Caldwell to leave Glenwood

NEIGHBORS

January 19, 1995|By SALLY BUCKLER

Drop by Glenwood Middle School and you may see a stylish woman stride by quickly and greet you with a broad smile. She'll stop in midstep to make a running child go back and walk, never saying a word, just pointing. Albertha Caldwell, assistant principal at Glenwood for the past 9 1/2 years, is a dynamo -- a woman in charge. She's constantly on the go, she says, because middle school kids are never still, and "I keep up with them."

Beginning Jan. 31, Mrs. Caldwell will be keeping up with the students of Wilde Lake Middle School as their new principal. How does she feel about leaving Glenwood?

"This is home. I love this school and these kids, but I am looking forward to having the time, as principal, to reawaken my creative side. I'm looking forward to being at the helm and trying new things at Wilde Lake," she said. "I'll miss [Principal Vincent] Catania, the staff, the community, and most of all the kids here at Glenwood."

Mrs. Caldwell's job at Glenwood includes disciplining youngsters, and she does this swiftly, respectfully and fairly. Mr. Catania says: "Mrs. Caldwell is a model of dealing with students with respect. She is a talented, able administrator -- one of the best I've ever met. She is always concerned with the welfare of each child. When a professional is as good as she is, you can't really appreciate her until she's gone. She makes being an assistant principal look so easy."

Teacher Priscilla Geisler speaks for many faculty members when she says: "Working with Mrs. Caldwell has been wonderful. I could depend on her when I had a problem with a student, and together we were always able to motivate the student to do better. She's become a personal friend, and I will miss her very much."

Glenwood Parent Teacher Student Association President Sheila Nixon characterizes Mrs. Caldwell as a person who cares about the children and the school, an administrator who tries to connect with parents and the whole community.

"We appreciate her work and effort in our community for all these years. Mrs. Caldwell and her late husband, Walter, who was a principal at Glenelg High School, became a part of us, and we hope we became a part of both of them," she said.

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Tickets are still available to the Count Basie Orchestra Concert at Glenelg High School at 8 p.m. Jan. 26. The award-winning Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble will open the concert. This is a wonderful chance to hear great music close to home at a

very reasonable price. If you need tickets, buy them in the school office or send a check for $15 per ticket made out to Glenelg High School to Barry P. Enzman, Glenelg High School, 14025 Burnt Woods Road, Glenelg 21737.

Your tickets will be held at the will-call window at the auditorium. Tickets at the door, if available, will cost $18 each. Phone 313-5533.

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Who cares for the care-givers? People who provide long-term care for someone ill, dying, or disabled need support themselves, and Calvary Lutheran Church of Woodbine has a group that can help.

The Caregiver's Support Group meets at the church at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Community members who have a loved one in a nursing home, but who take primary responsibility for them, nurses or nurses assistants who are constant care-givers, or people who have someone at home for whom they give continuous supervision are invited to join.

Call Ann Rinker at (301)-829-1999.

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Three dedicated Calvary Lutheran Church members received "Just Say Thanks" awards recently for their outstanding service to the church for many years. The congregation recognized Marie Sanner for counting the offering for Calvary, Mark Moser for being treasurer of the congregation and Nancy Stockdale for teaching Sunday School.

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Congratulations to talented music students from Clarksville Middle School who successfully auditioned for chairs in the 1994-1995 Howard County Middle School Gifted and Talented Symphonic Band. Clarinetist Jerome Fleg, flutists Shannon Curtin and Regan Miller and French horn player Stephanie Grutsmacher will perform with the band, which begins rehearsals this week. Christina Bonebreak, who plays trumpet, is an alternate to the band. Jerome is also a member if the 1995 Maryland All State Junior Concert Band.

Eight Clarksville Middle School students won chairs in the 1994-1995 Howard County Middle School Gifted and Talented Orchestra. Cellist Ethan Montgomery, violinists Sebastian Cherng, Taylor Davis-Van Atta, Ann Miller -- who is also a member of the 1995 Maryland All State Junior Orchestra -- Laura Steil, Eric Tung, and Carl Zimmerman, and violist Kelly McBeth are members of this elite ensemble.

Elementary School students may audition for an opportunity to play in the Howard County Elementary Enrichment Orchestra. From Clarksville Elementary School, cellist Thomas Mehoke, violist Tommy Long and violinist Fana Walcott earned chairs in the orchestra. Cellist Megha Rajagopalan from Manor Woods Elementary School was also awarded an orchestra chair.

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