Jun 29
Virtual Graduations on YouTube

Videos of the virtual graduation ceremonies for all of our high schools are now posted on YouTube. Closed captioning is available. Please click on the link below:

2020 Graduation Videos

The videos also will be shown on CETV Channel 21 on Comcast Cable.

Congratulations and best wishes to all of our graduates!

Jun 17
Senior Portraits - August 10-13

Lifetouch will be at South Carroll High School August 10-13th, 2020 for Senior Portraits.  Keep an eye out for an appointment card with your scheduled date and time.

Jun 05
Fall Athletics Registration Information

Dear Parents/Guardians of SCHS Students,

Online registration for athletics at South Carroll High School will operate through a new website called DragonFlyMax.  I have attached a few links for you to look over that will give you step by step instructions on how to register, upload forms, and soon be able to view team calendars and schedules all through one app.  Registration for Fall Sports will begin Tuesday, June 9, 2020 and will close at 7am on August 12, 2020.  Please ensure that your child is fully registered by this date and time to be eligible for fall tryouts which begin on August 12, 2020 (hopefully!)   

DragonFly is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user friendly way to register for our athletic programs, view team schedules, and receive messages from coaches and school administration through the app. It will help us to be more administratively efficient, environmentally responsible, and provide an electronic registration service convenience to our CCPS families. When you register through DragonFly, the system keeps track of your information in your parent and athlete profile. You enter your information only once for each family member for multiple sport programs.

Information needed to register:

You will need student ID information, health insurance information, and doctor information.  You will need to upload all three pages of the Physical Examination Form (New to 2020 and can be found through our SCHS website https://www.carrollk12.org/schools/high/sch/schoolforms/athletics/ ) into the system. If you are unable to upload the Physical Examination forms, simply contact the school’s main office or Athletic Director and schedule a time to bring the Physical Examination forms to the office. You can also send the Athletic Director a scanned copy of all 3 pages to t_novot@carrollk12.org

Registration Process:

Below are links that will direct you to:

-Download the DragonFlyMax app on your smartphone. (Instruction attached)  It is important that you download the app on your phone, the app will be the only way you can view schedules and receive important messages from the coach and Athletic Director.

-Register via the DragonFlyMax website.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59033fcdebbd1a7690b7d53f/t/5e7a53fe62d409247522b239/1585075205970/Academy+AD+1.1.pdf   (Instruction are also attached) Registering through the website will be the easiest way to fill out the contact info and uploading documents for your athlete.

-DragonFly Academy is a series of how to videos that will help you navigate through the registration process such as: filling out contact info, health info, and uploading and filling out electric forms.

https://www.dragonflymax.com/academy  These videos are extremely helpful 

No payment is required through the Family ID registration process. Payment will take place with the parent or child through the main high school office or at the “Meet the Coaches Night”. Payment by check or cash only and a receipt will be given at the time of payment. All athletic fees must be completed by the first game.


Jun 01
Senior Awards

Cavalier Senior Awards Video-Celebrating School & Community

Congratulations SCHS Class of 2020!

We are very proud of your success and accomplishments.

This year’s Cavaliers are the recipients of over 4.5 million dollars in scholarships! Thank you to South Carroll clubs, booster groups, departments & our community supporters!

Thank you Ms. Shannon Maas, Ms. Jessica Quinn, Ms. Susan Stephey and the SC Counseling Office for hard their work on the awards presentation! Enjoy!



May 26
Graduation Announcement

Dear SC Students and Families,

Thank you for your patience as we navigate health concerns and regulations related to graduation ceremonies during the Coronavirus Pandemic.  As you may have heard, CCPS is planning an “in-person” graduation ceremony for each of our seniors by appointment.  While we understand and agree that this is not the same as our traditional activities and ceremony, we are incredibly happy to see our seniors, celebrate their accomplishments and award them their diploma!

South Carroll will be scheduling Seniors on June 2 and 3, 2020.  Please understand that these are the only 2 days that we have been assigned for our ceremony.  Each senior will be assigned an arrival, building entry, stage, and picture time.  You will receive an email with this information today (May 26th), as well as a follow up phone call from a staff member in the next 24 hours.  As you can imagine, scheduling 270 seniors within the parameters set before us is difficult, but we do have some flexibility within those days.  If your appointment time poses a serious conflict, you will be able to request another time slot on our assigned days.  However, please keep in mind that times are limited.  We will do our very best to try to meet your needs. 

We will follow all parameters that are put in place by the Health Department for Stage I gatherings.  This includes limiting the number of people (which does include staff, seniors, and families) to no more than 10 people in an area at one time.  Each senior may bring 4 guests with them.  Additionally, all staff and guests are asked to wear a mask.  Seniors may remove their mask to walk across the stage and to take pictures. 

Staff will be assisting to keep the program moving and to help us abide by proper social distancing guidelines.  We will have an area set up at the exit that will be available for our seniors to take pictures and to pick up an envelope with a program and certificates. Staff will be there to assist in moving the line along and helping to maintain social distancing but cannot help with taking personal pictures.

We would love to high five, shake everyone’s hand and give a big hug to each one of our Seniors!  For the sake of everyone’s health, we must abstain.  We are so very proud of our Class of 2020, not only for their accomplishments throughout the time they were at South Carroll, but also for the way they have handled this abrupt change in our lives and in their senior year.  We am very happy to report that several of our teachers will be helping with graduation in some way, so you will most likely be able to see many of your teachers for one last time before the summer. 

And lastly, please be patient with us during this process.  We are going to do everything in our power to make this a great experience for seniors and their families.  However, most of this is brand new territory for all of us.  We will make mistakes.  If we have overlooked something, or our timings are a little off, we ask for your grace.  This situation is novel and unique.  Let us embrace that and capture it in our ceremony.  We are living through history and our seniors are the pioneers of change in our society.

We look forward to seeing you on June 2nd or 3rd!  Until that time, take care and be well!

South Carroll Administration

May 21
Mt. Airy Civil Air Patrol Information

The Mt. Airy Composite Squadron is your local Civil Air Patrol unit.  We meet each Wednesday night in Mt. Airy.  We've been continuing our program virtually during COVID-19, but that doesn't mean we're closed for new members.  If you're interested in learning more about this great program, and our Squadron in particular, please register at the link below to attend our Virtual Open House on 30 May from 2-4pm.  


Even if you're not able to make it to our Open House, you can find out more information about our Squadron, and the Civil Air Patrol, at the following links:




Capt Nathan Rolfe, CAP
Mt. Airy Composite Squadron Deputy Commander for Cadets

(C) 443.758.8201

Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary



May 12
Decision Day/Seniors Banners video
May 01
Important AP Exam Information

To All AP Students and Families,

Please use these links to access vital information regarding upcoming AP Exams and preparations for taking the tests online. The week of May 4th, College Board will be sending links via email so students may access rehearsals for AP testing; it is important that students make sure their email addresses on their College Board accounts are accurate. The AP testing schedule will begin on May 11th; all AP testing information and schedules may be found by following:     2020 AP Testing Guide

 Parents may also get questions answered by reviewing the archived parent webinar info by following:   Parent Webinar Archived

Christina Dougherty


South Carroll High School

Notes from Mrs. Cook, AP Coordinator:

Please read through the 2020 AP Testing Guide referenced above.  

  • You will receive an email from the College Board on May 4, confirming all of the exams for which you are registered.  
  • Your e-tickets will be emailed two days prior to your exam.  If you do not receive an email, log in to your College Board account to look for your e-ticket.  (myap.collegeboard.com)
  • It is very important that you practice with the Testing Demo.  You should also fill out an Exam Day Checklist for each exam.  
  • If you no longer wish to take your exam, do not use the e-ticket.  Please notify Mrs. Cook that you are choosing to 'cancel'.  Your exam fee will be refunded in full if you do not take the exam.
  • AP Studio Art and AP Computer Science Principles students need to submit their work to their AP teacher.  There is no further exam for those courses.
  • If you need assistance to print out the Exam Day Checklist or any recommended resources for your particular exam, contact your AP teacher or Mrs. Cook.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, contact your AP teacher or Mrs. Cook.

Jodi Cook

AP Coordinator

South Carroll High School





Apr 22
Service Learning Information

1.       To get Service Learning Hours approved and posted as quickly as possible and to avoid losing forms while waiting for school to reopen, it is strongly recommended that Service Learning forms be submitted using the ONLINE FORM.   It can be found on the SCHS (under the Guidance Department) and CCPS websites. Be sure to include email address and phone number for the supervising adult.  Do NOT email copies of paper forms.


2.       There is  some case by case leniency for indirect and advocacy service documentation during this unusual time.  Students  need to submit a plan of  indirect or advocacy service they want to do, PRIOR to taking action/implementing the plan.  Planning time counts as service time.  There is some flexibility as to the supervising adult, who should be identified along with contact email & phone information in the plan.  In some cases, if an organizational supervisor isn’t available, a parent or school staff can act in this capacity, again, with prior approval.  MSDE guidelines are still in place for acceptable types of service. Remember, doing a good deed for a neighbor, friend or family is NOT considered service learning, but currently if the service is Covid-19 related, such as making masks for a neighbor, that would be acceptable service with an approved preliminary plan. 


3.       Direct your questions and pre-approval plans to Ms. Karen Renshaw (kmrensh@carrollk12.org).

Apr 09
Congratulations Outstanding Teachers

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has recognized over 560 teachers in the 31st annual Outstanding Teacher Awards program. These awards recognize the educators in our school system who represent excellence in the teaching profession. Any parent, student, fellow teacher, supervisor or school administrator could nominate an outstanding teacher. The following teachers received Outstanding Teacher Awards:

  • Trisha Deen, English Teacher, Liberty High School
  • Dawne Dill, English Teacher, Century High School
  • Jena Ehmann, Reading Specialist, Winfield Elementary School
  • Cindi Freed, Kindergarten Teacher, Ebb Valley Elementary School
  • Denise Kresslein, Life Science Teacher, North Carroll Middle School
  • Lauren Latane-Valis, Art Teacher, Liberty High School
  • Judy Plaskowitz, Science Teacher, South Carroll High School
  • Lauren Stevens, Biology Teacher, Manchester Valley High School.

The Carroll County Teacher of the Year will be chosen from among these eight outstanding teachers. That candidate will be Carroll County’s representative for the Maryland Teacher of the Year program. Each of the eight finalists will receive a $300 check from the Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber of Commerce also awarded three Wilhelm Scholarships in the amount of $300 to assist teachers in their continuing education:

  • Emily Hochheiser, Business Teacher, Westminster High School
  • Mike Campanile, Masonry Construction Teacher, Career and Technology Center
  • Stacey Kahler, Media Specialist, West Middle School.

The Outstanding Teacher Awards program would not be possible without the generosity of its sponsors.

Premier Sponsors: 
Tevis Energy, Penguin Random House, Comcast, BGE, Kohn Creative, and Gauge Digital Media

Corporate Sponsors:
Carroll Community College, Carroll Occupational Health, Max Realty, Terry’s Tag & Title Service, and Shelter Systems

Carroll County Public Schools PTA/PTO Organizations:
Carrolltowne Elementary School, Century High School, Cranberry Station Elementary School, East Middle School, Friendship Valley Elementary School, Liberty High School, Manchester Elementary School, Mt. Airy Middle School, North Carroll Middle School, Sandymount Elementary School, and West Middle School.

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