Special-education forum Tuesday

EDUCATION NOTES

October 21, 2007

The Harford County public schools and the Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee will hold a forum on special education Tuesday at the Center for Educational Opportunity in Aberdeen.

A light supper and networking time will begin at 6 p.m., followed by roundtable discussions at 7 p.m.

Topics will include services for the deaf, learning disabilities, successful inclusion and early intervention. Resource tables including assistive technology, Partners for Success and the ABILITIES Network will be available.

Information: 410-588-5246.

Magnet school event Thursday

The county public schools will hold a presentation on the magnet program for eighth-graders and their parents at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Patterson Mill Middle/High School.

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.

Information: Call the middle school or visit www.hcps.org and the link to magnet programs.

HCC to hold transfer fair

Harford Community College will hold a transfer fair from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Student Center, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air.

Representatives from about 35 schools will provide HCC students with information on programs of study, transfer of credits, financial aid, scholarships, housing, athletics and campus life.

Information: www.collegecentral.com/harford. Click on students, then transfer fair.

Schools to close early Friday

Harford County public schools will dismiss elementary students at 1 p.m. Friday for teachers' planning time.

Information: 410-588-5203.

After-prom party at C. Milton Wright

The C. Milton Wright Project Graduation Committee is planning to hold an After Prom Party for graduating seniors next spring.

The new event will be in addition to the graduation cruise after commencement.

A fundraiser basket bingo for the event will be held Saturday at the school. Doors open at 6 p.m. For tickets, call 410-420-7323.

The committee also is seeking sponsors for the after-prom party.

Information: Vera Malkowski at 443-567-5366 or Linda Vitali at 410-812-1266.

Cecil College offers literacy training

Cecil College will offer Project Literacy training for volunteers who wish to be able to help others learn to read and write from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 29 to Nov. 12, at Elkton Station.

Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with students. Workbooks are supplied and the tutor leads the student through the lessons and a checkup.

Tutors and students are matched and typically meet two to three hours a week at a mutually convenient public location. Students progress at their own rate.

To register for tutor training, call 410-392-3366, ext. 635.

John Carroll School plans open house

The John Carroll School will hold an open house for prospective students and their families from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at 703 Churchville Road, Bel Air.

John Carroll students, faculty and staff members, and parents of students will conduct information sessions about the school's curriculum, extracurricular activities, use of technology and admissions process.

A detailed session on the financial aid process also will be offered.

Information: www.johncarroll.org or 410-879-2480.

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