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The Bereavement Department with the Hospice of Washington County will be hosting the following FREE workshops and specialized group support in the coming months:

Children and Teen Grief Educational Seminar/Workshop – Wednesday February 13, 2019 – 5:30 PM
Adults who want to learn and support children who are grieving a loss of a loved one are invited to this event. Parents, teachers, school counselors, or any other professionals who work with children  and teens are encouraged to attend this free workshop at HWC Northern Ave Office.

Grief 101 Educational Seminar/Workshop – Thursday, March 21, 2019 – 5:30 PM
An overview of the grief process:  common reactions to loss, coping styles, what helps a grieving person, what you can do to help someone who is grieving. Open to any adult who has experienced a death or anyone who wants to learn how to be supportive to someone who is grieving.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group – 6 week group begins Wednesday April 3, 2019 – 5:30 PM
Available for adults who have experienced the suicide death of a loved one.  Group sessions will be held on Wednesday Nights from 5:30 - 7 PM on: April 3rd, April 10th, April 17th, April 24th, May 1st, May 8th 2019. This is a CLOSED group; interested members must RSVP to the bereavement department. Moreover, registration for the group closes after the 1st session.

For more information, please see the flyers linked under "Documents."

If you or someone else is interested in attending any of these educational workshops or SOS group, please contact the bereavement department at: 301-791-6360 or by email ( or .

All workshops and support groups are offered at the Hospice of Washington County office at 747 Northern Ave. (Hagerstown 21742).


Upward Bound Program

Mrs. Schultz reports some exciting news!  Hancock High School, along with North and South High and Williamsport High schools have been selected for the Upward Bound program in conjunction with HCC. Some of the activities offered are:  Saturday academies throughout the year; bus transportation and lunch; six-week summer program; college visits and cultural activities, tutoring in core subjects; and SAT prep and career exploration. 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students with a 2.5 GPA or higher are eligible. They must receive free or reduced lunch or be a first-generation college student. For more information, please contact Ms. Mylynh Nguygen, Coordinator, at 240-500-2584 or  This is an excellent, worthwhile program if your child falls within those guidelines!  We encourage you to have your child participate!


SAT Test Dates

August 25, 2018 - Register by July 27th

October 6, 2018 - Register by September 7th

November 3, 2018 - Register by October 5th

December 1, 2018 - Register by November 2nd

March 9, 2019 - Register by February 8th

May 4, 2019 - Register by April 5th

June 1, 2019 - Register by May 3rd

ACT Test dates

July 14, 2018 - Register by June 15th

September 8, 2018 - Register by August 10th

October 27, 2018 - Register by September 28th

December 8, 2018 - Register by November 2nd

February 9, 2019 - Register by January 11th

April 13, 2019 - Register by March 8th

June 8, 2019 - Register by May 3rd

July 13, 2019 - Register by June 14th

July 14, 2019 - Register by June 15