Year-end banquet will fete teachers, staff

By Bob Hansen

Nettle Creek schools are preparing for the end of this school year, according to reports at the March 15 board meeting.

One of the annual year-end activities is a banquet for teachers and staff. It will be on Friday, June 2, at Willie and Red’s in Hagerstown.

To help support it, the Nettle Creek Tiger Golf Challenge will be on May 21 at Hartley Hills Golf Club.

Registration is open and limited to 16 teams. The online registration site can be found at and on the schools’ social media pages.

Also during the meeting, Superintendent Emily Schaeffer reported that Nettle Creek finally received two school buses that were ordered in 2021. Delivery had taken much longer than usual due to production delays, she said.

Liz Bryant, Nettle Creek Discover Preschool and Daycare director, reported that enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is open. An open house was Tuesday.

The board approved renewal of a program that allows Hagerstown High school juniors and seniors who meet academic qualifications to take up to two college credit courses per semester at IU East. Last year was the program’s first year, and six HHS students participated.

The board also approved Schaeffer’s personnel recommendations, as follows:

Noncertified staff hires: Rachel Moore and Lauren Bane, substitute teachers; Abbey Payne, corporation nurse.

Resignations: Matt McCormick, bus driver; Danielle Rainey, HJSHS counselor and corporation test coordinator; Maria Skomp, corporation nurse; Sarah Benson, substitute teacher.

The board’s next regular meeting is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the Hagerstown Elementary School LGI room, 299 N. Sycamore St. The public may attend.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 22 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.