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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | July 5, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Quenesha Jackson will not be spending the summer lying by the pool or relaxing at home. Instead, the 15-year-old is attending summer school, hoping to get an extra course credit and graduate from high school early. Quenesha is an incoming freshman at South Hagerstown High School and one of about 130 Washington County Public Schools students participating in a summer transition program for soon-to-be ninth-graders, according to Mike Chilcutt, a summer school coordinator.
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NEWS
October 26, 2008
Thomas Andrew Port, son of Scott and Melanie Port of Hagerstown, graduated from South Hagerstown High School on July 31, after only three years of high school. After completing his junior year, Thomas enrolled in summer school and successfully completed his 12th-grade English requirement, earning his diploma a year early. Thomas is working full time to save money and plans to attend college in January.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | August 31, 2011
The new Ruth Ann Monroe Primary School has two classroom wings, designed to allow prekindergarteners and kindergartners to share one wing, with first- and second-graders sharing the second wing. Before the school year began Aug. 24, Principal Ellen Hayes had already shaken up that idea a little, for the benefit of teachers and students, she said. “I think it's very important for teachers at various grade levels to talk to other teachers in different grade levels so we can keep the continuum going with the curriculum,” Hayes said.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | January 16, 2011
When Antietam Academy's students walk through the doors Wednesday, they'll find themselves in a new school with lots of sunlight and new classrooms built for smaller class sizes. “It provides a great environment to take care of students who need extra care, and having a very upscale, attractive environment that has technology and so forth shows we're looking to take care of our at-risk students and get them to graduation,” said Dave Reeder, director for secondary education. The new 45,000-square-foot building marks the first time Washington County Public Schools has constructed a school specifically for students in what has at times been called the alternative school program since it began in September 1977 in the North Street Community Center.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | October 1, 2012
Donna Brightman said she's running for re-election to the Washington County Board of Education because she wants to help refocus education on individual students and the community. “I think education is heading in the wrong direction,” said Brightman, referring to federal and state regulations and laws. “We're losing local control of our schools,” said Brightman, 60, who lives near the southern tip of Washington County. She said she was running for the local post, and not a state or federal office, because she believes the local school board is the best way to cause such change.
NEWS
July 29, 1998
Too many students are being promoted through grades when they have not learned basic skills, Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles I. Ecker said Tuesday. Ecker faces Republican Ellen Sauerbrey in a primary election on Sept. 15. Ecker said the common attitude is that it's more important for students to feel good about themselves than about learning. "Show me a kid who can't read and I'll show you one who doesn't have any self-esteem," Ecker said in a faxed press release.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | June 10, 2002
andrear@herald-mail.com Clear Spring Middle School teacher Tony Paci will pick up a hammer when he shuts down his classroom computer for the summer. Paci, who teaches technology education, will spend a good part of his summer helping a friend build a new roller skating rink in Greencastle, Pa., he said. He is among many teachers in the Tri-State area who will expand their job skills - both in and out of the educational system - during the summer school break. Funkstown Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Kathleen Pleasant will work part-time at the Pfaltzgraff store at Prime Outlets at Hagerstown, participate in a Character Counts!
NEWS
June 27, 2011
A Washington County Public Schools bus hit the side of a bridge on Sprecher Road on Monday morning, Deputy Socks of the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Nobody was injured. Students were on the bus and headed to summer school at Springfield Middle School, according to Socks. The incident happened in front of Camp Mary Mac in Sharpsburg. The bus was crossing a bridge there and hit the guardrail on the side. Very minor damage was done to the bus, Socks said.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | July 11, 2005
karenh@herald-mail.com The desks are stacked in corners, the hallways dark, but in some classrooms at North Hagerstown High School, talk of conjunctions and hanging prepositions still goes on. "Yes! Comma, I love English class in the summertime," teacher Chuck Malone exclaimed during a discussion about the punctuation mark's uses. While many teenagers' conversations over the past few months have centered on swimming, summer crushes and part-time jobs, students at North High and schools throughout Washington County still are taking reading, writing and arithmetic.
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By TARA REILLY | May 24, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com With the exception of instructional programs, Washington County Board of Education members said everything in the budget stands a chance of being cut to fill a $1.5 million hole anticipated for the next fiscal year. "We don't want to impact instruction," School Board member Roxanne Ober said. "Other than that, we're looking at everything. " Ober has said the board would have to decide whether it can afford to give its employees pay raises that total $3.9 million, as proposed in the fiscal year 2003 school budget.
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