Public school closing moves up three days

Baltimore County Digest

May 06, 2006

Baltimore County public schools will close three days earlier than planned this year because of unused emergency closing days, a county school spokeswoman said.

Classes will end three hours early on Monday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 13, according to school officials. June 13 will be the last day of classes for all students.

Chief communications officer Kara Calder said yesterday that reducing the current school year by three days would allow the school system to meet the state's requirement of 180 school days and 1,170 school hours.

Towson

Planner to focus on walking

The Greater Towson Committee's town hall meeting on Wednesday will feature a presentation by Dhiru A. Thadani, a town planner who will talk about walking opportunities in a college town.

The 5:30 p.m. forum will be held at the Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt, 6501 N. Charles St., Towson. The event is free but reservations are requested either by e-mailing gtc@greatertowson.com or calling 410-825-2549.

Brooklandville

Park student wins national honor

A senior from the Park School has been named a 2006 Presidential Scholar, the U.S. Department of Education announced yesterday.

Alex Trazkovich of Reisterstown was one of 141 students selected nationwide - four from Maryland, including Nathan Giles of Linthicum, a senior at North County High School.

The finalists are chosen based on academic performance, community service and other factors.

Pikesville

Krieger Schechter marks its 25th

Krieger Schechter Day School will celebrate its 25th anniversary at a gala from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow.

Paul D. Schneider, the headmaster, also will be honored for his 23 years of school leadership. The evening will feature a silent and live auction, dinner and dancing.

The gala will be held at Chizuk Amuno Congregation, 8100 Stevenson Road. Information: 410-824-2057.

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