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Early Dismissal Friday, Night of Jazz, Budget Hearing and Other School Notes

Patch highlights Carroll County Public School events and information.

Important Dates

  • Tues. Feb. 5, 7 p.m.: FY14 Operating Budget Hearing and Education Forum at South Carroll High School
  • Friday, Feb. 8: 2 Hour and 45 Minute Early Dismissal for Elementary Students, Professional Time for Elementary Teachers, School Closed for Pre-Kindergarten Students
  • Monday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m.: Education Forum at Winters Mill High School
  • Monday, Feb. 18: Schools/Offices Closed – Presidents’ Day
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19: Schools Closed for Students, Professional Development Day for Teachers, Non-Work Day for Instructional Assistants

“Idle Free February” – Sykesville Middle School

Students from Sykesville Middle School’s Green Team have asked local politicians to join in their efforts to have the month of February designated as “Idle Free February.” Students wrote letters and created a public service announcement which highlights the money and energy vehicle owners can save by simply turning off their engines when waiting for more than 10 seconds.  Parents often idle their engines when waiting to pick up students from school.  Not only does this waste money and energy, it can provide a significant health hazard to the occupants of the vehicle and the students who must walk through the exhaust fumes to get to the car.  Please join these students in being “Idle Free” in February. 

Career Day – Century High School

Century High School will be hosting a 21st Century Career Day on Friday, Feb. 15 (snow date - February 25), from 8 to 10:30 a.m. This event will provide students the opportunity to learn about 21st century careers and how their ability in science, technology, engineering and mathematics impacts career success. Students will learn about the educational/skill requirements, job responsibilities, positives/negatives of the career, on the job life lessons, and career paths for 21st century careers. If students choose, they will have the opportunity to apply skills necessary in 21st century careers. Prior to the event, students will participate in an Advisory lesson in which they learn about the skills necessary to be successful in 21st century careers.

Volunteers are needed to offer students two types of sessions. Informational sessions will provide students with a glimpse of 21st century careers, the current and future job market, and the skills required in order to be successful as it relates to the career field. During an application based session, students will complete a hands-on activity or watch a demonstration which is related to a 21st century career field. A teacher can be assigned to work with presenters in order to provide a rich application opportunity for students. For example, an attorney might have students review and discuss a case. A detective may have students review aspects of a fictitious case in order to develop an investigative plan. After learning about a career in marketing, students can develop a marketing plan for a product or analyze an authentic plan.  

If you are interested in participating in the 21st Century Career Day, please contact Sarah Slivosky, sgslivo@carrollk12.org, or Maria Martin, mlmarti@carrollk12.org, at Century High School.

Night of Jazz – Liberty High School

The Liberty High School Instrumental Music Boosters will host a Night of Jazz with a New Orleans Mardi Gras style meal with jazz entertainment and dancing to follow on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Portico at St. John’s Catholic Church in Westminster.  Jazz entertainment will be provided by Mr. Bradley Collins and his group “Firm Roots.”  Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased in the LHS front office or band office. 

Business Meet and Greet – South Carroll High School

South Carroll High School will host a Business Meet and Greet on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6:00 p.m. in the media center. This is a great opportunity to become involved with students and network with local businesses. Prospective partners will learn how a partnership with the school can benefit them and hear from current partners who will share their experiences from the past year. There will be light fare, networking, a brief presentation, and optional admission to a dance recital at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Entry fee is one canned good item. Please RSVP to Jason Arnold at jrarnol@carrollk12.org.

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