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Community Listening Sessions with Interim Superintendent Scheduled

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 30, 2017) – Three community listening sessions have been scheduled as a way for interim Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) superintendent Dr. Boyd Michael to introduce himself to parents and community members and discuss school system initiatives and priorities. The sessions will allow parents, students, WCPS staff and members of the community to offer ideas, express concerns and ask questions about the school system.

The sessions are scheduled as follows:

Williamsport Junior Wins Aspiring Entrepreneurs Competition

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 20, 2017) – Williamsport High School junior Austin Swiger was awarded first place in the 2017 Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) Aspiring Entrepreneurs Competition. The event was a cooperative presentation by WCPS and the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce. Mark Harrell of CNB Bank, Greg Mills from High Rock Holdings and Penny Pittman from Blue Goose Market and Bakery served as judges for finalists’ presentations at Leitersburg Cinemas.

2017-2018 WCPS Teacher of the Year Finalists

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 17, 2017) – Five finalists have been selected in in the Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year program. One educator will be chosen to succeed Teacher of the Year Kyle Dingle of Maugansville Elementary School and will be announced at the annual dinner and recognition at Fountain Head Country Club on April 26, 2017. The winner represents Washington County in the State Teacher of the Year program. The county program is a partnership with the Hagerstown/Washington County Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

2017 Carson Scholars from Washington County Public Schools

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 15, 2017) – For the second consecutive year, 13 students from Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) are being recognized in the National Carson Scholars program. For 2017, three students are honored for the first time and the remaining ten students are being recognized for maintaining their Carson Scholar status through excellent performance in the classroom and commitment to their communities. The national program annually recognizes students from grades four through 11 for outstanding academic achievement and humanitarian qualities.

Clear Spring High School Senior Receives President's Volunteer Service Award

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 27, 2017) – Bethany Doppel of Clear Spring High School has been honored for exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. Nominated for the award by her school, Bethany has volunteered at STAR Equestrian Center, accumulating over 1,700 hours of service. Her volunteer experiences have developed her interest in pursuing a career in Equine Facilitated Therapeutics.

Public Hearing on Draft Budget on February 28

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 24, 2017) – Citizens will have the opportunity to comment on the Fiscal Year 2018 Draft General Fund Budget at a public hearing on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6 p.m. The draft of the spending plan was approved by the Washington County Board of Education (BOE) at its February 21 business meeting. The hearing will be held at the Center for Education Services (CES), 10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown.

Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School Hosting Maple Sugar Festival on March 4

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 22, 2017) – The annual Maple Sugar Festival at Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day’s events include a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Clear Spring FFA/FFA Alumni from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Fairview dining hall. Breakfast tickets can be obtained by calling 301-766-8138.

21st Annual Academic Team Championship

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 10, 2017) – Teams of high school students will compete in the 21st Annual Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) Academic Team Championship on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 9 a.m. at Boonsboro High School. The competition begins with an uncontested round of questions for each team, followed by round robin, head-to-head competition in which each team faces every other team. The event ends with a championship round comprised of the four teams that earned the highest cumulative scores from the first two rounds.