Education Notes


April 02, 2006

Registration under way for SAT, PSAT courses

Registrations are being accepted for courses to prepare students for the new SAT and PSAT.

Courses, open to all high school students, will be held at Long Reach and Reservoir high schools from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and April 18 and 25 and May 2; at Hammond High School on Wednesday and April 19 and 26 and May 3; at Chapelgate Christian Academy, from noon to 4 p.m. April 22 and 29; at Glenelg High, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 and May 21; and at Mount Hebron High, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Tuition is $175 a course and includes materials. A portion of the tuition benefits each school.

Information: Martha Gagnon, 410-442-1600, or MarthaGagnon. com.

Session set Thursday on Internet safety

The Howard County public school system's Student Services Advisory Committee will sponsor an information session for parents and students in grades five through 12, "Surfing the Web Safely," at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Homewood Center Cafeteria, 10914 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Sgt. Patrick McCrory of the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit will explain how parents can protect their children from risks associated with blogs, chat rooms and Internet bullying.

Information: 410-313-7081. To request an interpreter: joan_hat

School board, council to meet Wednesday

The Howard County Board of Education will meet with the County Council at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The meeting is open to the public.

Military Academy Night is slated Wednesday

Parents whose children are considering applying to a U.S. military academy are invited to Howard County Military Academy Night, to be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Howard High School in Ellicott City.

Admissions, programs and opportunities and the experience of attending one of the academies will be discussed.

Information: Al Silberman, 410-313-2871.

Board of Education set to meet twice Thursday

The Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday in the boardroom at the Department of Education.

The afternoon session, and an evening session that is to begin at 7:30 p.m., will begin with a public forum during which members of the public can address the board on any topic for which there is no formal hearing process.

During the evening session, the board will hold a public hearing on the recommended name of Dayton Oaks for the new western elementary school.

To sign up to testify at the hearing: 410-313-7194. To request a sign-language interpreter: 410-313-7046.

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