Around South Hagerstown

April 04, 2006|by STACI CLIPP


Welcome to April! Hopefully, everyone is getting used to the time change - plus we get a little more sunlight throughout the day. That's always nice.

Spring is finally upon us, and as I write this, the weather is just lovely! I sure could get used to this.

Even though I'm generally a snow person, I'm looking forward to nice weather and being able to get outside more.

PTA forming

South High is in the process of organizing a PTA for its students. This is for those of you who already have children at South or have children coming into South.


There will be a meeting on Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at the school. The group will also meet during the summer.

Come be a part of your child's school not only for today, but for tomorrow also. Kids are never too old to have their parents take an interest in their schooling and become a part of education. Though they might think they are, the truth is it's important to learn what goes on in your child's life while at school. Make sure you catch this important meeting.

Emma K. Doub

Saturday, March 25, was a very good day for the Emma K. Doub Elementary School for the Integrated Arts and Technology's Destination Imagination teams. All three of the EKD teams that competed placed in the tournament!

Emma K. Doub Team 1 - First place in the challenge "How'd that happen?" Team members: Mikayla Berry, Sami Boscoe, Michaela Brewer, David Harper, Leah Harrell, Daniel Hockensmith and Tatum True.

Emma K. Doub Team 3 - Second place in the challenge "Back at You!" Team Members: Kevin Cooper, Sean Cooper, Sara Duckworth, Liberty Jackson, Jonah Notarianni-Stephens, Adam Stewart and Steven Wincovitch.

Emma K. Doub Team 2 - third place in the challenge "Back at You!" Team Members: Sarah Anderson, Luke Giancola, Jenna Hammond, Hannah Pickerall, Heather Pickerall, Andrew Sandeen and Kelsey Winters

Emma K. Doub Teams 1 and 2 also were two of the three winners in a special "Milk Challenge."

Easter drama

Hagerstown Grace Brethren Church, corner of First and Spruce streets, would like to invite you to its Easter drama on the life of Christ "Up from the Dead."

The drama presentation will be on Good Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m. and also Easter Sunday, April 16, at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School will be at 9 a.m. Child care is provided for all services.

Deaf Sign Choir

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church will be hosting the Christ United Methodist Church of the Deaf Sign Choir from Baltimore on Sunday, April 30, at 7 p.m.

The concert is free and open to the public with light refreshments to follow.

St. Andrew's is at 1020 Maryland Ave. in Hagers-town. Call 301-739-7431 for more information.

Bester news

Bester Elementary School would like to thank Trinity Community Outreach for the donation it made toward April's PBIS Activity at the school. Each student who earns 25 Bester Bucks can spend them to make a sand art project at the end of April. So here's a big thank you for being so kind!

Lions Club

Tuesday, April 4 - Col. Frank Ryan will speak about Afghanistan and Iraq.

Class of 1971

South Hagerstown High School's Class of 1971 will be celebrating their 35-year class reunion this summer.

The reunion is scheduled for Saturday, July 22, at the Sheraton-Four Points on Dual Highway, Hagerstown.

Invitations were to be mailed out by the end of March.

The committee is in the process of updating their mailing list. If you want to be assured of receiving an invitation, please call one of the following people so they can verify and update their information: Vickie (Martin) Layton at 301-791-1486; Dianne (Kronawetter) Snyder at 301-791-6257, or Betsy (Harbaugh) Magaw at 301-797-6089. If you know someone from this class who is living out of town, please pass this information on to them. This was a large graduating class and it is a challenge to keep track of everyone.

Jacobs Brothers to appear April 6

The Jacobs Brothers of Dillsburg, Pa., will appear at Virginia Avenue Baptist Church on Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. The Jacobs Brothers are veterans of gospel music and have a weekly television program. If you'd like more information you may call the church's office.

St. John's Lutheran Church

Take a night off from cooking and help a local youth group raise money.

On Friday, April 7, from 5 to 8 p.m., the Roy Rogers on Massey Boulevard near Valley Mall will be sponsoring a fundraising evening. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the youth group at St. John's Lutheran Church.

They're raising money for their trip to the National Lutheran Youth Gathering in San Antonio, Texas in July. Come enjoy dinner out and watch some St. John's "workers" helping in the dining room.

Lenten Services

Lenten services continue at St. John's on Wednesdays through April 5 at noon and 7 p.m. A brown bag lunch will follow the noon service and a potluck dinner is held at 6 p.m.

Pastor Ed Heim is leading a teaching time Lenten series on "The Lord's Prayer" on Wednesdays, as well as on Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

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