Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

October 30, 2005

Diversity program slated for pupils

The Carroll County public schools' Department of Minority Achievement and Intervention Programs and Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality will hold the seventh annual Middle School Multicultural Leadership Conference on Tuesday.

The daylong event will be held at the New Windsor Conference Center with the theme "Embracing Diversity." Four workshops will focus on bullying, harassment, conflict resolution and respect.

The goal of the conference is to prepare middle school pupils to be leaders. Middle school leaders will teach other pupils at their home schools to accept, respect and embrace each other's similarities and differences.

Information: 410-751-3610.

Montessori School plans open houses

The Montessori School of Westminster will hold open houses for prospective pupils and their parents from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 12.

Families can tour the school and meet with the staff to learn about the Montessori philosophy.

The school is at 1055 Montessori Drive off Hughes Shop Road near Pleasant Valley.

Information: 410-848-6283.

County public schools seeking volunteers

School volunteers are essential in adequately educating the county's youth.

The Carroll County public school system uses volunteers' services, time and encouragement to allow educators to implement knowledge and strategies.

The students benefit through additional support and encouragement to strive to reach their highest potential.

The volunteer program in the public schools uses the talents of all interested citizens. To ensure that participants are adequately trained, volunteers are required to attend an annual training session before beginning a task or acting as a chaperone.

Training is offered throughout the school year at each Carroll school as well as throughout the county.

In addition, all chaperones involved in overnight trips or activities will be required to submit a background check at least 30 days before the scheduled activity.

Anyone wishing to volunteer can call the training coordinator at 410-386-1536.

Calendar

Carroll County public schools -- will close two hours and 45 minutes early Wednesday for elementary school pupils. Schools will be closed for half-time kindergarten pupils. 410-751-3020.

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