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52 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 10 - April 16, 1998 Weldin on dean's list at High Point University Lindsay Naylor Weldin, a sophomore majoring in business/econom- ics, has been named to the dean's list at High Point University, High Point, N.C. Weldin, of Rehoboth Beach, is the daughter of Fred and Peggy Weldin. To be eligible for inclusion on the dean's list, a student must complete 12 semester hours and earn a 3.5 (or above) grade point average. are coming/ We'll help you keep up/ Teachers and administrators from the Laurel, Woodbridge and Cape Henlopen school dis- tricts attended the first "Mentoring Program Gala" at Laurel Middle School on March 19. Cape participants are (back row, l-r) John Hulse, Joanne Reihm, Terry Kopple, Dusty Shock- ley, Dawn Quigley and Pattie Jo Mock; (middle row) George Schenck, Sue Lore, Jackie Shock- ley, Ann Smith, Lois Johnston, Liz Roncone, Jerry Alexander and John Kreitzer, (front row) Charlene Morrow, Paula Beebe, Gail Mack, Susan Frederick, Maymar Annette, Gail Daisey, Dana Orton, Dale Eckrote, Debbie Holzapfel, Jean Johnson and Milt Graves. Cape district mentoring program strong; 35 participants attend gala By Susan Frederick Thirty-five teachers and admin- istrators from the Cape district joined peers from Laurel and Woodbridge in a "Mentoring Pro- gram Gala" held at the Laurel Middle School on March 19. The event capped a year's worth of work on the part of participants in each district's mentoring pro- gram. "I think the idea (for the gala) actually came from George Schenck," said Cape head mentor Joanne Reihm of the Milton Mid- dle School. "Then it became a combined effort on the part of the head mentors from all three dis- tricts." Schenck is personnel di- rector of the Cape district, and his wife, Linda, is principal of the Laurel Middle School, which hosted the event. Begun by Delaware Supervisor of Certification Dr. Bill Barkley four years ago, the Delaware school mentoring program aims to pair veteran teachers with first- year employees within the district for on the job training in topics ranging from school routines to classroom management and com- munity relations. Reihm, along with fellow Cape head mentors John Hulse of the Sussex Consor- tium and Terry Kopple of the Lewes Middle School, attended a weeklong workshop last summer at the University of Delaware. The trio then developed a program of monthly after-school seminars and the opportunity for in-house observations, which drew about 75 participants within the Cape district this year. "It's gotten better every year," said Reihm. "The best part of this year's program was the opportuni- ty for observations between the mentors and the mentees and the opportunity for new employees to go to observe other teachers, too." "In the future, mentoring will probably be part of certification," added Reihm. "The ideal would be to match up people at grade and content level for sharing of ideas.This year we've had people travel between schools to see what others who teach the same subject are doing in their classrooms. I think that's been a valuable expe- rience for them." New school of the arts families looking to share transportation Parents who live in the Cape Region and whose children are consider- ing attending the Southern Delaware School of Arts, are asked to call 644-0747, and press 1 to leave a message for Donna DeKuyper. A core group of parents are interested in sharing ideas regarding transportation alternatives. --CENTER -- 645-0407 Open 7 Days A Week Rt. 1, Midway Shopping Center, Rehoboth Beach, DE New Cardiovascular Room New equipment Trainers on site Career Continued from page 51 fected some traditional jobs. "Ca- reers in engineering have really changed with the advent of com- puters and computer-controlled machinery," Hicks said. "There's a lot of higb-tech equipment and machinery out there - firms need specially trained people to run it and will pay salaries for workers who have the right skills and abil- ities." Hicks, who has more than 20 years experience in engineering, owns a manufacturing business and holds seven patents for prod- ucts in such diverse areas as high- pressure pump technology, de- salinization equipment and even windsurfer rigging. "Students can find out about a variety of careers and opportuni- ties in engineering - manufactur- ing, drafting, civil and architectur- al, and water/wastewater treat- ment. People coming into these fields have to be able to think fast and operate sophisticated software equipment and machinery, and there's a nationwide shortage of well-trained workers. The possi- bilities for a challenging career are great," Hicks noted. Each two-hour evening session in the Career Exploration series will allow participants to experi- ence the reality of the work and to have their questions answered by people in the profession. Hands- on activities in various sessions include learning basic care skills of nursing, designing a dream house on a computer, discovering strategies for developing the sens- es, and even designing and ma- chining a brass candlestick to take home. Another aspect of the program, according to Alumni Coordinator Rhonda Tuman, will be the chance for students to "job shad- ow" an alumnus in the field, gain- ing firsthand knowledge of the du- ties and responsibilities associated with the career they are interested in. Job shadowing opportunities are provided by Owens Campus alumni and their employers; alum- ni who would like to be involved with the program can contact Tu- man at 856-5400, Ext. 204. "What we're trying to do," ex- plained Pat Carmine, director of corporate and community Pro- grams, "is to give individuals the opportunity to come in and take a quick look at the different career fields out there. These sessions can help them choose a field and learn what it takes to get where they want to be in that career." The cost for each session is $15. For more information or to regis- ter, call 856-5400, Ext. 226.