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2018 Kindergarten Registration Dates Scheduled; Pre-K Applications Available in March

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.

VEX Robotics Competition Saturday at South High

Hagerstown, MD (January 19, 2018) - Thirty-two teams from Washington County Public Schools will participate in the VEX Robotics Competition at South Hagerstown High School on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The event is sponsored by Volvo Hagerstown and features both middle and high school teams. The students will test their machines through qualifying rounds and skills challenges for a chance to secure a spot in the Maryland State Championships. Doors open at 8 a.m. with the first matches beginning at 9:45 a.m.

BOE Approves Draft Budget; Public Budget Hearing Scheduled

Hagerstown, MD (January 3, 2018) - The Washington County Board of Education (BOE) approved a draft of the Fiscal Year 2019 General Fund Budget at its January 2 meeting. A public hearing is scheduled as part of the BOE's business meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Center for Education Services, 10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown. Written comments can be submitted to Jeff Proulx, Chief Operating Officer, Washington County Public Schools, 10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

FAFSA Frenzy on December 2 & 3 at HCC's Valley Mall Location

Hagerstown, MD (December 1, 2017) - The annual FAFSA Frenzy is scheduled on Saturday, December 2 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, December 3 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, January 27 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College at Valley Mall, around the back of the mall near JC Penney. Free assistance in filling out the FAFSA will be available, including computers and free internet access, trained volunteers and expert financial aid advice. Documents required to complete the FAFSA include student and parent(s):

Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee to Meet Tuesday, November 21 at HCC

Hagerstown, MD (November 17, 2017) - The Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) will meet on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College, Room STC 141, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. The meeting is open to everyone. The guest speaker will be Lauren Huguenin, coordinator of special education for Washington County Public Schools, and a board-certified behavior analyst. She will discuss positive behavior management for parents. SECAC does not meet in December, so the next meeting will be January 16, 2018.