Education Digest


November 12, 2003

Board of Education session to focus on policy development

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a public work session on Policy 1001: Policy Development and Adoption at 8 a.m. Tuesday in Room B37 of the Applications and Research Laboratory, 10920 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Parking is limited at the facility; additional parking is available at Department of Education headquarters.

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

The board will meet in closed session at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

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

Anti-drug program set for middle school parents

HC DrugFree, a coalition of parents, schools, county agencies and community organizations, will present a program for parents of middle school pupils, "Preparing for the Drug-Free Years," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, in Cooksville.

The program, which is to be presented by the Howard County Health Department and sponsored by the Western Horizon Council, is designed to prepare parents to discuss drug use with their preteens. Selvy Ekenberg, facilitator for HC Drug Free, is scheduled as the presenter. The Western Horizon Council advises the Horizon Foundation about issues of significance in western Howard County and makes recommendations.

Information: 410-313-5577.

Child care is available by reservation. Information: 410-461- 3696.

HCC Musical Arts Center seeks youth choir members

The Musical Arts Center at Howard Community College, a community music school, is accepting registration for a children's choir for ages 6 to 14. The group meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in Temporary Arts Building No. 2 on the college campus, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Information: Rita Mayhew, 410-772-4871.

Special-ed transition to be topic tonight

The county school system's Office of Special Education will hold a transition planning session evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia.

Information will be provided to parents and guardians of students receiving special education services about their options after graduation or leaving school.

Parents of special education students, ages 14 and older, who might be receiving a certificate upon graduation from high school are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be especially helpful to parents of students who will make the transition to adult service providers.

Representatives from Howard Community College and Project Access will discuss options for students receiving diplomas.

The program is geared to high school students, but families of middle-schoolers are encouraged to attend. Among the topics to be covered are funding, post-secondary schooling, vocational programs, day and residential programs and transportation.

Information: Adrienne Lichtinger, 410-313-7046.

National College Fair slated in D.C., Baltimore

The National Association for College Admission Counseling in Alexandria, Va., will sponsor a National College Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Washington Convention Center.

The fair will be in Baltimore from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Information: 800-822-6285, 703-836-2222, or

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