Education Notes

THE BALTIMORE SUN

School board to discuss instructional supervisor

The Carroll County Board of Education will meet Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices in Westminster.

A board meeting with the county commissioners will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a regular school board meeting at 2 p.m., and a work session at 3 p.m. on the role of the instructional supervisor.

The agenda will be posted on the school system's Web site at www.ccpl.carrk12.org.

The board offices are at 125 N. Court St. Information: 410-751-3020.

2nd Science Expo to be held Friday

Carroll County's second annual Science Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Carroll Community College.

Fourth-grade classes from Sandymount Elementary School, selected fourth- and fifth-grade pupils from Runnymede Elementary School, and visiting pupils from Robert Moton Elementary School will participate in this hands-on science museum designed for and by pupils.

Pupils created proposals for activities that were reviewed by a team of teachers and pupils.

Selected activities will be featured at the expo. Each will include project materials, two to four pupil experts who are ready to assist visiting pupils, handouts, printed directions, a bibliography, and a selection of topic-related books.

The day will conclude with a keynote address by children's book author Twig C. George, author of A Dolphin Named Bob, The Life of Jellyfish, and Seahorses.

Information: 410-751-3215.

McDaniel College to celebrate King

McDaniel College will celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. with the celebration, "Mobilizing the Dream: Encouraging Change, Inspiring Action," at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in WMC Alumni Hall on the campus.

The Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant, founder and pastor of the Empowerment Temple in Baltimore and a former NAACP leader, will speak.

Bryant's Empowerment Temple is a fast-growing African Methodist Episcopal project. He previously was the national director of the Youth and College Division of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He held the "Stop the Violence, Start the Love" crusade and organized the "Youth at Risk" speaking tour.

Bryant failed 11th grade and dropped out of high school, but earned a GED certificate. He received a bachelor's degree in political science and international studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta and a master of divinity at Duke University. He is pursuing a doctorate in theology at Oxford University in England.

The program will include the lighting of candles by various college departments and student organizations.

Winners of the MLK Essay Writing Contest will be announced at the program.

The event is free to the public.

Information: 410-857-2293.

Calendar changes for 2005-06 announced

The Carroll County Board of Education has announced changes to the 2005-2006 school calendar because of concerns expressed during the fall 2004 parent/teacher days.

The proposed changes include:

Parent Conference Day, all schools: Change from Nov. 17 to Nov. 21.

Schools closed for students, professional day for high schools, parent conference day for middle and elementary schools: Change from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22.

Last day before Thanksgiving: Change from two-hour early dismissal Nov. 23 to all schools and offices closed Nov. 23.

Schools closed for students, professional day for elementary and middle schools, conference day for high schools: Change from Feb. 3, 2006, to Feb. 21, 2006.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Foundation offers $750 scholarships

The Carroll County Heritage Foundation will award a $750 Heritage of Hope Scholarship to a graduating senior from each Carroll County public high school.

Students who attend private schools, in or out of the county, as well as home-schooled students, are also eligible and will be considered in a separate category.

Scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated moral leadership in their home, school, church and community, especially as related to our heritage.

A brief essay is required with the application.

Applications are available at high school guidance offices and from the Carroll County Heritage Foundation office. The application deadline is April 29.

Information: 410-876-8714.

Calendar

Carroll County Public Schools

will be closed for students tomorrow for a professional day for teachers. 410-751-3020.

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