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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:


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:

2nd Annual Faculty Arts Showcase on May 15 at Williamsport High

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 4, 2016) – The second annual Faculty Arts Showcase will be presented by Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Williamsport High School. The faculty art show will open at 3 p.m. in the auditorium lobby. The concert featuring the teacher concert band and the teacher jazz band will begin at 4 p.m. in the auditorium.

Committee Recommends New AP Textbooks and Digital Materials

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 3, 2016) – The Washington County Board of Education’s Curriculum and Instruction Committee is recommending new Advanced Placement textbooks and digital resources in the areas of biology, physics, pre-calculus, calculus and world history. The materials had been reviewed initially by committees of teachers. The Curriculum and Instruction Committee will accept public comment on the materials until the committee’s next meeting on May 24, 2016. The following are links to the recommended materials:

WCPS Students to Be Honored for Excellence in Student Service Learning

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 27, 2016) – Senior Honor Night for students of Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) who have earned twice the required number of student service learning hours or more for graduation will be held at North Hagerstown High School on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7 p.m. Students must complete 75 hours of service-learning to graduate and Samantha Juedemann of Boonsboro High School earned the highest number of hours in the senior class: 1,149 and fellow Boonsboro senior Grace Li totaled 1,008. Two other students each totaled more than 900 hours.

School-Based Immunization Clinics Available for 6th Graders in May

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 26, 2016) – Students entering 7th grade in the 2016-2017 school year who have not completed their required immunizations have an opportunity to receive the vaccines during free, school-based clinics on May 24 and 25. A consent form must be submitted to the school health office prior to any child receiving vaccines at the clinics and it is requested that consent forms be completed and submitted by May 3. A form and related information about the vaccines are being sent home again this week with each 6th grade student.