Spaghetti Dinner Benefit
Friday, May 28, Delaware Stingers Field Hockey team spaghetti dinner and silent auction, 5-7 p.m., Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Bridgeville. The Stinger players will be making and serving the dinner as a fund raiser to help with their trip to the 2004 National Field Hockey Festival in Florida, summer camp, and summer league play. Tickets are $6 per person with children under 5 eating free. Take outs are also available. Tickets are available from any Stinger member, or Photography by Lloydlee Heite, and a limited number at the door. There will also be a silent auction. Call 337-8545.
Yard Sale to Help Church
Yard sale, Saturday, May 29, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Farmington Church of the Brethren, U.S. 13, North Bound lane at Farmington. Proceeds will benefit roof replacement fund.
Greenwood Spring Festival
The Greenwood Mennonite School (GMS) is celebrating its 76th anniversary this year, and the return of the Greenwood Spring Festival, Saturday, June 5, beginning with breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m., a 5K run/walk, auction, sports tournaments, food booths, petting zoo, children’s games, entertainment and more. The school is located just off routes 16 and 36, east of Greenwood. The festival and parking are free.
Ripken donation may benefit Woodbridge School District at future fund-raising event
By Cindy Lyons-Taylor
Dr. Kevin Carson, Woodbridge Superintendent, displayed a box of autographed cereal at the board meeting May 18 that was given to the school district by baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr.
The box of unopened collectible Wheaties was passed around for all to see. Dr. Carson said the box of cereal could show up in a future fund-raising event. Ripken donated the item to representatives at the Bob Carpenter Center where Woodbridge District employees attended a Celebration of Education event. Rita Hovermale, the Delaware Teacher of the Year from Woodbridge, was honored during the event by Ripken.
Announcing the Woodbridge Prom as a big success, Carson stated, “The phone call did not come that we had an issue,” referring to the fact that the event was peaceful with no problems. “The grand march was very nice,” he commented.
After the prom, a supervised bowling party was held at the Seaford Bowling Lanes, and was deemed successful considering the number of students who attended, and their conduct at the affair.
Barry Cooper, director of administrative services, announced the renovation process at the middle school is 99 percent complete and should be finished in July. He praised the construction company for its work on the project.
In the middle school, Cooper said seven classrooms will be larger than what had been expected, and that some lockers will be added to the school.
In the kindergarten and first grade wing, a classroom will be converted into a nursing suite, which will be easily accessible for emergency medical personnel. Room 514 will become a computer room, and room 505 will be an art room.
The first readings of two new policies were presented at the board meeting.
A new policy was read and discussed containing a list of allowable features to the child nutrition district policy. The policy is in place to aid in the development of better students through a lifestyle of healthy nutrition. The policy rules that no candy sales will be allowed during the school day. Vending machines containing healthy drinks and juices will still be available to students.
A Student Code of Conduct was also read and discussed, adding 30 days suspension for first offenders and 60 days to second offenders.
A member of the public brought up concerns about the use of a suspended student’s time away from school. The person brought to the board’s attention that it was felt the time could be better spent receiving some school instruction or supervision during the period of absence from the school.
The board responded that a lack of funding was the problem for attending to these students, but the situation was being reviewed for any possible changes in the future.