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DECEmbER 2015 | Vol. 20 | Issue 12 | mail Run: 8,457 | Total Print Run: 12,000

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S abillasville Elementary School

Celebrates 50 Anniversary Deb Spalding inside Take a Peek Inside at All of

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Throughout The night’s Advertisers’ Specials and Coupons
its fifty year ceremony started
history, teachers with a welcome Thurmont’s
at Sabillasville from SES Principal, Think Pink
Elementary School Kate Krietz. The Raises $10,000
(SES) have shared Camp David Color for Patty
sound knowledge Guard gave the Hurwitz Fund
with its children Presentation of the
to give them a Flags, just like they See page 10 for the story.
solid foundation; did at the twenty-
administrators have five year anniversary
shown its children, celebration of the Reminiscing…
by example, how school. History of
to be honorable Kate Krietz Orchards in
citizens and friends; recalled that Joan
community members Fry, a current Thurmont -
have cared for the Photographed on the stage where hundreds of class photos have been taken over the years, volunteer at Tribute Elmer
children by offering current and former staff of Sabillasville Elementary School are shown. First row left to right: the school, had “Lee” Black
support and showing Nicki Lingg (Kindergarten Teacher 1971-2001); Melanie Raynor, (music teacher); Kate Krietz, delivered a cake See page 44 for the story.
up when they’ve been (Principal); Michele Firme, (Special Ed Program Assistant); Jennifer Rutherford, (Special Ed); for the teachers on
needed. Jim McGivern (5th Grade teacher 1986-1993); Haleh Paciotti (Literacy Specialist). Second the first day the
row left to right: Barbara Buzzell (Media Specialist 1979-2002); Brenda Smith (former
November student 5th & 6th grade when the school opened and taught 3rd & 4th Grades 1990-2008); school was open to
18, 2015 was the Karen Locke (former Principal); Barbara Doney (4th Grade teacher); Shari Austin (reading students in 1965. Catoctin High
50 anniversary intervention and 5th grade language arts teacher); Tamara Savage (Special Ed Instructional Ms. Fry was in School’s Lady
celebration of Assistant); Jane Orlando (Instructor Assistant); Tanya Wantz (2nd Grade Teacher); Janet attendance at the Cougars Place
(Tucker) Dinterman (Third Grade teacher 1971-1989). Back rows left to right: Mark Pritts
Sabillasville (5th Grade Teacher 1984-1986); Peggy Laster (Aide 1965-1975); Jean Glover (2nd & 1st ceremony, and has Third in State
Elementary School at Grade Teacher 1972-1987); Maureen Schildt (5th Grade); Rose Hatcher (custodian); Heidi written about the Championship
its “new” location (for Hench (art teacher); Marnie Mortenson (3rd grade 19th year); Melinda Bentz (13th year history of SES and
Kindergarten); Michelle Mapes (Math Specialist and Tech Coordinator); Pam Ellenberg
the past fifty years) at (1st Grade teacher 15 years); Jodie Miller (Lead Custodian 14 years); Karen Adams (2nd former Sabillasville See page 21 for the story.
16210-B Sabillasville grade 1986-1997); Sue Valenti (1st grade 1986-2001); Paula Bowman (Secretary 25 years). schools. Her three
Road in Sabillasville. children attended
Words learned as SES. Emmitsburg
a student at SES make up this article. around the corner, and across the SES students sang for the Certiied a
They convey heart-felt appreciation street. They’ve achieved honor and audience. “The National Anthem”
for being one of the lucky ones who impacted others. They’ve done for was sung by McKenna Gisriel; Sustainable
was taught in this place. Learning at others as the teachers, administrators, Charlie McGinnis crooned “I Love Maryland
SES is warm and fuzzy, yet worldly and community at SES did for them. the Mountains,” and students Community
and adventurous. Memories of During the celebrations, some of in the Cougar chorus roared the
learning here make one humble and so these people traveled through the Sabillasville School Song and “My
appreciative! halls of the school and the media Town, My World.” See page 16 for the story.
Grand people have attended center where class photos and Time capsules, one for the
SES. They live all over the world, memorabilia were displayed. twenty-five year celebration, one for Colorfest
the forty year celebration, and now
one for the fifty year celebration, Donates
were available to view. The fifty year Nearly $17,000
capsule includes special items from to Thurmont
each class: kindergarten students Organizations
made a book called “When we grow
up” in which each student wrote See page 12 for the story.
about what they want to be when
they grow up; first graders took
selfies then paired the photo with a
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