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Fundraising Policy Up for Public Comment

Hagerstown, MD (May 10, 2017) - The Washington County Board of Education (BOE) is offering the opportunity for public comment on changes to the policy governing fundraising in school-sponsored activities. The BOE's Policy Committee has agreed to create three separate and distinct policies: JJE (School-Based/Student Organization Fundraising Activities), KB (Incorporated Organization Fundraising Activities) and KBA (Unincorporated Organization Fundraising Activities).

Student Academic Achievement to Be Recognized at 2017 Celebration of Excellence on May 10

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 8, 2017) – The 2017 Celebration of Excellence will be held at North Hagerstown High School on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. A dessert reception will for the students and their guests will precede the program at 6:30 p.m. Students who have achieved a 3.7 grade point average (GPA) or higher through the first semester of their senior year will be recognized. A total of 305 students will be recognized and of those, 146 have earned a GPA of 4.0 or higher. The following students will be recognized:

Tech High Students Bring Medals Home from State SkillsUSA Competition

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 1, 2017) – Students from Washington County Technical High School performed well at this past weekend’s Maryland State SkillsUSA Championships at locations in the Baltimore area. Of the 68 Tech High students who competed, 28 earned gold, silver or bronze medals. The gold medal winners qualify to participate in the National SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, Kentucky from June 19 – 24.  Here is the list of medal winners:

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BOE Considering "Math Techbook" to Support Instruction; Board Welcomes Public Comment

Hagerstown, MD (May 2, 2017) - The Middle School Mathematics Digital Resource and Online Textbook Adoption Teacher Selection Committee of Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) is recommending the purchase of Discovery Education’s “Math Techbook” to support the WCPS middle school mathematics program, including grades 6-8 and Algebra I. The adoption includes a six-year digital license for 5,120 students at a total cost of $252,510. All of the resources and licenses for teachers are free with purchase of the student licenses. Professional development is also included free wi

Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Top Ten in Maryland in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 Ranking of Best High Schools

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 27, 2017) – Barbara Ingram School for the Arts (BISFA) jumped into the top ten of Maryland schools in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report list of the nation’s best high schools. BISFA was ranked 9th in Maryland and 349 nationally, compared to 15th and 406 last year. The ranking earns the school Gold Medal status, one of only 12 schools in the state to be so honored.

Student Service Learning Honors Night on April 27

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 25, 2017) – Students in Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) who have earned twice the required number of student service learning hours or more for graduation will be honored at North Hagerstown High School on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7 p.m. Students must complete 75 hours of service-learning to graduate and Bethany Doppel of Clear Spring High School earned the highest number of hours in the senior class: 1,758. Her volunteer work has been done at Star Equestrian.

BOE Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Wellness Policy

Hagerstown, MD (April 19, 2017) - Based on the work of the Board of Education’s (BOE) Policy Review and Development Committee, the BOE approved a first read of Policy ADF, entitled “Wellness: Physical and Nutritional Health,” during its April 18, 2017 business meeting. The BOE is providing an additional opportunity for public comment through the close of business on April 28, 2017.

Final Collection in 10th Annual Children In Need/WCPS Clothing Drive

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 19, 2017) – The final collection in the 10th annual clothing drive to benefit Children In Need is scheduled in Washington County Public Schools from April 24 – May 5, 2017. 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 and programs participating in the April/May 2017 collection are:

Class of 2017 Graduation Schedule Set

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 10, 2017) – The schedule of graduation ceremonies for the Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) Class of 2017 has been finalized. Each of the graduations will be held in the evening except for Marshall Street School/Washington County Job Development Program, which will be held on Thursday, May 25 at 10 a.m. at Hagerstown Community College’s Kepler Theater. South Hagerstown High School’s graduation will be held at Hager Hall Conference & Event Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown.

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