Education Notes


February 11, 2007

Hearings scheduled on redistricting

The Anne Arundel County school system will hold two hearings to gather public opinion on Superintendent Kevin Maxwell's proposals for school redistricting.

The hearings will begin at 7 p.m Feb. 26 at Meade High School, 1100 Clark Road in Fort Meade; and at 7 p.m. March 5 at school district headquarters, 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis.

Teachers due honor for certification

Anne Arundel County public schools leaders will honor Tuesday 19 teachers who garnered National Board Certification this year. The presentations will be made from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at district headquarters, 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis.

The district has 85 candidates for National Board Certification who are scheduled to graduate in December. The school system will host a recruitment and information meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. March 28 at the Staff Development Center, 2671 Carver Road in Gambrills.

Breakfast Thursday for fathers, children

Marley Middle School students and their fathers are invited to gather Thursday morning at the Chick-fil-A restaurant at Marley Station mall for a breakfast chat about family, discipline and peer pressure.

Fathers and male role models, including those who do not have children attending Marley Middle School, are encouraged to attend the breakfast meeting with their child or children.

The breakfast will last from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Tony Mills, a local police officer and father of two, will speak.

The breakfast is part of the All Pro Dad program, founded in 1999 by Tony Dungy, head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, to help fathers develop moral and educational tools to make them better fathers and role models, and to build character in their children and communities.

Graduate student scholarship created

St. John's College has announced a new scholarship that will help teachers work toward a master's in liberal arts.

The new Hodson Trust Fellowship Program, established to offer financial support for an eight-week summer session, will pay up to 70 percent of the cost of tuition, books and housing.

Full-time elementary, middle and high school teachers who have at least one year's experience teaching in either public or private schools are eligible for the grant aid.

The Hodson fellowships are renewable past the summer session if teachers are interested studying longer.

For more information, call the college at 410-626-2510.

Sudanese refugees to be honored

Annapolis High's Interact Club and its sponsor, the Rotary Club of Annapolis, will honor seven local Sudanese men who fled Africa in 2001 in the midst of civil war.

The event, which will honor the men's strength during their exodus and their current efforts to rebuild their home country, will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 18 at Bates Middle School, 701 Chase Ave.

In addition to food, crafts and entertainment, attendees can hear the stories of the young men and their journey to the United States.

Known as the "Lost Boys of Sudan," more than 4,000 such refugees settled in the United States. Their lives have been detailed in several books and documentaries.

The student community service club will host the afternoon social to commemorate Black History Month.

The Interact Club is aiming to raise money for a hospital-building project in southern Sudan.

Admission is $2, to be donated to local "Lost Boys" efforts to help restore their communities back home.

For information, call Elaine Shanley at 410-353-2256.

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