School Notes: Jewelry Bingo, Volunteer Training, Mt. Airy Middle Open House

Find out what's going on in Carroll County Public Schools.

Important Dates

  • Monday, Oct. 8 schools dismiss two hours and forty-five minutes early.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10 Board of Education meeting at 5 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16 Town Meeting at West Middle School at 7 p.m.

Rachel's Challenge at South Carroll High School

Are you worried about bullying, school violence, suicide, or other issues affecting our schools today? South Carroll High School will be hosting Rachel’s Challenge on Wednesday, Oct. 10, during the day for students and an event for the South Carroll community that evening at 7 p.m.  The program attacks all of these issues in a very unique way, challenging participants to treat others respectfully and promoting chain reactions of kindness.  For more information, visit http://www.rachelschallenge.org/ or contact Mr. Arnold (jrarnol@carrollk12.org) or Mrs. Brauer (jtbraue@carrollk12.org).  South Carroll students, parents, and community members will be encouraged to get involved through student groups, Parent Action Team (scpat2@yahoo.com), and business partnerships.

Pandora Jewelry Bingo at Winters Mill High School

The Winters Mill High School Class of 2013 will hold a Pandora jewelry bingo on Saturday, Oct. 20. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with games starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Twenty games are included (prizes valued at $75 to $150). There also will be three special games (prizes valued at $150 to $250) and three raffle prizes (valued at $250 to $325). Proceeds will benefit the class of 2013 prom. For advance tickets, stop by Olde Liberty Shop, or contact Rachael at 410-948-2125 or rapearc@carrollk12.org.

Open House at Mt. Airy Middle School

Mt. Airy Middle School, formerly Mt. Airy High School, will be closing its doors forever in the spring of 2013 with the opening of the new Mt. Airy Middle School building. As a farewell, the school will host an open house on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.

There will be a brief program beginning at 3:30 p.m. recognizing current and previous students, parents, faculty, and staff. Following the program, visitors may tour the building and view memorabilia and interesting historical facts on display. Former faculty and staff may purchase tickets to attend a dinner at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium. Dinner tickets are $15 per person and must be purchased by Oct. 19, 2012. 

Volunteer Training Schedule

  • Oct. 2 at Spring Garden Elementary, 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 3 at Cranberry Station Elementary, 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 9 at Spring Garden Elementary, 7:30 a.m.
  • Oct. 9 at Eldersburg Elementary, 9 a.m.
  • Oct. 9 at Piney Ridge Elementary, 9:30 a.m.
  • Oct. 9 at Piney Ridge Elementary, 6:30 p.m.
Jim Corcoran October 02, 2012 at 02:33 PM
A high school in Appleton, Wisconsin tried an experiment under the enlightened guidance of their principal, LuAnn Coenen. She wanted to see if she could positively affect the fighting, weapons-carrying and general lack of focus and discipline in the school by changing the food the kids ate. Vending machines were replaced with water coolers; hamburgers and French fries were taken off the menu and replaced with fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grain breads and a salad bar. With the departure of junk food, she also saw the departure of vandalism, litter and the need for police patrolling her hallways. The students were calm, socially engaged and focused on their schoolwork. Problems were minimal. And all Ms. Coenen did was change the menu! Please watch "Forks Over Knives" for FREE to learn more about the implications of a meat-based diet vs a plant-based diet. Go to http://www.hulu.com/watch/279734 and do yourself and your family a favor!


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