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Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton: At Folly Quarter, life's a rich mosaic — as in art

Folly Quarter Middle School is excited to have the opportunity to host a South African Mosaic Artist in Residence from Feb. 6 to 12. The visit is sponsored by the Folly Quarter PTA, and will allow art students to learn about the process of creating a mosaic.

As part of the Artist in Residence project, students will create a mosaic mural legacy that will be a part of the school's 10-year anniversary celebration this year. Upon completion, the mural will be permanently displayed at the school.

Seventh grade art students, in collaboration with the seventh grade English department at Glenwood Middle School, are also enjoying the opportunity to work with a PTA-sponsored Artist in Residence.

Katherine Dilworth, a fiber artist, has worked with students to create several felt banners to enrich the 7th grade English curriculum on injustice. The banners will be used as teaching tools in the classroom. The students will also create anti-bullying banners for the cafeteria.

The Black Student Union of Glenelg High School will present a Black History Month Fair on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 3 to 5 pm at Glenelg High School. The event will feature exhibits, displays, performances and guest speakers.

The event is open to the public. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 410-313-5535.

Folly Quarter Middle School will hold its first STEM night on May 16. The school is looking for presenters. If you or someone you know would like to share your career, hobby or interest in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with Folly Quarter students and families, contact Sherri Capurso at

The Howard County 4-H Beef Club will once again host its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper fundraiser on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the dining hall at the Howard County Fairgrounds. There will be plenty of homemade pancakes, hot apples, sausage, sausage gravy and biscuits to eat.

After you have had your fill of pancakes, stop by the bake sale table, with plenty baked goods, made by the 4-Hers, and pick something up for dessert to take home This dinner will help support the Howard County 4-H Beef Club.

A few weeks ago I shared news of the winners of the 2012-2013 PTA Reflections Program from Bushy Park Elementary School and Glenelg High School. I recently received news of the winner of the PTA Reflections Program from Folly Quarter Middle School.

This year's theme was "The Magic of a Moment" and students did a great job of creatively illustrating this theme. Students who had entries from Folly Quarter Middle School that will now advance to the county level for judging include Jalyn Cox, Jeffrey Read, Brian Rohner, Gabrielle Lewis and Eric Frank.

Since 1969, the National PTA Reflections Program has encouraged students across the nation and in American schools overseas to explore their artistic talents.

The Glenelg High School Marching Unit is now holding its last Citrus Fruit Sale of the year. In February, they will offer Florida grapefruit, California navel oranges and temple oranges.

Orders are due by Feb. 8 for fruit to be picked up at Glenelg High School on Feb. 23. Order forms are available from the Glenelg High School office by contacting Cindy Desrochers at, or by downloading from the marching unit website at

Mail the completed order form with your check made out to GHS Marching Unit Boosters to the address given on the form.

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