A Seminar for Girls

Montgomery College and the Montgomery County chapter of the Women's Bar Foundation will host "Preparing for Success," a seminar for high school students, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the college's Rockville Campus Theatre Arts Arena, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville.

The all-day program is for high school girls who plan to attend college or enter the workforce.

Susie Kay, founder of the Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund, will be the keynote speaker. Workshops will be held to help students with resume writing and interviewing techniques, and a fashion show will demonstrate proper attire for interviews and work.

The program is open to high school students in public, private and alternative schools, as well as girls in independent living programs. Free bus service will be provided from Watkins Mill, Montgomery Blair and Paint Branch high schools at 8:30 a.m., and from Gaithersburg, Einstein and Blake high schools at 8:45 a.m.

For more information, call 301-610-0110 or visit www.preparingforsuccess.org.

Meetings on Magnets

Montgomery County public schools will hold informational meetings and open houses for parents of fifth-graders interested in the Middle School Magnet Consortium, which includes Argyle, Loiederman and Parkland middle schools.

For families of students who live within the consortium's boundaries, informational meetings will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Argyle Middle School, 2400 Bel Pre Rd., Silver Spring; 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at Loiederman Middle School, 12701 Goodhill Rd., Silver Spring; and 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Parkland Middle School, 6300 Tilden Lane, Rockville. Each meeting will be followed by an open house at the school. Information will be presented in English and Spanish.

For families of students who live outside the consortium area, an informational session will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East West Hwy., Bethesda. They can also attend the open houses listed above.

All the meetings will include discussions about the consortium choice process, the consortium's programs and bus transportation guidelines.

Families of sixth-graders who live outside the consortium's boundaries also can participate in the choice process. For information, call 301-649-8081.

Helping the Homeless About 50 students from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Wheaton plan to gather for an overnight "Teach-In" on homelessness from 7 to 11 p.m. tomorrow. The evening will include prayers and speakers, including a representative from the Silver Spring Interfaith Housing Coalition. Students will sleep in classrooms and in the morning will take part in the Fannie Mae Foundation Help the Homeless Walkathon on the Mall in the District.

Each student will contribute $15 to $25 to charities for the homeless.

Planetarium Has Shows

Montgomery College's Planetarium is offering shows for school-age students led by astrophysicist Harold Williams. Shows can be tailored to a school curriculum or a specific age group. The planetarium can seat 40 students. At 7000 Takoma Ave., Takoma Park. All shows are free. Call 301-650-1463.

-- Compiled by ARUNA JAIN

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