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Education briefs for 7/15

July 15, 2002

Minigrants awarded to 5 Washington County Schools



Five Washington County schools received grants through the Washington County Public Schools Foundation this summer to supplement resources for students.

Grants were awarded to:

-- Clear Spring High School teacher Kevin Jackson for student self-assessment of learning and goal setting. The grant will help establish a program for students to set academic goals, plan activities to reach goals and assess outcomes.

-- Marshall Street School teachers Sandy Lyons, Sally Walton, Teri Felicano, Trish Fominaya to purchase materials to create a sensory stimulation environment. Other money will be obtained to complete this project.

-- Lincolnshire Elementary teacher Marianne Childress to create a lending library for math manipulatives so students and families can work at home to reinforce math concepts.

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-- Salem Avenue Elementary School teacher Deborah Glass for reading follow-up activities for use at home by parents and grandparents.

-- Paramount Elementary School to establish a multiple intelligence classroom. Students will use multiple approaches to determine their own strengths. Resources will be used to purchase equipment to support the visual aspects of the project.

"Each school winner will receive a $300 mini-grant to provide funds for the resources," said Martha Roulette, chairwoman of the grants committee.




Applications being accepted for Frederick Special Education Advisory Committee



FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Public Schools is accepting applications for the Special Education Advisory Committee.

The committee of educators, parents and community agency representatives develops a comprehensive special education plan for the local school system and provides input on program issues.

Members must be willing to commit to a two-year term and attend monthly meetings beginning in September. Parents of children enrolled in the county's public schools, community agency representatives and business community representatives are encouraged to submit letters of interest outlining experience, skills and knowledge that would be beneficial to the committee's work. The current Advisory Committee will select new members.

Letters of interest must be submitted by Aug. 9 to FCPS Supervisor of Special Education Nancy FitzGerald, 7630 Hayward Road, Frederick, MD 21702, or faxed to her at 1-301-644-5304.

For more information, call FitzGerald at 1-301-644-5295.

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