Education Notes


April 19, 2009

Board of Education Ethics Panel to meet

The Anne Arundel County Board of Education Ethics Panel will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Conference Room I at the Parham Building, 2644 Riva Road, in Annapolis. The panel's duties include overseeing all ethics forms relevant to school system regulations; providing advisory opinions on ethics matters and making determinations on complaints alleging violations; referring findings on complaints and other enforcement matters to the board; and holding an information program on ethics regulations. Information: 410-222-5312.

Student conference

More than 350 middle and high school Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students from across the county will gather Wednesday morning at Chesapeake High School for this year's AVID Leadership Conference.

Keynote speaker Missy Meharg will build on the conference theme, "Footsteps to the Future," through her personal story of challenge and triumph as head coach of the six-time national champion women's field hockey team at the University of Maryland, College Park, for the past 21 years.

The student-led event showcases the accomplishments of AVID students. Students will learn the pathway to success through seminars about team building, problem solving, Advanced Placement survival, college preparation and scholarship opportunities, and peer leadership. Most seminars are planned and administered by students to give their peers motivation and a creative educational experience. The secondary AVID program at AACPS gives middle and high school students who are considered in the academic 'middle' with the skills, support and academic challenges to help them advance to more rigorous college-preparatory course work. Information: 410-222-5312.

AACC enrollment

Anne Arundel Community College staff members will visit area public and private high schools Thursday through May 28 to help high school students enroll in summer and fall classes.

The college's Personal Registration Day program gives students and their parents the chance to meet with an AACC adviser for academic counseling, to turn in admissions applications, and select and register for courses.

Students have been attending general presentations covering admission, testing procedures, and AACC academic and career programs. Those who miss taking AACC placement tests at their school this month can make an appointment to do so at any AACC campus.


Personal Registration Days are: Annapolis High, May 7; Annapolis Area Christian School, May 28; Archbishop Spalding, May 4; Arundel High, April 28; Broadneck High, Friday; Chesapeake High, May 8; Church on the Rock, May 5; Glen Burnie High, April 29; Meade High, May 15; North County High, May 14; Northeast High, May 1; Old Mill High, May 12; Severna Park High, May 6; South River High, Thursday; Southern High, April 30; and St. Mary's High (Annapolis), May 5.

Students and parents may contact their school guidance counselor or Cassandra Smith Moore at AACC, 410-777-2246, or

Floriculture classes

Anne Arundel Community College will offer Floriculture classes at various sites around the county.

Courses include: Floriculture: "Greens Go Great (with Everything)" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at AACC at Arundel Mills; "Spring Flower Arranging" May 11, and "Floral Novelty Arrangements" May 18, both 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Glen Burnie Town Center Arundel Center North; "Floriculture: Home Decor with Silk Flowers" 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 13 at Brooklyn Park Middle School; "Floriculture 3: High Style Designs" April 27 to July 6; and "Wedding Flowers and Corsages" June 1.

Costs range from $66 to $178. Registration:410-777-2325.

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