Hearings planned for nominations to school board The...

Education Notes

April 08, 2001

Hearings planned for nominations to school board

The process of filling a seat on the county school board begins this week.

Board President Paul G. Rudolph, a retired engineer from Severna Park, is seeking a second five-year term. Crofton educator Koh Herlong wants to unseat him.

The first of three hearings held by the county's School Board Nominating Convention is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at North County High School, 10 E. First Ave., in Ferndale.

The second will be at 7 p.m. April 19 at Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Road, and the final hearing at 7 p.m. April 25 at Meade High School on Clark Road at Fort Meade.

Convention delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates. Delegates must attend at least one of the three hearings to be eligible to vote at the convention, scheduled for 7 p.m. May 9 at Severna Park High School.

The convention customarily forwards two choices for consideration to the governor, who is not bound by the recommendations in making the appointment.

Discipline seminar set for child-care providers

Effective discipline will be the topic of a three-session course for professional child-care providers and parents of children ages 2 to 5, being presented from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on consecutive Wednesdays at Creative Garden Learning Center, 497 Merryman Road in Annapolis, beginning this week.

Sponsored by Chesapeake Children's Museum, the course examines "the four causes of misbehavior and how to reduce or eliminate them."

It is conducted by Deborah Wood, a child development specialist.

The cost is $30, and professional care providers receive a continuing education certificate for the course.

Information: 410-990-1993 or 410-757-1675.

Soil conservationists sponsor poster contest

The Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District is sponsoring a poster contest for children from kindergarten through 12th grade who are residents of the county.

This year's theme -- "Habitat for Humanity" -- requires a poster design that emphasizes the responsibility of taking care of the world, "our habitat." Judges will evaluate entries on their conservation message, visual effectiveness, originality and universal appeal.

Posters must be 22 by 28 inches and include no commercial advertisement.

Paintings, collages and watercolors will be accepted. Entries will be judged in five school-grade classes, with first-place winners receiving a $50 savings bond and moving on to the state competition; second-place winners receive $10.

The deadline is May 18. For an entry form: Louise Brady, 410-222- 7822.

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