School board seeks parental involvement
The Worcester County school board is seeking parental involvement to help keep students in school. Last year, about 50 of Worcester County's 6,000 public school students dropped out between grades nine and 12.
Despite the relatively small number, Dr. Terrance Greenwood, superintendent of schools, said that any time a student leaves school, officials are concerned. To reduce the dropout rate, the school board is emphasizing parental involvement and will have special workshops for parents.
"The more the parents are involved, the better a student will do," Dr. Greenwood said.
Artists, carvers exhibit in Snow Hill
The traditional Court House Art Exhibit, sponsored by the Worcester County Commissioners, will be held in conjunction with Snow Hill's Fall Festival Weekend Sept. 21 and 22.
Works by artists and carvers from Maryland's Eastern Shore will be on display. Also planned are an antique show, model train show and rides on vintage cars. Call 632-3151.
Vacation Home Show planned for Nov.
The Vacation Home Show will be held at the Gold Coast Mall, 115th Street and Coastal Highway, Nov. 8-10. Twenty-five exhibitors will display products and services.
Single booth space is available for $75, and double space costs $130. Call 524-9000.
Scottish Irish Festival celebrates heritage
Maryland's first Scottish Irish Festival is planned from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in Princess Anne on the grounds of the former Washington high school on Maple Street. Bagpipe bands will play and there will be Highland and Irish dancing, folk singers and ethnic foods. The festival was originated to recognize the heritage of early settlers in Somerset County, which includes Princess Anne. Call 651-2961.