Mr. Hammond High and runners-up are chosen

NEIGHBORS

April 19, 1996|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MR. HAMMOND High School has been chosen by his peers. Hammond senior Tommy Dispenza garnered the award, and Chris Kennedy and Hensel Henry were the runners-up.

In other news from Hammond, the junior varsity cheerleading squad won fourth place last month at a national tournament at William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Va.

The squad includes captain Sarah Black and Jenni Surface, Laurel Fleming, Jenni Thomas and Christina Roo.

Patuxent Valley news

Quite a bit of news from Patuxent Valley Middle School this week.

The staff and students welcome back secretary Nicole Emond, who returned from her maternity leave recently.

Nan Nestle has just joined the staff as the teachers secretary. She's already demonstrating that grace under fire that only the best secretaries possess.

If you see middle schoolers walking home late Thursday afternoons, it's likely that they have been taking advantage of after-school help.

Every Thursday, staff and teachers stay until 3: 40 to allow children who have too many projects and not enough time the opportunity to use school facilities and get expert help.

Patuxent portables

At Patuxent Valley Middle School, too many children are occupying not quite enough space. To alleviate crowding, next year the school will have four new portable classrooms.

The good news is that the four portables will be connected to the school by a real hallway. No longer will students freeze while rushing to the cafeteria or waste time getting into rain gear when the weather is awful.

Meanwhile, the school's PTA is getting ready for nominations for the 1996-1997 school year offices, which will be gathered at its next meeting, April 30.

The rest of the meeting will be devoted to explaining the functioning and purpose of the MSPAP test for eighth-graders.

May 4, the Patuxent Valley PTA will provide refreshments at the Bollman Bridge Elementary School annual yard sale. Refreshments including soft drinks, chips and baked goods will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

May 9, in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, the PTA will offer teachers an all-day dessert cart. A week later on the first day of the MSPAP for eighth-graders, the PTA will treat all those being tested to breakfast. That ought to put the eighth-graders in a suitable frame of mind.

Bollman Bridge PTA

Denise Lancaster and Genie Heer have been working to raise money for Bollman Bridge Elementary's PTA this season. Their big events are the annual yard sale and the McDonald's fund-raiser.

The yard sale will be held at the school from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4. A few spaces still are available, at $5 per spot.

Call the school at (410) 880-5920 for details.

You may have noticed that May 4 is the same day that Hammond Middle School on Aladdin Drive holds its annual yard sale and the same day the Baby Bazaar sponsored by Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will run.

So, gather up the grocery money -- cash is always best at yard sales -- grab map and shop all three yard sales the same morning.

Start early for the best bargains. Last year, I came home poorer by $20 but richer with toys, a hanging shelf for over the bathroom window, a pair of galoshes, a snowsuit for my preschooler, an assortment of best sellers and a picnic basket.

Pub Date: 4/19/96

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