Parent involvement conference set Tuesday

The Baltimore Sun

The Anne Arundel County Office of School and Family Partnerships is sponsoring a parent involvement conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Carver Staff Development Center, 2671 Carver Road, Gambrills.

The theme is "The Journey to Greatness Begins at Home." The keynote speaker, John Hodge of the Urban Learning and Leadership Center, will discuss what it takes to create a high-performance learning culture.

Participants may attend workshops on topics including: "Gang Awareness," "Protecting and Guiding Today's Child," "Read With Me, Tuck Me In," "Effective Partnership in Special Education: Advocating in Harmony" and "Is It Adolescence or Is It Adolescent Substance Abuse?"

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Early registration is recommended.

Information: 410-222-5414 or dgross

Nonprofit offers workshops on charter schools

The Maryland Charter School Network, a nonprofit organization, will offer the following free technical assistance workshops:

"Introduction to Maryland Charter Schools," a two-hour workshop for parents and community groups interested in charter school law, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the West County Area Branch Library, 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton.

"Charter Application Development Series via webinar technology," a nine-part series preparing participants to apply and submit proposals for charter schools, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., beginning Feb. 5 and continuing every Tuesday through April 1.

Information: 800-689-3795 or info@md

Annapolis High wins in math competition

Annapolis High School's math whizzes scored their fourth consecutive win at the recent 2007-08 Anne Arundel County High School Mathematics Competition at Anne Arundel Community College.

The Panthers captured first place in Round 4 with a score of 11.67 points. Challengers from Archbishop Spalding, Broadneck and Chesapeake high schools all tied for second place with scores of 10.33.

In the fourth round, 139 students participated from 14 public and private schools along with a team of homeschooled students nicknamed the Independents.

Organized by AACC, the competition is a series of five rounds with each round divided into two phases. In the first phase, students work individually to answer as many of six questions as possible during the 30-minute time limit. In the second phase, the students work in teams of up to five members each to answer another set of six questions in 30 minutes.

The next contest takes place tomorrow.

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