3 high schools to hold preparation courses for SAT and...

EDUCATION DIGEST

September 19, 2001

3 high schools to hold preparation courses for SAT and PSAT

SAT and PSAT preparation courses will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 7 at Oakland Mills High School; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 and 10 at Glenelg High School; and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 1, 4, 8 and 11 at Howard High School.

Registration is open to all high school students. Tuition is $95 plus $35 for materials. A portion of the tuition will go to the schools.

Information: Martha Gagnon, 410-461-6949.

GT orientation program for parents is scheduled

A middle school parent orientation meeting for the Gifted & Talented Program will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. tomorrow in the Media Center at Burleigh Manor Middle School.

The orientation will include an overview of the Howard County public school system's definition of "giftedness," the Gifted and Talented Program model, and the procedures used to identify "gifted" students.

Information: http://members. home.net/dleegt/gt.html.

Library board meeting will be held today

The Howard County Library board of trustees will meet at 7 p.m. today in the Glenwood library meeting room, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville.

Information: 410-313-7750.

Evergreen Society courses target retired, semiretired

The Evergreen Society of the Johns Hopkins University will offer courses in a range of subjects - from ethical conundrums in medicine to William Faulkner's fiction - for active semiretired and retired people at 6740 Alexander Bell Drive in Columbia.

Classes, which are offered Wednesdays, will begin Sept. 26.

Information: 410-309-9531.

Mentoring program seeks assistance of volunteers

Family and Children's Services is seeking volunteers for Promise to Keep, a program that coordinates mentoring relationships for children in Howard County.

Promise to Keep also seeks to link mentors from the business community with schools to help improve student performance.

Mentors usually meet weekly with the children and commit to maintain the relationship for a calendar or school year.

Family and Children's Services, a nonprofit organization, is at the Family Life Center in Wilde Lake Village Center, Columbia.

Information: Keri Hyde, 410- 997-3557.

Child psychologist's topic is to be `Parent Power'

Child psychologist and author James Garbarino will discuss "Parent Power: Building Successful Relationships for Parents and Kids" during a free program sponsored by Family and Children's Services from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia.

Garbarino, author of Parents Under Siege: When You Are the Solution, Not the Problem in Your Child's Life, will focus on challenges faced by parents raising temperamentally vulnerable children. A discussion period will follow the presentation.

"Parent Power" is the first in a series of programs, "Making a Difference in the Lives of Youth and Families," funded by Horizon Foundation of Howard County. Childcare and refreshments will be provided. Interpreters are available on request.

Information: 410-997-3557.

Suggestions for education articles may be directed to reporter Tanika White at tanika.white @baltsun.com or to the Howard County Bureau of The Sun, 410- 715-2821; by fax, 410-715-2816.

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