Schools program offers career advice to county students...


November 18, 2001

Schools program offers career advice to county students

Carroll County Public Schools is actively involved in the School to Careers initiatives to assist students in making sound decisions regarding their futures.

Career Connections is an integrated approach to career decisions that lets students know their options while still in high school so they can choose appropriate courses.

The program also gives students opportunities to study career options through cooperative work experiences, internships, job-shadowing and concurrent college enrollment.

To assist students and families in making career decisions, a series of informational sessions will be held around the county.

Meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and include examples of programs available to students through Career Connections, and a question-and-answer period. Scheduled meetings are:

Tomorrow: North Carroll High School, 1400 Panther Drive, Hampstead.

Nov. 28: Francis Scott Key High School, 3825 Bark Hill Road, Uniontown.

Dec. 3: Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road.

Information: 410-751-3131.

Carroll coalition holds conference for youths

Carroll County Coalition on Sexuality Education and Teen Pregnancy Prevention has announced a Youth Development Collaborative Partners Conference for youths.

The conference will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold.

Youths can attend workshops on healthy dating, violence prevention and conflict resolution. A guest speaker and "Youth Speaks" panel also will be featured.

Registration is required by Nov. 30.

Information: 410-767-8768.

Scholarships awarded to six student leaders

Each year, the Carroll County commissioners award Student Leaders Scholarships to one student from each of the five county high schools and the Career and Technology Center.

Candidates must have a 2.5 grade point average and have made significant contributions to their school and community. Students receive $1,000 scholarships with the expectation that they will carry at least 12 credits during the fall and spring semester at Carroll Community College.

This year's recipients are: Carly M. Clayton, Career and Technology Center; Jessica Replogle, Francis Scott Key High; Sarah Wehrle, Liberty High; Jennifer Howes, North Carroll High; Jennifer Barnard, South Carroll High; and Amanda Dotterer, Westminster High.

Scholarship information: high school guidance offices or Carroll Community College: 410-386-8437.

Social studies teachers attend weekend conference

Carroll County social studies teachers participated in the 81st annual National Council for the Social Studies conference in Washington this weekend.

Peggy Althoff, supervisor of social studies and a NCSS board member, presented a session Friday on "Reading Strategies for Social Studies Content."

Linton Springs Elementary School teachers Betty Bloomfield, Judy Southworth and Peggy McCullin received a national Programs of Excellence award yesterday. They also presented a workshop, "Cash in on the Economics Fair."

Lisa Macurak from New Windsor Middle School, and Lauren Kimble-Shrader and Christina Dougherty from Westminster High School presented "History Alive for Practitioners" yesterday.

Bruce Damasio, Maryland Social Studies Educator of the Year and department chairman at Liberty High, is to present a session today titled "Helping Your Student Teacher be a Success."

Literacy Council selling Entertainment 2002 books

Literacy Council of Carroll County is selling Entertainment 2002 books as a fund-raiser.

The books offer reduced and two-for-one prices on restaurants, lodgings, car rentals, travel and shopping. The cost is $25. Proceeds finance the Literacy Council's efforts to help adults with reading problems.

Information: 410-848-6506.

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