Education Notes


October 09, 2002

Work session, public forums set for board meeting

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting today in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. with a public forum, during which members of the public can address the board on any topic. No advance sign-up is required.

During the evening session, which begins at 7:30 with a second public forum, the board will hold a public work session and approve the superintendent's proposed fiscal year 2004 capital budget and the fiscal year 2005-2009 Capital Improvement Program.

The meeting will be broadcast live on cable Channel 72.

Information: 410-313-7197 or 410-313-6682.

School board to meet with PTA, citizens panel

The Board of Education will meet with PTA presidents and members of the Citizens Advisory Committee to the Board at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the board room at the Department of Education.

Members of the advisory committee and PTA presidents will have an opportunity to discuss issues and concerns with board members in an informal setting.

Information: 410-313-6682.

College Fair to be held Oct. 20 at Atholton High

Representatives from about 150 colleges, universities and technical schools will speak to students and parents at the Howard County College Fair, scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Atholton High School.

Two sessions on financial aid will be presented at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The fair is sponsored by Howard County high school guidance counselors. Admission is free.

The school is at 6520 Freetown Road, Columbia.

Information: Ingrid Morton, 410-313-7068.

Women's group seeks award applicants

Soroptimist International of Howard County seeks applicants for its Violet Richardson Award, a recognition program for young women ages 14 to 17 who volunteer in their communities or school.

Volunteer efforts such as fighting drugs, crime and violence, cleaning up the environment and working to end discrimination and poverty -- especially actions that benefit women or girls -- are of particular interest.

Soroptimist International of Howard County is part of a worldwide organization for women in management and the professions working, through service projects, to advance human rights and the status of women.

The local club will award $800 to the winner for higher education expenses and $200 to the charity organization of her choice. The winning application will be forwarded to the organization's South Atlantic Region to compete for an additional $1,000 award plus $1,000 for an organization of the winner's choice.

Applications, which must be submitted by Dec. 1, are available from high school guidance counselors, or write to Glenda K. Johnson, Foundations Chairperson, 9006 Overhill Drive, Ellicott City 21042.

Information: 410-465-2545.

Group for black education to hold anniversary dinner

The Howard County Foundation for Black Educational and Cultural Achievement Inc. (HCFBECA) will celebrate 25 years of service to county high school students with a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel.

Tickets are $45.

Information: 301-596-6411.

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