Education Notes


Teachers to hear from author of reading program

Winters Mill High School will hold a reception for teachers with Barbara A. Wilson, director of Wilson Language Training, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. tomorrow in the cafeteria.

Wilson is the author of the Wilson Reading System, which is used nationwide and conforms with the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind program.

She has been a consultant, an individualized education plan official and a reading therapist.

The Wilson Reading System is a research-based, 12-step reading and writing program designed for those who have difficulty with written language in decoding and spelling.

The program, developed for those in third grade and older, has been used widely with middle and high school students, and adults.

An informational program, Wilson Reading System ... Building Blocks to Success, is being aired on CETV Channel 21 at 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m. Mondays, 9 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:30 p.m. Fridays.

Information: 410-751-3137.

PTA council to hear about county budget

The Carroll County Council of PTAs will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Board of Education offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

A county budget session with Steve Guthrie, assistant superintendent of administration, will be held.

Information: 410-549-6959.

McDaniel to hold International Dinner

International students at McDaniel College will share dishes from around the world at the college's annual International Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Forum.

Diners will sample foods from Hungary, Canada, Greece, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Germany, France, India and other countries.

The evening also will include an international fashion show and music.

Admission is $10 for adults, $4 for children and $6 for McDaniel students at the door.

Information: 410-871-3850 or 410-857-2791.

Schools celebrating Library Media Month

Carroll County public schools are celebrating School Library Media Month.

Many schools will offer activities such as author visits, story nights, book talks and readings.

Parents can call their children's schools for information.

Public invited to review instructional materials

The county school system invites the public to review instructional materials being considered for adoption.

Materials will be on display through May 19 at the Resource Center at the Board of Education offices at 125 N. Court St., Westminster. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and until 6 p.m. the second and third Wednesdays of each month.

The community can review and comment on the materials being proposed.

The school system's curriculum council will meet May 20 and will vote on instructional materials. Approved materials will go to the Board of Education for final adoption.

Information: 410-751-3098.

Winters Mill teacher nominated for Who's Who

John Lowe, a Spanish teacher and instructional leader of the department of modern and classical languages at Winters Mill High School, has been nominated for the 2004 edition of Who's Who Among America's Educators.

This is the third time Lowe has been nominated. He was listed in the 2000 edition while teaching English at Oakland Mills High School in Columbia and in 2002 while teaching Spanish at Westminster High School.

He is in his third year as a Carroll County teacher. Previously, he taught in Howard and Talbot Counties, at Frederick and Carroll community colleges, and at Salisbury University.

Three Carroll residents on Lynchburg dean's list

Three Carroll County residents have been named to the dean's list for the 2003 fall semester at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va.

They are Terra Harman of Taneytown, and Abby Pyzik and Jessica Swanke of Westminster.

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