Burleigh Manor Middle honors student achievements

NEIGHBORS

November 08, 1993|By JEAN LESLIE

Students and staff at Burleigh Manor Middle School have been particularly busy this fall.

The school is not new any longer -- it's been open two years -- and having left its infancy behind, it's ready to blossom!

The staff has initiated a Student Recognition program this year. Once a month, each teacher acknowledges two students for their effort; one recognition awards a student's "Super Job," and the other awards the ability to "Turn Things Around."

In October, each award-winning student qualified for a free pizza donated by American Pizzas. This month, each award winner will get breakfast for two at the Bagel Bin.

The sixth graders had a successful outdoor education experience at Camp Letts in Anne Arundel County.

Science teacher John Fansler led 150 students, parent volunteers and sixth-grade staff in a three-day, two-night camp on the bay. Students performed academic skills as they related to the environment, including orienteering, boating and crabbing, and birding. A journal was kept on the trip for writing experience.

On Oct. 29, the school held a drug and alcohol awareness "Red Ribbon Program" and celebrated ways to have fun without using drugs.

Activities included pumpkin painting, a cookie decorating (and eating!) workshop, face painting, and a scavenger hunt.

Principal Jim DeGeorge challenged his students to sign a pledge promising to remain drug-free.

If 90 percent of the students signed the pledge, he promised to milk a cow. The number of signers far exceeded 90 percent, so Mr. DeGeorge came to school in his overalls, and with a little fanfare, milked his cow!

Students will participate in the second annual Turkey Trot, designed to raise their consciousness concerning hunger in the community, on Nov. 19.

The race entry fee is an item of nonperishable food, which will be donated to FISH of Howard County for use in a holiday basket.

Each participant will get a ribbon boasting "I survived the Turkey Trot." Girl and boy winners for each grade will receive a turkey.

The students also will practice their math skills by forming groups of four to six, and predicting their overall time. The groups which predict their time most accurately will win a turkey.

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BMMS's next General PTA meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15.

The PTA will welcome new Centennial High School Principal Edgar Markley and his administrative staff, David Buchoff and Joan Lane.

A dessert will follow the meeting.

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On Nov. 18, 19, and 20, Howard High School will present the Neil Simon comedy "Barefoot in the Park."

The plot involves a newlywed "odd couple" of a lawyer and a free spirit, who rent an apartment in New York, and their crazy entanglements with their neighbors.

Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on the three nights with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Nov. 20.

The play has been double-cast to allow more of Howard's talented Thespians to act. One cast will perform Thursday and Saturday nights, and the other cast will perform Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

The casts include: Christine Harris and Alicia Gomes as Corie; Jacy D'Aiutolo and Gabe Cronin as Paul; Brenda Joy Butler and Rebecca Kotraba as Mrs. Banks, Brian Pakulla and Gianpaolo Baglione as Mr. Velasco, Tisha Gay and Korey Jackson as the telephone person and Eric Martinez and N'Jai Ane Patters as delivery people.

Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door and may be purchased at the school. Call the school at 313-2867 for information.

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Mount Hebron High School has proudly announced its award-winning seniors in the Maryland Legislature's Distinguished Scholar High Achiever Program.

Finalists are guaranteed $3,000 per year in scholarship money for a four-year college in Maryland.

Finalists include Sarah Boyer, Zachary Kulis, Kristen Lloyd, Sarah Parvis, and Scott Upton.

Semi-finalists are Kelly Hetrick, Myong Jung and Emily Yanero.

Honorable mentions go to LaNell Coffey, Jeffrey Cucina, Nicole DePuy, Earl Edwards, Min Kim, Deepa Kumar, Kristen Milio, Meghan Murphy, Sharon Rebeck and Michael Stepanek.

Congratulations to these hard-working Hebron seniors.

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Neighbors in Elkridge: Come out from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday morning and join St. Augustine Church for their monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast.

The meal will include eggs, sausage, home fries, pancakes, toast and beverages.

Tickets cost $3.50 for adults and $2 for children ages 3 to 12.

The eighth-graders from St. Augustine School will serve at the tables to earn community service credits and money for their year-end activity.

St. Augustine Church is located at 5976 Old Washington Road in Elkridge. Money raised from the breakfast will be split between the school and the church.

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Members of the Junior Women's Club of St. John's Community Association have announced a welcome to all Ellicott City women. Women who reside in other areas of the county also are invited to join the group.

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