Parent support groups schedule programs on several...


Parent support groups schedule programs on several topics

The Parent Support Networks of Centennial and Mount Hebron high schools will present the next in a series of evening programs, featuring experts and student panelists, on issues of concern to parents.

"Everything You Need to Know about Drugs and Alcohol" will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Mount Hebron High School.

"How Do You Handle It? Parents Discuss Parenting Issues" will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Centennial High School. "Teen Stress and Depression" will be held at 7 p.m. March 19 at Mount Hebron.

"Healthy Summer Choices: Job, Camp and Community Service Opportunities for Teens" will be held at 7 p.m. April 12 at Centennial High, and "Teen Sexuality" will be held at 7 p.m. at Mount Hebron.

Information: Stan Eisenstein, 410-313-2856.

School board to meet Jan. 11 in Ellicott City

The Board of Education of Howard County will meet at 4 p.m. Jan. 11 in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

During the evening session, which begins at 7:30 p.m., Superintendent John R. O'Rourke will present his Proposed FY2002 Operating Budget.

The afternoon and evening sessions will begin with a Listening Post, during which residents can address the board on any topic. No advance sign-up is required. The board may meet in closed session, beginning at 3 p.m.

Information: 410-313-7197 or 410-313-6682.

Check radio, TV, Internet for college closings

Weather emergency closings at Howard Community College will be aired on Baltimore and Washington television stations and area radio stations from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Information on closings is available on the Internet at www.

A recorded message will be played on the college's main telephone number, 410-772-4800.

If you have a suggestion for an article about education, send an e-mail message to reporter Tanika White at, call the Howard County Bureau of The Sun at 410-715-2821, or send a fax to 410-715-2816.

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