Education Notes



May 26, 2004

School board holding public meeting today on 2005 budgets

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. today to approve the fiscal year 2005 operating and capital budgets and the fiscal 2006-2010 capital improvement program.

The meeting will be held in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The board will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the boardroom.

The afternoon session, and an evening session that is to begin at 7:30 p.m., will open 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.

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

To request a sign language interpreter: Rebecca Davis, 410- 313-7046. Notice is preferred two weeks in advance.

Library's `Readers Rule!' to begin June 5 at Miller

The Howard County Public Library's summer reading program "Readers Rule!" will kick off at 11:15 a.m. June 5 at the Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.

Milkshake, a musical group, and magician Roger Lindsay will entertain. Snacks, games, a Moonbounce and crafts are planned.

The summer program, which awards prizes for reading books, newspapers and magazines, is open to children through high school.

Information: 410-313-1950.

River Hill PTSA sponsoring prep courses for SAT

The River Hill High School PTSA will sponsor SAT prep courses for the October SAT examination.

The first session will meet from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (verbal) and 10:30 a.m. to noon (math) Monday through Thursday, June 21 to 24 and June 28 to July 1. A second session will be offered at the same time.

A verbal review is planned Sept. 28 and Oct. 7; a math review Sept. 30 and Oct. 5.

The cost is $250 for verbal and math classes; $150 for either math or verbal. Registration is due by June 11.

Information: Elaine Trogdon, 443-535-9878.

Scholarships are offered to community college grads

College of Notre Dame of Maryland is offering a guaranteed $6,000 minimum scholarship to any female student who has completed an associate's degree at Howard Community College or a similarly accredited community college and has maintained an overall 3.2 grade-point average.

The student will also be considered for additional scholarship funding help.

The scholarship, called "3.2 Guarantee," is part of a new program at the College of Notre Dame: EXceptional TRAnsfers (EXTRA): Scholarship Opportunities for Graduates of Community Colleges. Scholarships are available for the fall.

Information: 410-532-5332, 800-435-0200, or

HCC seeks applicants for new nursing program

Howard Community College is accepting applications for the first clinical class in its new Accelerated Associate of Arts Degree Nursing Program.

The application deadline for the program is Tuesday.

Information: www.howard nursing.html.

Howard schools provide commencement schedule

The Howard County school system has set its commencement schedule:

Atholton High School will hold its commencement at 1 p.m. Tuesday; Hammond High School, at 4:30 p.m.; and Wilde Lake High School, at 8 p.m.

River Hill High School's commencement will begin at 9:30 a.m. June 2; Long Reach High School, at 1 p.m.; Howard High School, at 4:30 p.m.; and Mount Hebron High School, at 8 p.m.

Oakland Mills High School's commencement will begin at 9:30 a.m. June 3; Cedar Lane School, at 10 a.m.; Centennial High School, at 1 p.m.; and Glenelg High School, at 4:30 p.m.

The ceremonies will be held at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, with the exception of Cedar Lane School, which will hold its commencement ceremony at the school.

County schools seek input on special education plan

The Howard County school system seeks comments and suggestions from the community for its Special Education Staffing Plan 2004-2005.

For a copy of the 2003-2004 plan: Cynthia Barnard, 410-313- 6659, or staffingPlan.html.

Comments and suggestions:

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