Middle school pupils to be honored for achievements

NEIGHBORS

February 16, 2000|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

CELEBRATE SUCCESS with the North Middle School pupils of Team 1 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the school media center.

About 150 sixth-graders make up Team 1, taught by Deborah Calhoun, language arts; Keith Purcaro, social studies; Carla Bell, reading; Tricia Nyland, science; and Willie DiLaura, math. This evening, team leader Calhoun will present certificates for exceptional attendance, grade averages and more.

The pupils will play a major role in the evening's events, for they display and talk about what they enjoy beyond the classroom.

At last year's Celebrate Success activity, pupils chose to play their instruments, sing a favorite show tune and demonstrate balancing skills. A large number of pupils chose to showcase and discuss hobbies ranging from raising rabbits to drawing.

This year, the public can view the millennium study project completed with the cooperation of language arts, social studies and reading teachers.

Pupils constructed a time-line for the past 1,000 years and independently created personal time capsules. Each capsule is also a cereal box created for a child to read, and play with, at breakfast. Each cereal box depicts a decade of the past millennium, with pictures, facts and trivia games.

The boxes, time capsules and time-line will be exhibited tonight. Parents and the public are welcome.

Community blood drive

The next Hampstead community blood donation will take place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Hampstead Fire Hall, 1341 Main St. Volunteers are needed in two ways.

Donors always are needed. They give less than an hour of their time to donate, yet their donation can assist another. Blood donations can be made every 56 days.

Appointments: 800-448-3256.

Anyone too young to donate blood can volunteer to help register donors and serve snacks.

To volunteer, call 800-737-9941.

Manchester art show

Artists from Carroll County are invited to exhibit their works for a monthlong exhibit starting March 5 at Manchester Municipal Building.

Sponsored by Manchester Historical Center, the exhibit typically features about 20 artists, each exhibiting three to five works.

Only original works of art and limited edition prints are eligible. Previous shows have included computer-based paintings, pen and ink drawing, drawing media and paintings in oil and acrylic.

Artwork shown is framed and most of the works are for sale. Artists who sell their work donate 10 percent to the center.

A $5 registration fee will be charged to offset costs of exhibiting.

A public reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 5.

Information: Phyllis K. Gettier, 410-374-4404, or Sue Mancha, 410- 239-7163.

Draw happy teeth

February is Dental Health Month, and to help kids celebrate, Resh Family Dentistry has created a poster contest for Hampstead-area children.

Resh Dentistry in Hampstead spans four generations, and residents might remember a similar poster contest of many years ago.

Dr. Kevin Resh has decided to renew the contest.

The contest theme is "make dentistry fun." Children are encouraged to design and color a poster that shows dental education is enjoyable.

The poster should be no larger that 12 inches by 15 inches. The child's name and age must be written on the back. The names cannot appear on the front. Deliver finished posters to 1306 N. Main St., Hampstead, by Feb. 29.

Posters will be judged by the dentistry staff for prizes by age group. Age groups are 3 through 6, and 7 through 11. Child patients of Resh have been invited to enter the contest, and children at Spring Garden and Hampstead Elementary schools have been asked to enter. Any child ages 3 to 11 is welcome to participate.

First prize will be a bowling and pizza party for the winner and five friends at Greenmount Bowling. Second prize will be four movie tickets to Cranberry Cinema. Third prize will be a gift certificate.

Information: 410-374-5900.

Pat Brodowski's North neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

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