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News from Anne Arundel County schools and colleges

August 28, 2005|By Sejal Mehta

Chesapeake Science to open Sept. 6 because of work

Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School will open for classes Sept. 6, school organizers said last week.

The school needs to complete minor renovations on a building in Hanover after Anne Arundel County officials determined a proposed site in Glen Burnie did not meet code.

Chesapeake Science Point, one of two charter schools opening this fall, has enrolled more than 100 sixth- and seventh- graders in its math, science and technology-focused program.

Public charter schools are financed with taxpayer dollars but operate independently from public school systems.

Retired teachers group holds meeting on Medicare

The Anne Arundel Retired Teachers Association will hold a meeting Sept. 15 at Hellas Restaurant and Lounge, 8498 Veterans Highway, Millersville.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. The meeting will start at 10:45 a.m. The guest speaker will be Susan Knight from the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, who will discuss the topic "Medicare Changes."

Spalding High names new assistant principal

Archbishop Spalding High School has named Lewis Van Wambeke of Annapolis as the new assistant principal of student affairs, replacing Angela Simmons.

Van Wambeke holds a bachelor's degree in biology from St. Mary's College of Maryland and a master's degree in leadership and teaching from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. He previously taught biology and physics at Cardinal Gibbons High School for six years.

Spanish Language Line offers health information

Spanish-speaking residents of Anne Arundel County can get information on health services in their language by calling Learn To Live's Spanish Language Line at the Department of Health at 410-222-4479, from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday to Thursday. Callers can leave a message at other times.

The line offers free Spanish language information kits on quitting smoking, nutrition and women's health, along with information on other health programs, including the communicable disease program and medical services for children and pregnant women.

Information: www.aaheal, www.smokingstinks-aa, or 410-222-7979.

College dance company auditions Sept. 6 and 8

Anne Arundel Community College will audition students for its dance company Sept. 6 and 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Auditions will be held in the Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 103, on AACC's Arnold Campus, 101 College Parkway.

The AACC dance company stages two major productions each year, along with lecture/demonstration events and guest performances. Information: 410-777-7021, or

Outreach program offers discussions on parenting

The Family Outreach Program at Anne Arundel Community College will hold daytime and evening discussions on parental issues in today's society.

Daytime discussions will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 8 in the Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219. The evening session will meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at the same location.

Discussions in collaboration with the Community Center in Severna Park and the Family Outreach Center will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 28, Oct. 26 and Nov. 30 at the Community Center Holy Grounds Youth Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park.

All events are free. The Family Outreach Program also sponsors noncredit and credit parenting courses. Information: 410-777-2159.

Calendar, etc.

Movie showing:

The film "From My Grandmother's Grandmother Unto Me" will be shown from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 8. The showing is being sponsored by AACC's women's institute. In the film, actress/writer Clarinda Ross portrays four generations of her ancestors and brings Appalachian storytelling to life. The film will be shown in the Humanities Building, Room 112, AACC's Arnold campus, and is free. 410-777-2807 or

Civil War:

The Chesapeake Civil War Round Table will hold an event at 7 p.m. on Sept. 8 entitled "Civil War Prisons" led by Peggy Gregory; Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219, AACC Arnold Campus; Free; 410-777-2428 or

Martial arts:

A Martial Arts Open House will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 9. The event will feature a demonstration of aikido, iaido, jujitsu and kendo. Refreshments will be provided. The event will be held in the Jenkins Gymnasium, AACC Arnold Campus. Free. 410-777-2325 or

Kindermusik Open House:

Community residents can meet teachers and watch a demonstration of the Kindermusik program Sept. 10. The schedule is: infants to 18 months, 9 a.m.; 18 months to 3 years, 10 a.m.; and 3-4 years and 4-7 years, 11 a.m. The event is in the Johnson Building, Rooms 105-107, AACC's Arnold Campus. Free. 410-777-2325 or


A "Community Observing Night" will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Sept 10. The family event is sponsored by the AACC Astronomy Club and held on the second Saturday of each month. Guests should bring their own telescope and binoculars or use one of the eight AACC telescopes to view the planets, stars and moon; weather permitting. The Astronomy Lab is in the rear of lots A and B beside the Resource Management Building, AACC Arnold Campus. Free. 410-777-1820

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