Schools sponsoring college advice session with author...

EDUCATION DIGEST

April 25, 2001

Schools sponsoring college advice session with author Fred Rugg

Howard County school counselors will sponsor "An Evening with Fred Rugg," author of "Rugg's Recommendations on the Colleges," from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City.

Rugg has observed, studied and researched colleges for more than 30 years, has counseled students and conducted workshops for counselors and parents. Admission is free.

Information: 410-313-6682.

County school board to meet tomorrow

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

The meeting will begin with a Public Forum, during which people may speak on any subject

Information: 410-313-6682.

Lottery to be used for child-care program

New participants can enter a lottery drawing for placement in the county's Department of Recreation and Parks Recreational Licensed Childcare Program.

Applications for the 2001-2002 program lottery will be accepted by mail at 7120 Oakland Mills Road, in Columbia, or walk-in only from 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. between Monday and May 11.

Payment for September must accompany the application. Forms received early will be returned.

Information: 410-313-4651, or www.co.ho.md.us/recparks.htm.

Sen. Madden announces his `TV-Free Challenge'

Republican State Sen. Martin G. Madden has announced the start of his "TV-Free 10-Day Challenge" to elementary school pupils in his district.

The challenge, held this week in conjunction with National TV-Turnoff Week, aims to encourage children to choose other activities such as reading, interacting with family, exercising or pursuing a hobby. Citations will be given to those who complete the challenge. Registration: 410-841-3572.

If you have a suggestion for an article about education, send an e-mail message to reporter Tanika White at tanika.white@baltsun. com, call the Howard County Bureau of The Sun at 410-715-2821, or send a fax to 410-715-2816.

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