Schools to close for Jewish holy daysAll Howard County...

EDUCATION NOTES

September 23, 1992

Schools to close for Jewish holy days

All Howard County schools and Board of Education offices will be closed for Rosh Hashana on Monday and Yom Kippur on Oct. 7.

YMCA is offering leadership program

The Howard County YMCA is seeking students to take part in the 51st annual Maryland YMCA Youth and Government program, which offers participants a chance to learn the legislative process, develop debating and leadership skills and provide fellowship with other Maryland teen-agers.

Each student will write and present a bill in committee session. Bills passed in committee will advance to the Youth Senate and House for further debates and votes. The Youth Governor will sign or veto bills passed by the mock assembly.

Students can earn degree in new subject

Howard Community College students can now earn an associate's degree in chemical dependency counseling as a result of a recent agreement between HCC and Dundalk Community College.

Students can earn 45 credits toward their associate degree at HCC and then complete the final 18 credits at Dundalk and receive the degree from the Baltimore County School.

Parents may block release of PR data

The Department of Education of Howard County has announced that parents have until next Wednesday to notify it if they do not want information or individual photographs of their children used for public relations purposes.

Students 18 and over can make this decision on their own.

Information released by the school system includes student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, awards received and participation in school activities and sports.

Requests should be sent in writing to: Public Information Office, Howard County Public School Systems, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City, Md., 21042.

Human relations next on 'Viewpoint'

The Howard County public school system's plans to address human relations issues will be the topic of "Viewpoint," a round-table discussion program that focuses on education issues.

Guests will be school Superintendent Michael E. Hickey; Jim Henson, director of the Howard County Office of Human Rights; and Sandy Erickson and Ken Gill, co-chairs of the school system's Staff Development Task Force on Human Relations.

"Viewpoint" airs at 9 a.m. and noon weekdays, and 6 p.m. Tuesdays on cable Channel 8.

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