Star Wars Reading Night at Sandymount Elementary

November 16, 2018 6:00-7:45 pm

On Friday, November 16, 2018, Sandymount Elementary will be participating in Star Wars Reads Day.  This is a worldwide event in which reading is celebrated Star Wars style!

Feel free to dress in Star Wars t-shirts or costumes, if you choose.  Please do not bring light sabers, or other toy weapons to school at any time.   Students may also wear their t-shirts or costumes to school that day. 

Our evening event will be for families and will run from 6:00-7:45. Families will be able to participate in a variety of reading and crafting activities.  Bring your cameras because you will have a chance to meet some fantastic costumed characters from the movies. 

This is not a drop off event.  Parents should plan to attend.

For more information please contact Karen Boggs, Media Specialist at  or 410-751-3215.  For a head count for supplies, participants are asked to RSVP by November 9 with the number of family members attending.


The SCORE Challenge at Oklahoma Road Middle School

November 16, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm

Sykesville, MD – This year the SCORE Challenge, a partnership between Carroll County Public Library and Carroll County Public Schools, will take place on November 16, 2018 at 6pm at Oklahoma Road Middle School. SCORE is an acronym for Student Collaboration of Research Exploration. Now in its sixth year, the challenge requires students to research the answers to questions using databases in a limited amount of time. The seven participating middle schools this year are East, Mount Airy, North Carroll, Northwest, Oklahoma Road, Shiloh, and West Middle Schools. At the event, students will answer three rounds of questions (with five questions per round) with progressively less time per round to find answers.

The event was created by Kathleen Brunnett and Laurie Owings, two Carroll County Public School media specialists in the North Carroll region, who recognized a need for middle school students to develop strong research skills. Search competency is a critical skill that helps students to excel, both in and out of school. The SCORE Challenge helps students gain the confidence and skills needed to become tech-savvy researchers in a digital world.

For more information, contact Darrell Robertson at 410.386.4480 or