Education Notes


May 07, 2006

Robey to honor Scouts this week

Howard County Executive James N. Robey will recognize young men who have reached the rank of Eagle Scout and young women who have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award -- the highest achievements in Scouting -- at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City.

The public is invited to hear about the community projects that helped earn the awards.

Information: 410-313-2022.

Scholarship fund gets Lions' donation

The Ellicott City Lions Club has presented a check for $15,000 as its annual donation to the scholarship fund the club established for Howard Community College students in 2002.

Half of the annual fund is intended for scholarships for majors in business and computer-related fields; the other half is to be awarded to students participating in Division I or II athletics at the college.

For details on filing an application: 410-772-4912, or www. Information on donor opportunities: 410-772-4450.

Study-skills courses set at middle school

Registration is open for spring and summer middle and high school study-skills courses sponsored by Stressless Tests.

Spring middle school classes will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 16 to June 6. Summer middle school classes are to be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Fridays, July 18-21, and they will be repeated Aug. 1-4. The classes will meet at Burleigh Manor Middle School. The cost is $155 a course.

Spring high school classes are to meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 17 to June 7. Summer high school classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Fridays, July 11-14, and they will be repeated Aug. 8-11. The cost is $155 a course.

Classes are limited to 15 students.

Information or registration: Betty Caldwell, 410-740-4659, or

HCYP scholarship seeks applicants

The Howard County Youth Program awards a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior who has participated in a sports program the organization has sponsored.

The scholarship, now in its 13th year, commemorates the life of Christopher Kelley, a Glenwood Middle School eighth-grader who played baseball in the youth program and was killed in 1989 in a bicycle accident.

Application forms, which must be returned by May 15, are available in high school guidance offices.

Information: Stephen Lee, 443-276-9595.

School board, panel of NAACP to meet

The Board of Education is to meet with the NAACP Education Committee at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the lobby conference room at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Information: 410-313-6682.

School board plans to meet Thursday

The school board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

A second session that begins at 7:30 p.m. will start with a public forum during which citizens can address the board on any topic for which there is no formal hearing process. Advance sign-up is preferred.

During the evening session, the board will hold a public hearing and work session on the fiscal 2007 operating and capital budgets and the fiscal 2008-2012 capital improvement program. The public is encouraged to attend.

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