State honors Lisbon Elementary


December 11, 1997|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

LISBON ELEMENTARY School got its report card Nov. 20.

The Maryland State Board of Education recognized the school as one of 120 elementary and middle schools in the state to qualify as a high-performing school.

The recognition means that Lisbon Elementary has made substantial academic advancement toward achieving the high standards set by the state board.

Lisbon Principal Lou Chillemi said he attributes the honor to the Lisbon staff, students, parents and community. He congratulated staff members for their commitment to excellence.

Scout fun, achievement

Boy Scout Troop 737 of Clarksville had a wet but exciting camp-out in Annapolis last month.

Part of the fun was an outing to the Naval Academy football game against Kent State, which Navy won.

Scouts also enjoyed a huge campfire, with desserts cooked over the fire, ghost stories and skits.

Scouts from Troop 737 honored Todd Travis on Saturday at his Eagle Court of Honor.

The college-bound Glenelg High School senior received citations from public officials -- including President and Mrs. Clinton -- and an American flag that had flown over the Capitol from Rep. Roscoe Bartlett.

Todd's Eagle project included work to prevent soil erosion on the Winacopin Trail.

He and his crew dug trenches on the trailside and put in drainage pipes. They also improved the parking and picnic areas. Todd is a member of the National Honor Society at Glenelg, where he has lettered in football for four years, in lacrosse for two years, and in wrestling and outdoor track one year each.

He has served in the school's student government.

One hundred people, including his parents Elmer and Ann Travis, his brother, Jim, friends and Scouts -- including Todd's Scoutmasters Joe Mettle, Howard Thompson, and Garland Miller attended Todd's Eagle Court of Honor.

Musical winners

Blake Narr of River Hill High School auditioned for the Junior (grades 7 through 9) All State Band. The freshman tenor saxophonist was accepted and will sit in the second chair.

Angelo Gatto of Glenwood conducts the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra in its first concert of the group's 34th season at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The young musicians will perform works of Tchaikovsky and other seasonal favorites in the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre at Catonsville Community College.

The cost is $8 general admission; $5 students and seniors.

Information: 410-442-6545.

You can hear 12 members of Girl Scout Troop 756 sing joyously as they carol at Chatham Mall from 4: 30 to 5: 30 p.m. tomorrow.

The girls, third-graders from Bushy Park Elementary School, are led by Denise Hoppel.

And also on stage

Thespians at Bushy Park Elementary School are presenting "Stone Soup" at 7 p.m. today and tomorrow.

This favorite tale of making soup from a stone will be told by Katie Beaver, Laurel Besseck, Nick Boeh, Dillon Christ, Madeleine Coe, Jenna Conway, Justin Deitrick, Stephen Fasteau, Jordan Grebow, Amanda Hogue, Taylor Jones, Rachel Lasky, Michael Mills, Aaron Rosenthal, Angela Savoca, Jon Selfridge, Michael Silas, Chelsea Welling and Adam Zajac.

Susan Kain directs, Judi Brewer assists, and Cathy Dymek accompanies on piano.

Winter lacrosse

Kevin Boland of Glenelg Country School is setting up a winter indoor box lacrosse league.

Boys, ages 6 to 18, from all schools may join the league for six Sunday afternoons, beginning Jan. 11.

Players will be grouped by age and ability. Teams are formed based on skill level and experience.

Coaches, with many years of playing experience, will work with players.

Information or to receive a brochure: 410-531-0501 or 301-498-7217.

Santa Claus breakfasts

Santa Claus will be there, say the firefighters.

He will visit Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company at its breakfast from 7: 30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. Sunday.

Come to the fire station for pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage.

The all-you-can-eat breakfast is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children.

Information: 410-313-5404.

Friendship circle

Senior citizens in western Howard County invite fellow seniors to join them at Western Howard County Senior Center.

Director Betty Frey says the Friendship Circle, which meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, is a good place to start at the center for companionship, games, crafts, conversation, songs and lunch.

There is a suggested donation of $1.50 for lunch. Transportation, if you need it, is $2.

Pub Date: 12/11/97

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