School Notes

School Notes

Aug. 28, 2002

A new MTV-style video aimed at teens has been released by the county to promote pedestrian safety. The video will be shown to all middle and high school students. In addition to the video, the Montgomery County Public Schools has created a Pedestrian Safety Work Group consisting of staff, principals, transportation officials, police, parent-teacher associations and student representatives to implement the recommendtions of the county Blue Ribbon Panel on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety. Visit and click on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety.

A Literacy Tutor Training Workshop-Orientation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. This free orientation instructs future volunteers how to teach adults to read, write and speak English. Knowledge of a foreign language is not necessary. Registration for workshops on Saturdays, Sept. 21 and 28, will take place at the orientation session. The $25 registration fee is due the night of the session to hold a place in the workshop. To register, call 301-942-9292.

A Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Potomac Library will be held at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Most hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks will be 50 cents. Call 301-983-4475.

The Jewish Social Service Agency offers a wide range of programs for children at its Rockville location, 6123 Montrose Road. Call 301-816-2633 to register:

“Girl Talk: Adjusting to Middle School” is for girls in grades 7-8. The program meets on Mondays in a supportive environment to discuss the stresses of middle school and improve social interaction skills. It runs from Sept. 23-Dec. 16. Grades 6-7 will meet from 5:15-6:15 p.m; grades 7-8 meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The fee is $55-65 per session.

“Social Skills Group” meets in small, age-appropriate groups where children who have difficulty in social situations learn and practice appropriate behaviors, such as initiating and maintaining conversation, problem solving, self-control, handling teasing, dealing with emotional problems and making friends. Groups organized by age and grade. Cost is $55-65/session.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Montgomery County Public Schools are holding an orientation session for Senior Adult Volunteers in Education on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 9:30 a.m.-noon. The session, held at the Holiday Park Senior Center on Ferrara Drive in Wheaton, will cover opportunities available within the county, including tutoring and classroom participation. Call 240-777-2610 to register.

Awards and


Mohan S. Krishna, son of Gopal A. and Glenda K. Krishna of Rockville, has been promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Air Force. Krishna is a flight commander assigned to the 343rd Reconnaissance Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb. A graduate of Woodward High School in Rockville, Krishna received his bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and earned a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in 2002.

Anne E. Mayer, daughter of Ethel and Garry Mayer of Rockville, received a $2,500 State of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency scholarship for the 2002-03 academic year. She achieved this award with a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, original research or a unique contribution to environmental science, an activity in a nonathletic extra-curricular organization, her ability to communicate and recommendations from faculty mentors.

A graduate of Richard Montgomery High School, Mayer is majoring in sociology and biology at Kenyon College in Ohio.

James Riviere, son of Adrienne Riviere of Bethesda has been awarded an Academic Achievement Award from the College of Wooster. The awards are presented on the basis of a student’s academic performance in high school, as well as their potential for future success. Riviere, a graduate of Saint Andrews Episcopal School, will enter Wooster this fall.

Jennifer Emma Kelley of Potomac, a sophomore at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania, has been named a tour guide for the Office of admission. Kelly is a graduate of Wootton High and is the daughter of Dr. Richard and Evelyn Kelley of Potomac.