June 15, 2008
Christ United Methodist Church will hold a Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. June 22-26 at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way. The Theme is "Power Lab: Discovering Jesus' Miraculous Power." The cost is $6 a child each night; $30 a child for the week, and includes a light supper. Registration is requested, but not required. For registration forms: www.gbgm-umc.org/christcolumbia. Or call 410-381-6329. Sign-in begins at 5:30 p.m. June 22. PFLAG awards 2nd scholarship The Columbia-Howard County chapter of PFLAG - Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, presented its second scholarship to Emily Pagano, a recent graduate of Oakland Mills High School who will be attending Smith College in Northampton, Mass.
June 8, 2008
The Howard County Library will present its Teen Time Showcase. Teen Time is an after-school program for children in grades 4-8 at the east Columbia branch library. The program includes help with homework, a snack, field trips, crafts, book talks and other presentations. The showcase, which includes a buffet dinner, karaoke, a dee jay, dancing and caricature drawings of guests, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday at the 50+ center of the east Columbia branch library, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Reservations are required.
May 4, 2008
The Kiwanis Club of Columbia will join with the Oakland Mills Community Association in supporting an early childhood dental clinic from 9 a.m. to noon May 16 at The Other Barn in the Oakland Mills Village Center. The clinic is sponsored by Parents As Teachers, a parent education and support program of the Howard County Office of Children's Services. Children can receive a free dental examination and a free application of fluoride. The Kiwanis Club has selected Stephanie Hunter, a senior at Oakland Mills High School, as Teenager of the Year.
January 2, 2008
Konyinsola Oshikoya, a 14-year-old sophomore at Howard County's Oakland Mills High School, is always on the lookout for new members of the Alpha Achievers. "If I see someone in the hall who I think should be there, I'll pull them aside," Konyinsola said. That kind of commitment has allowed the organization, which encourages excellence among minority students, to spread to five Howard County high schools over the past 10 years. As school systems struggle to close the student achievement gap, programs like the Alpha Achievers are growing in popularity.
March 28, 2007
As most Oakland Mills High School students board their buses for the ride home, Andrew Brown and Sara Andino are in a science room in the far corner of the building, holding a meeting of Environmental Club. As co-presidents of this ecologically friendly group, Brown and Andino volunteer their time to make the club a good place to learn about the "backyard science" of the Oakland Mills community. Their responsibilities include finding discussion topics and activities for club meetings, organizing projects such as cleaning up the school campus, and writing grant requests so that the members of the club can go on field trips with school science classes.
March 23, 2007
Ravens' Stover to talk about dads, sons Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover will discuss authentic father-son relationships and what it means to be a "Real Deal Dad" at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road in Columbia. Also, Gatorade is sponsoring a Junior Training Camp for elementary and middle school-age sons who accompany their fathers. A light breakfast will be provided. "Our theme for this year is `connections,' and this event will help the school connect with fathers, and fathers connect with their sons," said Oakland Mills High School Principal Frank Eastham said in a statement.