Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Crelllin Elementary Featured in New Documentary
A locally produced documentary, “Wings of a Dove,” dives into a special project at Crellin Elementary School to build a set of steel drums to expand its music program.
Garrett College Approved to Launch Addictions Counseling Program 
The Maryland Higher Education Commission recently approved the Garrett College’s application to offer an Associate of Applied Science degree in addictions counseling.
Garrett College: A Hidden Jewel in the Mountains
Located on a 62-acre campus in McHenry, near Deep Creek Lake, Garrett College has been providing credit and noncredit programs and value to the community since 1971.
4-H Legos Robotics Challenge Features Service Learning Projects 
Robotics competitions are often more than cleverly constructed machines battling for supremacy in a show ring. They can be chances to educate the public about important issues.
Senators Announce $110,000 in Federal Funding for Garrett College 
U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen have announced $110,543 in federal funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission to Garrett College.
Garrett County Public Schools Receives $1 Million Federal Literacy Grant
Garrett County Public Schools received notice that the district will receive $1 million over the next three years through the Striving Reader Comprehensive Literacy Grant.
Northern and Southern Garrett High Schools in US News and World Report School Rankings for 2018
Northern and Southern Garrett High Schools each received the 2018 “Bronze” national ranking as two of the best high schools in the United States by "U.S. News and World Report."
Swan Meadow School Receives 2018 Sustainable Maryland Green School Award
The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) announces that Swan Meadow School has been certified as a 2018 Sustainable Maryland Green School.
FSU to Host Western MD STEM Festival
FSU will host the annual Western MD STEM Festival on Saturday, May 5th. The event is free and open to K-12 students who are home-schooled or attending public or private schools and their parents.
Lego Robotic Teams Earn State Championship Awards 
Garrett County’s FIRST Lego League Team 3659 NeXT GEN won the first-place champions’ award at the Maryland State FIRST Lego League Championship Feb. 24 at UMBC in Baltimore.
Garrett College, FSU Sign Computer Articulation Agreements
Garrett College and Frostburg State University have signed articulation agreements in computer science and computer information systems that will allow students to move seamlessly from GC to FSU.
Garrett College Partners With Elementary Schools on Diversity Program
Jose Vitale, a Garrett College international student on the Lakers’ baseball team, has clearly hit a home run with two groups of elementary students.
Third Annual Mountain Maker's Fest Slated for August 12th
Garrett College is hosting the third annual Mountain Maker Fest on Saturday, August 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the college’s Career Technology Training Center located in Accident.
CARC Director Appointed to Advisory Council
Steve Putnam, Director of the Garrett College Community Aquatic and Recreation Complex has been appointed to the 2017-18 Small Programs Advisory Council of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation.
Foundation to Support Garrett County Public Schools is Launched
A new organization has been launched with the purpose of financially boosting Garrett County Public Schools. The GCPS Dr. Wendell Teets Foundation was kicked off with a reception on Friday.