Legacy is excited to be a part of this year’s Oktoberfest held at Carroll County’s Agricultural Center & Shipley Arena with its first 5K and Family 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. Legacy’s events will begin at 10:30am the morning of the first day of Oktoberfest with same-day registration beginning at 8:30am. Everyone who registers for the 5K or Family Fun Run will receive a 1-day admission to Oktoberfest for free!
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The Oktoberfest will be the Third Annual this year held by all four Rotary clubs of Carroll County. The festival is over 2-days, Saturday October 4th and Sunday October 5th. Oktoberfest is a fun-filled day with many family activities, as well as authentic style German foods, beers, and music. Festivities will include a “Roll Out the Barrel” Ceremony to be performed by local dignitaries, a Lederhosen and Dirndl Contest, Polka Dance contest, and a Chicken Dance Contest, with live entertainment all day. Children’s activities will include face painting, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, magic shows, balloon sculptors, and many games.
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Starting this fall, the Legacy School — the only school for dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities in Carroll County — will have the capacity to double its student body due to the completion of an addition to the main building that began last October.
The 3,000-square-feet structure will include six classrooms that can be converted into one-on-one tutoring rooms, a computer lab and a commons room that is over 600 square feet with 20-foot ceilings.
“I think it’s surreal in a way,” said Jamie Caplan, one of the school’s founders and the principal and superintendent. “When we opened there were just 17 of us in this small little building and we didn’t know what to expect. I think it’s fantastic we’ve accomplished this much so quickly.”
The school currently has 33 students between first and eighth grade with varying degrees of dyslexic severity. Caplan said the size of the student body will be slow and controlled over the next five to six years to ensure the focus stays on the students.
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Sykesville-Based private school for students with learning differences expanding
With the opening of the new 3,000-square-foot-addition to the Legacy School, Jamie Caplan no longer has to take private phone calls in the supply closet.
The founder and head of the Sykesvile-based school for those with learning differences now has her own office.
More importantly, the new addition provides eight new classrooms and a large common area for students at the school that has grown substantially since opening in 2011, Caplan told the families, students and local officials at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 28.
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The Legacy School Expands, Opens New Building To Better Educate Kids With Learning Differences
In this season of school graduations, other news emerges on the education front.
Sykesville-based The Legacy School opens a newly constructed, 3,000-square-foot building to expand its existing school, which has been educating students with learning differences, such as dyslexia, since 2011. A grand opening ceremony — with ribbon cutting for a new building — takes place on May 28, 2014, between 11: 30 a.m. and 1 p.m., with main events beginning at noon.
“This school is truly unique — and its expansion offers hope and help to families, across the greater Baltimore area, whose children do not learn well in existing academic settings,” says Aileen Eskildsen, Legacy School board member and parent to 10-year-old Ryan, who attends Legacy. “Its expansion mirrors the pressing need in the community for this type of school.”
Although situated in Sykesville, Md., The Legacy School continues to attract students from Baltimore, Howard and other surrounding counties. Why? The answer: one-on-one instruction.
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Celebrating the soon completed 2013/2014 academic school year, Legacy School, the leading institution for educating and serving children with Dyslexia and similar language-based learning differences has official launched its new updated website. The new site will allow users to access more detailed, up-to-date information on all aspects of the school, the happenings in and around campus, picture galleries, social media links and even a ‘Wish List’ of items and an embedded donation form to make supporting Legacy that much easier.
MGH Advertising of Owings Mills, MD (www.mghus.com) was gracious enough to lend it’s expertise in some behind-the-scenes technical know how to make the new website possible.
Legacy would like to encourage everyone to explore the new site at www.legacyschoolmd.org.
SYKESVILLE – Westminster resident Nicole Wimsatt knew her dyslexic son Dustin needed specialized help with reading and said she was willing to drive as far as it took to find a school that could provide that.
She was frustrated with long waitlists at schools in Stevenson and Owings Mills and worried about where Dustin, 10, would head in the fall. So when Wimsatt heard that a school for dyslexic students was opening in Sykesville, she couldn’t believe it.
“This school is a total blessing,” Wimsatt said. “We feel so lucky to now have a school so close that will really meet our son’s needs.”
On Thursday, Wimsatt and her husband Kevin attended an open house for the Legacy School, which will open in the fall. Located on a three-acre plot in Sykesville off Klee Mill Road, the school will focus on a multi-sensory approach that offers intensive one-on-one tutoring daily for each student.
Dustin attended Sandymount Elementary School this year, but the Wimsatts started looking for a new school after he was diagnosed with dyslexia in March. Kevin Wimsatt said his son has struggled with reading for the last few years, but seemed to fall further behind his peers each year. Once his son heard that he had dyslexia, he couldn’t wait to tell his classmates and teachers at school.
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