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Public Invited to Safely View Solar Eclipse at CES

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 25, 2017) – The public is invited to join the staff of the William Brish Planetarium and members of the Tri-State Astronomers for a public viewing event from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Center for Education Services (CES), 10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown. That day’s solar eclipse can be viewed through solar protected telescopes and free solar glasses, which will be available while the supply lasts. The event will be held in an area in front of the public entrance to the CES.

BOE Seeks Additional Public Comment on Proposed Fundraising Policies

Hagerstown, MD (June 22, 2017) - The Washington County Board of Education (BOE), at its June 20, 2017 business meeting, approved the first reading to rescind existing policies on school fundraising and the first reading of three separate policies that would regulate school fundraising. Policies IGDF and JLA would be rescinded and in their place, policies JJE, KB and KBA have been proposed:

Transportation Department Asking Parents to Submit 2017 Transportation Location Change (TLC) Forms

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 21, 2017) – The Transportation Department of Washington County Public Schools is asking parents and guardians to submit Transportation Location Change (TLC) forms in a timely manner this summer. If a student requires transportation to or from a location other than the bus stop assigned to the home address, a TLC form must be submitted to the Transportation Department. If forms are not submitted by August 10, 2017, the request may not be approved prior to September 5, the first day of school.

Technology and Resources Available to All Students in Summer Learning Program

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 14, 2017) – Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) is encouraging and supporting learning by all students over the summer break with the Pre-K-Grade 12 Summer Learning Program. Students and families will have access to iPads and a library of books, magazines and curriculum resources. Along with access to WCPS resources, students will be able to access materials from the Washington County Free Library system.

Summer Schedule for Schools and Offices Begins June 5

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 2, 2017) – The summer 2017 schedule for schools and offices of Washington County Public Schools begins Monday, June 5 and continues through the week of August 14. Schools and offices will be open longer hours Monday through Thursday, then closed each Friday through August 18. Hours will vary from school to school, so parents and community members are encouraged to call ahead if there is any question about hours. The schedule of hours for the lobby of the Center for Education Services on Downsville Pike will be 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

2017 Summer Food Service Program Announced

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 31, 2017) – The Food and Nutrition Services office of Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) announces its summer meal schedule and sites, and the schedule for the Meal Machine. WCPS is operating six vehicles in the Meal Machine program this spring and summer, providing free meals for anyone 18 years of age and younger Monday through Friday from June 5 through August 25. Meal Machine times and locations are as follows:

Williamsport High's Jathan Mentzer Wins State Trig-Star Competition and Qualifies for Nationals

Hagerstown, MD (May 24, 2017) – Jathan Mentzer, a junior at Williamsport High School, earned the opportunity to compete in the National Trig-Star competition by placing first at the school, county and state levels. The Trig-Star Program is an annual mathematics competition and national test, promoting the study of trigonometry in high schools and acquainting high school math students with the practical application of trigonometry.

Washington County Board of Education Nominating Commission Announces Public Hearing

Hagerstown, MD  (May 18, 2017) – Pursuant to Education Article<>, Title 3, Subtitle 13, § 3-1301(e)(6)(ii), the Washington County School Board Nominating Commission will hold a public hearing to hear public testimony from proponents and opponents of the candidates on Thursday, May 25, 201