Education Notes


Education Beat

November 13, 2005

Board session on enrollment canceled

The Board of Education of Harford County work session, originally scheduled for tomorrow to discuss issues surrounding balancing enrollment, has been canceled.

All discussion about schools with enrollment over their capacities and recommendations for the Patterson Mill Middle/High School attendance area will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Center of Educational Opportunity in Aberdeen.

The board work session Wednesday will be held as scheduled at 7 p.m. at the Center of Educational Opportunity.

Schools employee wins health award

Audrey Simpson, Harford County public schools assistant supervisor for benefits, will receive the 25th annual Maryland State School Health Council Award for Achievement at the council's fall conference.

The conference will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at The Great Room in Savage.

Libraries celebrate book week for kids

Harford County Public Library will celebrate the 86th annual Children's Book Week tomorrow to Nov. 20.

In accordance with this year's theme, "Imagine," the Children's Book Council is encouraging readers to discover the world through books.

Entertainer Pam the Kindersinger will make appearances at all branches throughout the week. She will entertain children through interactive games, songs, puppetry and ventriloquism.

Registration is required for this free event.

Information: 410-638-3151.

Cecil college hosts leadership retreat

Cecil Community College recently held a day-long student leadership retreat at the Chesapeake Bay Golf Club at Rising Sun.

Twenty-five representatives from the college's clubs and teams participated in several workshops and conversations that focused on improving communication, leadership and team player skills.

Guests included Nancy Spence, coordinator of partnerships for student achievement for Harford County public schools; and Joseph Carr, a clinical sports psychologist.

CCC, Strayer enter articulation plan

Cecil Community College and Strayer University have signed an articulation agreement that will guarantee students admission to the university if they graduate from CCC with an associate's degree, have earned at least 24 hours of transferable work, and earn a grade-point average of 2.0 or higher.

Strayer University offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in business administration, information technology, education and accounting.


Pride -- The Maryland Department of Education's 2006 PRIDE: Maryland Public Schools event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fallston Middle School's cafetorium. Kelly Kundratic, a seventh-grader from Fallston Middle School, is one of five Maryland children being honored at the event. PRIDE is a campaign to share success stories about the accomplishments of students and educators in Maryland public schools. Dan Morrison, 410-588-5203.

Open house -- Trinity Lutheran School and Child Care Center, 1100 Philadelphia Road in Joppa, will hold an open house from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. 410-679-4000, ext. 185.

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