Worthington Elementary wins two computers


October 06, 1997|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WORTHINGTON Elementary School students and faculty submitted their idea of a " 'Net Weekend at School" to Gov. Parris N. Glendening, and the school was one of several to receive two MacIntosh computers from the state as a reward.

Worthington Elementary held its first 'Net Weekend on Sept. 26 to teach students and parents how using the Internet can provide information for real-life situations.

Parents and business partners from the Worthington Elementary community discussed their careers and presented information about their fields using Web pages from the Internet.

Volunteers and Worthington staff then compiled the pages for students to use on career day later in the year.

Participants included business partners Lucille Gordon from McDonald's Restaurant and Scott Palmer from Columbia Bank; and parent volunteers Tom Levering from the Howard County Police Department, Jim Costello from Data Management-TRC, Karen Kyger from Electronic Data Systems, Eric Oppenheimer from ATT, Lou Prats from Robert Half International of Baltimore and Ray Lak from Online Solutions.

Distinguished scholars

Mount de Sales Academy announced its winners in the 1997 Distinguished Scholar program, sponsored by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Leigh-Anne Henry, daughter of George and Stephanie Henry of Ellicott City, is a finalist in the academic achievement category and is eligible for a scholarship award if she chooses to attend a Maryland college or university.

Mary E. Martin, daughter of Charles Martin Sr. and Julia Martin of Ellicott City, received an honorable mention in the talent category of dance.

Flu shots

Howard County Health Department is holding two flu and pneumococcal clinics.

Shots will be given from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Elkridge Senior Center, 6540 Washington Blvd. in Elkridge and at Ellicott City Armory, 4244 Montgomery Road, from 9 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. Oct. 24.

Information: Jennifer Shemer, 410-313-7500.

Classes with Cramm

Ellicott City historian Joetta Cramm will again offer classes and tours of the county.

Through Howard Community College, Cramm offers a Howard County history class, starting Oct. 23 and continuing for four weeks. Information: the college's Office of Continuing Education, 410-772-4824.

Several more of Cramm's courses are available through the Department of Recreation and Parks. "Breakfast in Ellicott City" includes a meal at Tersiguel's Restaurant followed by a slide show and walking tour Nov. 1.

"Lunch at the Elkridge Furnace Inn" includes a meal and slide show Oct. 28. Cramm will lead a walking tour of Ellicott City on Nov. 8. Information: program coordinator Mary Ellen Hux, 410-313-4630.

Manor Woods rocks

Manor Woods Elementary School's year got off to a rockin' start Sept. 19 with a "Back to the '50s and '60s" dance. Ric Hansen Entertainment provided music and instructed in the jerk, the hand jive and the mashed potato dances.

"Kids loved it, especially the third- and fourth-grade girls," says PTA volunteer Cindy Scruggs.

The PTA thanks the cultural arts committee -- chairwoman Pam Buncum, Diane Oaks, Linda Feldmesser and Terry Zemel -- for reviving the music, dances and fads of two great decades.

Teachers and staff did line dances, blew bubbles and hula-hooped.

Church breakfast

St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church and the Freestate Happy Wanderers invite the community to enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast Saturday and then enjoy walking it off.

The Happy Wanderers, a Volksmarch club with members from Savage and Laurel, approached the church about holding a pancake dinner to feed the hungry marchers. St. Augustine's wanted to hold a fund-raiser to underwrite church activities, so the two became partners.

The hiking trail will lead through Patapsco Valley State Park. A 5-kilometer or 12-kilometer walk is mapped out. You can start walking or eat breakfast between 7: 30 a.m. and 10: 30 a.m. and complete the hike by 2 p.m. Breakfast tickets cost $4.50. The hike is free, though a fee is charged for Volksmarch certification.

Pub Date: 10/06/97

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