The Carroll County Public School System’s Board of Education Curriculum and Instruction Committee will hold its October meeting on Monday, October 25, 2021, from 3:30 – 5 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Charles I. Ecker Board Room located at 125 North Court Street, Westminster.

All Board of Education Curriculum and Instruction Committee meetings are open to the public. Please keep in mind that students, employees, and visitors are required to wear a mask when inside our school buildings and facilities in accordance with Maryland law.

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.

Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Communications Office at 410-751-3020 or publicinfo@carrollk12.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities Management, (410) 751-3177, or the Communications Officer, (410) 751-3020, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. 

 

 

 

Students from the Carroll County Career and Technology Center received all four of the scholarships presented at the Building Congress & Exchange’s 83rd Annual Craftsmanship Awards held October 14, 2021, at the  Mt. Washington Mill Dye House.

  • John Alcorn – Welding (Home School: Winters Mill High School)
  • Spencer Armitage – Electrical Construction (Home School:  Winters Mill High School)
  • Justin Pfoutz – Masonry (Home School:  Manchester Valley High School)
  • Emma Santoro – Drafting (Home School:  Century High School)

The BC&E Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to four promising high school students who are pursuing careers, training or degrees in the construction and design fields.

Go to https://bit.ly/2XmfZjA to view a video featuring the scholarship winners.

 

 

 

The Carroll County Early Childhood Advisory Council is pleased to present the Circle of Security Parent Program, open to any family in Carroll County with a child age birth to age 8. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, October 27, through December 15, 2021, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Carroll County Non-Profit Building in Westminster.

This free 8-week interactive parenting program will focus on strategies and tools to be used with children at home. Topics will include attachment, making children feel secure, and strategies for addressing behavior. Dinner will be provided. There also will be free childcare with activities provided by early childhood teachers.

Space is limited. Please RSVP at https://bit.ly/3ALNolB.  If you have questions, please email Heather Carden at hlcarde@carrollk12.org.

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.

Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Communications Office at 410-751-3020 or publicinfo@carrollk12.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities Management, (410) 751-3177, or the Communications Officer, (410) 751-3020, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. 

 

 

 

At its meeting on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the Board of Education of Carroll County gave official approval to name the field hockey field at Westminster High School “Hooper and Baker Field.” The field is being dedicated to two former coaches, Susan Hooper and Brenda Baker.

Hooper and Baker served Westminster High School as field hockey coaches for a combined 41 years, with Baker serving for 15 years and Hooper 26. Both coaches had major impacts on those they coached and those who attended the school between 1971 and 1999. In addition to positively impacting high school students, their teams won four MPSSAA State Championships and reached the State Tournament twelve times. 

 

 

 

The Board of Education of Carroll County will meet in closed session at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13th, as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Section 3-305 (b) of the General Provisions Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland and Section 3-103 of the General Provision Articles of the Annotated Code of Maryland, to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of appointees, employees, consult with legal counsel, and discuss matters related to negotiations.


 

 

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The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster. Citizen participation is scheduled on the agenda for 5:15 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. Speakers will be allowed three minutes to address the Board.

The Board of Education will continue taking public comment through the CCPS website (click on the Board of Education tab and Members) or through the US mail. Persons who wish to have their comments posted on the Public Comments page of the website should indicate so at the beginning of their email. Comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the Board meeting in order to be posted prior to the meeting.

You may access the meeting by clicking on the link under “News and Notices” on the homepage. The meeting also will be broadcast live on CETV Channel 21.The agenda and back-up materials for the meeting will be available on the school system’s website by close of business on the Monday before the meeting. Click on Agendas and Documents under Board of Education.

Please keep in mind that everyone is required to wear a mask when inside our school buildings and facilities, including the Board offices. As a reminder, the Board meeting room has capacity limits which we are required to follow. Standing cannot be permitted to ensure exits and egress pathways remain clear.

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.

Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Communications Office at 410-751-3020 or publicinfo@carrollk12.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities Management, (410) 751-3177, or the Communications Officer, (410) 751-3020, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. 


 

 

Carroll County Public Schools and Carroll Community College will host a College Fair on Monday, October 11, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Danele Shipley Memorial Arena, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster.

Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from colleges and universities, military, technical schools and training programs. Counselors from CCPS high schools will also be present to answer questions. A listing of all registered colleges and technical schools is available at https://bit.ly/3a2wbcp.  Please note some colleges are unable to attend due to institution travel restrictions.

Masks will be required.

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.

Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Communications Office at 410-751-3020 or publicinfo@carrollk12.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities Management, (410) 751-3177, or the Communications Officer, (410) 751-3020, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. 

 

 

 

Mt. Airy students display Mental Health Matters bannerMt. Airy Middle School has been named a 2021 Maryland Children’s Mental Health School Champion of the Year by the Children’s Mental Health Matters! Campaign.

School Champions were nominated by those in their communities for their outstanding awareness efforts during and around Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, which was held May 2-8, 2021. Recipients were recognized on social media, highlighted in the annual Campaign Wrap Up Report, and received certificate honoring their efforts.

Mt. Airy Middle School supported children’s mental health throughout Awareness Week and engaged students in activities that promoted positive mental health. In addition, the school created a virtual mindfulness room that students could utilize when they felt overwhelmed or stressed.

The school started the month by sending families the Self Care Calendar. Then, during Mental Health Matters Week, each day counselors highlighted a self-care skill and a coping mechanism to go with the theme for that day. They also tied each message to the Sources of Strength wheel so students got some exposure to that program. On Thursday (Mental Health Day) the school celebrated Mount Airy Middle Spirit Day and students and staff wore MAMS gear and took pictures with a giant “Mental Health Matters at Mt. Airy Middle School” sign. On the last day of the week, they talked at every lunch shift about the importance of mental health and handed out bookmarks from the Mental Health Matters Campaign.

Throughout the year,  the school had weekly Motivational Monday posts highlighting positive mantras for the week on its Twitter and Instagram pages. They also created a virtual mindfulness room for students and did a mental health counselor lesson in all 8th grade classes. Students talked about different self-care skills and then had time to explore the virtual mindfulness room.  

 

 

 

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The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, to discuss quarantine protocols. The meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster.

There will be no in-person public comment at this meeting. The Board of Education will continue taking public comment through the CCPS website (click on the Board of Education tab and Members) or through the US mail. Persons who wish to have their comments posted on the Public Comments page of the website should indicate so at the beginning of their email. Comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the Board meeting in order to be posted prior to the meeting.

The public may watch the livestream of the meeting by clicking on the link under “News and Notices” on the homepage. The meeting also will be broadcast live on CETV Channel 21.

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.

Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Communications Office at 410-751-3020 or publicinfo@carrollk12.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities Management, (410) 751-3177, or the Communications Officer, (410) 751-3020, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. 

 

 

 

The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold a work session on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster. The Board will discuss policy development regarding politically neutral stance in the classroom and curriculum. The Board also will discuss and review metrics from summer recovery. There will be no citizen participation at this meeting.

You may access the work session by clicking on the link under “News and Notices” on the homepage of the CCPS website at www.carrollk12.org. It also will be broadcast live on CETV Channel 21.

Please keep in mind that students, employees, and visitors are required to wear a mask when inside our school buildings and facilities in accordance with Maryland law. In addition, the Board meeting room has capacity limits which we are required to follow. Standing cannot be permitted to ensure exits and egress pathways remain clear.

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.

Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Communications Office at 410-751-3020 or publicinfo@carrollk12.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities Management, (410) 751-3177, or the Communications Officer, (410) 751-3020, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. 


 

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