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Washington County Public Schools Education Foundation Super Readers Program Works to Close Literacy Gap

Posted on:Monday, December 17th, 2018 @ 7:15 pm

Herald Mail: Super Reader program works to close literacy gap

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Washington County Public Schools, 9th in state for high school graduation rates

Posted on:Monday, December 17th, 2018 @ 7:13 pm

Herald Mail: WCPS is 9th in state for high school graduation rates

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WCPS homeless coordinator, Dana Pentoney, gives students hope for future

Posted on:Sunday, December 16th, 2018 @ 12:37 pm

Holiday angel: WCPS homeless coordinator gives students hope for future “The district’s homeless coordinator for the past four years, Dana Pentoney is on call 24/7 year round. From coordinating between in-transition families and a myriad of resources to making sure students can get to and from school no matter where they are staying, the Clear …

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WCPS Guidance Counselors Tour Local Businesses, Learn Workforce Needs

Posted on:Friday, December 14th, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Herald Mail: Today’s workforce needs technical skills and work ethics, counselors told “Good local manufacturing jobs exist; the trick, some employers say, is finding workers with the right skills for the job. Local manufacturers hosted middle and high school guidance counselors from Washington County Public Schools on Wednesday for an up-close and personal view of …

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Hagerstown Community College and Purdue Global create transfer agreement

Posted on:Thursday, December 6th, 2018 @ 2:36 am

Officials at Hagerstown Community College and Purdue Global recently created an educational alliance agreement. Pictured at the signing are, seated, from left: Chris Motz, regional vice president at Purdue Global; Chancellor Betty Vandenbosch, Purdue Global; and HCC President Jim Klauber. Standing, from left: Chris Wheedleton, vice president at Purdue Global; and Austin Abraham, Carolyn Brooks, …

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Fourteen public schools in Washington County earned top marks in Maryland’s new school ratings

Posted on:Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 @ 6:59 pm

This is wonderful news! Congratulations to Washington County Public Schools! WCPS has 14 five-star schools in new state ratings

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Purdue University Global Online Cyber Security Program Ranked #1

Posted on:Monday, December 3rd, 2018 @ 7:22 pm

Editors’ Choice Awards: America’s Top 15 Online Cybersecurity Degrees “In addition to the university’s stellar reputation for science, engineering, technology, and computer science education, Purdue University Global tops our list for expertly balancing prominent, rigorous courses with the affordability and flexibility many seek from online degrees. Geared toward giving students the knowledge, skills, and real-world experience needed …

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Employers and Community Partners Sign on to ACT Work Ready Community Initiative

Posted on:Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 @ 1:05 am

Herald Mail: HCC, partners seek ‘work ready community’ status OnTrack is excited to be supporting efforts to make Washington County the first ACT Work Ready Community in Maryland. Thank you Dr. Klauber Hagerstown Community College for leading the way. And big shout out of thanks to the employers signing on: HighRock, Manpower – Hagerstown, and Amcor Flexibles Hagerstown MD.

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Two North Hagerstown High School Seniors Recognized for AVID and Hubs Unified Fundraiser

Posted on:Monday, November 26th, 2018 @ 2:05 pm

  North Hagerstown High School seniors organize fundraiser for AVID, Hubs Unified “I just want to be successful. I want to leave my name looking good on North High, and I want to look back and be like, ‘Oh yeah, I did that,’” Shaylin said. Congratulations Brittanie Stewart and Shaylin Youngerman of North Hagerstown High …

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Salem Avenue Elementary in Hagerstown Receives Recognition for Successes

Posted on:Thursday, November 8th, 2018 @ 3:46 pm

State’s Poorest School Finds Success: “We have the best kids” (Fox5 News) It is those on the front lines, doing the work, day-in and day-out, in the face of limited resources, new and ever changing challenges, those who never give up and know WE HAVE THE BEST KIDS and that our kids deserve our best–it is …

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