Glenelg school to christen new building


October 16, 1997|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

GLENELG COUNTRY School bagpiper John MacDonald Henderson and the school mascot, Dragon, will lead 119 middle school students from the Manor House to their new state-of-the-art Middle School and Performing Arts Center on Friday afternoon.

The students will be escorted to the $4 million building by Kingdon Gould, chairman of the board of trustees, and board members, Headmaster Ryland O. Chapman III, Kevin Boland, head of the middle school, and the middle school faculty.

Upper and lower school students, parents and faculty members will wave flags along the route.

Built among towering trees, with generous windows presenting an invitation to the sun, the building complements the modern architecture of the Gould Building, which houses the upper school.

The back of the middle school offers views of woods, walkways connecting the middle and upper schools and the tennis courts.

The new building houses the middle school in two levels on one side. This includes nine classrooms, a science room and prep room, the headmaster's office, a library, a fully equipped computer room, a health room, a resource center for students with special needs, the principal's office, staff offices, a conference room and a music room.

A grand lobby in the center of the building features a Wall of Honor, listing contributors to the capital campaign. Henry Miller and his wife, Darlene Miller, are co-chairs of the capital campaign, which continues to seek donations.

A staircase leads to the lower level of the building.

The main feature of the other side of the building is the theater, with dressing rooms, shop and prop room.

The two-story arena will seat about 350 people.

A large art room completes the arts portion of the building.

A vestibule on the lower level leads to an outdoor terrace, formed of bricks etched with names of contributors.

A second brick terrace is in front of the school, near a covered waiting area.

The move to the new building opens much-needed space for the lower school in Manor House.

Glenelg Country School has more than 500 students.

The school will hold an open house at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Information: Nancy Szlasa, director of development, 410-531-6238.

Commendations, honors

Western Howard County is blessed with many fine young adults.

Among them are Glenelg High School students Joanna Bissell, Jennifer Bythrow, Andrew Hunt and Jesse Myers, who are commended students in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Thirty Glenelg seniors also won Honorable Mention in the Maryland Distinguished Scholar Program.

Jenna Bythrow is a finalist in the academic area of the Distinguished Scholar Program, and Caroline Jones is a semifinalist.

All-State trumpeter Leigh Bender is a finalist in the instrumental music division of the talent portion of the program, and Jenna Bythrow is a finalist in vocal music.

From Glenelg Country School, Alexandra Cesaitis and Alexandra Miller are semifinalists in the Maryland Distinguished Scholar Program, academic area.

Treasures and bargains

This is a great weekend for bargain hunters.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Glenwood is having its yard sale from 8: 30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of Union Chapel.

Hunt for treasures and antiques, buy baked goods, and, for your garden, stock up on mums, hanging baskets and flowering cabbage plants donated by Sharp Farm.

You can find baby and children's clothing, books, toys and bikes, rain or shine.

Union Chapel is at the intersection of Union Chapel Road and Route 97.

Information: 410-489-4035

Oyster lovers have been looking forward to this weekend, too.

Lisbon United Methodist Church will hold its oyster and ham supper from 1: 30 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The oysters were farm-raised in Florida and packed on the Eastern Shore.

Homemade cole slaw, gelatin salads and potato salad will be served family-style with the oysters, green beans, ham, corn, rolls, relishes, iced tea and coffee.

The cost is $9 for adults and $4 a child, ages 6 to 12.

A bake table at the feast offers rich homemade desserts. Proceeds from the bake table will benefit Churches Concerned for the Homeless.

The church is next to Lisbon Elementary School on Route 144 in Lisbon.

Information: 410-489-7245.

Fulton Elementary School holds its first Fall Festival tomorrow from 6: 30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the school.

Tickets are four for $1.

Information: 410-880-5957.

Home alone

Does your preteen come home to an empty house? Would you like to be sure that he is safe and happy at home alone?

Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center at Inwood Village Center in Glenwood offers a program on Saturday for your child.

"Home Sweet Home" will present information for children ages 9 through 12 with group interactions, lectures and defense strategies.

The two-hour class starts at 8: 30 a.m.

Fighting Chance Inc. co-sponsors the program.

The cost is $10.

Information: 710-740-7600.

Pub Date: 10/16/97

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