Education Fair is tomorrow
The 29th annual Carroll County Continuing Education Fair will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road.
Participants can meet with representatives from more than 135 colleges and post-secondary training programs and attend three college preparation workshops through the evening.
Workshops will be: 6:30 p.m., "The Community College Experience" by Candace Edwards, coordinator of admissions at Carroll Community College; 7:10 p.m., "The Nuts and Bolts of the Financial Aid Process" by Elli Geiman, associate director of financial aid at McDaniel College; and 8 p.m., "Tips and Tricks of the College Application Process -- What Do Colleges Look For?" by Florence Hines, dean of admissions at McDaniel.
CETV to air shows on Internet safety
The Carroll County Public School System's education channel, CETV Channel 21, will air two programs addressing Internet safety daily tomorrow through Oct. 22.
"Caught in the Web" is the true story of a teenage girl who met a 47-year old man in a chat room and agreed to meet him. The program, which airs at 5:30 p.m., includes information about teenage Internet safety from reformed cyber predators and their victims and what parents can do about kids sending abusive messages online.
The second program is an interview with Rick Parker, a teacher at West Middle School. Before his current position, Parker worked for AOL where he was an authority on Internet safety. This program, at 6 p.m., focuses on how students can stay safe while using the Internet. The Parker interview is also posted on the public schools Web site, www.carrollk12.org/whatsnew/video.htm.
Montessori School to hold open house
The Montessori School of Westminster will hold an open house for prospective students and their parents from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at 1055 Montessori Drive off Hughes Shop Road.
Families can tour the school and meet with staff to learn about the Montessori philosophy.
School board 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.
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.
Family forum will be Wednesday
Carroll County Public Schools will present the final minority family forum, "Helping All Families," at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at White Rock United Methodist Church, 6300 White Rock Road, Eldersburg.
Topics will include family involvement, communicating with schools and student opportunities. Light fare will be served. Child care will be available.
Information: 410-751-3125 or 410-386-1680.
West Middle to host leadership summit
West Middle School will host a leadership workshop for middle school pupils, "Students in Action Summit," Wednesday and Thursday .
The summit is an extension of the SPIRIT training introduced last year in partnership with the Department of Justice. Approximately 100 middle school pupils have been invited to participate.
Youths will work at identifying issues that middle school pupils face. They will also be part of finding solutions, which will be presented to administrators and teachers who would implement the recommendations.
Pupil representatives will be elected from five subgroups and divided into two groups that will serve as the pupil advisory board to the discipline committee and the global/multicultural committee of West Middle.
Other participants will have the option to join either of the committees.
Management board sponsors conference
The Carroll County Local Management Board is sponsoring "Families Supporting Families Through Leadership Opportunities" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Best Western Conference Center, 451 WMC Drive, Westminster.
Participants can learn about state and local training opportunities to assist parents and caregivers in navigating systems of care for children who have developmental disabilities and or mental health needs.
The conference includes a continental breakfast and lunch and is free to Carroll County families. There is a $25 fee for non-county residents.
Registration is required by Thursday at 410-386-3600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.