Deep Run Elementary opens tutoring program


November 13, 1995|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

DEEP RUN Elementary School opens its senior tutoring program with its first tutor, Marcella Faulkner. Ms. Faulkner comes to the school twice a week for a morning one-on-one with several students.

New to our area and not a retired teacher, Ms. Faulkner was a bit apprehensive the first day she tutored the children. But she fits into school routines beautifully and is a great asset to the program.

Deep Run also has recruited three student volunteers from Howard High School, who will begin tutoring soon.

After their school day is complete, Daniel Miller, Charlie Rajala and Jaime Hasiuk will reinforce prereading skills with several kindergarten students.

Because of its large student population, Deep Run is seeking more community members who would enjoy working with children, especially the youngest ones.

For information, call Carita Carlyle at the school at 313-5000.

"Arsenic and Old Lace"

At 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Howard High School will present the classic comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace."

The play centers on Mortimer Brewster, a young man trying to make his way in a family where insanity "practically gallops." With one brother who is a maniac, one brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and two kindly aunts with an unfortunate enthusiasm for murder, Mortimer's peace of mind is in trouble.

The cast consists of Karina Ferry, Kerry Nudelman, Stefon Lasker, Korey Jackson, Amy Bernier, Greg Blick, Jordan Fox, Shannon Siegert, Bobby Hunter, Jessica Binder, Brandon Fleming, Evan Reijtmeyer, Maria Higgins and N'Jai An Patters. Erin Frisby is the student director.

Buy a ticket at the school or at the door for $5.

Oyster and ham dinner

Trinity Episcopal Church is holding its annual oyster, chicken salad and ham dinner from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Adult tickets are $10, tickets for children 5 to 12 are $4 and children younger than 5 are admitted free.

The church is at 7474 Washington Blvd. in Elkridge.

Timely thanks

From a grateful mom to the Howard County School Board: Thanks for the new calendar, which does away with the long week of days cut short by teacher conferences. The new day and a half of conference time is a big improvement.

Cover contest

Ellicott Mills Middle School PTA has a cookbook in the works. The recipes are from family archives, but the artwork is by the students.

A contest is under way for the best cover design, which will reward the top four winners with prizes and the honor of display in the cookbook.

Students, submit your artwork to home economics teacher Sharon Staples by Nov. 27. Remember to incorporate an eagle -- the school mascot -- in the design.

The cookbook will come off the press about Valentine's Day.

"Night of Flickers"

Thursday, Ellicott Mills Middle School will sponsor a "Night at Flickers," during which Chatham Mall video arcade will donate 50 percent of tokens sold to the school, and Home Plate Eatery will donate 10 percent of its profits to the school.

Student writing awards

The National Council of Teachers of English announced that two Howard High School students received awards in the 1995 Achievement Awards in Writing: Albert Chen and Patrick A. Moulding.

Newly appointed peer leaders Lisa Brodsky, Elizabeth Zundel and Alecia Frisby will visit elementary schools to work with the fifth-graders' D.A.R.E. program. They'll serve as role models for the younger children.

National Merit Scholars

The Class of 1996 has announced its National Merit Scholars. Semifinalists are Patrick Moulding, Ashish Desai and Albert Chen.

Commended scholars are Carrie Burkhouse, Rahul Chadha, Dennis Chatham, Charles Coggins, Meghan Cronin, Erin Frisby, Miriam Gloger, Sarah Maravetz, Felicia Munion, Matthew Skillman, Matthew Tzuker and Stan Ward.

Fond farewell

Dunloggin Middle School bids a reluctant farewell to school gifted and talented resource teacher Penny Zimring. Ms. Zimring's energy filled the school with enthusiasm -- and with a television studio, weather station and wildlife garden. She is now the countywide GT resource teacher.

Nancy Stefan, a Dunloggin social studies teacher, will fill Ms. Zimring's position, and new social studies teacher Jennifer Sanchez will teach in Ms. Stefan's room.

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