Detention center donates Giant receipts to St. John's Lane Elementary


March 04, 1996|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

ST. JOHN'S Lane Elementary School PTA President Carol Grove was surprised when Capt. Thomas Kimball of the Howard County Detention Center called her with the offer of a donation: Giant receipts collected by the employees for the school.

The receipts will help the PTA buy computers and software under the "Apples for the Students" program.

"It was their idea, and they contacted me first," she said. Detention Center director James Rollins, security supervisor McLindsey Hawkins, Cpl. Donald Armes and Captain Kimball organized the collection and delivered the receipts to Ms. Grove on Jan. 31.

Parade All-American

On Feb, 25, I ran my eyes down the list of girls on Parade magazine's All-America High School soccer team.

With pleasure, I saw that a girl from Ellicott City was one of four chosen goalkeepers. Congratulations to Megan Boehm of Howard High School for the national recognition of her talents.

'It's Academic'

Congratulations to two local "It's Academic" high school competition teams, which have won the first round of competition and will return for a second round of questions.

Mount Hebron High School's team, consisting of captain Eli Shearn, Todd Eckhart and Dan Schick, competed against Franklin and Milford Mill High schools Jan. 6, and will return to TC tape the next round Saturday.

The faculty coach is Carol Askin.

Centennial High School's team consists of captain Matt Blanchand, Robert Jenkins and Robert Munjal. Rod McCaslin is coaching the team.

Outstanding students

Ellicott City residents Sue and David Boyer are celebrating the achievements of their children.

Andrew, a student at Mount Hebron High School, was just announced as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist (along with Eli Shearn).

And Sarah, a sophomore at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va., was named to the college dean's list for fall 1995.

Sarah achieved above a 3.5 grade point average on a four-point scale.

Women's history

March is Women's History Month. For its celebration, the Miller branch library in Ellicott City is presenting a two-part discussion on women's health issues on two evenings, Wednesday and March 13.

On Wednesday, the topic will be "Tired All the Time?" On March 13, "Evaluating Health Information Resources" will examine information needed to make decisions.

These discussions will be led by health professional Wendy Savoy, who will offer tips on improving your health.

To register for the series, call the Miller library at 313-1950.

Craft show

Crafters and sellers are needed for Centennial High School's community flea market and craft show, sponsored by the school's Music Department.

The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20.

Proceeds from the sale will help to defray the cost of the school band, chorus and orchestra trip to the 1997 International Music Competition.

To reserve a space, call 465-7364.

Computer art contest

If you give a child a computer, you can't predict the output. But in the case of three Dunloggin Middle School children, the results were winning entries in the Howard County Board of Education's Computer Art Contest.

Phillip Kiracofe, student of math teacher Candice Taylor, won first place in the contest. Ben Cathcart won second place and Jessica Upchurch won third place with a tie.

Ben and Jessica are students of art teacher Mike Mitchell.

Phillip has just learned that his design won second place for the statewide computer contest sponsored by the Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association.

Elkridge student teachers

Elkridge Elementary School is pleased to have 13 student teachers from the University of Maryland College Park working with school staff.

The student teachers include Debra Fralin, Marie Lafontant, Alex Singer, John Krownapple, Mahnaz Pater-Rove, Elaine Raines, Colleen Werner, Sheree Namath, Heather Caldwell, Amy Von Eigen, Leigh Ann Fuhrmann, Beth Stracka and Joon Lee.

In the school's kindergarten team room, children enjoyed an unusual treat recently when teachers Brigid Wilder, Jody Herman, Heather Otlin and Elisa Luria, along with students and parents, came to school dressed in their pajamas and carrying teddy bears and pillows.

After a "bedtime story," everyone "fell asleep." While the adults slept soundly, the children tip-toed quietly away and sneaked a midnight snack of cookies and juice.

Fruit sale

Mount Hebron American Field Service will hold a fruit sale to benefit the student exchange program.

Temple oranges cost $10 for two-fifths bushel, pink grapefruit costs $9 for two-fifths bushel or $15 for four-fifths bushel, and tangerines cost $16 for four-fifths bushel. Orders are due Friday.

Call Karen at 461-3652 for information.

Conversation and coffee

The Board of Education will hold a "Conversation and Coffee" morning at Rockburn Elementary School at 10 a.m. Saturday.

All county residents are welcome to meet the board members and exchange views.

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