Special education job fair postponed

EDUCATION NOTES

January 20, 2008

Because of inclement weather at the end of last week, The Howard County Public School System's Special Education Job Fair, scheduled from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Harper's Choice Middle School, has been rescheduled for Jan. 31. The times and location will not be changed.

Interviews that had been scheduled will be honored during the Jan. 31 job fair. Candidates who need to adjust the time of their interviews can visit www.hcpss.org.

Information: Marya Pecukonis, 410-313-5694.

HCC helps with student aid forms

Howard Community College's office of Financial Aid Services invites students and their parents to receive free hands-on assistance in completing the 2008-2009 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Financial Aid Spotlight will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Kittleman Room of the English, Languages & Business Building (ELB-100) on the college campus, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Applying early helps maximize the financial aid that students are eligible to receive.

Those who attend the session should bring a pre-application worksheet, pin number, Social Security number, 2007 W-2 statements, 2007 federal income tax returns, and 2007 untaxed income records (such as Social Security, TANF, or VA benefits).

Information: 410-772-4912.

Hearing set for proposed '09 budget

The Board of Education will hear comments on the superintendent's proposed fiscal 2009 operating budget during a public hearing of the Board of Education, to be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the boardroom of the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Information: 410-313-7194 or 410-313-6682.

Black Saga teams compete Feb. 2

The third annual Howard County Black Saga Competition will be Feb. 2 at Wilde Lake Middle School, 10481 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Black Saga is an academic challenge on African-American history that will involve students from participating elementary and middle schools. The opening ceremony begins at 9 a.m.; the contest concludes with an awards ceremony at 11 a.m.

After working to enhance their knowledge of the African-American experience for many months, the teams will compete against each other in a contest of their skills. All of these teams will then move forward to the state competition in March, where they will compete against students from other school systems.

Students urged to register to vote

Students who are now 17 years old and will be 18 on or before the general election on Nov. 4 are eligible to register to vote in the 2008 presidential primary election, to be held Feb. 12.

The deadline to register is Tuesday.

To download a Voter Registration Application: http:--www.elections.state.md.us/voter_registration/application.html.Students and all unregistered voters must complete the voter registration form and mail or take it to the Howard County board of Elections (8900 Columbia 100 Parkway, Columbia) by Tuesday.

Information: 410-313-5820.

HCC is accepting class registration

Howard Community College is accepting student registration for its spring 2008 credit session. The spring credit semester begins Saturday for weekend classes and Jan. 28 for weekday classes.

For telephone registration: 410-772-4310; TDD, 410-772-4606. For online registration: www.howardcc.edu, and register through HCC Express.

For a copy of the spring schedule of credit classes: 410-772-4856.

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