Education Notes


November 05, 2006

Week recognizes school psychologists

The National Association of School Psychologists has designated tomorrow through Friday as "School Psychology Awareness Week" to recognize and promote the work that school psychologists do to help children achieve.

School psychologists are professionals trained in both psychology and education. They are specialists in mental health, child development, school organization, learning styles and processes, behavior motivation, and effective teaching.

The 2006-2007 focus of the National Association of School Psychologists and the Maryland School Psychologists' Association is on raising awareness of the importance of children's mental health, and the relationship between mental health and learning and development.

School board to meet Wednesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

The regular meeting agenda will be posted on the school system's Web site,

Meetings will be broadcast live on CETV, Channel 21 on Adelphia cable TV, and repeated at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sunday and the following Thursday, and 9 a.m. Saturday.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Community college to discuss energy

Carroll Community College will hold an energy discussion as part of the "How Things Work/Academic Community" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Center at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

"Sustainable Energy Sources" will feature a panel of energy experts who will discuss how sustainable energy sources -- such as electricity from manure, solar power and fuel from corn-- are being used.

Information: 410-386-8241.

Urologist, wife create scholarship

Carroll Hospital Center urologist Dr. Michael Kane and his wife, Debbie, have established a scholarship for college-bound children of Carroll Hospital Center and Carroll Hospice employees.

The "Carroll Hospital Center Foundation Scholarship for Dependents of Associates (Employees)" was launched with a $30,000 gift from the couple.

To apply, students must be the dependent of a Carroll Hospital Center or Carroll Hospice employee in good standing who has worked for the hospital for at least three years.

Applicants also must have been accepted to a four-year, accredited institution with plans to pursue their first bachelor's degree.

The application must include a 500-word essay on "What it would mean to me to attend college."

Details on application submission will be provided by the Carroll Hospital Foundation late next year.

Piney Run sponsors Pa. trip for teens

Piney Run Park will sponsor a weekend trip for teens to Crystal Lake in Highesville, Pa., Saturday and Sunday. Youth will stay in a rustic cabin. Take a sleeping bag, warm clothes and sturdy hiking shoes for walks and nature-related activities.

The bus will leave from the boat trailer parking lot at 7 a.m. Saturdayand return at 8 p.m. Sunday. Ages 13 to 18 are welcome. The cost is $50 for members and $55 for nonmembers.

Information: 410-795-6043.

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