School briefs

October 28, 2002

Parents invited to preview safety courses

FREDERICK, Md. -Parents are invited to preview the Frederick County Public Schools' third-grade Personal Body Safety curriculum at the FCPS Staff Development Center, 7630 Hayward Road, Frederick, Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The sessions cover the same material.

For information, call FCPS Elementary Physical Education and Health Curriculum Specialist Jeannie Schulze, 1-301-696-6918.

Clear Spring SAP to present program

On Nov. 13, the Clear Spring High School Student Assistant Program (SAP) team will present a one-hour program to the public on What Every Parent Should Know About Drinks, Drugs and Depression, beginning at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. The public is welcome and the program is free of charge to any interested individuals.

The agenda includes the following topics:

Drugs of Choice, presented by Sergeant Mark Holtzman, Narcotics Task Force

Services for Students and Parents, presented by Tom Mentor, Washington County Health Department, Juvenile Addictions


Mental Health, presented by Kurt Miller, Brook Lane

Depression and Prevention, presented by Tom Mills, Mental Health Authority and Susan Lindstrom - Washington County Mental Health.

All County Orchestra concert scheduled

The Washington County Public Schools will present the 2002 All County Orchestra concert Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m., in the North Hagerstown High School Auditorium.

The event will feature guest conductor Greg Woodbridge of Hershey Pennsylvania, conducting the All-County Middle School Orchestra, and guest conductor. Elizabeth Schulze of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, conducting the All County Senior High Symphony Orchestra.

High School Piano Exams will be held

The Maryland State Music Teachers Association will sponsor the High School Piano Examinations, in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Education for piano students in the 9th through 12th grades in public, nonpublic, or home-taught schools who are residents of Maryland and will be studying piano on a regular basis during the school year of 2002-2003.

Passing students will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement at their school and a Report of the Examination will be placed in their permanent record folder.

Ten minutes of memorized playing time is required from three different periods of literature. Music can be from early intermediate to advanced levels. Examinations are held throughout the state during the month of April/May 2003. School credit is also available with permission from school principal.

Interested persons should write now to get information about the credit or recognition examinations and to get an application form from Ellen Sakai, 59B Ridge Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770.

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