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Summer Schedule Begins June 13; Schools and Offices Closed Fridays

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 3, 2016) – Washington County Public Schools will implement its summer schedule for schools and offices on Monday, June 13, 2016. A four-day work week will be in effect through August 5. Schools and offices will be open extended hours Monday through Thursday and closed each Friday during that time. The Center for Education Services, 10435 Downsville Pike, will be open to the public from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Hours at individual schools will vary.

2016 WCPS Summer Food Service Program at Sites Open to the Community

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 27, 2016) – Washington County Public Schools is offering meals to children without charge as part of the 2016 Summer Food Service Program. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of meal service. Meals will provided at the following sites and times:


Job Fair on May 24 at Tech High

Hagerstown, MD (May 19, 2016) - Washington County Public Schools is inviting all graduating students to a job fair at Washington County Technical High School on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Students looking for summer work or a first real job are encouraged to dress for success, and bring a resume and calendar. Representatives from more than 15 employers will be available to discuss job opportunities. 

For more information: 301.766.2966

BOE Seeking Comments on Proposed Policy Rescission

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 19, 2016) – The Washington County Board of Education (BOE) has approved the first reading to rescind Policy IIBH, entitled "Telecommunications," and is now seeking public comments on the proposal. The BOE’s Policy Committee is inviting comments on the proposed rescission of Policy IIBH. The policy is posted at BoardDocs:

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Elementary Principal's Citizenship Awards on May 19 at North High

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 18, 2016) – The 29th annual Elementary Principal’s Citizenship Award Program will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7 p.m. at North Hagerstown High School. More than 70 honored students are selected by the principal of each elementary or by a committee appointed by the principal. Each school will have 5th grade students who will be recognized for outstanding citizenship with a certificate and plaque. Donna Brightman, president of the Washington County Board of Education, and Dr. Clayton Wilcox, superintendent of schools, will be featured speakers.

Inaugural WCPS 5K Walk/Run at CES on May 21

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 18, 2016) – Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) will present the WCPS 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 9 a.m. at the Center for Education Services, 10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown. WCPS employees, family members and friends are all welcome to participate. Participating health sponsor, HEAL of Washington County, will announce the winner of the Healthy Schools Challenge at the start of the inaugural event. Registration is $15 and includes an event t-shirt and finisher’s medal.

BOE to Review Facilities Master Plan

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 16, 2016) – The Washington County Board of Education (BOE) is expected to review the latest Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) at a public work session on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Center for Education Services, 10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown. The plan is updated annually and reflects the conditions and status of facilities, enrollment projections and an analysis of future facility needs.

2016 Celebration of Excellence on May 11 at North High

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 11, 2016) – The 2016 Celebration of Excellence, presented annually by Washington County Public Schools to honor students for their outstanding academic achievement, will be held on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at North Hagerstown High School. A dessert reception for students and their guests will precede the program at 6:30 p.m.  A total of 292 students have achieved a 3.7 or higher grade point average (GPA) through the halfway mark of their senior year and 160 have earned a 4.0 GPA or higher. The following students will be recognized: