3 high schools to hold workshops on making decisions for...

EDUCATION DIGEST

March 14, 2001

3 high schools to hold workshops on making decisions for college

The guidance departments of Hammond, Long Reach and Oakland Mills high schools and the schools' PTSAs will sponsor "College Visions, Big Decisions" - a program of speakers and workshops to clarify the college search and application process for students and parents - from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday at Hammond High School, 8800 Guilford Road, Columbia.

Workshops include: The College Planning Calendar, Testing and SAT Preparation, The College Visit, Searching for Scholarships, A Student's Perspective of College Life, Students with Disabilities, The College Process for Student Athletes and Preparing the Successful College Application Essay.

Students and parents from all Howard County high schools are encouraged to attend. The program is free and includes refreshments.

Information: 410-313-7620.

Sessions target sexuality, stress, choices, depression

The Parent Support Networks of Centennial and Mount Hebron high schools will present the next in a series of evening programs, featuring experts and student panelists, on issues of concern to parents.

"Teen Stress and Depression" will be offered at 7 p.m. Monday at Mount Hebron High School.

"Healthy Summer Choices: Job, Camp and Community Service Opportunities for Teens" will be held at 7 p.m. April 12 at Centennial High, School, and a session focusing on "Teen Sexuality" will be held at 7 p.m. May 14 at Mount Hebron High School.

Information: Stan Eisenstein, 410-313-2856.

School board will hold a public forum tonight

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a public forum for the Maryland State Board of Education at 7 p.m. today in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Individuals may address state board members on issues such as all-day kindergarten, high school assessments, the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program, minority achievement, reading initiatives and the shortage of teachers.

Those who wish to speak may register at the meeting, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Registration will close at 7:15 p.m. Speakers will be called in the order in which they sign up. Questions or statements should be brief.

Information: 410-313-6682.

School board slates regular meeting Tuesday

The Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the boardroom of the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Afternoon and evening sessions will begin with a Public Forum, during which members of the public may address the board on any topic. No advance sign-up is required.

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

HCC trustees to hold session, public meeting

The trustees of Howard Community College will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m. March 21, and a public meeting at 6 p.m. The meetings will be in the college's Conference Room, A225, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Anyone who wishes to speak must submit a written request to the secretary-treasurer of the board at least 72 hours before the public meeting.

Information: 410-772-4820.

Schools superintendent to address evening forum

The Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee will sponsor "An Evening with Superintendent John O'Rourke" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 22 in the Wilde Lake Middle School cafeteria, 10481 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia.

O'Rourke will answer questions and discuss the school system's commitment to excellence as it applies gifted students.

Information: 410-313-6682.

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