Education Notes

Education Notes

October 10, 2004

Parent Leadership Conference slated Saturday in Gambrills

Anne Arundel County public schools' first Parent Leadership Conference is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Carver Staff Development Center in Gambrills.

The conference will feature Harvey Perkins, director of the Urban Learning and Leadership Center, as the keynote speaker.

The offices of the superintendent, volunteer programs and staff development are sponsoring the conference at no cost to participants.

Those planning to attend are asked to call the Office of Volunteer Programs to register. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Information: 410-222-5414.

Band rendition of `Passion' wins high school tourney

The Annapolis Area Christian School Golden Eagles took first place for their debut performance of "The Passion of the Christ" at the Severna Park High School Tournament of Bands. It was the first time that music from Mel Gibson's movie was performed by a marching band.

In winning Group 2 of the competition, the Golden Eagles also captured top honors for color guard, or flags. Group 2 bands include those with 55 or fewer band members, not including color guard. The Golden Eagles compete against schools in Maryland and Delaware and have held the Group 2 championship title in the region since 1998.

Broadneck High School finished first in Group 4, for bands with more than 80 members, not including color guard. Broadneck also marched away with awards for drum major, color guard and percussion in Group 4.

Other Anne Arundel County high schools winning top awards at Severna Park High were: Arundel, first place in Group 3, with top honors for drum major and color guard; and Chesapeake, second place in Group 1, with awards for drum major and color guard.

Moms and Tots group is to meet weekly

The YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, in collaboration with Staunton Center, will sponsor a Moms and Tots education and support group that will meet weekly, beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 21, at Staunton Center in Annapolis.

The group provides parenting and child development information for families with preschoolers up to 4 years old. The Moms and Tots group also provides an opportunity for parents to make friends and build a support network. Child care and transportation are available. There is no charge for the Moms and Tots program, but preregistration is required.

Information: 410-626-7800.

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