City Schools set summer registration


The Washington Court House City School Board has announced summer registration dates for those students who are new to the district.

Students may register at the building where they will attend on the following dates and times:

Cherry Hill Primary (Grades K-2), located at 720 Oakland Ave., on Friday July 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.;

Belle Aire Intermediate School (Grades 3-5), located at 1120 High Street, on Friday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.;

Washington Middle School (Grades 6-8), located at 500 S. Elm Street, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

and Washington High School (Grades 9-12), located at 400 S. Elm Street, beginning Thursday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

These registration dates are only for those students who have moved into the district over the summer or who have not already registered for kindergarten.

During the June Board meeting on Monday, the board accepted various donations totaling $9,894.36 that are designated to go toward 2015 scholarships, the Middle School Library Club, the Girls Track Camp Fund, and the Weightlifting Camp Fund.

The board also accepted funds from the Auditor of State, for various reasons, totaling $124,491.34.

The school board is still looking to fill seven employment positions before the 2015-2016 school year.

The board began the meeting by saying goodbye to two retiring teachers who hadn’t been able to make it to the May board meeting: Jim Merkowitz, the intervention specialist at Washington Middle School who retired from the district with 34 years experience, with 31 of those years being in the Washington C.H. City Schools.

Merkowitz said he was very happy to announce that this was a special day to accept the district’s thanks and recognition because it was also his 30th wedding anniversary. “I am very blessed because I couldn’t have done this without her support, and in five days, she’ll be an old retiree like me!”

The district also said goodbye to Teresa Woodruff, who is retiring with 30 years, as a Washington Middle School language arts teacher and gifted coordinator.

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