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BOE Seeking Comments on Proposed Policy Changes

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 5, 2016) – The Washington County Board of Education (BOE) today approved the first reading of changes to two policies and is now seeking public comments on the proposed changes. The BOE’s Policy Committee is inviting comments on Policy DIFA, entitled “Fraud Reporting and Follow-Up” and Policy KD, “Opportunity for Public Comment at Board Business Meetings, Town Meetings, and Public Hearings and the Procedures Governing Such Proceedings.”  The policies are posted at BoardDocs:

First Student Honors Recital at Washington County Museum on April 10

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 4, 2016) – The inaugural Student Honors Recital will be held Bowman Recital Hall of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 5 p.m. The museum is located at Hagerstown City Park. The event is jointly sponsored by the Office of Visual and Performing Arts of Washington County Public Schools and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. The public is invited and there is no admission charge.

WCPS Set to Kick Off Apprenticeship Maryland

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 31, 2016) – Local and state business leaders and elected officials have been invited to a kickoff reception for the Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) Apprenticeship Maryland program. The event will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Education Services, 10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown. WCPS has been selected with Frederick County Public Schools as the two school systems in Maryland to pilot the program.

Children In Need Clothing Drive in Schools

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 29, 2016) – The latest clothing drive for Children In Need will be conducted by Washington County Public Schools  from April 4 - 15, 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 April 2016 collection are:

Finalists for 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Announced

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 18, 2016) – Three elementary school teachers and three high school teachers have been selected as finalists in the Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year program. The educator chosen to succeed Teacher of the Year Sally Irwin of Washington County Technical High School will be announced at the annual dinner and recognition at Fountain Head Country Club on April 20, 2016. The winner represents Washington County in the State Teacher of the Year program.

2016 Carson Scholars

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 10, 2016) – The 2016 National Carson Scholars program announces 13 students from Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) for honors. Three students are honored for the first time and the remaining ten students were recognized for maintaining their Carson Scholar status through excellent performance in the classroom and commitment to their communities. The national program annually recognizes students from grades four through 11 for outstanding academic achievement and humanitarian qualities.

Board of Education Candidate Orientation

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 2, 2016) – Candidates for the Washington County Board of Education have the opportunity to participate in an orientation session on Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Education Services, 10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown. The program will include impartial information regarding school governance, board operations and school programs delivered by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Clayton Wilcox and several key members of the Washington County Public Schools administration. 

Schedule of WCPS Graduation Ceremonies

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 1, 2016) – All but one graduation ceremony for the Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) Class of 2016 will be held in the evening this spring. The exception is Marshall Street School/Washington County Job Development Program, where graduation will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 10 a.m. at Hagerstown Community College’s Kepler Theater. Here is the full WCPS graduation schedule, in chronological order: