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EDUCATION BRIEFS

January 24, 1994

Acting superintendent given leadership award

Acting School Superintendent Carol S. Parham has received a leadership award during the Maryland State Teachers Association's Minority Recognition Award Program at the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast held in Columbia recently.

The program recognizes outstanding achievement by minority individuals in public education in the categories of leadership, politics, community involvement and student involvement, During the ceremonies MSTA president Karl Pence cited Dr. Parham's "consistent and determined efforts in the field of leadership."

Vision, hearing tests planned for schools

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health conducts vision and hearing screenings in public and private schools for children throughout the year.

If children wear glasses, they should bring them to the screening.

Screenings scheduled for this month are:

Today and Tomorrow: Brock Bridge Elementary

Today and Tomorrow: Waugh Chapel Elementary

Thursday and Friday: St. Jane Frances

Thursday and Friday: St. Mary's

Jan. 31 and Feb. 1: Crofton Meadows Elementary

Jan. 31 and Feb. 1: Four Seasons Elementary

Information: 222-7140.

Student essayists vie for $10,000 scholarship

Area high school students are eligible to win a $10,000 college scholarship in a national essay contest.

Entrants in the National Peace Essay Contest are asked to research and write a 1,500-word essay on the role of the United Nations in the resolution of worldwide conflicts.

Up to three students from each state can win scholarships, ranging from $100 to $500. First-place state-level winners compete for three national scholarships, worth up to $10,000.

Essays are evaluated on the basis of depth of understanding, intellectual quality and style, and mechanics. Judging is conducted by teachers, educators and civic leaders.

The deadline for submitting essays is Feb. 1.

For more information, contact the National Peace Essay Contest, United States Institute of Peace, 1550 M Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005 or (202) 429-3854, Fax 202-429-6063.

Two programs offered on abuse prevention

Parents from the Linthicum, Ferndale, Overlook and George Cromwell communities are invited to attend or have their children attend one of two seven-session programs sponsored by PACA (People Against Child Abuse).

The programs, involving the four school's guidance departments, are free to parents of the students from the prospective school.

Building self-esteem, child and drug abuse prevention, conflict resolution and goal setting for children ages 6 to 11 are the subjects of one session. The other session is parent-oriented, looking at developing responsibility in children and how to help with homework.

The programs are scheduled to run concurrently at Ferndale Elementary School on Wednesdays beginning Feb. 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The school is at 105 Packard Avenue at Hollins Ferry Road.

Registration is required by Wednesday. Information and registration: 222-6935

Parent involvement workshops planned

Families of students attending county schools are invited to visit the Parent Involvement Center at Oakwood Elementary School, 330 Oak Manor Road. Classes and workshops are scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Individual counseling and referrals are available by appointment.

The following classes are scheduled:

* "Conflict Resolution," tomorrow

* "Your Pupil Personnel Worker in Connection With Home," Wednesday

* "School and Community," Thursday

In addition to the classes at Oakwood, a satellite center offers sessions at High Point Elementary School in Pasadena.

Satellite centers at Van Bokkelen and Lothian Elementary schools are slated to open in February.

Information: 222-6429.

Registration open for adult education

Mail-in registration for the adult education programs offered by county public schools is going on through Feb. 11.

Walk-in registration for classes that are still open will be Feb. 22-23 at the prospective schools where courses are held. Classes begin the week of Feb. 28.

Subjects include business and office skills, computers, personal development classes, GED's, boating maintenance and repair, basic grammar and writing and painting, to name a few.

Registration forms and course descriptions are available at all public libraries.

In addition, the Centers of Applied Technology-North and South provide an opportunity to learn practical skills in "Small Engine Repair," "Do-It-Yourself Auto Repair," "Basic Welding I and II," "Introduction to Air Conditioning" and "How to Get a Home Improvement License."

Information: 222-5385.

Elks foundation to award scholarships

The Elks National Foundation 1993-1994 scholarship is offering 500 four-year scholarships in a nationwide competition and 1,800 scholarships of $800 each.

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