Carroll schools to observe American Education WeekAmerican...


Carroll schools to observe American Education Week

American Education Week will be celebrated this week in Carroll County Public Schools.

This year's theme is "Together: Making Public Schools Great For Every Child."

Parents can call their child's school for a schedule of visits and activities.

Board of Education meeting is Wednesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Century High School, 355 Ronsdale Road, near Eldersburg.

The regular meeting agenda will be posted on the school system's Web site at

The meeting will be broadcast live on CETV, Channel 21 on Adelphia cable TV. It will be rebroadcast at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sunday and Nov. 22 and at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Curran, Ecker to lead youth forum Thursday

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. and School Superintendent Charles I. Ecker will head a Maryland Youth Forum at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Westminster High School.

The forum is part of a statewide "Youth Listening Tour" that Curran is doing to help improve the response to problems facing young people in Maryland. Students from all six county high schools will participate, along with public officials and civic leaders.

Curran is meeting with youth to get their views of the problems they consider most important, what is being done to address those problems and what should be done to help children stay out of trouble and fulfill their potential.

Issues to be addressed include juvenile crime, substance abuse, the effect of the media and Internet on youth, hate crimes, bullying in schools, mental health concerns and equal access to opportunity.

Themes and ideas coming out of the forum will be used to formulate new initiatives and underscore the need for them.

Information: 410-751-3097.

Krebs, Ecker to hold meeting on education

School board President Susan Krebs and Superintendent of Schools Charles I. Ecker will hold a town meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mount Airy Middle School.

The purpose of the meeting is to create an open dialogue with parents and the community. The public is welcome at the meeting to voice concerns or ask questions regarding education topics and issues.

The school is at 102 Watersville Road.

Information: 410-751-3020.

'My Favorite Teacher' parties will be Friday

Sylvan Learning Centers of Carroll County will hold a "My Favorite Teacher" party from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Eldersburg and Westminster centers.

Students have invited their favorite teachers for an afternoon of celebration and acknowledgement of American Education Week. More than 100 students and teachers are expected to attend each party.

Students will be photographed with their teachers, and awards and door prizes will be presented.

Information: 410-581-1100.

College announces scholarship winners

Carroll Community College has announced the winners of its $1,000 Langdon Family Scholarships, offered to graduating high school seniors.

Academic year 2000-2001 recipients were: Kari Davidson and Sarah Dutterer from Westminster High; Shannon Leigh Howell and Dawn Marie Stambaugh from Francis Scott Key High; and Tracy Rana Lingg and Shannon Lynn Ruby from North Carroll High.

Recipients must have at least a 2.5 grade point average, be a Carroll County resident, have plans to enroll as a degree-seeking student at CCC and need financial aid.

Applications for academic year 2001-2002 awards are available from high school guidance offices or the community college.

Information: 410-386-8437.

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