Education Notes


November 26, 2006

Seminar focuses on parenting and stress

Carroll Child Care Centers will present a seminar on "Parenting & Stress" at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at 125 Airport Drive, Suite 16, Westminster.

A professional facilitator from the Judy Center will lead the program. A light dinner will be served and child care will be available.

The program is free to the public, but registration is required by Friday.

Information: 410-848-0644.

Montessori School to hold open house

The Montessori School of Westminster will hold an open house for prospective students and their parents from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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

The school is at 1055 Montessori Drive off Hughes Shop Road near Pleasant Valley.

Information: 410-848-6283.

Financial aid workshop at CCC

Carroll Community College will hold a free financial aid workshop from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Scott Center theater at 1601 Washington Road.

This overview of financial aid programs includes information about how to apply and meet individual student and family needs, while meeting strict deadlines.

Attendees also can get information on how to apply online for aid, an increasingly popular option.

Registration is required at 410-386-8437.

Honor society to collect bears

Carroll Community College's Chapter of Psi Beta, the National Honor Society in Psychology for Junior and Community Colleges, will collect Hospice Care Bears through Dec. 6.

The teddy bears must be new, between 8 and 12 inches in height and cuddly.

The bears will be provided to Carroll Hospice patients and bereaved families in Carroll County.

Drop off boxes are located in the foyer of the Great Hall and the Nursing Building, and in the hallway next to P 501 at the 1601 Washington Road campus.

Information: 410-386-8153.

Teacher honored for work with the blind

Raymond Peloquin has received the Distinguished Educator of Blind Children Award from the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland.

An employee of Carroll County public schools, Peloquin is a nationally certified teacher of the visually impaired and an orientation and mobility specialist.

He was nominated for the award by several parents of his students. He was selected for his skill in teaching Braille and other related subjects and for his dedication to students. He also has worked at the Maryland School for the Blind for 10 years as an orientation and mobility instructor in its Transition to Life program for middle and high school students.

Gray receives TEAM award

Michael Gray, assistant supervisor of Career and Technology Education, has received the Excellence in Leadership Award from the Technology Education Association of Maryland.

Gray was the key staff member for the implementation of the new voluntary state curriculum in Carroll County. He supported and encouraged teachers as they began using the curriculum in their classrooms.

He also has participated in statewide field testing the new Center to Advance the Teaching of Technology and Science model curricula.

As a result, starting next school year, all students in Carroll County public schools will be taking Foundations of Technology for the one credit graduation requirement.

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