Education Digest


Education Beat

News From Howard County Schools And Colleges

April 03, 2005

Youth fishing clinic registration is being accepted

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting registration for its "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" summer fishing clinics for youth.

One of this summer's clinics will be held at Patapsco Valley State Park in Elkridge. Admission is free, but registration is required.

The clinics will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. July 5-8; July 11-15; July 18-22; July 25-29; and Aug. 1-5.

The program is sponsored by the Sportfish Restoration Fund and the Future Fishermen Foundation.

Registration forms can be obtained at most clinic sites and libraries and in the offices of elementary schools near clinic sites. They can also be found at education/hofnod.html.

Information: Donna Fahres, 410-260-8721.

Camps open house to start Saturday morning

The Howard County Conservancy at Mount Pleasant will hold an open house for its summer nature camps from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock.

Parents and prospective campers can visit Mount Pleasant, meet the camp director and staff and learn more about the camps, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 11 to Aug. 19, in one-week segments. Extended days will also be available.

The camps, which are designed to nurture respect for the natural world, will include educational components, hikes, nature games and crafts.

The cost is $250 a week. Scholarships are available.

Information: Martha Moore, 410-465-8877.

Board of Education to meet twice April 14

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. April 14 in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City.

The afternoon session and the evening session, which is to begin at 7:30 p.m., will start with a public forum 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. To sign up: 410-313-7197.

During the evening session, the board will hold public hearings on proposed revisions to Policy 2901 (teaching of controversial issues); proposed changes to the capital budget/redistricting processes; proposed revisions to Policy 1675, boundary line adjustments.

Those who want to testify are asked to limit the presentation to three minutes and provide 15 written copies of their testimony at the time of the hearing. To sign up: 410-313-7197.

To request a sign language interpreter: Rebecca Davis, 410-313-7046. Two-week advanced notice is preferred.

`Reducing Test Anxiety' set as session topic

Registration is being accepted for the semester's final session of the Stressless Tests Skills Program, "Reducing Test Anxiety," at Centennial High School. The five-session course is to start at 7 p.m. April 13.

The course offers skills that can be used with SATs, mathematics, Advanced Placement and other tests, and in a variety of performance situations.

The cost is $165.

Information: Betty Caldwell, 410-740-4659.

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