Students from Gateway School, along with principal Bryan Wetzel, gave a presentation at the Maryland State Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, May 23. During the presentation, they highlighted student leadership activities at the school and projects that benefit students at Carroll Springs School.


Thomas McHugh, Carroll County Teacher of the Year, was recognized at the Maryland State Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, May 23. The meeting was followed by a luncheon honoring the Teachers of the Year from each school system in Maryland.

Pictured:

Stephen Guthrie, Superintendent of CCPS; Andrew Smarick, President, Maryland State Board of Education; Thomas McHugh, Carroll County Teacher of the Year (Century High School); Karen Salmon, State Superintendent; Bob Lord, Vice-President, Board of Education of Carroll County; and Troy Barnes, Principal, Century High School.


Molly Riggs, Assistive Technology Consultant at Carroll Springs School, has received the Special Education Professional of the Year Award presented by The Arc of Carroll County. This award is presented to an education professional who has demonstrated excellence in providing quality educational opportunities and/or advocacy for students with developmental disabilities in Carroll County.

Riggs has made it her life’s work and passion for over 20 years to advocate and provide a voice for students with communication challenges. She works tirelessly to ensure that each student in Carroll County Public Schools who demonstrates a communication need has a means to authentically express their thoughts and ideas.

She has devoted countless hours and presented numerous workshops to provide educators and caregivers with the skills necessary to ensure that students and young adults can continue to grow. She is a leader, a mentor, a visionary, and an ardent advocate for children and young adults.

Capree Brown, a CCPS student, received the Spirit of Independence Award. This award is presented to a person supported by The Arc who has improved his or skills or has demonstrated determination in achieving his or her goals.

Brown was chosen to participate in the first year of the TE@CH program at Carroll Hospital Center. He did such an outstanding job that he was offered a full-time paid position. He loves his job and has been recognized in the hospital’s magazine and featured in a documentary. He truly has demonstrated a Spirit of Independence by being a model employee and a great individual.

 


On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the Westminster High School Chapter of the National FFA Organization held its annual awards banquet to celebrate the accomplishments of the members of the chapter. Awards were presented for superior achievement in FFA Leadership, Citizenship, Scholarship, and Career Development. Members also were awarded for accomplishments in their Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs. 

During the event, members were recognized for earning FFA Membership Degrees.  Nine members earned the Greenhand FFA Degree, with Lane Deaton being named as Star Greenhand.  Eight members earned the Westminster FFA Chapter Degree, with Katie Martin being named as Chapter Star. 

The event ended with the installation of the 2017-2018 Officers, who were then recognized and given leadership advice from visiting legislators, Commissioner Richard Weaver, and Delegate Haven Shoemaker. 

The members of the Westminster High FFA Chapter extend sincere thanks to the citizens, parents, teachers, political officials, and supporters of agricultural education from Westminster, Carroll County, and Maryland.  Such support empowers leadership development for the next generation of agricultural leaders. 

Pictured, Left to Right: Delegate Haven Shoemaker, Becca Ellers (Treasurer), Angela Franzino (Secretary), Lesa Ramsburg (Vice President), Henry Brunnett (President), Commissioner Richard Weaver

 

The Carroll County Student Government Association (CCSGA) sponsored a very successful 5k/dog walk to help support the organization’s charity, Finish Sarcoma.  On Saturday, May 20, participants came out with their dogs and /or their running shoes to support this great cause.  Approximately $1200 was raised by CCSGA during their first 5K to support Finish Sarcoma.  Special thanks go to Heather Semies, SGA Advisor at Gateway/Crossroads, and the  Gateway/Crossroads SGA members.  Thank you to all who attended or donated to Finish Sarcoma.

 


French students from Westminster High School recently participated in Le Grand Concours, also known as the National French Exam. Of those students taking the test, 93% scored above the national average; 64% finished in the 70th percentile or above nationally. The students received:

  • One Silver Award for ranking in the 90th percentile nationally
  • Five Bronze Awards for ranking in the 80th-75th percentile
  • Six Honorable Mention Awards for ranking in the 70th-50th percentile.

The National French Exam is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students were evaluated for their written, oral, and listening comprehension skills. More than 85,000 students in all 50 states competed in this year’s event.

French students who rank nationally on the exam demonstrate a superior level of cultural competence, language skills, and commitment to excellence and dedication. They also have an appreciation for other cultures, strive to continually learn and improve, and value the study of French.

Denise Deigel is the French teacher at Westminster High School.

 


The Carroll County Student Government Association elected officers for the 2017-2018 school year at the General Assembly held on April 21, 2017, at Francis Scott Key High School. In addition, Matthew Johnson will serve a second term as the Student Representative on the Board of Education of Carroll County.

Pictured (left to right):

Ariana Kamalvand – CCSGA President

Max Lawyer – CCSGA Vice President

Grace Johnson – CCSGA Secretary

Jaimie Han – CCSGA 2nd Vice President

Matthew Johnson – Student Representative on the Board of Education.

 

 

Date and Time

Event

Location

Friday, May 26, 2017
10:00 a.m.

Post-Secondary Graduation

Carroll Community College

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Gateway School Certificate Ceremony

Carroll Community College

Thursday, June 1, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Carroll Springs School Graduation

Carroll Community College

Monday, June 5, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Century High School Graduation *

McDaniel College

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Westminster High School Graduation *

McDaniel College

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
7:00 p.m.

South Carroll High School Graduation *

McDaniel College

Thursday, June 8, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Liberty High School Graduation *

McDaniel College

Friday, June 9, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Winters Mill High School Graduation *

McDaniel College

Saturday, June 10, 2017
1:00 p.m.

Manchester Valley High School Graduation *

McDaniel College

Saturday, June 10, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Francis Scott Key High School Graduation *

McDaniel College


All high school graduations will be streamed live online at http://www.mcdanielathletics.com/livevideo. This link will be posted on the homepage of the Carroll County Public Schools website at www.carrollk12.org.

* The Carroll County Public School System will be providing two sign language interpreters for the deaf at each of the high school graduations at McDaniel College. There will be a special area designated for people requiring the services of the interpreters located in the first few rows and to the right of the stage. For additional information or further accommodations, please contact the school principal or the Office of Community and Media Relations at 410-751-3020.

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, 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 be holding a work session on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at the Board offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster. The topic of the work session will be Strategic Plan Measures of Success.

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, 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.

 

 

Four students from Carroll County high schools earned the honor of participating in the All Eastern Music Ensembles. The concerts were held during the National Association for Music Educators Eastern Region Conference in Atlantic City in April, 2017.

  • Lauren Bishop, an alto from Liberty High School, performed with the All Eastern Treble Chorus
  • Erich Delles from Liberty High School played clarinet in the All Eastern Band
  • Logan Hartung from Francis Scott Key High School played alto saxophone in the All Eastern Band
  • Sean Webster from Winters Mill High School played the bassoon in the All Eastern Orchestra.

High school juniors and seniors from eleven northeastern states were eligible for selection for the All Eastern Ensembles. Each student must have performed in All State Band, Chorus, or Orchestra and be a member of the school’s choral, string, or wind and percussion ensemble.

 

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