Education Notes

Education Notes

March 21, 2004

McDaniel College plans activities for Deaf Heritage Month

McDaniel College will celebrate Deaf Heritage Month, starting with a free program by Tyese Wright, the reigning Miss Deaf America, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in McDaniel Lounge.

From Tuesday to April 15, the college will feature activities such as special presentations, a reader's theater, a musical comedy, exhibits on support groups and job opportunities for the deaf, talks by foreign deaf students and storytelling.

Manny Hernandez, an American Sign Language storyteller, will share his stories at 8 p.m. April 15 at the Carroll Arts Center, prior to the Rathskellar Performing Group's "Literary Night" of ASL stories, songs and playing with signs.

Tickets are $5 in advance for children, and high school and college students with identification, and $10 at the door ($5 with a McDaniel ID). General admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For tickets, call 410-848-7272.

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County Board of Education to meet on 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 work session will be held at 2 p.m. by middle school principals.

Meetings will be broadcast live on CETV, Adelphia Cable Channel 21, and repeated at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sunday and April 1, and 9 a.m. Saturday.

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

Author to talk on helping gifted children succeed

The Carroll County public schools Extended Enrichment Program and East Middle School are sponsoring a visit by Newberry Award-winning author Stephanie S. Tolan at 7:30 p.m. March 29 at the Carroll Arts Theater, 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

The presentation, "Who Are the Gifted, What Do They Need from Us, and What Happens If They Don't Get It?," is designed to dispel the myth that bright children can get along on their own.

Tolan, a New York Times best-selling author of children's and young adult novels, will address the academic, social and emotional needs of gifted and highly creative children and help parents and teachers find ways to meet those needs.

Information: 410-751-3656.

CCC spring job fair scheduled for March 30

Carroll Community College will hold a spring job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30 in the Great Hall at the 1601 Washington Road campus in Westminster.

Participants should bring copies of their resume and dress professionally for interviews for possible job opportunities.

Participating employers include: Maryland Job Service, Carroll County Business and Education Resource Center, Beneficial Finance Co., Mutt Software, Wachovia Bank, Professional Employment Inc., U.S. Federal Government (Farm Service Agency).

Also, Kelly Services, Westminster Union Bank, New Jersey State Police, Carroll Hospital Center, Carleton Technologies Inc., Carroll County Family YMCA, Bank One Card Services, Primerica, Springfield Hospital Center and Penn-Mar Organization Inc.

Information: 410-386-8435.

Educators group accepting scholarship applications

Delta Kappa Gamma, Omicron Chapter of Carroll County, will award a college scholarship of $500 a semester for four years to a female high school student pursuing a teaching degree.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth among women educators and excellence in education.

Applications should include letters of recommendation, an essay on "Why I Want To Be a Teacher," a high school transcript, grade-point average and SAT scores.

Applications are available from school guidance offices. Deadline for applying is April 16.

Academic summer camp needs teachers, assistants

Robert Moton Elementary School is seeking teachers and assistants for its academic summer camp.

Classes in grades one to five will each have six to eight pupils. The camp will run weekdays from June 28 to July 29.

Teachers and assistants will work from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The student day is from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Those interested should call 410-751-3610 by March 31.

Literacy program promotes reading books to babies

A new literacy program, "Books for Babies," recently was started by the School Readiness Team of Carroll County to encourage parents to read to their infants.

Each baby born at Carroll Hospital Center will receive a "Books for Babies" bag filled with a new board book, Night-Night, Baby, information about the importance of reading to children from infancy, and a bookmark that says "I Read to My Baby."

Team representatives launched the program at the hospital's Family Birthplace by delivering 300 bags donated by the Judy Center, a program that promotes school readiness skills for children and their families.

Information: 410-871-2450 or 410-386-4450, Ext. 733.

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