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April 4, 2012
The Greencastle-Antrim School District recently received a service-learning grant of $15,000 from Learn and Serve America as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, according to a news release. Greencastle-Antrim was one of six Pennsylvania school districts to be awarded funding. The new grant provides money for three service-learning projects - production of a video featuring high school student interviews with local World War II veterans and Holocaust liberators; implementation of a collaborative literacy project involving ninth-grade English students and primary students; and the establishment of a fifth-grade student advisory board that will provide service-learning minigrants to primary and elementary teachers, the news release said.
EDUCATION
January 10, 2011
Shepherd University students from Keith Alexander's Introduction to Historic Preservation class presented their service-learning projects to the members of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Shepherdstown on Dec. 5. The church members received a detailed map with the locations of gravestones, as well as a database with the gravestone inscriptions. Congregation members listened as students Carrie Drewry, Fredric Martin and Matthew Caldwell described the process of gravestone cleaning, mapping and transcription.
EDUCATION
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | March 9, 2012
Washington County school board member W. Edward Forrest this week questioned whether the state's student service-learning graduation requirement serves a purpose, suggesting that Algebra II be made a graduation requirement. “Not to belittle or disvalue the importance of student service learning, but I think that's one of those feel-good things that came down from the state many years ago,” Forrest said Tuesday during a Washington County Board of Education meeting in Hagerstown.
NEWS
March 8, 1997
Service Learning opportunities Mount Lena Recreation Club Greenbrier Road Boonsboro Contact person: Colette Rupert, 739-2935 Opportunities available: Several buildings, a fence and the inside of the pool need to be painted. Also, there is a need for help with landscaping of the property. Williamsport Retirement Village 154 N. Artizan St. Williamsport Contact person: Laurie Gauthier, director of volunteer services, 223-7971 Opportunities available: reading to residents, taking residents for walks, ice-water distribution, sharing talents and hobbies with residents - musical instruments, singing, dancing, juggling
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | March 23, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com Imagination is the only limitation to the fun you can have while earning the community service hours you need to graduate from high school in Washington County. Like the outdoors? Then consider tackling a service project at one of the area's national parks. Are animals your thing? Call local animal rescue shelters to find out about service-learning opportunities. Like to write? You could help produce newsletters and brochures for area nonprofit agencies.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | February 22, 2006
Bluebird savers honored by board The bluebirds around Boonsboro High School will spend this spring in new homes, thanks to students. On Tuesday, the Washington County Board of Education honored high schoolers Katie Gadway and Brianne Martz - who earned service-learning hours through their efforts to help the bluebird population - with Golden Apple Awards. According to information provided by the school system, the girls met and exceeded the graduation requirement of 75 hours of service-learning time, but they have said they want to continue with the project.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 22, 2011
When Greencastle-Antrim School District officials heard it was one of only four school districts in Pennsylvania to receive an intermediate service-learning grant, they breathed a sigh of relief because the news couldn’t have come at a better time. Ellen Kirkner, school district project director and high school social studies teacher, said the district received the grant from Pennsylvania Learn and Serve America, which receives most of its donations from private donors, although the funds are administered by the state.
NEWS
By MAEGAN CLEARWOOD | maegan.clearwood@herald-mail.com | July 7, 2011
After months of anticipation, three Maryland national parks have had their grant applications accepted, and the National Park Foundation is giving the parks a total of $39,700 toward improvements and learning projects. According to a press release, the NPF is giving Antietam National Battlefield $18,250 to build new trails through the Active Trails Grant. The NPF is also giving $11,000 to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park and $10,450 to the Catoctin Mountain Park through Park Stewards Grants.
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EDUCATION
May 23, 2013
Washington County Public Schools honored 147 high school seniors for earning at least twice the number of service-learning hours required for graduation. Maryland is the only state that requires service for graduation. The minimum number of hours is 75. In Washington County, 45 hours are earned through projects in middle and high school courses and 15 hours are earned independently. Hours documented by the recognized seniors totaled 38,378. The recognition event itself was a service project since attendees made contributions to Children In Need.
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NEWS
April 4, 2012
The Greencastle-Antrim School District recently received a service-learning grant of $15,000 from Learn and Serve America as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, according to a news release. Greencastle-Antrim was one of six Pennsylvania school districts to be awarded funding. The new grant provides money for three service-learning projects - production of a video featuring high school student interviews with local World War II veterans and Holocaust liberators; implementation of a collaborative literacy project involving ninth-grade English students and primary students; and the establishment of a fifth-grade student advisory board that will provide service-learning minigrants to primary and elementary teachers, the news release said.
EDUCATION
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | March 9, 2012
Washington County school board member W. Edward Forrest this week questioned whether the state's student service-learning graduation requirement serves a purpose, suggesting that Algebra II be made a graduation requirement. “Not to belittle or disvalue the importance of student service learning, but I think that's one of those feel-good things that came down from the state many years ago,” Forrest said Tuesday during a Washington County Board of Education meeting in Hagerstown.
NEWS
By MAEGAN CLEARWOOD | maegan.clearwood@herald-mail.com | July 7, 2011
After months of anticipation, three Maryland national parks have had their grant applications accepted, and the National Park Foundation is giving the parks a total of $39,700 toward improvements and learning projects. According to a press release, the NPF is giving Antietam National Battlefield $18,250 to build new trails through the Active Trails Grant. The NPF is also giving $11,000 to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park and $10,450 to the Catoctin Mountain Park through Park Stewards Grants.
NEWS
By MAEGAN CLEARWOOD | maegan.clearwood@herald-mail.com | July 1, 2011
The National Park Foundation is awarding three national parks in Maryland a total of $39,700 in grants for improvements and learning projects. Of that amount, Antietam National Battlefield will get $18,250 to build new trails through the Active Trails Grant, according to a news release from the park service. An additional $11,000 in Park Stewards Grants will go to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Park, while $10,450 is slated for the Catoctin Mountain Park in Frederick County, Md. Ed Wenschhof, chief ranger at the Antietam National Battlefield, said the park will put the money toward development of two new trails.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 22, 2011
When Greencastle-Antrim School District officials heard it was one of only four school districts in Pennsylvania to receive an intermediate service-learning grant, they breathed a sigh of relief because the news couldn’t have come at a better time. Ellen Kirkner, school district project director and high school social studies teacher, said the district received the grant from Pennsylvania Learn and Serve America, which receives most of its donations from private donors, although the funds are administered by the state.
EDUCATION
January 10, 2011
Shepherd University students from Keith Alexander's Introduction to Historic Preservation class presented their service-learning projects to the members of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Shepherdstown on Dec. 5. The church members received a detailed map with the locations of gravestones, as well as a database with the gravestone inscriptions. Congregation members listened as students Carrie Drewry, Fredric Martin and Matthew Caldwell described the process of gravestone cleaning, mapping and transcription.
NEWS
August 23, 2010
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va - The Office of Student Community Services and Service Learning at Shepherd held its 10th annual Day of Service recently with approximately 200 first-year students participating. Holly Frye, director of student community service and service learning, said that in the first year, the program visited one site and had 15 students participating. Since then, the event has gained momentum and popularity. The two-day event gives incoming freshmen a chance to get acclimated to the campus and get to know other students.
NEWS
May 17, 2010
Maugansville Elementary School second-graders have been working hard learning about communities and have completed a service learning project on New Orleans. As a result, more than $600 has been raised to purchase books for the schools in New Orleans. The second-graders will present an exhibition of their learning from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria. Visitors can come and go at their leisure during this block of time. Students will also be sharing their expertise on what they have learned as residents walk through the exhibition.
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