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EDUCATION NOTES

November 24, 1996

Schools, offices to close for holiday

County public schools and offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.

Schools will also be closed Dec. 3 and 4 for parent-teacher conferences and in-service training.

Parents should call the school for parent-teacher appointments.

Chamber honors three businesses

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and the county public schools recently honored three businesses with the Carroll County Business Partnership Award of Excellence and Commitment.

Lehigh Portland Cement serves as a role model for the Maryland Tomorrow program at Francis Scott Key High School and has donated merchandise for fund-raisers and an incentive program for freshmen. The company also gives employees release time to be mentors to Elmer Wolfe Elementary School students.

Taneytown Bank & Trust sponsors in-school banking programs at Taneytown Elementary School; provides support and manpower for programs, as well as mentors, at Runnymede Elementary; and provided a Junior Achievement business consultant for freshmen at Francis Scott Key High for the Decision Making in Contemporary America class.

Haight Funeral Home has supported Liberty High School's drama programs for 17 years by printing tickets and purchasing advertisements for programs and yearbooks. The funeral home also has assisted the school when staff or students have died.

2 school employees write journal article

Two Carroll school employees co-wrote an article published in the fall 1996 Journal of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

Cynthia A. Little, supervisor of guidance, and Rosamond M. Swartz, a psychologist in pupil services, wrote an article addressing whether schools can and should become a resource to children whose parents are mentally ill.

The fall issue of the quarterly journal is devoted to problems faced by offspring of people with mental illness.

School supervisor gets leadership award

Harry Fogle, supervisor of special education for Carroll County Public Schools, has received the 1996 Exemplary Leadership in Promoting Children's Mental Health in School Settings Award.

The award was presented by the Center for the Study of Troubling Behavior, a statewide technical assistance project funded by the Maryland Department of Education at the University of Maryland College Park.

The award recognizes the services and programs available to youths with emotional and behavior disorders in the county public schools. Noted programs include a continuum of school-based intervention strategies, resources for prevention and interagency collaboration to provide mental health services.

3 teachers named to 1996 Who's Who

Three Carroll Christian Schools teachers have been named to the 1996 edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

rTC Gary Beard, Mark Campbell and Judy Mied were nominated by former students for the honor.

Beard is the school's principal and a high school English teacher. He has been at the school for 15 years.

Campbell, a graduate of Carroll Christian Schools, has been a staff member four years. He has taught Bible and coached varsity soccer. A pastor, he will be leaving the school to be minister of a church in North Carolina.

Mied has been with the school for eight years as a science and physical education teacher and volleyball coach.

CCC names recipients of scholarships

Carroll Community College has announced the recipients of the Carroll County Commissioners' Student Leader Scholarship Awards for students attending the college full time this academic year.

The commissioners award the $1,000 scholarships to one student from each high school and the Career and Technology Center. Candidates must have a 2.5 grade point average or better and have made significant contributions to their school and community.

Recipients were: Colin Bisasky, Liberty; Justin Kirk, North Carroll; Sara Sykes, Francis Scott Key; Deborah Trone, South Carroll; David Webster, Westminster; Daniel Winter, Career and Technology.

WMC professor named to Amnesty board

Western Maryland professor Christianna Nichols Leahy was recently named to the board of Amnesty International.

Leahy, associate professor of political science and international studies, will complete the term of a board member who has joined the Amnesty International staff.

The shortened term concludes next year, and Leahy is preparing to run for re-election to a full three-year term.

She has been a volunteer with Amnesty International for more than 12 years and currently chairs the Southern Africa Coordination Group.

Pub Date: 11/24/96

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