With a dozen new staff members and a new "passport" for students, Glen Burnie High School will open its doors on a new school year next week.
Freshmen report on Monday, a day before all other grades return Tuesday. Their school day this year runs from 7:17 a.m. to 1:55 p.m.
On Day One, students are to report to their administrative homerooms. Lists of homerooms will be posted around the school.
New staff members this year include Michelle Goldstein and Bambi Hertel, both joining the math department. New additions to the social studies department are Brett Brenton and Connie Jones. Betty Golibart and Gary Lam will join the physical education department.
Other newcomers are Cindy Clift, special education; Carol Hall, lab; Sheila Koch, administration; Kyra Seely, art; Dorothy Taylor, guidance counselor; and Mary Alice Todd, pupil personnel worker.
Those who have left include Kristie Giuliano, Connie Govern, Janice Kaiser, Sean Moore, Vickie Pitt and Ronnie Weidenhammer, who have all transferred to other county schools.
Also gone are Pamela Morris, Denise Scheller, Melissa Tillett, Kathy Watson and Erin Wheeler, who have resigned; and Barbara Dixon, Mary Ellen Mulliken, Emory Quaskey, Pam Quaskey and David Rigot, who have retired.
One of this year's changes at the school is a new hall pass system for students. At the beginning of each semester, students will be issued a personal passport, to be used when traveling in halls during class time.
Since passports are limited to 20 uses per semester, students will need to make good decisions about when they need to leave class. Incentives will be offered to those students who limit the use of their passports.
For more information, call the school office at 410-761-8950.
If your summer budget is blown after multiple trips to the recent Glen Burnie Carnival, listen up: Super Saturday is an event that offers local children food, games and rides - all for free.
Presented by Abundant Life Church, the annual day of fun is the congregation's way of giving back to the community. This year's event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Clowns will greet guests as they arrive at the parking area behind the church. Children can enjoy a lunch of hot dogs and soda, followed by popcorn, cotton candy and snowballs.
Entertainment will include pony rides, a moon bounce and face-painting. Prize drawings will be held throughout the day.
The church is at 7305 E. Furnace Branch Road. For more information, call 410-761-9075.
Mall's baby shower
Marley Station Mall and Harbor Hospital will co-sponsor "Baltimore's Biggest Baby Shower" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The event is open to soon-to-be mothers (and fathers), and will feature games, prizes, entertainment and a maternity fashion show. All activities take place in the mall's center court area. For information, call 410-766-2033.