School boundary lines meeting schedule has been changed...

EDUCATION DIGEST

November 14, 2001

School boundary lines meeting schedule has been changed

The schedule for meetings on the Howard County public school system's boundary line adjustments has been changed.

Meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the boardroom at the Howard County Department of Education, 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City, unless otherwise noted.

Proposed boundary line adjustments will be presented to the Board of Education and the public Nov. 29. The board will hold public work sessions on the proposals and hear comments from the public Dec. 4, Dec. 6, Jan. 8 and Jan. 17.

A public hearing will be held Dec. 13. Residents will be permitted to speak for up to three minutes.

Public hearings will also be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 and at Howard High School Jan. 15.

The board will approve school boundary lines for the 2002-2003 school year Jan. 24.

Information: 410-313-6682.

Meeting tonight for parents of special ed students

The Office of Special Education of the Howard County public school system will hold a "Transition Planning Evening" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia.

Information will be provided to parents and guardians of students receiving special education services about opportunities for students when they graduate or leave school.

Parents whose children are ages 14 or older and who might be receiving certificates of attendance upon graduation from high school are especially encouraged to attend.

The meeting will be helpful for parents whose children will seek adult service providers. Representatives from Howard Community College and the college's Project Access will discuss options for students receiving diplomas.

Topics will include funding, post-secondary schooling, vocational programs, day and residential programs and transportation.

Information: 410-313-7129, voice mailbox 189.

Public forum today on gifted-talented program

The Gifted and Talented Education Program Office and the Gifted and Talented Education Program Advisory Committee will hold a public forum from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City.

Parents can talk to a panel of elementary, middle and high school administrators about the needs of gifted students. Opening statements by panel members will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

Information: 410-313-6800.

Four high school nights scheduled at HCC

Howard Community College will hold a high school night for prospective students and their parents at 7 p.m. tomorrow and Feb. 7, 14 and 21 in the college's Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia.

The college's programs and services will be discussed. Included will be the Freshman Focus, Rouse Scholars, Silas Craft Collegians, Summer Scholars and Early Entrance programs and financial aid. Participants will be offered tours of the campus.

Information or registration: 410-772-4599 or Hsinfo@howard cc.edu.

Tech magnet program orientations scheduled

Eighth-graders in the Howard County public school system who intend to enroll in the Technology Magnet Program are required to attend a personal orientation session.

Orientation request forms, which have been mailed to pupils' homes, must be returned to the Technology Magnet Program office by Friday.

Parents and pupils will be notified of the times of their appointments.

The 20-minute orientations will be held this month. Pupils who decide to apply for the program must submit enrollment applications with their high school registration materials.

Information: 410-313-6682.

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