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August 29, 2011
As much of the region continues to recover from closed roads, downed power lines and other remnants of Hurricane Irene, Carroll County Public Schools officials said Monday that the school system will open tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30, on time and as scheduled - with two exceptions. Hampstead Elementary School and Century High School will not open on Tuesday due to power outages at those two schools, according to school system officials. There was no immediate word on when they would open.
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By Kym Byrnes | April 17, 2014
As the county budget process gets underway, three Carroll County commissioners have put two plans on the table to spend $12.9 million FY2014 in budget surplus. In a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, Carroll County commissioners Doug Howard and Haven Shoemaker proposed a plan to spend the surplus on education, nonprofits and IT upgrades, among other things. "I think [this plan] will actually allow us to move forward in strengthening some of the areas that have been struggling for the past couple years," Howard said.
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By Kym Byrnes | April 17, 2014
As the county budget process gets underway, three Carroll County commissioners have put two plans on the table to spend $12.9 million FY2014 in budget surplus. In a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, Carroll County commissioners Doug Howard and Haven Shoemaker proposed a plan to spend the surplus on education, nonprofits and IT upgrades, among other things. "I think [this plan] will actually allow us to move forward in strengthening some of the areas that have been struggling for the past couple years," Howard said.
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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 Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer Freelance writer Cindy Parr contributed to this article | April 5, 1993
"Exploding Boat," a photograph by Shawn Colleran, has won first place in the experimental category of the Carroll County School Media Festival.Shawn, 14, a freshman at Westminster High School, captured "Exploding Boat" on color film during a boat show demonstration at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., last year. He is the son of Joanne and John Sayre of Pheasant Run Drive in Finksburg.Two of his photographs, and 22 other photos by 19 Carroll students in kindergarten through 12th grade, now are in the running for the Maryland School Media Festival, which will be held May 26 and 27 at Towson State University.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and By Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | July 1, 2001
Charles I. Ecker didn't much like to read as a kid. He still doesn't. But the two-term Howard County executive now serving as interim superintendent of Carroll County schools has grown to appreciate the ability to read as the steppingstone for future success. "Reading is the foundation," he said during a recent interview. "If you can't read, you really can't do." Contrary to the stereotype associated with someone who has devoted four decades of his career to education, Ecker was not a boyhood bookworm.
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December 5, 1996
MORE GOOD NEWS for Carroll County schools: 10 elementary and middle schools were cited for improved scores on the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program tests.Six of those schools received cash awards from the state Department of Education for "substantial and meaningful" improvement in performance during the past two school years.This is the first year for the statewide recognition program, which aims to reinforce achievement in the MSPAP testing initiated a half-dozen years ago to develop students' skills in solving real-life problems.
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Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2011
Carroll County schools are delayed 2 hours Thursday. *** Charles County schools are closed. *** Howard County's Worthington Elementary School is closed due to lack of power.
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By Liz Bowie, Erica L. Green and Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2010
Some students got off the buses, their eyes filled with apprehension, and were guided into the soaring atrium of West Towson Elementary, a school so new it doesn't have a single scuffed floor. Others ran confidently along, calling out the name of their teacher and the location of their classroom. The long-awaited first day of school arrived Monday as some students started the year in new state-of-the-art buildings like West Towson in Baltimore County. The city opened its first new school building since 1998, Violetville Elementary in Southwest Baltimore.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | August 18, 1996
A new policy in Carroll County schools will take full advantage of a state law that will let principals give longer suspensions for severe offenses.The law, which takes effect Oct. 1 statewide, will allow a principal to suspend a student for up to 10 days. Until then, principals have the right to suspend for up to five days. For longer periods, they must make a recommendation to the superintendent, who has the final decision.After Oct. 1, counties could still give principals discretion to suspend only for up to five days.
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February 17, 2013
Devin Michael Spence, a teacher at Manchester Valley High School who died Monday, Feb. 11, in a car accident, will be remembered for his big heart and kind soul, according to those who knew him. Spence, 23, was killed after his car crashed into a private school bus and burst into flames Monday morning. The Carroll County Sheriff's Department reported to the scene and believe icy roads played a part in the accident. A math teacher, Spence joined the staff at Manchester Valley High School last August, according to Randy Clark, Manchester Valley's principal.
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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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Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2011
Carroll County schools are delayed 2 hours Thursday. *** Charles County schools are closed. *** Howard County's Worthington Elementary School is closed due to lack of power.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2011
Torrential rainfall brought on by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee flooded dozens of Baltimore-area roads, and sent the water rising out of rivers and creeks — and rescue crews have responded to more than a dozen calls of stranded drivers since midnight Thursday. And forecasters warn that more rain is on the way. Forecasters said heavy runoff will continue to spark concern into the weekend, as rivers rise behind the region's dams and threaten downstream communities. Carroll County schools delayed opening by two hours Thursday, and Charles County schools closed entirely.
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August 29, 2011
As much of the region continues to recover from closed roads, downed power lines and other remnants of Hurricane Irene, Carroll County Public Schools officials said Monday that the school system will open tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30, on time and as scheduled - with two exceptions. Hampstead Elementary School and Century High School will not open on Tuesday due to power outages at those two schools, according to school system officials. There was no immediate word on when they would open.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2011
Carroll County public schools were opening two hours late Friday, according to the system's website, due to snowfall around the area. The National Weather Service's office in Sterling, Va., said Finksburg received four-tenths of an inch of snow and an estimated 3 inches fell on Manchester. "It's not unheard of to get snow this time of year in Maryland, especially northern Maryland," meteorologist Calvin Meadows said. Manchester is at a higher elevation than the surrounding areas, which led to more snow, he added.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | July 10, 1997
School lunch and breakfast prices will go up this fall after the Carroll County Board of Education approved a 10-cent increase at its monthly meeting yesterday.The cost of a lunch will be $1.35 for elementary students, $1.50 for middle and high school students and $2.45 for adults.Breakfast will cost 85 cents.In other business yesterday, the school board approved promotion of Michael L. Bell to principal of Westminster West Middle School. Bell replaces Harry M. Lambert, who retired this summer after 39 years in Carroll County schools.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | October 1, 1995
The state is developing a new series of tests for high school students -- tests they would have to pass to get diplomas. So are the local schools. And yes, they are related to each other and to the Carroll County schools outchool tests, which could be required of graduates as early as 2002.The tests would involve a core of information and skills students should have by the time they complete high school and would be more difficult than the current high school exams, which many pass in middle school.
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By Liz Bowie, Erica L. Green and Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2010
Some students got off the buses, their eyes filled with apprehension, and were guided into the soaring atrium of West Towson Elementary, a school so new it doesn't have a single scuffed floor. Others ran confidently along, calling out the name of their teacher and the location of their classroom. The long-awaited first day of school arrived Monday as some students started the year in new state-of-the-art buildings like West Towson in Baltimore County. The city opened its first new school building since 1998, Violetville Elementary in Southwest Baltimore.
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July 20, 2010
Anne Arundel Though Anne Arundel County exceeded statewide scores in reading and math in the Maryland School Assessments, only five of the county's 19 middle schools, or 26 percent, met the state's requirements for adequate yearly progress. Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell said that the high percentage of schools whose scores dropped from the previous year left him "incredibly disappointed." "I have faith in the talented and dedicated people in our schools who work tirelessly for the benefit of our children, but clearly what we are doing is not good enough," Maxwell added.
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