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July 18, 2006
Five schools in Washington County have been recognized by the Maryland Department of Education as Exemplar Schools as part of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program, according to a department press release. Washington County schools receiving the award are Bester, Eastern and Fountaindale elementary schools, and E.R. Hicks and Northern middle schools, according to the release. The 108 public and private schools throughout Maryland that received the recognition were honored last week at interventions and supports training, according to the release.
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By ANDREA ROWLAND | February 10, 1999
A flu-like illness has caused absentee rates to skyrocket at five Washington County schools. [cont. from front page ] E. Russell Hicks Middle School in Hagerstown, Boonsboro High School and Greenbrier Elementary in Boonsboro and Funkstown Elementary in Funkstown reported absentee rates of at least 10 percent beginning Feb. 2, according to Washington County Health Officer Dr. Robert Parker. Potomac Heights Elementary School in Hagerstown Tuesday also reported a 10 percent absentee rate, said Martha Roulette, director of student services for the Washington County Board of Education.
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by KAREN HANNA | November 16, 2005
The Washington County Public Schools system has a new chief legal counsel. The Board of Education voted to hire Anthony Trotta, who served in the Baltimore city solicitor's office and represented the Baltimore City Schools the last 12 years, as chief legal counsel. Tammy Turner, who served as the system's chief legal counsel three years, took a job with another school system in the summer. Trotta, who lives in Baltimore, will begin work Dec. 1.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | December 27, 2012
'West City' property May 23-present - The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted May 23 to approve the purchase of a 16.5 acre tract in the Hager's Crossing housing development, behind Walmart, for a new “West City” elementary school that will replace the aging Conococheague and Winter Street elementary schools. The commissioners voted 3-2 to approve a sale contract for almost $1.6 million with Hagers Crossing Multifamily LLC that was contingent upon meeting legal requirements.
NEWS
October 17, 2007
Renovations to the main entrance and lobby of the Washington County Public Schools' Central Office begin today. The work is expected to be completed in early December. The main entrance, lobby, auditorium and adjacent hallway will not be accessible. During that time, the planetarium entrance will be used as the main entrance to the building. Because the auditorium will be affected by the work, the Board of Education will hold its November meetings in alternate locations. The Nov. 6 business meeting will be in the North Hagerstown High School auditorium at noon.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | January 29, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com Three Washington County schools will get enriched arts programs next year as part of the school system's plans for a downtown arts school, school officials told the Hagerstown City Council Tuesday. During a joint meeting between the Washington County Board of Education and the City Council, Roger Giles, schools director of funded and special programs, said that based on the success of the Fountaindale School for Arts and Academic Excellence, the school system plans to expand its arts offerings at one elementary school in the south end to be determined and at Northern and Western Heights middle schools next year.
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by DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | July 1, 2002
dank@herald-mail.com Almost half of Washington County's public schools will be welcoming a new principal and/or assistant principal in the coming school year. School officials say the number of moves is typical, and beneficial because new principals bring new ideas and a fresh perspective to their new schools. Meanwhile, assistant principals are exposed to different management styles, which helps prepare them to become principals. Representatives from parent, teacher, and administrator groups, as well as top school system administrators, said the only drawback is that sometimes it can take some time for teachers, students and parents to become accustomed to a new principal.
NEWS
August 15, 2008
The Washington County Public Schools Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) will hold an organizational meeting Monday. School-level CAC members, PTA representatives, parents and community members are invited to attend the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m., according to a press release. At the meeting, participants can meet current county CAC members and learn about their assigned schools and preferred method of communication, the release stated. The role and function of the Citizens Advisory Committee also will be discussed, along with issues and topics that should be addressed during the upcoming school year.
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