Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Poolesville High School seeks post-prom volunteers

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Poolesville High School’s Post Prom Committee is looking for volunteers to help put on the annual event.

The group needs both coordinators to help organize the event and people to help at post prom itself, which is scheduled from 1-5 a.m. May 17 at the school, located at 17501 W. Willard Road.

Needed are clean-up, security and volunteer coordinators, two clean-up helpers, two fundraising helpers and as many chaperones, check-in attendants and decorators as possible.

This year’s theme is ‘‘Passport to the World 2008,” and the event will feature a Texas hold ‘em tournament, moonbounce, climbing wall, temporary tattoos and refreshments.

For more information, contact Tim Brown at or 301-972-8733 or visit⁄group⁄phspostprom.

Honor a Watkins Mill staffer

The Watkins Mill High School PTSA is seeking nominations for its Bell Awards.

Parents, students and faculty members can nominate a member of the school’s faculty or staff who has been exceptional in volunteering their time and talent to help an individual reach their goal or making the school a better place.

Bell Awards for outstanding faculty and staff are due to the PTSA by April 11.

Nominations can be submitted to the PTSA mailbox at Watkins Mill High School (Attn: Bell Awards) or e-mailed to Debbie Ashcom at Or contact Ashcom at 301-330-6380.


Two Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School students were recognized for their entries to the county’s Reflections contest.

Tej Patnaik received an Award of Merit in Literature for his essay.

Brianna Braswell received an Award of Excellence in Literature for her poem entitled ‘‘I Can Make A Difference By . . .” Her poem placed second in the state of Maryland.

Tej and Brianna will be recognized at the County Awards Ceremony in April, and Brianna will represent the school and the county at the Maryland PTA Awards Assembly later this spring.

Shahzeb Asim, a student at Kingsview Middle School in Germantown, Michael P. Morris, a student at Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown, and Chandler P. MacLaren, a student at Montgomery Village Middle School are semifinalists in the Maryland Geographic Bee.

The Maryland State Geographic Bee is Friday at the Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville.

Enrollment fair planned

Montgomery College is hosting an enrollment fair and open house at its Rockville Campus from 1-3 p.m. on April 12 in the Theatre Arts Arena, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville.

To register, send an e-mail to with the full names of those who will be attending. For more information, call Maria Davidson at 240-567-5039.

Concert for the environment

Students at Thornton Friends School in Silver Spring are hosting a concert on April 18 from 6-11 p.m. to benefit two local environmental organizations: The Monarch Effect, which educates people about butterflies, and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, which is dedicated to fighting global warming.

The concert was planned by students and will be held at the site of Thornton’s Middle School, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, at 10309 New Hampshire Ave., in Silver Spring. Event-goers can sample vegan food and hear music by Kamikaze Stunt Devils, Mad Brenda and teachers Libby Edwards and Layne Garrett.

Faculty and parents will chaperone. Cost is $5. Contact Barbara Wille at 301-384-6672 or

Kindergarten orientation

Captain James E. Daly Jr. Elementary School in Germantown will host kindergarten orientation May 5 and May 6. Call 301-353-0939 for an appointment.

Send your School Notes by 10 a.m. Thursdays to Melissa A. Chadwick via e-mail at, by fax to 301-670-7183 or by mail to 9030 Comprint Court, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Photos will also be considered.