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from Superintendent Stephen Guthrie.
Mt. Airy Middle Students Make Centerpieces for Lorien
The Builders Club of Mt. Airy Middle School has been making table centerpieces for Lorien of Mt Airy as a community service project. Builders Club members made 18 pinecone wreaths which are decorated for the season with red and green ribbons with bows. Construction paper evergreen trees decorated with sparkles and sequins were placed in the center of the wreath for the festive holiday activities in December. After the holidays are celebrated, Builders Club members will redecorate the table centerpieces with white and silver ribbons and bows.
Pictured: Builders Club members Tyler Fineman and Braydon Dixon decorate evergreen trees for the centerpieces.
Elmer Wolfe Students Learn to Play Hand Chimes
Fifth grade students from Elmer Wolfe Elementary School have had the opportunity to learn how to play the hand chimes this year. Their teacher, Charlotte Herbstsomer, is a member of a national organization called Handbell Ringers of America. Through the organization’s loan program, she was able to borrow a three octave set of hand chimes to use with the students in music class. Some of the students expressed interest in learning to play the hand chimes at a more advanced level and practiced during recess and before school to prepare for a performance at the tree lighting ceremony in Union Bridge on December 3.
Pictured left to right:
Back row: Charlotte Herbstsomer – teacher, Mandy Gubernatis, Hailey Lutz, Kayla Zeiganhein, Elli Bowman; Middle row: Jarren Rutter, Hunter Kalin, Harley Kalin, Zack Kinloch; Front row: Clayton Edmunds, Natalie Rilley, Paige Jones; Absent: Morgan Osborne-Whottlie
Students Create Ornaments for State House Tree
Students from Eldersburg Elementary, North Carroll High, and Sykesville Middle Schools created ornaments that are being displayed on the 2014 Maryland State House Holiday Tree. Read more.
Pictured: Ornaments created by fourth grade students at Eldersburg Elementary School.
Ebb Valley Teachers Tour “Brain Path”
A group of teachers from Ebb Valley Elementary School have been participating in self-directed professional development focusing on neuroscience, memory, and learner-engagement. Read more.
Pictured: Ebb Valley teachers take an interactive "Brain Path" tour at the Upside Down Organization’s Corporate Headquarters in Baltimore.
Facility Utilization Study - Final Report
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Northwest Middle Receives Monsanto Rural Education Grant
Herbert Pletcher, a farmer from Harney, presented a check for $10,000 from the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Grant sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to Angie McCauslin, principal of Northwest Middle School. The money will be used to construct a greenhouse for growing vegetables to be used by students and the Taneytown food bank.
Carroll County Schools Offer Suicide Prevention Program
The School Counselors and staff of Carroll County Public Schools strive to keep all students safe and recognize the signs and symptoms of students in need of mental health intervention. While there are community resources available, parents and students may contact their school counselor as a first step and to seek assistance and information. Additionally, parent informational brochures that contain pertinent information on the signs and symptoms of depression and suicide risk will be available in each school. Please call your school counselor for additional information and resources.
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New Board of Education Members Take Oath of Office
A swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected and re-elected members of the Board of Education of Carroll County was held on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court Donald B. Sealing issued the Oath of Office to Virginia R. Harrison, who was re-elected to a second four-year term, and Bob Lord and Devon Rothschild, who were elected to the Board for the first time in November.
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Pictured left to right: Board members Devon Rothschild, Bob Lord, and Virginia Harrison; Superintendent Stephen Guthrie; and Board members Jennifer Seidel and Jim Doolan.
Nominations Sought for Outstanding Teacher Awards
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and the Carroll County Public School System are seeking nominations for the twenty-fifth annual Outstanding Teacher Awards. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2014. Read more.
Click here for the nomination form.