Two students place highly in state welding contest Two...

EDUCATION NOTES

March 25, 2001

Two students place highly in state welding contest

Two students from the Carroll County Career and Technology Center recently placed highly in competition at a statewide welding contest sponsored by the American Welding Society.

Steven Graybeal won first place and earned a trophy and Esab "Quick-Change" welding shield valued at $350. Justin Davis took third place, receiving a trophy and Prest-o-lite cutting torch and gas apparatus valued at $300.

The contest, held at Earlbeck School of Welding Technology in Baltimore, required students to fabricate a project from a detailed drawing, place welds according to symbols, perform several welding and cutting processes, and pass a written exam.

Board of Education to hold work session Wednesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a work session at 3 p.m. Wednesday and the public is welcome to attend.

The board will discuss advanced- placement courses and leveling.

The session will be held in Room 007 of the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Free workshop to focus on special education issues

An "Understanding Special Education" workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 4 at Carroll Springs School, 495 S. Center St., Westminster.

The free workshop, provided by the Partners for Success Center, provides an overview of special education processes and laws. Parental involvement and advocacy also are discussed.

Activities and skills are identified to help parents participate in educational planning for their children.

Registration is required by Wednesday at 410-751-3955 so notebooks can be made for participants.

Those needing auxiliary aids and services should also contact the Office of Public Information at 410-751-3020 by Wednesday.

Stu's Music Shop to award scholarship this spring

Stu's Music Shop will award a music scholarship to a selected high school senior this spring.

Any Carroll County high school senior planning to attend college in fall and major in music is eligible to apply.

Applications and details can be obtained by writing a letter of inquiry to the Stewart W. Myers Memorial Scholarship Committee, c/o Stu's Music Shop Inc., 723 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster 21157.

Deadline for letters is April 10.

Public invited to review proposed school materials

Carroll County public schools invite the public to review instructional materials being considered for use.

Materials will be on display through May 2 at the Board of Education's Resource Center, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Community members may look at materials and make comments.

The Continuous Improvement Council will meet May 3 to approve or disapprove materials. Approved materials will go to the Board of Education for final adoption.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Middle-school kids invited to enter writing contest

Middle school pupils are invited to enter a statewide writing contest focusing on the themes of peace and social justice.

Sponsored by Peace Action chapters in Anne Arundel and Montgomery counties and the Maryland Peace Action Education Fund, the contest is open to seventh- and eighth-grade pupils enrolled in public or private schools and home-schooled pupils on those grade levels.

To enter, pupils must write a poem or lyrics to a rap song that promotes peace, justice (fairness) and respect among all peoples.

Entries must be double-spaced on a word processor or typewriter. The poem or song must be accompanied by a cover sheet with the pupil's name, address, phone or e-mail address; school name, address and phone; and name of teacher sponsor if applicable.

Cash prizes of $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place will be awarded. All contestants will receive a certificate.

Entries must be postmarked by May 1 and mailed to Peace Writing Contest, 310 Riverview Ave., Annapolis, Md. 21403-3328.

Information: 410-263-7409.

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