Education Digest


November 26, 2003

Documentary film to focus on traumas caused by drug use

HC DrugFree, a coalition of parents, schools, county agencies and community organizations, will present Dying High: Teens in the ER, a documentary film about an emergency room where teens are being treated for drug overdoses, alcohol poisoning and other traumas caused by substance abuse, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Howard High School cafeteria, Ellicott City.

A discussion after the film will be facilitated by Michael Green, a certified addictions counselor.

The program, which is to be presented by the Columbia Addictions Center, is for parents and teens.

Admission is free. Registration is not required.

Information: 410-799-4879, or

The film is shown on the second Wednesday of each month at Columbia Addictions. Registration is required.

Information: Linda Furiate, 410-730-1333.

Textbooks available for review until Jan. 5

All textbooks and textbook-related materials recommended for the first time for use in the Howard County public schools will be on display from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Monday through Jan. 5 (except Dec. 24 and 25 and Jan. 1) in the lobby at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Everyone is welcome to review the materials. Forms will be available to express approval or request re-evaluation of the materials.

Information: 410-313-5643.

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.

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