High School Hosting Forum

Rockville High School will host the first of three community forums at 7 p.m. today to discuss ways to improve education. The forum, sponsored by the Montgomery County public school system, will focus on the annual update of the school system's strategic plan and the annual operating budget. 2100 Baltimore Rd., Rockville. 301-279-3626.

Studio School Open House

The Washington Studio School will hold its fall open house from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 17 for prospective students interested in drawing, painting or sculpture. 4505 Stanford St., second floor, Chevy Chase. 301-718-7210.

Financial Aid Workshops

Sallie Mae will host two college financial aid workshops in Montgomery County for Hispanic students and their parents through its Paying for College Bus Tour.

The first workshop will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring.

The second workshop will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. next Thursday at Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Mill Rd., Kensington.

A scholarship will be given out randomly at each workshop.

Pre-K and Head Start Slots

Montgomery County public schools still have vacancies in the pre-kindergarten/Head Start program, which provides free preschool education as well as health and family services.

For information on how to apply, call 301-230-0676.

School Gets $1 Million Gift

The Eugene I. Kane Foundation donated $1 million to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Wheaton to be used for the construction of a new school campus in Olney.

When built, the school's field house will be named after the late philanthropist.

Kane, the parent of four Good Counsel graduates, died in 2003. In the 1980s he served on the school's board of directors. He founded E.I. Kane Inc., a Baltimore trucking company.

Instructors Needed

The Montgomery County Hands On Science program seeks volunteers to lead after-school science classes for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Instructors are provided with materials.

Volunteers must have a college degree or equivalent work experience as well as experience working with children.

Volunteers must also be available to teach a minimum of one hour a week for eight weeks and to attend orientation and training meetings.

For more information, call 301-929-2330.

-- Compiled by ARUNA JAIN

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