Thursday, February 14, 2013
Carroll County Public Schools will open two hours late today, February 14.
Carroll County Public Schools will be opening two hours late today, Thursday, Feb. 14 according to an email alert from the school system. Phone calls and email alerts went out to school families at 5:50 a.m. Thursday.
Monday, January 21, 2013
After the Newtown, CT school shooting, Maryland legislators are looking at a number of ways to make schools safer.
According to Annapolis Patch, delegates from Anne Arundel County are introducing legislation on Tuesday, Jan. 22 in hopes of increasing security and mental health services at public schools across the state. The proposed bill would also pay for an armed resource officer at each school. "If you really understand public schools in Maryland, you know this: They are becoming increasingly more difficult for classroom teachers because discipline is lacking at home and teachers are spending an increasing amount of time maintaining discipline in the classroom," said Del. Nic Kipke (R-Pasadena). In Montgomery County, Councilman Craig Rice (D-Dist. 2) of Germantown, a vocal advocate of school resource officers stationed in schools, told a room full …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Patch highlights news and events happening in Carroll County Public Schools.
Important Dates December Board of Education Meetings The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold the following meetings in December. The public is encouraged to attend. View the agenda and back-up materials for the Dec. 12 Board meeting at www.carrollk12.org, click on Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Documents on the home page. View the meeting live on cable Channel 21 or go to http://www.carrollk12.org/admin/commedia/cetv/streaming/default.asp. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Performance at Liberty High School The Liberty High School drama club is currently in production with its fall play, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” True to LHS style, the production will include its own special twists on the classic Roald Dahl …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Four Carroll County students and one alternate will prepare to spend time in Annapolis this legislative session.
Four Carroll County public school seniors will spend time supporting state Delegates and Senators this winter. Each year the Maryland State Legislature invites high school students throughout the state to serve as pages on the floor of the House of Delegates and Senate. Carroll County is eligible to select four representatives and one alternate. Seniors from all eight public high schools in Carroll County were eligible to apply to serve as a student page. The following students were selected to represent Carroll County during the 2013 legislative session: Cole Holocker from Century High School will serve as an alternate. The student page program enables high school seniors, selected by a local committee, to work as legislative pages for…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Get to know your child's bus route and offer up a smile for the bus driver.
In a county with 43 public schools and more than 26,000 students, you can imagine that transportation planning would be a complex process. Add to that the shifting of school start and end times throughout the county and you have a massive undertaking. According to the Carroll County Public Schools website, there are 367 buses serving Carroll County school children between regular education, special education and spare buses. Carroll County school buses travel 5.3 million miles annually to deliver our children safely to and from school. Last year, did you know the name of your child's bus driver and/or did you ever have a conversation with him or her? Tell us in comments, how friendly are you with your child's bus driver? A preliminary bus…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Board of Education wants community input as it makes plans for facility use and management.
School Superintendent Steve Guthrie sent a message to parents last week asking them to complete a facility survey to help the school system decide how to utilize school space in upcoming years with declining student enrollment and budget constraints. Guthrie said in his message: Due to declining revenues, Carroll County Public Schools has been forced to reduce its operating expenses by $20 million over the past five years. Other than continuing to reduce staff, the school system has exhausted most areas of reduction in its operating budget. Therefore it is time to look at facilities to ensure that all school space is being used in the best possible manner. Accordingly, Carroll County Public Schools will be conducting a comprehensive …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Find out when Carroll County will graduate its seniors from each high school.
Carroll County will be busy sending its seniors off into the world over the next two weeks. Show off your seniors! Post a congratulations for free under Announcements on Patch. All high school graduations will be streamed live on the Carroll County Public Schools website at www.carrollk12.org. The link will be posted under Featured News on the homepage. Tuesday, May 29 Wednesday, May 30 Thursday, May 31 Tuesday, June 5 Wednesday, June 6 Thursday, June 7 Friday, June 8 Saturday, June 9 Sunday, June 10 The Carroll County Public School System will be providing two sign language interpreters for the deaf at each of the high school graduations at McDaniel College. There will be a special area designated for people requiring …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Carroll County public school students will have to do a little better in order to be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities.
Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, there will be a change in the academic eligibility requirements for students participating in extracurricular activities in Carroll County Public Schools. During the 2011 session of the Maryland State Legislature, House Bill 364 - Student Participation in High School Sports - Minimum Academic Requirements - Proposed Standards was enacted. This law requires the State Board of Education to recommend minimum academic eligibility standards for students participating in interscholastic athletics. To facilitate that process, the Maryland State Department of Education established an advisory committee to review current local and other state practices and provide the State Board of Education with suggested…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Eight teachers were named Outstanding Teachers in a ceremony at Winters Mill High School Wednesday. There were more than 200 teachers nominated.
Eight finalists were honored for their teaching excellence from over 200 candidates at the 23rd Annual Outstanding Teacher Awards on March 28 at Winters Mill High School. The eight finalists are Marti P. Tomko, West Middle School; Patricia A. DeLeonardi, Liberty High School; Mary S. Schlipper, Mechanicsville Elementary; Janel L. Fosnot, Shiloh Middle School; Thomas E. McHugh, Century High School; Anthony J. Cimino III, Liberty High School; Deanne E. McGrath, West Middle School; and Patrick J. Rudolph, Century High School. The Outstanding Teacher Awards is a joint program of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carroll County Public Schools, organized by the Chamber’s Business and Education Committee and supported by the Chamber’s …