Hagerstown, MD (February 16, 2018) - Superintendent of Schools Dr. Boyd Michael sent a letter to parents of students in Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) today, expressing his reassurance to parents and the community that the safety of students and staff is a top priority. Here is the letter:
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Hagerstown, MD (February 16, 2018) - Caroline Fleetwood and Maria Cardenas from North Hagerstown High School were guest presenters at the Regional Environmental Literacy Forum at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. The two students, who had previously taken Jen Aydelotte's AP environmental science class, spoke to a group of more than 100 adults from local, state and federal agencies involved in environmental education across the mid-Atlantic region. Ms. Fleetwood and Ms.
Hagerstown, MD (February 9, 2018) - The Washington County Board of Education (BOE), at its February 6, 2018 business meeting, approved the first reading of proposed changes to the following:
HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 8, 2018) – A series of free workshops will be offered at schools and the Center for Education Services (CES) this month so 12th grade students and graduating 11th grade students can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and gain information about available financial aid. Students and parents are welcome at any of the following workshops:
HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 6, 2018) – A number of Williamsport High School students are now members of the new Millionaire’s Club. The program offers information and experiences to improve financial literacy and prepare the students for financial independence. Advisor Nicole Ciccarelli has incorporated the program into the Academy of Finance at Williamsport High. The club combines skills development with educational competitions like the national Stock Market Game. In addition, members participate in an annual entrepreneurial project.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 5, 2018) – Washington County Technical High School hosted the Maryland SkillsUSA Region 6 (Western Maryland) Championships on Saturday, February 3, 2018. A total of 179 students took part in the competition in 20 skill areas. Students who finished in the top three places of each competition earned a chance to compete in the Maryland SkillsUSA State Championships in April. First place winners in the state competition earn a trip to nationals in Louisville in June.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 1, 2018) – Special Permission applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be accepted by Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) through May 1, 2018.
Hagerstown, MD (January 30, 2018) - The Maryland State Department of Education has released the fall 2017 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment data, which ranks Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) 23 out of 24 Maryland school systems.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 30, 2018) – Four seniors from Washington County Technical High School became apprentices through the Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) Youth Apprenticeship Maryland Program in the month of December. Each student will complete 450 hours of mentored on-the-job instruction at a participating employer.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 22, 2018) – Registration dates have been established for incoming kindergarten students to Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) for the 2018-2019 school year. Children who turn five years old on or before September 1, 2018, must be enrolled in kindergarten, according to the State of Maryland.