Fair scheduled for volunteers Harford Community College...

EDUCATION NOTES

September 24, 2006

Fair scheduled for volunteers

Harford Community College will hold a Community Involvement Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Center of the Bel Air campus, 401 Thomas Run Road.

The public is invited, and a free lunch will be available.

The fair matches volunteers with community organizations.

Past participants have included The ARC, the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the Family Tree, Humane Society of Harford County, Harford Community Action Agency, CASA, Harford Family House, Boys & Girls Clubs, the Peace Corps, Mason Dixon Community Center and McFaul Senior Center.

Information: 410-836-4408.

Friends School plans expansion

Harford Friends School recently agreed with the Highland Community Association to lease classroom space in the Highland Commons Building in Street beginning in 2007.

The school, located in Darlington, will move its middle school (grades six to eight) to the facility in summer 2007 and will open a lower school for grades one through five there in the fall of 2008.

HFS will use several classrooms and the gymnasium/auditorium for its middle school and administrative offices in its first year there. It also will have access to county athletic fields.

In 2008, a 15-pupil first-grade and split second/third-grade and fourth/fifth-grade classes will be offered. School planners hope to offer a limited-enrollment ninth-grade program.

Now in its second year with 14 pupils, HFS added three new teachers to its staff: Jim Pickard of Havre de Grace will teach humanities and be a student adviser; Brooke Derr of Havre de Grace is the new science teacher; and Arnaud Prevot will teach Spanish and computer technology.

HCC receives $183,986 grant

Harford Community College has been awarded a $183,986 grant through the Maryland State Department of Education from the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act.

Funds are used by local colleges and school districts to support career and technical education to prepare a work force with academic and vocational skills needed to compete in a world market.

Luba Chliwniak, vice president for instruction at HCC, said the grant funds will be used primarily to purchase high-tech equipment and instructional supplies, and to provide professional development activities for instructors in technical and career programs.

Funds also will be used to provide tutoring support to students enrolled in career and technical programs such as nursing, science, business and computers.

CCC announces fall class selections

Cecil Community College offers continuing education courses at Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave.

Classes, with start date, include: "American Sign Language I," Tuesday; and "Drawing Basics and Beginning Watercolor-Still Life," Saturday.

Youth classes include: "Improv for Kids" and "Studio for Improv," tomorrow; "Storybook Live" and "Movin' Groovin' Music," Tuesday; "Behind the Curtain" and "Keyboarding for Computers," Thursday; and "SAT Math Preparation," Oct. 5.

Classes for students age 60 and older include: "Facts on Long Term Care Insurance," Oct. 4.

Information: 410-392-3366.

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