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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | May 11, 2009
o See the online petition to end James Knodle's suspension from South Hagerstown High School: HAGERSTOWN -- Students at South Hagerstown High School are asking that teacher James Knodle be allowed to return to the classroom after he allegedly tackled an "insubordinate student," according to an online petition. Sarah Riley, a South High student who last week presented to the Washington County Board of Education petitions signed by students supporting Knodle, said the social studies teacher and softball coach has been suspended since April 23. Riley, the recording secretary for the school's student government association, said the petitions were student-generated.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | April 23, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Greencastle-Antrim High School gave the community a taste of 21st-century learning Thursday when it flipped the switch on its nine new Classrooms for the Future. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has been granting money to high schools across the state to change select classrooms from chalkboards and textbooks into Classrooms for the Future with interactive white boards and Wi-Fi laptops. Principal Edward Rife said this is the first year Greencastle has been awarded the grant, despite applying for the past few years.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | April 20, 2009
WARFORDSBURG, Pa. -- Herb Brambley believes everyone will have at least one "big adventure" in their lifetime. His will be shared with Southern Fulton Elementary School students using technology that will disseminate information from the Alaskan tundra. "It broadens students' perspectives when you're studying something outside the area," Brambley said. The environmental education and technology teacher underwent a rigorous selection process to be named the Target 2010 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail.
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By ERIN JULIUS | February 6, 2009
HAGERSTOWN - Homelessness, old school lockers, teen pregnancy, obesity and underage drinking were some of the issues addressed Friday by local middle school students as part of the Project Citizen Showcase. Students had to assess needs in their communities, think of ways to address the problem and propose a public policy to address the issue, said Marcie Taylor-Thoma, state coordinator for social studies for the Maryland Department of Education. All of the seventh-grade social studies classes in the county created a project and the best class from each school went to Hagerstown Community College Friday for a countywide competition.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | November 20, 2008
Washington County Commissioners President John F. Barr presented Youth Meritorious Awards to four local public school students Tuesday. o Lily Anna Mackley, a sixth-grader at Smithsburg Middle School, is the daughter of Erich and Catherine Mackley. She was nominated by Luanne Murphy and Barbara Gift. For her birthday, in lieu of presents, Lily raised $120 to sponsor a needy third-grader in Guatemala. Lily was born in Guatemala and was adopted by the Mackleys when she was 6 months old. Lily also plays the viola and lacrosse, and participates in cheerleading.
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November 18, 2008
Washington County Commissioners President John F. Barr presented Youth Meritorious Awards to four local public school students Tuesday. Lily Anna Mackley, a sixth-grader at Smithsburg Middle School, is the daughter of Erich and Catherine Mackley. She was nominated by Luanne Murphy and Barbara Gift. For her birthday, in lieu of presents, Lily raised $120 to sponsor a needy third-grader in Guatemala. Lily was born in Guatemala and was adopted by the Mackleys when she was 6 months old. Lily also plays the viola and lacrosse, and participates in cheerleading.
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November 10, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - Michael Bunitsky, social studies curriculum specialist for grades six through 12 for Frederick County (Md.) Public Schools, was named Social Studies Leader of the Year by the Maryland Council for the Social Studies. Bunitsky earned this year's award for contributing exceptional service to Maryland social studies programs, and exhibiting outstanding professional qualities working with students, colleagues and the community, according to a prepared release. Bunitsky received the award and plaque on Oct. 17 at the council's statewide convention in Prince George's County, where he began his teaching career more than 30 years ago. Bunitsky went to Frederick County to teach at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School.
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November 8, 2008
Thanks so much for veterans trip To the editor: Thanks to the City of Hagerstown for its well-organized trip to the World War II Memorial and the Iwo Jima Memorial. Thanks to the following for making this trip possible for all WW II Veterans from Washington County: Conservit Inc., Callas Contractors Inc., City of Hagerstown, Mayor and Council of Hagerstown; McDonald's, Mark Levine, Board of County Commisioners and our chaperones. This was a fantastic trip. Brady F. Haines Hagerstown Class composition might be leading to lower scores To the editor: I saw the page on Washington County Public Schools' "No Child Left Behind" scores, and as a student of E. Russell Hicks middle school in Hagerstown, I am appalled.
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By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683 | July 2, 2008
Ballroom dancing The Jim Powers Ballroom Dance Party will be Friday at the Maugansville Ruritan Building on Maugans Avenue from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $4. Powers will be playing the Yamaha organ. Senior site Smithsburg Senior Site calendar: Today -- Senior Information and Assistance with Tom Day, 10 a.m. Thursday -- Bingo. 10 a.m. Friday -- Closed for Independence Day. Monday -- Trivial Pursuit, 10 a.m. Tuesday -- Van stop at shopping center, 9:30 a.m.; "Osteoporosis," with Ita Kavanagh, 10 a.m. Pen Mar Park The Pen Mar Park summer concert series Sunday will feature Back to Back.
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