Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

August 10, 2008

Camp offers Spanish immersion

About 70 elementary school students will learn the basics of Spanish this week at the Anne Arundel County public schools' Spanish immersion camp at the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville.

Native and non-native Spanish-speaking county teachers will provide a Spanish-only environment in which students can gain an appreciation of the language and culture, according to a school system announcement.

The campers - students who will be in the first through fifth grades when school opens this month - will play word games and participate in skits, music and art. Other activities include seining, crabbing, sail decorating, swimming and canoeing.

The camp runs from tomorrow through Friday.

Annapolis high plans picnic

Annapolis High School will sponsor a welcome picnic from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 21.

All incoming ninth-graders and new 10th, 11th and 12th-graders and their families are invited.

In addition to grilled burgers, activities will include a brief welcome by Principal Donald Lilley, scheduled tours of the school and an opportunity to meet staff and faculty members.

Tables and displays with information about school-based programs and extracurricular activities along with community resources will be available.

Information: 410-266-5240.

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