Evening With the Board
The 2005-2006 schedule of Evenings With the Board, the annual series of community meetings conducted by the Board of Education, begins on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 from 5:30-7:30PM at Williamsport Elementary School. All parents, community members, teachers, administrators and support staff in the Williamsport, Hancock and Clear Spring feeder systems are invited to attend. A light dinner will be served from 5:30-6PM, and childcare will be available.
The schedule continues on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at Western Heights Middle School for the North High and South feeder systems, along with Marshall Street School, Job Development Program at Marshall Street, Antietam Academy, Technical High School and Robinwood Early Childhood Center. The final Evening With the Board will be Tuesday, April 11, 20060 at Smithsburg Middle School, for the Smithsburg and Boonsboro High School feeder systems.
The Board of Education seeks sponsors to defray expenses associated with the Evenings With the Board. The October program is sponsored by HBP, Inc. of Hagerstown.
WCPS Schools & Offices Raise More Than $60,000 for Hurricane Relief
Students and staff of Washington County Public Schools, in coordinating a series of fundraising events and strategies since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast region, have raised a total of $62,597.82 to date, with a number of donation drives still in progress, all to benefit hurricane victims.
Schools conducted coin collections, bike-a-thons, challenges and numerous other events to raise money. WCPS Superintendent of Schools Dr. Elizabeth Morgan said, "We are very pleased to go well past a goal we had set to provide help for people, communities, and schools in need. It's a good lesson for all of us, and very satisfying for everyone to come through on behalf of others." As efforts continue, upcoming events that will generate additional relief for hurricane victims include the November 2nd Choral Concert at Boonsboro High School.