Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

Education Beat

News from Anne Arundel County schools and colleges

April 10, 2005

School officials to discuss security at North County

Anne Arundel County school officials will speak about security at North County High School at the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association's meeting.

Assistant superintendent of student support services Jose M. Torres and school board member Eugene Peterson will discuss recent incidents at North County, as well as the county's alternative education programs.

The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the media center of Lindale Middle School, 415 Andover Road, Linthicum. For more information: 443-463-8571.

Community college gets honor for digital savvy

Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold placed third in the midsize/suburban category among digitally savvy community colleges for 2005, as rated by the Center for Digital Education and American Association of Community Colleges.

The ranking was based on a survey that examined how colleges use technology to streamline operations and better serve students, faculty and staff.

Colleges responded to questions about online capabilities for functions such as admission, registration, bookstores and grades; the availability of technology and training for faculty; and plans across departments and within curriculum planning.

Students to participate in Md. History Day

Anne Arundel County students will participate in Maryland History Day on April 30 at Montgomery College in Rockville.

The social studies enrichment program will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. with awards.

Directed by the Maryland Humanities Council since 1999, Maryland History Day introduces students to discoveries about the state's history through research at libraries, museums, historic sites and oral interviews.

Students discuss and debate various topics. Winners advance to the national competition in June.

County student participants are:

Severn River Middle: Brennan Willard.

Lindale Middle: Matthew Wilcox, Veronica Lathroum.

St. Mary's High: Katie Van Shaik, Erin O'Donovan, Darren Pastgrana, Sydney Buchan, Kathleen Leahy, Alexis Lygoumenos, Liz Ross, Conor O'Donovan.

Central Middle: Jennifer Housley, Rebecca Quick, Amanda Weller.

Corkran Middle: Erin Hanson, Christine Kim, Carmen Matos, Lauren Priebe.

Bates Middle: Allison Gehring, Dung Nguyen.

AACC to offer two online programs

Anne Arundel Community College is offering two programs online this summer.

The historic information management program includes classes in three concentrations: archives management, records management and museum management.

The golf management program offers two courses: an introduction and golf rules.

Registration for both programs opens Thursday.

Information: 410-777-2910.

Students in program to show achievement

Middle and high school students in the Achievement Via Individual Determination program (AVID) will showcase their work Friday at a leadership conference.

AVID targets students in the middle of the range of academic performance and cultivates skills to ready them for college preparatory and honors courses.

At the conference, students will lead seminars on team building, managing stress and procrastination, and creating a personal mission statement.

The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Meade High School, 1 Clark Road, Fort Meade. For information: 410-222- 5829.

Teachers association to sponsor golf classic

The Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County's Foundation for Educational Excellence will sponsor its first golf classic tournament April 22 at Bay Hills Golf Club.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., and play at 8:30 a.m. Advance registration deadline is Friday.

Entry fee is $80 for members and $100 for non- members.

Information: 410-224- 3330.

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