Education Notes

Education Notes

July 25, 2004

Road trip promoting deaf culture, pride to visit McDaniel

DeafNation Road Trip, sponsored by DeafNation TV, will visit McDaniel College Tuesday for a roadside rest to meet with students and faculty, visit classes and learn more about the college's program that educates teachers of the deaf.

The road trip through 42 states is intended to spread a message about deaf culture and pride.

The crew expects to arrive on campus at 10 a.m. Tuesday during one of the final stops on the tour, which began in Washington April 28 and will end in Frederick Thursday.

Road trip information: www.deafnation.com. Local visit information: e-mail David Martin at dmartin@mcdaniel.edu.

School board to hold 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 work session will be held at 2 p.m. on facilities and enrollment.

A public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on crowding at North Carroll High School.

The regular meeting agenda will be posted on the school system's Web site, www.carrk12.org.

Meetings will be broadcast live on CETV, Channel 21 on Adelphia cable television and shown again at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sunday and the following Thursday, and at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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

Public schools offer training for volunteers

Carroll County public schools rely heavily on volunteers to strengthen ties to the community.

Level I volunteers (including guest speakers/readers, business representatives and concession stand operators) must register at a school site before volunteering.

Level II Volunteers (including classroom helpers, chaperones and mentors) are required to attend an annual training session at least seven school days before volunteering.

Volunteers who plan to chaperone overnight trips or activities must submit background check requests 30 days before the event.

Training sessions are held at schools and regional locations year-round. All volunteer training is valid until Sept. 30 of the following school year.

For the 2004-2005 school year, sessions for trainers will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 13 at the central office board room; and from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Liberty High media center.

One-hour regional volunteer training sessions will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 2, Oct. 11, March 8 and April 19 in Board of Education Room 007; at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at Linton Springs Elementary media center; Oct. 21 at Westminster Elementary media center; Nov. 17 at Century High media center; Dec. 6 at Shiloh Middle media center; Jan. 5 at Carrolltowne Elementary media center; Feb. 8 at Robert Moton Elementary media center; March 14 at Eldersburg Elementary cafeteria; and April 5 at Francis Scott Key High media center.

Information: 410-386-1536.

Automotive program at school recertified

The automotive training program at South Carroll High School was recertified recently by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

The program was evaluated by NATEF for standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities and equipment.

After completing the evaluation, NATEF recommended that the school's program be certified by ASE, a national nonprofit organization that tests and certifies repair technicians and training programs.

The recertification in six areas of automotive repair is good for five years.

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