Area schools offer pre-k and kindergarten registration
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:08
    The following elementary schools will be holding pre-kindergarten and kindergarten screenings and/or registration for the 2014-2015 school year:
    Battle Grove Elementary School, 7828 St. Patricia Lane, will hold kindergarten registration  on Monday April 28. To make an appointment, call the school at 410-887-7500 and ask for Patty.
    Logan Elementary School, 7601 Dunmanway will offer pre-kindergarten registration on Tuesdays, April 29 and May 13. The birthdays of prospective students must be between Sept. 2, 2009 and Sept. 1, 2010. Kindergarten registration for students born between Sept. 2, 2008 and Sept. 1, 2009 is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6. Call the school at 410-887-7052 for an appointment.
    Edgemere Elementary School, 7201 North Point Road, will hold pre-kindergarten screenings and registration on Thursday, April 24, and kindergarten registration on Thursday, May 1. Call the school at 410-887-7507 for a registration packet and appointment time.
    Norwood STEM Program, 1700 Delvale Ave., will hold pre-kindergarten registration Thursday, May 1, and kindergarten registration on Tuesday, May 6. Pre-k candidates must be four years old on or before Monday, Sept. 1. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before the same date. Registration is by appointment only. Call the school at 410-887-7055 for an appointment and a registration packet.
    Charlesmont Elementary School will hold registration on Thursday, April 24, by appointment only, for pre-kindergarten students born between Sept. 2, 2009 and Sept. 1, 2010 and kindergarten students born between Sept. 2, 2008 and Sept. 1, 2009. Call 410-887-7004 for an appointment and a registration package.
    Chesapeake Terrace Elementary School will conduct kindergarten registration on Thursday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and pre-k registration on Tuesday, April  29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make-up registration for both classes is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6. Call 410-887-7505 to make an appointment.
    Berkshire Elementary School, 7431 Poplar Ave., will hold pre-kindergarten registration on Tuesdays, April 29 and May 27, and kindergarten registration Wednesday to Friday, April 23 to 25. An appointment is required for both classes; call the school at 410-887-7008.
    Colgate Elementary School prekindergarten registration will take place at Berkshire Elementary School, 7431 Poplar Ave., on Thursdays, May 1 and 29. Call Berkshire Elementary for an appointment at 410-887-7008.
    Registration for the kindergarten program at Colgate Elementary takes place Friday, May 16, at the school, 401 51st Street.  Eligible students must be age 5 by Sept. 1, 2014. Parents must report to the school in person to make appointments and receive registration packets. For more information, call 410-887-7010.
Registration for summer CCBC classes now open
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:07
    Registration for summer classes at Community College of Baltimore County is now available online at or in person at the enrollment service center on the Dundalk campus, 7200 Sollers Point Road.  A course schedule can be obtained at Classes begin Monday, June 2.     Call 443-480-2222 for more information.
Baltimore County will offer expanded Animal Services program
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:04
    The Baltimore County Animal Services division has announced expansion of public spay-and-neuter services, increased adoption hours and the hiring of professional staff at the Animal Services facility, located at 13800 Manor Road in Baldwin.
    Residents can now spay or neuter their dogs for $65 and cats for $50 at the facility. The fee includes (if necessary) a license, rabies immunization and microchip implantation. To schedule an appointment, contact the facility at 410-887-7297 or
    Adoption hours will increase beginning Sunday, April 27. The new hours will be noon to 6 p.m. from Wednesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The facility is closed for adoptions on Monday and Tuesday.
    Two full time veterinarians have been hired to oversee expanded services.
    To accommodate changes, the construction of a new and larger Animal Services facility is underway at the current site and is slated for completion in August 2015.
Youth Leadership Academy applications available now
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:03
    Applications are now being accepted for this year’s Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) sponsored by the Baltimore County Police Department. The YLA offers youths ages 14 to 18 an opportunity to develop leadership skills while learning about police work.
    The academy will run from Monday, June 23, through Saturday, June 28, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. During the week, students will visit the Police Training Academy on the CCBC Dundalk campus, Park School and the Middle River Volunteer Fire Company. The program ends with a graduation ceremony.
    Applicants must live in Baltimore County, have good grades and meet the age requirement. In addition to filling out the application form, applicants must submit an essay explaining why they should partake in the program and a parent or guardian must sign a waiver and consent form. Successful applicants must also pass a background check.
    The application form can be obtained at under “Agency,” “Police,” “Youth and Community Resources,” “Youth Leadership Academy.” The form can also be obtained by calling the Youth Initiatives Team at 410-887-2587. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 16.
    Residents who know of youths that would benefit from YLA can call the Youth Initiatives Team or contact Det. Teresa Moudry at tmoudry@
Senior Hall of Fame nominations sought
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:50
Nominations for the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame are now being accepted for state residents age 65 or older who, as active volunteers, have made outstanding contributions to the community. Fifty nominees will be chosen for induction into the Hall of Fame in 2014.
    Two Dundalk-area residents, Tom Toporovich and Rebecca Gochar, were among last year’s inductees. Numerous other local residents have been honored in previous years.
    Nomination forms and more information on eligibility are available at or by written request at: MSCF, 800 Southerly Road, P.O. Box 1, Towson, MD 21286-8403. Nomination forms must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 30.
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