Education Notes

Education Notes

October 24, 2004

Red Ribbon Week promotes drug-free life

The Carroll County public school system will participate in Red Ribbon Week, which began yesterday, along with schools, government agencies and social service organizations across the country.

Red Ribbon Week is a celebration of positive choices and a healthy, drug-free lifestyle that touches the lives of 80 million young people and adults annually.

Red Ribbon Week is a time for communities to come together in the fight against drugs. Schools will observe the week with activities, including essay and poster contests, assemblies, theme days and morning announcements about drugs.

Information: 410-751-3331.

School board 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.

The board meeting will be followed by a work session at 2 p.m. on the middle schools.

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

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

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

College is offering trip to England, Scotland

Carroll Community College is offering students and the community the chance to visit England and Scotland from March 17 to March 24.

The cost of the trip is $1,498 for those age 25 and younger, and $1,753 for those older than 25.

The deadline for registration is Nov. 30.

The trip includes round-trip air fare, six overnight hotel stays, continental breakfast and dinner daily, full-time educational tour director, a sightseeing tour led by a local guide, visits to attractions and sightseeing briefings.

Students may combine this tour with Humanities 160, History 160 or English 160, and earn one to three hours of course credit.

Information: 410-386-8262 or 410-386-8261.

Friendship Valley pupils plan Medieval Festival

The fifth-graders at Friendship Valley Elementary School will hold their fifth annual Medieval Festival from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the school.

The pupils will dress in Medieval period costume and pretend they are living in that era.

They will eat period foods and participate in games and crafts such as soap whittling, making flower chains and leather pouches, throwing a javelin and playing with bocce balls.

For the past month, pupils have been reading books, watching movies and learning about Medieval customs and culture.

Information: 410-751-3650.

School nurses group honors Kathy Wantz

The Maryland Association of School Health Nurses has named Kathy Wantz of Carrolltowne Elementary School as Maryland School Nurse of the Year.

This award acknowledges excellence in school nursing practice and leadership in school health.

Wantz received the award because of her knowledge of and dedication to school nursing and her commitment to the well-being of Carrolltowne and all county public school students.

Wantz will now be considered for the National Association of School Nurses' School Nurse of the Year award.


The Carroll County Board of Education

will hold a student recognition ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road. 410-751-3020.

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