Laurel Leader

Forest Ridge 5th graders are Constitutional scholars [North Laurel/Savage]

Congratulations to the Forest Ridge Elementary School Fifth Graders for a great job on their Simulated Congressional Hearing. Each year fifth graders across the county learn about our Constitution. Then they testify before a panel of experts, who use the Constitution in their jobs every day.

They must answer questions from the judges on the section of the constitution they have studied. This is challenging and includes all fifth grade students.


Forest Ridge will hold its first FRES iRun/iWalk 5K Tech Trot on May 17. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. Funds will go to buying more technology equipment for the school. To register, go to

The Atholton High School Lettermen Club, Student Government Association and Athletic Boosters are joining together to hold their annual 5K walk/run, Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma. The event will be held at Atholton High School on May 17. Registration will be hold at 9 a.m. and the event will kick off at 10 a.m.


Funds will go to help raise awareness about this disease. Scleroderma is a chronic connective tissue disease. Hardening of the skin is one of the visible effects of this disease. It can differ from patient to patient but can be life threatening, by attacking organs such as the heart or kidneys. Treatment can lessen the chance of damage by this disease. For more information go to

Congratulations to Hammond High School for becoming a certified Green School. This is a great way to teach our students to take care of our planet.

Congratulations also to Guilford Elementary School for becoming a certified Green School as well. It is great to see so many of our schools leading the way in protecting our environment.

Reservoir High School's Future Educators of America will hold a new or gently used book drive through May 15. Books can be dropped off at the school in boxes that are located outside the Student Government office in the atrium. Books will be donated to child centers and various other Howard County charities.

Check out all the 50+ Center has going on. May 16, starting at 9:45 a.m., it will have an Art Workshop for Glass Painting. $8 covers all costs. On May 21, there will be an 11 a.m. blues concert followed by a fish fry. Cost is contribution only. On May 21, there is a question and answer session with Officer Lingham from the Howard County Police. Registration is required for all events by calling 410-313-3880.

Fulton Elementary Student Council and PTA are hosting a school supply drive till May 30. They are looking for colored pencils, markers, glue sticks, blunt scissors, pencil bags, erasers, rulers, crayons, highlighters, pencils, Composition books, pocket folders, single subject spiral notebooks, paper, binders, dividers and backpacks. If you would like to donate, place drop items off to the school before May 30.

Hammond High will be holding summer sport camps for students entering grade 6 through 9. To learn more about the camps, go to