Education Notes


May 13, 2007

Meeting set on master plan

A public meeting on the proposed 2007-2016 educational facilities master plan will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cranberry Station Elementary School, 505 N. Center St., Westminster.

The superintendent's staff will present the report and take public comment. The facilities master plan will be presented to the Board of Education for approval at 5 p.m. June 13.

Information: 410-751-3177.

School board to meet Wednesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the boardroom at 125 N. Court St., Westminster, to approve the fiscal year 2008 operating budget categorical totals.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Westminster High sets inclusion day

Westminster High School will host an Inclusion Field Day for Learning for Independence students from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Inclusion day provides opportunities for special education students to interact with other students in noncompetitive, cooperative activities.

Information: 410-751-3610.

School band holds night for rookies

Westminster High School's Owl Marching Band will hold a Rookie Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the band room for eighth-grade students who will be attending Westminster High and are interested in joining the band.

Parents should come to Rookie Night for information. Students who don't play an instrument are welcome to learn and join the band.

A Rookie Camp will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Information: 410-751-6976.

Public invited to view curriculum

The Carroll County Public School System has instructional materials being considered for adoption on view for the public through Wednesday at the Resource Center in the Board of Education offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow and Tuesday, and to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The Curriculum Council will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at Ascension Episcopal Church about the materials. Approved materials will go to the Board of Education for adoption.

Information: 410-751-3067.

Scholarships available for seniors

Scholarships are available to Carroll County graduating seniors.

Maryland State Grange will offer a scholarship to a deaf or hearing-impaired student who is studying to work with hearing- impaired individuals. Deadline is June 1. Information: 301-829-0545.

Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board is offering $2,500 scholarships to college students enrolled or accepted to a two- or four-year institution with an agricultural program and who are involved in grain production. Deadline is June 1. Information: 410-956-5771.

Union Bridge Church of the Brethren will award the Joanne Grossnickle Scholarship to students from Francis Scott Key, Linganore or Walkersville High schools or who have some relation to the church. Deadline is June 15. Information: Joanne Grossnickle Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 518, Union Bridge 21791, or 410-775-2717.

Entries sought for book fair

The 11th annual Random House Book Fair to Benefit the Carroll Community College Foundation will be held Nov. 10 at Carroll Community College.

All Carroll County students in grades 1 to 12 can submit previously unpublished short stories and/or poems to the student writing contest.

Entries may have only one author and only one entry per author, per category, may be submitted.

Deadline for entries is Friday.

Information: 410-386-8019.

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