Education Notes


April 30, 2006

Program to focus on school transitions

The Carroll County Council of PTAs will hold a program on transitioning from elementary to middle school and middle to high school at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Board of Education building, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

Parents can learn what to expect from their children in personality, environment and other areas. Principals from middle and high schools will discuss issues and answer questions.

Information: 410-795-6581.

CCC to hold annual Spring Open House

Carroll Community College will hold its annual Spring Open House from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

Check-in is from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Visitors can tour the college, meet the faculty and staff, and learn about student life and financial aid. Staff will be available to assist with admissions.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-8435 or e-mail

CCC to host sessions for small businesses

Carroll Community College is offering "Secrets of Success for Small Business Owners."

Small business owners, or those thinking about starting a business, will have dinner or breakfast with some of Carroll County's successful small business owners and learn the "secrets" of their success.

Programs include:

Dinner with Jack Tevis of S.H. Tevis & Son, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 11 at Johansson's Dining House, 4 W. Main St., Westminster. The cost is $39.

Dinner with Harry Sirinakis of Harry's Main Street Grille, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 17 at Harry's, 65 W. Main St., Westminster. The cost is $39.

Breakfast with Michelle Mauritz-Dinsmore of Longaberger Baskets and Kathy Hillman of Pampered Chef, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 20 or June 17 at CCC's 1601 Washington Road Campus. The cost is $39.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Carson Scholars honors 10 students

Ten Carroll County Public Schools students were honored recently at the 2006 Carson Scholars Fund 10th annual awards banquet.

Honored students are: Amanda Biederman, grade 8, New Windsor Middle; Darcey Blye, grade 5, Cranberry Station Elementary; Zachary Bouis, grade 5, Taneytown Elementary; Serena Hare, grade 5, Manchester Elementary; Stacey Heaver, grade 7, West Middle; Grace McCarthy, grade 5, Carrolltowne Elementary; Anna Parsons, grade 5, Westminster Elementary; Nicholas Wagman, grade 11, Winters Mill High; Elizabeth Welliver, grade 7, East Middle; Nicholas Wolf, grade 5, William Winchester Elementary.

The Carson Scholars Fund Inc. is a nonprofit charity that was founded in 1994 by Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson and his wife, Candy, to recognize and reward students in grades four through 11 who strive for academic excellence and demonstrate a strong commitment to their community.

Head Start seeks play area donations

Catholic Charities Head Start of Carroll County is asking for donations to provide the children in their care with an outside play area.

Recent cuts in federal funding for human services programs have left nonprofit groups short on funds.

Head Start's new facility at the nonprofit center has a playground area but no funds to buy and erect equipment.

The goal is to raise $50,000 for the playground.

Contributions are tax-deductible and will be recognized on a donors' plaque in the lobby.

Information: 410-871-2450.

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