If you have a student attending Glenelg High School, you've heard some talk about alternative scheduling. Schools in Howard County and around the country are looking to change traditional high school schedules to meet students' needs.
At Glenelg High, an Alternative Scheduling Task Force has been at work reviewing schedules used locally and throughout the country. The Task Force, composed of teachers from all departments in the school, read about various schedules, visited schools using some of these schedules and had phone conversations with teachers and administrators at other schools.
Jean Vanderpool, the chairwoman of the Alternative Scheduling Task force, and the group, will recommend a new schedule for Glenelg High today.
The task force will meet with the School Based Management Team, composed of teachers, administrators, students and parents. The team is not part of the official Howard County School Based Management program. It is a local decision-making body, according to Assistant Principal Addie Kaufman. This is the group that will make the final decision on the new Glenelg schedule.
On Jan. 19, the team will meet between 2:10 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to hear the opinions and concerns of teachers, students and parents about the proposed new schedule. The team would like to hear from you.
If you would like to speak, call Marcie Boteler at 313-5528. If you are unable to attend this meeting but have some ideas or comments you would like to share, call or write to Jim Mundy.
Please be sure to get your comments to Mr. Mundy before Jan. 20, because the team will meet all day to make its final recommendation to Principal Jim McGregor.
If you want more information about the recommendations, call Jean Vanderpool at 313-5528, ext. 325.
Melvina Brown and Diana Bissell are parent representatives on the team.
It was with great delight that we opened the Christmas card and letter from former Dayton residents Barbara and Joe Maloney and sons Joe and Andrew.
The Maloneys moved to London in July, and Joe and Andrew now attend the American School in London.
They "have become pros in managing public transportation and scouting out free museums and interesting stores," according to Barbara.
Joe uses public transportation to commute into the heart of the city from Hampstead Garden Suburb on the north side.
Their house is a five-minute walk from most conveniences, which is quite a change from the long car treks of western Howard County. The Maloneys report they are taking advantage of music and theatrical opportunities and hope to travel this year. Andrew went to Paris for an International Schools Theater Festival, and son Joe went to the Netherlands on a bicycling trip and to Frankfurt for a cross-country tournament.
If you'd like to write to the Maloneys, their address is 31 Holne Chase, London N20QL, England.
Glenelg Country School's cabaret style Concert Series will begin Jan. 22 in the parlors of the school Manor House. The Stillium Quintet, which has played with many notable orchestras, will offer a wide range of classical music.
Feb. 26, the Peabody Trio, winner of the 1989 Naumberg Chamber Music Award and first prize in the Baltimore Chamber Music Awards Competition, will perform on three pianos.
James Cunningham will give a saxophone concert March 12. All these adult concerts begin at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $30 for the series or $12 for individual concerts. The ticket price includes light refreshments, wine and soft drinks.
For more information, please call Rayna Woodford at 410-531-2229. You may send checks made payable to the Glenelg Concert Series to Glenelg Country School, 12793 Folly Quarter Road, P.O. Box 190, Glenelg 21737.
Chapelgate Christian Academy's eighth-graders are looking forward to their first overnight school trip and retreat to Summit Lake in Pennsylvania for Spirit Camp. Their trip, which begins Jan. 25, lasts four days.
The entire student body of the Chapelgate High School will celebrate Spirit Week at Summit Lake beginning Jan. 31.
For both groups, the day will begin with morning academic activities. Afternoons are reserved for choice recreation, such as skiing at Ski Liberty, roller skating, bowling or an afternoon at Mount St. Mary's College Recreation and Athletic complex for swimming and other sports. Evenings the focus will be on worship and spiritual nourishment.
The academy will hold an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 23. You may drop in as you want any time during the open house to receive a school handbook and application packet, meet teachers, review the school's textbooks, tour the building or talk with Chapelgate students.
The school invites you to set your own pace and get to know Chapelgate during the Open House. Call Libby Jackson at 442-5888 for more information and directions.