Shiloh Middle teacher stars in educational videotape

March 07, 2001

A Boston public broadcasting station is videotaping Lisa Farrow's social studies class at Shiloh Middle School as part of an educational project.

The Educational Programming Department at WGBH/Channel 2 started taping the class yesterday for "Teaching Social Studies: Expectations and Excellence." Taping continues today.

The program will become part of a video library designed to illustrate the best teaching practices in kindergarten through 12th grade social studies classrooms.

The library will be used for pre-service and in-service teacher training.

The program will feature 24 teachers and provide visual samples of exemplary teaching.

Square dance club plans to welcome spring Sunday

Carroll Promenaders, a local modern western square dance club, will hold a Welcome to Spring square dance from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at North Carroll High School.

The cost is $4 per person. Youth are welcome. The level is multilevel. Doren McBroom is caller.

The school is at 1400 Panther Drive, Hampstead.

Information: 410-374-6158.

Story times, instruction on agenda at library branch

North Carroll library branch will offer:

"Year-round Family Story Time" for all ages (age 3 and younger must be with an adult) at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday and at 10 a.m. every Thursday. Stories, songs and activities are featured.

"In the Spotlight: Arthur" for all ages (children age 3 and younger with an adult) at 6:45 p.m. tomorrow.

"Crochet an Afghan in Just Six Hours" for adults at 7 p.m. Monday. Registration is required.

"Introduction to the Internet" for adults starting to use the Internet at 7 p.m. March 14 and at 10 a.m. March 17.

North Carroll Book Club for adults will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 26. "Winter Solstice" by Rosamunde Pilcher will be discussed.

The library is at 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Lenten worship services scheduled through April 1

Hampstead Cluster of United Methodist churches will hold its annual series of Lenten worship services at 7 p.m. Sundays through April 1.

The schedule is:

Sunday: Grace UMC, the Rev. Ira Barr from Millers-Bixlers UMC, speaking on "Can We Earn Our Way to Heaven by Being Good Enough?"

March 18: St. John's UMC, the Rev. Richard Brown-Whale from Shiloh-Mount Zion UMC, speaking on "Was Jesus Really God?"

March 25: Greenmount Church, the Rev. Kimberly Brown-Hale from St. John's UMC, speaking on "Is the Idea of Sin Old-Fashioned?" A mass choir from all participating churches will sing.

April 1: Wesley Church, the Rev. Jeff Odom from Wesley, speaking on "Is There Really a Spiritual World?" Holy Communion will be offered.

Information: 410-374-2327.

School media center gets donations from two groups

North Carroll Middle School received two donations from community clubs for the school's media center.

Barbara Forrester, representing Rotary Club of Hampstead, presented the school with $250 for the purchase of books. Bookplates will be placed in the books recognizing the contribution.

The media center also received a donation from the Junior Woman's Club of Westminster.

The school plans two promotions to raise money for the media center this school year.

The PTO will conduct a pizza sale and the school will participate in the Follett Library Resources BookShare program, which allows participants to buy books for the media center. Donors will read the books when they arrive, then give them back to the media center.

Public meetings

Hampstead council: Hampstead Town Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. March 13 at Town Hall, 1034 S. Carroll St. Information: 410-239-7408.

Manchester council: Manchester Town Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. March 13 at Town Hall, 3208 York St. Information: 410-239- 3200.

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