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bullet Agriculture Teacher Receives Ideas Unlimited Award
Aaron Geiman, an agriculture teacher at North Carroll High School, has been selected as the 2008 Maryland winner of the Ideas Unlimited award, given by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE). more
bullet Winters Mill Army JROTC Cadets Complete Camp at Fort A.P. Hill
Twenty-four competitive cadets of the Winters Mill High School 's Army JROTC Falcon Battalion completed six days of challenging activities at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. The activities were part of Camp Success '08, which was held from June 15-20, 2008. more
bullet School System to Receive Recognition for Character Education Discipline Committee
Carroll County Public Schools has been selected to receive an award for the continuing efforts of the Character Education Discipline Committee from the Character Education Partnership (CEP). more
bullet Community Learning Centers
Provided below is important information for families regarding the Community Learning Centers (CLC) and changes to the program sites and services. more
bullet Five Carroll Students Receive Byrd Honors Scholarships
Five seniors from Carroll County high schools have been named recipients of Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships for 2008. These students are among the 109 Maryland scholarship winners. more
bullet Judy Center, PNC and Education Foundation to Sponsor School Readiness Camps
A special announcement of an alliance between the Carroll County Judy Center and PNC Bank, made possible by the PNC Foundation, will take place on Friday, May 23, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at the Judy Center at Robert Moton Elementary School . more
bullet 2008 CCPS Education Foundation Awards
The Carroll County Public Schools Education Foundation presented its second year of awards. The schools that received awards and a brief description of the projects funded are listed below. more
bullet Nationally Renowned Author and Speaker to Visit Carroll County
Anne Henderson, nationally renowned speaker and author of Beyond the Bake Sale, will be visiting Carroll County on Thursday, June 12, 2008, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Westminster High School 's auditorium. more
bullet West Middle School Receives Green School Award
West Middle School has been selected as a Maryland Green School for 2008 by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education. more
bullet Board of Education Seeks Input on Substance Abuse Policy and Regulations
The Board of Education is seeking public input to the proposed changes to the school system's substance abuse policy. The most significant changes are related to high school eligibility for extracurricular activities and the issue of constructive possession and violations at non-school sponsored events. more
bullet Sykesville Student Wins Reading Contest
Zachary Molin, a sixth grade student in Mrs. Linda Snead's RLA class at Sykesville Middle School , was one of three statewide winners of the Radical Readers - Read Across America Contest. more
bullet Stephens Named Carroll County Teacher of the Year
Mary Catherine Stephens, a fifth grade math, science and social studies teacher at Winfield Elementary School, was named Carroll County 2008 Teacher of the Year during the Board of Education's employee recognition ceremony on Wednesday, April 30, 2008..more
bullet Carroll County Students Receive Awards at State FFA Convention
The 80th Annual FFA State Convention was held April 23, 24 and 25, 2008, at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies. Over 30 FFA Chapters and 300 FFA students participated in the event..more
bullet Carroll Students Named Carson Scholars
Six students from Carroll County Public Schools were honored at the 2008 Carson Scholars Fund 12th Annual Awards Banquet. .more
bullet Humane Society Donates Books to Schools
The Humane Society of Carroll County recently purchased and donated books to the Carroll County Public School libraries. more
bullet School System Establishes Partnership with Scouting Organizations
Carroll County Public Schools has established a formal partnership with the Baltimore Area Council Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. more
bullet Buenger Receives National Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award
Debra Buenger, physical education teacher at Northwest Middle School, has been named the National Association for Sport and Physical Education's (NASPE) National Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year. more
bullet Dates for End of School Year for Students
Six emergency closing days were scheduled in the 2007-2008 school calendar. Three days were used to close schools for students and staff for inclement weather. Three emergency closing days remain unused. Therefore, the following revisions will take place if no additional emergency closing days are needed. more
bullet Career and Technology Center Students Receive SkillsUSA State Championship Awards
Carroll County Career and Technology Center seniors performed exceptionally well at the SkillsUSA State Championships held on April 5, 2008.  Eleven seniors represented the school in seven different contests with four seniors winning medals. more
bullet Carroll County Public Schools Media Festival 2008
The Professional Resource Center is proud to announce the first and second place winners in the Carroll County Public Schools 2008 Media Festival. more
bullet Chamber of Commerce Names Outstanding Teachers
Eight teachers received Outstanding Teacher Awards from the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. more
bullet Teacher Partners with Education Foundation to Provide Defibrillators for Elementary and Middle Schools
Steven Krouse, a physical education teacher at Cranberry Station Elementary School , is partnering with the Carroll County Public Schools Education Foundation to provide automated external defibrillators (AED) in elementary and middle schools. more
bullet Walker Earns Title of Certified Master Athletic Administrator
Craig Walker, Coordinator of Facility Use, Activities and Athletics at Francis Scott Key High School, has successfully completed the process of becoming a Certified Master Athletic Administrator. more
bullet North Carroll High School Boys Lacrosse Coach Receives National Coaching Honor
John Piper, North Carroll High School head varsity boys' lacrosse coach, is the recipient of the 2007 Gerald J. Carroll, Jr., Exemplary Coaching Award winner. more
bullet School System Committee Seeks Input on Substance Abuse Policy and Regulations
Dr. Charles Ecker, Superintendent of Schools, has formed a committee to review Board Policy JPA – Substance Abuse, as well as the policy's administrative regulations on high school eligibility for extracurricular activities. The committee will hold two public hearings to present the current policy and regulations and to receive public comment. more
bullet North Carroll Technology Education Program Receives Program Excellence Award from International Tech Ed Association
The Foundations of Technology program at North Carroll High School has been recognized as one of less than 50 programs worldwide to earn the prestigious Program Excellence Award. more
bullet McNett Receives Teacher Excellence Award from International Tech Ed Association
Ted McNett, a teacher at Winters Mill High School, has been recognized as one of 40 teachers worldwide to earn the prestigious Teacher Excellence Award from the International Technology Education Association (ITEA). more
bullet Levroney to Receive Carroll County Human Relations Award
Patricia Levroney, Minority Achievement Liaison for Carroll County Public Schools, is the recipient of the 2008 Carroll County Human Relations Commission Award. more
bullet CCPS Announces Fraud Hotline
Carroll County Public Schools has established a Fraud Hotline. Citizens wishing to provide information to the Superintendent of Schools about potential fraud, waste, or abuse of resources may do so by calling 410-386-1668. more
bullet School System Accepting Applications for Prekindergarten Program
Carroll County Public Schools is accepting applications for the CCPS Prekindergarten Program. Applications will be available beginning March 3, 2008 for the 2008-2009 school year. Children must be four (4) years old by September 1, 2008 and meet program criteria to qualify for services. more
bullet Carroll Schools Receive Recognition in Arc of Maryland Poster and Essay Contest
Students from Cranberry Station Elementary, Manchester Elementary, and Oklahoma Road Middle Schools will be recognized as winners in the seventh annual Together We're Better poster and essay contest conducted by The Arc of Maryland. more
bullet East Middle School Named Maryland School of Character
East Middle School has been named a 2008 Maryland School of Character. This is the second year in a row that East Middle School has received this award. more
bullet Winners in Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Contest
The McDaniel College Office of Multicultural Services received over 100 essays from Carroll County Public Schools for the Martin Luther King, Jr. writing contest. The students and their families will be honored at McDaniel College 's MLK Ceremony on Monday, February, 4, 2008 more
bullet School System to Offer Summer Enrichment Program
The Carroll County Public School System will be holding its Summer Enrichment Program again this year for interested students. more
bullet Student Pages Selected for State Legislature
Four Carroll County high school seniors have been selected to serve as student pages on the floor of the House of Delegates and Senate during the 2008 Legislative Session. more
bullet Buenger Receives Eastern District Physical Education Award
Debbie C. Buenger, a physical education teacher at Northwest Middle School, has been selected as the Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year for the Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). more
bullet Three Carroll Schools Recognized for Superior Maintenance
Three Carroll County schools were recognized by the state of Maryland for meeting the highest standards for school maintenance for the 2006-2007 school year. more
bullet Career and Technology Center Program Receives Certification
The Heavy Equipment and Truck Technology program at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center has received certification in Brakes, Diesel Engines, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Preventive Maintenance Inspection, and Suspension and Steering from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. more
bullet Piney Ridge Elementary School Receives Maryland Blue Ribbon School Award
Piney Ridge Elementary School was named as a recipient of Maryland 's 2008 Blue Ribbon School Awards. more
bullet Mechanicsville Principal Receives Award from McDaniel College
Robin Townsend, principal of Mechanicsville Elementary School, has been named the recipient of McDaniel College 's Joseph R. Bailer Award. more
bullet WHS Student Named to Scholastic All-American Swim Team
Courtney L. Griffith, a junior at Westminster High School, has been named to the 2006-2007 USA Swimming Scholastic All- America Team. more
bullet Westminster Student Named Volunteer of the Year in Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program
Sophomore Christopher Jon Anderson was named the Westminster High School volunteer of the year in the 2008 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. In addition, Junior Dana Mangano received a Certificate of Merit for her volunteer community service. more
bullet Ecker Honored as Friend of Education
Superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools Charles Ecker was honored at the 2007 Citi Salute to Friends of Maryland Education Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, November 14. more
bullet FSK Students Earn Honors at National FFA Convention
The Francis Scott Key High School FFA Chapter had three teams compete in the Career Development Events held at the National FFA Convention. more
bullet Mt. Airy Schools Establish Peer Mentoring Program
Guidance counselors Kelly Doolan of Parr's Ridge Elementary School and Diane DeAtley of Mt. Airy Middle School have established a peer mentoring program between the two schools. more
bullet Comprehensive Master Plan Update and Local School Improvement Plans
The Carroll County Public Schools 2007 Comprehensive Master Plan Update is now available on the Carroll County Public Schools website. more
bullet Social Studies Educators to Work on Curriculum and Center for Study of Mason-Dixon Line History
Several Carroll County Public School System social studies staff members have been selected to work with the state of Maryland and the National Park Service in Harpers Ferry to create a curriculum based on the history of the Mason-Dixon Line. more
bullet North Carroll High School Receives 2007 Technology Education High School Program
North Carroll High School received the 2007 Technology Education High School Program Excellence Award at the Technology Education Association of Maryland conference. more
bullet Ted McNett Receives 2007 Technology Education High School Teacher Excellence Award
Ted McNett, Technology Education teacher at Winters Mill High School, received the 2007 Technology Education High School Teacher Excellence Award at the Technology Education Association of Maryland conference. more
bullet Three Carroll Educators Receive State Social Studies Awards
Three educators from Carroll County Public Schools have been selected to receive awards from the Maryland Council for the Social Studies (MDCSS). more
bullet DeAtley Receives Award from Maryland School Counselor Association
Diane DeAtley, a guidance counselor at Mt. Airy Middle School, has been selected as the Maryland School Counselor Association's (MSCA) School Counselor of the Year for middle/junior high schools. more
bullet Oeming Named Coach of the Week by Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens, in conjunction with the National Football League, recognized North Carroll High School varsity football coach Jeff Oeming as their High School Coach of the Week for Week 5 of the 2007 season. more
bullet School Safety Coordinator Recognized for Efforts to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Jerry Spratt, Coordinator of School Safety for Carroll County Public Schools, has been selected to receive the American Lung Association of Maryland's 2007 Distinguished Service Award in the field of Clean Air. more
bullet Middle School Students "Go the Extra Mile"
Beginning October 1, 2007, all middle school students in the Carroll County Public School System will be participating in a fitness challenge called “Go the Extra Mile.” The goal of the challenge is to teach students the importance of lifelong fitness. more
bullet Superintendent Seeks Questions for Interview Program
Dr. Charles Ecker, Superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools, is asking staff, students, parents, and members of the community to submit questions for the television program A Conversation with Dr. Ecker. more
bullet FSK Livestock Team Places 1st in State Competition
The Francis Scott Key High School FFA Livestock Evaluation Team placed first in the Maryland FFA state competition held on August 11, 2007. more
bullet Two New Members Join CCPS Education Foundation Advisory Board
Patricia Richardson and Carolyn Scott have been named as members of the Carroll County Public Schools Education Foundation Advisory Board. more
bullet Eldersburg Elementary Receives National PTA Award for Parent Involvement
Eldersburg Elementary School has been awarded the Parent Involvement Certificate of Excellence Award from the National PTA. more
bullet FSK Horse Evaluation Team Places 1st in Career Development Event
The Francis Scott Key High School FFA Horse Evaluation Team placed first at the Maryland FFA state career development event held during the week of July 23, 2007. more
bullet Public Notification of Career and Technology Education Offerings
Carroll County Public Schools offers career and technology education programs in business, agriscience, marketing, allied health, trade, industrial and technical education, family and consumer sciences, and technology education. more
bullet Food Services Supervisor Receives Recognition from School Nutrition Association
Eulalia Muschik, Supervisor of Food Services for Carroll County Public Schools, is the recipient of the School Nutrition Association's (SNA) Outstanding Director of the Year Award. more
bullet Taneytown Elementary Recognized as Physical Education Demonstration School
The Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance have recognized Taneytown Elementary School as a Physical Education Demonstration School for the state of Maryland. more
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