Hagerstown, MD (October 18, 2016) - The Washington County Board of Education unanimously approved the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 School Calendars at its business meeting tonight. During the process of creating the calendars, a community-wide survey was issued. The approved calendars can be downloaded from links to the right of this page.
Hagerstown, MD (October 11, 2016) - This year's Washington County College Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center (ARCC). The event is presented by Washington County Public Schools and Hagerstown Community College, and provides an opportunity for students and families to discuss college and career opportunities with over 100 college representatives. In addition, students will be able to meet individually with WCPS counselors for college coaching.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 29, 2016) – Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) presents the 40th Annual Showcase of Marching Bands on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at 7 p.m. at South Hagerstown High School. The North Hagerstown High School “Hub” Band will serve as the host band and will be joined by the marching bands from Boonsboro, Clear Spring, Smithsburg, South Hagerstown and Williamsport high schools. Each band will present an individual performance, followed by a selection performed by a mass band under the baton of North High band director Jessica Manor.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 27, 2016) – The results from the second year of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) tests have been released. The Maryland State Department of Education released numbers for Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) and the other school systems across Maryland, compiling results of assessments in the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016. The results reflect testing for elementary, middle and high school students.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 26, 2016) – The schedule of programs at the William M. Brish Planetarium has been announced for the 2016-2017 school year. The Planetarium is located at 820 Commonwealth Avenue, Hagerstown, MD. The admission cost for the programs is $3 for adults, $2 for children and students (family: $10 maximum) and senior citizens with a WCPS Gold Card are admitted free.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. One World, One Sky (Pre-K – Early Elementary Age Audiences)
Hagerstown, MD (September 20, 2016) - The North Hagerstown High School Academic Quiz Team was victorious on the It's Academic quiz show this past weekend against teams from Perry Hall High School and Western High School. North High's David O'Donoghue, Camille Levine and Michael Hershey earned a final score of 535 points, to Perry Hall's 370 and Western's 280. It was the first time North High had been on the long-running show. The episode will air on WJZ TV October 22 at 10 a.m. North High will return to Baltimore for a playoff match on January 28, 2017.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 8, 2016) – The 10th annual clothing drive to benefit Children In Need will begin in Washington County Public Schools on Monday, September 12 and continue through September 23, 2016. 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 2016 collection are:
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 8, 2016) – Individuals interested in applying to one of the Washington County Board of Education’s advisory committees can submit the application online. The advisory committees are a valuable resource to the Board in the areas of technology, ethics, school calendar, facilities, budget and finance, family life and safe schools. The Advisory Committee application is available by clicking the link to the right of this page.
Hagerstown, MD (September 7, 2016) - Based on the work of the Board of Education’s (BOE) Policy Review and Development Committee, the BOE approved a first read of Policy KB, entitled “School Activities, Programs and/or Fundraisers Sponsored by School-Based Organizations, Parent Organizations and Booster Clubs.” during its September 6, 2016 business meeting. The BOE is providing an additional opportunity for public comment through the close of business on September 26, 2016.
Hagerstown, MD (September 2, 2016) - During the Washington County Board of Education's (BOE) Policy Committee meeting on August 31, 2016, the Committee finalized a draft of a proposed fundraising policy that will go to the BOE for a first read on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. A copy of the draft of Policy KB, which is entitled “School Activities, Programs, and/or Fund-Raisers Sponsored by School-Based Organizations, Parent Organizations, and Booster Clubs,” Exhibit KB-E(1), which is entitled “A