Board to teach council about budget

EDUCATION NOTES

September 23, 2007

The Anne Arundel County Board of Education will host a three-hour workshop tomorrow for members of the County Council on the construction of the school system budget.

The workshop will be divided into sessions on the capital and operating budgets. School system staff will provide an overview of the process -- including departmental reviews, decisions by the superintendent and adoption by the board -- and the many factors, such as state and federal requirements, that are taken into consideration.

Members of the council will be able to ask questions about the process.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the boardroom of the Parham Building, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis. It is open to the public, but no testimony will be accepted.

Montessori to host information sessions

Montessori International Children's House will host information sessions on Montessori education at its Annapolis campus, 1641 Winchester Road, as part of Montessori's 100th anniversary.

The public is invited to the seminars, which will be held at:

7 p.m. Thursday -- Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work.

9 a.m. Oct. 2 -- Expectations: The Partnership Between Home & School

7 p.m. Oct. 25 -- Montessori in the Home

7 p.m. Nov. 1 -- Doorway to Lifelong Learning.

Nancy Anselm, Montessori International's educational director, will host the sessions. Each will include a video, discussion, and refreshments. Reservations are required.

Information: 410-757-7789.

Harbour School plans seminars

The Harbour School will present seminars dedicated to helping families, educators and other professionals who deal with children who have learning disabilities.

"Fit to Live With at school," a five-step plan that develops social skills and self-regulation at school to ensure more time for on-task behavior and instruction, will be presented from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Owings Mills campus, 11251 Dolfield Blvd.

"Fit to Live With at home,' a five-step plan that improves social interactions and self-regulation for children and adolescents at home and elsewhere, will be presented from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Owings Mills campus and from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Annapolis campus, 1277 Green Holly Drive.

The cost is $75 for one seminar or $125 for both.

To register, call 443-394-3760 or visit www.harbourschool.org.

News anchor to speak at Severn School

Wendy Rieger, anchor of NBC News4 at 5 in Washington, will be this year's Astle Lecture speaker at Severn School.

A resident of southern Anne Arundel County, she started the Going Green series, which features green lifestyles and products, in 2005.

She will speak about "Being and Thinking Green" at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 in Price Auditorium at the McCleary Student Center on the campus, 116 Maple Ave. in Severna Park.

The David Astle Memorial Endowment funds the annual lecture. The lecture is free, and the public is invited.

Information: 410-647-7701, ext. 2264.

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