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April 20, 2008
The Highlands School will hold an open house at 7 p.m. Thursday for parents and prospective students entering kindergarten through eighth grade. The Highlands School serves children with learning differences, teaching them the skills and strategies they need to succeed. The open house will include a slide presentation, question-and-answer period, and tour. The school is at 2409 Creswell Road (Route 543), Bel Air. Information: 410-836-1415. Cecil College to hold wine event The Cecil College Foundation will hold "Collegium de Vinum" during its black tie wine auction and dinner gala at 6 p.m. May 3 at the Chesapeake Inn in Chesapeake City.
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Aegis report | January 28, 2013
On Dec. 7, students from The Highlands School presented a check to the Humane Society of Harford County for money raised from their service club project. From baking cookies, to washing cars, to selling popcorn, they raised $480 for the needy animals of Harford County. This amount exceeded their goal of $400. Along with the money raised, they also collected a "wish list" of items such as food, treats, bedding, and toys which were also presently to the shelter staff. "We were honored to accept donations from the youth of the service project club from The Highlands School.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,Sun Staff Writer | July 2, 1995
A story July 2 in the Harford edition of The Sun gave an incorrect date for an informational meeting about Highlands School, a private institution to open this fall for Harford County children with learning disabilities. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Christ Our King Presbyterian Church at Emmorton and Lexington roads in Bel Air.The Sun regrets the error.Founders of the Highlands School, a private institution scheduled to open this fall in Harford County for children with learning disabilities, have elected officers and submitted an accreditation plan to the state Board of Education.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | October 26, 2008
There are learning and literacy centers throughout the state that cater to the general population. But people at The Highlands School in Bel Air wanted to meet a more specific need - for educational assistance for children and adults with learning disabilities. As a result, the Community Outreach Center for Literacy and Tutoring Program was recently started at the school. "We want to help the child who learns differently, or adults who want to improve their literacy skills," said Paula Moraine, director of the Community Outreach Center and Tutoring Program.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to the Sun | October 7, 2007
When Nathan Temple entered for the first time, he felt like he was in a giant maze. The hallways at his new school were lined with dozens of doors, and just as many twists and turns. "It was really weird at first," the Highlands School fifth-grader said. "I had to walk around the building a few times before I could find my way around." That's a predictable reaction from a 10-year-old student in a brand-new school.
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By Sherry Stravino and Sherry Stravino,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 13, 2005
Harford County's Highlands School Foundation is celebrating co-founder Beth Maahs-Hoagberg's 30 years of serving students with learning disabilities by establishing a scholarship in her honor. The school held an awards ceremony Friday evening at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood to honor Maahs-Hoagberg. Maahs-Hoagberg, a Kingsville resident, is an educational director at the Highlands School in Street. She has worked as a private language arts tutor for more than 25 years and provides free help for low-income families.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | February 24, 2008
While teaching a Sunday school class, Sen. J. Robert Hooper noticed the difference a specialty school made in the life of one of his students. He saw how being able to learn helped the boy in everyday life, said his wife, Shirley Hooper. "Bob was all about helping to make sure that everyone has a chance in life," said Shirley Hooper. Her husband died of colon cancer on Jan. 25 in his Street home, at the age of 71. "And he strongly supported education." As a result of his dedication and support of the Highlands School, a scholarship is being established to honor him. The Highlands School is an independent, nonprofit school in Bel Air that serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade with language-processing deficits, dyslexia and other learning differences.
NEWS
February 11, 2007
Financial aid seminar set today The local association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Inc. will hold "College Goal Sunday" at 2 p.m. today at the HEAT Center in Aberdeen. Students wishing to apply for federal aid for college must first fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the required form to qualify for scholarships, grants and loans. Students need to bring proof of 2006 income and benefits information, or proof of untaxed income, for student and parents.
NEWS
February 24, 2008
The Project Graduation Committee at C. Milton Wright High School will hold two fundraisers this week to benefit the after-prom party and graduation harbor cruise. A fashion show of formal and prom wear will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium. Representatives from several clothing boutiques, florists, limo companies and beauty salons will participate and offer discounts on products and services. Students and parents are invited. Admission is $3. Information: 410-838-3163. A Leap Year Luau for adults 21 and older will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the American Legion on Hickory Avenue.
NEWS
December 23, 2007
Harford County public schools will be closed from tomorrow through Jan. 1 for the winter holidays. Schools reopen Jan. 2. Information: 410-588-5203. Six county teachers get national board certification Six Harford County public school teachers recently received national board certification after a rigorous process that took at least a year to complete. The teachers are Lori McNeil of Magnolia Elementary School, Robert Bruce of Joppatowne High School, Karla Weinhold of Patterson Mill Middle School, Christine Baker of Hall's Cross Roads Elementary School, Michael Schul of Church Creek Elementary School and Mary Beth O'Donnell of Harford Technical High School.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
April 20, 2008
The Highlands School will hold an open house at 7 p.m. Thursday for parents and prospective students entering kindergarten through eighth grade. The Highlands School serves children with learning differences, teaching them the skills and strategies they need to succeed. The open house will include a slide presentation, question-and-answer period, and tour. The school is at 2409 Creswell Road (Route 543), Bel Air. Information: 410-836-1415. Cecil College to hold wine event The Cecil College Foundation will hold "Collegium de Vinum" during its black tie wine auction and dinner gala at 6 p.m. May 3 at the Chesapeake Inn in Chesapeake City.
NEWS
April 6, 2008
The Harford Community College Office of Advising, Career and Transfer Services, and Harford County Public Schools Office of Guidance and Counseling, will hold the ninth annual Career Information and Job Fair from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the HCC Student Center in Bel Air. The fair brings together students from middle, high and the post-secondary level to meet with Harford County business representatives. More than 50 businesses are expected to attend. Information: 410-836-4185.
NEWS
February 24, 2008
The Project Graduation Committee at C. Milton Wright High School will hold two fundraisers this week to benefit the after-prom party and graduation harbor cruise. A fashion show of formal and prom wear will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium. Representatives from several clothing boutiques, florists, limo companies and beauty salons will participate and offer discounts on products and services. Students and parents are invited. Admission is $3. Information: 410-838-3163. A Leap Year Luau for adults 21 and older will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the American Legion on Hickory Avenue.
NEWS
By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | February 24, 2008
While teaching a Sunday school class, Sen. J. Robert Hooper noticed the difference a specialty school made in the life of one of his students. He saw how being able to learn helped the boy in everyday life, said his wife, Shirley Hooper. "Bob was all about helping to make sure that everyone has a chance in life," said Shirley Hooper. Her husband died of colon cancer on Jan. 25 in his Street home, at the age of 71. "And he strongly supported education." As a result of his dedication and support of the Highlands School, a scholarship is being established to honor him. The Highlands School is an independent, nonprofit school in Bel Air that serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade with language-processing deficits, dyslexia and other learning differences.
NEWS
January 13, 2008
Harford County public schools will dismiss elementary school students at 1 p.m. Wednesday for teachers planning time. All schools will be closed Thursday and Friday for teacher staff development days. Schools will be closed Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Information: 410-588-5203. Highlands School to hold open house The Highlands School will hold an open house from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday for parents and prospective students entering kindergarten to eighth grade.
NEWS
December 23, 2007
Harford County public schools will be closed from tomorrow through Jan. 1 for the winter holidays. Schools reopen Jan. 2. Information: 410-588-5203. Six county teachers get national board certification Six Harford County public school teachers recently received national board certification after a rigorous process that took at least a year to complete. The teachers are Lori McNeil of Magnolia Elementary School, Robert Bruce of Joppatowne High School, Karla Weinhold of Patterson Mill Middle School, Christine Baker of Hall's Cross Roads Elementary School, Michael Schul of Church Creek Elementary School and Mary Beth O'Donnell of Harford Technical High School.
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