Education Notes


January 14, 2007

Cousin to discuss special education

The Howard County Special Education Community Advisory Committee will hold a question-and-answer session with school Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Faulkner Ridge Center, 10598 Marble Faun Court, Columbia.

To submit a question: Kelly Meissner at Meissner6@verizon .net. Information on the Special Education Community Advisory Committee:

9 schools to offer SAT/PSAT courses

Registration is open for SAT/PSAT preparatory courses to be held at nine high schools in Howard County. The classes are open to all high school students, regardless of the school they attend.

Classes will be held at:

Centennial High School, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Feb. 13, 20 and 27, and March 6;

Long Reach High School, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Feb. 15, 22, and March 1 and 8;

Atholton High School, from noon to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 3;

Glenelg High School, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25 and March 4;

Howard High School, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. April 10, 17, 24 and May 1;

Mount Hebron High School, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. April 10, 16, 23 and 30;

Hammond High School, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. April 11, 18, 25 and May 2;

Reservoir High School, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. April 12, 19, 26 and May 3;

Chapelgate Christian Academy, from noon to 4:30 p.m. April 21 and 28. The cost is $185, including tuition and materials. A portion of the tuition benefits each school.

Information: 410-442-1600 or visit

New-student orientation at HCC

New Howard Community College students are expected to attend a new-student orientation session before the beginning of the spring credit semester.

A daytime session is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Jan. 23; an evening orientation is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. Jan. 25. Both sessions will be held in Smith Theatre on the campus, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Parents are welcome to attend.

The sessions include interactive workshops, campus tours, refreshments, information packets and prizes.

Information: 410-772-4896. To reserve a space: 410-772- 4430, or

CA to award up to 6 `Spirit' scholarships

The Columbia Association will award its Spirit of Columbia Scholarship to Columbia high school seniors who have shown extraordinary dedication to community service.

As many as six $2,500 scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who live on Columbia Association-assessed property or have a parent who works full time on association-assessed property.

Applicants must maintain at least a "C" average and have a history of voluntary service to the Columbia community.

Applications, which must be submitted by March 1, are available at high schools, community centers and the association's headquarters. They can be downloaded at www. (click on "For Teens & Tots" page).

Information: 410-715-3175.

At-risk girls to be topic of talk

Soroptimist of Howard County, an international volunteer service organization for business and professional women, will sponsor a talk by Margaret B. Schultz, pupil personnel worker for home and hospital teaching for Howard County public schools, at 6:15 p.m. Thursday. The meeting will be held at Mangia Italian Grill in the Waverly Shopping Center, Woodstock.

The topic will be "Prevention/Intervention for At-risk Girls in the Howard County Public Schools." Soroptimist works to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and around the world.

Information or reservations: Karen Trennepohl, 410-750- 9413. If Howard County schools are closed because of bad weather, the meeting will be canceled.

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