School board to hold meeting Wednesday

EDUCATION NOTES

September 23, 2007

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold an administrative meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices at 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

A work session will be held at 2 p.m.

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

Information: 410-751-3020.

Parent-education group to hold event

The Carroll County Local Management Board will hold a Parents As Teachers kickoff event from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Scott Center at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an internationally recognized parent-education and family-support model serving families with children through age 5.

The service model is designed to enhance child development and school readiness. PAT families come in all configurations and from all socioeconomic levels and communities.

PAT services can include personal home visits, developmental screenings, group meetings and resource networking.

Family participation is voluntary.

Families can meet PAT providers and learn about this free service at the kickoff. Children are welcome with parent supervision.

Information: 410-386-3600.

Yoga training program offered

Carroll Community College will offer a nine-month Yoga Teacher Training program at the 1601 Washington Road campus in conjunction with the Yama Studio of Baltimore.

Yama Studio is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance (YA), and graduates are eligible to apply for Registered Yoga Trainer status with YA.

Students will learn to create a professional therapeutic healing practice using yoga, Ayurveda, and the meditation arts. Students must complete a two-part program for certification.

Instructor Sundari (Diane) Finlayson, owner of Yama Studio and program director for the Yoga Teacher Training program, has been practicing yoga and meditation for more than 20 years.

For information, visit www.yamastudio.com.

Part I of the program is held from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Oct. 9 to Dec. 13, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Oct. 6 and 7 and Jan. 5 and 6. The cost is $1,178 (senior adults, $261).

Part 2 is held Jan. 8 to March 13 and weekends March 8 and 15. The cost is $1,017 (senior adults, $228).

Information: 410-386-8100.

New high school's principal selected

Carroll County Public Schools has named Randy Clark as principal of the new northeast area high school, effective July 1.

Clark will stay at Francis Scott Key High School as principal for the remainder of this school year.

Multicultural teaching is topic

The Carroll County Public Schools Council for Education That is Multicultural will hold an open forum to develop resources for students and their families from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Best Western Conference Center in Westminster.

Organizations and agencies with possible resources are requested to take 50 copies of their information to share. A directory of participants will be distributed at the forum.

Reservations are requested by Sept. 30 to 410-751-3048.

8 at CCC complete pharmacy training

Eight students recently completed the Pharmacy Technician Training course at Carroll Community College.

Students are: Jennifer Flynn, Connie Thomas, Dana Townsley, Teresa Bolton, Tina Walker, Patricia Hartson, Josefina Diefenbach, Bonnie Mohr.

The 99-hour course prepares students for entry-level positions in retail, home-care and hospital pharmacy settings.

After completing the course, students can take a national certification exam.

The next Pharmacy Technician Training class begins Oct. 2. To register, call 410-386-8100.

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