Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

March 18, 2009|By DARYLENE MOWEN

Old Forge students collect coupons for troops

During the month of February, Old Forge Elementary participated in the Overseas Coupon Program, which provides military families with manufacturers' coupons to be used in military commissaries.

Old Forge collected $18,606.35 worth of coupons. Mary Ann Robertson's second-grade class, which collected $4,030.22 in coupons, was the winning classroom. It was the third consecutive time Robertson's class won first place. The students are Sydney Pryor, Connor Mazenko, Austin Linn, Abigail McDougal, Lindsey Pague, Hope Kemmerer, Kara Poole, Riley Hamm, Valerie Burk, Josie Blickenstaff, Matthew Claggett, Kiheam Armagost, Kayla Hegbe, Makyah Baker, Katie McCracken, Blaine Davis, Chance Parfitt, Sydney Scott, Ericka Martin, John Kalons and Zachary Brown.

Cascade Elementary

The students are completing two days of MSA (Maryland State Assessment) testing for reading and math in grades three, four and five. The tests will continue March 24 and 25.

The school wil hold its 11th annual PTA auction Friday, April 3.


Smithsburg High School

Calendar for this week:

Today - Meet the spring teams, 6:15 p.m.; March 19 - FBLA meeting, 3:30 p.m.; spaghetti dinner, 5 p.m.; spring musical, 7:30 p.m.; March 20 - Spring musical, 7:30 p.m.; March 21 - Spring musical, 7:30 p.m.; March 24 - Creative Arts Night, 7 to 9 p.m. in the library.

FFA to meet

FFA will meet Tuesday, March 31, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. The FFA will be selling geraniums; remember the FFA for your gardening needs this spring.

Robinwood Players

Hagerstown Community College's Robinwood Players Theater Club will perform "An Evening of One Acts" Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in HCC's Kepler Theater.

The production consists of three student-directed, one-act plays, including "Nasty Things, Murders," a murder mystery; "The Guys," a drama about 9/11; and "Sure Thing," a comedy about the endless possibilities that exist in relationships.

Tickets cost $7 each and will be sold at the door. HCC students and staff are admitted for free. All shows are made possible through arrangements with Samuel French and Dramatists Play Services Inc. For more information, e-mail

Show choir to perform

Hagerstown Community College's Show Choir, The Superlatives, will perform a free concert Sunday, April 5, at 3 p.m. in HCC's Kepler Theater.

The show will feature a variety of musical favorites from all genres, including classic rock, disco, swing and bluegrass.

The show is open to the public and is suitable for children. For more information, contact HCC Show Choir Director Korby Sanders at

Spring classes

This spring, Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering three courses on insurance licensing. The first course, "Maryland Property and Casualty Insurance Licensing," is offered on Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., from March 20 through May 8. This course includes 54 hours of live classroom instruction and 42 hours of self-study. Taught by HCC instructor Carol McClain, the course will discuss the basic principles of property and casual insurance, as well as Maryland regulations. Students are required to sign an affidavit that they completed the self-study hours before receiving a certificate of completion. Attendance is mandatory and students must attend all 54 hours of live classroom work in order to receive certificate of completion. Cost is $399.

  • The second course, "Maryland Life and Health Insurance Pre-Licensing," is offered on Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:10 p.m., from May 15 through June 26. This 60-hour class incorporates 40 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of self-study and provides students with the knowledge needed to pass the Maryland State Insurance Exam, which is required to obtain a life and health insurance license. Discussion topics include the basics of life and health insurance, including insurance contracts, underwriting, contract terminology, estate planning, pre-need burial plans, individual and group plans, retirement plans, Medicare and Social Security benefits, long term health care insurance plans, Maryland insurance laws, income tax considerations, and more. Cost is $299.

  • The third class, "Maryland Title Producer Pre-Licensing Course," is offered on Mondays, from 5:30 to 8:45 p.m., from June 1 through June 29. Provided by MODA Systems, Inc., this course prepares the attendee for the Maryland Licensing Examination needed to become a Maryland Title Producer. Discussion topics include the history of title insurance, a review of title policy, as well as state and federal laws. This course includes 16 hours of classroom instruction, as well as 14 hours of self-study. Cost is $300.

    All courses are held at HCC's Valley Mall Center. For more information or to register, go to or call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

    Share your news

    Call 301-331-5683, Fax 301-582-3047, or e-mail Thanks for this week's input.

The Herald-Mail Articles