Five Forest Ridge students named to children's chorus

Neighbors

October 03, 1997|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE SCHOOL year is reaching full speed, and students are participating in many after-school activities.

These Forest Ridge Elementary School students have been chosen to participate in the Howard County Children's Chorus: Jason Beall, Matthew Curry, Gena Hargraves, Amanda Moore, Chelsea Painter and Elizabeth Walle.

Road show

The Board of Education's traveling road show -- early evening coffee-and-conversation sessions designed to introduce the public to the board members -- is coming to Patuxent Valley Middle School.

Mark the date -- Oct. 21.

The meeting will be from 7: 30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the media room. This is an opportunity to meet the people who make the policies that affect education.

Trailblazers

The Savage Trailblazers is a seniors' group dedicated to fun and travel.

Group members have traveled to a casino in Delaware. Next on the agenda are trips to the Midway Casino, the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Frederick and a trip to Atlantic City, N.J.

In the planning stages are trips to Dover Downs, a shopping expedition in December and visits to Lancaster, Pa., and the Bavarian Inn in West Virginia.

Most of these trips have a modest fee for the bus.

Information: Mel Riddle at 301-725-5776.

New school

Although a few items remain unsorted in crates, the new Murray Hill Middle School is up and running smoothly.

At the beginning of any school year, the teachers are rife with plans for the students, plans that usually exceed the available funds.

The Transitional Program needs school supplies and toys of interest to children, ages 11 to 14, especially boys.

If you have just sent a young scholar to college, consider clearing out the attic. The program also wants balls shaped like eyeballs, anything Nerf (even weapons), mechanical pencils and pens that bubble up liquid when heated by hand and pocket folders with cartoon characters on them.

Drop items off in the office to the attention of Ginny Jimenez or Jeanne Walker. If the items are not suitable for the teachers, they will make sure they find a good home.

Of course, a good school needs more that donations from the community. It needs parental involvement, too.

The science department at Murray Hill has planned field trips to the Maryland Science Center and a working session with a representative from Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

But the teachers hope to do more.

The staff is looking for help from area residents employed at area science and technology firms. The school would welcome anything from a guest speaker on computer languages to a supply of laboratory beakers.

Gina Martin, the school's science department team leader, is the contact to volunteer services and items. She can be reached at 410-880-5897.

The school staff would like to thank volunteers Sheila Abram, Janice Ausby, Nina Blush, Kathy Chiarizia, Leslie Dorman, Michele McDaniel, Debbie Nelson, Lisa Nickell, Denise Nicks, Judy Rocco and Cindy Rogers for the homemade items for the coffee-and- cookie day celebration held for the staff.

Pub Date: 10/03/97

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