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School Notes: Mad Hatter, Project Linus, Joint Commissioner Meeting and More

Patch highlights news and events happening in Carroll County Public Schools.

Important Dates

  • Dec. 3-7: National Inclusive Schools Week
  • Dec. 5: Board work session - FY14 Operating Budget, 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 7: Two hour and forty-five minute early dismissal for elementary students
  • Dec. 12: Joint meeting with Carroll County commissioners, 1:30 p.m.

“Mad Hatter” Project – Career and Technology Center

Students in the Textiles and Fashion Careers Department at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center engineered and constructed 388 warm fleece hats to donate to those affected by Hurricane Sandy in the New Jersey and New York area. Students mentored 8th grade tour guests at the Technology Center to teach, guide, and demonstrate the sequence used for each hat. The eighth graders were then able to repeat the steps in completing the final product. They also learned about the principles involved in Global Perspective and how they demonstrated those principles. A second batch of hats will be delivered to Shiloh Middle School in a joint effort to send supplies to meet the needs of an elementary school in Belle Harbor, New York. 

Book in a Day Launch Party – Westminster High School

Westminster High School students shared one day in October to create something special, a book entitled Chameleons Under One Moon. A launch party for the book will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the media center. Students will celebrate the book’s publication and sign copies of the book.

 Project Linus Blankets – Runnymede Elementary School

Students in grades K-5 at Runnymede Elementary School will be making blankets to donate to Project Linus, an organization that gives blankets to children who are sick or experiencing a traumatic life event.  Students and staff donated money to buy the material and supplies and will be making the blankets the week of Dec. 17-21.  Runnymede will end the week with an assembly to share how many blankets were made and for students to share their thoughts and experiences from the week. The goal is to make 150 blankets.

Rotary Club Dictionary Donations

The Rotary Club of Westminster recently presented dictionaries to every third grade student at Robert Moton and Taneytown Elementary Schools.  They also gave the students a mini lesson in using a dictionary. 

Clothing Drive – Carroll Springs School

Carroll Springs School will hold a clothing drive fundraiser from Monday, Dec. 3, through Thursday, Dec. 6. They need to collect 200 black trash bags filled with clothes. Donations are welcome. Please call the school at 410-751-3620 for more information.

Giving Tree – South Carroll High School

The South Carroll High School media center is supporting the charitable efforts of Neighbors in Need through its Giving Tree campaign. Newly purchased items such as warm articles of clothing, pajamas, slippers, or assorted gifts for children of all ages will be placed around the tree and taken to the Holiday Shop in Westminster. Additionally, due to the extreme need for holiday help, "gently used" items of books, stuffed animals, bikes, and coats are also being accepted. The deadline for donations is Friday, Dec. 7.

The news in this post was taken from a Carroll County Public Schools news release.

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