A combination of shrewd investing and a little bit of luck helped students from Harper’s Choice Middle School earn a simulated $15,510 and a second place middle school award in the Spring session of the Central Region Stock Market Game™ competition, organized by the Maryland Council on Economic Education (MCEE). G/T Resource Teacher, Nan Dove, taught the curricular extension unit as a real-world application of math, research and analysis skills.…
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 16, 2009 at 4:30pm —
The Pupil Transportation Office of the Howard County Public School System is seeking members for the Student Walking Route Committee.The committee serves as the first level of appeal for decisions made by the made by the Pupil Transportation Office staff regarding walking routes to schools and/or bus stops. The committee provides the Superintendent of Schools with an independent assessment of particular walking routes.
The Student Walking Route Committee includes representatives from… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 15, 2009 at 5:00pm —
The Howard County Office on Aging, through Maryland Access Point (MAP), is offering Reverse Mortgage Counseling to Maryland residents age 62 and older who are considering this as an option. The counseling, a collaborative effort with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) is targeted to seniors who may be able to pay for their everyday expenses but are struggling to cover the costs of health care, home repairs and modifications, increased property taxes and other unexpected… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 15, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Glenwood Middle School eighth graders Jessica Dietz, Grant Whitman, and Zachary Wright received an Honorable Mention in the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge for their work on decreasing outgoing waste from Glenwood Middle School.
The Glenwood team was named the finalist for the state of Maryland in the national competition. Only 22 schools nationally were recognized as finalists. The students, along with their teacher/mentor… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 15, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman today announced that Howard County will accept applications for the sale of agricultural land preservation easements beginning on June 1 and continuing through July 31, 2009, as part of “Batch 14” of the Agricultural Land Preservation Program (ALPP).
“Preserving our farmland goes hand-in-hand with protecting the quality of life in Howard County,” said County Executive Ulman. “Local farms provide us with… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 14, 2009 at 11:30pm —
On behalf of the Ellicott City Lions Club
, Bruce Schmickley, club president; Tom Hartman; and Alan Peddicord presented Howard Community College
(HCC) with a $16,000 check as their annual donation to the scholarship fund they established in 2002 for HCC students. It is the option of the Lions Club to name one of the scholarship… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 14, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Effective Memorial Day 2009, Howard County will implement a new “slide” schedule for trash, recycling and yard waste collection on the six major holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The “slide” schedule means that when one of the above major holidays falls on a weekday (Monday-Friday), ALL trash, recycling and yardwaste collection scheduled on or after the holiday that week will “slide” one day.
“In the past, people… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 14, 2009 at 10:30pm —
The Columbia Association
announces the winners of its Spirit of Columbia Scholarship Award for Columbia high school seniors who have shown extraordinary dedication to performing community service. CA has been recognizing high school seniors for outstanding service to their community for more than 20 years. The winners will each receive a $2,500 scholarship.
Julie Adhya is very active in… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 13, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Centennial High School seniors Peter Kamel and Teresa Yeh were notified this week that they have been selected as 2009 Presidential Scholars representing Maryland. This is the first time that any Howard County high school has claimed both Presidential Scholars in a given year.
U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of the nation's most distinguished… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 12, 2009 at 10:30am —
Fourteen High School seniors from eight county high schools are honored through eleven scholarships established through The Columbia Foundation. Donors who wish to build a legacy around education have established scholarship funds with The Columbia Foundation, Howard County’s community foundation, for Howard County public high school seniors to attend two- or four-year colleges or universities and training or technical schools.
Ascend One Scholarship: Christina Lee
, Glenelg… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 9, 2009 at 2:00pm —
The Columbia Association
kicks off its annual Lakefront Wednesdays lunchtime concert series Wednesday, May 13, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Town Center lakefront. For the second year, CA will be offering free cold beverages and restaurant discount coupons to the first 50 guests who sign in at the visitor’s welcome tent. Concerts will be held each Wednesday through July 1. Also, each week concertgoers can enter a raffle for… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 9, 2009 at 1:00pm —
It’s road striping time again. The Department of Public Works has started to paint crosswalks and yellow and white stripes on portions of county-maintained roads, an important safety feature for motorists and pedestrians. Drivers are urged to show caution and patience when they observe a paint truck and its “follow-truck” driving slowly in the roadway at 8 to 12 miles an hour. Weather permitting, the Department anticipates the striping project to be completed by mid-July.…
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 7, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Students Xinxin Guo, Ben Kale, Alexis Ligon and Caroline Pyon from Cradlerock School in Columbia will represent the Howard County Public School System and the State of Maryland in a national engineering competition in Denver, Colorado, June 25-28. The students, led by Cradlerock teachers Jason Cartwright and Keri Johnson, will compete against middle school students from eight states.
The Cradlerock team earned the trip to Denver by… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 7, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Kimberly Feldman, an English teacher at Oakland Mills High School, was named Howard County Teacher of the Year for 2009. This award exemplifies the highest standards in teaching and educational leadership. Feldman will represent HCPSS in the Maryland Teacher of the Year competition, sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education.
Tara Brown, a kindergarten teacher at Talbott Springs Elementary, and Brian Sackett, an English teacher at Atholton High School, were named HCPSS… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 6, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Columbia, Maryland has been named seventh among “America’s Top 25 Towns to Live Well”, as determined by Forbes Magazine. Columbia ranked high among quality of life factors, such as schools, restaurants and access to music venues. Forbes also noted that venture capital comes to $594 per capita and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)–defined professionals account for 27% of the labor force, the fourth highest of towns measured.
To evaluate… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 6, 2009 at 3:00pm —
The Howard County Office of Workforce Development announces a May 15 Job Fair at the Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Columbia Workforce Center, the Fair will give job seekers an opportunity to present their resumes and talk with a variety of businesses and organizations seeking employees.
Representatives from major companies and government agencies in the Baltimore/Washington area will be there including: Defense… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 5, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Howard Community College (HCC) has received funding to provide qualified high school students interested in the competitive field of engineering with a head start to achieving their college and career goals. The Engineering Pathways Program prepares students with knowledge and hands on experience in the engineering field, accelerates mastery of required math, and teaches college-level study skills essential to succeed as an engineering major.
High school students may begin the… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 4, 2009 at 12:30pm —
The public is invited to join investors, business leaders, research scientists and others for Howard Community College's (HCC) increasingly popular "Entrepreneurial Celebration," where students showcase business ideas and innovations. The event is Thursday, May 14, 2009, and will begin in The Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall (RCF) 4th floor with a networking reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by student presentations beginning at 6:00 p.m. The event is free to attend and light… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 2, 2009 at 4:30pm —
With an overwhelming selection of possibilities, a unique camp for older kids emerges that challenges their body and mind at the same time. Teens 12-15 can learn about the environment, learn about leadership, learn about teamwork and have a blast at the same time. At the newly built Terrapin Adventures
in Savage, teens can spend the week climbing, zipping, and traversing high in the sky. They can learn to kayak and sail, they can mountain… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on May 1, 2009 at 6:00pm —
The ribbon was cut today on the Franklin Center—the new location of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). The company recently signed a lease for 170,000 square feet of the 200,000 square foot building with the Trammell Crow Company. It is said to be one of the biggest leases signed in the Baltimore-Washington Corridor within the last decade.
SAIC plans to consolidate several offices in the Columbia region into the… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on April 27, 2009 at 5:30pm —