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Middle School MATHCOUNTS Competition at Tech High on February 23

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 19, 2019) – Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) will host the MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Washington County Technical High School. The first round begins at 9 a.m. and the awards ceremony is scheduled at approximately 12:30 p.m. Students from Washington and Allegany counties will compete. WCPS teams will represent Boonsboro, E. Russell Hicks, Smithsburg, Springfield and Western Heights middle schools. The participating schools have a MATHCOUNTS club and team coaches have selected the students who are competing.

Clear Spring Elementary Receives Grant from A.C.&T

Hagerstown, MD (February 15, 2019) - Clear Spring Elementary School recently received a $500 Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Program grant from A.C. & T in Big Pool. The funds will be directed to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities at school. A spokesman for Exxon Mobil says the company hopes the grant will encourage students to pursue future careers in math and science.

Bester's Sarah Mason Earns Second Place in America's Favorite Crossing Guard Contest

Hagerstown, MD (February 8, 2019) - Sarah Mason was showered with more congratulations and recognition Thursday night when it was announced at Bester Elementary School that Sarah had finished second in the national Safe Kids Worldwide's America's Favorite Crossing Guard contest. Sarah had been previously announced as a finalist because of the number of votes she received last fall. She has been a crossing guard for more than 50 years, the last 47 in the Bester community.

Next Children In Need Clothing Drive Starts Monday, February 4

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 1, 2019) – The latest in this school year’s series of collections of gently used clothing and other items for Children In Need will begin on Monday, February 4 and continue through Friday, February 15. 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 February 2019 collection are:

Class of 2019 Graduation Schedule Announced

HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 28, 2019) – The schedule of graduation ceremonies for the Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) Class of 2019 has been finalized. Each of the graduations will be held in the evening except for Marshall Street School/Washington County Job Development Program, which will be held on Wednesday, June 5 at 10 a.m. at Hagerstown Community College’s Kepler Theater. Here is the full WCPS graduation schedule, in chronological order:


Western Heights Middle School's Infusion Concert on February 22; Ticket Sales Begin January 28

HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 23, 2019) – Western Heights Middle School presents its 5th Annual Infusion Concert on Friday, February 22, 2019, with performances at 5 and 7:30 p.m. The theme is, “The Greatest Show on Earth.” An infusion concert includes students in all art disciplines at Western Heights combining to perform in music, dance, theater, graphic arts and visual arts.

BOE Approves School Calendar for 2019-2020

HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 9, 2019) – The Washington County Board of Education (BOE) has approved a calendar for school year 2019-2020, which begins on Tuesday, September 3. The tentative last day of school for students is Monday, June 15, 2020, pending the number of days lost to inclement weather or for other reasons during the school year. Several possible make-up days are built into the calendar, including November 27, January 31, February 17, April 3 and April 13.