Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Playoff games will begin the week of Feb. 26.
Long Reach High School in Howard County was bustling with anxious basketball coaches and spectators on Sunday as the Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association (MPSSAA) playoff schedules were made. Westminster High School, with a regular season record of 20-3, landed the No. 1 seed in the Class 4A North bracket. It will have a first-round bye and face the winner of the Mergenthaler-Springbrook game in the quarterfinals slated for Feb. 28 at Westminster High School. Winters Mill High School, 13-10 this season, will be heading to Wheaton High School for the first round of the Class 2A West playoffs on Feb. 26. The winner of that match will take on No. 2 seed Poolesville in the quarterfinals. The Region Semifinals will follow on …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Patch highlights news and events in Carroll County Public Schools.
Important Dates Education Forums Carroll County Public Schools superintendent Stephen Guthrie will be hosting a series of education forums for the community in February and March. During the forums, Mr. Guthrie will present information on the achievements and challenges of the school system. Topics will include the FY 14 Operating Budget, student testing requirements, Race to the Top, and the objectives of some changes to the curriculum. There also will be an opportunity for members of the community to ask questions. The dates and locations for the education forums are listed below. All forums will begin at 7 p.m. Budget Hearings The dates for public presentation, review, and input to the Operating Budget for the Carroll County Public …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Technology Education teacher Jim Deitrich, currently teaching at Liberty High School and former teacher at Westminster High School, has been selected as High School Technology Education Teacher of the Year for the state of Maryland.
Each year, a high school technology education teacher in the state of Maryland who best demonstrates excellence in technology education is awarded the High School Technology Education Teacher Excellence Award. This year, the Technology & Engineering Education Association of Maryland (TEEAM) announced that the award goes to Jim Deitrich, a teacher at Liberty High School. Deitrich taught for 12 years at Westminster High School and has now been teaching Technology Education at Liberty High School for the past eight years. In these 20 years that Deitrich has been teaching technology education in Carroll County, he has contributed to state and national curriculum development and is a trainer for the International Technology and Engineering …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Winters Mill went pink during Friday night's football game against Westminster to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Football players, cheerleaders and fans donned their pink Friday night for the Winters Mill, Westminster football game in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A parent volunteer said about $1,000 was raised through the event, with proceeds going to the Cancer Center at Carroll Hospital Center. Know of other breast cancer awareness events going on around town? Tell us in comments.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Athletes and fans at Friday night's football game at Winters Mill High School will wear pink to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Winters Mill High School football stadium is going to be a wall of pink as football players and fans promote breast cancer awareness at Friday night's game against Westminster High School. According to Kelly Chiavacci, a Winters Mill athletic boosters volunteer and parent of two students, Winters Mill has declared Friday a "pink out" at the stadium in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They are requesting that all game attendees wear pink. Chiavacci said that they have been selling pink t-shirts to students, fans and faculty and the proceeds will go to the cancer center at Carroll Hospital Center. "The [football] team will be wearing pink socks, the field hockey team will be there with pink streaks in their hair, there will …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Do you know how to grow vegetables? Raise a hen? Milk a goat? Westminster High School's Ruth Chamelin thinks you probably should.
Westminster High School Agriculture Science teacher Ruth Chamelin was recently awarded a grant from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) Teaching the Food System Grants for Educators program. Chamelin was one of 10 area teachers who received a grant to become an early adopter of CLF’s new Teaching the Food System curriculum. According to a Johns Hopkins news release, Chamelin will use the grant to construct a goat shed with her animal care/vet science class during the upcoming school year. "There is not a lot of sustainable agriculture in the current ag curriculum, but sustainable ag is an exciting alternative to some of the traditional ag practices," Chamelin told Patch. Chamelin said she was a dairy farmer for 20-some …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Buy a Westminster High School cup from Jiffy Mart, support the Owls.
Jiffy Mart announced its new “Cups That Count” program, a program that will support Westminster High School. Each Jiffy Mart location will feature a 20 oz. travel mug stamped with “The Cups That Count” logo, school logo and school colors. For each cup that is sold, $2 of that sale will be donated directly to that featured school. The first school partnering with Jiffy Mart in this new program is Westminster High School. Customers purchasing this cup will have the added benefit of receiving their first fill free and a discounted refill price when using the cup for future fountain soda purchases. Dwayne Cover, Jiffy Mart business manager said, “the name of this program is very fitting as the cups sold really do count. All proceeds from the …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Navy SEAL CDR Shipley, a 1984 Westminster High School graduate, brought the loss and sacrifice of war home as he described his own sense of personal loss in Iraq.
After the Westminster Memorial Day parade was over, an extra-large crowd gathered at the historic urn on the knoll just inside the entrance of the Westminster Cemetery for the 145th Westminster observance of Memorial Day. This is the spot where the historic Union Meeting House once stood in the cemetery. The Meeting House had been the focal point of many of the earlier Memorial Day observances after Mary Bostwick Shellman started the ceremonies on May 30, 1868, according to a June 4, 1868 edition of the American Sentinel – painstakingly researched by Historical Society of Carroll County historian Mimi Ashcraft. Shellman, the 19-year-old daughter of one the earlier burgesses of Westminster, had followed General John A. Logan's May 5, 1868, …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Westminster High School track and field athletes and coaches talk about their success this season and their hopes for the state track meet.
The Westminster High School track team hasn't seen a county title since 2006. This year, with Head Coach Rob Johnson in his second year at Westminster High School, the team took both the county and regional championship titles. Johnson said last year he had young talent. This year he said he focused on putting together a strong coaching team and then developed some of that young talent. The team peaked at the right time. On May 9 both the girls and boys teams won county titles. According to Johnson, the team hadn't won a county title since sharing the title with Francis Scott Key in 2006. Ten days later the boys team ran away with the regional championship title and the girls took third place in the region. Johnson attributes his team's …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The game was rained out Wednesday and rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at UMBC.
The Westminser High girls lacrosse team, boasting a 13-4 record, will see Severna Park in a rematch tonight as they battle for the state champion title. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Class 3A/4A state championship begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at UMBC. Westminster coach Jackie Stevens said that this will be her third time going to the state championship game in her four years as coach at Westminster. She has faced Severna Park in the state championships the past two years and lost. But she said the Owls are ready tonight. "We've just been practicing a lot of game situations-type things," Stevens said. "We already have the skills and the team unity." Severna Park coach Carin Peterson said that facing …