Exceptional Education, Formed in Faith

News and Events Backup

November 2015

Carroll County Food Sunday Support

Learn about STEM

Operation Christmas Child

October 2015

Pastor’s Appreciation Program

God’s Global Barnyard Contribution

April 2015

Click here to read a thank you to the 2013-2014 8th Grade Class for the gift of 3 picnic tables.

Click here to read a thank you to Mrs. Brozik for the Black-Eyed Susan Celebration.

March 2015

Congratulations to Nate Jackson

Nate Jackson was awarded a certificate of recognition for excellence in handwriting after entering the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.  Way to go Nate! He is now a contestant in the State competition. We are all so proud of him!! PS You may want to ask him for his autograph:)

Congratulations to Jesse Clayton and Stephen Galaida!

Jesse Clayton and Stephen Galaida, who are fifth grade students at Carroll Lutheran School, took First Place in their category with their team at the regional Destination Imagination tournament in Hagerstown on Saturday. The Western region of DI includes Carroll, Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett Counties. Destination Imagination is a national/international competition for creative problem solving.

Stephen and Jesse were the only two students from Carroll County in any age group who competed in the tournament.

The team competed in the toughest category, with the most competition-seven teams in the elementary division-which is the most competition of any age group in any challenge category. Their challenge was to create a “Feary Tale” about a character that overcomes a phobia to solve a problem. They had to incorporate expressive art, functional art, a visual illusion and two “team choice” elements that would get scored. They created a story about emoticons inside of a computer, which was unique and challenging to implement. They were also scored on teamwork, cohesive storytelling and other criteria.

As a result of their victory, they will be competing in the state competition on April 18 at UMBC.

Way to go Jesse and Stephen! We are all so proud of you!! PS You may want to ask them for their autographs:)

January 2015

McDaniel’s Kappa Delta Pi Partner with Carroll Lutheran School

In September of 2014, McDaniel College’s Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the National Honor Society for Education decided to put together a book drive to help a local elementary school. After thinking it through, Carroll Lutheran School was chosen because there was an obvious need of books in the media center. It was the perfect school to help. President of Kappa Delta Pi, Sarah Watcher, started to advertise the book drive and talked with Principal of the school, Karen Ganjon to figure out what kind of books the school was looking for. The school was able to create a wish list of twenty-five high-quality, award-winning books the media would love to have. Donations started coming in in forms of actual books from the wish list and in money donations. Generous donations came from members of Kappa Delta Pi, as well as Elementary Education Students. The McDaniel Swim Team made a generous donation and the McDaniel Education Faculty did as well. When all was said and done, Kappa Delta Pi was able to collect just under $300 and was able to purchase Carroll Lutheran School thirty brand new books. Titles covered all subject areas and grade levels. It was a successful book drive that gave back to the community and Kappa Delta Pi would love to continue to do such events. The books were delivered to the school in early January, with both joy from the givers and the receivers.


Pictured in the photo (left to right) are Matthew Kruse, Nathaniel Carver, Alexa Cuddy, Joyce Brozik, Librarian, Sarah Watcher, President of Kappa Delta Pi, Stephen Galaida, Azucena Alejandrez, and Martha Durboraw.  Missing from the picture is Eileen Schauermann, Librarian

October 2014

Dear Delegate and Staff Member:

November 9, 2014, will be a day to honor delegates and staff at Carroll Lutheran School. Delegates to the Corporation and Staff members who teach academics and values to students and who make the school run efficiently and effectively are invited to celebrate what makes Carroll Lutheran School so special and to receive the appreciation of the Board of Trustees for all that each group does to make the school a vibrant faith-based educational institution.

We especially want the delegates from the churches to meet and mingle with the school’s wonderful staff members, a number who are new this year to the school. Please make every effort to attend, as there is much to celebrate with two of the school’s most important constituents.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner; a free-will offering will be taken to help defray the cost of the dinner. After dinner there will be entertainment, presentations that showcase the school, reports on new programs that are being instituted. Outgoing board members, Robin Kable, Karen Lance, Dave McGinnis, and the Rev. Mel Stricklin, will be honored. New board members will be elected to the Board of Trustees by the delegates, followed by the installation of the new Board, led by the Rev. Kevin Clementson, Dean of the Westminster Conference.

The Nominating Committee of the Board is proposing the following candidates for the Board: Michele Boesler, Justin Durboraw, and Bradley Martin. Their bios are enclosed. Two current Board members are eligible for re-election: Ericka Sallee and Hermine Saunders. Delegates may nominate other candidates from the floor, with prior permission of those candidates.

The 2013-2014 Annual Report will be available in which donors and delegates are again highlighted. The past year has been an exciting one with an emphasis on giving, grants and moving the school forward on many fronts.

Please RSVP your intention to be present to Lexi Schafer by October 27 at 410-978-2048 or to [email protected]. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I look forward to welcoming you on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at 6 p.m.


Hermine P. Saunders, Ph.D.
President, Board of Trustees
Carroll Lutheran School