Neighborhood news

March 18, 1998

Neighborhood news

The annual Frederick County, Md., Science and Engineering Fair will be Saturday in the gymnasiums at West Frederick Middle and Frederick High schools.

Approximately 250 projects made by students in kindergarten through fifth grade will be on view from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at West Frederick Middle School. More than 100 projects developed by students in grades six through 12 will be shown from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at Frederick High School.

An awards ceremony to recognize science fair winners will be at 5 p.m. that day in the Frederick High School auditorium.


A free program called "The Wonders of Chemistry" will be presented at 3 p.m. in the Frederick High School auditorium by the Chemistry Clubs from Governor Thomas Johnson and Frederick high schools.

For more information, call Larkin Hohnke, curriculum specialist for secondary science, at 1-301-694-1332 or Phil Brohawn, curriculum specialist for elementary science, at 1-301-694-1483.

The Jefferson County Board of Education will meet Monday at the board office on Mordington Avenue, Charles Town, W.Va.

A special meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m., during which board members will set the proposed levy rate. Immediately after that, the board will open its regular meeting.

James Cahalan, professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will share a speech titled "Edward Abbey: Defender of Wilderness" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 in the Science Center Auditorium at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa.

Cahalan's multimedia presentation will delve into the views of Abbey, a Pennsylvania native and renowned western writer and essayist about the wilderness of American national parks. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Ed Wells at 1-717-264-4141.

Applications are available for parents who wish to nominate their children for the Frederick County, Md., Public Schools 1998-99 elementary Gifted and Talented magnet program. The deadline for submission is Thursday, April 16.

The program is offered at Urbana and North Frederick elementary schools.

Parents are invited to attend an information session at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 in the staff development area of the Frederick County Public Schools complex, 7630 Hayward Road, Frederick. The session is not for students.

Nomination packets are available at all county public elementary schools and private kindergarten programs.

Parents of children not attending public elementary schools can contact the Office of Gifted and Talented Education at 1-301-694-1355.

Applications should be returned to the child's current school.

Each school will compile and forward all necessary nomination information to the Office of Gifted and Talented Education on April 17.

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