Greenwood Guys Night
On Friday, April 11, at 6 p.m., the Greenwood Public Library has planned a Guy’s Night that will appeal to fans of Yu-Gi-Oh and other Japanese comic series. Boys are invited to either bring their Yu-Gi-Oh Dueling Decks for a game, or join us as we learn how to draw Japanese Anime Cartoon characters. The Greenwood Library is located on the corner of Market and Mill streets, next door to the Post Office. For more information, call Miss Donna at 349-5309.
The Woodbridge Elementary PTO is inviting the parents of the school’s students to join them. The PTO is planning its Spring Festival for May 3. Call Pam Miller at 349-1418 for details.
Bridgeville Senior Center will hold its second annual Spring Dinner/Dance, on Saturday, April 26, from 6-9 p.m. Call the center for tickets. Cost is $5 per person for a night of entertainment and great food. The dance will be held at the Union United Methodist Church on Laws Street in Bridgeville (across from Baltimore Trust). Buffet style dinner and music provided by Stardust Entertainment. For tickets call 337-8771.
EAC Basket Bingo
The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, May 8, starting at 7pm at the VFW, located on Middleford Road in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several basket combinations including the 2003 Mother’s Day set, Bowl basket, Medium Boardwalk basket, and other several regular line baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Hostess Large Hamper, the Hostess Woven Panel Chest, Hostess Serve It Up! or one of the eight door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to WIN! Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 2420.
Woodbridge Elementary Health Team wins award
by Desiree Laws Moore
At last week’s Woodbridge Board of Education meeting, the State of Delaware Department of Education (DOE) honored The Woodbridge Elementary School Health Team with a plaque. The Woodbridge team has been participating in the state’s School Health Leadership Institute and were honored for their success.
The institute is a comprehensive school health program that coordinates the eight components of health education, physical education, health services, school environment, nutrition, family and community, and staff wellness into the students’ curriculum. A grant was also written to receive funding to help with some of the programs.
This is the second time that the team has been honored. Last summer, the team was honored at a ceremony in Dover at the DOE office. John Ray from DOE came to last week’s meeting to commend the team in front of their board of education.
“Your school is one of nine in the state that have participated in this institute and their results have been phenomenal,” Ray said. “They have done an excellent job. Schools that embark in this area do a great job across the board.”
The program mandates that an administrator, classroom teacher, and parent be on the team. The Woodbridge team is the only team in the state with a school board member on the team. Edith Vincent represents the Woodbridge Board of Education on the district’s team.
Other members of the team are: Ericca Sanderson, physical education teacher and school team leader; Becky King, principal; Karen Sheets, teacher; Margaret Doordan, teacher; and Jerri Lynn Butler, parent and cafeteria manager. Since being honored this summer, the school’s guidance counselor, Josie Hunsberger, and school nurse, Dorothy Wheatley, have joined the team.
“Children need to be healthy to learn to their optimal capacity,” said Becky King, principal. “If children are not healthy, no matter what programs are in place, they will not be effective. When I took over this school and the test scores were not the greatest, we started looking for ways to help the students. I think this program is one of the answers. It just makes sense.”