Education Digest


April 10, 2005

Gifted-talented program sessions to start tomorrow

The Howard County school system's Gifted and Talented Education Program invites parents of middle school-age children to attend an information session about the program at middle schools.

Sessions will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Cradlerock School; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dunloggin and Oakland Mills, and 7 p.m. at Elkridge Landing and Lime Kiln; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Harper's Choice and 7 p.m. at Hammond; 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Murray Hill and 7 p.m. at Bonnie Branch, Clarksville and Wilde Lake; and 6 p.m. April 21 at Glenwood and Patapsco, and 7 p.m. at Ellicott Mills and Mount View middle schools.

Letters requesting a placement review for gifted-talented classes must be submitted by Friday to gifted-talented resource teachers in the child's current school.

Information: Lisa Gottlieb, 410-313-1536.

Talk on college slated for homeschoolers

The Columbia Homeschool Community will sponsor a discussion on college for homeschoolers from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 10689 Owen Brown Road, Columbia.

A representative from the University of Maryland will answer questions.

Everyone is welcome.

Information: 410-740-6688, or

Human rights panel seeks a student applicant

The Howard County Human Rights Commission is accepting applications for the position of student commissioner, to serve a one-year term from July 1 to June 30, 2006.

The commission, established in 1969, is made up of 11 voting members and a nonvoting student member. Its responsibilities include recommending a civil rights policy to the county executive and County Council, and studying and promoting human rights in the county.

Candidates must be residents of Howard County, younger than 18, and be able to attend monthly meetings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

Applications must be received in the Office of Human Rights by 4 p.m. tomorrow. They are available at high school guidance offices or by calling 410-313-6430.

SAT, PSAT prep courses offered at several locations

SAT and PSAT prep courses, designed to help students prepare for the new examinations, will be offered at Howard, Hammond, Reservoir, Long Reach, Glenelg and Mount Hebron high schools.

The course will also be offered at the First Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ellicott City.

Tuition is $100 and $50 for materials. A portion of the tuition will benefit each location. The classes are open to all high school students, who should attend all the classes in a series.

Information: 410-442-1600.

School board to meet in 2 sessions Thursday

The Howard County Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City.

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