School system to present facilities plan to public The...

EDUCATION NOTES

April 22, 2001

School system to present facilities plan to public

The school system's 2001-2010 Facilities Master Plan will be presented to the public at 7 p.m. Wednesday at South Carroll High School, 1300 W. Old Liberty Road in Winfield.

The interim superintendent will present the plan and invite comments.

The plan will be presented to the Board of Education for consideration at its meeting at 5 p.m. May 9 in the board offices.

Information: 410-751-3020.

CCC to present Holocaust Remembrance film series

Carroll Community College will present a Holocaust Remembrance Film Series this week.

All films will be shown free at 7 p.m. in the student center on the upper level of Great Hall, 1601 Washington Road.

The films are:

Tuesday: "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis," a portrait of the twilight of pre-war Italian Jewry, tells the story of the aristocratic Finzi-Continis.

Wednesday: "Anne Frank Remembered," an Oscar-winning film that shed new light on the Jewish teen-ager whose dairy made her a symbol of the Holocaust.

Thursday: "Not Reconciled," a film about the effect of Nazism on three generations and the permanent scars it left on history.

Information: 410-386-8191.

Lecture to address learning disabilities Friday

He received a diagnosis of a severe learning disability and didn't learn to read until he was 12, but that didn't stop Jonathan Mooney from graduating in Brown University's Class of 2000 with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Mooney, co-author of "Learning Outside the Lines," will discuss his educational journey at 7 p.m. Friday in Hill Hall Room 108 at Western Maryland College. He also will provide tips on how students with learning disabilities can succeed in and out of the classroom.

Mooney, an advocate for children and founder of Project Eye-to-Eye, an innovative mentoring program for young students with learning disabilities, takes a self-directed approach to education that allows students to mark their paths, set goals and define their markers of success.

Mooney says spelling and reading are still difficult for him at times. But that doesn't mean he or others with a learning disability are less intelligent, he says, just that they have different ways to get things done.

Colleges, he noted, are much more attuned to the needs of students with learning disabilities. Tutors, readers, note-takers and laptop computers are provided.

The lecture is free to the public.

Information: 410-857-2290.

IEP Team Workshop to be held May 3

An IEP Team Workshop will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 3 at Carroll Springs School for anyone who participates in IEP team meetings.

The Individualized Education Program workshop will provide members with basic information for IEP development.

Registration is required by Thursday. A participant notebook and certificate of attendance will be provided.

Anyone needing auxiliary aids and services should call the public information office at 410-751-3020.

Information: 410-751-3955.

CCC professor attends 2-day accounting seminar

Carroll Community College Professor Mary Ann Swindlehurst recently attended the 17th annual Conference on Accounting Education held in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The event is a two-day program of professional development for teachers of principles of accounting and part of a national program designed to improve teaching at the undergraduate level.

The conference was sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Co.; Accounting Instructors' Report was host to the event.

Edie Hemingway joins CCC as admissions coordinator

Edie Hemingway has joined the staff of Carroll Community College as the coordinator of admissions.

Her responsibilities will include recruiting new students by visiting local high schools and developing outreach programs that provide information about the college to the public.

She also will participate in several marketing implementation programs, such as the Better Freshman Year Campaign and Municipality Outreach Program.

Hemingway was previously the assistant director of the Adult and Transfer program at Hood College in Frederick County.

She also is co-author of two historical novels for young people, "Broken Drum" and "Rebel Hart."

Hemingway has a bachelor's degree in special education from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.

CASE donates Dr. Seuss books to Women's Place

The Carroll Association of School Employees recently donated a collection of Dr. Seuss books to the Women's Place at Carroll County General Hospital.

The donation was made as part of "Read Across America," sponsored by the National Education Association and to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. The books were given to CASE by Random House Publishers.

CASE President Sharon Fischer and board member Nancy Connor made the presentation.

In the past two years, CASE has donated books to the pediatrics unit and Family BirthPlace at the hospital.

"This year we chose the Women's Place because more children, as well as mothers, would be available there to look at the books, " said Connor.

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