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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood Thursday, August 5, 1999 Page 13


ALL PEPPED UP…The staff of Westfield Public Schools Primary Enrichment Program (PEP) share their ideas and enthusiasm for the program, which began its 10th summer of instruction to students in first, second and third grades. Pictured, left to right, are: seated Mary Ann Sepe, Pat D'Angelo, Benedette Graf, Debbie McCullam, Pat Hughes, Mary Jo Juelis; and standing, Gayle Brody, Elizabeth Boan, Stacey Stanzel, Karen Salter, Beth Friedman, Laura Schneider, Linda Loesner, secretary Margaret Driscoll and Principal Patrick Rooney.

Enrichment Program Preps Westfield Students for 2000

WESTFIELD — The students in the Westfield Public Schools Primary Enrichment Program (PEP) are being prepared for the new millennium by strengthening their language skills and adopting a positive attitude toward learning. The program is in its 10 th summer this year.

"The teachers are enriching the students' language arts skills through the use of art, music, poetry and writing in theme-based activities, explained PEP Principal, Patrick Rooney, who serves as Assistant Principal of Franklin Elementary School.

"It is a coordinated effort in which teachers integrate every aspect of the curriculum into daily activities and continuously praise children on their successes.

"The children make connections and learning is reinforced. Throughout the program, enthusiasm and confidence build up so that the students are motivated to begin a new school year in September. We make it as much fun as possible by using creative techniques and strategies of our teachers and guest speakers who share their skills and interests with the children," Mr. Rooney added.

A total of 127 students who are entering grades 1, 2 and 3 in September, attend the half-day classes which are designed to enable the students to be actively involved in the learning process.

Westfield public school students representing all six elementary schools in town are enrolled in the program which features limited class sizes of 10 to 12 students. This summer, the classes, which began July 26, are held at Washington Elementary School through Friday, August 13.

The program includes a musical component for the third consecutive year. Vocal music instructor Debbie McCullam's lessons include teaching songs on patriotism to coincide with this year's theme.

"We want the children to feel good about America," said Mrs. McCullam.

She will also lead the students in the third annual "PEP Rally" to be

held the last day of the program on August 13, when the children will sing songs to parents and guests.

The students are further developing their artistic skills in creating a banner on "What America Means to Me."

Poetry teacher Laura Schneider works with the students to develop creative thinking and poetry writing skills, while nurse Benedette Graf instructs health education classes, giving summer safety advice and lessons on good nutrition.

There are also 12 classroom teachers selected for this program.

"These are very creative teachers who make learning both interesting and productive," commented Mr. Rooney. "The teachers also send suggestions home to parents to continue the ball rolling during the rest of the summer."

PEP Program teachers include: Liz Martin; Gayle Brody; Laura Schneider; Mary Ann Sepe; Linda Loesner; Melissa Greenwald; Patti Hughes; Benedette Graf; Pat D'Angelo; Mary Jo Juelis; Elizabeth Boan; Beth Friedman; Stacey Stanzel; Karen Salter and Ms. McCullam.

The PEP Program also works closely with the Westfield Memorial Library during the three weeks of classes. Children's Librarians Carol Wilson and Adrienne Basso will visit each class and encourage reading among the students.

Dr. James Fleming, a scientist, will visit the PEP Program on Tuesday, August 10, when he will hold assemblies for each grade to display and discuss rocks and minerals.

Pat Brisson, an author of children's books, held an assembly and writing workshop on August 2.

At the end of the program, each student will bring home a collection of poems written by fellow students; a novel written by visiting author Pat Brisson, which they will be encouraged to read during the remainder of the summer; a thesaurus presented by Superintendent of Schools Dr. William J. Foley and suggestions and activities recommended by the PEP staff.

College Woman's Club Honors Two Non-Traditional Students

WESTFIELD — Breaking with its eighty-year-history of awarding scholarships only to graduating seniors, for the first time this year the College Woman's Club of Westfield presented grants to two women who have returned to school later in life to resume or further their education.

The $2,500 Anna D. Kane Memorial Award was awarded to Susan Faulkner, a student at Douglass College, Rutgers University, where she is majoring in Urban Development.

She completed her studies at Union County College, graduating with high honors. She was recently awarded first prize in the Charles and Shirley Weiss Scholarship competition for her urban studies essay.

Ms. Faulkner graduated from high school in Ohio in 1972 and moved to Westfield in 1986. She has been active in several organizations, including the Westfield Parent Teacher Organization, Mobile Meals, Ronald McDonald House and the First United Methodist Church Outreach Committee.

She is the mother of two children, one a junior at Westfield High School and the other a junior at Douglass College.

The Kane award was established in memory of Anna Kane, a member who graduated from Kean University after raising eight children. Mrs. Kane became an Emily Dickinson

Scholar and taught at Union County College until her death last year.

Her husband and several children were present at the dinner last spring when the scholarship was awarded.

The College Woman's Club President's Award of $1,500 was awarded to Charlotte Moseley, a graduate student at Kean University. Ms. Moseley is a 1979 graduate of Westfield High School and has been acknowledged by Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Following a 10-year career in financial services, Ms. Moseley has returned to Kean to pursue an advanced degree in early childhood education.

She has maintained an "A" average and was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, the international education honor society. Her area of special interest is the use of technology in The College Woman's Club was founded in 1917 for the purpose of furthering the higher education of women. The club awarded over $35,000 in grants and scholarships at its annual dinner this May. In addition to Ms. Faulkner and Ms. Moseley, eight graduating seniors received awards.

For further information about the College Woman's Club, please contact Lynda Sperry, membership chairman at (908) 233-2586.

BACK TO SCHOOL…Susan Faulkner of Westfield, a student at Douglass College, received the College Woman's Club's first Anna D. Kane Memorial Award for a woman returning to school to complete her education. The award is named for Mrs. Kane, a club member who graduated from college after raising eight children. Ms. Faulkner, left, is shown above with Maureen Kane Berg and husband Tom Berg, who were present at the scholarship dinner.

HONORED PUPILS…Four students at William Paterson University in Wayne were honored recently by the Department of Political Science for outstanding achievement. The four participated in a year-long program sponsored by the Women's Leadership Institute at Rutgers University and later developed and held a conference at William Paterson based on issues developed at the institute. Carole Sheffield, left, a professor of political science at William Paterson, the group's advisor, presented the awards. Also pictured, left to right, are: Stephanie Konciki of Westfield, Jessica Gonzalez of Jersey City, and Barbara Bricoli of Cedar Grove.

Westfield Review Announces Exam Preparation for Fall

WESTFIELD — Les Jacobsen, Director of Westfield Review, Inc. and mathematics instructor from Westfield High School, has announced the Fall 1999 PSAT and SAT preparation schedule.

The fall program begins in September with three different starting dates classes meet either on Wednesdays, beginning on September 15, or Thursdays, beginning September 16 or Sundays, beginning September 19.

These sections all consist of 24 hours of total instruction in both verbal and math given over eight different sessions meeting for three hours each session. The cost for the program is $359, which includes a text named "10 Real SAT's" published by the College Board and containing 10 real SAT's administered in the past few years.

Westfield Review, Inc. offers a comprehensive SAT and PSAT prep program that emphasizes the strategies and techniques needed for SAT success. Each class is taught by certified and experienced teachers in their subject area and currently teaching at Westfield High School.

Each instructor holds experience in their content area. The instructors have created their own program and materials in order to help their students prepare for the SAT's.

Instruction techniques vary from class lecture to individual work to

small group student to teacher interaction. Students practice their techniques on actual SAT exams that are published by the College Board that make up the SAT tests. This familiarizes the student with the actual type of test questions and gives them a true sense of the SAT that they are to take.

Classes are small and seats are limited. All classes meet at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield.

For more information or reservations, please call (908) 317-2774.

Jermal A. Quinn Ends Six-Month Deployment

SCOTCH PLAINS – Navy Petty Officer Third Class Jermal A. Quinn, a 1990 graduate of Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, recently completed a sixmonth deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, homeported in Bremerton, Washington.

Mr. Quinn's ship participated in Operation Southern Watch and Operation Desert Fox. During his deployment, he participated in a community relations project in Hong Kong and visited Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

He joined the Navy in 1995.

Fall Session Registration Day Prepared at UCC Campuses

SCOTCH PLAINS — For students who wish to enroll in a full degree program, as well as those who want to take a course or two, Union County College (UCC) is conducting registration for fall semester classes at its campuses in Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield and Scotch Plains.

Credit courses will be available in Accounting, American Sign Language/Deaf Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Astronomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Information Systems, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Economics, Education, Electromechanical Technology, Engineering, English, Fine Arts, Fire Science Technology, Food Service Management, French, Geology, German, Government, History, Human Services/Gerontology, and Human Services/Interpreting for the Deaf, Interdisciplinary Health, Interpreting Spoken Language, Italian, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology and Nursing.

In addition, courses are available for Occupational Therapy Assistants, Office Administration, Paramedic, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Therapist Assistant, Physics, Practical Nursing, Psychology, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, Sociology, Spanish and Urban Studies.

New programs of study offered this fall include the Webmaster Program, Database Specialist Program, Programming, C++ Program, and Electrolysis.

Registration office hours are ongoing throughout the summer, from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays at the Cranford Campus.

Beginning on Monday, August 23, students will be able to register until 4:30 p.m. on Fridays and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Students are

not required to sign up for classes at the specific campus where they wish to study.

For more information, please call the Admissions Office at (908) 709-7500.

Jennifer L. Early Inducted Into Society of Scholars

WESTFIELD – Jennifer Leigh Early of Westfield has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and will be honored during a campus ceremony this fall at Pennsylvania State University.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a selective, national, non-profit honors organization. Founded in 1994, NSCS recognizes first and second year undergraduate students who excel academically.

The society was established on the principle that with scholarship comes a responsibility to develop leadership and a duty to perform service.

"NSCS provides the opportunity for students, like Jennifer, to be recognized for their outstanding academic accomplishments early in their college experience," said Steve Loflin, NSCS Executive Director. "Jennifer will also have the opportunity to join other high achieving college students in developing leadership skills and a sense of civic responsibility."

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