School System Seeks Input on Facilities Master Plan
A public meeting regarding the proposed 2015-2024 Educational Facilities Master Plan will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster. The Superintendent’s staff will present the report and solicit public comment at this meeting. Read more.
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Instrumental Music Teacher a Quarterfinalist for GRAMMY Music Educator Award
Brandi Jason, an instrumental music teacher at Liberty High School, has been named a quarterfinalist for the 2016 GRAMMY Music Educator Award. Read more.
The Arc Carroll County Recognizes Elseth as Special Education Professional of the Year
Sue Elseth, a special education resource teacher at Piney Ridge Elementary School, has received the Special Education Professional of the Year Award presented by The Arc Carroll County. Read more.
Staff Members Receive Awards from State Pupil Personnel Association
Two staff members in the Carroll County Public Schools Student Services Department have received awards from the Maryland Association of Pupil Personnel. Donald Mongold, a Pupil Personnel Worker, received the Pupil Personnel Worker of the Year Award. Katherine Green, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel and Student Support Services, received the Distinguished Service Award. Read more.
School System Receives Goodwill Community Partner Award
Carroll County Public Schools has received the 2015 Community Partner of the Year Award from Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley. Read more.
Pictured (left to right): Mike McMullin, Board Chair, Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley; Judy Klinger, Supervisor of School Counseling, Carroll County Public Schools; and Dan Kurtenbach, President/CEO, Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley.
Piney Ridge Students Participate in Rubik’s Cube Club
Students at Piney Ridge Elementary School have been participating in a Rubik’s Cube Club started by Amy Callan, a third grade teacher at Piney Ridge, and her son Will, an 8th grade student at Sykesville Middle School. Read more.
Gallagher Contributes to New Educational Resource to Honor Those Killed in World War II
National History Day has announced that Brendan Gallagher, a teacher at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, is one of the contributing teachers helping to develop a new teacher resource, the website www.abmceducation.org. This resource will assist educators in teaching World War II. Read more.
Rachel McCusker Named Carroll County Teacher of the Year
Rachel McCusker, a music teacher at Piney Ridge Elementary School, was named Carroll County 2015 Teacher of the Year during the Board of Education’s employee recognition ceremony on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Read more.
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Pictured (left to right): County Commissioner Richard Weaver, Board member Devon Rothschild, Board President James Doolan, Board member Virginia Harrison, Board member Bob Lord, Teacher of the Year Rachel McCusker, Board Vice-President Jennifer Seidel, and Superintendent Stephen Guthrie.
Buchanan Auto Stores to Provide Use of Car for Teacher of the Year
Carroll County Public Schools is pleased to announce that they have entered into a partnership agreement with Buchanan Auto Stores. As part of the agreement, Buchanan Auto Stores will be providing the 2015 Carroll County Teacher of the Year the use of a new KIA Optima for one year. Read more.
Pictured (left to right): Neal Price, Director of Sales Operations, Buchanan Auto Stores; Rachel McCusker, Carroll County Teacher of the Year; and Curtis Mummert, Owner, Buchanan Auto Stores.
Robert Moton Students Participate in Colonial Day
Fourth grade students at Robert Moton Elementary School participated in a Colonial Day on Friday, May 1. Students dressed in colonial attire and participated in six rotations to bring history alive. They participated in many historical activities including making homemade soap and churning butter. Students also showcased the baby chickens that hatched in their classrooms.
Priester Named Semifinalist in U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
Steven Priester, a senior at Manchester Valley High School, has been named one of 565 semifinalists in the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Read more.
James Carver and Catherine Cramer Receive Rita Board Dowd Awards for Outstanding Carroll County School Administrators
James Carver, principal at North Carroll Middle School, and Catherine Cramer, assistant principal at Mt. Airy Elementary School, have been named as the recipients of the Rita Board Dowd Award for Outstanding Carroll County School Administrators. Read more.
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Pictured (left to right): County Commissioner Richard Weaver, Board member Devon Rothschild, Mt. Airy Elementary assistant principal Catherine Cramer, Board President James Doolan, North Carroll Middle School principal James Carver, Board member Bob Lord, Board member Virginia Harrison, Board Vice-President Jennifer Seidel, and Superintendent Stephen Guthrie.
High School Graduations - Live Streaming
High school graduations will be held from Wednesday, June 3, through Sunday, June 7 at McDaniel College. The ceremonies will be streamed live online.
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Economic Value Study
The results of the BEACON Economic Value Study of Carroll County Public Schools were presented to the Board of Education of Carroll County at its meeting on April 15, 2015. Read more.
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Preliminary FY16 Operating Budget
The Board of Education of Carroll County approved its Prelminary FY16 Operating Budget at the February 11th Board of Education meeting.
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