Archive for Wednesday, March 15, 2000

News in brief

March 15, 2000

Roberts, Emery are citizens of the week

Lindsey Roberts and Josh Emery have been selected as citizens of the week at Baldwin Elementary School.

Roberts, 7, is in Carolyn Stansberry's first-grade class. She is the daughter of Randy and Brenda and has one sibling, Shelby, and a dog-named Baylee. Her friends include Michaela, Morgan, Christy and Allison. She collects trolls and enjoys riding bikes and swimming.

Emery is the son of LeAnna Emery and Chico Velasquez and has one sister, Rebecca. He is 8 years old and in Shirley Wright's second grade. He lists his friends as Sam F., Brian L., Quinton and Levi. His hobbies are playing with friends and collecting Pokemon cards.

Mobile Screening Van offers on-site service

The Via Christi Mobile Screening van will be at the USD 348 district office parking lot from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The van will be screening for breast cancer and also the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test. There is a cost for each. Via Christi will file insurance for you, bring your insurance card. Depending on your personal coverage and deductibles, this service may or may not be covered. The van is ACR accredited and FDA certified.

Call Julie at 594-7425 to schedule an appointment or for information.

Ives Chapel UMW meets today for luncheon

The Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet today for a noon covered dish luncheon in Fellowship Hall of the church. Leone Twichell is hostess. The general meeting and program will follow. The Lenten program, "Who Touched Me?" will be led by Avis Hobson.

American Legion/Auxiliary celebrate birthday

The American Legion and Auxiliary will be celebrating their birthdays at 7 tonight with a potluck supper at the American Legion. Everyone is invited to attend.

Annunciation Catholic Church hosts Irish stew dinner

An Irish Stew dinner will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Annunciation Catholic Church in Baldwin City. The menu includes beef stew, biscuits, and homemade pie.

This event is sponsored by the Annunciation Altar Society. Admission is by donation. The church is located 1/3 mile north of Baldwin City on County Road 1055.

Play Bingo on St. Patrick's Day

Play Bingo on St. Patrick's Day with the Baldwin City Jaycees from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Rebekah Lodge, 816 High Street, Baldwin City.

Help the Baldwin City Chapter of the Jaycees bring back the community fireworks display by having fun, sharing fellowship, and making a small donation to our concession stand. Soda and snacks will be available.

There will be a special prize for the most creative "Wearing of the Green." For information call Tammy Leslie at 594-6935.

Rural Water District No. 4 sets Tuesday meeting

Rural Water District No. 4, Douglas County will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of the district office.

Workshop allows 4-H'ers to learn, improve judging skills

Over 50 4-H'ers from Douglas County will participate in a judging contest workshop Saturday. The clinic is designed to give 4-H members an opportunity to learn new skills and to continue building evaluation, prioritizing, and decision- making abilities. The event will be from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Lawrence High School.

The afternoon begins with a keynote presentation by Steve Fisher. Fisher, a State 4-H Specialist in Manhattan, will discuss benefits of participation in judging contests and share general information common to all contest areas. Following the opening session, participants can choose from among 17 different breakout sessions offered. The breakout sessions highlight various subjects available as 4-H judging contests. Participants will select three hour-long sessions to attend. The sessions will be facilitated by local and area volunteers, who are current or previous judging team members and coaches. A meal will conclude the afternoon activities.

The workshop is free of charge and open to all 4-H members, parents, and volunteers. The clinic is co-sponsored by the Douglas County 4-H Foundation and K-State Research and Extension Douglas County. For more information, contact the Douglas County Extension Office at 843-7058.

BJHS vocalists earn superior ratings

Fourteen Baldwin Junior High School vocal music students participated in the Washburn University Music Festival in Topeka on Saturday.

Receiving a II, or excellent rating, were Emily Combest, Jackie Robertson, Sheila Zook, and Lesley Haeffner. Earning a I, or superior rating, were Karrie Potter, Angie Bacon, Lindsay Gastelum, Lacy Chauvin, Kalie Harris, Katy Frerking, Kelli Harris, Kari Garrison, Jena Dick, and Kara Tompkins. Becky Dick and Jodie Eldridge, vocal music instructor accompanied the vocalists.

Science Fair winners abound at Marion Springs

The 2000 Douglas County Science Fair winners have been announced.

Receiving awards from Marion Springs Elementary School were Taylor Ausherman, Jenny Broyles, Jacob Burke, the kindergarten class, Amanda Cone, Tyler Green, Nathan Growcock, Kaleb Horne, Karley Kile, Avery Kinkaid, Zachary Kinkaid, Derek Lederer, Tess Lyons, Jessie McDaniels, Jenny McGee, Caleb Molby, Jessica Otto, Abbimanyu Sandal, Ashley Tucker, Sam Wilson, Donnell Thomas, Jamey Albers, Landon Ausherman, Shawn Rowland, Ann Marie Ragan, Jessica Barnes and Kerby Joe Flory.

The Vinland Elementary Science Fair was Tuesday in the Tiger's Den. To help celebrate science the Vinland PTO sponsored a fun evening with a Live Owl presentation by Wildcare, a Molecule Model building, facepainting, trunks from the KU Natural History museum, Kansas mammals, geology and wildflowers.

Baldwin Elementary School had its science fair on March 2.

Pioneers 4-H Club is seeking help

The Pioneers 4-H club pet project members have set up donation boxes at the Baldwin City Market for the Lawrence Humane Society. A list of items is provided there and cash donations are also needed and accepted. Please help the unfortunate animals.

Auxiliary seeks support for Girls State program

The American Legion Auxiliary is asking any business or organizations who would like to make monetary donations to help support Girls State to please contact Barbara Caruthers at 594-6614.

Sunflower Girls State is not a camp. It is a participation school in local, county, and state government through various activities. There is very little free time. It is not all work, but is not all play. There are no applications to complete. Girls State participates are selected from an interview process. Girls State can be an excellent, challenging, and moving experience. Friendships are developed that will last a lifetime.

Baldwin Bird Club sets March meeting

The March meeting of the Baldwin Bird Club will begin at 7:30 p.m. March 22 in the multipurpose room of the Baldwin Elementary School located at 7th and Chapel.

A short business meeting will be followed by a computer presentation entitled "Images of Bolivia and Peru," given by Janet Hill. Hill has traveled to a variety of locations and habitats in Bolivia and Peru since 1997. She is a Technology Integration Specialist with Apple Computer and works with school systems throughout the Midwest.

The presentation will be highlights of several bird watching adventures that she has made to these countries. Her talk will be a multimedia computer presentation that includes movie clips, digital images, and virtual reality presentations of some of the areas visited. Hill is an excellent photographer and presenter and promises to provide an educational and very entertaining opportunity. The public is invited. Please come join in for an exciting presentation on the plants, animals and cultures of these South American countries.

Palmyra 4-H Club lists its news

The monthly meeting of the Palmyra 4-H Club was called to order on March 1. Roll call was "What team do you think will win the Final Four?"

It was voted on to divide $150 between the campers that are going to Rock Springs this summer. Cassidy Burkhart led in singing Bingo. There will be a woodworking meeting at 7 p.m. on April 10 at Steve Krysztof's house for all members in woodworking.

The Douglas County Food Fare will be on April 8 in Building 21. Sherry Stanley had a sheep meeting after the regular meeting. There was a steer weigh-in at the Douglas County Fairgrounds starting at 9 a.m. on March 11 and again on March 13.

For the program Jessica Hoehn did an illustrated talk on how to clip a goat's hooves, Emily Hoehn did project on her rabbit, Brianna Krysztof did a demonstration on how to make a Milky Mint Milk Shake, and Conner and Braxton Nottingham and Wesley Callahan sang two songs that they presented at club days. Wesley Callahan also played a number on the piano.

Clean up, set-up and refreshments were served by the Crawford, Elder and Emery families. The next meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at Ives Chapel Church. The Goff, Hitchcock, and Pringle families will be in charge of set-up, clean-up and refreshments. Matthew and Emily James, Jenna Brumm and Cassidy Burkhart will present the program.

Pioneer 4-H Club tours fire department

The February meeting of the Pioneer 4-H club was at the Baldwin Fire Department. Club council chairman Jennifer Tallman called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered by "What is your favorite sport?"

Larry Wilson, community leader presented the club their Club Charter Certificate. He announced that there would be a judging clinic March 8 at the Lawrence High School and that the project leaders are responsible for coming up with ideas for their group for the club mini fair in June. It will be at the Wilson's.

The pet project group announced that they would be placing a box that the public can place items in for the Lawrence Humane Society at the Baldwin City Market. The Citizenship group announced that they are going to participate in the "Relay for Life," April 29 at the Baker track and that it is open to anyone who would like to do it.

Courtney Harris gave a demonstration on "Sand Art Brownies." After the meeting the club was taken on a tour of the Baldwin City Fire Department which the 4-H'ers enjoyed. The next month's meeting will be at the Lawrence Wastewater Treatment Plant at 6 p.m. March 27.

Governor honors certified teachers

Nationally certified teachers and certification candidates from Kansas were honored during a reception with Governor Bill Graves on Tuesday in Topeka.

Representatives from Emporia State University, including President Kay Schallenkamp and Dr. Leo Pauls, executive director of the Jones Institute for Educational Excellence, were in attendance. The Jones Institute is the site of the Great Plains Center for National Teacher Certification.

National Board Certification is a way for the teaching profession to recognize highly accomplished teaching practice. A certificate awarded by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) attests that a teacher has been judged by his or her peers as one who meets high and rigorous professional standards. He or she has demonstrated the ability, in a variety of settings, to make sound professional judgments about students' best interests and to act effectively on those judgments.

The Jones Institute's association with NBPTS began in 1992 when ESU received a $94,611, two-year grant from the National Board to serve as a field-test site to help NBPTS launch a voluntary, advanced teacher certification system. As one of 27 field-test sites across the nation, the Jones Institute worked to publicize the activities of NBPTS and assisted with a survey of teachers in Kansas. During the second year of the grant, the Jones Institute worked to publicize the activities of NBPTS and assisted with a survey of teachers in Kansas. During the second year of the grant, the Jones Institute worked with 25 teachers from eastern Kansas and Nebraska to test assessments in two certification fields that were developed to measure what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do in the areas of Early Adolescence/English Language Arts, and Early Adolescence.

In August of 1994, the Jones Institute, with the approval of the Kansas Board of Regents, was awarded a second, one-year grant for $80,000 to field-test a third certification field, Middle Childhood/Generalist, during the 1994-95 academic year. Thirty-four teachers from across Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska completed the process through the support program offered by the Jones Institute. Eleven of those candidates (nine from Kansas and two from Missouri) achieved National Board Certification, giving ESU one of the highest passing rates in the country for the Middle Childhood/Generalist certificate.

In 1996, the Great Plains Center for National Teacher Certification was established in the Jones Institute. The center has continued and expanded the program of professional support for teachers seeking National Board Certification that was developed during the 1993-94 and 1994-95 field tests at ESU.

Susan McCollum, Baldwin City, is a NBPTS certified teacher in Kansas.

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