The Board of Education of Carroll County has established a Redistricting and School Closure Committee (RSCC) to study the future of its school facilities. The Committee will examine the usage, condition, and needs of the public school buildings and will develop recommendations to be presented to the Board of Education in September 2018.

Community input is an extremely important component of this planning process.  The Committee wishes to hear the concerns of the Carroll County public before it deliberates on policy matters that will affect the welfare of students and community members. 

To this end, two community listening sessions have been organized:

  • April 26, 2018:    Winters Mill High School, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • May 31, 2018:    South Carroll High School, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

In addition to attending the community listening sessions, community members can submit their concerns and expectations to the Committee via email to rscc@carrollk12.org or by U.S. mail to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, MD  21157.

The Committee will incorporate community input into the development of recommendations for the Board of Education.  The recommendations will be presented to the public in August for comment before they are submitted to the Board.

The Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons with regard to its employment practices and in the provision of services, programs, and activities. The CCPS does not discriminate 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 CCPS provides non-discriminatory access to school facilities in accordance with its policies and regulations regarding the community use of schools (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts). The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Gregory J. Bricca, Director of Research and Accountability, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3068.

The 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 Office of Community and Media Relations 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 or the Supervisor of Community and Media Relations: Raymond Prokop, Director of Facilities Management, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland  21157, (410) 751-3177, or Carey Gaddis, Supervisor of Community and Media Relations, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland  21157, (410) 751-3020.

 

 

 

Students at Elmer Wolfe Elementary School recently participated in activities at a Mobile Science Lab. Lessons focused on wetlands, oysters, and the Chesapeake Bay. The Mobile Science Labs are presented by the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, Inc. as part of the Maryland Ag in the Classroom program.

Schools select investigations that can be integrated into their curriculum. Lab investigations match the Next Generation Science Standards, Environmental Literacy, and Common Core Standards. Related resource materials are available for teachers to use in their classrooms to supplement, integrate, and extend lab lessons.

 

 

 

Artwork by seven Carroll County high school students was juried in to Congressman Jamie Raskin’s 8th District 2018 Congressional Art Competition for “place” awards and/or exhibition. Three students received second place awards, and their pieces will be displayed in the Congressman’s District or Capitol Hill office.

2nd Place Awards:

  • Christopher Fettke-VonKoeckritz – Winters Mill High School
  • Maria James – Westminster High School
  • Jenna Tolley – Century High School

Honorable Mention:

  • Egan Burnette – Westminster High School

Juried in to Exhibit:

  • Olivia Figuli – Westminster High School
  • Sarah Kleb – Liberty High School
  • Garrett Zanin – South Carroll High School

 

 

 

The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold a work session on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. in the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street, Westminster. The topic of the work session will be the Strategic Plan Measures of Success. The public is encouraged to attend. There will be no time for citizen participation at this meeting.

The work session will be streamed live on the Carroll County Public Schools website at www.carrollk12.org. Click on CETV under News and Media at the bottom of the home page or go directly to:

https://www.carrollk12.org/admin/commedia/cetv/Pages/CCPS-CETV-Webstreaming.aspx.

The Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons with regard to its employment practices and in the provision of services, programs, and activities. The CCPS does not discriminate 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 CCPS provides non-discriminatory access to school facilities in accordance with its policies and regulations regarding the community use of schools (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts). The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Gregory J. Bricca, Director of Research and Accountability, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3068.

The 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 Office of Community and Media Relations 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 or the Supervisor of Community and Media Relations: Raymond Prokop, Director of Facilities Management, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland  21157, (410) 751-3177, or Carey Gaddis, Supervisor of Community and Media Relations, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland  21157, (410) 751-3020.

 

 

The Redistricting and School Closure Committee will meet on Thursday, April 12, and Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street, Westminster. The topic for both meetings will be educational presentations. The meeting is open to the public.

The Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons with regard to its employment practices and in the provision of services, programs, and activities. The CCPS does not discriminate 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 CCPS provides non-discriminatory access to school facilities in accordance with its policies and regulations regarding the community use of schools (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts). The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Gregory J. Bricca, Director of Research and Accountability, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3068.

The 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 Office of Community and Media Relations 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 or the Supervisor of Community and Media Relations: Raymond Prokop, Director of Facilities Management, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland  21157, (410) 751-3177, or Carey Gaddis, Supervisor of Community and Media Relations, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland  21157, (410) 751-3020.

 

 

 

Josh Kelly, a senior at Liberty High School, recently had an article published entitled Investigating Airblast Features on the Venusian Surface Using Magellan and Arecibo Radar Data, based on research he conducted through the ASPIRE internship program at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. The research was done in collaboration with Kelly’s mentor, Dr. Noam Izenberg from JHUAPL, and Dr. Bruce Campbell from the Smithsonian Institution.

Kelly had the honor of presenting his findings at the 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, which was held in Texas from March 19-23, 2018.  The conference brought together international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology, and astronomy to present the latest results of research in planetary science.

 

 

 

Bryan Shumaker, STEM Coordinator for Carroll County Public Schools, has been selected to receive the Environmental Awareness Award in the Institution category from the Carroll County Commissioners and the Carroll County Environmental Advisory Council.

Shumaker has incorporated the Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland’s goals from the Living Reef Action Campaign into school system goals and initiatives. As a result, related themes have been embedded into the curriculum.

Among the activities he has facilitated are the creation of reef balls through the Carroll County Career and Technology Center as part of its masonry training programs, an Oyster Week Celebration at Friendship Valley Elementary School, and the Oyster Bagging Challenge. The program also provides a meaningful watershed education experience, which is a requirement of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement.

The purpose of the Environmental Awareness Awards program is to promote awareness of the environment and acknowledge exemplary accomplishments in the protection, conservation, and improvement of our environmental resources. The Carroll County Commissioners adopted the program in 1990 to recognize individuals and groups that have demonstrated these qualities through their actions or projects. Awards are presented biennially for endeavors and projects that result in positive benefit to the environment and have the potential for long-term community environmental benefit.

The awards will be presented on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. in the Reagan Room at the County Office Building, located at 225 North Center Street in Westminster.

 

 

 

The Carroll County Public School System’s Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting of the 2017-2018 school year on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at The ARC of Carroll County, located at 180 Kriders Church Road in Westminster. 

Information will be shared on the following topic:  Transition with a time for participant feedback and SECAC Executive Committee elections.  

If you need additional information, contact Mr. Nicholas Shockney, Director of Special Education, at 410-751-3033.

All Carroll County Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public. 

The Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons with regard to its employment practices and in the provision of services, programs, and activities. The CCPS does not discriminate 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 CCPS provides non-discriminatory access to school facilities in accordance with its policies and regulations regarding the community use of schools (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts). The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Gregory J. Bricca, Director of Research and Accountability, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3068.

The 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 Office of Community and Media Relations 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 or the Supervisor of Community and Media Relations: Raymond Prokop, Director of Facilities Management, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland  21157, (410) 751-3177, or Carey Gaddis, Supervisor of Community and Media Relations, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland  21157, (410) 751-3020.

 

Ninety-eight students from Carroll County Public Schools have been selected as Carson Scholars for 2018. Each year the Carson Scholars Fund recognizes a select group of high achieving students in grades 4-11 who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and humanitarian qualities.

First-time Scholars receive a $1,000 college scholarship award and the coveted honor of being named a Carson Scholar. After winning the scholarship, a student may apply to renew their Carson Scholar status. These previous scholarship recipients have maintained high academic standards and a strong commitment to their communities.

Click here for a list of our Carson Scholars.

The Carson Scholars from Maryland and the mid-Atlantic area will be honored at the 22nd Annual Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Martins West in Baltimore. For more information, please visit the Carson Scholars Fund website at www.carsonscholars.org

 

 

 

Carroll County Public Schools held the 4th Annual Business Community Partnership Awards Reception on March 13, 2018 to honor partnerships between the Carroll County businesses and community groups and the school system. At the reception, partners received awards for supporting schools with donations, fundraising and internships throughout the year. The reception was a way to say thank you to all of these generous groups for helping to make CCPS a great school system.

Please click here to view the video.

 

 

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