September 6, 2013

39 years experience
New superintendant/principal for HMES
Cheryl deWerff, HMES Principal
Cheryl deWerff, PhD, has been hired to administer the Howell Mountain Elementary School. She will wear two titles - superintendent of the HMES District and its principal. No problem for Ms. deWerff. She comes with four educational degrees: A Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership, an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Administration, a Master's of Science Degree in Counselor Education, and a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.
She will enjoy the challenge of applying her 39 years of experience to the HMES program this year.
deWerff is the elected president for the California Association of School Administrators, representing six counties: Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma and Solano.
Barbara Nemko, supervisor of the Napa County Board of Education, spoke highly of the Angwin school Board's decision for deWerff. "Dr. deWerff brings tremendous experience with her and is excited to be at Howell Mountain. She loves the transition to project-based learning that has already happened and is looking forward to taking the school to the next level. "

It's more than a phone book
New Angwin Telephone Book in the Market
The Book comes with more than a thousand listings of residents and businesses, phone numbers and street addresses. It carries a variety of pages of useful information unique to Angwin. In fact, of its 88 total pages, 22 are devoted to community stuff.
See the flyer below for more information.
Duane and Mary Cronk have been publishing the Book for 20 years, carrying on a tradition started by Lyle and Ruth McCoy 30 years before that. It comes out every two or three years, representing numerous changes as residents move here, die, marry, split the sheets, move away. The new edition contains more than 300 such changes.
Some of the 22 other editorial pages report familiar features - the Sunset table, average weekly rainfalls, average weekly temperatures, Angwin history, etc. But past editions have carried inspirational or interesting pages of very general nature, also. Just for kicks.
One year, it devoted space to the eloquence of William Shakespeare. (See below)
And a page of poetry by Carl Sandburg. (See below.)
Another year, a variety of humorous fillers, scattered throughout the Book. (See a couple of these below.)
This year, the 14 pages devoted to Angwin people or community service organizations is special. (See one of these below.)
As his own community service, Store Manager Mike Cline is again reducing the price of the Book with a 10% discount. He has ordered 400 copies. The publisher will gift another 100 copies to advertisers and community leaders. And the rest of the press run of 600 will be reserved as part of a " Welcome Kit" for future newcomers. It will tell them a lot about our community.
New Angwin Phone Book Ad

"This precious stone set in the silver sea ... "
One need not know that John of Gaunt - in the tragedy of "Richard II" - was the son of Edward III and the father of Henry IV, or any of that Roman numeral stuff. But William Shakespeare's crystal eloquence in the old warrier's tribute to his homeland has produced one of the most moving soliloquys of our ancestral tongue. Enjoy.
"This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection, and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm,
This England. "

Clean Hands By Carl Sandburg

It is something to face the sun
And know you are free.
To stand in the shafts of sunlight slanting the earth
And know our heart has kept a promise
And the blood runs clean.
It is something to go one day of your life among all men
with clean hands.
Clean for the day book today
And the record of the after days.
Held proud at your sides
Satisfied to the last and ready.
So to have clean hands
God, it is something.
One day lived so
And a memory fastened till the stars sputter out.

Ready or Not
By Jackson Brown

I told her I had always lived alone,
and probably always would,
And all I wanted was my freedom,
and she told me that she understood.
But I let her do some of my laundry,
and she slipped a few meals in between.
The next thing I knew she was all moved in
And I was buying her a washing machine.

And is this where Women's Lib began?
"It occurred to me when I was about l3 years old and wearing white gloves
and Mary Janes and going to dancing school, that no one should have
to dance backward all their lives. "

Pacific Union College Prepatory School