AT THE END of a long day, you take 20 minutes to read to your children or have them read to you. The phone rings. Do you answer? You do if your children attend Clarksville Elementary School because it might be the principal calling.
For a month, Principal Kaye Cornmesser and Assistant Principal Bill Jenkins have been trying to catch students and their families reading.
So far, they have caught about 80 percent of the students, and Ms. Cornmesser and Mr. Jenkins are determined to catch the rest.
The program, which the Clarksville PTA initiated, encourages reading. Each student caught reading gets a mention in the morning announcements and receives a free dessert in the cafeteria at lunchtime. One lucky family will have its name drawn for the grand prize: a free three-hour baby-sitting session by Ms. Cornmesser and Mr. Jenkins.
Both are looking forward to reading to the family for whom they baby-sit.
'Language of Art'
West Friendship Elementary students are artists, and each of these young artists will have work displayed at the school Feb. 26 in a program called "The Language of Art."
At this "Banquet for the Senses," you also will hear music by teachers and students and see living art, as West Friendship students imitate famous artworks. The event will run from 6:45 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and promises to be fun for the young and old.
'Godspell' to be performed
The Glenelg High School Drama Department invites you to attend its production of the musical "Godspell" at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 to 24 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 25 in the school auditorium.
"Godspell" stars Jeb Johnston. Jamie Hill, Mark Daugherty, Kara Laws, M. C. Duke, Warren Lockhart, Luke Reinke, Karyn Casper, Kathleen Dwyer, R. J. Howell, Brian Rice, Jenna Bythrow and Mandy Miller also play leading roles. Andrew Knight and Jamie Alascia appear in the prologue.
Ron Oaks directs "Godspell"; Linda Simms is in charge of costumes; Nancy Buckel and Barry Enzman are music directors; and Jennifer Blizzard-Sisk is the choreographer.
Tickets for the play, available from any cast member or at the door, cost $6. Call 313-5528 for information.
Teacher of the Year
Mary Pitt Davis of Dayton wins many awards for her biology teaching at Glenelg High School. Recently, the senior class at the school voted Ms. Davis the Glenelg High School Teacher of the Year.
"I'm thrilled," she said. "This award is really special. It means a lot when your students like what you're doing in the classroom."
River Hill meeting
Principal Scott Pfeifer and Assistant Principal Barry Odell invite you to a meeting about teaching and learning at River Hill High School at 7:30 p.m. today. There is no meeting scheduled for next week. At 7 p.m. Feb. 29, you can learn about the technology magnet program. Call 313-7120.
The administrators and guidance counselors at Glenelg High School invite parents of eighth-graders who will attend Glenelg next year to attend a ninth-grade parent orientation from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday in Glenelg's auditorium.
Parents of students who will attend River Hill High School may attend a River Hill meeting March 7. Call Glenelg at 313-5528 or River Hill at 313-7120.