Education Notes


April 02, 2006|By ANICA BUTLER

Senators to discuss school board bill

State senators representing Anne Arundel County are scheduled to meet tomorrow afternoon to discuss a bill that would change the way school board members are chosen.

House Bill 25 was approved by the House of Delegates last week by a vote of 132-5 and had received the endorsement of 10 of the county's 15 delegates.

The county's five senators will decide whether to support the bill in the Senate, before it will be heard by a committee.

The bill would create a 15-member nominating body that would select candidates for vacancies on the county school board. The governor would be required to appoint new members only from among the commission's selections.

Last year, the House passed a nearly identical bill but it was never voted on by the Senate.

Students advance in history competition

A group of 19 Anne Arundel County students will compete in the Maryland State National History Day Competition at Montgomery College in Rockville on April 19. The students are advancing from the Anne Arundel regional competition for National History Day, which was held March 11 at Meade Middle School.

National History Day Inc. is a nonprofit organization based at the University of Maryland, College Park. The theme of the competition for 2005-2006 is "Taking a Stand in History: People, Ideas, Events."

The competition is based on the scoring of student-created exhibits, documentaries, historical papers and performances.

County schools plan job fair for teachers

Anne Arundel County public schools will hold a teacher job fair at 8 a.m. April 29 at North County High School, 10 E. First Ave. in Glen Burnie. Representatives from all 120 county schools, curriculum program coordinators and school system human resources staff will conduct on-the-spot interviews. Certified teachers and those eligible for certification should register for the job fair and complete an application at

Information: 410-222-5061.

Pupils to present `Kiss Me Kate'

The Crofton Middle School Parent Teacher Organization is presenting the musical Kiss Me Kate.

The cast and crew is made up of 100 Crofton pupils. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. in the school multipurpose room Friday and Saturday. Performances will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday and April 9.

Crofton Middle School is at 2301 Davidsonville Road in Crofton.

Information: 410-793-0280, or e-mail cmskissmekate@yahoo. com for tickets.

Environmental camp seeks high-schoolers

High school students interested in learning more about careers in natural resource management are encouraged to apply for the 35th annual Natural Resources Careers Conference to be held July 23 to 29 in Garrett County.

Applications for the weeklong conference at Hickory Environmental Education Center in Accident are due April 30. The conference gives students the opportunity to learn about the management of renewable resources; use the Global Positioning System and other tools related to careers in natural resources; stay overnight in rustic cabins in Garrett County; learn about forestry, wildlife, ecology and other fields; and learn about college programs and career opportunities in those fields.

Students may also earn two college credits from Allegany College of Maryland.

To apply, download an application from Interested students also will need to contact their local Forestry Board for more information. For a list of the boards, go to

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