Education Notes


April 02, 2006

College offers classes for all ages

Cecil Community College offers courses to the public at Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave.

Youth Education Services classes for children, with beginning dates, include: "Painting Possibilities," April 11 and "Imagination Celebration Series," April 13.

The Senior Education Network is available to all Maryland residents 60 and older.

Upcoming senior classes, with beginning dates, include: "Public Discourse and the Media," April 4 and "What's New in Nutrition," April 13.

Upcoming continuing education classes, with beginning dates, include: "Public Discourse and the Media," April 4; "Retirement Planning Today," April 5; "First Time Home Buyer," April 10; "Real Estate Law and Practice," April 11; and "What's New in Nutrition," April 13.

Information: 410-392-3366.

HEAT Center to hold open house

An open house will be held at the Higher Education and Conference Center from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Higher Education and Applied Technology Center on Route 22 in Aberdeen.

The Higher Education and Conference Center offers residents of northeastern Maryland the opportunity to pursue bachelor's and master's degrees in selected programs. Classes are offered evenings and weekends.

Bachelor's degree programs include business, education, information technology and nursing. Master's degree programs include biotechnology, business, education, engineering and instructional technology.

Participating schools include the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, the Johns Hopkins University, Towson University, University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Phoenix.

Information: visit or 410-638-2500.

Job and career fair for county schools

Harford County Public Schools, in conjunction with Harford Community College, will present the seventh annual Career Information and Job Fair from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the college's student center.

Representatives from more than 50 businesses are expected to attend. The fair is open to the general public.

Information: 410-836-4431.

Breakfast planned for pupils' parents

The third-grade team at William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary School will hold a breakfast for parents at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Parents will be taught strategies to use at home with their children, and each child will receive a new book for the event.

Information: 410-612-2033.

Open house set at co-op preschool

Forest Hill Nursery School, a nonprofit cooperative school for 3- and 4-year-olds, will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at 2409 Rocks Road.

The open house provides an opportunity for parents and children to meet the teachers, learn about programs and explore classrooms. Families are welcome.

Information: 410-838-0868.

Soccer games help fund scholarship

Three years after Janet Marie Hardy was killed by a drunken driver, the 13-year-old's zest for life and love of soccer lives on in a scholarship program for graduating high school seniors.

This year's fundraiser soccer games, featuring the Maryland State Police, local volunteer fire departments and the Perryville Soccer Stars, will be played at 11 a.m. Saturday at Perryville High School, 1696 Perryville Road.

The police will have a cruiser on display, and a helicopter has been requested.

Activities include raffles for gift baskets and a shootout.

Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarship information packets are available at all public high schools in Harford and Cecil counties.

To be eligible, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.25 or better and have participated in one season of soccer during high school. Students attending private high schools also are eligible.

Application deadline is May 1.

Information: 443-466-4990; write to Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarship Fund, Post Office Box 302, Conowingo, Md. 21918; or e-mail

Students score high on German exam

Several Harford Christian School foreign language students recently posted high scores on the National German Exam.

Those students were: Catie Schaffer, 10th grade, 91st percentile; Kevin Wuest, 12th grade, 95th percentile; Ben Hudler, 11th grade, 97th percentile; Megan Pilar, 10th grade, 94th percentile; and Craig DeFrancisco, 10th grade, 92nd percentile.

The standardized test is administered through the American Association of Teachers of German and rates students nationally.

The four levels of German instruction at Harford Christian are directed by Peggy Nickson, recipient of the AATG's 2005 Outstanding German Teacher of the Year award for Maryland and the District of Columbia.


Health training -- Cecil Community College is offering a free information session about training options for careers in the allied health field from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Room 327, Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave. 410-287-6060, ext. 641 or ext. 760.

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