HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 10, 2005) – To raise awareness about the critical need to provide every child with a quality public education and to celebrate the successes of the county school system, schools throughout Washington County are observing the 84th annual American Education Week celebration, November 13-19, 2005. This year’s theme, "A Strong America Starts with Great Public Schools,” highlights the important role of great public schools in the lives of students.
The following activities will be part of the Washington County Public Schools and the Washington County Board of Education’s American Education Week celebrations:
- Monday, November 14:
- Publication of the 140th Anniversary Commemorative Magazine, produced by the WCPS Public Information Office with support from pm2studios and the Herald Mail. Inserted in the Herald Mail and direct mailed to non-subscribers in the county.
- Launch of the 140th Anniversary Website at www.wcboe.k12.md.us, produced by students at Washington County Technical High School.
- Tuesday, November 15:
- Board of Education Work Session on Legislative Priorities, 1:30 p.m. (Board of Education Auditorium).
- Local Reception Honoring Elementary and Middle Schools Recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education for Outstanding Academic Progress on the 2005 Maryland School Assessments, 5:15.
- Board of Education Business Meeting, 6:30 p.m. (Board of Education Auditorium).
- Wednesday, November 16:
- Educational Support Professionals Day
- Celebration of Service Honoring Employees at Milestone Years of Employment, 5:00 p.m. (Washington County Technical High School).
- Thursday, November 17:
- National Parental Involvement Day
- Lunchtime Live Radio Show, featuring a conversation about parental involvement with Paul Engle, Clear Spring Middle School principal, and Marie Martin, WCPS Family and Community Partnership Specialist, 1:06 p.m. on WJEJ/1240 AM.
Schools have announced visitation schedules and other events for parents throughout the week. Anyone interested in visiting a school should contact the school principal or the public information office for information.