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NEWS
September 15, 1997
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer Officials are looking for volunteers to help expand Internet access in 16 Washington County schools during the second Net Weekend, Sept. 26-27. When the statewide event was held last year for the first time, 8,000 volunteers pitched in to wire 500 schools in the state to the Internet. In Washington County, six schools were wired, said Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Theresa Flak. All schools in the county are wired to the Internet, but in most instances there is only one terminal hooked to the service, Flak said.
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NEWS
July 15, 2004
Ceremony to replace Mack groundbreaking Mack Trucks Inc. will hold a ceremony Oct. 8 to recognize construction projects at the company's campus north of Hagerstown, plant spokeswoman Patti Friend said Wednesday. The company planned a groundbreaking for its new engine development laboratory on June 11, but the event was postponed because several dignitaries that were going to attend changed their plans to attend the funeral of President Reagan that day. The October event will not be a groundbreaking because construction will start before then, Friend said.
NEWS
January 13, 1998
County loses another top school official By DAVE MCMILLION Staff Writer Two assistants to Washington County's schools superintendent have announced their resignations this week, and a third top-level administrator left for another job last week. Linda Barkdoll, who has worked for the Washington County Board of Education in a number of positions since 1970, Tuesday was named executive director of human resources for Frederick County, Md., schools. Word of her impending departure came one day after Barkdoll was named the Washington County Board of Education's assistant superintendent for support services.
NEWS
By TARA REILLY | June 15, 2000
About 75 middle and high school students from Allegany County could be attending classes in Washington County schools if both sides approve the move, Allegany County Schools Superintendent John O'Connell said Thursday. cont. from front page O'Connell said students in grades six to 12 from the Little Orleans area east of M.V. Smith Road near Interstate 68 in Allegany County could be moved to Hancock Middle-Senior High School to cut down on busing distance in Allegany County.
NEWS
April 19, 1997
By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening announced Friday that South Hagerstown High School is expected to get state approval for a major renovation of the 40-year-old school. The move will open the door for about $6.6 million in state funding for the overall $12.75 million project, which could begin next year and be completed by 2002. "We're trying to make sure every school is prepared for the future," Glendening said in the school's cafeteria.
NEWS
by Chris Copley | August 9, 2002
chrisc@herald-mail.com Summer vacation is almost over. Most schools start on Aug. 26, some sooner than that. And for some children going back to school means discovering they've forgotten what they learned last year. Teachers say they see some students whose academic skills fade during the long summer break. It's the old "Use it or lose it" aphorism. Parents can help their children gear up for school by getting their kids to use their skills, according to Rick Gehrman, Washington County Public Schools supervisor of teacher personnel and former principal of Springfield Middle School in Hagerstown.
NEWS
February 7, 2006
BOONSBORO - A beekeeping short course will begin Feb. 13 at the Boonsboro Fire Co., 5 St. Paul St., from 7 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Hagerstown Valley Apian Society and the Eastern Panhandle Beekeepers Association, the course will continue on the next five Monday evenings through March 20. If necessary, a snow day will be March 27. The cost is $40 at the door for all family members of the same household. This includes membership in the two sponsoring organizations, textbook and weekly door prizes.
NEWS
September 30, 1997
Auditors reviewing the local school system's books could not tell whether money intended to help at-risk students was given to schools as budgeted, according to a recent financial audit. The problem was due to a new requirement that mandated certain records be kept that were not being formulated by the school system, said Chris South, director of budget and finance for Washington County schools. Officials do not believe services to at-risk children were threatened, said Richard J. Constantino of Keller Bruner & Co., the Frederick, Md., firm that conducted the audit.
NEWS
January 25, 2000
To access the survey, call 1-800-861-6244 and dial 8908. Washington County Schools are conducting a "Voice Poll" telephone survey on educational priorities from Jan. 26 until Feb. 6. The School Board invites staff, parents, students 16 or older and other members of the public to participate. Call 1-800-861-6244 and dial 8908 to access the survey line, which is open 24 hours a day. It is free and confidential and takes about five minutes to complete. Using the telephone keypad, callers will be asked to rank the importance of items such as competitive salaries and training, high school reading teachers, additional guidance counselors, a middle school math remediation program and special education.
NEWS
May 17, 2000
Organizations in four Washington County schools will receive interest-free loans from the Board of Education worth $44,000, the school board decided Tuesday night at its business meeting. Hickory Elementary School PTA will receive $15,000 for new playground equipment. The group is to pay back $3,000 a year for five years through fundraisers. Williamsport High School SophistiCats Show Choir Boosters will receive $10,000 to purchase new sound equipment and costumes. The loan is to be paid back over a five-year period at $2,000 a year through fund-raisers and ticket sales.
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