Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

August 17, 2008

ESL aid available for foreign-born adults

Harford Community College will offer English as a Second Language Advising.

ESL is for foreign-born adults 16 years of age or older who would like to improve English communication skills, including listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Advising sessions will be held at 10 a.m. Friday and Aug. 29 at Aberdeen Community Center; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 and Sept. 2 at Edgewood High School; 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at Edgewood Public Library; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27 and Sept. 3 at Bel Air Middle School; and 10 a.m. Aug. 29 at Aberdeen Community Center.

Free beginning and intermediate classes begin every six weeks. Attendance at an advising session is required for entry into the classes.

Information: 410-836-4115.

Weekend course set on cemetery conservation

Harford Community College is offering a building preservation and restoration special topics course, "Basic Cemetery Conservation and Preservation," from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Aug. 24.

This one-credit course explores the basic knowledge and techniques needed to properly recognize, identify and address the most common problems in cemetery conservation. Students will be required to be actively involved with hands-on field work at a local cemetery.

The first session will meet at Joppa Hall (J023) on HCC's Bel Air campus, then proceed to the cemetery grounds for two days of field work. Appropriate clothing is needed for field work. Information: 410-836-4436; registration: 410-836-4222.

Highlands School receives $5,000 grant for science lab

Bettelle, an international science and technology firm with a Harford County facility, recently awarded the Highlands School of Bel Air a $5,000 grant for the purchase of equipment in the school's science lab.

The Highlands School specializes in teaching children with learning differences such as language processing deficits, dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

The school recently moved to a new state-of-the-art facility on Creswell Road. The grant will help equip the science lab with needed materials.

School supplies giveaway Wednesday, Thursday

The Extreme Family Outreach will visit Edgewood Wednesday and Thursday to hand out bags of school supplies to more than 300 children in need.

The organization is collecting basic school supplies for children at all levels. Drawings for Wal-Mart gift cards for clothing purchases also will be held.

Donations of cash and school supplies are welcome at the SCUBE DO office, 1812 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood.

Information: 410-676-1212.

HCC offers pre-GED advising sessions

Harford Community College will offer pre-GED advising sessions for adults who want to improve their basic reading, writing or math skills.

Free Adult Basic Education review classes or one-on-one literacy tutoring programs for beginning readers are available.

Advising sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 and Sept. 2 at HCC's Edgewood Hall; 10 a.m. Friday and Aug. 29 and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Aberdeen Community Center; 10 a.m. Aug. 27 and Sept. 3 at Edgewood Public Library; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 and Sept. 2 at Edgewood High School; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 and Sept. 2 at Havre de Grace High School; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Wilson Community Center, Darlington; and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and Sept. 2 at North Harford High School.

Attendance at an advising session is required for entry into classes.

Information: 410-836-4115.

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