Multicultural program offered to children, parents this fall

September 11, 1994

The Carroll County public school system and the Department of Recreation and Parks are sponsoring a free multicultural program for 4- and 5-year-olds and their parents.

The program will introduce participants to Hispanic, Japanese, Chinese, Native-American, German, African and Jewish cultures through music, art, games and storytelling.

Sessions run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday at Runnymede Elementary School, 3000 Langdon Drive. The program will be held through December.

The schedule is:

* Mondays -- Games

* Tuesdays -- Storytelling

* Wednesdays -- Arts and crafts

* Thursdays -- Music

At least one parent must accompany the child. Child care for siblings ages 1 to 3 will be provided.

The program will be repeated at Robert Moton Elementary School from January to April. Information: Pat Amass, 848-8280, Ext. 3132.

Faculty award given to Sharon Scobie

Sharon Scobie, coordinator of office technology at Carroll Community College, recently won the school's outstanding faculty award for 1993-1994.

Mrs. Scobie teaches typing, medical and legal transcription, records management and desktop publishing.

She also is the co-adviser for Carroll Collegiate Secretaries International, a student club at CCC that promotes professionalism among secretaries.

Mrs. Scobie holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree from San Diego State University.

She lives in Westminster with her husband, William, and three sons, Brett, Brad and Brandon.

Televised discussion set for school-to-work act

In response to the recent passage of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, business and academic leaders from across the country have organized a televised town meeting to discuss the advantages of school-to-work systems.

The act, signed into law in May, calls for school systems and businesses to develop better vocational training and opportunities, including more apprenticeships, for high school students.

The satellite town meeting will be broadcast locally from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 22 at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road.

Information: 876-9610.

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