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Tech High Hosts Region SkillsUSA Competition; Tech Students Earn Trip to States

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.

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.