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44 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 17- October 23, 1997 SCHOOL & EDUCATION Professional actor shares stage talent with Cape Thespians Above, Academy Award nominee Bruce Davison gives Cape High students some tips on the acting profession. He stressed to the students that wherever they continue their education, they should always remember to have some other trade to fall back on in the eventuality that their acting careers never take flight. At right, senior Mike Williamson asks Davison a question during the session. The thespians are in rehearsal for "The Crucible" which they perform on the Little Theatre stage Nov. 5-8. Davison's experience inlcud- es his appearance in the film version of the Henry Miller play. Academy Award nominee actor Bruce Davison worked with the Cape Henlopen High School Thespians cast of "'The Crucible" on Monday. Oct. 13. Davison and his wife, fellow- actor Lisa Pelikan, are frequent visitors to the Cape Region, as her parents live in the Rehoboth Beach area. They are interested in bringing summer Equity theater. using actors from Hollywood and Broadway, to the area. According to Helen Pelikan, Lisa's mother, a committee is working on bringing summer Equity theater, using actors from Hollywood and Broadway, to the Cape Region. These efforts are being termed the Henlopen The- Angle Moon photos ater Project and an announcement on future plans will be made on Monday, Dec. 8. Cape High drama teacher Chris King, who is directing the Thespi- ans' play, along with Aleta Thompson and Jacob Norfleet, invited Davison to give his insights to the student-actors, as they rehearse for their Nov. 5-8 performances of "The Crucible." Davison was last seen on the New York stage in A.R. Gurney's "The Cocktail Hour" and in "Richard III." Broadway produc- tions include Los Angeles Drama Critic awards in "The Normal Heart" and "Streamers." Other Broadway productions to his cred- it are "To Kill a Mockingbird," "A Life in the Theatre" and "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial," directed by Henry Fonda. His films include "Longtime Companion," for which he Actor Bruce Davison tells Cape Henlopen High School Thespians to get to know their roles during a question and answer session held in the Little Theatre on Oct. 13. received an Academy Award nomination and numerous other awards. He appeared in the movie version of "The Crucible" and his his performance in "Short Cuts," earned a Golden Globe Award. Other film credits include"Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog," "Six Degrees of Separation," and the cult classic ,Willard." Upcoming films are "Apt Pupil" and Dreamworks' "Paulie." Television films include "Live from Death Row!," "Sum- mer of My German Soldier," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "The Gathering," and "The Lathe of Heaven." Davison also starred in "Harry and the Hendersons" and will be seen this fall on Show- time's "Color of Justice." The 20th ahnual Parent Adviso- ry Conference will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center in Rehoboth Beach. This year's theme is "It's Opportunity Time - Parents You Are the Needed Tools in Educa- tion." The conference is a state- wide event sponsored by the Delaware State Parent Advisory Council (PAC), a group composed of representatives from all school districts in the state. The confer- ence will feature several work- shops that participants may choose to attend. Session I will include the fol- lowing workshops: "Title 4 (drugs)/House Bill 85" -Participants will learn the signs of drug use and where to go for help. "Neglected and Delinquent Students" - Learn to teach children how to communicate with their parents. "Parent Involvement Policies" - Find out what rights parents have in school. "Compacts" - A contract with a plan of action for parents, stu- dents and school. "Testing Assessment" - Understanding how children are promoted. In Session II, the following Cape Henl03en School District menus Cape homecoming festivities slated Cape Henlopen High School homecoming festivities will begin with a parade on Friday, Oct. 17. The parade will start at the town dock on Pilottown Road and contin- ue down Savannah Road to the high school. The Cape Henlopen Vikings football team will square of in a game against the Polytech Pan- thers at 7:30 p.m. A homecoming queen will be crowned during the halftime cere- monies. Cape's homecoming dance, "Paradise," will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, in the school's cafeteria, from 8 to 11:30 p.m. workshops will be offered: "Resolving Student Conflict" Understanding the effect of peer pressure for students. "Even Start" - Learn tech- niques to teach your children to learn. "Special Education (IEP-Indi- vidual Education Plan) and Due Process" - How children are labeled and placed in special edu- cation classes, and what to do if a child's need is not met. "Diversity in Our School" - How do schools take care of every culture? "Understanding Technology" - Working with computers to under- stand the advantages and disad- vantages of the Interact. Community leaders Mildred Rivera, CiparianClemente and Bruce Orr will be the keynote speakers during breakfast and lunch. Two free buses will be provided for transportation to and from Rehoboth. One bus stops at two locations in Wilmington and then at the Dover Mall; the other will stop in Bridgeville and George- town. Each district in the state will receive information about this conference for distribution. The cost to attend is $25, which includes breakfast and lunch. The conference is open to all parents and school staff members. For more information, those in the Cape Henlopen district should contact O.D. Basinski at 645- 6686. For bus reservations, call Bill Weiss, president of Delaware State PAC at 302-325-1756. Non- profit organizations that wish to be a vendor at this conference are also invited to contact Weiss. The Cape Henlopen School District Menu for the week of Oct. 20-24 includes: Elementary and middle schools: Monday, Oct. 20 - Hot dog on a roll, meatball sub or sandwich choice; choice of two sides, including baked beans, sauerkraut, coleslaw, fresh fruit, applesauce, orange or apple juice. Tuesday, Oct. 21 -cheeseburger on bun or pizza; choice of two sides, including french fries, California blend veggies, peach cobbler, fresh fruit, orange or apple juice. Wednesday, Oct. 22 - Breakfast at noon, sausage patty or sandwich choice; choice of two sides, including french toast sticks, hash brown, fresh fruit, orange or apple juice. Thursday, Oct. 23 - Meat taco, burrito or sandwich choice; choice of two sides, including corn, spanish rice, lettuce/tomato, churro, orange or apple juice. Friday, OCt. 24 - Chicken surprise, pizza or sandwich choice; choice of two sides, including tossed salad, pasta salad, pineapple chunks, fresh fruit, orange or apple juice. Annual Parent Advisory Conference set for Rehoboth Nov. 15