Honor for 10th-grade teacher at Mary E. Moss Academy...

EDUCATION NOTES

September 10, 2006|By Anica Butler

Honor for 10th-grade teacher at Mary E. Moss Academy

Connie Frankenberry, a 10th-grade English teacher at the Mary E. Moss Academy in Crownsville, was scheduled to receive the 2006 Education Think Tank Technology to Empower Community Champion Leadership Award during the Congressional Black Caucus' annual awards gala on Friday.

Frankenberry, who has worked in Anne Arundel County schools for more than 14 years, was recognized for the work she has done to promote technology for at-risk students.

Annapolis Transit offers 50% discount for students

The Annapolis Transit student discount program, which began in 2005, is now a permanent program of Annapolis Transit.

The student discount program allows students ages 12 to 18 to ride for 50 cents (half of the $1 base fare) during nonschool hours and weekends.

The student discount will be honored on all Annapolis Transit routes, including the county connectors extending to Shady Side, Anne Arundel Community College and Arundel Mills mall.

Students must provide parental consent to register with the Department of Transportation. Upon registration, their student identification will be validated and approved for use to receive the discount.

Parents and school administrators can get applications at www.annapolis.gov/transport, clicking "Student Discount Program" or by calling the Department of Transportation at 410-263-7964, ext. 107.

Arts in education showcases scheduled at three schools

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County will host the annual Arts in Education Showcases at three schools:

Riviera Beach Elementary School, 8515 Jenkins Road, Pasadena, 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sept. 20;

Rolling Knolls Elementary School, 1985 Valley Road, Annapolis, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 26;

Piney Orchard Elementary School, 2641 Strawberry Lake Way, Odenton, 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sept. 29.

Cultural arts coordinators and administrators from public and private schools are invited to attend the free showcases to preview nearly 60 performing artists demonstrating their talents before an audience of students. Representatives are encouraged to attend all three showcases to see different artists each day.

The Arts Council provides grants to public and private schools for assemblies and residencies. Information: Arts Council office, 410-222-7949, or e-mail artsfdn@aol.com.

First director appointed for AACC's Sarbanes Center

Anne Arundel Community College has named the first director of its new Paul S. Sarbanes Center for Public and Community Service.

Cathleen H. Doyle of Baltimore, formerly the program coordinator of AACC's Center for Learning Through Service, was promoted to director of the Sarbanes Center, which was established in January in recognition of Maryland's longest serving U.S. senator.

Doyle oversees the development and content of the center, which oversees the Center for Learning Through Service, Assessment of Prior Learning, the Environmental Center and the Center for the Study of Local Issues.

Susan M. Weiner of Severna Park, formerly the placement specialist for AACC's Center for Learning Through Service, moves to the post of program coordinator of the service-learning center.

Library performance to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

The Anne Arundel County Public Library will mark National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, with "Fiesta! A Musical celebration of Life in Latin America."

The interactive performance includes a musical journey through Latin America to learn about its history and the different cultures that shaped its music - indigenous, European and African - while becoming familiar with the languages, rhythms and musical instruments from the different countries.

Audiences can participate by clapping, dancing, and singing in Spanish and Portuguese and engaging in African-style call and response.

Information and locations: www.aacpl.net.

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