Education Digest


March 24, 2004

Board to meet with AFSCME and Conexiones

The Howard County Board of Education will hold two evening meetings Tuesday in the cafeteria at Homewood School, 10914 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The board will meet with the executive board of the Association of Federal, State, County, and Municipal Employees at 7 p.m.

The board will meet at 8 p.m. with Conexiones, an advocate group for Hispanic students.

To request a sign-language or foreign-language interpreter: Rebecca Davis, 410-313-7046.

Information: 410-313-7197.

Registration has begun for GT summer courses

Howard County Schools' Office of Advanced Programs and Fine Arts is accepting registration this month and next month for its Gifted and Talented Institutes for Talent Development.

The one- or two-week summer courses are offered to students interested in advanced-level work not usually available during the school year.

Brochures describing the program are available at schools, through the GT resource teachers or on the school system's Web site:

Burleigh Manor Middle screening for GT classes

Burleigh Manor Middle School is screening sixth- and seventh-grade pupils applying for placement in a Gifted and Talented class next year.

Parents should e-mail requests for testing to David Lee at, with their child's name, current grade and the GT subject for which testing is requested.

Requests must be submitted today. Testing will be April 1.

Home Educators to meet Monday in Ellicott City

Howard County Home Educators will meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.

The topic will be classes offered by Howard Community College for homeschoolers.

Admission is free.

Information: Lisa Stearns, 410-381-5777.

Child care group to hold speak-out tomorrow

The Howard County Early Childhood and Child Care Coalition will hold a Speak Out for Howard County's Children and Families from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City.

A panel will discuss full-day kindergarten, mental health services for children, affordable child care and after-school programs.

Information: 410-313-1940.

Applicants being sought for college scholarships

Donors to the Columbia Foundation have established scholarships for Howard County public high school seniors who will attend two- or four-year colleges or universities in fall.

Students can pick up applications and information about the Robert J. Gaw Memorial Scholarship, the Stephanie Russel Scholarship and the Ascend One Scholarship at high school guidance offices. Atholton High School students can also apply for the Stillman Scholarship.

The application deadline is April 9.

SAT-PSAT prep courses offered at three schools

Registration is still open for SAT-PSAT preparation courses at three Howard County high schools.

Courses are being held at Howard High School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and April 13, 20 and 27; at Hammond High School, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 31 and April 14, 21 and 28; and at Long Reach High School, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 1, 15, 22 and 29.

Tuition is $100, plus a $50 fee for materials. Classes are open to all students. A portion of the proceeds will go to each school.

Information: 410-442-1600.

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