Education Briefs

Support boosters

Timberline Band Boosters will hold its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 9 at the Timberline High School Commons, 6120 Mullen Road, Lacey. Admission is free. Proceeds support Timberline’s band programs. Available for sale will be plants, refreshments and other goods.

Grant results

The Thurston County School Retirees recently saw presentations of the projects funded by their annual mini-grants. The teachers who received $150 in the 2008-09 school year to enrich their classrooms were Pam Pendergast and Deb Bartram of Prairie Elementary; Kathleen Stone of Mountain View Elementary; Anne Weston, Pam Walker, and Cassie Rabbitt of Southworth Elementary; Teresa Crawford of Peter G. Schmidt Elementary; Kyle O’Neel of Centennial Elementary; Laura Immel of Rainier Elementary; Linda Herseth of Horizons Elementary; Amy Koster of Garfield Elementary; Diana Wallace of Tenino Elementary; and Barbara Gehlen-Rayl of Centennial Elementary. Ruth Kindt headed the committee.

Junior classical

Students from Olympia High School’s Latin Department attended the 2009 Junior Classical League Convention from March 24-26 to compete against other Latin students from all over Washington and British Columbia. Sasha Shomshore of Olympia completed her term as Junior Classical League state secretary. Laurence Mathieu won third place in fourth-year Latin Sight Translation and third place in English derivatives from Latin roots. Sarah Wynder took first place for her classical photography project, second place for the shot put in the Olympika contest, and third place in the second year Latin mottoes and phrases test. William Curtis is the Latin teacher at Olympia High School.