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2019 CLS Outdoor School

Our 6th and 7th grade students attended Carroll County Outdoor School at Hashawha. Their three-day adventure in early October included stream study, night hikes, the raptor program, an owl prowl, and an action project where they worked to improve the environment at Hashawha. This was a wonderful time of fellowship and learning. CLS staff enjoyed spending time with the students during daytime and evening activities. We look forward to continuing this environmental education back at CLS through service projects and classroom instruction.


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2019 Playground Expansion – Opportunity for Health & Wellness

Every Fall, CLS hosts their Annual Fun Run event for the students. The students then get to vote and determine how the funds raised from the event will be spent. Last year, CLS students wanted to use these funds to expand the playground area, specifically the swings, as they are very popular with the children and almost always in use. At the beginning of this 2019-2020 academic year, the new playground expansion was completed with a new section that includes additional swings, as well as tetherball, rock-on-riders, and new playground benches.


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First Day of the New 2019-2020 Academic Year

CLS teachers and staff were happy to welcome all CLS students back to school on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019! Family members and friends were welcomed to join CLS students and staff for a special chapel service to start a new and exciting academic year.


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Last Day of 2018-2019 Academic Year – Academic Award Ceremony

The CLS Annual Academic Award Ceremony started with Reverend Martha Clementson saying the Lord’s Prayer and CLS Principle, Mandy Gilbart, recognizing teachers and staff who have dedicated 5 years of service to CLS. CLS students grades 3-8 who received all A’s and all A’s and B’s for the entire 2018-2019 school year were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements. Four CLS students from 8th and 5th grades received the prestigious Presidential Award. To receive the President’s Award for Educational Excellence, elementary and middle school students must meet a minimum A- grade average and must excel at the state tests. Mrs. Gilbart also recognized students who received the American Citizenship Award for being outstanding students and consistently helping and mentoring their fellow students throughout the year.


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2019 CLS Mar-Lu-Ridge Summer Camp Field Trip

On the last day of the 2018-2019 Academic Year, all CLS students and staff went to Mar-Lu-Ridge Summer Camp and Retreat Center situated in the beautiful Catoctin Mountains of Central Maryland. Mar-Lu-Ridge is a year-round outdoor ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. They minister through their summer camp, year-round retreat and conference center. The Mar-Lu-Ridge mission is to encourage, to educate, to mentor, to love unconditionally, and to pray for each other. CLS students participated in many team building activities and exercises organized by Mar-Lu-Ridge counselors, they had lunch, explored nature, socialized, and overall had tons of fun. The day’s activities concluded with praise and singing to the Lord at the afternoon Chapel Service.


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2019 CLS Spring Concert

The end of the 4th Quarter was marked by the CLS Annual Spring Concert. The theme of the concert was Jungle & Sea Jamboree. The CLS student families enjoyed the CLS instrumental band’s performance, solo piano, and flute performances and many fun songs.


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2019 Middle School Special Science Week

The end of the 2018-2019 academic year was marked by an exciting Special Science Week for middle school students. It was a week packed with fun, hands-on learning and practical experiments. The students learned to identify various rock formations, practiced with ballon pressure, and each student had a chance to dissect a worm and a frog.


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1st Grade CLS Hobby Show

At the end of May 2019 it was the 1st grade students’ turn to host their Hobby Show that they worked on for the last half of the 4th quarter. The students had colorful displays set up with information about their hobbies, along with some interesting stories and curious facts to share. They also brought some of their treasured possessions to show to the rest of the CLS Students.


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2nd Grade CLS Wax Museum Project

May 2019 brought one of the most anticipated events for the 2nd graders of CLS, The Wax Museum Project. Each student chose someone they felt had made positive contributions to the history of our country. Wax Museum visitors (other students and families) walked around, looking at the famous people and pushing the “action” button, to hear the portrayed person tell them a little bit about themselves and what contributions they made during their life that affected our history.


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3rd and 4th Grades Science Fair

In April and May 2019, CLS 3rd and 4th graders worked hard on their science projects. Every student had to pick a science experiment, make a hypothesis, do research, and conduct an experiment using the scientific method. The presentation was scheduled for the middle of May and was opened to all school students and families. The student presentations were proficient and filled with many curious and interesting facts.


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2019 Diamondback Terrapins Program

At the beginning of March 2019, CLS students learned all about the life and habitats of Diamondback Terrapins native to the brackish coastal tidal marshes of the eastern and southern United States. The students had the opportunity to observe their movements and carefully touch their diamond-shaped patterned carapace.


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Phillips Wharf Environmental Program Fishmobile at CLS

At the end of March 2019, Phillips Wharf Environmental Program Fishmobile visited CLS. The Fishmobile had 13 interactive displays and 2 touch tanks. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff talked to students about the Chesapeake Bay aquatic animals, their habitats and environmental challenges.


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2019 Preschool Reading Program

In the 3rd Quarter of the 2018-2019 academic year, CLS teamed up with Little Friends of Grace Preschool to bring the love for reading to the preschoolers. CLS middle school students visited the preschool and read books, preselected by the preschoolers, in small groups of 3-4 children. This outreach program helps ensure the younger children understand the importance of reading and encouraged further discussions amongst the children.


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2019 CLS Annual Bingo

This year’s CLS Annual Bingo was held on March 30, 2019, and, as usual, was enjoyed by a Sold Out crowd. The CLS Annual Bingo has become a tradition among Carroll County residents, as well as, others from the surrounding counties. This is an event that people know well, get excited to attend, and look forward to each year. The crowd of nearly 300 came to enjoy the delicious food while taking their chances at winning the generous prizes sponsored by the CLS families and other CLS Bingo sponsors.


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CLS Open House and Family Fun Night

On March 8 2019, CLS hosted the Open House/Family Fun Night! Many families and members of the CLS Community came to socialize, tour CLS, eat pizza, play games and have a great time. Even Chick-fil-A of Westminster joined in the fun!


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2nd Quarter Academic Achievement Awards Breakfast

In the middle of February 2019 CLS students grades 3-8 were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements. Students who received all A’s and all A’s and B’s for their second quarter of the 2018-2019 school year attended our quarterly academic achievement breakfast.


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The Energized Guyz Energy-Saving Program Comes to CLS

At the beginning of February 2019 CLS students, grades K-4 watched an interactive and educational comedy on the benefits of conserving energy. Students learned different ways to conserve energy and make their homes more energy efficient.


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Christmas 2018 – Caroling at Carroll Lutheran Village

CLS 4th – 8th grade students took part in caroling and spreading the joy of Christmas at Carroll Lutheran Village.


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2018 CLS Kindergarten Polar Project

At the end of the Second Quarter of the 2018-2019 school year, CLS kindergarten students worked on their individual projects dedicated to the North Pole and the South Pole habitats.


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2018 American Indian Tribes – Culture and History

In December, CLS 4th-grade students worked on their individual projects dedicated to the history and culture of the American Indian Tribes in the Mid-Atlantic region. Using their research details, each student created an informative display along with a model of their chosen tribes dwelling.


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Mobile Science Lab 2018

In November, CLS students participated in the Mobile Lab – Ag Products Science Studies where they experimented with food dyes and different food compositions.


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2018 – 6th Grade Archaeological Dig

In October, CLS 6th-grade students became archeologists for a day and uncovered part of a single-layer archeological site.


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2018 CLS Fun Run

At the beginning of May, CLS students participated in the schoolwide Fun Run event promoting healthy living and the importance of exercising.


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2018 CLS Π Day

In the middle of March, CLS students had Pie Day. It was filled with exiting math facts, hands-on experiments and delicious pie slices.


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2018 Baby Diamondback Terrapins

At the beginning of March, CLS students learned about the life of Diamondback Terrapins native to the brackish coastal tidal marshes of the eastern and southern United States, and in Bermuda.


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Mobile Science Lab 2018

Mobile Science Lab week at CLS was dedicated to farming and agriculture.


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Swing for Scholarships 2017

Swing for Scholarships Golf Tournament takes place at the beginning of the school year. All proceeds from Swing for Scholarships go to the Carroll Lutheran School Scholarship Fund. These scholarships are provided to families based on financial need.


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Field Day

Field Day takes place near the end of the school year, with a day of fun and games for students, staff, parents and visitors. There is definitely never a dull moment.


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 Golf Outing


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Black-Eyed Susan Celebration


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Kindergarten Farewell


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Pastor’s Appreciation Day


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