Education Digest


Education Beat

September 25, 2005

Gifted-talented program focus of Parent Academy

The Howard County public schools' gifted-and-talented program will sponsor a Parent Academy from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Faulkner Ridge Center.

Parents and community members are welcome to learn about advanced offerings that are available from kindergarten through 12th grade through the school system's Gifted and Talented Education Program.

Information: 410-313-6800, or GT

Homeschool group to meet tomorrow

Howard County Home Educators will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Miller library branch, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.

Discussion will focus on "Local Resources of Interest to Homeschoolers" and "Child-led Learning Philosophies and How to Implement Them into Homeschooling Experiences."

New families are welcome.

Information: Susan Kramer, 410- 338-2632; or hchemembership@

Kids' study habits to be workshop topic

A parent workshop on ways to encourage good study habits in children will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Homewood Center, 10914 Route 108, Ellicott City. Reservations are required.

Information or to reserve a place:, or call your child's school.

HoCoPoLitSo seeks past 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 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.

Information: information@hocopo or call 410-792-4568.

Safety education offered for families

The Specialized Trauma Treatment, Advocacy & Recovery Center is providing private safety education for families.

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.

Information: Heidi Strominger, 410- 290-6432.

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