Aug. 7, 2002
The public comment period on proposed revisions to the policy on parental involvement has been extended by the Policy Committee of the Board of Education to allow for greater parent and community input, and to take into consideration the implications of the new federal legislation known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Under the revised Policy ABC, Parental Involvement, schools and parents would work together to develop and implement statements on shared responsibilities, such as the educational objectives for children. Schools also would be encouraged to develop more effective two-way communication, partnerships, and opportunities for volunteering, training and shared decision-making.
The revised policy is available at http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/info/press/DraftPolicyABC.pdf. Individuals who wish to comment should respond in writing by Sept. 6, 2002. All responses should be sent to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850.
College-bound high school students who want to take the ACT Assessment on Sept. 28 must register by Aug. 23. The late registration postmark deadline is Sept. 6, but an extra fee is required. Students can get registration packets from their high school counselors or online at www.act.org.
Free immunizations are available for children 18 and younger at the following locations:
v The Piccard Drive Health Center, 1335 Piccard Drive in Rockville (Lower Level); Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Call 240-777-3987.
v School Health Services, 4910 Macon Road in Rockville; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8:30 a.m.-noon. For children ages 5-18. Call 301-468-4529.
v Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Drive (Emergency Department) in Rockville; first Saturday of each month from 9-11 a.m. Call 301-279-6051.
The following Potomac residents received dean’s list honors from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. for the spring 2002 semester: Daniel Eastman Green (School of Arts and Science); Frank Hanchong Lee (School of Arts and Science); and Michael Christopher Bono (high honors from the School of Engineering). Dean’s list honors are earned by achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or above, and high honors are achieved with a grade point average of 3.5 or above. The following students of Potomac graduated from Vanderbilt University and received a bachelor’s degree in 2002: Ashley Erin Fields, economics, mathematics; Daniel Eastman Green, English; and Stephen Edward Wieker, economics.
The following students graduated from the University of Rochester during the spring 2002 semester: Julie Reinitz of Potomac, a Winston Churchill High grad, with a bachelor’s degree in history; Shino Shimoji of Potomac, with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry; and Michelle Becker of Potomac, a Winston Churchill High grad, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and brain and cognitive sciences.
Hillary Claire Boguski of Potomac has been named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2002 semester at the University of Maryland. Boguski is a 2001 graduate of Walt Whitman High School.
Daniel Corno of Bethesda and Peter Carlson of Potomac have been named to the dean’s list at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. Each of the students achieved at least a 3.45 semester grade point average out of a possible 4.0.
This summer, teens between the ages of 15 and 19, are helping to build an artificial arm at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. Others are working at local high-tech companies on projects such as conducting tissue culture experiments in a biomedical lab and creating a speech recognition program for a robotic vehicle.
Local students participating include:
Ici Li, 16, a junior this fall at Wootton High, taking intro to Java and an internship at JHU School of Medicine working on ULSI Chip Tracking research and experimentation; Gavin Kanger, 17, a senior this fall at Wootton High, taking Models for Life class and working at the JHU School of Medicine to make advanced surgery tools; and Stephanie Reinhold, 17, a senior this fall at Winston Churchill High, taking the Models for Life biomedical engineering class and hands-on work at the JHU School of Medicine in Baltimore once a week in the lab making advanced surgery tools.
Ronit Zeman of Potomac has been named to the honors list for the spring 2002 semester at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N. J. with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.