Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

July 23, 2006|By ANICA BUTLER

Orchestra seeks young musicians

The Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra is seeking young musicians for its coming season.

The CYSO has seven ensembles, including two all-strings orchestras, two full orchestras, a wind ensemble and two flute choirs. Musicians of any age and ability should call or e-mail to schedule an audition. Auditions will be held Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 between 5 to 9 p.m. and are by appointment only.

Information: 410-263-2664, cy so@verizon.net or www.cy orchestra.org

Volunteers wanted to share experience

The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education needs volunteers from the Anne Arundel County business community to share their work experiences with area eighth- and ninth-graders and show them the connection between what they're learning in school and the real world.

The program is designed to let high school students know about the type of coursework they will need to take in order to succeed after they graduate, whether they go to college or directly to the workplace.

In order to reach nearly 7,000 county students, the organization is looking for 170 volunteers.

Volunteer speakers are typically asked to make four 45-minute presentations during the fall semester. Volunteers can choose the school, dates and times that are most convenient. Before entering a classroom, each volunteer receives three hours of training.

The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education is a coalition of more than 100 Maryland employers.

Information: LaTara Harris, 410-727-0448 or latara@mbrt. org or www.mbrt.org/speak.

Community college to break ground

Anne Arundel Community College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony and barn-raising festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The groundbreaking is for the college's new Administrative Services Building and will be at 11 a.m. on the construction site adjacent to Ring Road and College Parkway on the Arnold Campus, 101 College Parkway.

From noon to 2 p.m., the free barn-raising festival will include an outdoor country-themed carnival with music, pony rides, face painting and a petting zoo. Proceeds from the sale of food and refreshments will benefit the AACC athletic department. The barn-raising festival celebrates the relocation of the original barn that was part of a family farm sold to the county more than 40 years ago.

Information: 410-777-2222 or www.aacc.edu/locations andmaps.maps.cfm.

Jablinske re-elected to NCUEA presidency

Susie Jablinske, an elementary school teacher in Anne Arundel County, has been re-elected president of the National Council of Urban Education Associations (NCUEA).

NCUEA is a caucus of more than 260 of the largest local affiliates of the National Education Association.

Jablinske became president of NCUEA in 2004. She has been active in the local NEA for nearly 40 years and has served as NCUEA vice president, local association president, NEA board of directors member and member of the NEA executive committee from 1990 to 1996.

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