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Washington County Public Schools' New School Report Card Released

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.

Superintendent Listening Session at Boonsboro Middle on December 6

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.

Boonsboro Wins District We the People Competition

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.

Next Children In Need Clothing Drive Scheduled for WCPS

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:

Student Teams Preparing for District We the People Competition

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.

Tech High Fall Open House on November 8

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 29, 2018) – The annual Fall Open House at Washington County Technical High School, a STEM Innovation School, will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Prospective tenth grade students, their families and the public are welcome to tour the school and learn more about the seventeen specialized programs and academic courses offered at Tech High, at 50 West Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown, and its Public Service Academy, at 701 Frederick Street in Hagerstown.

WCPS Part of Micah's Backpack Dedication Ceremony at M.C.I.

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 25, 2018) – A dedication ceremony was held today at the Maryland Correctional Institution (M.C.I.), Hagerstown, featuring representatives of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Washington County Public Schools (WCPS), Hagerstown Area Religious Council (HARC) and Micah’s Backpack. A special metal collection box was constructed by M.C.I. inmates to accommodate ongoing donations of food items to the Micah’s Backpack program.