Sykesville - Journalism teachers and students from three local high schools attended a conference, "Free Press vs. School Press," at Sheppard Pratt Conference Center in Baltimore.
Debbie Wright of WJZ-TV, channel 13, and several professional journalists and attorneys participated in the conference teaching high school publication staffs and their advisers about various issues encountered in professional reporting and how to relate them to high school.
The conference was sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Teachers Association, the Citizenship Law Related Education Program for the Schools of Maryland, the Maryland Bar Association and the Maryland State Department of Education.
Teachers attending included Naudine Phoebus and Walter McWilliams of South Carroll High; Cathy Berry and Lee Ann Ware Peck of Westminster High; and Rosalie Gardner and Bonnie McElroy of Francis Scott Key.
REMEMBER THOSE ABROAD
Sykesville - Sykesville Middle's eighth-grade Community Service Club has sent cookies to servicemen involved in Operation Desert Shield.
Students brought cookie dough to school, baked the cookies in home economics class and then boxed and mailed them to the troops.
In other school news: * Classes with 100 percent attendance are being recognized during afternoon announcements as Charles Carroll Elementary goes "Nuts About Attendance" during December.
* The Board of Education's next monthly meeting will be at 9 a.m. Jan. 9 at North Carroll High. The public is encouraged to attend.
* Siblings of students in Edith Burbage's class at the Carroll County Education Center visited with their brothers and sisters on Dec. 5. All shared the opening exercise, a tour of the school, an art activity and play time.
* Ron Cole, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Dull of Westminster, was selected as the Vocational-Technical Student of the Month. Ron is a first-year student in the machine shop program at the Carroll County Vo-Tech.
* Barbara Bankard and Aurora Pagulayan, extended enrichment program resource teachers, attended the National Staff Development Council Conference in Toronto.
Enhancing resource roles and strategies when working with classroom teachers, they attended sessions related to staff development, peer collaboration/coaching, cooperative learning and presentation skills.