While most students enjoyed their holiday vacations playing with newtoys and games, Keith Lewis, a seventh-grader at Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle School, attended a five-day program at the U.S. Space Academy in Huntsville, Ala.
Keith learned about the program by watchingthe Nickelodeon channel on television. He was so impressed with previews of the space camp that he persuaded his mother to write and ask for more details.
"Simply unbelievable" was Keith's reaction to the many activitieshe engaged in during his stay. A typical day included scientific experiments, realistic astronaut training and challenging lectures.
Students used their hands-on experience and academic training to complete simulated space shuttle missions. Awards, wings and certificates were presented at graduation ceremonies that concluded the week-long program.
Belle Grove Elementary news: Parents of sixth-graders are selling crocheted Humpty Dumpty toilet tissue covers for $4. Proceeds will go toward the class trip. Call the school at 789-8777 to place an order.
Brooklyn Park Elementary news: Volunteers areneeded to work in the health room. If you could volunteer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. one day a week, you are urgently needed. With the cold and flu season upon us, students are filling the health room and could use some tender loving care.
If you are interested, contact the school at 789-1881.
* Report cards for elementary school students will be distributed Friday.
Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High news: Today and tomorrow, teachers, counselors and administrators will be available to meet with parents to discuss their children's academic performance, behavior, skills and workhabits, course requirements and other related information and concerns.
Conferences are held on a first come, first-served basis. The time schedule is as follows:
Jan. 27: Last name begins with A-E, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.; F-L, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.; M-R, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.;S-Z, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Jan. 28: Last name begins with S-Z, 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.; M-R, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.; F-L, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.; A-E, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
North County High news: The North County Knights Parents' Club is sponsoring North County High School Night at Burger King, 718 Nursery Road, from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow. A percentage of all food receipts collected during this time will benefit the students of the school. Make sure your receipts are put in the appropriatecollection box to be counted.
* The sophomore class is selling class T-shirts. The shirts are available in short sleeve ($10) or long sleeve ($11), with the names of the sophomore class printed on the front.
Orders must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 21.
In conjunction with Catholic School Week, St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, 410 Jeffrey Street, will have an Open House from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. tomorrow. The community is invited to come and view the school during a normal school day. Interested people may visit the classrooms and library and watch a slide presentation about the school.
St. Rose offers instruction for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. For moreinformation, contact the school at 355-1050
The Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association will meet at 7:30 tonight at the Northern District Police Station on Hammonds Lane. Discussion will include the upcoming softball and baseball season. If you are interested in the spring season, make arrangements to attend.
Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks is offering an arts and crafts program for elementary aged children at Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 200 14thAvenue. Students in kindergarten through third grades will meet from3:20 to 5 p.m. Thursdays beginning Feb. 6. Students in grades four through six will meet from 3:20 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Feb. 4.
The program is free and includes supplies and materials. The class will last for eight weeks. To register or for more information, call 222-3552.