Education Notes


August 12, 2007

Tour county's 2 newest schools

Members of the community are invited to tour Howard County's two newest schools Aug. 26.

Veterans Elementary School, 4355 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, will hold dedication activities with parents, children and school and county officials from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The new school is intended to relieve crowding at St. Johns Lane, Worthington and Northfield elementary schools.

Ribbon-cutting and an open house for the new Bushy Park Elementary School, 14601 Carrs Mill Road, Glenwood, will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The facility replaces the original school, which opened in 1976, and can accommodate 348 more children than the older facility.

Howard County schools open for students Aug. 27.

School board to meet Thursday

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The meeting begins with a public forum during which members of the public can address the board on any topic for which there is no formal public hearing process. Sign-up in advance is preferred.

The board will hold a public hearing and predevelopment work session for the fiscal 2009 capital budget and the fiscal 2010-2014 capital improvement program at 7:30 p.m. Those who want to testify are asked to limit their presentations to three minutes and provide 15 written copies of the testimony at the time of the hearing.

To sign up to speak: 410-313-7194. To request a sign-language interpreter: 410- 313-7046.

Rouse Scholars alumni reunion set

The James W. Rouse Scholars Program of Howard Community College invites alumni of the program to attend a reunion from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 on the college campus.

The reunion, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of the program, offers an opportunity to reconnect with classmates, socialize with faculty and staff and see the new buildings on campus. Photos, yearbooks, class T-shirts and other items will be available for alumni. Admission is free, and food and beverages will be served.

The annual welcome reception for new Rouse students and their parents will be held after the reunion.

The James W. Rouse Scholars Program, an honors learning community, is a selective, challenging honors and leadership program designed to provide opportunities for its students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities at the end of their sophomore year.

Information: 410-772-4450.

Online registration open for fall at HCC

Online registration is open for fall 2007 continuing education, noncredit courses at Howard Community College. Mailed brochures will reach county residents this month.

New courses are being offered in business; lifestyle and leisure; information technology; health care; for seniors; and in the college's Kids on Campus program.

Information: 410-772-4823, or and click on "Continuing Education."

Teacher workshop at Patuxent refuge

The environmental education office of the Patuxent Research Refuge will offer a workshop series for teachers at the National Wildlife Visitor Center in Laurel.

An orientation to the visitor center is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29. Wetlands will be discussed Oct. 6.

The cost is $15 a workshop. Participants receive a grade- and age-appropriate curriculum guide. For a complete schedule or registration: 301-497-5898 or 301-497-5763.

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