Education Notes Segregation exhibit opens Saturday at...


March 25, 2001

Education Notes

Segregation exhibit opens Saturday at Annapolis museum

A new exhibit opens Saturday at the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis, exploring the ways in which African-Americans in the county responded to the "separate but equal" system of education.

The exhibit, "`Nothing But Pure Love for the Teachers': African American Schools during a Century of Segregation," examines a period after the Civil War, when the new Maryland state constitution required free public schools for all children, but many in Anne Arundel County resisted supporting the education of African-Americans.

The exhibit opens with a public reception at 2 p.m. Saturday, and runs through Oct. 27. The museum at 84 Franklin St. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 410-216-6180.

Teacher of the year nominees are sought

Nominations are being sought for teacher-of-the-year honors in the county's public and private schools.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday in the Public Information Office of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

Public school nomination forms are available in all county schools or by calling the office at 410-222-5313. Private school nomination forms are available by calling the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce at 410-268-7676.

The winners will be announced May 3 at an awards dinner at the BWI Marriott. Both winners will receive $1,000 stipends from Bank of America.

AACC culinary arts chefs to teach courses at center

Anne Arundel Community College culinary arts chefs are offering three noncredit continuing education courses at the Center for Applied Technology South, on Central Avenue in Edgewater.

The six-session course "Classic French Cuisine" will be taught from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning April 3, by French chef Raphael Jurkovic, and costs $146. He will teach modified French recipes for a healthy lifestyle.

Jurkovic will also teach a two-session "Cooking with Raphael," from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on consecutive Thursdays beginning this week. The fee is $52.

The other course, "Cooking Southern Style," meets from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 19 and 26 and costs $55.

Information: 410-541-2510.

Public urged to comment on county schools calendar

School, parent, and student organizations are taking public input on the county school system's calendar for the 2002-2003 school year during in their meetings through April.

A tentative calendar has been sent to school principals and heads of the Citizen Advisory Committee, parent-teacher-student organizations, student government associations and employee bargaining units for the school system. Local schools have information on meeting dates for their organizations.

Survey forms representing each school and organization's response are due at the Board of Education by May 15. Information: Georgiana Maszczenski, 410-222- 5414.

Severn wins high school math contest for 2nd year

Severn School has won the county high school math competition for the second year in a row. The school had a five-round total of 43.67, followed by South River High School with 41.34 and Broadneck High School with 36.33. The three schools received trophies.

Anne Arundel Community College holds the annual high school math competition, which is open to public and private schools in the county and features several monthly meets. This year's dozen entries also included an independent team of students.

The order of finish of the other nine teams was Severna Park, Chesapeake, North County, Old Mill, Annapolis, Glen Burnie and Meade (which tied with scores of 16.33), the Independents and Arundel.


Davidsonville Ruritan Foundation is accepting applications through May 1 for a scholarship to be awarded in June to a high school student residing in Crofton, Davidsonville, Edgewater, Harwood, Lothian, Riva, Gambrills, Mitchellville or other nearby areas. Application information and forms are available from guidance counselors at high schools serving the respective communities by writing to the Educational Grant Committee, Davidsonville Ruritan Foundation, P.O. Box 261, Davidsonville 21035; or by calling Frank Armiger at 301-249-9016.

Severn Athletic Club is offering $500 scholarships for one or more graduating seniors who have participated in its youth sports programs and played interscholastic sports throughout the academic years. Criteria include academic achievement, community service and extracurricular activities, with athletic achievements a secondary factor. Applications are available at Archbishop Spalding, Glen, Burnie, Meade and Old Mill high schools, and from the club. Applications must be postmarked by April 6. Information: 410-806-6841.

Severna Park's branch of the American Association of University Women is offering two $1,500 scholarships to female students from Anne Arundel Community College who are eligible for junior standing at an accredited college or university. The Transfer Scholarship Award application deadline is April 1. Requirements include a GPA of 3.0, demonstrated financial need, evidence of good citizenship and residence in the county. Information: AACC Financial Aid office, 410-541-2203 or AAUW, 410-315-7030.

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