Education Notes

Education Notes

October 12, 2003

McDaniel to hold German-American Day on Tuesday

McDaniel College will bid "Willkommen" to a record number of high school students during its ninth annual German-American Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Nearly 900 middle and high school students will participate in activities related to German culture by making marzipan, listening to a Holocaust survivor, learning paper-cutting, seeing a slide show on the Black Forest and dancing a Viennese waltz.

The theme is "Partners Across the Atlantic: German-American Grass-Roots Diplomacy." Speakers from the German, Swiss and Austrian embassies will lead workshops.

Two students visiting McDaniel from their high school in Germany will conduct a workshop on "Swapping Stories - Youth Culture in Germany and the USA," with James Watson, a McDaniel senior who spent last semester at the German school.

Information: 410-857-2294.

School system schedules town meeting Wednesday

School Board President Susan Holt and schools Superintendent Charles I. Ecker will hold a town meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Gateway School.

A presentation on all-day kindergarten will be given.

The public is welcome to voice concerns or ask questions regarding education topics and issues.

The school is at 225 Kate Wagner Road, Westminster. Information: 410-751-3020.

Career, Technology Center open house Thursday

The Carroll County Career and Technology Center will hold its annual open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The event will feature a career fair, student competitions, presentations and demonstrations in various programs. The public is welcome.

The school is at 1229 Washington Road, Westminster. Information: 410-751-3669.

Reading tutor training workshop begins Oct. 22

The Literacy Council of Carroll County will hold a 12-hour training workshop beginning Oct. 22 for anyone interested in becoming a tutor to adults and children who need assistance with reading skills.

Tutors work one-on-one with clients to improve their reading skills. Training is provided at the literacy council office in Westminster.

Information: 410-848-6506.

Gateway School dedication, open house set for Oct. 19

A dedication of the new Gateway School will be held Oct. 19.

A program will be held at 2 p.m., followed by an open house and tours of the school from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the school, 225 Kate Wagner Road, Westminster.

Information: 410-751-3691.

CCC child center creates handprint U.S. flag

The Littlest Learners at the Child Development Center at Carroll Community College recently created a hand-print flag of the United States.

The 37 children and staff members made the flag's stars and stripes by using acrylic paint and putting their handprints on a large white piece of cloth.

CCC appoints Schuit student life coordinator

Kate Schuit of Westminster has been named coordinator of student life at Carroll Community College, where she has a part-time student activities specialist for 18 months.

Born in Westminster, she was raised in Kenya, where her parents were teachers. She attended the Rift Valley Academy, then returned to the United States and graduated from Messiah College near Harrisburg, Pa., with a bachelor's degree in human resources.

She expects to complete a master's degree in higher education administration at McDaniel College in December.

Schuit will be responsible for events and activities on campus, working with student clubs and the academic communities. She also will advise the Campus Activities Board.

She will help provide students with leadership activities, listen to ideas for new clubs and activities, and advise students about recruiting members and finding faculty/staff advisers. She also wants to organize activities for students and faculty outside the classroom.

Police cadets graduate from entry-level program

Carroll Community College has a partnership with the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions to provide the Police Entry Level Training Program (PELTP).

The ninth class of 12 cadets graduated Friday from the Scott Center at the college's 1601 Washington Road campus in Westminster.

All of the cadets were commissioned at graduation. They received a certificate from PELTP and a Letter of Recognition in Law Enforcement from the college.

The Letter of Recognition will allow them to convert their 760 hours of training into college credits, which they may apply toward an associate degree in Carroll's newest associate's program in Law Enforcement.

Graduates were: Kevin A. Baylin, Katrina Renee Beckham, Ralph Black Jr., Shaun Bridges, Melvin Lester Brown, Emily Kathleen Gelfert, Edwin Glenn, Valerie Henson, Stephen Ivory, Nicole Ann Keys, David Reiter and Beth A. Thomas.

Information: 410-750-6500.

Holt, Bauer recognized by school boards group

The Maryland Association of Boards of Education recently held its annual conference, recognizing Carroll County delegates.

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