Education Notes

Education Notes

May 16, 2004

School system to present facilities master plan 2004-13

The Carroll County school system will present its facilities master plan 2004-2013 at a public meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cranberry Station Elementary School, 505 N. Center St., Westminster.

The superintendent's staff will present the report and take public comments.

The plan will be presented for approval at the regular Board of Education meeting at 5 p.m. June 9 at the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

Information: 410-751-3177 or 410-751-3020.

Meeting set for parents on kids' risky behavior

The Carroll County school system will hold a town meeting for parents of children ages 9 to 17 to learn about risky behavior, as well as prevention and intervention resources available in the community.

The meeting will be held Thursday in the Linton Springs Elementary School cafeteria, 375 Ronsdale Road, near Eldersburg. Community displays will be available for viewing at 6:30 p.m. A program will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The meeting is open to all parents, regardless of where their children attend school.

Parents will learn how to help their children deal with: relationships; sexuality; alcohol, drugs and inhalants; violence and bullying; depression, self-injury and suicide; piercing, tattooing and branding.

Parents will learn how to help their children develop resistance strategies, coping skills and positive decision-making and health choices.

Participants in this program include health, youth services and law enforcement agencies.

Information: 410-549-4978.

First Steps to discuss high school diploma options

Those ages 16 and older who want to learn about high school diploma options and skills programs, can attend a free First Steps orientation.

Introductory programs will be held:

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Northeast Social Action Program, 1046 S. Carroll St., Hampstead.

From 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Drop-In Study Center, 224 N. Center St., Westminster.

From 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 24 at Business and Employment Resource Center, 224 N. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-751-3680, Ext. 228.

School system to offer Academy of Finance

The Carroll County school system will begin offering an Academy of Finance for students next fall as part of the National Academy Foundation's Network of career academies.

Members of the Year of Planning Team recently attended the foundation's New Academy Orientation and Commencement in Washington to prepare to include the program in the curriculum.

The Academy of Finance will be housed at Westminster High School and be available to all high school students interested in a career in the finance industry.

Students can take a Financial Services program to earn the NAF endorsement as an Academy of Finance graduate. Students pursuing the NAF endorsement will participate in a paid internship while they are enrolled concurrently in college during their senior year of high school.

Information: 410-751-3131 or 410-751-3104.

Community college honors two for their support

The Carroll Community College board of trustees has honored John T. "Jack" Lyburn and Dr. Arthur Howard Peck with Friends of the College awards.

College President Faye Pappalardo said the two have shown interest and support for the college by giving their time and talents, especially in business and development.

Lyburn has been director of Carroll County's Department of Economic Development since 1994.

Peck, now retired, was a veterinarian for more than 35 years. Today, he serves the county as chairman of the Industrial Development Authority.

College of Notre Dame plans $6,000 scholarships

The College of Notre Dame of Maryland is offering a guaranteed $6,000 minimum scholarship to any female student who has completed an associate's degree at Carroll Community College (or any accredited community college) and has a 3.2 grade point average or higher.

The 3.2 Guarantee is part of a new program at Notre Dame -- EXceptional TRAnsfers (EXTRA): Scholarship Opportunities for Graduates of Community Colleges.

Scholarships will be available, beginning in the fall. Students must study full time in the Women's College and meet the college's standard admissions requirements.

EXTRA scholars are eligible for two other annual scholarships: Learn for Life Transfer Scholarships, up to 12 half-tuition scholarships; and the Presidential Transfer Scholarship, one full-tuition scholarship.

Information: 410-532-5330 or 800-435-0200.

Authors being sought for college fund-raiser

The Carroll Community College Foundation is seeking authors to participate in the eighth Random House Book Fair to Benefit the Carroll Community College Foundation.

Published authors who wish to reserve a table at the Nov. 13 book fair should call Edie Hemingway at 410-386-8405, or e-mail by July 1.

Because of space limitations, all authors will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Authors are expected to spend a two-hour period seated at their tables in the Great Hall of the college. They may spend more time at their table during book fair hours of 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Local authors will handle all book sales from their tables so that patrons may easily purchase autographed books. Brief author biographies will be included in the program.

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