Education Briefs

March 24, 2003

Eight members of Clear Spring High School Future Business Leaders of America Chapter 2199 recently competed against members of chapters from Garrett, Allegheny, Washington and Frederick counties in Region I competition.

Six Clear Spring students qualified for state competition by placing first or second in their competition areas.

Clear Spring's results are: first place, Desktop Publishing, Brittany Gruber and Alex Ullrich; second place, Job Interview, Jean Sirokman; first place, Computer Concepts, Nathan Keller; second place, Business Math, Allison Keeney; first place, Word Processing II, Jamie Teach; fifth place, Word Processing II, Bethany Henson; sixth place, Computer Applications, Samantha Stine.

First- and second-place winners qualify for state competition April 3-5 at the Clarion Inn in Hagerstown. Students who place first or second at state competition will be eligible to participate in national competition in Dallas, Texas, at the end of June.

In celebration of National Library Week, Larry Lowe, Washington County Technical High School library-media specialist, will turn the Tech High Media Center into a coffeehouse to celebrate music, poetry and the arts April 14-16 from 10 to 11:48 a.m.


"We turn down the lights, turn up the music and invite students and teachers to enjoy live student entertainment," Lowe said. "We call it Media, Music & Mocha - a celebration of the Arts."

Students and teachers volunteer to play music, read poetry or do standup comedy or improvisation as the entertainment.

Salem Avenue Elementary School will mark its 50th anniversary Thursday, April 10, with an open house from 6 to 8 p.m.

Visitors can go to classrooms to look at photo albums and pictures of classes from former years.

The evening will culminate in the gymnasium with the revealing of the contents of the school's time capsule and the placing of new items into the time capsule for the next anniversary celebration.

Child Development classes at North Hagerstown High School are preparing to offer a new afternoon preschool class for area children.

To qualify, a child must be 3 or 4 years old and have transportation to and from the school. The class will start at approximately 12:45 and run until 3:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The afternoon session runs from the beginning of April until the end of the school year.

The preschool is developmental. The children's schedule will include story time, music and arts as well as outside playtime. High school students enrolled in Child Development I will work with the children.

For information or an application, contact the school at 301-766-8238, extension 4024.

North Hagerstown High Parent Teacher Student Association is hosting its first rummage sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the school Friday from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Proceeds will support activities at North High and directly benefit the students.

To volunteer on Friday or Saturday, or for information, contact Frannye Wade at 301-797-4960.

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