Education Notes


October 15, 2006|By Anica Butler

Archbishop Spalding alumnae honored

Two alumnae of Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn have been named to the Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar Program for being among the University of Maryland's most successful seniors.

The top 25 students are selected on academic standing and are asked to identify a teacher who has had a life-changing impact on them.

Kelly Scoville of Crofton called Kathy Mahar, Archbishop Spalding's principal, her mentor, and Tara Williamson of Bowie chose Sheila Postlethwaite, a Spalding English teacher. Scoville and Williamson graduated from Archbishop Spalding in 2003.

Program to address parent involvement

The Office of Volunteers/School and Family Partnerships and the Title I program are holding the fall Parent Involvement Conference from 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Carver Staff Development Center, 2671 Carver Road in Gambrills.

The theme is "Connecting The Dots -- Parent Involvement and Student Achievement."

The keynote speaker will be Special Agent Alison Sutton of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, who will discuss Internet safety. After the address, participants will choose three one-hour workshops to attend from among 12 topics, including: "I'm In Middle School Now! Stop Treating Me Like a Little Kid!" "Make the Most of the Parent/Teacher Conference" and "Managing Stress By Controlling Your Life."

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is free to the public.

Registration: 410-222-5414 or

Summit to focus on middle schools

John Nori, director of instructional leadership for the National Association of Secondary School Principals, will be the keynote speaker at the county's middle school summit from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Oct. 28 at Brooklyn Park Middle School. Nori has written extensively on middle school and high school reform.

The summit is designed to celebrate the accomplishments of county middle schools, analyze the state of middle schools in the county and solicit input to increase middle school student achievement. The summit will have an interactive format for small group discussion, problem-solving, analysis and reflection.

County teachers who tutor are listed

The 33rd edition of the Tutor Pool, compiled by the Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County, lists county teachers who offer private tutoring service for a fee. Tutors are listed by subject area for both elementary and secondary students. Special education and foreign language tutors also are included.

For copies: 410-224-3330, 410-841-6022 or 301-261-8309.

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