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Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

April 23, 2008|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

Helping seniors



The Senior Referral Center helps senior citizens in Washington County find professional services.

The nonprofit organization has professionals providing a variety of senior services to the local area.

It serves the Tri-State area. If you would like someone to come to your club, meetings, organization, etc., and speak on meeting the needs of seniors, contact the referral center.

Go to www.srchagerstown.com for more information.

TOPS



The Smithsburg TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 462 meets Thursday at St. Paul's Methodist Church, 51 S. Main St., Smithsburg.

Weigh-in is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. with the meeting from 6 to 7 p.m.

For more Information, call Ola at 301-824-7650 or Dale at 301-416-0518.

Cascade Elementary



Some parents have asked about the early admission process.

To be eligible for consideration for early admission to prekindergarten, the child must be 4 years old by Dec. 31, and parents must complete an application form.

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Children who turn 4 by Sept. 1 will be given priority. Based on state guidelines, income determines eligibility for prekindergarten programs in Maryland. Other circumstances may also affect eligibility.

To be eligible for consideration for early admission to kindergarten, the child must be 5 years of age by Oct. 31. To begin the early admission process, parents/guardians must send a written request to the director of Student Services. The request should include the child's name, birth date, address, school attendance area and telephone number. The assessments will be scheduled and completed during the spring and summer.

To be eligible to be considered for early admission to first grade, the child must be 6 years old by Sept. 30.

To begin the early admission process, parents/guardians must send a written request to the director of Student Services. The request should include the child's name, birth date, address, school attendance area, and telephone number.

For more information, call 301-766-8066.

Smithsburg Middle



Spelling bee results for seventh grade:

Winner was Leah Davis; Runner-up was Larry Etter; Alternate was Sebastian Meid.

Geography bee results. The school-level competition of the National Geography Bee was held Jan. 3.

The top three winners were: third place, Kaitlyn Rea; second place,Corey Bryce; and the winner, Sam Keyser.

Congratulations to all on an excellent competition and good luck to Sam as he waits to hear the results of the qualifying test to see if he will compete in the state competition.

Other participants were Erin Cooley, Shane Fritts, Stefan Johannson, Abdul Latif, Emily Selfarth, Ashley Spinks and Kylie Stoup.

All-County Band: Congratulations to the following students who participated in All-County Middle School Band Concert on Feb. 2 at North Hagerstown High School:

Flute - Cassie Burk, Audrey Mancini; oboe - Jordan McNairn; clarinet - Allyson Bowers, Bryn Doubledee, Dori Potter; alto saxophone - Sandra Solberg; tenor sax - Cody Waltz; baritone sax - Willy Scrivener; trumpet - Ben Minnick, Devon Little, Austin Olson, Devon Stover; french horn - Rachel Redmond; trombone - Katelyn Green, Kyle Greenwood, Ben Rowe; tuba - Blake Partlow; percussion - Austin Knode.

Noteworthy



Call 301-331-5683, fax 301-582-3047, or e-mail DAMowennews@aol.com.

Thanks for this week's input.

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