Education Notes

Education Notes

October 06, 2002

Board of Education to meet Wednesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

The regular meeting agenda will be posted on the school system's Web site,

The meeting will be broadcast live on CETV, Channel 21 on Adelphia cable television. It will be rebroadcast at 8 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 17; at 9 a.m. Saturday; and 8 p.m. Oct. 13.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Public schools veteran joins community college

Retired Carroll County public schools teacher and administrator David Booz has joined the faculty of Carroll Community College as an associate professor of education.

He is currently teaching "History of the United States to 1876," "Introduction to Education" and three sections of "Educational Psychology."

Booz taught seventh grade at North Carroll Middle School and social studies at North Carroll High School before he became assistant principal at North Carroll. He also served as principal of Francis Scott Key, South Carroll and Century high schools, and has taught part time at McDaniel College.

Booz holds a bachelor's degree from Frostburg State College, a master's degree in history from West Virginia University and certification in administration and supervision from McDaniel College.

More than 125 colleges to give information at fair

The Carroll County public schools Student Services Department will sponsor the 25th annual Carroll County Continuing Education Fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Westminster High School.

Representatives from more than 125 colleges and other post-secondary schools will give information on their schools and programs. Workshops on preparing for college will include:

"The Nuts and Bolts of the Financial Aid Process" at 6:40 p.m.

"Tips and Tricks in the College Application Process - What Do Colleges Look For?" at 7:20 p.m.

"The Community College Experience" at 8 p.m.

"NCAA Eligibility" at 8 p.m.

Presenters will include Ellie Geiman, assistant director of financial aid at McDaniel College; Edith Hemingway, coordinator of admissions at Carroll Community College; Martha O'Connell, dean of admissions at McDaniel College; and James Smith, athletic director at McDaniel College.

Westminster High School is at 1225 Washington Road in Westminster. Information: 410-751- 3125 or 410-751-3669.

Budget work session to be broadcast this month

The Board of Education work session on the fiscal year 2004 operating budget, held Sept. 25, will be broadcast on Carroll Educational Television Channel 21.

The session will be shown at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays this month, except for Oct. 15.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Franklin Class of '72 to have its 30th reunion

Carroll County residents who were members of the Franklin High School Class of 1972 are being sought for the 30th reunion.

The reunion will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers on Route 140 in Westminster.

The cost is $40 and includes a social hour with hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, dinner and music.

Information: 410-526-7198.

Highway administration installs crossing signs

The State Highway Administration, which contacts school boards throughout the state each summer to determine needed traffic improvements along state roads next to school buildings, upgraded school zone pedestrian crossing signs at the following Carroll County schools:

Charles Carroll Elementary along Route 97; Mechanicsville Elementary, Robert Moton Elementary and Westminster High along Route 32; Mount Airy Elementary along Route 808; New Windsor Middle along Route 75; North Carroll Middle along Route 30; North Carroll High along Route 482; Taneytown Elementary along Route 140; South Carroll High along Route 26; and Sykesville Middle along Route 851.

McDaniel students intern at Carroll Lutheran Village

Two McDaniel College students are interning at Carroll Lutheran Village two days a week this school year.

Monica Mulder and Tiffaney Gibson, seniors pursuing degrees in social work, are learning about the levels of residency. Both students are learning the theories and principles of social work while learning how a continuing care retirement community operates.

Working with Laura Sinnott, director of Resident Support Services, and social worker Jennifer Bell, Mulder works with residential clients developing a social history, visiting weekly, problem-solving, and making referrals for additional services.

Working with social worker Cheri Schymansky, Gibson follows residents and their families through the health care center.

Both students have applied to the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore to pursue an accelerated program leading to a master's degree.

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