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EDUCATION
June 2, 2013
Here are some of the things happening this week in Washington County Public Schools:   Monday, June 3   Barbara Ingram School for Arts - Theatre ensemble showcase performances in Black Box Theatre, 6:30 and 8 p.m. Boonsboro Elementary - Grade-five promotion ceremony, 9 a.m. Clear Spring High - Athletic Boosters meeting, 7 p.m. Williamsport High - Senior awards night in auditorium, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4  ...
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EDUCATION
June 2, 2013
Zachary Boger and Katelyn Mumma were named students of the month for May at Washington County Technical High School. Boger is a senior in the pre-engineering program at Tech High, where he is carrying a 3.75 grade- point average, with a course schedule that includes two advanced placement classes and an honors class. In pre-engineering, Boger's senior design project is a custom dog safety harness that will help keep a dog calm while riding in a vehicle. Outside of school, Boger is a member of Boy Scout Troop 17 in Williamsport, where he hopes to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
OPINION
May 19, 2013
“I don't understand how the judicial system works, when someone is arrested for drunken driving and kills a female passenger that was in the car, and gets six months probation - and then someone gets 14 months in jail for robbery. Neither of those things are right, it's just horrible. It was not an accident. You got in the car, drunken driving, killed someone, and you get a slap on the hand. Six months probation?” - Hagerstown “Dr. Wilcox, superintendent of Washington County schools, must feel somewhat betrayed by news in Sunday's jobs report for the county.
NEWS
May 16, 2013
Student achievement was recognized at the annual Washington County Public Schools Celebration of Excellence on May 15 at North Hagerstown High School. The highest achieving students in the Class of 2013 were recognized. Students honored have achieved a 3.7 or higher grade-point average through the halfway mark of their senior year, with 146 students having achieved a GPA of 4.0 or higher. A total of 298 students were recognized and are listed below: Brianna Adams - South Hagerstown High School Victoria Albert - Clear Spring High School Serge Aleshin-Guendel - Boonsboro High School Zeyzhan Aliyeva - Washington County Technical High Ethan Allnutt - Boonsboro High School Dylan Appel - Clear Spring High School Sydne Arnold - South Hagerstown High School Lisa Artz - Williamsport High School Morgan Bain - Washington County Technical High Khalib Baker - South Hagerstown High School Khyri Baker - South Hagerstown High School Alexandrine Bakuaya - South Hagerstown High School Jared Banzhoff - Smithsburg High School Daniel Barr - Smithsburg High School Hudson Barrett - Hancock Middle-Senior High School Ashleigh Baxter - Smithsburg High School Halima Bayoh - North Hagerstown High School Scott Bennett - Boonsboro High School Nicholas Berchock - Williamsport High School Shayna Bickford - South Hagerstown High School Shannon Bishop - Clear Spring High School Meghan Blair - Washington County...
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 15, 2013
The school system's got milk - from low-fat to fat and lactose free - in a variety of flavors. Chocolate is the favorite milk flavor of students in Washington County Public Schools, followed by vanilla, according to the school system's Food and Nutrition Services Supervisor Jeff Proulx. Washington County Board of Education members, who were about to vote on a contract for a milk supplier, asked Proulx about the vanilla flavoring and the sugar in flavored milk during a May 7 school board meeting.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 13, 2013
The possibility of a dress code policy for Washington County Public Schools employees recently was discussed by some school board members, but the issue might be addressed without creating a formal policy, the chairwoman of the school board's Policy Committee said. After the Policy Committee, which consists of three board members, discussed the issue in April, it decided to recommend the superintendent have staff and representatives from employee groups collaborate on establishing a statement and guidelines for professional dress rather than the board pursue a formal policy, Policy Committee Chairwoman Jacqueline Fischer said.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 12, 2013
A sheet of paper with the words “Do not move” was taped to the U-shaped receptionist desk. A similar note was taped to a large white planter nearby that contained a pot of crusty old soil and dead plant material. A few yards away was a set of double glass doors with locked chains wrapped around the handles of the exterior doors. Rock music was piped through the sound system and custodial, maintenance and technology workers occasionally were encountered in the vast office building that once was home to a Fortune 500 power company and will, possibly by the end of this year, start to house administrative offices for Washington County Public Schools.
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