HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 2, 2007) – Since November, the Public Information Office has been producing audio programs for posting on the Herald Mail/Antietam Cable site antPod. The program, titled WCPS One on One, features short interviews between Will Kauffman, WCPS School Communications Coordinator, and students, teachers, administrators, and Board of Education members, discussing topics related to the Washington County Public Schools.
“We believe that this media provides us with a powerful way to get information directly to stakeholders,” said Kauffman. “We are checking our statistics for each month, and we have more than doubled our downloads from November to January.”
Once a podcast is posted on the site, it is archived and can be downloaded indefinitely. Programs posted to date include the following:
- November: Ed Forrest, Board member, discussing aspects of a mitigation policy and Matt Amalfitano, student at North Hagerstown High, discussing the County Association of Student Councils.
- December: Betsy Donohoe, Supervisor of Advanced Programs, discussing Magnet Schools and Programs; Michelle Rafter, teacher, discussing the Choral Music Program at Springfield; April Bishop, Supervisor of Secondary Math, discussing the outstanding WCPS scores on the state’s High School Assessment in Algebra.
- January: Rose Pellegrino, principal and member of the Calendar Committee, discussing how the school calendar is built; Carol Kreykenbome-Barnhart, counselor at North Hagerstown High, discussing post high school plans and options; and Jena Staley, teacher at Northern Middle, discussing the national board certified teacher process; and Steve Wernick, Supervisor of Early Childhood Education, discussing kindergarten registration.
For more information or to suggest guests for the program, contact Will Kauffman at 301-766-2848.