Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

September 02, 2007

School board plans hearing on budget

The Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2009 state and local Capital Improvement Program budget request at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cranberry Station Elementary School, 505 N. Center St. in Westminster.

The proposed budget request is posted on the public schools' Web site, www.carrollk12.org under Carroll County Public Schools News.

Comments may be submitted to wecaine@k12.carr.org or by mail to William Caine, Facilities Planner, 125 N. Court St., Westminster 21157.

The budget will be sent to the Board of Education at 5 p.m. Sept. 26.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Author to speak at McDaniel

The McDaniel College department of English will present Keith Donohue, author of The Stolen Child, in a free lecture at 8 p.m. Thursday in WMC Alumni Hall.

Donohue's tale of leaving childhood behind to find one's own identity is required reading for the Class of 2011.

The Stolen Child was chosen because it can be analyzed from many perspectives. It tells of Henry Day, a boy who runs away from home and hides in a hollow tree. "The changelings," a tribe of wild children who live in darkness and secret, kidnap the boy and rename him Aniday.

In his place, they leave behind a changeling who transforms himself to look like Henry and takes his place in Henry's old life. Both boys obsessively search for the lives they had before they changed places.

Information: 410-857-2294.

Drama group to hold auditions

FoolProof Improvisational Theatre will hold auditions for its 2007-2008 season Saturday at North Carroll High School, 1400 Panther Drive in Hampstead.

FoolProof deals with issues such as drug and alcohol abuse and other problems affecting teens and families. The troupe performs primarily in schools and addiction rehabilitation centers.

The daylong audition will start at 9 a.m. and end about 4:30 p.m., and is open to high school students in Carroll County. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.

Students are expected to stay all day and should dress comfortably. No prepared work is needed, and no previous acting experience is required.

Information: 410-876-7415 or www.foolprooftroupe.com.

35-year reunion at South Carroll

The South Carroll High School Class of 1972 will hold its 35-year reunion from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Martin's Westminster.

Reservations and information: 410-751-7182 or 410-857-2928.

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