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36 - CAPE GAZET'FE, Friday, Degnan Continued from page 35 play. As they dart across America gathering resources, they learn that little Rhode Island can pro- duce the unlikely combination of grapes and coal while Oregon pro- vides an equally strange mix of gold and oil Sharp said that her students love the game, and they have quickly progressed from the level of col- lecting only one resource in each state to finding states that contain two of the needed resources. The teacher said that they are moving so fast in their grasp of the game, they will soon be up to the level that sends them on a quest for three resources. "They love it; everyone is al- ways ready to play," she said. "They are starting to remember where they have seen resources before, and they are getting good at plotting a path that pulls in points with those resources." Electronic trails As they finish their 10 moves, teams give a "thumbs-up" sign. The first team to finish a round gets to make the first trip to the keyboard and monitor to electron- ically trace their travels. Moving from state to state, the points that they earned for sites and resources are calculated on a large screen that the entire class can observe. In their quest for beef and or- anges, Team 1 is a leader in this round as they pile up 97 points. They even ended up in Arizona which produces both resources. The students in Sharp's class who are all benefiting from the Degnan Technology Fund are Joshua Rips, Terrence Deshields, Andrea Arrequin, Jenny Larri- more, Richie Smith, Shawn Wel- don, Violetta Parker, Charlie Jones, Jason Wyatt, Jessica Evans, Bernard Miller, Justin Uffelman, April 4- April 10, 1997 Jason Heisler, Latory Gibbs, Noah McCahe, Jonathan Wise and Jen- nifer Sechrist. Fund furnishes tools This will be the second year that the Degnan Fund brings advanced and expanded educational tech- nology into the Milton schools. Included with the National Inspir- er used by the fourth graders are such learning tools as Print Shop Deluxe and Claris Works text- book for the Milton Middle School computer lab and an LTV- Pro television-computer link that allows a seventh grade teacher to use a large screen television screen to present a computer pro- gram to an entire class at one time. A presentation tool purchased for the middle school media center gives teacher Kathy Lindemer the opportunity to demonstrate such techniques as conducting a word ,search in a computerized encyclo- pedia. Lindemer said she is using the tool to demonstrate other search features of the computerized en- cyclopedia and soon will have the capability to conduct Internet demonstration using the tool. "Not only has it helped our stu- dents see computer programs on a large screen monitor, it has al- lowed me to grow professionally," Lindermer said. "Thanks again for helping me grow. In return, I hope to help our students grow." This year's fund recipients are H.O. Brittingham, $1,000 toward the school's computer lab; Linde- mer, $415 to purchase a printer and CD ROM drive for the media center; Melissa Wilkerson, $229 to purchase a memory upgrade for the Power Mac in the middle school computer lab and Mary Degnan, $60 to purchase two Ap- ple External Video Connectors to link two more computers to televi- sions. For information on the Bill Degnan Technology Fund, call Mary Degnan, 684-8516. Jen Ellingsworth photo Shields dishes up spaghetti dinner for Computer drive Richard Shields Elementary School Principal Peg Horton serves five-year-old Sarah Par- tridge at the school's spaghetti dinner on Monday, March 21. The event was a part of Shield's computer fund drive, an ongoing endeavor sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Technology Committee to upgrade and overhaul the school's computer system. State police set Parent Awareness Seminars in Sussex The Delaware State Police will present a Parent Awareness Semi- nar in three sessions during the month of April. The program will be held at Indian River High School on Wednesday evenings, beginning April 9 and ending April 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The seminar, which is open to all parents with children in Sussex County schools, will provide par- ticipants with information on drug ticipants will learn about drug abuse prevention. Session I, on identification, drug trends among April 9, will feature workshops teens, signs and symptoms of drug and information on various state police prevention programs, in- eluding Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), Gang Resis- tance Education and Training (GREAT), School Resource Offi- cers (SRO) and Community Polic- ing. In Sssion II on April 16, par- use and drug treatment. This part of the seminar will focus on ille- gal drug use among teens. In the final session April 23, parents will learn effective communication skills with which to teach children about the dangers of illegal drug USe. Every Kid deserves a week of Summer Camp Saturday April 5th l Oa.m.- 2p.m. 105 Church Street Sussex Family YlViCA RehobothBeach 227-8018 What in the World is Going On? in Lewes Robert Hammond talks to Lewes Middle School students about boating safety during the school's Science Alliance "What in the World?" program March 11. The program brings individuals with science backgrounds in to talk to children about what kids of jobs are available in their respective fields. Listening to Hammond, from left, are Chad Britting- ham, Chad Travis (standing), Nathan Morris, Shane Fleming and Joe Mesquita.