FCPS recognizes support staff

Frederick County Public Schools Interim Superintendent John Lamanna recognized five outstanding support staff employees with the school division’s yearly awards.

Ed Lambert was named Bus Driver of the Year for his service to students over the last 15 years at Greenwood Mill Elementary School and Millbrook High School.

Zach Stiles received the Gala Award as the Security Officer for James Wood High School.

The Macintosh Award was presented to Amy Peschken who is an instructional assistant at Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School.

The Rome Award for school nutrition services staff was given to Amber Hammons of James Wood Middle School.

The winner of the York Award, which is designated for specialists, is Brandy Bennett at Senseny Road School.

The recipients of each award received $500 and a plaque.

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Fire evacuates Millbrook High School

Millbrook High School in Frederick County had to evacuate and send students home early yesterday.

A fire started in a dust collector in one of the schools career and technical education areas and produced a visible cloud of smoke.

All staff and students evacuated safely to the football stadium across school grounds.

The school faced minor damages and students who left items during the evacuation will receive further instructions this weekend on how to retrieve their belongings.

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Millbrook High School coach resigns after 12 seasons

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Millbrook High School Boys’ Varsity Soccer Coach Keith Kilmer has resigned after 12 seasons.

Kilmer serves as the school division’s supervisor of network services as well as the soccer coach.

As the boys’ soccer coach Kilmer led the team to a 110 71 12 record along with several regional tournament appearances.

 Kilmer feels it is time to let someone else put their touch on the program.

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FCPS announce graduation ceremonies

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Frederick County Public Schools announced their high schools will host in person graduation ceremonies.

Millbrook High School’s graduation ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday,  June 16 at Millbrook Pioneer Stadium.

Sherando High School’s commencement will be held on Thursday, June 17 at Arrowhead  Stadium beginning at 7:00 p.m.

James Wood  High School’s graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Kelican  Stadium.

The rain dates for each school will be the following day.  

Each ceremony will be held outdoors in order to allow for the greatest number of spectators in accordance with state guidelines.

Each graduating senior will receive 6 admission tickets that can be distributed to family and friends.

Only those with tickets will be allowed in however the ceremonies will be live streamed on the respective school’s Facebook page.

COVID-19 regulations are expected to be adhered to.

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