Education Notes


July 17, 2005

Teachers and staff participate in `Active for Life'

More than 2,000 Harford County teachers and staff recently participated in "Active for Life," an eight-week program designed to promote health and physical fitness.

Employees set individual goals and formed teams for motivation and support. Goals were based on each individual's normal level of activity and his or her goals.

The program encourages people to be more active on a regular basis by combining individual and group strategies to help change behavior. School system administrators cooperated with staff members of the county Health Department and the American Cancer Society to encourage participation.

Jarrettsville resident wins Presidential scholarship

Jarrettsville resident Caitlin Loraditch received a Presidential Scholarship valued at $21,000 per academic year to the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

College of Notre Dame of Maryland is the first Catholic college for women in the United States to award a four-year baccalaureate degree.

HCC plans to offer a variety summer camps

Harford Community College is offering a variety of summer camps and programs for children and adults.

Lacrosse camp for girls ages 8 to 18 is planned from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow to Friday at the Susquehanna Center Gym. Students must supply their own sticks.

A field hockey camp for girls ages 12 to 18 will be offered from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 15-29 in the Susquehanna Center Gym. Allison Fordyce, a former national championship team player, will lead the camp. Students must supply their own sticks and shin guards.

Information: 410-836-4376, or 410-836-4226.

A teen boat-building class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1-5 at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. Using precut parts, glue, nails and paint, participants will complete their own double-paddle canoe in one week. A fee of $390 is due at orientation.

Information: 410-836-4376 or 410-679-8920, ext. 376.

Cecil Community College offers leadership program

Cecil Community College is to offer an associate's degree in leadership and management through a 65-credit, accelerated degree program that can be completed in 15 months.

The program, offered in seven nine-week sessions, is to be an option within the college's business and commerce technology program. Program requirements include credit for projects associated with workplace experiences as well as course work in program and general education requirements.

The program is designed to enhance an existing partnership with Wilmington College, allowing students to transfer up to 75 credits into related programs at Wilmington and complete a baccalaureate degree in an additional 15 months.

Students will receive dual acceptance during the application process and IDs from both institutions, allowing them access to the library and other resources at both colleges. Wilmington will also make scholarships available to transfer students from Cecil Community College.


Family day:

KidSave Summer Miracles, a Harford County chapter of KidSave International, will hold a Family Fun Day and fund-raiser from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at the John Carroll School, 703 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. The afternoon includes games and activities for children and adults. The nonprofit organization brings children ages 6 to 15, many from the former Soviet Union, to the United States for six weeks in the summer to experience American family life and perhaps find permanent homes. Admission to the event is $10 to $15. 410-652-5483.

Learn to ride:

Cecil Community College is offering a Basic Rider Course II for experienced motorcycle riders tomorrow and Aug. 22. The one-day course, approved by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, will allow riders to get a Class "M" motorcycle license endorsement on a driver's license after one day of study. Topics to be covered are preparing to ride, road management and advanced riding techniques. Riders must be able to use the clutch and throttle to get started, stop the motorcycle properly in a designated area, execute gradual and tight turns, up- and downshift smoothly and reach a speed of at least 25 mph. They also must provide their own gear, including eye protection, a jacket, full-fingered gloves, long pants and sturdy, over-the-ankle footwear. The course is taught on program motorcycles. A Basic Rider I course is offered through the summer. 410-287-1078.


Walk-in registration for fall credit courses at Harford Community College is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 3; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 8 through Sept. 10. 410-836-4222.


Cecil Community College is accepting registration for fall classes, which begin Aug. 31. Class schedules have been mailed to residents. Schedules also can be picked up at Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave., or at the North East campus, 1 Seahawk Drive. Cecil Community College offers 43 associate degrees and 39 certificate programs. 410-287-1000.

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