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Briefly: Resource group for special education formed The Cape Henlopen High School special education depart- . ment will develop a special inter- est and resource group for parents with special needs. The group is made up of par- ents, special educators, a school psychologist and administrative personnel and will be meeting throughout the school year to ad- dress topics pertaining to meeting the needs of identified students at the high school. Resource personnel from other agencies throughout Sussex County will be involved in vari- ous meetings and all parents of special needs students are invited to contact Sherri Cook, Dale Eck- rote or Mary Furbush at the high school, 645-7711, for more infor- mation. Spanish class for preschoolers offered Academic Pursuits Inc., a non- profit tutorial organization, will begin a six-week preschool age introductory Spanish class on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Child- care Development Center at Delaware Technical & Communi- ty College. For more information or to reg- ister, call Mariann Wilcox, execu- tive director, at 684-5041 or email academicpursuits @juno.com. School names sailing toward nautical theme The Naming Committee from Cape Henlopen School District has narrowed a list of proposed names for two new middle schools to two dozen. The committee is leaning to- ward nautical words in keeping with the Cape Henlopen theme, said Camilla Conlon, school board president. "These kind of words go with our history," said Conlon. "For example, 'Schooner' has been suggested for the new Milton Middle School on Rt. 5. A schooner is used in the towns masthead and in fact, the town used to build them." Additional names considered include Beacon, Broadkill, Clip- per, Coastal, Inland Bay and Mar- Rime. Mo/e than 200 names were submitted by students and parents. Committee members will research each word based on its history to the area, according to Conlon. The final two selections, one for each new middle school, will be pre- sented to the public for comments by February. HOB saddles up for reading rodeo H.O. Brittingham conducts its annual Reading Rodeo, Nov. 21. Staff and students are encouraged to rustle up traditional Western style clothing including boo!s, jeans, bandannas and even cow- boy hats. Students will complete "Wanted" posters of a favorite sto- ry:character to bedisplayed throughout school. Epwo00h Christian to sponsor fruit sale Epworth Christian School in Laurel will sponsor its annual fruit sale through Nov. 15. Orders are now being taken for navel oranges at $14 per 20-lb. case, red ruby grapefruit at $13 per case, or a combination of the two at$13 per case. Also available is a combination of 12 oranges and 12 grapefruits for $20 per . case. Fruit can be ordered through students, staff members or by call- ing the story at 875-4488. Deliv- ery will be in December, in time for Christmas. Reinert appointed to Sylvan Learning post Sylvan Learning Center recent- ly named Cathy Reinert as progress manager for its Salis- bury, Berlin and Pocomoke (Md.) centers. Reinert administers assess- ments, analyzes test results and oversees instructional progress. A native of Glassboro, N.J., Reinert has a bachelor's degree in early childhood and elementary educa- tion from Cabrini College. She has more than four years' experience as a Sylvan instructor and completed the Sylvan director of education training last month at Sylvan University in Baltimore. Cape high band, chorus k hold annual fruit sale The Cape Henlopen High School Band and Chorus are hold- ing their annual fruit sale, featur- ing fresh oranges and grapefruit from Indian River Groves in Florida. They will be offered in cartons of a single type of fruit or mixed. Orders must be placed by Nov. 15 by contacting any band or cho- rus student or Linda Beebe at 645- 5260, or Nina Hazzard at 227- 1685. The fruit will be delivered Dec. 11. Spanish classes on tap at.Sussex Tech Sussex Tech's adult division is offering courses in conversational Spanish. The emphasis will be on correct pronunciation of basic vocabulary in everyday conversations. Dia- logues for travel and other practi- cal uses will be taught. The class is geared toward those who never studied Spanish, and will be struc- tured as a listening and speaking class. The class will be offered in two parts, and will be held Mondays beginning in January. For more information, call Sus- sex Teeh at 856-9035 or visit www.SussexTechTraining.net. More information will be avail- able in a brochure to be published in mid,November .......... gPl G' lid, ili]l'-l. 2 ,q 2 .01 A call to the deep at Cape High This wasn't a typical long dlstanee call Students at Cape Henlopen High School have been tracking University of Delaware (UD) scientists on a month-long expedition via a specially designed web site. Bob Lawrence's ninth-grade Honors Physical Science class had the opportunity to speak with scientists, Nov. 8, aboard the research vessel Atlantis and the submersible Alvin off the coast of Costa Riea. The class also prepared a large Styrofoam cup with Cape's logo and filled it with individually decorated Styrofoam peanuts for UD chief scientist Dr. Craig Cary to take to the bottom of the ocean. Lawrence said the entire experience has been a great learning experience. "Students will design their own deep sea creatures with the adaptations needed at that lev. el," he said. Students from 500 schools nationwide participat. ed in "Mission to the Abyss." Shown (l-r) Travis Dorman asked scientists how Alvin is equipped to capture and secure Hve specimens while Nat Gaffney pondered the next question. Lewes student returns from European internship Jane Coursey of Lewes recently returned from a summer intern- ship in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands. Coursey, a computer information systems student at Delaware Tech's Owens campus, was one of only six students se- lected from a nationwide pool of more than 100 applicants. Course), was assigned to work in the information technology services department of General Electric's plastics division. She gained valuable hands-on work experience in her field and en- joyed the opportunity to work and live in a multicultural environ- ment. Having to make presenta- tions to management personnel improved her public speaking confidence. The company provided the in- terns with housing, transportation, and health insurance and also sponsored a variety of extra-cur- ricular activities. Coursey traveled extensively in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany and also visit$.d London and Paris. "I enjoyed learning about the ar- chitecture and history of each country," Coursey said, "as well as sampling new and exotic cuisines." Dutch and Belgian chocolates were a special favorite, she added. :,)e 91?lrtunity to learn about lanitma M Jane Coursey is pictured in her travels around the Netherland other cultures was of great bene- fit, said Coursey. "Working around people who speak a different language and have different customs, beliefs, and ways of doing things was an everyday challenge," she said "But now, more than ever, I am going to strive for a position with an international company after I grad00.': , Partners Continued from page 60 are doing and provide much need- ed funding to make our jobs more effective," she said. McDonald's and James Messick are sponsoring Davis' class this year. "I'm grate- ful to them and to the PTO for put- ring this program together." Stenger noted that the program now has 24 partners. "We were able to provide incentive funds to every classroom, special educa- tion, the deaf program, reading project and art and music. The response to this program has been very positive bat the 24 individu- als and businesses who con- tributed this year need to hear from us that we alpreciate their financial support and their will- ingness to help. They need to hear from us in a financial way. When you shop and you have a choice of stores, go to an H.O.B./PTO spon- sor. Your money will be well spent and will cycle back into the com- munity - this I guarantee," Stenger said. Discover Bank's Helen Maloney is not only coordinating Discover's Partner Project, she is also signing up employees to help with H.O.B's mentoring project, a program in need of people power. Milton's Family Practices Dr. Julie Dolman, who is new to the area, was pleased to be able to participate in the program. Happy Harry's Kim Johnson expressed her pleasure with the program in a recent visit to the school, and Mark Davidson, president of Design Consultant Group was another partner who recently toured H.O.B. with principal Wayne Whaley. Karen Kelly, executive director of the Milton Chamber of Commerce, Kate Johnson of Mike Castle's office, Tanya Reed of McDonald's, Deborah Manll of County Bank and Tony Sposato of Sposato Landscape Company also partici- pated in the tour. Each business stopped by to see their sponsored classroom and were congratulated by Whaley, who expressed his personal appreciation. Stenger, representing Shamrock Farms Par 3, a new golf course in the area, has partnered with a physical edu- cation class. The FrO is also sponsoring two classrooms this year. Other partners in the program include C and J Hauling and Paving, Federal Street Financial Services, Sussex County Council with special thanks to Lyn Rogers, Short Funeral Services, O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, Grotto Pizza, Milton Lions Club, Goff's Great Valu, Patrick and Lynne Maloy, Milton Service Center and Rogers Sign Company. "This is a win-win-win pro- gram," Stenger said. 'q'he teach- ers win by getting additional incentive money. The school wins because we believe incentives work to increase student body motivation." For more information on the program, call program oordina- tor Lynne Maloy at 684-1.505.