School breaks offer a little ray of hope

NEIGHBORS

August 25, 1994|By JONI GUHNE

As premature as this may sound, before we meet again the kids will be back in school. If this news sends your child into a state of shock, remind the little scholar that there are all kinds of breaks coming up: Monday, Sept. 5, is Labor Day; state and county primary elections will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13; and on Wednesday, Sept. 21, school will end early to give teachers an in-service training day.

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At Severna Park Middle School, Principal Judy Jenkins will greet her students at 7:55 a.m. Monday.

Joining her staff will be Diane Copeland, formerly of George Fox Middle, who will teach seventh-grade math; Sandra Diegel, coming from Germantown Elementary, will teach sixth- and seventh-grade language arts and science; and Janice Shreve, coming from Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, will be a seventh-grade special education teacher.

Charles Dunlap, the new sixth-grade administrator from Glen Burnie High School, also will work with eighth-graders. Patty Andrews, from Chesapeake Bay Middle, will be teaching sixth-grade social studies, and Sherry Weaver, from Crofton Middle, will teach sixth-grade mathematics.

Donna Lynn Erbling will move to seventh-grade science.

Nurse Martha Brown from Chesapeake Bay Middle will serve Severna Park Middle School and Oak Hill Elementary, which is located a few blocks away. She will be assisted by Janelle Watts.

Information:647-7900.

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At Broadneck High School, Principal Linda Blackman welcomes new staff members: Assistant Principal John Foreman, school psychologist Dr. Margaret Cannon, business education teacher Joyce Coleman and social studies teacher JoAnn Rich.

Also new at Broadneck: special education department chairwoman Jacqueline Neil, special education teacher Eugene Sepe, speech therapist Ellen Glass, school nurse Brenda

Gallagher and health assistant Sandra Hughes.

Congratulations to Broadneck for a comprehensive August newsletter, which contains a directory of important names and numbers concerning everything from athletic boosters to yearbook information.

For information, call 757-1300.

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Good news at Anne Arundel Community College. Our institution of higher learning has received an unconditional reaffirmation of its accreditation.

The reaccreditation, issued by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, is good for the next five years.

Martha A. Smith, college president, called the reaccreditation "a splendid validation."

For more information about the college, call: 541-2341.

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The Bereavement Center of Hospice of the Chesapeake offers two support groups for children in September. The groups begin Thursday, Sept. 8, and meet each Thursday until Oct. 13.

Children ages 6 to 10 can attend the 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. session. Those ages 11 to 14 can attend the 8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. session.

Simultaneous meetings are scheduled for parents and guardians. Because group size is limited, reservations are necessary.

E9 For more information, call Betty Asplund at 987-2129.

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