Page 8 Thursday, May 25, 2000 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION
Enrollment Rise in District Scotch Plains-Fanwood Pupils
Begins to Weigh Heavily Learn About Drunk Driving
On Music Programs SCOTCH PLAINS — The Scotch
Plains-Fanwood High School chap-
The Simulator will graphically illus-
trate the dangers of driving drunk to
By LAWRENCE HENRY Westfield High School Principal Dr. ter of Students Against Driving Drunk young drivers without endangering
Moria Catherine Cappio Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
WESTFIELD — Fine Arts Supervi-
Robert G. Petix.
Even with some students dropping
will sponsor the Chrysler Neon Drunk
Driver Simulator today. The senior
them or their two passengers.
The SADD students, including
sor Linda King noted that when she out of bands and orchestras in the el- and junior classes will be invited to President Jessica Parker, Vice Presi-
Earns Rebuth Scholarship came to work for the Westfield school ementary grades, the population of stu-
district in 1988, “there were maybe five dents playing instruments can be ex-
come to the parking lot of St.
Bartholomew the Apostle’s Church
dent Terry Levine, and Secretary/
Treasurer Naomi Schiff have orga-
kids enrolled in instrumental music pro- pected to double at the high school level where an obstacle course will be set nized this event. They secured a gen-
SCOTCH PLAINS — Moria teach in an urban school. grams at each of the elementary schools.” when today’s elementary kids reach
Catherine Cappio, a sophomore During this year’s spring break, up. erous contribution of $3,000 from
“So I started beating down doors,” ninth grade. Students holding valid driver’s li- Allstate Insurance Company, which
at Boston College, has been Moria participated in an Urban she said. Within the next several years, Ms. will fund the entire program.
Immersion Program in which stu- Now, according to a report presented King said, “Our projection is to hire
censes will drive through the course
awarded a special Scholarship once to familiarize themselves with In addition to thanking St.
from the College Club of dents serve at sites such as a three weeks ago by Superintendent of another (music) person full time, possi- Bartholomew the Apostle Church for
Schools Dr. William J. Foley, there are bly to get to three concert bands, two it, while two other students will sit as
Fanwood-Scotch Plains. women’s shelter, a community passengers in the back seat. Then, an the use of their parking lot, the Stu-
center for victims of HIV/AIDS, 417 children playing musical instru- wind ensembles, two prep orchestras,
The award, in the amount of ments in the fourth grade at Westfield’s and one symphony orchestra”- plus instructor with the Neon Drunk Driver dents Against Driving Drunk would
$2,000, is in memory of Claudia meal and clothing distribution elementary schools. Every fifth grader handle increased enrollment in the writ- Simulator will program a computer like to thank Michael Abadir, their
Rebuth, a member of the College centers or with the Girls and Boys sings in the choir for every elementary ing and arranging class. in the car to simulate handling by a faculty advisor, and committee mem-
Club, who passed away suddenly Club of Western Boston. The stu- school. Ms. King has entered the request to driver with a blood alcohol level bers Jackie Klock and Charles
in February of this year. dents also do in-home visits with This flourishing music program can hire that additional music instructor, but above the legal limit of 0.1. Matthews for their dedication which
Moria, eldest daughter of Mr. poor, elderly shut-ins. it has not yet been ap- The car’s steering and brakes will made this experience possible for the
proved. be affected as the students drive classes of 2000 and 2001.
and Mrs. Philip Cappio of Scotch Moria was recently inducted
into the National Society for Col- For music students through the course a second time.
Plains, is being recognized for and their parents, in- Willie A. Green, 3rd Earns
her academic achievement and legiate Scholars through which strumental music fol-
she will participate in “America’s
Bachelor of Science
dedication to pursuing a career lows a regular sea-
in education, goals dear to Mrs. Promise,” the Colin Powell sonal routine. SP Library to Offer At University of Michigan
Rebuth who was herself a former worldwide program that sends In May, Ms. King
explained, The Music Introduction in June FANWOOD – Willie A. Green,
educator for many years in pub- college students into inner city the son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie A.
lic elementary school districts in high schools to promote higher Shop of Boonton
comes in to the
To Sign Language Green, Jr. of Fanwood, has gradu-
New Jersey, including Scotch education. schools to introduce SCOTCH PLAINS — The ated the University of Michigan
Plains-Fanwood. She had maintained a high av- students and their par- Children’s Department at the with a Bachelor of Science De-
Moria carries a double mayor, erage and is the principle trum- ents to instruments Scotch Plains Public Library gree in Psychology.
Elementary/Moderate Special pet player with the Boston Col- and instrument rental will offer an introduction to Willie, who will pursue a gradu-
Needs Education and English. lege Symphony. arrangements. ate degree in the fall, graduated
“You sign up for a basic sign language for all ages
She has been named to the First Jeanne Pauly College Club during the month of June. Scotch Plains-Fanwood High
rental program in
Honors on the college’s Dean’s President said, “It is most fitting May,” Ms. King said, Two separate sessions will School in 1996.
List. that we make this award in “and your instrument be offered. Ages 3 to 6 will
During this fall semester, she Claudia Rebuth’s name for in is waiting for you in learn the colors, animals and Lauren B. Candia
taught children in the second Moria’s zest and accomplishment September.” numbers on Monday and Satur-
grade in a prepracticum experi- in learning and desire to put her The teachers “stay
day mornings, from 10 to 11
Graduates with Honors
ence in a Boston public school talents to educating young chil- on top of the paper- WESTFIELD — Lauren B. Candia
work” involved in in- a.m. Ages 7 and up will learn
and volunteered as tutor/mentor dren. She exemplifies Mrs. graduated Magna Cum Laude from
strument rentals, Ms. the manual alphabet, numbers Villanova University on May 14.
in an inner city high school. Upon Rebuth’s accomplishments and King explained. and common phrases on
graduating, she would like to spirit.” A 1996 graduate of Westfield High
Instrumental in- Wednesday nights from 6 to 7 School, Lauren majored in commu-
struction takes place p.m. and Saturday afternoons
in small groups of nication with a minor in Spanish and
from 2 to 3 p.m.
Scholarships Presented four to five students.
As the students ad- Saturday sessions will be a
psychology. She is a member of Phi
Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and
Lambda Pi Eta, the National Com-
vance in their abili- repeat for those who cannot
By Junior Woman’s Club ties, they enter bands
attend during the week.
Sign up sheets will be on the
munication Honor Society.
After graduation, Lauren will be
WESTFIELD — The Junior attending Ramapo College in the Lawrence Henry for The Westfield Leader and The Times A recent band re- Children’s Room desk. The pro- spending a month in Cochabamba,
Woman’s Club of Westfield recently fall. SPRING REHEARSAL...Adric Quackenbush, front, and hearsal at Tamaques Bolivia working with Maryknoll
Victoria Attanasio, members of the Tamaques Elemen- Elementary School gram is open to Scotch Plains Missionaries at a school for the blind.
presented two graduating Westfield According to the Club’s Scholar- tary School Band, rehearse for a spring concert. More involved an en- and Fanwood residents exclu- She then intends to pursue a Doctor-
High School Seniors each with ship Chair Suzanne Connaughton, than 400 fourth graders currently play msuical instru- semble of more than sively. For more information, ate program in Cognitive Science
$1,500 scholarships. “The club was able to offer two ments in Westfield’s public schools. a dozen children, one please call Mary Schank at and Communication at The Univer-
The first recipient, Linda $1500 scholarships due to the phe- on trombone, and (908) 322-5007. sity of California in San Diego.
Madorma has a 3.34 grade point nomenal success of our recent 21st be traced almost entirely to the efforts of four or five each on clarinet, trumpet
average, is active in St. Helen’s Annual Grand Auction, which was Ms. King. and saxophone.
Roman Catholic Church Youth held in March.” “I went right into the classrooms,” Ms. King explained that students are
Group and is a member of the Girl “There were many deserving ap- she recalled. “I asked, ‘Who’s playing required to meet certain standards of
Scouts. Linda will be attending Ply- plicants and it was a very tough what instrument? Come on, let’s sign playing as they advance year by year. The
mouth State College in the fall. decision to narrow it down to two up.’” instrumental music book series is called
The music program expansion hasn’t “Standards of Excellence,” published by
The second recipient is Sandra students,” said Ms. Connaughton. come without a cost, however. Neil A. Kjos Music Company.
Rhein. Ms. Rhein is a member of The Junior Woman’s Club would Ms. King’s staff of music teachers, There are no individual lessons pro-
the National Honor Society, volun- like to thank all our supporters in she noted, are “teaching from carts,” vided in the schools themselves, though
teers with the Booster Organiza- the Westfield community and be- because there are almost no dedicated some children do take private individual
tion and tutors a 7-year-old boy. yond who participated in the events music rooms. Instead, the instructors lessons on their own initiative.
She plays volleyball and has a 3.6 that made this year’s scholarships conduct classes and rehearsals in corri- At the sixth grade level, students are
grade point average. She will be possible. dors, cafeterias, and gyms. required to demonstrate mastery of the
The growth in music participation techniques in “Standards of Excellence,”
will, inevitably, make a major impact on Level II.
Where Imagination Leads to Discovery Westfield High School - an impact that “These are not Juilliard-type audi-
tends to get lost in the larger issue of the tions,” said Ms. King. The technical
school population boom and the pro- skills in “Standards of Excellence” can
posed expansion of the high school by be mastered by virtually any student
the Board of Education. willing to do the homework - that is, to
The numbers tell the story. practice.
For the school year 2000-2001, there The system does mean, however,
are 91 students enrolled for the high that “We don’t have the facilities to
school’s concert band, 42 for the wind start out new students at sixth grade or
ensemble, 18 for the prep orchestra, 39 higher,” according to Ms. King. A stu-
for the symphonic orchestra, and 19 for dent who wanted to play in a band or
the writing and arranging class. orchestra at school could take private
A Fun Filled Art Workshop Experience Freshman chorus has 54 students, lessons, practice, and catch up.
mixed chorus another 78, concert choir Ms. King’s efforts show not only in
For Children, Teens & Adults... All Levels Welcome! 83 more, and choraleers and chorale, 23 the quantity of students involved in
members each. All of this has been music, but in the quality of music being
SUMMER SESSION NOW FORMING possible with a single band room and performed. At a recent Tamaques School
inadequate instrument storage space, rehearsal, the band played sophisticated
Now Introducing Teen Drawing & Painting according to a recent interview by The arrangements in tune and in tempo.
Westfield Leader and The Times of Scotch The entire Tamaques fifth grade, lined
908-654-5663 • 500 North Avenue East • Westfield Plains-Fanwood with Ms. King and up on risers, sang “Alexander’s Rag-
time Band” and “School Days” in tune
- tracing a musical program rich in
history and heritage. HISTORIC VISIT…American history came alive for fifth graders at Brunner
But that Tamaques rehearsal took place Elementary School in Scotch Plains when they visited the New Jersey State
in the school’s gym - a situation that House in March. The students were given a tour of the Senate Chambers and
continues to frustrate Ms. King. Governor Christine Todd Whitman’s office, thanks to fellow Scotch Plains
“Imagine what (the music teachers) resident State Senate President Donald T. DiFrancesco. Pictured, above, are
could do if they had rooms,” she said. Samantha Gates and Senator DiFrancesco at the State House.
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