Patuxent Valley Middle School will be led by new principal


June 21, 1996|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

IT IS WITH REGRET that the Patuxent Valley Middle School bids farewell to Principal David Lovewell and to Assistant Principal Tom Saunders this year.

It's a sad fact of life that often the people who have done the most receive the least recognition. And so it is with principals. Here's wishing all the best to Lovewell and Saunders, both continuing their careers in Howard County. Thank you for your dedication.With these changes comes a new face to the middle school.

Sterlind S. Burke, past principal of Ellicott Mills Middle School, will be the new principal. Burke has scheduled a session for Patuxent Valley parents to meet him before the pressures of school descend in September.

Join him for a discussion, "Insight on the Middle School Child," from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 22 in the school cafeteria.

In other news from Patuxent Valley Middle School, a number of people, deciding their lives were not harried enough, have been elected to and agreed to serve on the Patuxent Valley Middle School PTA executive board for the coming year.

Trona Vollmerhausen returns as president; Roger Hunt and Patti Burton are the new vice presidents; Jessica Kemper is the treasurer; Judy Schemm is the recording secretary; Judy Burch is the new corresponding secretary; Debbie Schultz and Beverly Vattimmo are the PTA council delegates.

Congratulations to all on your election and thank you for your participation in this fine organization.

Story time

Just For Me, a five-week story time series for preschoolers, will be held at the Savage library next month.

The series will run Tuesdays at 1: 30 p.m. There's no registration required; just come by with the 3- to 5-year-old participant any Tuesday from July 2 to July 30.

This is a terrific chance for the preschooler to be a bit independent, as parents and siblings cannot come into the story room with them.

Of course, parents can't stray too far. The library asks that parents stay nearby, in the children's section of the library, while youngsters participate in the story time.

For details and directions, call Lynn Starman at (410) 880-5978.

For the younger set, the Savage library announces Toddler Triathlon. The one-day session of stories, music and movement with an athletic theme, will be held from 10: 30 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 13 at the Savage library.

Parents may register their 2- and 3-year-olds beginning July 1 either in person or by phone.

Hammond High Boosters

The Hammond High Boosters Club is proud to note that last year it raised more than $14,000 for the school, which was distributed to the school's various departments and student organizations.

The yearbook, photo club, athletic department, National Honor Society, science department and many other groups received support from the Boosters.

The Boosters are more than just a cash machine for school groups, though. Every cent distributed was earned by committed volunteers who gave their energy to the school.

Let us all thank Linda Alexander, Terry Bumgarner, Patty Burton, Debbie Cardwell, Michelle Clark, Jim Clark, Carolyn Crooks, Kim Daley, Cheryl Davis, Beth Dispenza, Eleanor Doran, Iris Feinberg, Jean Finglass, Ron Finglass, Sandy Friedman, Mary Gelinas and Jeanne Green.

Their untiring efforts supported the after-school store, the football concession stand, the gift wrap sales, the annual spaghetti dinner and the annual bull roast, among other things.

More volunteers will be noted next week.

Pub Date: 6/21/96

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