Education Notes


April 26, 2009

AACC College 4-A Day seminars

Residents wishing to expand their learning, but not have to take an exam, can attend one or more of Anne Arundel Community College's College 4-A Day seminars.

The next program will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday on "Financial Planning in Today's Economy."

Experts will offer tips on managing your budget better, including debt, and what retirees need to know about income planning. Reverse mortgages and what is involved in estate planning are also covered.

The cost is $79.

Information: To register, call 410-777-2325.

AACC information

Anne Arundel Community College will hold a Jump Start Program Information Session from 5 p.m. to 7p.m. Thursday at AACC at Arundel Mills, Hanover.

Information: 410-777-2831 or

Rocket 5-K run

Rolling Knolls Elementary School will hold a Rocket 5-Kilometer run at 8 a.m. on the school grounds at 1985 Valley Road.

The event is being held to raise money for technology.

For registration, sponsorship or other information, visit www.rkerocketrun .com.

'Positive Discipline'

The Chesapeake Children's Museum will hold a program for parents and professionals on "Positive Discipline for Preschoolers" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays May 7-21 at 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis.

Participants will learn four reasons children misbehave and how to avoid problems in 2- to 5-year-olds, as well as teaching children how to resolve their squabbles.

The class is approved for six hours of Core of Knowledge Training for child care professionals.

The cost is $60 and $50 for members.

Information: 410-990-1993.

Writing contest

The Anne Arundel Peace Action writing contest is open to seventh- and eighth-grade students in public or private schools, or who are home schooled.

The statewide contest focuses on peace and social justice. Students can write up to 1,200 words on this topic: "President Obama won strong support from young voters in the 2008 election. Suppose he decides to name a youth adviser to his team. Suppose further that he asks you to fill that role and wants your ideas on the best steps he could take to promote world peace. What would you tell him?"

Deadline for entries is May 15. For details on entry requirements, call 410-263-7409 or e-mail

Schools schedules

The last day for most Anne Arundel County Public Schools students will be June 10, thanks to a mild winter and unused snow days, school system officials announced.

The last day for graduating seniors remains May 29. The last day for students in half-day pre-kindergarten and ECI classes will be June 4.

The last day for teachers is June 12.

Because of summer construction and maintenance projects at 18 schools, these students will get out early:

* The last day of class for students will be June 8 at Freetown, Lake Shore, Pershing Hill and Southgate elementary schools, and Severna Park Middle School.

* The last day of class for students will be June 9 at Bodkin, Brock Bridge, Central, Crofton Woods, Georgetown East, Hillsmere, Hilltop, Meade Heights, Oak Hill, Overlook, Rolling Knolls, Shady Side and Sunset elementary schools.

Any additional emergency closings could alter this schedule.

Other end-of-year dates are listed in the calendar section of the AACPS web site,

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