Education Notes

Education Notes

March 09, 2003

Schools to display work by young artists

Carroll County public schools will present this month a display of outstanding visual artworks by Carroll Community College students in observance of Youth Art Month. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional works will be on display.

An artists reception is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Information: 410-751-3630.

School board to meet Wednesday at its offices

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

The 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 TV. It will be rebroadcast at 8 p.m. Thursday and March 20; 9 a.m. Saturday; and 8 p.m. March 16.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Irish trio to perform Thursday at college

The Garryowen Irish Trio will perform Irish and Celtic music in the cafe area of Carroll Community College's Great Hall from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Garryowen Irish Trio's repertoire includes original and traditional songs, soft and gentle love songs, rousing pub songs and ballads.

The trio performs on guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, tin whistle, bagpipes, concertina, accordion, bodhran, and congas.

The college is located at 1601 Washington Road in Westminster.

CCC information session scheduled for Friday

Carroll Community College has rescheduled an information session for students and parents on college offerings for 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

The session will open with registration and a welcome. At 10:30 a.m., while parents attend a "Just for Parents" session, students will go to a career decision-making activity, the "South Sea Island Career Cruise Workshop."

At 11 a.m., students will tour the college campus and at 11:30 a.m. sample a college class. An optional workshop on financial aid will be presented from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Participants will receive an application packet, college catalog, financial aid information and other college materials. Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-8435.

Kindergarten registration to begin for county schools

Carroll County public schools will hold registration for kindergarten for the 2003-2004 school year the week of March 17-21 at all elementary schools.

Enrollment in kindergarten is mandatory for children who will be age 5 on or before Nov. 30. Please note the changed date of entry for kindergarten.

Parents will need the following documents at registration:

A copy of the child's birth certificate or other legal document to verify the child's legal name and birth date.

Verification of residence, such as a public utility bill or a lease agreement.

Specific addresses from which the child will be transported to and from school.

Parents can contact the principal of the elementary school in their attendance area with questions.

Parents should note these changes in entry dates for kindergartners:

For school year 2004-2005, students must be 5 years old on or before Oct. 31, 2004.

For school year 2005-2006, students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30, 2005.

For school year 2006-2007, students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2006.

Information: 410-751-3009.

McDaniel College honors 17 longtime employees

McDaniel College recently honored 17 employees for their years of service during a seniority recognition luncheon.

The service awards program was led by McDaniel President Joan Develin Coley, who started teaching at the college in 1973.

Employees were presented with an engraved gift with their name, department and years of service. Honored employees were:

Thirty years: Ronald "Sonny" Dayhoff of Taneytown, Grounds.

Twenty years: Heshmat Badiee of Westminster, Library.

Fifteen years: Thomas Barnes, Philip Boob and Melvin Whelan, all of Westminster, Grounds; Lynda Casserly of Owings Mills, Student Academic Support Services; D. Terry Crabbs of Westminster, and S. Glenn Martin of Eldersburg, Building Services; Maureen Meloche of Westminster, Administration and Finance; Maryann Nalevanko of Mount Airy, Career Services, Counseling, and Health Services; Victoria Peltier of Sykesville, Facilities Management and Auxiliary Services; Jeffrey Proescher of Finksburg, Intercollegiate Athletics.

Ten years: Charles Biggus of Westminster, Building Services; Eleanor Geiman of Taneytown, Financial Aid; Rita Hunt of Westminster, Telecommunications; Philip Lawyer of Westminster, Intercollegiate Athletics; Linda Parker of Westminster, Graduate and Professional Studies.


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

Carroll County public schools will be closed Friday for a professional day for teachers. 410- 751-3020.

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