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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, September 25 - October 1, 1998 - 47 SCHOOL EDUCATION Bob Bowden photo William Gibson, president of the Rehoboth Beach Kiwanis Club, presents a check in the amount of $500 to Cape Henlopen High School band member Chris Meyers, as fellow band mem- ber Emily Bishoff and Barry Eli, band director, look on, before the Viking football game on Fri- day, Sept. 18. The band will put the money toward its trip to London, England, where it has been invited to perform in the New Year's Day ParadeA variety of fundraisers are being held to pay for the trip, including a benefit concert at Lewes Senior Center on Sunday, Sept. 27. Cape High band inches toward trip goal as community efforts continue Cape District menus The Cape Henlopen Music Boosters continue to raise funds for the trip to London to perform in the New Year's Day Parade. So far, they have raised $169,282 of the $350,750 needed to send the band overseas. A number of fundraisers are being held in the near future. The Lewes Senior Center will sponsor a concert in support of Cape Hen- lopcn High School's projected trip at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27, at the center in Lewes, located near Nas- sau Park. Students from the chorus and band will participate in the con- cert. Vocal solos will be sung by Amanda Ruth, Chris Meyers, Tara McCredie, Holly Gordon, Casey Ewart and Emily Bishoff. Abigail Webster will play a flute solo and a flute duet will be played by Robin Raynor and Jennifer Ger- hard. Kate Monroe and Avni Gohel will perform an oboe duet. A trumpet duet will be played by Ryan Beebe and Ben Tang. A violin solo will be played by Rahul Sukumar, with his brother Shawn Sukumar as accompanist. Jeremy Edler will play a flugel horn solo. Piano soloists will be Barbara Allen and Chris Meyers. Accompaniments will be provided by Barry Eli and Gene Yenni. The public is invited to attend. The cost of the concert is $5 and light refreshments will be served after the performance. All funds collected by the center will go to the Cape High School musical organizations in support of their trip to England. Call the center at 645-9293 for more information. Many restaurants are pitching in as well, donating proceeds from meals on certain nights to the cause. They include McDonald's at Midway - $1 from every Value Continued on page 48 SAT improvement course offered at Cape High soon A six-week Scholastic Aptitude Test improvement course has been scheduled at Cape Henlopen High School to prepare students for the Nov. 7 SAT I. Classes will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on six evenings, beginning Thursday, Oct. 15, and will take place at the high school. The classes will conclude Wednesday,. Nov. 4. The course features complete math and verbal content review, instruction in the Test of Standard Written English, test-taking strategies and techniques, and practice on actual SATs. Classes are small in order to provide individualized attention by trained teachers. No tapes are used. Tuition is $109 for Cape stu- dents;-$125 for all others. All books and materials will be pro- vided. Students may register at any time. For more information and a complete schedule of classes, interested students and parents may contact Kathy Barto of the Cape Henlopen guidance depart- ment at 645-7898. The course is being co-spon- sored by the school and Horizons Education Services, a nonprofit organization serving school and educators in Delaware, New Jer- sey, MarYland and Virginia. The Cape Henlopen School District Menu for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2 includes the following: Elementary and middle schools: Monday, Sept. 28 - Wafer steak on a bun, cheese dog or sandwich choice; choice of two sides, including broccoli bites, tomato and shred- ded lettuce, diced peaches, orange or apple juice. Tuesday, Sept. 29 - Chicken patty on bun, fish sandwich or sandwich choice; choice of two sides, including creamy macaroni and cheese, sea- soned green beans, juice bar, fresh fruit, orange or apple juice and milk. Wednesday, Sept. 30 - Spaghetti with meat sauce, Italian dunkers or sandwich choice; choice of two sides, including lettuce salad with tora- to wedge, diced pears, fresh fruit, orange or apple juice. Meal includes bread sticks. Thursday, Oct. 1 - No menu available. Friday, Oct. 2 - No menu available. The Cape Henlopen School District Menu for the week of March 30- I How Clinton holds up under school code of conduct It's social studies time in my class and I have to teach the school code of conduct. My sixth- graders have heard it all before. There are 38 pages of small print that is difficult to read. What to do? (Teachers face this dilemma all the time. We have to teach a par- ticular topic. The question is how to make it interesting.) Boldly I jump in. Okay, stu- dents! Let's look at the code of conduct for our school and see how President Clin'ton's recent behavior would hold up under this type of regulation. (Ah, now there's an angle!) Remember, if you violate a school law, there are consequences. Disruption of class - behavior that produces distractions, friction or disturbances that interfere with the normal function of the teacher, the students, the class or the school. I can see the students pon- dering this point. Stacy raises her hand. She tells me Clinton hasn't disrupted class, but his behavior has caused our country to be very distracted. Does that count? Yes, disrupting an entire, nation does count! I think about the stock mar- ket, the.legislature, diplomacy. Not stopping to explain, I forge ahead. Clinton earns his first vio- lation and is subject to a Level A SCHOOL JOURNAL Diane Albanese action, a verbal reprimand. I'm thinking that David Letterman, Jay Leno and the talk show circuit have already taken care of this consequence. Disobedience and defiance - refusal to comply with a directive given by school personnel. The class is still, pensive. Was Clinton disobedient? Would your mama consider it disobedient if you lied? What about lying to the entire nation? OK, check. Clinton receives his second violation, and is at Level B, after school deten- tion, restitution and referral to a counselor. I'm thinking the coun- seling would probably do him some real good. Jnsolenee - to use bold, rude or disrespectful insulting remarks or actions. Without ever mentioning the specific actions that Clinton did commit, we all agree this is a definite violation. He should receive a Level C, one-day in- school detention with parent noti- fication. He seems to be serving his detention as a captive in the Oval Office. And pity his poor mother who is probably rolling over in grave. Provoking a fight - inciting persons to become enraged in a physical dispute. Clinton certainly has the Congress fighting, but maybe not physically. He has the citizens of this country debating his worthiness to govern us. The students are beginning to see the gravity of this situation. Intimidations/threats against persons - bullying or threatening through words, gestures or actions. Well, Billy boy, we'll let you off the hook here. We really couldn't say for sure, although I'll bet Betty Curry has an interesting story to tell. Possession/use of tobacco products - Remember, he didn't inhale? But that was a long time ago. We stick with the current infractions. Cheating - to be dishonest or deceptive in order to obtain advan- tage or gain for oneself or another student. Ouch! Painful expres= sions on student faces. Yes, Bill's affair with Monica and subsequent lying constitutes cheating on his wife, his daughter, the country. Violation! He receives a three- day suspension with parent con- ference and referral to alternative placement. Does this mean he needs to pack up and move out of the Oval Office? Would the citi- zens of this country like to place him somewhere else? Well...(Are you understanding just how much fun teaching social studies can be?) Obscene language, materials, gestures, to use lewd, disgusting, offensive or repulsiv e language, materials or gestures. Violation? Check! We've lost track of the number and the level. Ken Starr's grand jury investigation, the press and the Internet have delivered too much information about the presi- dent. While there is little discus- sion now, the students are thoughtful, somber, dreary, medi- tative. Lying - intentional distortion of the facts. Violation? Check! Con- sequence, expulsion hearing. Giv- en the information that we have, would we expel President Clinton from our school? Yes, students agreed. It's time to go, get coun- seling, move out of the White House and into an alternative placement. What is an alternative placement for a former president of the United States? That's next week's lesson. Diane Saienni Albanese is a parent and a teacher in both the Cape Henlopen School District and at Del awareTech in George- town. ,