Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

October 15, 2006

School bus safety is focus this week

School Bus Safety Week will be observed today through Saturday by the Carroll County Safe Kids Coalition, CRASH Coalition, Maryland State Police, Sheriff's Office and the town police departments.

Police will enforce school bus safety strongly throughout the county all week.

School bus safety presentations will be given at Linton Springs and Westminster Elementary schools with "Otto the Auto," an animated teaching car from the AAA Foundation.

Information: 410-876-4448.

Gifted program to be discussed at meeting

Manchester Elementary School will hold a gifted and talented program orientation meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the media center.

The meeting is for parents and others who are interested in learning about the gifted and talented program at Manchester.

Information on the characteristics of gifted children, the identification process, and types of resources provided will be covered.

Information: 410-751-3410.

CCC to hold meeting on global dimming

Carroll Community College will hold an energy discussion at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room M157-159 at the 1601 Washington Road campus.

Beate Liepert, a scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, will discuss "Global Dimming," why our planet is becoming a darker place and the effect pollution has had on global dimming.

Information: 410-386-8241.

Middle school urges Internet safety

Representatives from the Secret Service, a member of the FBI's Cyber Crime Unit and local law enforcement officials will give presentations about Internet safety to pupils at Northwest Middle School on Wednesday.

A parent forum will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The community is welcome to attend.

Guidance counselors at Northwest Middle will work with pupils throughout October to emphasize the importance of Internet safety.

Information: 410-751-3270.

Centers promote after-school support

The Carroll County Public Schools Community Learning Centers will participate in the seventh annual national "Lights on Afterschool!" event at 4 p.m. Thursday at East Middle School, 121 Longwell Ave., Westminster.

"Lights on Afterschool" emphasizes the importance of after-school programs and keeping lights on and doors open for children as a key component of their success.

The community is welcome to visit any of Carroll's 12 Community Learning Centers on Thursday.

Information: 410-751-3332.

Special ed is topic of parent workshop

The Partners for Success Center of Carroll County Public Schools will sponsor a workshop for parents and staff from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Carroll Springs School, 495 S. Center St., Westminster.

Special Education Basics is an interactive workshop that gives participants an overview of the special education program and process. Parents will learn how to become active participants in their child's education.

Registration is required at 410-751-3955.

Town meeting slated at Runnymede

School Board President Thomas Hiltz and Superintendent Charles I. Ecker will hold a town meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Runnymede Elementary School, 3000 Langdon Drive, Taneytown.

The public is welcome to voice concerns or ask questions on education topics and issues.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Carroll college sets open house Thursday

Carroll Community College will hold a Fall Open House from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

Tours of the college, information and faculty will be available from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sessions will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on admissions, financial aid, choosing a major and academic communities (life inside and outside the classroom).

Registration is required at 410-386-8435 or e-mail openhouse@carrollcc.edu.

Montessori School's open house is Sat.

The Montessori School of Westminster will hold an open house for prospective students and their parents from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 1055 Montessori Drive off Hughes Shop Road.

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

Information: 410-848-6283.

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