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Page 10 THE QUODDYTIDES 27 March, 2009 FEEDING ALONG THE BEACH in Eastport is a great blue heron. (Don Dunbar photo) WCCC students named to academic team The Maine Community College System (MCCS) board of trustees on March 24 named 14 students to the All-Maine Aca- demic Team. Students are nominated and selected for the team by their colleges in recognition of their academic achieve- ments and leadership qualities. In addi- tion, each received a $500 scholarship Eastport school posts honor roll The Eastport Elementary School sec- ond trimester honor roll and merit roll are as follows. Grade 4: HighHonors -- Matthew Har- ris. Honor -- Brian Altvater. Merit Roll --- Brian Altvater, Rachel Emery, Mat- thew Harris, Kneviah Newcomb, Sarah Mullen, Kimberly Pendleton, Dalton Theriault and Gavin Miller. Grade 5: Honors -- Drew Greenlaw, Taylor Snlith, Dilon Townsend, Ryan Eylar and Stephen Morrison. Merit Roll -- Ryan Eylar, Drew Greenlaw, Stephen Morrison, Rebekah Pendlet0n, Ameena Sbaibi, Taylor Smith and Dilon Townsend. Grade 6: High Honors -- Madeleine Seeley. Honors -- Letti Hibbard and Will- iam Urquhart, Merit Roll -- Letti Hibbard, Madeleine Seeley, William Urquhart and Alex Thonap~on. Grade 7: Honors -- Nicolas Bradbury. Merit Roll -- Savannah Ampungan and Nicolas Bradbury. Grade 8: High Honors -- Halle Harris. Honors -- Marjorie Baron and Kristie Conti. Merit Roll -- Kristie Conti, Matthew Francis, Halle Harris and Gabriella Jones. from Camden National Bank at a cer- emony held at the Senator Inn in Augusta. Students from Washington County Community College are Elizabeth Pendleton and Linda Allen. Elizabeth Pendleton of Eastport is majoring in early childhood education. She. is an Eastport Elementary School volunteer, child-care volunteer and an Early Childhood Educa- tion Advisory Committee student repre- sentative. Linda Allen of Trescott is majoring in medical assisting. She is em- ployed part time while caring for family ~aembers and is a service learning project participant. Parenting classes to begin April 21 Washington Hancock Community Agency will soon be offering Positive Parenting classes in Washington County, thanks to a generous grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities. In collabora- tion with the Department of Health and Human Services, WHCA intends to offer parent education and support programs throughout the county to improve child development knowledge and parenting skills among Washington County parents. They will also conduct focused workshops on child abuse prevention topics. Classes begin on Tuesday, April 21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Machias High School. Anyone who is interested is eli- gible to participate. To register or to find out more information about the program contact Denise York at 207-546-7544, ext. 3349. Patient-focused care Eastport Health Care Inc. COUNSELING SERVICES EASTPORT, CALAIS and MACHIAS Individual Counseling -- Children, Adolescents, Adults -- Family and Marriage Counseling -- Support and Educational Groups -- Equine Assisted Therapy -- Substance Abuse Treatment, DSAT, DEEP Mental Health Katherine Cook, LCSW/LADC ................... Eastport Katie Evans, LCSW ........................... Eastport Leslie Mulligan-McMichael, LCPC ................ Machias Karen Barbie, LCSW/LADC ..................... Machias Substance Abuse Treatment Tari Murphy, LSW/LADC ................. Eastport, Ccilais Karen Barbi% LCSW/LADC ..................... Machias Jan Brown, Case Manager ......... Eastp0rt, Calais, Machias Eastport Health Care accepts all insurance, Maine Care, Medicare, and has a sliding scale for those without insurance. Call ... Eastport -- 853-6001 Calais m 454-3022 Machias -- 255-3400 Eastport Elementary School activities Upcoming events at Eastport Elemen- tary School (EES) include the following: April 1 -- K4 and K5 registration, 9 a.m.; April 3 -- Eastport Strings from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.: April 3 early release at 11:30 a.m.; April 4 -- Easter egg hunt, penny carnival, Chinese auction. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.-" April 20- Patriot's Day, no school; April 21 through 24 spring break. Classroom activities On March 17, the sixth graders visited the K4 students and the seventh and eighth graders visited the K5 students and worked with them to create a St. Patrick's Day card. They provided the children with green drinks and shamrock-decorated cup- cakes. Grades 7 and 8 will be starting a chap- ter on the Jefferson era. Included in this chapter is the War of 1812. This would be a great time to do a little research on Fort Sullivan. If you know of anyone who is interested in this topic and would be will- ing to share their materials or knowledge, contact the school at 853-6252. Congratulations to Nicolas. Bradbury for winning the National Geographic Society's National Geographic Bee at the Eastport Elementary School. He was also one out of 100 students in Maine who qualified for the state Geography Bee. Nic will be traveling to Portland on April 3 to participate in this bee. Spring fair Sixth and seventh graders will be hold- ing a food sale and raffle on Saturday, April 4, at the Spring Fun Fair, which will be held in the EES gym from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The EES Kids' Boosters will be spon- soring a community egg hunt, Spring Fun Fair, and Chinese raffle on Saturday, April 4, at the school. The egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the elementary school. All children up to fifth graders are wel- come. After the egg hunt, there will be a pring Fun Fair in,the gym. There will be lots of games. All proceeds will benefit EES student projects and programs. Grade 8 is grateful to all of the busi- nesses and people who helped make their fundraising so successful this year. They are grateful to Dana Bowen for his help in organizing the event and arranging refer- ees. Students are raffling a beautiful paint- ing and native carving generously donated by John Francis Jr. Tickets may be pur- chased from any Grade 8 student. The winnin ticket will be drawn on Friday, April 3. College planning workshop slated The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting a free workshop en- titled Essentials of College Planning at the Machias CareerCenter, 15 Prescott Drive, on Thursday, April 9, at 10 a.m. To register or for more information, call 1-800-281- 3703 or visit . This year the yearbook is going to be professionally published in color. This up- grade is being offered to the school at a cost of $7.95 per book. To try to offset any possible loss. 10 pages for personal ads have been set aside. These ads are only on sale for one week as the yearbook must be finished and sent to the publisher by April 2. Order forms may be picked up at the main office at the school. Year- books order forms will be sent out soon after April 2. CASSANDRA STROUT-STANHOPE of Shead High School earned a bronze medal for basic health care skills in the recent Skills USA competition in Bangor. Shead student wins bronze at technical skills competition St. Croix Regional Technical Center (SCRTC) student Cassandra Strout- Stanhope recently captured the bronze medal in the category of Basic Health Care ~Skills at this year's 5KillsUSA State Championship held in Bangor on March 12 and 13. Eleventh grader Strout- Stanhope attends Shead High School in the mornings and is a student in Ann Skriletz's certified nurse assisting class at SCRTC in the afternoons. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, educators, and industry leaders dedicated to ensuring America has a highly skilled work force to compete in the global mar- ket. Strout-Stanhope competed with stu- dents from Maine's 26 regional technical centers. The competltlOla consisted of two parts, the first being a written test assess- ing general knowledge, including human anatomy, nutrition, law and ethics, work safety and Maslow's hierarchy of needs. The second part consisted of a series of work stations to assess skills in core thera- peutic and clinical skills, emergency care for infants through adults, communication skills, key medical terms and abbrevia- tions, law and ethics, and work safety. Prior to the event, Strout-Stanhope had to prepare a five- to seven-minute demon- stration of a basic health care skill. Kaylah Kilby is collecting SODA CAN TOPS for the Anah Shriners. Looking for donations. You can drop off at 174 Water Street, Eastport, or we can pick them up. Call 853-4104.