Glenelg High parents get turn to follow in children's footsteps


September 12, 1996|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

BACK-TO-SCHOOL nights are in vogue this time of year. Glenelg High School's back-to-school night begins at 7 p.m. today.

It's a perfect night to follow your child's schedule and hear about plans teachers have for the school year.

Listen to Principal Jim McGregor and Assistant Principals Linda Wise and Lin Bartle outline overviews of the school, as Glenelg embraces a smaller student body this year.

Information: 313-5528.

Glenelg High School's club, Students Helping Other People, often goes by its acronym SHOP. Student leader Marla Conley reports that SHOP students will go on a scavenger hunt Saturday in western Howard County.

They will be looking for donations such as canned and dried food and toiletries to give to homeless shelters and soup kitchens.

SHOP students will wear their red Glenelg SHOP T-shirts, and most will arrive at homes between 10: 30 a.m. and 3: 30 p.m. Saturday.

If you won't be home but would like to donate something to the project, you may bring food, cash or a check to Glenelg High School.

Glenwood Middle School

Glenwood Middle School's principal, Vince Catania, and PTSA President Terry Chaconas invite parents to attend Glenwood's back-to-school night at 7 p.m. Monday.

You'll hear about classes, goals and plans for a seventh-grade Chesapeake Bay excursion. Parents of eighth-graders will learn more about the Genessee Valley Outdoor Center trip planned for their youngsters.

Kudos to last year's Glenwood eighth-graders and their teachers! Glenwood had the highest percentage of students in the county who passed the Maryland Functional Tests -- an amazing 94.9 percent. It was also the only school in the county to have 100 percent of its eighth-grade students pass the Maryland Functional Reading Test.

Glenwood will participate in a statewide Net Weekend Sept. 28. The Technology Committee needs about 20 volunteers to help wire the school, a project that will bring Internet access to Glenwood -- and take only about four hours.

Information: Dianne Wells at 313-5520.

Mount View Middle

Mount View Middle School's back-to-school night begins at 6: 30 p.m. Monday with a PTA meeting.

After hearing presentations and meeting the 13 new Mount View staff members, parents will visit classrooms, following their child's schedule. Meet Beverly Koren, the new assistant

principal, who will be on hand along with Principal Marion Payne.

Information: 313-5545.

Bushy Park Elementary

Bushy Park Elementary School Principal Phil Arbaugh anticipates another outstanding year for the school."

Students and parents are selling gift wrap to raise money for the school's Parent Teacher Association activities.

Back-to-school nights are planned Sept. 25 for kindergarten through second grade. Parents can visit teachers for third through fifth grade Sept. 26. Information: 313-5500.

On Sept. 19 at Bushy Park Elementary, boys and their parents can learn about joining Cub Scouts. First-grade through fifth-grade boys may attend the meeting with their parents to hear about the exciting opportunities in Scouting.

Information: Cubmaster Mike Corrigan at (410) 531-6419.

Youth basketball

Glenelg resident and veteran basketball coach Pat Nolan reports that registration for this year's Western Howard County Youth Basketball League is in its final stages. Registration ends Oct. 1.

Check the kids' backpacks! League members will send registration forms home through the local public schools in time for you to register your child.

Last year, the league's lineup included eight teams for girls ages 14 to 17. Girls 11 and under who wish to try out for a travel team in the league should go to Mount View Middle School between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays during the next two weeks.

Information: (301) 854-5403.


Family worship

Glenelg United Methodist Church is changing. The church inaugurated a new family worship service format this month.

Parents and children of all ages will attend the 9: 30 a.m. service, with the children leaving at 9: 45 a.m. to join their Sunday school teachers for lessons.

While the children finish lessons, parents enjoy coffee and conversation after worship. The 11 a.m. traditional worship service is unchanged.

Information: 489-7260.

Look good, feel better

Betsy Ford of As You Like It Hair Salon in Glenelg announces two events coming up Monday. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ford will coordinate a "Look Good, Feel Better" meeting for the American Cancer Society.

At the free meeting, she will show cancer patients what to do with wigs, scarves and turbans to help manage temporary hair loss due to chemotherapy. Ford has more meetings planned for the third Monday of every month.

Paulina Collins, a skin-care specialist, will show how to care for skin and apply make-up Information: 740-7600.

Pub Date: 9/12/96

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