School briefs

November 05, 2007

Chat with the superintendent

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Public Schools' Superintendent Dr. Linda Burgee invites parents and guardians countywide to ask questions and talk informally with her from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Other upcoming superintendent's chats will be:

· 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3

· 1 to 2:30 p.m.Tuesday, Jan. 8

· 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5

All chats are at 7630 Hayward Road in Frederick. If any of the chats must be rescheduled due to inclement weather, the snow date is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 10.

Drug awareness TV programs

FREDERICK, Md. - Tune to FCPS TV cable channel 18 for drug-awareness programs this week:

· "Keeping Your Kids Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Free" is produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and provides drug information and ways to enhance communication with teens. It will air at 4 and 10 p.m. today.


· "Dreamstealers" chronicles Geraldine Lloyd's struggle with tobacco addiction and eventual laryngectomy. It will air at 4 and 10 p.m. Tuesday.

· "Heroin Kills" was produced in Carroll County, Md. It details the downward spiral and death of a teenager using heroin, and is not recommended for viewing by elementary children. It will air at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

· "Stolen Dreams: The Reality of Ecstasy" features students from Catoctin Summit and Frederick County and shows the destructive impact of the drug ecstasy. It will air at 4 and 10 p.m. Thursday.

· "Twisted Path" is an interview with teens about drug and alcohol abuse. It will air at 4 and 10 p.m. Friday.

For more information, call Frederick County Public Schools' Safe and Drug-Free Schools Facilitator Linda Gouker, 301-644-5287, or Zelda Tribit, 301-644-5013.

Engineering and science fair planned

FREDERICK, Md. - Young scientists from schools across Frederick County will present their projects at the elementary division of the 27th Annual Science and Engineering Fair, open to the public Saturday, Nov. 17, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Ballenger Creek Elementary. The middle and high school divisions of the fair will take place in the spring.

Free to visitors, the elementary fair will feature exciting demonstrations in a show called, "Things That Go Boom," presented by Mad Science of Washington. The show is at 3:30 p.m. in the Ballenger Creek Elementary cafeteria. Afterward, a brief program will acknowledge students receiving special merit for their investigations or research.

For more information, call 301-696-6852.

Veterans Day breakfast

The Linganore High School NJROTC is hosting a Veterans Day breakfast from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday in recognition of the men and women who have served our country.

Reservations are required. Call Natalie Evans at 240-236-7831.

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