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<lst>The Potomac Almanac welcomes school news and events, as well as notes on the accomplishments of local students. Mail to 10220 River Road, Potomac, MD 20854, fax to 703-917-0991, or e-mail at almanac@connectionnewspapers.com. Photos are encouraged.

“Blast from the Past,” Winston Churchill High School's 13th annual rock music revue, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on April 19, 20, 26 and 27, and 2 p.m. on April 20 and 27. The theme of this year's show, "United We Rock," will highlight American music as well as honor America and its heroes. The musical numbers include songs from the 1950s, the disco period, country music and the Motown era. Tickets cost $10 and $15 and can be purchased in advance. Call 301-469-1243 or e-mail WCHStix@aol.com.

“Brigadoon,” by Lerner and Lowe, is the spring musical of Thomas S. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway in Rockville. Show dates are April 18, 20, 21, 26 and 27, at 7:30 p.m. A matinee will be held April 21 at 2 p.m. Reserved seats are $10; general admission is $6. Call 301-279-8582.

Spring Dance Concert presented by students at Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St. in Rockville. Show times are Friday-Saturday, April 26-27, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6-$8. Call 301-279-5301.

<lst>A community forum has been scheduled for April 11 for parent and community comment on the multiyear special-education staffing plan being developed for FY 03-06. The forum will be held at the auditorium of the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville, beginning at 7 p.m.

The school system's proposed special-education staffing plan is available online at http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/departments/specialed/resource.html Request a copy by phone at 301-279-3135.

Individuals planning to provide comments should register in advance by calling 301-279-3135. A written summary at the time of the oral presentation is requested.

Send written comments to Debra Berner, Department of Special Education, 850 Hungerford Drive, Room 208, Rockville, MD 20850. Statements can also be e-mailed to Debra_Berner@fc.mcps.k12.md.us.

“Communicating Success to Children” is a workshop offered by the YMCA Bethesda Youth Services at Ayrlawn YMCA Program Center. The course will help participants develop skills such as listening and communication, maintaining effective consequences, structuring choices, ending power struggles and training children to be responsible. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. for six weeks beginning April 18. The fee is $15 and covers registration and materials. Call to register at 301-229-1347.

Awards or achievements:

The following students have been named to the dean's list at the University of Rochester in New York for the fall 2001 semester: Andrew Vayanis of Potomac, a freshman and graduate of Georgetown Preparatory School; Amy Reinitz, a junior majoring in psychology and a graduate of Winston Churchill High School; Jonathan Smith of Potomac, a sophomore in biological science/biochemistry and a graduate of St. Andrew's Episcopal School; and Laura Robinson of Potomac, a freshman majoring in political science and a graduate of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville.

Sarah Yonker, a junior Spanish major and graduate of Thomas S. Wootton High School, has been named to the dean's list at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.

Melissa Vicki Dorman of Potomac has been named to the dean's list at the University of Delaware for the fall 2001 semester. She achieved this honor with a grade point average of 3.33 or above. Dorman is a senior pursuing a degree in elementary education.