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Education Beat

News from Anne Arundel County schools and colleges

August 07, 2005|By Sejal Mehta

Donors needed to provide school supplies to pupils

Anne Arundel County public schools, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Social Services, will once again assist children who need help getting ready for the 2005-2006 school year.

Donors are matched with children and provided with a list of required school supplies to deliver to the guidance office at elementary schools during the week of Aug. 15.

Monetary donations are welcome and can be mailed to: Back-to-School Program, Department of Social Services, 80 West St, Annapolis 21401. For more information or to sponsor a student, call Maria Huguley at 410-269-4462.

Elementary program honored by state

Germantown Elementary School in Annapolis has been added to the list of 13 county public schools rated "exemplary" by the Maryland State Department of Education.

The school was recognized for the successful adoption and consistent implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

The PBIS program is based on a system developed through research that creates a schoolwide environment to improve behavior.

Child care program offered at Shady Side

The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks will offer a state-licensed School Age Child Care program at Shady Side Elementary School for the coming school year.

The morning program will begin at 7 a.m. and dismiss at the beginning of the school day. The afternoon program will begin after school is dismissed and run until 6 p.m. Both sessions are Monday through Friday and a snack is provided.

The program will be held in the multipurpose room at the school. Program activities include games, homework time, arts and crafts and free play.

Each session will have a maximum of 30 children. Information: 410-222-7856.

Moonlight Troupers schedule auditions

Anne Arundel Community College's Moonlight Troupers will conduct auditions in early September for the award-winning musical South Pacific, to be staged this fall.

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13, with callbacks scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on the AACC campus. Auditions are open to everyone.

Those auditioning should dress for dance and movement, prepare an upbeat song ahead of time that shows vocal range, and bring the sheet music for the accompanist to play. A prepared one-minute monologue is optional.

The roles needed are: four featured women, nine featured men, one boy, one girl and a large ensemble of singers and dancers. The show will be performed Nov. 11 to 13 and 17 to 20 at the Pascal Center. Directing the show is Barbara H. Marder, AACC associate professor and department chairwoman of performing arts.

Information: 410-777-7030, or ingarts/moonlight.cfm.

Percussion group performs Sept. 22

Recycled Percussion, a band featuring drummers using traditional and alternative instruments, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on the Anne Arundel Community College campus.

During the performance, three drummers use plastic buckets, metal tanks, chainsaws, jackhammers and other objects in combination with traditional drums and percussion instruments. Also on stage is a disc jockey who mixes hip-hop and rock with dance music.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 6 at AACC's theater box office, 410-777-2457. Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for senior citizens, students and AACC employees; and $10 for AACC students. Information: 410- 777-2218, or studentlife/.

Environmental training offered for volunteers

The Anne Arundel County Department of Natural Resources is seeking adult volunteers to educate students about Maryland environmental issues such as the preservation of the Chesapeake Bay.

No teaching experience is necessary but volunteers should be outgoing and have a strong desire to protect Maryland's natural resources.

The county Department of Natural Resources will offer three daylong workshops to educate volunteers. The first will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in the lobby conference room of the Tawes State Office Building in Annapolis.

Information: 410-260- 8828, or www.dnr.maryland. gov/education/teamdnr.

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