ptsa bulletin - Dulaney High

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ptsa bulletin - Dulaney High
PTSA BULLETIN
DULANEY HIGH SCHOOL
December 2009
FROM THE PRESIDENT’S
DESK……..Terri Seitz Parrish
DECEMBER 2009
1 Meet the Coaches Auditorium 6:30 pm
BCPS Bd Ed Mtg Greenwood 7:30 pm
2 HELPS (Sexting) Ridgely MS 7-9pm
5 Junior Class Craft Fair Café. 10am-4 pm
SAT
7 Financial Aid Night Sate Café. 7-9 pm
Sports Boosters Mtg Library 7-8 pm
9 Grad Gala Comm Mtg Library 7-9 pm
10 Guitar & 9th Gr. Concert Aud 7:30 pm
11 Interims Distributed to Students
12 ACT
15 BCPS Bd Ed Mtg Greenwood 7:30 pm
16 Winter Concert Auditorium
17 Parent Teacher Conferences
23 Winter/Christmas Holiday begins at the
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end of the school day
JANUARY 2010
4 School Reopens
Sports Boosters Mtg Library 7-8 pm
5 HELPS Pinewood ES 7-9 pm
11 SIT Team Meeting Library 3-4:30 pm
12 BCPS Bd Ed Mtg Greenwood 7:30 pm
13 Grad Gala Comm Mtg Library 7-9 pm
Open Mic Night Amphitheater 6 pm
17 Guitar Benefit Sate Cafeteria 7 pm
18 Martin Luther King Day Schools Closed
21 PTSA Meeting Library 7-9 pm
Central Area Adv Council Mtg Carver HS
22-23 Cabaret Satellite Cafeteria 6:00 pm
23 SAT
26 College Info Night Auditorium 7:00 pm
BCPS Bd Ed Mtg Greenwood 7:30 pm
29 Professional Dev Day Schools Closed
‘Tis the Season! Does it seem like we have
been moving at a relentless pace since the start of
school? Now we check our calendar and see the
activities between Thanksgiving and the New
Year will require more hours than are available in
a day. Do not let the scheduling of holiday activities become mind-boggling. When the holidays finally arrive, parents,
teachers and students are equally appreciative and seem to welcome a respite from school-centered activities. However, before we take a breath,
it’s January – final college application deadlines for seniors, mid-year exams and winter sports and activities are in full swing. Take a moment,
slow down and enjoy the season and family gatherings. Communicate the
importance of good decision making with your young adult so we all have
a safe holiday.
For the Dulaney community, our school year is filled with opportunities to celebrate. We have many high school milestones, from turning sixteen and learning to drive, to graduation and career prospects. During our
students’ time at DHS, there are dances, academic milestones and cultural
& sporting events. Now more than ever, parents play an important role in
providing safe and appropriate outlets and messages for our youth, especially during their final years at home. Very soon our young adults will be
off to college or out in the world of employment. Under age drinking is an
issue that both high schools and colleges find a difficult matter. Now is
the time to help our students develop skills and a mature understanding
about this problem. Celebrations are an important part of life – kindly remember your responsibility in helping to keep them safe.
I would like to thank all of the parents and visitors who came to DHS
during American Education Week. We had many parents of incoming 8th
graders as well as private school families come to see the benefits of attending our high school. As I spent most of my day in the hospitality
room, the feedback from our visitors confirmed what most Dulaney families and students already know. High standards and rigor are a daily experience here at Dulaney High School, home of the Lion!
On behalf of your DHS PTSA Board, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a peaceful, safe and healthy holiday season.
Terri
443-275-1217
[email protected]
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Principal’s Report
Patrick S. McCusker
Dear Families,
Most of the staff knows that I enjoy quotes. In fact, I have a calendar that is fairly prophetic in offering quotes that deal with events in
our schoolhouse. Recently, a member of the staff shared with me a quote based on an old cliché, and I thought it was appropriate for
what I wanted to address in this month’s column:
“Don’t judge a book by the movie.”
We are about to enter the first extended break of the school year. And I imagine that our students will spend a good deal of time on
their computers, listening to music, and watching movies. Please encourage your children to also find time to read a book.
Some students read without prodding. I see them at the lunch table or even walking the halls during change of class with their noses in a
novel; however, many students need to be reintroduced to reading, especially reading for enjoyment. For some of these students computer programs and movies have replaced an activity they once loved when they were younger. How do you combat a reluctance to
read? For some, purchasing the book version of a movie is the trick. Many parents rejoiced over the Twilight series by Meyers because their children decided to read after seeing the movie. A simple visit to a bookstore may rekindle their interest, or you may want
to take them back to the library to renew an old account.
Finding the right reading material is always a challenge, but our new online Griffin newspaper has made it easier. Students and parents
may log on to the Arts and Entertainment section of the newspaper and watch students chat about the latest novel they have read and
why they liked the book. And as always, Mrs. Senft and the staff in library can provide lists of interesting titles, as well as new digital
titles that can be read on a computer, notebook, or ipod.
Unfortunately, many students’ routines do not include recreational reading, and that’s too bad. Reading is the most important technique
for increasing vocabulary, and we know that a broad vocabulary helps students understand and engage in meaningful discussions. Although there have been many changes to the SAT over the past decades, having an extensive vocabulary continues to be an asset on the
Critical Reading section.
Finally, I wish all of you a peaceful, safe holiday season. It is a pleasure to work in a wonderful school in a supportive community.
Enjoy the break. And read a book. We’ll be back at work on January 4.
The Griffin needs your old…
Got a cassette tape recorder collecting dust
on a shelf? The Griffin needs it! Our reporters could
use a tape recorder or two to get accurate quotes for
stories. If you’d like to donate one or donate money
toward the cost of one, please contact Griffin sponsor
Maria Hiaasen: [email protected]
The cost of newsprint has spiked! We also
welcome donations toward funding the printed version of our paper. Email Mrs. Hiaasen, or drop a
check to DHS in her mailbox in the front office.
Thank you.
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Dulaney Boys JV Soccer
Team takes County Title
October 22nd was a picture perfect night at Franklin High
School for a soccer championship game. The Dulaney players were hoping to cap their 8-1
season with a victory over rival Towson High. Team high
scorer O’Neal Magliozzi put the Lions on the scoreboard first
with just minutes to go in the first half. Magliozzi and Austin
Babcock each added another goal in the second half and with
exemplary defense, the Lions shut out the Generals 3 – 0 to win
the County Championship. Congratulations to the JV soccer
Guidance News
College Transcripts Processed for November 1 Priority Deadline
As of November 1, the school counseling department completed 1,033 transcript packages. The counselors would like to
recognize Mrs. Paradis, records clerk, for her tireless commitment in handling the volume of requests. For any upcoming
transcripts, please remind your senior to submit all requests at least two weeks prior to deadlines.
Financial Aid Workshop Reminder
Join us December 7 from 7-9 pm in the Satellite Cafeteria for an informative discussion on the financial aid process. This
program is always well-attended and especially helpful for those new to the financial aid scene.
First Quarter Progress
All counselors recommend that students work closely with individual teachers regarding academic issues. Frequently,
students admit that they have not approached teachers for help. We ask parents to encourage students to meet with
teachers before considering peer or outside tutoring
Did you receive a Blackboard Connect
email message from school on Wednesday November 18 at 10:30am? The message provided the link to click on to view
the DHS PTSA Newsletter!! Everyone
will receive the newsletter in the mail
through February 2010. After that we
will be sending the newsletter through
the mail to you if you have requested
it! THANKS View Newsletters at
dulaneyhs.bcps.org/ptsa
DULANEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
DIRECTORIES
The student directory was delivered to every student in their homerooms the second week of November. Thank you to Karen Flower for her data
input and organization in this project. Kindly remember that the information in the directory is
intended for use by students, parents and faculty
and is strictly NOT to be used for solicitation.
Your DHS PTSA hopes you appreciate receiving
and using your complimentary copy of the Dulaney High School Directory.
DULANEY PARENT’S BOOK CLUB
The first meeting of the Dulaney Parent's book club will be held on January
14 at Dulaney. (Snow date: January 28). At the request of the School
Safety Team, our first book will be: How to Raise a Drug Free Kid: The
Straight Dope for Parents by Joseph A. Califano. Please contact Ellen at
[email protected] if you plan to attend so we will know how much space
we need.
Ellen Talles, LCSW-C, BC-DMT
1107 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 208
Towson, MD 21204
410-878-7164/ fax: 410-878-7433
Psychotherapy/ Dance-Movement Therapy/Creativity
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STADIUM IMPROVEMENT FUNDRAISER
TURF PLUS
HELP BRING TURF PLUS OTHER IMPROVEMENTS TO
DULANEY’S STADIUM
DONATIONS:
TO:
DULANEY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS BOOSTERS CLUB, INC.
MAIL TO:
JETER ASSOCIATES
PO BOX 141
LUTHERVILLE, MD 21094
QUESTIONS:
SUE (JETER ’79) GRAMMER
410-828-8047
[email protected]
WEBSITE IN DEVELOPMENT, CHECK www.dulaneysports.net after December 1, 2009
LARGE DONATIONS WILL GET RECOGNITION VIA THANK YOU PLAQUES OR
BANNERS OR OTHER
Technology Education Update
The Technology Education Department at Dulaney High School will be undergoing some very important changes next year. We
kicked off our “Project Lead the Way” honors engineering program by offering one section of Introduction to Engineering Design this
year, and next year we will add two new courses, Principles of Engineering and Digital Electronics. Project Lead the Way is a rigorous nationally recognized program that has proven to be very successful in preparing high school students for the challenges of an undergraduate engineering program. Students can enroll in the Introduction to Engineering Course if they are in the ninth or tenth grade
and have had Algebra II. The five course sequence will also include Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Design. There is no
better way to prepare for an engineering degree and earn 12 college credits!
Have you ever had to do without heating or air conditioning? Next year we will offer the beginning course in Heating, Ventilation and
Air Conditioning (HVAC). The series will be 4 courses long and will lead to a certificate that can be used to apply for an apprenticeship in the highly lucrative field of HVAC. HVAC technicians are sought after highly throughout the country and earn very respectable wages.
Of course we will continue to offer our basic technology education credit in standard, honors and GT level along with our highly popular Televideo Production sequence and our Honors Network Administration and Design program. We also offer many advanced
courses in engineering that satisfy the Technology completer sequence.
For more information, please feel free to email Brian Bruneau at [email protected] for more information on any technology education program
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May 28, 2010
Goucher College
Thank you to all senior parents who have sent in donations for the Grad Gala! The Fundraising Committee has several upcoming events and we hope you will consider supporting our efforts to make the Grad Gala a safe and fun event for
our seniors. Look for our table at the DHS Craft Fair on December 5!
Please join us at our next meeting
Wednesday, December 9 at 7 p.m.!
Nancy Hesselbein, co-chair
[email protected]
Sue Naylor co-chair
[email protected]
Mary Bonner, Fundraising Chair
[email protected]
Eat Out & Support the Grad Gala!
Dulaney’s traditional after-prom event is an off-campus, alcohol- and drug-free party FREE to all seniors and
their guests. Dancing, games, food, music, and prizes make this a night to remember for everyone—even those
who don’t attend the prom. Each month this year, a different local business opens its doors to help Dulaney
raise funds for the Grad Gala. Please join us!
York
Tuesday, December 15, 3:00 - 9:00 pm: Boardwalk Fries in Cockeysville. Stop by after the track meet or
wrestling match, have dinner, and enter to win a Boardwalk-themed basket of fun. Their salads are highly recommended! 1050 York Road, (410) 667-0196.
Hope to see you there! For more information, check the Grad Gala website: http://dulaneyhs.bcps.org/
seniors/gradgala.html
It costs $9,000 per year to print and mail the monthly newsletter? That is roughly a third of
the PTSA budget!!! Soon, many of you will be receiving a link to the newsletter via the Dulaney H.S. email notification system. Please consider discontinuing your hard copy version
by filling out the form on page 14 of this newsletter. You will still be able to print out portions of the newsletter you find pertinent but you will help us safe money that we can then
pass on directly to student programs.
So...look for the notice from blackboard, check it out & let us know what you think!!!
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Congratulations
Senior
Scholars
Commended Students
2010 National Merit
Scholarship
Grace Arenas
Jennifer Bai
Brianne Cowan
Magdalena Csipo
Eric Dissinger
Hannah Faughn
Aara Feldscher
Eric Foard
Bryan Friia
Veer Gariwala
Sophia Gauthier
Stephen Gienow
John Grice
Kaitlynn Hillard
Elizabeth Keeney
Akihiro Ko
Henry McVeigh
Jessica Mok
Erin Murphy
Katherine Olsen
Karina Panyan
Joanna Para
Brian Phipps
Hannah Saunders
Andrew Shapiro
Melanie Sheridan
Shweta Shukla
Thomas Sless
Matt Wal
Andrew Waltz
Maryland
Distinguished
Scholars by category
Honorable Mention – Academic Achievement
Keertana Alur
Zachary Atkinson
Kevin Bashor
Chelsey Bush
Michael Chu
Brad Connoly
Edmund Cornin
Nathaniel Dordai
Sam Gelman
Timothy gough
Caelin Halligan
Amy Halligan
Alexandra Handzo
Kaitlynn Hillard
Abigayle Howatt
Emily Jay
Amelia Lovelace
Emily Lovelace
Yao Mo
Sydney Mock Myers
Erin Murphy
Ktherine Olsen
Mang Par
Grace Parrish
Julia Pfund
Sarah Ro
Hannah Saunders
Kathryn Schaeffer
Maria Schuler
Hannah Schultz
Andrew Shapiro
Melanie Sheridan
Christine Shultz
Rebecca Smith
Tiffany Vantzen
Aileen Vlk
Silas Wong
Jack Xu
Yadi Xu
Rachel Zuckerman
Honorable Mention – Vocal
Music
Katharine McClenny
Melanie Sheridan
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Honorable Mention – Visual Arts
Hannah Saunders
Kathryn Schaeffer
Honorable Mention – Drama
Lauran Schneider
Semifinalist – Academic Achievement
Jennifer Bai
Rachel Evans
Patrick Semesky
Shweta Shukla
Donna Xu
Finalist – Academic Achievement
Sophia Gauthier
2010 National Merit Scholarship
Program
Nathaniel Dordai
Rachel Evans
Danna Xu
Senior
Announcements
Yankee Candle order deliveries
will be beginning in the first few
weeks of December.
Cap & Gown Orders
On February 10th and 11th senior English classes will meet with representatives of National Recognition Products
to have their height and weight measurements
taken and to turn in order forms and money for
caps and gowns. Students should look for flyers
in their homerooms and online starting at the
beginning of February 2010.
Graduation Announcements
Please also note that seniors who
have yet to turn in their graduation
announcement orders to the representatives who were here
Thursday, November 12th can still
view the product catalog and order online. Mr.
Mike Phoebus is our Dulaney High School representative.
http://nrponline.com
DULANEY HIGH SCHOOL PTSA
GOALS 2009-2010
School Spirit
1. Continue working to improve school spirit by getting students involved
in all activities
2. Develop cooperation and interaction between all class levels
3. Expand student attendance at cultural and academic activities as well
as sporting events
4. Encourage school spirit into the middle schools
5. Bring attention to and increase enthusiasm for all extracurricular
activities
Communication
1. Make the PTSA more visible to DHS students and increase their
involvement
2. Communicate well and often to parents, faculty, students, and the
community through our newsletter, the internet, and connect-ed
3. Increase parent attendance at educational forums and other Dulaney
events
4. To provide better communication with non-English speaking families,
supply tools to translate communications within the school
community
Facilities
1. Increase awareness and continue improvement of physical access to
athletic fields
2. Continue improving buildings and grounds maintenance
3. Raise awareness of the beautification efforts of the PTSA
4. Continue all efforts to beautify and respect the school
Volunteerism
1. Increase volunteer numbers at school events
2. Coordinate with Key Club and the NHS to provide community outreach
within the local Dulaney community
3. Widen the circle of involvement in PTSA and school activities, in
particular to reflect our diverse student population
Have some free time? Like to volunteer?
The Library is looking for Parent Volunteers to help during school hours.
You would be working with the Librarians doing various tasks.
Please call the Dulaney High School Library at 410-887-7544.
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Focus & Just Drive
"Did you know that texting while driving can have a similar effect on reaction time as driving impaired with a Blood
Alcohol Count (BAC) of .16%? That is double the legal drinking limit. Did you know that nearly 32,000 inattentivedriving crashes occur every year on Maryland's roadways?" These are direct quotes from a video by John Kuo, MVA
Administrator. The video can be viewed on the following web site: Choose Safety for Life,
http://www.choosesafetyforlife.com/index.asp . As a result of these shocking facts, the following law was passed by the
State legislature last May.
New Texting Law Effective October 1, 2009:
Prohibits a person from using a text messaging device to write or send a text message while operating a motor vehicle in motion or in
the travel portion of the roadway; specifying exceptions for use of a global positioning system, or text messaging to contact a 9-1-1
system; etc. The Maryland law makes the activity a misdemeanor crime. A civil penalty will be imposed and a fine of not more than
$500.00 can be enforced if convicted.
Is distracted driving a serious issue? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
nearly 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involve some form of driver inattention within three seconds before the
event. Distractions come in three forms: physical, cognitive and mental. Anything that distracts a driver from the primary task of
operating a motor vehicle is unsafe. Some of the most unsafe behaviors while driving are talking on a cell phone, texting-whiledriving, holding lengthy/emotional conversations with other passengers, attending to children, reading newspapers or maps, using
technologies or smart cars, adjusting vehicle controls, personal grooming and eating. Even more disturbing, consider that if you take
your eyes off the road for just one (1) second while traveling at 65 mph, you will progress 100 feet without seeing where you are going! That is 1/3 of a football field! Source: http://www.choosesafetyforlife.com/focus.htm Maryland Safety Campaigns, MD State
New Law Changes Affecting MD Learners' Permit & Provisional License Holders Learner’s Permit Holders:
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Must hold the learner’s permit for at least nine (9) months before being eligible for a provisional license. The
nine (9) month period will be restarted should the person be convicted or granted probation before judgment
(PBJ) for a moving violation. *
• Must be at least age sixteen (16) years and six (6) months before being eligible for a provisional license after
holding the learner’s permit for the mandatory nine (9) months.
• Under the age of 16 must submit a completed Learner's Permit School Attendance Certification
form. This form must be validated by a school official or authorized home school coordinator prior to applying
for your permit. (Must have fewer than 10 Unexcused Absences from school).
*Please note that learner’s permit holders who have not obtained their provisional license by October 1, 2009 , WILL
BE required to hold their permit until they reach the new nine (9) month minimum. Provisional License Holders:
•
•
•
•
Must hold the provisional license for a minimum of eighteen (18) consecutive months without violation before
conversion to a full license. The eighteen (18) month period will be restarted for any convictions or PBJ’s for
moving violations or violations of license restrictions.
Cannot obtain a full license until they reach the age of eighteen (18).
Who are under age eighteen (18) are still prohibited from using a wireless communication device (including a cell
phone) while operating a motor vehicle, except when contacting 911 for an emergency. Violations may result in
a suspension of your driving privilege.
Under age eighteen (18) are still prohibited from transporting any passenger under age eighteen (18) for 151
days after the provisional license is issued. There is an exception for family members (spouse, daughter, son,
stepdaughter, stepson, sister, brother, stepsister, or stepbrother) and relatives living at the driver’s address. Violations may result in a suspension of your driving privilege.
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Speed Camera Slotted for Dulaney High
"Slow down, you move too fast." This may become the mantra of drivers in and around
Dulaney High in late winter or early spring. On October 9, the Baltimore County Police
Department included our school as one among 15 school sites to receive a speed camera. As of this month's news deadline, the exact location and start date of the camera is
still to be determined. According to Police Chief Jim Johnson, cameras may be placed anywhere within a half-mile radius
of the selected school.
In early September, the Baltimore County Council approved adoption of a new state law allowing counties to install speed
cameras within their jurisdictions. Baltimore County will permit the devices only in school and highway work zones. The
registered owner of a car clocked at speeds exceeding 12 mph or more above the posted speed limit, will receive a $40
ticket by mail. Posted limits around DHS range from 25 to 30 mph. Offending drivers would be traveling at 37 to 42 mph
or more.
The ticket will not appear on an individual's moving violation record, since the exact driver of the vehicle cannot be determined by the camera. Only the license plate is photographed. The devices are being used to enforce safe driving speeds
in and around schools to improve pedestrian safety and reduce accidents.
Encouraging results have just been recognized from speed camera placements in Montgomery County. According to the
"Getting There" column by Michael Dresser in the October 5, 2009 Baltimore Sun, "a report...(by) the Office of Legislative
Oversight found that speeding had been cut in half and collisions had fallen 28% over one year in school zones and
on residential streets where cameras have been deployed."
More importantly, the Montgomery County results have demonstrated that the cameras have
been successful at changing bad driving habits. The report found that "two-thirds of the
vehicles caught on camera between May 2007 and June 2009 made only one cameo appearance....as a result, the
amount of money generated by the cameras fell off precipitously over the course of a year." The number of tickets issued
in the same month a year ago fell by a whopping 78%! Most encouraging, the report indicated that the cameras helped
to reduce crashes resulting in injuries and fatalities---from 206 to 126, a drop of 39 percent. This is most likely due
to the slower speeds at which cars involved in collisions are traveling.
Here's hoping that the Dulaney speed camera will generate similar positive results. Look for details on the location and
start date. Ticket warnings will be issued for the first 30 days of camera operation. Time enough to alter your behavior, or
at least your driving route. Hope you are "feelin' groovy" already.
Inclement Weather -School closing? With winter approaching, we all need to be
aware of how to best access information in the event of a
possible school closure. When the superintendent decides it
is necessary to close any facility or school, the announcement will be made by local radio and television stations,
posted on the BCPS website and shown on Cable Channel 73.
Students and parents are advised to listen for this announcement and not call school or the Central Area offices.
Weather related closing information will also be available on
the automated information line 410-887-5555.
THANK YOU
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LION’S $HARE CAMPAIGN
On December 1st, we plan to mail approximately
1250 reminder post cards to the families who have
not as yet contributed to the Lion’s $hare Campaign.
We want to thank the 411.families who HAVE
already generously
contributed.
If you receive a reminder post card; and you
think you have already sent in a contribution, please
check school back packs , and then your returned
checks. If there is still some question, please contact a member of the committee.
Contributions in any amount will be greatly
appreciated.
NETLINGO.COM
Want to know what your children
are saying to each other when they
text or IM their friends
DHS PTSA WEBSITE
Take a moment to visit the award
winning DHS PTSA website! This
new and exciting information keeps
you informed about school events
DHS PTS OFFICERS 2009-2010
President........................Terri Seitz Parrish
Vice President………...Bnnie Keller
Recording Secretary......Sheila Eller
Corresponding Sec…....Cathleen Kinnear
Treasurer........................Betsy Reider
SAFE TRAFFIC AROUND DHS--NO U TURNS! Did you know that U turns within 500' of a hilltop are
illegal? The main driveway at Dulaney is considered the top of a hill. Consequently, U turns on
Padonia, all the way to Treherne are illegal. Since DHS does not have a Xing guard, dropping students off should preferably occur along curbside near the building. It would be helpful for parents
to stay off the lower lot in the morning- it is difficult to exit when students are coming in.
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Dulaney High School
SGO NEWS
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hey Dulaney Community,
Kindness Matters!
Homecoming was a great success, thank you to everyone
who helped! The Canned Food Drive will begin on November
16th and End December 18th. The top 3 homerooms at the end
of the drive will receive a "Breakfast Party" and the top 3
homeroom teachers will also receive a prize. For each can
brought in, a student will be rewarded with a raffle ticket. During the week of December 21st the raffle tickets will put in a
big raffle for prizes such as Ipods and Wii gaming systems.
Only cans will be collected. Ramen noodles, dry foods, tuna,
and small cans do not count towards a student's can count but
are allowed to be donated. Money will not be accepted as a
donation, however students can give money to other students
in their homeroom towards buying cans. Thank you and happy
holidays!
“Love and kindness are never wasted. They
always make a difference. They bless the
one who receives them, and they bless you,
the giver.”
Barbara
De
An-
gelis
Teachers – Do you want to recognize a student
who has provided a helping hand or a fellow
teacher who’s pitched in without asking? Staff
members – Would you like to thank a coworker who has eased your workload a bit?
Students – Want to treat a fellow student who’s
made your day easier or brighter? Volunteers
or PTSA – Is there a student you would like to
acknowledge who has gone above and beyond
the call of duty?
-Dulaney SGO
Dulaney Remembers
I didn’t expect to cry. On Wednesday, October 28th, Dulaney High School dedicated
a memorial garden to the memory of several young men who had recently and tragically died. It seemed it
had been raining forever, and the ceremony would be fated to happen in a downpour. But about an hour before the event, as if on
cue, the fall breeze picked up, the clouds parted, and the event
happened under a beautiful blue sky and still warm late October
sun. I did not know the young men who had died, or their families.
I was simply there as a bystander, supporting my own daughter
who had worked on the memorial as part of the Horticulture Club.
But even before the sweet strains of the string duet started, watching the families filing in to the small courtyard, I began to cry.
Perhaps it was just being back in a high school, or because my
daughter is studying Arthur Miller, but I recalled a line from one
of his plays, a character lamenting the loss of young life: “But I
think…they were all my sons. And I guess they were, I guess they
were.” I think everyone there felt that connection and the sadness
over lives ended before they could “blaze their own paths,” as one
young man movingly read from Man on the Moon. I wish everyone in the Dulaney community could have attended this moving
event; I pray they never have to hold another one.
We thank the following December Lionhearts:
Anna Lee Eyler
Lauren
Friedel
Sahand
Hokmabadi
Christopher Lee
Ashley
Maenner
Max Mazza
Mary McVeigh
Dylan Newberry
Hannah
Prugh
Sharon
Spangenberg
Daniel Suh
Talithia
Traynham
Kristina Walsh
Bridget
Werkheiser
Celebrate Kindness
Thanks go to the many faculty, staff and students whose efforts
created the memorial garden and the event: Pat McCusker, John
Enders, Andrew Last, Beth Stanley, Linda McConaughy; April
Beall, Tony Choi, David Wu, Angel Utanes, Ryan Vinson and
members of the Horticulture Club and football team.
For more information, contact Debbie Ruston at
[email protected]
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DULANEY HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
I.S.O ( IN SEARCH OF)
A.
REUNIONS
We are looking for classes xxx4, xxx5 and xxx0 to promote their reunion plans
B.
SPORTS ALUMNI
We are looking for sports alumni to get together with the young athletes to be mentors
and enjoy gatherings of the teams
C.
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST GRADUATING CLASS 1962
We are looking for alumni from all classes who are interested in planning the 50th anniversary in 2012
D.
VETERANS
The DHS Alumni Association is looking for Active Duty alumni or veteran alumni to
thank them and celebrate their accomplishments. Let’s send care packages for the
holidays!!
Please pass their contact info to [email protected]
ALUMNI WEBSITES: Join us at www.dulaneyalumni.com to keep informed of alumni events
and your old acquaintances
Other databases we update:
Classmates.com
Reunion.com
EVENTS
Dulaney needs our help in upgrading the stadium to add turf and stands and press box. Help
plan monthly events for alumni to gather and network.
Plan to join us at Homecoming in October
CONTACT [email protected] for information or to get involved. We need older alumni and teachers to help mentor the younger members of our wonderful school
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Contratulations...
To all first quarter Straight A students
At Dulaney H.S.
December 5th from 10 to 3
Sponsored by the class of
2011
Contact person: Bonnie Keller
[email protected]
410 561 0952
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DULANEY ICE HOCKEY
2009/2010 Schedule
Know the Dangers
Date
Fri., 11/6
Mon., 11/16
Fri., 11/20
Mon. 11/23
Tues., 11/24
Mon. 11/30
Thurs., 12/3
Fri., 12/4
Ctr.
Fri. 12/18
Tues., 12/22
Fri., 1/8
Thurs., 1/14
Tues., 1/19
Fri. 1/22
Home
Visitor
Time
Location
Dulaney
Loyola
Eleanor Rsevlt
Arundel
Dulaney
Annpls/Old Mill
St. Paul’s
Easton
Mt. Hebron
Dulaney
Dulaney
Dulaney
Calvert Hall
Dulaney
Dulaney
Dulaney
4pm
3:45pm
6:30pm
8:30pm
3:30pm
8:30pm
5:15pm
5pm
Reisterstown Rink
Reisterstown Rink
Wells Ice Rink
Piney Orchard Rink
Mt. Pleasant Rink
Piney Orchard Rink
Patterson Park Rink
Talbott Cty Comm.
Dulaney
Dulaney
Dulaney
Dulaney
Dulaney
Queen Anne’s
Severna Park
E. Roosevelt
Fallston
South River
Broadneck
Dulaney
4:00pm
6:15pm
4:00pm
4:30pm
4:30pm
5:40pm
Reisterstown Rink
Reisterstown Rink
Reisterstown Rink
Reisterstown Rink
Reisterstown Rink
Navy Ice Rink
COACHING STAFF:Nick Carney
Carey Morrison
Craig Howat
Charlie Brown
TEAM MANAGER: Debbie Brown
[email protected]
Increasing Adolescent Literacy – One Library at a Time
GETTING INVOLVED WITH GANGS IS A
DEAD END FOR ANYONE. YOUR KIDS
ARE BEING EXPOSED TO THIS LIFESTYLE IN THE MUSIC THEY LISTEN TO,
THE TV AND MOVIES THEY WATCH AND
MANY OTHER OUTSIDE INFLUENCES.
DID YOU KNOW THAT SNOOP DOG AND
LIL WAYNE ARE PROFESSED GANG
MEMBERS? THE BALTIMORE COUNTY
POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS SEEN A BIG
UPTICK IN GANG INVOLVEMENT WITH
THE YOUTH IN OUR COUNTY.
COCKEYSVILLE IS NOT EXEMPT.
PLEASE READ THIS LIST TO SEE IF
YOUR KID IS SHOWING ANY OF THESE
GANG INDICATORS. IF HE OR SHE IS
GET INVOLVED BEFORE IT IS TOO
LATE. DOING SOMETHING EVEN IF IT IS
WRONG IS BETTER THEN DOING NOTHING AT ALL. STAND FOR SOMETHING
OR YOU WILL FALL FOR ANYTHING……………
OFFICER SNYDER DULANEY SRO
What are the solutions?
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Increasing the number of face to face and virtual Book Clubs
Providing a wide selection of books that students want to read
Increasing the time that students have to select books
Using Web 2.0 tools to increase engagement and interaction with texts
Recognizing that reading online is reading
Creating a literacy rich environment
Using comprehension strategies to scaffold discussions about texts
Using engagement to increase adolescent literacy
Building reading programs, activities, and celebrations
Congratulations !!!
Dulaney students who auditioned and were selected to participate in the Baltimore County Honors Chorus. The concert was held at the Joseph Meyerhoff
Symphony Hall on November 16, 2009. The performance was the culmination
of many hours of hard work and dedication from the students and their teachers:
Summer Lawson
Katie McClenny
Alex Freas
Cara Henning
Kristen Kinnear
Megan Robson
Ellis Zapas
Brandon Goss
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Rachel Scherer, English
teacher, and Laura Braly, science teacher, and their classes
kindly volunteered to participate in Operation Appreciation,
sponsored by Blue Star Families. Students wrote letters
supporting a parent, spouse or
child of someone currently
serving in our armed forces or
a veteran. Some wonderful
comments in the letters include: “The world is very
blessed and a safer place because of your son our daughter.” “It takes a special person
to put the safety and protection
of others before themselves. You should be proud
to call yourself an American
Soldier.” “Thank you for standing by your partner on this path
in life and for matching their
courage and strength.”
DULANEY HIGH SCHOOL’S BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB
To participate in the Book-of-the-Month Club, read the book and sign up to attend the discussion in the library.
Then, come to the library at 2:20 p.m. on the designated afternoon prepared to discuss the book. After the discussion, you will receive a certificate that you may give to any participating teacher for extra-credit. All students, staff and parents are encouraged to participate. The Cockeysville branch of the public library has additional copies of the books available at its information desk. You may attend the club every month or only once
or twice. See Mrs. Senft in the library for more information.
Title: The Outsiders
Author: S.E. Hutton
Discussion Date:
December 21
Summary:
Three brothers struggle to stay together after their parents' death, as they search for an identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society in which they find
themselves "outsiders."
Title: The Good Thief
Author: Hannah Tinti
Summary: Growing up in a New England orphanage unaware of
his family and of how he had lost his left hand as an infant,
twelve-year-old Ren is terrified of the future, until a young
man shows up claiming to be his long-lost brother, with whom
he embarks on an adventure-filled odyssey of scam artists,
petty criminals, and resurrection men.
Directions: Complete this form and return to the library as soon as possible.
Print Name: (Print clearly) _________________________________
English Teacher’s Name: ______________________________
Grade: (Circle) 9 10 11 12
Discussion Date: December 21
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Discussion Date:
January 25
Dulaney High School PTSA President:
Terri Sietz Parrish
Email: [email protected]
Newsletter Editor:
Rachelle Guzal 443-834-4379
Email: [email protected]
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