If you have a child in school, a big part of your life must revolve around the school. Your involvement will help your child to thrive and achieve more than without that support. Be sure to attend
Back-to-School night for River Hill High School is Sept. 19. Parents of ninth-graders should report to the auditorium at 6:30 p.m. All parents should be in the child's 1st period class at 7 p.m.
The River Hill High School class of 2015 will be looking for hungry parents eager to exchange donations for baked goods. Arrive a little early so you can stop by their table in the front lobby to pick up a snack for yourself or a take-home goodie.
Congratulations to rising River Hill senior Taariq Mohammed on receiving a perfect score on his ACT exam. Over the years, several River Hill students have received a perfect score on the SAT, but Taariq is the first to earn a perfect score on the ACT.
Erena (Ray) Adyson Pickens maintained a family tradition by arriving on a holiday. The little firecracker weighed in at 7 pounds 2 ounces on July 4. Ray was nearly 20 inches. Mom April Pickens was born on
Randy and Margaret Walton of Wayside Drive were kept busy with a visit from their three grandchildren for two weeks this summer. Anne Margaret, Jack and Randy, the children of the Waltons' daughter Julie (now Julie Williams), attended Rolling Hills Baptist vacation Bible school the first week. Randy learned to sign the word God and is showing everyone. The second week the trio attended Abiding Savior Lutheran vacation Bible school. This trip to Maryland was unplanned, and the Waltons would like to thank both churches for making room for the children.
Anne Margaret celebrated her ninth birthday while she was here. She had a great time hanging out with Haydn and Sean Kozak. Thanks are sent to Pat and Bill Kidwell for making their pool available.
Julie was in town one weekend during her kids' stay. Everyone in the family had a great time at Clarks' Farm and the Baltimore Aquarium. The boys enjoyed visiting the Robinson Nature Center, which is free on Wednesdays. The birthday girl enjoyed a sleepover at her friend Kylie Tracy's home. Julie and Kylie's mom Lori were cheerleaders together at Atholton. The Tracy and Williams kids along with their moms and Nana Walton also took in the
Margaret Walton attended the National Down Syndrome Congress in
Another big thrill was meeting Miss Katie Henderson, an emerging artist living with Down syndrome. The Florida miss is self-taught. Check her out at http://www.misskatieskreations.com/.