Education Notes


April 16, 2006

County schools mark Volunteer Week this week

Carroll County public schools will celebrate Public School Volunteer Week April 16-22.

More than 14,000 volunteers are offering their expertise and time in the public schools and will serve 200,000 hours this year.

Information: 410-386-1536.

Carroll Community College to sponsor job fair on Tuesday

Carroll Community College will hold a spring job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Great Hall at 1601 Washington Road.

The job fair highlights employment opportunities (seasonal, temporary, permanent, part time, or full time) with local employers. Participating employers are listed at

Information: 410-386-8153.

School officials will hold town meeting Wednesday

County School Board President Thomas Hiltz and Superintendent Charles I. Ecker will hold a town meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at North Carroll Middle School, 2401 Hanover Pike, Greenmount.

Parents and the public are welcome to voice concerns or ask questions on education topics and issues. Information: 410-751-3020.

Friendship School will hold outreach session Wednesday

The Friendship School, an independent nonprofit school for children of average to above-average intelligence with learning differences, will hold a community outreach session at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Eldersburg school, 6220 Georgetown Blvd., Suite 102.

Dr. Vince Culotta of NeuroBehavioral Associates will discuss attention disorder and learning differences. Information: 410-552-6880.

College plans Community Involvement Expo

Carroll Community College will hold a Community Involvement Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the 1601 Washington Road campus.

Students, staff and faculty can visit with community partners, nonprofit organizations and state agencies to learn more about service-learning partnerships, volunteer opportunities, careers in human services, and social issues.

A networking luncheon will be held at 1 p.m.

Information: 410-386-8413.

Job fair will focus on early-childhood education

Carroll County public schools will sponsor an job fair for certified teacher candidates in early-childhood education from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25 at Parr's Ridge Elementary School, 202 Watersville Road, Mount Airy.

The event will include scheduled interviews with administrators, lunch/networking, and an overview of the public schools' kindergarten program.

Interested candidates should call 410-751-3101 to register and schedule an interview.

Literacy Council will train tutors at workshop

The Literacy Council of Carroll County will hold a training workshop starting April 29 for anyone interested in becoming a tutor to adults and children who need assistance with reading skills.

Training is provided in basic English and English as a Second Language at the literacy council office at the Carroll Nonprofit Center, 255 Clifton Blvd, Suite 315, Westminster. Information: 410-857-0766.

Schools are celebrating Library Media Month

School Library Media Month is being observed in Carroll County public schools this month.

School media centers will celebrate with various special activities and programs.

A complete list of school activities for Media Month is available at

Teachers get money to go toward master's degrees

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has awarded three county public school teachers $300 Wilhelm Scholarships to assist them with earning a master's degree from McDaniel College.

Recipients are Jennifer Spickler, a fifth-grade teacher at Manchester Elementary; Christina Bandula, a second-grade teacher at Cranberry Station Elementary; and Heidi Neska, a kindergarten teacher at Runnymede Elementary.

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