Education Notes


December 04, 2005

School to observe inclusiveness week

Robert Moton Elementary School will observe National Inclusive Schools Week this week.

The week highlights the progress that schools have made in providing a quality education to all students.

Families, parents and students can observe activities such as the health curriculum on disabilities, where students experience what it might feel like to have difficulty learning, hearing, seeing, etc.

Parents also are welcome to visit their child's specials, social studies and science classes.

Cindy Senseney from the Partners for Success Center will hold a question-and-answer session at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Collages of pupils working together will be displayed in the front lobby.

Information: 410-751-3610.

`First Steps' offers adult education

Residents age 16 and older who want to learn about high school diploma options and other programs, and have their math and reading skills evaluated, can attend a free "First Steps" orientation.

Introductory programs will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 and from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 15 and 16 at the Business and Employment Resource Center, 224 N. Center St., Westminster.

Advisers will be available to discuss learning needs and educational goals.

"First Steps" is part of Student Support Services and Carroll Adult Learning Connection.

Information: 410-751-3680.

Program focuses on active children

The Carroll County public schools and Health Department's annual "Project ACES: Active Children Excel in School" program saw a record 7,128 pupils in grades one to five participate this year.

Pupils from all 22 public elementary schools, plus Carroll Christian Schools and Crest Lane Seventh-day Adventist, kept a log for two weeks, documenting their daily physical activity.

Seventy percent of pupils from those schools participated in the program, and 94 percent of them met the 14-day requirement.

Participating schools will receive trophies and cash awards totaling $7,200. Children's prizes also will be presented this month.

Legislative pages selected for 2006

The Maryland General Assembly invites high school students throughout the state to serve as pages on the floor of the House of Delegates and Senate during the annual General Assembly.

Carroll's representatives in the 2006 legislative session will be Aaron Barnard-Luce from Westminster High School, Brian Campbell of North Carroll High School, and Heidi Davis and Brendan Schlauch of South Carroll High School.

Andrea Chong of South Carroll High School was selected as the alternate.

Pages serve two nonconsecutive weeks in either the House or Senate. Their duties are dictated by the work of the chamber to which they are assigned. Pages must be present whenever their assigned chamber is in session.

Duties include keeping members' bill books up to date, distributing materials to members on the floor, running errands, answering the phone and assisting visitors, and delivering messages to members.

Company offers college scholarships

Long & Foster Real Estate has announced that the deadline for its $200,000 scholarship program is March 1.

High school seniors entering an accredited four-year college or university can apply for a $1,000 scholarship for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Scholarships will be made payable to the college or university in the student's name.

Eligible students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average, demonstrate financial need, indicate school leadership positions and extracurricular activities, write a short essay, and name their community activities, including their employment.

Applications are available at all Long & Foster Real Estate offices and high school guidance offices.

Information: 800-237-8800.

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