Education Notes


August 06, 2006|By ANICA BUTLER

School registration deadline nears

The county public schools encourage parents who are enrolling their children in school for the first time or transferring them between schools to complete registration as soon as possible. The 2006-2007 school year begins Aug. 28.

Proof of age is required for all kindergarten and new first-grade students. The school system encourages parents who must register their children to contact their school's guidance department for assistance.

The following documents are required for enrollment: Maryland transfer form (required for a transfer from a public school in Maryland); residency documentation (lease, mortgage papers or tenant verification form); a second form of residency documentation (may include property tax bill, utility bill, current bank statement); evidence of birth; immunization record; and custody papers, if available.

Information: 410-222-5326 or 410-263-6420 for international students.

Schools get grant to expand programs

The county schools have been awarded a three-year, $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand school counseling and mental health services for Brock Bridge and Meade Heights elementary schools.

School supplies for needy sought

The Back to School Program is seeking donations of school supplies for needy Anne Arundel County children.

Run by the county schools and the Department of Social Services, the program accepts gifts of money and of new backpacks stocked with back-to-school essentials. Last year, 791 donors provided more than 6,000 backpacks to county elementary school children.

Donations are especially needed in the Annapolis, Glen Burnie and Maryland City areas.

Information: Maria Huguley, 410-269-4461, or Teresa Tudor, 410-222-5414.

Instructional finance director named

Anne Arundel Community College has promoted Kathleen K. McArthur of Millersville to director of instructional finance.

An AACC employee since 2001, McArthur most recently was budget manager in the college's business and financial resources office. Previously, she wan accountant at USinternetworking in Annapolis for two years as. A native of Hyde Park, N.Y., McArthur graduated cum laude from Fairfield University in Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in accounting. She assumed her new position in June.

Program to focus on security careers

Anne Arundel Community College will host a panel discussion, "Exciting Careers of the Future: Homeland Security and Intelligence," as part of the Homeland Security Seminar series sponsored by the Institute for Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Public Service.

The discussion will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Center for Applied Learning and Technology, Room 100 on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. It will include experts in the field and information about AACC's new Homeland Security Management degree and intelligence analyst courses.

Information: 410-777-7390 or

Program to teach leadership skills

The Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute will offer a training program from tomorrow through Friday at Camp Woodlands in Annapolis to teach local high school students leadership and community service skills.

The cost is $50. Scholarships are available. Information: 410-897-9207.

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