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Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee to Meet Tuesday, November 21 at HCC

Hagerstown, MD (November 17, 2017) - The Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) will meet on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College, Room STC 141, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. The meeting is open to everyone. The guest speaker will be Lauren Huguenin, coordinator of special education for Washington County Public Schools, and a board-certified behavior analyst. She will discuss positive behavior management for parents. SECAC does not meet in December, so the next meeting will be January 16, 2018.

Five WCPS High Schools Participating in District We the People Competition on November 14

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 6, 2017) – Students from Boonsboro, North Hagerstown, Smithsburg, South Hagerstown and Williamsport high schools will participate in the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution annual Simulated Congressional Hearing Competition on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held at Maugansville Bible Brethren Church.

WCPS/Children In Need Clothing Drive In Next Round of Schools

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 2, 2017) – The 11th annual clothing drive to benefit Children In Need continues in November in Washington County Public Schools, from Monday, November 6 through November 17, 2017. Students, parents, staff and the community are encouraged to donate gently used clothing that Children In Need distributes to children eligible for the Free and Reduced Meals program. Toiletries, books and school supplies are also accepted. The schools participating in the November 2017 collection are:

Fall Open House at Tech High on November 9

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 30, 2017) – Washington County Technical High School will hold its annual Fall Open House on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tenth grade students, their families and the public are welcome to tour the school and learn more about the 17 specialized programs and the academic courses offered at Tech High. The school, a STEM Innovation School, is located at 50 West Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown.

WCPS Expanding Pre-Kindergarten Programs

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 3, 2017) – Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) is creating full-day pre-kindergarten access for 20 students at Emma K. Doub School for Integrated Arts and Technology, 20 more students at Lincolnshire Elementary School, and is expanding the pre-kindergarten program for 40 students at Williamsport Elementary School from half-day to full-day. The changes at Emma K. Doub and Lincolnshire will occur on October 23 and the change at Williamsport Elementary takes place on October 24.

BOE Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Changes to School Meals Policy; Deadline for Public Comment Extended

Hagerstown, MD (October 12, 2017) - The Washington County Board of Education (BOE), at its September 12, 2017 business meeting, approved the first reading of proposed changes to Policy EFEA, entitled “Local Funding of School Lunch,” and the first reading to rescind Policy EFF, entitled “School Lunch – Breakfast Program.” The BOE's Policy Committee is seeking comments from the community at this time on the proposed changes, which are available for download under Documents to the right of this page. 

41st Annual Showcase of Marching Bands on October 3 at South High

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 26, 2017) – Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) presents the 41st  Annual Showcase of Marching Bands on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 7 p.m. at South Hagerstown High School. The Boonsboro High School “Warrior” Band will serve as the host band and will be joined by the marching bands from Clear Spring, North Hagerstown, Smithsburg, South Hagerstown and Williamsport high schools. Each band will present an individual performance, followed by a selection performed by a mass band conducted by Boonsboro High band director Micah Socks.