Education Digest

EDUCATION DIGEST

September 18, 2005

School system to suggest shifts in boundary lines

The Howard County school system will present suggested district adjustments for elementary and middle schools for the 2006-2007 school year at two meetings this week.

The meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City; and Wednesday at Hammond High School, 8800 Guilford Road, Columbia.

Information: 410-313-6682.

HCC meeting to discuss facilities master plan

Howard Community College will hold a community meeting Tuesday to present and discuss a master facility plan for its Columbia campus.

The plan identifies buildings and other facilities expected to be needed by students over the next decade.

The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Kittleman Room of the college's Instructional Lab building, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Reservations are requested.

Information: 401-772-4147.

Parent sessions to focus on student study strategies

Two workshops for parents on strategies to encourage good study attitudes and habits in their children will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 27 at the Homewood Center, 10914 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Reservations are required.

Information or to reserve a place: BuildingFutures@hotmail.com or call your child's school.

HoCoPoLitSo plans reunion for its award winners

HoCoPoLitSo is planning a 25-year gala reunion for winners of its Literary Awards for Howard County high school writers and is seeking past winners of the awards.

Students from Howard County high schools are invited each year to compete in writing contest categories that include personal essays, short stories and poetry.

Award winners and their friends and family members are asked to contact the poetry and literary society.

The 25th reunion will coincide with spring literary book awards in May.

The society hopes to give past winners a chance to meet this year's poet in residence and current winners.

Well-known poets who have participated as poets-in-residence for HoCoPoLitSo are to be invited to the celebration, as are past judges and local celebrities.

Send names and information to information@hocopoolit so.org, or 410-792-4568.

Safety education offered for families

The STTAR (Specialized Trauma Treatment, Advocacy & Recovery) Center Inc. is providing private safety education for families at its Columbia location.

Presentations will be tailored to the family's needs and schedule, and to the age of the children who attend.

Parents can choose from several topics: stranger danger, good touch/bad touch, child abuse, safety rules, Internet safety, healthy relationships, sexual harassment, safe dating, dating violence, sexual assault and date-rape drugs.

The cost is $45 per family per one-hour class.

Information: Heidi Strominger, 410-290-6432.

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