The FIRST LEGO League Maryland State Tournament will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at UMBC. Two teams from Cranberry Station Elementary School and four PIE3 teams from all over Carroll County will compete and celebrate.

The Liberty High School Robo-Lions will participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition in Haymarket, Virginia from February 28 – March 1, 2020.

 

 

The finals in the Carroll County mock trial competition will be held on Tuesday, February 18, at 5:00 p.m. at the Carroll County Circuit Courthouse. Liberty High School and Westminster High School Team A will be competing for the county championship.

The Circuit Court Championship will be held at the Carroll County Circuit Courthouse on Tuesday, March 3, at 5:00 p.m. The top two teams from Anne Arundel, Howard, and Carroll Counties will compete. The semi-finals will be held on Wednesday, March 4, and the Circuit Court Finals will be held on Thursday, March 5, at 5:00 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend.

 

 

 

Carroll County Public Schools is sponsoring a special event for high school students called “Facts, Food and Fun” on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center.

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Food Wars Contest:

Individuals or teams of up to 3 will be given supplies on-site to create an entrée. A panel of local restaurant experts and CCPS central office staff will judge the dishes. Registration is at 4 p.m. Competition times will begin at 4:30, 5, and 5:30. Teams will be assigned a time.

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Cupcake Wars Contest:

Individuals and teams of up to 2 will be given a dozen cupcakes to decorate based on a theme given that evening. A panel of local baking experts and CCPS central office staff will judge the cupcakes. Registration is at 5 p.m. and competition will begin at 5:30 p.m.

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Academic Challenge:

The top 4 teams from this year’s regular season will compete in the Final Four for the Academic Challenge Cup.

For registration information, please visit carrollk12.org or your school’s homepage for the Facts, Food and Fun link.

 

 

Many of our schools are holding special activities, programs, and events in recognition of February as African American History Month.

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Registration for kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year will be held the week of March 9 through March 13, 2020, at the elementary school in your attendance area.  Enrollment in kindergarten is mandatory for children who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2020.

Parents will need to present the following at the time of registration:

  1. their child’s birth certificate or other legal document to verify their child’s legal name and birth date
  2. verification of residence such as a current utility bill (Ex: gas, electric, water) or a current lease agreement that includes the service address with house number, and street name
  3. specific address from which the child will be transported to school and the specific address to which the child will be transported after school.

Immunization records must be completed and returned to the school prior to the start of the school year.

For more detailed information about registering your child for kindergarten and a list of acceptable documents for registration, please visit: https://www.carrollk12.org/instruction/studentservices/Pages/EnrollingAStudentInSchool.aspx or contact the principal of the elementary school in your attendance area.

 

 

The Carroll County Public School System’s Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting of the 2019-2020 school year on Thursday, February 6, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Arc of Carroll County, located at 180 Kriders Church Road in Westminster, Maryland. 

Information will be shared on the following: TIES Program, SECAC Committee Updates, and a time for feedback and questions regarding inclusion practices in CCPS. 

If you need additional information, please 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. 

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 its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. in the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street, Westminster. Agenda items will include the adoption of the FY21 Operating Budget. The public is encouraged to attend.

There will be two opportunities during the meeting for citizen participation – immediately following preliminary items and just before action items. 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 will be available on the school system’s website at www.carrollk12.org by close of business on the Monday before the meeting. Click 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 13, at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 15, at 9:00 a.m.; Sunday, February 16, at 8:00 p.m.; and Thursday, February 20, 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, 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: Chantress J. Baptist, Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.

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.

 

Northwest Middle School has been recognized as an Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) School for Maryland by the Maryland Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education and the Maryland State Department of Education.

This program honors exceptional elementary, middle, and high schools that offer gifted and talented programs aligned with the Maryland Criteria for Excellence: Gifted and Talented Program Guidelines and the Code of Maryland Regulations. Schools were required to submit a comprehensive portfolio, which provided documentation of 21 different criteria under 4 program objectives. These objectives include Student Identification, Curriculum and Instruction, Professionally Qualified Teachers and Professional Development, and Program Management and Evaluation.

As an EGATE School, Northwest Middle School will receive citations from the Governor and the Maryland State Department of Education and will be recognized at a statewide event on February 11, 2020. The school also will participate in the 2020 EGATE Showcase and Networking event in the spring. Northwest also will serve as a model for others seeking to achieve EGATE status or improve their school programs and services.

 

 

A public hearing on the FY 21 Superintendent’s Proposed Operating Budget will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. in the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom at the Board of Education offices located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster. A Board work session on the proposed budget will begin immediately following the public hearing.

The hearing and 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 proposed budget and other information is available online at:  https://www.carrollk12.org/admin/financeservices/budget/Pages/default.aspx.

Feedback may be submitted at https://www.carrollk12.org/boe/Pages/Feedback.aspx or by U.S. mail to Superintendent’s Office, Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, MD 21157.

The adoption of the FY 21 Budget will take place during the regular Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, February 12, at 5:00 p.m. at the Board offices.

The CCPS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or 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 Management, (410) 751-3177, or the Communications Officer, (410) 751-3020, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland  21157.

 

 

 

The Carroll County Career and Technology Center’s Engineering Design and Development Senior Project Open Trade Show will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering students will be presenting their projects from design through prototype. They will be defending their projects to engineering industry professionals from area firms and manufacturing companies including Northrop Grumman, FlowServe, and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, as well as retired engineers, educators, and PLTW alumni.

 

 

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