Education Notes


Education Beat

News from Carroll County schools and colleges

March 06, 2005

Council of PTAs offers series of workshops

The Carroll County Council of PTAs will sponsor a series of workshops from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road.

Workshops will last 25 minutes and are open to parents and students. Topics will include dealing with difficult people, self-concept, self-esteem, stress management, and drug and alcohol information.

A make-it-take-it workshop and story time for elementary-age children will be offered while parents attend the workshops.

Information: 410-795-6581.

Board of Education to meet Wednesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

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

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 at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Community college having transfer fair

Carroll Community College will hold a Spring Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Great Hall of the 1601 Washington Road campus.

Area four-year institutions will have displays and representatives with information about transferring for students who have a two-year degree from Carroll.

Information: 410-386-8153 or Transfer Fair page at

Carroll Toastmasters to meet Wednesday

Carroll County Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave.

The group helps people improve public speaking skills.

Information: 443-789-1801.

Parent support group meeting on Thursday

The Parent Support Group at Carroll Springs School will hold a meeting for parents whose children have both significant educational and medical needs.

The next meeting will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the school, 495 S. Center St., Westminster.

All parents who have children with special needs are welcome.

Information: 410-751-3620.

Students to participate in academic challenge

Student teams from eight Carroll County high schools will participate in the second Carroll Academic Challenge Saturday in the Scott Center Theater at Carroll Community College.

All seven public high schools and an additional local high school have committed teams to the event. Liberty High won last year's event.

Co-sponsored by the college and Carroll County public schools, the event is a challenging competition between teams of high school students who answer academic questions.

Teams earn points for each correct answer, and the team with the most points is declared champion.

Moderator Dwight Dingle of WTTR Radio asks the students a series of questions. Volunteer faculty judges from the college determine whether students' answers are acceptable and offer final decisions on disputed answers.

Questions are drawn from various academic disciplines, including science, economics, education and mathematics. About 250 questions were prepared last year.

Faculty coaches invite students to participate in the challenge.

Information: 410-386-8153.

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