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Catonsville area schools invite parents to Back to School Night

Catonsville area schools invite parents to Back to School Night
(Noah Scialom, Patuxent Publishing)

With the first day of school scheduled for Monday, Aug. 24, parents and guardians of students who attend the following area Baltimore County public schools are invited to attend Back to School Nights to learn about their child's school, faculty and staff, as well as upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

Arbutus Middle School: Sept. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 410-887-1402

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Catonsville Elementary School: Sneak a Peek at Your Seat, Aug. 20, 3 p.m. 410-887-0800

Catonsville High School: Sept. 3, 6:30-9 p.m. 410-887-0808

Catonsville Middle School: Sept. 9, 6 p.m. 410-887-0803

Edmondson Heights Elementary School: Aug. 20, 6 p.m. 410-887-0818

Hillcrest Elementary School: Sneak a Peek at Your Seat, Aug. 20, 1-3 p.m. 410-887-0820

Johnnycake Elementary School: Aug. 20, 5-7 p.m. 410-887-0823

Maiden Choice School: Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 410-887-1431

Southwest Academy Magnet School: Grade 6, Aug. 19, 6 p.m. Grades 7-8, Aug. 20, 6 p.m. 410-887-0825

Westchester Elementary School: Welcome Back Social, Aug. 20, 3-50 p.m. 410-887-1088

Western School of Technology and Environmental Science: Sept. 3, 5-7 p.m. 410-887-0840

Westowne Elementary School: Grades 1-1, Sept. 1, 6:30 p.m. Grades 3-5, Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m. 410-887-0854

Woodbridge Elementary School: Aug. 20, 6-8 p.m. 410-887-0857

By Keith Meisel

CCBC certificate program for Apps approved by state

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The Mobile Applications Developers Certificate now offered by the Community College of Baltimore County on its Catonsville campus has received approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission, according to a release from the school.

The 16-credit certificate option offered by CCBC's School of Applied and Information Technology will include four, 4-credit courses, according to the release.

"We have seen an expanded interest in APPs development by our students and alumni as well as excellent career opportunities in this field locally and nationally," said Associate Professor Darlene Cross, who developed the APP option program, according to the release.

"CCBC has offered classes in mobile APPs as an option in our Computer Science Degree program for several years," said Susan Maggio, interim chairwoman of the Computer Science/Internet Technology Department, according to the release. "We wanted to offer the certificate for those who already have a degree in the field to concentrate on applications development as well as for our high school students who take the prerequisites in high school and want to specialize in that area."

For information about the certificate program, contact Susan Maggio at 443-840-4083 or email smaggio@ccbcmd.edu.

For information on the Computer Science/Internet Technology degree programs, go to www.ccbcmd.edu and put "CSIT" in the search box.

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