School food drive begins tomorrow

EDUCATION NOTES

October 21, 2007

The South Carroll High School Media Center is holding its annual food drive starting tomorrow through Nov. 9.

The school is joining the Kids Helping Kids campaign of the Maryland State Department of Education.

All food collected will go to Carroll County Food Sunday to help the needy.

The media center will reward the homeroom collecting the most food with doughnuts and juice during a homeroom period.

Information: 410-751-3575.

School board to meet Wednesday

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 on the fiscal year 2009 operating budget will be held afterward.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Program offered on making gifts

Carroll Community College is offering courses this fall to help participants create holiday gifts.

Classes include:

"Polymer Clay Ornaments" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays Nov. 1-15 at CCC.

"Stained Glass Gingerbread Houses" from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturdays Nov. 3-17 at CCC.

"Thanksgiving Zing" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center.

For details and to register, call 410-386-8100.

Fraternity plans flea market Nov. 3

Carroll Community College's Psi Beta fraternity will hold a community flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3 on the campus parking lot, 1601 Washington Road.

Vendor spaces are $15. Reservations are required by Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the Psi Beta scholarship and conference fund.

Information: 443-244-0289.

Literacy Council will train tutors

The Literacy Council of Carroll County will hold a training workshop starting Nov. 3 for anyone interested in becoming a tutor to adults and children who need assistance with reading.

Tutors work one-on-one with clients to improve their reading and math skills. Training is provided in basic English and English as a second language at the Literacy Council office in the Carroll Nonprofit Center, 255 Clifton Blvd, Suite 315, Westminster.

Registration is requested.

Information: 410-848-6387.

School board OKs 2008-2009 calendar

The Carroll County Board of Education has approved the 2008-2009 school year calendar.

The calendar is posted at www.carrollk12.org/about/calendar/2008-0 9approved.pdf.

Information: 410-751-3020.

8th-grader to get fundraising award

St. John School has announced that eighth-grader Celie Cellini will receive the Outstanding Youth Fundraising Award on Nov. 5 from the Maryland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Celie and a committee of more than 30 students raised $11,000 to support technology improvements at the school, including new computers.

The students created and produced the 2007 St. John School Calendar to sell. Students also created a PowerPoint presentation for an anonymous donor who gave to the project.

Coach honored by Ravens, NFL

The Baltimore Ravens, in conjunction with the National Football League, recently recognized North Carroll High School varsity football coach Jeff Oeming as its High School Coach of the Week for the fifth week of the season.

Each week, the Ravens honor a Baltimore-area high school football coach who has a significant impact on his athletes. The recipient is selected by a panel of high school experts.

Coaches receive a $2,000 donation toward the school's football program and a certificate signed by Ravens coach Brian Billick, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Director of Football Development Gene Washington.

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