Vaccination clinic offered for students

The Carroll County Health Department will hold a walk-in clinic for public school students who need the Hepatitis B and Varicella vaccines from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow.


New regulations require all students in grades Pre-K through 9 to have, in addition to previously required vaccines, Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine (proof of the disease is acceptable in lieu of the vaccine), and three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.

Information: 410-751-3020.


Session slated on diploma program

Carroll County Public Schools offers the External Diploma Program, a self-paced alternative to the GED test.

An information session on the program will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Student Support Services/Carroll Adult Learning Connection, 55 N. Court St., Suite G27, Westminster. Registration is requested.

Information: 410-751-3680.

School board meets 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 on the school system's Web site 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.

Judy Center holds family program

The Judy Center will hold a parent involvement night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robert Moton Elementary School, 1413 Washington Road, Westminster.

Families will learn how people in other countries celebrate the winter holidays. Arts and crafts, and foods from other countries, will be featured.

The program is for children from birth through kindergarten and their siblings.

Information: 410-751-3610.


Liberty High accepts films for festival

Liberty High School is sponsoring a film festival, open to all Carroll County students.

Films will be accepted in three categories: drama, comedy and music. Deadline for submissions is Friday.

The festival will be held Jan. 12.

Festival applications and rules are available from Terri Stecher at 410-751-3560.

Project ACES receives award


Project ACES has received the annual program award from the Maryland State School Health Council.

This award is given to a program that has contributed to the promotion of Comprehensive School Health Programs in Maryland.

Project ACES is a two-week incentive program to accumulate 30 to 60 minutes of daily physical activity.

This year, 7,414 pupils in 24 elementary schools and 605 staff participated in Project ACES.

College reappoints board members

The Board of Directors of Carroll Community College recently reappointed three board members for new six-year terms.


Reappointed board members were Michael Mason, Barbara Charnock and Donald Lippy, as well as college president and board secretary/treasurer Faye Pappalardo.

Other members are David Bollinger, chair; Barbara Biller; Delaine Hobbs Jr.; and Ronald Hollingsworth; and ex-officio member Commissioner Julia Walsh Gouge.

Members are appointed by the governor.