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Five WCPS High Schools Participating in District We the People Competition on November 14

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 6, 2017) – Students from Boonsboro, North Hagerstown, Smithsburg, South Hagerstown and Williamsport high schools will participate in the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution annual Simulated Congressional Hearing Competition on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held at Maugansville Bible Brethren Church.

WCPS/Children In Need Clothing Drive In Next Round of Schools

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 2, 2017) – The 11th annual clothing drive to benefit Children In Need continues in November in Washington County Public Schools, from Monday, November 6 through November 17, 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 participating in the November 2017 collection are:

WCPS Expanding Pre-Kindergarten Programs

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 3, 2017) – Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) is creating full-day pre-kindergarten access for 20 students at Emma K. Doub School for Integrated Arts and Technology, 20 more students at Lincolnshire Elementary School, and is expanding the pre-kindergarten program for 40 students at Williamsport Elementary School from half-day to full-day. The changes at Emma K. Doub and Lincolnshire will occur on October 23 and the change at Williamsport Elementary takes place on October 24.

BOE Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Changes to School Meals Policy; Deadline for Public Comment Extended

Hagerstown, MD (October 12, 2017) - The Washington County Board of Education (BOE), at its September 12, 2017 business meeting, approved the first reading of proposed changes to Policy EFEA, entitled “Local Funding of School Lunch,” and the first reading to rescind Policy EFF, entitled “School Lunch – Breakfast Program.” The BOE's Policy Committee is seeking comments from the community at this time on the proposed changes, which are available for download under Documents to the right of this page. 

41st Annual Showcase of Marching Bands on October 3 at South High

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 26, 2017) – Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) presents the 41st  Annual Showcase of Marching Bands on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 7 p.m. at South Hagerstown High School. The Boonsboro High School “Warrior” Band will serve as the host band and will be joined by the marching bands from Clear Spring, North Hagerstown, Smithsburg, South Hagerstown and Williamsport high schools. Each band will present an individual performance, followed by a selection performed by a mass band conducted by Boonsboro High band director Micah Socks.

Washington County Educational Support Personnel and Washington County Teachers Association Ratify Employee Negotiated Agreements

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 21, 2017) - The Washington County Educational Support Personnel (WCESP) and Washington County Teachers Association (WCTA) have both ratified the terms of the new employee negotiated agreements among each group’s membership.

The terms will now be presented to the Washington County Board of Education (BOE) for a formal vote on the agreements at the BOE Meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, which will be held in the auditorium of the Center for Education Services at 10435 Downsville Pike at 6 p.m.

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