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Education Beat

News from Carroll County schools and colleges

September 04, 2005

Library's programs offer pupils science exploration

The Carroll County Public Library invites second- and third-graders to participate in "Aha! Science at Your Library," a program that uses computers to explore science themes in a fun and engaging environment.

The program, a collaboration between the library and the county public schools, promotes science literacy by giving pupils a chance to test science theories using hands-on materials and by conducting experiments.

Thirty Aha! Concept Kits with books, DVDs and all materials needed to conduct experiments at home will be available to check out.

The Eldersburg, Taneytown and Westminster branches will hold 69 programs with such themes as Roaring Rockets, Ludicrous Light, Predictable Pendulums, Simple Machines, Freaky Friction and Fabulous Flight.

Parents must register their children for the programs, each of which is limited to 12 children, up to two weeks in advance. Children can attend as many sessions as they choose.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Parents can withhold students' information

The federal No Child Left Behind Act provides that high schools will, upon request by military recruiters for recruiting purposes, release student names, addresses and telephone numbers to military personnel.

The county public schools will not release a student's information, however, if a parent or guardian provides a letter stating that permission for such release is not granted.

Parents or guardians who do not want their children's information to be released to military personnel must submit a written statement to the school principal by Sept. 30.

Information: Cynthia Little, 410-751-3123; or Barbara Guthrie, 410-751-3125.

Group for stay-at-home parents plans meeting

PATH (Parents AT Home) of Carroll County meets at 9:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 915 Liberty Road in Eldersburg.

A Mount Airy group meets at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Watkins Park on Route 27.

PATH is a networking and support group for parents who stay at home with their children part time or full time. Information for parents and family activities are offered.

Information: Eldersburg, 410-552-5728; Mount Airy, 301-829-7363.

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