Board of Education set to meet Wednesday Carroll County...

Education Notes

October 21, 2001

Board of Education set to meet Wednesday

Carroll County Board of Education will hold a meeting for business matters at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 in the board offices.

A work session on out-of-district placements will be held at 6:30 p.m.

The board offices are at 125 N. Court St., Westminster. The public is welcome.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Computer instructor joins Carroll Community College

Diana Neeriemer has joined the faculty of Carroll Community College as a computer information systems instructor.

This semester, she is teaching three classes, which prepare students for the A+ certification examination.

She holds a bachelor's degree in industrial recreation from University of Maryland, College Park. She has been a computer support specialist with the Montgomery County parks department and has worked as a software support analyst at Bio- Whittaker.

Neeriemer took A+ certification training and became an A+ instructor for ICTS. She also has worked as a free-lance consultant.

She lives in Frederick County.

Carroll middle schools hold SHOUT training

Carroll County public schools' Safe and Drug-Free Schools held SHOUT leadership training Sept. 19-20 for 100 pupils and 16 teachers from the county's nine middle schools.

Students Helping Others and Understanding Themselves was co-sponsored by the prevention office at Junction Inc. and funded by a Safe and Drug-Free Schools grant.

The event, held at New Windsor Conference Center, focused on self-understanding, group interaction, drug awareness, anger management and drug abuse prevention planning.

Activities were planned for the school year, including participating in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smoke- Scream, a middle school event to support healthy lungs and a smoke-free environment.

The SmokeScream will be held Nov. 15, the day of the Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout.

Liberty teacher named Educator of the Year

Bruce Damasio, a social studies teacher and department chairman at Liberty High School, was named Social Studies Educator of the Year by Maryland Council for Social Studies on Friday.

The award honors professional achievement, outstanding service to students and social studies programs in the state, outstanding professional qualities and contributions to the profession.

Damasio has taught social studies in Carroll County since 1974 and been department chairman since 1985. He has been a consultant to the Maryland State Department of Education, a trainer for the National Council for the Social Studies video series The American Promise and a consultant to Carroll and other school districts.

He also was a consultant to teachers in Pakistan for economics and staff development.

Damasio also coaches tennis at Liberty High School and has been the announcer for the county Special Olympics for the past five years.

Long & Foster sponsors scholarships for seniors

Long & Foster Real Estate offers the Long & Foster $100,000 Scholarship Program for graduating high school seniors who plan to enter an accredited four-year college or university.

The program will award $1,000 to 100 students throughout the mid-Atlantic region for the 2002-2003 academic year. The scholarship will be paid to the college or university in the student's name.

Application deadline is March 1.

Eligible high school seniors must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate financial need. Applicants should list positions of student leadership, describe participation in school and community organizations and indicate whether they worked part time while in school.

Applications for the scholarship can be obtained from any Long & Foster sales office, from high school guidance counselors, or from the company's Web site, ship.


Carroll County Autism Society, a support group for parents of children with autism, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Zion United Methodist Church, 2716 Old Washington Road, Shipley. Child care is available. Information: Jacy Haas, 410- 775-2620.

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