Co-principal is named at Annapolis High School

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

March 17, 2007

Anne Arundel County schools superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell yesterday tapped a "co-principal" at Annapolis High School as it undergoes a staff overhaul and tries to prevent a state takeover.

Joan Valentine, who retired in January as Meade High School principal and previously worked at Annapolis High, will serve under Principal Donald R. Lilley as he fills 144 teaching positions for next school year and puts together a reform plan to turn around the struggling school.

Her job takes effect Monday.

The rare addition of a co-principal follows the hiring of four new assistant principals last month to replace the three at Annapolis High.

Baltimore County: Essex

Body of man found near rear of library

The body of an adult male was found yesterday afternoon near the Essex Library, Baltimore County police said. About 1:45 p.m., a library employee found the man's body near the rear of the facility in the 1100 block of Eastern Blvd., police said.

There were no obvious signs of trauma and homicide detectives were investigating the death, county police said. The body was taken to the medical examiner's office to determine a cause of death, police said.

Nick Shields

Baltimore: Education

Notre Dame to offer information session

The College of Notre Dame of Maryland will hold an information session for its Accelerated College and Weekend College tomorrow in Fourier Hall on the campus, 4701 N. Charles St. Information or reservations: 410-532-5500, or www.ndm.edu.

Registration for English classes

The registration period is open for the second spring session of day classes at the English Language Institute at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. The eight-week session, which begins April 2 and runs to May 24, includes beginning through advanced classes in writing and grammar, reading and discussion, listening and speaking, vocabulary, pronunciation, American culture and a preparation course for the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Class sessions -- full time or part time, open to men and women -- run from 9 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The college is at 4701 N. Charles St. For registration or more information, call 410-532-5566, or go to www.ndm.edu.

Citywide

`Spring Sweep' sign-ups begin

The official spring cleaning of Baltimore isn't until April 21, but city leaders say now is the time for neighborhood groups to sign up for the annual event, now in its 8th year. The deadline to register for the Super Spring Sweep Thing is April 16.

This year's cleanup will focus on city entrance and exit points. City agencies will target 19 major roads, cleaning storm drains, painting fire hydrants and poles, replacing signs, fixing lights and removing graffiti. The Department of Public Works will provide gloves, brooms, rakes and shovels.

Community groups that want to register should call 410-396-4572 or dial 311.

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