BOE Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Changes to its Policy on Advisory Committees and Exhibit on Calendar Advisory Committee
Hagerstown, MD (December 12, 2018) - The Washington County Board of Education (BOE), at its December 11, 2018 business meeting, approved the first reading of proposed changes to Policy BDF, entitled "Advisory Committees to the Board of Education," and Exhibit BDF-E(2), entitled, "Calendar Advisory Committee."
HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 11, 2018) – Nominations are being accepted through January 4, 2019, for the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year in Washington County Public Schools (WCPS). The form can be completed and submitted online from the WCPS website: http://wcpsmd.com/teacher-year-nomination-form.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 4, 2018) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has posted new Maryland Report Cards containing performance data for Maryland’s public schools, including Washington County Public Schools (WCPS). The data reflecting WCPS performance in the new Report Cards shows that 14 schools earned the highest ranking of five stars and 21 schools earned four stars, or 87.5 percent earning a four or five-star ranking. That ranks WCPS seventh in Maryland for the percentage of schools performing at the two highest levels.
Make-Up Day Chosen for November School Closing; January 28 Changed to Full Day for Students; 2 1/2 Hour Early Dismissal on January 25
HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 3, 2018) – Washington County Public Schools announces that Monday, January 28, 2019 will be used as a make-up day for students. The day had originally been scheduled as a professional day for staff, when students would not have attended school, but the school closing due to snow on November 15 prompted the change in schedule. Because it is the end of the second marking period, the schedule for Friday, January 25 has been changed from a full day for students to a two-and-a-half hour early dismissal to allow teachers to work on finalizing grades.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 29, 2018) – The next “Listening Session” with Dr. Boyd Michael, superintendent of schools, will be presented by Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Boonsboro Middle School. The session provides an opportunity for parent and community engagement. Parents, students, WCPS staff and community members are welcome to attend and are encouraged to present questions and ideas. The session starts at 6 p.m. with remarks by Dr. Michael, followed by a question and answer segment with Dr. Michael and staff.
Hagerstown, MD (November 26, 2018) - Voting continues through November 30 for long-time Bester Elementary crossing guard Sarah Mason, who has been nominated for America's Favorite Crossing Guard, a program sponsored by Safe Kids Worldwide. The top five vote-getters become finalists. Anyone can vote once a day at safekids.org. Ms.
Hagerstown, MD (November 19, 2018) - The Washington County Board of Education (BOE), at its November 13, 2018 business meeting, approved the first reading of proposed Policy ECB, entitled "Use of School Facilities - Signs," and proposed changes to Policy DJ, entitled, "Purchasing Standards."
Hagerstown, MD (November 13, 2018) - The team from Boonsboro High School won today's We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution district competition at the Center for Education Services. Student teams compete in a simulated congressional hearing format before panels of judges comprised of community representatives and staff members from Washington County Public Schools. Teams from South Hagerstown High School and Williamsport High School finished second and third, respectively. Boonsboro's team advances to the state competition in January.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 2, 2018) – The second collection of gently used clothing and other items for Children In Need in the 2018-2019 school year is scheduled to begin Monday, November 5 and continue through Friday, November 16. 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. This is the 12th annual collection. The schools participating in the November 2018 collection are:
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 29, 2018) – Five high school teams from Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) will participate in the District We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competition on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Center for Education Services, 10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown. Participating schools are Boonsboro, North Hagerstown, Smithsburg, South Hagerstown and Williamsport high schools.