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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos are encouraged.
The Bullis School presents its sixth annual musical revue, “Curtains Up!” April 10, 11 and 12. “Curtains Up!” features more than 40 performers in both solo and group song and dance performances. Highlighted numbers include Patsy Cline, the Beatles, the Monkees, James Taylor, Kool and the Gang, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Josh Groban. Music from Broadway musicals “Hairspray,” “Mama Mia” and “Grease” are part of the show, as well as a big disco section from the ‘70s. All performances are at 7 p.m. at the Blair Family Center for the Arts, the Bullis School, 10601 Falls Road, Potomac. Admission is free for students and seniors, $5 for adults. Call 301-299-8500 or the Arts Line at 301-634-3677.
The Harbor School, 7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, an independent day school for preschool through 2nd-grade, is celebrating 30 years of educating young children for life’s journey. Beginning in the fall of 2003, the school will introduce an afternoon preschool class for children 3 and 4 years of age. The class will meet Monday through Thursday 12:30-3:30 p.m. The program will continue the Harbor School’s creative experiential approach. The Harbor School hosts an Open House on April 23 at 10 a.m. Call Marti Jacobs, admission director at 301-365-1100, or see www.theharborschool.org.
Roshan Cultural Heritage Series for Artistic Excellence St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s new, formal art gallery on campus at 8804 Postoak Road, Potomac, features 14 works from Iranian and Iranian-American contemporary artists. The exhibit runs through April 23. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Potomac Elementary will be holding its Kindergarten Orientation on April 24 and 25, for children born before Nov. 30. Call 301-469-1042.
Montgomery County Public Schools holds the 2003 Kindergarten Orientation Program now through Friday, May 30. Special registration orientation and orientation programs are scheduled at elementary schools througout the county. Children who will be five years old on or before November 30, 2003 are eligible to begin kindergarten in August. Parents who are not certain which elementary school serves their area should call 301-379-3331 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday thorugh Friday.
“Mayfair” Join Bannockburn Elementary School, 6520 Dalroy Lane, Bethesda, for its annual “Mayfair” on Sunday, May 4, noon to 4 p.m. Offering fun for the young and young at heart, “Mayfair” features an old-fashioned sock hop, food, an obstacle course, used book sale and more. Admission is free, but games and food involve a reasonable charge. Call Michelle Parsky at 301-229-6054 or e-mail ChelleParsky@aol.com.
ASSE International Student Exchange is now accepting applications from host families for the 2003-04 academic year. By hosting a foreign exchange student from Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, you provide select exchange students with the opportunity to learn about this country by living as part of a family, attending high school, and sharing their own culture and language.
Couples, single parents and families without children are encouraged to apply. Call Chris Dubasak at 410-838-0470 or 800-677-2773.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Maryland qualifiers for the 2003 Geography Bee included area students Nitin Sukumar, a 7th-grader at The Bullis School; Daniel Velez-Lopez, an 8th-grader at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School; John F. Reim, a 7th-grader at The Heights School; J. Jennifer Kwong, a 7th-grader at Robert Frost Middle School and Rey Mashayekhi, a 7th-grader at Herbert Hoover Middle School.
Daniella Apfel, daughter of Dov and Sharon Margolis Apfel of Potomac, is a first-year recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship at Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y. Dean’s Scholarships are awarded to entering first-year and transfer students and recognize outstanding academic achievement. Apfel, a 2002 graduate of Churchill High School, was also named to the dean’s list for the fall 2002 semester at Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Daniel Bodansky of Potomac was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2002 semester in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. Bodansky is a freshman majoring in television-radio-film.
Lindsay L. Clayton, daughter of David and Lauretta Clayton, was cited for outstanding achievement in Economics during the fall 2002 term at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.
Juliana Cole, daughter of Timothy and M. Judith Cole of Potomac, participated in the Richmond Symphony Chorus and Richmond Symphony Orchestra Concert on Feb. 15 at Civic Hall Performing Arts Center in Richmond, Ind. Cole, a sophomore at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., is a member of Earlham’s Concert Choir, which joined Richmond’s Symphony Chorus and Symphony Orchestra to perform Orff’s “Carmina Burana” and Braham’s “Schicksalslied” under the direction of Dan Graves.
Shaina N. Elias, daughter of Irene and Jonathan Elias of Potomac, has been named to the fall 2002 dean’s list at the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
Gabriel Taylor Garfinkle of Potomac was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2002 semester at Connecticut College in New London, Conn.
The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2002 semester in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
Scott Faller of Potomac, a senior majoring in information management and technology.
Adam Landsman of Potomac, a junior majoring in information management and technology.
The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2002 semester in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
Christine Chaykowski of Potomac, a junior majoring in speech communication.
Jacquelyn Jouvenal of Potomac, a junior majoring in illustration.
Kate Siegelbaum of Potomac, a junior majoring in drama.
Amy Welsh of Potomac, a freshman majoring in environmental design.
The following students were selected to receive an award as part of the Syracuse University Senior Scholarship Program for the 2002-03 academic year. The program recognizes outstanding students in their final year at the university. To be eligible, students must consistently attain dean’s list status during their first three years at Syracuse.
Aaron Brodsky of Potomac, a senior in the School of Management and S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, received the Barnard and Pat Flaxman Scholarship.
Scott Faller of Potomac, a senior in the School of Information Studies and School of Management, received the Carnation Endowed Scholarship.
The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2002 semester at the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
Sandra Palestine of Potomac, a senior majoring in psychology.
Melinda Rubenstein of Potomac, a senior majoring in psychology.
Andrew Shin of Potomac, a junior majoring in policy studies.
Mallory Silberman of Potomac, a freshman majoring in international relations.
The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2002 semester at Emory College in Atlanta, Ga.
Micheal Gadbaw of Potomac, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Michael Gadbaw.
Matthew Rubinoff of Potomac, son of Edward Rubinoff and Laura Rubinoff.
Leigh Friedman of Potomac, daughter of Howard William Friedman and Laurie Pearl Friedman.