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.
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.
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.
Hagerstown, MD (October 22, 2018) - Caroline Schlegel, Spanish teacher at Smithsburg High School, has been named the 2018 Maryland World Language Teacher of the Year. The honor was announced at a state recognition event on Friday, October 19 at Anne Arundel Community College.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 4, 2018) – A number of students in Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. The recognized WCPS students are among about 34,000 students nationwide who earned Commended Student status. They placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program:
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 1, 2018) - Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) is proud to announce Eric Meredith, Principal at Pangborn Elementary School, has earned a National Mentoring Certificate from the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). The program aims to “utilize the skills, knowledge and dispositions of experienced principals to support the next generation of school leaders,” according to NAESP.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 28, 2018) – The first of three “Listening Sessions” with Dr. Boyd Michael, superintendent of schools, will be presented by Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Clear Spring High School. The session provides an opportunity for parent and community engagement. Parents, students, WCPS staff and community members are welcome to attend the public sessions and are encouraged to come prepared with questions and ideas. Each session starts at 6:30 p.m.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 2, 2018) – UPDATE: Because of impending inclement weather, Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) has postponed the 42nd Annual Showcase of Marching Bands until Monday, October 8, 2018, at 7 p.m. at South Hagerstown High School. The Clear Spring High School “Blazer” Band will serve as the host band and will be joined by the marching bands from Boonsboro, North Hagerstown, Smithsburg, South Hagerstown and Williamsport high schools.
Hagerstown, MD (September 21, 2018) - The 12th annual clothing drive to benefit Children In Need will begin in Washington County Public Schools on Monday, September 24 and continue through October 5, 2018. 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 September/October 2018 collection are: