Francis Scott Key High School Named National School of Character
Francis Scott Key High School (FSK) has been named a National School of Character for the 2014-2015 school year by Character.org. Read more.
Pictured (left to right): Stephen Speck, Coordinator of Facilities and Athletics, Administrative Liaison to Character Education Committee; Mickey Brilhart, Art Teacher, Character Education Committee Co-Chair ; Hope Hinerman, Senior, Administrative Intern to FSK Advisory Council; Wilson Clayton, Freshman, Character Education Student Representative; Nikki Woodson, Senior Character Education Student Representative; and John Baugher, Principal, FSK.
Schools Receive Recognition in Maryland Green Schools Program
Friendship Valley Elementary School, Gateway School, and Mechanicsville Elementary School have received recertification as Maryland Green Schools for 2015. Spring Garden Elementary School received certification as a Green School. Read more.
North Carroll Middle Band and Orchestra at “Music in the Parks” Performance Assessments
Congratulations to the North Carroll Middle School 7th & 8th grade band and orchestra students for another fine showing at the "Music In the Parks" performance assessments in Hershey on Friday, May 22, 2015. The orchestra earned a 1st place finish with an "Excellent" rating, and the band received a 2nd place ranking and earned a "Superior" rating. For the third time in five years, the students were awarded the highly prestigious "Esprit de Corps” Award. This is an overall award presented to students from a school who have demonstrated proper social and musical character throughout the day. Evaluation took place from arrival at the festival site to the awards presentation. All schools are eligible for this award, but only one group has the honor of taking this trophy with them back to their school.
Shiloh Middle Named Maryland School of Character
Shiloh Middle School has been selected as a 2015 Maryland School of Character by the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University. Read more.
Rachel McCusker Named Carroll County Teacher of the Year
Rachel McCusker, a music teacher at Piney Ridge Elementary School, was named Carroll County 2015 Teacher of the Year during the Board of Education’s employee recognition ceremony on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Read more.
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Pictured (left to right): County Commissioner Richard Weaver, Board member Devon Rothschild, Board President James Doolan, Board member Virginia Harrison, Board member Bob Lord, Teacher of the Year Rachel McCusker, Board Vice-President Jennifer Seidel, and Superintendent Stephen Guthrie.
Buchanan Auto Stores to Provide Use of Car for Teacher of the Year
Carroll County Public Schools is pleased to announce that they have entered into a partnership agreement with Buchanan Auto Stores. As part of the agreement, Buchanan Auto Stores will be providing the 2015 Carroll County Teacher of the Year the use of a new KIA Optima for one year. Read more.
Pictured (left to right): Neal Price, Director of Sales Operations, Buchanan Auto Stores; Rachel McCusker, Carroll County Teacher of the Year; and Curtis Mummert, Owner, Buchanan Auto Stores.
The Arc Carroll County Recognizes Elseth as Special Education Professional of the Year
Sue Elseth, a special education resource teacher at Piney Ridge Elementary School, has received the Special Education Professional of the Year Award presented by The Arc Carroll County. Read more.
James Carver and Catherine Cramer Receive Rita Board Dowd Awards for Outstanding Carroll County School Administrators
James Carver, principal at North Carroll Middle School, and Catherine Cramer, assistant principal at Mt. Airy Elementary School, have been named as the recipients of the Rita Board Dowd Award for Outstanding Carroll County School Administrators. Read more.
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Pictured (left to right): County Commissioner Richard Weaver, Board member Devon Rothschild, Mt. Airy Elementary assistant principal Catherine Cramer, Board President James Doolan, North Carroll Middle School principal James Carver, Board member Bob Lord, Board member Virginia Harrison, Board Vice-President Jennifer Seidel, and Superintendent Stephen Guthrie.
Staff Members Receive Awards from State Pupil Personnel Association
Two staff members in the Carroll County Public Schools Student Services Department have received awards from the Maryland Association of Pupil Personnel. Donald Mongold, a Pupil Personnel Worker, received the Pupil Personnel Worker of the Year Award. Katherine Green, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel and Student Support Services, received the Distinguished Service Award. Read more.
School System Makes Material Safety Data Sheets Available Online
Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) is transitioning to a web-based material data sheet access system for material safety data sheets (MSDS), required documents that contain information for the safe handling, use, storage, and disposal of potentially hazardous chemicals. Read more.
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Economic Value Study
The results of the BEACON Economic Value Study of Carroll County Public Schools were presented to the Board of Education of Carroll County at its meeting on April 15, 2015. Read more.
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School System Receives Goodwill Community Partner Award
Carroll County Public Schools has received the 2015 Community Partner of the Year Award from Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley. Read more.
Pictured (left to right): Mike McMullin, Board Chair, Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley; Judy Klinger, Supervisor of School Counseling, Carroll County Public Schools; and Dan Kurtenbach, President/CEO, Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley.
High School Graduations - Live Streaming
High school graduations will be held from Wednesday, June 3, through Sunday, June 7 at McDaniel College. The ceremonies will be streamed live online.
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School System Seeks Input on Facilities Master Plan
The Board of Education of Carroll County is scheduled to vote on the proposed Educational Facilities Master Plan at its meeting on Wednesday, June 10, at 4 p.m. at the Board of Education offices in Westminster.
Click here to review the Educational Facilities Master Plan.