Education Notes


Education Beat

December 18, 2005

North Bend third-grader wins writing contest

Colin Ayres, a third-grader at North Bend Elementary, won first place in the "Wildlife in Our Schoolyard" competition, sponsored by the "Take a Walk" Web site of author Jane Kirkland.

The assignment was to write 50 words describing wildlife in the schoolyard.

Student medals in ice-skating contest

Pilar Bosley, a student at C. Milton Wright High School, won the bronze medal with her partner in the Junior Dance competition at the Pacific Coast Sectional ice skating event.

Pilar and her partner will advance to Nationals in St. Louis in January.

Three represent county in `Live Clean' program

Ellen Dael, Alycia Meares and Emily Mize, students at C. Milton Wright High School, represented Harford County in the "I Want to Know/Live Clean" initiative. The school received a $500 grant from the Maryland State Department of Education.

Fallston Middle pupil wins poster contest

Kellee Jefferies, an eighth-grader at Fallston Middle School, won the annual "Smoking Stops Here" poster contest sponsored by the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Aberdeen Ironbirds.

Kellee's poster was selected from 120 entries and will be printed on a game program next season. She will be given free tickets to an Ironbirds game, where she will throw out the first pitch.

Club seeks items for clothing drive

The Joppatowne High School LEO Club seeks clothing in good condition for its warm clothing drive until Jan. 13.

Students can bring new and gently used hats and gloves to the classroom of MJ Minges. Items will be distributed to families in Harford County. Information:

50 seats are open for science, math program

Fifty seats are available to eighth-graders in Harford County public schools for the Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High School. Applications are being accepted through Jan. 20.

The program is a four-year opportunity for students with an interest in science and mathematics. Students must complete geometry in eighth grade or during the summer to be eligible.

Information: Donna Clem, SMA coordinator, or 410-273-5500.

Six seniors chosen to serve as pages

Six Harford County high school seniors were selected to serve as pages to the Maryland General Assembly in the 2006 session. The students are Sarah Black of Bel Air High, Bibiana Bracero and Adia Matthews of C. Milton Wright, Kathleen McComiskey and Benjamin Amoss of Fallston, and Amanda Selvy of John Carroll.

Elementary schools set revised concert schedule

The following is a revised winter concert schedule for county elementary schools:

Deerfield, Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Edgewood High School.

Edgewood, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m.

Forest Lakes, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. for fourth-graders.

Fountain Green, Tuesday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. for the fifth-grade chorus, orchestra and band.

Hickory, Wednesday at 7 p.m.

John Archer, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.

Magnolia, Thursday at 7 p.m.

North Harford, Tuesday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Prospect Mill, Tuesday at 7 p.m. for fifth-graders and Jan. 19 for fourth-graders.

Ring Factory, Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Riverside, tomorrow at 7 p.m., chorus and strings.

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