Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

June 29, 2008

Vote on bands for Rock 'n' Register

Harford Community College is offering the public a chance to help decide which rock bands will perform at its Rock 'n' Register event on Sept. 13 to encourage young people to register to vote.

Due to an overwhelming response from more than 50 bands to perform, the college has narrowed down the number of bands to 14. But time allows for only eight performances. A "primary election" for the bands is being held through Tuesday. .

Fans and potential attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite bands at www.rocknregister.com. Voters can obtain information and listen to the bands online, then make their selection.

Memorial set for Highlands director

The Highlands School will hold a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain Christian Church in Joppa for its first executive director, Paul Michael Hoagberg, who died May 29 at age 70 of cancer.

He served as executive director into the school's first year. Hoagberg was a linguist for the U.S. government for 28 years. He was interested in the language-based curriculum of the new school, which began in 1996 with six students. Last September, the school opened its own facility in Bel Air with more than 75 students in kindergarten to eighth grade.

Contributions to the Beth Maahs-Hoagberg Scholarship Fund for needy students at the Highlands School may be sent to the school at 2409 Creswell Road, Bel Air, 21015.

Information: 410-836-1415.

Name picked for elementary school

The Harford County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to name the new elementary school off Red Pump and Vale roads northwest of Bel Air as Red Pump Elementary School. The school is to open in the fall of 2010.

Work force re-entry workshop planned

Harford Community College is offering its "Computer Training for Re-entry Women" series to help women who are re-entering the work force, need to gain or improve computer skills, or want to advance or change their career.

Workshops include Computer Training for Re-entry Women, Keeping Track of Files and Folders, Excel for Re-entry Women, Resume Writing Workshop, 12 Steps to a Successful Job Search.

The series begins at 9 a.m. and runs to noon July 7 in Edgewood Hall, Room 207.

Information: 410-360-9108.

SAT prep at Harford Community College

Harford Community College will offer "SAT Prep: Writing /Reading" from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, July 10 to Aug. 14, in Fallston Hall, Room 207.

Students will review writing and reading skills and test-taking strategies for the SAT I test.

"SAT Prep: Math" will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, July 8 to Aug. 12, at Fallston Hall, Room 207. Students will review math skills and test-taking strategies to succeed on the SAT I test. This test is recommended for students who are currently taking or have taken geometry.

Information: 410-836-4376.

Donations sought for school fundraiser

Harford Friends School is seeking donations for its Blueberry Festival auction to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19 at the Deer Creek Friends Meetinghouse.

Goods and services are needed for the live auction. Donations may be made online at www.harfordfriends.org or dropped off at the meeting house at 1212 Main St. Darlington. Information: 410-452-5507.

Bank's scholarship deadline is extended

Susquehanna Bank has extended the deadline for its Strikeout for Straight A's scholarship to July 31. Six $1,000 scholarships are available to Harford County college-bound students.

To apply, visit www.susquehanna.net and click on the Strike Out for Straight A's logo. Information: 301-714-7823.

Ethics Panel applicants wanted

The Board of Education of Harford County is seeking applications from county residents to fill openings on the school system's Ethics Panel.

Ethics Panel members serve five-year terms, appointed at staggered intervals. Members are appointed by the Board of Education and may serve two terms. Membership is countywide, with consideration given to demographic diversity.

Anyone interested in being a School Ethics Panel member should send a letter of interest and a biographical sketch to: Donald R. Morrison, Director of Public Information, Harford County Public Schools, 102 S. Hickory Ave., Bel Air, 21014. Information: 410-588-5203.

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