HCC trustees to meet Tuesday

HARFORD DIGEST

October 07, 2007

The board of trustees of Harford Community College will meet in open session at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Chesapeake Center boardroom.

Anyone wishing to speak must complete a request form and return it to marketing and public relations before the meeting.

Information: 410-836-4408.

Magnet programs to be showcased

The county school system will hold presentations on the magnet program for eighth-graders.

The Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High, the Global Studies/International Baccalaureate Programme at Edgewood High, and the 19 career programs at Harford Technical High in Bel Air will be showcased in a video by Harford Cable Network.

Meetings are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bel Air High School, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Fallston High School and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at North Harford Middle School.

For information, call the middle school or visit www.hcps.org (select the link to Magnet Programs).

Council of PTAs, legislators to meet

The Harford County Council of PTAs will hold its annual legislative forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at Harford Technical High School cafeteria.

The forum is meant to bring together parents, educators and elected officials for an open and respectful exchange of information.

A primary purpose of the council is to provide information, support and encouragement to parents as they engage in the educational process and become advocates for their children.

The forum will include an opening presentation leading into small-group discussions.

Information: 410-679-5848.

HCC to dedicate memorial to teacher

Harford Community College will dedicate the James Hall Hopkins Memorial at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Chesapeake Center.

Hopkins, a Harford native, was a professor of drama, English and art at the college. He oversaw the design of the Chesapeake Center Theater and was instrumental in starting the student drama program, the Harford Opera Theater and the Susquehanna Festival Theater.

A reception will be held after the dedication. The public is welcome.

Information: 410-836-4211.

'77 class reunion set by Perryville High

Perryville High School Class of 1977 will hold its 30-year reunion from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Wellwood Club in Charlestown.

Tickets for the dinner and dance are $50. PHS graduates from 1975 to 1979 are invited.

For tickets and information, contact Brian Shivery, 443-466-6925; Bob DeWeese, 410-658-3226; Shirley Schoff Boulden, 410-378-2148; or Robin Meck Wein, 410-642-6862.

Friends School plans elementary

In anticipation of opening an elementary school in 2008, Harford Friends School has put together an elementary school planning team that will lay the foundation and framework for the school.

The team will develop a curriculum based on the Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum, while incorporating Quaker values.

The new school will offer a 15-student first grade, and combined second/third and fourth/fifth grades if demand warrants. Applications are available.

The school, which recently moved to the Highland Commons Building at 708 Highland Road in Street, also welcomed four new faculty members this academic year: Ray Pitz and Jake Norton, math; Alan Schmaljohn, eighth-grade science; and Stephanie Stone, eighth-grade humanities.

Information: 410-452-5507 or 877-452-5507.

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