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Tech High's AYES Winners- Aaron Mizell and DJ Hamrick from the Auto Tech class at Washington County Technical High School placed second in the Maryland Automobile Dealers Association's Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) competition in Glen Burnie on Monday, February 6, 2006.
AYES is a partnership between participating automotive manufacturers and dealers, and selected high schools and technical schools. The organization and related programs are designed to prepare students for career positions or advanced studies in the automotive industry.
Washington County Technical High School has been an AYES partner since 2000.
Washington County Public Schools will expand its elementary Magnet Programs to two new schools for the 2006-2007 school year, pending final approval of the FY2007 General Fund Operating Budget. Applications are now available for next fall's Magnet classes in grades 2, 3 and 4 at Boonsboro Elementary Magnet School for World Languages and Global Communication, and Williamsport Elementary Magnet School for Math, Science and Technology. WCPS Elementary Magnet classes offer enriched and accelerated learning experiences for students who demonstrate high academic potential, strong motivation and work ethic, creativity and leadership ability.
WCPS received over 100 applications for Magnet Programs at Emma K. Doub, Funkstown and Fountaindale Elementary Schools. The applicants and students currently enrolled in Magnet classes at these schools may also consider the Boonsboro and Williamsport Magnet Programs for next year. Letters will be sent to parents and guardians requesting their first preference of Magnet programs.
Applications for next year's Magnet classes at Boonsboro and Williamsport Elementary Magnet Programs are available in each elementary school office and at the Office of Funded and Special Programs at the Board of Education. Applications and information may also be accessed on the WCPS website ( All applications must be completed and returned to the Office of Funded and Special Programs by March 24, 2006.
An Open House for families to tour the new elementary Magnet Schools is scheduled for the following date:
* Tuesday, February 28: 5:00-6:00PM- Boonsboro Elementary Magnet School for World Languages and Global Communication
For more information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Donohoe, 301-766-2992.
Boonsboro High School students will present "Godspell" through Thursday, March 2, to Saturday, March 4, at the school beginning at 7:30PM each day. A matinee also is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, at 3:00PM. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students.
North Hagerstown High School students and staff, and community members, have been collecting school supplies and resources as part of a statewide student council initiative in the ongoing effort to provide assistance for hurricane ravaged areas of the Southeast. The collection focused on sister school Salmen High School in Slidell, Louisiana, which was demolished because of extensive damage from Hurricane Katrina. Over 90% of the student population is still homeless. "It is with great honor and the utmost sincerity that we have taken on this challenge as an opportunity to have a positive impact on these students and their families," said North High Student Government President Ben O'Kane.

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