Guthrie Named Maryland Superintendent of the Year
Carroll County Public Schools Superintendent Stephen Guthrie was named Maryland Superintendent of the Year by the Public School Superintendents’ Association of Maryland on Thursday, October 30, 2014. Read more.
Pictured left to right: John Lewis, Carroll County NAACP; Jean Lewis, Carroll County NAACP; Jennifer Seidel, Board member; Steve Guthrie, Superintendent; Gary Bauer, Board member; Virginia Harrison, Board president; Barbara Shreeve, Board member; and James Doolan, Board Vice-President.
Middle School Multicultural Leadership Conference
On Thursday, November 6, 2014, sixty-six middle school students representing nine CCPS middle schools convened at Manchester Valley High School to participate in the annual Middle School Multicultural Leadership Conference. The purpose of the conference was to encourage student leaders to go back to their schools and assist their classmates in embracing diversity. Dr. Kenneth Fischer, Principal of Manchester Valley High School, was the keynote speaker. The students attended three workshops that focused on responsibility, acceptance, honoring others’ values, and becoming great leaders. The Local Management Board of Carroll County was an active partner in this conference through leading a workshop and helping to fund the transportation costs.
Pictured left to right: Jennifer Zunikoff, Presenter; Jesse Harrington, Presenter; Mary Scholz; Virginia Harrison, Board of Education President; Tom Hill, Director of Secondary Schools. Not pictured: Joyce Tierney, Presenter, and Marsha Unekis, Facilitator.
Student Artwork Selected for Maryland Masters Program
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot visited CCPS on Thursday, November 13, 2014, as part of his Maryland Masters art program. He was presented with artwork by Evan Griffith, Grade 8, Mt. Airy Middle School; Sean Lippincott, Grade 10, Century High School; and Griffin Marr, Grade 3, Runnymede Elementary School. The artwork will be displayed in the Comptroller’s Office.
Photo (left): Sean Lippincott, Comptroller Peter Franchot, Evan Griffith
Photo (right): Griffin Marr, Superintendent Stephen Guthrie, art teacher Michelle Cash, Supervisor of Fine Arts Cristina Gruss
CETV Presents . . . Veterans Day Activities
Many Carroll County schools held special activities to commemorate Veterans Day. Some of these activities were documented and shared with Carroll Educational Television. CETV has put together a photo montage depicting the activities at Liberty, Century, and Manchester Valley High Schools, along with Westminster Elementary School. The pride and respect that the students and staff from our schools have for the veterans is captured in these photographs. We thank all veterans for their service.
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Students Participate in Tree Planting
Outdoor School students have been working this fall in partnership with the Bureau of Resource Management to plant trees. Over 900 trees have been planted at the Westminster Rescue Mission, and approximately 600 trees were planted behind Taneytown’s Memorial Park. In addition, students from New Windsor Middle School recently planted trees on an unnamed tributary to Piney Creek that transects a portion of Bollinger Park in Taneytown. Students are completing a project that was originally started by two scout groups. The plan for the property proposes to reforest 13.2 acres on the west side of the stream.
Pictured: Tyler Delregmo (left) and Caymen Mason
CETV Presents . . . Discovery Education – First Year
Michael Eisenklam, Supervisor of Elementary Education – STEM; and Jim Peters, Supervisor of Secondary Science, recently shared highlights of our first year’s journey with Discovery Education with other Digital Innovation Grant recipients at the Maryland State Department of Education. They shared two video presentations which gave the audience a quick but impressive glimpse of the extensive staff development activities, engaging instructional practices, our excited learners, committed and talented teachers, and a grateful parent. They gave a snapshot of our year in review and showed how far we have come in such a short time thanks to our collective efforts.
View the videos:
Discovery Education and Professional Development
Discovery Education from a Coordinator’s Perspective
Winters Mill Provides Thanksgiving Meals
Winters Mill High School distributed 87 Thanksgiving meals, including a turkey and the fixings, to families in the community on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. The school’s food pantry interns, Rachel Disney and Sarah Mascaro, worked very hard organizing and fundraising for this event. Each advisory received a box with a label that requested one food item (green beans, yams, etc.) be donated. Staff members from Winters Mill and Cranberry Station Elementary School, parents of Winters Mill students, and employees at Central Office were responsible for sponsoring all 87 turkeys, which were purchased from Maurer and Miller Meats, Inc. in Manchester.
Nominations Sought for Outstanding Teacher Awards
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and the Carroll County Public School System are seeking nominations for the twenty-fifth annual Outstanding Teacher Awards. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2014. Read more.
Click here for the nomination form.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest - Cranberry Station Elementary School
Cranberry Station Elementary School recently held a book character pumpkin decorating contest. Teachers chose a character based on student interest or books they were currently reading in class. Pumpkins ranged from Kindergarten's Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Fancy Nancy to fourth grade's scientists, Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison, and Albert Einstein. It was a great way to get students excited about what they are currently reading, while helping students recall characteristics to add to their pumpkin.
The winning pumpkins (left to right) were2nd place, Ashley Lippy, long-term substitute media specialist; 1st place, Kathleen Rollings, 4th grade teacher; and 3rd place, Erin McDonnell, 3rd teacher. Lippy also communicated and implemented the school-wide event.
Facility Utilization Study - Final Report
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