Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

July 17, 2005

Sign-up scheduled for back-to-school shopping program

Shepherd's Staff will hold registration for its back-to-school program through Saturday at its facility, 30 Carroll St., Westminster.

Hours for registering to shop for school essentials will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday.

Only Carroll County students in pre-kindergarten to high school are eligible to use the service. The name of the child's school and the child's Social Security number are required. Registration must be completed in person by a parent or guardian.

Information: 410-857-5944.

Keymar woman hired by College of Notre Dame

The College of Notre Dame of Maryland has named Leona A. Sevick of Keymar as assistant academic dean, effective July 1.

Sevick has a doctorate and a master's degree in English from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her bachelor's degree, also in English, is from McDaniel College and the University of Buckingham in England.

Most recently, Sevick was adjunct lecturer and visiting lecturer at McDaniel College, where she was faculty adviser for the Asian Community Coalition.

Sevick was also a teaching assistant at Mount St. Mary's University and the University of Maryland.

Among her awards and honors are Distinguished Teaching Assistant at University of Maryland (1997-1999), Rotary Foundation International Fellow (1991-9292), Phi Beta Kappa (1991) and Jean Alpaugh Award for Interdisciplinary Study (1991).

School programs offered in career education

Carroll County public schools offer career and technology education programs in business, agriscience, marketing, allied health, trade, industrial and technical education, family and consumer sciences and technology education for high school students.

Some programs are offered at the high schools. Others are available only at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center or South Carroll High School technology center.

Students may enroll in grades 11, 12 or both in the centers' competency-based programs if they meet prerequisites for the courses. Students taking programs at the centers are enrolled concurrently in their home schools so that they can complete graduation requirements and participate in extracurricular activities.

School bus transportation is provided for students between home schools and the technology centers.

A support service team is available for disadvantaged and handicapped students who need additional assistance. For details about programs, contact the guidance office at each high school.

A local application for career and technology education programs has been prepared and submitted to the Maryland State Department of Education for approval. The application is available for review and comment by the public.

Information: 410-751-3104.

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