The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 7, 2000


Grace Katherine Arnold

A daughter, Grace Katherine Arnold, was born on Monday, March 13, 2000 to Deb and Rob Arnold of Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Grandparents are Margot Arnold of East Riding Drive and Tom Arnold of Sudbury, and Sharon and Ron Langenfeld of Hastings, Minnesota.

· Deborah Shneider Smith, daughter of Bea and Hal Shneider of Bingham Road, has a one-woman art show at the Citizens Bank in Concord. Smith graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in Fine Arts, where she concentrated on portraiture. She founded Card-Art, a note-card company in 1992.

The exhibit at the bank focuses on drawings of family pets; horses, dogs, pigs and birds and also flowers, children and houses. The show will continue for the month of April.

· Carlisle's middle school senior band was awarded a gold medal for the thirteenth consecutive year at the annual Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association Concert Festival at Lexington High School on Saturday, April 1. The 72-member ensemble, comprised of students in grades 5-8, performed a difficult, all original program which included Ralph Vaughan Williams' Sea Songs; Grundman's American Folk Rhapsody #3; and John Philip Sousa's The Daughters of Texas, The band's clinician, Carolyn Barber (University of Wisconsin), worked with the students after their performance and offered them high praise for their efforts. In addition to her inspiring clinic on the music just performed, she challenged the students to keep striving to improve, thereby elevating them to newer and higher standards of excellence on a national level.

The Concord-Carlisle High School bands continued their tradition of excellence at the festival. On Saturday, the CCHS freshman band was awarded a silver medal and, on Sunday, the CCHS concert band brought home their eighth consecutive gold medal. Because of their fine performance, they have been invited to perform at Tanglewood on May 7.

All the bands enjoyed the support of a large number of parents who cheered them on both days.

· Fifteen Concord-Carlisle High School students received the highest possible score on the 1999 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) grade 10 mathematics test. State Commissioner of Education David Driscoll sent a letter to Concord School Superintendent Ed Mavragis with the names of the students and also sent each student a personal note congratulating them for their achievement.

Mavragis said that, statewide, less than one percent of students received the highest possible score on the test. The students are: Megan Chaisson, Chris Gill, Navin Gupta, Keith Harwood, Katherine Huyett, Clayton Jones, Daniel Mead, Emily Myers, Nicola Perry, Cecilia Ramos, Carlyn Saylor, Benjamin Syversen, Christina Tung, George Waksman and Zachary Wine.

2000 The Carlisle Mosquito