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Reservoir High will host Dec. 8 debate on Common Core [North Laurel/Savage]

The PTA Council of Howard County is holding a debate on Common Core at Reservoir High School on Dec. 8, 5 to 8 p.m. This is a great time to learn about the changes that are happening with our school's curriculum.

Congratulations to Forest Ridge Fifth grader Nishtha Gupta, who was one of the winners of the Howard County 2013 Recycling Coloring Book Contest. Nishtha's drawing will be used in their coloring book.

December's Saturday Night at the Movies will be "Elf" at the North Laurel Community Center. The movie will start at 6 p.m. on Dec. 21. The cost is $2 for center members, $4 for non-members and free for 5 and under. The cost includes popcorn and a drink. Come out with the entire family to enjoy this holiday show. Registration is required and this should sell out quickly, so book today at 410-313-0390.

Congratulations to Hammond High's Arjun Sharma, Eva Miller and Sean Stewart, who have been selected as the student representatives to the Southeast Horizon Council. The Council helps bring services and programs to our area.

The Gator Academy is offering free tutoring on Dec. 8 at the North Laurel Community Center. Please bring all materials and permission slip. This will be the only date in December so do not miss out. For information, contact Beth Weith at create.beth@verizon.net or Miriam Cruz at 240-640-7885.

Howard County Public Works is working on the stream along Glen Hannah Drive. The project is called the Whiterick Court Stream Prject, D-1158 and will be completed in July of 2014. This project will help repair the erosion that is happening along the stream.

The workers will do some grading and planting plants and vegetation to help stabilize the banks and prevent future erosion. This should not affect the roads, there will be some sidewalk closures in the area of Glen Hannah between Whiterock and Saddlebrook. If you have any questions on this project, contact Christine Smith at 410-313-0522.

Over 150 women joined together for the Scaggsville Pub Crawl on Nov. 26 to support the National Ovarian Cancer Coaltion. They raised over $6,000 to help stop the silence on this dreaded disease. A big thank you to the local businesses that made this a success — Kloby's Smokehouse, New York J & P Pizza, LaPalpa, Facci, Ginza of Tokyo, Ranazul, The Grille and Looneys. They also received support from The Greene Turtle, Aligned Leader, Red Sun Custom Apparel, Bra-la-la, IM Wine, Simply Divine Boutique, Pet Barn, Roundabout Wine and Spirits, Fulton Wine and Spirits, Today's Image Salon and Carole Chamberlian-willow House consultant.

Please join me in wishing Dr. Karen Wolfe, Reservoir High School teacher, get well wishes. She had a fall and injured herself this fall. She is on the mend but needed some recent surgery on her lung and should be out till January. Dr. Wolfe has been at RHS since it opened and is loved by many. If you would like to send her a note, send it to karen_wolfe@hcpss.org.

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