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April 23, 2004
The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday approved the purchase of an Advanced Placement physics textbook. The total cost, including shipping, is estimated at $10,643, according to a written staff report.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 26, 2011
New American history textbooks for Washington County Public Schools’ ninth-graders will stress more modern times, Evelyn Williams, the supervisor for secondary social studies, told board of education members last week. History curriculum for eighth- and ninth-graders will change a little this coming school year to allow ninth-grade history teachers more time to focus on the post-World War II era, up to and including the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Williams said. The board of education voted 5-2 during Tuesday’s meeting to approve “The American Vision: Modern Times” as the new textbook for U.S. Studies II, a required course.
NEWS
June 17, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Washington County Commissioner James R. Wade said Tuesday that parents should be required to pay for their children's textbooks and bus transportation to help ease the cost of education for taxpayers. "Everybody always wants more for education but nobody is willing to pay for it," Wade said in an interview. "If parents want better books, I think they ought to be willing to pay for it. " Wade brought up the issue in a meeting with the Washington County Board of Education.
NEWS
By LAURA ERNDE | March 11, 2000
ANNAPOLIS - When Pattie Hutchison asked to bring her son's reading books home so she could help him study, his teacher at Smithsburg Elementary School said there were only enough books for the classroom. That's one reason Hutchison and other parents are lobbying their local representatives to the Maryland General Assembly against the purchase of textbooks for private schools. "Our own children are suffering right now for lack of materials. We could use that money," Hutchison said.
NEWS
August 6, 2008
The Washington County Board of Education voted Tuesday to approve more than $52,000 in new textbooks for students. The vote was 7-0. The board approved the purchase of 600 chemistry textbooks, totaling $44,988, or $74.98 per book. Teachers editions and CDs also are included in the purchase.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | June 5, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday voted 6-0 to purchase $344,200 worth of science, English and math textbooks for the next school year. Patricia Abernethy, Washington County Public Schools deputy superintendent for instruction, said the school system has $1.4 million in its budget for textbooks in fiscal year 2004. The School Board voted to buy $277,000 worth of middle school science textbooks to replace a book series that was last purchased in 1993.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 14, 2012
The number of iPads being used in Washington County Public Schools could significantly increase in the next school year, according to Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox. A request for the Washington County Board of Education to approve the purchase of new French and German textbooks during a June 5 meeting led to a discussion about the future of textbooks. School board member Donna Brightman asked Wilcox during the board meeting if he thought the move toward fewer textbooks and more online instruction was gaining traction.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | August 22, 2007
The vote was 7-0. The cost of the books is more than $50,000, officials said. Officials told the board that the textbooks contain information that conforms to new state curriculum requirements. Budget adjustments approved The Washington County Board of Education voted Tuesday to approve fourth-quarter budget adjustments.
EDUCATION
September 9, 2011
'Edible schoolyard' idea taking root A Hagerstown couple who previously proposed an "edible" schoolyard at Bester Elementary School returned this week to the Washington County Board of Education to check on the progress of their request. Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox told Gordon and Janet Bartels during a school board meeting Tuesday that staff members had discussed the idea and were looking into ties between gardening and the current curriculum. But Wilcox said he couldn't see how the school system could pay for a farmer and cook under current fiscal circumstances.
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BUSINESS
December 23, 2012
The Jefferson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently purchased textbooks and instructor tool kits for the STABLE classes at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va. STABLE stands for Sugar and Safe Care, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab Work, Emotional Support. The program, taught by Dr. Robert Jones, is designed to provide information about neonatal stabilization for maternal and infant health care providers.
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NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 23, 2012
IPads will be used this year by students in several core classes at St. Maria Goretti High School. An iPad training camp was held Thursday afternoon for incoming freshman at orientation at the school, which is implementing its new iPad Classroom Initiative. “Over the past four or five years, we've worked towards improving our technology,” St. Maria Goretti Principal Rich Fairley said. “We want to provide the opportunities for teachers and students to have additional tools.” As part of the initiative, freshmen will receive an iPad, and they will be able to use it throughout the year in their core classes in multiple ways, including reading lectures, taking down assignments and doing homework.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 14, 2012
The number of iPads being used in Washington County Public Schools could significantly increase in the next school year, according to Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox. A request for the Washington County Board of Education to approve the purchase of new French and German textbooks during a June 5 meeting led to a discussion about the future of textbooks. School board member Donna Brightman asked Wilcox during the board meeting if he thought the move toward fewer textbooks and more online instruction was gaining traction.
NEWS
May 27, 2012
Hagerstown Community College's Continuing Education and Community Services Division will offer “Introduction to Bartending” on Wednesdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning June 6 and ending Aug. 1. Course topics include bar setup, glassware, measuring methods, tools, identification of liquors, beers and wines, and recipes and mixing techniques. The Maryland State Techniques of Alcohol Management certification test will be given on the final night of class. Students must be at least 18 to enroll and 21 to participate in class tasting activities.
EDUCATION
September 9, 2011
'Edible schoolyard' idea taking root A Hagerstown couple who previously proposed an "edible" schoolyard at Bester Elementary School returned this week to the Washington County Board of Education to check on the progress of their request. Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox told Gordon and Janet Bartels during a school board meeting Tuesday that staff members had discussed the idea and were looking into ties between gardening and the current curriculum. But Wilcox said he couldn't see how the school system could pay for a farmer and cook under current fiscal circumstances.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 26, 2011
New American history textbooks for Washington County Public Schools’ ninth-graders will stress more modern times, Evelyn Williams, the supervisor for secondary social studies, told board of education members last week. History curriculum for eighth- and ninth-graders will change a little this coming school year to allow ninth-grade history teachers more time to focus on the post-World War II era, up to and including the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Williams said. The board of education voted 5-2 during Tuesday’s meeting to approve “The American Vision: Modern Times” as the new textbook for U.S. Studies II, a required course.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | May 7, 2011
It might be old school, but in this family, nothing beats a good education. Hand them a textbook, give them a project and they can't wait to learn. Maybe it's in their genes. Maybe it's the desire to reach their full potential. Whatever the reason, they are waiting for their turn in the commencement line and the opportunity to realize their dreams. They are three Hagerstown women who mirror the evolution of college — a daughter, a mother and a grandmother, balancing course work with life and doing it together.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | August 6, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- While state lawmakers struggle to pass a budget in Harrisburg, the Greencastle-Antrim School Board managed to squeeze enough from its funds to buy K-6 grade students updated mathematics textbooks. In a 7-0 vote Thursday, the board agreed to spend $85,044 on a new math curriculum for its primary, elementary and middle school students through grade six. Assistant Superintendent Bob Crider said the program, enVision Math, will better prepare district students for state standardized tests.
NEWS
August 6, 2008
The Washington County Board of Education voted Tuesday to approve more than $52,000 in new textbooks for students. The vote was 7-0. The board approved the purchase of 600 chemistry textbooks, totaling $44,988, or $74.98 per book. Teachers editions and CDs also are included in the purchase.
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