WINFIELD — Baltimore Orioles coach Elrod Hendricks will be a guest reader during May at Winfield Elementary in recognition of National Physical Education and Sports Month.
During April, various political, communityand educational leaders visited the school to read their favorite stories. Each wore a conductor's had to go along with the "Reading Railroad" theme.
Westminster High's Language Club signed some stories for students, taught them some signs and signed the song "True Colors."
Kindergartners and first-graders earned a ride on the Maryland Midland Railroad Thursday for meeting their reading goals.
Reading games will be incorporated in this year's Play Day.
BUSINESSES DONATE KIT
WESTMINSTER -- Dale Wilhem and Bill Warehime -- president and vice president of the Carroll County Fuel Oil Dealers Association -- donated a Bacharach Test Kit to the heating and air-conditioning class at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center.
With the test kit, students are able to measure the draft, the stack temperature, the smoke and the amount of carbon dioxide given off from burning fuel. Proper carbon dioxide is important because it means complete and clean combustion.
Good carbon dioxide readings generally find 10 percent to 12 percent carbon dioxide in the air, dependingon variations in fuel, draft, atmospheric conditions and mechanical wear.
All 12 members of the Carroll County Fuel Oil Dealers Association -- representing Carroll and West Baltimore counties -- use these test kits to check combustion efficiency on oil systems.
A IS FOR APPLE COMPUTER
WESTMINSTER -- St. John's School will be the first Carroll County school to receive a computer through Giant Food's "Apples for the Students" program.
Students gathered $60,000 in register receipts and were adopted by St. Agnes Schoolin Catonsville, Baltimore County, which gave them $100,000 in receipts.
The $160,000 worth of register tapes qualified St. John's to receive a free Apple II GS computer, to be presented Tuesday.
Giant's "Apples for the Students" program provided all area public, private and parochial schools, grades kindergarten through 12, an opportunity to obtain free computer equipment by saving the store's pink register receipts.
More than 2,300 schools signed up for the program this year.
For the 1991-1992 school term, the program will be expanded to include opportunities to earn free athletic, audio-visual and science equipment. Schools will receive information packets in the fall.