Hearing planned on middle school schedules for '02-'03...

EDUCATION NOTES

January 13, 2002

Hearing planned on middle school schedules for '02-'03

The county school board will hold a public hearing on middle school schedules for 2002-2003 at 7 p.m. Monday at the board's headquarters, 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis.

The board is considering four-, six- and seven-period school days. Speakers at the hearing can talk for three minutes each.

Two from Severn School take top honors in contest

McClean Robbins of Severn School received $100 and a plaque for taking first place in the Anne Arundel County Soil Conservation District's 2001 Speak Off Contest.

The second-place winner was Kim Turner, also from Severn School, who received $50 and a plaque.

Seventeen entries were submitted for the contest, with the theme "The Gift of Trees." The videotape of the first-place speech has been sent to the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts Auxiliary, and it will be judged at meetings this month.

Photo exhibit celebrates Black History Month

Moneta Sleet Jr.'s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1969 photograph of Coretta Scott King at the funeral of her husband, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and Gordon Parks' 1942 shot of cleaning woman Ella Watson in Washington in front of the American flag are part of an exhibit of photographs to be displayed from Feb. 4 to 28 at Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery at Anne Arundel Community College in celebration of Black History Month.

In Focus on Freedom: A Celebration of African-American Photographers and the Photography of the Civil Rights Era, curator James Jackson features photos, books and biographical sketches of internationally renowned black photographers who used their skills to exhort a nation to confront racism and discrimination.

Exhibit hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Information: 410-777-2529.

College hopes to add pre-law, cybercrime

Anne Arundel Community College's board of trustees has approved two degrees and one certificate program in law, jurisprudence and cybercrime, sending them to the Maryland Higher Education Commission for consideration.

The programs would be offered this fall if they receive the commission's approval.

The associate in arts degree in law and jurisprudence would be a transfer program for students interested in a pre-law program.

The college created the associate of applied sciences degree program in cybercrime in response to requests for a credit program that integrates law enforcement and technology.

The board of trustees also approved a minimum 36-credit-hour certificate course in cybercrime that includes the same cybercrime detection, investigation and prevention courses as the degree program without the general education courses needed for a degree.

Information: 410-777-7390.

Tribute to youth sports officially dedicated

Sportsmanship 2000, a sculpture designed and built by artist D.H. Banker's Anne Arundel Community College "Sculpture I" class, has been dedicated.

The 10-foot-tall, 3-ton sculpture of a boy and a girl holding a soccer ball was built after the county Department of Recreation and Parks requested an outdoor tribute to youth sports. Banker recruited volunteers from the class and community to help with the yearlong project, which is displayed outside department headquarters.

The county's Youth Soccer Association matched a county grant and awarded $4,000 to the class to help cover costs.

The sculpture was built in Banker's studio garage at her Annapolis home.

YWCA career services schedules courses

The career services division of the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is offering a variety of programs.

The organization is offering tuition assistance, career counseling and job-hunting help for displaced homemakers. Fees range from $1 to $4.

Another program offers similar services for single parents and low-income homemakers.

The organization also offers computer classes for beginners. Fees for those classes range from $40 to $60 and require a one-time YWCA membership fee.

Information or registration: 410-626-7800.

Computer classes cover the basics, troubleshooting

Anne Arundel Community College is offering two new noncredit continuing education computer classes this spring.

"PC Troubleshooting for Home Users" focuses on identifying and correcting common problems on personal computers.

Students interested in this course must have completed "PC Literacy" and "Microsoft Windows 2000 - Level 1." The cost is $295.

The course, which begins this week, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays to Feb. 20, or from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 and 28 or April 2 and 4.

"Introduction to Computers" is for students interested in exploring a career in computers. The cost is $425. The course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays March 12 to 21 or May 28 to June 6. It also will be offered from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 4 to 28.

Information: 410-777-2957.

Foundation accepting scholarship applications

The Kevin E. Reichardt Foundation is accepting college scholarship applications from high school seniors.

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