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August 10, 2012
WESTMINSTER — With a trio of figures holding the world and a theme of "Building the Future," a new logo for Carroll County Public Schools was unveiled this week at the Aug. 8 Board of Education meeting. The logo is a variation of a design developed by Beth Sheedy, a 2012 graduate of Francis Scott Key High School. Sheedy had developed a logo based on a system-wide project to come up with new look to represent the new theme, "Carroll County Public Schools - Building the Future. " The process stems from a December 2011 initiative that created a new mission statement for the school system with the "Building the Future" theme.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
North Carroll Middle School was flooded with phone calls Tuesday after an erroneous news report that a student had shot and killed herself inside the Hampstead school. A 13-year-old girl at North Carroll Middle had committed suicide off school grounds, and school officials said teachers and counselors were talking to students about the loss of a fellow student during morning classes. Dana Falls, director of student services for Carroll County Public Schools, said that shortly after noon, the school received a flood of calls from parents worried about the reports of violence.
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Staff Reports | June 1, 2012
Carroll County Public Schools said it was dismissing students at 4:15 p.m. in the wake of a tornado warning that passed through Carroll County. School officials are reminding parents that the dismissals are one and a half hours behind schedule. All school activities are canceled for Friday. Earlier, Carroll County Public Schools has said it would hold students at their schools until the tornado warning had been lifted for Carroll County. The National Weather Service tornado warning passed at 3:45 p.m. for much of Carroll, although a warning still existed until 5 p.m. in Millers and Lineboro.
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By Kevin Dayhoff | February 12, 2014
The economy, jobs creation, and unemployment continue to be in the national and state news these days. Locally, the business and economic climate has changed in the last few years. To be certain, change has been a constant dynamic in the local economy since the beginnings of our county in the 1700s. The one thing that has remained the same in spite of all the changes, is that agriculture continues to be a major industry in Carroll. But one agricultural product many younger readers may not be familiar with that has not withstood the test of time is an ancient medicine known for its distinctive, unpleasant smell - wormseed.
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June 3, 2012
Ebb Valley Elementary School, Manchester Elementary School, and Manchester Valley High School have all been selected for certification as Maryland Green Schools for 2012, according to the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education. Two other Carroll County public schools, Sykesville and West middle schools, were already "green schools," and were approved for recertification. The school were cited for various environmental programs and educational efforts implemented by staff and students.
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April 25, 2013
Laura Doolan, an English teacher at Westminster High School, was named Carroll County 2013 Teacher of the Year during the Board of Education's employee recognition ceremony on Thursday. "Ms. Doolan is a champion of students, working tirelessly beyond expectations to nurture students' academic growth and social well-being," said Janetta Jayman, supervisor of English and World Languages for Carroll County Public Schools. "Her belief in creating successful learning experiences for all students has been the foundation for her own successful teaching career.
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February 17, 2012
Artwork by Carroll County Public Schools students will be featured at two exhibits in celebration of Youth Art Month in March. An exhibit of art by elementary and middle school students will be held from Feb. 23 to March 14, at the Carroll County Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Receptions will be held Thursday, March 1, and Thursday, March 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will be open to the public during the center's normal operating hours. Then, high school artwork will be on display from Feb. 27 through March 27, at the Langdon Gallery at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.
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March 31, 2013
Twelve students in grades four through 11 from Carroll County Public Schools were selected as Carson Scholars for 2013, based on their academic achievements and humanitarian efforts. Those named for the first time receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Students can be honored multiple times in their scholastic careers for maintaining their high academic standards and level of commitment to their communities, but they do not receive more than one scholarship award. Carroll students named for the first time are: • Cameron Ducey, grade eight, Oklahoma Road Middle School • Caroline Freundel, grade five, Runnymede Elementary School • Natalie Singer, grade 10, Manchester Valley High School Three-time scholars are: • Harrison Curnutte, grade 10, Francis Scott Key High School • Jennifer Nguyen, grade seven, Shiloh Middle School Four-time scholars are: • Jared Harless, grade eight, Northwest Middle School • Allison Williams, grade 11, Liberty High School • Laura Wonilowicz, grade 11, Winters Mill High School Five-time scholars are: • Nicolas Holocker, grade 12, Century High School • Grace McCarthy, grade 12, Liberty High School • Nathan Saurusaitis, grade nine, Manchester Valley High School Seven-time scholars are: • Anna Parsons, grade 12, Westminster High School The students will be honored at the 17th annual awards banquet on Sunday,...
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March 22, 2013
The Rotary Club of Westminster has announced the newest inductees for the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame. The six members of the Class of 2013 will be honored during a special banquet ceremony May 10 at Carroll Community College. They include: two women who were each named Carroll County player of the year; a renowned Carroll County coach and athletic director; the second student in South County's history to be recruited to a Division 1A college; a baseball player later drafted by the Texas Rangers and one of the pioneers of lacrosse in Carroll County.
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October 15, 2013
The first in a series of community charrettes to gather input on the Carroll County Public Schools' Facilities Utilization Study will be held today, Tuesday, Oct. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. at North Carroll High School, Panther Drive, Hampstead. The study stems from a discussion last year in which the Board of County Commissioners requested a look at how school facilities are being used, and if there might be any opportunities to close, combine or otherwise restructure school programs.
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October 15, 2013
The first in a series of community charrettes to gather input on the Carroll County Public Schools' Facilities Utilization Study will be held today, Tuesday, Oct. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. at North Carroll High School, Panther Drive, Hampstead. The study stems from a discussion last year in which the Board of County Commissioners requested a look at how school facilities are being used, and if there might be any opportunities to close, combine or otherwise restructure school programs.
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By Katie Jones, katievjones@aim.com | May 6, 2013
As a high school head wrestling coach for 34 years and a high school and college wrestler before that, it isn't hard to pin down Bill Hyson when it comes to talking about the sport. "Wrestling is an unique ...sport," said Hyson, a coach and teacher at Francis Scott Key High School. "In wrestling, you're putting it all out there on the mat. " The sport that places strict demands on an athlete on and off the mat, especially in terms of diet and conditioning, has been part of Hyson's life since he arrived at the school in Union Bridge in the early 1970s.
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April 25, 2013
Laura Doolan, an English teacher at Westminster High School, was named Carroll County 2013 Teacher of the Year during the Board of Education's employee recognition ceremony on Thursday. "Ms. Doolan is a champion of students, working tirelessly beyond expectations to nurture students' academic growth and social well-being," said Janetta Jayman, supervisor of English and World Languages for Carroll County Public Schools. "Her belief in creating successful learning experiences for all students has been the foundation for her own successful teaching career.
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March 31, 2013
Twelve students in grades four through 11 from Carroll County Public Schools were selected as Carson Scholars for 2013, based on their academic achievements and humanitarian efforts. Those named for the first time receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Students can be honored multiple times in their scholastic careers for maintaining their high academic standards and level of commitment to their communities, but they do not receive more than one scholarship award. Carroll students named for the first time are: • Cameron Ducey, grade eight, Oklahoma Road Middle School • Caroline Freundel, grade five, Runnymede Elementary School • Natalie Singer, grade 10, Manchester Valley High School Three-time scholars are: • Harrison Curnutte, grade 10, Francis Scott Key High School • Jennifer Nguyen, grade seven, Shiloh Middle School Four-time scholars are: • Jared Harless, grade eight, Northwest Middle School • Allison Williams, grade 11, Liberty High School • Laura Wonilowicz, grade 11, Winters Mill High School Five-time scholars are: • Nicolas Holocker, grade 12, Century High School • Grace McCarthy, grade 12, Liberty High School • Nathan Saurusaitis, grade nine, Manchester Valley High School Seven-time scholars are: • Anna Parsons, grade 12, Westminster High School The students will be honored at the 17th annual awards banquet on Sunday,...
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March 22, 2013
The Rotary Club of Westminster has announced the newest inductees for the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame. The six members of the Class of 2013 will be honored during a special banquet ceremony May 10 at Carroll Community College. They include: two women who were each named Carroll County player of the year; a renowned Carroll County coach and athletic director; the second student in South County's history to be recruited to a Division 1A college; a baseball player later drafted by the Texas Rangers and one of the pioneers of lacrosse in Carroll County.
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2013
A bill that would ban gathering of biometric data from school children in Maryland - including information culled from the palm scanners that drew protest in Carroll County last year - is slated for a hearing Wednesday in Annapolis. Senate Bill 855, proposed by State Sen. Joseph M. Getty, a Republican who represents part of Carroll and Baltimore counties, would prohibit public school boards from collecting biometric information, defined as "fingerprint, vocal and facial characteristics; and any other physical characteristics used for the purpose of electronically identifying that individual with a high degree of certainty.
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By Jim Joyner, jjoyner@tribune.com | March 6, 2013
Several closures have been announced in Carroll County due to inclement weather on Wednesday, March 6. Carroll County Public Schools and offices, including the Central Office, are closed today, March 6. Gerstell Academy in Finksburg is closed. Carroll Community College and its Mount Airy Center are closed today. All classes and activities are canceled. Students should check Blackboard for instructor information. McDaniel College is closed through 11 p.m. Wednesday. All undergraduate and graduate classes are canceled, and Wednesday evening's performance of the play, "The Sleep of Reason," is also canceled.
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September 22, 2012
Watermelons and tomatoes from Deep Run Farms, apples from Baugher's Orchard and potatoes from Wike Farm — all were served up this past week in Carroll County Public Schools as part of the celebration of Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week. The statewide focus, which ran Sept. 17-21, called upon school systems to feature locally grown produce in their school lunch menus. Signage was created to accompany the products when possible, identifying for students the farms where the food was purchased.
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By Jim Joyner, jjoyner@tribune.com | March 6, 2013
Several closures have been announced in Carroll County due to inclement weather on Wednesday, March 6. Carroll County Public Schools and offices, including the Central Office, are closed today, March 6. Gerstell Academy in Finksburg is closed. Carroll Community College and its Mount Airy Center are closed today. All classes and activities are canceled. Students should check Blackboard for instructor information. McDaniel College is closed through 11 p.m. Wednesday. All undergraduate and graduate classes are canceled, and Wednesday evening's performance of the play, "The Sleep of Reason," is also canceled.
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By Katie V. Jones | March 5, 2013
Hoping to open Carroll County's first Montessori public charter school by the fall of 2014, a group of parents is now working on an application to submit to the county by April 1. Sustainable Futures hosted a public meeting at South Carroll High School on Feb. 25 to discuss its proposal for a tuition-free public school for county children in grades 1-5. The group had submitted a letter of intent to Carroll County Public Schools in December and,...
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