​HCPD brand NEW Youth Advisory Council is looking for members!

HCPD’s brand NEW Youth Advisory Council is looking for members!

This new council is designed to provide youth with a safe and engaging environment to interact with local law enforcement. The group will meet monthly with members of the department.
Who can join? Howard County residents in 8th-12th grade.
What are the benefits?

• Earn student service hours

• Advise the Chief of Police on youth concerns

• Be a positive agent of change in your community, school or place of worship

• Attend free educational and social field trips

• Gain and strengthen life skills such as leadership, public speaking and social skills
How do I apply? Complete and return an application form: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Police/Youth-Programs
Questions? Contact HCPD Youth Liaison PFC W. Harris.

phone: 410-313-0275

email: HCPD-YAC@howardcountymd.gov

Proposed 2018 HCPSS redistricting

The document is located at http://www.boarddocs.com/mabe/hcpssmd/Board.nsf/files/ANCP4L5B26BB/$file/06%2022%201027%20Presentation%20of%20Feasibility%20Study%20BR.pdf

Iam very surprised. This report is so different from the 2016 report. In the 2016 report, only a tiny change was proposed. Please see my original post at https://chaowu.org/2017/04/06/2017-hcpss-redistricting-for-elementary-schools/

Now, the approximate number of projected students moved is 8,800 for the 2018 school year, which is 15.6 percent of the total projected student enrollment. I am a little puzzled and concerned by this dramatic change.

2018 HCPSS School Redistricting Figure 5-12018 HCPSS School Redistricting Figure 5-22018 HCPSS School Redistricting Figure 5-3

How to find HCPSS school polygon map number


please search in the above link.

Some recent important CA activities and date

11 June 2017 — Books in Bloom, Columbia’s First Book Festival; at Chrysalis

11 June 2017 — CA Summer Picnic at Sports Park 4-8 PM

14 June 2017 — Design Advisory Panel meeting on Lakefront Core Design Guidelines

15 June 2017 — Luminarium sneak preview at Lakefront (invitations were sent out by Columbia Festival of the Arts)

16-18 June 2017 — Lakefest at the Lakefront

17 June 2017 — Columbia’s 50th Birthday Cake Cutting at Lakefront 7 PM

18 June 2017 — Reception for “heART of Columbia” exhibit at HCC

21 June 2017 — Wilde Lake’s 50th birthday celebration at village center 5-8 PM

21 June 2017 — People Tree Birthday & Bells dedication at Lakefront 

21 June 2017 — Columbia Orchestra’s POPs Concert at Chrysalis in celebration of the Columbia’s 50th Birthday 7 PM

22 June 2017 — CA Board Meeting

22 June 2017 — Longest Table event for 50th Birthday

22 June 2017 — CA’s World’s Largest Swim lesson

24/25 June 2017 — CA Open House

26 June 2017 — Audit Committee meeting

Swim Center is closed until early September.

Athletic Club closed 30 July to 28 August 2017 for renovations (phase 1)

Mitigate plane noise from Nextgen

Tonight I received a call from Lisa Hosinski from Orange County, California (Citizens for No Plane Noise). They knew from my website that Maryland Citizens are concerned with the extra plane noise created by the new Next-gen FAA routing policy at BWI. They want to exchange some information with the group here, leading by Paul Verchinski.

I am sharing their slides here and they proposed a solution too. I wish the coordinated effort across the country will mitigate plane noise from Nextgen soon.

The slides is here: Citizens for no plane noise