That score was big momentum for us,” Anders said.
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