Cruise on the bay gives students a living classroom

NEIGHBORS

November 10, 1994|By SALLY BUCKLER

Say the word skipjack to most Marylanders, and it recalls oyster dredging, breezes on the Chesapeake Bay and a way of life that is fast becoming history.

Say it to seventh-graders at Glenwood Middle School, and they'll tell you about their field trip on a living classroom on the bay.

Each fall, youngsters from Glenwood prepare for their Chesapeake Bay experience in classes.

In life science, they focus on ecology.

In social studies, they learn about the geography and importance of the bay to our history and development.

In English classes, they write about the bay and learn nautical vocabulary.

After a trip aboard a sailing ship this week, the students will concentrate on the bay with a new perspective.

They've taken the wheel of a real skipjack.

They've seen sails against a bright blue sky and hauled in nets full of crabs and fish of all kinds to identify.

Their work and experiences has prepared them for new understanding of the bay and how they can help preserve the beauty and culture of the Chesapeake.

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This weekend, you'll see many craft fairs and bazaars. It's your chance to get a jump on holiday shopping and decorating. Here are a couple of local events:

St. James United Methodist Church, at routes 32 and 99 in West Friendship, will have its 1994 Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday.

This large bazaar features vendors with many reasonably priced items such as homemade afghans, knitted sweaters, wood toys and banks, counted cross stitch work, pine cone ducks, ribbon eggs, handmade candies and handmade boxes.

Church members will offer baked goods, hot food for lunch and unusual handmade crafts. Watch for signs to the church.

Call 489-5431.

Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church will have a Christmas Bazaar from 3 until 9 p.m. tomorrow and from 10 am. until 3 p.m. Saturday.

You can buy handmade crafts, all priced under $15. Buy fresh baked goods and freeze them for the holidays. Purchase $1 raffle tickets to win a hand-painted table runner and centerpiece for Christmas or an 18-inch, live-poinsettia wreath.

The church is on Burnt Woods Road in Glenwood, near Shady Lane. Call 997-3259 for more information.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fulton is sponsoring a spaghetti supper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the church parish hall.

Tickets, sold at the door, are $5 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12.

The church is on Route 216, about a mile west of U.S. 29. Call the church office at (301) 725-0241.

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Glenwood Middle School students Heather Doyle and Maria Polise created a beautiful banner representing Glenwood at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Their work, now on display in the school office, garnered a third place.

The Glenwood Madrigals won a second place for a song they performed at the fair. Margo Higdon directs the group at rehearsals, but, as a traditional madrigal group, they directed themselves at the fair.

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Don't forget to visit your child's school next week for American Education Week. Parents of Mount View Middle School students can go back to school to take mini-courses Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Teachers will offer parents courses on color coordination and home decorating, fitness, golf, Lego building helping with homework and adolescent issues.

Learn about Falcon Net, the Mount View on-line bulletin board, computer local area networks or the Public Access Catalog of the Howard County Library. Call your local school for information about American Education Week at your child's school.

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Congratulations to Bushy Park Elementary School Citizens of the month Christina Farfaras and Kristen Folsom. Bushy Park students David Stepp, Drew Caldwell, Robbie Brookfield, Charity Maurer and Josh Walters have pictures on display at the Tree Exhibit at the George Howard Building. The exhibit runs from Nov. 14 through Dec. 16.

Look for artwork by more Bushy Park students at Junior Editions in the Columbia Mall. Amy Horton, Curtis Kess, Todd Clevenger, Valerie Brown, Alex Clark, Megan Watzin, Graham Pollock, Cam Burgess, Margo Seibert, Nicholas Biersdorf, Rob Kreider, Alley Brindza, Daniel Ennis and Emily Garrison have their projects on display through this week.

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The kids ran fast and hard in the Bushy Park Bear Run last week. Physical education teachers Laurie Goodwin and Gail Zitnay are proud of the job the third-, fourth- and fifth- graders did at the end of their physical fitness unit.

Third-graders Megan Branthover and Justin Frederick, fourth-graders Amy Knell and Ben Adams and fifth-graders Kristen Folsom and Matt Boras took first place in the individual competition in their grades.

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Good luck to all the seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-grade musicians who will audition for All State Junior Band Saturday. These gifted young performers have been practicing the same music for eight weeks.

Saturday they will play scales and their assigned pieces and sight-read a piece for their judges. Many of these instrumentalists also auditioned for the Gifted and Talented Middle School Symphonic Band last week.

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