Shepherd's Staff plans sign-ups for back-to-school items

The Shepherd's Staff will hold registration for its back-to-school program tomorrow through July 23 at its facility, 30 Carroll St., Westminster.

Hours for registering to shop for school essentials will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and July 23.

Only Carroll County students in pre-kindergarten through high school are eligible to use the service. The name of the child's school and the child's Social Security number are required. Registration must be made in person by a parent or guardian.

Information: 410-857-5944.

Board of Education to meet Wednesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

The regular meeting agenda will be posted online at Meetings will be broadcast live on CETV, Channel 21 on Adelphia cable TV, and repeated at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sunday and the following Thursday, and 9 a.m. Saturday.

Information: 410-751-3020.

School system to honor 101 adult graduates

Carroll County Public Schools will honor 101 graduates at the annual Adult Recognition Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Westminster High School.

The External Diploma Program allows participants to earn a diploma by demonstrating a mastery of required academic and practical life skills learned through their job, family and community involvement.

Graduate speakers will include Jennifer L. Gustaitis from the GED Program, and Margaret A. Beck and Robert L. Simpson, Jr. from the External Diploma Program.

Information: 410-751-3680.

Project ACES receives Healthier Carroll award

The Carroll County Public School System's Project ACES has been awarded the Outstanding Community Partnership Award from the Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County.

Project ACES, Active Children Excel in School, is a two-week physical activity challenge for elementary pupils to encourage at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity. Approximately 7,000 county pupils completed the challenge this year.

Winchester Elementary named a Green School

The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education has selected William Winchester Elementary School as a Governor's Green School for 2005.

This noncompetitive award program recognizes the achievement of schools that meet strict environmental education criteria in multiple areas, including curriculum, school design and community involvement.

The school recycles, has integrated study of the environment into its curriculum, and has made extensive changes in the school landscapes.

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