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by PEPPER BALLARD | October 7, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com As school officials face decisions about when to heat or cool schools each season, they also face flak. Since temperatures were expected to be low last Friday, school officials last Wednesday decided to start turning on heat, said Dennis McGee, the school system's director of facilities management. Friday's low temperature was recorded at 32 degrees and its high was recorded at 57 degrees, according to weather observer Greg Keefer's Web site.
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November 23, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Four schools in Berkeley and Jefferson counties are among more than 70 statewide that have been honored for receiving "exemplary accreditation," according to the West Virginia Department of Education. Bunker Hill Elementary School in Berkeley County and Shepherdstown Elementary, C.W. Shipley Elementary and Shepherdstown Middle schools in Jefferson County were recognized, according to state education officials. Standards required to obtain the designation include test scores on the West Virginia Educational Standards Test (WESTEST)
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 29, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Students at more than 70 percent of Eastern Panhandle schools scored higher in math or reading on West Virginia's revamped standardized achievement tests than statewide averages this spring. But the WESTEST 2 results released last week by the West Virginia Department of Education also show only 19 of 44 schools exceeded state averages of proficiency in both subject areas. C.W. Shipley Elementary School near Harpers Ferry, W.Va., not only scored higher, but the 221 students tested there in grades three through five notched a pair of the highest proficient percentages statewide, according to the results.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | February 22, 2000
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Even if a proposed subdivision threatens to overcrowd schools, Jefferson County land planners say they can't legally turn it down on that basis. The issue arose two weeks ago after a Tysons Corner, Va., developer announced plans for a 3,300-home subdivision south of Charles Town that would bring in an estimated 8,800 people and require the construction of two new county schools for the 1,650 additional students. Last week the county Board of Education endorsed a building moratorium, stating it didn't know how it could afford the new schools.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | June 6, 2008
Nearly $10,000 in gifts was approved Tuesday by the Washington County Board of Education for two schools. The board approved the gifts by a vote of 7-0. The board approved a $5,000 gift for Boonsboro Elementary School from Lowe's Toolbox for Education. The funds will be used to replace and refurbish old and broken playground equipment. The board also approved a $4,984.44 gift to North Hagerstown High School from Martin's (Giant Food) A+ School Rewards Program. The donation will be used to offset expenses in the extracurricular athletic program.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | April 1, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Washington County Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan said Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele earned her respect Wednesday by going to the "front lines," visiting and talking with students and employees in two schools. Steele spent about an hour each at South Hagerstown High School and Antietam Academy, previously known as the Alternative Learning Center. "I am impressed you came to the front lines. I am a convert," Morgan said.
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July 30, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - For the fifth year in a row, Shepherd University has been named one of the best colleges and universities in the Southeast, according to the Princeton Review's Web site. The New York City-based education services company selected Shepherd as one of 141 institutions it recommends in its "Best in the Southeast" section on its Web site feature "2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region. "
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by KAREN HANNA | March 4, 2005
karenh@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - A consultant hired by the Washington County Board of Education told an audience of about 20 people Thursday night that the school system faces huge growth in the next few years rather than the flat rates forecast by the state. According to Deanna Newman, president of Public Pathways Inc., of Minnesota, new housing starts in the county indicate a trend toward growing enrollments and crowded schools. Newman told members of the board's Facility Advisory Committee and county residents that she and other officials have discussed the numbers with the state, which projects stagnant growth.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | December 23, 1998
In past years, Donna Gelwicks spent hours typing information about her children's school and other schools throughout the state into her computer. When data from the Maryland School Performance Program Report was entered, she could print out graphs comparing Pangborn Elementary School with other schools in the county. There was no easy way to do this by flipping through the pages, Gelwicks said. On Tuesday that changed. Now, parents who are interested in their children's schools will not have to do nearly as much work.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | April 12, 2000
Frederick High School will send a team to the international competition Destination 2000 after winning Saturday at the Destination Imagination state tournament, according to a regional director. Three Washington County schools, meanwhile, also placed in the state competition held at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County. Frederick High won for the "If Music Be the Food of Life ... Play On!" category, in which the students had to create a musical performance that tells a story or creates a mood without writing or speaking, said Georgiana Keller, regional director for the Western Region of Maryland Creative Problem Solvers.
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