Education Notes

Education Notes

October 19, 2003

Board of Education schedules business meeting Wednesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a business meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices in Westminster.

A workshop will be held on math intervention at 2 p.m.

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

Meetings will be broadcast live on CETV, Channel 21 on Adelphia cable TV, and repeated at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, Oct. 30, and 9 a.m. Saturday.

The board offices are at 125 N. Court St. Information: 410-751- 3020.

Open house at CCC slated for Wednesday

Carroll Community College will hold its annual Open House from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the 1601 Washington Road campus.

Prospective students can learn about the college's programs and offerings and take a tour of the campus. Tours will be scheduled every 20 minutes.

Beginning at 7 p.m., career sessions will be held on the following areas: computer technology, physical therapist assistant, allied health and nursing, criminal justice, choosing a career field, education, and accessing disability services.

Visitors will be able to speak with an admissions representative and begin the admissions process or ask questions of the faculty and staff.

Information: 410-386-8435.

Special education council plans to meet Thursday

The Carroll County Special Education Citizens Advisory Council will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Carroll Springs School, 495 S. Center St., Westminster.

The goal of the council is to develop partnerships and facilitate discussion between parents, families, community leaders, educators and administrators to enhance services available to students with disabilities.

The council also advocates for special education services in the public schools.

Information: 410-751-3033; 410- 857-1596, or 410-552-5759.

State training video to be filmed at Winchester

The Maryland State Department of Education will visit William Winchester Elementary School on Tuesday to film a video of the school and students.

The video will feature conferences dealing with reading, changes in the Continuous Improvement Team to focus on student learning and achievement, as well as intervention and support to help at-risk students.

The video will be presented at the Maryland Assessment Group Conference and will be used for training in Title I schools around the state.

Information: 410-751-3230.

Christian home schooling group open house Tuesday

The Christian Home School Fellowship will hold its annual open house and new members fellowship from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Kirkridge Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Manchester.

The home-schooling encouragement group welcomes families who are interested in educating children at home.

The church is at 2236 Old Fort Schoolhouse Road. Information: 410-876-6602.

Dedication set Tuesday for pond at Liberty High

Last school year, Scott Rouk of Chesapeake Realty and Development and Ric Buchanan of Carroll County public schools' School Construction Department worked with ecology teachers and the administration at Liberty High School to create a pond on school property near Johnsville Road.

Rouk and his company provided plants, the design, labor and teaching time.

The school will dedicate the pond at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday. Ceremonies will include an explanation of the project and plans and photos of the planting day. Dedication plaques will be presented and a tour of the facilities will be held.

In case of inclement weather, the program will be held indoors.

The project was an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge about storm water management. Students who were enrolled in classes of Al Donaldson and Beth Snelling planted grasses, dug holes and performed other jobs at the pond site.

The pond now serves as an outdoor classroom for ecology classes to study hydrology, environmental limits and plant life. The pond also captures runoff, filtering water and halting erosion at the site.

All of the people involved in the project, school board members and elected officials have been invited to attend.

Reading tutor workshop to begin Wednesday

The Literacy Council of Carroll County will hold a 12-hour training workshop beginning Wednesday 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.

Wal-Mart funds childhood development workshops

Carroll Community College has received a $1,000 grant from Wal-Mart for its Child Development Center.

The grant will provide resources for two workshops sponsored by the Child Development Center Professional Development Series.

The first workshop, "Creating a Learning Community," will be held Nov. 1; and the second, "mmm, mmm, good (Maryland Model for School Readiness)" Jan. 31. Both workshops are open to all early childhood professionals in the community.

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