The 4th Annual Carroll County African American Read-In will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carroll Arts Center, located at 91 West Main Street in Westminster, Maryland, with a snow date of Tuesday, February 13. All CCPS high schools, as well as students from Silver Oak Academy, will be participating.

The Read-In is sponsored by Carroll County Public Schools, Carroll County Public Library, the Carroll County Arts Council, and the Carroll County Branch of the NAACP.  The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. A reception with jazz music will be held from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Readings and performances of African American literature will be presented from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. This initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around the world.

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, or sexual orientation. 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 Board of Education of Carroll County will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street, Westminster. The public is encouraged to attend. There will be time for citizen participation at this meeting.

Citizen participation will be held following administrative items and presentations. Citizens who wish to address the Board during Citizen Participation are encouraged to check the agenda prior to the meeting to determine what time the public comment portion of the meeting will begin. The agenda and back-up materials for the meeting can be found by going to the school system’s website at www.carrollk12.org and clicking on Agendas and Documents under Board of Education.

The meeting 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 Board meeting also will be broadcast live on Channel 21, with rebroadcasts on Thursday, February 15, at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 17, at 9:00 a.m.; Sunday, February 18, at 8:00 p.m.; and Thursday, February 18, at 8:00 p.m.

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, or sexual orientation. 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 Board of Education of Carroll County will hold a work session on Middle School English/Language Arts on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. at the Board offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster. There will be no time for citizen participation at this meeting. The public is encouraged to attend.

The work session will be broadcast live on Channel 21 and 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.

 

 

Francis Scott Key High School will hold a ceremony to celebrate the naming of its gymnasium as the Louis V. Beard Memorial Gymnasium on Friday, February 9, 2018. The ceremony will take place at halftime during the girls varsity basketball game, which will begin at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Beard served FSK as an administrator for over 20 years.   

Mr. Beard began his professional career as a teacher at the Robert Moton School in Westminster in 1955.  Soon after beginning his teaching career, he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served from 1955-1957.  He was honorably discharged and returned to teaching at Robert Moton School and was advanced to principal, where he served until 1965.

In 1965, Mr. Beard was assigned to Francis Scott Key High School where he served as assistant principal for one year until he advanced to principal in 1966.  With this appointment, he became the first African American to hold such a position in Carroll County.  He served as principal of Francis Scott Key for the next 20 years, influencing the lives of countless students and faculty in positive ways until his retirement in June 1986. 

Mr. Beard leaves a legacy of dedicated service and outstanding accomplishments as an educator, humanitarian, and civic leader.  During his tenure as principal of FSK, Mr. Beard expanded the athletic program and added an auditorium, football field, and gym.  Among his many accomplishments, he was the first African American honored by the Carroll County Jaycees with the Distinguished Service Award.  He served as past board member of numerous county agencies and service organizations, including the Y.M.C.A, Department of Social Services, Community Action Agency, Carroll County Hospital Board, and the Bowling Brook Home for Boys.

 

 

Anna Letaw, a parent volunteer at Linton Springs Elementary School, was named as the first recipient of the Carroll County Public Schools Volunteer of the Year Award at the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Letaw exemplifies the attributes of a dedicated and committed volunteer and goes above and beyond in meeting the needs of the students and staff at her school. She uses her incredible knowledge and organizational skills to be a “STAR” volunteer at Linton Springs, which is known as the “Home of the Stars.”

Letaw plays a critical role in the STEM lab at Linton Springs. Among other tasks, she inventories, organizes, and checks materials for quality assurance. She also created a Monarch butterfly garden and developed and carried out a plan that involved 125 fourth graders in the process. This natural habitat is beneficial not only to the butterflies, but also to students, who are able to observe them and collect data. Letaw is a Master Gardener and often works with teachers to help them take advantage of technology and outdoor habitats.

The Carroll County Public Schools Volunteer of the Year Award was created to recognize the importance of parent, family, and community involvement and the important role it plays in the success of our schools and our students. Each school was asked to nominate a parent or community member who has made a significant impact on their school through their volunteerism.

 

 

Matthew Johnson, a senior at Liberty High School and the Student Representative on the Board of Education of Carroll County, has been selected as the second alternate to represent the State of Maryland in the United States Senate Youth Program.

This program provides a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 56th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 3-10, 2018. Qualified junior or senior high school students must show demonstrated leadership through public service in elected or appointed positions where they are actively representing a constituency in organizations that relate to government, public affairs, history, and/or community service.

Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense, and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in meetings with the president and a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.

 

 

Representatives from the American Heart Association and LifeBridge Health visited Manchester Valley High School to observe Shelly Brezicki’s Health 1 and Health 2 students in action using the donated CPR health kits. During the visit, LifeBridge Health was recognized for its generous donation of 17 CPR health kits to Carroll County Public Schools. Ten of these kits have been distributed to middle school health teachers, and seven were distributed to high school health teachers.

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Superintendent Stephen Guthrie presented his Proposed FY19 Operating Budget during the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Additional dates for public presentation, review, and input to the Operating Budget for the Carroll County Public School System for the 2018 - 2019 school year are listed below:

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

6:00 p.m. - FY 19 Superintendent’s Proposed Operating Budget Public Hearing (with citizen participation) immediately followed by Board Work Session – Charles I. Ecker Boardroom, Board of Education Offices

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

7:00 p.m. - FY 19 Superintendent’s Proposed Operating Budget Public Hearing, (with citizen participation) – Charles I. Ecker Boardroom, Board of Education Offices

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

5:00 p.m. - FY 19 Board of Education Operating Budget Adoption – Charles I. Ecker Boardroom, Board of Education Offices.

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 Board of Education of Carroll County will hold a work session on the Strategic Plan on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at the Board offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster. There will be no time for citizen participation at this meeting. The public is encouraged to attend.

The work session will be broadcast live on Channel 21 and 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.

 

 

Click here for Summer Enrichment course information.

Registration materials will be given to the youngest student in each elementary school at the end of January.

Registration Period:  February 5-March 15. 

Great summer learning experiences await you and your family!

 

 

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