Community fair set for Annapolis-area parents, students...

Education Notes

April 23, 2000

Community fair set for Annapolis-area parents, students

The county school system is inviting Annapolis area parents, students and residents to "Community Connection: Direct Access to Success," a community fair Saturday at Annapolis Middle School.

The fair, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon, will include information on employment opportunities in the school system, tutoring and mentoring programs for students, summer activities, new immunization requirements and before- and after-school day-care programs.

Information will also be available on the school system's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) services, the Title 1 program, special education services and programs for gifted and talented students.

Representatives from schools, churches and community groups will be at the fair, which is free.

Annapolis Middle is located at 1399 Forest Drive. Information: Lauren Breland, parent and community liaison for the county schools, 410-222-5319.

Libraries seek children for summer reading effort

County library branches have begun registering children for the library system's summer reading program -- which includes competition for the annual Chesapeake Cup, which goes to schools with the most participants.

The reading program -- with the theme of "Reading Rhythms" -- will be held from June 12 to July 28.

At its conclusion, the public and private schools with the most participants will receive Chesapeake Cup trophies for the 2000-2001 school year. Last year's winners were Jones Elementary School and Rockbridge Academy.

County library branches are recruiting children ages 12 to 14 tohelp with the reading program. Volunteers register children for the program, organize and distribute registration packets to participants, re-stock book displays, help with craft projects and assist staff with events. Hours are flexible.

Information: library headquarters at 410-222-7371.

Internships available for Gilchrest's office

Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest is accepting applications from college students and high school graduates for nonpaying summer and fall internships in his Annapolis office.

"Internships offer an excellent opportunity to see the legislative branch of government in action," the 1st District Republican said in an announcement. The congressman's office suggests that students check with their college or university on whether academic credit is available for congressional internships.

For information on the internships, call 410-263-6321, or send a resume and cover letter to Gilchrest at 44 Calvert St., Suite 320, Annapolis 21401.

People

Charles F. Wellfordof Millersville, acting chairman of the department of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Maryland, College Park, is among 12 people recently honored by the university's alumni association for excellence in their fields or service to the school. Wellford received the distinguished alumnus award of his department. He is also director of the university's Center for Applied Policy Studies and chair of the National Academy of Science Committee on Law and Justice.

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