School board plans meetings on operating budget The...

EDUCATION NOTES

February 03, 2002

School board plans meetings on operating budget

The Board of Education will hold a series of public meetings to present and take comments on the operating budget for the public school system for the 2002-2003 school year.

Meetings are scheduled for:

Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Century High School, 355 Ronsdale Road, near Winfield. The proposed budget will be presented.

Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road. The Board of Education will present and adopt the proposed budget.

Those needing auxiliary aids or services should ask in advance.

Information: 410-751-3020 or TTY 410-751-3034.

Forum to be held on extended services

Arc of Carroll County will hold an Extended Year Services forum for parents from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Donna Riley from the Maryland State Department of Education will discuss how students qualify for and where to receive ESY services.

Arc is at 180 Kriders Church Road in Westminster.

Information: 410-974-6139, Ext. 26.

Nominations sought for teacher awards

Nominations for the 14th annual Outstanding Teacher Awards are being accepted until Feb. 25 at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.

The awards recognize the men and women in the Carroll County Public Schools who represent the best in teaching professionals. Students, parents, the community and fellow teachers may make nominations.

Any full-time teacher in the public school system may be nominated, except recipients of the 2001 awards.

Nomination forms are available at all public schools, public library branches and the chamber office, 247 E. Main St. in Westminster.

Forms ask for specific examples of how a teacher helps students apply what they have learned and and how the teacher inspires students to learn and build confidence and self-esteem.

Teams of judges of retired teachers and the community review the nominations. Nominees will be recognized at a chamber banquet April 22 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers. Eight special award recipients will receive a plaque and cash.

This year, the eight winners will be the group from which the Carroll County Teacher of the Year will be chosen. That winner will be the representative for the Maryland Teacher of the Year Program.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Scholarships available for high school students

The Community Foundation of Carroll County has sent information and applications on various scholarships to the county high schools. Some scholarships are available at only one school.

Scholarships available at all six high schools are: Danelle Shipley Scholarship, Shipley Phoenix Award, Nathan Blizzard 4-H Scholarship, John J. Mazur 4-H Memorial Scholarship, Carroll County 4-H Livestock Club Scholarship, and Ryan MacKenzie 4-H Memorial Scholarship.

Scholarships available only at Westminster High School are: John & Elsie Bankert Academic Scholarship, Trenton B. Reightler Memorial Scholarship, James Barnes Memorial Scholarship, Brett Berman Football Scholar Athlete Award, and Jonathan A. Horneff Memorial Drama Award.

The Union Bridge Lions Club Memorial Scholarship is available at Francis Scott Key High School only.

Parents and graduating seniors are urged to obtain and review information on scholarships and apply in a timely manner. The Community Foundation awarded $70,000 in scholarships in 2001.

Information: 410-876-5505.

Calendar

Carroll County public schools offer the External Diploma Program, a self-paced alternative to the GED test. Information sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and 9 a.m. Feb. 14 at Student Support Services/Carroll Adult Learning Connection, 1135 Business Parkway South, Suite 30, Westminster. Information: 410-751-3680.

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