Education Digest

EDUCATION DIGEST

Education Beat

October 16, 2005

Pupils to be honored for scores on MSAs

The Council of Elders of the Black Community of Howard County, in partnership with the Howard County public school system's Department of Student, Family and Community Services, will celebrate the outstanding performance of about 1,200 fourth- and fifth-grade pupils on the 2005 Maryland School Assessment with two events.

Both events will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Oakland Mills High School auditorium, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia.

Honored Tuesday will be children from Jeffers Hill, Laurel Woods, Lisbon, Longfellow, Manor Woods, Northfield, Phelps Luck, Pointers Run, Rockburn, Running Brook, St. Johns Lane, Stevens Forest, Swansfield, Talbott Springs, Thunder Hill, Triadelphia Ridge, Waterloo, Waverly, West Friendship and Worthington elementary schools.

Pupils from Atholton, Bellows Spring, Bollman Bridge, Bryant Woods, Bushy Park, Centennial Lane, Clarksville, Clemens Crossing, Cradlerock School, Deep Run, Elkridge, Forest Ridge, Fulton, Gorman Crossing, Guilford, Hammond, Hollifield Station and Ilchester elementaries will be honored Oct. 26.

Recognition ceremonies for middle- and high-school students are planned next month.

Annual college fair planned today

The annual Howard County College Fair will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Atholton High School, 6520 Freetown Road, Columbia.

Parents and students will have an opportunity to speak with college representatives and attend workshops on the college application process. About 150 colleges will be represented.

Howard County middle and high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend.

School board, PTA heads, panel to meet

The Board of Education of Howard County will hold a meeting with PTA presidents and members of the citizens advisory committee to the board at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Members of the PTA and the committee will have an opportunity to discuss issues and concerns with board members in an informal setting.

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