Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

Education Beat

September 25, 2005

Public schools announce plans for bus detours on Bond Street

The Westminster City Department of Public Works and Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. have informed the Carroll County Public Schools Office of Transportation Services that the intersection of West Green Street at Bond Street will be closed on or about Oct. 1 and will remain closed for about three weeks.

The earlier detour on West Green Street between Old New Windsor Pike and Bond Street will remain in effect until further notice.

School buses using the intersection of West Green Street and Bond Street will be temporarily detoured using a West Main Street, Liberty Street (Route 27) and West George Street bypass of the construction zone. During the closure, Bus 16A serving Friendship Valley Elementary School will be changed from the regular stop at 4 Bond St. to West Main Street at Bond Street; and the regular stop at 36 Bond St. will be changed to West George Street at Bond Street.

Service to other stops located on Bond Street will continue, although some delays are expected.

Information: 410-751-3229.

McDaniel to dedicate new Academic Hall

McDaniel College will dedicate its new Academic Hall at 11 a.m. Saturday at Baker Memorial Chapel.

Professor Francis "Skip" Fennell, an internationally recognized expert in mathematics education, and president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, will speak at 11 a.m. at the dedication.

A ribbon cutting and reception will follow in Academic Hall.

The 44,800-square-foot, $9-million building, perched on a hilltop, will become the new home of the psychology and education departments, graduate and professional studies, and Student Academic Support Services.

Information: 410-857-2294.

Martin's Food offers schools fundraiser

Martin's Food Market in Eldersburg is offering a fundraising program for schools in the area.

Whenever a customer uses his/her Martin's Bonus Card, the store will donate 1 percent of the purchase to a designated school.

Customers can register for the program by completing an application at the store. Up to two schools can receive donations through the A+ School Rewards program.

The program begins Oct. 2. Customers are encouraged to sign up by Saturday.

E-mail newsletter available for parents

The Carroll County Public School System encourages parents to sign up for eSchoolnewsletter to receive Carroll County school news via e-mail at home and/or at work.

The free service provides parents with school system emergency notices and news of interest, as well as their local school newsletter, parent organization updates, notices of coming events and calendar reminders.

For information or to sign up to receive news from any Carroll County public school, visit www.eschoolnewsletter.com and click on Parents/Students.

Manchester nurse awarded state honor

The Maryland Association of School Health Nurses has named Kim Clinedinst of Manchester Elementary School as its Maryland School Nurse of the Year.

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

Clinedinst received the award because of her dedication to school nursing, outreach to the school community, and contributions to the improvement of health services throughout all county public schools.

She will be recognized at the association's fall conference Oct. 28-29 in Ocean City and will be considered for the National Association of School Nurses School Nurse of the Year award.

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