Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

Education Beat

October 02, 2005

Thursday is forum on special education

The Harford County school board will conduct a public input session on special education from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The annual hearing will be hosted by the Special Education Advisory Committee on behalf of the school board. The committee will hear comment on the needs and services provided to special education students in the county.

The hearing will be held at the Center for Educational Opportunity, 253 Paradise Road in Aberdeen. Light refreshments will be served. Comments from the hearing will be presented to the school board Oct. 17.

Harford Community College offers advising

Advising and Career Services at Harford Community College invites the community to learn more about the college's career programs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.

A different major will be highlighted each week. Education will be the featured major Tuesday. High-performance manufacturing will be featured Oct. 10, and a prenursing advising seminar will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in SC 243. Legal studies will be the focus Oct. 18. Additional prenursing advising seminars will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 and from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in SC 243. Nursing, massage therapy, histotechnology and electroneurodiagnotic technology will be featured major Oct. 24.

A transfer fair will be held in the Student Center from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27, with representatives from colleges and universities interested in meeting prospective transfer students.

Information will be provided about programs of study, transfer of credits, financial aid, housing, athletics and campus life.

Information: 410-836-4301.

College to hold Preschool Open House

Harford Community College will hold a free Preschool Open House from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the newly renovated Joppa Hall on the college campus. Everyone is invited to visit the new preschool facility and meet teachers Michele Ellis and Joan Averill. Light refreshments will be served.

Preschool classes for 3- and 4-year-olds are offered. The curriculum includes music, art, crafts, story times, drama, science, math and language arts.

Information: 410-836-4191.

Scout Joseph Geiger completes project

Joseph Geiger, a 10th-grader at Fallston High School, recently led more than 50 volunteers in a landscaping project at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, in Bel Air. The 15-year-old Life Scout in Troop 801, Fallston, completed the project Sept. 10 as part of his application for the rank of Eagle Scout.

Library friends seek donations for sale

The Bel Air Friends of the Harford County Public Library are seeking donations of gently used books, puzzles, compact disks and videotapes. Visitors can drop off their donations at the branch on Hickory Avenue from noon to 4 p.m. on the next four Saturdays.

The contributions will be sold from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 (members' night); from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 and 30; and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30. The proceeds will help pay for equipment, new books, programs and other expenses.

Information: 410-638-3151.

Calendar

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 live and silent auctions are also planned. Tickets are $50 and are available at www. hcplonline.info, 410-273-5600.

Honoring volunteers -- The Harford County public library is seeking former volunteers to be honored at a celebration of the 30th anniversary of its volunteer readers program, "Sharing the Gift," with an after-hours open house. Former volunteers should contact the library to be placed on the VIP guest list. Melissa Harrah, 410-638-3151, Ext. 244.

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 orientation and training and usually serves an hour each week at a participating school close to home. 410- 638-4444.

Health careers -- Cecil Community College will offer free information sessions about training options for health careers. The college offers full- and part-time training programs for medical assistants, medical coders and billers, hospital unit clerks, certified nursing assistant and phlebotomists. Sessions will be held at Elkton Station, Room 327, 107 Railroad Ave., on Wednesday and Dec. 7, and at the college's North East campus on Nov. 2 and Jan. 11. 410-287- 6060, Ext. 641.

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