Education Notes


October 29, 2006

CCC to give overview of its programs

Carroll Community College will hold information sessions on programs next month.

Allied Health at 6 p.m. Wednesday. An overview of allied health options will be held, followed by breakout sessions from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. on physical therapist assistant, nursing (for beginning students), health and exercise science, and continuing education and certification options.

Education and Social Sciences at 6 p.m. Nov. 7. An overview of all education and social science options will be held, followed by breakout sessions from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. on early childhood education, teacher education for beginners and career changers, criminal justice and legal studies, and psychology.

Computer Careers will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 on careers in graphics, computer-aided design and computer information systems. Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-8435.

Public forum slated on reading program

The Division of Instruction for Carroll County Public Schools is examining the current pre-K through 12 reading program to develop a comprehensive two-year improvement plan to ensure that all students have access to a high-quality, scientifically research-based reading program.

The community is invited to offer its opinions at a public forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Carroll County Public Schools building, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

Information: 410-751-3067.

High School to host Veteran's Day event

Winters Mill High School will hold its fifth annual Veteran's Day Breakfast on Friday at 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster.

A breakfast will be held at 7:50 a.m. in the cafeteria, followed by a presentation at 9:15 a.m. in the gymnasium.

Veterans who are interested in attending are asked to call the school at 410-386-1500 or e-mail David Herman at by tomorrow.

College to offer caregiver's course

Carroll Community College is offering a family caregiver course to make caring for loved ones easier and safer.

This comprehensive course will provide a home caregiver with the skills to assist with daily personal care, including bed baths, making an occupied bed, transferring from bed to chair or commode, safety in the home, adaptive equipment and community resources.

The class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 27 to Dec. 13, at 1601 Washington Road. The cost is $185.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Annual food drive begins tomorrow

South Carroll High School's media center will hold its annual food drive tomorrow through Nov. 14, in conjunction with Maryland's Harvest For the Hungry "Kids Helping Kids" campaign.

Students will be encouraged to trick-or-treat Tuesday for food for the needy. All food collected will be sent to Carroll County Food Sunday, which serves almost 400 families a week.

Only nonperishable food is requested. Especially needed are canned fish tuna and salmon, canned fruit, canned vegetables (except green beans), cereal and applesauce.

Food may be brought to the school at 1300 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.

Information: 410-751-3575.


The Montessori School of Westminster -- will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at 1055 Montessori Drive off Hughes Shop Road. Families can tour the school and meet with staff to learn about the Montessori philosophy. 410-848-6283.

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