Education Notes

Education Notes

August 22, 2004

Carroll school board to hold session on capital projects

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a work session from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday to examine capital improvement projects under consideration.

The session will be held in Room 007 of the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster. The public is encouraged to attend.

The session will focus on student enrollment in the county, options to relieve crowding, and systemic renovations and modernizations of schools.

The board also will hold two other meetings Wednesday: at 1 p.m. with the county commissioners and 2 p.m. for an administrative meeting.

The first two meetings will be broadcast live on CETV Channel 21 and repeated at 8 p.m. Aug. 26 and 29 and Sept. 2, and at 9 a.m. Aug. 28.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Author Buehrer to speak on character education

The Carroll County Heritage Foundation will present Eric Buehrer in a lecture, "Religion and Character Education in the Public Schools? Absolutely!" at 7 p.m. Friday at Winters Mill High School.

Buehrer, an author, educator and president of Gateways to Better Education, teaches how to promote academic freedom and Christian values in the public school system.

His free lecture will present academically legitimate and legally appropriate ways that public schools can help students value the positive role of religion in society, and encourage students to live by those faith-based values.

The school is at 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster.

Buehrer will also appear at Prayer in the Park at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Westminster City Playground.

Information: 410-876-8714.

County schools need volunteers in classroom

School volunteers are essential in adequately educating the county's youth.

The Carroll County public school system uses volunteers' services, time and encouragement to allow educators to fully implement meaningful knowledge and strategies.

The students benefit through additional support and encouragement to strive to reach their highest potential.

The volunteer program in the public schools uses the talents of all interested citizens in the community. To ensure that participants are adequately trained, volunteers are required to attend a training session before beginning a task or acting as a chaperone.

Training is offered at each Carroll school, as well as regionally, throughout the county.

All chaperones involved in overnight trips or activities also will be required to submit to a background check at least 30 days before the scheduled activity.

Anyone wishing to volunteer can call the volunteer training coordinator at 410-386-1536, or for a schedule of training workshops.

18 from Carroll earn degrees at Notre Dame

Eighteen Carroll County residents received degrees from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland this spring.

The graduates are:

Eldersburg: Lisa L. Anderson, master of arts, leadership in teaching; Laura G. Campbell, master of arts, management; Rebecca Cowart, bachelor of arts, business, cum laude; Charlotte B. Davis, bachelor of arts, human services, cum laude; Thomas P. Gill, master of arts, management; Catherine Taylor Owens, bachelor of arts, liberal arts/elementary education, cum laude; Erin Romans, bachelor of arts, liberal studies/elementary education.

Finksburg: Christopher Hauber, bachelor of arts, business, magna cum laude.

Hampstead: Robert D. Nusum, master of arts, leadership in teaching; Grace M. Naylor, bachelor of arts, business, cum laude.

Manchester: George C. Crofoot, bachelor of arts, human services, summa cum laude; Elizabeth A. Kennedy, bachelor of science, nursing, cum laude.

Millers: Elaine W. Constable, bachelor of arts, human services.

Sykesville: Fabiola M. Brown, bachelor of arts, art; Christina M. Miller, bachelor of arts, business, summa cum laude.

Westminster: Lisa Frederick-Burgoon, bachelor of science, nursing; Elizabeth M. Hemler, bachelor of arts, human services; Lou Ann Kelvey, bachelor of arts, human services.

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