Dillon Hereth, a rising senior at Westminster High School, has been named the 2021 Westminster Youth of the Year in Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year program. The Youth of the Year title is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an exemplary young person in recognition of leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle.

Dillon will serve as an ambassador for the Boys & Girls Club of Westminster, as well as a role model for all Club members.  He has shown extensive leadership at the Club, serving as a Leader in Training, Junior Staff member, and the Captain of the Club’s first Robotics team.  In addition, Dillon earned his Eagle Scout badge through a project he organized at the Club where he built mobile Lego tables from wood salvaged during the building’s renovation. He also is a talented artist and is credited with creating the art designs in the Club’s new Knorr Brake STEaM Maker Space.   

Dillon is a strong academic student at Westminster High School where he has challenged himself with honors and Advanced Placement classes. He also is a drafting student at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center. He leads by example and is successful in all parts of his academic career.

Dillon will receive the Ross Albers Youth of the Year Scholarship in the amount of $500 and will continue on to the state Youth of the Year competition with a chance to win an additional $2,500 college scholarship.

 

 

 

The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold a work session on the Carroll County Public Schools Strategic Plan on Monday, June 21, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster.

There will be no public comment at the work session. The public may watch the livestream  by clicking on the link under “News and Notices” on the homepage. The meeting also will be broadcast live on CETV Channel 21.

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.

Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Communications Office at 410-751-3020 or publicinfo@carrollk12.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities Management, (410) 751-3177, or the Communications Officer, (410) 751-3020, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. 

 

 

The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold a meeting on Monday, June 21, 2021, for agenda items that were tabled from the June 9th Board meeting. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster.

There will be no in-person public comment since that was already provided for these agenda items at the June 9th Board meeting. The public may watch the livestream of the meeting by clicking on the link under “News and Notices” on the homepage. The meeting also will be broadcast live on CETV Channel 21.

The Board of Education will continue taking public comment through the CCPS website (click on the Board of Education tab and Members) or through the US mail. Persons who wish to have their comments posted on the Public Comments page of the website should indicate so at the beginning of their email. Comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the Board meeting in order to be posted prior to the meeting.

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.

Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Communications Office at 410-751-3020 or publicinfo@carrollk12.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities Management, (410) 751-3177, or the Communications Officer, (410) 751-3020, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. 

 

 

Stacie Wallace’s sixth period Health class at Northwest Middle School has been awarded a $750 grant from the Carroll County Health Department and the Cigarette Restitution Funds Program.

The class developed a proposal for an initiative that would help to decrease e-cigarette/Juul use among young adults at the school. The funds will help support their efforts to share informative messaging of the dangers of using these substances.

 

 

 

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The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold a special meeting on Monday, June 7, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster. The purpose of the meeting is to approve a resolution requesting that the Governor rescind the mask requirement for the end of the school year, summer recovery, and into the fall for the new school year. There will be no citizen participation at this meeting.

The Board of Education will continue taking public comment through the CCPS website (click on the Board of Education tab and Members) or through the US mail. Persons who wish to have their comments posted on the Public Comments page of the website should indicate so at the beginning of their email. Comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the Board meeting in order to be posted prior to the meeting.

You may access the meeting by clicking on the link under “News and Notices” on the homepage. The meeting also will be broadcast live on CETV Channel 21.

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.

Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Communications Office at 410-751-3020 or publicinfo@carrollk12.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities Management, (410) 751-3177, or the Communications Officer, (410) 751-3020, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. 

 

 

 

Landon Benner, a seventh grade student at Northwest Middle School, has been using his 3D printer to make ear savers for face coverings/masks. He has made approximately 300 of the ear savers and donated them to nurses at Johns Hopkins and Chambersburg Hospital. In addition, a local bank requested that he make them for its employees.

Last spring when schools were closed, Landon’s grandmother, a doctor, and his aunt, a nurse, were discussing the tightness of masks and how they were giving them blisters around their ears.  Landon started making the ear savers using his 3D printer and a tinker pad to design the product.  Taking into consideration that all head sizes are not the same, he made them adjustable.  He created Mickey Mouse, Wonder Woman, Celtic Knots, Superman, Hearts, and Heart Paw logos on the back of the ear savers in multiple colors. He continues to use his own money to buy the filament and make ear savers for donation.  Landon was Northwest’s Carson Scholar recipient and mentioned the project in his application letter. 

 

 

 

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The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster.

Citizen participation is scheduled on the agenda for 5:15 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. Speakers will be allowed three minutes to address the Board.

The Board of Education will continue taking public comment through the CCPS website (click on the Board of Education tab and Members) or through the US mail. Persons who wish to have their comments posted on the Public Comments page of the website should indicate so at the beginning of their email. Comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the Board meeting in order to be posted prior to the meeting.

You may access the meeting by clicking on the link under “News and Notices” on the homepage. The meeting also will be broadcast live on CETV Channel 21.The agenda and back-up materials for the meeting will be available on the school system’s website by close of business on the Monday before the meeting. Click on Agendas and Documents under Board of Education.

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.

Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Communications Office at 410-751-3020 or publicinfo@carrollk12.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities Management, (410) 751-3177, or the Communications Officer, (410) 751-3020, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. 

 

 

 

Judy Klinger, Supervisor of School Counseling, and Kelly Snyder, a Pupil Personnel Worker, received the Message of Hope award from Carroll County State’s Attorney Brian DeLeonardo at the 6th Annual Drug Overdose and Prevention Vigil held on May 13, 2021.

Judy Klinger has acted as the Carroll County Public Schools contact for local and state law enforcement agencies to report criminal incidences within the community in which students were involved in some way. The Handle with Care Program was implemented across the state in 2018 to increase trauma-informed approaches and address adverse childhood experiences in an effort to prevent future victimization or criminality. When an incident is reported, Klinger is in immediate contact with school administrators and counselors to make them aware that a student has been exposed to trauma and/or violence. With this information, the school counselor ensures that the student receives appropriate interventions to ultimately help them to achieve academic success.   

Klinger has been instrumental in the development of the Handle with Care program in Carroll County. She has developed strong partnerships with local and state police which in turn, connect families, schools, and communities to mental health services.

Kelly Snyder, in collaboration with the Office of the State’s Attorney, Youth Service Bureau and the Douglas E. Metz Foundation, planned and provided a 3-day summer camp for students who have been impacted by addiction-related trauma and loss. She and her colleagues recognize how the opioid crisis is affecting CCPS children. Camp Thrive is in its third year and provides a supportive environment where students can build skills in coping and stress management, as well as share with others who have experienced similar challenges.

Snyder has been an integral part of the creation and success of Camp Thrive. She works tirelessly throughout the school year to provide this 3-day camp experience. Students, as well as adult counselors, have built lasting relationships at camp, all while having fun!

 

CLICK HERE to view the livestreaming of the Class of 2021 high school graduations. The ceremonies also will be simulcast on CETV Channel 21 and Channel 1086 on Comcast Cable.

The graduation schedule is listed below:

Tuesday, June 1
10:00 a.m.        Liberty High School
2:00 p.m.          Francis Scott Key High School

Wednesday, June 2
10:00 a.m.        Winters Mill High School
2:00 p.m.          Century High School

Thursday, June 3
10:00 a.m.        Manchester Valley High School
2:00 p.m.          Westminster High School
6:00 p.m.          South Carroll High School

 

 

Carroll County Public Schools has been awarded $29,491.91 through the Giant Feeding School Kids Program. The funds will be used to enhance and promote the summer meals program throughout the county.

From January 4 through February 28, 2021, customers at GIANT, MARTIN’S, and GIANT Heirloom Market stores were invited to round up their grocery purchase to the nearest dollar or convert their CHOICE points into a donation for their local public schools’ food programs. The GIANT Company matched the first $1.5 million donated by customers for a total of $3.3 million raised. Monies contributed by customers remained in their communities. Matching funds from The GIANT Company were distributed to communities based on greatest need.

Through the Feeding School Kids initiative, school districts will be able to use the funds to support meal programs such as covering outstanding student meal debt, expanding food distribution programs, creating on-campus food pantries, and supplying extra weekend meals.

Pictured (left to right):  Marsha Herbert, Board President; Scott Bolden, Assistant Store Manager, Eldersburg MARTIN’S; Steven Lockard, Superintendent of Schools; and Terri Fairall, Lead Checkout Coach and Store Accountant, Eldersburg MARTIN’S.

 

 

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