Community college sponsors program on disabilities...

Education Notes

February 27, 2000

Community college sponsors program on disabilities

Howard Community College's Project Access will sponsor a college fair for students with disabilities from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdayin the Galleria of the college's science and technology building.

Students will meet with representatives from more than 30 colleges and universities. Workshop topics will include "Federal Legislation: The Differences Between High School and College," "College Disability Programs Are Not Created Equal -- How to Select One that Fits," "Career Planing for a Better Future" and "Project Access."

FOR THE RECORD - In an article Sunday in the Howard County edition of The Sun about Barbara C. Greenfeld, director of admissions and advising at Howard Community College, her name was misspelled. The Sun regrets the error.

The rain date is March 11.

Project Access, a program of Howard Community College, recruits high school students with disabilities, helps them make the transition to higher education and supports their success. A four-week summer program runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 10 to Aug. 4.

The cost is $270, including field trips to four-year colleges and daily transportation to and from pickup points in Howard, Prince George's, Montgomery and Baltimore counties.

Information: 410-772-4625.

Howard Co. kindergarten registration scheduled

Howard County public elementary schools will hold registration for new students and those entering kindergarten from 9 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 6 through 10.

Students should register at the school that serves the community in which the child's parent or guardian resides.

Kindergarten attendance is mandatory in Maryland. State law requires that a child be 5 years old on or before Dec. 31 to be eligible to enter kindergarten.

A child must be 6 years old on or before Dec. 31 to enter first grade.

Parents should bring the child's birth certificate, proof of custody (if applicable), record of immunizations, a photo identification and proof of residency in the form of a lease, deed, or house contract and utility bill.

A Social Security number is requested, but not required.

Information: 410-313-6682.

PTAs to sponsor school board candidates forum

The PTAs of Waterloo, Jeffers Hill and Gorman Crossing Elementary Schools will sponsor a candidates forum for school board candidates from 7 p.m. to 10: 30 p.m. Wednesday in the Long Reach High School auditorium, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia.

Information: 410-997-2665.

Greenfield is selected for leadership program

The National Institute for Leadership Development has chosen Barbara C. Greenfield, director of admissions and advising at Howard Community College, to participate in LEADERS 2000, an international program for administrators and faculty in higher education.

She has been director of admissions since 1986, and assumed responsibility for advising and transfer services in 1996.

Greenfield was instrumental in the development of the college's Silas Craft Collegians Program, Freshman Focus, Early Entrance and Summer Scholars programs and the James W. Rouse Scholars Program -- for which she received the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations Paragon Award for Best Recruitment Campaign in 1994.

Board of Education to discuss school boundaries

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a public work session on proposed school boundary line adjustments at 7: 30 p.m. Thursday in the Board Room of the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Information: 410-313-7197 or 410-313-6682.

PTA Council to hold membership meeting

The PTA Council of Howard County will hold a general membership meeting at 7: 30 p.m. March 6 in boardrooms A and B of the Department of Education.

Information: 410-740-5153.

Center sponsoring seminars on autism, self-esteem

The Howard County Child Care Resource Center is sponsoring a four-part workshop, "Self-Esteem Starts Here: Understanding Social-Emotional Development." The first session, "Understanding Attachment and Self-Regulation," will be held from 6: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. tomorrow in the Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive.

The cost is $15 a session; $40 for the series. Registration is required.

Information: 410-313-1927.

Ellicott City business offers $500 scholarship

Padgett Business Services of Ellicott City and Laurel will offer a $500 scholarship to a dependent of a local business owner.

Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution. The student's parent or guardian must own at least 10 percent of the stock or capital in a local business that employs fewer than 20 people.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday. Information: 410- 792-7857.

Library trustee board looks to fill vacancy

The Howard County Public Library board of trustees is seeking candidates for a vacancy on the panel. The term begins July 1.

Candidates must be practicing attorneys who live or work in Howard County. Services to the board must be on a pro bono basis. Members serve a five-year term and may be reappointed once.

The trustees, meet five or six times a year. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by Tuesday to Norma Hill, director, Howard County Library, 66000 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045.

Information: 410-313-7750.

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