Nominations open for Friends of Education Award The...

EDUCATION DIGEST

January 23, 2002

Nominations open for Friends of Education Award

The Howard County Board of Education is accepting nominations for its new Friends of Education Award to honor individuals, businesses or organizations for their contributions to the school system's mission of excellence in learning.

Any member of the Howard County community or any group, organization or business located in or serving the county can be nominated. Completed nominations should be returned by Feb. 15 to the executive assistant to the Board of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City 21042.

Nominees and recipients of the award will be notified by March 15. Awards will be presented April 11.

Information or to request a nomination form: 410-313-7197.

School board sessions scheduled tomorrow

The Howard County Board of Education will meet in closed session at 2 p.m. tomorrow, immediately before the afternoon session of the regular board meeting, which will begin at 4 p.m., at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

A public forum, when members of the public can address the board on any topic, will be at 4 p.m. and at the 7:30 p.m. session of the meeting. Those who wish to speak should sign up in advance.

Approval of school boundary lines for the 2002-2003 school year is on the agenda.

Information or to sign up to speak: 410-313-7197 or 410-313- 6682.

Teen depression, stress to be discussed

HC Drug Free's Parent Support Networks will continue its "Issues in Parenting" series with a program on "Teen Depression and Stress" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City.

Teen counselors will speak about the signs of depression and how parents can help.

Information: Stan Eisenstein, 410-313-2856.

Information fair set on preschool and day care

The Child Resource Center of the Howard County Department of Citizen Services and Horizon Foundation will present "Children on Board," a preschool and child care information fair, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville.

The fair will provide one-stop shopping for information and contact with teachers and program directors for parents, guardians, grandparents and child care personnel. Community-service organizations providing programs and services to young children will be represented.

Admission is free.

Information: 410-313-1940 or 410-313-1943.

Training on using Internet is available at libraries

Howard County Public Library offers one-on-one training in using the Internet to help with homework for children age 7 and older and their parents. The program, which can be tailored to the needs of students, is called "Mouse in the House: Family Web Surfing."

Sessions for children can be scheduled at the Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, 410-313-1955; Elkridge library, 6540 Washington Blvd., 410- 313-5085; and Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, 410- 880-5978.

A 30-minute hands-on orientation session about searching the Internet and the library's online catalog can be scheduled at participants' convenience and will be geared to the students' interests, needs and experience.

Information or to schedule a session: the Miller, Elkridge and Savage branch libraries; or the central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, 410-313-7850; Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, 410- 313-5577; or east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, 410-313- 7700.

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