Education briefs

November 08, 2004

Clear Spring schedules Veterans Day assembly

The annual Veterans Day assembly at Clear Spring High School will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the auditorium.

School faculty, staff and students will honor America's veterans in a program that includes music from the Clear Spring High School band and chorus, patriotic readings, a guest speaker from the Clear Spring American Legion Post and a ceremonial wreath laying.

Frederick County schools receive grants

Frederick County Public Schools "Gifts for Education" funds, administered by the Community Foundation of Frederick County, has given $4,600 to nine schools.

The grants went to:

· Emmitsburg Elementary School - $500 to support Head Start program for 20 pre-schoolers.

· Frederick High School - $300 to support student attendance at a Towson (Md.) University journalism conference.

· Governor Thomas Johnson High School - $600, half for computer lab software to provide after-school remedial language skills support and the other half for a Restaurant Management Integration Project to teach students organization, communication and teamwork skills.


· Heather Ridge - $500 for its positive reinforcement behavior modification system.

· New Market Elementary School - $750 for schoolwide assemblies featuring "The Anti-Violence Schoolyard Circus" to reinforce conflict-resolution skills and "It's Not Magic, It's Science."

· Oakdale Elementary PTA - $500 to increase family and community involvement through a series of Curriculum Nights for math, science and language arts.

· Walkersville Elementary School - $400 for Space Day Challenge activities, incorporating science, math, research, language arts, technology and history lessons for fourth-graders.

· West Frederick Middle School - $700 for eighth-grade school-to-career activities.

· Wolfsville Elementary School - $300 for two Math Nights, for grades Pre-K-2 and grades 3-5.

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