Education Notes


Education Beat

News from Harford County schools and colleges

September 04, 2005

Education officials seek input through series of forums

The Board of Education of Harford County and Harford County public schools will sponsor a series of town meetings next month at four area high schools and middle schools.

Citizens are invited to attend their town meeting to provide the board and school officials with input on topics including visioning and redistricting. There will also be smaller focus groups.

The meetings will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The schedule is as follows: Oct. 25 at Bel Air High School for the Bel Air High and C. Milton Wright High areas; Oct. 26 at Aberdeen High for the Aberdeen High and Havre de Grace High areas; Oct. 26 at Joppatowne High for the Joppatowne High and Edgewood High areas; and Oct. 27 at North Harford Middle for the North Harford High and Fallston High areas.

Location of the North Harford Middle meeting is subject to change.

Information: Don Morrison, 410-588-5203.

Meeting to focus on issues affecting military children

Members of the Harford County public school leadership will meet with Aberdeen Proving Ground community councils to discuss issues affecting children of military personnel in the public school system from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 14 and 15.

The Sept. 14 meeting will be held at the Aberdeen Area Post Chapel, Social Hall, Building 2485, and the Sept. 15 meeting will be held at the Edgewood Conference Center, Building E-4810.

Information: Ivan Mehosky, 410-278-2857.

Cable channel plans fall sports broadcasts

The Harford Cable Network will continue to broadcast Harford County high school sports events for a 12th season on Comcast Channel 21 and Clearview Channel 7.

The fall sports season will include 14 events, including football, soccer, volleyball, field hockey, lacrosse and cheerleading.

In addition, a half-hour program, Your Public Schools, is presented twice weekly on HCN. The show features programs included in the Harford County public schools list of offerings as Don Morrison and Teri Kranefeld go into the schools and school offices to introduce employees, students, volunteers and others who make the program successful.

Donation to Cecil college will boost scholarship fund

Cecil Community College recently received a $1,500 donation from the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Inc. Established with a founding gift of $1,500 in August 2004, the MLEO Scholarship Fund provides annual scholarship support to Cecil students majoring in a program of study related to law enforcement.

MLEO is a nonprofit organization with headquarters in Baltimore.


Library gala:

Tickets are on sale for the "Harford Treasures" Library Gala, to be held Nov. 5 in the stacks of the Abingdon branch of the Harford Public Library. The "Evening in the Stacks" will include local authors reading and signing their works, artisans demonstrating their work and music by local harpist Elizabeth Ciavolino and the Defractions Jazz Band. Food and a live and silent auction are also planned. Tickets are $50 and are available online at, 410-273- 5600, or 410-638-4736.

Volunteers sought:

Partners in Reading, a program of Harford County Department of Community Services' Volunteer Connection & RSVP, is seeking volunteers. The program, initiated in two elementary schools in 2000, helps improve reading skills. A volunteer receives an orientation and training and usually serves an hour each week at a participating school close to home. 410-638-4444, or volunteer.

Enrollment open:

Enrollment is open at Trinity Lutheran School in Joppa for children entering nursery school through eighth grade. Information or to schedule a tour: 410-679-4000, ext. 185.


Walk-in registration for fall credit courses at Harford Community College is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Classes begin Tuesday. Forms and information are included in fall schedule, available at the Welcome Center in the Student Center or at Online registration continues through tomorrow. 410-836-4222, or 410-879-8920, ext. 222. Registration is also accepted at the college's Aberdeen Proving Ground Center. 410-272-2338.


Students at Harford Community College can call the Advising, Career and Disability Services (410-836-4301) to make an appointment for a one-stop session or meet with an academic adviser. Those who have never attended the college or attended before spring 2003 should complete an application for enrollment before registering.

Opening late:

North Harford High School, which is being modernized and expanded, will open for students Tuesday -- five school days later than the Aug. 29 opening for the other Harford public schools. The three-year, $52.7 million construction project is proceeding on schedule and is expected to be completed before the 2007-2008 school year. Students will not have to make up the five days they miss.

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