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Page 2 Cheney Free Press Thursday, August 19, 1982 School News Medical l.ake Iligh School Band-- Freshmen enrolled in band classes will have their first marching band practice next Monday. Music Director Jim Lundgren asks students to report at 10 a.m. to the high school football field. Practice will be h&apos;om lt) a.m. to noon Aug. 23-27. Members do not need to bring their t,'ns, he said, ," Medical i,ake Elementary School-- Principal Jim Van Matre reminds parents that new student and kinder- garten registralion wilt be held Aug. 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Children enrolling for kindergarten must be five years old on or before Aug. 31. Parents needs to bring their child's certificate or proof of birth and immunization records with them to registration. The first full day of school will be Aug. 31. Van Matre said hot lunches will be served the first day. Hot lunch price is 80 cents for lunch and milk. Children who bring their lunch can purchase milk for 20 cents. The principal also announced that a former student teacher at the school, Judith James has been hired to replace Jim Thomm who retired this year. James will serve as the band teacher for fifth and sixth graders at Blair Elementary and Medical Lake Elemen- ta W Schools. Medical Lake tligh School-- Classes will commence for all students, grades nine through 12, on Tuesday, August 31, at 8:20 a.m., at which time all students will be registered. Students new to the district may see the counselors for information August 24 through 27 fi'om 9 to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Student fees may be paid on the first day of school, or thereafter, and include the following: ASB (Optional), $10.00; school annual (optional), $14.00; driver's education, $30.00; towel fee mandatory), $3.00; athletic lock (be- comes property of student), $5.00; catastrophic insurance (mandatory for all athletes, marching band, drill team and cheerleaders), $1.00. Physicals for all athletes will be given at the high school in the New Gym area today at 9 a.m. for girls and 11:00 a.m. for boys. The fee is $6.00 Team meetings for cross country, football,. and volleyball will also be today. The first football practice for grades 10 through 12 will be August 23 at 1 p.m. Ninth grade football practice will com- mence August 31. The first practices for cross country and volleyball will be on August 25. County's Head Start opens Spokane County tlead Start, a feder- ally funded program designed to help youngsters from low-income families deveh)p skills in preparation for start- ing school, is accepting applications for the t982-83 pre-scbool sessions. The program, which is open to children ages three to five, is operated by Washington Community College I I Go rent from Nature Applications are now available to :make reservations at any one of the ten iWashington State Parks Environ- mental Learning Centers (ELC). These FI,C's are located across the state and provide roups with an opportunity to enjoy the out of doors while staying in a rustic camp setting. According to Cindy Sulenes, ELC Coordinator. "'The facilities vary at each FLC, but basically they all pro- vide dormitory sleeping accomodations and fully equipped kitchens and dining areas." Groups using the ELC provide their own linen and food and are resposible for cooking and clean-up. Sulenes said, "'We are seeing a lot of different kinds of organizations staying. at ELC's. Originally the majority of the users were 4-I! groups and students from school classes, but now we're scheduling family reunions, scouting activities and church groups." Fees at ELC's are on a per person basis and there is a minimum charge for each facilfly. At ELC's without a swimming pool, the per person rate is $2.50 per night. When the pools are in use, ELC's with them charge $2.90 per person per night. Depending upon the facility, accommodations are available for groups up to 232. Reservations requests for any period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, 1983, need to returned to State Parks by Sept. 1. After that date, the schedule will be developed with priorty given to those groups which previously used an ELC. Groups wanting to use an ELC off season, between Labor Day and Memorial Day, can make a reservation anytime up to a year before the requested date. ELC's are also avail- able for day-use only, and the rate is $1.00 per person. Day use may be confirmed only 2 weeks ahead of requested date. An application package is available by writing to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, 7150 Cleanwater Lane, KY-11, Olympia, WA 98504 or calling (206) 754-1522. 3'he packet will include an application form, information on the location of ELC's and specific facilities available, and schedule of the user- group meetings for each ELC. District 17 under a federal contract. Bill Olson, Head Start director, said the goal is to meet the child's needs in the emotional, physical, intellectual and social aspects of life in preparatiofl for regular school. In addition to classroom activities, the program provides a variety of services for both youngsters and par- ents. Each child is provided with a daily meal and a snack, which are planned to meet at least one4hird of the child's nutritional needs. tlealth screenings are given to each child upon joining the program, and a Parents are also involved in Head Start curriculum planning and serve as classroom volunteer's. Courses for par- ents are offered in subjects such as parenting, nutrition, safety and exer- cise, and parent support-groups have been organized. The adults have also worked together to form car pools to transport their children and to develop a food cooperative within the center. 3"he program has the capacity to serve 240 children in its center at the Seth Woodard Primary School at East 7401 Mission. While Head Start enrolhnent is some- QIJIT! M. H. Stuart Attorney General Practice of Law 424 First Cheney, WA 235-5196 "Gifted students are resources of the future speech pathologist and psychiatrist are on the program staff. In addition, services are available for the handi- capped and mentally retarded. Parents may select one of three options for their children: a half-day program mornings, a half-day program afternoons, or "Home Base." Under the third option, the child is in the class- room twice a week and a teacher visits the home twice a month. limes at capacity or even has a short waiting list, Olson said he would encourage interested parents to apply now because youngsters are admitted as space is available throughout the year'. This year's session begins Sept. 27 and continues through the end of May. For applications or further informa- tion, call the Head Start Center at 456-3948. As far as Michael Cantlon is con- cerned, workshops which teach teach- ers how to teach gifted children are vital to this country's future. Cantlon, who has participated in the workshop taught at Eastern Washington Univer- sity for three years, feels strongly that the development of gifted students is a program budget-makers can't afford to cut. During the program instructors from the education department and Cantlon, a gifted student teacher in the Tri- Cities, work with teachers on develop- ing creative problem solving and crea- tive lesson planning models to be used in classroom settings. The student participants are children whose par- ents have enrolled them in the pro- gram. Cantlon expressed the view that the gifted program, which has come under scrutiny by budgetmakers eager to offer "basic education" is essential to the country's future. A former teacher of handicapped and retarded children, Cantlon said that gifted children and their education needs to be viewed as a future resource. "'If we don't develop the talents of these kids, where will our problem- solvers come from? With technology moving as rapidly as it is, our kids have to have the tools to solve problems we haven't even thought of yet," he said. During the workshop, 27 fourth through sixth graders and 15 student teachers work on futuristic problem solving. Role playing, mini-dramas and other projects are utilized in the pro- cess. Cantlon said the role of the Reid Lab School is extremely important in the workshop. Concerned about the recent elimination of the fifth and sixth grades from the school, Cantlon said be hoped the administration would keep the school open because the observation rooms and other facilities at the school made it an invaluable part of the education curriculum EWU has been noted for in the past. Free lunch rules tightened To ensure that only eligible children get free and reduced-price meals, parents will be required to provide social security numbers on applications for free and reduced-price meals, the U.S. Department of Agriculture an- nounced at the end of July. The ruling implements provisions of the Onmibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, which requires that applicants include the social security number of all household members or an indication that none is available. In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, all state agencies and local school food authorities will be required to disclose how the social security num- bers will be used and by what authority the information is requested. In addi- tion, the individuals must be informed that the disclosure is required in order for the applications to be considered. Prior to the ReconCiliation Act, appli- cations for free and reduced-price meals required only family size and income information. "The change in the application pro- cedures has been initiated in order to improve the integrity of the school feeding programs," Assistant Secre- tary Mary C. Jarrattt said. "We are very concerned about the potential abuse that can be caused if parents misreport their incomes on free and reduced-price meal applications," she said. To implement the revised application procedures in the beginning of the 1982-83 school year, the regulations will be pub!|shed "interim final." This means they are effective upon publica- lion but USDA will accept comments on the procedures in order to make any necessary changes. Comments should be sent by Dec. 31, 1982 to Stanley Service, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302. Proposed regulations were published on May 25. Public comments were considered in formulating the final regulations, Jarratt said. HAPPY SAVINGS ON THESE BACK TO SCHOOL ITEMS Jeans from 11.97 Shirts from 11.97 Tops from 4.97 Nikes from 19.97 Jackets from 19.97 Hose from 1.47 Underwear from 2.69 Gym Suits from 14.98 HURRY! The Supply Is Limited! cO NTRY O-. -,., ,,_ 1 mile from Cheney .. on Cheney-Spokane Rd. Thurday, August 19 through Sunday;August 29, 1982 112 PRIC SALE ALL 1-gaJlon EVER,GREENS The Country Garden Nursery Regularly Priced at $3.95 NOW $2.00 EACH includes: Junipers-Tam, Wilton, Effusa, Blue Chip, Hughes, Variegated Japanese Garden, Mint Julep/Sea Green, Old Gold, Pfitzers, and others. Arborvitae-Gyranrid, Globe, Emerald Green, Midget, Berck- mann's Golden. False Cypress-Boulevard, Hinoki, Threadbranch, Golden. Nest Spruce. HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday 9-7, Sunday 10-4. CLOSED MONDAYS IN AUGUST. ....... @, Students in the gifted student workshop stage a mini-drama used in P re b I e m d r a m a models. The characters above are discussing some ways a grouP of a trip to Wild Waters in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The group of students above left provide a creative solution to deali microbe which was accidentally dropped into the ocean. Their solution: G i fted st udent continent of Atlantis and find the microbe's originator, a professor, antidote! 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