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16 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 29 - September 4, 1997 Schools Continued from page 15 terior to be painted, said Menear. Three new teachers are occupying ihe freshly painted class- rooms at the school, and they are par- ticipating in the district' s teacher men- toring pro- gram. Lewes also MENEAR was able to increase its student mentor pro- gram, where students are paired with post- high school volunteers (usually college students) who work with students on a one-on- one basis. Menear said the school is also trying a new scheduling style that allows teachers to retain their individual planning time but also provides planning time for teaching teams. Wiring for the Interact was re- cently completed, and nearly every room in the building is equipped with the wiring, said Menear. who expects the system to become fully operational Sept. 9. She said that one of the teach- ing teams applied for a grant per- taining to communication and is technologically oriented. Elementary changes H.O. Brittingham Elemen- tary School, Janet Brand, prin- cipal - As with the rest ofthe Cape Henlopen School District, the school is embarking upon a new math program, and the facul- ty is in the staff development stage, with full implementation expected in the spring. Brand is excited about the Tit!e I reading rescue program and an enrichment program, whereby students rotate a couple of times a week among teachers to engage in high level problem solv- ing activities. H.O. Brit- tingham will also provide two district employees to work with BRAND students and their families in an effort to heighten parental involvement in their child's education, with stu- dents selected under the Title I program on the basis of greatest need. Brand is also happy to report that the library, cafeteria and spe- cial education wing of the build- ing are now air conditioned; play- ground improvements have been made, and the original stage cur- tains have been replaced. Shields Elementary School, Peg Horton, principal - Shields has implemented a "looping" pro- gram whereby a second grade teacher can move up 4o teach that same class in third grade. "The teachers already know their strong and weak points - they are more like a family and have a head start, as they don't have to spend time getting to know each other," Hor- ton said. She also mentioned the new math program, which provides a more "hands on" approach and us- es many manipulative learning tools. Several Shields teachers Callable Cot )orate Bonds i Furniture Re'storers, Inc. Finish Removal - Safely remove the existing finish using a modified hand-stripping method and prepare for stain application. Refinishing - Remove the existing finish, stain and adjust color, and apply a new finish to last for years. Restoring- Conserve an old and cherished piece. Repairs & Touch-Up - One year warranty on repairs. 110 New Road At the Lewes Ice Plant Lewes, Delaware 19958-957.3 Kieth A. Miller & Lewis W. Miles, Proprietors 302/645-9097 rues- sat. 8:30 to 4:30- Clo s and Mort. A Call Ahead Will Help Us Serve You Better Member, Lewes Chamber of Commerce and V'itor's Bureau, Inc. k traveled to California this summer for training in the new math pro- gram. Shields also boasts new stage curtains, a new outdoor garage which can be used for additional storage space, and the gym- nasium floor has been re- finished. This past year's com- puter fund drive also bore fruit, with the HORTON $28,000 raised resulting this week in sub- mitting a purchase order for 15 new computers. Now Shields will have 30 stations in the computer lab, with a computer also installed in each third grade classroom. Rehoboth Elementary School, Esthelda Selby, princi- pal - Selby, after a brief hiatus from the district, is returning as principal at the school where she be- gan her teach- ing career nearly 30 years ago as a playground aide, and is excited about once again SELBY working with children at Rehoboth Elementary Sohool. The pre-kindergartergfirst grade buiMing underkvent major renova- tions over the summer. According to Mary Walker, assistant princi- pal, cadets from Sussex Correc- tional Institution Boot Camp spent the majority of last Saturday re- turning the furniture to the build- ing that was cleared of asbestos over the summer. "They worked from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.," said Walker. "What would we do without these fine people helping us?" Other physical changes to Continued on page 17 *Yield effective 8/27/97. subject to availability. Yield and market value will fluctuate if sold prior to maturity. Call or stop by today. Member SIPC Anthony Egeln New Devon Inn 142 Second St.. Lewes 645-7710 Edward Jones Serving Individual Investors Since 1871 Over 14,400 Heads Served (Memorial Day to Labor Day '97) Thank Your 45 Lake Avenue Rehob0th Beach, DE 226-1407 Is your money working this hard? l Interest paid monthly l" Callable beginning 8/20/98 | AAA-rated by Standard and Poor's