Education Notes


October 29, 2006

Honoring adult high school grads

Howard Community College will hold its 22nd annual graduation ceremony to recognize adult students who have earned a Maryland high school diploma in the past year through the college's Adult Basic Education programs.

The ceremony is to be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 5 in the college's Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. A reception for the graduates, their friends and families will be held after the ceremony in the Kittleman Room of the English, Language and Business Building (ELB-1090).

Betty Noble, director of the college's Center for Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence, will speak to the group of about 30 graduates, ranging in age from 16 to 60 years old. Howard County Executive James N. Robey will greet the graduates, several adult students will relate their stories and the Howard High School Madrigal Singers will perform.

The college's Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development offers adults basic education programs, including basic math, basic algebra and geometry, writing for the workplace and personal use, and two options for earning a Maryland high school diploma, including the GED.

Information: 410-772-4982, or and click on "Continuing Education."

School borders meeting scheduled

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a public work session on proposed attendance area adjustments for elementary and middle schools for the 2007-2008 school year at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room B-37 of the Applications and Research Laboratory Building, 10920 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The public is invited to attend and will have an opportunity to leave written comments.

To request a sign-language interpreter: 410-313-7046.

HCC plans session on honors program

Howard Community College will offer an information session on the Rouse Scholars program, a selective honors and leadership program designed to help students transfer to four-year colleges or universities, at 7 p.m. Thursday in the college's Smith Theatre.

Rouse students engage in honors coursework and are encouraged to develop leadership skills, participate in projects with community mentors and in cultural and recreational activities and international travel.

The college will hold a High School Night for prospective college students and their parents at 7 p.m. Nov. 21. The program will be held in the Kittleman Room of the English, Language, Business Building (ELB-100).

The event is designed to help graduating seniors prepare for college. Programs and services to be discussed include Freshman Focus, Rouse Scholars, Silas Craft Collegians, early entrance and financial aid. Participants will be able to tour the campus.

The college is at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Information or reservations: 410-772-4599.

CA plans event for teens Nov. 12

The Columbia Association's Teen Advisory Committee will sponsor a Coffeehouse Expressions event for ages 13 to 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Columbia Teen Center in Oakland Mills village.

Participants can perform original works of poetry, comedy or music, or enjoy coffee and camaraderie with other teens. Three teen bands also will be featured.

Performers must sign up by Nov. 8. Information or to sign up: 410-715-5523.

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