Education Notes


Education Beat

October 09, 2005

Education board meets Wednesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will meet 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 9 a.m. Saturday.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Health action program planned

The Carroll County Health Department's Children's Heart Health Action Team is sponsoring its annual "Project ACES - Active Children Excel in School" program through Saturday. All 22 county public elementary schools are participating.

The challenge is designed to improve health and fitness by increasing daily physical activity for pupils, who keep a log of their activities, aiming for 30 minutes a day.

Prizes are awarded to pupils, schools and PTAs for their participation.

Information: 410-876-4984.

Boating classes offered at school

The Carroll County Bureau of Recreation will offer boating classes taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 22 at Northwest Middle School in Taneytown.

State law requires that anyone born on or after July 1, 1972, who operates a registered or documented pleasure boat in Maryland must have a boating safety education certificate. This class fills state requirements. Both classes must be attended for certification.

The cost is $20 for books and supplies. Age 12 and older may take the class.

Information: Recreation, 410-386-2103; or Coast Guard, 410-750-1960.


Carroll County public schools -- offer the External Diploma Program, a self-paced alternative to the GED test. Information sessions on the program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday at Student Support Services/Carroll Adult Learning Connection, 55 N. Court St., Suite G27, Westminster. Registration is requested. 410-751-3680.

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