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Pleasant Valley Elementary and Sharpsburg Elementary Reopened Today; Some Bus Routes and Pickup Locations Altered

Hagerstown, MD (May 17, 2018) - Pleasant Valley and Sharpsburg elementary schools resumed regular schedules today after being forced to close Wednesday because of flooding issues in the area. A number of affected students at Boonsboro Middle and High schools, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, Washington County Technical High School and Antietam Academy were also expected back in class today.

Details Around Synergy Restoration Timeline Updated

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 11, 2018) - Washington County Public Schools’ (WCPS) Technology Department staff has made considerable progress towards the restoration of the Synergy Student System. Staff will be working through the weekend and next week to methodically verify, vet and finalize each section of Synergy to ensure all program functions and student information are sufficient to get the platform back online.

34th Annual CTE Awards on May 14 at North Hagerstown High

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 11, 2018) – The 34th Annual Awards of Excellence in Career Technology Education, a partnership between Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) and Purdue University Global, will be presented on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7 p.m. at North Hagerstown High School. WCPS Career Technology Education (CTE) teachers have nominated 63 students to be recognized as outstanding students in specific CTE programs.

Further Information on Synergy Student Systems Restoration

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 9, 2018) - Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) wants to keep our school community up to date regarding the ongoing Synergy Student System outage. The full restoration of Synergy, including ParentVUE and StudentVUE, is still anticipated to occur next week. WCPS would like to share more about the circumstances behind the outage and the process moving forward.

 

Technology Progress Report: Synergy/ParentVUE/StudentVUE

Hagerstown, MD (May 7, 2018) - Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) provided this update to parents of WCPS students today:

The Technology Department at Washington County Public Schools continues to make progress with bringing StudentVUE and ParentVUE back online within the Synergy Student System. In addition to the damage caused by the fire at the Center for Education Services, adequate backups of the system’s information were not properly maintained through a third-party vendor. As a result, we anticipate the system will not be available until next week. 

Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremonies Scheduled

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 7, 2018) – The schedule of graduation ceremonies for the Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) Class of 2018 is set. 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 Thursday, May 24 at 10 a.m. at Hagerstown Community College’s Kepler Theater. Here is the full WCPS graduation schedule, in chronological order:

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2018 Celebration of Excellence Student Recognition Program on May 9


HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 7, 2018) –The 2018 Celebration of Excellence will be held at North Hagerstown High School on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. A dessert reception for the students and their guests will precede the program at 6:30 p.m. Students who have achieved a 3.7
rade point average (GPA) or higher through the first semester of their senior year will be recognized. A total of 364 students will be recognized and of those, 174 have earned a GPA of 4.0 or higher. The following students will be recognized:

Technology Update: Synergy/ParentVUE/StudentVUE

Hagerstown, MD (May 4, 2018)The Technology Department staff of Washington County Public Schools continues its work to bring all information applications back online after a fire at the Center for Education Services on Sunday, April 29. Smoke damage from the fire knocked out information systems in the Food & Nutrition Services and Transportation departments, but those systems have been restored and are fully operational.

Maryland History Day Successes for WCPS

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 1, 2018) – Washington County Public Schools was represented by a select group of middle and high school students at Maryland History Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Several students and North Hagerstown High School teacher Samuel Spinder were recognized with special honors.

Mr. Spinder was nominated by National History Day in Maryland for the 2018 James F. Harris Teacher Award. He will be Maryland’s nominee for this prestigious national honor. The national awards ceremony is on June 14.

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