For Laurel Woods school, changes at the top


January 26, 1996|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

IT IS with sorrow, but also pride, that the Laurel Woods Elementary School community greets the news that Principal Patricia Tidgewell has been selected to open Ilchester Elementary School -- the county's newest elementary -- next fall.

Rosanne Wilson, the assistant principal, will take over as principal Monday. Her position will be filled by Peggy Dumler, a reading specialist at Longfellow Elementary.

New students

Laurel Woods not only will have different administrators, but also some new students this semester. They are Timothy Clarit, Joshua Turkette, Ronnica Carter, Kimberly Hawkins, Leah Creecy, Dennis Keplinger and Meagan Harvard. Welcome, all.

Computer donated

Noted generosity department: John Murphy recently donated a Packard Bell computer with a monitor and CD-ROM to Laurel Woods. I'm sure the school will make good use of it.

Fund-raiser held

Laurel Woods' physical education department raised almost $6,000 for the Heart Association in the Jump Rope for Heart competition. Students collected pledges, then jumped a set number of times to receive the pledge.

The top collectors at the school were fifth-graders Tim Roudebush, Alicia Ausby and Anthony Rogers; fourth-graders Tommy Johnson and Matthew Hannan; second-graders Kevin Sewell and Renee Conaster; and first-grader Justin Rau. Because of these students and 245 other generous participants, the Heart Association is richer by $5,841.78.

Savage meeting

The Savage Community Association will meet to elect a board of directors at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Carroll Baldwin Hall. This is the perfect opportunity for budding politicos, community-minded residents and just plain folks to get involved.

The association creates and supports community activities, from annual Easter egg hunt to holiday parties to keeping the community abreast of zoning decisions. It's easy to become an officer or a member of the board -- all you need is an interest in Savage and a willingness to attend one monthly meeting.

Those interested may call Bill Waff at (301) 725-1089 to nominate themselves. Or just show up at next Tuesday's meeting.

Student award

Forest Ridge Elementary fifth-grader Ieashia Lewter has received Certificate of Recognition from the Maryland State Department of Education. One of her artworks was exhibited last fall at the Maryland State Department of Education Building.

Hammond winners

We knew that Hammond High School was an athletic power house, but that's not all the school is. The physics department is a power to contend with, too.

Hammond's two physicist teams won first and third places in the county's Catapult Contest. Congratulations to winning team members Joe Norsworthy, Brian Crawford, Mike Loula and Tom Borrego and to those who placed third -- Andy Stockham, Alex Ferguson, Nate Harris and Greg Grason.

Hammond senior Andrew Feinberg won third place in the essay contest "Credit Drives America." He, his mother and his counselor were treated to lunch at the Columbia Inn. More important, he got a $1,000 dollar scholarship for his efforts.

Principal's breakfast

The principal's breakfast will be held at Hammond High's Guidance Resource Room at 8 a.m. Feb. 6. Parents are welcome to meet Principal Sylvia Patillo at this informal breakfast.

Please call the school at (410) 313-7615 for reservations, details and directions.

Rescheduled events

The recent snowstorm forced the rescheduling of many events across the county. Hammond High has set up an information line. Parents and students can get recorded information about school events, fees and schedules by calling (410) 312-7985.

Legislative night

Republican state Sen. Martin G. Madden invites his constituents for "1996 Legislative Night in Annapolis" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 5. The highlight will be a behind-the-scenes tour of government buildings and connecting tunnels.

The legislative session will begin at 8 p.m.

For information about this event or to schedule a tour of the legislative complex, call (410) 841-3572 or (301) 858-3572 by Feb 2.

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