Education Notes


April 23, 2006

Youth Ready to hold expo

The Youth Ready to Respond Preparedness Expo will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center in Westminster.

A dedication ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. Presentations will be made by approximately 25 community agencies, including local fire departments and the American Red Cross.

Youth Ready to Respond is an initiative of Carroll County Public Schools and Volunteer Carroll that engaged Career and Technology students in safety and preparedness by working on various projects.

The program was funded by a two-year $50,000 grant from Learn and Serve America and the Points of Light Foundation.

The Expo's purpose is to promote awareness of the needs in the community and opportunities for citizens to become active in local public safety initiatives.

Information: 410-751-3097.

School board holds meeting Wednesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold an administrative meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices in Westminster.

The board will meet with the county commissioners at 1 p.m. A work session on Community Learning Centers will be held afterward.

The board offices are at 125 N. Court St. Information: 410-751-3020.

Judy Center offers parents' workshops

The Judy Center, with the Carroll County Youth Service Bureau, offers workshops for parents.

Sessions include:

Dealing With Challenging Children: Tuesday. Parents will learn practical ideas and techniques for dealing with children with especially challenging behaviors, and find out if professional help is needed.

Attention Difficulties in Children: Wednesday. An overview of ADD/ADHD will be given, with strategies for helping with homework, organization, self-control and social skills.

Workshops are held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Youth Service Bureau. Reservations are required at 410-751-3613.

Information: 410-751-3086.

Literacy Council holds spelling bee

The Literacy Council of Carroll County will hold its "Anyule Spelin' Be" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, 1229 Washington Road, Westminster.

Teams of four spellers from various businesses, civic organizations and government agencies will compete for spelling supremacy. Scoring focuses on fun as well as accuracy.

Spectator tickets are $15 and include a picnic-style dinner.

Information: 410-857-0766.

McDaniel to hold Relay for Life

McDaniel College will hold its second annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life event at 7 p.m. Friday at Bair Stadium.

The overnight event celebrates cancer survivors and community spirit. The public is invited to donate, but participation is limited to students, faculty and staff.

Luminarias can be purchased to honor loved ones affected by cancer. Yoplait yogurt lids also are being collected in the pub, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Information: 410-751-8358.

Historical Society accepting applicants

The Historical Society of Carroll County's 2006 Jay A. Graybeal Scholarship Fund is accepting applications from Carroll County students.

The scholarship is open to college-bound high school students, undergraduate or post-graduate college students, or those pursuing certification or an apprentice program dedicated to traditional arts, industries, trades or crafts in a certified or accredited environment.

College students must be pursuing studies in history or specializing in museums, archival, library or historic preservation or material culture.

For complete requirements, call 410-848-6494.

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