School briefs

November 21, 2005

North High's Key Club schedules activities

North Hagerstown High School's Key Club has scheduled the following fundraisers and community service activities through December.

  • Nov. 30-Dec. 4 - Festival of Trees at Robinwood Medical Center to raise money for the Level II nursery at Washington County Hospital.

  • Dec. 4-11 - Red Cross Christmas gift wrapping at Valley Mall.

  • Dec. 6-13 - Zion Reformed Church of Christ soup kitchen.

  • Dec. 11 - Christmas caroling in the Oak Hill Avenue and Hamilton Boulevard area.

  • Dec. 15-16 - Buckeye candy sale at North High.

  • Dec. 17 - Buckeye candy sale at Sam's Club.

  • Dec. 18 - Christmas caroling in the neighborhoods around Haven Lutheran Church.

Also, North High's Fashion Club will collect clothing items for the annual clothing drive through Nov. 30. Donations may be brought to Room 115 at North High.

Frederick principal gets leadership award

FREDERICK, Md. - Marlene Tarr, principal at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School, has been awarded Frederick County Public Schools' Distinguished Educational Leadership Award.


Tarr received the award for her administrative leadership over the last four years at the high school, according to a school system press release.

Tarr began working for the school system in 1978 as a substitute teacher. From 1979 to 1986, she taught special education and chaired the department at Linganore High School. She was area coordinator for special education as well as central coordinator for special education.

From 1989 to 1996, Tarr was principal at Heather Ridge School, and she was principal at Catoctin High School from 1996 to 2001.

A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Tarr earned a master's degree in education from Westminster College.

Tarr is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children; Council for Administrators of Special Education; Women in Educational Administration; Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society for female educators; National Association of Secondary School Principals; and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Students present board with cherry table

FREDERICK, Md. - Students from Gov. Thomas Johnson and Walkersville high schools cabinetry and woodworking classes recently presented the Frederick County Board of Education with a cherry wood table they made this fall.

Walkersville students made the tabletop with a routed BOE insignia, and Thomas Johnson students made the base.

Walkersville students who participated in the project were Justin Baker, Doug Blank, Zach Brown, Nathan Fritz, Cody Isanogle, Chris Moreland and Tim Nicodemus. Thomas Johnson students who participated were Timothy Hyrkas, Travis Leiby and Christopher Webb.

Holiday breakfast for retirees set for Dec. 8

FREDERICK, Md. - The 29th annual holiday breakfast for retired Frederick County Public Schools employees will be Dec. 8.

The breakfast will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at BPO Elks Club 684 at 289 Willowdale Drive in Frederick.

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