- Feb. 4-8: National School Counseling Week
- Tuesday, Feb. 5: FY14 Operating Budget Hearing and Education Forum, 7 p.m. at South Carroll High School
- Friday, Feb. 8: Two Hour and 45 Minute Early Dismissal for Elementary Students, Professional Time for Teachers
- Monday, Feb. 11: Education Forum at Winters Mill High School at 7 p.m.
- Monday, Feb. 18: Schools/Offices Closed for President's Day
- Tuesday, Feb. 19: Schools Closed for Students, Professional Development Day for Teachers
Carroll County Public Schools superintendent Stephen Guthrie will be hosting a series of education forums for the community in February and March. During the forums, Mr. Guthrie will present information on the achievements and challenges of the school system. Topics will include the FY 14 Operating Budget, student testing requirements, Race to the Top, and the objectives of some changes to the curriculum. There also will be an opportunity for members of the community to ask questions.
The dates and locations for the education forums are listed below. All forums will begin at 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, Feb. 5 at South Carroll High School (forum and budget hearing)
- Monday, Feb. 11 at Winters Mill High School
- Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Liberty High School
- Thursday, Feb. 21 at Manchester Valley High School
- Monday, March 4 at Westminster High School
- Thursday, March 7 at Century High School
- Monday, March 18 at North Carroll High School
The dates for public presentation, review, and input to the Operating Budget for the Carroll County Public School System for the 2013 - 2014 school year are listed below:
- Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m., Public Hearing (with Citizen Participation) at South Carroll High School
- Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m., Adoption of Board of Education’s Proposed FY 14 Budget during Board of Education meeting in Charles I. Ecker Boardroom, Board of Education Offices.
The proposed budget is available for review on the CCPS website at www.carrollk12.org under Featured News. Comments and suggestions may be submitted online at http://feedback.carrollk12.org or by U.S. mail to the Superintendent’s Office, Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, MD 21157.
Indoor Yard Sale/Vendor Sale – South Carroll High School
The South Carroll High School Chorus Boosters will host an Indoor Yard/ Vendor Sale on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Reserve your table today for only $15. Yard sale sellers, crafters, and home consultants are all welcome. Please contact Wendy Miller at SCchorusboosters@emrilltech.com for more information.
Freedom Film Festival
Do you have a talent for producing film or have a fun YouTube video you want to share? Please submit your work to be shown at the Freedom Film Festival, sponsored by the Liberty High School Drama Club, on Friday, Feb. 8. The deadline for submissions for the festival is Feb. 4.
Please visit http://www.lhsdramaclub.com/film-festival.html for genres, application and submission details. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. For more information, please contact Kim Nupp at 410-458-9280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Day – Century High School
Century High School will be hosting a 21st Century Career Day on Friday, Feb. 15 (snow date Feb. 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, email@example.com, or Maria Martin, firstname.lastname@example.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 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 email@example.com.