Registration for prekindergarten program to open County...

EDUCATION DIGEST

March 10, 2002

Registration for prekindergarten program to open

County public elementary schools that offer a state-funded prekindergarten program will begin registering students for the new school year April 2.

Children who will have turned 4 by Dec. 31 are eligible.

The program, which is offered in public elementary schools that are eligible for Title I funding, selects 4-year-olds on the basis of need.

Schools that participate in this program are Freetown, Georgetown East, Germantown, Glendale, Harman, Hillsmere, Hilltop, Jessup, Marley, Maryland City, Mills-Parole, North Glen Park, Rolling Knolls, Solley, Tyler Heights/Eastport, Van Bokkelen and Woodside elementary schools.

Regular countywide kindergarten registration will be held in county elementary schools from April 2 to 5.

Information: 410-222-5441

Kroc Youth Achievement scholarships are offered

The McDonald's Family of Greater Baltimore is offering its annual Ray Kroc Youth Achievement Scholarship Award. Individual scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to 30 students.

The scholarship is open to graduating seniors living in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, Howard, Cecil or Carroll counties and Baltimore City. Students will be evaluated on that basis of community involvement, leadership ability, academics and sportsmanship.

Students must submit an application, essay and letter of recommendation from a principal, teacher or guidance counselor by March 22. Applications are available through guidance counselors or at local McDonald's restaurants. Information: 410-230-0131.

Health Department names poster contest winners

The Anne Arundel County Health Department recently announced the winners of its January dental health poster contest, which was open to sixth-graders.

First place went to Shelby Ervin, second place to Nicole Lee and third place to Samantha Smith. The three pupils are from Mrs. Murphy's sixth-grade class at Chesapeake Bay Middle School.

Calendar

Career fair: Careers in America 2002 will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Old Mill High School, 600 Patriot Lane, Millersville. Bob Burdon, president and chief executive officer of the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, will speak. The event is open to all county students and parents. Information: 410-222-5383.

Parent educators: A meeting of the Parent Educators Network is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in Room 118 of Millersville Elementary School, 1601 Millersville Road. Information: 410-222-6429.

College fair: Anne Arundel Community College will hold a college fair from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at David S. Jenkins Gymnasium on the Arnold campus. Representatives from more than 150 colleges around the nation will be available to answer questions. Information: 410-777- 2831.

Moms and daughters: A mother-daughter night will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 18 in Folger McKinsey Elementary School's media center, 175 Beach Road, Severna Park. The evening will include conversations with fifth-grade girls and their mothers about growing up. Information: 410-222-0902.

Peer pressure: School counselor Shirley Rudolph will lead a family discussion group about peer pressure from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 20 in the media center at Severn Elementary School, 838 Reece Road, Severn. Information: 410-551-6220.

Learning fair: The Title I Program of Anne Arundel County public schools will sponsor a family learning fair, The Magic of Learning, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 23 at Hilltop Elementary School, 415 Melrose Avenue, Glen Burnie. The day will include reading, math, science and newspaper activities for children ages 5 through 12, information about children's programs, community services and activities and storytelling. The event is free. Information: 410-222-5446.

Career planning: Glen Burnie High School has scheduled a career day and a job fair. On April 9, working professionals will speak with Glen Burnie students about career options at the annual career day. At the job fair May 2, local businesses will hand out information and interview students. People interested in helping with these events can call 410-761-8950, Ext. 229.

Intern program: The Maryland State Archives is accepting applications for its summer intern program for Maryland college students. The 10-week program runs from June 12 to Aug. 20. Application deadline is April 1. Information and applications: 410-260- 6443.

Scholarships: The Severna Park chapter of the American Association of University Women is offering two $1,500 scholarships to female students from Anne Arundel Community College who are eligible for junior standing at an accredited college or university. Applications are due April 1. Information and applications: 410-777- 2203.

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