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34 - CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, January 10 - January 16, 1997 SCHOOL & EDUCATION Rehoboth Elementary holds Geography Bee competition The final round of the Rehoboth Elementary School competition for the 1997 National Geog- raphy Bee was held Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Rehoboth Elementary School. Students from grades 4-8 participated in the competition. Fifth grader Betsy Hicks (on left) was school winner. Hicks is now eligible to win the grand prize of a $25,000 scholarship at the national competition in Washington, D.C. on May 27-28. Other finalists were (l-r): Fifth grader Kristen Matthews (runner-up), fourth grader Ian Hert- zod, sixth grader Will Allen and fifth grader Brian Lee. The geography bee is sponsored by Sylvan Learning Centers, which provide supplemental education services to students at all skill levels. The bee is held annually at schools across the U.S. and in the five U.S. territories, as well as in Dept. of Defense Dependents Schools. Delaware Music School seeking string players for Preston Student Orchestra It's time for the Delaware Music School to start recruiting new Pre- ston Memorial/DMS Student String Orchestra members of all ages by reminding you of the won- derful opportunities this ensemble provides - and fun as well. Southern Delaware string musi- cians have little opportunity to meet their peers who have similar musical interests and expertise. DMS String Orchestra members also gain valuable experience in front of audiences and learn classi- cal, folk and popular ensemble compositions. There's a $20 second semester fee for DMS students and a $35 fee for non-DMS students. Those who have completed at least the equivalent of Suzuki Book II and can read music can be part of this performing ensemble of friends who rehearse twice a month on Wednesdays, arriving and setting up at 4:45 p.m. and rehearsing from 5 to 6 p.m. in Milford begin- ning Wednesday, Feb. 5. Practice will also be held in Dover beginning Wednesday, Feb. Cape School District menus U of D A new center at the University of Delaware will assist Delaware's K-12 mathematics and science teachers throughout the state as they face the challenge of helping their students meet new state stan- dards in both curriculum content and pupil performance. The Mathematics and Science Education Resource Center is part of a more general commitment by the University to strengthen its partnership with the state in sup- port of public education. "The University wants to do its part," Provost Mel Sehiavelli said, "to help Delaware's schools pre- pare for the new standards in sci- ence and mathematics and to pro- vide assistance to Delaware's math, science resource teachers." This year, the development of the new canter will be overseen by the deans of the colleges of Arts and Science, Education, Human Resources and Urban Affairs and Public Policy, but it is anticipated that next year it will be adminis- tered in the proposed new college formed by the reorganization of the colleges of Education, Human Resources and Urban Affairs and Public Policy. Beyond its college affiliation, the center will coordi- nate with mathematics and science specialists throughout the Univer- sity. Kathleen Hollowell, the acting director of secondary mathemat- ics-in-service programs, will be 12, with set up at 5:45 p.m. and rehearsal from 6 to 7 p.m. Those joining up will participate in the annual spring tour of schools and community centers, which have included perfor- mances on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The grand finale concert will take place at the Performath- on on Saturday, May 17 at the Milford Memorial Hospital Fair. Everyone is also invited on a field trip to hear the Dover Symphony. Anyone interested is urged to call DMS at 422-2043. center opens reassigned to the new center and serve as its director and key resource person in mathematics. Barbara Duch, currently a teach- ing consultant in the University's Center for Teaching Effective- ness, Will serve as interim associ- ate director and key resource per- son in science. Through the new center, Delaware teachers will have access year-round to the latest cur- ricular materials, the latest soft- ware and technology and the latest assessment tools, as well as to expertise in all these areas. Profes- sional development programs will be scheduled so that teachers can attend easily (some will be held in public schools) and will be Continued on page 35 Cape Henlopen High announces evening guidance office hours The Cape Henlopen High School guidance department will resume Wednesday evening office hours in an effort to accommodate students and parents who may have difficulty scheduling a con- ference during the school day. Counselors will be available from 4 to 7 p.m., in accordance with the schedule below. There will be two special infor- mation nights. Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 7-9 p.m. will be Course Selection Information night for students in grades eight through eleven and their parents. Wednes- day, March 5, will be Junior Infor- mation Night, for students in grade 11 and their parents. More information on each of these evenings will be forthcoming as they approach. The Wednesday evening sched- ule is as follows. Unless otherwise noted, hours are from 4 to 7 p.m.: Jan. 8 - Myers, Jan. 15 - Barto and Denver, Jan. 22 - Griffin, Jan. 29 - Course Selection Night - all counselors, Feb. 5 - Myers, Feb. 12 - Griffin, Feb. 19 - Barto and Den- ver, Feb. 26 - Myers, March 5 - Junior Information Night - all counselors, March 12 - Barto and Denver, March 19 - Myers, March 26 - Griffin, April 2 Spring Break, no evening office hours. April 9 - Myers, April 16 - Barto and Den- ver, April 23 - Griffin, April 30 - Griffin. Please call 645-7898 to sched- ule a conference. All seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend a financial aid workshop which will be held at Delaware Technical and Com- munity College, West Building from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the follow- ing dates: Thursday, Jan. 9, Wednesday, Jan.22, Thursday, Feb. 13, Tuesday, Feb. 25, Wednesday, March 12. READ-ALOUD volunteer training Jan. 16 Volunteers are needed for the READ-ALOUD Delaware reading sites. READ-ALOUD Delaware, a not-for-profit preschool literacy group, provides individuals the opportunity to read one-on-one to preschool age children in day care centers, shelters and Head Start programs. Reader training will be held Thursday, Jan. 16 at 10:30 a.m. in the conference room of Delaware National Bank, Delaware 1. For more information, call 856-2527. The Cape Henlopen School District Menu for the week of Jan. 13-17 includes: Shields, Rehoboth, H.O. Brittingham and Sussex Consortium Monday, Jan. 13 - Wafered steak on bun or pizza; broccoli, mixed fruit, juice, milk. Tuesday, Jan. 14 - Chicken patty on bun or egg roll with bread; fla- vored rice, California blend veggie, applesauce, juice, milk. Wednesday, Jan. 15- Spaghetti with meat sauce and bread stick or breaded chicken; salad with dressing, peas, cole slaw, fruit, milk. Thursday, Jan. 16 - Fish on bun or turkey or Italian sub; green beans, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, lettuce and tomato, diced peach- es, juice, milk. Friday, Jan. 17 - Pizza or sandwich choice; mixed veggies, diced pears, juice, milk. Lewes Middle, Milton Middle Monday, Jan. 13 - Wafered steak on bun, pizza or sandwich/sub choice; tomato and lettuce cup, sliced pineapple, juice, milk. Tuesday, Jan. 14 - Chicken patty on bun, hamburger on bun or sand- wieh/sub choice; hash browns, peas, applesauce, fruit juice; milk. Wednesday, Jan. 15 - Spaghetti with meat sauce and garlic bread, pizza or sandwich/sub choice; tossed salad with dressing, banana, juice, milk. Thursday, Jan. 16 - Chicken nuggets, nachos with cheese or sand- wich/sub choice; French fries, green beans, fruit, juice, milk. Friday, Jan. 17 - Cheeseburger on bun, pizza or sandwich/sub choice; broccoli salad, fruit choice, juice, milk. Cape Henlopen High School No menus available