Education Notes


October 08, 2003

Post-secondary education session set at Atholton High

Representatives from more than 150 colleges, universities and technical schools across the country will speak to students and parents from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at Atholton High School, 6520 Freetown Road, Columbia.

Sessions on financial aid will be offered at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The free event is sponsored by the Howard County high school counselors.

Information: 410-313-7068.

Board of Education to meet twice tomorrow

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

The meeting will start at 4 p.m. with a public forum, during which members of the public can address the board on any topic for which there is no formal hearing process. Sign-up in advance is preferred.

A second public forum is planned at the beginning of the evening session, which is to start at 7:30. The board will hold a public work session and approve the fiscal 2005 capital budget and the fiscal 2006-2010 capital improvement program during the evening session.

The public is encouraged to participate.

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

Professional coaching topic of new HCC program

Howard Community College will start a new business program in professional coaching with a free public event from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. today in Room 100 of the college's new Instructional Lab building on the campus, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Two professional coaches, Terry Schaefer and Beth Bloomfield, will talk about life and business coaching.

Several courses in professional coaching - an effective tool for improving performance, learning and satisfaction - will be offered during the spring semester.

Information: 410-772-4488.

Home-schooling group sets meeting for parents

The Columbia Homeschool Community will hold an information and support meeting for parents from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 10689 Owen Brown Road, Columbia.

The topic is "Discover Your Child's Learning Style." Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.

Information: 410-740-6688, or

Norbel School to offer lecture series on learning

Norbel School in Elkridge will be host of a six-part lecture series, "Sensory Foundations for Learning and Behavior," from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Oct. 14. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Admission is $25 a lecture; $125 for the series. Registration is requested.

The series will be presented by Developmental Delay Resources, a nonprofit organization for parents and professionals. There is a discount for members of the nonprofit.

The school will sponsor its first Dr. Norma Hauserman-Campbell Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 16. Peggy McCardle of the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development will speak. Her topic, "From Research to Practice - Teaching Children to Read," will focus on current research on how children read and how it can be used to teach children to read.

The free lecture, which is open to the public, will be held at the school's performing arts center, 6135 Old Washington Road. Reservations are required.

The school will hold an Antiques Appraisal Fair & Silent Auction from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26 to raise money for the school's enrichment programs.

Antiques appraisers will be on hand to offer appraisals of hand-held items brought by visitors. A silent auction is also planned. Tickets are $15 at the door and include two appraisals.

Norbel is a private, nonprofit school for students with learning differences in kindergarten through 11th grade. A 12th grade will be added next year.

Information: 410-796-6700.

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