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Education briefs for 7/29

July 29, 2002

Boonsboro Middle School student enrollment available



Boonsboro Middle School counselors will be available today, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enroll new students for the 2002-03 school year.

Parents and guardians may pick up enrollment packets from the school.

To complete enrollment, parents and guardians will need to bring the following information to the school: proof of residency, the student's Social Security card, birth certificate and proof of immunization records.

For more information, call the school at 301-766-8038.




Picnic will kickoff freshman orientation



South Hagerstown High school will hold a freshman orientation Tuesday, Aug. 13, beginning at 5:15 p.m. with a picnic in the gymnasium area.

South High "happy meals" may be purchased from the Athletic Boosters at a cost of $3. The orientation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.

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Freshmen and new students will receive their schedules and other orientation information as well as have an opportunity to tour the school.

Dave Barnhart of Hagerstown Trust will present a donation to the school's Finance Academy. Washington County Public Schools Superintendent Betty Morgan and county Board of Education President Edward Forrest will accept the donation on behalf of the school.




Golf contest beneftis Tomorro program



The Williamsport Redmen Club hosted a golf tournament on June 29 to benefit students participating in the Maryland's Tomorrow program of Washington County.

Held at Woodbriar Golf Course in Berkeley County, W.Va., the tournament raised funds in the form of sponsorships, donations and gift certificates.

For the second year in a row, the Williamsport Redmen will direct these funds, totaling more than $1,600, toward supporting dropout prevention initiatives provided by the Maryland's Tomorrow program.




UMUC offers open house for registration



University of Maryland University College has scheduled several open houses at sites throughout Maryland and online for students interested in enrolling in courses either online or in classrooms at 30 locations in Maryland and the metropolitan-Washington region.

Prospective UMUC students who register at any of the open house events for their first undergraduate UMUC course will receive a special waiver of the normal $30 admission fee. The $30 waiver also applies to those who participate in an online open house if an application is submitted online on days when the online open houses are held.

An online open house will be held all day Aug. 8. Undergraduate advisers and faculty will be available from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The online open house can be accessed at www.umuc.edu/online_openhouse. During the online open houses, prospective students may chat online with UMUC advisers at designated times, view an undergraduate welcome video and take a Web tour of UMUC programs and services.

Another open house event is:

-- Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-noon, UMUC Inn & Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi, Md. Call 1-800-888-8682.

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