Education Digest

EDUCATION DIGEST

March 26, 2003

Board of Education, County Council to meet Tuesday

The Board of Education and the County Council will meet at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday in Boardroom B at the Howard County Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Topics to be discussed include:

The school system's Bridge to Excellence plan.

The Cedar Lane School replacement facility.

An update on the Comprehensive Plan for Accelerated School Improvement.

A report on longitudinal study of early childhood intervention.

Modular additions to school buildings.

The school Improvement Team process.

The meeting is open to the public.

Information: 410-313-7197.

Members of NAACP panel, school board to confer

The Howard County Board of Education will meet informally with members of the Education Committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at 7 p.m. Monday in Boardroom A at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The meeting is open to the public.

Information: 410-313-7197.

School board to take part in a working retreat today

The Howard County Board of Education is to meet for a working retreat with a facilitator from the Maryland Association of Boards of Education from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Patuxent Room at Faulkner Ridge Center, 10598 Marble Faun Court, Columbia.

Information: 410-313-7197.

G-T Program testing May 3 for nonpublic school pupils

Gifted and Talented Program testing for nonpublic school pupils in grades five to seven who plan to enter Howard County middle schools in August will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. May 3 at Faulkner Ridge Center, 10598 Marble Faun Court, Columbia.

Registration materials are available from middle school guidance offices or by calling the Gifted and Talented Program office at 410-313-6800.

Registration is required by April 25.

Board of Education to meet at 4 p.m. tomorrow

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The afternoon session and an evening session, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will begin with a public forum, during which anyone can address the board on any topics for which no formal public hearing process exists.

Advanced sign-up is preferred.

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

MSU Alumni chapter seeks scholarship applicants

The Howard County chapter of the Morgan State University Alumni Association is accepting applications for its 2003 scholarship for prospective Morgan State University students.

Howard County high school seniors with a grade point average of 2.6 or better should contact their school guidance offices for additional information. Applicants must have an SAT score of 850 or higher, have participated in community service activities, and submit a 300- to 500-word essay and two letters of recommendation.

Applications must be received by April 7.

The Howard County chapter will hold an Oldies But Goodies Dance to raise money for the scholarship from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. April 5 at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.

Information: Helen Nuttall, 410-772-7845.

SAT-PSAT prep course registration still open

Registration remains open for some SAT-PSAT preparation courses at area schools.

Courses will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 22, 24, 29 and May 1 at Long Reach High School; and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 7, 14, 21 and 28 at Reservoir High School .

The cost is $100, and $50 for materials. Information: 410-461- 6949.

Howard schools create new listserv for public

Howard County public schools have established a new online listserv for the public. Subscribers will receive meeting notices of the board and its meeting agendas via e-mail.

To subscribe, send a message to macjordomo@mail.howard. k12.md.us. Leave the subject line blank, and in the body of the message type in the words "subscribe notify" and the first name and last names of the subscriber. An acknowledgment will be sent to the subscriber.

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