Education Digest


July 14, 2004

School board to hold public hearing on 2006 budget July 22

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the fiscal 2006 capital budget and the fiscal 2007-2011 capital improvement program at 7:30 p.m. July 22.

The hearing will be held during the evening session of the regularly scheduled board meeting at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City.

The evening session and the afternoon session, which starts at 4 p.m., will begin with public forums during which members of the public can address the board on any topic for which there is no formal public hearing process.

Sign-up in advance is preferred. Those who want to testify at the hearing are asked to limit their presentations to three minutes and to provide 15 written copies of their testimony at the time of the hearing.

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

To request a sign-language interpreter: Rebecca Davis, 410- 313-7046. Two weeks' advance notice is preferred.

Group supports parents of children with ADHD

CHADD of Greater Baltimore sponsors a support group for parents of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Meetings are held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Loyola College Graduate Center, 8890 McGaw Road in Columbia.

The meeting is open to the public, and newcomers are welcome.

Information: www.chadd

Parent to Parent group is seeking mentors

Parent to Parent of Howard and Baltimore counties matches parents of children with special needs with other parents for support.

The group is looking for mentors and inviting parents who might like to participate.

Information: 443-562-4772.

Teens on Tour camps offer adventure trips

The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring Teens on Tour summer camps offering two weeks of traveling to amusement parks and other destinations in and out of Maryland, and an overnight stay in a hotel. Two-week sessions start Monday and Aug. 2.

The groups will choose daily adventures from destinations, including Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Six Flags America in Largo and Hershey Park in Pennsylvania. The camps conclude with a cookout.

The cost is $425, including transportation, supervision, admission to attractions, the overnight hotel stay and a camp T-shirt.

Information or registration: Dawn Thomas, 410-313-4719.

Summer nature programs offered for preschoolers

The Howard County Conservancy is offering summer nature programs for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 and their parents or caregivers at Mount Pleasant Farm in Woodstock.

Topics are to include "Wiggly Worms" on Tuesday, "Marvelous Mammals" on Aug. 17) and "Feel the Wind" on Aug. 31.

The programs, which run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., include stories, crafts and a short nature walk, weather permitting. The cost is $5 a child.

Registration is required. The 232-acre farm is at 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock.

Information: 410-465-8877.

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