Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

April 09, 2006

Meese to mark '85 visit to school by Reagan

Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin W. Meese III will be keynote speaker at a celebration at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow commemorating President Ronald Reagan's visit to Fallston High School 20 years ago.

Reagan visited the school Dec. 4, 1985. Meese was Reagan's attorney general from 1985 to 1988, as well as a longtime counselor and adviser.

Reagan's speech to the students will be shown and memorabilia will be available for viewing. Reflections on the visit and discussions will be featured.

Other guests and surprises are planned. The community is welcome.

Information: 443-865-0809 or 410-444- 0169.

HCC trustees schedule meeting for Tuesday

The board of trustees of Harford Community College will meet in open session at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room E-132 of Edgewood Hall.

The public may address the board at a specified time. Anyone wishing to speak must complete a request form and return it to Marketing and Public Relations before the meeting.

Speakers are limited to three minutes, unless the presiding officer allows more time.

Information: 410-836-4408.

Wright students plan yard sale fundraiser

C. Milton Wright High School students are organizing a yard sale to raise money to buy books for school libraries in the hurricane-ravaged New Orleans area.

The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29 on the patio at the school. About 200 students are participating in the event as a service learning project. They are accepting donations of books, clothing, furniture, toys and other items in good condition.

The money raised will go to the National Education Association, which is administering the program to provide books for New Orleans-area schools, said Kelly Blackburn, an English teacher at C. Milton Wright who is coordinating the project.

Information: 410-638-4110.

CCC to hold college, career-advising session

Cecil Community College will hold a free college information and career advising session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave.

Advisers from the college's credit and noncredit programs will talk to prospective students about training programs, workplace readiness classes, lifelong learning resources and financial aid.

Information: 410-287-6060, ext. 641.

Summer programs offered for children

Harford Friends School will offer summer learning programs this year, including "Literature for Little Ones," "Rocking with Robots," and "Myths, Magic and Music."

New this year is "Worms to Wings," an interdisciplinary study of the world of creepy-crawlies for the 6 to 8 age group, and "Crafting with Nature" for ages 8 to 12.

Programs run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, with before- and after-care available at Little Falls Friends Meeting in Fallston and Deer Creek Friends Meeting in Darlington.

The cost is $165 per session. Some sessions require extra lab/rental fees.

Information: e-mail jbutton@harford friends.org or call 410-457-5099.

Colleges sign agreement to ease credit transfers

Cecil Community College and Lincoln University in Pennsylvania recently signed an articulation agreement to ensure a smooth transition for students earning an associate's degree in general studies into the Bachelor of Arts degree program in elementary education.

Cecil offers more than 20 classes that Lincoln will accept. Credits can be transferred in a variety of subjects.

All corresponding courses earned with a grade of "C" or better will be accepted for transfer. A student's cumulative grade point average does not transfer to Lincoln University. The final GPA is determined by credits earned at Lincoln.

Cecil graduates who have completed the articulated courses with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, passed the Praxis 1 Exam, compiled a professional portfolio, and satisfied all terms of the agreement are guaranteed acceptance into Lincoln's elementary education program.

Information: 410-287-6060, ext. 205, or 410-287-6060, ext. 551.

Fallston student places 2nd in oratory contest

Joseph Howard, a Fallston High School junior, recently placed second in the WJZ-13 Black History Oratory Contest.

He was chosen from hundreds of competitors and 20 finalists from Maryland and Washington. The teens were selected by the station's public affairs manager, Susan Otradovec.

Students recited their work in Baltimore's Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture.

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