ART Walkersville ES visual arts teacher and specials team leader Angie Biggus has a large painting on display at the Delaplaine Visual Art Center in the City of Frederick Holiday Show, now through Friday, December 28.
Kudos also to Walkersville HS art teacher Susan Maseth, who received a plaque for the school when her students earned prizes in the Maryland Department of the Environment's Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest.
FCPS LEADS STATE The first release of School Progress Index data shows FCPS on top. See how our neighboring districts compare.
ADVOCACY On behalf of Frederick HS, biology teacher Mark Trice was awarded a $10,000+ grant from the Toshiba America Foundation. Funds will help AP Biology students explore concepts of genomics.
CARING FCPS employees have pledged $78,703 to the Combined Charities Campaign. Although the campaign is officially over, contributions are still accepted until January 8. For details: Peggy.Ballew@fcps.org
GOLDEN The Frederick County Association of Education Office Professionals (FCAEOP) met November 12 at the Career and Technology Center Spires Café to celebrate the group's 50th anniversary. The first meeting was November 12, 1962. The following employees were installed as officers for 2012-2014 and are shown in the photo, left to right: Treasurer Faye Fogle, Corresponding Secretary Debbie Schroyer, Vice President Kay Schroyer, President Paula Oden and Recording Secretary Debbie Wachter-Harne. Past presidents in attendance were: Patsy Eavey, Marty Fisher, Nancy Fogle, Barbara Mims, Paula Oden and Georgia Ann Zirkle. In addition to office professionals mentioned above, Susan Barber was recognized for her contributions. The following administrators attended and received accolades: Dave Markoe, Russell Beaton, Earl Miller, Tom Shade, Carroll Kehne Jr., Dr. John George, Michael Bunitsky, Bill Boyer, Nelson Palmer and Larkin Hohnke.