School Notes: Winter Holiday, Family Forum with Superintendent, Prom Fashion Show and More

Patch highlights Carroll County Public Schools events and information.

Important Dates

  • Dec. 24-Jan 1: School Closed for Winter Holiday
  • Wednesday, Jan. 2: Schools Reopen
  • Monday, Jan. 11: Schools Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr.  holiday
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23: Board of Education meeting at 5 p.m., FY14 Superintendent's Budget hearing at 6 p.m., Board Work Session on FY14 budget at 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 28: Schools Closed for Students

Project ACES Logo Design Winner – Robert Moton Elementary School

Phoebe Zaranski, a fourth grade student at Robert Moton Elementary School, designed the winning logo in the 2012 Project ACES Logo Design Contest. The logo she designed will be used for next year’s Project ACES brochure and on tee shirts that will be distributed to participants in 2013. All fourth grade students in the school system were eligible to enter the contest through their health teachers.

Prom Fashion Show – Century High School

Century High School’s Junior Class (Class of 2014), in partnership with Déjà vu Boutique in Mt. Airy, will be hosting a Prom Fashion Show on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 6-9 p.m. at Century High School. Students going to the prom will be able to view the latest prom fashion trends in dresses and tuxes provided by Déjà vu Boutique. They will also be able to visit vendors such as flower shops, limousine rentals, tux rentals, jewelry boutiques/sellers, hair, nail, and make-up specialists, etc. to help prepare them for Prom 2013.

Tickets for this event are on sale for $5 each at Century High School or at the Déjà vu Boutique in Mt. Airy. All Carroll County students attending Prom 2013 are encouraged to attend. Questions about ticket sales can be directed to Rebecca Comegna at Century High School (ricomeg@carrollk12.org) or Veronica Kerrigan at Déjà vu Boutique (ron91512@yahoo.com).

Family Forum with Superintendent Stephen Guthrie

Superintendent of Schools Stephen Guthrie will be the featured speaker at a Family Forum hosted by the parent guides of Carroll County Public Schools on Monday, Jan. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The forum will be held in the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster. The topic of discussion will be “The Future of Carroll County Public Schools.” Light refreshments will be served. Child care and activities for children will be provided.

Business Meet and Greet – South Carroll High School

South Carroll High School will host a Business Meet and Greet on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m. in the media center. This meeting is for prospective and current partners. Prospective partners will learn how a partnership with the school can benefit them and hear from current partners who will share their experiences from the past year. There will be light fare, networking, a brief presentation, and optional admission to a dance recital at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Entry fee is one canned good item. Please RSVP to Jason Arnold at jrarnol@carrollk12.org.

American Red Cross Donation – Parr’s Ridge Elementary School

Parr’s Ridge Elementary School has raised $1,351.72 to donate to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Sandy victims. Students raised the money by participating in “Penny Wars.” Grade levels competed against each other to see which grade could collect the most money. First grade earned extra playtime by having the highest grade level total. Fifth grade math classes and a fourth grade class at Mt. Airy Elementary School helped to count the money.


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