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Annapolis Capital (Newspaper) - November 20, 1971, Annapolis, Maryland Inquiring photographer by Keith Weixer question should the county take Over certain function performed by the City such a. The Pouce department Public world and other related areas of Public service where asked it Street Shopp if Center. John Cocks Security guard Shadyside As far As the police goes i would not say so. You re talking about taking the Power away from be City of Annapolis. All cities have police departments. I feel that it should be left the Way it Rodney Graves Short order Cook Newtowne 19 yes i think that the county government should take Over because for in acc in our jails the signs say Anne Naidel county jail not Annapolis City jail and this is in the City s police Headquarters. The county could see Over the City As far As its functions Are Allan Salim Pressman Cape St Claire i think its practical especially As far As drainage or sewerage goes. It would eliminate double work Between the departments. If the county and the City both have the same functions Why have both Angie Vann unemployed parole no i Don t think so. There Aren t enough county policemen to take upon the extra Burden. Even if the county did take Over the police department they would most Likely have the same men so Why change it s better the Way it is. Leave it miss Kathy Gates student Edgewater Well i Don t live in the City but i think that the sewerage could be improved. I Don t know if the county could help but the City sure in t doing much to help. Think that the county would get some action. A. \.i. �. Discussion at Severna Park Junior High cac debates letter grades Are letter grades still a suitable Way to Monitor student Progress in Anne Arundel county High schools that question sparked the most discussion at the recent meeting of the citizens advisory committee at Severna ? i Unior High school with cac members splitting bet Ween the two schools of thought leave Well enough alone on the one hand versus let s move on to something better on the other. Proposed alternatives might be a pass fail system written reports on the skills mastered by the student or frequent conferences with the teacher. Other subjects of debate separate but related were the Ideal length of time for a grading period the relationship of absences to grades and the criteria for promotion to the next class level. The cac discussion on these issues arose from a request for inputs by an advisory com Mittee which is studying the problem for the county Board of education. Cac s at All Junior and senior High schools Are being asked for their opinions As Are teachers staff members and other persons in the educational system. The consensus of the Junior High cac despite its diversity of opinion seemed to be that perhaps letter grades could be played Down As other More efficient methods Are instituted to keep track of and report on a student s journey through the educational process. Cac members participating in the discussion were chair Man Louis Poulton mrs. Maureen Lamb. Mrs. Gail Oxley Kenneth Gesinger and Ronald Ruffo Secretary and principal of the Junior High school. Joining in the discussion were members of the school s faculty and s Taff teachers Dan Poorman Nels Horine and Thomas Drowsky supervisor of instruction Thomas Munich and assistant principal Ray Ueberroth. In other business the cac members passed a Resolution to be forwarded to the county Board of education urging greater use of school property for Community activities. The county Council said the cac should appropriate funds to the school Board in its 1972-73 budget specifically for Community use of the schools. The cac also supported any needed increases in the county budget to cover the expense. In its discussion the cac regretted the current capital expenditures for Community athletic Fields Public libraries and such when As chairman Poulton put it the county could be upgrading the school facilities and the taxpayer could get double use of his in its grappling with the Issue of letter grading at the secondary school level the cac members searched for analogies at the College level in the business world in the nation s penal systems and in their own educational cd tows in two cruisers the coast guard station at Thomas Point handled Only two cases so far this week both of which were boats disabled on wednesday. A 40-foot Cabin Cruiser Roamer was towed from Franklin Point to Queen Anne s Marina on the Eastern Shore and a 46-foot Cabin Cruiser lady pirate was towed to Carr s wharf on the Rhode River by a coast. Guard unit. Hairdressers hold meeting the Anne Arundel hair dressers and cosmetologists association affiliate so held its monthly business meeting recently at the Holiday inn. The guest speaker Leonard Gordon of Washington d.c., discussed insurance benefits for the 35 members and guests attending. Plan were made for the annual Christmas party to be held on dec. 14 in the Ray bowl of the ebb tide lounge. The puny iii include dancing. Tickets for the affair May be purchased from Del a step my or Wilma Desmarais. The next meeting of the affiliate will be held tuesday Jan. 3. The symphony is Back. For goodness Sake listen. I s thai Lime of year again time to enjoy the world s finest music played by an organization of outstanding musicians the Annapolis symphony orchestra More then 7j members Strong opens its 1971-72 concert season on sunday nov. 21, with a program of Mozart. Bruch and Tchaikovsky. Guest soloist will be world famous violin virtuoso Berl Sunofsky another internationally Rek owned musician Leon Fleisher will take the podium to begin his second year As conductor of the symphony. If you Haven t attended a concert an Napolis symphony orchestra recently you re missing something very Good if you have we known you la wont to be on hand nov. 21 and appreciate this reminder. Tickets available at the door conceal Lime is 7 30 or order the season series three concerts at a reduced Rale the address for in Quiry is . To 741, Annapolis. My 2ug4 this year. Discover the symphony backgrounds. The Issue was joined Over the question of How motivating the letter grades Are in both an absolute and relative sense. As a student Geisinger recalled grades Are what kept him going studying and striving to do Beer. He suggested their value lies in being Able to judge How one s child is doing relative to others in the class. That does t even enter my mind replied mrs. Oxley herself a teacher who said her interest is in knowing what the child can do and what skills he has Learned rather than in How he stacks up relative to others. Grades Are an incentive to climb the educational ladder Geisinger claimed. There s a big difference Between getting a Grade and getting educated mrs. Lamb said claiming that she had been an a student but that upon graduation she had t Felt really educated. Principal Ruffo noted that Simp Mph Nile Hom Nunn ten w lit i. Q

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