Schools in the Spotlight (10-1-06)
Schools in the Spotlight
30th Annual Washington County Public Schools' Showcase of Marching Bands.(END BOLD) The showcase was started in 1977 to showcase the area's high school marching bands on the field in a non-competitive environment. The showcase is hosted by a different high school band each year and is typically held on the second Tuesday in October. Tickets are usually $4 in advance and $5 at the gate. Each band performs their half time show and all of the bands combine on the field at the end for a mass band experience.
This year, the event will be held on October 10, 2006 at 7:30pm at South Hagerstown High School's school stadium.
The Williamsport High School Blue Band will serve as host band this year. Also featured will be the Boonsboro High School Warrior Band, Clear Spring High School Blazer Band, Hancock High School Panther Band, North Hagerstown High School Hub Band, Smithsburg High School Leopard Band, and the South Hagerstown High School Rebel Band.
Tickets are $4.00 in advance and will be $5.00 at the gate. WCPS senior citizen Gold Cards will be honored. Gates open at 6:15pm. Rain date is Tuesday, October 17, 2006.
On September 21, 2006 Bester Elementary(END BOLD), under the direction of Josh Edwards, art teacher. He put together a project for the entire school--Pinwheels for Peace. Each child decorated a pinwheel. They were displayed in front of Bester in morning of September 21--World Peace day. [See photo.]
Fountaindale(END BOLD) devised a plan of action to help end their suspension rate. During the 2005-2006 school year, the Fountaindale School for the Arts and Academic Excellence had the highest suspension rate in Washington County. Teachers, students and their parents gathered Tuesday night at Zion Baptist Church to celebrate a new mentorship program. 22 teachers have paired up with 22 students in an effort to provide consistent support inside and outside the classroom.